CSP Inc. Reports Second-Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results (Lowell, MA)

LOWELL, Mass., May 11, 2016 (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 second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended March 31, 2016.

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 May 27, 2016 payable June 10, 2016.

Management Comments

“We performed well financially in the second quarter as we continued to make good progress on executing our growth strategy,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo. “Sales were up 44% in the second quarter, and we reported EPS of $0.13 versus a loss of $0.19 a year ago.”

“In the High Performance Products Division, we launched our new next-generation FPGA network adapter product for the packet capture and financial services markets,” said Dellovo. “The product, branded “Class E,” is currently in production at multiple customer sites. We also secured our first major engagement for the packet capture market by shipping a large order to our first hyperscale data center end user. This shipment was a key contributor to our strong revenue growth this quarter. Customer interest in our packet capture product has been very positive, and we have a robust pipeline in place. We also are building momentum with our product for the financial services market, and have brought our first few customers into production.”

“At our Technology Solutions Division, our core strategy continues to be increasing higher-margin revenues from managed services,” said Dellovo. “Our managed services pipeline is building and we continue to take actions to further increase this revenue stream. Our cross-selling strategy is also proving successful as we recorded sales between locations at our Technology Solutions Division, as well as between the Technology Solutions and High Performance Products divisions. The performance of our UK operation, which has now been fully integrated into our Germany operation, has improved significantly and turned its first profit in several quarters.”

“Looking ahead, we continue to be encouraged by the progress we are making in executing on our strategy across our businesses. Our past work is now beginning to yield results and we are excited by the great potential before us,” concluded Dellovo.

Financial Results

For the second quarter of fiscal 2016, revenue was $27.1 million compared with $18.9 million in the second quarter a year ago.

Gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 grew to 23.3% from 21.4% for the prior-year period due to leverage on higher volumes.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $503,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $675,000, or $0.19 per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

Cash and short-term investments decreased to $10.0 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2016 from $11.2 million at year end 2015.  The decrease was the result of the payment of the quarterly dividends and purchase of capital equipment, partially offset by cash from operations.

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 877-876-9174 or 785-424-1669.  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 managed services pipeline is building and we continue to take actions to further increase this revenue stream. 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)
March 31, September 30,
2016 2015
Current assets:
Cash and short-term investments $ 10,020 $ 11,181
Accounts receivable, net 22,780 19,888
Inventories 4,807 5,749
Other current assets 3,547 3,264
Total current assets 41,154 40,082
Property, equipment and improvements, net 1,631 1,564
Other assets 5,463 5,350
Total assets $ 48,248 $ 46,996
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities 18,609 17,382
Pension and retirement plans 9,700 10,009
Non-current liabilities 18 15
Shareholders’ equity 19,921 19,590
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 48,248 $ 46,996
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data )
  /—–Three Months Ended—–/ /—–Six Months Ended—–/
  March 31,   March 31, March 31,   March 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Product $ 20,972 $ 14,195 $ 37,975 $ 29,848
Services 6,167 4,682 12,840 9,459
Total sales 27,139 18,877 50,815 39,307
Cost of sales:
Product 17,054 11,380 31,290 24,513
Services 3,752 3,454 8,002 6,796
Total cost of sales 20,806 14,834 39,292 31,309
Gross Profit 6,333 4,043 11,523 7,998
Operating expenses:
Engineering and development 790 826 1,589 1,679
Selling, general & administrative 4,665 3,856 8,713 7,879
Total operating expenses 5,455 4,682 10,302 9,558
Operating income (loss) 878 (639 ) 1,221 (1,560 )
Other expense, net (117 ) (129 ) (89 ) (162 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 761 (768 ) 1,132 (1,722 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 258 (93 ) 346 (610 )
Net income (loss) $ 503 $ (675 ) $ 786 $ (1,112 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 480 $ (649 ) $ 756 $ (1,072 )
Income (loss) per share – basic $ 0.13 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.21 $ (0.31 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic 3,609 3,525 3,589 3,507
Income (loss) per share  – diluted $ 0.13 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.20 $ (0.31 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted 3,730 3,525 3,728 3,507
Gary Levine
Chief Financial Officer
CSP Inc.
Tel: 978.663.7598 ext. 1200
Fax: 978-455-3251
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