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Evertz Announces Record Backlog and Shipments along with C$13.5 million IP Order

Analysis, Broadcaster Financial Results, Quarterly Results | Posted by Josh Stinehour
Sep 19 2016

Evertz announced revenue for the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended on July 31, 2016.  Revenue for the quarter was C$87.0 million, up 2.5% versus the same period a year ago, and down 9.7% versus the previous quarter. evertz-logo

The strengthening US dollar contributed a foreign exchange gain of C$6.6 million during the quarter.

Net earnings for the quarter were C$18.6 million (C$0.25 earnings per share), flat versus the first fiscal quarter of 2016, and an increase of 129.6% versus the preceding quarter. The company generated C$19.9 million cash from operations in the quarter.  This compares to cash used by operations of C$7.8 million during the same period last year and cash from operations of C$10.1 million during the previous quarter.

Revenue results for the quarter were below the consensus estimates of equity analysts of C$95.1 million, while earnings results were above the consensus estimates of analysts of C$0.24 per share.

During management’s exchange with analysts, EVP Brian Campbell attributed the lower level of revenue in the quarter to the typical lumpiness of orders along with the stretching of certain orders into future quarters.

The Company said its shipments during August 2016 were C$31 million, and that its purchase order backlog at the end of the quarter was in excess of C$70 million.   The combined shipments and backlog of C$101 million is a record level for Evertz.

The top ten customers in the quarter accounted for 30% of revenue and no customer accounted for an excess of 6% of revenue. Evertz had 104 individual customers each representing over $200,000 of revenue.

Gross margins in the quarter were 57.3%, down slightly from 56.4% last year and also down from 57.1% last quarter.  For the quarter operating margins were 28.5%, compared to 29.9% during the same period last year and 23.9% in the FQ4 2016.

Evertz ended the quarter with C$125.4 million of cash and cash equivalents up slightly from C$123.1 million at the end of last quarter.

Revenue by Geography:

  • Revenue in the US/Canada region was C$52.1 million, an increase of 4.2% versus the same period a year ago, and flat versus the previous quarter. US/Canada sales were 59.9% of total revenue during the quarter, up from 58.9% of revenue during the same period a year ago, and a substantial increase versus the 53% contribution during the preceding quarter.
  • International revenue was C$34.9 million, flat versus the previous year’s result and a decrease of 22.6% when compared to the previous quarter. International sales were 40.1% of total revenue, down from 41.1% last year and 47.0% last quarter.

Operating Expenditures by Function:

  • R&D expenses (before tax credits) in the second quarter were C$17.5 million, an increase of 7.4% versus the same period last year, and an increase of 1.2% versus the previous quarter. R&D expenses were 20.1% of revenue in the quarter, higher on a percentage basis than the 19.2% last year and the 17.9% last quarter.
  • Selling and administrative expenses for the quarter were C$14.9 million, a slight increase of 0.7% versus last year, and a decrease of 8.0% versus the preceding quarter. Selling and administrative expenses represented approximately 17.1% of revenue in the quarter versus 19.2% of revenue during the same period last year, and 17.9% of revenue in the previous quarter.

Management Commentary on Results:

Consistent with earlier quarters, Evertz EVP Brian Campbell attributed the overall performance and combined shipment and order backlog “to the ongoing transition to HD, channel proliferation, the increasing global demand for high-quality video anywhere anytime”.  Also consistent with previous quarters, Mr. Campbell added emphasis on “the growing adoption of Evertz’s IP-based software-defined networking solutions.”

While Evertz declined to provide an update on the number of SDVN deployments (over 50 SDVN installments as of the 2016 NAB Show), the Company did issue a press release on the receipt of a C$13.5 million purchase order for a “state-of-the-art” IP facility for a US customer.  The purchase order includes multiple EXE hyperscale and IPX modular switch cores, IP media gateways, and compression and control solutions.

In responding to a question by Thanos Moschopoulos of BMO Capital Markets on the interest level of cloud for Evertz customers, Mr. Campbell provided commentary on cloud adoption in the media sector.  “It’s very much early days, but it is meaningful” stated Mr. Campbell.  “And Evertz is well down the path in virtualizing the important components for customers to meet to their needs, whether that’s in a public cloud or in a private cloud or hybrid” continued Mr. Campbell.

