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To: Roy F who wrote (862)7/18/2001 7:47:32 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

Earnings tomorrow - gulp


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To: robert b furman who wrote (863)7/18/2001 8:02:37 AM
From: Roy F
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Hi Bob,

You sound less that excited about the prospects... I know, in the past a pre-earnings PR was somewhat ominous. It's still early for KVH in the optical arena, but perhaps they'll divulge some progress in the current sensor area.

I don't think expectations are too high for this Q, and, seemingly the CC will be more of a status report on the R & D initiatives. But, in the current economy, any business is good business... at least we have the military to keep us warm... gg



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To: Roy F who wrote (864)7/18/2001 8:14:35 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

I am historically an unbeliever regarding military.I too often neglect to give them credit for higher margins.I guess my initial ownership of this stock burned me on the military as it went away for so long.

To the companies credit - the orders for military goods have really picked up.As they say once you are accepted the orders keep coming - and coming they have. We also are now in the Aegis and that will most likely be spread out to our allies ie Taiwan.

As always anxious to see R&D become "commerciallly available".As always I'm long for the long haul.

Thanks for the note and your usual excellent updates.


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To: david james who started this subject7/19/2001 7:54:02 AM
From: voop
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qtrly report

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To: voop who wrote (866)7/19/2001 8:08:06 AM
From: Roy F
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KVH Industries Reports Results for the Second Quarter
Backlog For the Quarter Totals $14.6 Million Versus $4.6 Million For the First Quarter of 2001
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2001--KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI - news), a leading provider of high-bandwidth communications products, tactical navigation systems, and fiber optic products, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Revenue for the period was $7.8 million with a net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.19 per share. By comparison, KVH reported revenue of $8.0 million and a net loss of $0.2 million, or $0.02 per share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2000. The higher net loss on a quarterly basis reflects the Company's ongoing research and development investments in its Photonic Fiber and Mobile Broadband projects. Backlog for the quarter totaled $14.6 million versus $4.6 million for the first quarter of 2001.

For the six months ended June 30, 2001, revenue increased 17% to $16.0 million from $13.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2000. KVH also reported a net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.37 per share for the six months ended June 30, 2001, versus $1.0 million or $0.14 per share in the prior year.

``Our quarterly satellite communication revenues rose 10% over the same period last year despite the difficult economic environment,'' commented Martin Kits van Heyningen, President and Chief Executive Officer. ``This marks the eighteenth consecutive posting of quarterly year-over-year growth in this market. We are clearly gaining market share in this sector of our business and are positioning the company for a market recovery in 2002.''

``We also grew bookings for our military markets with key orders coming from Australia, New Zealand, and France. While we did record a 58% decrease in military revenues for the quarter, we built a shippable military backlog of $11 million by quarter's end. In addition, we saw strong sales growth in our fiber optic business with sales up 36% during the second quarter and 118% year-to-date,'' Mr. Kits van Heyningen added.

In May, the company announced that it had completed the financing initiative it began at the end of 2000, raising a total of $19.5 million. KVH is directing these resources primarily toward the development of the company's Photonic Fiber and Mobile Broadband initiatives.

KVH's proposed photonic fiber will allow the company to build high-speed optical networking components directly within a strand of optical fiber, a fundamentally different concept from the planar optic chip-based approach used by others. In addition to its ongoing research, KVH has started construction on a chemical lab and a clean room at its Tinley Park, Illinois, fiber optic manufacturing plant. These new facilities will enable the company to manufacture both polymers and optical networking components, such as its proposed 40 gigabit per second modulator.

``Most significantly, we continue to develop research collaborations directed at developing polymer materials for use in these products,'' remarked Mr. Kits van Heyningen. ``Our goal is to develop and manufacture entirely proprietary material, securing our unique position in the industry and guaranteeing us a continuous source of polymer supply.''

The company has also made good progress with its Mobile Broadband initiative, which is intended to make in-motion satellite TV and broadband Internet reception available to the automotive market. The company engaged in testing of operational prototype designs during the second quarter and expects to remain on schedule and provide early customer demonstrations of the new antenna before the end of the year.

With regard to the company's financial results, Richard Forsyth, Chief Financial Officer, said, ``The Company's net loss for the second quarter of 2001 was impacted by the rescheduling of a military order to the second half of 2001. However, we were able to curtail some spending during the second quarter to offset lower revenues. We also elected to fully reserve our quarterly income tax benefit, which increased our net loss by $867,164, or $0.08 per share. Last year's second quarter tax benefit reduced our loss by $0.1 million or approximately $0.02 per share.''

Mr. Kits van Heyningen concluded, ``Our original outlook for the year has been tempered by the challenging economic environment. As a result, we now believe that 2001 revenues will exceed 2000 revenues by approximately 15% to 20%.''

