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HEI, Inc. Announces the 2010 Year End Results
Mar 25, 2011 (02:03 PM EDT)


MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HEII; http://www.heii.com) today announced its financial results for its fiscal year 2010, which ended January 1, 2011.

Sales for the year ended January 1, 2011 were $36,420,000, compared to $31,530,000 for the year ended January 2, 2010.  The Company generated a net loss of ($369,000) for 2010 compared to a net loss of ($1,558,000) for 2009.  Basic and diluted earnings per share were a loss of ($0.04) per share for 2010 compared to a loss of ($0.16) per share for 2009.

"We achieved a 16% sales increase for 2010 with approximately 25% of our revenues coming from new customers and new programs that we added during the year.  The new customers and programs are an expansion of our military, industrial and telecommunications manufacturing, while medical continues to be a strong market for us as well.  We are not satisfied with having generated a net loss for the year, but we are pleased with much of the progress that we have made with adding new customers.  Expanding sales to existing and new customers continues to be our primary objective, backed by capacity expansion and operational improvements, all of which will be supported by our expected return to profitability in 2011," commented HEI CEO, Mark B. Thomas.

HEI presently plans to have its Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report posted on its website by March 28, 2011.  Please visit our website at http://www.heii.com under HEI Corporate - News & Events to download your PDF copy for a complete review of Fiscal Year 2010 comparative results.

HEI, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures ultra-miniature microelectronics, substrates, systems, connectivity and software solutions for customers engaged in the medical, hearing, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and industrial markets.  HEI provides its customers with a single point of contact that can take an idea from inception to a fully functional and cost effective product utilizing innovative design solutions and by the application of state-of-the-art materials, processes and manufacturing capabilities.

Corporate Headquarters & HEI –Victoria (Microelectronics Division)

PO Box 5000, 1495 Steiger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN  55386

HEI – Boulder (Advanced Medical Division)

4801 North 63rd Street, Boulder, CO  80301

HEI – Tempe (High Density Interconnect Division)

610 South Rockford Drive, Tempe, AZ  85281



FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Information in this news release, which is not historical, includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "continue," and similar words.  Statements contained in this press release, including the implementation of business strategies, growth of specific markets, improved results and estimated HEI revenue, cash flow and profits, are forward looking statements.  All such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, adverse business and market conditions, the ability of HEI to secure and satisfy customers, the availability and cost of materials from HEI's suppliers, HEI's ability to satisfy financial or other obligations or covenants set forth in its financing agreements, adverse competitive developments, change in or cancellation of customer requirements, collection of receivables and outstanding debt, HEI's ability to control fixed and variable operating expenses, and other risks detailed in previous HEI SEC filings. Since HEI is no longer reporting to the SEC, readers are cautioned to weigh the potential for additional risk factors based on ongoing business activities and the current economic conditions.  The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks.  We undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect ensuing events or circumstances, or subsequent actual results.

HEI, INC.

 BALANCE SHEETS





January 1,


January 2,


2011


2010


(In thousands, except share and per share data)

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$             -


$             -

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $53 and $130, respectively

5,071


3,566

Inventories, net

4,359


2,952

Deferred income taxes

425


362

Other current assets

227


455

Total current assets

10,082


7,335

Property and equipment:




Land

216


216

Building and improvements

4,337


4,337

Fixtures and equipment

25,334


24,140

Accumulated depreciation

(24,290)


(23,025)

Net property and equipment

5,597


5,668

Security deposit

230


230

Other long-term assets

336


388

Total assets

$    16,245


$    13,621

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Checks issued in excess of cash in bank

$         524


$         395

Current maturities of long-term debt

684


551

Accounts payable

2,737


1,750

Customer deposit liabilities

297


228

Accrued liabilities

718


945

Total current liabilities

4,960


3,869

Deferred income taxes

425


362

Other long-term liabilities, less current maturities

1,953


1,934

Long-term debt, less current maturities

5,907


4,240

Total other long-term liabilities, less current maturities

8,285


6,536

Total liabilities

13,245


10,405





Commitments and contingencies








Shareholders’ equity:




Undesignated stock; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

-


-

Convertible preferred stock, $.05 par; 167,000 shares

2


2

authorized; 32,000 shares issued and outstanding;




liquidation preference at $26 per share (total liquidation




preference $832,000)




Common stock, $.05 par; 20,000,000 shares authorized;

494


486

10,971,000 and 10,183,000 shares issued and 9,871,000




and 9,720,000 outstanding




Additional paid-in capital

28,241


28,096

Accumulated deficit

(25,737)


(25,368)

Total shareholders’ equity

3,000


3,216

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$    16,245


$    13,621



HEI, INC.


STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS










Fiscal Periods Ended


12 months

12 months


16 months


January 1,

January 2,


January 3,


2011

2010


2009


(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Net sales

$     36,420

$     31,530


$     55,751

Cost of sales

31,665

26,734


45,183

Gross profit

4,755

4,796


10,568

Operating expenses:





Selling, general and administrative

4,393

5,074


7,212

Research, development and engineering

612

805


1,658

Operating income (loss)

(250)

(1,083)


1,698

Interest expense

(286)

(445)


(836)

Other income (expense), net

167

(30)


211

Income (loss) before income taxes

(369)

(1,558)


1,073

Income tax provision

-

-



Net income (loss)

$        (369)

$     (1,558)


$       1,073






Income (loss) per common share — basic and diluted:





Net income (loss)

$       (0.04)

$       (0.16)


$         0.11






Weighted average common shares outstanding:





Basic and diluted

9,766,000

9,699,000


9,575,000



HEI, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS











Fiscal Period Ended



12 months


12 months


16 months



January 1,


January 2,


January 3,



2011


2010


2009



(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Cash flow from operating activities:







Net income (loss)

$        (369)


$     (1,558)


$       1,073


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash flow from operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization

1,817


2,005


2,234


Change in accounts receivable allowance

(77)


53


(29)


(Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment

(19)


43


(51)


Stock based compensation expense

153


145


196

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Accounts receivable

(1,428)


1,067


(208)


Inventories

(1,407)


522


(214)


Other current assets

219


308


(561)


Accounts payable

987


316


(1,781)


Customer deposit liabilities

69


155


42


Accrued liabilities

(208)


(382)


82


Net cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities

(263)


2,674


783

Cash flow from investing activities:







Additions to property and equipment

(1,614)


(560)


(3,024)


Proceeds from the sale of assets

-


5


52


Additions to patents

(29)


(38)


(50)


Net cash flow provided by (used in) investing activities

(1,643)


(593)


(3,022)

Cash flow from financing activities:







Checks written in excess of cash in bank

129


(114)


318


Payment of debt issuance costs

(23)


(51)


-


Repayment of long-term debt

(608)


(1,910)


(1,125)


Proceeds from long-term debt

716


2,029


1,233


Net proceeds (repayments) of long-term debt - revolving line of credit

1,692


(2,042)


1,643

Net cash flow provided by (used in) financing activities

1,906


(2,088)


2,069

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

-


(7)


(170)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

-


7


177

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

$              -


$              -


$              7

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:






Interest paid

$          309


$          446


$          803

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash financing and investing activities:

In Fiscal 2010, 2009 and 2008, the Company issued common stock for vested restricted stock awards of $8, $4 and $4, respectively

During Fiscal 2009, the Company utilized $298 of its security deposits towards the buy-out of select capital leases

During Fiscal 2009, the Company acquired an asset that was under a capital lease for $63 that was financed by the lessor over a 12-month period



SOURCE HEI, Inc.