SOURCE: Data I/O Corporation

Data I/O Corporation

February 27, 2014 16:05 ET

Data I/O Reports Fourth Quarter and Year 2013 Results

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2014) - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced programming and IP management solutions for flash, flash-memory based intelligent devices and microcontrollers, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

Summary

  • Net sales of $18.7 million in 2013, up 9.6% compared to $17.1 million in 2012. Net sales of $3.3 million in Q4 2013, down 10.8% compared to $3.7 million in Q4 2012.
  • Net loss of $1.6 million in Q4 2013, compared to a net loss of $3.4 million in Q4 2012.
  • Bookings of $3.7 million in Q4 2013, up from $3.5 million in Q4 2012. Backlog of $1.9 million at December 31, 2013, up from $0.9 million at December 31, 2012. The PSV7000 automated programming system began shipping.
  • Cash was $10.4 million at December 31, 2013, up $132,000 during the fourth quarter.

"Q4 was a weak close to an otherwise improved year," stated Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO. "As we commented last quarter, bookings decelerated during the third quarter and continued to be weak until December. We are seeing a stronger start in the first two months of 2014, compared to the same period in the fourth quarter of 2013, with orders for automated handlers leading the increase."

"We are on track with our multi-year plan announced last year," said Ambrose. "Our strategy is to deliver new and exciting products and control our costs as the means to recapture market share and grow a profitable company. Operating expenses (excluding restructuring and impairment) were down about $2M from 2012. The actions we took in 2013 will continue to pay off in 2014. We have lowered our breakeven in 2014 to approximately $4.7M/quarter of revenue, with a normal product mix, down from $5.25M in the second half of 2013. We have announced and shipped our newest automated programming solution, the PSV7000. We were pleased with the European launch at the Productronica trade show in November, where the PSV7000 won a best of show award and we met with many qualified global buyers across multiple markets. We will ramp up the PSV7000 production and continue to bring new features and products to market in 2014."

Financial Results
Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were $3.3 million down 10.8% compared with $3.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $1.6 million, or $0.21 per share, compared with net loss of $3.4 million or $0.43 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2013, gross margin as a percentage of sales was 44.3%, compared to 49.0% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Bookings in the fourth quarter of 2013 were $3.7 million, up 5.4% compared to $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Backlog at the end of 2013 was $1.9 million compared to $0.9 at the end of 2012.

Net sales in 2013 were $18.7 million up 9.6% compared with $17.1 million in 2012. Net loss in 2013 was $2.6 million, or $0.33 per share, compared with net loss of $6.4 million or $0.80 per share, in 2012. For 2013, gross margin as a percentage of sales was 50.8%, compared to 50.6% in 2012. Bookings in 2013 were $19.5 million, up 14.5% compared to $17.1 million in 2012.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") was a loss of $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to an EBITDA loss of $768,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012. For the year 2013, EBITDA was a loss of $2.1 million compared to an EBITDA loss of $3.4 million in the year 2012.

Operating expenses, excluding the restructure and impairment charges, in the fourth quarter were $2.6 million, and compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 were down $289,000, primarily due to restructuring actions, less amortization, and cost control actions. For the year 2013, operating expenses, excluding the restructure and impairment charges, were $11 million, and compared to 2012 were down $2 million, primarily due to restructuring actions, no CEO separation and search charges, less amortization, and cost control actions. Equity compensation expense (a non-cash item) in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 was $116,000 and $423,000, respectively.

Conference Call Information
A conference call discussing the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 financial results will follow this release today at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time. To listen to the conference call, please dial (612) 288-0329, passcode: DAIO. A replay will be made available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for one week. To access the replay, please dial (320) 365-3844, access code: 319547. The conference call will also be simultaneously web cast over the Internet; visit the News and Events section of the Data I/O Corporation website at http://www.dataio.com to access the call from the site. This web cast will be recorded and available for replay on the Data I/O Corporation website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call.

About Data I/O Corporation
Since 1972 Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive, wireless, consumer electronics, industrial controls, medical, and military/aerospace markets. Today, our customers manufacture tens of millions of products each year using Data I/O programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively deliver their Intellectual Property into programmable devices. Data I/O provides programming solutions for devices in any package, whether programmed in a socket or on a circuit board. Our expertise in programmable integrated circuits, global supply chain processes, and IP management and protection helps bring innovative new products to life. These solutions are backed by a global network of Data I/O support and service providers, assuring success for our customers.

