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Vecima Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2012 Year End Results

Friday, September 28, 2012

Vecima Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2012 Year End Results08:00 EDT Friday, September 28, 2012VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2012) - Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM), an experienced designer and manufacturer of innovative technology in the broadband equipment market, today reported financial results for the three months and twelve months ended June 30, 2012. All figures are in Canadian dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") unless otherwise stated.QUARTERLY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS(CAD dollars in millions except percentage and per share data)Q4Q3Q4FY2012FY2012FY2011Revenue28.725.821.1Gross Margin38.1%35.3%34.0%EBITDA14.89.6(2.1)Adjusted EBITDA1(excludes gains on sale of assets)4.82.7(2.1)Net income / (loss)1.76.2(2.3)Earnings (loss) per share(based on weighted average number shares outstanding)$0.07$0.28$(0.10)Cash and cash equivalents19.514.45.11EBITDA is not a recognized measure under IFRS and, accordingly, investors are cautioned that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income, determined in accordance with IFRS, as an indicator of our financial performance or as a measure of our liquidity and cash flows. For a reconciliation of EBITDA, investors should refer to Management's Discussion and Analysis for the current quarter.Vecima's Q4 revenue increased 11% to $28.7 million compared to Q3. Strong converged wired solutions sales, particularly the Terrace family, OEM QAM Modules and Terrace QAM, were the primary drivers of revenue growth in Q4. Broadband wireless sales increased 4% to $2.5 million in Q4. This growth is attributable to an increase in software defined radio sales.Gross margin improved to 38% in Q4 up from 35% in the prior quarter. Net income in the period was $1.7 million or $0.07 per share.FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENTLY INTRODUCED PRODUCTS Terrace Family The Terrace family of products distribute multiple channels of video when a cable operator transitions to an all digital network. Sales in Terrace decreased to $8.1 million in the Q4 from $9.2 million in the third quarter, primarily due to extraordinary demand in the third quarter. Revenue from the Company's Terrace TC600, a recently introduced addition to the Terrace family of products, is the most rapidly growing Terrace product and the Company expects sales in this product to continue to increase through fiscal 2013. OEM QAM Modules OEM QAM Module sales increased to $4.5 million in Q4, representing an increase of approximately 10% from $4.1 million in Q3. We expect sales in our OEM QAM modules to decline significantly in fiscal year 2013 as our customers are transitioning to different solutions.FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW PRODUCTS Terrace QAM Sales in Terrace QAM increased in Q4 by 71% to $4.1 million compared to $2.4 million in the third quarter. There has been exceptional growth in Terrace QAM sales through fiscal year 2012. Vecima believes the sales rate of Terrace QAM will grow at a moderate pace through fiscal year 2013.Terrace QAM provides cable system operators with market leading technology delivering HD digital video streams in a secure format connecting directly to newer flat panel TVs, eliminating the need for an additional digital set top box. The product allows cable companies to service the emerging demand for HD content in hotels. Concierge Uptake of our Concierge product has been slow. Vecima is working with a number of system integrators and expects sales to build in fiscal 2013. We have added additional sales resources to help intensify our overall effort. Fleet Management The introduction and adoption of Vecima's system solution, FleetLynx, continues to slowly build. Our lead customer is one of the world's leading truck manufacturers. We have developed an OEM solution for installation within new trucks and for the aftermarket installation in existing trucks and fleets.We have a large number of trials and leads for sales of our solution directly to other end users. This market is expected to be even larger than the sales to our lead truck manufacturer customer. We are also working with partners such as carriers to open yet another channel for this product. Numerous customers have been conducting trials and the feedback to date has been very positive.ANNUAL FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS(CAD dollars in millions except percentage and per share data)FY2012FY2011Revenue95.784.5Gross Margin37%30%EBITDA126.112.2Adjusted EBITDA1(excludes gains on sale of assets)11.3(3.9)Net income / (loss)13.30.3Earnings (loss) per share(based on weighted average number shares outstanding)$0.59$0.01Cash and cash equivalents19.55.11EBITDA is not a recognized measure under IFRS and, accordingly, investors are cautioned that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income, determined in accordance with IFRS, as an indicator of our financial performance or as a measure of our liquidity and cash flows. For a reconciliation of EBITDA, investors should refer to Management's Discussion and Analysis for the current quarter."The Company's progress this past fiscal year has been very encouraging with company sales increasing 13% from $84.5 million to $95.7 million. Vecima's growth in revenue is attributed to the broadened market acceptance of Vecima's new converged wired products. These products include the Terrace family of products for the all digital transition and Terrace QAM for high definition within hospitality," said Dr. Surinder Kumar, CEO of Vecima."We've made significant effort to fill the current and future revenue pipeline with new products and agreements. During fiscal year 2012, Vecima made two major announcements regarding future products. One of the announcements highlighted a design win for next generation digital cable broadband transmitter technology. This will keep Vecima at the forefront of cable broadband access. The second announcement indicated that we've signed a major OEM agreement guaranteeing approximately $19 million in sales. With all of this being said, my management team and I are happy with the strategic initiatives that are in place."Broadband wireless and YourLink revenue for the year were $10.1 million and $12.7 million respectively. Wireless revenue increased 17% year over year due to increased SDR sales. YourLink subscription revenue dropped by 6% over the previous fiscal year. The drop was due to the prior year having a major tower construction project that added approximately $0.9 million in additional revenue.The