Second-quarter Highlights:

On June 4, 2001, KVH Industries announced a new working relationship with Atlanta-based STAGPARKWAY, the nation's largest distributor of parts and accessories to the recreational vehicle aftermarket. Through this relationship, TracVision land-mobile satellite TV systems and accessories will be marketed to more than 3,000 RV and truck dealerships nationwide.
On May 31, 2001, KVH Industries announced that it completed its private equity-financing plan with a private placement of 615,384 common shares to an institutional investor on May 25, 2001. This sale brings the total additional equity raised by the company since December 2000 to $19.5 million. Proceeds of the placement will be used primarily to finance the company's Photonic Fiber and Mobile Broadband research and development projects.
On May 11, 2001, KVH Industries announced that it had received a contract from Giat Industries to provide the new TACNAV(TM) II tactical navigation system for integration with Giat Industries' SIT-VI Battlefield Management System (BMS). KVH's contract is worth more than $2.7 million if all of the options are exercised.
KVH is webcasting its second quarter 2001 conference call live at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time today through the company's web site at The audio also will be archived at the company web site within three hours following the completion of the call.

KVH Industries, Inc., is an international leader in developing and manufacturing innovative, mobile, high-bandwidth satellite communications systems, tactical navigation products, and fiber optic products. An ISO 9001-registered company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic manufacturing facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, and a European sales, marketing, and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.

KVH Industries, Inc., and Subsidiary
Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2001 December 31,
(Unaudited) 2000
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 16,321,487 5,411,460
Accounts receivable, net 4,772,994 6,553,976
Costs and estimated
In excess of billings
on uncompleted
contracts 554,138 419,145
Inventories 3,602,145 3,600,660
Prepaid expenses and other
deposits 692,150 346,518
Deferred income taxes 637,799 637,799

Total current assets 26,580,713 16,969,558

Property and equipment,
net 6,935,886 6,580,375
Other assets, less
accumulated amortization 640,161 706,473
Deferred income taxes 2,238,430 2,238,430

Total assets $ 36,395,190 26,494,836

Liabilities and stockholders'
Current liabilities:
Bank line of credit $ -- 598,865
Current portion long-term
debt 81,111 81,111
Accounts payable 1,681,555 1,478,198
Accrued expenses 1,958,539 1,164,790
Customer deposits 1,269,354 1,195,091

Total current
liabilities 4,990,559 4,518,055

Long-term debt 2,748,646 2,784,121

Total liabilities 7,739,205 7,302,176

Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 109,237 86,191
Additional paid-in capital 34,158,000 21,186,459
Accumulated deficit (5,611,252) (2,079,990)

Total stockholders'
equity 28,655,985 19,192,660

Total liabilities
and stockholders'
equity $ 36,395,190 26,494,836

KVH Industries, Inc., and Subsidiary
Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three months ended Six months ended
June 30, June 30,
2001 2000 2001 2000

Net sales $ 7,829,217 7,951,254 15,961,888 13,647,769
Cost of sales 5,007,273 5,051,034 10,016,446 8,869,310

Gross profit 2,821,944 2,900,220 5,945,442 4,778,459

Research &
development 2,261,296 1,015,841 4,005,501 2,090,283
Sales &
marketing 1,978,904 1,622,368 4,227,236 3,040,756
Administration 639,794 564,327 1,278,045 1,092,061

Loss from
operations (2,058,050) (302,316) (3,565,340) (1,444,641)

Other income
Other income
(expense) (14,421) 55,245 (36,756) (149,533)
net 78,575 (42,263) 70,834 (45,026)

Loss before
income tax
benefit (1,993,896) (289,334) (3,531,262) (1,639,200)

Income tax
benefit -- 119,692 -- 603,311

Net loss $ (1,993,896) (169,642) (3,531,262) (1,035,889)

Per share
Loss per share
Basic $ (0.19) (0.02) (0.37) (0.14)
Diluted $ (0.19) (0.02) (0.37) (0.14)

Number of
shares used
in per share
Basic 10,318,065 7,621,919 9,477,323 7,528,917
Diluted 10,318,065 7,621,919 9,477,323 7,528,917

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results realized by the company could differ materially from the statements made herein. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: failure to develop and market fiber optic products; lack of reliable vendors, service providers, and outside products; continued poor military sales cycles; unforeseen changes in competing technologies and products; worldwide economic variances; and poor or delayed research and development results. Additional factors are discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 8, 2001. Copies are available through the company's Investor Relations Department and web site,

KVH Industries
Richard Forsyth, Chief Financial Officer
Investor Relations Contact
Kristian Svindland or Jolinda Taylor
Morgen-Walke Associates
Financial Media Contact
Ron Heckmann
Morgen-Walke Associates

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To: voop who wrote (866)7/19/2001 8:28:00 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Voop,

Thanks for the link. I checked it at about 6:00 a.m. and it wasn't loaded yet.

