17.8.2005: Meldung: Spire Corp.: Second Quarter 2005 Results

Spire Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results
Monday August 15, 4:30 pm ET

BEDFORD, Mass.-- Aug. 15, 2005--Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR - News)

* Sales from operations increased 73% year to year.
* Income from the sale of licenses was $6,320,000.
* Earnings were $0.69 per basic share.
* Cash is strong at $7.6 million, with no bank debt.

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR - News) today reported operational revenue of $7,347,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2005, an increase of 73% compared to $4,258,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2004. In addition, the Company recognized $6,320,000 and $3,000,000 of other income in 2005 and 2004, respectively, on the sale of licenses. Net earnings, including the gain on the sale of licenses in both 2005 and 2004, were $4,698,000 or $0.69 per basic share for the three months ended June 30, 2005, compared with net earnings of $1,279,000 or $0.19 per basic share for the three months ended June 30, 2004.

Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO, said, "Highlights for the quarter included significant increases in our solar equipment and solar systems revenues reflecting the sale of two photovoltaic module assembly lines and the completion of a major solar installation in the Chicago area. Net earnings for 2005 increased $3,419,000 primarily due to the sale of a license relating to our solar technology. Our cash is strong at $7.6 million and we have no bank debt. Our net worth at the close of the quarter was $11,007,000."

"Our continued monitoring of operating costs resulted in only a slight increase in selling, general and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2005 as compared to 2004 despite the 73% increase in revenues. Increased legal and sales and marketing costs were partially offset by a decrease in insurance costs. We continue to see increased interest throughout our product lines and are focused on converting this interest into revenue gains and improved profitability," concluded Roger Little.

About Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation is a diversified technology company providing innovative solar energy manufacturing equipment, biomedical devices and optoelectronic components, all based upon a common technology platform. For more information, visit www.spirecorp.com.

Spire Corporation
James F. Parslow, 781-275-6000
Chief Financial Officer

Source: Spire Corporation
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