Trio-Tech Reports 29.3% Increase in Second Quarter Revenue
VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trio-Tech International (NYSE MKT:TRT) today announced financial results for the second quarter and the first six months of fiscal 2014, highlighted by an increase of 29.3% and 12.1%, respectively, in revenue and a narrower net loss compared to the same periods in fiscal 2013.
Second Quarter Results
For the three months ended December 31, 2013, revenue increased 29.3% to $9,339,000, compared to revenue of $7,221,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Products revenue increased 37.4% to $4,696,000 compared to $3,419,000 for last year's second fiscal quarter, and semiconductor testing services revenue increased 22.0% to $4,597,000 compared to $3,769,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.
Gross margin for this year's fiscal second quarter was $1,987,000, or 21.3% of revenue, compared to $1,548,000, or 21.4% of revenue, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013.
Operating expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 of $2,093,000 included non-cash stock option expense of $86,000. For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, operating expenses of $1,862,000 included non-cash stock option expense of $8,000.
The operating loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 narrowed to $106,000 compared to an operating loss of $314,000 for the same period a year ago. The operating loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 included a non-cash stock option expense of $86,000, compared to a non-cash stock option expense of only $8,000 in the same quarter of fiscal 2013.
The net loss attributable to Trio-Tech common shareholders for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $365,000, or $0.10 per share, which included a loss from the discontinued fabrication services business of $17,000, or $0.00 per share. The second quarter fiscal 2014 loss also takes into account the non-cash stock option expense of $86,000. In comparison, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the net loss attributable to Trio-Tech common shareholders was $506,000, or $0.15 per share, which included a loss from the discontinued fabrication business of $132,000, or $0.03 per share. The loss for this period of fiscal 2013 also takes into account the non-cash stock option expense of $8,000. Trio-Tech terminated its fabrication facilities lease in December 2012 and discontinued this segment in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
First Half Results
For the six months ended December 31, 2013, revenue increased 12.1% to $18,836,000 compared to revenue of $16,796,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2013.
The operating loss for the first six months of fiscal 2014 was $119,000. This loss included a non-cash stock option expense of $200,000. For the first six months of fiscal 2013, the operating loss was $424,000, which included a non-cash stock option expense of $19,000.
The net loss attributable to Trio-Tech common shareholders for the first six months of fiscal 2014 was $382,000, or $0.11 per share, which included a loss from the discontinued fabrication services business of $40,000, or $0.01 per share, and the non-cash stock option expense of $200,000. In comparison, for the first six months of fiscal 2013, the net loss attributable to Trio-Tech common shareholders was $523,000, or $0.16 per share, including a loss from the discontinued fabrication business of $242,000, or $0.07 per share, and the non-cash stock option expense of $19,000.
Cash provided by operations for the first six months of fiscal 2014 was $2,201,000, compared to cash provided by operations for the first six months of fiscal 2013 of $3,646,000. Shareholders' equity at December 31, 2013 was $20,564,000, or $5.86 per outstanding share, compared to $20,606,000, or $6.20 per outstanding share, at June 30, 2013. There were approximately 3,508,000 common shares outstanding for the first half of fiscal 2014, compared to approximately 3,322,000 common shares outstanding for the same period last year.
"Our efforts to grow our core manufacturing and testing businesses are meeting with success, as reflected in the increase in revenue in both business segments and the strong improvement in operating income, excluding the effects of the stock option expense, in the current fiscal year compared to fiscal 2013. Through new product development and service enhancements, we continually strive to broaden and deepen our relationships with our customers and expand our revenue base. At the same time, we remain alert to opportunities to reduce costs and enhance productivity throughout our organization. We believe this is the right strategy for Trio-Tech's long term success," said S.W. Yong, Trio-Tech's CEO.
Established in 1958 and headquartered in Van Nuys, California, Trio-Tech International is a diversified business group with interests in semiconductor testing services, manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor testing equipment, oil and gas equipment fabrication and real estate. Further information about Trio-Tech's semiconductor products and services can be obtained from the Company's Web site at www.triotech.com, www.universalfareast.com, and www.ttsolar.com.
