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Telenav Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Telenav Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results13:00 EDT Thursday, April 26, 2012SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TeleNav, Inc. (Nasdaq:TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended March 31, 2012.Financial Highlights Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $57.8 million, a 9% increase over $53.2 million recorded in the prior sequential quarter and a 1% increase over $57.1 million recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. The third quarter of fiscal 2012 included approximately $5.0 million of revenue related to new mapping content for a large automotive customer; the comparable quarter in fiscal 2011 included approximately $6.6 million of automotive revenue recognized as a result of amendments to a customer agreement.   Revenue from strategic growth areas, which include automotive, enterprise location-based services (LBS), mobile advertising and commerce and premium LBS, was $15.0 million, which compares with $8.6 million in the prior sequential quarter and $10.8 million in the same quarter one year ago. Excluding the revenue related to new mapping content in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, strategic growth areas increased 15% over the prior sequential quarter. Strategic growth areas represented 26% of total revenue in the period, up from 16% in the prior sequential quarter.   International revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $3.2 million, up 11% from $2.9 million in the prior sequential quarter, representing 5% of total revenue.    Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation expense) for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $14.2 million, which compares with $14.8 million in the prior sequential quarter. Ending cash and investments totaled $209.8 million as of March 31, 2012.   Total subscribers for March 2012 increased to 32.0 million, including 4.8 million freemium subscribers.  Freemium products are free basic navigation services that can be monetized through paid upgrades to premium products, as well as through advertising. HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of Telenav, said, "Telenav again delivered a solid financial quarter and continued to execute on its strategic and international growth initiatives. These together represented 31% of revenue in the quarter, further reducing customer concentration among U.S. carriers and setting the stage for continued healthy growth." Mr. Jin continued, "We are extremely excited about our increasing presence in the automotive market. Our built-in automotive navigation solution now is deployed on nine different Ford models, including vehicles shipping to  South America. Over the second half of 2012, we expect volumes to grow significantly as Ford deploys our solution on an additional six models, bringing the total model count with Ford to 15. In 2013, we expect to be shipping automotive solutions for another global auto maker through Delphi and to launch additional geographies and models with Ford outside the U.S. We currently are negotiating additional potential automotive design wins. We also believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the long-term potential of mobile local advertising, which leverages our growing user base, increasing engagement with our users through innovative new products such as Scout, and our rare ability to deliver customers to the front door of local merchants." Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $7.4 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, which compares with net income of $11.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2011.  Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $8.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, which compares with $12.2 million or $0.27 per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation expense net of the related tax effect.Recent Business Highlights Separately today, the company announced that Douglas Miller, 55, its chief financial officer since May 2006, will resign effective June 15, 2012, to take an extended sabbatical. He will be succeeded by Michael Strambi, 50, currently the company's vice president of finance. Miller will remain with the company as a consultant for a period of time after his formal resignation to assure a continued smooth transition. Strambi joined Telenav as vice president of finance in November 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles for public and private companies.    The company announced that its Scout for Apps developer program is now open to all mobile and web developers. Scout for Apps gives developers an easy way to offer consumers free, turn-by-turn, voice-guided GPS navigation, directly from their app or website. It is the first HTML5, browser-based, voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation service for mobile phones. Developers can integrate the service by simply adding one line of code, making it ideal for social, travel and shopping apps, or any other app or website that includes points of interest, places or addresses. Scout for Apps is ad-supported, or Telenav will work with developers to offer other flexible licensing options.   Telenav's branded iPhone applications continued to be among the most highly ranked navigation apps (Scout was recently released in the Lifestyle category) for iPhone in both the paid and free categories, with over 3.3 million downloads as of March 31, 2012.   