BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/06/08 -- Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM), the world's leading provider of explosion-welded clad metal plates, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2007.

Fourth quarter sales increased 55% to $55.2 million from $35.7 million in the fourth quarter last year. The increase resulted from continued strong global demand for the Company's explosion welded plates, as well as $6.9 million in revenue contributions from DYNAenergetics, which was acquired by DMC on Nov. 15, 2007. Revenue from DYNAenergetics was comprised of $4.4 million from its explosion welding business and $2.5 million from its Oilfield Products division.

Gross margin was 32% versus a record 41% in the fourth quarter a year ago. Last year's fourth quarter gross margin benefited from highly favorable terms received on an $11 million order, while gross margin in the most recent quarter reflected a more normalized product mix from DMC pre-acquisition explosion welding business, lower gross margins on incremental sales from DYNAenergetics, and the impact of a $0.3 million purchase-accounting adjustment to cost of goods sold related to the acquired inventory of DYNAenergetics.

Fourth quarter general and administrative expense was $2.6 million, or 4.8% of revenue, versus $1.9 million, or 5.2% of revenue, in last year's fourth quarter. Selling expense was $2.0 million, or 3.6% of revenue, versus $3.0 million, 8.3% of revenue, in the comparable year ago quarter. Selling expense in last year's fourth quarter included unusually high commissions associated with the previously mentioned $11 million order. The 2007 fourth quarter included $1.2 million of amortization expense and $0.8 million of interest expense associated with the DYNAenergetics acquisition. DMC did not record any amortization and had net interest income of $0.3 million in the 2006 fourth quarter.

Income from operations advanced 24% to $12.0 million from $9.7 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. Net income was $6.9 million, or $0.56 per share, versus $6.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Explosive Metalworking

The Company's Explosive Metalworking segment reported fourth quarter sales of $50.2 million, up 48% from $34.0 million in the fourth quarter last year. Operating income increased 25% to $11.7 million from $9.4 million in the 2006 fourth quarter. The six weeks of contributions from DYNAenergetics' explosion welding business included $4.4 million in fourth quarter revenue. Order backlog at the end of fiscal 2007 was $100.0 million versus $68.8 million at Dec. 31, 2006, and $77.1 million at the end of the third quarter. The acquisition of DYNAenergetics contributed $21.5 million to the 2007 year-end backlog.

AMK Welding

Fourth quarter sales at the Company's AMK Welding segment advanced 49% to $2.5 million versus $1.7 million in the fourth quarter last year. Operating income was $0.8 million versus $0.5 million reported in the comparable year-ago quarter.

Oilfield Products

The six weeks of contributions from DYNAenergetics' Oilfield Products business included revenue of $2.5 million. The Oilfield Products business recorded a loss from operations of $0.1 million, which included the impact of acquisition-related amortization expense.

Management Commentary

"Our fourth quarter results represented a continuation of the strong sales and earnings growth we achieved throughout fiscal 2007," said Yvon Cariou, president and CEO. "During the quarter, we completed production and delivery on a large contract from the alternative energy sector. At the same time, our sales team did an effective job of maintaining the breadth of our order backlog."

"The quarter also was marked by a strategic acquisition that served to significantly expand our production capacity, market share and geographic reach," Cariou added. "Our integration of Germany-based DYNAenergetics is proceeding smoothly, and I am especially encouraged by how effectively our management teams are working together to blend these organizations."

"In addition to new explosion-welding capacity, the DYNAenergetics acquisition provided us with a highly regarded explosive-products business serving the oil and gas industry," Cariou added. "Rolf Rospek and Dr. Uwe Gessel, who previously managed the combined DYNAenergetics businesses, will now focus principally on the global expansion of DYNAenergetics Oilfield Products."

Cariou said DMC's AMK Welding business is now delivering the strong results management has been anticipating. "We expect improved revenue contributions from AMK throughout 2008, as there has been a marked increase in activity associated with its ground-based turbine business."

Cariou said that current explosion-welding quoting volume and end-market activity suggests the robust capital spending taking place across most of DMC's end markets will continue during 2008. "From a geographic perspective, activity in our U.S. and European home markets remains strong. We also are seeing considerable demand from global markets such as India, China, Russia and the Middle East. We therefore will continue to explore opportunities to expand our global presence."


