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|DSP Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2005 Earnings|
Record High Revenues and 20% Revenue Increase YoY
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSPG), a worldwide leader in developing and providing chip-set solutions for residential wireless connectivity announced today its results for the third quarter of 2005.
Revenues for the third quarter of 2005 were $55,614,000, an increase of 20% from revenues of $46,232,000 for the third quarter of 2004. Net income for the third quarter of 2005 decreased 48% to $10,510,000, as compared to $20,380,000 for the third quarter of 2004. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the third quarter of 2005 decreased 49% to $0.35, as compared to $0.69 for the third quarter of 2004.
Results for the third quarter of 2004 included a capital gain of $15,460,000 resulting from the sale of 1,650,000 shares of AudioCodes Ltd.
Pro-forma net income and diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2004, excluding the effects of the capital gain and related taxes of $4,865,000, would have been $9,785,000 and $0.33, respectively.
Net income and diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2005, in accordance with US GAAP, increased 7% and 6%, respectively, as compared to the pro-forma net income and diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2004.
Eli Ayalon, Executive Chairman of DSP Group, stated: "We are very pleased with our third quarter results. Our decision last year to expand our long term R&D activities in order to secure our future growth, coupled with our traditional tight management control of expenses and top line growth, enabled us to increase our operating profit compared to the third quarter of 2004."
Inon Beracha, CEO of DSP Group, stated: "Record high revenues were achieved by the company in the third quarter of 2005, reflecting increased demand and market share in North America for our products as well as a ramp up in our shipments of DECT products and products targeted at the Japanese domestic market. During the third quarter of 2005 we also delivered commercial shipments to our second DECT customer. These trends in the third quarter of 2005 provide us with good visibility into the last quarter of 2005."
Moshe Zelnik, CFO of DSP Group, stated: "In the third quarter of 2005 the Company repurchased 385,200 shares of its Common Stock, at an average price of $24.72 per share, for an aggregate price of approximately $9.5 million. We have strong confidence in our future business prospects and our ability to capitalize on new market opportunities. We believe that the buyback program that we have in place, with 3.3 million shares that remain authorized for future repurchase, is a wise use of our cash and a good return on investment to our shareholders."
The company believes that the above pro forma presentation of net income and diluted EPS is useful to investors in comparing results for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 to the same period during 2004, because it excludes items that management does not consider meaningful for purposes of analyzing the company's core operating results and making budget-planning decisions.
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company, offering advanced chip-set solutions for a variety of applications. DSP Group is a worldwide leader in the short-range wireless communication market, enabling home networking convergence for voice, video & data. By combining its in-house technologies of Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), portfolio of wireless communication protocols, including DECT, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, most advanced Radio Frequency CMOS and SiGe, as well as VoIP ICs, DSP Group is a worldwide leader and a one-stop-shop for a wide range of applications. These applications include ISM band digital 900MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz telephony, European DECT (1.9GHz) telephony, Bluetooth systems for voice, data and video communication and deployment in residential, SOHO, SME, enterprise and automotive applications. DSP Group ICs provide solutions for MP3 players, VoIP Phones, Gateways, and Integrated Access Devices and are widely used in Digital Voice Recorders. 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 about the benefits of increased investment in research and development, Mr. Beracha's statements about revenue visibility for the last quarter of 2005 and Mr. Zelnik's statements about management's confidence in DSP Group's business prospects and ability to capitalize on new market opportunities and the merits of DSP Group's share buy-back program. 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 unexpected delays in the introduction of new products; failure to achieve broad market acceptance of existing and new products by existing and potential OEM customers; DSP Group's inability to add new customers and develop and produce new products at competitive costs and in a timely manner; decline or fluctuations in gross margins and the effect on revenues and profitability; and general market demand for products that incorporate DSP Group's technology in the market. These factors and other factors which may affect future operating results or DSP Group's stock price are discussed under "RISK FACTORS" in the Form 10-K for fiscal 2004 as well as other reports 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 8:30 a.m. EDT today to discuss the financial results for the third quarter of 2005 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://ir.dspg.com./phoenix.zhtml?c=101665&p=irol-calendar .
