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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Israel's DSP Group Q4 profit up, revenue drops, (NASDAQ: DSPG)

Multimedia chip maker DSP Group reported higher fourth quarter net profit but slowing demand for cordless telephones sent revenue lower. DSP said on Thursday it earned 7 cents a diluted share excluding one-time items in the last three months of 2013, compared with 6 cents a share a year earlier. Revenue fell 8 percent to $35.3 million, which was in the middle of DSP's own forecast of $33-$37 million.Israel-based DSP, which makes wireless chips for cordless DECT phones and other consumer telecom products, had also expected quarterly earnings per share of 3 cents ex-items."While the cordless telephony market continues to be in secular decline, we have been carefully managing our cost structure ... and prudently investing in important growth initiatives," said Ofer Elyakim, DSP's chief executive.He said that in 2014, DSP would focus on enhancing shareholder value and generating positive operating cash flows.

DSP Group, Inc. is a global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home and office. Shares of DSPG fell by 2.38% or $-0.23/share to $9.45. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $6.30 and as high as $10.32. On average, 124141 shares of DSPG exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 90084.