updated 11/23/2010 7:16:46 AM ET 2010-11-23T12:16:46

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LTX-Credence Corporation (Nasdaq:LTXC), a global provider of focused, cost-optimized ATE solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2010.

Sales for the quarter were $75,647,000, up 3% from the prior quarter sales of $73,163,000. Net income for the quarter was $19,675,000, or $0.39 per diluted share on a GAAP basis. Excluding the impact of a restructuring charge totaling $116,000, and amortization of purchased intangible assets of $1,490,000, net income for the quarter was $21,281,000, or $0.42 per diluted share on a non-GAAP basis.   

Dave Tacelli, chief executive officer and president, commented, "Our first quarter results were strong. We achieved one of our best gross margin quarters yet at 62.5%, while net income rose to 26% of sales.  As other ATE suppliers have indicated, business conditions have slowed and our guidance reflects the current business environment.  We believe this environment is a combination of seasonality and capacity absorption, and expect the long-term fundamentals of our industry and business to remain strong."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Outlook

For the fiscal quarter ending January 31, 2011, revenue is expected to be in the range of $53 million to $58 million.  Non-GAAP net income is expected to be in the range of $0.11 to $0.16 per share, assuming 50 million fully diluted shares outstanding. The non-GAAP net income guidance excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets of approximately $1.5 million, and any one-time expenses related to the proposed merger with Verigy, Ltd, including legal and financial advisory expenses. 

The Company will conduct a conference call today, November 23, 2010, at 10:00 AM EST to discuss this release. The conference call may be accessed via telephone by dialing 877.853.5334. The conference call will also be simulcast via the LTX-Credence web site ( www.ltxc.com ).  Audio replays of the call can be heard through December 23, 2010 via telephone by dialing 800.642.1687, Conference ID number 22684263 or by visiting our web site at www.ltxc.com.

Information About Non-GAAP Measures

LTX-Credence supplements its GAAP financial results by providing non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of the Company. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter ended October 31, 2010 excludes the amortization of purchased intangible assets and other special items. Management finds these non-GAAP measures to be useful for internal comparison to historical operating results as well as to the operating results of its competitors, and believes that this information is useful to investors for the same purposes. A reconciliation between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the attached tables. Readers are reminded that non-GAAP information is merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. 

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release regarding guidance for LTX-Credence's second fiscal quarter, including the financial guidance on revenue and earnings or loss per share, financial operating results including net income or loss and earnings or loss per share, management's expectations as to the future condition of LTX-Credence's industry and the overall economic environment, and any other statements about management's future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward‑looking statements within the meaning of the United States securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "targets", "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "may," "will," "would," "intends," "estimates" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward‑looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated or implied, including but not limited to: uncertain global economic and industry conditions, fluctuations in business and consumer spending; fluctuations in our sales and operating results; risks related to the timely development of new products, options and software applications, as well as the other risks described in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including those included under the heading "Business Risks" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2010. LTX-Credence disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward‑looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

About LTX-Credence Corporation

LTX-Credence is a global provider of ATE solutions designed to deliver value through innovation enabling customers to implement best-in-class test strategies to maximize their profitability. LTX-Credence addresses the broad, divergent test requirements of the wireless, computing, automotive and entertainment market segments, offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies, the largest installed base in the Asia-Pacific region, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Additional information can be found at www.ltxc.com .

LTX-Credence and LTXC are trademarks of LTX-Credence Corporation.

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