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Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. Releases First Quarter 2014 Results

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RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - February 12, 2014) - Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPXS), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for Department of Defense applications, reported operating results for the three months ended December 29, 2013.

Revenues for the three months ended December 29, 2013 were $3.4 million as compared to revenues during the same period one year ago of $3.9 million, a decrease $0.5 million or 12.8%. The decreased revenue is primarily due to lower revenue in plastic and glass periscopes due to reduced spending by the U.S. Government compared to prior year levels. There continues to be uncertainty in future U.S. military spending over the next 10 years pending Congressional resolution of the sequestration cuts to defense spending which began in fiscal year 2013. The potential ramifications of the circumstances surrounding the 2012 Congressional budget sequestration have resulted in yet more uncertainty and potential cuts in spending by the U.S. military, and we have had to explore other avenues of revenue. We continue to explore opportunities for manufacturing outside of our traditional product lines for products which could be manufactured, using our current capabilities in order to expand our existing capacity. Given the sizable reduction in backlog entering fiscal year 2014, we do not anticipate being able to fully offset the reduced government spending with alternative business in the next nine months.

Backlog, as of December 29, 2013, was $10.4 million as compared to a backlog of $17.6 million as of December 30, 2012, representing a decrease of $7.2 million or 40.9%.In the three months ending December 29, 2013, Optex Systems Holdings received $1.6 million in new orders consisting of $1.5 million in periscopes and $0.1 million in other product lines.

Gross margin during the three months ended December 29, 2013 was $0.6 million or 17.7% of revenues as compared to a gross margin of $0.7 million or 17.9% for the three months ended December 30, 2012. The slight decrease in gross margin percentage for the quarter, as compared to the prior year quarter, is primarily due to changes in product mix between the two periods. During the three months ended December 29, 2013, we recorded a net loss applicable to common shareholders of $(0.01) million as compared to net income applicable to common shareholders of $0.04 million during the three months ended December 30, 2012. The decrease in net income of $(0.05) million is primarily attributable to lower revenue and associated operating income of $0.07 million, partially offset with changes in deferred tax benefits.

As of December 29, 2013, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1.5 million. During the period from September 29, 2013 through December 29, 2013, we increased cash and cash equivalents by $0.6 million primarily attributable to decreased purchases and inventory and collections on open accounts receivable, which was partially offset by payments against the credit facility. We believe our resources and liquidity are sufficient for the next twelve months of operations.

Danny Schoening, Optex's CEO commented, "We believe that the first quarter performance is indicative of the remaining fiscal year due to the change in the U.S. defense spending purchasing pattern. During the quarter we announced the additional $1 million award of our Digital Day and Night (DDAN) product and we remain encouraged that the improved performance of this upgrade is both value-added and provides better protection to the warfighter. We also continue to see the purchasing pattern of long term, large quantity solicitations being replaced with smaller quantities with shorter delivery requirements."

"While our primary efforts continue to be the production of high-quality, high-value periscopes and sighting systems, the Company continues to actively pursue acquisition opportunities both in the defense and commercial sectors that will take advantage of our manufacturing and technical strengths," stated Merrick Okamoto, Chairman.

Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas based ISO 9001:2008 certified concern, which manufactures optical sighting systems and assemblies, primarily for Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Its products are installed on various types of U.S. military land vehicles, such as the Abrams and Bradley fighting vehicles, Light Armored and Armored Security Vehicles, and have been selected for installation on the Stryker family of vehicles. Optex also manufactures and delivers numerous periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights and night vision optical assemblies. Optex delivers its products both directly to the military services and to prime contractors. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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                        Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.                        
                        Consolidated Balance Sheets                         
                                                 (Thousands, except share   
                                                December 29,                
                                                    2013      September 29, 
                                                (Unaudited)        2013     
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Current Assets                                                              
Cash                                           $       1,455  $         882 
Accounts Receivable                                    1,720          3,118 
Net Inventory                                          7,062          7,579 
Prepaid Expenses                                          64             36 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Current Assets                                  10,301         11,615 
Property and Equipment                                                      
Property Plant and Equipment                           1,704          1,704 
Accumulated Depreciation                              (1,479)        (1,460)
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Property and Equipment                             225            244 
Other Assets                                                                
Deferred Tax Asset - Long Term                         1,082          1,077 
Prepaid Royalties - Long Term                            173            180 
Security Deposits                                         21             21 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Other Assets                                     1,276          1,278 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Assets                                   $      11,802  $      13,137 
                                               =============  ============= 
     LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                   
Current Liabilities                                                         
Accounts Payable                               $         775  $         989 
Accrued Expenses                                         377            706 
Accrued Warranties                                        25             25 
Customer Advance Deposits - Short Term                   720            769 
Credit Facility                                          304            858 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Current Liabilities                              2,201          3,347 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Other Liabilities                                                           
Customer Advance Deposits - Long Term                  1,741          1,935 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Other Liabilities                                1,741          1,935 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Liabilities                                      3,942          5,282 
Stockholders' Equity                                                        
Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. Preferred Stock                                
 ($0.001 par 5,000 authorized, 1,016 series A                               
 preferred issued and outstanding,                                          
 respectively)                                             -              - 
Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. - (par $0.001,                                 
 2,000,000,000 authorized, 157,346,607 shares                               
 issued and outstanding, respectively)                   157            157 
Additional Paid-in-capital                            17,940         17,922 
Retained Earnings (Deficit)                          (10,237)       (10,224)
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Stockholders' Equity                             7,860          7,855 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity     $      11,802  $      13,137 
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 The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements  
                        Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.                        
                    Consolidated Statements of Operations                   
                                                  (Thousands, except common 
                                                         share data)        
                                                     Three months ended     
                                                 December 29,   December 30,
                                                     2013           2012    
                                                -------------  -------------
Revenues                                        $       3,354  $       3,850
Total Cost of Sales                                     2,736          3,152
                                                -------------  -------------
Gross Margin                                    $         618  $         698
General and Administrative                                629            635
                                                -------------  -------------
Operating Income (Loss)                         $         (11) $          63
Other Expenses                                                              
Interest Expense - Net                                      7              -
                                                -------------  -------------
Total Other                                     $           7  $           -
Income (Loss) Before Taxes                      $         (18) $          63
Deferred Income Taxes (Benefit)                            (5)            22
                                                -------------  -------------
Net Income (Loss) After Taxes                   $         (13) $          41
                                                =============  =============
Less preferred stock dividend (accrued) waived  $           -  $           -
Net income (loss) applicable to common                                      
 shareholders                                   $         (13) $          41
                                                -------------  -------------
Basic and diluted income (loss) per share       $     (0.0001) $      0.0003
                                                =============  =============
Weighted average common shares outstanding        157,346,607    152,346,607
  The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements 


Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
Stan Hirschman
(972) 764-5700
1420 Presidential Drive
Richardson, TX 75081