SOURCE: Zoom Telephonics, Inc.

Zoom Telephonics, Inc.

July 31, 2013 17:16 ET

Zoom® Telephonics Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2013

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2013) - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. ("Zoom") (OTCQB: ZMTP), a leading manufacturer of modems and other communication products, today reported net sales of $3.0 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 ("Q2 2013"), down 21.7% from $3.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Zoom reported net income of $49 thousand or $0.01 per share for Q2 2013 compared to a net loss of $211 thousand or $0.03 per share for Q2 2012, as Zoom's gross profit increased and overall expenses decreased.

Gross profit was $1.03 million or 34.5% of net sales in Q2 2013, up from $0.92 million or 24.0% of net sales in Q2 2012. In Q2 2013 Zoom resolved two pricing disputes, one customer and one supplier related, resulting in increased net sales of $53 thousand and increased gross profit of $247 thousand. In addition, Zoom benefitted from improved cost of goods for one of its highest volume cable modems.

Operating expenses were $0.97 million or 32.3% of net sales in Q2 2013, down from $1.12 million or 29.3% of net sales in Q2 2012. Selling expenses decreased $101 thousand to $400 thousand from Q2 2012 to Q2 2013 due primarily to lower costs for freight and sales commissions. General and administrative expenses increased $55 thousand to $354 thousand from Q2 2012 to Q2 2013 due primarily to increased loan-related expenses and legal fees. Research and development expenses decreased $107 thousand to $214 thousand from Q2 2012 to Q2 2013 due primarily to reduced certification and software consulting costs.

Zoom's cash balance on June 30, 2013 was $44 thousand, down $152 thousand from December 31, 2012. Zoom's $0.4 million decrease in current liabilities and $0.3 million loss for the first half of 2013 were the main reasons for the decrease in cash. This was partially offset by Zoom's $0.5 million decrease in net inventory. Zoom's current ratio was 2.4 on June 30, 2013. 

"Q2 2013 showed a number of positives, including positive net income, improved gross margin, lower expenses, and positive sales momentum for our cable modems," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President and CEO. "We hope to continue our cable modem momentum; and we hope to benefit from the fact that our biggest competitor is now owned by Arris, which is branding its cable modems at some major retailers as Arris Motorola rather than Motorola. We plan to continue expansion of our cable modem line and to introduce a new mobile broadband modem/router. Our new line of ZoomGuard™ wireless sensors and controls is still not shipping, but we expect to being shipping in September. Information about ZoomGuard™ is available at www.zoomtel.com/zoomguard1. Zoom's rights offering materials were mailed to our shareholders last week, and we intend to use any proceeds received in August for working capital and to support the development of ZoomGuard." 

Zoom has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. You may access the conference call by dialing in the U.S. (866) 393-7958 or at (706) 643-5255. The conference ID is 26849052. The call will also be simulcast to stock analysts and other interested parties on Zoom's website, www.zoomtel.com/Q2, and to other financial and investor-oriented websites. Shortly after the conference call, a recording of the call will be available on Zoom's website. For additional information, please contact Investor Relations, Zoom Telephonics, 207 South Street, Boston, MA 02111, telephone (617) 753-0897, email investor@zoomtel.com, or visit Zoom's website at www.zoomtel.com

About Zoom Telephonics
Founded in 1977 in Boston, Zoom Telephonics, Inc. designs, produces, markets, and supports modems and other communication products under the Zoom, Hayes®, and Global Village® brands. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see www.zoomtel.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom Telephonics' plans, expectations, and intentions. Actual results may be materially different from expectations as a result of known and unknown risks, including: the potential need for additional funding which Zoom may be unable to obtain; declining demand for certain of Zoom's products; delays, unanticipated costs, interruptions or other uncertainties associated with Zoom's production and shipping; Zoom's reliance on several key outsourcing partners; uncertainty of key customers' plans and orders; Zoom's dependence on key employees; uncertainty of new product development and introduction, including budget overruns, project delays, and the risk that newly introduced products may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated; and other risks set forth in Zoom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zoom cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Zoom expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

 
ZOOM TELEPHONICS, INC.
Condensed Balance Sheets
In thousands
(Unaudited)
 
      06/30/13       12/31/12  
                     
ASSETS                    
                     
Current assets:                    
                     
  Cash     $ 44       $ 196  
  Marketable securities       33         44  
  Accounts receivable, net       1,896         1,966  
  Inventories       2,150         2,630  
  Prepaid expenses and other       247         262  
                       
    Total current assets       4,370         5,098  
                     
Property and equipment, net       52         26  
                     
    Total assets     $ 4,422       $ 5,124  
                     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                    
                     
                     
Current liabilities:                    
  Bank debt     $ 742       $ 911  
  Accounts payable       771         931  
  Accrued expenses       289         380  
                       
    Total current liabilities       1,802         2,222  
                       
    Total liabilities       1,802         2,222  
                     
Stockholders' equity:                    
                     
  Common stock and additional paid-in capital       33,995         33,974  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)       360         368  
  Unrealized gain (loss) on securities       (280 )       (269 )
  Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)       (31,455 )       (31,171 )
                       
    Total stockholders' equity       2,620         2,902  
                       
    Total liabilities & stockholders' equity     $ 4,422       $ 5,124  
 
 
 
ZOOM TELEPHONICS, INC.
Condensed Statements of Operations
In thousands, except for per share data
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    6/30/13     6/30/12     6/30/13     6/30/12  
                                 
Net sales   $ 2,999     $ 3,831     $ 5,817     $ 7,809  
Cost of goods sold     1,965       2,911       4,079       5,900  
                                 
  Gross profit     1,034       920       1,738       1,909  
                                 
Operating expenses:                                
  Selling     400       501       823       1,027  
  General and administrative     354       299       694       614  
  Research and development     214       321       472       582  
    Total operating expenses     968       1,121       1,989       2,223  
                                 
  Operating profit (loss)     66       (201 )     (251 )     (314 )
                                 
Other income (expense), net     (16 )     (9 )     (32 )     (9 )
                                 
  Income (loss) before income taxes     50       (210 )     (283 )     (323 )
                                 
Income tax expense (benefit)     1       1       1       2  
                                 
  Net income (loss)   $ 49     $ (211 )   $ (284 )   $ (325 )
                                 
Earnings (loss) per share:                                
  Basic Earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.01     $ (0.03 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.05 )
  Diluted Earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.01     $ (0.03 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.05 )
                                 
                                 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:                                
                                 
  Basic     6,974       6,974       6,974       6,974  
  Diluted     6,974       6,974       6,974       6,974