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China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2013 Results

BEIJING, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), the leading provider of conditional access ("CA") systems to China's expanding digital television market, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Highlights for the Second Quarter 2013

  • Net revenues in the second quarter of 2013 were US$18.2 million, representing a 22.5% decrease from the same period in 2012 and an 8.6% decrease from the first quarter of 2013.
  • China Digital TV shipped approximately 3.58 million smart cards in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 3.74 million in the same period in 2012 and 3.71 million in the first quarter of 2013.
  • Gross margin in the second quarter of 2013 was 76.7%, compared to 76.4% in the same period in 2012 and 73.4% in the first quarter of 2013.
  • Diluted earnings per American depositary share (one ADS representing one ordinary share), or ADS, in the second quarter of 2013 were US$0.03, compared to US$0.12 in the same period in 2012.

"Despite a range of challenges, including those posed by competition from IPTV and over-the-top ("OTT") services, and the stronger negotiating position cable operators have for pricing following provincial network consolidation completion, China Digital TV was able to meet our revenue guidance for the second quarter of 2013," said Mr. Jianhua Zhu, China Digital TV's chairman and chief executive officer. "We saw steady demand and performance during the second quarter in several key provinces, including Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong and Shandong. We are beginning to see conversion to high definition drive demand for our smart cards and we expect this trend to continue during the second half of the year."

Mr. Zhu continued, "The overseas market remains a key focus for driving China Digital TV's growth over the long-term, and we made good progress in Taiwan and other localities during the past quarter. As part of our diversification strategy, we continue to develop our cloud computing and video on demand offerings and network broadcast platform, and are in active discussions with potential partners to make these offerings even stronger. Intelligentization in areas like Internet TV, OTT set-top boxes and allowing users to view content across multiple platforms is beginning to drive operators' demand for our value-added service platforms, which is a trend we expect to gain strength going forward."

Mr. Zhenwen Liang, China Digital TV's chief financial officer, commented, "China Digital TV is working to continue improving execution in response to the impact that industry challenges following provincial network consolidation had on our accounts receivables and the average selling price ("ASP") of smart cards during the second quarter of 2013. Looking forward, we will continue to prioritize investment in value-added services with high growth potential."

Second Quarter 2013 Results

(Note: Unless otherwise stated, all financial statement measures stated in this press release are based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP").)

In the second quarter of 2013, China Digital TV generated net revenues of US$18.2 million, a decrease of 22.5% from the second quarter of 2012 and a decrease of 8.6% from the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year decrease in net revenues was mainly due to decreases in the sales of other products, such as surface mounted device chipsets and multimedia home entertainment boxes, as well as a decline in the sales of smart cards. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in net revenues was primarily due to a decline in revenues from head-end system integration and sales of smart cards.

In the second quarter of 2013, revenues from the Company's top five customers accounted for 23.3% of total revenues, compared to 18.3% in the first quarter of 2013.

Revenue Breakdown



 For the three months ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,



2013


2013


2012



(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Products:










Smart cards


$

16,426


$

17,155


$

18,209

Other products



1,115



978



4,090

Subtotal



17,541



18,133



22,299

Services:










Head-end system integration



250



1,664



714

Head-end system development



190



194



207

Licensing income



290



214



445

Royalty income



218



(31)



125

Other service



36



40



16

Subtotal



984



2,081



1,507

Total revenues


$

18,525


$

20,214


$

23,806

Revenues from smart cards and other products were US$17.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, a decrease of 21.3% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 3.3% from the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to a decrease in revenues from the sales of other products, such as surface mounted device chipsets and multimedia home entertainment boxes, as well as declines in both shipment volumes and ASP of smart cards. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was primarily due to a decrease in the shipment volumes of smart cards. Sales of smart cards and other products accounted for 94.7% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 89.7% in the first quarter of 2013.

Revenues from services were US$1.0 million in the second quarter of 2013, a decrease of 34.7% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 52.7% from the first quarter of 2013. Revenues from services accounted for 5.3% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter decreases were primarily due to a decrease in revenues from head-end system integration.

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2013 was US$14.0 million, a decrease of 22.1% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 4.5% from the first quarter of 2013. Gross margin, which is equal to gross profit divided by net revenues, was 76.7% in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 76.4% in the same period in 2012 and 73.4% in the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year increase in gross margin was primarily due to an increase in the proportion of total revenues accounted for by net revenues from smart card sales, which have a higher gross margin than other products. The quarter-over-quarter increase in gross margin was primarily due to an increase of gross profit related to a higher total cost of revenues in last quarter.

In the second quarter of 2013, ASP of smart cards decreased by 0.9% compared to the first quarter of 2013. In addition, the unit cost of smart cards increased by 4.9% compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2013 were US$10.6 million, an increase of 0.8% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 12.9% from the first quarter of 2013.

