DTS Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results

Calabasas, California, UNITED STATES

CALABASAS, Calif., May 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

“We are pleased with our first quarter performance, driven by further penetration in mobile and automotive, as well as slightly higher than expected royalty recoveries,” said Jon Kirchner, chairman and CEO, DTS, Inc. “These results set us up nicely to meet our expectations for 2016. Importantly, with the acquisition and integration of HD Radio complete, and our first full quarter together under our belts, we are already seeing the benefits with non-GAAP operating income growth of 58% year-over-year, a 37% increase in operating cash flow, and improving profit margins. Over the longer run, we believe we are strategically positioned to grow our footholds in the home, mobile device and automotive markets by building content support and selling the broadest suite of innovative end-to-end audio solutions. Our vision is to deliver the highest quality audio experience anywhere, anytime, on any device.”

Financial Comparisons
 Q1 2016Q1 2015
Year-over-Year Growth Rate 33 %  
GAAP Net Income$0.54million$1.1million
GAAP Earnings Per Share*$0.03  $ 0.06  
Non-GAAP Operating Margin  25
Non-GAAP Net Income$7.2million$5.0million
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share**                      $ 0.41  $ 0.27  

*Earnings Per Diluted Share Net of Tax

Supplemental Information
 Q1 2016Amount Per Diluted Share**
Stock-Based Compensation          $3.8 million$0.15
Amortization of Intangibles$5.5 million$0.22

**Amount Per Diluted Share Net of Tax @ 30%

DTS closed the quarter with cash and investments totaling $57.4 million. 

The GAAP and non-GAAP reconciling items for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 can be found in the “Non-GAAP Financial Metrics” schedule attached to this press release and on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.dts.com.

Business Outlook

For fiscal year 2016, the Company continues to expect revenue in the range of $180 to $190 million. The Company expects growth in 2016 to primarily come from the mobile and automotive markets. 

The Company expects non-GAAP operating margins in the low-to-mid 30s and non-GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $2.10 to $2.25. On a GAAP basis, the Company expects operating margins in the range of 10% to 15% and diluted EPS in the range of $0.70 to $0.85.  

This outlook is based on a number of assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable at the time of this press release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Included within this press release are non-GAAP financial measures that supplement the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures adjust the Company's actual results prepared under GAAP by excluding charges and the related estimated income tax effects for stock-based compensation, the amortization of intangible assets, and acquisition, integration, and realignment costs. Over the past several years, the Company's GAAP tax rate has varied substantially. As a result of the completion of an international restructuring in 2014, management believes the most appropriate measure for its estimated annual effective tax rate is approximately 30%. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP amounts for the periods presented herein are provided in schedules accompanying this release and should be considered together with the Consolidated Statements of Operations. These non-GAAP measures are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are included solely for informational and comparative purposes. The Company's management believes that this information can assist investors in evaluating the Company's operational trends, financial performance, and cash generating capacity. Management believes these non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate DTS' financial performance using some of the same measures as management. However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be regarded as a replacement for or superior to corresponding, similarly captioned, GAAP measures.

Conference Call Information for May 9, 2016

DTS will host a conference call and live webcast at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 results. To access the conference call, dial 1-888-364-3109 or 1-719-325-2494 (outside the U.S. and Canada). A live webcast of the call will be available from the Investor Relations section of the Company's corporate website at www.dts.com and via replay beginning two hours after the completion of the call. An audio replay of the call will also be available to investors beginning at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 9, 2016 through 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 16, 2016, by registering at https://jsp.premiereglobal.com/webrsvp and entering 4117504.

About DTS, Inc.

Since 1993, DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinemas, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world's leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause DTS' results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "intends," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding proposed new products, services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions, financial or operating performance, or future effective tax rates, including statements regarding overall profitability in 2016; any statements regarding anticipated growth in the automotive, home and mobile markets; statements of belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, our ability to penetrate the on-line and mobile content delivery market and adapt our technologies for that market, our ability to further penetrate the automotive, home and mobile markets, the continued decline in optical disc-based product sales, the rapidly changing and competitive nature of the digital audio, consumer electronics and entertainment markets, the Company's inclusion in or exclusion from governmental and industry standards, continued customer acceptance of the Company's technology, products, services and pricing, risks related to ownership and enforcement of intellectual property, the continued release and availability of entertainment content containing DTS audio soundtracks, success of the Company's research and development efforts, risks related to integrating acquisitions, greater than expected costs, the departure of key employees, negative trends in the general economy, continued weakness in the global financial markets and decreases in consumer confidence, a loss of one or more of our key customers or licensees, changes in domestic and international market and political conditions, unanticipated changes in our tax provisions and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in DTS' public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including DTS' most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, available at www.sec.gov. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. DTS does not intend to update any forward-looking statement contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date hereof.


