Ballantyne of Omaha Inc. (BTN)

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Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of commercial motion picture equipment, lighting systems, and restaurant equipment. The company operates in three segments: Theatre, Lighting, and Restaurant. The Theatre segment offers commercial motion picture projection equipment that consists of 35mm and 70mm motion picture projectors; xenon lamphouses and power supplies; a console system combining a lamphouse and power supply into a single cabinet; soundhead reproducers; and related products, such as film handling equipment and sound systems. It also provides lenses, xenon lamps, replacement products, digital equipment, and special venue products


Market Cap (intraday): 53.48M
Enterprise Value (23-Apr-06)3: 33.90M
Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday): 12.77
Forward P/E (fye 31-Dec-07) 1: N/A
PEG Ratio (5 yr expected): 1.26
Price/Sales (ttm): 0.98
Price/Book (mrq): 1.31
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm)3: 0.63
Enterprise Value/EBITDA (ttm)3: 4.473


FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Ends: 31-Dec
Most Recent Quarter (mrq): 31-Dec-05


Profitability
Profit Margin (ttm): 8.00%
Operating Margin (ttm): 11.96%


Management Effectiveness
Return on Assets (ttm): 9.04%
Return on Equity (ttm): 11.56%


Income Statement
Revenue (ttm): 53.86M
Revenue Per Share (ttm): 4.063
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy): -3.20%
Gross Profit (ttm): 14.91M
EBITDA (ttm): 7.58M
Net Income Avl to Common (ttm): 4.31M
Diluted EPS (ttm): 0.31
Qtrly Earnings Growth (yoy): -12.40%


Balance Sheet
Total Cash (mrq): 19.63M
Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 1.457
Total Debt (mrq): 42.37K
Total Debt/Equity (mrq): 0.001
Current Ratio (mrq): 6.065
Book Value Per Share (mrq): 2.985
 
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Non mi pare affatto male , i fondamentali sono solidi cm meglio attendere la trimestrale del 28 aprile prima di prendere posizione.
 
CORRECTING and REPLACING Ballantyne of Omaha Reports First Quarter EPS of $0.07 on Revenue of $12.4 Million
Friday April 28, 12:19 pm ET

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2006--In the table Consolidated Statements of Operations, the line item entitled "Other expense, net" should read "Other income (expense), net". The corresponding figures should read 18,880 for Three Months Ended March 31, 2006 and (29,519) for Three Months Ended March 31, 2005.
The corrected release reads:

BALLANTYNE OF OMAHA REPORTS FIRST QUARTER EPS OF $0.07 ON REVENUE OF $12.4 MILLION

Conference call: Today, Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Webcast / Replay URL: www.ballantyne-omaha.com/investor_relations/ or
www.fulldisclosure.com
Dial-in number: 800-741-0104

The replay will be available on the Internet for 90 days.
Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc. (Amex: BTN - News), a manufacturer of motion picture projection and specialty lighting equipment, today reported financial results for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2006.

2006 First Quarter Results

Net revenues in Q1 2006 were $12.4 million, a 1% decline from net revenue of $12.5 million in the year-ago first quarter, reflecting lower demand for theatre equipment partially due to the changing industry environment where theatre owners evaluate their capital expenditures plans relative to the purchase of new or used film projectors or digital equipment. Gross profit in Q1 2006 was $3.3 million, or 26.8% of net revenues, nearly matching Q1 2005 gross profit of $3.4 million, or 27.1% of net revenues. Total Q1 2006 selling and administrative expenses rose 8.8% to $2.1 million reflecting a 14.7% increase in administrative expense that more than offset a small decline in selling expense. The $175,000 year-over-year rise in administrative expense was primarily due to employee severance costs incurred as a result of planned work force reductions as well as for legal expenses to settle a lawsuit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance costs and compensation costs partially offset by lower bonus expense. Reflecting these items, net income in Q1 2006 amounted to $915,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $942,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, in Q1 2005. Per share results for the first quarters of 2006 and 2005 are based on a weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding of 13,947,291 and 13,840,719, respectively.

John P. Wilmers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ballantyne, commented, "Ballantyne turned in a solid performance in the first quarter in the face of industry changes as theater owners anticipate the transition to digital cinema. Sales of lighting equipment rose from last year's first quarter, but a 3% decline in theater product sales offset the gains and resulted in the slight reduction in revenue compared to last year. The Company's strong cash flow in the first quarter further strengthened our balance sheet, and Ballantyne ended the quarter with negligible long-term debt and over $22 million of cash and cash equivalents.

"Our announcement today that we have entered into a letter of intent to acquire National Cinema Service Corp. (NCSC) represents an important strategic and financial development for Ballantyne. NCSC creates an immediate platform for Ballantyne to offer film and digital projector maintenance, repair, equipment installations, site surveys and other theatre services. In addition, while the acquisition of NCSC is expected to be modestly accretive to Ballantyne's earnings upon closing, longer-term we believe there will be significant growth opportunities as we market NCSC's industry-leading service capabilities through our industry relationships."
 
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Press Release Source: Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc.

Ballantyne Expands Digital Cinema Distribution into Hong Kong

Tuesday October 24, 7:00 am ET
Strong Westrex Subsidiary Granted Hong Kong Distribution Rights for NEC Digital Cinema Projectors

OMAHA, Neb. & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc. (Amex: BTN - News), a motion picture projection, specialty lighting and digital cinema equipment and services provider, announced today that its Asian distribution subsidiary, Strong Westrex, has secured Hong Kong distribution rights from NEC Viewtechnology Ltd. for its line of Digital Cinema Projectors. Strong Westrex has served the Hong Kong market's traditional cinema needs for over fifty years.
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Strong Westrex has been granted a non-exclusive license to distribute NEC's digital cinema projectors, which use Texas Instruments DLP (Digital Light Processing) Cinema(TM) technology, in Hong Kong. The agreement expands upon Ballantyne's existing position as master reseller of NEC projectors in the Americas. The Hong Kong license is renewable, with an initial two-year term, and it specifies minimum sales goals. Strong Westrex will also provide service and support for all digital cinema products sold in the Hong Kong territory.

The Hong Kong cinema market currently consists of approximately fifty theaters with a total of approximately 200 cinema screens. Strong Westrex maintains over 60% of the 35mm traditional projection systems currently in operation in Hong Kong. To date, only one theater screen in the territory has been equipped for digital cinema projection.

Ballantyne president and CEO, John P. Wilmers, commented, "Hong Kong is an important, influential cinema market where our Strong Westrex subsidiary has built a strong and loyal base of customers in traditional cinema over more than fifty years, including the past twelve years under Ballantyne's ownership. Expanding our product and service offerings to include NEC digital cinema projectors represents an exciting growth avenue and the natural evolution of our business in Hong Kong. We look forward to working closely with NEC to leverage this important digital cinema opportunity."
 
Ai prezzi correnti mi sembra adeguatamente prezzata, occorre che gli utili crescano perche' possa innescare un rally adeguato.
Il 2 nivembre i dati, vedremo ma per il momento non è tra le preferite.
 
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sotto il valore di libro, sembra molto a buon mercato rispetto ai fondamentali. profttevole senza debiti p\e a 4 e atteso a 5
Book Value Per Share (mrq): 3.98

Return on Assets (ttm): 10.31%
Return on Equity (ttm): 16.59%
 
entrato qualche giorno fa a 4,2 mi sembra davvero ottimo
 
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