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Globecomm Systems Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter and Six-Month Financial Results

 

February 8, 2011

 

Globecomm Systems Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal 2011 second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2010. Globecomm is reporting its financial results on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis as well as adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted net income per common share, both non-GAAP financial measures, for which the Company provides detailed reconciliations on the attached tables.

 

Fiscal Year 2011 Second Quarter Results

Revenues for the Company’s fiscal 2011 second quarter increased 23.1% to $70.2 million as compared to $57.1 million in the same period last year. Revenues from service increased 40.8% to a record $47.3 million, as compared to $33.6 million in the same period last year. The increase in service revenue was primarily driven by organic growth in the access service offering in the government marketplace, coupled with the Company’s acquisition of C2C and Evocomm, which combined contributed $5.0 million. Revenue from infrastructure solutions was flat at approximately $23.0 million as compared to $23.5 million in the same period last year.

 

Net income for the Company’s fiscal 2011 second quarter increased to $1.7 million or $0.08 per diluted share as compared to net income of $1.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share in the same period last year. During the fiscal 2011 second quarter, the Company recorded a charge for the change in fair value of the earn-out as a result of the performance of the previously announced acquisition of C2C and Evocomm. C2C and Evocomm are reaching higher earnings results than the Company’s original forecasts, therefore the Company’s expectations for reaching future earn-out targets have been adjusted accordingly. In accordance with GAAP, this change in the fair value of the earn-out resulted in a $2.0 million ($0.09 per share) charge to diluted net income per common share. Excluding this charge and non-recurring tax adjustment of $0.3 million ($0.02 per share) related to research and development tax credits for fiscal year 2010, the Company’s adjusted diluted net income per common share increased 114% to $0.15 as compared to $0.07 in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 increased 84.8% to $8.1 million compared to $4.4 million in the same period last year.

 

Fiscal Year 2011 Six Month Results

Revenues for the Company’s fiscal 2011 six months ended December 31, 2010 increased 17.8% to a record $123.4 million as compared to $104.8 million in the same period last year. Revenues from services increased 45.1% to a record $90.2 million as compared to $62.2 million in the same period last year. The increase in service revenue was primarily driven by organic growth in the access service offering in the government marketplace, coupled with the Company’s acquisition of C2C and Evocomm, which combined contributed $9.3 million. Revenues from infrastructure solutions decreased 21.9% to $33.3 million as compared to $42.6 million in the same period last year. The decrease in infrastructure solution revenues was primarily caused by the timing of revenue milestones and by the global economic slowdown resulting in government and commercial customers and prospects delaying projects. The Company’s expectations for the infrastructure segment had significantly lower revenues for the first six months as compared to the reminder of fiscal 2011.

 

Net income for the Company’s first six months of fiscal 2011 increased 45.4% to $3.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the same period last year. During the fiscal 2011 six months ended December 31, 2010 the Company recorded a charge for the change in fair value of the earn-out as a result of the performance of the previously announced acquisition of C2C and Evocomm. This change in the fair value of the earn-out resulted in a $2.1 million ($0.10 per share) charge to diluted net income per common share. Excluding this charge and non-recurring tax adjustment of $0.3 million ($0.02 per share), the Company’s adjusted diluted net income per common share increased 100% to $0.26 as compared to $0.13 in the same period last year.

 

Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2011 increased 72.9% to $14.5 million compared to $8.4 million in the same period past year.

 

Management’s Review of Results and Expectations

David Hershberg, Chairman and CEO, said "We are excited to have increased service revenue guidance and adjusted EBITDA guidance, while maintaining our current EPS guidance in spite of a significant hit to earnings due to the improved results of the C2C and Evocomm subsidiaries, beyond our original expectations, according to GAAP requirements for valuing contingent earn-out payments. If these subsidiaries again exceed our expectations in the future, we could see additional charges. We also made a slight downward revision to overall revenues due to the lumpiness of infrastructure revenues. In particular we have a large job from NATO that was anticipated to be recognized as revenue in the fourth quarter, which looks like it will be recognized in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. We anticipate a strong close to the year and look forward to a record year."

 

Keith Hall, President and COO, added "During the first six months of the year our services segment exceeded our expectations and continues to drive top and bottom line results. The teams continue to execute well across the board and we have seen promising indicators for the infrastructure segment for the balance of the year. We are also pleased with the progress of our wireless and media market initiatives, which we feel will spur organic growth in the years to come. We look forward to closing the year strong and setting the stage for fiscal 2012."

 

Management’s Current Expectations for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011

 

Globecomm currently expects the following financial results for the fiscal year 2011:

Consolidated revenues to be between $280 and $295 million, down from $290 to $305 million. This reduction is due to the delay of shipments on one major contract until fiscal 2012.

 

Service segment revenues to be between $180 and $185 million, up from approximately $175 million.

GAAP diluted net income per common share to be between $0.50 and $0.55. We are maintaining our original guidance despite the charge for the change in fair value of the earn-out as a result of an increase in the expected performance during the remainder of the two year earn-out period of C2C and Evocomm along with non-recurring tax adjustments which resulted in a net $0.07 reduction in earnings as detailed in the table below. In light of this adjustment and the potential for additional adjustments if there are additional changes to the expectations of C2C and Evocomm, we believe adjusted diluted net income per common share would better illustrate comparability between current and prior periods. We expect adjusted diluted net income per common share to be between $0.57 and $0.62 for fiscal 2011.

 

Adjusted EBITDA to be between $31 and $33 million, up from $28 to $29 million.

 

Non-GAAP Measures

 

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure which represents net income before interest income, interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation, amortization expense, non-cash stock compensation expense, acquisition costs and earn-out fair value adjustments. Globecomm believes this provides greater transparency by helping illustrate comparability between current and prior periods. Under a new accounting pronouncement on business combinations, effective in fiscal 2010 for the Company, acquisition-related transaction expenses are required to be expensed rather than capitalized, and changes to the fair value of earn-out payments must be recognized in earnings. Therefore, the exclusion of acquisition costs and the earn-out fair value adjustments of the earn-out in the Adjusted EBITDA calculation provides better comparability.

 

Adjusted EBITDA does not represent cash flows as defined by GAAP. Globecomm discloses adjusted EBITDA since it is a financial measure commonly used in its industry. Because adjusted EBITDA facilitates internal comparisons of our historical financial position and operating performance on a more consistent basis, the Company also uses adjusted EBITDA in measuring performance relative to that of our competitors and in evaluating acquisition opportunities. The Company’s management regularly uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the Company’s business and make operating decisions. Adjusted EBITDA is not meant to be considered a substitute or replacement for net income as prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Reconciliation between GAAP net income and adjusted EBITDA is provided in a table immediately following the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

Reconciliation of adjusted diluted net income per common share excludes earn-out fair value adjustments and non-recurring tax adjustments. These amounts are not in accordance with GAAP, Globecomm believes this provides greater transparency by helping illustrate comparability between current and prior periods. Under the new accounting pronouncement on business combinations, earn-out fair value adjustments are required to be expensed rather than capitalized and therefore the exclusion of the earn-out fair value adjustments is a non-GAAP measure that provides better comparability of results. The non-recurring tax adjustment relates to research and development tax credits for fiscal 2010, therefore they have been excluded as a non-GAAP measure to provide better comparability of results.

 

Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s management regularly uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the Company’s business and make operating decisions.