VASCO Provides A Preliminary Estimate Of Revenue For Q3 2013 - Reduces Guidance For Full-Year 2013. VASCO Announces Conference Call Scheduled for October 16, 2013 at 9 am EDT
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VDSI Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), today provided a preliminary estimate of revenues for the third quarter of 2013 and updated its full-year 2013 guidance.
The company expects revenue for Q3 2013 to be approximately $39 million, subject to completion of its normal quarterly review processes.
VASCO reduces its guidance for the full year 2013. The company expects:
- Revenue for full year 2013 to be in the range of $150 million to $155 million, and
- Operating income as a percentage of revenue, excluding the amortization of purchased intangible assets, for full-year 2013 is projected to be in the range of 8% to 10%.
"Lower than expected performance in the Enterprise and Application Security market in the third quarter and an expected continuation of that trend in the fourth quarter is the primary reason that VASCO is reducing its revenue and operating margin guidance for full year 2013," said T. Kendall Hunt, VASCO's Chairman & CEO. "We are disappointed that our increased investments in the Enterprise and Application Security market have not yielded the expected return. Going forward, we will focus more directly on the solid base of business we have in that market and take the necessary actions to ensure that our costs for the business are appropriate for the revenues and gross margins the business generates. A lessor contributing factor to the shortfall to previous guidance is that some of the banking RFP's that we are tracking were delayed one or more quarters with shipments beginning in 2014 rather than 2013. Even at the lower revenue levels, we expect that we will continue to be profitable in 2013."
More detailed information about the third quarter 2013 results and the full year 2013 guidance will be discussed during a conference call at 9 am EDT.
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VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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