China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Third Quarter 2013 Results

BEIJING, Nov. 19, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Highlights for the Third Quarter 2013

  • Net revenues in the third quarter of 2013 were US$23.1 million, representing a 13.5% increase from the same period in 2012 and a 26.9% increase from the second quarter of 2013.
  • China Digital TV shipped approximately 4.76 million smart cards in the third quarter of 2013, compared to 3.84 million in the same period in 2012 and 3.58 million in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Gross margin in the third quarter of 2013 was 74.0%, compared to 75.8% in the same period in 2012 and 76.7% in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Diluted earnings per American depositary share (one ADS representing one ordinary share), or ADS, in the third quarter of 2013 were US$0.08, compared to net loss US$0.19 in the same period in 2012.

"China Digital TV is pleased to announce that our smart card shipments and revenue for the third quarter of 2013 exceeded our guidance, as we saw solid demand in several key cable TV markets during the ongoing digitalization conversion period," said Mr. Jianhua Zhu, China Digital TV's chairman and chief executive officer. "Demand was largely driven by our major customers, including those in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces."

Mr. Zhu continued, "As critical priorities of our ongoing diversification strategy, we are steadily building up the strength of our value added services offering in mainland China and smart card business in overseas markets. In the third quarter, in addition to our solid performance in mainland China, we made good progress in developing our smart card business in Taiwan, Thailand and other overseas markets, where we saw both sequential and year-over-year growth in revenues as a portion of China Digital TV's overall revenue. We also saw promising development in our cloud computing and video-on-demand offerings and we expect to see steady progress in these services in the coming quarters. We believe these value added services will contribute to the company's long-term growth."

Mr. Zhenwen Liang, China Digital TV's chief financial officer, commented, "China Digital TV is pleased that our continued focus on key provincial operators, overseas markets with strong potential and diversification of our CA business helped us deliver strong top-line results, despite the industry trend toward lower average selling price ("ASP") of smart cards. We will continue to focus on strong execution to minimize the impact of the lower ASP on our financial performance."

Third 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 third quarter of 2013, China Digital TV generated net revenues of US$23.1 million, an increase of 13.5% from the third quarter of 2012 and an increase of 26.9% from the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increases in net revenues were mainly due to increases in sales of smart cards.

In the third quarter of 2013, revenues from the Company's top five customers accounted for 26.2% of total revenues, compared to 23.3% in the second quarter of 2013.

Revenue Breakdown



 For the three months ended



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,



2013


2013


2012



(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Products:










Smart cards


$

21,315


$

16,426


$

18,463

Other products



1,001



1,115



1,158

Subtotal



22,316



17,541



19,621

Services:










Head-end system integration



286



250



436

Head-end system development



235



190



359

Licensing income



335



290



204

Royalty income



279



218



55

Other service



1



36



23

Subtotal



1,136



984



1,077

Total revenues


$

23,452


$

18,525


$

20,698

Revenues from smart cards and other products were US$22.3 million in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 13.7% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 27.2% from the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to increases in smart cards shipment volumes. Sales of smart cards and other products accounted for 95.2% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2013, compared to 94.7% in the second quarter of 2013.

Revenues from services were US$1.1 million in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.5% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 15.4% from the second quarter of 2013. Revenues from services accounted for 4.8% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increases were primarily due to increases in royalty income and licensing income.

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2013 was US$17.1 million, an increase of 10.8% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 22.4% from the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin, which is equal to gross profit divided by net revenues, was 74.0% in the third quarter of 2013, compared to 75.8% in the same period in 2012 and 76.7% in the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter decreases in gross margin were primarily due to an increase in cost of revenues, attributable to inventory write-downs with respect to integrated chips and multimedia home entertainment boxes.

In the third quarter of 2013, the ASP of smart cards decreased by 2.3% compared to the second quarter of 2013. In addition, the unit cost of smart cards decreased by 7.0% compared to the second quarter of 2013.

Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2013 were US$11.2 million, an increase of 7.1% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 5.2% from the second quarter of 2013.

