Syntec Optics (Nasdaq: OPTX) Announces Favorable Terms Refinancing of Loan Agreements
Growth Leads to Improved Terms
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syntec Optics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTX), a 20-year optics and photonics leader for scientific and technical instruments and aerospace and defense products that has the mission of keeping American soldiers out of harm’s way, improving patient care and bringing more precision products to the consumer, announced it has refinanced the terms of its commercial banking loan agreements at more favorable terms. The refinancing extends the maturity dates of the existing loans, increases the line of credit by 25%, decreases the interest rates by 85 basis points on all existing loan facilities, adds an additional new loan/lease facility of $5,000,000, and increases the funded debt to TTM EBITDA ratio from 3.0x to 3.5x.
“We are pleased to have refinanced our loan agreements with the continued strengthening of Syntec Optics, though we don’t have an immediate need for operating capital. The company is increasing the production of ultra-precision satellite optics to meet OEM’s rollout schedule, enabling satellite-to-cell phone service. A cellular service provider has likened the OEM satellite mega-constellation to putting a cellular tower in low earth orbit that may eliminate dead zones one day, allowing people to easily get in touch with loved ones even if they were in the middle of the ocean. In addition to this product, we are also launching the lightweight optics for night vision goggles,” said CEO Joe Mohr. “Our team is working 24×7 round the clock to meet customer demand,” he added.
“The recently announced merger did not require any cash proceeds at close for EBITDA-positive Syntec Optics, but it was favorable to receive $1.8 million in proceeds to add to the balance sheet as a result of the transaction. This adds to our strong position,” said Donna Berke, Corporate Finance Director at Syntec Optics.
About Syntec Optics
Syntec Optics, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is one of the largest custom optics and photonics manufacturers in the United States. Operating for over two decades, Syntec Optics runs a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with extensive core capabilities of various optics manufacturing processes, both horizontally and vertically integrated, to provide a competitive advantage for optics and photonics integrators. Syntec Optics’ mission is to provide a U.S.-based scalable platform of optics and photonics manufacturing that keeps American soldiers out of harm’s way, offers doctors technologically advanced tools for patient care, and delivers photonics-enabled precision to consumer products and services. Syntec Optics recently launched new products, including Low Earth Orbit satellite optics and lightweight night vision goggle optics. To learn more, visit www.syntecoptics.com.
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including certain financial forecasts and projections. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including statements as to the transactions contemplated by the business combination and related agreements, future results of operations and financial position, revenue and other metrics, planned products and services, business strategy and plans, objectives of management for future operations of Syntec Optics, market size, and growth opportunities, competitive position and technological and market trends, are forward-looking statements. Some of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words, including “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “plan,” “targets,” “projects,” “could,” “would,” “continue,” “forecast” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar expressions. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors (some of which are beyond the control of Syntec Optics), which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon estimates, forecasts and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Syntec Optics and its management, are inherently uncertain and many factors may cause the actual results to differ materially from current expectations which include, but are not limited to: 1) changes to the proposed structure of the business combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the business combination; 2) the ability to meet Nasdaq’s listing standards following the consummation of the business combination; 3) the risk that the business combination or any legal proceedings disrupts current plans and operations of Syntec Optics as a result of the announcement and consummation of the business combination; 4) the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination; 5) ability of Syntec Optics to successfully increase market penetration into its target markets; 6) the addressable markets that Syntec Optics intends to target do not grow as expected; 7) the loss of any key executives; 8) the loss of any relationships with key suppliers; 9) the loss of any relationships with key customers; 10) the inability to protect Syntec Optics’ patents and other intellectual property; 11) the failure to successfully execute manufacturing of announced products in a timely manner or at all, or to scale to large-scale production; 12) costs related to the business combination; 13) changes in applicable laws or regulations; 14) the possibility that Syntec Optics or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors; 15) Syntec Optics’ estimates of its growth and projected financial results for 2023 and 2024 and meeting or satisfying the underlying assumptions with respect thereto; 16) the impact of any pandemic, including any mutations or variants thereof and the Russian/Ukrainian or Israeli conflict, and any resulting effect on business and financial conditions; 17) inability to complete any investments or borrowings in connection with the business combination; 18) the potential for events or circumstances that result in Syntec Optics’ failure to timely achieve the anticipated benefits of Syntec Optics’ customer arrangements; and 19) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in merger f/k/a Nasdaq listed OLIT’s Form S-1, 8k, and 10Q filings and registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC, and declared effective on October 5, 2023. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Neither OLIT nor Syntec Optics gives any assurance that either OLIT or Syntec Optics, or the combined company, will achieve its expected results. Neither OLIT nor Syntec Optics undertakes any duty to update these forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by law.
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