CSP Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results (Billerica, MA)


BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI), a provider of IT solutions and high-performance Ethernet products for diverse applications, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30, 2015.

The Company also announced that its board of directors has voted to pay its quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share to shareholders of record August 26, 2015 payable September 11, 2015.

Management Comments

“We had a successful third quarter overall, with the exception of a large loss in the UK that had a significant effect on our results,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo. “The UK loss was due to additional service contract costs for which we were unable to bill additional revenue, a write off of development expenses which we determined would have no future benefit, and severance and related costs for the reorganization of the UK operation.”

“At our High-Performance Products (HPP) division, we reported revenues from three E2-D planes and are on track to receive royalties for a total of five planes for the fiscal year,” said Dellovo. “We also posted another strong quarter from Myricom’s historical product suite, which we initially had expected to decline over time. Sales of these products have surpassed our expectations and our sales force is being very aggressive in continuing to drive demand. We recently announced the general availability of the fourth generation of Myricom network adapters for the financial services market, where they are being used in high-frequency trading. We expect sales of these products to ramp up as we flow products through the channel. In addition to the financial services product, we shipped Alpha versions of the new 10 gig packet capture product at the end of Q3. We expect to ship the Alpha version of the 100 gig packet capture product in the first quarter of 2016.”

“At our Technology Solutions (TS) division, our pipeline of managed services offerings is healthy and we’re focused on closing deals,” said Dellovo. “In Germany, demand continued to be strong for penetration testing and hacking, and in the U.S., we closed additional deals for the installation and services around Microsoft Office 365.”

“Looking forward, we expect to receive royalty revenues for two E2-D planes in Q4, providing a significant benefit to both our top and bottom lines. In addition, at Myricom, with the release of our financial services product and anticipated release of our packet capture product, we expect to see revenue from that business incrementally ramp as we enter and proceed through FY16. Finally, we continue to see our Managed Services offerings as an excellent driver of growth and recurring sales for the long term. As a result, we are enthusiastic about our prospects going forward.”

Financial Results

For the third quarter of fiscal 2015, revenue was $22.3 million compared with $22.6 million in the third quarter a year ago. Foreign exchange had a negative effect on revenue of $1.4 million for the quarter.

Gross margin for the third quarter was 23.6% compared with 27.0% for the prior-year period. The decrease was primarily the result of the loss in the U.K. and a change in revenue recognition policy for HPP.

Net income for the third quarter was $249,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with net income of $899,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The third quarter loss in the U.K. was approximately $0.6 million.

Cash and short-term investments decreased to $10.4 million from $16.4 million at year end. The decrease was primarily due to a $5.4 million increase in accounts receivable as a result of a high level of sales received late in the quarter.

Conference Call Details

CSPi Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo and Chief Financial Officer Gary W. Levine will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) today to review CSPi’s financial results and provide a business update. To listen to a live webcast of the call, please visit the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website at cspiweb.staging.wpengine.com. Individuals may also listen to the call via telephone, by dialing (877) 876-9176 or (785) 424-1667. For interested parties unable to participate in the live call, an archived version of the webcast will be available for approximately one year on CSPi’s website.

About CSP Inc.

CSPi (NASDAQ:CSPI) maintains two distinct and dynamic divisions – High Performance Products and Technology Solutions – with a shared vision for technology excellence. CSPi’s High Performance Products division offers extreme-performance Ethernet products for diverse applications, including cybersecurity, financial trading, content creation/distribution, storage networking applications, as well computer signal processing systems. CSPi’s Technology Solutions division provides innovative technology solutions for network solutions, wireless & mobility, unified communications & collaboration, data center solutions, advanced security, along with professional and managed services across those technology focus areas. CSPi Technology Solutions works with the world’s leading IT software and infrastructure companies to create solutions for the unique IT requirements of its customers. For more information, please visit cspiweb.staging.wpengine.com.

Safe Harbor

The Company wishes to take advantage of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking under the Act. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, those related to we expect to ship the Alpha version of the 100 gig packet capture product in the first quarter of 2016 and expect to receive royalty revenues for two E2-D planes in Q4, providing a significant benefit to both our top and bottom lines. The Company cautions that numerous factors could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made by the Company. Such risks include general economic conditions, market factors, competitive factors and pricing pressures, and others described in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Please refer to the section on forward-looking statements included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(Amounts in thousands)
June 30, September 30,
2015 2014
Current assets:
Cash and short-term investments  $ 10,446  $ 16,448
Accounts receivable, net 17,367 12,532
Inventories 6,646 6,446
Other current assets 4,577 4,020
Total current assets 39,036 39,446
Property, equipment and improvements, net 1,367 1,472
Other assets 5,579 5,389
Total assets  $ 45,982  $ 46,307
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities 16,833 14,511
Pension and retirement plans 9,635 10,440
Non-current liabilities  — 69
Shareholders’ equity 19,514 21,287
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $ 45,982  $ 46,307
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data )
  /———Three Months Ended———-/ /———Nine Months Ended———-/
  June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Product $15,696 $15,677 $45,544 $44,745
Services 6,591 6,959 16,050 20,126
Total sales 22,287 22,636 61,594 64,871
Cost of sales:
Product 13,461 13,058 37,974 37,447
Services 3,560 3,474 10,356 11,705
Total cost of sales 17,021 16,532 48,330 49,152
Gross Profit 5,266 6,104 13,264 15,719
Operating expenses:
Engineering and development 626 945 2,305 2,372
Selling, general & administrative 3,945 4,192 11,824 12,169
Total operating expenses 4,571 5,137 14,129 14,541
Bargain purchase gain on acquisition  —  —  — 462
Operating income (loss) 695 967 (865) 1,640
Other expense, net (113) (104) (275) (178)
Income (loss) before income taxes 582 863 (1,140) 1,462
Income tax expense (benefit) 333 (36) (277) 50
Net income (loss) $249 $899 ($863) $1,412
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $240 $863 ($863) $1,361
Income (loss) per share – basic $0.07 $0.25 ($0.25) $0.40
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic 3,540 3,451 3,522 3,442
Income (loss) per share – diluted $0.07 $0.25 ($0.25) $0.39
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted 3,633 3,499 3,522 3,448
CONTACT: Gary Levine
         Chief Financial Officer
         CSP Inc.
         Tel: 978.663.7598 ext. 1200
         Fax: 978.663.0150
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