BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/10 -- Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM), the world's leading provider of explosion-welded clad metal plates, today reported financial results for its third quarter and nine-month period ended September 30, 2010.

Sales for the quarter were $41.3 million, up 19% from sales of $34.7 million in last year's third quarter, and an 8% increase versus sales of $38.3 million in this year's second quarter. Third quarter gross margin increased to 26% from 25% in the comparable quarter a year ago and 24% in the second quarter.

Third quarter operating income was $2.9 million, an increase of 18% versus $2.5 million reported in the same quarter last year and a 41% increase versus the $2.1 million reported in the most recent quarter. Net income was $1.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, an increase of 21% compared with net income of $1.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the third quarter a year ago. Net income in the second quarter was $3.0 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, and benefited from a $2.1 million one-time gain associated with the acquisition of the outstanding interests in two Russian joint ventures, as well as from the tax treatment of that gain.

Third quarter adjusted EBITDA was $6.7 million, up 12% from $6.0 million reported in last year's third quarter and an increase of 21% versus the $5.5 million reported in the second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principle) financial measure used by management to measure operating performance. See additional information about adjusted EBITDA at the end of this news release.

Explosive Metalworking

Third quarter sales at DMC's Explosive Metalworking segment were $24.9 million compared with $27.3 million in the same quarter a year ago. Operating income was $1.2 million versus $3.4 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $2.8 million versus $4.9 million in the third quarter of 2009. Order backlog at the Explosive Metalworking segment increased to $41.2 million from $39.9 million at the end of this year's second quarter.

Oilfield Products

Third quarter sales at DMC's Oilfield Products segment increased 158% to $13.2 million compared with $5.1 million in the third quarter last year. Approximately $5.2 million of the increase was attributable to incremental sales contributions from recent acquisitions, while $2.9 million of the increase was achieved by legacy operations. Income from operations improved to $1.7 million versus an operating loss of $414,000 in the third quarter a year ago. Third quarter adjusted EBITDA was $2.8 million compared with $498,000 in the comparable prior-year quarter.

AMK Welding

DMC's AMK Welding segment reported third quarter sales of $3.2 million, up 41% from $2.2 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income increased 95% to $861,000 from $441,000 in the comparable quarter last year. The segment recorded adjusted EBITDA of $981,000, up 77% from $555,000 in the comparable year-ago quarter.

Management Commentary

"We continue to see signs that global demand for clad plates is improving, although the initial pace of the recovery has remained relatively slow," said Yvon Cariou, president and CEO. "Outpacing the tepid performance of the clad business has been a very strong improvement at our Oilfield Products segment. Even when excluding the North American and Russian operations we have acquired during 2010, this segment achieved a 56% third quarter sales increase versus the same quarter last year. We are especially encouraged by the segment's strong gross margin performance."

"We noted at the end of the second quarter that the Oilfield Products business was pursuing two large order opportunities, and we can now report that both have been awarded to DMC. These orders involve shaped charges and associated perforating guns, which will be delivered over the next several quarters to customers in the Middle East and India."

Cariou said the Oilfield Products segment is on pace to achieve 2010 sales in excess of $40 million versus the $21.8 million reported in fiscal 2009. "We are very optimistic about the long-range growth prospects of both the Oilfield Products and Explosion Welding business segments, and will continue to explore consolidation opportunities in both sectors."

Rick Santa, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said that due to continued weakness in the quote-to-bookings rate within the explosion-welding segment, full-year sales for fiscal 2010 are now expected to be 8% below fiscal 2009 sales results. Prior forecasts called for a year-over-year sales decline of 5%. Full year 2010 gross margin is expected to be approximately 24%. Fourth quarter sales are expected to be comparable to sales in the 2010 third quarter, while fourth quarter gross margin is anticipated in a range of 22% to 24%. DMC's anticipated blended effective tax rate for 2010 has been reduced to a range of 22% to 23% based on previously discussed adjustments resulting from the Russian joint venture acquisitions, lower pre-tax income versus fiscal 2009, and other items discussed in DMC's Form 10-Q, which is being filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is expected that the Company will return to a blended effective tax rate of 33% to 35% in 2011.

