EX-99.1 2 dex991.htm PRESS RELEASE Press Release

Exhibit 99.1

 

NEWS BULLETIN    DDi Corp.    LOGO
   1220 Simon Circle   
   Anaheim, CA 92806   
   NASDAQ: DDIC   

For Further Information:

 

Mikel H. Williams    Sally Goff Edwards   
Chief Executive Officer    Chief Financial Officer   
(714) 688-7200    (714) 688-7200   

DDi Corp. Announces First Quarter 2008 Results

Selected Q1 Highlights:

 

   

Net sales of $47.4 million up 9 percent from prior year first quarter

 

   

Adjusted EBITDA of $6.0 million up 52 percent from prior year first quarter

 

   

Net income of $0.7 million up 172 percent from prior year first quarter

 

   

Repurchased additional 970,052 shares for $5.0 million in cash

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 23, 2008 – DDi Corp. (NASDAQ: DDIC), a leading provider of time-critical, technologically-advanced printed circuit board (“PCB”) engineering and manufacturing services, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2008.

First Quarter Results

First quarter 2008 net sales of $47.4 million increased 9 percent from the prior year’s first quarter net sales of $43.4 million, and increased 5 percent sequentially from fourth quarter 2007 net sales of $45.2 million.

Gross margin as a percentage of net sales for the first quarter of 2008 increased to 20.6 percent from the prior year’s first quarter gross margin of 18.4 percent and also improved sequentially from 17.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Mikel Williams, President and CEO of DDi, stated “The first quarter reflects a strong start to 2008. DDi’s technology leadership and operational delivery continues to resonate well with both the commercial and military/aerospace printed circuit board markets. We were able to grow our sales and margins while continuing to effectively manage our costs. As we move into the balance of the year, we see continued solid demand and I believe we are well positioned to continue to execute on our strategy.”

Total sales and marketing expenses for the first quarter of 2008 were $3.3 million, or 6.9 percent of net sales, compared to $3.1 million, or 7.2 percent of net sales for the prior year’s first quarter. On a sequential basis, sales and marketing expenses increased from $2.8 million, or 6.2 percent of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2007. The increase was primarily due to higher variable sales costs on increased sales, as well as higher management incentive accruals.


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Total general and administrative expenses were essentially flat at $3.8 million, or 8.1 percent of net sales for the first quarter of 2008 compared to $3.8 million, or 8.8 percent of net sales for the prior year’s first quarter, despite the year on year sales growth reflecting management’s efforts to control overhead costs. On a sequential basis, general and administrative expenses increased from $3.3 million, or 7.3 percent of net sales for the fourth quarter of 2007, primarily due to audit fees heavily concentrated in the first quarter of the year and higher management incentive accruals.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2008 was $6.0 million, or 12.7 percent of net sales, a 52 percent improvement over $4.0 million, or 9.1 percent of net sales for the prior year’s first quarter. Adjusted EBITDA also improved sequentially from $5.1 million, or 11.4 percent of net sales for the fourth quarter of 2007. (A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure is provided after the GAAP financial statements below.)

The Company reported net income of $718,000, or $0.03 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2008, an improvement compared to a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.04 loss per share for the prior year’s first quarter, and a sequential improvement compared to a net loss of $285,000, or $0.01 loss per share in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Liquidity

As of March 31, 2008, the Company had total cash and cash equivalents of $17.7 million, after using $5.0 in cash to repurchase 970,052 shares of its common stock during the quarter. There were no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility at March 31, 2008 which had a borrowing capacity of approximately $20.0 million.

The Company has used a total of $6.9 million of its cash to repurchase 1,274,505 shares, or over 5 percent of the outstanding shares, of its common stock since the inception of the repurchase program in August 2007.

The Company invested $2.8 million on capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2008.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call with simultaneous webcast to discuss first quarter 2008 financial results will be held today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 p.m. Pacific. The call is being webcast and can be accessed at the Company’s web site: www.ddiglobal.com/investor. Participants should access the website at least 15 minutes early to register and download any necessary audio software. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through May 7, 2008 by dialing 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international) and entering the conference ID 21664605. An online replay of the webcast will be available for 12 months at www.ddiglobal.com/investor under “Financial Calendar.” For more information, visit www.ddiglobal.com.