(Amounts in thousands)
     As of As of
     March 31, December 31,
      2016   2015 
Current assets:     
 Cash and cash equivalents $37,161  $52,208 
 Short-term investments  20,280   9,657 
 Accounts receivable, net  12,266   12,454 
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  5,827   5,855 
 Income taxes receivable  4,669   4,130 
  Total current assets  80,203   84,304 
Property and equipment, net  28,352   29,022 
Intangible assets, net  152,971   157,936 
Goodwill    108,854   108,726 
Deferred income taxes  22,919   24,018 
Other long-term assets  3,937   3,934 
  Total assets $397,236  $407,940 
Current liabilities:     
 Accounts payable $4,835  $5,979 
 Accrued expenses  19,751   22,960 
 Deferred revenue  2,890   5,711 
 Income taxes payable  204   123 
 Current portion of long-term debt, net  21,486   21,486 
  Total current liabilities  49,166   56,259 
Long-term debt, net  131,295   136,666 
Other long-term liabilities  9,957   9,983 
Stockholders' equity:    
 Preferred stock  -   - 
 Common stock  3   3 
 Additional paid-in capital  259,905   258,660 
 Treasury stock, at cost  (111,331)  (111,331)
 Accumulated other comprehensive income  782   778 
 Retained earnings  57,459   56,922 
  Total stockholders' equity  206,818   205,032 
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $397,236  $407,940 


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
   For the Three Months Ended
   March 31,
    2016   2015 
Revenue $45,195  $33,937 
Cost of revenue 6,091   2,784 
Gross profit 39,104   31,153 
Operating expenses:   
 Selling, general and administrative 24,509   19,783 
 Research and development 12,687   9,628 
  Total operating expenses 37,196   29,411 
Operating income 1,908   1,742 
Interest and other expense, net (1,159)  (161)
Income before income taxes 749   1,581 
Provision for income taxes 212   527 
Net income$537  $1,054 
Net income per common share:   
 Basic$0.03  $0.06 
 Diluted$0.03  $0.06 
Weighted average shares outstanding:   
 Basic 17,410   17,461 
 Diluted 17,770   18,235 


(Amounts in thousands)
    For the Three Months Ended
    March 31,
     2016   2015 
Cash flows from operating activities:  
Net income $537  $1,054 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
 Depreciation and amortization  6,679   3,581 
 Stock-based compensation charges  3,786   2,898 
 Deferred income taxes  (1,389)  (891)
 Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards  (47)  (891)
 Amortization of debt issuance costs  153   - 
 Other  (134)  91 
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business acquisitions:    
  Accounts receivable  397   4,699 
  Prepaid expenses and other assets  18   1,916 
  Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  (2,969)  (6,258)
  Deferred revenue  (2,821)  (2,864)
  Income taxes receivable/payable  1,413   782 
  Net cash provided by operating activities  5,623   4,117 
Cash flows from investing activities:    
 Purchases of available-for-sale investments  (13,635)  (30,345)
 Maturities of available-for-sale investments  3,000   - 
 Purchases of property and equipment  (733)  (1,033)
 Purchases of intangible assets  (965)  (1,087)
 Other investing activities  -   (300)
  Net cash used in investing activities  (12,333)  (32,765)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
 Repayment of long-term borrowings  (5,469)  - 
 Payment of contingent consideration  (480)  - 
 Holdback and other payments related to acquisitions  (370)  - 
 Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under stock-based compensation plans  82   4,239 
 Cash paid for shares withheld for taxes  (2,147)  (1,442)
 Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards  47   891 
  Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (8,337)  3,688 
  Net change in cash and cash equivalents  (15,047)  (24,960)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  52,208   99,435 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $37,161  $74,475 


Non-GAAP Financial Metrics   
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)   
The following tables show the Company's GAAP financial metrics reconciled to non-GAAP financial metrics included in this release.
   For the Three Months Ended
   March 31,
    2016   2015 
Cost of revenue:   
 GAAP cost of revenue$6,091  $2,784 
  Amortization of intangible assets 4,936   2,368 
 Non-GAAP cost of revenue$1,155  $416 
Selling, general and administrative:   
 GAAP selling, general and administrative$24,509  $19,783 
  Amortization of intangible assets 543   265 
  Stock-based compensation 2,801   2,137 
  Acquisition, integration and realignment costs* 280   - 
 Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative$20,885  $17,381 
Research and development:   
 GAAP research and development$12,687  $9,628 
  Stock-based compensation 985   761 
  Acquisition, integration and realignment costs* 16   - 
 Non-GAAP research and development$11,686  $8,867 
Operating income:   
 GAAP operating income$1,908  $1,742 
  Amortization of intangible assets 5,479   2,633 
  Stock-based compensation 3,786   2,898 
  Acquisition, integration and realignment costs* 296   - 
 Non-GAAP operating income$11,469  $7,273 
 Non-GAAP operating income as a % of revenue 25%  21%
Net income:   
 GAAP net income$537  $1,054 
  Amortization of intangible assets 5,479   2,633 
  Stock-based compensation 3,786   2,898 
  Acquisition, integration and realignment costs* 296   - 
  Adjustment for income taxes (2,881)  (1,607)
 Non-GAAP net income$7,217  $4,978 
 Non-GAAP diluted income per common share$0.41  $0.27 
 Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 17,770   18,235 
* On October 1, 2015, DTS completed its acquisition of iBiquity Digital Corporation


Non-GAAP Financial Targets   
The following tables show the Company's fiscal year 2016 GAAP guidance reconciled to non-GAAP financial targets.
   Fiscal Year 2016
   Low High
Operating income as a % of revenue:   
 GAAP operating income as a % of revenue 10%  15%
  Amortization of intangible assets 13%  13%
  Stock-based compensation 7%  7%
 Non-GAAP operating income as a % of revenue 30%  35%
Net income per diluted share:   
 GAAP net income per diluted share$0.70  $0.85 
  Amortization of intangible assets 1.25   1.33 
  Stock-based compensation 0.73   0.78 
  Adjustment for income taxes (0.58)  (0.71)
 Non-GAAP net income per diluted share$2.10  $2.25 
 Weighted average shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per diluted share (millions) 18.0   18.0 


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