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Hauppauge Digital Reports Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
Dec 28, 2011 (03:12 PM EST)


HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Dec. 28, 2011 Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), a leading developer of digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and year ended September  30, 2011.

FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

Net sales were $10.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to $11.6 million reported for the previous year's fourth fiscal quarter.

The Company incurred a net loss of $2,075,730 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to a net loss of $1,524,352 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.   Net loss per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.21 on a basic and diluted basis, compared to a net loss per share of $0.15 on a basic and diluted basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. 

FISCAL YEAR RESULTS

Net sales were $42.3 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 compared to $56.9 million reported for fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

The Company incurred a net loss of $5,849,072 for fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 compared to a net loss of $1,846,560 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.  The results for the fiscal year ended September  30, 2010  reflected a reduction in accrued expenses fees of about $2.25 million for settlements and changes in estimates.  Net loss per share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 was $0.58 on a basic and diluted basis, compared to a net loss per share of $0.18 on a basic and diluted basis for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. 

DISCUSSION OF RESULTS

Ken Plotkin, Hauppauge's Chief Executive Officer stated, "Fiscal 2011 was a challenging year for the Company.  Sales into Europe, which historically has been our strongest region for our TV tuner products, slowed dramatically. The slowdown affected southern Europe, including Spain and Italy, but also included previously strong markets, such as Germany.

"In 2011, we began transitioning our product portfolio from lower-end TV tuner products to higher-end video recorder, video streaming and digital TV tuner products with the introduction of 'Colossus', a high definition video recorder, 'Broadway', our live TV streaming products for the iPad and iPhone, our HD-PVR Gaming Edition, and our WinTV-DCR-2650 dual tuner CableCARD receiver. The WinTV-DCR-2650 allows a PC user in the United States to connect to their digital cable TV signal and watch or record up to two programs at a time.

"We believe the repositioning of our product offerings will result in future benefits for the Company.

"In recognition of the impact of the sales transition, during the second half of fiscal 2011, the Company implemented an expense reduction plan in order to bring the overhead expense level more in line with our current sales. We have closed some offices and reduced personnel levels in other offices.

"The Company believes that the effect of this expense reduction plan coupled with the sales transition of our product portfolio will have a positive effect on our operations starting with the first quarter of fiscal 2012."   

ABOUT HAUPPAUGE DIGITAL

Hauppauge Digital Inc. is a leading developer of TV receivers, video recorders, Internet video streaming devices and other products for the personal computer market. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc., Hauppauge Digital Europe Sarl and PCTV Systems Sarl subsidiaries, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products which record video from cable TV, satellite set top boxes and video game consoles, plus analog, digital and other types of TV tuners and devices that allow PC users to watch television on a PC screen in a resizable window. Certain of the Company's products also enable the recording of TV shows to a PCs' hard disk, receiving of digital TV data transmissions, and the display of digital media stored on a computer to a TV set and other mobile devices via a home network.  The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York. with administrative offices in Luxembourg, Ireland and Singapore, sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and California and research and development centers in Hauppauge, New York, Braunschweig, Germany and Taipei, Taiwan.  The Company's Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the federal securities laws.  The events described in forward-looking statements contained in this may not occur.  Generally these statements relate to business plans or strategies, projected or anticipated benefits or other consequences of our plans or strategies, financing plans, projected or anticipated benefits from acquisitions that we may make, or projections involving anticipated revenues, earnings or other aspects of our operating results or financial position, and the outcome of any contingencies.  Any such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of management.  We intend for these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements.  Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "intend," "estimate," and "continue," and their opposites and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to a number of uncertainties, risks and other influences (including, but not limited to, those set forth in "Item 1A–Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011), many of which are beyond our control, that may influence the accuracy of the statements and the projections upon which the statements are based.  Any one or more of these uncertainties, risks and other influences could materially affect our results of operations and whether forward-looking statements made by us ultimately prove to be accurate.  Our actual results, performance and achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether from new information, future events or otherwise.  All cautionary statements made in this news release should be read as being applicable to all related forward-looking statements wherever they appear.

