Evertz Q3 Net Income Doubles as Revenue Rises 26 Percent

Posted by Joe Zaller
Mar 08 2011

Evertz Technologies reported that its revenue for the third quarter ended January 31, 2011, was C$83.2m, an increase of 26% versus the same period a year ago, and an increase of 1% versus the previous quarter.

The results were driven by a strong performance in the US and Canada, where revenue was C$48.5m, an increase of 44% versus the same quarter last year, and an increase of 20% versus the previous quarter.  The US and Canada accounted for 58% of the total revenue in the quarter.

International revenue for the quarter was C$34.7m, an increase of 7% versus the same quarter last year, but down sharply from C$42.8m in the previous quarter.  Company management said that Evertz experienced a “high level of quotation activity” in international markets, but implied that international sales had impacted by the recent unrest in the Middle East.

The company’s top 10 customers accounted for approximately 32% of revenue (C$26.6) during the quarter, with no one customer accounting for more than 9% (C$7.5m).  The company had fifty-seven order of more than C$200,000.

Net income for the quarter was C$23.6m, up 102% versus the same period a year ago, and up 13% versus last quarter.

Gross margins for the quarter were 57.5%, up from the 57% gross margins achieved in the same period a year ago, but down slightly from the previous quarter.  Evertz executive VP Brian Campbell said that although the company’s gross margins were impacted by competitive pricing pressure as well as volume discounts on large orders, they were within the company’s target range of 58%-62%.

Research & development cost for the quarter was C$9.6m, an increase of 21% versus the same period a year ago, and an increase of 17% versus the previous quarter.  On the company’s earnings call with equity analysts, Evertz CFO Anthony Gridley said the increase in R&D was due to recent acquisitions (including the purchase of Pharos) and a general increase in R&D headcount.  Evertz says it intends to continue to increase R&D investment.

SG&A for the quarter was C$10.2m, or was approximately 12% of revenue.

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Year to Date

For the first nine months of the year the company’s sales were C$239.4m, an increase of 13% versus the same period a year ago.  Year-to-date revenue from the US and Canada was C$131.1m, an increase of 11% versus last year, while sales from the international region was C$108.3m, a 17% increase versus last year. Gross margins for the first nine months of the year were 57.8% versus 58.5% last year.  Year-to-date net income was C$65m, up 41% versus the first nine months of fiscal 2010.

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New Server and Integrated Playout Products at NAB

Campbell said that Evertz expects there to be a lot of interest in it new server platform and Overture “channel-in-a-box” product at the NAB show in April.  He also said that visitors to the Evertz NAB booth would see the results of the integration of recently acquired technology from Pharos.

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Related Content:

You can read the full Evertz Q3 FY 2011 earnings release here.

The Evertz Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) filing with Canadian regulators is here (Catchpa code required)

Information on Evertz’s previous quarter results are here.

Information on the acquisition of Pharos by Evertz is here.

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