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VSE Reports Financial Results for 2006

Company Earns $7.8 Million ($3.21 Per Diluted Share) on Revenues of $364 Million; CEO Anticipates Continued Growth in 2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VSE Corporation (Nasdaq: VSEC) reported consolidated financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, as follows:



    VSE Corporation and Subsidiaries
    Consolidated Statements of Income
    (dollars in thousands, except share data)


                                 Three Months           Twelve Months
                               2006        2005        2006        2005

    Revenues, principally
     from contracts          $101,960     $64,938    $363,734    $280,139
    Costs and expenses of
     contracts                 98,255      62,426     350,978     269,780
    Gross profit                3,705       2,512      12,756      10,359
    Selling, general and
     administrative expenses       77         240         694         580
    Interest income, net         (151)       (126)       (427)       (210)
    Income before income
     taxes                      3,779       2,398      12,489       9,989
    Provision for income
     taxes                      1,391         885       4,700       3,820

    Net income                 $2,388      $1,513      $7,789      $6,169

    Weighted average shares
     outstanding:
    Basic                   2,375,644   2,351,452   2,368,725   2,322,736
    Diluted                 2,423,273   2,418,857   2,424,442   2,392,027

    Earnings per share:
    Basic - Net income          $1.01        $.64       $3.29       $2.66
    Diluted - Net income         $.99        $.63       $3.21       $2.58



    Financial Results

VSE revenues increased about $37.0 million (up 57%) and $83.6 million (up 30%) for the three and twelve-month periods of 2006 compared to the same periods of 2005. Increases in 2006 were primarily due to subcontract revenues associated with Army Equipment Support Program work.

VSE net income increased about $875 thousand (up 58%) and $1.6 million (up 26%) for the three and twelve-month periods of 2006 compared to the same periods of 2005. Increases in 2006 were primarily due to the profits associated with the Tanker Ballistic Protection System Program and the BAV Ship Transfer Program. Profits also benefited from the large amount of subcontract costs enabling VSE to spread fixed corporate costs over a larger base and from an increase in work performed on time and materials and fixed price contracts which tend to have more favorable profit margins than cost- plus-fee contracts.

CEO Comments

VSE Chairman, President and CEO/COO Don Ervine said, "The financial results reported today are in line with the positive trend in VSE operations and results reported in recent years. VSE revenues have grown significantly as our ability to meet customer needs has grown. With the increase in revenues, we have been able to allocate our corporate costs over a larger base and improve our margins on certain time and materials and fixed price contracts."

"As previously reported, during the fourth quarter of 2006 we received new contracts and delivery orders representing potential revenues of up to $206 million, and our funded backlog was about $299 million at the end of 2006. Based on these and other new awards announced during the year, our strong bookings and funded backlog, and on our sense of VSE's favorable position in several of the markets we serve, we anticipate continued revenue and net income growth in 2007. We also continue to examine acquisition opportunities that have the potential to support our growth in the years ahead."

Safe Harbor

This news release contains statements which, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, constitute "forward looking statements" under federal securities laws. All such statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by applicable securities laws. For discussions identifying some important factors that could cause actual VSE results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements in this news release, see VSE's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

VSE provides diversified services to the engineering, energy and environment, defense, and homeland security markets from more than 20 locations across the United States and around the world. For more information on VSE services and products, please see the Company's web site at http://www.vsecorp.com or contact Len Goldstein, Director of Business and New Product Development, at (703) 317-5202.

News Contact: C. S. Weber, CAO, (703) 329-4770

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