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HEI, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

August 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HEII; today announced unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2014, which ended June 28, 2014.

Sales in the second quarter of 2014 were $7,940,000, compared to $13,018,000 in the second quarter of 2013. The Company generated a net loss of ($429,000) in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net income of $678,000 in the second quarter of 2013.

Sales declined 39% in the second quarter 2014, compared to the second quarter 2013, as a result of decreased sales in all three of the Company’s operating divisions.

“We are working simultaneously on two primary areas to put HEI back into profitable growth – sales expansion and operating efficiency. We are taking a targeted sales approach with both new and existing customers, and we are making operational improvements, primarily in Tempe. The governmental programs that contributed to the Victoria results throughout the past year continue to be below previous levels, and additional orders for these programs remain uncertain at this time. We continue to focus our sales efforts in our areas of expertise including medical, defense, aerospace, and radio frequency applications to grow HEI,” commented Mark Thomas, CEO.

HEI, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures ultra-miniature microelectronics, high density interconnect flexible and rigid-flex substrates, electromechanical hardware, and embedded software with complex user interface solutions for customers engaged in the medical, hearing, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and industrial markets. HEI provides its customers with a single point of contact that can take an idea from inception to a fully functional and cost effective product utilizing innovative design solutions and by the application of state-of-the-art materials, processes and manufacturing capabilities.

Corporate & HEI –Victoria (Microelectronics Contract Manufacturing)     1495 Steiger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386
HEI – Boulder (Design and Development, Box Build and ATE) 4801 North 63rd Street, Boulder, CO 80301
HEI – Tempe (Quick Turn and Production High Density Interconnect Flex and Rigid-Flex)     610 South Rockford Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281


Information in this news release, which is not historical, includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” and similar words. Statements contained in this press release, including the implementation of business strategies, growth of specific markets, results and estimated HEI revenue, orders, shipments, cash flow and profits, are forward looking statements. All such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, adverse business and market conditions, the ability of HEI to secure and satisfy customers, the availability and cost of materials from HEI’s suppliers, HEI’s ability to satisfy financial or other obligations or covenants set forth in its financing agreements, adverse competitive developments, change in or cancellation of customer requirements, collection of receivables and outstanding debt, HEI’s ability to control fixed and variable operating expenses, and other risks detailed in previous HEI SEC filings. Since HEI is no longer reporting to the SEC, readers are cautioned to weigh the potential for additional risk factors based on ongoing business activities and current economic conditions. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. We undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect ensuing events or circumstances, or subsequent actual results.

Balance Sheet (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

June 28, 2014

June 29, 2013

Current assets:
Accounts receivable, net




Inventories, net 3,914 4,638
Other current assets   683     277  
Total current assets   8,652     10,536  
Property and equipment:
Land 216 216
Building and improvements 4,342 4,337
Fixtures and equipment 31,350 29,447
Accumulated depreciation and amortization   (29,404 )   (27,863 )
Property and equipment, net 6,504 6,137
Security deposit 194 230
Other long-term assets   174     203  
Total assets $ 15,524   $ 17,106  
Current liabilities:
Revolving line of credit $ 2,972 $ 3,321
Accounts payable 3,323 3,267
Accrued liabilities 783 1,282
Customer deposit liabilities 28 9
Current maturities of long-term liabilities   846     1,128  
Total current liabilities   7,952     9,007  
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term lease obligation, less current maturities 1,632 1,787
Long-term capital lease obligations, less current maturities 997 512
Long-term debt, less current maturities   825     1,162  
Total long-term liabilities, less current maturities   3,454     3,461  
Total liabilities   11,406     12,468  
Shareholders’ equity:
Convertible preferred stock, $.05 par 2 2
Common stock, $.05 par 529 513
Additional paid-in capital 28,861 28,751
Accumulated deficit   (25,274 )   (24,628 )
Total shareholders’ equity   4,118     4,638  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 15,524   $ 17,106  

Certain minor reclassifications have been made to our prior period financial information in order to conform to the current year presentation.

(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 28, 2014June 29, 2013June 28, 2014June 29, 2013
Net sales $ 7,940 $ 13,018 $ 13,883 $ 25,534
Cost of sales   7,393     10,847     13,346     21,338  
Gross profit 547 2,171 537 4,196
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative   892     1,163     1,706     2,298  
Operating income (loss) (345 ) 1,008 (1,169 ) 1,898
Interest expense, net (75 ) (89 ) (143 ) (178 )
Other income (expense), net   (9 )   (222 )   (14 )   (372 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (429 ) 697 (1,326 ) 1,348
Income tax expense   -     19     -     33  
Net income (loss) $ (429 ) $ 678   $ (1,326 ) $ 1,315  

Income (loss) per common share:

Basic $ (0.04 ) $ 0.07 $ (0.13 ) $ 0.13
Diluted $ (0.04 ) $ 0.06 $ (0.13 ) $ 0.12

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic 10,522,689 10,276,995 10,479,172 10,272,532
Diluted 10,522,689 10,847,798 10,479,172 10,843,335

Certain minor reclassifications have been made to our prior period financial information in order to conform to the current year presentation.

HEI, Inc.

Mark B. Thomas, CEO, 952-443-2500

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