  • Research and development expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were US$5.3 million, an increase of 7.0% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 8.9% from the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to an increase in project development expenses.
  • Selling and marketing expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were US$3.5 million, an increase of 8.9% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 0.3% from the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to an increase in marketing expenditures. The selling and marketing expenses remained relatively stable quarter-over-quarter.
  • General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were US$2.3 million, an increase of 4.6% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 4.5% from the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increases in allowance for doubtful accounts, as well as in average salary and headcount of general and administrative staff. The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily due to an increase in the contribution to employment security funds for disabled workers.

Income from operations in the third quarter of 2013 was US$5.9 million, an 18.7% increase from the same period in 2012 and a 77.5% increase from the second quarter of 2013.

Operating margin, defined as income from operations divided by net revenues, in the third quarter of 2013 was 25.6%, compared to 24.5% in the same period in 2012 and 18.3% in the second quarter of 2013.

Interest income in the third quarter of 2013 was US$0.5 million, a 62.2% decrease from the same period in 2012 and a 29.9% increase from the second quarter of 2013.

Income tax expenses in the third quarter of 2013 was US$2.1 million, compared to US$13.6 million in the same period of 2012 and US$2.1 million in the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year decrease in income tax expenses was mainly attributable to a decrease in withholding taxes for undistributed retained earnings. In the third quarter of 2012, the Company management decided to distribute part of the retained earnings of the Company's PRC subsidiaries. The Company accrued and recorded US$12.1 million of withholding taxes for such undistributed retained earnings in the third quarter of 2012. The income tax expenses remained relatively stable quarter-over-quarter, due to higher withholding taxes in the second quarter of 2013 offset by an increase in taxable income in the third quarter of 2013. In the second quarter of 2013, the Company accrued additional withholding taxes for undistributed retained earnings as a result of the partially reversed income tax expenses after the Company's PRC operating subsidiary, Beijing Super TV Co., Ltd., was designated "key software enterprise" for the tax years of 2011 and 2012.

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in the third quarter of 2013 was US$0.5 million, an increase of 19.1% from the same period in 2012 and an increase of 42.7% from the second quarter of 2013. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increases were largely due to increases in net loss of the Company's majority-owned subsidiaries.

Net income attributable to China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. in the third quarter of 2013 was US$4.7 million, compared to a US$11.4 million net loss attributable to China Digital TV in the same period in 2012 and a US$1.8 million net income attributable to China Digital TV in the second 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 impairment loss on long-term investments, share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets from business acquisitions and equity method investments, in the third quarter of 2013 was US$5.2 million, compared to a US$6.2 million non-GAAP net loss attributable to China Digital TV in the same period in 2012 and a US$2.4 million non-GAAP net income attributable to China Digital TV in the second 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 September 30, 2013, China Digital TV had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$69.4 million. In the third quarter of 2013, cash flow generated from operations was approximately US$8.4 million.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of November 19, 2013, China Digital TV expects smart card shipment volumes for the fourth quarter of 2013 to be in the range of 3.9 million to 4.2 million. Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 are expected to be in the range of US$17.6 million to US$18.9 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold an earnings conference call at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 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 10:00 p.m. on November 19, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. on November 26, 2013 U.S. Eastern Time.

Replay Information

United States: 

+1-855-452-5696

International: 

+61-2-8199-0299



Passcode:

97394344

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 fourth 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 



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,


2013


2013


2012











Revenues:










     Products


$

22,316


$

17,541


$

19,621

     Services



1,136



984



1,077

Total revenues



23,452



18,525



20,698

     Business and sales related taxes



(339)



(317)



(341)

Net revenues



23,113



18,208



20,357











Cost of revenues:










     Products



(4,927)



(3,356)



(3,901)

     Services



(1,089)



(886)



(1,030)

Total cost of revenues



(6,016)



(4,242)



(4,931)

Gross profit



17,097



13,966



15,426











Operating expenses:










     Research and development expenses



(5,309)



(4,873)



(4,960)

     Selling and marketing expenses



(3,528)



(3,516)



(3,241)

     General and administrative expenses



(2,343)



