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VSE Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

Company Earns $0.94 Per Share Diluted in Quarter (up 32%) and $1.64 Per Share Diluted for Six Months (up 29%)

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--VSE Corporation (Nasdaq:VSEC) reported the following consolidated financial results for the periods ended June 30, 2008 and 2007:

 

VSE Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

                         
                         
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
      2008     2007       2008       2007  
                         
Revenues   $ 251,688   $ 159,644     $ 440,411     $ 280,333  
Costs and expenses of contracts     243,208     153,904       425,767       270,152  
Gross profit     8,480     5,740       14,644       10,181  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     651     243       1,071       394  
Interest expense (income), net     34     (255 )     (113 )     (371 )
Income before income taxes     7,795     5,752       13,686       10,158  
Provision for income taxes     3,026     2,205       5,319       3,882  
                         
Net income   $ 4,769   $ 3,547     $ 8,367     $ 6,276  
                         
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.94   $ 0.72     $ 1.65     $ 1.29  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding     5,065,799     4,931,942       5,062,292       4,870,027  
                         
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.94   $ 0.71     $ 1.64     $ 1.27  
Diluted weighted shares outstanding     5,094,615     4,977,390       5,090,643       4,933,705  
                         
Dividends declared per share   $ 0.045   $ 0.04     $ 0.085     $ 0.075  

 

Financial Results

VSE revenues increased approximately $92.0 million (up 58%) and $160.1 million (up 57%) for the three- and six-month periods of 2008 compared to the same periods of 2007. These increases occurred in several U.S. Army programs including the Armys Equipment Support Program and the Assured Mobility Systems program, offsetting decreases in BAV ship transfer division revenues and in Tanker Ballistic Protection System (TBPS) revenues as the TBPS program comes to successful completion. Additionally, revenues from new VSE subsidiaries Integrated Concepts and Resources Corporation (ICRC) and G&B Solutions, Inc. added to the increase in revenues in 2008.

VSE net income increased approximately $1.2 million (up 34%) and $2.1 million (up 33%) for the three- and six-month periods of 2008 compared to the same periods of 2007. The increases in net income were primarily due to the profits associated with the increases in revenues reported above and to the profits earned by ICRC and G&B Solutions.

CEO Comments

VSE CEO Mo Gauthier said, Our rapid growth in 2008 reflects the Companys diverse capabilities and our commitment to meeting the needs of an expanding list of clients. We are positioning ourselves to enhance our current role in the repair, maintenance and modernization of legacy defense equipment and systems. Concurrently, we are seeking to expand our market share in civilian Federal agencies. Our core capabilities include technical and consulting services applied to requirements across an array of defense and civilian markets including infrastructure, information technology, energy management programs, homeland security, and law enforcement.

Our funded backlog was approximately $674 million at June 30, 2008 compared to approximately $408 million at December 31, 2007. Based on these and other indicators, such as recently announced contract awards and our favorable position in several of the markets we serve, we anticipate 2008 will be an excellent year, capping off 50 years of service (1959-2008) as a trusted Government contractor.

We continue to seek opportunities for organic growth with the customers we serve, as well as acquisition opportunities that have the potential to contribute to our growth and earnings in the years ahead.

VSE encourages investors and others to review the detailed reporting and disclosures contained in VSE public filings for further information and analysis of VSEs financial condition and results of operations. The public filings include additional discussion about the status of specific customer programs and contract awards, risks, revenue sources and funding, dependence on material customers, and managements discussion of short and long term business challenges and opportunities.

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 VSEs public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

VSE is a diversified professional services company established in 1959. The Company provides engineering and consulting services, systems integration, infrastructure support, and information technology management and solutions, principally to agencies of the United States Government and other government prime contractors at locations across the United States and around the world. For additional information on VSE services and products, please see our web site at www.vsecorp.com or contact Len Goldstein, Director of Business and New Product Development, at (703) 317-5202.

Contacts

VSE Corporation
Craig Weber, 703-329-4770

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