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|DSP Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2005 Earnings|
Quarterly and Annual Revenues Increased 48% YoY and 19% YoY Respectively
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25 /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 fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005.
Fourth Quarter Results:
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 were $42,401,000, an increase of 48% from revenues of $28,555,000 for the fourth quarter of 2004. Net income for the fourth quarter was $5,708,000, an increase of 364% from net income of $1,229,000 for the fourth quarter of 2004. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the fourth quarter of 2005 were $0.19, an increase of 375% from $0.04 for the fourth quarter of 2004. Results for the fourth quarter of 2004 included a one-time write-off in the amount of $2,682,000 for in-process research and development related to the acquisition of Bermai Inc.'s Wi-Fi assets in October 2004. The related tax benefit on the one-time write-off was $939,000.
Year End Results:
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2005, were $187,225,000, an increase of 19% over 2004 revenues of $157,511,000. Net income for 2005 was $29,473,000, a decrease of 42% from $51,094,000 for 2004. Diluted EPS for 2005 was $0.99, a decrease of 42% from $1.70 for 2004.
Results for 2004 included an aggregate capital gain of $44,448,000, resulting from the sale of all of our holdings of AudioCodes Ltd. ordinary shares and the Tomen Corporation common stock. The tax effect of these capital gains was $16,450,000. Financial results for 2004 also included the one-time write-off of in-process research and development related to the Bermai acquisition and related tax benefit as discussed above, as well as a one-time goodwill impairment charge of $4,304,000 arising from the GAAP-required re-evaluation of the remaining goodwill associated with the acquisition of VoicePump Inc. in March 2000. The capital gains are included in the Company's statements of income as "Other income," and the write-off and impairment charge are included as "Operating expenses."
Pro Forma Results:
Pro forma net income and diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of 2004, excluding the one-time write-off of in-process research and development related to the Bermai acquisition and related tax benefit, as stated above, were $2,972,000 and $0.10, respectively.
Pro forma net income and diluted EPS for year 2004, excluding the effects of the aforementioned capital gains, as well as the write-off and impairment charge and related tax benefit, was $29,143,000 and $0.97, respectively.
Eli Ayalon, Chairman of DSP Group, stated: "2005 was another very good year for DSP Group. Our revenues increased by 19% as compared to 2004, and the overall financial results of the Company reflect the continued strength of our business. Strong demand for our products during both the course of the year and the fourth quarter resulted in strong bookings and an increased backlog at the end of 2005, as compared to the end of 2004 and the end of the third quarter of 2005."
Mr. Ayalon added: "A series of new and fascinating products driven by DSPG chip sets were launched by our OEM customers at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) earlier this month in Las Vegas. As a result of our calculated increased investment in R&D and the quality of our engineering staff, we are at the forefront of the revolution in the home communications domain, which includes the wireless transmission of video in addition to voice, full cordless VoIP connecting wirelessly to the PC, and the ongoing convergence of cellular and fixed line networks in the home. With good visibility into the first quarter of 2006 and strong forecasts from our customers, we look forward to another a year of growth and profitability."
Mr. Zelnik, CFO of DSP Group, stated: "During the fourth quarter of 2005, the Company repurchased 297,000 shares of its common stock at an average price of $25.31 per share, at a cost of approximately $7.5 million, bringing the total number of shares repurchased in year 2005 to 682,200 shares at an average price of $24.98 per share for approximately $17.0 million. As of December 31, 2005, approximately 3.0 million shares remain available for repurchase from previous board authorizations. Our cash position at year end, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, reached a level of approximately $345 million. We generated $25.2 million of cash from operating activities in 2005."
