FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE Amex: FSI), is the developer and manufacturer of biodegradable polymers for oil extraction, detergent ingredients and water treatment as well as crop nutrient availability chemistry. Flexible Solutions also manufactures biodegradable and environmentally safe water and energy conservation technologies. Today the Company announces financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Mr. Daniel B. O’Brien, CEO, states, “First quarter was strong and we are reasonably pleased with the results. It is possible that certain customers had inventory to work through and it is very likely that some agricultural sales were delayed into Q2.” Mr. O’Brien continues, “We still see growth in 2023 across most of our markets and expect the year to exceed 2022.”

  • Sales for the first quarter(Q1) were $9,847,517, down approximately 9% when compared to sales of $10,783,280 in the corresponding period a year ago.
  • Q1, 2023 net income was $884,369, or $0.07 per share, compared to a net income of $1,533,059, or $0.12 per share, in Q1, 2022.
  • The lower earnings reported for Q1, 2023 were in part due to higher cost of goods, lower sales and product mix.
  • Basic weighted average shares used in computing earnings per share amounts were 12,432,914 and 12,361,313 for Q1, 2023 and Q1, 2022 respectively.
  • Q1, 2023 Non-GAAP operating cash flow: The Company shows 3 months operating cash flow of $1,729,956, or $0.14 per share. This compares with operating cash flow of $2,467,625, or $0.20 per share, in the corresponding 3 months of 2022 (see the table and notes that follow for details of these calculations).

The NanoChem division and ENP subsidiary continue to be the dominant sources of revenue and cash flow for the Company. New opportunities continue to unfold in detergent, water treatment, oil field extraction, turf, ornamental and agricultural use to further increase sales in these divisions.

Conference callA conference call has been scheduled for 11:00 am Eastern Time, 8:00 am Pacific Time, on Tuesday May 16th, 2023. CEO, Dan O’Brien will be presenting and answering questions on the conference call. To participate in this call please dial 1-800-245-3047 (or 1-203-518-9765) just prior to the scheduled call time. To join the call participants will be requested to give their name and company affiliation. The conference ID: SOLUTIONS and/ or call title Flexible Solutions International First Quarter, 2023 Financials may be requested

The above information and following table contain supplemental information regarding income and cash flow from operations for the period ended March 31, 2023. Adjustments to exclude depreciation, stock option expenses and one time charges are given. This financial information is a Non-GAAP financial measure as defined by SEC regulation G. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable is net income.

The reconciliation of each Non-GAAP financial measure is as follows:

FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.Consolidated Statement of OperationsFor Full Year Ended March 31 (3 Months Operating Cash Flow)(Unaudited)

    3 months ended March 31  
    2023     2022  
Revenue   $ 9,847,517     $ 10,783,280  
Income (loss) before income tax – GAAP   $ 1,264,271     $ 2,389,982  
Provision for Income tax – net - GAAP   $ (299,777 )   $ (712,446 )
Net income (loss) - GAAP   $ 884,369     $ 1,533,059  
Net income (loss) per common share – basic. – GAAP   $ 0.07     $ 0.12  
3 month weighted average shares used in computing per share amounts – basic.- GAAP     12,432,914       12,361,313  
      3 month Operating Cash FlowEnded March 31  
Operating Cash Flow (3 months). NON-GAAP   $ 1,729,956 a,b,c   $ 2,467,625 a,b,c
Operating Cash Flow per share excluding non-operating items and items not related to current operations (3 months) – basic. -NON-GAAP   $ 0.14 a,b,c   $ 0.20 a,b,c
Non-cash Adjustments (3 month) -GAAP      $ 528,108 d       $ 286,759 d  
Shares (3 month basic weighted average) used in computing per share amounts – basic -GAAP     12,432,914       12,361,313  

Notes: certain items not related to “operations” of the Company’s net income are listed below.

a) Non-GAAP – Flexible Solutions International purchased 65% of ENP in 4th quarter, 2018 (October 2018). Therefore Operating Cash Flow is adjusted by the pre tax Net income or loss of the non-controlling interest in ENP. An adjustment to Operating cash flow has been made to account for the use of a pre tax amount versus an after tax amount which was originally used in that year.b) Non-GAAP – amounts exclude certain cash and non-cash items: Depreciation and Stock compensation expense (2023 = $528,108, 2022 = $286,759), Interest expense (2023 = $134,870, 2022 = $57,618), Interest income (2023 = $12,011, 2022 = $22,088), Gain on investment (2023 = $69,995, 2022 = $36,764), Income tax (2023 = ($299,777), 2022 = ($712,446), and pretax Net income attributable to non-controlling interests (2023 = $115,287, 2022 = $207,882). Although included in operating expenses these onetime expenditures were not related to operations of FSI. *See the financial statements for all adjustments.c) The revenue and gain from the 50% investment in the private Florida LLC announced in January 2019 are not treated as revenue or profit from operations by Flexible Solutions given the Company only purchased 50% of the LLC. The profit is treated as investment income and therefore occurs below Operating income in the Statement of Operations. As a result, the gains from all investments (2023 = $69,995, 2022 = $36,764), including those from the Florida LLC, are removed from the calculation to arrive at Operating Cash Flow.d) Non-GAAP – amounts represent depreciation and stock compensation expense.

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The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "Safe Harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain of the statements contained herein, which are not historical facts, are forward looking statement with respect to events, the occurrence of which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may be impacted, either positively or negatively, by various factors. Information concerning potential factors that could affect the company is detailed from time to time in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Flexible Solutions International6001 54th Ave, Taber, Alberta, CANADA T1G 1X4Company Contacts

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