Revenue and Earnings Per Share Guidance Raised for Remainder of Fiscal 2007
(Minneapolis, MN, April 25, 2007) - Digi International® Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII) reported revenue of $42.9 million for the second quarter of 2007 compared with $34.4 million for the second quarter of 2006, an increase of $8.5 million, or 24.7%. Other financial highlights for the quarter include:
- Operating income and net income increased by 46.8% and 40.1%, respectively, over the second quarter of 2006.
- Revenue growth of 24.7% consisted of organic revenue growth of 10% and revenue growth from MaxStream, acquired in July 2006, of 14.7%.
- Digi met its quarterly revenue and earnings per share guidance. The business outlook for the year has improved, and Digi has increased its revenue and earnings per share guidance for the remainder of fiscal 2007.
Revenue from embedded products in the second quarter of 2007 was $18.4 million, an increase of $5.3 million, or 40.7%, compared to the second quarter of 2006. Revenue from non-embedded products was $24.5 million in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of $3.2 million, or 14.8%, compared to the second quarter of 2006. MaxStream contributed $5.0 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2007.
Gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2007 was 52.5% compared with 53.3% during the same quarter of fiscal 2006. The decrease in gross profit margin was due to lower sales of higher gross profit margin mature products and other product mix changes within both the embedded and non-embedded product categories. Gross profit margin includes the amortization of identifiable intangibles for purchased and core technology, shown separately on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Operating expenses as a percent of net sales decreased by 2.5 percentage points in the second quarter of 2007 compared with the second quarter of 2006 as Digi continues to focus on controlling expenses while increasing revenue. Total operating expenses in the second quarter of 2007 were $17.8 million, or 41.5% of revenue, compared with $15.1 million, or 44.0% of revenue, in the second quarter of 2006. The increase in operating expenses is attributable to the inclusion of operating expenses pertaining to MaxStream and variable compensation expenses related to the increase in revenue.
Operating income increased by 46.8% in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the same quarter of 2006. Operating income was $4.7 million, or 11.0% of net sales, in the second quarter of 2007, compared with $3.2 million, or 9.3% of net sales, in the second quarter of 2006.
Net income was $3.6 million in the second quarter of 2007, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2006, or $0.11 per diluted share, or an increase of 40.1%.
For the six months ended March 31, 2007, Digi reported revenue of $84.7 million compared to revenue of $67.8 million for the six months ended March 31, 2006, or an increase of 25.0%. For the six months ended March 31, 2007, Digi reported net income of $7.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to net income for the six months ended March 31, 2006, of $4.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, an increase of 56%.
Digi's cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities balance at the end of the second quarter of 2007 was $69.9 million, an increase of $11.0 million over the cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities balance at the end of fiscal 2006. Digi's current ratio is 5.5 to 1, and the Company has no debt other than insignificant amounts of capital lease obligations.
"I am pleased with our financial results, particularly our strong profitability, for the first half of 2007," said Joe Dunsmore, Digi's Chief Executive Officer.
Second Quarter 2007 Business Highlights:
- Digi extended its family of cellular routers with a UMTS/HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) version of its ConnectPort WAN VPN. This product leverages the latest high speed enhancements in carrier networks based on GSM technology, and is already certified by AT&T/Cingular. Also in the quarter a CDMA technology version of the product was certified by Sprint.
- Digi increased its access to embedded markets by rolling out a new approach to ARM embedded development. Digi JumpStart Kits™ are sub $500 development kits that get design engineers started in developing complex NetOS, Linux and WinCE based embedded products within 30 minutes.
- Digi expanded its strong embedded development relationship with Microsoft and became the first company to offer a Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 board support package (BSP) for ARM processors and wireless networking. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is the latest version of the Windows CE embedded operating system. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Digi is one of the Microsoft Business Partners who receives the highest level of customer endorsement.
- Digi launched the Rabbit Wireless Control Application Kit for remote monitoring and control, continuing a strong push into wireless solutions. This is the second Rabbit branded Application Kit containing both MaxStream and Rabbit technology.
- Digi introduced the RCM4200 RabbitCore module, equipped with 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, GPIO with on-board analog input, and serial flash memory. This announcement expanded to seven the family of RabbitCore modules based on the Rabbit 4000, the newest Rabbit microprocessor.
Third Quarter 2007 Guidance
For the third quarter of 2007, Digi expects revenue to be in the range of $41 million to $46 million. Digi expects third quarter 2007 earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $0.13 to $0.19.
Improved Full Year Business Outlook
For the full fiscal year, Digi has increased its forecasted revenue to be in the range of $170 million to $180 million, or an increase over fiscal 2006 revenue of 18% to 24%. Digi has also increased its earnings per diluted share outlook to the range of $0.56 to $0.68, or an increase over fiscal 2006 earnings per diluted share of 35% to 48%.
Second Quarter 2007 Conference Call Details
Digi invites all those interested in hearing management's discussion of its quarter, on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. CT), to join the call by dialing (888) 343-2180. International participants may access the call by dialing (212) 676-5250. A replay will be available two hours after the completion of the call 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 21334914 when prompted. Participants may also access a live webcast of the conference call through the investor relations section of Digi's website, www.digi.com.
About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, is the leader in device networking for business. Digi develops reliable products and technologies that enable companies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web.
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