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Trio-Tech First Quarter Net Income Increased to $0.23 per Share Versus $0.00 as Revenue Surged 49%

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VAN NUYS, Calif., November 15, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trio-Tech International (NYSE MKT: TRT) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022.

Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 increased 49% to $10,171,000 compared to $6,841,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Manufacturing revenue advanced 36%, testing services revenue increased 56%, and distribution revenue rose 59% compared to the year-earlier period.

Overall gross margin increased to 31% of total revenue compared to 22% for last year’s first quarter, while operating expenses declined to 22% of revenue from 27%. As a result, operating income increased to $970,000 for this year’s first quarter, compared to an operating loss of $327,000 for the same quarter a year ago.

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 was $917,000, or $0.23 per diluted share. This compares to a net loss of $8,000, or $0.00 per share, for the first quarter a year ago.

Shareholders' equity at September 30, 2021 increased to $26,704,000, or $6.82 per outstanding share, compared to $26,053,000, or $6.66 per outstanding share, at June 30, 2021. There were approximately 3,913,055 common shares outstanding at both September 30, and June 30, 2021.

CEO Comments

S.W. Yong, Trio-Tech's CEO, said, "The 49% growth in first quarter revenue, and the improvements in gross margin, operating and net income reflect higher order rates from customers across our operations, improved operating efficiency, firming prices for testing services and a favorable product mix. Our backlog remains strong, as we continue to benefit from our strategy of providing close-in product and testing services for our major customers. We remain optimistic regarding opportunities for the remainder of the fiscal year as we work to finalize a contract with our customer for testing and burn-in services related to a variety of semiconductor components with applications in computing and automotive electronics."

About Trio‑Tech

Established in 1958, Trio-Tech International is located in Van Nuys, California, with its Principal Executive Office and regional headquarter in Singapore. Trio-Tech International is a diversified business group with interests in semiconductor testing services, manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor testing equipment, and real estate. Our subsidiary locations include Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing in China, as well as Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Bangkok Thailand. Further information about Trio-Tech's semiconductor products and services can be obtained from the Company's Web site at www.triotech.com and www.universalfareast.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and may contain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and assumptions regarding future activities and results of operations of the Company. In light of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in any forward looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company: market acceptance of Company products and services; changing business conditions or technologies and volatility in the semiconductor industry, which could affect demand for the Company's products and services; the impact of competition; problems with technology; product development schedules; delivery schedules; changes in military or commercial testing specifications which could affect the market for the Company's products and services; difficulties in profitably integrating acquired businesses, if any, into the Company; risks associated with conducting business internationally and especially in Asia, including currency fluctuations and devaluation, currency restrictions, local laws and restrictions and possible social, political and economic instability; changes in U.S. and global financial and equity markets, including market disruptions and significant interest rate fluctuations; public health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic; political and trade tension between U.S and China and other economic, financial and regulatory factors beyond the Company's control. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements made in this Quarterly Report are forward looking, including, but not limited to, statements regarding industry prospects, future results of operations or financial position, and statements of our intent, belief and current expectations about our strategic direction, prospective and future financial results and condition. In some cases, you can identify forward looking statements by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "potential," "believes," "can impact," "continue," or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology. Forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that are inherently difficult to predict, which could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from our expectations, forecasts and assumptions.

TRIO‑TECH INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

UNAUDITED (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT EARNINGS PER SHARE)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Revenue

2021

2020

Manufacturing

$

3,562

$

2,625

Testing services

4,600

2,954

Distribution

1,998

1,258

Real estate

11

4

10,171

6,841

Cost of Sales

Cost of manufactured products sold

2,434

1,937

Cost of testing services rendered

2,883

2,322

Cost of distribution

1,656

1,047

Cost of real estate

19

17

6,992

5,323

Gross Margin

3,179

1,518

Operating Expenses:

General and administrative

1,980

1,660

Selling

147

111

Research and development

82

75

Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment

--

(1

)

Total operating expenses

2,209

1,845

Income (Loss) from Operations

970

(327

)

Other Income (Expenses)

Interest expenses

(28

)

(37

)

Other income, net

161

211

Total other income

133

174

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes

1,103

(153

)

Income Tax Expense

(180

)

(7

)

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Non-controlling Interest, net of tax

923

(160

)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

5

(6

)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

928

(166

)

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest

11

(158

)

Net Income (Loss) attributable to Trio-Tech International

917

(8

)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Trio-Tech International:

Income (Loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

914

(5

)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

3

(3

)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Trio-Tech International

$

917

$

(8

)

Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share

$

0.23

$

0.00

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.23

$

0.00

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic

3,913

3,686

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted

4,007

3,766

TRIO‑TECH INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

UNAUDITED (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT EARNINGS PER SHARE)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

Comprehensive Income (Loss) Attributable to Trio-Tech International:

Net income (loss)

$

928

$

(166

)

Foreign currency translation, net of tax

(289

)

640

Comprehensive Income

639

474

Less: comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

4

(122

)

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Trio-Tech International

$

635

$

596

TRIO‑TECH INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT NUMBER OF SHARES)

Sep. 30,

Jun. 30,

2021

2021

ASSETS

(unaudited)

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,173

$

5,836

Short-term deposits

5,925

6,651

Trade accounts receivable, net

9,403

8,293

Other receivables

692

662

Inventories, net

2,410

2,080

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,315

418

Financed Sales Receivable

20

19

Total current assets

24,938

23,959

Deferred tax assets

226

217

Investment properties, net

661

681

Property, plant and equipment, net

9,333

9,531

Operating lease right-of-use assets

2,901

1,876

Other assets

296

262

Financed Sales Receivable

34

39

Restricted term deposits

1,722

1,741

Total non-current assets

15,173

14,347

TOTAL ASSETS

$

40,111

$

38,306

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Lines of credit

$

249

$

72

Accounts payable

3,224

3,702

Accrued expenses

3,872

3,363

Income taxes payable

457

314

Current portion of bank loans payable

438

439

Current portion of finance leases

180

197

Current portion of operating leases

869

672

Total current liabilities

9,289

8,759

Bank loans payable, net of current portion

1,489

1,621

Finance leases, net of current portion

211

253

Operating leases, net of current portion

2,033

1,204

Income taxes payable

326

385

Deferred tax liabilities

30

--

Other non-current liabilities

29

31

Total non-current liabilities

4,118

3,494

TOTAL LIABILITIES

13,407

12,253

EQUITY

TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL'S SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

Common stock, no par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 3,913,055 issued and outstanding at September 30 and June 30, 2021, respectively

12,178

12,178

Paid-in capital

4,245

4,233

Accumulated retained earnings

7,741

6,824

Accumulated other comprehensive gain-translation adjustments

2,117

2,399

Total Trio-Tech International shareholders' equity

26,281

25,634

Non-controlling interest

423

419

TOTAL EQUITY

26,704

26,053

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

40,111

$

38,306

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Contacts

Company Contact:
A. Charles Wilson
Chairman
(818) 787-7000

Investor Contact:
Berkman Associates
(310) 927-3108
info@BerkmanAssociates.com