CSP Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

BILLERICA, Mass.--()--CSP Inc. (NASDAQ: CSPI), a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 ended September 30, 2011.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, total sales were $16.6 million compared with $22.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year, sales were $73.6 million compared with $90.1 million for fiscal 2010.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was 23.9% compared with 20.4% in the fourth quarter a year ago. For the full year, gross profit was 22.2% compared with 19.1% in fiscal 2010. The year-over-year increases for both the quarter and year were primarily the result of reduced lower-margin revenue from a large hosting customer, and a greater mix of higher-margin consulting as well as solutions and managed service business.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $92 thousand, or $0.03 per share, compared with net income of $46 thousand or $0.01 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. For the full year fiscal 2011, net income was $369 thousand or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $910 thousand, or $0.25 per diluted share, for fiscal 2010.

Cash and short-term investments at fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 was $15.9 million compared with $15.5 million as of September 30, 2010. The increase in accounts receivables was due to orders received toward the end of the quarter. CSP purchased approximately $198 thousand of common stock during the quarter and $649 thousand of common stock for the full 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.

Restatement of Financial Statements

CSP restated its Consolidated Statements of Operations for the periods ended September 30, 2010, December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011 to reflect adjustments and reclassifications of revenue and cost of goods, in connection with the identification of products that are maintenance and support services provided by third parties where CSP is not the primary provider of the service. Under current accounting standards, the revenue reported is required to be presented by the Company net of the cost of the services. CSP’s prior practice was to record the revenue as the gross sales value of the services. In addition, certain other services provided by third-party contracts for which CSP is primary provider were correctly recorded at the gross sales value, however these services were reported as product revenue and should have been included as service revenue.

The adjustments made to the restated financial statements did not have an effect on earnings before taxes, net income, cash flows, total assets, total liabilities, retained earnings or total shareholder equity.

CSP expects to file an amendment to the Forms 10-Q for the Relevant Periods and an amendment to the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to reflect the adjustment to the revenue and cost of sales and reclassifications. As a result, CSP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed for the relevant periods should no longer be relied upon.

Management Comments

“Our financial results for the quarter and the full year were affected by significantly reduced sales to a major hosting customer at our Service and Systems Integration segment,” said CSP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alexander R. Lupinetti. “While this resulted in disappointing year-over-year financial comparisons, we are encouraged by market demand trends and the progress we made in executing our organic growth strategy.”

“At our Service and Systems Integration segment, we grew consulting as well as solutions and managed service business during the year in line with our strategy,” added Lupinetti. “We were particularly pleased to begin recognizing the results of these strategic efforts in our gross margin performance. We are seeing increasing demand for our security and storage management expertise and our strategic partnerships continue to be successful. Our utilization rates are high and we are investing in additional skilled engineers to meet growing market demand.”

“At our Systems segment, the highlight of the quarter was the shipment of a $1.2 million order for FastCluster 3000 Series multicomputers to an international sonar customer. FastCluster 3000 Series multicomputers are designed for deployment in harsh environments where performance and processing density are critical. After the close of the quarter, we introduced our next-generation FastCluster 3000 Series Open VPX Multicomputer with Converged Fabric at the MILCOM 2011 (Military Communications) Conference. This product is ideal for military high-performance embedded computing platforms that require high bandwidth and scalability across boards and systems. In 2012, we expect to begin benefiting from the production of 10 E2D aircraft that have received budget approval as part of phases 3 and 4 of the Low Rate Initial Production Phase.”

“We are approaching fiscal 2012 with cautious optimism,” said Lupinetti. “We still expect to record lower volumes from our large hosting customer, which could negatively affect year-over-year revenue comparisons. At the same time, we expect to continue gaining traction in our effort to grow higher-margin business at our Service and Systems Integration Segment.”

Conference Call Details

CSP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alexander R. Lupinetti, 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) 709-8155 or (201) 689-8881. 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, those relating to investing in additional skilled engineers to meet growing market demand, the expectation that CSP will begin benefiting from the production of 10 E2D aircraft, the expectation that CSP will record lower volumes from its large hosting customer, which could negatively affect year-over-year revenue comparisons, and its expectation that it will continue gaining traction in its effort to grow higher-margin business at the Service and Systems Integration Segment . 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)
 
 
September 30, September 30,
2011 2010
   
Assets
 
Current assets:
Cash and short-term investments $ 15,874 $ 15,531
Accounts receivable, net 13,148 12,190
Inventories 6,777 5,862
Other current assets 2,079 2,368
   
Total current assets 37,878 35,951
Property, equipment and improvements, net 833 873
Other assets 4,397 4,555
   
Total assets $ 43,108 $ 41,379
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
Current liabilities $ 15,870 $ 13,948
 
Pension and retirement plans 9,056 8,928
Non-current liabilities 286 24
 
Shareholders' equity   17,896   18,479
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 43,108 $ 41,379

 

                       
 
CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data )
 
 
/-----Three Months Ended-----/ /-----Twelve Months Ended-----/
September 30 September 30 September 30 September 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
Sales:
Product $ 11,950 $ 16,841 $ 54,734 $ 69,634
Service   4,650     5,601   18,911     20,478
 
Total sales 16,600 22,442 73,645 90,112
 
Cost of sales:
Product 9,179 14,621 44,810 59,461
Service   3,450     3,320   12,466     13,460
 
Total cost of sales 12,629 17,941 57,276 72,921
 
Gross Profit 3,971 4,501 16,369 17,191
 
Operating expenses:
Engineering and development 325 552 1,785 1,953
Selling, general & administrative   3,640     3,889   13,775     14,096
 
Total operating expenses 3,965 4,441 15,560 16,049
       
Operating income 6 60 809 1,142
 
 
Other income (expense), net   (39 )   53   (94 )   7
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (33 ) 113 715 1,149
 
Income taxes expense 59 67 346 235
       
Net income (loss)   ($92 ) $ 46 $ 369   $ 914
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders   ($92 ) $ 45 $ 363   $ 905
 
Net income (loss) per share - basic   ($0.03 ) $ 0.01 $ 0.11   $ 0.26
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   3,407     3,517   3,439     3,538
 
Net income (loss) per share - diluted   ($0.03 ) $ 0.01 $ 0.10   $ 0.25
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   3,407     3,549   3,482     3,567

Contacts

CSP Inc.
Gary Levine, 978-663-7598 ext. 1200
Chief Financial Officer
Fax: 978-663-0150

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Contacts

CSP Inc.
Gary Levine, 978-663-7598 ext. 1200
Chief Financial Officer
Fax: 978-663-0150