About DDi

DDi is a leading provider of time-critical, technologically-advanced, electronics manufacturing services. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, DDi and its subsidiaries offer PCB engineering, fabrication and manufacturing services to leading electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers worldwide from its facilities across North America and with manufacturing partners in Asia.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes ‘adjusted EBITDA’, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Management believes that the disclosure of non-GAAP financial measures, when presented in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provide useful information to the Company, investors and other users of the financial statements and other financial information in identifying and understanding operating performance for a given level of net sales and business trends. Management believes that adjusted EBITDA is an important factor of the Company’s business because it reflects financial performance that is unencumbered by debt service and other non-cash, non-recurring or unusual items. This financial measure is commonly used in the Company’s industry. It is also used by the Company’s lenders to determine components of covenant compliance. However, adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities, as a measure of liquidity or as an alternative to net income as a measure of operating results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s definition of adjusted EBITDA may differ from definitions of such financial measure used by other companies. The Company has provided a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to GAAP financial information in the attached Schedule of Non-GAAP reconciliations.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding the Company’s assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. Words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “targets,” “will likely result,” “will continue,” “may,” “could” or similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed. The Company cautions that while it makes such statements in good faith and it believes such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in records, and other data available from third parties, it cannot assure you that the Company’s projections will be achieved. In addition to other factors and matters discussed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, some important factors that could cause actual results or outcomes for DDi or its subsidiaries to differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements include changes in general economic conditions in the markets in which it may compete and fluctuations in demand in the electronics industry; the Company’s ability to sustain historical margins; increased competition; increased costs; loss or retirement of key members of management; increases in the Company’s cost of borrowings or unavailability of additional debt or equity capital on terms considered reasonable by management; and adverse state, federal or foreign legislation or regulation or adverse determinations by regulators. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors.

[Financial Tables follow]


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DDi Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     Qtr. Ended
Mar. 31, 2008
    Qtr. Ended
Mar. 31, 2007
    Qtr. Ended
Dec. 31, 2007
 

Net sales

   $ 47,352     $ 43,447     $ 45,184  

Cost of goods sold

     37,609       35,457       37,309  
                        

Gross profit

     9,743       7,990       7,875  
     20.6 %     18.4 %     17.4 %

Operating expenses:

      

Sales and marketing

     3,276       3,124       2,779  

General and administrative

     3,838       3,811       3,294  

Amortization of intangible assets

     1,339       1,340       1,340  

Restructuring and other related charges

     185       77       313  
                        

Operating income (loss)

     1,105       (362 )     149  

Interest and other expense (income), net

     (48 )     333       (139 )
                        

Income (loss) before income taxes

     1,153       (695 )     288  

Income tax expense

     435       296       573  
                        

Net income (loss)

   $ 718     $ (991 )   $ (285 )
                        

Net income (loss) per share – basic

   $ 0.03     $ (0.04 )   $ (0.01 )

Net income (loss) per share – diluted

   $ 0.03     $ (0.04 )   $ (0.01 )

Weighted-average shares used in per share computations – basic

     21,988       22,594       22,422  

Weighted-average shares used in per share computations – diluted

     21,993       22,594       22,422  


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DDi Corp

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,
2008
    December 31,
2007
 
Assets     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 17,747     $ 20,445  

Accounts receivable, net

     30,264       26,411  

Inventories

     15,892       13,696  

Prepaid expenses and other

     868       657  
                

Total current assets

     64,771       61,209  

Property, plant and equipment, net

     28,601       28,503  

Goodwill and intangibles, net

     44,776       46,115  

Other assets

     918       950  
                

Total assets

   $ 139,066     $ 136,777  
                
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity     

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 15,633     $ 11,024  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     11,817       10,139  
                

Total current liabilities

     27,450       21,163  

Other long-term liabilities

     4,186       4,449  
                

Total liabilities

     31,636       25,612  
                

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, additional paid-in-capital and treasury stock

     236,704       241,086  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     400       471  

Accumulated deficit

     (129,674 )     (130,392 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     107,430       111,165  
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 139,066     $ 136,777  
                


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DDi Corp.

Schedule of Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Qtr. Ended
Mar. 31, 2008
    Qtr. Ended
Mar. 31, 2007
    Qtr. Ended
Dec. 31, 2007
 

Adjusted EBITDA:

      

GAAP net income (loss)

   $ 718     $ (991 )   $ (285 )

Add back:

      

Interest and other expense (income), net

     (48 )     333       (139 )

Income tax expense

     435       296       573  

Depreciation

     2,736       2,362       2,737  

Amortization of intangible assets

     1,339       1,340       1,340  

Non-cash compensation

     650       552       604  

Restructuring and other related charges

     185       77       313  
                        

Adjusted EBITDA **

   $ 6,015     $ 3,969     $ 5,143  
                        

 

** Earnings before interest and other, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, non-cash compensation, and restructuring and other related charges