Memry Corporation FY 2007 Revenues $51.7M; Net Income $317,000 or $0.01 Per Share

Published: Sep 18, 2007

BETHEL, Conn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Memry Corporation , a leading provider of nitinol and polymer components to the medical device industry, reported today revenues of $51,677,000 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 versus $52,588,000 in fiscal year 2006. Net income for fiscal 2007 was $317,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with net income of $2,673,000, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the previous fiscal year.

For the fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2007, revenues were $13,129,000, compared with $13,279,000 in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2006. Fourth quarter net income was $42,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared with net income of $887,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the comparable period of fiscal year 2006.

Memry Chief Executive Officer Robert Belcher said, "Although this has been an extremely difficult year for Memry, our fourth quarter financial results were stronger than we expected and, as we announced in our preliminary report last month, we believe Memry has turned the corner. In the fourth fiscal quarter both nitinol and polymer sales resumed growth on a sequential quarter basis. Thanks to our strong cash flow, total debt was reduced from $10.0 million a year ago to $1.6 million at June 30, 2007.

"We are encouraged with both the revenue and net income results achieved in the fourth quarter. Although modest, the $42,000 net income in the fourth quarter is the first positive net income quarter since the first quarter of the 2007 fiscal year.

"Our fourth quarter revenue results showed Memry is rebounding from the weakness we experienced simultaneously in both our nitinol and polymer segments in the second and third quarters. On a comparative basis, nitinol revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 increased 2.4% versus the fourth quarter revenue of fiscal 2006 and posted a second consecutive increase in sequential quarterly revenue. In our polymer business, revenue was down 8.3% in the fourth quarter versus the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, which was an exceptionally strong quarter, but on a consecutive basis we are pleased to report polymer revenues increased 20.2% in the fourth quarter versus the third quarter of 2007.

"Our research and development initiatives have been a strong focus and point of investment in 2007 as we plan for Memry's future growth. These investments are helping us resume growth and we are beginning to see the benefits of our new capabilities and customer-sponsored development projects. We closed out our fiscal year 2007 with a number of accomplishments, such as the launch of our ultra small V2 tubing, our Putnam Plastics Plus (PPC+) product line that provides specialized secondary operations solutions for medical polymer tubing and our new customer-focused PPC+ website. I am extremely pleased to report that our emphasis on developing customer-sponsored research and development resulted in revenue of $5.1 million in fiscal year 2007, representing a three year compound annual growth rate of approximately 58% since 2004.

"For the year ended June 30, 2007, revenues for the nitinol products segment decreased 3% or $1.0 million to $36.0 million from $37.0 million during fiscal year 2006. This represented approximately 70% of consolidated revenues in fiscal year 2007, similar to last year. The decrease was primarily a result of price reductions granted for mature products in a contract renewal, together with unit volume decreases experienced for older generation stent components. We experienced revenue decreases for superelastic nitinol tube, nitinol tube-based stent components, shipments of Endocatch products and arch wire and high pressure sealing plugs. This was partially offset with increased sales of etched wire-based stents and increased revenues from prototype development and research and development activities funded by our customers. In addition, a nitinol catheter product launched during the year generated new revenue. Gross margin in the nitinol products segment decreased to 30.2% in fiscal year 2007 from 36.1% in fiscal year 2006, primarily due to the contracted price reductions, reduced sales volume and resultant production variances.

"Polymer segment revenues for fiscal year 2007 were $15.8 million, the same level as in fiscal year 2006. Gross margins decreased to 36.1% in fiscal year 2007, versus 44.4% in fiscal year 2006, due to mix change and increased strategic investment in personnel and equipment to support future growth. We continue to invest in our polymer manufacturing operations because we believe this segment has attractive growth opportunities over the next several years. Although these investments will affect profitability in the short term, we are carefully building our business for the future. The polymer segment gross margins remained higher than those for nitinol. The polymer segment of our business represented 31% of consolidated revenue for the fiscal year 2007, just slightly up from a year ago," Belcher said.

Memry CFO Rick Sowerby added, "The company continues to be a strong cash generator. In fiscal year 2007 Memry produced $5.4 million in net cash from operating activities despite incurring incremental litigation and professional fees of $1.6 million. Days sales outstanding improved to 44 days at June 30, 2007 from 54 days at June 30, 2006, underscoring our ongoing effort to improve our business operations. As a percent of revenues, Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year 2007 was a strong 12.6%. The positive ongoing cash flow provides us with the means to continue to invest in growth opportunities."

Belcher said, "We are confident our investments are building a stronger foundation for Memry to provide innovative and strategic technology solutions for our customers and ultimately improved valuation for our shareholders. Memry remains focused on delivering highly unique and precision-crafted components to our customers in the growing medical device market.

"We continue to anticipate higher net income in the first quarter on a sequential basis. In addition we expect improved results for fiscal year 2008," Belcher said.

The company will host a conference call with Belcher and senior members of the management team on Tuesday, September 18 at 11 a.m. EDT. The call will cover Memry's fourth quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 financial results. Belcher will open the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer session. To participate in this call, dial (877) 407-8031 any time after 10:55 a.m. EDT on September 18. International callers should dial (201) 689-8031. While in conference, if callers should experience any difficulty or require operator assistance, they can press the (*) followed by the (0) button. This will call an operator to the line.

A copy of the unaudited financial information follows.

