China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2016 Results - Aug 16, 2016

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China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2016 Results

Aug 16, 2016

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and conditional access ("CA") systems which enable China's digital cable television market to offer and secure diversified content services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 and six months period ended June 30, 2016.

"We are pleased to report the continuous adoption and solid development of our cloud business, as rapid user growth provided us strong confidence in our strategies to monetize our cloud-based offerings going forward," stated Mr. Jianhua Zhu, China Digital TV's chief executive officer. "During the second quarter of 2016, total registered users on our cloud platform expanded by 52% quarter over quarter to 3.5 million and gives us increasing confidence in the demand for our services and sustainability of this growth momentum over the coming quarters. With Beijing and Chongqing customers already contributing to steady revenue growth, we expect more revenue contributing customers, including those in Tianjin and Sichuan Province, to roll out our cloud platforms in the second half of the year. Despite the challenging environment for our traditional businesses, we are confident in our strategy to evolve with China's increasingly diverse cable environment and the opportunities and potential offered by our cloud platform services as we strive to further enhance the content offerings, which is currently limited to TV-based games, to areas such as education, entertainment and online shopping. In addition, in an effort to address the demands of our cable operating customer base, we continue to prepare for the exciting virtual reality ("VR") opportunities which have the potential to re-shape our viewing and entertainment experiences within the home. We have already begun a partnership on the content creation side and have witnessed some early stage success. With that in mind, we remain fully committed to establishing ourselves as a leading provider and gateway of cloud-based entertainment content into the living rooms throughout China."

Mr. Zhenwen Liang, China Digital TV's chief financial officer, commented, "During the second quarter of 2016, our business performance came in-line with our expectations. However the challenges for the traditional smartcard business persist as average selling prices ("ASP") continued on the downward trend even though volumes grew. We remain cautious on our traditional businesses as the Chinese market has become saturated while our overseas business slowly expands. In the meantime, as we prepare for next-generation content services, such as gaming and VR enabled content, we are excited and confident in the growth opportunities ahead of us."

Second Quarter 2016 Results[1]

In the second quarter of 2016, China Digital TV's smart card shipments increased by 3.8% to 2.19 million from 2.11 million in the prior year period, primarily driven by increased shipments to international markets, but partially offset by a decline in domestic shipments due to the overall maturity of the CA business.

China Digital TV's net revenues remained relatively stable at 10.4 million compared to the prior year period. Revenues from other services and other products increased, but were partially offset by a decrease in revenues from smart card revenues.

Revenues from the Company's top five customers accounted for 37.3% of total revenues, compared to 37.0% in the prior year period.

Revenue Breakdown



For the three months ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,



2016


2016


2015



(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Products:










Smart cards


$

7,183


$

10,071


$

8,906

Other products



1,608



928



428

Subtotal



8,791



10,999



9,334

Services:










Head-end system integration



360



882



504

Head-end system development



510



701



345

Licensing income



92



192



198

Royalty income



3



14



144

Other services



725



400



13

Subtotal



1,690



2,189



1,204

Total revenues


$

10,481


$

13,188


$

10,538

Revenues from smart cards decreased by 19.3% to US$7.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$8.9 million in the prior year period, primarily due to a decline in ASPs. Sales of smart cards accounted for 68.5% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 84.5% in the prior year period.

Revenues from other products increased by 275.7% to US$1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$0.4 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly attributable to an increase in sales of set-top-boxes with pre-installed smart cards, as well as an increase in digital rights management ("DRM") sales. Sales of other products accounted for 15.3% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 4.1% in the prior year period.

Revenues from services increased by 40.4% to US$1.7 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$1.2 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to an increase in other services, such as the expansion and monetization of the Company's emerging cloud platform. Revenues from services accounted for 16.1% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 11.4% in the prior year period.

Cost of revenues from smart cards and other products increased by 13.8% to US$2.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$2.0 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to an increase in cost of revenues from other products, and was partially offset by a decline in cost of revenues from smart cards. Cost of revenues from smart cards and other products accounted for 37.6% and 26.4%, respectively, of total cost of revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 55.8% and 10.2% in the prior year period.

Cost of revenues from services in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 24.1% to US$1.3 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$1.0 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to an increase in cost of revenues that was associated with the expansion of the cloud computing business. Cost of revenues from services accounted for 36.0% of total cost of revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 34.0% in the prior year period.

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2016 decreased by 7.0% to US$6.9 million from US$7.5 million in the prior year period. Gross margin, was 66.7% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 71.6% in the prior year period. The decline in gross margin was primarily due to the decreased portion of total revenues accounted for by net revenues from smart cards, which have a higher gross margin than other products and services. In the second quarter of 2016, the ASP of smart cards decreased by 22.2% year over year, while the unit cost of smart cards decreased by 23.9% year over year.

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 40.0% to US$11.5 million from US$8.2 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to an increase in shared-based compensation.

