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Evertz Technologies Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Revenue and Earnings Up 18%

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Evertz Technologies Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Revenue and Earnings Up 18%16:01 EST Tuesday, December 04, 2012BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2012) - Attention Business/Financial Editors: Evertz Technologies Limited (TSX:ET), a global leader in video infrastructure solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters, telecom and multi-system operators, today reported that revenue and earnings per share rose 18% in its results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2013 year. Quarterly Highlights Revenue of $83.2 million, an increase of 18% year over year for the quarter US/Canada region revenue was up $10.8 million or 30% compared to a year ago Revenue in the International region rose 5% compared to a year ago, to $36.4 million Gross margin rose to 59% Fully diluted earnings per share increased 18% to $0.26 for the quarter as compared to $0.22 a year ago Cash and instruments held for trading increased to over $215 million Selected Financial Information Consolidated Statement of Earnings Data (in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts) Q2 ' 13Q2 ' 12Revenue$83,158$70,487Gross margin48,86040,376Earnings from operations25,89421,983Net earnings19,09216,097Fully-diluted earnings per share$0.26$0.22Selected Financial InformationConsolidated Balance Sheet Data(in thousands of dollars)Q2 ' 13YE ' 12Cash and instruments held for trading$215,342$185,669Working capital349,281325,677Total assets446,714431,864Shareholders' equity402,075378,417 Revenue For the quarter ended October 31, 2012, revenues were $83.2 million, an increase of $12.7 million or 18% as compared to revenues of $70.5 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2011. For the quarter, revenues in the United States/Canada region were $46.7 million, an increase of $10.8 million or 30% when compared to the same quarter last year. The International region had revenues of $36.4 million, an increase of 5% when compared to the same quarter last year. Gross Margin For the quarter ended October 31, 2012 gross margin was $48.9 million compared to $40.4 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin percentage was approximately 59% compared to 57% for the quarter ended October 31, 2011. Earnings For the quarter ended October 31, 2012 net earnings were $19.1 million as compared to $16.1 million in the corresponding period last year.For the quarter ended October 31, 2012, earnings per share on a fully-diluted basis were $0.26 as compared to $0.22 in the same period in 2011. Operating Expenses For the quarter ended October 31, 2012 selling and administrative expenses were $13.1 million compared to $11.7 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2011. Selling and administrative expenses represented approximately 16% of revenue in the quarter compared to 17% for the same period last year.For the quarter ended October 31, 2012 gross research and development expenses increased by $2.6 million or 26% as compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Gross research and development expenses represented approximately 15% of revenue for the quarter ended October 31, 2012. Liquidity and Capital Resources The Company's working capital as at October 31, 2012 was $349.3 million as compared to $325.7 million on April 30, 2012.Cash and instruments held for trading were $215.3 million as at October 31, 2012 as compared to $185.7 million on April 30, 2012.Cash provided by operations was $46.4 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2012 as compared to $22.3 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2011. Before taking into account the changes in non-cash working capital, the Company generated $22.5 million from operations for the quarter ended October 31, 2012 compared to $19.0 million for the same period last year.The Company spent $1.4 million on the purchase of capital assets for the quarter ended October 31, 2012 and $3.4 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2011.For the quarter ended October 31, 2012, the Company used cash from financing activities of $11.0 million which was principally a result of the payment of dividends of $10.6 million. Shipments and Backlog Purchase order backlog at the end of November 2012 was in excess of $41 million and shipments during the month of November 2012 exceeded $21 million. Dividend Declared Evertz Board of Directors declared a dividend on December 4, 2012 of $0.14 per share.The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on December 14, 2012 and will be paid on or about December 21, 2012.Three month period endedSix month period endedOctober 31,October 31,2012201120122011Revenue$83,158$70,487$179,119$145,615Cost of goods sold34,29830,11174,60462,392Gross margin48,86040,376104,51583,223ExpensesSelling and administrative13,09011,73925,45922,121General1,4491,7892,8973,098Research and development12,61210,04124,40420,360Investment tax credits(2,864)(2,454)(6,050)(4,736)Foreign exchange gain(1,321)(2,722)(1,323)(3,065)22,96618,39345,38737,778Earnings before undernoted25,89421,98359,12845,445Finance income428453877876Finance costs(78)(46)(166)(97)Other income and expenses(119)(242)(4)(225)Earnings before income taxes26,12522,14859,83545,999Provision for income taxesCurrent6,3246,12615,31213,481Deferred709(75)672(1,203)7,0336,05115,98412,278Net earnings for the period$19,092$16,097$43,851$33,721Net earnings attributable to non-controlling interest185101355198Net earnings attributable to shareholders18,90715,99643,49633,523Net earnings for the period$19,092$16,097$43,851$33,721Earnings per shareBasic$0.26$0.22$0.59$0.45Diluted$0.26$0.22$0.59$0.45Consolidated Balance Sheet DataAs atAs atOctober 31, 2012April 30, 2012Cash and instruments held for trading$215,342$185,669Inventory$107,927$109,211Working capital$349,281$325,677Total assets$446,714$431,864Shareholders' equity$402,075$378,417Number of common shares outstanding:Basic73,172,98673,225,786Fully -diluted77,924,58677,904,086Weighted average number of shares outstanding:Basic73,166,07273,612,759Fully -diluted73,382,08373,812,767Forward-Looking StatementsThe report contains forward-looking statements reflecting Evertz's objectives, estimates and expectations. Such forward-looking statements use words such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "plan", "intend", "project", "continue" and other similar terminology of a forward-looking nature or negatives of those terms.Although management of the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, all forward-looking statements address matters that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, there are or will be a number of significant factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.Conference CallThe Company will hold a conference call with financial analysts to discuss the results on December 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Media and other interested parties are invited to join the conference call in listen-only mode. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-416-849-6166 or toll-free (North America) 1-866-250-6267.For those unable to listen to the live call, a rebroadcast will also be available until January 4, 2013. The rebroadcast can be accessed at 1-416-915-1035 or toll-free 1-866-245-6755. The pass code for the rebroadcast is 235180.About EvertzEvertz Technologies Limited (TSX:ET) designs, manufactures and markets video and audio infrastructure solutions for the television, telecommunications and new-media industries. The Company's solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to support their increasingly complex multi-channel digital and high definition television ("HDTV") broadcast environments and by telecommunications and new-media companies. The Company's products allow its customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through the more efficient signal routing, distribution, monitoring and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Evertz Technologies LimitedAnthony GridleyChief Financial Officer(905) 335-7580ir@evertz.com