September 6, 2018
The Company is an economical one-stop shop for customers who can find design, machining, castings, tooling and painting and superior- quality finished products under one roof. The Company served about 90 + active customers over the past three years, most of who are
aerospace and defense OEMs or suppliers to these markets. There are five long-term agreements with key customers. The majority of sales are to U.S.-based companies, with about 5% from customers located in Europe.
The decline in 2016 was an anomaly due to the loss of one major program due to redesign and completion of a large military program accompanying heavy R&D investment in proprietary foam process. Going forward, the sales of foam products are expected to make up nearly 50% of the total product mix in 2018 and 2019. Accordingly, management expects gross margins to be 40% and higher due mainly to the foam sales but also because the casting and machining projects now in the pipeline are once again higher margin jobs.
The facilities are utilizing about 50-60% of their aggregate production capacity, offering an acquirer significant growth potential. In addition, management has identified several privately-held potential acquisition targets in North America that would collectively form a $150 million + business.