Volt Information Sciences Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
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Attached is a summary of the Company's results of operations and the notes thereto. The notes are an integral part of the summary.
FOURTH QUARTER - FISCAL 2006 RESULTS
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 ended October 29, 2006, the Company reported net income of $13.6 million, or $0.86 per share, compared to $8.4 million, or $0.54 per share, in the fiscal 2005 fourth quarter, an increase of 62%. Net sales Net Sales
The amount a seller receives from the buyer after costs associated with the sale are deducted.
This amount is calculated by subtracting the following items from gross sales: merchandise returned for credit, allowances for damaged or missing goods, freight for the 2006 quarter increased by 3% to $610.2 million, compared to $590.2 million in last year's comparable quarter. Income before minority interest and income taxes increased by $4.3 million, or 25%, compared to the 2005 comparable quarter. The minority interest was repurchased from Nortel Networks (Nortel Networks Limited, Brampton, Ontario, www.nortelnetworks.com) A world leader in telecommunications products, which includes switching, wireless and broadband systems for service providers and carriers, telephones and systems for residential and business users, computer telephony , Inc. on December 29, 2005.
FISCAL YEAR 2006 RESULTS
For the twelve months of fiscal 2006, the Company reported net income of $30.7 million, or $1.97 per share, compared to net income of $17.0 million, or $1.11 per share, in the comparable fiscal 2005 period, an increase of 80%. Net sales for the twelve months of fiscal 2006 increased by 7% to $2.3 billion, compared to $2.2 billion last year. Income before minority interest and income taxes was $51.6 million in the fiscal year 2006 compared to $36.3 million last year, an increase of 42%.
Commenting on the results for the fourth quarter and year, Mr. Steven A. Shaw, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Volt, stated "Staffing Services continued to be the main force behind our improved fourth quarter and full fiscal year results. Strong demand in our IT and Engineering markets, tight control of workers' compensation workers' compensation, payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work. and unemployment costs, and solid execution of our business plan to focus on higher margin clients and services were the primary drivers for the improved results. In addition to our Staffing Services segment, the Directory Services and Computer Systems segments continue to be major contributors to the bottom line. We are pleased with both our results and corporate initiatives and are confident that our capable employees and broad array of workforce, technology, and telecommunications solutions will provide us with the opportunity and ability to continue to grow our Company."
The $34.7 million, or 7%, increase in sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 from the comparable fiscal 2005 period was due to a 12% increase in the Technical Placement division partially offset by a 1% decrease in the Administrative and Industrial division. The increase in operating profit Operating profit (or loss)
Revenue from a firm's regular activities less costs and expenses and before income deductions.
See operating income. of $8.7 million was due to the increase in sales, an increase in gross margin percentage, primarily due to an increase in high-margin direct placement business, reduced workers' compensation and payroll tax Payroll Tax
Tax an employer withholds and/or pays on behalf of their employees based on the wage or salary of the employee. In most countries, including the U.S., both state and federal authorities collect some form of payroll tax. costs, and a decrease in overhead costs overhead costs
see fixed costs. as a percentage of sales. The segment has been working closely with customers to better manage worker's compensation costs which are approximately $1.4 million below last year's run rate for the quarter. The most significant aspect of the reduction in overhead costs as a percentage of sales was a reduction of approximately $4.2 million in general insurance costs as a result of retrospective adjustments related to the division's positive claim experience.
The Computer Systems segment's sales increase of $3.0 million, or 7%, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 over the comparable 2005 period was primarily due to increases of $5.5 million in new business as a result of the segment's acquisition of Varetis Solutions in December 2005 and an increase in the Maintech division's IT maintenance sales of $0.9 million partially offset by decreases in the segment's other divisions. The decrease in operating profit of $4.4 million was due to decreased gross margins, increases in overhead necessary to support the sales increase and additional amortization of intangible assets Intangible Asset
An asset that is not physical in nature.
Examples are things like copyrights, patents, intellectual property, and goodwill. These are the opposite of tangible assets. .
The Telephone Directory segment's sales decrease of $0.4 million, or 2%, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 from the comparable 2005 period resulted from decreases of $0.6 million, or 3%, in publishing sales due to the timing of delivery of telephone directories. The segment's operating profit increased by $0.6 million, or 13%, primarily due to increased gross margins.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES In telecommunication, the term telecommunications service has the following meanings:
1. Any service provided by a telecommunication provider.
The Telecommunications Services segment's sales decrease of $16.1 million, or 36%, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 over the comparable 2005 period was due to decreases of $14.5 million in the Construction and Engineering division and $1.6 million in the Network Enterprise Solutions division. The higher sales in the Construction and Engineering division in fiscal 2005 resulted from customer acceptance of several large construction jobs in that year. The segment sustained a loss of $1.7 million in the 2006 fourth quarter compared to an operating profit of $0.8 million in the prior year due to the decreased sales and higher overhead as a percentage of sales.