Company's cash position was $19.5 million at year end, up from $14.1 million at the end of the Q3 of fiscal 2012 and up from $5.1 million at the end of fiscal 2011. Subsequent to year end, the Company announced the sale of non-serviced land in Saskatoon for proceeds of approximately $4.0 million.OUTLOOKManagement expects revenue for fiscal 2013 to increase by 10-20% and for gross margin to be in the 35% to 40% range.CONFERENCE CALLA conference call and live audio webcast will be held on September 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Company's year end and fourth quarter results. Vecima's audited condensed interim consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the three months and twelve months ended June 30, 2012 are available under the Company's profile at www.SEDAR.com, and at http://www.vecima.com/financials_ir.php.To participate in the teleconference, dial 1-800-319-4610 or 1-604-638-5340. The webcast will be available in real time at http://services.choruscall.ca/links/vecima120928.html and will be archived on the Vecima website at http://www.vecima.com/events_ir.php.About Vecima NetworksVecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at two principal markets: Converged Wired Solutions and Broadband Wireless. The Company has also developed and continues to focus on developing products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video. More information is available at our website at www.vecima.comForward-Looking StatementsCertain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding management's intentions, belief or current expectations with respect to market and general economic conditions, future sales and revenue expectations, future costs and operating performance. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and/or are beyond our control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the current significant general economic uncertainty and credit and financial market volatility and the distinctive characteristics of Vecima's operations and industry and customer demand that may have a material impact on, or constitute risk factors in respect of Vecima's future financial performance, as set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated September 28, 2012, a copy of which is available at www.sedar.com. In addition, although the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on what management believes are reasonable assumptions, such assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Consequently, readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made. Vecima disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION(in thousands of Canadian dollars except net income per share data)June 30,June 30,July 1,201220112010AssetsCurrent assetsCash and cash equivalents$19,549$5,095$-Marketable securities-4795Accounts receivable23,81815,12727,176Income tax receivable13,6004,8792,754Inventories29,66332,52636,702Current portion of leases receivable-239281Prepaid expenses1,076836864Other current assets-121287,70658,71868,584Non-current assetsLeases receivable--214Property, plant and equipment28,15832,47435,879Assets held for resale385--Intangible assets10,81911,53812,180Investment tax credit asset30,38425,80524,829Deferred tax asset5,12916,73712,665$162,581$145,272$154,351LiabilitiesCurrent liabilitiesBank indebtedness$-$-$5,934Accounts payable and accrued liabilities13,65310,63214,379Provisions974695550Income tax payable806--Deferred revenue1,3111,4391,629Current portion of long-term debt2503,95825016,99416,72422,742Non-current liabilitiesOther long-term liabilities342528155Provisions1,5221,1251,065Long-term debt3,479-3,95822,33718,37727,920Commitments and GuaranteeShareholders' equitySharecapital34,48234,48234,482Reserves2,7612,6782,511Retainedearnings103,00189,73589,438140,244126,895126,431$162,581$145,272$154,351VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(in thousands of Canadian dollars except net income per share data)Year endedJune 30,20122011Sales$95,741$84,533Cost of sales60,53359,051Gross margin35,20825,482Operating expensesResearch and development11,16414,056Sales and marketing5,6976,783General and administrative19,15622,578Stock-based compensation83167Other (income)(15,846)(17,332)20,25426,252Operating income (loss)14,954(770)Finance costs336521Finance income1,357190Income (loss) before income taxes15,975(1,101)Income tax expense (recovery)2,709(1,398)Net income andtotal comprehensive income$13,266$297Net income per shareBasic$0.59$0.01Diluted$0.59$0.01Weighted average number of CommonShares outstanding - basic22,316,76722,316,767Shares outstanding - diluted22,332,26722,316,767VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY(in thousands of Canadian dollars)ShareRetainedCapitalReservesEarningsTotalBalance as at July 1, 2010$34,482$2,511$89,438$126,431Net income and total comprehensive income--297297Share-based payment expense-167-167Balance as at June 30, 2011$34,482$2,678$89,735$126,895Balance as at June 30, 2011$34,482$2,678$89,735$126,895Net income and total comprehensive income--13,26613,266Share-based payment expense-83-83Balance as at June 30, 2012$34,482$2,761$103,001$140,244VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands of Canadian dollars)Year endedJune 30,20122011Cash flows from operating activitiesNet income$13,266$297Add (deduct) items not requiring cashGain on the sale of property, plant and equipment(214)(2,110)Gain on sale of intangible assets(14,618)(14,000)Depreciation of property, plant and equipment5,4485,878Amortization of deferred development costs3,9306,652Amortization of finite-life intangible assets142148Stock-based compensation83167Deferred income tax expense11,608(4,072)Interest expense336521Interest income(166)(173)Increase in other long-term liabilities(186)373Increase in provisions851205Increase in investment tax credit asset(2,221)4,242Net change in non-cash working capital relating to operations(8,949)10,938Interest paid(317)(274)Interest received1171709,1108,962Cash flows provided by investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(3,206)(4,241)Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment1,7383,143Proceeds from the sale of intangible assets13,64714,000Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities4791Deferred development costs(6,299)(11,352)Purchase of indefinite and finite-life intangible assets(311)(24)5,5732,317Cash flows used in financing activitiesRepayment of long-term debt(229)(250)(229)(250)Increase in cash during the year14,45411,029Cash and cash equivalents (bank indebtedness), beginning of year5,095(5,934)Cash and cash equivalents, end of year$19,549$5,095FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Investor RelationsVecima Networks250-881-1982invest@vecima.comwww.vecima.com