 

 

Related Content:

Press release on Evertz FY Q1 2017 Results

MD&A on Evertz FY Q1 2017 Results

Financial Statements for Evertz FY Q1 2017

Press Release on “State-of-the-Art” IP Facility Order

 

 

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Evertz Reports Record Annual Revenue, Highlights SDVN Momentum

Analysis, Broadcast technology vendor financials, Quarterly Results | Posted by Josh Stinehour
Jun 10 2016

Evertz reported results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ending April 30, 2016.  For the full year Evertz achieved record annual revenue of C$381.6 million, an increase of 5% versus fiscal 2015 revenue.  evertz-logo

Net earnings for the fiscal year were C$70.9 million (C$0.94 per share), an 8% increase against fiscal 2015.  Evertz generated cash flow of C$91.2 million from operations during 2016, an increase of 68% over 2015.

Gross margin percentage for fiscal 2016 was 57%, which is similar to the 56.7% recorded during fiscal 2015.  Operating margins for the 2016 year were 25.2%, a slight improvement over the 24.3% operating margins in 2015.

2016 annual revenue from the US/Canada region was $216.0 million, up 6% when compared to 2015.  US/Canada represented 56.6% of total revenue in 2016, approximately flat versus the 56.2% in 2015.

International revenue for full year 2016 was $165.5 million, a 3.9% increase compared to 2015.  As a percentage of total revenue, International represented 43.3% of total sales in 2016, which compares to 43.7% of total revenue in 2015.

The top ten customers for the year accounted for 29% of total revenue, and no customer accounted for an excess of 7% of revenue.  During the year, Evertz had 311 individual customers each representing over C$200,000 of revenue.

The Company ended the year with C$123.1 million of cash and cash equivalents down slightly from C$129.9 million at January 31, 2016.

 

Q4 FY2016 Results:

Evertz revenue for the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year was C$96.4 million, up 5% versus the same quarter a year earlier, and down 3.3% versus the previous quarter ending January 31, 2016.

Revenue for the quarter was in line with the consensus analyst estimates for revenue of C$96.7 million.

The Company said that its shipments during May 2016 were C$21 million, and that its purchase order backlog at the end of the quarter was in excess of C$69 million.  May 2016 shipments represented a 28% year-over-year decline versus May 2015.  Management attributed the weakness to the timing of customer orders and fewer shipping days in May.

Net earnings for the quarter were C$8.1 million (C$0.11 earnings per share), a decrease of 26.6% versus the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015, and a decrease of 66% versus the preceding quarter.  Evertz generated cash from operations of C$10.1 million for the quarter, which compares favorably to the C$1.6 million used by operations during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.  The operating results included an unfavorable C$11.8 million foreign exchange loss during the quarter.

Revenue in quarter for the US/Canada region was C$51.2 million, up 2.4% versus the same period a year ago, and down 4.4% versus the previous quarter. US/Canada sales were 53% of total revenue during the quarter, down from 54% of revenue during the same period a year ago, and 53.7% of revenue last quarter.

International revenue for the quarter was C$45.1 million, representing a 7.6% increase versus the previous year’s result and a decrease of 2.3% when compared to the previous quarter. International sales were 47% of total revenue in the quarter, up from 45% during the same quarter last year and 46.3% from the preceding quarter.

Gross margins in the quarter were 57.1%, down slightly from 57.3% during the prior year period and equivalent to the 57.1% contribution from the third fiscal quarter of the year.

R&D expenses in the second quarter were C$17.3 million, a decrease of 1.9% versus the same period last year, and flat versus the previous quarter.  R&D expenses were approximately 17.9% of revenue in the quarter, lower on a percentage basis than last year (19.1%) and last quarter (17.3%).

Selling and administrative expenses for the quarter were C$16.2 million, an increase of 4.5% versus last year, and a decrease of 2.4% versus the sequential quarter. Selling and administrative expenses represented 16.8% of revenue in the quarter, the same as the year earlier quarter, and a slight increase versus the 16.6% contribution of revenue in the previous quarter.

On the call with earnings analyst, Evertz EVP Brian Campbell highlighted Evertz’s positive market momentum with its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions.  Responding to a question by Robert Young from Canaccord Genuity, Brian Campbell stated, “We have over 50 deployments of SDVN including some of the first of their kind and largest scale.  By virtue of that, it would put us in leadership position.  As you recall as well, we were very early in developing the solutions and advocating software defined networking and also virtualized – whether it be private cloud or public cloud – solutions. So I think we are very well positioned to help our customers that are looking to move in that direction, and to give them great comfort that they’ve got fabulous solutions that they can count on going forward.”

 

 

Related Content:

Press Release on Evertz Q4 FY2016 Results

Evertz MD&A on Q4 FY2016 Results

Evertz Q4 FY2016 Financial Statements

 

 

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