Nine-month Results

Sales for the year-to-date period were $109.9 million versus $122.3 million in the comparable nine-month period of 2009. Gross margin was 25% versus 27% in the same period a year ago. Operating income was $5.3 million versus $13.8 million in the prior year's nine-month period. Net income was $4.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared with net income of $7.5 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, at the nine-month mark last year. Net income for the nine-month period of 2010 benefited from the previously discussed Russian joint venture acquisitions and associated tax treatment. Adjusted EBITDA was $15.6 million compared with $23.9 million in the same period a year ago.

The Explosive Metalworking segment reported nine-month sales of $72.9 million versus $102.4 million at the nine-month mark in 2009. The segment reported operating income of $4.4 million compared with $17.4 million in the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $8.7 million versus $21.8 million in the comparable year-ago period.

Nine-month sales at DMC's Oilfield Products segment were $28.9 million versus $13.2 million in last year's nine-month period. The segment reported operating income of $1.5 million versus an operating loss of $2.0 million in the same period a year ago. Nine-month adjusted EBITDA was $4.6 million versus $603,000 in the prior-year's nine-month period.

AMK Welding recorded nine-month sales of $8.1 million compared with $6.7 million in the comparable year-ago period. Operating income was $1.9 million versus $1.1 million in the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA at the nine-month mark was $2.3 million compared with $1.5 million in the same period a year ago.

Conference call information

Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (3:00 p.m. Mountain). Investors are invited to listen to the call live via the Internet at www.dynamicmaterials.com, or by dialing into the teleconference at 866-394-8610 (706-758-0876 for international callers) and entering the passcode 18344027. Participants should access the website at least 15 minutes early to register and download any necessary audio software. A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days and a telephonic replay will be available through Nov. 1 2010, by calling 800-642-1687 (706-645-9291 for international callers) and entering the passcode 18344027.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP results are presented only as a supplement to the financial statements based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The non-GAAP financial information is provided to enhance the reader's understanding of DMC's financial performance, but no non-GAAP measure should be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of the most directly comparable GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures are provided within the schedules attached to this release.

EBITDA is defined as net income plus or minus net interest plus taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA excludes from EBITDA stock-based compensation and, when appropriate, other items that management does not utilize in assessing DMC's operating performance (as further described in the attached financial schedules). None of these non-GAAP financial measures are recognized terms under GAAP and do not purport to be an alternative to net income as an indicator of operating performance or any other GAAP measure.

Management uses these non-GAAP measures in its operational and financial decision-making, believing that it is useful to eliminate certain items in order to focus on what it deems to be a more reliable indicator of ongoing operating performance and the company's ability to generate cash flow from operations. As a result, internal management reports used during monthly operating reviews feature the adjusted EBITDA. Management also believes that investors may find non-GAAP financial measures useful for the same reasons, although investors are cautioned that non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for GAAP disclosures. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are also used by research analysts, investment bankers and lenders to assess operating performance. For example, a measure similar to EBITDA is required by the lenders under DMC's credit facility.

Because not all companies use identical calculations, DMC's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. However, these measures can still be useful in evaluating the company's performance against its peer companies because management believes the measures provide users with valuable insight into key components of GAAP financial disclosures. For example, a company with greater GAAP net income may not be as appealing to investors if its net income is more heavily comprised of gains on asset sales. Likewise, eliminating the effects of interest income and expense moderates the impact of a company's capital structure on its performance.