  • Research and development expenses for the second quarter of 2013 were US$4.9 million, an increase of 14.7% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 1.4% from the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to an increase in labor expenses and office rents. It remained relatively stable quarter-over-quarter.
  • Selling and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2013 were US$3.5 million, an increase of 2.5% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 11.9% from the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to higher marketing expenditures, which was partially offset by a decline in labor expenses relating to the decreased number of headcount of sales and marketing staff. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was primarily due to a decrease in marketing expenditure and share-based compensation expenses relating to options granted to employees.
  • General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2013 were US$2.2 million, a decrease of 21.7% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 31.4% from the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter decreases were primarily due to decreases in allowance for doubtful accounts, share-based compensation expenses relating to options granted to employees and consulting fee.

Income from operations in the second quarter of 2013 was US$3.3 million, a 54.9% decrease from the same period in 2012 and a 37.4% increase from the first quarter of 2013.

Operating margin, defined as income from operations divided by net revenues, in the second quarter of 2013 was 18.3%, compared to 31.5% in the same period in 2012 and 12.2% in the first quarter of 2013.

Interest income in the second quarter of 2013 was US$0.4 million, a 76.7% decrease from the same period in 2012 and a 2.0% decrease from the first quarter of 2013.

Income tax expenses in the second quarter of 2013 was US$2.1 million, compared to US$1.8 million in income tax expenses in the same period of 2012 and US$4.5 million in income tax benefits in the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year increase in income tax expenses was mainly attributable to an increase in withholding taxes, which was partially offset by a decline in taxable income. As the management determines to distribute part of the retained earnings of the Company's PRC subsidiaries, the Company has accrued and recorded withholding taxes for such undistributed retained earnings since the third quarter of 2012. The US$4.5 million in income tax benefits in the first quarter of 2013 was mainly due to a change in the income tax rate applicable to the Company's PRC operating subsidiary, Beijing Super TV Co., Ltd. In the first quarter of 2013, the subsidiary was designated as a "key software enterprise" for the tax years of 2011 and 2012 by the relevant PRC government authorities and, as a result, was entitled to a preferential income tax rate of 10% in each of those years. As the Company accrued income tax expenses at a rate of 15% in 2011 and 2012, the accrued income tax expenses were partially reversed in the first quarter of 2013.

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in the second quarter of 2013 was US$0.3 million, a decrease of 8.4% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 50.8% from the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter decreases were largely due to decreases in net loss of the Company's majority-owned subsidiaries.

Net income attributable to China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. in the second quarter of 2013 was US$1.8 million, a decrease of 75.1% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 77.3% from the first quarter of 2013.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. defined as net income excluding certain one time or non-cash expenses, such as share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets from business acquisitions and equity method investments, in the second quarter of 2013 was US$2.4 million, a decrease of 70.3% from the same period in 2012 and a decrease of 73.2% from the first quarter of 2013. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures" set forth at the end of this release.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of June 30, 2013, China Digital TV had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$60.1 million. In the second quarter of 2013, cash flow generated from operations was approximately US$5.8 million.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of Aug 20, 2013, China Digital TV expects smart card shipment volumes for the third quarter of 2013 to be in the range of 3.6 million to 3.9 million. Net revenues for the third quarter of 2013 are expected to be in the range of US$ 16.7 million to US$18.1 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013, U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

Conference Call Dial-in Information

United States Toll Free:

+1-866-519-4004

International:

+65-6723-9381

Hong Kong:

+852-2475-0994

China Toll Free:

+400-620-8038 and +800-819-0121             



Passcode: 

China Digital TV Earnings Call

Please dial-in ten minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call.

A replay of the call will be available for one week between 11:00 p.m. on Aug 20, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. on Aug 27, 2013, U.S. Eastern Time.

Replay Information

United States:

+1-855-452-5696

International:

+61-2-8199-0299



Passcode:

27589715

In addition, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

Safe Harbor Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Such forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the outlook for the third quarter of 2013 and comments by management in this announcement about trends in the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries in the PRC and China Digital TV's strategic and operational plans and future market positions. China Digital TV may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about China Digital TV's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from projections contained or implied in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: competition in the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries in the PRC and the impact of such competition on prices, our ability to implement our business strategies, changes in technology, the progress of the television digitalization in the PRC, the structure of the cable television industry or television viewer preferences, changes in PRC laws, regulations or policies with respect to the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries, including the extent of non-PRC companies' participation in such industries, and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in the PRC, including the government's policies with respect to economic growth, foreign exchange and foreign investment.

Further information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. China Digital TV does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

About China Digital TV

Founded in 2004, China Digital TV is China's leading provider of conditional access (CA) systems, which prevent unauthorized access to subscriber content across the country's digital cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and mobile television networks. China Digital TV has provided CA systems to more than 300 digital television network operators across mainland China. The Company is also a leading provider of value-added services to China's rapidly expanding digital TV market.

