|mib - Mittwoch, 18. April 2001 - 23:05|
| heute Kauf von 160 Stk. Exponent zu 12.40 Eu in Berlin. |
Was wuerdet ihr davon halten, wenn auch Titel in's Auslandsdepot aufgenommen wuerden, die NICHT in Deutschland gehandelt werden?
Gruss aus USA von Mib, der wieder zurueck ist!
|j_r_ewing - Mittwoch, 18. April 2001 - 23:45|
| Absolut! Daß man bei US-Titeln an dt. Börsen Geld spart, halte ich für zweifelhaft! |
Schön, daß Du wieder zurück bist - jetzt wird's gleich wieder viel interessanter!
|mib - Donnerstag, 19. April 2001 - 15:20|
| Exponent (EXPO) ist ein Beratungsunternehmen, das auf verschiedensten Gebieten (Umweltschutz, Fehlfunktionen von Produkten, etc.) taetig ist und wissenschaftliches know-how zur Verfuegung stellt. EXPO erwirtschaftet Gewinne (KGV ca. 10), wird zum Buchwert gehandelt (KBV ca. 1), und steht vor der Erteilung eines Grossauftrags der US Army. Im Anhang der letzte Quartalsbericht (12.04.01) von EXPO: |
Thursday April 12, 4:25 pm Eastern Time
SOURCE: Exponent, Inc.
Exponent Reports Record Results for First Quarter
MENLO PARK, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Exponent, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPO - news) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2001.
For the first quarter, income from continuing operations increased 13 percent to $2,425,000, or $0.34 per share, from $2,141,000 or $0.30 per share over the same period in 2000. Revenues for the quarter rose 7 percent to $27,861,000 compared to $26,126,000 for the same quarter a year ago. Stockholders' equity grew to $68.0 million or $10.46 per outstanding share as of the quarter end.
Exponent continued to benefit from the strong performance of its Electrical and Technology Development practices during the quarter. The Company's Environmental and Health business segment also saw strengthened results in comparison to a year ago.
During the quarter, Exponent received an interim contract for work on the Land Warrior Program. This contract covers efforts by Exponent that culminated in a critical design review of the Land Warrior system, which took place earlier this week. The interim contract was put in place to allow development work to continue while Exponent and five other companies form a consortium for the next phase of work. The consortium is currently in the process of negotiating a contract with the U.S. Army for the engineering and manufacturing development of the Land Warrior version 1.0 prototype system. Exponent will continue its leadership role as the program manager and system engineer as a member of the consortium.
``We are pleased to have begun the year with a strong first quarter. We continued to benefit from expansion of Technology Development and a focus on those practices with the highest growth potential,'' commented President and Chief Executive Officer Michael R. Gaulke. ``The visit this week by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Eric K. Shinseki, was a testament to the success of the Land Warrior program to date. We believe that the recognition of our ability to solve complex problems by utilizing commercial off-the-shelf technologies will create new opportunities for Exponent in the future.''
Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex problems. Whether the firm investigates an incident that happened in the past or assists with the development of a new product or service, Exponent offers knowledge to assist its clients to make informed, intelligent decisions. Exponent's multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and business consultants brings together more than 70 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. The firm's consultants analyze failures and accidents to determine their causes and provide answers to help prevent such problems. In addition, Exponent evaluates human health and environmental concerns to find cost-effective solutions. Exponent is certified to ISO 9001.
Exponent may be reached at 888-656-EXPO, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.exponent.com.
This news release contains certain 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 is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. When used in this news release, the words ``anticipate,'' ``believe,'' and similar expressions, identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company or its management with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation: changes in demand for the Company's services, competition, attraction and retention of key employees, regulation, general absence of backlog in the consulting business, integration of acquired companies, fluctuations in interest rates, and other factors described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2000. As a result, there can be no assurance that the Company's future results will not be materially different from those projected.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
For the Quarters Ended March 30, 2001 and December 29, 2000
(in thousands, except share data)
March 30, Dec. 29,
Cash and cash equivalents $959 $6,379
Accounts receivable, net 35,103 32,257
Prepaid expenses and other assets 3,711 2,892
Deferred income taxes 1,908 1,908
Total current assets 41,681 43,436
Property, equipment and leasehold
improvements, net 33,791 34,007
Goodwill 7,045 7,250
Other assets 919 933
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Accounts payable and accrued
liabilities $4,610 $4,232
Current installments of long-term
obligations 584 839
Accrued payroll and employee
benefits 9,468 13,275
Deferred revenues -- 1,057
Total current liabilities 14,662 19,403
Long-term obligations, net of
current installments 147 227
Other obligations 615 659
Total liabilities 15,424 20,289
Common stock 8 8
Additional paid-in capital 32,890 33,016
Accumulated other comprehensive
losses (122) (97)
Retained earnings 44,677 42,252
Treasury shares, at cost (9,441) (9,842)
Total stockholders' equity 68,012 65,337
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
For the Quarters Ended March 30, 2001 and March 31, 2000
(in thousands, except per share data)
March 30, March 31,
Revenues $27,861 $26,126
Compensation and related expenses 18,179 16,242
Other operating expenses 4,070 4,003
General and administrative expenses 1,899 2,592
Operating income 3,713 3,289
Other income (expense)
Interest income (expense), net 64 (33)
Miscellaneous income, net 418 402
Income from continuing operations
before income taxes 4,195 3,658
Income taxes 1,770 1,517
Income from continuing operations 2,425 2,141
Income from operations of BCS
Wireless, Inc. (net of tax expense) -- 56
Net income $2,425 $2,197
Income per share from
Basic $0.37 $0.32
Diluted $0.34 $0.30
Income per share from
Basic $-- $0.01
Diluted $-- $0.01
Net income per share
Basic $0.37 $0.33
Diluted $0.34 $0.31
Shares used in per share computations:
Basic 6,471 6,681
Diluted 7,174 7,075
SOURCE: Exponent, Inc.
|mib - Montag, 30. April 2001 - 05:52|
| wer sich ueber Exponent informieren moechte, der findet hier alles, was das Herz begehrt: |
Gruss an die Fundis - Mib :-)))
|mib - Montag, 7. Mai 2001 - 17:00|
| ein interessantes pdf file zu Exponent kann man unter |
|mib - Sonntag, 3. Juni 2001 - 18:20|
| Freitagabend gab's eine Gewinnwarnung von Exponent: |
Die unangenehme Ueberraschung dabei: ploetzlich ist von geringerem Umsatz im Land Warrior 2 im Vergleich zum Land Warrior 1 Auftrag die Rede. In meinen (e-mail) diskussionen mit dem CFO von EXPO war davon bisher nie die Rede, sondern es wurde der Eindruck eines sehr positiven Effekts auf Umsatz und Gewinn geweckt. EXPO ist zwar auch bei den (deutlich) reduzierten Gewinnerwartungen unterbewertet und erwirtschaftet immer noch Gewinne, aber das ganze ist schon sehr aergerlich. EXPO ist damit fuer mich voellig unerwartet zu einem Wackelkandidaten im Auslandsdepot geworden!
Gruss - Mib