NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) -  Trans-Lux Corporation, a leading supplier of programmable electronic information displays and next generation LED lighting, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Trans-Lux President and Chief Executive Officer J.M. Allain made the announcement.

Second Quarter 2012

Revenues for the second quarter of 2012 totaled $6.8 million, compared with $5.1 million for the second quarter of 2011. Trans-Lux recorded income for the second quarter of $0.7 million ($0.13 per share), compared with a loss of $1.6 million (loss of $0.67 per share) in the second quarter of 2011. The second quarter results include a $1.8 million benefit for the warrant valuation adjustment and a $0.2 million additional restructuring charge. EBITDA for the current second quarter is $1.8 million, compared with negative EBITDA of $0.1 million in 2011.

"Trans-Lux continues to make a definite move forward relative to both our financials and market presence. Our second quarter results show increased gross profit margins due to sweeping changes we've made to streamline operational efficiencies and reduce operating costs," said Mr. Allain. "Although some of the traditional markets we serve continue to face economic challenges, we anticipate that our new LED video displays and lighting products will continue to drive new business opportunities with both our existing customer base and in new vertical market categories. These results show our competitors and customers that we can compete toe-to-toe and win."

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

Trans-Lux reported revenues for the six-month period ending June 30, 2012 of $12.5 million, up from $10.0 million for the six-month period ending June 30, 2011. Trans-Lux incurred a loss of $0.9 million (loss of $0.18 per share) during the first six months of 2012, versus the $3.3 million loss (loss of $1.35 per share) reported for the same six-month period in 2011. The six months ended June 30, 2012 results include a $1.9 million benefit for the warrant valuation adjustment and a $0.2 million additional restructuring charge. EBITDA for the current six-month period is $1.3 million, compared with negative EBITDA of $0.3 million during the same six-month period in 2011.

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About Trans-Lux

Trans-Lux Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of TL Vision digital video displays and TL Energy LED lighting solutions for the financial, sports and entertainment, gaming, education, government, and commercial markets. With a comprehensive offering of LED Large Screen Systems, LCD Flat Panel Displays, Data Walls and scoreboards (marketed under Fair-Play by Trans-Lux), Trans-Lux delivers comprehensive video display solutions for any size venue's indoor and outdoor display needs. TL Energy enables organizations to greatly reduce energy related costs with green lighting solutions. For more information please visit  

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    JUNE 30     JUNE 30  
(In thousands, except per share data)   2012   2011     2012     2011  
Revenues   $ 6,849   $ 5,090     $ 12,472     $ 10,007  
Income (loss) from continuing operations   $ 739   $ (1,631 )   $ (924 )   $ (3,301 )
Loss from discontinued operations     -     -       (7 )     -  
Net income (loss)   $ 739   $ (1,631 )   $ (931 )   $ (3,301 )
Calculation of EBITDA (1):                              
  Net income (loss) from continuing operations   $ 739   $ (1,631 )   $ (924 )   $ (3,301 )
  Interest expense, net     74     363       187       724  
  Income tax expense     7     7       14       14  
  Depreciation and amortization     1,015     1,149       2,046       2,296  
Total EBITDA from continuing operations     1,835     (112 )     1,323       (267 )
  Effect of discontinued operations     -     -       (7 )     -  
Total EBITDA   $ 1,835   $ (112 )   $ 1,316     $ (267 )
Earnings (loss) per share - basic and diluted                              
  Continuing operations   $ 0.13   $ (0.67 )   $ (0.18 )   $ (1.35 )
  Discontinued operations     -     -       -       -  
  Total earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.13   $ (0.67 )   $ (0.18 )   $ (1.35 )
Average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted     5,831     2,443       5,259       2,443  
(1)   EBITDA is defined as earnings before effect of interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented here because it is a widely accepted financial indicator of a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness. However, EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of a company's profitability or liquidity. The Company's measure of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

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