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and assumptions regarding future activities and results of operations of the Company. In light of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company: market acceptance of Company products and services; changing business conditions or technologies and volatility in the semiconductor industry, which could affect demand for the Company's products and services; the impact of competition; problems with technology; product development schedules; delivery schedules; changes in military or commercial testing specifications which could affect the market for the Company's products and services; difficulties in profitably integrating acquired businesses, if any, into the Company; risks associated with conducting business internationally and especially in Southeast Asia, including currency fluctuations and devaluation, currency restrictions, local laws and restrictions and possible social, political and economic instability; changes in U.S. and global financial and equity markets, including market disruptions and significant interest rate fluctuations; and other economic, financial and regulatory factors beyond the Company's control. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements made in this Quarterly Report are forward-looking, including, but not limited to, statements regarding industry prospects, future results of operations or financial position, and statements of our intent, belief and current expectations about our strategic direction, prospective and future financial results and condition. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "potential," "believes," "can impact," "continue," or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that are inherently difficult to predict, which could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from our expectations, forecasts and assumptions.
|TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|UNAUDITED (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT EARNINGS PER SHARE)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Costs of Sales|
|Cost of products sold||4,064||2,799||8,410||7,825|
|Cost of testing services rendered||3,253||2,842||6,278||5,519|
|General and administrative||1,838||1,664||3,672||3,416|
|Research and development||49||72||101||145|
|(Gain) Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment||(2||)||--||11||(3||)|
|Total operating expenses||2,093||1,862||4,197||3,811|
|Loss from Operations||(106||)||(314||)||(119||)||(424||)|
|Other Income (Expenses)|
|Other (expenses) income, net||(205||)||56||(41||)||310|
|Total other (expenses) income||(271||)||(20||)||(175||)||156|
|Loss from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes||(377||)||(334||)||(294||)||(268||)|
|Income Tax Benefit (Expense)||39||(2||)||82||122|
Loss from Continuing Operations before non-controlling Interest, net of tax
|Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax||(30||)||(258||)||(72||)||(489||)|
|Less: net income (loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest||(3||)||(88||)||98||(112||)|
|Net Loss attributable to Trio-Tech International||(365||)||(506||)||(382||)||(523||)|
|Net Loss Attributable to Trio-Tech International:|
|Loss from continuing operations, net of tax||(348||)||(374||)||(342||)||(281||)|
|Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax||(17||)||(132||)||(40||)||(242||)|
|Net Loss Attributable to Trio-Tech International||$||(365||)||$||(506||)||$||(382||)||$||(523||)|
|Comprehensive Income (Loss) Attributable to Trio-Tech:|
|Foreign currency translation, net of tax||39||161||(144||)||716|
|Comprehensive Income (Loss)||(329||)||(433||)||(428||)||81|
Less: Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to non-controlling Interest
|Comprehensive (Loss) Income Attributable to Trio-Tech||(328||)||(387||)||(423||)||29|
|Basic and diluted loss per share from continuing operations||$||(0.10||)||$||(0.12||)||$||(0.10||)||$||(0.09||)|
|Basic and diluted loss per share from discontinued operations||--||(0.03||)||(0.01||)||(0.07||)|
|Basic and Diluted Loss per Share||$||(0.10||)||$||(0.15||)||$||(0.11||)||$||(0.16||)|
|Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic and Diluted||3,508||3,322||3,508||3,322|
|TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT NUMBER OF SHARES)|
|Dec. 31||Jun. 30,|
|Cash & cash equivalents||$||2,574||$||2,793|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||9,223||8,728|
|Loan receivables from property development projects, net||826||1,139|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||445||358|
|Total current assets||14,808||16,578|
|INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, Net||1,861||1,893|
|PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, Net||13,184||12,851|
|RESTRICTED TERM DEPOSITS||3,490||3,494|
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
|Lines of credit||$||3,336||$||3,864|
|Income taxes payable||468||459|
|Current portion of bank loans payable||717||770|
|Current portion of capital leases||84||105|
Total current liabilities
|BANK LOANS PAYABLE, net of current portion||2,207||2,613|
|CAPITAL LEASES, net of current portion||236||228|
|DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES||165||191|
|OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES||38||12|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||--||--|
|TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL'S SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:|
Common stock, no par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 3,508,055 and 3,321,555 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013, respectively
|Accumulated retained earnings||1,286||1,668|
|Accumulated other comprehensive gain-translation adjustments||3,639||3,680|
|Total Trio-Tech International shareholders' equity||18,754||18,635|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||34,696||$||36,044|