This is a wrong way to look at a company,but given the huge commitment made to R&D, and in light of the private placement, here goes:

Their business is up 10 for satellite products vs last year(last year sales were up huge so the momentum continues)

Sales are up 36% in fog and a year ago fog was what was keeping us in the red.So fog now is the revenue driver.

All in all,take out R&D and the company would be in the black.That would've been a major win last year.I know you can't take out R&D as it is a requirement of any tech comp..

Looks like the chemical clean room in Tinsley Park takes out any conversation of having a conflict with Lumera for claiming any income on Mr Dalton's proprietary chemical/plastics utilized within the "active fiber".

Lastly I'm impressed that Kvhi might have a Phase Array that will be available for use on automotive application by the end of the year.This is one of those gizmo's that I just can't even guess how it works.A live phase array that can capture a signal from a satellite and is only 1 inch above the roof of a car.I'm guessing it uses fiber and is a circle configuration that tracks as a vehicle turns.How something that flat can attract and capture a dbs signal - well I've just got to see it to figure it.

That's what I love about this Company. They challenge my imagination with science.Then when they finally accomplish it - the quality is flawless.

When I visited the R.I. facility,I asked the production manager how they handled warranty - He vapor locked for about 5 seconds. He finally said "I don't think we've ever had that happen".

I loved it. EXCUSE ME - I'm just a General Motors Dealer and they don't quite yet have me thinking 6 sigma.I was humbled to not be where they are.

Combine equity capital, with Kvhi scientific inovation - add a dose of patience and we've got capital gains.

You just have to believe.


Edit:Not too many companies have more than tripled their backlog over the last year either- that IS STRONG in anybody's book(14.6 million in 01 vs 4.6 million in 00)

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To: Roy F who wrote (867)7/19/2001 8:34:50 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

You've got to be quick these days.Just put my post out there -would like you're take.

Live Phase Array by year end! Modulators and current sensors still in the


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To: robert b furman who wrote (869)7/19/2001 10:28:49 AM
From: Roy F
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Hi Bob,

I'm a little slow on the trigger, but posted anyway because I couldn't get a convenient load on that link.

I agree with your assessment and share your enthusiasm. As I wrote a few days ago, I didn't have expectations for a ground shaking Q. KVH continues to work to carve out its niche in the selected arenas, while continuing to grow their existing businesses in a rough climate. Growth with potential for much more growth, not a bad combination.

I continue to wait for information regarding the current sensor, perhaps on the CC we'll learn something. Not that it's the only game for the company, but it is a new use for a product they already have, and thus a bonus of sorts. I always enjoy the new uses they seem to come across after inventing some gizmo... fertile minds and imagination (intellectual.... property) are a big asset for KVH.

I think the existing businesses will continue to grow, perhaps even thrive. The military business (we're global!) seems to be picking up, and the government is apparently destined to throw more money in the pot, which should be a plus.

While, I assume, progress is being made in all known areas, I'm trying to temper my wide-eyed view of the company until we see the bottom line... sales. Perhaps I'm just impatient waiting to see who's going to use these inventions.. who will be our partners in these various businesses? It's not nearly as dark out there as it used to be... and seems to be proceeding according to plan.



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To: robert b furman who wrote (869)7/19/2001 10:49:20 AM
From: hamsandwich
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I'm a little concerned about this gem from a charthugger standpoint. Breaking 6 means breaking the bottom bollinger band and heading further down IMO. The break of 6 is the first time (I think) this calendar year; granted it breaking on small volume, but that is little consolation. A close below 6 on the weekly would be bearish and leave 6 as resistance. Also, the uptrend line from April 2000 appears to have been broken of late.

All that being said, MACD, Stoch., and Williams have been reflecting a sell for a while, so may be about ready to turn up. Da bears are quick to remind that these numbers can stay oversold/down in a market which is trending down.

So, what am I trying to get at? I'm buying more at 5.



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To: hamsandwich who wrote (871)7/19/2001 11:09:24 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Ham,

I think the key,which you've pointed out is the volume.Kvhi seldom if ever has any volume - that will come much later.ggg

There are very few sellers here and very few buyers as well.

All in all,I thought the qtr went well.All old products are selling well in an extremely difficult marketplace for anyone.

The company has stated they would spend aggressively to accelerate the build out of new products.They're doing it.No news that is bad news.All news is good news.

Overall market is shaking out some weak holders.Take advantage of the discount and buy some more at a great price(well below where some big funds paid -that's for sure)


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