Aldila Inc., the maker of golf shafts, said first quarter revenues rose to $20.7 million, slightly down from $20.8 million a year ago. Net income dropped to $2.7 million, or 48 cents a share, from $4.3 million, or 78 cents, a year ago. The company also said it decided to discontinue its hockey business.

“Our first quarter of 2006 was the highest sales quarter of our NV™ shaft product line and as such, created a very high benchmark for 2007 performance comparison,” said Peter Mathewson, chairman and CEO. “Our golf shaft sales declined 4% in the first quarter of 2007 versus the first quarter of 2006. The average selling price of golf shafts decreased by 5% quarter on quarter on a 1% increase in unit sales. Branded golf shaft sales decreased 19% and co-branded golf shaft sales increased 5% versus the first quarter of 2006 and together represented 53% of our golf shaft sales in the current quarter as compared to 57% in the comparable quarter of last year. The average selling prices of branded and co-branded shafts were 7% and 1% lower, respectively, in the first quarter of 2007 compared to the first quarter of 2006.”

Gross margins eroded to 35% from 47% resulted from competitive pricing pressure in the golf shaft market, the shift in mix to less branded products, higher material and manufacturing costs, and lower absorption of U.S. golf manufacturing costs.

Operating margins were affected by increases in cost related to SOX compliance and other accounting expenses, higher audit fees and administrative cost at our Vietnam facility as compared to the first quarter of 2006.

“While our revenues were strong in the quarter, our margins suffered from our shaft mix, higher material costs and start-up cost of our new Vietnam factory that is operating but not yet contributing meaningful production. We are seeing an increasingly competitive environment as the worldwide shortage of carbon fiber eases. We believe our competitors are no longer seeing the shortage of carbon fiber material that benefited us over the last couple of years.”

Aldila's backlog of sales orders of $9.5 million at March 31, 2007 was lower than the $12.3 million reported at March 31, 2006.

Its cash balance was $18.1 million at the end of our first quarter in 2007 which was up $2.9 million from year end 2006 after supporting $2.3 million in capital expenditures.

The company said it has elected to discontinue its hockey operation in the third quarter of this year and have notified its customer of this decision.

“We are working to finish our remaining orders over the next few months and then cease operations. We do not expect this decision to have a material impact on our business,” Mathewson said.

Aldila said its Vietnam factory has begun operations and will ramp up its production during the remainder of the year and will take on significant production in 2008.

“With this new state of the art factory we believe we are set with enough Asian capacity to allow us opportunities to grow our unit sales long term,” Mathewson said.

Aldila said its composite material business “continues to thrive with a sales increase of 34% over the comparable quarter last year and represented 14% of consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2007.

Carbon Fiber Technology LLC (“CFT”), its joint venture carbon fiber facility, “ran well during the quarter.”

Mathewson concluded, “It has been an incredible start for Aldila on Tour in 2007. Players using Aldila shafts have won eight of the first seventeen events on the PGA Tour and have won five of seven events on the Nationwide Tour. Aldila shafts were used by the winner of The Masters as well as the winner of the World Golf Championship-Accenture Match Play Championship; two of the year's first limited field events for the world's top player.

” 'The Aldila VS Proto and NV' continue to be the top wood shaft series on both the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour in 2007. The PGA Tour is the ultimate proving ground for new golf shaft technology and Aldila's new product prototypes are being well received on Tour. In fact, the winner of the recent Verizon Heritage, a PGA Tour event, won with a prototype of our soon to be released Aldila MOI Proto shaft.”

                      ALDILA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  (In thousands, except per share data)

                                                    Three months ended
                                                          March 31,
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                                                    2007          2006
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NET SALES                                       $      20,662 $     20,770
COST OF SALES                                          13,472       11,102
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          Gross profit                                  7,190        9,668
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SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE                     3,372        2,861
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          Operating income                              3,818        6,807
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          Interest income                                 199          158
          Other, net                                       43           (8)
          Equity in earnings of joint venture             105           46
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INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES                              4,165        7,003
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES                              1,470        2,661
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NET INCOME                                      $       2,695 $      4,342
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NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE                     $        0.49 $       0.80
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          ASSUMING DILUTION                     $        0.48 $       0.78
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         SHARES OUTSTANDING                             5,525        5,408
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         AND COMMON EQUIVALENT SHARES                   5,588        5,545
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