New York, NY (June 18, 2014) – Trans-Lux Corporation (OTC: TNLX) (“Trans-Lux” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of Digital Displays and next generation LED lighting, reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 on June 18, 2014. Trans-Lux President and Chief Executive Officer J.M. Allain made the announcement.
First Quarter 2014
Trans-Lux reported revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2014 of $6.5 million, up from $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013. Revenues for the first quarter of 2014 included a digital display for the Charlotte Knights new AAA baseball stadium completed as a partnership with Toshiba, as well as a few digital displays for World Cup venues in Brazil. EBITDA from continuing operations for the quarter improved to $697,000 as compared to negative EBITDA from continuing operations of $375,000 in the same quarter of 2013. Loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2014 was reduced to $162,000 (loss of $0.15 per share), compared with a loss from continuing operations of $1.3 million (loss of $1.30 per share) in the first quarter of 2013. Higher digital display revenues and lower general and administrative expenses are the primary reasons for the improvements.
“We now have an LED Lighting company that is producing revenue with a new line of LED displays, which is creating a stronger pipeline for our business,” said Mr. Allain. “I believe the remainder of 2014 will be a busy and challenging year for Trans-Lux as we continue to unlock new opportunities and work with our Board of Directors to strengthen our balance sheet.”
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