updated 1/17/2011 2:51:26 PM ET 2011-01-17T19:51:26

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Video Display Corporation (Nasdaq:VIDE), a world leader in the supply of unique medical, defense and industrial display solutions, reports financial results for the fiscal third quarter and nine month periods ended November 30, 2010.

Revenue for the three month period ended November 30, 2010 is reported at $16.9 million, reflecting the expected decrease in quarterly revenues caused by the early shipment of products by the Company in the previous quarter ended August 31, 2010 which had been scheduled for shipment in the 3rd quarter. The fiscal 2011 3rd quarter revenue is reported as slightly less than the previous year third quarter revenue of $17.5 million by $591,000 or 3.37%.  Revenue was also negatively impacted at the Company's Fox International Ltd fulfillment service subsidiary by $1.17 million, versus the previous year's 3rd quarter, due to disruptions in the supply chain from a major Japanese supplier of parts required to fill existing orders as well as reduced demand from a large customer for consumer parts and accessories.

Fully diluted earnings per share for the third fiscal quarter are reported at a loss of ($0.05) versus the previous year's third quarter fully diluted profit of $0.01 per share. As with third quarter revenues, this period's quarterly profits were negatively impacted by the Fox Intl Ltd quarterly performance. In this period, the Company's display operations generated pretax profits of $285,000 which were offset by losses at Fox which reported a pretax loss of ($894,000) for the period. 

Revenue for the nine month period ended November 30, 2010 is reported at $59.4 million versus $50.7 million reported for November 30, 2009, an increase of 17% versus the previous year period. Fully diluted earnings per share are reported at $0.17 for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 versus $0.03 for the like period of 2010.

Company CEO, Ron Ordway, stated, "Results, for the third quarter, were less than impressive for a variety of causes.  I anticipate that the Company will show improved results for the fourth quarter. With the effect of Sony parts shipments being 95% back to normal and regular shipments from the Display division also on schedule, I would expect previously stated fourth quarter guidance, without any non-recurring gains or losses, to still be attainable and that full year earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.23 to $0.25 per share for fiscal February 28, 2011. It is expected, however, that the Company will report a non recurring gain on the auction sale of its Fox Intl Ltd subsidiary which is scheduled to occur during the Company's fourth fiscal quarter."

Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial use with emphasis on high end training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include rugged AMLCD and CRT displays as well as complete projection systems utilizing VDC's Marquee™ line of projectors. Video Display Corporation operates 8 display design and manufacturing plants plus additional sales facilities throughout the United States and Europe.

This document contains 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. In addition, from time to time, Video Display Corporation or its representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. Such forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases or oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer of the Company. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety of factors and conditions, including items discussed in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2009, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Video Display Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended

November 30,
Nine Months Ended

November 30,
  2010 2009 2010 2009
Net sales $ 16,922 $ 17,513 $ 59,373  $ 50,704
Cost of goods sold 12,009 12,328 40,613 33,713
Gross profit 4,913 5,185 18,760 16,991
Operating expenses        
Selling and delivery 1,868 1,711 5,690 5,234
General and administrative 3,435 3,202 10,185 11,084
  5,303 4,913 15,875 16,318
Operating profit (390) 272 2,885 673
Other income (expense)        
Interest expense  (243)  (308) (832) (811)
Other, net  62 80 251 413
   (181)  (228) (581) (398)
Income before income taxes  (571)  44 2,304 275
Income tax expense  (152) (26) 802 27
Net income $ (419) $  70 $   1,502 $  248
Basic earnings per share of common   stock  

$  (.05)

 $ .01

$ .18

$ .03
Diluted earnings per share of common  stock  

$   (.05)

$ .01

$   .17

$ .03
Basic weighted average shares outstanding  




Diluted weighted average shares outstanding  




CONTACT: Video Display Corporation
         Ronald D. Ordway

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