Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Results for Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year and Provides Initial Fiscal 2013 Guidance
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- September 26, 2012--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) today reported its operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2012.
Net sales for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2012 were $112.8 million and $425.1 million, respectively, as compared to $140.3 million and $612.4 million for the same periods in fiscal 2011. The fourth quarter and full year decrease in sales is primarily due to lower net sales, as expected, in the Companys mobile data communications segment which was due to lower MTS and BFT-1 sales to the U.S. Army.
Excluding $2.6 million of charges and expenses associated with a restructuring plan to wind-down the Companys mobile data communications segments microsatellite product line and $2.6 million of costs incurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 related to a withdrawn fiscal 2011 contested proxy solicitation, the Company reported Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.45 and $1.55 for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended July 31, 2012, respectively. GAAP diluted EPS was $0.38 and $1.42 for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended July 31, 2012, respectively, as compared to $0.42 and $2.22 for the comparative periods in fiscal 2011.
Adjusted EBITDA was $21.6 million and $76.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and the full fiscal year ended July 31, 2012, respectively.
The Company also announced initial financial guidance for its July 31, 2013 fiscal year. The Company projects that sales for fiscal 2013 will be between $375.0 million and $395.0 million, which assumes virtually no revenue generated from its microsatellite product line. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be between $1.40 and $1.50 and includes additional microsatellite product line restructuring charges of approximately $1.0 million, which are expected to be recorded in the first quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2013 is expected to be in the range of $70.0 million to $74.0 million.
In commenting on the Companys performance and business outlook, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, Although market conditions remain challenging, we posted solid results in the fourth quarter and achieved our highest level of quarterly bookings in fiscal 2012.
Mr. Kornberg added, We enter fiscal 2013 with optimism and we continue to take steps to focus on our core businesses and to appropriately respond to the ever-changing business environment.
Selected Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Metrics and Other Items
- Backlog as of July 31, 2012 was $153.9 million compared to $145.0 million as of July 31, 2011.
- Total bookings for the three and twelve months ended July 31, 2012 were $129.3 million and $434.0 million, respectively, compared to $89.1 million and $419.3 million for the three and twelve months ended July 31, 2011, respectively.
- During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, due to ongoing and anticipated future pressure on our U.S. government customer to reduce its spending, the Company adopted a restructuring plan to wind-down its mobile data communications segments microsatellite product line. In connection with this plan, the Company recorded a pre-tax restructuring charge of $2.6 million (of which $0.7 million relates to accelerated depreciation of fixed assets that will no longer be used). The Company expects to record approximately $1.0 million of additional restructuring charges and expenses during the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $21.6 million and $76.2 million for the three and twelve months ended July 31, 2012, respectively, as compared to $27.8 million and $135.5 million for the three and twelve months ended July 31, 2011, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial measure and is defined in the below table.
- The Companys effective income tax rate in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was 35.5%, which includes a net discrete tax expense of approximately $0.1 million. The Companys effective income tax rate of 26.4% for the twelve months ended July 31, 2012 reflects a net discrete tax benefit of $3.8 million. The Companys effective income tax rate for the twelve months ending July 31, 2013 is expected to approximate 34.5%, excluding any discrete tax adjustments.
- At July 31, 2012, the Company had $367.9 million of cash and cash equivalents which does not reflect a quarterly dividend payment of $4.8 million which was paid on August 20, 2012. During the twelve months ended July 31, 2012, the Company paid cash dividends of $22.6 million to its stockholders.
- During the twelve months ended July 31, 2012, the Company repurchased 7,055,614 shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $217.4 million (including transaction costs). Since establishing the Companys first repurchase program on September 23, 2010, the Company has purchased a total of 11,353,122 shares of common stock for approximately $339.0 million (including transaction costs). The Company can make additional repurchases of up to $11.3 million pursuant to its existing $250.0 million repurchase program.
- Additional information about the Companys fiscal 2013 guidance is contained in the Companys fourth quarter investor presentation which is located on the Companys website at www.comtechtel.com.