Telenav and MapmyIndia, India's leader in digital maps, navigation and location-based services, together announced the launch of India's first mobile app that offers house number search and navigation on iPhones. MapmyIndia Navigator by Telenav provides award-winning, high-quality, voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation, moving maps and access to millions of places for easy search and discovery.Business Outlook The company currently is in discussions related to its contract with Sprint, one of its largest customers. The contract expires as of December 31, 2012, however Sprint may terminate the obligations related to Telenav's bundled navigation services beginning July 1, 2012, with 30 business days prior notice to Telenav. The company believes that these discussions, if successful, will likely result in modifications to the duration, financial terms, and promotion of Telenav's services offered to Sprint customers under the contract, as well as a significant reduction in revenue from Sprint related to the bundles, beginning in the quarter ending June 30, 2012.  Telenav believes that its services provide excellent value to Sprint subscribers and is hopeful that it will reach agreement on an amendment and extension of the contract in the quarter ended June 30, 2012. However, there can be no assurance as to what specific terms may be achieved or whether the parties will agree to any changes to the current contract.  If no changes to the current contract are agreed to by the parties during the current quarter, revenue recognized from the Sprint bundle relationship will not be reduced in the June quarter of 2012; however, in the event that Telenav and Sprint agree to amend the agreement prior to June 30, 2012, Telenav anticipates that revenue for the three months ending June 30, 2012 would be materially impacted. In the quarter ended March 31, 2012, Sprint represented 35% of the company's total revenue.  For the fourth fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2012, Telenav offers the following guidance, which assumes no impact in the quarter from any potential amendment of its current agreement with Sprint and is predicated on management's judgments. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 ending June 30, 2012: Total revenue is expected to be $52 to $54 million; Revenue from strategic growth areas and international is expected to be in the range of $14-$15 million: Gross margin is expected to be in the range of 76% to 77%; Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $31 to $32 million, and exclude approximately $1.6 million in stock-based compensation expense; GAAP net income is expected to be $5 to $6 million; GAAP diluted net income per share is expected to be $0.11 to $0.13; Non-GAAP net income is expected to be $6 to $7 million; Non-GAAP diluted net income per share is expected to be $0.13 to $0.15; Effective tax rate for the quarter is expected to be approximately 37%; Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding are expected to be approximately 44 million. The above information concerning guidance for the fourth  fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2012 represents Telenav's outlook only as of the date hereof, and is subject to change as a result of amendments to material contracts and other changes in business conditions. Telenav undertakes no obligation to update or revise any financial forecast or other forward looking statements, as a result of new developments or otherwise.Conference Call The company will host an investor conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) today. To access the conference call, dial 888-277-7060 (toll-free, domestic only) or 913-312-0936 (domestic and international toll) and enter passcode 4659641. The webcast will be accessible on Telenav's investor relations website at http://investor.telenav.com/.  A replay of the conference call will be available beginning approximately two hours after its completion through May 10, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PT. To access the replay, please dial 888-203-1112 (toll-free domestic only) or 719-457-0820 (international or domestic toll) and enter passcode 4659641.Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Telenav prepares its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the United States, or GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures such as net income and earnings per share information included in this press release are different from those otherwise presented under GAAP. The following are explanations of each type of adjustment that we incorporate into non-GAAP financial measures: Stock-based compensation expense relates to equity incentive awards granted to our employees, directors, and consultants. Stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be a significant recurring non-cash expense for Telenav.   While we include the dilutive impact of such equity awards in weighted average shares outstanding, the expense associated with stock-based awards reflects a non-cash charge that we exclude from non-GAAP net income. Our non-GAAP tax rate differs from the GAAP tax rate due to the elimination of the tax effect of the GAAP stock compensation expenses that are being eliminated to arrive at the non-GAAP expenses. Telenav has provided these measures in addition to GAAP financial results because management believes these non-GAAP measures help provide a consistent basis for comparison between periods that are not influenced by certain non-cash charges and therefore are helpful in understanding Telenav's underlying operating results. These non-GAAP measures are some of the primary measures Telenav's management uses for planning and forecasting. