SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2012 and nine months ended March 30, 2012.
Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 was $25.7 million, a decrease of 18% compared to revenue of $31.5 million reported in the same quarter of fiscal year 2011. The decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to reduced activity from our projects in Iraq and lower revenue from our Environmental Services business segment.
The Company achieved gross profit in the current quarter of $4.3 million, or 17% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $4.2 million, or 13% of revenue in the third quarter last year. Quarter over quarter operating income improved 59% to $2.2 million compared to $1.4 million in the third quarter of last year. The improved margins were largely due to higher margin revenue in this years third quarter compared to last year and continued focus on controlling fixed costs and reduced G&A. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $2.1 million, a decrease of 13% compared to the corresponding period last year.
Versar (VSR) recorded net income of $1.0 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared to net income of $0.6 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Net income was negatively affected by a write-off of $0.5 million for the unreserved balance of a financing receivable we deemed to be uncollectible during the current quarter related to a long delayed green-energy development project.
Versar closed the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 with funded backlog of $97 million, an increase of 37% compared to approximately $71 million at April 1, 2011. This increase reflected the award of several large long term contracts and was indicative of the high quality proposals that were developed as a result of proposal preparation staff training and business development investments earlier this fiscal year.
For the first nine months of fiscal year 2012, Versar recorded revenue of $90.3 million, a decrease of 12% compared to $102.7 million in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011. The decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to a non-recurring equipment purchase of approximately $8.4 million, from our Tooele Chemical Demilitarization project in Utah, recorded in the second quarter of 2011, which was previously announced. Additionally, the Company had reduced activity from our Iraqi projects and fewer awards in the Environmental Services business segment.
Gross profit increased 7% to $11.5 million, or 13% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $10.7 million or 10% of revenue in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011. Operating income increased over 34% in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 to $5.0 million from $3.7 million in the corresponding period last year. The improvements were due to higher margin revenue and flat G&A and overhead costs. Versar achieved net income of $2.6 million or $0.28 per basic and diluted share in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012, compared to $2.1 million or $0.23 per basic and diluted share in the first nine months of fiscal 2011.
Versar closed the third quarter with a cash balance of $5.1 million and working capital of $22.7 million, an increase of $3.1 million compared to working capital as of July 1, 2011
On May 10, 2012, Versar announced it had reached an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in Charron Construction Consulting, Inc., a national construction project management firm headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in the first year and to provide the Company with over $4.5 million in annualized gross revenue and contracted backlog of over $8.8 million.
Tony Otten, CEO of Versar said, Im very pleased with the results of our third quarter and our focus on profitable growth. The consistent improvement in our gross profit, operating income and earnings per share clearly shows we can perform in a challenging budget environment and the growth in funded backlog, in light of our investment during the year, bodes well for our future. Furthermore, the acquisition agreement announced last week to acquire Charron, a strategically attractive construction management company, will allow us to leverage our tremendous capability in International Title II Engineering stateside and will fold nicely into our business. Finally, our balance sheet remains a tremendous asset and provides a strong platform for future organic and M&A growth.
The Company will host a conference call today, May 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its operational performance and financial results. The conference call may be accessed in the U.S. and Canada by dialing toll-free 877-407-8033. International callers may access the call by dialing 201-689-8033.
Participants should call in a few minutes before 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For those unable to attend the conference call, replays will be available on Versars website, www.versar.com.
VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, VA, is a publicly traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, munitions response, and telecommunication and technology integration market areas.
This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versars Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2011, as updated from time to time in the Companys periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.
|VERSAR, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
(in thousands, except share amounts)
|March 30,||July 1,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,122||$||6,017|
|Accounts receivable, net||24,512||29,500|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,028||1,511|
|Deferred income taxes||2,060||1,554|
|Income tax receivable, net||---||424|
|Total current assets||35,104||41,432|
|Property and equipment, net||3,607||3,828|
|Intangible assets, net||1,296||1,539|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY|
|Accrued salaries and vacation||2,470||3,039|
|Income tax payable, net||490||---|
|Other current liabilities||4,323||7,363|
|Total current liabilities||12,430||21,841|
|Deferred income taxes||431||332|
|Other long-term liabilities||1,035||977|
|Commitments and contingencies|
Common stock, $.01 par value; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 9,637,649 shares and 9,585,474 shares issued; 9,386,965 shares and 9,340,280 shares outstanding
|Capital in excess of par value||28,987||28,806|
|Treasury stock, at cost (250,684 and 245,194 shares, respectively)||(1,158)||(1,142)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss; foreign currency translation||(572)||(301)|
|Total stockholders equity||32,725||30,226|
|Total liabilities and stockholders equity||$||46,621||$||53,376|
|VERSAR, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(unaudited - in thousands, except share amounts)|
|For the Three Months Ended||For the Nine Months Ended|
|March 30,||April 1,||March 30,||April 1,|
|Purchased services and materials, at cost||9,950||14,457||42,193||53,565|
|Direct costs of services and overhead||11,507||12,818||36,648||38,443|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||2,120||2,380||6,399||6,384|
|OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE|
|Write-off of uncollectible financing receivable||465||--||694||--|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||1,695||1,359||4,333||3,746|
|Income tax expense||732||730||1,729||1,654|
|NET INCOME PER SHARE BASIC||$||0.10||$||0.07||$||0.28||$||0.23|
NET INCOME PER SHARE DILUTED
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING:
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING:|
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