ViaSat Announces First Quarter Results
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. The fiscal first quarter results include new contract awards of $152.9 million, revenues of $192.0 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $37.6 million and non-GAAP diluted net income attributable to ViaSat common stockholders of $0.23 per share, or $0.08 per share on a diluted GAAP basis. Included in these first quarter results was a pre-tax expense of $8.5 million, or $0.12 per share, resulting from an increase in estimated costs on a government satellite communications development program.
“ViaSat generated healthy year-over-year growth in revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, orders and contract awards, and sales backlog, but results were impacted by the program expense as well as delays in contract award decisions on a number of government follow-on and competitive contracts,” said Mark Dankberg, Chairman and CEO of ViaSat. “We anticipate that several potentially significant awards will be decided within the current quarter. The defense budget is clearly under increasing pressure, leading to ordering delays throughout the defense procurement market, but we believe that pressure also creates a more receptive market for ViaSat’s lower cost systems. Our strong competitive positions in expected growth segments such as airborne intelligence, situational awareness, data links, and cyber security afford an opportunity to accelerate and build on the momentum from our recent Blue Force Tracking-2 contract award. The Blue Force Tracking initial contract ceiling value is our second largest ever and was awarded shortly after the end of the first quarter.”
Financial Results (1)
(In millions, except per share data) Q1 FY11 Q1 FY10 Revenues $192.0 $158.4 Net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. $3.3 $8.3 Diluted per share net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders $0.08 $0.25 Non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. (2) $9.6 $10.8 Non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders (2) $0.23 $0.33 Fully diluted weighted average shares 42.1 32.7 Adjusted EBITDA (3) $37.6 $20.2 New orders/Contract awards $152.9 $120.6 Sales backlog $489.8 $436.8
(1) ViaSat uses a 52 or 53 week fiscal year which ends on the Friday closest to March 31. ViaSat quarters for fiscal year 2011 end on July 2, 2010, October 1, 2010, December 31, 2010, and April 1, 2011. (2) All non-GAAP net income numbers have been adjusted to exclude the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, and non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, net of tax. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results for these periods is included in the “Reconciliation Between Net Income Attributable to ViaSat Inc. on a GAAP Basis and Non-GAAP Basis” table contained in this release. A description of our use of non-GAAP information is provided below under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information.” (3) Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) attributable to ViaSat Inc. before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to exclude the effects of non-cash stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results for these periods is included in the “Reconciliation Between Net Income Attributable to ViaSat Inc. and Adjusted EBITDA” table contained in this release. A description of our use of non-GAAP information is provided below under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information.”
Government Systems Segment
The Government Systems segment recorded quarterly revenues of $88.8 million, a 4% decrease over the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. The decrease was primarily related to lower sales of information assurance and tactical data link products, offset by higher sales of government satellite communication systems. New contract awards in our Government Systems segment for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 were $72.6 million.
In June 2010, as a result of certain systems integration testing, we determined that significant additional rework was required in order to complete a government satellite communication program. Following the testing and subsequent internal reviews and analyses, we recorded an additional forward loss of $8.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 for estimated additional labor and materials required to complete the program.
Commercial Networks Segment
For the Commercial Networks segment, revenues were $45.6 million for the first quarter, which was a 28% decrease from the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. The revenue decrease was primarily due to a reduction in sales of enterprise VSAT products, consumer broadband products, which was partly due to ViaSat no longer recognizing revenue for equipment sales to WildBlue following our acquisition of WildBlue in December 2009, and satellite networking technology development programs, offset by increased revenue in our antenna systems product group. New contract awards in our Commercial Networks segment for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 were $24.5 million.
Satellite Services Segment
Our Satellite Services segment contributed revenues of $57.5 million for the first quarter, which was a $55.0 million increase compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. The revenue increase was primarily related to the acquisition of WildBlue in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010, as well as growth in our mobile broadband services. New contract awards in our Satellite Services segment for the first quarter were $55.8 million.
Selected First Quarter 2011 Business Highlights
- ViaSat mobile broadband installations reached a total of 800 systems serving a mix of general aviation, communications-on-the-move (COTM), maritime, and high-speed rail customers.
- Announced our acquisition of privately-held Stonewood Group Limited, a maker of encrypted hard drives and other data-at-rest encryption products. This acquisition was completed in July 2010.
- Awarded a $5.75 million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for tactical data link and satellite communications equipment and engineering support services from SPAWAR Charleston, S.C. for the U.S. Navy and through the Foreign Military Sales program for the Republic of Turkey.
- Upgraded transmission rates on our airborne broadband network to improve performance for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) network missions being flown by nearly 100 U.S. airborne military satellite communication systems.
