Forty-First Consecutive Quarter of Profitability
Meets Street Revenue and EPS Consensus Estimates for Second Fiscal Quarter 2013
(Minneapolis, MN, April 25, 2013) - Digi International® Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com) reported revenue of $48.2 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2013, compared with $49.0 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2012. Net income was $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to $2.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the year ago comparable quarter. Reported net income in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 was unfavorably impacted by a legal settlement with U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC of $1.0 million, net of taxes, or $0.04 per diluted share.
”We have spent significant time this quarter in strategically focusing the Digi team to be the premier provider of M2M solutions,” said Joe Dunsmore, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The reception from potential customers and partners in the salesforce.com ecosystem has been very positive. We see momentum building around our solutions combining Digi's deep device expertise with Etherios' ability to integrate devices directly into an organization's core business processes.”
Below is a table setting forth certain GAAP and Non-GAAP results:
Business Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
Revenue from growth products and services in the second fiscal quarter of 2013, including $2.4 million of revenue from Etherios' consulting services, was $27.2 million, or 56.4% of net sales, compared to $26.4 million, or 53.9% of net sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, an increase of $0.8 million, or 2.9%. Revenue from mature products was $21.0 million, or 43.6% of net sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to $22.6 million, or 46.1% of net sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, a decrease of $1.6 million, or 7.1%. Digi's growth products portfolio includes Etherios' consulting services, all wireless products, as well as the ARM-based embedded module product line, which leverages the Device Cloud by Etherios™ platform with both wired and wireless connectivity.
Revenue in North America was $28.6 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013, compared to $29.0 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, a decrease of $0.4 million, or 1.3%. Revenue in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) was $11.9 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013, compared to $12.1 million in the comparable quarter a year ago, a decrease of $0.2 million, or 1.9%. Revenue in Asian countries was $6.3 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to $6.2 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, an increase of $0.1 million, or 1.5%. Latin American revenue was $1.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to $1.7 million in the comparable quarter a year ago, a decrease of $0.3 million, or 17.5%.
In the second fiscal quarter of 2012, Digi recorded revenue of approximately $3.0 million that was delayed from the first fiscal quarter of 2012 as a result of the flooding in Thailand that took place in October 2011, impacting the operations of Digi's contract manufacturer near Bangkok.
Gross profit was $25.0 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to $25.8 million in the same period of the prior year, a decrease of $0.8 million, or 3.2%. The gross margin was 51.8% in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to 52.6% in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The gross margin was lower in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 than in the comparable period a year ago primarily due to the inclusion of gross margins from Etherios' consulting services that are generally lower than Digi's products margins.
Total operating expenses in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 were $24.5 million, or 50.9% of revenue, compared to $22.4 million, or 45.6% of revenue, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The general and administrative expenses portion of operating expenses was unfavorably impacted by $1.5 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in the prior year due to a settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit with U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC. Operating expenses also increased in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to the second fiscal quarter of 2012 due to incremental operating expenses for Etherios, partially offset by cost containment measures that were put in place to achieve targeted expense levels.
Digi reported operating income of $0.4 million, or 0.9% of net sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to $3.4 million, or 7.0% of net sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. Operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 included the settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit of $1.5 million. Please refer to the table reconciling operating income to non-GAAP operating income which is provided later in this earnings release.
Net income was $1.0 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2013, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to $2.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. Net income in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 included a charge for the settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit of $1.0 million, net of taxes, or $0.04 per diluted share. This was partially offset by a tax benefit of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, resulting from the enactment of legislation extending the research and development tax credit that allowed Digi to record tax credits for the last three quarters of fiscal 2012 in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, based on the enactment date of January 2, 2013. Please refer to the table reconciling net income and net income per diluted share to non-GAAP net income and net income per diluted share which is provided later in this earnings release.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 were $2.8 million, or 5.9% of revenue, compared to $5.5 million, or 11.1% of revenue in the second fiscal quarter of 2012.
Business Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2013
For the six months ended March 31, 2013, Digi reported revenue of $95.2 million compared to revenue of $95.7 million for the six months ended March 31, 2012.
Revenue from growth products and services for the first six months of fiscal 2013 was $53.0 million, or 55.7% of net sales, compared to $50.2 million, or 52.5% of net sales, in the first six months of fiscal 2012, an increase of $2.8 million, or 5.6%, and includes consulting services revenue from Etherios since the date of acquisition on October 31, 2012 of $3.9 million. Revenue from mature products was $42.2 million, or 44.3% of net sales, in the first six months of fiscal 2013 compared to $45.5 million, or 47.5% of net sales, in the first six months of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $3.3 million, or 7.3%.
