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Vecima Reports Q1 Fiscal 2013 Results

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vecima Reports Q1 Fiscal 2013 Results08:00 EST Tuesday, November 13, 2012VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 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 ended September 30, 2012. All figures are in Canadian dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") unless otherwise stated.FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS(CAD dollars in millions except percentages, headcount, and per share data)Q1FY2013Q4FY2012Q1FY2012Revenue24.928.720.0Gross Margin40%38%37%EBITDA18.44.51.7Adjusted EBITDA1 (removes gains on sale of assets and stock-based compensation)4.54.51.6Net income or (loss)5.31.7(0.7)Earnings or (Loss) per share (based on weighted average number shares outstanding)$0.24$0.07($0.03)Cash and marketable securities25.719.57.8Headcount6196246031EBITDA 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 and adjusted EBITDA, investors should refer to Management's Discussion and Analysis for the current quarter."Vecima is encouraged by the strong results in gross margin and cash flow generated through operations. These improvements were achieved despite the decrease in revenue from a strong fourth quarter in our last fiscal year," said Dr. Surinder Kumar, CEO of Vecima.Vecima's Q1 revenue was $24.9 million, gross margin improved to 40%, EBITDA increased from $4.5 to $8.4 million and adjusted EBITDA was $4.5 million. Gross margin improved because of the increased efficiency and higher sales in new products.As announced in July 2012, Vecima sold a parcel of non-serviced land in Saskatoon and received proceeds of approximately $4.0 million. The Company also sold a small number of radio spectrum licenses for $0.4 million in Q1. MSO BUSINESS SERVICES Terrace FamilySales increased 7% to $8.7 million compared to $8.1 million in Q4 of FY12. Vecima continues to see consistent uptake of its TC1200, TC1000 and TC600 products by its MSO customers. Revenue from TC600 increased over the last three quarters indicating further adoption of this product by new and existing MSO customers. Terrace QAMSales increased 30% from $4.1 million in Q4 of FY12 to $5.3 million this quarter. Vecima expects continued strong sales through the fiscal year. Terrace QAM is attractive to MSO customers because it enables new service revenue in the hospitality sector which includes Tier 1 hotels and resorts. CABLE HEADEND OEM QAM ModulesAs anticipated, sales dropped from $4.5 million to $1.1 million. Sales are expected to decline in fiscal 2013 as the product moves towards end of life. Next generation solutions in the cable headend will include technology for which Vecima and its partner, a leading integrated circuit manufacturer, have secured the design win. The solution is for a Tier 1 vendor's next generation broadband access platform. OEM Return Path Demodulator and CableVistaSales of these legacy products declined from Q4 FY12 to Q1 FY13. Sales for our OEM return path demodulator dropped from $2.9 million to $1.6 million; while CableVista sales declined from $2.0 million to $1.1 million. A flattening out and then gradual decline in the sales of these products, which are in the late stage of their product lifecycle, is expected over the next 1-2 years. As previously announced, Vecima has executed an agreement with a prominent digital video access equipment vendor for a custom designed platform that interfaces to a large, currently deployed base of subscriber devices. Vecima expects the product to start shipping in production volume in the last quarter of this fiscal year. FLEET MANAGEMENT During the period, we signed a supply agreement with our lead customer. We currently have over 400 active, paying subscribers on our FleetLynx service platform. We have shipped over 1100 subscriber modems. Potential customers are actively evaluating the system solution's capabilities and feature set after in-person demonstrations. Outside of our lead customer, these organizations have more than ten thousand vehicles under management. BROADBAND WIRELESS Sales decreased approximately 13% from $2.6 million in Q4 of FY12 to $2.3 million this period. Weakness in sales of both BWIN and WiMAX products were responsible for most of the revenue drop. Software defined radio (SDR) sales remained relatively flat quarter over quarter. YOURLINK Revenue remained flat at $3.1 million from Q4 FY12 to Q1 FY13. CONFERENCE CALLA conference call and live audio webcast will be held on November 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Company's first quarter results. Vecima's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the three months ended September 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/vecima121113.