August 05, 2008 10:10 ET

CSP Inc. Announces Third-Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - CSP Inc. (NASDAQ: CSPI), a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2008.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2008, CSP Inc. sales were $19.2 million compared with $25.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2007. Net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was $8 thousand, or $0.00 per share, compared with net income of $882 thousand, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2007.

For the first nine months of fiscal 2008, CSP Inc. sales were $58.7 million compared with $65.9 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2007. Net loss for the fiscal 2008 nine-month period was $78 thousand, or $0.02 per share, compared with net income of $2.1 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the fiscal 2007 nine-month period.

The Company's cash and short-term investments were $16.2 million as of June 30, 2008 compared with $21.4 million as of year ended September 30, 2007. This decrease was the caused by two factors as previously reported. First, during the second quarter, the Company reclassified $4.8 million in short-term auction rate securities to long-term investments. These auction rate securities were issued by state organizations and are collateralized by student loans, for which repayment is substantially guaranteed by the U.S. government under the Federal Family Education Loan Program ("FFELP") or the MBIA Insurance Corporation. All of CSP's auction rate securities are currently rated Aaa by Moody's, AAA by Standard & Poor's and/or AAA by Fitch, which are the highest ratings issued by each respective rating agency. CSP currently has retained $450 thousand of auction rate securities in short-term investments because the Company expects these securities to be redeemed. The Company redeemed $1.550 million of auction rate securities in the third quarter of fiscal 2008.

Management Comments

"CSP's Service and Systems Integration business reported solid results in the third quarter of fiscal 2008, while the Systems business continues to be affected by the shifting of military priorities away from strategic programs," said Alexander R. Lupinetti, CSP chairman and chief executive officer.

"Our year-over-year comparisons are challenged for the three- and nine-month periods as we reported a significant amount of Systems revenue in fiscal 2007 from a major supply contract with Raytheon," added Lupinetti. "In fiscal 2008, we are recording Systems revenue from a number of small multicomputer contracts in contrast to the large contract we were awarded last year. In addition, contracts that previously had been delayed and were expected to result in revenue in the second half of fiscal 2008 have now been pushed out to fiscal 2009. As a result, we now expect that revenues for the second half of fiscal 2008 from our Systems business will approximate those from the first half of the year."

"During the fourth quarter, our Systems business will introduce a hybrid computing platform through our previously announced partnership with Annapolis Micro Systems," said Lupinetti. "The new platform will include Annapolis' innovative design and development tools on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) integrated chip within our FastCluster rugged computing platform. This hybrid FastCluster computing environment is capable of supporting hundreds of hybrid compute blades and includes a broad set of libraries, diagnostics and development tools that promote collaboration, productivity and portability. We are excited to be offering a high-quality hybrid computing solution to military and commercial customers."

"CSP's Service and Systems Integration business continued to perform well across each of its subsidiaries in the third quarter," said Lupinetti. "Our German subsidiary is capitalizing on demand for its professional service practices, including 'Lifecycle Management, Archiving and Network Migration' and 'Security.' In the United States, our Systems and Solutions Division (SSD), which provides IT infrastructure solutions, is leveraging an expanded sales force to generate excellent sales growth. We also are pleased with our U.K. subsidiary, which reported another profitable quarter."

"As we head into the final quarter of fiscal 2008, we remain cautiously optimistic about the demand environment and the opportunities we are seeing at our Service and Systems Integration business. However, we are keeping a watchful eye for any changes in the economies of the countries in which we operate. We are focused on continuing to grow this business organically as well as through strategic acquisitions that would provide complementary technical or geographic practices," concluded Lupinetti.

Safe Harbor

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, the redemption of its auction rate securities, the delay of certain Systems contracts, the expectation for Systems revenue in the second half of the year, the introduction of the hybrid computing platform, demand for the German subsidiary's service offerings, SSD's growth prospects, the demand environment for the overall Service and Systems Integration business, and growing the Service and Systems Integration business organically and through acquisitions. 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.

About CSP Inc.

Based in Billerica, Massachusetts and founded in 1968, CSP Inc. and its subsidiaries develop and market best-of-breed IT solutions, systems integration services, and high-performance computer systems. CSP's Systems segment includes the MultiComputer Division, which supplies high-performance Linux cluster systems for a broad array of defense applications, including radar, sonar and surveillance signal processing. The Company's MODCOMP, Inc. subsidiary, also part of its Service and Systems Integration segment founded in 1970, is a leading provider of IT solutions and systems integration services. MODCOMP works with third parties to develop customized solutions in the global IT markets and has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. More information about CSP is available on the company's website at To learn more about MODCOMP, Inc., consult

                        CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          (Amounts in thousands)

                                                  June 30,    September 30,
                                                    2008           2007

                                                ------------- -------------

Current assets:
  Cash and short-term investments               $      16,237 $      21,377
  Accounts receivable, net                             10,616        10,678
  Inventories                                           6,533         6,072
  Other current assets                                  2,982         1,843

                                                ------------- -------------
    Total current assets                               36,368        39,970
Non current investments                                 4,800            --
Property, equipment and improvements, net               1,034         1,044
Other assets                                            5,603         5,427
                                                ------------- -------------
Total assets                                    $      47,805 $      46,441
                                                ============= =============

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities                             $      14,075 $      13,860

Pension and retirement plans                            7,288         6,859
Deferred income taxes                                     449           388
Non-current liabilities                                   260            --

Shareholders' equity                                   25,733        25,334
                                                ------------- -------------

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity      $      47,805 $      46,441
                                                ============= =============

                      CSP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
              (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

                                      Three Months         Nine Months
                                          Ended               Ended
                                    June 30   June 30   June 30   June 30
                                      2008      2007      2008      2007
                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------
  Product                           $ 14,730  $ 21,871 $ 46,254  $  54,929
  Service                              4,425     4,073   12,455     10,964
                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------
     Total sales                      19,155    25,944   58,709     65,893

Cost of sales:
  Product                             12,339    16,837   38,246     42,217
  Service                              3,385     3,405    9,520      8,131
                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------
    Total cost of sales               15,724    20,242   47,766     50,348

  Gross Profit                         3,431     5,702   10,943     15,545

Operating expenses:
  Engineering and development            471       665    1,650      1,838
  Selling, general & administrative    3,113     3,762    9,875     10,317
                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------

    Total operating expenses           3,584     4,427   11,525     12,155

                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------
Operating income (loss)                 (153)    1,275     (582)     3,390

Other income, net                        123       332      464        502
                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------
Income (loss)  before income taxes       (30)    1,607     (118)     3,892
  Provision for income taxes             (22)      725      (40)     1,777

                                    --------  -------- --------  ---------
Net income (loss)                   $     (8) $    882 $    (78) $   2,115
                                    ========  ======== ========  =========

Net income (loss) per share - basic $  (0.00) $   0.23 $  (0.02) $    0.56
                                    ========  ======== ========  =========
Weighted average shares outstanding
 - basic                               3,778     3,810    3,790      3,761
                                    ========  ======== ========  =========

Net income (loss) per share -
 diluted                            $  (0.00) $   0.22 $  (0.02) $    0.54
                                    ========  ======== ========  =========

Weighted average shares outstanding
 - diluted                             3,778     3,967    3,790      3,926
                                    ========  ======== ========  =========

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gary Levine
    Chief Financial Officer
    CSP Inc.
    Tel: 978.663.7598 ext. 1200
    Fax: 978.663.0150