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HAUPPAUGE DIGITAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net  sales

$10,276,534

$11,599,662

 

 

Cost  of  sales

7,434,039

8,196,541

 

 

 Gross profit

2,842,495

3,403,121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and  administrative expenses

3,924,731

3,762,993

 

 

Research & development expenses

1,040,842

1,200,254

 

 

Loss  from operations

(2,123,078)

(1,560,126)

 

 

Other  income :

 

 

 

 

  Interest income

1,881

1,037

 

 

  Foreign currency

8,723

14,132

 

 

Total  other  income

10,604

15,169

 

 

Loss before tax provision 

(2,112,474)

(1,544,957)

 

 

Current  tax provision

58,964

45,748

 

 

Deferred tax benefit

(95,708)

(66,353)

 

 

Net loss

($2,075,730)

($1,524,352)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share-basic and diluted

($0.21)

($0.15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares-basic and diluted

10,122,344

10,072,625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAUPPAUGE DIGITAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve months ended September 30,

 

 

 

2011

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$42,343,059

$56,918,617

 

Cost  of  sales

29,262,521

38,486,848

 

Gross  profit

13,080,538

18,431,769

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and  administrative expenses

14,486,996

15,579,080

 

Research & development expenses

4,258,023

4,458,915

 

Loss  from operations

(5,664,481)

(1,606,226)

 

Other  income (expense):

 

 

 

  Interest income

10,450

5,373

 

  Interest expense

-

(4,340)

 

  Foreign currency

6,268

227,902

 

Total other  income (expense)

16,718

228,935

 

Loss before tax provision 

(5,647,763)

(1,377,291)

 

Current income tax provision

197,309

205,022

 

Deferred tax provision

4,000

264,247

 

      Net loss

($5,849,072)

($1,846,560)

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share-basic and diluted

($0.58)

($0.18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares-basic and diluted

10,108,670

10,066,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAUPPAUGE DIGITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

September 30,

 

 

 

2011

2010

 

 

 Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

     Cash and cash  equivalents 

$4,080,537

$7,057,904

 

 

     Accounts receivables, net of various allowances   

3,708,696

4,403,194

 

 

     Other non trade receivables

2,408,326

2,355,834

 

 

     Inventories 

10,092,224

11,450,565

 

 

     Deferred tax asset current

1,127,641

1,310,204

 

 

     Prepaid expenses and other current assets  

992,258

980,087

 

 

                Total current assets

22,409,682

27,557,788

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Intangible assets, net

3,186,430

3,941,266

 

 

     Property, plant and equipment, net

368,703

544,959

 

 

     Security deposits and other non current assets 

112,813

106,241

 

 

     Deferred tax asset non current

789,297

610,734

 

 

 

$26,866,925

$32,760,988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Liabilities and  Stockholders'  Equity :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

    Accounts payable

$6,674,900

$7,306,221

 

 

    Accrued expenses –fees

4,082,719

4,955,540

 

 

    Accrued expenses

11,417,895

10,266,495

 

 

    Income taxes payable

242,201

252,090

 

 

              Total current liabilities

22,417,715

22,780,346

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Stockholders' Equity  

 

 

 

 

Common stock $.01 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized,            

 

 

 

 

10,882,823 and 10,842,274 issued, respectively

108,828

108,423

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

18,187,595

17,739,330

 

 

Retained deficit

(6,899,958)

(1,050,886)

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive  loss

(4,541,707)

(4,410,677)

 

 

Treasury Stock  at cost, 760,479 shares 

(2,405,548)

(2,405,548)

 

 

             Total stockholders' equity

4,449,210

9,980,642

 

 

 

$26,866,925

$32,760,988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                             

 

SOURCE Hauppauge Digital Inc.