The Company also offers charter services for field trips, athletics, extracurricular activities and private bookings in a major urban market. Contract terms range from nine months to two years, and about half of these clients have been active for over 10 years. The Company owns and operates a fleet of 95 buses and uses real-time, state-of-the-art bus transportation software for operations and has GPS/telematics, cameras and safety systems on all its vehicles. The Company operates from two strategic locations comprised of offices, parking and garages totaling about 17,000 square feet on 2.5 acres.
The Company is able to secure premium pricing due to its outstanding track record serving customers. Management continues to focus on areas of rapid growth and high margins such as shuttle and charter services that are year-round business lines.
Founded in 1961, the Company is the preferred supplier of custom gravel and sand products to utility companies and their construction subcontractors. With an active base of 100 customers at any given time, many customers have been with the Company for over 25 years. The Company operates from a 50-acre gravel pit and has access to two additional pits with 40 acres each. Gravel products are crushed for a broad range of applications such as pipe bedding, drainage, seepage holes, roadways, landscaping, walkways and driveways. Sand product is used to line trench bottoms for utilities and for private projects. The Company produces all grades and types of sand and gravel for residential and commercial applications.
The Company is an economical one-stop shop for customers who can find design, machining, castings, tooling and painting and superior- quality finished products under one roof. The Company served about 90 + active customers over the past three years, most of who are
aerospace and defense OEMs or suppliers to these markets. There are five long-term agreements with key customers. The majority of sales are to U.S.-based companies, with about 5% from customers located in Europe.
The decline in 2016 was an anomaly due to the loss of one major program due to redesign and completion of a large military program accompanying heavy R&D investment in proprietary foam process. Going forward, the sales of foam products are expected to make up nearly 50% of the total product mix in 2018 and 2019. Accordingly, management expects gross margins to be 40% and higher due mainly to the foam sales but also because the casting and machining projects now in the pipeline are once again higher margin jobs.
The facilities are utilizing about 50-60% of their aggregate production capacity, offering an acquirer significant growth potential. In addition, management has identified several privately-held potential acquisition targets in North America that would collectively form a $150 million + business.
The Company is one of the largest providers of family preservation, mental health and crisis management services in its densely populated and growing market. Last year the Company had service contracts with two area school systems totaling 41 schools, and management expects that number to increase to 48-52 schools in the 2018-2019 school year. The Company has multi-year service contract with a major state agencies.
The Company has a partnership with an outside agency to train its staff members in the use of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, the Company recently entered into a partnership with an IT company to explore the use of predictive analytics. The system uses feedback and voice recognition emotional scales from families and other data to help analyze family dynamics and improve services and efficiency.
The Company has experienced consistent year-over-year growth from 2015 through 2017 at a compounded annual growth rate of 7%. Based on new service lines being rolled out and an expanding geographic footprint, management projects revenues will achieve $8.5 million in 2018 and $10.2 million in 2019.
The Company fills a fundamental, compelling need by business owners for better financial visibility, strategic support and access to best-in-class domain expertise and educational resources to reach their business goals. The Company’s diverse IPportfolio includes one patent-pending software application and numerous trademarks and copyrights on its books and other educational resources. The business model has demonstrated an ability to expand throughout the U.S. and offers an ideal synergy for a buyer targeting privately-held, mid-market companies.
The Company’s sole focus is delivering high-value services and fostering a community of advisors supported by professional staff dedicated to continuous improvement. From 2016 to 2017 revenues increased 11% due to the number of new members and an increase in the total billings by active members. Into 2018 and beyond, the Company is focused on continuously growing the member base. The Company could generate significant leads and new business for the right strategic acquirer.
The Company’s cloud-based platform is used for Client Reporting and Sales Enablement to automate the creation of a powerful data-driven sales experience: client, investor, and other mission-critical presentations, reports, and collateral. The most popular uses cases include investment reviews, pitchbooks, and fact sheets for the investment management industry. The platform’s technology supports automation of PowerPoint, Word, Excel, PDF, with data connections to modern REST/JSON APIs, XML Web Services, SQL, Salesforce.com, SharePoint, and also empowers users to build their own data connectors.
The Company is in the process of adding new clients and converting existing clients to its next generation platform at higher profit margins. As a result, revenues and profits are expected to increase dramatically as the roll out progresses. In 2018, management projects revenue will grow 22.3% over 2017 and EBITDA will rise 72.6%.
The Company an award-winning flooring installer specializing in artistically created terrazzo, decorative concrete surfaces and Jewel Krete flooring. The Company’s work is installed in major airports, museums, cruise terminals, hotels, national chain retail stores and other commercial and government establishments, as well as upscale residential properties. Each original installation is the highest quality known in the industry. Working with licensed designs, the Company vividly renders them in terrazzo or other highly decorative flooring surfaces. Clients include some of the world’s leading architectural firms and general construction companies, as well as direct clients. In 2017, the Company entered a $7 million contract with a major global IT company to install flooring in a number of its new locations.
The Company is a distributor of video surveillance and access control equipment serving a customer base of security system integrators, alarm companies, access control and home automation installers, distributors and computer/electronics stores.The Company’s 900 accounts are distributed across North America and there is no customer concentration.
The year ended February 28, 2019 is forecasted to be the best sales year since inception, growing 10%, roughly $1.2 million,over the past year. This is supported by five months’ year-to-date sales of $5.4 million. Management expects 10-15% of year-over-year growth in FY 2019. The Company has enjoyed an increase in EBITDA during each year of the historical period. From 2015 to 2018 EBITDA grew at a CAGR of 47% (over 10% higher than top-line revenue).