(2,243)



(2,241)

Total operating expenses



(11,180)



(10,632)



(10,442)











Income from operations



5,917



3,334



4,984











     Interest income



508



391



1,343

     Impairment loss on long-term investments



-



-



(4,487)

     Other income / (expenses)



4



(21)



170

Income before income taxes



6,429



3,704



2,010

Income tax expenses










     Income tax-current



(1,641)



(1,278)



(1,718)

     Income tax-deferred



(508)



(779)



(11,899)

Net income / (loss) before net income from

equity method investments



4,280



1,647



(11,607)

Net loss from equity method investments,

net of income taxes



(29)



(216)



(235)

Net income / (loss)



4,251



1,431



(11,842)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


498



349



418

Net income / (loss) attributable to China

Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders


$

4,749


$

1,780


$

(11,424)











Net income / (loss) per share attributable to

ordinary shareholders of China Digital TV

Holding Co., Ltd.










Basic 


$

0.08


$

0.03


$

(0.19)

Diluted 


$

0.08


$

0.03


$

(0.19)





















Net income / (loss) 


$

4,251


$

1,431


$

(11,842)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

     Foreign currency translation adjustment



189



1,092



1,416

Comprehensive income / (loss)



4,440



2,523



(10,426)

Comprehensive loss attributable to

noncontrolling interest



494



325



385











Comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to

ordinary shareholders of China Digital

TV Holding Co., Ltd.


$

4,934


$

2,848


$

(10,041)





















Weighted average shares used in calculating

net income / (loss) per ordinary share










Basic 



59,110,789



59,103,170



59,004,438

Diluted 



59,131,310



59,123,852



59,004,438

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)















ASSETS


September 30,


December 31,



2013


2012

Current assets:







     Cash and cash equivalents 


$

68,575


$

130,697

     Restricted cash



791



18

     Notes receivable



2,940



4,101

     Accounts receivable, net



40,968



38,283

     Inventories, net



5,017



5,678

     Prepaid expenses and other current assets 



8,188



5,245

     Deferred costs-current 



182



299

     Deferred tax assets - current



2,283



1,503

Total current assets  



128,944



185,824

     Long-term receivable



26



-

     Property and equipment, net  



1,280



1,630

     Intangible assets, net



22



198

     Goodwill 



556



547

     Equity method investments



3,551



4,268

     Deferred costs - non-current



241



301

     Deferred tax assets - non-current



792



797

Total assets 



135,412



193,565








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







Current liabilities:







     Accounts payable 



2,335



1,215

     Notes payable



468



-

     Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  



12,350



12,305

     Dividend payable 



57



76,999

     Deferred revenue - current 



7,525



7,473

     Income tax payable 



1,530



3,476

     Deferred tax liabilities - current



7,301



4,812

     Government subsidies - current



163



-

Total current liabilities 



31,729



106,280

     Deferred revenue - non-current 



135



255

     Government subsidies - non-current



3,889



3,867

Total liabilities   



35,753



110,402








EQUITY







China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders'

equity:







     Ordinary shares 



30



30

     Additional paid-in capital 



31,655



29,724

     Statutory reserve 



17,856



17,856

     Retained earnings



21,132



6,765

     Accumulated other comprehensive income 



27,788



26,083

Total China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

shareholders' equity 



98,461



80,458

Noncontrolling interest



1,198



2,705

Total equity



99,659



83,163

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 


$

135,412


$

193,565

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders excludes certain one-time or non-cash expenses, such as impairment loss on long-term investments, 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 (loss) 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  



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,

2013

2013

2012



(in U.S. dollars, in thousands)

Net income / (loss) attributable to China Digital

TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders - GAAP


$

4,749


$

1,780


$

(11,424)

Share-based compensation expenses



433



540



646

Amortization of intangible assets from business

acquisitions and equity method investments



54



54



88

Impairment loss on long-term investments



-



-



4,487

Net income / (loss) attributable to China Digital

TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders - Non-GAAP


$

5,236


$

2,374


$

(6,203)

 

SOURCE China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.



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