- After quarter close, awarded $37.7 million of first article and initial production terminals for the U.S. Army next generation high-capacity low-latency Blue Force Tracking (BFT) equipment as part of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program. The total value of the IDIQ contract vehicle ordering agreement is $477 million.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to our expected growth segments such as airborne intelligence, situational awareness, data links, and cyber security, WildBlue and Stonewood acquisition and related integration, operation and growth prospects, growth for mobile broadband services, BFT2 program performance, and our government, commercial, and satellite opportunities. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: uncertainties associated with the performance, integration and costs associated with the WildBlue business; our ability to have manufactured or successfully launch ViaSat-1 or implement the related broadband satellite services on our anticipated timeline or at all; continued turmoil in global financial markets and economies; the availability and cost of credit; reliance on U.S. government contracts and our reliance on a small number of contracts which account for a significant percentage of our revenues; our ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and enhancements; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply our products; increased competition and other factors affecting the networking and communications industries generally; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on our ability to sell products; and our ability to comply with the covenants in any credit agreement, indenture or similar instrument governing any of our existing or future indebtedness. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
ViaSat Inc. will host a conference call to discuss these fiscal year 2011 first quarter results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 9, 2010. The dial in number is (877) 640-9809 and (914) 495-8528 internationally. A replay of the conference call will be available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 9 through midnight on Tuesday, August 10 by dialing (800) 642-1687 for U.S. callers and (706) 645-9291 for international callers, and entering the passcode 92463818. You can also access our conference call webcast and other material financial information discussed on our conference call (including any information required by Regulation G) on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.viasat.com. The call will be archived and available on that site for approximately one month immediately following the conference call.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, CA, ViaSat includes a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement ViaSat’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), ViaSat uses non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. and Adjusted EBITDA, measures ViaSat believes are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of ViaSat’s past financial performance and prospects for the future. Non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, and non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, net of tax. We believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding specific expenses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results. In addition, since we have historically reported non-GAAP results to the investment community, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP numbers provides consistency in our financial reporting and facilitates comparisons to the company’s historical operating results. Further, these non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators that management uses as a basis for planning and forecasting in future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results is provided in the “Reconciliation Between Net Income Attributable to ViaSat Inc. on a GAAP Basis and Non-GAAP Basis” table contained in this release.
Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) attributable to ViaSat Inc. before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to exclude the effects of non-cash stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses. We believe Adjusted EBITDA facilitates company-to-company operating performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by variations in capital structures (affecting net interest expense), taxation and the age and book depreciation of property, plant and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense), which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance. In addition, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies, many of which present an Adjusted EBITDA measure when reporting their results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income as a measure of performance or to net cash flows provided by (used in) operations as a measure of liquidity. In addition, other companies may define Adjusted EBITDA differently and, as a result, our measure of Adjusted EBITDA may not be directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA of other companies. Furthermore, Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments,
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs,
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt,
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the EBITDA calculation used for our senior notes and revolving line of credit debt covenant requirements, and
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our provision for income taxes, which may vary significantly from period to period.
A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results is provided in the “Reconciliation Between Net Income Attributable to ViaSat Inc. and Adjusted EBITDA” table contained in this release.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended ------------------ July 2, July 3, 2010 2009 Revenues: Product revenues $125,002 $149,401 Service revenues 67,002 9,007 ------ ----- Total revenues 192,004 158,408 Operating expenses: Cost of product revenues 94,714 105,572 Cost of service revenues 39,062 6,141 Selling, general & administrative 38,921 26,916 Independent research and development 7,314 7,003 Amortization of intangible assets 4,610 1,505 ----- ----- Income from operations 7,383 11,271 Interest, net (2,002) (82) ------ --- Income before income taxes 5,381 11,189 Provision for income taxes 1,981 2,897 ----- ----- Net income 3,400 8,292 Less: Net (loss) income attributable to the noncontrolling interest, net of tax 139 23 --- --- Net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. $3,261 $8,269 ====== ====== Diluted net income per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders $0.08 $0.25 ===== ===== Diluted common equivalent shares 42,125 32,683 AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC. ON A GAAP BASIS AND NON-GAAP BASIS IS AS FOLLOWS: GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. $3,261 $8,269 Amortization of intangible assets 4,610 1,505 Acquisition related expenses 1,185 - Stock-based compensation expense 4,167 2,562 Income tax effect (3,601) (1,497) ------ ------ Non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. $9,622 $10,839 ====== ======= Non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders $0.23 $0.33 ===== ===== Diluted common equivalent shares 42,125 32,683 AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC. AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS: GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. $3,261 $8,269 Provision for income taxes 1,981 2,897 Interest expense (income), net 2,002 82 Depreciation and amortization 25,027 6,426 Stock-based compensation expense 4,167 2,562 Acquisition related expenses 1,185 - ===== === Adjusted EBITDA $37,623 $20,236 ------- -------
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited) (In thousands)
July 2, April 2, Assets 2010 2010 Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $57,331 $89,631 Accounts receivable, net 161,808 176,351 Inventories 88,466 82,962 Deferred income taxes 17,346 17,346 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 22,165 28,857 Total current assets 347,116 395,147 ------- ------- Property, equipment and satellites, net 680,055 651,493 Other acquired intangible assets, net 84,779 89,389 Goodwill 75,012 75,024 Other assets 84,825 82,499 Total assets $1,271,787 $1,293,552 ========== ==========
July 2, April 2, Liabilities and Equity 2010 2010 Current liabilities: Accounts payable $73,226 $78,355 Accrued liabilities 97,768 102,251 ------ ------- Total current liabilities 170,994 180,606 Line of credit 30,000 60,000 Long-term debt 271,924 271,801 Other liabilities 25,438 24,395 ------ ------ Total liabilities 498,356 536,802 Total ViaSat Inc. stockholders’ equity 769,547 753,005 Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 3,884 3,745 ----- ----- Total equity 773,431 756,750 ------- ------- Total liabilities and equity $1,271,787 $1,293,552 ========== ==========
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