SOURCE: inTEST Corporation

March 02, 2011 16:05 ET

inTEST Reports 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Company Reports Record 2010 Net Income of $7.3 Million; Strong 2010 Revenue of $46.2 Million and EPS of $0.72 Driven by inTEST's Leading Edge Solutions

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT), an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) interface solutions and temperature management products, today announced results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

2010 Fourth Quarter Highlights:

-- Fourth quarter bookings of $11.7 million increased 19% compared with
   third quarter 2010 bookings of $9.8 million.
-- Fourth quarter net revenues of $10.1 million increased 20% over fourth
   quarter 2009 net revenues of $8.4 million and decreased 11% as compared
   with third quarter 2010 net revenues of $11.3 million.
-- Fourth quarter net income of $1.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share,
   increased over fourth quarter 2009 net income of $142,000, or $0.01 per
   diluted share, and decreased compared with third quarter 2010 net income
   of $1.7 million, or $0.17 per share.

2010 Year-End Highlights:

-- 2010 net revenues of $46.2 million increased 97% over 2009 net revenues
   of $23.5 million.
-- 2010 gross margin of 47.9% improved over 2009 gross margin of 33.2%.
-- Record 2010 net income of $7.3 million, or $0.72 per diluted share,
   increased over the net loss of $(4.8) million, or a loss of $(0.49) per
   diluted share, reported for 2009.

Recent Business Highlights (First Quarter 2011):

-- inTEST relocated the Company's corporate headquarters and Temptronic
   Corporation's operations to state-of-the-art facilities during the first
   quarter of 2011. The Company expects that reduced operating costs will
   result in savings of approximately $0.05 in annual earnings per share.
-- In order to provide a more focused thermal solution for its customers,
   two of the Company's Sharon, MA-based subsidiaries, Temptronic and Sigma
   Systems, began operating under the umbrella trade name, inTEST Thermal
   Solutions Corp., further broadening the marketing range and engineering
   capabilities of the two separate entities.  In addition to semiconductor
   testing, the Thermal division product line addresses a number of high
   growth markets, including High-Speed Networking and the use of Fiber
   Optic components and devices for 4G and 10G communications, Broadband TV
   satellites, and Military applications.

inTEST President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert E. Matthiessen, commented, "2010 has been a year of considerable opportunity and growth for inTEST Corporation. We utilized the downturn to transform inTEST, strengthening our operations and increasing operational efficiencies, while maintaining our fiscal discipline and cost controls; and in 2010 we delivered, doubling our revenues for the year, improving our performance on all operating metrics and reporting a Company record net income." Mr. Matthiessen concluded, "Looking forward, we see a steadily improving near-term outlook from our customers. We enter 2011 with a diversified product portfolio that includes non-semiconductor markets, and are well positioned to capitalize on the positive trends in the electronic end markets which we serve."

First Quarter 2011 Financial Outlook:

The Company expects that net revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 will be in the range of $11.0 to $12.0 million and that net income will be in the range of $0.11 to $0.15 per diluted share. The first quarter 2011 financial outlook reflects the expected effect of approximately $155,000 in costs related to the first quarter relocation of the Company's corporate headquarters as well as the operations of Temptronic Corporation. The above outlook is based on the Company's current views with respect to operating and market conditions and customers' forecasts, which are subject to change.

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details:

There will be a conference call with investors and analysts this evening at 5:00 pm EST to discuss the Company's fourth quarter 2010 results and management's current expectations and views of the industry. The call may also include discussion of strategic, operating, product initiatives or developments, or other matters relating to the Company's current or future performance.

The dial-in number for the live audio call beginning at 5 p.m. EST on March 2, 2011 is +1-480-629-9715. The passcode for the conference call is 4417871. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on inTEST's website at www.intest.com, under the 'Investors' section.

A replay of the call will be available 2 hours following the call through midnight on March 9, 2011 by telephone at +1-303-590-3030. The conference ID number to access the replay is 4417871. Additionally, an archive of the webcast is available for a period of one year at inTEST's website at www.intest.com, under the 'Investors' section.

About inTEST Corporation

inTEST Corporation is an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of ATE interface solutions and temperature management products, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers to perform final testing of integrated circuits (ICs) and wafers. The Company's high-performance products are designed to enable semiconductor manufacturers to improve the speed, reliability, efficiency and profitability of IC test processes. Specific products include positioner and docking hardware products, temperature management systems and customized interface solutions. The Company has established strong relationships with semiconductor manufacturers globally, which it supports through a network of local offices. For more information visit www.intest.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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 SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

                       SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
                              (Unaudited)
                  (In thousands, except per share data)


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Data:

                           Three Months Ended              Year Ended
                     -------------------------------- ---------------------
                     12/31/2010 12/31/2009  9/30/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2009
                     ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Net revenues         $   10,110 $    8,423 $   11,305 $   46,204 $  23,499
Gross margin              4,788      3,162      5,452     22,145     7,813
Operating expenses:
  Selling expense         1,290      1,172      1,444      5,717     4,333
  Engineering and
   product development
   expense                  789        570        767      3,044     2,418
  General and
   administrative
   expense                1,345      1,226      1,555      6,034     5,445
  Restructuring and
   other charges              -        307          -          -       663
Operating income (loss)   1,364       (113)     1,686      7,350    (5,046)
Other income                 61        209          8         50       151
Earnings (loss)
 before income tax
 expense (benefit)        1,425         96      1,694      7,400    (4,895)
Income tax expense
 (benefit)                  131        (46)        16        148       (52)
Net earnings (loss)       1,294        142      1,678      7,252    (4,843)

Net earnings (loss)
 per share - basic   $     0.13 $     0.01 $     0.17 $     0.72  $  (0.49)
Weighted average
 shares outstanding
 - basic                 10,042      9,987     10,033     10,019     9,975

Net earnings (loss)
 per share - diluted $     0.13 $     0.01 $     0.17 $     0.72  $  (0.49)
Weighted average
 shares outstanding
 - diluted               10,184      9,987     10,195     10,142     9,975




Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets Data:

                                                      As of:
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        12/31/2010  9/30/2010   12/31/2009
                                        ----------- ----------- -----------

Cash and cash equivalents               $     6,895 $     6,197 $     2,647
Trade accounts receivable, net                6,244       7,940       5,413
Inventories                                   3,489       3,188       3,064
Total current assets                         17,058      17,790      11,501
Net property and equipment                      718         192         297
Total assets                                 21,408      21,471      15,144
Accounts payable                              1,672       1,554       2,576
Accrued expenses                              3,445       3,405       2,156
Total current liabilities                     5,265       5,489       5,249
Noncurrent liabilities                           39       1,213       1,301
Total stockholders' equity                   16,104      14,769       8,594

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    inTEST Corporation
    Hugh T. Regan, Jr.
    Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
    Tel: 856-505-8999

    Investors:
    Laura Guerrant-Oiye
    Principal
    Guerrant Associates
    Email Contact
    Tel: (808) 882-1467