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Sandvine Reports Q3 2012 Results

Waterloo, Canada; October 4, 2012 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent network policy control solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today reported $21.8 million in revenue for its third quarter of 2012, a non-IFRS loss of $0.4 million and a net loss of $0.9 million. All results are reported in U.S. dollars under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Q3 2012 highlights:

  • Revenue by access technology market: DSL 46%; wireless 42%; cable 11%; other 1%
  • Revenue by geography: NA 18%; EMEA 18%; APAC 37%; CALA 27%
  • Revenue by sales channel: reseller 78%; direct 22%
  • Gross margin: 70%
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments balance: $73.2 million
  • Concluded a new supply arrangement for sales to a multinational operator group customer, and received significant follow-on orders from the group
  • Won over $5 million in expansion orders for a tier-1 customer in the Asia Pacific sales region
  • Won seven new service provider customers.

“While we acknowledge that more work is needed to better leverage our market opportunity, we believe that our Q3 results are an indication of progress,” said Dave Caputo, Sandvine’s President and CEO. “We received some very significant follow-on orders from Tier-1 customers, which has been our main area of focus in 2012 and will be an important aspect of returning to strong growth.”

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (All amounts are in U.S. dollars)

Millions of dollars, except per share data and where otherwise indicated

Q3
2012

Q2
2012

 

Change

Q3
2011

 

Change

Revenue

21.8

18.6

17%

25.8

-15%

Gross Margin percent

70%

74%

-4pp

76%

-6pp

Expenses

16.8

17.9

-6%

18.2

-8%

Net (Loss) Income

(0.9)

(4.2)

 

1.7

 

Diluted (Loss) Income Per Share

(0.006)

(0.030)

 

0.012

 

 

Non-IFRS (Loss)1 Income

 

(0.4)

 

(3.5)

 

 

2.5

 

Non-IFRS Diluted(Loss) Income Per Share1

(0.003)

(0.025)

 

0.018

 

1 See Table 1 below regarding non-IFRS financial measures

CONFERENCE CALL

The Company will discuss the financial results and business outlook on a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (1:30 BST) today. A webcast will be available on Sandvine’s website.

Local dial-in number: 416 644 3414
Toll-free North America: 800 814 4859
Toll-free United Kingdom: 0800 358 5256

To download the complete report in PDF format (~147kb) please click the link below:
[download release]

A replay of the call will be available at 416-640-1917 or toll-free at 877-289-8525 (passcode 4565803#) from approximately 10:30 a.m. Eastern time today through October 11.

ABOUT SANDVINE

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment and software helps fixed, wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, manage network congestion, create new services and revenues, mitigate traffic that is malicious or undesirable to subscribers, deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services and increase subscriber satisfaction. With over 200 service provider customers in more than 85 countries serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sandvine.com.

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Rick Wadsworth
Sandvine
+1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503
rwadsworth@sandvine.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Jennifer Ross
Sandvine
+1 519 880 2400 x 3605
jross@sandvine.com

AIM NOMAD
Andrew Chubb/Simon Bridges
Canaccord Genuity Limited
+44 0207 523 8000

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements in this press release which are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). Statements related to Sandvine’s projected revenues, earnings, growth rates, revenue mix and product plans are forward-looking statements as are any statements relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. The use of terms such as “may”, “anticipated”, “expected”, “projected”, “targeting”, “estimate”, “intend” and similar terms are intended to assist in identification of these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees of future performance and involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of the Company to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.

Many factors could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, each of the following factors, and those factors which are further discussed in the Company’s Annual Information Form (“AIF”), a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

  • The Company’s revenues may fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year depending upon sales cycles, customer demand and the timing of customer purchase decisions;
  • The Company’s gross margins may fluctuate from period to period depending upon a variety of factors including product mix in the quarter, competitive pricing pressures and the level of sales generated through indirect channels;
  • The Company is dependent upon and expects to continue to derive a large percentage of its revenue from both a small number of key customers and key reseller partners, none of whom are bound to any fixed purchase commitment or exclusivity obligations and could change their buying patterns and/or source of supply at any time, which could have a material impact on the Company’s revenues. The Company’s reseller partners may offer their own products which are competitive with the Company’s products;
  • The Company faces intense competition in markets where there are typically several different competing technologies and rapid technological changes. The Company faces the risk of emergence of new technologies that may be either competitive to those of the Company or that change the requirements of the Company’s customers for solutions such as those offered by the Company;
  • The Company’s growth is dependent on the development of the market for network policy control solutions and the decisions of the Company’s target customers to deploy and further invest in those technologies, which decisions may be impacted upon by changing requirements in the area of broadband network management policies and/or changes in the regulatory framework to which the Company’s customers may be subject. In particular, numerous telecommunications legislators and regulators in various jurisdictions have considered or are considering what, if any, regulations might be appropriate with respect to how internet service providers manage the impact of different types of traffic on their networks. These ongoing processes may cause uncertainty in the network investment decisions of the Company’s target customers, and any new rules or regulations that result from these considerations may impact the demand for the Company’s products within various markets, including markets that may not be considering any new regulation but where the Company’s customers may look to other markets for future guidance or trends;
  • The Company has increased its dependence on certain third party sub-assembly manufacturers and any disruption in the operations or quality of those suppliers or any increase in expected lead times from those suppliers could result in lost or delayed revenue and/or reduced profits;
  • The majority of the Company’s operating expenses are denominated in Canadian dollars, U.S. dollars, New Israeli Shekels and Indian rupees. The Company’s earnings are impacted by fluctuations in the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and these currencies.
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