Monday, July 24, 2006
DAC Technologies (DAAT)
Last time I had bad vibes. Are those vibes any better now?
10-Q for period ending March 31, 2006:
Still 6.3 million shares as expected.
AR is up, still have a "due from factor" asset, inventories are down.
Revenues are up somewhat. 35% gross margins. 7% net margins. Cash flow from ops is still negative: inventories and AR to blame. Yeah, I still don't like it.
DAAT had positive cash flow over the course of FY05 (+$102k v -$400k y/y). Nice improvement.
Debt is miniscule at 236k at year-end. (6% of SE).
The two biggest problems for DAAT to overcome right now: margin pressures and exposure to consumer/retail. The market seems to think that they will have a slowdown in earnings this year; the stock trades at 10x TTM earnings. The company has guided for 20% growth in sales and earnings this year. How did they do in that forecast so far? Q1 revs were up 22% y/y and net income was up 18%. EPS growth looked flat due to rounding. Actual: 0.032 v 0.027.
Q1 is the weakest quarter of the year, followed by Q2. Q4 is the strongest. Q2 results should be out by mid August.