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ViaSat Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

ViaSat Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results16:05 EST Wednesday, February 06, 2013Record Revenues ContinueCARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. The fiscal third quarter results included new contract awards of $265.7 million and another record revenues quarter of $286.4 million. Operating performance grew quarter over quarter reflecting Adjusted EBITDA of $48.4 million and net income attributable to ViaSat common stockholders of $0.04 per share on a non-GAAP diluted basis. On a diluted GAAP basis, ViaSat reported a net loss attributable to ViaSat common stockholders of $0.47 per share, which, as discussed below, reflects a one-time debt extinguishment expense of $26.5 million or $0.36 per share on a net of tax basis.(Logo: for the past nine months include new contract awards of over $1.1 billion and revenues totaling $811.0 million. On a year-to-date basis, ViaSat reported Adjusted EBITDA of $122.5 million and a net loss attributable to ViaSat common stockholders of $0.18 per share on a non-GAAP diluted basis, or $0.99 per share on a diluted GAAP basis inclusive of the debt extinguishment expense. "Our fiscal third quarter delivered strong growth in key metrics for all our business segments. We gained more momentum in our Exede® satellite broadband service, growing net adds over 50% sequentially to almost 38,000 for the quarter, while yielding continued sequential growth in Adjusted EBITDA," said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. "Our Government Systems segment posted record revenues and over 70% Adjusted EBITDA growth, along with solid orders. Our Commercial Networks segment revenues are up over 25%, driven by Ka-band network systems. We are very pleased with these results that reflect the strong backlog and competitive positions that we are continuing to build throughout the company." Financial Results1(In millions, except per share data)Q3 FY13Q3 FY12First 9 Mos. FY13First 9 Mos. FY12Revenues$286.4$205.0$811.0$623.1Adjusted EBITDA2$48.4$36.9$122.5$112.1Net (loss) income3 ($20.8)$5.1($43.1)$14.9Diluted per share net (loss) income 3($0.47)$0.12($0.99)$0.34Non-GAAP net income (loss) 3,4 $1.8$11.6($7.9)$32.7Non-GAAP diluted per share net income (loss) 3,4$0.04$0.26($0.18)$0.74Fully diluted weighted average shares 544.244.343.744.0New contract awards$265.7$211.9$1,146.3$711.2Sales backlog6$939.0$575.3$939.0$575.31 ViaSat uses a 52 or 53 week fiscal year which ends on the Friday closest to March 31. ViaSat quarters for fiscal year 2013 end on June 29, 2012, September 28, 2012, December 28, 2012, and March 29, 2013.2 Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) attributable to ViaSat Inc. before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to exclude the effects of non-cash stock-based compensation expense, acquisition related expenses and loss on extinguishment of debt. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results for these periods is included in the tables below.3 Attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders.4 All non-GAAP net income (loss) numbers have been adjusted to exclude the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results for these periods is included in the tables below.5 As the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2013 financial information results in a net loss, the weighted average number of shares used to calculate basic and diluted net loss per share is the same, as diluted shares would be anti-dilutive.6 Amounts include certain backlog adjustments due to contract changes and amendments.Segment Results(In millions)    Q3 FY13    Q3 FY12First 9 Mos. FY13First 9 Mos. FY12Satellite Services New contract awards$71.4$55.7$212.5$167.5 Revenues$71.8$55.7$198.4$167.9 Adjusted EBITDA$11.0$17.3$24.1$54.8Commercial Networks New contract awards$45.8$41.9$417.7$207.7 Revenues $68.7$54.4$231.3$170.7 Adjusted EBITDA$2.4($0.1)$10.9$3.2Government Systems New contract awards$148.5$114.3$516.1$336.0 Revenues $146.0$94.9$381.3$284.4 Adjusted EBITDA$35.1$19.8$87.7$54.0Satellite ServicesOur Satellite Service segment revenues increased 28.9% for the quarter and 18.1% year-to-date as our total subscriber base expanded to 467,000. We completed approximately 77,500 installations during the quarter, which delivered 62,000 gross adds to the network, primarily through retail channels. ARPU increased to $49.07 for the third quarter. Adjusted EBITDA declined for the quarter and year-to-date compared to last year primarily due to the fixed costs of the ViaSat-1 network expansion and higher subscriber acquisition costs relative to the incremental subscriber margin gains. However, quarter over quarter Adjusted EBITDA improved for the second consecutive quarter.Our third quarter consumer Internet service reported other key metrics as follows: Ending subscribers: 467,000 (46.4% on ViaSat-1) Migrations from WildBlue® to Exede service: 15,600 (77,500 installs, less 62,000 gross adds) Average monthly churn: 1.9%Commercial NetworksOur Commercial Networks segment third quarter revenues of $68.7 million grew by 26.1% compared to last year, driving Adjusted EBITDA up to $2.4 million versus the $0.1 million Adjusted EBITDA loss reported in our fiscal 2012 third quarter results. Year-to-date revenues and Adjusted EBITDA also grew compared to last year, reflecting the continued success we have experienced in the global Ka-band satellite networking market. In the third quarter, we received another $19.9 million in awards for SurfBeam® 2 Ka-band terminals and recently reached a significant milestone as we shipped our 500,000th SurfBeam 2 consumer terminal.Government Systems Our Government Systems segment reported another quarter of record revenues and Adjusted EBITDA improving year over year by 53.9% and 77.4%, respectively. On a year-to-date basis, our government segment has experienced nearly $100 million in revenue growth driving Adjusted EBITDA up 62.5% compared to the same period last year. These results have been driven by growth in our government mobile broadband, command and control, and tactical satellite networks products and services. In December 2012, we received a $52 million contract renewal to continue providing broadband