Forward-Looking Statement and Non-GAAP financial measures
Statements in this news release concerning economic outlook, expected revenue, expected margins, expected results, orders, deliveries, backlog and financial positions, as well as restructure actions breakeven point, and any other statement that may be construed as a prediction of future performance or events are forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These factors include uncertainties as to the ability to record revenues based upon the timing of product deliveries and installations, accrual of expenses, changes in economic conditions and other risks including those described in the Company's filings on Forms 10K and 10Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), press releases and other communications.

Non-GAAP financial measures, such as EBITDA, should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's results and facilitates the comparison of results.

             
EBITDA Reconciliation   Three Months Ended December 31,     Year Ended December 31,  
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
(in thousands)                                
Net Income (loss)   $ (1,638 )   $ (3,366 )   $ (2,576 )   $ (6,429 )
  Interest income     (68 )     (54 )     (160 )     (291 )
  Taxes     (2 )     (6 )     (8 )     (327 )
  Depreciation and amortization     172       2,658       647       3,619  
EBITDA earnings (loss)   $ (1,536 )   $ (768 )   $ (2,097 )   $ (3,428 )
                                 

- Summary Financial Data Attached -

   
DATA I/O CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATION  
(in thousands, except per share amounts)  
(UNAUDITED)  
                   
    Three Months Ended
Dec 31,
    Twelve Months Ended
Dec 31,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
                                 
Net Sales   $ 3,330     $ 3,735     $ 18,717     $ 17,085  
Cost of goods sold     1,856       1,906       9,207       8,447  
  Gross margin     1,474       1,829       9,510       8,638  
Operating expenses:                                
  Research and development     1,155       1,316       4,586       5,564  
  Selling, general and administrative     1,421       1,549       6,378       7,450  
  Impairment charge     31       2,358       31       2,358  
  Provision for business restructuring     540       (7 )     1,183       207  
    Total operating expenses     3,147       5,216       12,178       15,579  
    Operating income (loss)     (1,673 )     (3,387 )     (2,668 )     (6,941 )
Non-operating income (expense):                                
  Interest income     67       53       160       291  
  Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)     (34 )     (38 )     (76 )     (106 )
  Total non-operating income (expense)     33       15       84       185  
Income (loss) before income taxes     (1,640 )     (3,372 )     (2,584 )     (6,756 )
Income tax (expense) benefit     2       6       8       327  
Net income (loss)   $ (1,638 )   $ (3,366 )   $ (2,576 )   $ (6,429 )
                                 
                                 
  Basic earnings (loss) per share   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.43 )   $ (0.33 )   $ (0.80 )
  Diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.43 )   $ (0.33 )   $ (0.80 )
  Weighted-average basic shares     7,783       7,742       7,767       7,995  
  Weighted-average diluted shares     7,783       7,742       7,767       7,995  
                                 
                                 
                                 
DATA I/O CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands, except share data)  
(UNAUDITED)  
             
    December 31,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 
                 
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 10,426     $ 10,528  
  Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $87 and $89, respectively     1,980       2,648  
  Inventories     3,770       4,033  
  Other current assets     395       486  
    TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     16,571       17,695  
                 
Property, plant and equipment - net     843       1,006  
Intangible software technology - net     -       35  
Other assets     88       86  
    TOTAL ASSETS   $ 17,502     $ 18,822  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
  Accounts payable   $ 720     $ 850  
  Accrued compensation     1,107       1,183  
  Deferred revenue     1,170       1,238  
  Other accrued liabilities     597       539  
  Accrued costs of business restructuring     723       25  
  Income taxes payable     10       23  
    TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     4,327       3,858  
                 
Long-term other payables     313       219  
                 
COMMITMENTS     -       -  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Preferred stock -                
    Authorized, 5,000,000 shares, including 200,000 shares of Series A Junior Participating Issued and outstanding, none     -       -  
Common stock, at stated value -                
    Authorized, 30,000,000 shares Issued and outstanding, 7,786,053 shares as of December 31, 2013 and 7,741,686 shares as of December 31, 2012     18,343       17,928  
Accumulated earnings (deficit)     (7,042 )     (4,466 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     1,561       1,283  
    TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     12,862       14,745  
    TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 17,502     $ 18,822  
                 

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joel Hatlen
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Email Contact

    Data I/O Corporation
    6464 185th Ave. NE, Suite 101
    Redmond, WA 98052
    (425) 881-6444