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CSPi Reports Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.15 Per Share

LOWELL, Mass., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSPi (NASDAQ: CSPI), a provider of IT managed services, security solutions and packet capture products, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2019.

The Company also announced that its board of directors has voted to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share to shareholders of record on August 30, 2019, payable on September 13, 2019.

Management Comments

“Our third quarter was marked by solid revenue growth as we continued to move forward with our transformation to a cybersecurity and wireless managed services company,” said Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo. “Strong demand for our managed IT services was partially offset by softer multi-computer sales. We continued to invest in our cybersecurity products and pipeline, including our new ARIA cybersecurity platform, which began shipping in the third quarter and is poised for growth over the next fiscal year.”

“Initial feedback from our ARIA customers has been very positive, particularly with respect to its ease of deployment and ease of use,” said Dellovo. “We plan to expand our sales resources to support this high-growth-potential product. At the same time, we will pursue a number of integration opportunities to enhance ARIA’s capabilities for the benefit of security teams that require speed with a high degree of automation and push-button functionality in identifying and isolating cyber threats.”

Financial Results
For the third quarter of fiscal 2019, revenue was $21.6 million compared with $20.0 million a year ago.

Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 quarter was $4.8 million, or 22.4% of sales, compared with $5.2 million, or 26.0% of sales, a year ago.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $532,000, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with net income of $3,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018. The third quarter of fiscal 2018 included a loss of $428,000, or $0.11 per share, from discontinued operations. The Company had a tax benefit of $326,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The high effective tax rate was due in part to no tax expense recorded for U.K. income due to a large pension contribution, adjustments of taxes payable and reconciliation of tax provision to the prior year tax returns and the benefit of the research and development credit.

Cash and short-term investments were $16.8 million at the end of the third quarter, down from $25.1 million at the close of fiscal year 2018. The decrease was due to a $3.6 million increase in accounts receivable due to order timing, a $2.7 million increase in inventory, and $1.8 million paid in dividends.

Conference Call Details
CSPi Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo and Chief Financial Officer Gary W. Levine will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on August 7, 2019 to review CSPi’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 Individuals may also listen to the call via telephone, by dialing 866-518-6930 or 203-518-9797. For interested parties unable to participate in the live call, an archived version of the webcast will be available for approximately one year on CSPi’s website.

About CSP Inc.

CSPi (NASDAQ: CSPI) operates two divisions, each with unique expertise in designing and implementing technology solutions to help their customers use technology as a means to success. The High Performance Product division, including ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions, originated from supporting initiatives for the Department of Defense and Western intelligence agencies related to network monitoring, data protection, and intelligence initiatives. This focused mindset now results in foolproof data protection, enterprise-wide. Our ARIA Software Defined Security solutions set provides enhanced network security, as well as accelerating incident response capabilities, while our Myricom nVoy Series appliances provide automated breach identification and notification, enabled by the 10G dropless packet capture inherent in our Myricom intelligent adapters. CSPi’s Technology Solutions division helps clients achieve their business goals and accelerate time to market through innovative IT solutions and professional services by partnering with best-in-class technology providers. For organizations that want the benefits of an IT department without the cost, we offer a robust catalog of Managed IT Services providing 24×365 proactive support. Our team of engineers have expertise across major industries supporting five key technology areas: Advanced Security; Communication and Collaboration; Data Center; Networking; and Wireless & Mobility.

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, invest in our cybersecurity products and pipeline, including our new ARIA cybersecurity platform, which began shipping in the third quarter and is poised for growth over the next 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.

Contact:  Gary Levine
  Chief Financial Officer
  Tel:  978.954.5040
  Fax: 978.455.3251

  (Amounts in thousands)    
  June 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018
Current assets:      
Cash and short-term investments $   16,793   $   25,107
Accounts receivable, net 16,645   11,980
Unbilled receivable, net -   1,166
Inventories 9,868   7,558
Other current assets 4,982   2,604
Total current assets 48,288   48,415
Property, equipment and improvements, net 1,137   847
Other assets 7,067   6,013
Total assets $   56,492   $   55,275
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity      
Current liabilities $   17,147   $   14,061
Pension and retirement plans 5,509   6,168
Non-current liabilities 1,267   1,244
Shareholders' equity 32,569   33,802
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $   56,492   $   55,275


  (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
    /-----Three Months Ended-----/     /-----Nine Months Ended-----/
  June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Product $ 18,076     $ 16,080     $ 47,390     $ 43,798  
Services 3,494     3,964     9,510     9,480  
Total sales 21,570     20,044     56,900     53,278  
Cost of sales:                      
Product 15,407     13,527     39,990     36,473  
Services 1,324     1,306     3,976     3,247  
Total cost of sales 16,731     14,833     43,966     39,720  
Gross Profit 4,839     5,211     12,934     13,558  
Operating expenses:                      
Engineering and development 583     895     2,109     2,352  
Selling, general & administrative 4,111     4,094     11,436     11,682  
Total operating expenses 4,694     4,989     13,545     14,034  
Operating income  (loss) 145     222     (611 )   (476 )
Other income (expense), net 61     458     108     413  
Income (loss) before income taxes 206     680     (503 )   (63 )
Income tax (benefit) expense   (326 )   249     (466 )   1,225  
Income (loss) from continuing operations 532     431     (37 )   (1,288 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax -     (428 )   -     (503 )
Net income (loss)  $ 532     $ 3     $ (37 )   $ (1,791 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 509     $ 3     $ (37 )   $ (1,791 )
Net income (loss) from continuing operations per share - basic $ 0.13     $ 0.11     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.34 )
Net loss from discontinued operations per share - basic $ -     $ (0.11 )   $  -     $ (0.13 )
Net income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.13     $ -     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.47 )
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 4,051     3,842     3,913     3,811  
Net income (loss) from continuing operations per share - diluted $ 0.12     $ 0.11     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.34 )
Net loss from discontinued operations per share - diluted $ -     $ (0.11 )   $  -     $ (0.13 )
Net income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.12     $ -     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.47 )
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 4,142     3,930     3,913     3,811  

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Source: CSP Inc.

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