SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr 21, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSPG) today announced the results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003.
The company announced first quarter 2003 revenues of $29,011,000, an increase of 37% from revenues of $21,126,000 for the first quarter of 2002. Net income for the first quarter of 2003 was $4,267,000, an increase of 59% from $2,690,000 for the first quarter of 2002. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the first quarter of 2003 increased by 50% to $0.15, compared with $0.10, for the first quarter of 2002. Net income and diluted EPS for the first quarter of 2002 included the results of operations of the DSP cores licensing business, that was spun off, which amounted to $515,000 and $0.02 per share, respectively.
Eli Ayalon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, stated: "We are very pleased with our first quarter 2003 results as we continued to grow our top line while maintaining a high profitability level. We also have good visibility into the second quarter of 2003."
Boaz Edan, Chief Operating Officer of the company, said: "The revenue growth was driven by new models of 2.4GHz chipsets shipped by our OEM customers and the initial shipments of a new chip with advanced technology that translates Caller ID Text into voice and enables a 'Talking Caller ID' functionality."
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that is a leader in the short-range wireless market. By combining its DSP cores technology with advanced RF, communication technology and speech-processing algorithms, DSP Group is a worldwide leader in developing and providing short-range communication applications that include digital 900MHz, 2.4GHz, DECT (1.9GHz), 5.8GHz and Bluetooth for voice and data communication in residential, SOHO, SME, enterprise and automotive applications. DSP Group's products include advanced RF CMOS and communications technology. DSP Group also develops and markets embedded, integrated silicon/software solution for Voice-over-Digital- Subscriber Line (VoDSL) and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) applications, as well as other Voice-over-Packet applications for Integrated Access Device (IAD) and IP phone. More information about DSP Group is available at www.dspg.com.
This press release may contain statements that qualify as "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements made by Mr. Ayalon relating to good visibility into the second quarter of 2003. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and DSP Group assumes no obligation to update this information. In addition, the events described in these forward-looking statements may not actually arise. DSP Group's actual results could differ materially from those described in this press release as a result of various factors, including, the acceptance by customers of DSP Group's products, DSP Group's ability to differentiate its products from those of its competitors in the same market and the general market demand for products that incorporate DSP Group's technology in the market. These factors and other factors which may effect future operating results or DSP Group's stock price are discussed under "RISK FACTORS" in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002, as well as other report, including Form 10-Qs, DSP Group has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and which are available on DSP Group's Web site (www.dspg.com) under Investor Relations.
Earnings conference call DSP Group has scheduled a conference call for 8:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss first quarter results and invites you to listen to a live broadcast over the Internet. The broadcast can be accessed by all interested parties through the Investor Relations section (investor message board) of DSP Group's Web site at www.dspg.com or link to: http://www.dspg.com/ir/investor_messageb.html
For more information, please contact Yaniv Arieli, President of US Operations, Investor Relations, DSP Group at (408) 986-4423.
DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended March 31, 2003 2002 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenues $29,011 $21,126 Cost of revenues 16,777 12,612 Gross profit 12,234 8,514 Operating expenses: Research and development 5,120 4,904 Sales and marketing 2,316 1,936 General and administrative 1,581 930 Aborted spin off expenses and other -- 865 Total operating expenses 9,017 8,635 Operating income (loss) 3,217 (121) Other income : Interest and other income, net 1,924 2,609 Income before taxes on income 5,141 2,488 Taxes on income 874 313 Net income from continuing operations 4,267 2,175 Net income from discontinued operations (*) -- 515 Net income $4,267 $2,690 Net earnings per share for continuing operations: Basic $0.16 $0.08 Diluted $0.15 $0.08 Net earnings per share for discontinued operations: Basic $0.00 $0.02 Diluted $0.00 $0.02 Net earnings per share (combined): Basic $0.16 $0.10 Diluted $0.15 $0.10 Weighted average number of shares of common stock used in the computation of: Basic 27,324 26,951 Diluted 28,428 28,059
(*) Related to the DSP cores licensing business (Ceva) which was discontinued in November 2002 following the combination with Parthus Technologies plc to form ParthusCeva, Inc.
DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) March 31, December 31, 2003 2002 (Unaudited) (Audited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $37,137 $39,919 Marketable securities 55,536 45,371 Trade receivables, net 11,359 4,873 Inventories 6,290 6,916 Other accounts receivable 1,474 1,352 Deferred income taxes 1,685 1,685 Assets of discontinued operation, net 2,665 4,737 Total current assets 116,146 104,853 Property and equipment, net 4,677 4,690 Long term marketable securities 147,026 150,692 Investment in equity security of traded companies 12,231 12,031 Other assets, net 381 386 Severance pay fund 1,790 1,616 Goodwill 5,804 5,804 Total Assets $288,055 $280,072 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Trade payable $8,742 $6,745 Other current liabilities 22,203 21,552 Total current liabilities 30,945 28,297 Long term liabilities: Accrued severance pay 1,832 1,686 Deferred income taxes 2,470 2,371 Total long term liabilities 4,302 4,057 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 27 27 Additional paid-in capital 157,267 156,443 Less cost of treasury stock (85) -- Accumulated other comprehensive income 672 476 Retained earnings 94,927 90,772 Total stockholders' equity 252,808 247,718 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $288,055 $280,072
SOURCE DSP Group, Inc.Yaniv Arieli, President of US Operations, Investor Relations, of DSP Group, +1-408-986-4423
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