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DLH REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2014 RESULTS

August 7, 2014

DLH REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2014 RESULTS * Revenues grew 16.6% over prior year third quarter * Gross margin grew 16.9% over prior year third quarter * Adjusted EBITDA increased 63.6% over prior year third quarter * Working capital surplus of $0.3 million achieved, improved by $2.3 million year-to-date * Management to conduct conference call/webcast today, August 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ESTAtlanta, Georgia - August 7, 2014 - DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC), a leading provider of innovative healthcare services and solutions to Federal agencies announced today financial results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2014. Table 1 - Financial Highlights   Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended     June 30,     June 30, ------------------------- ------------------------- ($ in thousands, except per share amounts)   2014   2013     2014   2013 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Revenues   $ 15,692     $ 13,460       $ 44,914     $ 39,462 Gross margin   $ 2,308     $ 1,975       $ 6,619     $ 5,535 Gross margin %   14.7 %   14.7 %     14.7 %   14.0 % Income from operations   $ 268     $ 158       $ 559     $ 74 Net income (loss)   $ 251     $ 68       $ 582     $ (169 ) Income (loss) per share - basic and diluted   $ 0.03   $ 0.01     $ 0.06   $ (0.02 ) Other Data Adjusted EBITDA (1)   $ 373     $ 228       $ 1,011     $ 337 Management Discussion "Our operating performance in the third quarter improved across the board compared to third quarter of 2013 with increases in revenue, gross margin, operating income and  adjusted EBITDA" according to DLH President and Chief Executive Officer Zach Parker.  "We continue to benefit from our strong position in the healthcare and pharmaceutical services business with organic growth while our new business is delivering higher margins consistent with our long-range strategy.  We will continue to leverage excellent program performance and our much improved balance sheet to deliver growth and greater value for our shareholders." Results for Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 Revenues were $15.7 million, an increase of $2.2 million or 16.6% over prior year third quarter. The increase in revenue is due primarily to new business awarded in 2013 and 2014, as well as expansion on current programs. Gross margin of $2.3 million increased by $0.3 million or 16.9% over prior year third quarter.  As a percentage of revenue, our gross margin rate of 14.7% was even with prior year third quarter.  The gross margin benefited from improved contract performance, offset in part by increased workers compensation costs. We continue to implement internal measures to control costs and improve margin. G&A expenses were $2.0 million, an increase of $0.2 million over prior year third quarter, due principally to expenses related to growing our contract base.  As a percent of revenue, G&A expenses were favorably reduced by (0.5%) over prior year third quarter as we continue to promote lean practices and control structural spending. Income from operations was approximately $0.27 million, an increase of approximately $0.11 million over prior year third quarter due to improved gross margin of $0.33 million offset by $0.22 million expenses as described above. Net income was approximately $0.25 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, an improvement of approximately $0.18 million over the prior year third quarter, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share.  This improvement is due principally to increased gross margin as described in the preceding paragraphs. Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") adjusted for other non-cash charges ("Adjusted EBITDA"(1)) for third quarter ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $0.37 million, an increase of approximately $0.15 million, or 63.6%, over the prior year third quarter.  This increase is due principally to increased revenue and gross margin. Results for Nine Months Ended June 30, 2014 Revenues for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was $44.9 million, an increase of $5.5 million or 13.8% over prior year period. The increase in revenue is due primarily to new business awarded in 2013 and 2014, as well as expansion on current programs. Gross margin for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $6.6 million, an increase of approximately $1.1 million or 19.6% over prior year nine month period. As a percentage of revenue, our gross margin rate of 14.7% for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, increased by 0.7% over the prior year period. The gross margin rate benefited from improved contract performance, offset in part by increased workers compensation costs.  We continue to implement internal measures to control costs and improve our margin. G&A expenses for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 were approximately $6.0 million, an increase of approximately of $0.6 million or 11.4% over prior year period.  The increase in expense was due principally to managing our increased business volume, increased spending on new business acquisition initiatives, and non-cash stock option expense during first quarter fiscal 2014. As a percentage of revenue, G&A expenses were favorably reduced by (0.3%) over the prior year period, as we continue to improve processes and control structural spending in administrative functions. Income from operations for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $0.56 million, an increase of approximately $0.49 million over the prior year period.  The increase in income in fiscal 2014 was due to improved gross margin of approximately $1.08 million offset by $0.59 million expenses as described above. Net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $0.58 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, an improvement of approximately $0.75 million over prior year period, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share. This improvement is due principally to increased revenue and gross margin. Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") adjusted for other non-cash charges ("Adjusted EBITDA"(1)) for the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $1.01 million, an increase of approximately $0.67 million, or 200%, over the prior year nine months period, due principally to increased revenue and gross profit as described above. Kathryn JohnBull, DLH Chief Financial Officer, remarked on the quarter's financial results: "Our third quarter results sustain our trend of improving our working capital position with strong revenue growth from additional contract wins and expansion of current contracts, though major new government contract awards continue to be delayed." Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) to net income (loss)  (1)  We use Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") adjusted for other non-cash charges ("Adjusted EBITDA"), as a supplemental non-GAAP measure of our performance.  