Rick Santa, chief financial officer, said management expects to report 2008 revenue growth of up to 60% versus revenue in 2007, which will include incremental revenue contributions from the DYNAenergetics acquisition. While the company expects to experience quarter-to-quarter fluctuations in gross margin, full-year gross margins are expected to be comparable to the 32% achieved in the 2007 fourth quarter. Gross margins will include the impact of higher proportionate sales from DMC's European explosion welding businesses, which historically have achieved lower margins than DMC's domestic explosion welding business. Gross margins also will be affected by the addition of the Oilfield Products business, which historically has delivered lower margins than DMC's business.

Full-year operating income for 2008 is expected to be impacted by approximately $7.3 million of amortization expense associated with the DYNAenergetics acquisition. Pre-tax income will be impacted by more than $5.0 million of interest expense associated with the acquisition. Management anticipates the company's 2008 consolidated tax rate will be in the range of 36% to 37%.

Santa said that revenue in the 2008 first quarter, which will include the incremental sales contributions from DYNAenergetics, is expected to be approximately 80% higher than revenue in the comparable quarter of 2007. First quarter operating income is expected to be negatively affected by lower quarter-over-quarter gross margins and approximately $3 million of acquisition-related amortization expense. The added impact of higher interest expense is expected to result in first quarter net income that will be comparable to the first quarter last year.

Santa said, "Our two most recent quarters benefited significantly from our deliveries on certain large orders. As we have previously mentioned, these orders can lead to spikes in our quarterly performance. Although we currently are pursuing several significant order opportunities and overall demand remains strong, we do not expect to deliver on any unusually large contracts during the first quarter, and this is expected to result in only a modest sequential increase in Q1 revenue. Nevertheless, our order backlog is at an all-time high and we remain optimistic about our growth prospects during 2008 and beyond."

2007 Full-Year Results

For the full fiscal year, sales increased 46% to $165.2 million compared with $113.5 million in 2006. Gross margin was 33% versus 37% last year. Income from operations increased 29% to $38.9 million compared with $30.1 million in the prior year. Net income for 2007 was $24.6 million, or $2.00 per diluted share, versus net income of $20.8 million, or $1.70 per diluted share, in the same period last year. Net income in 2006 included a gain from discontinued operations of $1.5 million, or $0.12 per share, net of tax.

The Explosive Metalworking segment reported full-year sales of $155.4 million, up 43% versus sales of $108.4 million in 2006. Operating income increased 31% to $38.9 million compared with $29.6 million in the prior year.

Full-year sales at AMK Welding increased 41% to $7.2 million compared with sales of $5.1 million in 2006. Operating income was up 22% to $1.4 million compared with $1.2 million in the prior year.

Conference call information

Management will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full-year 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, or by dialing into the teleconference at 888-713-4215 (617-213-4867 for international callers) and entering the passcode 74258348. 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 Mar. 8, 2008, by calling 888-286-8010 (617-801-6888 for international callers) and entering the passcode 28518624.

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 oilfield perforating equipment and explosives; 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 and

Safe Harbor Language

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements, including our guidance for 2008 revenue, margins, income, expenses and tax rates, that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to realize sales from our backlog; our ability to successfully integrate and operate the recently-acquired DYNAenergetics businesses; our ability to obtain new contracts at attractive prices; the size and timing of customer orders and shipments; fluctuations in customer demand; changes to customer orders; the cyclicality of our business; competitive factors; the timely completion of contracts; the timing and size of expenditures; the timely receipt of government approvals and permits; 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, 2006.

                (Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Data)

                              Three months ended      Twelve months ended
                                 December 31,            December 31,
                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                               2007        2006        2007        2006
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
NET SALES                   $   55,211  $   35,691  $  165,175  $  113,472
COST OF PRODUCTS SOLD           37,426      21,170     110,168      71,439
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Gross profit                  17,785      14,521      55,007      42,033
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
 General and administrative
  expenses                       2,630       1,854       8,049       5,802
 Selling expenses                1,962       2,953       6,875       6,128
 Amortization expense of
  purchased intangible
  assets                         1,191           -       1,191           -
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Total costs and expenses       5,783       4,807      16,115      11,930
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
 CONTINUING OPERATIONS          12,002       9,714      38,892      30,103

 Other expense                    (162)        (75)       (158)       (115)
 Interest income (expense),
  net                             (601)        272         (24)        620
 Equity in earnings of joint
  ventures                          24           -          24           -
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
 AND DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS    11,263       9,911      38,734      30,608