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.com.Forward-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.CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION(unaudited - in thousands of Canadian dollars)September 30,June 30,20122012AssetsCurrent assetsCash and cash equivalents$ 11,723$ 19,549Marketable securities14,008-Accounts receivable19,74723,818Income tax receivable13,62113,600Inventories30,78729,663Prepaid expenses1,4811,07691,36787,706Non-current assetsProperty, plant and equipment27,60828,158Assets held for resale-385Intangible assets11,50610,819Investment tax credit asset31,39430,384Deferred tax asset3,8995,129$ 165,774$ 162,581LiabilitiesCurrent liabilitiesAccounts payable and accrued liabilities$ 12,446$ 13,653Provisions891974Income tax payable-806Deferred revenue1,2051,311Current portion of long-term debt25025014,79216,994Non-current liabilitiesOther long-term liabilities488342Provisions1,5041,522Long-term debt3,4173,47920,20122,337Shareholders' equityShare capital34,48434,482Reserves2,7782,761Retained earnings108,311103,001145,573140,244$ 165,774$ 162,581VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(unaudited - in thousands of Canadian dollars except net income per share data)Three months endedSeptember 30,20122011Sales$ 24,872$ 19,981Cost of sales14,82912,677Gross margin10,0437,304Operating expensesResearch and development1,8982,764Sales and marketing1,0261,182General and administrative4,4615,040Stock-based compensation1722Other (income)(4,155)(310)3,2478,698Operating income (loss)6,796(1,394)Finance costs235136Finance income39534Income (loss) before income taxes6,600(996)Income tax expense (recovery)1,290(275)Net income and total comprehensive income$ 5,310$ (721)Net income per shareBasic$ 0.24$ (0.03)Diluted$ 0.24$ (0.03)Weighted average number of CommonShares outstanding - basic22,317,33922,316,767Shares outstanding - diluted22,382,53722,316,767VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY(unaudited - in thousands of Canadian dollars)Share CapitalReservesRetained EarningsTotalBalance as at June 30, 2011$ 34,482$ 2,678$ 89,735$ 126,895Net income and total comprehensive income--(721)(721)Share-based payment expense-22-22Balance as at September 30, 2011$ 34,482$ 2,700$ 89,014$ 126,196Balance as at June 30, 2012$ 34,482$ 2,761$ 103,001$ 140,244Net income and total comprehensive income--5,3105,310Shares issued by exercising options2-2Share-based payment expense-17-17Balance as at September 30, 2012$ 34,484$ 2,778$ 108,311$ 145,573VECIMA NETWORKS INC.CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(unaudited - in thousands of Canadian dollars)Three months endedSeptember 30,20122011Cash flows from operating activitiesNet income$ 5,310$ (721)Add (deduct) items not requiring cashGain on the sale of property, plant and equipment(3,590)(13)Gain on sale of intangible assets(353)(79)Depreciation of property, plant and equipment1,1751,283Amortization of deferred development costs5551,240Amortization of finite-life intangible assets3741Stock-based compensation1722Deferred income tax expense1,230(212)Interest expense58136Interest income(40)(25)Increase in other long-term liabilities146(30)Increase in provisions(101)640Increase in investment tax credit asset(182)(134)Net change in non-cash working capital relating to operations3933,545Interest paid(46)(129)Interest received3725Income tax paid4,6465,589Cash flows provided by investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(638)(921)Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment3,988139Proceeds from the sale of intangible assets363150Purchase of marketable securities(14,008)-Deferred development costs(2,114)(2,205)Purchase of indefinite and finite-life intangible assets(3)(14)(12,412)(2,851)Cash flows used in financing activitiesProceeds from shares issued through exercised options2-Repayment of long-term debt(62)(62)(60)(62)Increase in cash during the year(7,826)2,676Cash and cash equivalents (bank indebtedness), beginning of year19,5495,095Cash and cash equivalents, end of year$ 11,723$ 7,771FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Vecima Networks Inc.Investor Relations250-881-1982invest@vecima.comwww.vecima.com