We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus (i) interest and other expenses, net, (ii) provision for or benefit from income taxes, if any, (iii) depreciation and amortization, and (iv) G&A expenses - equity grants. This non-GAAP measure of our performance is used by management to conduct and evaluate its business during its regular review of operating results for the periods presented. Management and the Company's Board utilize this non-GAAP measure to make decisions about the use of the Company's resources, analyze performance between periods, develop internal projections and measure management performance. We believe that this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors in evaluating the Company's ongoing operating and financial results and understanding how such results compare with the Company's historical performance. By providing this non-GAAP measure, as a supplement to GAAP information, we believe we are enhancing investors' understanding of our business and our results of operations. This non-GAAP financial measure is limited in its usefulness and should be considered in addition to, and not in lieu of, US GAAP financial measures. Further, this non-GAAP measure may be unique to the Company, as it may be different from the definition of non-GAAP measures used by other companies. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA with net income (loss) is as follows, shown in dollars in thousands:   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended     June 30,       June 30, ------------------- ---------------------- ($ in thousands)   2014     2013         2014     2013 --------- --------- ----------- ---------- Net income (loss)   $ 251     $ 68         $ 582     $ (169 ) (i) Interest and other (income) expenses, net   17   90       (23 )   243 (ii) Provision for taxes   -     -         -     - (iii) Depreciation and amortization   27   30       80   95 (iv) G&A expenses - equity grants   78   40       372   168 --------- --------- ----------- ---------- EBITDA adjusted for other non- cash charges   $ 373   $ 228       $ 1,011   $ 337 --------- --------- ----------- ---------- Conference Call and Webcast Details Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing into the conference call line at 1-866-953-6858; international callers dial 1-617-399-3482 (passcode 81710503) approximately five to ten minutes prior to the call. The conference call will also be available on replay starting at 3:00 PM ET on August 7, 2014 and ending on August 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET. For the replay, please dial 1-888-286-8010 (passcode 45374805) or 1-617-801-6888 for international callers. About DLH DLH Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: DLHC) serves clients throughout the United States as a technical services provider to the Federal government in health, logistics, and contingency response. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA the company was named as a Top 100 Public Company by Georgia Trend, and is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association.  DLH has over 1,200 employees working in 25 states throughout the country.  For more information, visit the corporate web site at www.dlhcorp.com. "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to future events or DLH`s future financial performance. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including without limitation statements to the effect that the Company or its management "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions) should be considered forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or DLH`s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward- looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and may become outdated over time. The Company does not assume any responsibility for updating forward-looking statements. TABLES TO FOLLOW DLH HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Amounts in thousands except per share amounts)     (unaudited)   (unaudited)     Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended     June 30,   June 30, ------------------------- ------------------------     2014   2013   2014   2013 ------------ ------------ ------------ ----------- Revenue   $ 15,692     $ 13,460     $ 44,914     $ 39,462 Direct expenses   13,384     11,485     38,295     33,927 ------------ ------------ ------------ ----------- Gross margin   2,308     1,975     6,619     5,535 General and administrative expenses   2,013   1,787   5,980   5,366 Depreciation and amortization   27   30   80   95 ------------ ------------ ------------ ----------- Income from operations   268     158     559     74 Other income (expense) net   (17 )   (90 )   23     (243 ) ------------ ------------ ------------ ----------- Income (loss) before income taxes   251   68   582   (169 ) Income tax expense   -     -     -     - ------------ ------------ ------------ ----------- Net income (loss)   $ 251     $ 68     $ 582     $ (169 ) ------------ ------------ ------------ ----------- Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted   $ 0.03   $ 0.01   $ 0.06   $ (0.02 ) Weighted average common shares outstanding Basic   9,602     9,318     9,566     9,307 Diluted   9,677     9,336     9,660     9,307 DLH HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Amounts in thousands except par value of shares)     (unaudited) September June 30, 30,      2014    2013 ------------- ----------- ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents   $ 3,841     $ 3,408 Accounts receivable, net   12,254     11,943 Other current assets   634     599 ------------- ----------- Total current assets   16,729     15,950 Equipment and improvements, net   89     156 Goodwill   8,595     8,595 Other long-term assets   27     1,057 ------------- ----------- Total assets   $ 25,440     $ 25,758 ------------- ----------- LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Debt obligations   $ -     $ 1,313 Derivative financial instruments, at fair value   -     160 Accrued payroll   11,276     11,138 Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities   5,118   5,343 ------------- ----------- Total current liabilities   16,394     17,954 Other long term liabilities   16     20 ------------- ----------- Total liabilities   16,410     17,974 ------------- ----------- Commitments and Contingencies Shareholders' equity: Preferred stock, $.10 par value; authorized 5,000 shares, none issued and outstanding   -   - Common stock, $.001 par value; authorized 40,000 shares; issued 9,605 at June 30, 2014 and 9,320 at September 30, 2013, outstanding 9,597 at June 30, 2014 and 9,318 at September 30, 2013   9   9 Additional paid-in capital   76,074     75,400 Accumulated deficit   (67,019 )   (67,601 ) Treasury stock, 8 shares at cost at June 30, 2014 and 2 shares at cost at September 30, 2013   (34 )   (24 ) ------------- ----------- Total shareholders' equity   9,030     7,784 ------------- ----------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 25,440     $ 25,758 ------------- ----------- CONTACTS: Zachary C. Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer Kathryn M. JohnBull, Chief Financial Officer DLH 1776 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309 866-952-1647 Email: investorrelations@dlhcorp.com ### This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: DLH Holdings Corp. via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1846997]


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