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TTM Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2005 Results

for immediate release

SANTA ANA, CA - October 26, 2005 - TTM Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTMI), a leading manufacturer of time-critical and technologically advanced printed circuit boards, today reported results for the third quarter of 2005.

Third-Quarter Results

Third quarter 2005 net sales increased 7 percent to $61.0 million, compared to $57.2 million for the second quarter of 2005. Year over year, from the third quarter of 2004, net sales decreased $1.2 million, or 2 percent. The sequential increase from the second quarter of 2005 resulted primarily from more favorable prices, driven by the increased technological level of the product mix and firming demand.

Quick-turn business remained relatively stable in the third quarter of 2005 at 21 percent of net sales, compared to 22 percent for the second quarter of 2005 and 19 percent for the third quarter of 2004.

Gross margin expanded to 23.2 percent for the third quarter of 2005 compared to 19.3 percent for the second quarter of 2005. Gross margin decreased from 28.4 percent for the third quarter of 2004. Gross margins improved sequentially, in the third quarter of 2005, due to higher pricing and improved operating efficiency, as demand and work flow were relatively stable during the quarter.

General and administrative expenses of $4.9 million in the third quarter of 2005 increased from $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2005 and $2.9 million in the year-ago period. Included in the third quarter of 2005 expense was a $2.0 million accrual related to an agreement in principle to resolve a customer dispute concerning goods shipped in 2002 and 2003.

TTM posted an operating profit of $5.9 million for the third quarter of 2005, up from $4.8 million for the second quarter of 2005 but down from $11.6 million for the third quarter of 2004.

Net income for the third quarter of 2005 was $4.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with $3.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2005 and $8.0 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2004. Net income included the $1.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, after-tax impact of the $2.0 million pre-tax accrual for resolution of the customer dispute.

EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for the third quarter of 2005 was $9.1 million, compared with $7.9 million for the second quarter of 2005 and $14.2 million for the third quarter of 2004.

In the third quarter of 2005, TTM generated cash flow from operations of $9.1 million, enabling the company to fund net capital expenditures of $1.4 million, while expanding its cash and short-term investments by $7.5 million, to a total of $71.1 million.

"We are very pleased with the results for the quarter," said Kent Alder, President and CEO of TTM Technologies. "We experienced more favorable pricing and steady volume in the period, which enhanced our operating efficiency and profitability. Our product mix reflected a higher technological component, including increases in our sequentially laminated, blind and buried via and high density interconnect (HDI) work. We have resolved the customer dispute, and we do not expect it to impact results in future periods."

Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2005, TTM is estimating revenues of $60 million to $63 million and earnings of $0.11 to $0.14 per diluted share. "To date, fourth quarter order rates are steady, and we have a solid backlog," said Alder.

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a leading supplier of time-critical and technologically advanced printed circuit boards to original equipment manufacturers and electronics manufacturing services companies. TTM stands for time-to-market, representing how the company's time-critical, one-stop manufacturing services enable customers to shorten the time required to develop new products and bring them to market.

Conference Call/Webcast

The company will conduct a conference call to discuss its third-quarter performance and outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Pacific time. The call will be simulcast and available for replay until November 2, 2005, on the company's Web site, www.ttmtech.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to future events or performance. These statements reflect the company's current expectations, and the company does not undertake to update or revise these forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in this or other company statements will not be realized. Furthermore, readers are cautioned that these statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the company's dependence upon the electronics industry, the company's dependence upon a small number of customers, general economic conditions and specific conditions in the markets TTM addresses, the unpredictability of and potential fluctuation in future revenues and operating results, increased competition from low-cost foreign manufacturers, and other "Risk Factors" set forth in the company's most recent SEC filings.

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TTM Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2005 Results

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding TTM Technologies' business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

 

 

Company

TTM Technologies
(ticker: TTMI, exchange: NASDAQ)

Release Info

News Release:
10/26/2005

Contact

Kent Adler
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Richards
Chief Financial Officer 714/241-0303