The Company believes that the pro forma presentation of net income and diluted EPS presented in this press release is useful to investors in comparing results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2005 to the same periods during 2004, because it excludes items that management does not consider meaningful for purposes of analyzing the Company's 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 DSP Group's leadership in the revolution in the home communications domain, visibility into the first quarter of 2006, forecasts from our customers, and growth and profitability during 2006. 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 slower than expected change in the nature of the home communications domain, 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 fourth 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: 70149272)
-- International Dial-In # 617-801-6888 (passcode: 70149272)
For more information, please contact Ofer Elyakim, Director of Investor Relations, DSP Group Inc. at (408) 986-4421; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020715/SFM118LOGO ) DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME - US GAAP (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2005 2004 2005 2004 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Audited) Product revenues & other $42,401 $28,555 $187,225 $157,511 Cost of product revenues & other 23,420 14,191 101,074 80,368 Gross profit 18,981 14,364 86,151 77,143 Operating expenses: Research and development 9,862 8,820 40,290 32,147 Sales and marketing 3,237 2,278 13,119 11,292 General and administrative 1,846 1,854 7,398 7,112 Impairment of goodwill -- -- -- 4,304 In-process research and development write-off -- 2,682 -- 2,682 Total operating expenses 14,945 15,634 60,807 57,537 Operating income (loss) 4,036 (1,270) 25,344 19,606 Other income Interest & other income, net 2,830 2,169 10,166 8,522 Capital gains -- -- -- 44,448 Income before provision for Income taxes 6,866 899 35,510 72,576 Provision (benefit) for income taxes 1,158 (330) 6,037 21,482 Net income $5,708 $1,229 $29,473 $51,094 Net earnings per share: Basic $0.20 $0.04 $1.04 $1.79 Diluted $0.19 $0.04 $0.99 $1.70 Weight average number of shares of Common Stock used in the computation of Basic 28,636 27,959 28,435 28,574 Diluted 29,970 29,092 29,843 30,026 DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED PRO FORMA STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2005 2004 2005 2004 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Product revenues & other $42,401 $28,555 $187,225 $157,511 Cost of product revenues & other 23,420 14,191 101,074 80,368 Gross profit 18,981 14,364 86,151 77,143 Operating expenses: Research and development 9,862 8,820 40,290 32,147 Sales and marketing 3,237 2,278 13,119 11,292 General and administrative 1,846 1,854 7,398 7,112 Total operating expenses 14,945 12,952 60,807 50,551 Operating income 4,036 1,412 25,344 26,592 Other income: Interest & other income, net 2,830 2,169 10,166 8,522 Income before provision for Income taxes 6,866 3,581 35,510 35,114 Provision for income taxes 1,158 609 6,037 5,971 Net income $5,708 $2,972 $29,473 $29,143 Net earnings per share: Basic $0.20 $0.11 $1.04 $1.02 Diluted $0.19 $0.10 $0.99 $0.97 Weight average number of shares of Common Stock used in the computation of: Basic 28,636 27,959 28,435 28,574 Diluted 29,970 29,092 29,843 30,026 The above pro forma consolidated statements of income have been adjusted to exclude the following to US GAAP reported net income: Reported net incomer per US GAAP $5,708 $1,229 $29,473 $51,094 Adjustments: Impairment of goodwill -- -- -- 4,304 In-process research & development write-off -- 2,682 -- 2,682 Capital gains -- -- -- (44,448) Tax expenses (benefit) -- (939) -- 15,511 Pro forma net income $5,708 $2,972 $29,473 $29,143 DSP GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) December 31, December 31, 2005 2004 (Unaudited) (Audited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $50,460 $60,827 Marketable securities and cash deposits 108,928 74,497 Trade receivables, net 16,991 5,976 Inventories 12,686 9,469 Other accounts receivables 1,617 2,213 Deferred income taxes 1,227 1,168 Total current assets 191,909 154,150 Property and equipment, net 11,704 6,683 Long term marketable securities 185,828 195,671 Severance pay fund 4,419 3,437 Long term pre-paid expenses 670 628 Goodwill 1,500 1,500 Deferred income taxes 1,638 1,410 Other intangible assets 2,337 3,482 Total assets $400,005 $366,961 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Trade payable $12,753 $7,830 Other current liabilities 33,411 39,857 Total current liabilities 46,164 47,687 Long term liabilities: Accrued severance pay 4,707 3,784 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 29 28 Additional paid-in capital 188,539 187,471 Accumulated other comprehensive income 45 65 Retained earnings 179,968 157,723 Less -- Cost of treasury stock (19,447) (29,797) Total stockholders' equity 349,134 315,490 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $400,005 $366,961