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CPI International Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII), the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 second quarter ended March 30, 2007.

Total sales of $88.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007, the highest quarterly sales level since the company's inception in 1995, increased approximately two percent from the $86.9 million generated in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. For the first six months of fiscal 2007, CPI generated orders totaling $184.2 million and sales totaling $172.2 million, resulting in a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2007, net income of $5.8 million, or $0.32 per share on a diluted basis, increased from the $4.3 million, or $0.29 per share on a diluted basis, generated in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. EBITDA of $16.3 million increased approximately two percent from the $16.1 million generated in the comparable quarter of the previous year.

As compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, CPI's financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 did not include certain material unusual charges. In the same quarter in the previous fiscal year, the company's financial results were impacted by move-related expenses, including indirect expenses for unfavorable overhead absorption and manufacturing variances related to the relocation of the company's Eimac operations; favorable foreign currency hedge contracts that expired in March 2006; higher debt levels, with resulting higher interest expense; and a higher effective tax rate.

As of March 30, 2007, CPI's cash and cash equivalents totaled $27.6 million, an increase from the $7.8 million reported as of March 31, 2006. For this 12 month period, net cash provided by operating activities totaled $21.7 million, free cash flow totaled $11.3 million and adjusted free cash flow totaled $26.9 million.

"CPI's solid financial performance in the first half of fiscal 2007 is in line with our expectations and our previously issued guidance, and we are pleased with the growth we are generating in our orders and sales," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer. "The first two quarters of fiscal 2007 were strong, straightforward quarters for CPI, laying a healthy foundation from which to launch the second half of the fiscal year."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2007 Sales and Orders Highlights

CPI serves the radar, electronic warfare, medical, communications, industrial and scientific markets. Key sales and orders highlights in these markets during the second quarter of fiscal 2007 included:

* On a combined basis, in the radar and electronic warfare markets, sales decreased three percent from an aggregate of $37.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2006 to an aggregate of $36.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007. This slight decrease was primarily due to timing. In prior periods, orders for certain U.S. and foreign defense programs were delayed, resulting in lower shipments of products for these programs in the most recent quarter. Although, the timing of orders for certain programs can result in fluctuations in sales from quarter to quarter, CPI believes that overall, long-term demand for its defense products remains robust. For the first six months of fiscal 2007, CPI's orders and sales in the combined radar and electronic warfare markets totaled $76.3 million and $70.3 million, respectively, generating a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09 in these markets.

* In the medical market, sales increased 21 percent to $17.0 million in the most recent quarter from $14.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. This increase was primarily driven by increases in sales of products used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, x-ray generators for U.S. and foreign customers and products used in radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer.

* In the communications market, sales decreased six percent from $28.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2006 to $27.0 million in the most recent quarter. In the second quarter of fiscal 2006, CPI had particularly strong sales of traditional satellite communications amplifiers, primarily due to large shipments of traditional amplifiers for direct-to-home broadcast applications. The decrease in communications sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 principally resulted from a decrease in sales of these traditional satellite communications amplifiers, including those used for direct-to-home broadcast applications. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in shipments of CPI's newer satellite communications products, including Ka-band, or, 30 gigahertz, products used for direct-to-home broadcast and other applications.

* Sales in CPI's two smallest markets increased from the second quarter of fiscal 2006. In the industrial market, sales increased 21 percent to $6.4 million from $5.3 million. In the scientific market, sales increased 31 percent to $1.7 million from $1.3 million.

* Total orders for all of CPI's markets increased seven percent to $184.2 million in the first six months of fiscal 2007 from $172.1 million in the first six months of fiscal 2006. Orders in five of CPI's six markets increased during the period; orders in the electronic warfare market were essentially flat. The combined book-to-bill ratio for all of CPI's markets in the first six months of fiscal 2007 was 1.07.

Fiscal 2007 Outlook CPI is reaffirming its previously issued financial outlook for the current fiscal year. In fiscal 2007, the company expects to generate:

* Between $350 million and $355 million in total sales,

* Between $1.24 and $1.30 in net income per share on a diluted basis, assuming an overall ongoing effective tax rate of approximately 38 percent,

* Between $21.9 million and $23.0 million in net income,
* Between $68.0 million and $70.0 million in adjusted EBITDA and
* Between $20.0 million and $25.0 million in adjusted free cash flow.

