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Posted: May 8, 2008
NVE Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
(Nanowerk News) NVE Corporation (Nasdaq:NVEC) announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 increased 33% to $6.05 million from $4.57 million in the prior-year quarter. The revenue increase was primarily due to a 35% increase in product sales to $5.67 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 from $4.19 million in the prior-year quarter. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 increased 45% to $2.25 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to $1.55 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the prior-year quarter. Gross margin was 69% of revenue, operating margin 55%, pretax margin 59%, and net margin 37% for the quarter.
For fiscal 2008, total revenue increased 25% to $20.5 million from $16.5 million for the prior year, driven by a 28% increase in product sales to $18.5 million from $14.4 million for fiscal 2007. Net income for fiscal 2008 increased 50% to $7.19 million, or $1.51 per diluted share compared to $4.78 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, for fiscal 2007. For fiscal 2008 gross margin was 67%, operating margin 49%, pretax margin 54%, and net margin 35%.
"We are pleased to report record revenue and net income for the quarter and fiscal year," said NVE President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Baker, Ph.D. "Increases in product sales and operating margins drove an extraordinary quarter and fiscal year.
"In the past fiscal year we introduced new world-class spintronic products, expanded our production capacity, and were granted four U.S. patents," said Baker. "We enter fiscal 2009 with products that are in demand, an excellent intellectual property portfolio, and a solid balance sheet."
NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.