In May 2016, certain key employees made a cash investment to Beijing Super TV Co., Ltd. ("Super TV"), a PRC operating subsidiary of the Company, in return for a 9.91% of the outstanding equity interest in Super TV. The fair value of the equity interest purchased by the employees was higher than the cash they paid, hence the difference between fair value and the cash consideration was recognized as share based compensation expenses in the second quarter.

  • Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 7.6% to US$4.1 million from US$3.8 million in the prior year period.
  • Selling and marketing expenses in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 29.0% to US$3.3 million from US$2.6 million in the prior year period.
  • General and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 122.3% to US$4.1 million from US$1.8 million in the prior year period.

Loss from operations in the second quarter of 2016 was US$4.6 million, as compared to loss from operations of US$0.8 million in the prior year period.

Income tax benefits in the second quarter of 2016 was US$1.9 million, as compared to an income tax expenses of US$0.9 million in the prior year period. The increase in the income tax benefits was primarily due to the tax rate adjustment. In the second quarter of 2016, the Company assessed its PRC operating subsidiary, Super TV, qualified as a "key software enterprise" for the tax year of 2015 based on the annual tax filing made in May 2016. As a result, the Company was entitled to a preferential income tax rate of 10% on its income tax filing for the year of 2015. Because the Company recognized income tax expenses at the rate of 15% in 2015 taking into consideration of the uncertainty as to whether Super TV could qualify, the income tax expenses previously recognized were partially reversed in the second quarter.

Net loss attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the second quarter of 2016 was US$1.6 million, as compared to a net loss attributable to holders of ordinary shares of US$0.7 million in the prior year period.

Non-GAAP net income[2] attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the second quarter of 2016 was US$2.4 million, as compared to a non-GAAP net loss attributable to holders of ordinary shares of US$0.6 million in the prior year period[3].

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2016, China Digital TV had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$76.1 million.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of August 16, 2016, China Digital TV expects smart card shipment volumes in the third quarter of 2016 to be in the range of 2.2 million to 2.5 million. Net revenues in the third quarter of 2016 are expected to be in the range of US$8.5 million to US$9.5 million.

Conference Call Information

China Digital TV's management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

Conference Call Dial-in Information:

United States Toll Free:

+1-888-346-8982

International:

+1-412-902-4272

Hong Kong:

800-905945

China Toll Free:

4001-201203

Conference Name:

China Digital TV Holding Co. Ltd. call.

A replay of the call will be available for one week between 10:00 p.m. on August 16, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. on August 23, 2016, U.S. Eastern Time.

Replay Dial-in Information:

United States:

+1-877-344-7529

International:

+1-412-317-0088

Replay Access Code:

10090775

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this call will be available on the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's corporate website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

About China Digital TV

Founded in 2004, China Digital TV enables television network operators to manage, extend and diversify content services across households and public areas in China. China Digital TV is the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and network broadcasting platform ("NBP") services to Chinese cable operators, helping them to effectively bring mobile gaming apps and other entertainment options to household television sets, and extend cable programming outside the home to any mobile device. China Digital TV is also the leading provider of Conditional Access ("CA") systems in China's digital television market. CA systems enable television network operators to secure the delivery of content to their subscribers. The Company has existing cooperation with nearly all of China's cable television operators.

For more information please visit the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

Safe Harbor Statement

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

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.
Nan Hao
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +86-10-6297-1199 x 9780
Email: ir@chinadtv.cn

ICR, Inc.
Violet Gu 
Tel: +1 (646) 328-1950
Email: stv@icrinc.com

[1]

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").

[2]

Non-GAAP net income (loss) is defined as net income (loss) excluding certain non-cash expenses, such as share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets from business acquisitions and equity method investments.

[3]

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.

 

 

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

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




    For the three months ended 



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,



2016


2016


2015











Revenues:










  Products


$

8,791


$

10,999


$

9,334

  Services



1,690



2,189



1,204

Total revenues



10,481



13,188



10,538

  Business and related taxes



(70)



(167)



(120)

Net revenues



10,411



13,021



10,418











Cost of revenues:










  Products



(2,222)



(2,255)



(1,953)

  Services



(1,250)



(1,043)



(1,007)

Total cost of revenues



(3,472)



(3,298)



(2,960)

Gross profit



6,939



9,723



7,458











Operating expenses:










  Research and development expenses



(4,106)



(3,447)



(3,816)

  Selling and marketing expenses



(3,301)



(2,410)



(2,558)

  General and administrative expenses



(4,100)



(1,988)



(1,844)

Total operating expenses



(11,507)



(7,845)



(8,218)











(Loss)/Income from operations



(4,568)



1,878



(760)











 Interest income



295



337



282

 Gain from disposal of an equity method
investment



95



-



-

Other income, net



524



167



486

(Loss)/Income before income tax expenses



(3,654)



2,382



8

Income tax benefits /(expenses)



1,865



(1,282)



(904)

Net (loss)/income before share of income /(loss)
on equity method investments 



(1,789)



1,100



(896)

Share of income/(loss) on equity method










investments, net of income taxes



30



10



(42)

Net (loss)/income



(1,759)



