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Data I/O Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Strong Bookings of $6.4 Million and Record Backlog of $5.8 Million

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Redmond, WA – July 28, 2022 -- Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced security and data deployment solutions for microcontrollers, security ICs and memory devices, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights
⦁    Net sales of $4.8 million; bookings of $6.4 million
⦁    Quarter-end backlog of $5.8 million 
⦁    Gross margin as a percentage of sales of 57.8%
⦁    Net loss of ($657,000) or ($0.08) per share 
⦁    Adjusted EBITDA* of ($65,000)
⦁    Cash & Equivalents of $10.3 million; no debt
⦁    Automotive Electronics represented 55% of second quarter 2022 bookings
⦁    SentriX® customer moving to volume production
⦁    6 new customer wins 

*Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  A reconciliation is provided in the tables of this press release.

Management Comments

Commenting on the fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2022, Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O Corporation, said, “We are very pleased that China operations resumed and is fully supporting our strong backlog.  As we described in our June update, Data I/O’s Shanghai operations partially re-opened in May.  In mid-June, we began shipping systems and adapters from Shanghai, and cleared out the systems backlog from the first quarter. We were successful in leveraging our resilient global supply chain to shift some systems and adapter production from China to Redmond, WA.  Lead times from China operations are back to normal, and we expect balance sheet items such as accounts receivables, inventories and cash flow to return to normal levels by the end of the third quarter.
 
“For the third consecutive quarter, we achieved bookings in excess of $6.0 million, with second quarter 2022 bookings of $6.4 million reaching the highest level within this 9-month period.  Backlog at the end of the second quarter was $5.8 million, a record for the Company reflecting strong June orders. Automotive electronics represented 55% of orders in the second quarter, and we had 6 new customer wins.  Our sales funnel in the second quarter continued the momentum from the first quarter with millions of dollars of new opportunities.  Increased demand from Asia and the Americas has been partially offset by weakness in EMEA due to the Ukraine/Russia war, inflation, energy challenges and foreign currency devaluation against the US dollar.

“Earlier this year, we held a balanced perspective for our resumption of growth that was contingent upon re-opening in China, stabilization of supply chains and restoration of business confidence in EMEA amid the war.  Our financial performance in the second quarter was impacted by these factors as well as currency weakness which effectively reduced reported EMEA revenue by approximately 12%.  Against this backdrop, we are pleased with our improving outlook led by strong bookings, record backlog, operational resumption in China, and the benefits of our resilient supply chain.  

“There are two competing economic narratives for the second half of 2022. The ‘glass half empty’ scenario describes continued inflation and a global slowdown overall, with greatest impact to Europe. The ‘glass half full’ scenario is what we see in our growing sales funnel and through discussions with our growing global customer base.  Automotive and industrial markets are expected to hold up better than consumer and enterprise markets this year.  The weakness in consumer markets may be helping automotive ease its semiconductor supply chain issues.  We are controlling expenses overall while we prepare operations to ship current and anticipated backlog.  We are optimistic that strong bookings through the first half of the year, an encouraging sales pipeline, and a record backlog at June 30, 2022 will give rise to significantly improved financial performance in the second half of the year.”

Financial Results 

Due to COVID-19 policies in China in 2022, the Company experienced operational closures, delays and disruptions that impacted its performance in the first and second quarters of fiscal 2022.  These issues included $1 million of finished products that were unable to be shipped at March 31, 2022 but were delivered during the second quarter.  As a result of the aforementioned, many of the Company’s financial indicators are well outside of normal ranges for the first and second quarters.  

Net sales in the second quarter of 2022 were $4.8 million, down 40% as compared with $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2021.  The decrease reflects the impact of lower foreign currencies as reported on a consolidated basis, the previously announced COVID restrictions and shutdowns, and the war in Ukraine, which impacted business development and revenue recognition for shipments that had been held up or delayed.  Total recurring and consumable revenues including adapter sales represented $2.1 million or 45% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2022, as compared with $2.6 million or 39% of the higher second quarter 2021 total.  

