updated 4/27/2011 12:46:47 PM ET 2011-04-27T16:46:47

NORWALK, Conn., April 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bolt Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:BOLT) today announced financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months of fiscal year 2011.  

These financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 include SeaBotix, Inc., which was acquired by Bolt as of January 1, 2011.

Sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011, the three months ended March 31, 2011, increased 59% to $9,381,000 compared to $5,897,000 for the third quarter last fiscal year. Net income for the quarter increased 51% to $1,027,000 ($0.12 per share) compared to $681,000 ($0.08 per share) for the third quarter last fiscal year.

Sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 increased 30% to $28,039,000 compared to $21,605,000 for the same nine-month period in fiscal year 2010. Net income for the nine-month period increased 25% to $4,141,000 ($0.49 per share) compared to $3,320,000 ($0.39 per share) in last fiscal year's first nine months.

Raymond M. Soto, Bolt's chairman, president and CEO, commented, "We are pleased that our operating results for the third quarter and the first nine months of fiscal year 2011, including SeaBotix, continue to show improvement from the comparable periods in fiscal year 2010. We are hopeful that improved operating results will continue in the fourth quarter."

Mr. Soto continued, "The financial results for SeaBotix included in our third quarter were sales of $895,000 and a loss before income taxes of $617,000. During the past few years, SeaBotix has expended considerable effort and incurred substantial costs in the development of several new products. SeaBotix is now bringing these products to market, and has received several orders for them in the three month period ended March 31, 2011. Shipments of these new products are expected to begin in the coming months."  

Bolt Technology Corporation is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of   marine seismic acquisition equipment used for offshore exploration for oil and gas and robotic vehicles used in a variety of underwater tasks. The Company operates in four segments: "Seismic Energy Sources," "Underwater Cables and Connectors", "Seismic Energy Source Controllers" and "Underwater Robotic Vehicles." 

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements about anticipated financial performance, future revenues and earnings, business prospects, new products, anticipated energy industry activity, anticipated market performance, planned production and shipping of products, expected cash needs and similar matters. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation (i) the risk of technological change relating to the Company's products and the risk of the Company's inability to develop new competitive products in a timely manner, (ii) the risk of changes in demand for the Company's products due to fluctuations in energy industry activity, (iii) the Company's reliance on certain significant customers, (iv) risks associated with a significant amount of foreign sales, (v) the risk of fluctuations in future operating results, (vi) risks associated with global economic conditions and (vii) other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company believes that forward-looking statements made by it are based on reasonable expectations. However, no assurances can be given that actual results will not differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements. The words "estimate," "project," "anticipate," "expect," "predict," "believe," "may," "could," "should" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

BOLT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) 
       
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 
   March 31,  March  31,
  2011 2010 2011 2010
Sales $9,381,000 $5,897,000 $28,039,000 $21,605,000
Costs and expenses 8,091,000 4,887,000 22,185,000 16,714,000
Income before income taxes 1,290,000 1,010,000 5,854,000 4,891,000
Provision for income taxes  263,000 329,000 1,713,000 1,571,000
Net Income  $1,027,000 $681,000 $4,141,000 $3,320,000
         
Earnings per share diluted $0.12 $0.08 $0.49 $0.39
         
Average shares outstanding 8,544,000 8,603,000 8,529,000 8,617,000
 
BOLT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
       
  March 31,   March 31,
  2011 2010   2011 2010
           
Assets     Liabilities and

Stockholders' Equity
   
           
Current Assets     Current Liabilities    
Cash and cash equivalents $30,298,000 $36,772,000 Accounts payable $1,140,000 $416,000
 Accounts receivable  6,972,000  4,515,000 Accrued liabilities 5,745,000 1,305,000
 Inventories 15,091,000 13,419,000      
 Other 1,596,000 1,054,000      
  53,957,000 55,760,000   6,885,000 1,721,000
 Property and equipment 5,160,000 3,986,000 Deferred income taxes  2,824,000  --
           
Goodwill  16,875,000 10,957,000  Stockholders' equity 75,784,000 70,231,000
Other intangible assets 9,256,000 1,052,000      
Other  245,000 197,000      
           
  $85,493,000 $71,952,000   $85,493,000 $71,952,000
CONTACT: Raymond M. Soto
         (203) 853-0700

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