GENERAL CORPORATE EXPENSES
The decrease in General Corporate expenses compared to the 2005 quarter was related to higher professional fees and costs related to the first year compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act See SOX. in the 2005 quarter.
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
Cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash, was $38.5 million at the end of the quarter. At October 29, 2006, the Company had sold a participating interest in accounts receivable accounts receivable n. the amounts of money due or owed to a business or professional by customers or clients. Generally, accounts receivable refers to the total amount due and is considered in calculating the value of a business or the business' problems in paying of $110.0 million under its securitization Securitization
The process of creating a financial instrument by combining other financial assets and then marketing them to investors.
Mortgage backed securities are a perfect example of securitization.
May also be spelled as "securitisation. program and had the ability to finance an additional $90.0 million under the facility.
In addition, the Company may borrow under a $40.0 million revolving secured credit facility. The facility requires the maintenance of certain accounts receivable balances in excess of borrowings and terminates in April 2008 unless extended.
Effective December 19, 2006, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. , Volt Delta Resources ("Delta") entered into a stand-alone three year $70.0 million secured, syndicated, revolving credit agreement Revolving credit agreement
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revolving credit agreement
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A line of credit where the customer pays a commitment fee and is then allowed to use the funds when they are needed. It is usually used for operating purposes, fluctuating each month depending on the customers current cash flow needs. facility. Neither the Company nor Delta guarantee each other's facility but certain subsidiaries of both are guarantors of their respective parent companies. Under the Delta Credit Facility, Delta is required to pay down approximately $38.0 million in intercompany debt owed to the Company within 30 days of closing.
Volt Information Sciences, Inc. is a leading national provider of Staffing Services and Telecommunications and Information Solutions with a Fortune 100 customer base. Operating through a network of over 300 Volt Services Group branch offices, the Staffing Services segment fulfills IT and other technical, commercial and industrial placement requirements of its customers, on both a temporary and permanent basis. The Telecommunications and Information Solutions businesses, which include the Telecommunications Services, Computer Systems and Telephone Directory segments, provide complete telephone directory production and directory publishing; a full spectrum of telecommunications construction, installation and engineering services; and advanced information and operator services A variety of telephone services that require human intervention, including person-to-person calls, collect calls, credit card billing and directory and dialing assistance. Such services are performed by LECs, IXCs and alternative operator services (AOS), organizations that are used by systems for telephone companies. For additional information, please visit Volt's web site at http://www.volt.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements forward-looking statement
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See 10-K. and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q Form 10-Q
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[TABLE OMITTED] [TABLE OMITTED] [TABLE OMITTED] VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED) A - In December 2005, Volt Delta Resources, LLC ("Volt Delta"), the principal business unit of the Computer Systems segment, purchased from Nortel Networks, Inc. ("Nortel Networks") its 24% minority interest in Volt Delta for $62.0 million, including an excess cash distribution of $5.4 million. Nortel Networks had originally purchased its 24% interest in August 2004, and under the terms of the original purchase agreement, each party had a one-year option to cause Nortel Networks to sell and Volt Delta to buy the minority interest for an amount ranging from $25.0 million to $70.0 million, exercisable starting August 2006. During the first fiscal quarter of 2006, Volt Delta also purchased Varetis Solutions GmbH ("Varetis Solutions") from varetis AG for $24.8 million. The acquisition provides Volt Delta the resources to focus on the evolving global market for directory information systems and services. Varetis Solutions adds technology in the area of wireless and wireline database management, directory assistance/inquiry automation and wireless handset information delivery to Volt Delta's significant technology portfolio. The preliminary allocation of the purchase price of the transactions resulted in $18.3 million of goodwill and $20.8 million of intangible assets in fiscal 2006. B - Under certain contracts with customers, the Company manages the customers' alternative staffing requirements, including transactions between the customer and other staffing vendors ("associate vendors"). When payments to associate vendors are subject to the receipt of the customers' payment to the Company, the arrangements are considered non-recourse against the Company and revenue, other than management fees to the Company, is excluded from sales. Cash restricted to cover such obligations is segregated from cash and cash equivalents on the October 29, 2006 and October 30, 2005 balance sheets. C - Under a securitization program, the receivables related to the staffing solutions business of the Company are sold from time-to-time by the Company, through a 100%-owned consolidated special purpose subsidiary to an unaffiliated third party. The outstanding balance of the participation interest sold was $110.0 million and $100.0 million at October 29, 2006 and October 30, 2005, respectively. Accordingly, the trade receivables included on the October 29, 2006 and October 30, 2005 balance sheets have been reduced to reflect the participation interest sold. D - On December 19, 2006, the Company's Board of Directors authorized and approved a three-for-two stock split in the form of a dividend on the Company's common stock, par value $.10 per share. Shares of common stock will be paid on January 26, 2007, to all stockholders of record as of January 15, 2007.