Revenue for the fourth quarter was $4.2 million with a net loss for the quarter of $70,854. EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization), an excellent means of measuring operational growth of companies with significant deprecation and interest write-offs, was $125,728.
Year End 2008
Revenue for the year was approximately $23.6 million, an increase of 49 percent, when compared to revenue of $15.8 for year end 2007. The net loss for the year was $570,678, a decrease, when compared to a net loss of $573,930 for year end 2007. The loss reported for 2008 included a one-time charge of $97,732 for loss from theft.
EBITDA for the year was ($25,359). EBITDA for 2007 is not available, as depreciation and interest expenses were rolled into SG&A expenses.
- Ships Orders Totaling $1.6 Million to Two Logistics Support Companies
AmeraMex International Signs Exclusivity Agreement with Doosan Infracore American
- Ships $400,000 Order to The Port of San Francisco
- Begins Shipment of $9.5 Million Order to West Coast Ports
- Receives $65,000 Order from Overseas Heavy Equipment Broker
- Ships $65,000 Order to Saudi Arabia
- Receives $75,000 Order from Vietnam Equipment Distributor
- Receives $330,000 Order from Singapore Distributor
- Receives $750,000 Order for Infrastructure Construction Equipment
- Signs $525,000 Order from Major Logistics Support Company
- Receives $50,000 Order from Pakistan
“We just completed a banner year with significant growth in revenue, improved EBITDA and a better bottom line,” noted AmeraMex CEO Lee Hamre. “Fortunately, we were not affected by the downturn in the economy, as we balance our marketing and sales efforts to include both new and used equipment into the U.S. and internationally.
“Going forward,” continued Hamre, “we believe the passing of the economic recovery bill, with significant spending on infrastructure, will have a favorable impact on AmeraMex. This bill focuses on the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure to support a population predicted by the U.S. Census Bureau to reach 439 million in 40 years. The agenda being proposed for the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan, by groups such as the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Road Transportation Builders Association, who convened at the March 4, 2009, conference, Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure for Global Competitiveness, endorsed infrastructure initiatives that promote long-term economic growth, and in the near-term, create new high-value skills for American workers.”
“While we are optimistic going into 2009, we have limited ability to predict how current economic conditions may impact our domestic and international strategic markets, so we have delayed our revenue projections until we report first quarter results,” said Hamre. “We will continue to develop our relationships and networks with governments, companies and equipment brokers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, which present tremendous opportunities. We continue to reiterate that management firmly believes the company’s stock price does not reflect the value or potential of the company. We have a sound business strategy in place that should allow AmeraMex to continue growth through expansion of products and geographical reach during 2009. We are disappointed that we did not achieve our 2008 corporate goal to apply for the listing of our common stock on a major exchange, which is expected to enhance shareholder value. We will work more diligently in 2009 to achieve this important goal.”
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About AmeraMex International
AmeraMex International sells, leases, and rents heavy equipment to companies within four industries: construction (light and infrastructure), shipping, mining and logging. AmeraMex’s largest product line is specialized container handling equipment that enables stevedoring companies to quickly and efficiently load and offload container and general freight ships dockside. AmeraMex, with customers in North America, South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe, has over 30 years of experience in heavy equipment sales and service and inventories top-of-the-line equipment from manufacturers such as Taylor Machine Works Inc. and Terex Heavy Equipment. For more information visit the AmeraMex website, www.AMMX.net .
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