Bolt Technology Announces First Quarter Results

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bolt Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:BOLT) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, the three months ended September 30, 2013.

Sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 increased 14% to $16,208,000, compared to $14,268,000 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. Net income for the quarter increased 39% to $2,363,000 ($0.27 per share) from $1,704,000 ($0.20 per share) in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Raymond M. Soto, Bolt's chairman and CEO, commented, "The 14% increase in sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 is attributable to our marine seismic data acquisition businesses which reported a 23% increase in sales, partially offset by a 14% decrease in sales in our underwater robotic vehicle business. During the quarter we shipped the first order of our SmartSource™ digital controller which was a major contributor to the increase in sales and net income."

Mr. Soto concluded, "We are pleased with the results of the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 and based on current customer orders and inquiries, we anticipate that fiscal year 2014 will be another successful year for our Company."
BOLT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
     
  Three Months Ended
  September 30,
     
  2013 2012
     
Sales $16,208,000 $14,268,000
Costs and expenses 12,680,000 11,647,000
Income before income taxes 3,528,000 2,621,000
Provision for income taxes 1,165,000 917,000
Net Income $2,363,000 $1,704,000
     
Earnings per share $0.27 $0.20
     
Average shares outstanding 8,653,000 8,581,000
 
BOLT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
           
  September 30,   September 30,
  2013 2012   2013 2012
           
Assets     Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
Current Assets     Current Liabilities    
Cash and cash equivalents $25,170,000 $26,332,000 Accounts payable $2,288,000 $1,570,000
Accounts receivable 10,993,000 8,619,000 Accrued expenses 3,015,000 2,181,000
Inventories 18,568,000 17,135,000 Contingent earnout liability 2,170,000 2,400,000
Deferred income taxes 626,000 530,000 Dividends payable 779,000 601,000
Other 907,000 1,029,000 Income taxes payable 1,067,000 830,000
  56,264,000 53,645,000   9,319,000 7,582,000
Property and equipment 4,907,000 5,098,000 Contingent earnout liability 1,145,000 2,600,000
Goodwill 17,227,000 17,227,000 Deferred income taxes 2,398,000 2,494,000
Other intangible assets 6,772,000 7,653,000 Total liabilities 12,862,000 12,676,000
Other 241,000 250,000      
      Stockholders' Equity 72,549,000 71,197,000
  $85,411,000 $83,873,000   $85,411,000 $83,873,000

About Bolt Technology Corporation

Bolt Technology Corporation is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of marine seismic data acquisition equipment used for offshore oil and natural gas exploration. Bolt, through its SeaBotix Inc. subsidiary, is also a developer and manufacturer of remotely operated robotic vehicles systems used for a variety of underwater tasks.

Forward Looking Statements

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, dividends, 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, (vii) risks of changes in environmental or regulatory matters and (viii) 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.
CONTACT: Raymond M. Soto         Chairman and CEO         (203) 853-0700

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