All of the items included in the reconciliation from net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are either (i) non-cash items (e.g., depreciation, amortization of purchased intangibles, gain on step acquisitions and stock-based compensation) or (ii) items that management does not consider to be useful in assessing DMC's operating performance (e.g., income taxes and gain on sale of assets). In the case of the non-cash items, management believes that investors can better assess the company's operating performance if the measures are presented without such items because, unlike cash expenses, these adjustments do not affect DMC's ability to generate free cash flow or invest in its business. For example, by adjusting for depreciation and amortization in computing EBITDA, users can compare operating performance without regard to different accounting determinations such as useful life. In the case of the other items, management believes that investors can better assess operating performance if the measures are presented without these items because their financial impact does not reflect ongoing operating performance.

About Dynamic Materials Corporation

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Dynamic Materials Corporation is a leading international metalworking company. Its products, which are typically used in industrial capital projects, include explosion-welded clad metal plates and other metal fabrications for use in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, alternative energy, hydrometallurgy, aluminum production, shipbuilding, power generation, industrial refrigeration and similar industries. The Company operates three business segments: Explosive Metalworking, which uses proprietary explosive processes to fuse different metals and alloys; Oilfield Products, which manufactures, markets and sells specialized explosive components and systems used to perforate oil and gas wells; and AMK Welding, which utilizes various technologies to weld components for use in power-generation turbines, as well as commercial and military jet engines. For more information, visit the Company's websites at http://www.dynamicmaterials.com and http://www.dynaenergetics.de.

Safe Harbor Language

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements, including our guidance for fourth quarter and full-year 2010 sales, margins and tax rates, quoting and booking expectations, our anticipation of future customer demand, and our expected timing of delivery of product, all of which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to obtain new contracts at attractive prices; the size and timing of customer orders and shipments; our ability to realize sales from our backlog; fluctuations in customer demand; fluctuations in foreign currencies, changes to customer orders; the cyclicality of our business; competitive factors; the timely completion of contracts; the timing and size of expenditures, the timing and price of metal and other raw material; the adequacy of local labor supplies at our facilities; current or future limits on manufacturing capacity at our various operations; the availability and cost of funds; and general economic conditions, both domestic and foreign, impacting our business and the business of the end-market users we serve; as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

               DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
      FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009
                (Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Data)
                                (unaudited)

                              Three months ended      Nine months ended
                                September 30,           September 30,
                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                               2010        2009        2010        2009
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
NET SALES                   $   41,298  $   34,690  $  109,913  $  122,268
COST OF PRODUCTS SOLD           30,445      25,936      82,819      89,032
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Gross profit                  10,853       8,754      27,094      33,236
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
 General and administrative
  expenses                       3,487       2,749       9,990       9,318
 Selling expenses                3,047       2,212       7,918       6,376
 Amortization of purchased
  intangible assets              1,376       1,293       3,913       3,709
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Total costs and expenses       7,910       6,254      21,821      19,403
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS           2,943       2,500       5,273      13,833
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
 Gain on step acquisition
  of joint ventures                  -           -       2,117           -
 Other income (expense), net      (416)       (633)       (402)       (560)
 Interest expense                 (667)       (752)     (2,473)     (2,521)
 Interest income                     6          41          71         145
 Equity in earnings of
  joint ventures                     -          91         255         170
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES       1,866       1,247       4,841      11,067
INCOME TAX PROVISION               540         151         891       3,540
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
NET INCOME                  $    1,326  $    1,096  $    3,950  $    7,527
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
INCOME PER SHARE:
     Basic                  $     0.10  $     0.09  $     0.30  $     0.59
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
     Diluted                $     0.10  $     0.08  $     0.30  $     0.58
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF
 SHARES OUTSTANDING:
     Basic                  12,939,274  12,632,406  12,807,826  12,597,023
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
     Diluted                12,951,397  12,645,500  12,820,508  12,621,970
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER
 COMMON SHARE               $     0.04  $     0.04  $     0.12  $     0.08
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
               DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                          (Dollars in Thousands)

                                                September 30, December 31,
                                                    2010          2009
ASSETS                                           (unaudited)
                                                ------------- -------------

