Middlefield, CT--Continued improvements in the overall business environment and strong orders for its metrology products pushed Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) fourth quarter (ending June 30, 2010) sales to $28.5 million, an increase of 20% compared to the comparable prior year period. Net earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 were $4.1 million, which compares with a net loss of $47.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.
For the 2010 fiscal year ending June 30, the company reported net revenue of $101.3 million as compared with $114.7 million for fiscal 2009. A net loss of $6.3 million for the year was a significant improvement over the net loss of $66.1 million in fiscal 2009.
Commenting on the fourth quarter results, Walter Shephard, chief financial officer of Zygo Corporation, said, "The cost cutting initiatives we implemented in the last year helped position us to achieve positive fourth quarter GAAP operating profit of $2.8 million, and net earnings of $4.1 million which was aided by an income tax benefit. Our balance sheet remains strong and, in particular, our cash position increased $5.6 million in this past quarter to over $47 million."
Gross bookings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 were $32.7 million, an increase of 121% compared with gross bookings of $14.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. the company's backlog rose slightly to $44.9 million at June 30, 2010.
In a statement commenting on the company's results Dr. Chris Koliopoulos, president and chief executive officer of Zygo Corporation said, "The increasing booking trends are very encouraging as we believe the markets we participate in are continuing to strengthen."
"Through improving economic conditions and the good efforts of our workforce, we believe Zygo has turned the corner and expect to see continuing growth in our businesses for the next quarter," added Dr. Koliopoulos.