LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSPi (NASDAQ: CSPI), a provider of security and packet capture products, managed IT and professional services and technology solutions, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2018.

The Company also announced that its board of directors has voted to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share to shareholders of record on January 7, 2019, payable on January 22, 2019.
         
Management Comments

/EIN News/ -- “During fiscal 2018 we continued to execute on our strategy to transform CSPi from a company focused on defense-related multicomputers to one with significant growth opportunities in the cybersecurity and wireless managed services markets,” said Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo.

“We had a busy fourth quarter to end fiscal 2018,” continued Dellovo. “We closed on the sale of our Germany operations, continued to develop our next-generation cybersecurity solutions, including a new application for the ARIA™ SDS solution, and recently signed two new partnerships to expand our reach. Financially, our fourth-quarter top and bottom-line declines were primarily due to lower multicomputer sales and the delay in the launch of ARIA SDS.”

“In our High-Performance Products segment, we continued to experience stronger-than-expected demand for our legacy Myricom® network adapters from equipment manufacturers,” continued Dellovo. “By developing new software features and working with equipment manufacturers to integrate our technology into their own, we have been successful in stemming the anticipated decline in this product line while we continue the development of our next-generation cybersecurity products.”

“In Technology Solutions, revenues were down mainly due to lower  product sales in the U.S, and  U.K., partially offset by strong demand for managed IT services in the U.S.. In the U.K., we right-sized our business by adjusting headcount and reducing fixed costs. In the U.S., we added new clients in our managed IT business and we are growing our managed services pipeline with larger and more profitable prospects.”

“We are cautiously optimistic as we look toward fiscal 2019. While we continue to experience the supply issues that has delayed the launch of the ARIA SDS solution, we are encouraged by the diverse opportunities it presents in the cybersecurity market and expect revenue to begin to ramp in the second half of fiscal 2019.  At the same time, we are focused on managing expenses and enhancing profitability,” concluded Dellovo.

Financial Results
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, revenue decreased to $19.6 million from $28.4 million a year ago. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, revenues decreased to $72.9 million from $88.5 million in fiscal year 2017.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 quarter was $4.8 million, or 24.7% of sales, compared with $7.1 million, or 24.9% of sales, a year ago. Gross profit for fiscal year 2018 was $18.4 million, or 25.2% of sales, compared with $21.4 million, or 24.2% of sales, in 2017. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $16.2 million, or $4.07 per diluted share, compared with  net income of $1.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 includes a gain on sale of discontinued operations, related to the Germany sale, of $16.8 million. Net loss from continuing operations was $700 thousand or ($0.18) per share.

Net income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, which includes the gain on sale of our German operations, was $14.4 million, or $3.55 per diluted share, compared with  net income of $2.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share for fiscal 2017.

Conference Call Details
CSPi Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo and Chief Financial Officer Gary W. Levine will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on December 27, 2018 to review CSPi’s financial results and provide a business update. To listen to a live webcast of the call, please visit the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at www.cspi.com.  Individuals may also listen to the call via telephone, by dialing 877-876-9193 or 785-424-1667.  For interested parties unable to participate in the live call, an archived version of the webcast will be available for approximately one year on CSPi’s website.

About CSP Inc.
CSPi (NASDAQ:CSPI) maintains two distinct and dynamic divisions –  High Performance Products, including the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and Technology Solutions – with a shared vision for technology excellence. CSPi’s cybersecurity solutions protect an organization’s critical assets to minimize, or remove, the impact of the inevitable data breach.  Our ARIA™ Software Defined Security (SDS) platform solves the complexities associated with securing devops environments, while our Myricom® nVoy Series appliances provide automated breach identification and notification, enabled by the 10G dropless packet capture inherent in our Myricom® ARC intelligent adapters. CSPi’s Technology Solutions division helps clients achieve their business goals and accelerate time to market through innovative IT solutions and security services by partnering with best in class technology providers. For organizations that want the benefits of an IT department without the cost, we offer a robust catalog of Managed IT Services providing 24×365 proactive support. Our team of engineers have expertise across majors industries supporting five key technology areas: Advanced Security; Communication and Collaboration; Data Center; Networking and Wireless & Mobility. For more information, please visit www.cspi.com.

Myricom and ARIA are trademarks of CSPi Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

The Company wishes to take advantage of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking under the Act. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, ARIA SDS solution expect revenue to begin to ramp in the second half of fiscal 2019. The Company cautions that numerous factors could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made by the Company. Such risks include general economic conditions, market factors, competitive factors and pricing pressures, and others described in the Company's filings with the SEC. Please refer to the section on forward-looking statements included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Gary Levine
Chief Financial Officer
CSPi
Tel: 978.954.5040
Fax: 978-616-9065

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