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CPI International Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

PALO ALTO, Calif. - August 11, 2015 - CPI International Holding Corp., the parent company of CPI International, Inc. (CPI), today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2015 third quarter ended July 3, 2015.

"CPI's business remains healthy in a somewhat challenging environment. Despite the expected decrease in sales and profit levels from last year's exceptionally strong results, we continue to see decent fundamental demand for CPI's products, as evidenced by our favorable year-to-date book-to-bill ratio of 1.02. Additionally, we continue to generate positive cash flow from operating activities and have increased our cash balance this fiscal year," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer.

Orders and Sales
In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, CPI booked total orders of $336 million, a one percent increase from the $334 million booked in the same period of fiscal 2014. Orders increased in the communications market, were unchanged in the medical market and decreased slightly in the defense market.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, CPI generated sales totaling $110 million, an eight percent decrease from the $119 million generated in the same quarter of fiscal 2014. Sales were essentially unchanged in the defense market and decreased in the medical and communications markets.

Adjusted EBITDA and Net Income
CPI's adjusted EBITDA totaled $18.1 million, or 16.5 percent of sales, in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, as compared to $22.9 million, or 19.2 percent of sales, in the same quarter of the previous year. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower sales and a less profitable mix of products.

CPI's net income in the third quarter totaled $1.2 million, as compared to $3.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year. The decrease in net income primarily resulted from lower sales and a less profitable mix of products, as well as a $4.0 million increase in income tax expense. Partially offsetting the decrease in income, CPI recorded no expenses related to debt restructuring in the most recent quarter; in comparison, in the third quarter of the prior year, CPI recorded $7.2 million in expenses in connection with the debt restructuring completed in April 2014.

Defense Market
In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, CPI's orders in the defense market decreased two percent to $135 million. Lower orders to support certain shipboard radar programs, including the Aegis radar systems, and a foreign airborne electronic countermeasures program contributed to the decrease, which was partially offset by an increase in orders for radomes to support an electronic warfare program and for products to support foreign naval radar systems. Demand for products to support the Aegis radar systems remains significantly stronger than long-term historical averages, but the timing of the placement of orders for these systems has resulted in unfavorable comparisons between the first nine months of fiscal 2015 and the same period of fiscal 2014.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, CPI's sales in the defense market were essentially unchanged at $45.6 million. Sales to support certain radar applications, including several cloud-profiling radar programs, increased, offsetting a decrease in sales to support a radar program that has fluctuating annual demand levels and an airborne electronic warfare program that has been completed.

Communications Market
Orders in the communications market increased 18 percent to $124 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2015. Orders to support military communications applications increased, including orders for advanced tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna products and satellite communications amplifier products.

Sales in the communications market decreased eight percent to $40.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. This decrease was primarily the result of a decrease in sales to support military communications applications, particularly an expected decrease in sales of advanced TCDL antenna products and sales of radomes for naval communications applications.

Medical Market
In the medical market, orders were effectively unchanged at $56.7 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2015. A decrease in orders to support x-ray imaging, including x-ray imaging products used in radiation therapy applications, was offset by an increase in orders to support MRI applications.

Sales in the medical market decreased 14 percent to $15.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. A decrease in sales for x-ray imaging, including x-ray imaging products used in radiation therapy applications, was partially offset by an increase in sales for MRI applications.

Cash Flow
As of July 3, 2015, CPI's cash and cash equivalents totaled $61.3 million, an increase from the $40.5 million in cash and cash equivalents recorded as of July 4, 2014. For the 12-month period ending on July 3, 2015, cash flow from operating activities totaled $31.7 million, free cash flow totaled $23.9 million and adjusted free cash flow totaled $26.2 million.

Financial Community Conference Call
In conjunction with this announcement, CPI will hold a conference call on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) that will be broadcast simultaneously on the company's Web site. To participate in this conference call, please dial (800) 649-5127, or (253) 237-1144 for international callers, enter conference ID 85154808 and ask for the CPI International Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call. To access the Web cast, please visit http://investor.cpii.com and click "Events."

About CPI International Holding Corp.
CPI International Holding Corp., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of CPI International, Inc., which is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. Together, Communications & Power Industries LLC and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. develop, manufacture and globally distribute components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits.

Non-GAAP Supplemental Information
EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow presented here are non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures. EBITDA represents earnings before net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, non-cash, unusual or other items. EBITDA margin represents EBITDA divided by sales. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by sales. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and patent application fees. Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow further adjusted to exclude certain non-recurring, unusual or other items.

CPI believes that GAAP-based financial information for leveraged businesses, such as the company's business, should be supplemented by EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, 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 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, EBITDA margin, 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, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow of other companies. Because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow do not include certain material costs, such as interest and taxes in the case of EBITDA-based measures, 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 income or statements of cash flows data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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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; currency fluctuations; goodwill impairment considerations; customer cancellations of sales contracts; U.S. Government contracts; export restrictions and other laws and regulations; international laws; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; the impact of environmental or zoning laws and regulations; and inability to obtain raw materials and components. 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.

Contact:
Amanda Mogin, Communications & Power Industries, investor relations, 650.846.3998
amanda.mogin@cpii.com

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