Bolt Technology Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: BOLT) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, the three months ended June 30, 2010, amounted to $9,880,000 compared to $11,063,000 for the fourth quarter last year. Net income for the quarter amounted to $1,634,000 ($0.19 per share) compared to $2,191,000 ($0.25 per share) for the fourth quarter last year.

For the year ended June 30, 2010, sales amounted to $31,485,000 compared to $48,876,000 last year. Net income for the year amounted to $4,954,000 ($0.58 per share) compared to $10,501,000 ($1.22 per share) last year.

Raymond M. Soto, Bolt’s chairman, president and CEO, commented, “The Company’s operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 continue to reflect industry-wide lower marine seismic exploration activity. However, we are pleased to report that fourth quarter sales and net income increased 68% and 140%, respectively, over the third quarter and resulted in our best quarter of fiscal 2010. We are hopeful that the momentum of the fourth quarter will continue into fiscal 2011 and that the impact on the marine seismic industry associated with the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico will be minimal.”

Mr. Soto continued, “We remain committed to enhance our Company’s growth through acquisitions, and we are currently evaluating several acquisition possibilities. In addition, in June 2010, our Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to $10,000,000 of our common stock and to date, we have repurchased approximately 100,000 shares.”

Bolt Technology Corporation is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of marine seismic acquisition equipment used for offshore exploration for oil and gas. The Company operates in three segments: “Seismic Energy Sources,” “Underwater Cables and Connectors” and “Seismic Energy Source Controllers.”

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements about anticipated financial performance, future revenues and earnings, business prospects, new products, anticipated energy industry activity, anticipated market performance, planned production and shipping of products, expected cash needs and similar matters. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation (i) the risk of technological change relating to the Company’s products and the risk of the Company’s inability to develop new competitive products in a timely manner, (ii) the risk of changes in demand for the Company’s products due to fluctuations in energy industry activity, (iii) the Company’s reliance on certain significant customers, (iv) risks associated with a significant amount of foreign sales, (v) the risk of fluctuations in future operating results, (vi) risks associated with global economic conditions and (vii) other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company believes that forward-looking statements made by it are based on reasonable expectations. However, no assurances can be given that actual results will not differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements. The words “estimate,” “project,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “predict,” “believe,” “may,” “could,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
               

BOLT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 

Three Months Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

June 30,

June 30,
 

2010

2009

2010

2009
Sales $ 9,880,000 $ 11,063,000 $ 31,485,000 $ 48,876,000
Costs and expenses   7,467,000   7,806,000   24,181,000   33,352,000
Income before income taxes 2,413,000 3,257,000 7,304,000 15,524,000
Provision for income taxes   779,000   1,066,000   2,350,000   5,023,000
Net Income $ 1,634,000 $ 2,191,000 $ 4,954,000 $ 10,501,000
 
Earnings per share diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.58 $ 1.22
 

Average shares outstanding

8,604,000

8,591,000

8,614,000

8,590,000
 

BOLT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
     

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

2010
   

2009

2010
   

2009
 
Assets

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 

 

 

Current Assets

Current Liabilities

Cash and cash equivalents
$ 39,468,000 $ 25,696,000

Accounts payable
$ 631,000 $ 958,000
Short Term Investments - 2,041,000

Accrued expenses
1,787,000 2,904,000
Accounts receivable 6,210,000 11,576,000 Income taxes payable   448,000   194,000

 

Inventories
12,390,000 14,064,000

Other
 

600,000
 

614,000
 

2,866,000
 

4,056,000
 

58,668,000
 

53,991,000
Property and equipment 3,957,000 4,191,000

 

 
Goodwill 10,957,000 10,957,000 Stockholders’ equity  

71,955,000
 

66,468,000
Other intangible assets 992,000 1,232,000
Other  

247,000
 

153,000
 
 
$ 74,821,000 $ 70,524,000 $ 74,821,000 $ 70,524,000

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