Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), a leading developer of digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010.


Net sales were $12.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to $17.9 million reported for the previous year’s first fiscal quarter.

The Company incurred a net loss of $738,220 for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to a net loss of $334,551 for the first quarter of fiscal 2010. Basic and diluted net loss per share was $0.07 for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 and $0.03 the first quarter of fiscal 2010.


Ken Plotkin, Hauppauge’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “Weakened market conditions in Europe, a weaker Euro exchange rate and lower sales to personal computer manufacturers contributed to the sales decline in our first fiscal quarter.

European sales, traditionally our strongest region worldwide, continue to be challenged. For the first time since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, sales in all areas of Europe were lower in this quarter than they were in the same quarter of the previous fiscal year. Some of the sales decline in Europe was due to poor market conditions, but we have recently restructured our sales organization in Europe to focus our sales efforts on the stronger parts of the European market.

While we experienced a decline in European sales, sales to North America retailers continued to increase. The one weak sales area in North America was sales to PC manufacturers, where declines have had a significant negative impact on our revenues.

Our gross profit margins grew to over 30% in this quarter due to increased sales of our newer, more profitable products plus the decline in the low margin sales to PC manufacturers.

At the CES show in January 2011, we announced the launch of new products which are anticipated to start shipping at some point during the next two quarters. These products are called “Broadway”, “Colossus” and the “WinTV-Aero-m”.

"Colossus" is our next generation high definition video recorder. Colossus can record TV programs in HD from a cable TV or satellite set-top box. It can also record video game play in HD from an Xbox 360 and a PlayStation 3.

"Broadway" extends our product family of live TV products for the Apple iPhone and iPad. Broadway will send live TV to an Apple device via either WiFi or via the Internet. Broadway has similar functions to our WinTV Extend software, but does not require a PC to operate.

Also announced at the show was the launch of our first U.S. mobile digital TV receiver, “WinTV-Aero-m”. WinTV-Aero-m allows laptop or netbook users to watch the new ATSC M/H live over-the-air digital TV programs while they travel. ATSC M/H is a broadcast technology being launched in the United States and promoted by major broadcasters such as NBC and Fox.”


Hauppauge Digital Inc. is a leading developer of analog and digital TV receiver products for the personal computer market. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe SARL subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops analog and digital TV receivers that allow PC users to watch television on their PC screen in a resizable window and enable the recording of TV shows to a hard disk, digital video editing, video conferencing, receiving of digital TV transmissions, and the display of digital media stored on a computer to a TV set via a home network. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in Luxembourg, Ireland and Singapore, sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and California and research and development centers in Hauppauge, New York, Taipei, Taiwan and Braunschweig, Germany. The Company’s Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com.

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Three months ended December 31,


Net sales $12,862,946 $17,878,358
Cost of sales 8,515,708     12,655,961
Gross profit 4,347,238 5,222,397
Selling, general and administrative expenses 3,774,704 4,332,523
Research & development expenses 1,096,779     1,170,071
Loss from operations (524,245) (280,197)
Other income (expense):
Interest income 1,559 1,452
Interest expense - (4,340)
Foreign currency 31,523     (240)
Total other income (expense) 33,082     (3,128)
Loss before tax provision (491,163) (283,325)
Deferred tax expense 199,726 -
Current tax expense 47,331     51,226
Net loss ($738,220)     ($334,551)
Net loss per share-basic and diluted ($0.07) ($0.03)
Weighted average shares-basic and diluted 10,083,417 10,059,808

    December 31,     September 30,
2010     2010
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $7,286,019 $7,057,904
Accounts receivables, net of various allowances 3,623,630 4,403,194
Other non trade receivables 1,829,872 2,355,834
Inventories 12,214,733 11,450,565
Deferred tax asset current 1,271,988 1,310,204
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,070,173     980,087
Total current assets 27,296,415 27,557,788
Intangible assets, net 3,752,557 3,941,266
Property, plant and equipment, net 505,835 544,959
Security deposits and other non current assets 106,241 106,241
Deferred tax asset non current 449,224     610,734
$32,110,272     $32,760,988
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $7,015,036 $7,306,221
Accrued expenses – fees 4,917,267 4,955,540
Accrued expenses 10,416,263 10,266,495
Income taxes payable 276,717     252,090
Total current liabilities 22,625,283 22,780,346
Stockholders' Equity

Common stock, $.01 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized, 10,845,368 and 10,842,274 issued, respectively
108,454 108,423
Additional paid-in capital 17,843,446 17,739,330
Retained deficit (1,789,106) (1,050,886)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (4,272,257) (4,410,677)
Treasury Stock at cost, 760,479 shares (2,405,548)     (2,405,548)
Total stockholders' equity 9,484,989     9,980,642
$32,110,272     $32,760,988

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