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Evertz Technologies reports record $121 Million revenue for the Third Quarter ended January 31, 2019.

Burlington, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - March 13, 2019) - Evertz Technologies Limited (TSX: ET), the leader in Software Defined Video Network ("SDVN") technology, today reported its results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Record quarterly revenue of $120.9 million, up 21% from the prior year
  • US/Canada revenue up 17% to $81.5 million from the prior year
  • International revenue up 32% to $39.5 million from the prior year
  • Net earnings of $21.9 million for the quarter, up 50% from the prior year
  • Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.28 for the quarter, up 47% from the prior year
  • Acquisition of Quintech Electronics and Communications Inc., a world class provider of RF solutions and products

Selected Financial Information
Consolidated Statement of Earnings Data
(in thousands of dollars, except earnings per share and share data)







Q3 '19
Q3 '18
Revenue




$ 120,942
$ 99,574
Gross margin




67,697
55,979
Earnings from operations




28,168
17,035
Net earnings




21,935
14,656
Fully-diluted earnings per share




$ 0.28
$ 0.19
Fully-diluted shares




76,528,720
76,502,893

 

Selected Financial Information
Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands of dollars)






Q3 '19
YE '18
Cash and marketable securities



$ 104,166
$ 94,184
Working capital



278,600
264,514
Total assets



453,702
421,115
Shareholders' equity



347,138
329,227

 

Revenue

For the quarter ended January 31, 2019, revenues were $120.9 million, compared to revenues of $99.6 million for the quarter ended January 31, 2018. For the quarter, revenues in the United States/Canada region were $81.5 million an increase of 17% compared to $69.7 million in the same quarter last year. The International region had revenues of $39.5 million and increase of 32%, compared to $29.8 million in the same quarter last year.

Gross Margin

For the quarter ended January 31, 2019, gross margin was $67.7 million as compared to $56.0 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin percentage was approximately 56.0% as compared to 56.2% in the quarter ended January 31, 2018.

Earnings

For the quarter ended January 31, 2019, net earnings were $21.9 million as compared to $14.7 million in the corresponding period last year.

For the quarter ended January 31, 2019, earnings per share on a fully-diluted basis were $0.28 as compared to $0.19 in the corresponding period last year.

Operating Expenses

For the quarter ended January 31, 2019, selling and administrative expenses were $17.6 million as compared to $15.8 million for the quarter ended January 31, 2018.

For the quarter ended January 31, 2019, gross research and development expenses were $21.6 million as compared to $20.3 million for the quarter ended January 31, 2018.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company's working capital as at January 31, 2019 was $278.6 million as compared to $264.5 million on April 30, 2018.

Cash and marketable securities were $104.2 million as at January 31, 2019 as compared to $94.2 million on April 30, 2018.

Cash generated from operations was $48.1 million for the quarter ended January 31, 2019 as compared to $50.7 million for the quarter ended January 31, 2018. Before taking into account taxes and the changes in non-cash working capital and current taxes, the Company generated $22.9 million from operations for the quarter ended January 31, 2019 compared to $12.9 million for the same period last year.

For the quarter, the Company used $9.5 million from investing activities which was principally driven by the business acquisition of Quintech Electronics and Communications Inc. for $6.6 million and capital equipment of $2.9 million.

For the quarter ended, the Company used cash in financing activities of $13.9 million which was principally a result of the payment of dividends of $13.8 million.

Shipments and Backlog

At the end of February 2019, purchase order backlog was in excess of $77 million and shipments during the month of February 2019 were $24 million.

Dividend Declared

Evertz Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend on March 13, 2019 of $0.18 per share.

The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on March 22, 2019 and will be paid on or about March 29, 2019.

Selected Consolidated Financial Information
(in thousands of dollars, except earnings per share and percentages)

    Three month period ended
January 31,
    Nine month period ended
January 31,
 
   
    2019     2018     2019      2019  
Revenue $  120,942   $  99,574   $  336,311   $ 309,844  
Cost of goods sold   53,245     43,595     145,678     135,952  
Gross margin   67,697     55,979     190,633     173,892  
                         
Expenses                        
   Selling and administrative   17,570     15,846     49,864     47,699  
   General   2,142     1,451     5,550     5,918  
   Research and development   21,571     20,301     63,974     59,787  
   Investment tax credits   (2,136 )   (2,480 )   (6,072 )   (7,781 )
   Foreign exchange loss (gain)   382     3,826     (1,528 )   9,188  
    39,529     38,944     111,788     114,811  
Earnings before undernoted   28,168     17,035     78,845     59,081  
                         
Finance income   295     234     964     509  
Finance costs   (152 )   (154 )   (661 )   (359 )
Other income and expenses   1,081     2,089     1,221     2,043  
Earnings before income taxes   29,392     19,204     80,369     61,274  
Provision for (recovery of) income taxes                        
   Current   8,033     6,555     21,527     18,925  
   Deferred   (576 )   (2,007 )   (1,035 )   (2,928 )
    7,457     4,548     20,492     15,997  
                         
Net earnings for the period $  21,935   $  14,656   $  59,877   $ 45,277  
                         
Net earnings attributable to non-controlling                        
interest   241     124     564     381  
Net earnings attributable to shareholders   21,694     14,532     59,313     44,896  
Net earnings for the period $  21,935   $  14,656   $  59,877   $ 45,277  
                         
Earnings per share                        
Basic $  0.28   $  0.19   $  0.78   $ 0.59  
Diluted $  0.28   $  0.19   $  0.78   $ 0.59  

Consolidated Balance Sheet Data   As at     As at  
    January 31, 2019     April 30, 2018  
Cash and cash equivalents $  88,883   $  94,184  
Inventory $  173,695   $  168,070  
Working capital $  278,600   $  264,514  
Total assets $  453,702   $  421,115  
Shareholders' equity $  347,138   $  329,227  
Number of common shares outstanding:            
  Basic   76,519,746     76,481,746  
  Fully-diluted   79,177,246     78,722,746  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:            
  Basic   76,505,007     76,211,007  
  Fully-diluted   76,519,383     76,347,750  

Forward-Looking Statements

The report contains forward-looking statements reflecting Evertz's objectives, estimates and expectations. Such forward looking statements use words such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "plan", "intend", "project", "continue" and other similar terminology of a forward-looking nature or negatives of those terms.

Although management of the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, all forward-looking statements address matters that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Accordingly, there are or will be a number of significant factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call with financial analysts to discuss the results on March 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Media and other interested parties are invited to join the conference call in listen-only mode. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 647-793-2625 or toll-free (North America) 1-888-297-0356, access code 6108276.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a rebroadcast will also be available until April 12, 2019. The rebroadcast can be accessed at 647-436-0148 or toll-free 1-888-203-1112. The pass code for the rebroadcast is 6108276.

About Evertz

Evertz Technologies Limited (TSX: ET) designs, manufactures and markets video and audio infrastructure solutions for the television, telecommunications and new-media industries. The Company's solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to support their increasingly complex multi-channel digital, and high and ultra-high definition television ("HDTV" and "UHD") and next generation high bandwidth low latency IP network environments and by telecommunications and new-media companies. The Company's products allow its customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through efficient signal routing, distribution, monitoring and management of content as well as the automation and orchestration of more streamlined and agile workflow processes on premise and in the "Cloud".

For further information please contact:

Anthony Gridley
Chief Financial Officer
(905)335-7580
ir@evertz.com

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