About Memry Corporation

Memry Corporation provides design, engineering, development and manufacturing services to the medical device and other industries using the company's proprietary shape memory alloy and polymer extrusion technologies. Medical device products include stent components, catheter components, guidewires, laparoscopic surgical sub-assemblies and orthopedic instruments as well as complex, multi-lumen, multi-layer polymer extrusions used for guidewires, catheters, delivery systems and various other high-end interventional medical devices. Detailed information about Memry Corporation can be found at

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Memry Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income For the Three Months and Year Ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 30, Year Ended June 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenues $13,129,000 $13,279,000 $51,677,000 $52,588,000 Cost of revenues 9,237,000 8,487,000 35,087,000 32,215,000 Gross profit 3,892,000 4,792,000 16,590,000 20,373,000 Operating expenses Research and development 568,000 522,000 1,645,000 2,016,000 General, selling and administration 2,908,000 2,503,000 13,205,000 12,615,000 Amortization of intangible assets 126,000 126,000 504,000 504,000 Other (17,000) (63,000) (72,000) (141,000) 3,585,000 3,088,000 15,282,000 14,994,000 Operating income 307,000 1,704,000 1,308,000 5,379,000 Loss on extinguishment of debt (171,000) -- (215,000) -- Interest Expense (107,000) (317,000) (975,000) (1,258,000) Income 36,000 60,000 331,000 195,000 (71,000) (257,000) (644,000) (1,063,000) Income before income taxes 65,000 1,447,000 449,000 4,316,000 Provision for income taxes 23,000 560,000 132,000 1,643,000 Net income $42,000 $887,000 $317,000 $2,673,000 Net income per common share Basic $0.00 $0.03 $0.01 $0.09 Diluted $0.00 $0.03 $0.01 $0.09 Weighted average common shares used in calculation Basic 29,847,965 28,934,354 29,572,975 28,788,594 Diluted 30,069,420 29,734,303 29,955,046 29,507,780 Memry Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Segment Data For the Three Months and Year Ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Year Ended June 30, June 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenues Nitinol Products $9,241,000 $9,026,000 $36,036,000 $37,015,000 Polymer Products 3,933,000 4,290,000 15,821,000 15,811,000 Eliminations (45,000) (37,000) (180,000) (238,000) Consolidated $13,129,000 $13,279,000 $51,677,000 $52,588,000 Gross profit Nitinol Products $2,593,000 $2,981,000 $10,880,000 $13,351,000 Polymer Products 1,299,000 1,811,000 5,710,000 7,022,000 Consolidated $3,892,000 $4,792,000 $16,590,000 $20,373,000 Memry Corporation and Subsidiaries EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP Financial Measures) For the Three Months and Year Ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Year Ended June 30, June 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenues $13,129,000 $13,279,000 $51,677,000 $52,588,000 Net Income $42,000 $887,000 $317,000 $2,673,000 Income Taxes 23,000 560,000 132,000 1,643,000 Interest Expense, Net 71,000 257,000 644,000 1,063,000 Depreciation 654,000 525,000 2,393,000 2,130,000 Amortization (a) 167,000 167,000 671,000 671,000 EBITDA 957,000 2,396,000 4,157,000 8,180,000 CEO Separation Charges -- -- -- 1,130,000 Stock-based Compensation (b) 136,000 (6,000) 519,000 436,000 Incremental Litigation and Professional Fees (c) 115,000 83,000 1,640,000 212,000 Loss on Extinguishment of Debt (d) 171,000 -- 215,000 -- Adjusted EBITDA $1,379,000 $2,473,000 $6,531,000 $9,958,000 Adjusted EBITDA as a % of Revenues 10.5% 18.6% 12.6% 18.9% a. Amortization excludes the amortization of deferred financing costs, which is included in interest expense, net. b. Stock-based compensation represents non-cash items. Effective July 1, 2005, the company adopted SFAS No. 123( R ), 'Share-Based Payment.' c. Incremental litigation and professional fees are 1) excess litigation fees and 2) professional fees for litigation defense and the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance. d. The loss on the extinguishment of debt represents the write-off of unamortized deferred financing costs and a cash prepayment penalty on the prepayment of a portion of the company's subordinated debt. Memry Corporation and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets June 30, 2007 and 2006 (Unaudited) June 30, 2007 2006 ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $2,401,000 $6,965,000 Accounts receivable, net 6,312,000 8,156,000 Inventories 6,230,000 5,418,000 Deferred tax assets 1,537,000 1,663,000 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 381,000 41,000 Total current assets 16,861,000 22,243,000 Property, plant and equipment, net 8,817,000 8,996,000 Other assets Intangible assets, net 6,500,000 7,171,000 Goodwill 14,146,000 14,146,000 Deferred financing costs, net 89,000 355,000 Deferred tax assets 1,769,000 1,821,000 Investment 409,000 409,000 Deposits and other assets 155,000 159,000 Total other assets 23,068,000 24,061,000 TOTAL ASSETS $48,746,000 $55,300,000 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $5,606,000 $5,478,000 Notes payable 970,000 2,173,000 Income tax payable 50,000 215,000 Total current liabilities 6,626,000 7,866,000 Notes payable, less current maturities 645,000 7,818,000 Other non-current liabilities 125,000 116,000 Stockholders' equity Common stock, $0.01 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized; 29,851,870 and 29,077,486 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively 299,000 291,000 Additional paid-in capital 56,471,000 54,946,000 Accumulated deficit (15,420,000) (15,737,000) Total stockholders' equity 41,350,000 39,500,000 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $48,746,000 $55,300,000 Investor Relation Information: Hawk Associates, Inc. Frank N. Hawkins, Jr. or Julie Marshall Phone: (305) 451-1888 E-mail:

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