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP and these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to information provided by other companies. Reconciliations of the GAAP to non-GAAP results are presented at the end of this press release.Forward - Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on Telenav management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management.  Forward-looking statements include information concerning Telenav's anticipated or assumed future financial results, shares outstanding and anticipated business activities.  Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks associated with the renewal or amendment, if any, of our agreement with Sprint, the terms of such renewal or amendment being adverse as it relates to future revenue, duration and other terms; fluctuations in Telenav's quarterly and annual operating results; Telenav's dependence on Sprint, AT&T, and Ford for a substantial majority of its revenue; changes in the contractual relationships with AT&T and other wireless carriers to whom Telenav provides services, as have occurred in the past; automotive equipment suppliers ("OEMs") and consumer acceptance of Scout by TeleNav, Scout for Cars and other Scout applications; Telenav's success in achieving additional design wins from OEMs and auto manufacturers and the delivery dates of automobiles with Telenav's products incorporated; competition from other market participants who may provide comparable services to subscribers without charge; Telenav's short history  in the automotive navigation market; continued production of vehicles with and adoption by auto buyers of Telenav's products offered by Ford and the products offered by other automotive OEMs; the timing of new product releases and vehicle production by our automotive customers; Telenav's ability to increase revenue from premium services; successful conversion of freemium users to paid subscribers; Telenav's inexperience in the mobile advertising market; Telenav's ability to estimate and sustain or increase its revenue and profitability; impact of foreign currency exchange rates; Telenav incurring losses; Telenav's ability to attract, migrate and retain new wireless carriers and auto manufacturers and automotive OEMs; Telenav's ability to issue new releases of its products and services and expand its product portfolio; changes to current accounting standards which may have a significant, adverse impact upon Telenav's financial results; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Telenav's services and products; the impact of current or future intellectual property litigation and claims for indemnification and litigation related to U.S securities laws and economic and political conditions in the US and abroad. We discuss these risks in greater detail in "Risk factors" and elsewhere in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date made. You should review our SEC filings carefully and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect.About Telenav, Inc. Telenav's mission is to help make people's lives easier, less stressful, more fun, and more productive while they are on the go. Our personalized navigation services help people make faster and smarter daily decisions about where to go, when to leave, how to get there, and what to do when they arrive. Each day, approximately 32 million people have access to personalized navigation that we deliver to their mobile phones, developer applications, tablets, computers and cars. To date, we have scouted more than 1.5 billion personal journeys. We aim to be everywhere people need us. Our partners are wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), app developers, advertisers and agencies, as well as enterprises large and small. Our partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Ford, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sony, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile US, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores and on the web at www.telenav.com and www.scout.me. Follow Telenav on Twitter at www.twitter.com/telenav or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/telenav The Telenav, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11384 Copyright 2012 Telenav, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "Telenav," the Telenav logo, and "telenav.com" are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks of Telenav, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, all other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this press release are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. TNAV-F                    Telenav, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(in thousands)    March 31, 2012June 30, 2011 *Assets(unaudited)  Current assets:   Cash and cash equivalents  $ 27,635  $ 24,053 Short-term investments  182,179  179,257 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $384 and $356, at      March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively  26,526  30,711 Deferred income taxes  1,676  2,951 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  13,431  9,654 Total current assets  251,447  246,626 Property and equipment, net  16,584  9,079 Deferred income taxes, non-current  1,607  1,589 Deposits and other assets  