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U.S. Home Systems First Quarter Revenues Increase 8% To $42 Million

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[May 15, 2012]

U.S. Home Systems First Quarter Revenues Increase 8% To $42 Million

DALLAS, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (NasdaqNGM: USHS) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. USHS is engaged in the specialty products home improvement business. The Company's principal product lines include kitchen cabinet refacing products, bathroom remodeling products, storage organization systems for closets and garages and related accessories.

First Quarter 2012 Highlights USHS reported record new orders of $46.4 million, an increase of 7.4% from $43.2 million in the first quarter last year. USHS had backlog of uncompleted orders of $25.3 million at March 31, 2012 vs. $24.3 million at March 31, 2011.

The Company reported $42.2 million in revenue, the highest first quarter revenue in USHS history, exceeding guidance of $40.5 million and up 8.3% compared to $39.0 million in the first quarter last year.

Fixed operating costs, consisting of branch operating and general and administrative expenses, declined to 11.4% of revenues in the first quarter 2012 from 12.8% in the same quarter last year. The decline reflected increased leverage from higher revenues.

USHS reported earnings per share of $0.11, better than guidance of $0.09 per share and compared to $0.08 per share in the first quarter last year.

Murray Gross, chairman and chief executive officer, commented, "I am pleased to report we had two new records this quarter. First, a record new order input for any quarter in our history and second, record revenue for a first quarter, both which significantly exceeded our expectations. I want to recognize our strategic partner, The Home Depot, whose marketing initiatives continue to drive demand." Mr. Gross continued, "In January we launched our new line of Martha Stewart Living(TM) kitchen cabinet refacing products. Due to the popularity and reputation for style and quality inherent in the Martha Stewart brand replacement kitchen cabinets, we developed a line of refacing products which provide a 'refacing' solution to The Home Depot customers who prefer the look of the Martha Stewart Living(TM) line of cabinetry in a refacing product. We are very excited about the reception of these products by our customers. This line of new refacing products contributed to our record new order input in the quarter. We believe the Martha Stewart Living(TM) line of kitchen refacing products will be an exciting extension to our kitchen refacing product portfolio." "In March we launched the 'Replacement Kitchen Remodeling' test pilot in two markets in Florida. Under this program, we are re-marketing customers who expressed an interest in kitchen refacing, however did not purchase our refacing products. We believe that these customers may be more interested in replacing their complete kitchen cabinetry rather than installing a refacing product. We believe customers have responded favorably to our product offering during the first month of this pilot, and based on the early success, in April The Home Depot agreed to expand the pilot program to all our Florida markets except Jacksonville. We are very excited about this program." Second Quarter 2012 Outlook USHS expects: Revenues in the second quarter 2012 of $46.5 million as compared to revenues of $43.8 million in the second quarter 2011.

Net income of $0.23 per share, compared to $0.21 per share in the second quarter 2011.

USHS also announced that its Board has authorized the Company's regular quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share. The dividend is payable June 14, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 30, 2012.

Conference Call Information Management of USHS will hold a conference call on May 15, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its 2012 first quarter financial results. The financial results will be released following the close of trading on May 15, 2012.

Interested parties may access the call by calling 1-877-941-2068 from within the United States, or 1-480-629-9712 if calling internationally, approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay will be available through May 22, 2012 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (U.S.) or 1-858-384-5517 (international), passcode 4535057.

This web cast can be accessed at U.S. Home Systems' website at www.ushomesystems.com. The web cast may also be accessed at http://viavid.net/dce.aspx?sid=000096F6. The web cast can be accessed until June 15, 2012 on either site. To access the web cast, you will need to have the Windows Media Player on your desktop. For the free download of the Media Player please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/en/download/default.asp.

About U.S. Home Systems, Inc.

U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (www.ushomesystems.com) manufactures or procures, designs, sells and installs custom quality specialty home improvement products. The Company's product lines include kitchen cabinet refacing products utilized in kitchen remodeling, bathroom tub liners and wall surround products utilized in bathroom remodeling, and storage organization systems for closets and garages. The Company manufactures its own cabinet refacing products and bathroom cabinetry.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding the Company's business strategy, plans and objective and statements of non-historical information. These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with and available from the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Contacts: Murray H. Gross Brett Maas Chairman & CEO Hayden IR Email: mgross@ushomesystems.com Email: brett@haydenir.com (214) 488-6300 (646) 536-7331 tables follow- USHS REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2012 RESULTS FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Consolidated Statements of Operations Three Months Ended (In thousands, except shares and per share amounts) March 31, 2012 2011 (Unaudited) Revenues $42,226 $38,990 Cost of remodeling contracts 19,751 18,182 Gross profit 22,475 20,808 Costs and expenses: Branch operations 1,821 1,921 Sales and marketing 16,248 14,843 General and administrative 3,013 3,090 Total costs and expenses 21,082 19,854 Operating income 1,393 954 Interest expense 6 13 Other income 5 4 Income before income taxes 1,392 945 Income tax expense 539 385 Net income $853 $560 Net income per share: - Basic $0.12 $0.08 - Diluted $0.11 $0.08 Number of weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding - basic 7,376,167 7,175,127 Number of weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted 7,593,032 7,356,740 USHS REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2012 RESULTS U.S. Home Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets March 31, December 31, 2011 2012 ASSETS (Unaudited) Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,228,938 $ 13,682,779 Marketable securities 818,716 816,510 Accounts receivable-trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $69,717 and $75,902 8,182,324 5,768,948 Accounts receivable-other 405,386 611,640 Income tax receivable 22,175 22,175 Commission advances 1,422,335 1,072,250 Inventories 3,731,890 3,802,255 Prepaid advertising and marketing 1,868,921 1,908,021 Prepaid expenses 657,298 766,295 Deferred income taxes 855,937 856,750 Total current assets 31,193,920 29,307,623 Property, plant, and equipment, net 2,533,409 2,486,965 Goodwill 3,589,870 3,589,870 Other assets 434,289 463,863 Total assets $ 37,751,488 $ 35,848,321 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 5,913,486 $ 5,607,866 Accrued wages, commissions, bonuses and vacation 1,959,460 2,044,694 Federal and state taxes payable 1,466,885 1,237,762 Other accrued liabilities 950,206 692,206 Total current liabilities 10,290,037 9,582,528 Deferred income taxes 581,162 581,162 Other liabilities, long-term 188,734 195,993 Stockholders' equity: Common stock - $0.001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized, 7,457,888 and 7,288,776 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively 7,458 7,289 Additional capital 15,250,147 14,677,025 Retained earnings 11,433,950 10,804,324 Total stockholders' equity 26,691,555 25,488,638 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 37,751,488 $ 35,848,321 SOURCE U.S. Home Systems, Inc.

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