Flexible Solutions International Inc. ( FSI Quick Quote FSI - Free Report) logged profits of $1.16 million or 9 cents per share for third-quarter 2021, up from a profit of $0.6 million or 5 cents in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company registered revenues of around $9.2 million for the quarter, up roughly 14% year over year. The top line beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $8.5 million. The company delivered strong results in the quarter notwithstanding the significant shipping and raw material pricing headwinds.
Sales from the company’s Energy and Water Conservation products for the reported quarter fell roughly 4% year over year to around $0.1 million, impacted by lower customer orders.
Sales of Biodegradable Polymers and Chemical Additives increased roughly 14% year over year to around $9.1 million in the quarter, aided by higher customer orders. Financials
Flexible Solutions ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of roughly $4.9 million, down around 21% year over year. Long-term debt was roughly $1.7 million at the end of the quarter, down around 35% year over year.
Flexible Solutions said that it expects to recover its lost profitability while continuing its recent growth once the issues impacting the transport, raw material and energy markets recede.
The company also noted that new opportunities continue to unfold in applications such as detergent, water treatment, oil field extraction and agriculture to further grow sales in NanoChem. Flexible Solutions also expects its cash resources to be adequate to meet its cash flow requirements and future commitments. Price Performance
Shares of Flexible Solutions are up 66.1% over a year compared with the
industry’s rise of 14.8%.
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Flexible Solutions currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold)
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