5,749  3,333 Total assets  $ 275,387  $ 260,627      Liabilities and stockholders' equity     Current liabilities:     Accounts payable  $ 2,577  $ 3,176 Accrued compensation  8,409  7,847 Accrued royalties  7,761  4,154 Other accrued expenses  6,687  4,308 Deferred revenue  26,880  48,490 Income taxes payable  1,703  49 Total current liabilities  54,017  68,024 Deferred rent, non-current  7,785  8 Other long-term liabilities  4,014  4,129       Stockholders' equity:     Preferred stock, $0.001 par value: 50,000 shares authorized; no      shares issued or outstanding  --  -- Common stock, $0.001 par value: 600,000 shares authorized;      43,918 shares issued and 41,452 shares outstanding at March 31, 2012, and 42,984 shares issued and 41,823 shares outstanding at June 30, 2011  42  42 Additional paid-in capital  117,851  115,064 Accumulated other comprehensive income  419  537 Retained earnings  91,259  72,823 Total stockholders' equity  209,571  188,466 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 275,387  $ 260,627             * Derived from audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended June 30, 2011                              Telenav, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income(in thousands, except per share amounts)         Three Months Ended March 31,Nine Months Ended March 31,  2012201120122011  (unaudited)(unaudited)         Revenue  $ 57,770  $ 57,110  $ 163,668  $ 156,232 Cost of revenue  14,793  12,739  35,054  30,419 Gross profit  42,977  44,371  128,614  125,813           Operating expenses:         Research and development  17,848  14,239  51,638  40,739 Sales and marketing  8,839  6,699  24,689  17,229 General and administrative  5,473  5,701  17,514  14,170 Total operating expenses  32,160  26,639  93,841  72,138           Income from operations  10,817  17,732  34,773  53,675           Interest income  403  309  1,156  576 Other income (expense), net  64  (4)  311  174 Income before provision for income taxes  11,284  18,037  36,240  54,425 Provision for income taxes  3,933  6,872  10,462  20,862 Net income  $ 7,351  $ 11,165  $ 25,778  $ 33,563 Net income per share          Basic  $ 0.18  $ 0.27  $ 0.62  $ 0.80 Diluted  $ 0.17  $ 0.25  $ 0.58  $ 0.75 Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share         Basic  41,454  41,919  41,412  42,063 Diluted  43,579  45,181  44,208  44,936                  Telenav, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands)  Nine Months Ended March 31, 20122011 (unaudited)Operating activities     Net income  $ 25,778  $ 33,563 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net     cash provided by operating activities:     Depreciation and amortization  6,025  7,449 Accretion of premium on short-term investments  3,416  1,500 Stock-based compensation expense  3,798  2,895 Write-off of capitalized software  --  691 Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  (799)  (513) Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     Accounts receivable  4,185  9,569 Deferred income taxes  2,016  248 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  (3,763)  (5,885) Other assets  (1,181)  919 Accounts payable  (27)  (35) Accrued compensation  562  (215) Accrued royalties  3,607  435 Accrued expenses and other liabilities  1,843  2,220 Income taxes payable  2,780  (361) Deferred rent  8,852  (223) Deferred revenue  (21,899)  60,734 Net cash provided by operating activities  35,193  112,991      Investing activities     Purchases of property and equipment  (13,058)  (4,074) Additions to capitalized software  (1,649)  (884) Purchases of short-term investments  (112,820)  (207,044) Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments   106,462  34,454 Acquisitions, net of cash acquired  (1,768)  -- Net cash used in investing activities  (22,833)  (177,548)      Financing activities     Proceeds from exercise of stock options  1,843  1,107 Repurchase of common stock  (11,322)  (9,734) Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  799  513 Net cash used in financing activities  (8,680)  (8,114)       Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (98)  (73) Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  3,582  (72,744) Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period  24,053  112,862 Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period  $ 27,635  $ 40,118     Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information     Income taxes paid  $ 6,870  $ 20,636                              Telenav, Inc.    Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments    (in thousands except for per share amounts)                          Three Months Ended March 31,Nine Months Ended March 31,  2012201120122011           GAAP net income  $ 7,351  $ 11,165  $ 25,778  $ 33,563 Stock-based compensation:         Cost of revenue  21  23  68  70 Research and development  623  502  1,863  1,420 Sales and marketing  312  291  846  671 General and administrative  351  320  1,021  734 Total stock-based compensation  1,307  1,136  3,798  2,895 Tax effect of adding back stock-based compensation  (188)  (147)  (499)  (310) Non-GAAP net income  $ 8,470  $ 12,154  $ 29,077  $ 36,148           Non-GAAP net income per share          Basic  $ 0.20  $ 0.29  $ 0.70  $ 0.86 Diluted  $ 0.19  $ 0.27  $ 0.66  $ 0.80 Weighted average shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share         Basic  41,454  41,919  41,412  42,063 Diluted  43,579  45,181  44,208  44,936CONTACT: John Swenson Telenav, Inc. 408.990.1422 johnsw@telenav.com