Evertz Technologies Limited
TSX : ET

Evertz Technologies Limited

September 08, 2015 16:01 ET

Evertz Technologies Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended July 31, 2015

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) - Evertz Technologies Limited (TSX:ET), the leader in Software Defined Video Network ("SDVN") technology, today reported its results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2015.

Quarterly Highlights

  • Quarterly revenue of $84.9 million, including $50.0 million in the United States/Canada region
  • Net earnings of $18.6 million for the quarter
  • Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.25 for the quarter
Selected Financial Information
Consolidated Statement of Earnings Data
(in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)
Q1 ' 16 Q1 ' 15
Revenue $ 84,869 $ 98,014
Gross Margin 47,829 55,821
Earnings from operations 25,376 26,515
Net earnings 18,598 19,706
Fully-diluted earnings per share $ 0.25 $ 0.26
Selected Financial Information
Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands of dollars)
Q1 ' 16 YE ' 15
Cash and cash equivalents $ 97,128 $ 100,681
Working capital 306,614 294,895
Total assets 429,588 426,162
Shareholders' equity 365,432 353,471

Revenue

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015, revenues were $84.9 million compared to revenues of $98.0 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2014. For the quarter, revenues in the United States/Canada region were $50.0 million compared to $55.5 million in the same quarter last year. The International region had revenues of $34.9 million compared to $42.5 million in the same quarter last year.

Gross Margin

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015 gross margin was $47.8 million compared to $55.8 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin percentage was approximately 56.4% compared to 57.0% in the quarter ended July 31, 2014.

Earnings

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015 net earnings were $18.6 million, compared to $19.7 million in the corresponding period last year.

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015, earnings per share on a fully-diluted basis were $0.25 compared to $0.26 in the corresponding period last year.

Operating Expenses

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015 selling and administrative expenses were $14.8 million compared to $13.4 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2014.

For the quarter ended July 31, 2015 gross research and development expenses increased by $0.5 million or 3% as compared to the corresponding period in 2014. Gross research and development expenses represented approximately 19.2% of revenue for the quarter ended July 31, 2015.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company's working capital as at July 31, 2015 was $306.6 million as compared to $294.9 million on April 30, 2015.

Cash and cash equivalents were $97.1 million as at July 31, 2015 as compared to $100.7 million on April 30, 2015.

Cash generated from operations was $7.8 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2015 as compared to cash generated of $15.3 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2014. Before taking into account taxes and the changes in non-cash working capital and current taxes, the Company generated $20.9 million from operations for the quarter ended July 31, 2015 compared to $21.2 million for the same period last year.

For the quarter, the Company used $0.9 million in investing activities largely a result of purchases in capital assets.

For the quarter ended April 30, 2015, the Company used cash in financing activities of $10.3 million which was principally a result of the payment of dividends of $13.4 million, partially offset by the issuance of capital stock pursuant to the Company Stock Option Plan of $4.1 million.

Shipments and Backlog

At the end of August 2015, purchase order backlog was in excess of $70 million and shipments during the month of August 2015 were $29 million.

Dividend Declared

Evertz Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend on September 8, 2015 of $0.18 per share.

The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on September 18, 2015 and will be paid on or about September 25, 2015.

Selected Consolidated Financial Information
(in thousands of dollars, except earnings per share and percentages)
Three months ended Three months ended
July 31, 2015 July 31, 2014
Revenue $ 84,869 $ 98,014
Cost of goods sold 37,040 42,193
Gross margin $ 47,829 $ 55,821
Expenses
Selling and administrative 14,802 13,399
General 1,595 1,810
Research and development 16,252 15,820
Investment tax credits (2,484 ) (2,466 )
Foreign exchange gain (7,712 ) 743
22,453 29,306
Earnings before undernoted $ 25,376 $ 26,515
Finance income 158 193
Finance costs (122 ) (67 )
Other income and expenses (38 ) 140
Earnings before income taxes $ 25,374 $ 26,781
Provision for (recovery of) income taxes
Current 7,973 9,311
Deferred (1,197 ) (2,236 )
$ 6,776 $ 7,075
Net earnings for the period $ 18,598 $ 19,706
Net earnings attributable to non-controlling interest 187 295
Net earnings attributable to shareholders 18,411 19,411
Net earnings for the period $ 18,598 $ 19,706
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.25 $ 0.26
Diluted $ 0.25 $ 0.26
Consolidated Balance Sheet Data As at As at
July 31, 2015 April 30, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents $ 97,128 $ 100,681
Inventory $ 158,862 $ 154,259
Working capital $ 306,614 $ 294,895
Total assets $ 429,588 $ 426,162
Shareholders' equity $ 365,432 $ 353,471
Number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 74,726,446 74,459,346
Fully-diluted 79,405,446 79,195,846
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 74,593,296 74,399,096
Fully-diluted 75,060,553 75,033,398

Forward-Looking Statements

The report contains forward-looking statements reflecting Evertz's objectives, estimates and expectations. Such forward-looking statements use words such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "plan", "intend", "project", "continue" and other similar terminology of a forward-looking nature or negatives of those terms.

Although management of the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, all forward-looking statements address matters that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, there are or will be a number of significant factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call with financial analysts to discuss the results on September 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Media and other interested parties are invited to join the conference call in listen-only mode. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 416-849- 1967 or toll-free (North America) 1-866-253-4709.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a rebroadcast will also be available until October 8, 2015. The rebroadcast can be accessed at 416-915-1035 or toll-free 1-866-245-6755. The pass code for the rebroadcast is 598944.

About Evertz

Evertz Technologies Limited (TSX:ET) designs, manufactures and markets video and audio infrastructure solutions for the television, telecommunications and new-media industries. The Company's solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to support their increasingly complex multi-channel digital and high definition television ("HDTV") and next generation high bandwidth low latency IP network environments and by telecommunications and new-media companies. The Company's products allow its customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through the more efficient signal routing, distribution, monitoring and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes.

Contact Information

  • Evertz Technologies Limited
    Anthony Gridley
    Chief Financial Officer
    (905) 335-7580
    ir@evertz.com