UTStarcom Reports Unaudited Financial Results for Third Quarter 2018

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HONG KONG, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTStarcom (“UT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: UTSI), a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, today reported its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

UTStarcom’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Tim Ti commented, “Third quarter revenue of $52 million far exceeded expectations, as we continued our penetration of the India market.  Our customer relationships are strong and in particular this quarter we were fulfilling a large order for a top customer building out a major project.  Gross profit of $10 million was up sequentially, reflecting increased revenue from India.  We exercised disciplined expense control, resulting in significant operating income growth.”

Ti continued, “Innovation is our core competency and we remain committed to technology leadership through continuing investments in our R&D capabilities.  We are excited about the opportunity presented by the worldwide transition to 5G.  Our steadily expanding product portfolio positions us well to capture market share and drive growth in the quarters ahead.”

*Dollar comparisons are used where percentage comparisons are not meaningful.*All the numbers in U.S. Dollars are in millions except for Earnings Per Share (EPS)

Q3 2018 total revenues were $52.1 million, compared to $26.0 million in the corresponding period in 2017.

Q3 2018 gross profit was $9.9 million, or 19.0% of net sales, compared to $10.6 million, or 40.5% of net sales, in the corresponding period in 2017.

Q3 2018 operating expenses were $5.8 million, compared to $7.5 million in the corresponding period in 2017.

Q3 2018 operating income was $4.1 million, compared to $3.1 million in the corresponding period in 2017.

Q3 2018 net interest income was $0.4 million, compared to $0.2 million in the corresponding period in 2017.

Q3 2018 net other expenses were $1.8 million, compared to net other expenses of $3,000 in the corresponding period in 2017.  The increase in other expenses were due to foreign exchange losses resulting from the devaluation of Indian Rupee against U.S. dollars.

Q3 2018 net income attributable to shareholders was $2.1 million, compared to net income of $2.2 million in the corresponding period in 2017.  Q3 2018 basic net income per share was $0.06, compared to basic net income per share of $0.06 for the corresponding period in 2017.

During Q3 2018, cash used in operating activities was $11.6 million, cash used in investing and financing activities (stock repurchases) were $1.0 million.  As of September 30, 2018, UTStarcom had cash, cash equivalent and restricted cash of $66.8 million.

For the fourth quarter, the Company expects to generate revenue in the range of $10 million to $15 million.  The Company’s quarterly revenue pattern is naturally uneven due to the timing of large project fulfillment.

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Friday, November 9, 2018 (9:00 p.m. Hong Kong/Beijing Time).

The conference call dial-in numbers are as follows:

United States: +1 (866) 519-4004Canada: + 1 (866) 386-1016Hong Kong: +852-3018-6771                              China: 4006-208-038 Other International: +65 6713-5090

The attendee passcode is 2958189.

A replay of the call will be available two hours after the end of the conference call until 9:59 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on December 10, 2018.

The conference call replay numbers are as follows:

United States: +1 (855) 452-5696Hong Kong: 800-963-117China: 4006-022-065Other International: +61-2-8199-0299

The replay passcode for accessing the recording is 2958189.

Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the live conference call and the replay over the Internet through the investor relations section of UTStarcom’s web site at: .

UTStarcom is committed to helping network operators offer their customers the most innovative, reliable, and cost-effective communication services.  UTStarcom offers high performance advanced equipment optimized for the most rapidly growing network functions, such as mobile backhaul, metro aggregation and broadband access.  UTStarcom is further leveraging its technology expertise to bring smart networked products to new applications, such as its goBox automated refrigerated dispenser for retail stores.  UTStarcom has operating entities in Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo (Japan), San Jose (USA), New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata (India), Hangzhou and Chengdu (China).  UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and listed its shares on the Nasdaq Market in 2000 (symbol: UTSI).  For more information about UTStarcom, please visit http://www.utstar.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company’s strategic initiatives and the Company’s business outlook.  These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from the Company’s current expectations.  These include risks and uncertainties related to, among other things, changes in the financial condition and cash position of the Company, changes in the composition of the Company’s management and their effect on the Company, the Company’s ability to realize anticipated results of operational improvements and benefits of the divestiture transaction, the ability to successfully identify and acquire appropriate technologies and businesses for inorganic growth and to integrate such acquisitions, the ability to internally innovate and develop new products, assumptions the Company makes regarding the growth of the market and the success of the Company’s offerings in the market and the Company’s ability to execute its business plan and manage regulatory matters.  The risks and uncertainties also include the risk factors identified in the Company’s latest annual report on Form 20-F and current reports on Form 6-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company is in a period of strategic transition and the conduct of its business is exposed to additional risks as a result.  All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this press release, which may change and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

UTStarcom Holdings Corp.

Tel: +852-3951-9757Ms. Fei Wang, Director of Investor Relations Email:

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