NORTON, Mass., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) today announced revenues of $3.3 million and a net loss of $139 thousand for the quarter ended October 1, 2016. This compares with revenues of $5.4 million and net income of $8 thousand for the quarter ended September 26, 2015. Revenues for the nine months ended October 1, 2016 were $12.5 million compared with revenues of $16.3 million for the corresponding period a year ago, a decline of 24%. The net loss for the nine-month period in 2016 totaled $200 thousand compared with net income of $196 thousand for the first nine months of 2015. Commenting on the results, Grant Bennett, President and CEO, said, "In the quarter just ended revenues continued to be below our annual plan and below last year but are in line with our revised outlook. The revenue decline is the result of softness in the marketplace which we view as temporary. Over the past several weeks we have met with our major customers to better understand near-term demand, focusing on 2017. The bottom line is that weakness in demand for current products is likely to persist for a few more quarters; that being said, several new products are advancing through the pipeline, many with significant long-term growth potential." Mr. Bennett continued, "There are other positive signs as we look forward to 2017 and beyond. Most of sales representatives we signed up in 2015 have generated customers who placed orders this quarter---a very good sign for the future since our typical sales cycle is 2 to 3 years; We continue to meet with large potential customers in China, which together with Japan, offers enormous potential for growth. This is especially true since today we have little or no volume in either country. We have seen increased activity in our armor business and expect to book revenues from 8 to 10 different customers by year-end, several of which could lead to production orders down the road. Finally, and perhaps our most important recent development, we will soon announce the hiring of a Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. We cast a wide net to find the right individual to focus our sales and marketing strategy on those global opportunities where our unique technology offers the greatest long-term benefits.