INCOME TAX PROVISION             4,334       3,476      14,147      11,341
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
 OPERATIONS                      6,929       6,435      24,587      19,267

 OPERATIONS, net of tax              -         141           -       1,497
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
NET INCOME                  $    6,929  $    6,576  $   24,587  $   20,764
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
     Continuing operations  $     0.57  $     0.54  $     2.03  $     1.63
     Discontinued operations         -        0.01           -        0.12
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
     Net income             $     0.57  $     0.55  $     2.03  $     1.75
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
     Continuing operations  $     0.56  $     0.53  $     2.00  $     1.58
     Discontinued operations         -        0.01           -        0.12
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
     Net income             $     0.56  $     0.54  $     2.00  $     1.70
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
     Basic                  12,249,681  11,924,467  12,083,851  11,841,373
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
     Diluted                12,455,468  12,206,704  12,293,158  12,213,075
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

 PER COMMON SHARE           $        -  $        -  $     0.15  $     0.15
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                          (Dollars in Thousands)
ASSETS                                                    2007      2006
                                                        --------- ---------

Cash and cash equivalents                               $   9,045 $  17,886
Restricted cash                                               371     3,059
Accounts receivable, net                                   39,833    21,549
Inventories                                                41,628    19,226
Other current assets                                        3,853     2,127
                                                        --------- ---------
  Total current assets                                     94,730    63,847

Property, plant and equipment, net                         35,446    20,260
Goodwill, net                                              45,862       847
Intangible assets, net                                     61,914         -
Other long-term assets                                      2,947        19
                                                        --------- ---------
Total assets                                            $ 240,899 $  84,973
                                                        ========= =========


Accounts payable                                        $  22,590 $  13,572
Accrued income taxes                                        1,212     1,892
Other current liabilities                                  19,394     9,451
Lines of credit - current                                   7,587         -
Current portion of long-term debt                           8,035       382
                                                        --------- ---------
  Total current liabilities                                58,818    25,297

Long-term debt                                             61,530       382
Deferred tax liabilities                                   20,604     1,512
Other long-term liabilities                                 1,668       202
Stockholders' equity                                       98,279    57,580
                                                        --------- ---------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity              $ 240,899 $  84,973
                                                        --------- ---------
                          (Dollars in Thousands)

                                                          2007      2006
                                                        --------  --------
  Net income                                            $ 24,587  $ 20,764
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
   provided by operating activities -
     Income from discontinued operations, net of tax           -    (1,497)
     Depreciation and amortization                         3,347     1,369
     Amortization of capitalized debt issuance costs          30        50
     Stock-based compensation                              1,301       660
     Provision for deferred income taxes                    (357)    2,115
     Equity in earnings of joint ventures                    (24)        -
     Change in working capital, net                      (10,200)   (6,904)
                                                        --------  --------
      Net cash provided by operating activities           18,684    16,557
                                                        --------  --------
  Acquisition of DYNAenergetics, net of cash acquired    (81,224)        -
  Acquisition of property, plant and equipment            (8,979)   (8,650)
  Sale of marketable securities                                -     1,950
  Loan to related party                                        -    (1,206)
  Repayment on loan to related party                           -     1,206
  Change in other non-current assets                         (87)      290
  Payment received on other receivables related to
   discontinued operations                                     -       576
  Cash flows provided by investing activities of
   discontinued operations                                     -     3,089
                                                        --------  --------
      Net cash used in investing activities              (90,290)   (2,745)
                                                        --------  --------
  Borrowed under syndicated credit agreement              65,480         -
  Repayments on lines of credit, net                        (524)      (48)
  Payments on long-term debt                                (655)   (2,084)
  Payments on capital lease obligations                      (34)        -
  Payment of dividends                                    (1,821)   (1,766)
  Payment of deferred debt issuance costs                 (1,534)        -
  Net proceeds from issuance of common stock                 891       585
  Excess tax benefit related to stock options                402     1,154
  Other cash flows from financing activities                  87       (19)
                                                        --------  --------
      Net cash provided by (used in) financing
       activities                                         62,292    (2,178)
                                                        --------  --------
EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH                            473       489
                                                        --------  --------

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of the period        17,886     5,763
                                                        --------  --------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of the period            $  9,045  $ 17,886
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