DTS Reports Strong Q2 2014 Results; Revenue Growth of 33% Year-over-Year

Posted by Joe Zaller
Aug 18 2014

Audio processing specialist DTS announced that its revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $36.2m, an increase of 33% versus the same period a year ago, and flat versus the previous quarter.

On a GAAP basis net income for Q2 2014 was $7m, or $0.41 per, share compared to a net loss during the year earlier period of $2m or $(0.11) per share.  Net income for Q1 2014 was $5.6m or $0.32 per share.

GAAP gross margins were 93% during the quarter up slightly from the 91% gross margins recorded during Q2 2013 and flat compared to the Q1 2014.

Non-GAAP operating margins were 31% during the quarter.  This compares favorable versus the same period last year where non-GAAP operating margins were 13% and the preceding quarter when non-GAAP operating margins of 24% were recorded.

Jon Kirchner, DTS’s Chairman and CEO attributed the principal driver of top line growth in the quarter to “further penetration of the network connected segment as well as the resolution of several royalty audit matters.”

DTS’s network connected segment is the company’s largest.  It includes revenue generated from consumer electronic devices that are network-capable including TVs, smartphones, tablets, and PCs.  This segment contributed 50% of DTS’s revenue in the quarter compared to 45% during the year earlier period.  Melvin Flanigan, the Company’s CFO, highlighted the TV business within the network connect segment on the company’s earnings call as having grown 27% year-over-year.

DTS closed the quarter with cash and investments totaling $69.5m and generated $5.5m in operating cash flow.

In his prepared remarks on the call with analysts, Kirchner offered some interesting commentary on DTS’s relevance to 4K.  “DTS’ solution suite is particularly relevant as the market resets to support 4K or ultra high definition delivery which we believe will be disrupted with playback devices and will also require content services to rethink their high definition audio and video offerings. Already, DTS has partnered with companies to develop proof of concept 4K video distribution with DTS HD audio solutions specifically designed for OTT.”


Guidance Raised for Full Year 2014

DTS says it expects its organic growth in 2014 to come primarily from the network-connected markets, specifically connected TVs, mobile devices and PCs. Network-connected markets are expected to represent more than 50% of total revenue in 2014.

As a result of the strong performance in the quarter and management’s confidence in the remainder of the year, DTS raised its guidance for 2014.

The company says it is now expecting revenues in the range of $137m to $142m, non-GAAP operating margins in the mid-to-upper 20s, and non-GAAP EPS of $1.40 to $1.50.  Previous guidance was for revenue in the range of $132 million to $138 million, non-GAAP operating margins in the mid-20s, and EPS in the range of $1.20 to $1.40.



Related Content:

Press Release: DTS Reports Strong Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Previous Year: DTS Posts Q2 2013 Loss, Lowers Full Year Outlook



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