Financial Community Conference Call

In conjunction with this announcement, CPI will hold a conference call on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) that will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on the company's Web site. To participate in the conference call, please dial (866) 543-6405, or (617) 213-8897 for international callers, enter participant pass code 70008445 and ask for the CPI International Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results Conference Call. To access the call via the Web, please visit http://investor.cpii.com.

About CPI International, Inc.

CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify and transmit high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

Non-GAAP Supplemental Information

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow presented above and in the financial information attached hereto are non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures. EBITDA represents earnings before provisions for income taxes, net interest expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-cash and non- recurring items. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures. Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring items. For more information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures for the periods presented and a reconciliation of these measures to GAAP financial information, please see the attached financial information; this press release and the attached financial information are available in the investor relations section of the company's Web site at http://investor.cpii.com.

CPI believes that GAAP-based financial information for leveraged businesses, such as the company's business, should be supplemented by EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow so that investors better understand the company's operating performance in connection with their analysis of the company's business. In addition, CPI's management team uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the company's operating performance, to monitor compliance with certain covenants of its senior credit facility, to make day-to-day operating decisions and as a component in the calculation of management bonuses. Other companies may define EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow differently and, as a result, the company's measures may not be directly comparable to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow of other companies. Because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow do not include certain material costs, such as interest and taxes, necessary to operate the company's business, when analyzing the company's business, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, net income margin or other statements of operations or statements of cash flows data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Certain statements included above constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward- looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; U.S. government contracts laws and regulations; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; inability to obtain raw materials and components; and currency fluctuations. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except share and per share data - unaudited)
Sales                                         $88,444           $86,929
Cost of sales                                  60,739            61,185
Gross profit                                   27,705            25,744
Operating costs and expenses:
Research and development                      2,352             1,941
Selling and marketing                         4,799             4,680
General and administrative                    5,846             4,676
Amortization of acquisition-related
intangible assets                              546               546
Net loss on disposition of fixed assets          40               143
Total operating costs and expenses             13,583            11,986
Operating income                               14,122            13,758
Interest expense, net                           5,275             6,400
Income before income taxes                      8,847             7,358
Income tax expense                              3,087             3,013
Net income                                     $5,760            $4,345
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
Net unrealized loss on cash flow hedges          (17)             (306)
Comprehensive income                            $5,743            $4,039
Earnings per share - Basic                      $0.35             $0.33
Earnings per share - Diluted                    $0.32             $0.29
Shares used to compute earnings per
share - Basic                             16,253,522        13,078,954
Shares used to compute earnings per
share - Diluted                           17,730,318        14,784,947
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except share and per share data - unaudited)
Sales                                        $172,167          $169,308
Cost of sales                                 117,881           118,356
Gross profit                                   54,286            50,952
Operating costs and expenses:
Research and development                      4,243             3,851
Selling and marketing                         9,628             9,704
General and administrative                   10,250            11,978
Amortization of acquisition-related
intangible assets                            1,094             1,094
Net loss on disposition of fixed assets          58               208
Total operating costs and expenses             25,273            26,835
Operating income                               29,013            24,117
Interest expense, net                          10,614            12,464
Income before income taxes                     18,399            11,653
Income tax expense                              6,804             5,093
Net income                                    $11,595            $6,560
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
Net unrealized loss on cash flow hedges         (406)             (489)
Comprehensive income                           $11,189            $6,071
Earnings per share - Basic                      $0.72             $0.50
Earnings per share - Diluted                    $0.66             $0.44
Shares used to compute earnings per
share - Basic                             16,161,149        13,078,954
Shares used to compute earnings per
share - Diluted                           17,646,457        14,776,514
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and per share data - unaudited)
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                     $27,605         $30,153
Restricted cash                                 1,937           1,746
Accounts receivable, net                       47,293          43,628
Inventories                                    56,910          54,031
Deferred tax assets                            11,560          11,520
Prepaid and other current assets                3,658           3,080
Total current assets                        148,963         144,158
Property, plant, and equipment, net              65,978          63,851
Deferred debt issue costs, net                    8,917           9,644
Intangible assets, net                           74,268          75,489
Goodwill                                        147,271         147,489
Other long-term assets                              558           1,128
Total assets                               $445,955        $441,759
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current Liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt                 $--          $1,714
Accounts payable                               20,629          19,101
Accrued expenses                               23,312          23,269
Product warranty                                5,525           5,958
Income taxes payable                            6,050          10,693
Advance payments from customers                 6,017           6,310
Total current liabilities                    61,533          67,045
Deferred income taxes                            29,613          29,933
Long-term debt, less current portion            241,808         245,067
Other long-term liabilities                          60              41
Total liabilities                           333,014         342,086
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity
Common stock ($0.01 par value, 90,000,000
shares authorized; 16,291,889 and 16,049,577
shares issued and outstanding)                   163             160
Additional paid-in capital                     67,371          65,295
Accumulated other comprehensive income            273             679
Retained earnings                              45,134          33,539
Total stockholders' equity                  112,941          99,673
Total liabilities and
stockholders' equity                      $445,955        $441,759
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Cash flows from operating activities
Net cash provided by (used in)
operating activities                        $6,299           $(4,515)
Cash flows from investing activities
Expenses relating to sale of San Carlos
property                                          --                (4)
Capital expenditures                           (5,347)           (5,817)
Expenses relating to potential
business acquisition                            (119)               --
Net cash used in investing activities        (5,466)           (5,821)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of debt                     --            10,000
Repayments of debt                             (5,000)               --
Proceeds from issuance of common stock to
employees                                        398                --
Proceeds from exercise of stock options           542                --
Payment of IPO financing costs                                   (1,374)
Stockholder distribution payments                  --           (17,000)
Excess tax benefit on stock option exercises      679                --
Net cash used in financing activities        (3,381)           (8,374)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents        (2,548)          (18,710)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of
period                                        30,153            26,511
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period    $27,605            $7,801
Supplemental cash flow disclosures
Cash paid for interest                        $10,707           $12,378
Cash paid for taxes, net of refunds           $10,495            $4,607
NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Net income                             $5,760   $4,345  $11,595   $6,560
Depreciation and amortization       2,188    2,295    4,382    4,451
Interest expense, net               5,275    6,400   10,614   12,464
Income tax expense                  3,087    3,013    6,804    5,093
EBITDA                                 16,310   16,053   33,395   28,568
Add as defined adjustments:
Stock-based compensation
expense                     (1)      287       --      493        1
Special bonus                (2)       --       --       --    3,250
Move-related expenses        (3)       --    1,400       --    2,523
Total adjustments                         287    1,400      493    5,774
Adjusted EBITDA                       $16,597  $17,453  $33,888  $34,342
Adjusted EBITDA margin       (4)    18.8%    20.1%    19.7%    20.3%
Net income margin            (5)     6.5%     5.0%     6.7%     3.9%

