MELVILLE, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- December 9, 2013 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) today reported its operating results for the first quarter ended October 31, 2013.
Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $83.4 million compared to $91.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The period-over-period decrease reflects lower net sales in the Company's RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications segments, partially offset by higher sales in its telecommunications transmission segment.
GAAP net income was $5.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 as compared to $7.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
Adjusted EBITDA was $14.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, as compared to $18.5 million for the comparative period in fiscal 2013.
The Company also provided updated guidance. Fiscal 2014 revenue guidance is now expected to range from $325.0 million to $345.0 million and GAAP diluted earnings per share is now expected to be between $1.12 and $1.25. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2014 is now expected to be in the range of $55.0 million to $59.0 million.
In commenting on the Company's performance and updated fiscal 2014 business outlook, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Throughout the first quarter of fiscal 2014, we continued to see the signs of stabilization that we observed in certain of our end-markets during the last quarter of our fiscal 2013. We are pleased with our first quarter results and we believe that certain of our end markets may be improving.”
Selected Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Metrics and Other Items
The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 8:30 AM (ET) on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Investors and the public are invited to access a live webcast of the conference call from the Investor Relations section of the Comtech web site at www.comtechtel.com. Alternatively, investors can access the conference call by dialing (866) 952-7532 (domestic), or (785) 424-1834 (international) and using the conference I.D. of “Comtech.” A replay of the conference call will be available for seven days by dialing (800) 283-4799 or (402) 220-0860. In addition, an updated investor presentation, including earnings guidance, is available on the Company’s web site.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain information in this press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, information relating to the Company's future performance and financial condition, plans and objectives of the Company's management and the Company's assumptions regarding such future performance, financial condition, and plans and objectives that involve certain significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors not under the Company's control which may cause its actual results, future performance and financial condition, and achievement of plans and objectives of the Company's management to be materially different from the results, performance or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include the nature and timing of receipt of, and the Company's performance on, new or existing orders that can cause significant fluctuations in net sales and operating results; the timing and funding of government contracts; adjustments to gross profits on long-term contracts; risks associated with international sales; rapid technological change; evolving industry standards; new product announcements and enhancements; changing customer demands; changes in prevailing economic and political conditions; risks associated with the Company's legal proceedings and other matters; risks associated with certain U.S. government investigations; risks associated with the Company's BFT-1 contracts and the post-award audit of its original BFT-1 contract; risks associated with the Company's obligations under its revolving credit facility; and other factors described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
|Three months ended October,|
|Cost of sales||46,990,000||49,150,000|
|Selling, general and administrative||16,198,000||16,810,000|
|Research and development||8,499,000||10,049,000|
|Amortization of intangibles||1,582,000||1,582,000|
|Other expenses (income):|
|Interest income and other||(273,000||)||(276,000||)|
|Income before provision for income taxes||8,354,000||11,527,000|
|Provision for income taxes||3,049,000||4,092,000|
|Net income per share:|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic||16,454,000||17,379,000|
|Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding – diluted||22,698,000||23,444,000|
|Dividends declared per issued and outstanding common share as of the applicable dividend record date||$||0.275||0.275|
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|October 31, 2013||July 31, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||346,553,000||356,642,000|
|Accounts receivable, net||62,020,000||49,915,000|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||5,320,000||7,428,000|
|Deferred tax asset, net||10,135,000||10,184,000|
|Total current assets||493,060,000||489,651,000|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||19,620,000||20,333,000|
|Intangibles with finite lives, net||30,923,000||32,505,000|
|Deferred financing costs, net||736,000||1,093,000|
|Other assets, net||882,000||879,000|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Convertible senior notes, current||$||200,000,000||200,000,000|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||26,183,000||29,892,000|
|Customer advances and deposits||19,636,000||14,749,000|
|Income taxes payable||1,674,000||—|
|Total current liabilities||272,162,000||269,091,000|
|Income taxes payable||3,068,000||2,963,000|
|Deferred tax liability, net||2,614,000||1,741,000|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, par value $.10 per share; shares authorized and unissued 2,000,000||—||—|
|Common stock, par value $.10 per share; authorized 100,000,000 shares; issued 29,084,683 shares and 29,066,792 shares at October 31, 2013 and July 31, 2013, respectively||2,908,000||2,907,000|
|Additional paid-in capital||363,327,000||363,888,000|
|Treasury stock, at cost (12,733,254 shares and 12,608,501 shares at October 31, 2013 and July 31, 2013, respectively)||(369,716,000||)||(366,131,000||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||400,667,000||404,062,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||682,575,000||681,815,000|
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures
|Three Months Ended October 31,|
|Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA(1):|
GAAP net income
Net interest expense and other
Amortization of stock-based compensation
Depreciation and other amortization
Restructuring charges related to the wind-down of microsatellite product line
(1) Represents earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of intangibles and stock-based compensation and restructuring charges related to the wind-down of the microsatellite product line of the Company’s mobile data communications segment. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP operating metric used by management in assessing the Company’s operating results. The Company’s definition of Adjusted EBITDA may differ from the definition of EBITDA used by other companies and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is also a measure frequently requested by the Company’s investors and analysts. The Company believes that investors and analysts may use Adjusted EBITDA, along with other information contained in its SEC filings, in assessing its ability to generate cash flow and service debt.