For more information please visit the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn. The information contained in that website is not a part of this announcement.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Nan Hao
China Digital TV
Tel:   +86.10.6297.1199 ext.9780
Email: ir@chinadtv.cn

Josh Gartner
Brunswick Group LLC
Tel:   +86.10.5960.8600
Email: chinadigital@brunswickgroup.com

In the US:

Cindy Zheng
Brunswick Group LLP
Tel:   +1.212.333.3810
Email: chinadigital@brunswickgroup.com

 

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)




For the three months ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,


2013


2013


2012











Revenues:










   Products


$

17,541


$

18,133


$

22,299

   Services



984



2,081



1,507

Total revenues



18,525



20,214



23,806

   Business and sales related taxes



(317)



(288)



(324)

Net revenues



18,208



19,926



23,482











Cost of revenues:










   Products



(3,356)



(3,661)



(4,587)

   Services



(886)



(1,637)



(963)

Total cost of revenues



(4,242)



(5,298)



(5,550)

Gross profit



13,966



14,628



17,932











Operating expenses:










   Research and development expenses



(4,873)



(4,942)



(4,249)

   Selling and marketing expenses



(3,516)



(3,992)



(3,429)

   General and administrative expenses



(2,243)



(3,268)



(2,865)

Total operating expenses



(10,632)



(12,202)



(10,543)

Income from operations



3,334



2,426



7,389











   Interest income



391



399



1,676

   Interest expense



-



-



(195)

 Loss from forward contract



-



-



(125)

   Other (expenses) / income



(21)



(58)



75

Income before income taxes



3,704



2,767



8,820

Income tax (expenses) / benefits










   Income tax-current



(1,278)



4,974



(1,982)

   Income tax-deferred



(779)



(429)



176

Net income before net income from equity

method investments



1,647



7,312



7,014

Net (loss) from equity method investments,

net of income taxes



(216)



(184)



(253)

Net income



1,431



7,128



6,761

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


349



710



381

Net income attributable to China Digital TV

Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders


$

1,780


$

7,838


$

7,142











Net income per share attributable to ordinary

shareholders of China Digital TV Holding Co.,

Ltd.










Basic


$

0.03


$

0.13


$

0.12

Diluted


$

0.03


$

0.13


$

0.12





















Net income


$

1,431


$

7,128


$

6,761

Other comprehensive income / (loss), net of tax

   Foreign currency translation adjustment



1,092



459



(2,043)

Comprehensive income



2,523



7,587



4,718

Comprehensive loss attributable to

noncontrolling interest



325



703



415











Comprehensive income attributable to 

ordinary shareholders of China Digital

TV Holding Co., Ltd.


$

2,848


$

8,290


$

5,133











Weighted average shares used in calculating

net income per ordinary share










Basic



59,103,170



59,100,994



58,999,695

Diluted



59,123,852



59,121,695



59,091,468

 

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)


ASSETS

June 30,


December 31,

2013

2012

Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

59,447


$

130,697


Restricted cash


644



18


Notes receivable


3,862



4,101


Accounts receivable, net


39,074



38,283


Inventories, net


5,401



5,678


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


9,565



5,245


Deferred costs-current


235



299


Deferred tax assets - current


1,936



1,503

Total current assets


120,164



185,824


Long-term receivable


102



-


Property and equipment, net


1,403



1,630


Intangible assets, net


71



198


Goodwill


555



547


Equity method investments


3,570



4,268


Deferred costs - non-current


330



301


Deferred tax assets - non-current


816



797

Total assets


127,011



193,565








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






Current liabilities:







Accounts payable


1,819



1,215


Notes payable


311



-


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


10,780



12,305


Dividend payable


151



76,999


Deferred revenue - current


7,704



7,473


Income tax payable


761



3,476


Deferred tax liabilities - current


6,469



4,812

Total current liabilities


27,995



106,280


Deferred revenue - non-current


198



255


Government subsidies


4,041



3,867

Total liabilities


32,234



110,402







EQUITY






China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders'

equity:


Ordinary shares


30



30


Additional paid-in capital


31,217



29,724


Statutory reserve


17,856



17,856


Retained earnings


16,383



6,765


Accumulated other comprehensive income


27,603



26,083

Total China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

shareholders' equity


93,089



80,458

Noncontrolling interest


1,688



2,705

Total equity


94,777



83,163

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

127,011


$

193,565

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Non-GAAP net income attributable to China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders excludes certain one-time or non-cash expenses, such as share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets acquired from business acquisitions and equity method investments. The Company believes that the non-GAAP net income provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's performance and liquidity by excluding certain non-cash expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance from a cash flow perspective. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to this additional information in assessing the Company's performance and when planning and forecasting future periods.




For the three months ended  



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,

2013

2013

2012



(in U.S. dollars, in thousands)

Net income attributable to China Digital TV

Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders – GAAP


$

1,780


$

7,838


$

7,142

Share-based compensation expenses



540



956



773

Amortization of intangible assets from business

acquisitions and equity method investments



54



54



88

Net income attributable to China Digital TV
Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders - Non-GAAP


$

2,374


$

8,848


$

8,003

SOURCE China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.



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