1,110



(938)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest



140



49



281

Net (loss)/income attributable to holders of
ordinary shares 


$

(1,619)


$

1,159


$

(657)











Net income/(loss) per share attributable to
holders of ordinary shares










Basic 


$

(0.03)


$

0.02


$

(0.01)

Diluted 


$

(0.03)


$

0.02


$

(0.01)





















Net (loss)/income 


$

(1,759)


$

1,110


$

(938)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of
income taxes










    Foreign currency translation adjustment



(3,085)



566



(46)

Comprehensive (loss)/income



(4,844)



1,676



(984)

Comprehensive loss attributable to










  noncontrolling interest



230



37



291











Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to










 holders of ordinary shares


$

(4,614)


$

1,713


$

(693)





















Weighted average shares used in calculating










 net income per ordinary share










Basic 



60,190,497



60,177,208



59,847,896

Diluted 



60,190,497



60,576,380



59,847,896

 

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)


ASSETS


June 30,


December 31,



2016


2015

Current assets:







     Cash and cash equivalents 


$

76,040


$

70,138

     Restricted cash



33



34

     Notes receivable



3,368



4,851

     Accounts receivable, net



37,275



38,211

     Inventories



4,164



4,857

     Prepaid expenses and other current assets 



3,944



3,782

Total current assets  



124,824



121,873

     Property and equipment, net  



753



680

     Intangible assets, net



304



348

     Goodwill 



1,309



1,343

     Equity method investments



2,601



3,055

    Deferred income tax assets



3,208



3,451

Total assets 



132,999



130,750















LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







Current liabilities:







     Accounts payable 



1,709



1,665

     Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  



9,081



11,806

     Dividend payable



12,038



-

     Deferred revenue - current 



3,673



3,635

     Income tax payable 



4,495



2,401

     Government subsidies - current



797



819

Total current liabilities 



31,793



20,326

     Deferred revenue - non-current 



-



173

     Government subsidies - non-current



2,550



3,024

     Deferred income taxes liabilities



1,274



5,421

Total liabilities   



35,617



28,944















EQUITY







China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders' 







equity:







     Ordinary shares 



30



30

     Additional paid-in capital



41,490



37,988

     Statutory reserve



18,361



18,361

     Retained earnings



10,953



23,451

     Accumulated other comprehensive income



19,209



21,650

Total China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.







shareholders' equity



90,043



101,480

Noncontrolling interest



7,339



326

Total equity



97,382



101,806

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY


$

132,999


$

130,750

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

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




For the Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2016


2015








Revenues:







  Products


$

19,790


$

22,549

  Services



3,879



2,347

Total revenues



23,669



24,896

  Business and sales related taxes



(237)



(429)

Net revenues



23,432



24,467

Cost of revenues:







  Products



(4,477)



(4,151)

  Services



(2,293)



(2,020)

Total Cost of Revenues



(6,770)



(6,171)

Gross Profit



16,662



18,296








Operating expenses:







  Research and development expenses



(7,553)



(7,709)

  Selling and marketing expenses



(5,711)



(6,064)

  General and administrative expenses



(6,088)



(4,062)

Total operating expenses



(19,352)



(17,835)








(Loss)/Income from operations



(2,690)



461








  Interest income



632



533

Gain from disposal of an equity method
investment



95



-

  Other income



691



550

(Loss)/Income before income taxes



(1,272)



1,544

Income tax benefits/(expenses)



583



(2,346)

Net loss before net income from equity
method investments



(689)



(802)

Net  income/(loss) from equity method
investments, net of income taxes 



40



(60)

Net loss



(649)



(862)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest



189



568

Net loss attributable to holders of ordinary
shares 


$

(460)


$

(294)








Net loss per share attributable to holders of
ordinary shares







Basic 


$

(0.01)


$

(0.005)

Diluted 


$

(0.01)


$

(0.005)















Net loss


$

(649)


$

(862)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax







    Foreign currency translation adjustment



(2,519)



212

Comprehensive loss



(3,168)



(650)








Comprehensive loss attributable to 
noncontrolling interest



267



580








Comprehensive loss attributable to holders
of ordinary shares


$

(2,901)


$

(70)








Weighted average shares used in calculating
net income per ordinary share







Basic 



60,183,853



59,786,750

Diluted 



60,183,853



59,786,750

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Non-GAAP net income attributable to holders of ordinary shares excludes certain 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 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.

However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact the Company's net income for the period. In addition, because non-GAAP financial measures are not measured in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similar titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial measure in isolation from or as an alternative to the financial measure prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.



For the three months ended  



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,

2016

2016

2015



(in U.S. dollars, in thousands)

Net (loss)/income attributable to China Digital TV
Holding Co., Ltd shareholders - GAAP


$

(1,619)


$

1,159


$

(657)

Share-based compensation expenses



3,988



10



30

Amortization of intangible assets from business
acquisitions and equity method investments



12



12



51

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


$

2,381


$

1,181


$

(576)

 

SOURCE China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.