The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 8:30 AM (ET) on Thursday, September 27, 2012. 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 (800) 894-5910 (domestic), or (785) 424-1052 (international) and using the conference I.D. of Comtech. A replay of the conference call will be available for seven days by dialing (800) 723-0520 or (402) 220-2653. In addition, an updated investor presentation, including earnings guidance, is available on the Companys 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 Companys future performance and financial condition, plans and objectives of the Companys management and the Companys 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 Companys control which may cause its actual results, future performance and financial condition, and achievement of plans and objectives of the Companys 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 Companys 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, frequent new product announcements and enhancements, changing customer demands, changes in prevailing economic and political conditions; risks associated with the Companys legal proceedings and other matters, risks associated with certain U.S. government investigations; risks associated with the Companys BFT-1 contract, including its ongoing negotiations with the U.S. Army regarding pricing for the engineering services, program management and satellite network operations under its sustainment contract awarded in March 2012, and the post-award audit of its BFT-1 contract; risks associated with the Companys obligations under its revolving credit facility; and other factors described in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|Three months ended July 31,|
|Cost of sales||62,370,000||1,270,000||63,640,000||81,396,000|
|Selling, general and administrative||22,050,000||1,307,000||23,357,000||24,399,000|
|Research and development||9,880,000||-||9,880,000||11,970,000|
|Amortization of intangibles||1,600,000||-||1,600,000||2,027,000|
|Operating income (loss)||16,875,000||(2,577,000||)||14,298,000||20,535,000|
|Other expenses (income):|
|Interest income and other||(295,000||)||-||(295,000||)||(544,000||)|
|Income (loss) before provision for income taxes||14,859,000||(2,577,000||)||12,282,000||18,952,000|
|Provision for (benefit from) income taxes||5,256,000||(902,000||)||4,354,000||7,064,000|
|Net income (loss)||$||9,603,000||(1,675,000||)||7,928,000||11,888,000|
|Net income (loss) per share:|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding basic||17,756,000||17,756,000||17,756,000||25,454,000|
|Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding diluted||23,777,000||23,777,000||23,777,000||31,300,000|
|Dividends declared per issued and outstanding common share as of the applicable dividend record date||$||0.275||0.275||0.25|
|COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.|
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, continued
|Twelve months ended July 31,|
|Cost of sales||240,291,000||1,270,000||241,561,000||371,333,000|
|Selling, general and administrative||83,161,000||3,945,000||87,106,000||94,141,000|
|Research and development||38,489,000||-||38,489,000||43,516,000|
|Amortization of intangibles||6,637,000||-||6,637,000||8,091,000|
|Merger termination fee, net||-||-||-||(12,500,000||)|
Operating income (loss)
|Other expenses (income):|
|Interest income and other||(1,595,000||)||-||(1,595,000||)||(2,421,000||)|
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
Net income (loss)
Net income (loss) per share:
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding basic||19,995,000||19,995,000||19,995,000||26,842,000|
|Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding diluted||25,991,000||25,991,000||25,991,000||32,623,000|
|Dividends declared per issued and outstanding common share as of the applicable dividend record date||$||1.10||1.10||1.00|
|COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.|
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|July 31, 2012||July 31, 2011|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||367,894,000||558,804,000|
|Accounts receivable, net||56,242,000||70,801,000|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||8,196,000||7,270,000|
|Deferred tax asset, net||12,183,000||11,529,000|
|Total current assets||516,876,000||723,065,000|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||22,832,000||26,638,000|
|Intangibles with finite lives, net||38,833,000||45,470,000|
Deferred tax asset, net, non-current
|Deferred financing costs, net||2,487,000||3,823,000|
|Other assets, net||958,000||1,159,000|
|Liabilities and Stockholders Equity|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||40,870,000||49,858,000|
|Customer advances and deposits||14,516,000||11,011,000|
|Income taxes payable||-||4,056,000|
|Total current liabilities||82,655,000||96,057,000|
|Convertible senior notes||200,000,000||200,000,000|
|Income taxes payable||2,624,000||3,811,000|
|Deferred tax liability||-||2,101,000|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, par value $.10 per share; shares authorized and unissued 2,000,000||-||-|
|Common stock, par value $.10 per share; authorized 100,000,000 shares; issued 28,931,679 shares and 28,731,265 shares at July 31, 2012 and July 31, 2011, respectively||2,893,000||2,873,000|
|Additional paid-in capital||361,458,000||355,001,000|
|Treasury stock, at cost (11,564,059 shares and 4,508,445 shares at July 31, 2012 and July 31, 2011, respectively)||(339,177,000||)||
|Total stockholders equity||429,401,000||629,180,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders equity||$||719,778,000||937,509,000|
|COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.|
|Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures|
|Three Months Ended July 31,||Twelve Months Ended July 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
Accelerated depreciation expense related to the wind-down of microsatellite product line
Other restructuring charges related to the wind-down of microsatellite product line
Costs related to withdrawn fiscal 2011 contested proxy solicitation
|Represents earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of intangibles and stock-based compensation, accelerated depreciation expense and other restructuring charges related to the wind-down of the Companys mobile data communications segments microsatellite product line and costs related to a withdrawn fiscal 2011 contested proxy solicitation. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP operating metric used by management in assessing the Companys operating results. The Companys 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 Companys 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.|
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.Copyright Business Wire 2012