Second quarter 2022 bookings were $6.4 million, up from $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2022 and down from $8.9 million in the second quarter of the prior year.  Backlog at June 30, 2022 was approximately $5.8 million, up from $4.1 million at March 31, 2022, and $5.0 million at June 30, 2021.    

Gross margin as a percentage of sales was 57.8% in the second quarter of 2022, as compared to 57.0% in the same period of the prior year. 

Total operating expenses in the second quarter of 2022 of $3.5 million were down approximately $242,000 as compared to the 2021 period.  R&D expenses were $1.6 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $1.7 million in the second quarter of the prior year. 

Net loss in the second quarter of 2022 was ($657,000), or ($0.08) per share, compared with a net loss of ($29,000), or ($0.00) per share, for the second quarter of 2021.  Included in net loss is a foreign currency transaction gain of $130,000 for the second quarter of 2022, and a loss of ($64,000) for the second quarter of 2021.  

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”), which excludes equity compensation, was ($65,000) in the second quarter of 2022, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $597,000 in the second quarter of 2021.  

Data I/O’s balance sheet remained strong with cash at the end of the second quarter of 2022 of $10.3 million, down from $12.3 million at March 31, 2022 and $14.2 million at December 31, 2021.  The difference in cash from prior periods primarily reflects the shift in working capital to increased receivables and inventory related to the high level of bookings and delayed deliveries.  In the first quarter of 2022, the Company repatriated $4.4 million of cash from China to the U.S. in the form of a one-time dividend distribution, which led to a corresponding tax withholding expense of approximately $442,000.  Data I/O had net working capital of $15.9 million at June 30, 2022.  The Company continues to have no debt. 

Conference Call Information
A conference call discussing financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 will follow this release today at 2 p.m. Pacific Time/5 p.m. Eastern Time.  To listen to the conference call, please dial 412-317-5788.  A replay will be made available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call. To access the replay, please dial 412-317-0088, access code 9687503. The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast over the Internet; visit the Webcasts and Presentations section of the Data I/O Corporation website at www.dataio.com to access the call from the site.  This webcast will be recorded and available for replay on the Data I/O Corporation website approximately one hour after the conclusion of the conference call. 

About Data I/O Corporation 
Since 1972, Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive, Internet-of-Things, medical, wireless, consumer electronics, industrial controls and other electronics devices. Today, our customers use Data I/O’s data programming solutions and security deployment platform to secure the global electronics supply chain and protect IoT device intellectual property from point of inception to deployment in the field.  OEMs of any size can program and securely provision devices from early samples all the way to high volume production prior to shipping semiconductor devices to a manufacturing line. Data I/O enables customers to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively bring innovative new products to life. These solutions are backed by a portfolio of patents and a global network of Data I/O support and service professionals, ensuring success for our customers.

Learn more at dataio.com 

Forward Looking Statement and Non-GAAP financial measures
Statements in this news release concerning economic outlook, expected revenue, expected margins, expected savings, expected results, orders, deliveries, backlog and financial positions, semiconductor chip shortages, supply chain expectations, as well as any other statement that may be construed as a prediction of future performance or events are forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statement disclaimers also apply to the global COVID-19 pandemic, including the expected effects on the Company’s business from Shanghai’s COVID-19 lockdowns, the duration and scope, impact on the demand for the Company’s products, and the pace of recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic to subside, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine including any related international trade restrictions. These factors include uncertainties as to the ability to record revenues based upon the timing of product deliveries, shipping availability, installations and acceptance, accrual of expenses, coronavirus related business interruptions, changes in economic conditions, part shortages and other risks including those described in the Company's filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), press releases and other communications. 

Non-GAAP financial measures, such as EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA excluding equity compensation and impairment & related charges, and Adjusted gross margin should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s results and facilitate the comparison of results.

Contacts:

Joel Hatlen    
Chief Operating and Financial Officer    
Data I/O Corporation
6645 185th Ave. NE, Suite 100    
Redmond, WA 98052    
    
Darrow Associates, Inc.    
Jordan Darrow    
(512) 551-9296
[email protected]  

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