LINDON, Utah, Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), a technology company which creates, installs and services burner and chemical management solutions in the oil and gas industry, today reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2016. A conference call will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EST to discuss the results. Fiscal Q2 2017 Highlights
Total revenues of $4,990,813
Net income of $74,452 or $0.00 per diluted share
Cash and liquid investments at period-end totaled $22.7 million
Generated positive cash flow from operations of $1,845,355
Fiscal Second Quarter Financial Results The second quarter resulted in positive cash flows from operating activities. $11.1m in cash used to invest in low risk, CD's, bonds and mutual funds. This investment strategy was done to allow liquidity while earning an improved rate of return. Cash and these liquid investments, total $22.7m, which is an increase from $22m in the first quarter. The positive cash flows and substantial cash position have allowed Profire to remain debt free. Total revenues were just under $5m, representing an increase of 26% from the previous quarter. Net income was $74,452 or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $605,295 or loss of $0.01 per diluted share in the first quarter of this fiscal year. Gross profit increased to 53% compared to 48% in the previous quarter while total operating expenses decreased slightly. Compared with the same year ago quarter, operating expenses for general and administrative decreased 20%, R&D decreased 11%, and depreciation increased 16%. Management Commentary "We remain optimistic for our Company and believe we've positioned ourselves well." Said Brenton Hatch, President and CEO of Profire Energy. "We have invested in R&D, implemented effective cost cutting strategies, taken advantage of the slowdown to more extensively train our personnel, focused on generating positive cash flow, and been able to grow our customer base. We believe these actions will enable us to emerge stronger than before the industry downturn began."