CSP Inc. Reports Second-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

CSP Inc. Reports Second-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results  Announces Quarterly Dividend  BILLERICA, Mass., May 14, 2014 (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 second quarter of fiscal 2014 ended March 31, 2014.  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 30, 2014 payable June 10, 2014.  Effective with the second-quarter financial results, the Company has renamed its reporting segments to more accurately and clearly reflect the operating businesses in those segments. The former "Systems" segment is now called the "High Performance Products & Solutions" segment. This segment includes the MultiComputer business as well as the newly acquired Myricom business. The new name now better describes the new product composition and the future direction of the segment following the integration of Myricom. The former "Service and Systems Integration" segment, which includes the Modcomp business, is now called "Information Technology Solutions segment (IT Solutions segment)."  Management Comments  "We continued to execute successfully on our growth strategy during what has historically been the seasonally weakest quarter of the year," said President and Chief Executive Office Victor Dellovo. "In the High Performance Products and Solutions segment, we recorded $800,000 in royalty revenue related to the E-2D. We have now received royalty revenues related to two planes thus far in FY 2014 and continue to expect to receive total royalty revenues related to five planes for the year. In addition, we completed the integration of our Myricom acquisition ahead of schedule, and we are pleased with the sales from that business in the second quarter. We look forward to capitalizing on the opportunities created by Myricom."  "In our IT Solutions segment in Germany, we won two security-related projects with a large telecommunications customer. We also, as previously announced, signed our largest managed services contract to date. This new contract is a three-year multi-million dollar agreement to provide end-to-end 24x7 on-site managed security services to an international information technology services company. We continue to be encouraged by our progress in the managed services area and expect this effort to have a positive effect on our margins over the long term."  "Going forward, we are looking forward to capitalizing on many exciting growth prospects," said Dellovo. "In the High Performance Products and Solutions Segment, we see significant opportunities from the E-2D as production continues through fiscal year 2018 as well as from our Myricom acquisition. In the IT Solutions segment, our managed services revenues are growing and we also are making progress in cross selling our products and solutions across the segment's geographic locations. We remain confident in our growth strategy and continue to expect to report a profitable fiscal 2014."  Financial Results  For the second quarter of fiscal 2014, revenue was $20.9 million compared with $25.8 million in the year-ago quarter. For the six-month period, revenue was $42.2 million compared with $46.7 million in the six-month period of fiscal 2013. Foreign exchange had positive effects on revenue of $400,000 for the three-month period and $600,000 for the six-month period.  Gross margin for the second quarter was 24% for three month period compared to 22% for the prior-year. Gross margin for the six-month period increased to 23% from 21% in fiscal 2013 due to a greater mix of High Performance Products and Solutions products, which carry higher margins.  Net income for the second quarter was $167,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with net income of $740,000, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2014 was $513,000, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with $855,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2013.  Cash and short-term investments decreased by $5.8 million from year-end fiscal 2013 primarily due to an increase in accounts receivable, which was largely the result of significant orders received from a major customer with 90-day payment terms. In addition, the Company paid $800,000 in dividends since year end fiscal 2013. 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 High Performance Products and Solutions and its IT Solutions 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, Inc's High Performance Products & Solutions 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 recently acquired Myricom, a pioneer in high performance computing interconnect technology. Founded in 1970, Modcomp, Inc. is part of CSPI's Information Technology Solutions segment, and has offices in North American and Europe. Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including disaster recovery, mobility, managed services, security, data center management, and collaboration. More information about CSP, Inc. is available at www.cspi.com.To learn more about Myricom or Modcomp, Inc., please visit www.myricom.com and 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, expectations that the Company will receive total royalty revenues related to five E-2D planes in FY 2014, growth prospects of Myricom, managed services and cross-selling opportunities, and that the company will be profitable in Fiscal 2014. 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)                                                                                                                                                     March 31, September 30,                                           2014       2013                                                      Assets                                                                                                     Current assets:                                       Cash and short-term investments           $12,860  $18,619 Accounts receivable, net                  22,418     13,529 Inventories                               6,464      4,791 Other current assets                      4,299      3,979                                                      Total current assets                      46,041     40,918 Property, equipment and improvements, net  1,491      1,420 Other assets                               5,158      4,887                                                      Total assets                               $52,690  $47,225                                                                                                           Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                                                                       Current liabilities                        $20,461  $15,125 Pension and retirement plans               8,690      8,660 Non-current liabilities                    424        405 Shareholders' equity                       23,115     23,035 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $52,690  $47,225    CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Amounts in thousands, except per share data )                                                                                                                                                                       /---------Three Months /---------Six Months                                    Ended----------/       Ended----------/                                   March 31,   March 31,  March 31,  March 31,                                   2014        2013       2014       2013 Sales:                                                             Product                           $14,319     $19,537    $29,068    $34,842 Services                          6,584       6,286      13,167     11,851 Total sales                       20,903      25,823     42,235     46,693                                                                   Cost of sales:                                                     Product                           11,668      15,676     24,389     28,900 Services                          4,153       4,380      8,231      7,849 Total cost of sales               15,821      20,056     32,620     36,749 Gross Profit                      5,082       5,767      9,615      9,944                                                                   Operating expenses:                                                Engineering and development      792         380        1,427      824 Selling, general & administrative 3,957       4,165      7,977      7,725 Total operating expenses          4,749       4,545      9,404      8,549                                                                   Bargain purchase gain on           --         --        462        -- acquisition, net of tax                                                                   Operating income                   333         1,222      673        1,395                                                                   Other income (expense), net        (48)        (25)       (74)       34 Incomebefore income taxes         285         1,197      599        1,429 Provisionfor income taxes        118         457        86         574 Net income                        $167        $740       $513       $855 Net income attributable to common  $161        $724       $495       $838 stockholders Net incomeper share - basic       $0.05       $0.21      $0.14      $0.25 Weighted average shares            3,446       3,375      3,439      3,369 outstanding - basic Net incomeper share- diluted     $0.05       $0.21      $0.14      $0.25 Weighted average shares            3,493       3,424      3,484      3,416 outstanding - diluted  CONTACT: Gary Levine          Chief Financial Officer          CSP Inc.          Tel: 978.663.7598 ext. 1200          Fax: 978.663.0150  CSP Inc. Logo  
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