National Technical Systems Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results; Third Consecutive Quarter of Record Earnings; Net Income Up Over 91 Percent.CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 1997--National Technical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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In comparison to the same periods last year, revenue for this year's third quarter and nine months, as previously reported, also reached record levels, increasing over 19 percent and 21 percent, respectively.
Gross margins for the third quarter and nine months increased to over 27 percent for both periods, compared with 24 percent for the year earlier periods. Revenues in the company's core business -- technical services -- grew strongly during the quarter and nine months, with several facilities realizing the best quarterly revenues and profits in the company's history.
For this year's third quarter, revenue was $15 million, with net income of $681,000 or $0.10 per share, versus revenue of $12.3 million, with net income of $355,000, or $0.05 per share for the year earlier period.
For the first nine months of this year, revenue was $41.7 million, with net income of $2 million, or $0.29 per share, compared with the previous year's nine-month revenue of $34.9 million and net income of $1 million, or $0.16 per share.
National Technical Systems President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Lin commented: "Each of our operating divisions was profitable this quarter, and revenue rose in double digits Double Digits was a pricing game on the American television game show, The Price Is Right. Played from April 20, 1973 through May 18, 1973's show, it was played for a car and used small prizes. for each of our three businesses. Revenue in Technical Staffing rose 66.1 percent to $3.2 million from $1.9 million with the major increase coming from IT staffing, revenue in Technical Services rose 11.9 percent to $10.9 million from $9.8 million and revenue in Registration Services rose to 38 percent to $901,000 from $653,000.
"The substantial increase in our Staffing Division illustrates our commitment to grow in this rapidly expanding and profitable field," Lin continued.
"Additionally, the strong revenue increase in our Registration Services Division demonstrates the continued confidence by major government and aerospace organizations in our ability to provide superior registration and audit services.
"Examples include being selected by NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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"Our technical services' business revenue has grown as a result of substantial increases in business at existing, as well as new facilities," he said.
"In addition, the continued corporate and government downsizing (1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.
(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
(jargon) downsizing trend has enabled us to win several major contracts during the third quarter. This trend has resulted in a significant increase in outsourcing (1) Contracting with outside consultants, software houses or service bureaus to perform systems analysis, programming and datacenter operations. Contrast with insourcing. See netsourcing, ASP, SSP and facilities management. by our customers, and is apparent in the strong growth throughout our Technical Services Division.
"This has been especially visible in our Electromagnetic Interference See EMI. testing programs, which have demonstrated significant revenue and net income growth."
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NATIONAL TECHNICAL SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Oct. 31, Oct. 31, 1997 1996 1997 1996 Revenues $14,970,000 $12,308,000 $41,664,000 $34,857,000 Cost of sales 10,901,000 9,262,000 30,387,000 26,290,000 Gross profit 4,069,000 3,046,000 11,277,000 8,567,000 Selling, general and administrative expense 2,495,000 1,882,000 6,772,000 5,566,000 Operating income 1,574,000 1,164,000 4,505,000 3,001,000 Other income (expense): Interest expense, net (320,000) (261,000) (868,000) (778,000) Other 4,000 2,000 2,000 28,000 Total other expense (316,000) (259,000) (866,000) (750,000) Income before income taxes, minority interest and discontinued operations 1,258,000 905,000 3,639,000 2,251,000 Income taxes 568,000 407,000 1,637,000 1,014,000 Income before minority interest and discontinued operations 690,000 498,000 2,002,000 1,237,000 Minority interest (9,000) 2,000 (10,000) 11,000 Net income from continuing operations $ 681,000 $ 500,000 $ 1,992,000 $ 1,248,000 Loss from discontinued operations 0 (145,000) 0 (209,000) Net income $ 681,000 $ 355,000 $ 1,992,000 $ 1,039,000 Primary and fully diluted net income per common share Continuing Operations 0.10 0.07 0.29 0.19 Discontinued operations 0.00 (0.02) 0.00 (0.03) Total $ 0.10 $ 0.05 $ 0.29 $ 0.16 Weighted average number of common shares and common stock equivalents outstanding 6,946,000 6,710,000 6,827,000 6,697,000
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