Minneapolis—July 17, 2006—Digi International, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII) reported revenue of $35.9 million compared to $30.2 million during the same quarter of fiscal 2005, an increase of $5.7 million, or 18.7%. The increase was primarily attributable to increased revenue from growth products and acquired products, offset in part by a decline in mature product lines.
Gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2006 was 57.6% compared to 60.3% during the same quarter of fiscal 2005. This decline was caused by product mix changes, higher manufacturing expenses, and the higher percentage of Rabbit® product sales in comparison to the third quarter of 2005.
Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2006 were $16.9 million, compared to $14.5 million in the third quarter of 2005. The increase was primarily due to acquisitions completed in the third quarter of 2005. Digi also recorded a $0.6 million pre-tax charge in the third quarter of 2006 for stock-based compensation as a result of the adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123R, "Share-Based Payment" (FAS 123R), in the first quarter of 2006. A charge of $0.3 million for acquired in-process research and development due to the acquisition of Rabbit® is included in operating expenses for the third quarter of 2005.
Digi's effective income tax rate for the third quarter of 2006 was 22.6% compared to 37.7% in the third quarter of 2005. The decrease in the effective tax rate was primarily due to recovery of additional discrete tax benefits in the third quarter of 2006.
Digi reported net income of $3.3 million for the third quarter of 2006, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to $2.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2005. Stock-based compensation expenses reduced Digi's earnings per diluted share by $0.02 for the third quarter of 2006. Earnings per diluted share were $0.16, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expenses.
For the nine months ended June 30, 2006, Digi reported revenue of $103.6 million, compared to $89.0 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2005, an increase of $14.6 million, or 16.4%. For the nine months ended June 30, 2006, Digi reported net income of $8.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $14.2 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the nine months ended June 30, 2005. Stock-based compensation expenses reduced earnings per diluted share by $0.05 for the first nine months of 2006. Earnings per diluted share, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, were $0.39 for the first nine months of 2006. As a result of a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service on an audit of prior fiscal years, Digi recorded a reversal of $5.7 million of previously established income tax reserves, equating to $0.24 per diluted share positive impact in the second quarter of 2005. Excluding the impact of the favorable tax settlement, earnings per diluted share would have been $0.37 for the first nine months of 2005.
Digi's current ratio is 4.9 to 1, and the Company has no debt other than capital lease obligations. Digi's cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities balance at the end of the third quarter was $65.9 million, up $5.9 million from the end of the prior quarter. Digi's cash per share on June 30, 2006, defined as cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities divided by shares outstanding as of June 30, 2006 of 23,140,330, was $2.85.
"We are pleased with the positive revenue and earnings results and momentum that we have established," said Joe Dunsmore, Digi's Chief Executive Officer
Third Quarter Highlights
- Digi International is now listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which has the highest listing standards of any market in the world as measured by financial and liquidity requirements.
- Digi continued to make progress on carrier certifications for the Digi Connect® WAN family of wireless/cellular products with twelve certifications added during the quarter including Verizon Wireless. The Digi Connect WAN is now certified on nineteen carrier networks, spanning GSM and CDMA technologies, in the United States, Canada, Asia and Latin America.
- Digi received acceptance into Rockwell Automations' Encompass Program, a third-party product referencing program that helps Rockwell Automation customers find best-in-industry technologies compatible with Rockwell Automation products. Rockwell recognized the Digi Connect WAN family of industrial cellular routers as "best-in-class."
- Digi expanded its wireless/cellular router family with the introduction of the
ConnectPortTM WAN, the industry's first upgradeable, commercial-grade 3G Wireless WAN router. 3G technologies bring faster speeds to remote wireless communications, with downloads today averaging 400-700kbps and the promise of even faster speeds in the future. The ConnectPort WAN is already certified on Cingular Wireless and Sprint.
- Digi announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft where Digi will offer support for the Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework on its industry-leading line of wired and wireless embedded modules. The .NET Micro Framework extends the reach of Microsoft's embedded solutions to integrated device platforms with smaller memory footprints.
Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2006 Guidance
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, Digi expects revenue to be in the range of $34.5 million to $39.5 million. Digi expects fourth quarter earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $0.11 to $0.18, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expenses of $0.02 per diluted share. Digi estimates reported earnings per diluted share, including the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, will be $0.09 to $0.16.
For the full year, Digi forecasts revenues to be in the range of $138 million to $143 million, or a 10% to 14% increase from 2005. Digi expects 2006 earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $0.50 to $0.57, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expenses. Digi estimates that stock-based compensation expenses will reduce earnings per diluted share by approximately $0.07 per diluted share for the full fiscal year. Digi estimates reported earnings per diluted share, including the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, will be in the range of $0.43 to $0.50 for the 2006 fiscal year.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2006 Conference Call Details
Digi invites all those interested in hearing management's discussion of the quarter to attend its third quarter fiscal 2006 conference call, scheduled for Monday, July 17, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. CT, either by phone or via the Internet. Participants can access the call by dialing (212) 676-5250. A replay will be available for one week following the call by dialing (800) 633-8284 for domestic participants or (402) 977-9140 for international participants, and entering access code 21298290 when prompted. Participants may also access a live Web cast of the conference call through the investor relations section of Digi's website, www.digi.com.
About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, makes device networking easy by developing easy to use and cost effective products and technologies. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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