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Avcorp announces first quarter results

June 15, 2011, Vancouver - Avcorp announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, on Tuesday.


June 15, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

During the quarter ended March 31, 2011, the Company recorded a loss from operations of $517,000 on $20,916,000 revenue, as compared to a $2,031,000 loss from operations on $17,376,000 revenue for the same quarter preceding year; and a net loss for the current quarter of $1,069,000 as compared to a net loss of$2,246,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

The Company has realized revenue growth during the first quarter 2011 relative to the same quarter in 2010, from the restart in deliveries as well as increase in deliveries of several programs; while customer demand for non-original equipment manufacturer's products and services has increased slightly.

Cash flows from operating activities during the current quarter utilized $3,566,000 of cash primarily resulting from working capital growth in support of increased revenues, as compared to providing $447,000 of cash during the quarter ended March 31, 2010. The Company has a working capital surplus of $5,096,000 as atMarch 31, 2011 (December 31, 2010: $1,493,000 surplus).

Subsequent to the end of the current quarter the Company and its bank entered into an agreement amending its existing banking arrangement as announced in our press release of May 26, 2011.

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In conjunction with the banking requirements, the Company completed a secured subordinated convertible loan from Panta with a principal amount of $6,000,000which will be used to pay down its operating line of credit, and is convertible into 85,714,286 common shares as announced in our press release of May 26, 2011.

The Company is currently not in compliance with the covenants of its EDC debenture and is working on the refinancing of the Export Development Canadaconvertible debenture which matured on March 31, 2011. At the same time the Company is working to refinance its preferred shares which are redeemable on July 1, 2011. The Company expects to complete these refinancings during the second quarter 2011 although no assurance for a successful completion can be given.


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