ST. CHARLES, Ill., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sports Field Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “Sports Field”) (OTCQB:SFHI), through its wholly owned subsidiary FIRSTFORM®, Inc. (“FirstForm”), announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Financial Highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2018

-- Gross margins remain robust at 17% in Q2 2018 -- 15% reduction in operating expenses down over $113,000 as compared to Q2 2017 -- Closed on over $4MM in sales contracts during Q2

Operational Highlights from Q2 2018

-- Contracted for projects in the two largest school districts in the U.S. (NYC & L.A.) -- Approved for our first line of bonding at market rates -- Increased sales backlog to nearly $13M -- Renegotiated major service contracts saving tens of thousands in annual expenses

The second quarter, while an improvement on prior year second quarter, showed very modest growth. Due to extreme weather delays caused by record breaking rainfall in the NE and SE U.S., work on new projects, did not begin in earnest until the very end of the quarter. This is common for the first half of the year historically; however, we continue to press hard to move these time lines forward. Against this backdrop, there are several positives. First, while the company experienced project delays, there were no lost projects, many in fact are now up and running at or ahead of schedule which is expected to provide for a solid third quarter. The Company closed on nearly $4MM in new project contracts during the second quarter, which speaks directly to the traction being gained in the market. These projects include PrimePlay® turf, tracks and facilities, showing that the entire portfolio of products is increasing in popularity and acceptance.

Jeromy Olson, the CEO of Sports Field, said: “Of huge import, is the fact that we were able to secure a much-needed line of bonding through a reputable insurer at market rates, we anticipate this to allow us to bid on far more public projects, as we have success with these projects, our limits will be increased. Since 70% to 80% of facilities projects require bonds, this increases our total market opportunity tremendously. Additionally, as can be witnessed over our last 4 to 5 quarters, we have stabilized and continue to see strong profitability and reduced expenses. We consistently push to create the most lean and profitable efficiency we can without sacrificing quality or delivery”. He went on to say, “We are very optimistic about the remainder of 2018 as we are already near $2MM in revenue for the third quarter at the half way point. With a backlog of nearly $13MM we are on pace to achieve revenues nearing or exceeding $20MM over the next 12-months.”

About Sports Field Holdings, Inc. Sports Field Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary FIRSTFORM, Inc., is a product development, engineering and design-build construction company, engaged in the design, engineering, constructing, and construction management of athletic facilities, and sports complexes. Construction management of sports facilities and synthetic turf sales are the two primary lines of business. These lines of business can be categorized as design, development, and manufacturing of sports surfacing products and associated pre-engineered construction systems.

To learn more about Sports Field Holdings, Inc. please visit http://ir@firstform.com/.

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