CSP Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

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Announces Dividend of $0.10 Per Share

Reports on Strategic Progress

BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSP Inc. (Nasdaq:CSPI), a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended June 30, 2013.

The Company also announced that its board of directors has voted to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share to shareholders of record August 21, 2013 payable August 30, 2013.

Management Comments

"While we performed well in the first half of the year, and have good expectations for the fourth quarter, we had a difficult comparison with the third quarter of fiscal 2012 due to the $2 million in Systems segment royalty revenue related to the E-2D that we recorded in that quarter," said Victor Dellovo, CSP Inc. president and chief executive officer. "At the same time, we made significant progress in the execution of our growth strategy."

"Looking ahead to fiscal 2014 at our Systems segment, we expect to receive royalty revenue related to five planes as part of Lot 1 of full-rate production of the E-2D. We expect to ship the parts for those planes by the end of the current fiscal year.

"At Service and Systems Integration, weakness in Germany due to order timing, a slight year-over-year decline in the UK, and the negative effect of foreign currency more than offset very strong sales growth in the US," continued Dellovo. "As a result of our aggressive efforts to ramp up marketing efforts, expand our sales force, and work closely with manufacturers to obtain sales leads, we recorded more than $1 million in revenue from new customers in the US in the quarter."

"We are focused on becoming a global partner to our customers by cross-selling between Modcomp's geographic locations, and we are now beginning to see orders come in from this effort. By leveraging our worldwide engineering resources through cross-selling, we are enhancing margins and increasing utilization rates. We also are beginning to generate a growing number of customers to our Network Operations Center, or NOC. In addition, we see exciting opportunities to capitalize on the trend toward cloud computing, and we have important partnerships with host cloud providers Amazon, Google and Microsoft."

"Looking forward, we expect that our Service and Systems Integration segment will resume the strong year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter that we had reported in the first half of the year. While we expect that our Systems segment will continue to be challenged for the remainder of the year, fiscal 2014 is shaping up to be a good year as a result of expected royalty payments for the E-2D. Our new growth strategy already is starting to yield results, and we plan to continue to leverage our ability to cross sell across the organization to drive higher revenue and profitability," concluded Dellovo.

Financial Results

For the third quarter of fiscal 2013, revenue declined 15% year over year to $19.0 million. For the first nine months of fiscal 2013, revenue increased 5% year over year to $65.7 million. Foreign exchange had a positive $100,000 effect on revenue for the three-month period and a negative $100,000 effect on revenue for the nine-month period.

Gross margin for the third quarter was 20% compared with 23% in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, primarily due to a lower mix of sales from the Systems business, including reduced royalty revenues. Gross margin for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was 21% compared with 24% in the prior-year period.

Net loss for the third quarter was $478,000, or $0.14 per share, compared with net income of $774,000, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $377,000, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared with $1.7 million or $0.48 per diluted share in the first nine months of fiscal 2012.   

Cash and short-term investments decreased from $20.5 million at fiscal year end to $20.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2013. The Company paid out approximately $1.0 million in dividends in the first nine months of the year. CSP's cash position may vary significantly from quarter to quarter due to the high working capital requirements needed to fund large projects at both its Systems and its Services and Systems Integration segments. 

Conference Call Details

CSP 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 CSP'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 www.cspi.com. Individuals may also listen to the call via telephone, by dialing (877) 407-5790 or (201) 689-8328. For interested parties unable to participate in the live call, an archived version of the webcast will be available for approximately one year on CSP's website. 

About CSP Inc.

Based in Billerica, Massachusetts and founded in 1968, CSP Inc. and its subsidiaries develop and market IT integration solutions and high-performance computer systems to meet the diverse requirements of our industrial, commercial, and defense customers worldwide.

CSP's Systems segment includes the MultiComputer Division, which designs and manufactures commercial high-performance computer signal processing systems for a variety of complex real time applications in defense and commercial markets.  The Company's MODCOMP Inc. subsidiary, also part of its Service and Systems Integration segment was founded in 1970, and has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including storage and servers, unified communications solutions, IT security solutions and consulting services. More information about CSP is available on the company's website at www.cspi.com

To learn more about MODCOMP, Inc., consult www.modcomp.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, expect to ship the parts for those planes by the end of the current fiscal year expect to receive royalty revenue related to five planes as part of Lot 1 of full-rate production of the E-2D in Fiscal Year 2014 and our Service and Systems Integration segment will resume the strong year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter our Service and Systems Integration segment will resume the strong year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter.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.

CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES    
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS    
(Amounts in thousands)    
         
         
  June 30, September 30,    
  2013 2012    
         
Assets        
         
Current assets:        
 Cash and short-term investments  $ 20,246  $ 20,493    
 Accounts receivable, net 12,491 12,145    
 Inventories 5,192 6,276    
 Other current assets 4,295 5,792    
 Total current assets 42,224 44,706    
Property, equipment and improvements, net 1,344 991    
Other assets 5,702 5,369    
Total assets  $ 49,270  $ 51,066    
         
         
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
         
         
Current liabilities  $ 16,432  $ 18,168    
         
Pension and retirement plans 9,128 9,431    
Non-current liabilities 1,101 426    
Shareholders' equity 22,609 23,041    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 49,270  $ 51,066    
         
         
         
         
CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data )
         
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
Sales:        
 Product $14,783 $16,328 $49,625 $43,607
 Services 4,250 6,026 16,101 18,869
 Total sales 19,033 22,354 65,726 62,476
         
Cost of sales:        
 Product 12,284 13,899 41,184 37,274
 Services 2,914 3,226 10,763 10,435
         
 Total cost of sales 15,198 17,125 51,947 47,709
 Gross Profit 3,835 5,229 13,779 14,767
         
Operating expenses:        
 Engineering and development  437 444 1,261 1,301
 Selling, general & administrative 4,065 3,580 11,790 10,828
         
 Total operating expenses 4,502 4,024 13,051 12,129
Operating income (667) 1,205 728 2,638
         
Other income (expense), net 2 (32) 36 (102)
Income (loss) before income taxes (665) 1,173 764 2,536
 Provision for income tax expense (benefit) (187) 399 387 859
Net income (loss) ($478) $774 $377 $1,677
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders ($468) $759 $369 $1,647
Net income (loss) per share - basic ($0.14) $0.23 $0.11 $0.49
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 3,396 3,366 3,378 3,362
Net income (loss) per share - diluted ($0.14) $0.22 $0.11 $0.48
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 3,396 3,418 3,432 3,405
         
Gary Levine
Chief Financial Officer
CSP Inc.
Tel:  978.663.7598 ext. 1200
Fax: 978.663.0150