Revenues in the third quarter of 2006 accumulated to $9.2 Million, the same as in Q3-05. Revenues for the first nine months of 2006 were also similar to the revenues accumulated in the first nine months of 2005 - $26.7 Million in 2006 vs. $26.9 Million in 2005.
The net profit in the third quarter of 2006 was $754 thousand � an increase of nearly 640% over the third quarter of 2005. The net profit in the first nine months of 2006 was $2.5 Million � more than twice the profit of the parallel period of the previous year.
EBIT in Q3-06 was $714 thousand - an increase of more than 10 times compared to $68 thousand in Q3-05. In the first nine months of 2006, EBIT was $2.1 Million � 133% more than in the parallel period of 2005.
Earnings per Share (diluted) in the first nine months of 2006 were $0.12, as compared to $0.06 in the first nine months of 2005.
Commenting on the quarterly results, Ofer Shofman, Valor�s President and CEO said: �As previously reported, the results for the third quarter of 2006 were lower than originally expected due to a small number of significant orders by major customers that slipped from Q3 and are expected to materialize over the following quarters. At the same time, we remain optimistic about our future performance and continue to implement our development programs and business strategy across all regions.�
As an example, Shofman mentioned that the company has doubled the number of agents and distributors of its products in Asia over the past six months, and explained: �This increase comes to meet the growing demand for the type of solutions that we provide and will further support the consultative selling approach that we are implementing. The consultative sales process is a complex process, intended to achieve larger sales and bring higher revenues, and the steps that we are taking now are intended to ensure that our investments will bear fruit in the future.�
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Valor Computerized Systems develops compelling technologies for simulating and optimizing the manufacture of printed circuit boards. Valor's breakthrough technologies for product design analysis, simulation and optimization of PCB assembly, and Manufacturing Operations Management increase productivity, yield and quality, and help streamline and accelerate product innovation in a fast-paced global market. Valor is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange [WKN 928731, ISIN IL0010845324]. Its customer base includes the majority of Tier I and Tier II companies in the electronics industry, most of which are fortune 500 companies. More information on Valor can be found on http://www.valor.com.
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