Cash and cash equivalents                       $      11,097 $      22,411
Accounts receivable, net                               27,390        25,807
Inventories                                            36,797        32,501
Other current assets                                    4,350         7,255
                                                ------------- -------------
  Total current assets                                 79,634        87,974

Property, plant and equipment, net                     40,470        42,052
Goodwill, net                                          40,414        43,164
Purchased intangible assets, net                       50,962        49,079
Other long-term assets                                  1,986         2,907
                                                ------------- -------------
Total assets                                    $     213,466 $     225,176
                                                ============= =============

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable                                $      11,386 $       9,183
Customer advances                                       5,128         6,528
Dividend payable                                          528           515
Accrued income taxes                                      847         1,485
Other current liabilities                               7,122         9,162
Lines of credit                                         6,735         1,777
Current portion of long-term debt                       7,567        13,485
                                                ------------- -------------
  Total current liabilities                            39,313        42,135

Long-term debt                                         23,541        34,120
Deferred tax liabilities                               13,469        15,217
Other long-term liabilities                             1,354         1,593
Stockholders' equity                                  135,789       132,111
                                                ------------- -------------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $     213,466 $     225,176
                                                ============= =============
               DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
          FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009
                          (Dollars in Thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                                          2010      2009
                                                        --------  --------
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income                                            $  3,950  $  7,527
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
   provided by operating activities -
     Depreciation (including capital lease amortization)   3,908     3,701
     Amortization of purchased intangible assets           3,913     3,709
     Amortization of capitalized debt issuance costs         489       215
     Stock-based compensation                              2,537     2,657
     Deferred income tax benefit                            (953)   (1,875)
     Equity in earnings of joint ventures                   (255)     (170)
     Gain on step acquisition of joint ventures           (2,117)        -
     Change in working capital, net                       (1,218)    7,650
                                                        --------  --------
      Net cash provided by operating activities           10,254    23,414
                                                        --------  --------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Acquisition of Austin Explosives                        (3,620)        -
  Step acquisition of joint ventures, net of cash
   acquired                                               (2,065)        -
  Acquisition of property, plant and equipment            (2,309)   (3,238)
  Change in other non-current assets                         (59)       42
                                                        --------  --------
     Net cash used in investing activities                (8,053)   (3,196)
                                                        --------  --------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

  Payment on syndicated credit agreement                 (15,374)   (3,912)
  Borrowings on lines of credit, net                       4,682         -
  Payments on long-term debt                                (593)     (653)
  Payments on capital lease obligations                     (215)     (132)
  Payment of dividends                                    (1,561)     (513)
  Payment of deferred debt issuance costs                      -       (58)
  Net proceeds from issuance of common stock                  70       373
  Tax impact of stock-based compensation                    (639)       90
                                                        --------  --------
     Net cash used in financing activities               (13,630)   (4,805)
                                                        --------  --------
EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH                            115       258
                                                        --------  --------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     (11,314)   15,671

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of the period        22,411    14,360
                                                        --------  --------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of the period            $ 11,097  $ 30,031
                                                        ========  ========
               DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
        RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS TO MOST
             DIRECTLY COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS
                          (Dollars in thousands)

                                 Three months ended     Nine months ended
                                    September 30,         September 30,
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                  2010       2009       2010       2009
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                    (unaudited)           (unaudited)
Explosive Metalworking Group    $  24,925  $  27,327  $  72,921  $ 102,403
Oilfield Products                  13,208      5,123     28,868     13,171
AMK Welding                         3,165      2,240      8,124      6,694

                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net sales                       $  41,298  $  34,690  $ 109,913  $ 122,268
                                =========  =========  =========  =========

Explosive Metalworking Group    $   1,225  $   3,370  $   4,408  $  17,381
Oilfield Products                   1,691       (414)     1,490     (2,013)
AMK Welding                           861        441      1,912      1,122
Unallocated expenses                 (834)      (897)    (2,537)    (2,657)

