Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013 and Provides Updated Fiscal 2013 Guidance
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- June 6, 2013 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) today reported its operating results for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2013.
Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $69.9 million compared to $99.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. The period-over-period decrease in net sales is due to lower net sales in our mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers segments and, to a much lesser extent, our telecommunications transmission segment. GAAP net income was $2.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to $6.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
Net sales for the nine months ended April 30, 2013 were $235.4 million compared to $312.3 million for the nine months ended April 30, 2012. GAAP net income was $12.7 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the nine months ended April 30, 2013 as compared to $24.5 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, for the nine months ended April 30, 2012.
The Company also announced that it is updating its fiscal 2013 revenue guidance to a range of $310.0 million to $320.0 million and its fiscal 2013 GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance to a range of $0.86 to $0.92. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2013 is expected to be between $49.0 million and $51.0 million. The updated diluted earnings per share guidance reflects the impact of the Companys repurchases of common stock through June 5, 2013.
In commenting on the Company's performance and updated fiscal 2013 guidance, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, Despite difficult market conditions, we are pleased with our overall third quarter results, particularly the receipt of several strategically important new contracts. For the first time this fiscal year, our quarterly book-to-bill ratio exceeded 1.0, and we expect the same to be the case in the fourth quarter.
Mr. Kornberg added, We are excited about our long-term business prospects and we are confident that we are on the right path to achieve revenue and earnings growth in fiscal 2014.
Selected Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Metrics and Other Items
- Backlog as of April 30, 2013 was $130.1 million compared to $126.4 million as of January 31, 2013.
- Total bookings for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2013 were $73.6 million and $211.5 million, respectively, compared to $110.9 million and $304.7 million for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2012, respectively.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $9.6 million and $38.2 million for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2013, respectively, as compared to $15.4 million and $54.6 million for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2012, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial measure and is defined in the below table.
- The Companys effective income tax rate for the three months ended April 30, 2013 was 22.3%, which reflects a discrete tax benefit of approximately $0.5 million. The Companys effective income tax rate for the twelve months ending July 31, 2013 is expected to approximate 35.5%, excluding discrete tax adjustments.
- During the three months ended April 30, 2013, the Company repurchased 542,495 shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $13.8 million (including transaction costs).
- At April 30, 2013, the Company had $342.2 million of cash and cash equivalents which does not reflect the subsequent repurchase of an additional 95,888 shares of the Companys common stock for an aggregate cost of approximately $2.5 million (including transaction costs) from May 1, 2013 through June 5, 2013 or the quarterly dividend payment of $4.5 million which was paid on May 21, 2013. Since establishing the Companys first repurchase program on September 23, 2010, the Company has repurchased a total of 12,389,303 shares of common stock for approximately $365.7 million (including transaction costs). The Company can make additional repurchases of up to $34.6 million pursuant to its existing $50.0 million stock repurchase program.
- Additional information about the Companys updated fiscal 2013 guidance is contained in the Companys third 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 Friday, June 7, 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) 952-1906 (domestic), or (785) 424-1825 (international) and using the conference I.D. of Comtech. A replay of the conference call will be available for seven days by dialing (800) 283-4593 or (402) 220-0872. 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 contracts and the post-award audit of its original 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 April 30,||Nine months ended April 30,|
|Cost of sales||38,429,000||58,115,000||129,916,000||177,921,000|
|Selling, general and administrative||15,374,000||20,005,000||47,617,000||63,749,000|
|Research and development||9,080,000||9,481,000||28,407,000||28,609,000|
|Amortization of intangibles||1,582,000||1,626,000||4,746,000||5,037,000|
|Other expenses (income):|
|Interest income and other||(287,000||)||(370,000||)||(878,000||)||(1,300,000||)|
|Income before provision for income taxes||3,669,000||8,744,000||19,428,000||31,758,000|
|Provision for income taxes||817,000||2,678,000||6,776,000||7,270,000|
|Net income per share:|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding basic||16,731,000||18,853,000||17,141,000||20,746,000|
|Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding diluted||16,827,000||24,910,000||23,221,000||26,724,000|
|Dividends declared per issued and outstanding common share as of the applicable dividend record date||$||0.275||0.275||0.825||0.825|
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|April 30, 2013||July 31, 2012|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||342,197,000||367,894,000|
|Accounts receivable, net||47,904,000||56,242,000|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||10,737,000||8,196,000|
|Deferred tax asset, net||9,780,000||12,183,000|
|Total current assets||481,719,000||516,876,000|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||20,858,000||22,832,000|
|Intangibles with finite lives, net||34,087,000||38,833,000|
|Deferred tax asset, net, non-current||-||438,000|
|Deferred financing costs, net||1,450,000||2,487,000|
|Other assets, net||894,000||958,000|
|Liabilities and Stockholders Equity|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||30,641,000||40,870,000|
|Customer advances and deposits||13,432,000||14,516,000|
|Total current liabilities||63,795,000||82,655,000|
|Convertible senior notes||200,000,000||200,000,000|
|Income taxes payable||3,266,000||2,624,000|
|Deferred tax liability, net||1,184,000||-|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, par value $.10 per share; shares authorized and unissued 2,000,000||-||-|
|Common stock, par value $.10 per share; authorized 100,000,000 shares; issued 28,996,237 shares and 28,931,679 shares at April 30, 2013 and July 31, 2012, respectively||2,900,000||2,893,000|
|Additional paid-in capital||361,970,000||361,458,000|
|Treasury stock, at cost (12,504,352 shares and 11,564,059 shares at April 30, 2013 and July 31, 2012, respectively)||(363,409,000||)||(339,177,000||)|
|Total stockholders equity||404,234,000||429,401,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders equity||$||676,362,000||719,778,000|
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures
|Three Months Ended April 30,||Nine Months Ended April 30,|
|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
Costs related to withdrawn fiscal 2011 contested proxy solicitation
|(1)||Represents earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of intangibles and stock-based compensation, restructuring charges related to the wind-down of the microsatellite product line of the Companys mobile data communications segment 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 (SCUR) filings, in assessing its ability to generate cash flow and service debt.|
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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