Trio-Tech International (AMEX:TRT)
announced today that revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 tripled to $12,874,000 compared to $4,328,000 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. Net income for the quarter was $323,000 compared to a loss of $683,000 for the same quarter last year.
Revenue from product sales quadrupled to $8,865,000 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $2,188,000 a year earlier, primarily the result of higher sales of the Company's proprietary semiconductor test equipment products. Revenue from testing services for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 increased to $3,748,000 compared to $2,071,000 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.
"We are pleased by the improved performance of our core semiconductor test equipment and services businesses, extending a trend that began late last year. We also are encouraged that manufacturing segment backlog at June 30, 2010 was a strong $7,181,000 compared to just $1,194,000 at June 30, 2009, and testing services backlog rose to $618,000 from $345,000, providing a solid foundation as we enter the new fiscal year," said SW Yong, Trio-Tech's CEO.
Yong added, "We began implementing expansion plans for our Malaysia manufacturing operation in the fourth quarter, including the purchase of additional plant and equipment, to improve efficiency and throughput to meet increasing orders from one of our major customers.
"We are also setting up a new 47,000 square foot facility for semiconductor test and burn-in services to support an existing major customer in Tianjin, China. Trio-Tech plans to invest $5.5 million over the next two years to equip this facility. The laboratory is certified for ISO and is currently undergoing buy-off by the major customer. We are expecting to commence operations towards the end of the second quarter or early third quarter of the current fiscal year.
"Trio-Tech is also beginning to realize returns on our investment in the real estate segment, as revenue from this segment increased to $183,000 in the fourth quarter, compared to $69,000 same quarter a year ago. Revenue at PT SHI Indonesia, a Batam-based oil and gas equipment fabricator which Trio-Tech acquired in fiscal 2010, was $78,000 for this year's fourth quarter.