If you cannot join the call, please listen to the replay, which will be available for approximately two weeks after the call on DSP Group's Web site or by calling the following numbers:
-- US Dial-In # 1-888-286-8010 (passcode: 96472796)
-- International Dial-In # 617-801-6888 (passcode: 96472796)
For more information, please contact Moshe Zelnik, CFO, Investor Relations, DSP Group Inc. at 408-986-4421; or e-mail: email@example.com
DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME - US GAAP (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2005 2004 2005 2004 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Product revenues and other $55,614 $46,232 $144,824 $ 128,956 Cost of product revenues and other 29,420 23,401 77,654 66,177 Gross profit 26,194 22,831 67,170 62,779 Operating expenses: Research and development 10,487 8,463 30,428 23,327 Sales and marketing 3,706 2,929 9,882 9,014 General and administrative 1,904 1,718 5,552 5,258 Impairment of goodwill -- 4,304 Total operating expenses 16,097 13,110 45,862 41,903 Operating income 10,097 9,721 21,308 20,876 Other income : Interest and other income, net 2,565 2,069 7,336 6,353 Capital gains -- 15,460 -- 44,448 Income before provision for income taxes 12,662 27,250 28,644 71,677 Provision for income taxes 2,152 6,870 4,879 21,812 Net income $ 10,510 $ 20,380 $23,765 $49,865 Net earnings per share: Basic $0.37 $ 0.72 $0.84 $ 1.73 Diluted $0.35 $ 0.69 $0.80 $ 1.64 Weighted average number of shares of Common Stock used in the computation of: Basic 28,663 28,411 28,368 28,779 Diluted 30,079 29,358 29,801 30,337 DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED PRO FORMA STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2005 2004 2005 2004 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Product revenues and other $55,614 $46,232 $144,824 $ 128,956 Cost of product revenues and other 29,420 23,401 77,654 66,177 Gross profit 26,194 22,831 67,170 62,779 Operating expenses: Research and development 10,487 8,463 30,428 23,327 Sales and marketing 3,706 2,929 9,882 9,014 General and administrative 1,904 1,718 5,552 5,258 Total operating expenses 16,097 13,110 45,862 37,599 Operating income 10,097 9,721 21,308 25,180 Other income : Interest and other income, net 2,565 2,069 7,336 6,353 Income before provision for income taxes 12,662 11,790 28,644 31,533 Provision for income taxes 2,152 2,005 4,879 5,362 Net income $ 10,510 $9,785 $23,765 $ 26,171 Net earnings per share: Basic $0.37 $ 0.34 $0.84 $ 0.91 Diluted $0.35 $ 0.33 $0.80 $ 0.86 Weighted average number of shares of Common Stock used in the computation of: Basic 28,663 28,411 28,368 28,779 Diluted 30,079 29,358 29,801 30,337 The above pro forma consolidated statements of income have been adjusted to exclude the following items to US GAAP reported net income: Reported net income per US GAAP $10,510 $ 20,380 $23,765 $ 49,865 Adjustments: Impairment of goodwill -- -- -- 4,304 Capital gains -- (15,460) -- (44,448) Tax expenses -- 4,865 -- 16,450 Pro forma net income $10,510 $ 9,785 $23,765 $26,171 DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) September 30, December 31, 2005 2004 (Unaudited) (Audited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 61,019 $ 60,827 Marketable securities and cash deposits 75,216 74,497 Trade receivables, net 21,567 5,976 Inventories 11,795 9,469 Other accounts receivable 1,515 2,213 Deferred income taxes 1,168 1,168 Total current assets 172,280 154,150 Property and equipment, net 12,225 6,683 Long term marketable securities 203,400 195,671 Severance pay fund 4,117 3,437 Long term pre-paid expenses and lease deposits 674 628 Goodwill 1,500 1,500 Deferred income taxes 1,410 1,410 Other intangible assets 2,625 3,482 Total assets $398,231 $366,961 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Trade payable $18,811 $7,830 Other current liabilities 30,941 39,857 Total current liabilities 49,752 47,687 Accrued severance pay 4,461 3,784 Stockholders' equity: Common Stock 28 28 Additional paid-in capital 187,642 187,471 Accumulated other comprehensive income (20) 65 Retained earnings 176,997 157,723 Less - Cost of treasury stock (20,629) (29,797) Total stockholders' equity 344,018 315,490 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 398,231 $ 366,961