(1) Represents a non-cash charge for stock options and restricted stock awards.

(2) Represents a one-time, special bonus to employees and directors (other than directors who are employees or affiliates of The Cypress Group) to reward them for the increase in company value. The special bonus was approved in December 2005 and paid in April 2006.

(3) Represents direct costs related to the relocation of the Eimac operations from the San Carlos, Calif. facility to CPI's Palo Alto, Calif. and Mountain View, Calif. facilities. This adjustment does not include indirect costs for overhead absorption and manufacturing variances due to the accelerated delivery of products into fiscal year 2005 and the offsetting delivery reductions in fiscal year 2006 at CPI's Eimac operations.

    (4) Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales.
(5) Represents net income divided by sales.
NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities                  $21,711
Capital expenditures                                       (10,443)
Free cash flow                                              11,268
Add as defined adjustments:
Move-related expenses, net of taxes       (1)             3,551
Income tax payments related to gain on
sale of San Carlos property              (2)             4,500
Capital expenditures for expansion of
Canadian facility                        (3)             5,526
Special bonus, net of taxes               (4)             2,015
Total adjustments                                           15,592
Adjusted free cash flow                                    $26,860

(1) Represents non-recurring expenditures, net of taxes, related to the Eimac relocation, including capital expenditures of $0.667 million. This adjustment does not include indirect costs for overhead absorption and manufacturing variances due to the accelerated delivery of products into fiscal year 2005 and the offsetting delivery reductions in fiscal year 2006 at CPI's Eimac operations.

(2) Represents an income tax payment related to the taxable gain on the sale of CPI's San Carlos, Calif. property.

(3) Represents capital expenditures for the expansion of CPI's Canadian facility.

(4) Represents a one-time, special bonus to employees and directors (other than directors who are employees or affiliates of The Cypress Group) to reward them for the increase in company value. The special bonus was approved in December 2005 and paid in April 2006.

SOURCE CPI International, Inc. - 05/14/2007

CONTACT: investors, Amanda Mogin of Communications & Power Industries, +1-650-846-3998, or amanda.mogin@cpii.com

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