Technical Communications Corporation Reports Results for the Three and Six Months Ended April 1, 2017

CONCORD, Mass., May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technical Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:TCCO) today announced its results for the three and six month periods ended April 1, 2017. For the three months ended April 1, 2017, the Company reported net income of $128,000, or $0.07 per share, on revenue of $1,385,000, as compared to a net loss of $(263,000), or $(0.14) per share, on revenue of $557,000 for the quarter ended April 2, 2016. For the six months ended April 1, 2017, the Company reported a net loss of $(567,000), or $(0.31) per share, on revenue of $2,017,000, compared to a net loss of $(681,000), or $(0.37) per share, on revenue of $1,537,000 for the six months ended April 2, 2016.

Commenting on corporate performance, Carl H. Guild, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of TCC, said, “The return to profitability this quarter was anticipated as we began shipping under recently received orders primarily for our radio encryptors for deployment into Afghanistan. Shipments under these contracts will continue throughout our third quarter ending July 1, 2017.”

About Technical Communications Corporation
For over 50 years, TCC has specialized in superior-grade secure communications systems and customized solutions, supporting our CipherONE® best-in-class criteria, to protect highly sensitive voice, data and video transmitted over a wide range of networks. Government entities, military agencies and corporate enterprises in 115 countries have selected TCC's proven security to protect their communications. Learn more:

Statements made in this press release or as may otherwise be incorporated by reference herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding anticipated operating results, future earnings, and the ability to achieve growth and profitability. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including but not limited to the effect of foreign political unrest; domestic and foreign government policies and economic conditions; future changes in export laws or regulations; changes in technology; the ability to hire, retain and motivate technical, management and sales personnel; the risks associated with the technical feasibility and market acceptance of new products; changes in telecommunications protocols; the effects of changing costs, exchange rates and interest rates; and the Company's ability to secure adequate capital resources. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of the risks facing the Company, see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2016 filed with the Commission and the “Risk Factors” section included therein.

Technical Communications Corporation
Condensed consolidated statements of operations
Quarter Ended
04/01/2017 04/02/2016
Net sales$ 1,385,000 $ 557,000
Gross profit1,147,000 199,000
S, G & A expense545,000 725,000
Product development costs477,000 202,000
Operating income (loss)125,000 (728,000)
Gain on sale of investment- 462,000
Net income (loss)128,000 (263,000)
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic$ 0.07 $ (0.14)
Diluted$ 0.07 $ (0.14)

Six Months Ended
Net sales$ 2,017,000 $ 1,537,000
Gross profit1,590,000 766,000
S, G & A expense1,191,000 1,409,000
Product development costs971,000 506,000
Operating loss(572,000)(1,149,000)
Gain on sale of investment- 462,000
Net loss(567,000)(681,000)
Net loss per share:
Basic$ (0.31)$ (0.37)
Diluted$ (0.31)$ (0.37)

Condensed consolidated balance sheets
(derived from audited
financial statements)
Cash and marketable securities$ 1,764,000 $ 2,979,000
Accounts receivable - trade896,000 112,000
Inventory1,833,000 1,644,000
Other current assets 180,000 213,000
Total current assets4,673,000 4,948,000
Marketable securities- 374,000
Property and equipment, net 86,000 149,000
Total assets$ 4,759,000 $ 5,471,000
Accounts payable91,000 119,000
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 314,000 438,000
Total current liabilities405,000 557,000
Total stockholders’ equity 4,354,000 4,914,000
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$ 4,759,000 $ 5,471,000

Michael P. Malone Chief Financial Officer (978) 287-5100

Source:Technical Communications Corporation