SPACEHAB Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2006

Press Release From: Spacehab
Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2006

SPACEHAB, Incorporated , a leading provider of commercial space services, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006 ended June 30, 2006.

Fourth Quarter Results

SPACEHAB posted a fourth quarter fiscal 2006 net income of $48,000, or $0.00 per share, on revenue of $14.6 million compared with a fourth quarter fiscal 2005 net income of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per share, on revenue of $19.0 million.

"We were pleased to see the flawless liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery just days following the end of fiscal 2006 with the Company's Integrated Cargo Carrier nestled within the cargo bay," stated Michael E. Kearney, SPACEHAB President and Chief Executive Officer. "During the quarter we continued to support NASA with the upcoming STS-116 and STS-118 missions, both scheduled for launch in our 2007 fiscal year, however, delays in the shuttle manifest and unmanned vehicle launch schedules continued to impact revenue for the fourth quarter as it did throughout the year."

Year End Results

SPACEHAB's net loss for fiscal 2006 was $12.4 million, or $0.97 per share, on revenue of $50.7 million compared to a net income of $5.2 million, or $0.37 per share, on revenue of $59.4 million. Year end results include a non-cash charge of $6.3 million as the Company wrote down the book value of one of its two pressurized space shuttle modules and changed the depreciable life of its remaining space shuttle assets to align with NASA's current launch manifest that anticipates retiring the space shuttle fleet at the end of 2010. Included in the prior year results was a recovery of $8.2 million from NASA in partial indemnification for losses the Company sustained in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003.


SPACEHAB's cash and short-term investments were approximately $6.3 million as of June 30, 2006. Current liabilities decreased to $17.9 million at June 30, 2006 compared to $20.4 million at June 30, 2005 due to reductions in accounts payable and accrued expense. As of year end SPACEHAB carried a contract backlog of $57.0 million which represents the expected value of contractually-committed work, portions of which are subject to the space shuttle's launch schedule or future government funding decisions.

Update of Ongoing Operations

During the recently completed fiscal year 2006, SPACEHAB continued to support manned and unmanned missions to space through its three major business units, assisting both commercial and government initiatives. SPACEHAB Flight Services provided a commercial deployable cargo carrier on NASA's second return-to-flight mission, STS-114, that is now permanently attached to the International Space Station serving as a spare parts platform. Work continued on the STS-121 and 116 missions with new work commencing on the STS-118 flight. Subsequent to year end, the STS-121 mission, which utilized a returnable version of the Company's cargo carrier, launched and concluded successful space station resupply activities.

The STS-116 and 118 missions are using the Company's cargo pallets - one set for permanent deployment and attachment to the space station - but also utilize SPACEHAB's patented module system which will transport thousands of pounds of equipment and provisions, much of it transferred to the space station for use by the astronaut crews that live for extended periods in space.

Astrotech Space Operations provides support necessary for its customers to successfully process their spaceflight hardware for launch, including advanced planning; use of unique facilities; and spacecraft checkout, fueling, encapsulation, transport, and remote control through launch. Astrotech supported the processing of eight spacecraft during fiscal 2007 with four of those launching in the fourth quarter. The Astrotech team located in Florida was instrumental in the successful liftoff of NASA's GOES-N, an earth monitoring satellite, while the California teams at Sea Launch and Vandenberg Air Force Base assisted payload processing and launch activities of the Galaxy 16 as well as NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO spacecraft, respectively. This business unit also captured over $7.0 million in new business during the fiscal year with an additional contract subsequent to year end.

SPACEHAB Government Services continues its exceptional support to NASA's International Space Station program, primarily in the areas of configuration and data management supporting the final acceptance of space station hardware and software for NASA and the sixteen international partners. The Company is actively pursuing an additional NASA contract in a subcontractor role to support configuration management initiatives.

Conference Call

SPACEHAB will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central time following the earnings release. During the call management will discuss the Company's year end and fourth quarter financial results as well as other recent and potential future developments relating to SPACEHAB. To participate on the call please dial 877-502-9274 (domestic calls) or 913-981-5584 (international calls). A taped replay will be available following the conference call until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 6, 2006 at 888-203-1112 (domestic calls) or 719-457-0820 (international calls) via access code 5271147. To hear a replay of the call via the Internet, visit the Investor Information section of the SPACEHAB website at This audio archived webcast of the conference call is available on the Company website for approximately one year.

About SPACEHAB, Incorporated

SPACEHAB, Incorporated ( is a leading provider of commercial and government space services with three primary business units. The Flight Services business unit develops, owns, and operates habitat and laboratory modules and cargo carriers aboard NASA's Space Shuttles for Space Station resupply and research purposes. SPACEHAB's Astrotech subsidiary provides payload processing support services for both commercial and government customers at company-owned facilities in Florida and California. The Company's Government Services business unit supports NASA's Johnson Space Center providing configuration management, product engineering, and support services for both the Space Station and Space Shuttle programs. Additionally, through The Space Store, Space Media provides space merchandise to the public and space enthusiasts worldwide (

The statements in this document may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, continued government support and funding for key space programs, product performance and market acceptance of products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the company's Securities & Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Tables follow

       Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                   (In thousands, except share data)

                            Three Months            Twelve Months
                           Ended June 30,          Ended June 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Revenue                   $14,568     $18,958     $50,746     $59,401
Costs of revenue           10,592      14,566      46,855      47,158
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Gross profit                3,976       4,392       3,891      12,243
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Operating expenses
  Selling, general and
   administrative           2,814       2,827      10,672       9,383
  Research and
   development                108          40         410          77
  Nonrecurring charge,
   loss of Research
   Double Module                -         500           -      (7,744)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Total operating
     expenses               2,922       3,367      11,082       1,716
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Income (loss) from
     operations             1,054       1,025      (7,191)     10,527
Interest expense           (1,083)     (1,417)     (5,511)     (5,716)
Interest and other
 income (expense), net         77         171         337         292
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Income (loss) before
 income taxes                  48        (221)    (12,365)      5,103
Income tax (expense)
 benefit                        -         301         (32)        146
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
  Net income (loss)           $48         $80    $(12,397)     $5,249
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Income (loss) per share
Net income (loss) per
 share - basic              $0.00       $0.01      $(0.97)      $0.42
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Shares used in
 computing net income
 (loss) per share -
 basic                 12,819,906  12,644,358  12,743,533  12,613,491
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Net income (loss) per
 share - diluted            $0.00       $0.01      $(0.97)      $0.37
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Shares used in
 computing net income
 (loss) per share -
 diluted               14,213,185  14,163,713  12,743,533  14,190,281
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

            Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                            (In thousands)

                                                June 30,    June 30,
                                                  2006        2005
                                               ----------- -----------
Cash, restricted cash and investments              $6,317      $8,297
Accounts receivable, net                           11,379      16,906
Property, plant, and equipment, net                61,637      73,647
Other assets, net                                   6,117       3,101
                                               ----------- -----------
  Total assets                                    $85,450    $101,951
                                               =========== ===========
Current liabilities                                17,922      20,461
Long-term liabilities                              64,719      66,693
Stockholders' equity                                2,809      14,797
                                               ----------- -----------
 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $85,450    $101,951
                                               =========== ===========


SPACEHAB, Inc., Houston

Kimberly Campbell, 713-558-5049

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