CSP Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal 2012 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 third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended June 30, 2012.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2012, total sales increased 19% to $22.4 million from $18.8 million for the third quarter of 2011. For the nine-month period, sales grew 10% to $62.5 million from $57 million in the year-earlier period.

Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 increased to 23% compared with 19% in the third quarter a year ago. The year-over-year increase in gross margin was the result of greater Systems segment royalty revenue. Gross margin increased to 24% in the first nine months of fiscal 2012 from 22% in the same period of fiscal 2011.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 increased to $758,000, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $211,000, or $0.06 per share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. For the nine-month period, net income grew 264% to $1.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, from $455,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the same period in fiscal 2011.

Cash and short-term investments increased to $18 million compared with $15.9 million at year end fiscal 2011. The increase was due to higher net income, an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses, higher deferred revenue, and a decrease in inventory and depreciation and amortization. This was partially offset by an increase in accounts receivable, an increase in other assets and prepaid items, the purchase of PP&E, the dividend payment and the negative effect of foreign exchange. 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.

Management Comments

“We performed well again in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, reporting 19% growth in revenues, a 400 basis point increase in gross margins and net income per diluted share of $0.22 compared with a loss in the third quarter last year,” said CSP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alexander R. Lupinetti. “Our top line was driven by a 120% increase in sales at the Systems segment and 10% growth at Service and Systems Integration.”

“At our Systems segment, we reported an additional $2 million in royalties from Lockheed Martin for three E2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft as part of phases 3 and 4 of the Low Rate Initial Production Phase,” said Lupinetti. “We have now received royalty for seven planes and expect that in the current fourth fiscal quarter we could receive royalty revenue for up to the remaining three planes under the purchase order.”

“The year-over-year increase in Service and Systems Integration segment revenue was driven by increased demand at our Germany and UK subsidiaries, offset by a decline in the US as a result of lower sales from our large hosting customer,” said Lupinetti. “The overall demand environment is positive in the US where we have a strong pipeline of potential university, institutional and hosting company customers. Sales to our large customers in Germany continue to be robust and we expect strong demand through the end of the fiscal year.”

“Based on expected royalty revenues in the Systems business and demand at Service and Systems Integration, we expect to report another strong quarter to conclude the fiscal year,” concluded Lupinetti.

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) 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, CSP could receive royalty revenue for up to the remaining three planes under the purchase order, in under the purchase order the US where we have a strong pipeline of potential university, institutional and hosting company customers and sales to our large customers in Germany continue to be robust and we expect strong demand through the end of the fiscal year. 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,
2012 2011
   
Assets
 
Current assets:
Cash and short-term investments $ 18,037 $ 15,874
Accounts receivable, net 14,146 13,148
Inventories 6,378 6,777
Other current assets 3,427 2,079
   
Total current assets 41,988 37,878
Property, equipment and improvements, net 905 833
Other assets 4,473 4,397
   
Total assets $ 47,366 $ 43,108
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Current liabilities 19,097 15,870
 
Pension and retirement plans 8,835 9,056
Non-current liabilities 417 286
 
Shareholders' equity   19,017   17,896
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 47,366 $ 43,108
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
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
Sales:
Product $ 16,328 $ 14,726 $ 43,607 $ 42,784
Service   6,026     4,063     18,869     14,261  
 
Total sales 22,354 18,789 62,476 57,045
 
Cost of sales:
Product 13,899 12,256 37,274 35,631
Service   3,226     2,912     10,435     9,016  
 
Total cost of sales 17,125 15,168 47,709 44,647
 
Gross Profit 5,229 3,621 14,767 12,398
 
Operating expenses:
Engineering and development 444 442 1,301 1,460
Selling, general & administrative   3,580     3,450     10,828     10,135  
 
Total operating expenses 4,024 3,892 12,129 11,595
       
Operating income (loss) 1,205 (271 ) 2,638 803
 
Other income (loss), net
 
Foreign exchange loss (5 ) (9 ) (31 ) -
Other expense, net   (27 )   (24 )   (71 )   (55 )
Total Other income (loss), net   (32 )   (33 )   (102 )   (55 )
 
Income (loss) before income taxes 1,173 (304 ) 2,536 748
 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   399     (90 )   859     287  
Net income (loss) $ 774     ($214 ) $ 1,677   $ 461  
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 759     ($211 ) $ 1,647   $ 455  
Net income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.23     ($0.06 ) $ 0.49     $ 0.13  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   3,366     3,428     3,362     3,446  
 
Net income (loss) per share - diluted $ 0.22     ($0.06 ) $ 0.48   $ 0.13  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   3,418     3,428     3,405     3,485  

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