                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income from operations          $   2,943  $   2,500  $   5,273  $  13,833
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
                            For the three months ended September 30, 2010
                          -------------------------------------------------
                           Explosive
                          Metalworking Oilfield    AMK  Unallocated
                             Group     Products  Welding  Expenses   Total
                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
                                            (unaudited)
Income from operations    $      1,225 $  1,691  $   861 $    (834) $ 2,943
Adjustments:
 Stock-based compensation            -        -        -       834      834
 Depreciation                    1,051      333      120         -    1,504
 Amortization of
  purchased intangibles            557      819        -         -    1,376

                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA           $      2,833 $  2,843  $   981 $       -  $ 6,657
                          ============ ========  ======= =========  =======
                            For the three months ended September 30, 2009
                          -------------------------------------------------
                           Explosive
                          Metalworking Oilfield    AMK  Unallocated
                             Group     Products  Welding  Expenses   Total
                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
                                            (unaudited)
Income (loss) from
 operations               $      3,370 $   (414) $   441 $    (897) $ 2,500
Adjustments:
 Stock-based compensation            -        -        -       897      897
 Depreciation                      910      236      114         -    1,260
 Amortization of
  purchased intangibles            617      676        -         -    1,293

                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA           $      4,897 $    498  $   555 $       -  $ 5,950
                          ============ ========  ======= =========  =======
               DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
        RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS TO MOST
             DIRECTLY COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS
                          (Dollars in thousands)

                             For the nine months ended September 30, 2010
                          -------------------------------------------------
                           Explosive
                          Metalworking Oilfield    AMK  Unallocated
                             Group     Products  Welding  Expenses   Total
                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
                                            (unaudited)
Income from operations    $      4,408 $  1,490  $ 1,912 $  (2,537) $ 5,273
Adjustments:
 Stock-based compensation            -        -        -     2,537    2,537
 Depreciation                    2,634      924      350         -    3,908
 Amortization of
  purchased intangibles          1,706    2,207        -         -    3,913

                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA           $      8,748 $  4,621  $ 2,262 $       -  $15,631
                          ============ ========  ======= =========  =======
                             For the nine months ended September 30, 2009
                          -------------------------------------------------
                           Explosive
                          Metalworking Oilfield    AMK  Unallocated
                             Group     Products  Welding  Expenses   Total
                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
                                            (unaudited)
Income (loss) from
 operations               $     17,381 $ (2,013) $ 1,122 $  (2,657) $13,833
Adjustments:
 Stock-based compensation            -        -        -     2,657    2,657
 Depreciation                    2,683      676      342         -    3,701
 Amortization of
  purchased intangibles          1,769    1,940        -         -    3,709

                          ------------ --------  ------- ---------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA           $     21,833 $    603  $ 1,464 $       -  $23,900
                          ============ ========  ======= =========  =======
                                          Three months       Nine months
                                              ended             ended
                                          September 30,     September 30,
                                        ----------------  ----------------
                                          2010     2009     2010     2009
                                        -------  -------  -------  -------
                                          (unaudited)       (unaudited)
Net income                              $ 1,326  $ 1,096  $ 3,950  $ 7,527
 Interest expense                           667      752    2,473    2,521
 Interest income                             (6)     (41)     (71)    (145)
 Provision for income taxes                 540      151      891    3,540
 Depreciation                             1,504    1,260    3,908    3,701
 Amortization of purchased intangible
  assets                                  1,376    1,293    3,913    3,709

                                        -------  -------  -------  -------
EBITDA                                    5,407    4,511   15,064   20,853
 Stock-based compensation                   834      897    2,537    2,657
 Other income (expense), net                416      633   (1,715)     560
 Equity in earnings of joint ventures         -      (91)    (255)    (170)

                                        -------  -------  -------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA                         $ 6,657  $ 5,950  $15,631  $23,900
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