inTEST Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
2012 Fourth Quarter
- Fourth quarter 2012 bookings were
$9.3 million, as compared with third quarter 2012 bookings of $8.7 million, and fourth quarter 2011 bookings of $8.1 million; 20% of fourth quarter 2012 bookings derived from non-semiconductor test.
- Fourth quarter 2012 net revenues were
$8.3 million, as compared with third quarter 2012 net revenues of $10.8 million, and fourth quarter 2011 net revenues of $10.1 million; 15% of fourth quarter 2012 net revenues derived from non-semiconductor test.
- Fourth quarter 2012 gross margin was
$3.5 million, or 42%, as compared with third quarter 2012 gross margin of $4.8 million, or 44%, and fourth quarter 2011 gross margin of $4.9 million, or 48%.
- Fourth quarter 2012 net income was
$201,000, or $0.02per diluted share, as compared with third quarter 2012 net income of $664,000, or $0.06per diluted share, and fourth quarter 2011 net earnings of $769,000, or $0.08per diluted share.
- Cash and cash equivalents of
$15.6 millionat December 31, 2012increased by $876,000as compared with September 30, 2012.
- 2012 net revenues were
$43.4 millionas compared with 2011 net revenues of $47.3 million.
- 2012 gross margin was
$19.1 million, or 44%, as compared with 2011 gross margin of $22.9 million, or 48%.
- 2012 net earnings were
$2.2 million, or $0.21per diluted share, compared with 2011 net earnings of $9.9 million, or $0.96per diluted share. Net earnings in 2012 reflect the effect of approximately $650,000in non-recurring costs related to the acquisition of Thermonics on January 16, 2012; these costs include restructuring costs of $313,000(related to facility closure costs) and acquisition related expenses of $337,000. Net earnings in 2011 reflect the effect of a reversal of $3.1 millionof valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets. The impact of the reversal of the valuation allowance was an increase in our diluted earnings per share of $0.30. Absent the reversal of the deferred tax valuation allowance, 2011 net earnings would have been $0.66per diluted share.
The Company noted that fourth quarter overall bookings increased by approximately 7% as compared with the third quarter of 2012, and non-semiconductor test bookings and revenue increased both in terms of absolute dollars and as a percent of revenue. Non-semi related bookings increased 23% sequentially and represented nearly 20% of total fourth quarter bookings, while non-semi related net revenues sequentially increased 16% and represented 15% of total fourth quarter net revenues.
2012 Business Highlights
- inTEST declared a special one-time cash dividend of
$0.08per share, which was paid on December 17, 2012to stockholders of record at close of business on December 10, 2012. The special dividend was economically advantageous to stockholders due to the increase in 2013 tax rates, and was funded with $834,000of available cash on hand.
- inTEST was recognized for excellence by Texas Instruments and awarded TI's 2011 Supplier Excellence Award in recognition of its role in supporting the manufacture of TI's innovative products. Specifically, inTEST's Mechanical and Electrical Product Segments were recognized for their docking, manipulator, and wafer probing interface products.
Thermal Solutions Grouplaunched the Thermostream® ATS Series, the industry's most comprehensive line of precision temperature forcing systems. With temperature range extremes as high as +300 degrees C (+570 degrees F) and as low as -100 degrees C (-148 degrees F), countless test and conditioning applications can now be solved with a compact, precise, portable system. The ATS product line's increased thermal capacity translates to a broader range of applications, addressing an expanded market, and the increased number of models offered in the ATS product line will enhance the Thermostream® margin profile. Temptronic Corporation, a member of inTEST's Thermal Solutions Group, closed on the acquisition of Thermonics, Inc., a division of Test Enterprises, Inc., on January 16, 2012. The purchase price for the assets, including net working capital of $1.1 million, was approximately $3.8 millionin cash. The addition of Thermonics further enhanced inTEST's presence in the ATE industry, while, at the same time it provided additional leverage into growth industries outside of the semiconductor industry. As inTEST evolves from its origins as an ATE company with a primary focus on semiconductors to a broad-based industrial test company, we expect that non-semiconductor related products will play an even greater role in our growth strategy and success.
First Quarter 2013 Financial Outlook:
We expect that net revenues for the first quarter ended
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2012 Q4 & YE Replay Details (Webcast)
A replay of the webcast will be available on inTEST's website for one year following the live broadcast. To access the webcast replay, please visit inTEST's website www.intest.com under the "Investors" section.
About inTEST Corporation
inTEST Corporation is an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of temperature management products and ATE interface solutions, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to perform final testing of integrated circuits (ICs) and wafers. inTEST's high-performance products are designed to enable semiconductor manufacturers to improve the speed, reliability, efficiency and profitability of IC test processes. inTEST's products are also sold into the automotive, consumer electronics, defense/aerospace, energy and telecommunications industries. Specific products include temperature management systems, manipulator and docking hardware products and customized interface solutions. inTEST has established strong relationships with its customers globally, which it supports through a network of local offices. For more information visit www.intest.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements do not convey historical information, but relate to predicted or potential future events that are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. In addition to the factors mentioned in this press release, such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in business conditions and the economy, generally; changes in the demand for semiconductors, generally; changes in the rates of, and timing of, capital expenditures by semiconductor manufacturers; progress of product development programs; increases in raw material and fabrication costs associated with our products; implementation of additional restructuring initiatives and other risk factors set forth from time to time in our
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SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Data: Three Months Ended Years Ended -------------------------------- --------------------- 12/31/2012 12/31/2011 9/30/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2011 ---------- ---------- --------- ---------- ---------- Net revenues $ 8,270 $ 10,081 $ 10,799 $ 43,376 $ 47,266 Gross margin 3,507 4,869 4,762 19,059 22,893 Operating expenses: Selling expense 1,142 1,275 1,322 5,425 5,708 Engineering and product development expense 985 796 1,006 3,895 3,240 General and administrative expense 1,329 1,619 1,445 6,430 6,367 Restructuring and other charges (46) - - 313 - Other income 21 10 23 57 81 Earnings before income tax expense (benefit) 118 1,189 1,012 3,053 7,659 Income tax expense (benefit) (83) 420 348 897 (2,204) Net earnings 201 769 664 2,156 9,863 Net earnings per share - basic $ 0.02 $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.21 $ 0.97 Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 10,311 10,192 10,302 10,273 10,148 Net earnings per share - diluted $ 0.02 $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.21 $ 0.96 Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 10,344 10,281 10,360 10,347 10,286 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets Data: As of: ----------------------------------- 12/31/2012 9/30/2012 12/31/2011 ----------- ----------- ----------- Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,576 $ 14,700 $ 13,957 Trade accounts receivable, net 5,501 6,892 6,189 Inventories 3,135 3,843 3,896 Total current assets 25,579 26,246 24,797 Net property and equipment 1,250 1,246 1,134 Total assets 32,399 33,668 31,237 Accounts payable 1,041 1,488 1,031 Accrued expenses 3,455 3,583 3,960 Total current liabilities 4,579 5,287 5,038 Noncurrent liabilities - - - Total stockholders' equity 27,820 28,381 26,199
Contacts: inTEST Corporation
Hugh T. Regan, Jr. Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Tel: 856-505-8999 Investors: Laura Guerrant-Oiye, Principal Guerrant Associateslguerrant@guerrantir.com Tel: (808) 882-1467
Source: inTEST Corporation
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