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CSPi Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

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LOWELL, Mass., Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSPi (NASDAQ:CSPI), a provider of managed IT services, security solutions and packet capture products, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2018.

The Company also announced that its board of directors has voted to increase the quarterly dividend to $0.15 per share to be paid to shareholders of record on August 31, 2018, payable on September 14, 2018.                                                                                              
                                                       
Management Comments

"We closed an eventful third quarter in which we announced the sale of our Germany operations and continued to execute on our transformation toward capitalizing on the demand for cybersecurity products and the proliferation of wireless," said Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo. "Revenues declined about 24%, primarily due to significant product purchases by one of our major customers last year in the U.S., lower multicomputer sales and a delay in the launch of the ARIA Software Defined Security (SDS) platform. On the bottom line, we reported net income per share of $0.00 compared with $0.24 a year ago, mainly due to volume leverage. We had a net income per share of $0.11 from continuing operations that was offset by a net loss of $0.11 per share from discontinued operations."   

"In our High-Performance Products segment, we experienced stronger-than-expected demand for our legacy products from equipment manufacturers, which has helped stem the anticipated decline in this product line. We also continued to invest in developing our next-generation cybersecurity platform ARIA SDS to meet the needs of the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) market. We are encouraged by diverse market opportunities for our ARIA solution and expect to begin to realize revenue from the product early in fiscal 2019. Multicomputer sales this quarter were primarily for boards for projects within the E-2D and foreign military programs. We saw increased multicomputer orders in the third quarter compared with the first half of the year and expect this level of activity to continue in the fourth quarter."

"In Technology Solutions, revenues were down due to lower product sales in the U.S., which was partially offset by demand for our managed IT services and wireless security offerings in the U.S. At the end of the quarter, we announced the sale of our Germany operations to European IT service provider and media conglomerate Reply for €10.0 million in cash and in addition we received €2.3 million in cash from CSPi GmbH from cash on the balance sheet at the time of closing (total of approximately $14.1 million at the current exchange rate). The transaction closed on July 31, 2018. CSPi will realize a significant gain on the sale of the Germany operations."

"We continue to execute on our strategy to transform CSPi from a company focused on defense-related multicomputer business to a growing managed services business that can capitalize on the demand for cybersecurity products and the proliferation of wireless. Through the sale of the Germany operations we now have greater management time and financial resources to better capitalize on managed services opportunities," concluded Dellovo.

Financial Results
For the third quarter of fiscal 2018, revenue decreased to $20.0 million from $26.4 million in the third quarter a year ago.

Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $5.2 million, or 26% of sales, compared with $6.1 million, or 23.3% of sales, a year ago.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $3,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared with net income of $664,000, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Cash and short-term investments of $10.4 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018 were at the same level as 2017 fiscal year end, the cash for the Germany operations of $2.5 million for the third quarter and $3.5 million for fiscal year end is included in the current assets held for sale.

Conference Call Details
CSPi Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo and Chief Financial Officer Gary W. Levine will host a conference call at 10:00 am (ET) today 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 www.cspi.com.  Individuals may also listen to the call via telephone, by dialing 877-876-9174 or 785-424-1672.  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) maintains two distinct and dynamic divisions – High Performance Products, including the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and Technology Solutions – with a shared vision for technology excellence. CSPi's cybersecurity solutions protect an organization's critical assets to minimize, or remove, the impact of the inevitable data breach. Our ARIA Software Defined Security platform solves the complexities associated with securing devops environments, while our Myricom nVoy Series appliances provide automated breach identification and notification, enabled by the 10G dropless packet capture inherent in our Myricom® ARC intelligent adapters. CSPi's Technology Solutions division helps clients achieve their business goals and accelerate time to market through innovative IT solutions and security 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. For more information, please visit www.cspi.com.

Myricom and ARIA are trademarks of CSP Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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, ARIA solution expect to begin to realize revenue from the product early in fiscal 2019, and multicomputer orders activity to continue in the fourth quarter. 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    
CSPi
Tel: 978.954.5040                             
Fax: 978.455.3251 

               
 
       
CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands)
               
  June 30,   September 30,        
    2018       2017          
               
Assets              
               
Current assets:              
  Cash and short-term investments $   10,415     $   10,421          
  Accounts receivable, net   14,463       18,376          
  Inventories   9,216       5,567          
  Other current assets   2,614       1,132          
  Current assets held for sale     14,581       14,867          
               
  Total current assets   51,289       50,363          
Property, equipment and improvements, net   868       919          
Other assets   5,119       5,458          
Noncurrent assets held-for-sale   1,682       2,188          
               
Total assets $   58,958     $   58,928          
               
               
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity              
               
               
Current liabilities $   17,273     $   16,296          
Current liabilites held-for-sale   11,282       9,727          
               
Pension and retirement plans   6,505       6,653          
Noncurrent liabilities   598       29          
Noncurrent liabilites held-for-sale   5,234       5,222          
               
               
Shareholders' equity   18,066       21,001          
               
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $   58,958     $   58,928          
               
               
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,  
    2018       2017       2018       2017    
Sales:                
  Product $   16,080     $   23,084     $   43,798     $   52,007    
  Services   3,964       3,345       9,480       8,127    
                 
  Total sales   20,044       26,429       53,278       60,134    
                 
Cost of sales:                
  Product   13,527       19,615       36,473       44,044    
  Services   1,306       664       3,247       1,729    
                 
  Total cost of sales   14,833       20,279       39,720       45,773    
                 
  Gross Profit   5,211       6,150       13,558       14,361    
                 
Operating expenses:                
  Engineering and development    895       578       2,352       1,747    
  Selling, general & administrative   4,094       4,230       11,682       10,910    
  Total operating expenses   4,989       4,808       14,034       12,657    
                 
                 
                 
Operating income  (loss)   222       1,342       (476 )     1,704    
                 
                 
Other income (expense), net   458       (17 )     413       57    
                 
Income (loss) before income taxes   680       1,325       (63 )     1,761    
                 
  Income tax expense    249       393       1,225       539    
                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations   431       932       (1,288 )     1,222    
                 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (428 )     (237 )     (503 )     (141 )  
                 
Net income (loss)  $   3     $   695     $   (1,791 )   $   1,081    
                 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $   3     $   664     $   (1,791 )   $   1,035    
                 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations per share - basic $   0.11     $   0.24     $   (0.34 )   $   0.32    
                 
Net loss from discontinued operations per share - basic $   (0.11 )   $   (0.06 )   $   (0.13 )   $   (0.04 )  
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   3,842       3,744       3,811       3,713    
                 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations per share - diluted $   0.11     $   0.24     $   (0.34 )   $   0.31    
                 
Net loss from discontinued operations per share - diluted $   (0.11 )   $   (0.06 )   $   (0.13 )   $   (0.04 )  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   3,930       3,819       3,811       3,811    
                 

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