Mississauga, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 25, 2015) - Pioneering Technology Corp. (TSXV: PTE), ("Pioneering" or the "Company"), an "Energy Smart" product innovation/consumer goods company and North America's leader in cooking fire prevention technologies, reports its financial results for the three months ended December 31st, 2014. The Company's audited financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis are available for review at www.sedar.com.
Pioneering reported its best revenue results to date in Q1 2015. Some highlights for the three months ended December 31st include:
- The Company reported record quarterly revenue of approximately $1.2M.
- The Company was profitable with Net Income of $81,460.
- Adjusted EBITDA for the period was $177,235
- Gross Margin was 58%
- The Company introduced its two new consumer products to market.
- The Company now has a proprietary solution for the number one cause of household fire in North
America (44% of all fires) for most of the over 140 million stoves AND microwave ovens in
- Revenue was driven by sales from all four of the Company's cooking fire prevention products
(Safe-T-element, SmartBurner, Safe-T-sensor & RangeMinder).
- The Company's new SmartBurner began selling online and at Home Hardware stores across
Canada during the period.
- The new SmartBurner is receiving significant interest in new and existing B2B channels.
- The Company has begun penetrating new large channels that it hopes to announce shortly.
- U.S. government funded study identified Safe-T-element's temperature limiting control (TLC)
technology as the ONLY technology tested that prevented cooking fires on electric stovetops
(similar sensor technology available in SmartBurner).
- The Appliance industry acknowledged for the first time that technology now exists to address the
cooking fire problem (specifically on electric coil stovetops) and have indicated that they will
work towards changes in industry standards for new ranges.
Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan said, "We are very pleased with our results in Q1, but know this is just the beginning. Demand for our original products continues to grow. The launch of our new SmartBurner product has been a huge success so far, and as we begin creating awareness for the new RangeMinder solution for gas and electric smoothtop stoves we are expecting similar success."
About Pioneering Technology Corp: Pioneering, based in Mississauga, Ontario is an "Energy Smart" product innovation/consumer goods company and North America's leader in cooking fire prevention technology. Pioneering engineers and brings to market energy smart solutions for consumer products making them safer, smarter and/or more efficient. Pioneering's patented cooking fire prevention technologies/products are engineered to help prevent cooking fires, the number one cause of household fire (a multi-billion dollar problem) in North America and around the world. Pioneering cooking fire prevention trademarks include Safe-T-element, SmartBurner, RangeMinder and Safe-T-Sensor. For more info visit: www.pioneeringtech.com.
For more information please contact:
Kevin Callahan, President & CEO of Pioneering Technology, 905-712-2061 ext.222
Jonathan Buick, The Buick Group, Corporate Relations, (416) 915-0915 email@example.com
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