For the six months ended March 31, 2013, Digi reported net income of $2.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income for the six months ended March 31, 2012 of $2.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share. Reported net income was unfavorably impacted for the first six months of fiscal 2013 as a result of the aforementioned patent infringement settlement of $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, partially offset by a benefit of $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, resulting from the enactment of legislation extending the research and development tax credit, allowing Digi to record tax credits earned during the last three quarters of fiscal 2012 in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 and the reversal of tax reserves for the expiration of the statute of limitations for various U.S. and foreign jurisdictions' tax matters. Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2012 benefited by $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, resulting from a reversal of tax reserves for various jurisdictions' tax matters and the gain on sale of an investment, net of taxes, offset by expenses of $0.2 million, net of taxes, or $0.01 per diluted share, as a result of the restructuring charge for the Breisach, Germany manufacturing operations.
Digi's cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities balance, including long-term marketable securities, was $101.9 million at March 31, 2013, a decrease of $2.9 million from December 31, 2012. Digi repurchased 249,647 shares of its common stock for $2.4 million during the second fiscal quarter of 2013. Please refer to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows that are included in this earnings release for additional cash flow details. At March 31, 2013, Digi's current ratio was 7.2 to 1 compared to 8.3 to 1 at December 31, 2012.
Second Fiscal Quarter 2013 Business Highlights:
- Digi strengthened its sales organization with the appointment of Kevin C. Riley as senior vice president of sales. Riley provides years of solutions selling experience and will be instrumental in driving increased sales of M2M solutions and creating process improvement in the Digi sales organization.
- Device Cloud by Etherios
- Last week, Digi announced a rebrand of the iDigi Device Cloud® as Device Cloud by Etherios™, to be completed by the beginning of May. Etherios, a division of Digi International and Salesforce.com Cloud Alliance Platinum Partner, is a widely recognized cloud computing services provider with a longstanding track record of helping organizations realize their cloud strategy. The rebranding emphasizes the openness of the Device Cloud and that it is hardware manufacturer independent.
- Digi enhanced the Etherios Device Cloud with the addition of carrier subscription management capabilities. Organizations can now create M2M applications, manage remote devices and oversee carrier subscriptions from more than 90 global carriers in one management interface.
Key Wireless Product Announcements
- Continuing its leadership in wireless innovation, Digi launched the next generation of its XBee Wi-Fi module. It features native Etherios Device Cloud integration and other new features to enable rapid deployment of cloud-based M2M solutions.
- Digi makes development of cloud-connected Android devices fast and easy with the introduction of the ConnectCard for i.MX28 module with Android. Based on Freescale Semiconductor technology, the product demonstrates Digi's commitment to Freescale Semiconductor.
Fiscal 2013 Guidance
For the third fiscal quarter of 2013, Digi projects revenue in a range of $48 million to $50 million. Digi projects net income per diluted share in a range of $0.05 to $0.07 cents.
For the fourth fiscal quarter of 2013, Digi projects revenue in a range of $50 million to $54 million. Net income per diluted share is projected to be in a range of $0.06 to $0.11 cents.
Second Fiscal Quarter 2013 Conference Call Details
Digi invites all those interested in hearing management's discussion of its quarter, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 after market close at 5:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. CDT), to join the call by dialing (866) 515-2914 and entering passcode 80263290. International participants may access the call by dialing (617) 399-5128 and entering passcode 80263290. A replay will be available two hours after the completion of the call, and for one week following the call, by dialing (888) 286-8010 for domestic participants or (617) 801-6888 for international participants and entering access code 75895203 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. The webcast will remain on our website for one week after the live session is completed.
A copy of this earnings release can be accessed through the financial releases page of the investor relations section of Digi's website at www.digi.com.
About Digi International
Digi International is the M2M expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry's broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi's entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444.
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Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This release includes historical non-GAAP operating income and net income and net income per diluted share data, and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).
We understand that there are material limitations on the use of non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are not substitutes for GAAP measures, such as operating income or net income, for the purpose of analyzing financial performance. The disclosure of these measures does not reflect all charges and gains that were actually recognized by the company. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. We believe that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. Additionally, we understand that EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, the cash requirements for the replacement of depreciated and amortized assets, or changes in or cash requirements for our working capital needs.
We believe that providing historical and adjusted operating income and net income and net income per diluted share exclusive of legal settlements, restructuring expenses, gain on sale of investments, and reversals of tax reserves and discrete tax benefits permits investors to compare results with prior periods that did not include these items. Management uses the aforementioned non-GAAP measures to monitor and evaluate ongoing operating results and trends and to gain an understanding of our comparative operating performance. In addition, certain of our stockholders have expressed an interest in seeing financial performance measures exclusive of the impact of matters such as the impact of decisions relating to taxes and restructuring, which while important, are not central to the core operations of our business. We believe that the presentation of EBITDA as a percentage of net sales is useful to investors because it provides a reliable and consistent approach to measuring our performance from year to year and in assessing our performance against that of other companies. We believe this information helps investors compare operating results and corporate performance exclusive of the impact of our capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired. EBITDA is used as an internal metric for executive compensation, as well as incentive compensation for the rest of the employee base, and it is monitored quarterly for these purposes.
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