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Data Research Associates announces second quarter results

Press Release: Data Research Associates, Inc. [April 19, 2001]

St. Louis, Missouri, USA --Data Research Associates, Inc. (DRA) (Nasdaq: DRAI) announced today that revenues for its second quarter of fiscal 2001, ended March 31, 2001, were $7.2 million, a 4% increase from the $7.0 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2000. Earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 were $209,000, or five cents per share basic and diluted, compared with $309,000, or seven cents per share basic and diluted, for the same period in fiscal 2000. Current quarter earnings were impacted by the company's taking a one time charge of $262,000 for a pending tax matter.

Michael J. Mellinger, DRA President and CEO, stated that without this charge earnings for the second quarter would have been $471,000, or ten cents per share basic and diluted.

Mellinger further noted that hardware revenues increased to $617,000 from $435,000 and software revenues increased to $1.5 million from $1.3 million in the current quarter from the comparable quarter last year. The strength in these revenue components is due to increased activity in migrating existing customers to Taos. Service and other revenue declined slightly from $5.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2000 to $5.1 million in the current quarter. An increase in maintenance, the major component of service and other revenue, was offset by a decline in business internet revenue.

"At the end of our last fiscal year," Mellinger continued, "we announced that we expected most of our revenue for fiscal 2001 to be derived from the migration of existing customers to Taos. This was the case in the second quarter, and we continue to anticipate that this will be true for the third and fourth quarters as well. Based on historical seasonal patterns of our business, the last two quarters of the fiscal year have traditionally been stronger in terms of both revenues and earnings for DRA than the first two quarters."

DRA continued purchasing the company's stock on the open market during the quarter ended March 31. During the quarter the company purchased 127,200 shares for $791,531, or $6.22 per share. The company maintained a strong cash position with $18.7 million in cash and short-term investments at March 31, 2001.

DRA's quarterly conference call beginning at 4:00 p.m. CDT today, Thursday, April 19, will be webcast and can be accessed via the company's web page at

Data Research Associates, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, is a leading systems integrator for libraries and other information providers, offering its own proprietary information services software, third-party software and hardware, Internet, World Wide Web and other networking services; and other related support services.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements as to anticipated or expected results, beliefs, opinions and future financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause DRA's actual results to differ materially. Specific risk factors for the statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to continue to enhance the Taos product; customer acceptance of that product; DRA's ability to meet installation schedules; and timing of negotiations for sites who have selected Taos but have not yet signed a contract. Some of these risk factors, as well as additional risk factors, are discussed in detail in DRA's Annual Report and in Exhibit 99-1 of its Form 10-K for fiscal year 2000. DRA does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 19, 2001
Publisher:Data Research Associates, Inc.
Place of Publication:St. Louis, MO
Company: Data Research Associates, Inc.
Subject: Financial reports
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Record Number:9025
Last Update:2024-06-02 18:35:17
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00