airborne satcom services for a U.S. government customer and were selected by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to engineer our advanced information security into common, off-the-shelf mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.Other Selected Fiscal Third Quarter Business HighlightsNamed by Popular Science as a Best of What's New Award winner for 2012 for the ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite system and Exede Internet service for the home. Ranked number 25 on the Defense Systems "Super 75," which recognizes the most successful and agile 75 companies supplying products and systems in the net-centric battlespace. CEO Mark Dankberg named Visionary Executive of the Year at the first annual Satellite Markets and Research Vision Awards in New York City. Completed field testing of the Exede Newsgathering service, including the first high-capacity Ka-band Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) vehicle built in the U.S., with ABC TV stations in Chicago and Houston. Awarded a $13 million delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego, augmenting the original $34 million Lot 13 order. Shipped our 500th VR-12 Ku-band airborne satellite antenna, which has been the workhorse for hundreds of military and general aviation customers. Issued an additional $300 million in aggregate principal amount of our 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020. The net proceeds from the notes offering were used primarily to repurchase our outstanding 8.875% Senior Notes due 2016. Upon completion of the refinancing transaction in the third quarter, the company recorded a one-time debt extinguishment expense of $26.5 million related to the early repayment of the old notes, and simultaneously lowered its annual effective interest expense by approximately $5 million per year over the eight-year term of the new notes.  Safe Harbor StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to strong backlog, competitive positions and continued growth of the company. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: our ability to successfully implement our business plan for our broadband satellite services on our anticipated timeline or at all; negative audits by the U.S. government; continued turmoil in the global business environment and economic conditions; delays in approving U.S. government budgets and cuts in government defense expenditures; our reliance on U.S. government contracts, and on a small number of contracts which account for a significant percentage of our revenues; our ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; our reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply our products; increased competition and other factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on our ability to sell products and services; our level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; our involvement in litigation, including intellectual property claims and litigation to protect our proprietary technology; and our dependence on a limited number of key employees. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in our SEC filings available at, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.Conference CallViaSat Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the fiscal year 2013 third quarter results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The dial-in number is (877) 640-9809 in the U.S. and (914) 495-8528 internationally. A replay of the conference call will be available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 6 until midnight on Thursday, February 7 by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers, and entering the conference ID 93800126. You can also access our conference call webcast and other material financial information discussed on our conference call on the Investor Relations section of our website at The call will be archived and available on that site for approximately one month immediately following the conference call.About ViaSat ( delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,600 people in a number of locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology development.Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information To supplement ViaSat's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), ViaSat uses non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to ViaSat Inc. and Adjusted EBITDA, measures ViaSat believes are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of ViaSat's past financial performance and prospects for the future. We believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding specific expenses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results. In addition, since we have historically reported non-GAAP results to the investment community, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP numbers provides consistency in our financial reporting and facilitates comparisons to the company's historical operating results. Further, these non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators that management uses as a basis for evaluating the operating performance of our segments, allocating resources to such segments, planning and forecasting in future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results is provided in the tables below. WildBlue, Exede, Yonder, and SurfBeam are registered trademarks and service marks of ViaSat Inc.    Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations(Unaudited)(In thousands, except per share data)Three months ended Nine months endedDecember 28,2012December 30,2011December 28,2012December 30,2011Revenues:Product revenues$       164,694$       121,862$      480,898$     391,019Service revenues121,74883,102330,129232,070Total revenues286,442204,964811,027623,089Operating expenses:Cost of product revenues119,25089,463349,720289,657Cost of service revenues92,14557,318266,096160,838Selling, general and administrative62,20945,640172,789131,752Independent research and development7,6125,99923,73918,502Amortization of acquired intangible assets3,9604,75212,06514,291Income (Loss) from operations1,2661,792(13,382)8,049Interest expense, net(10,634)(311)(33,628)(483)Loss on extinguishment of debt(26,501)-(26,501)-(Loss) income before income taxes (35,869)1,481(73,511)7,566Benefit from income taxes(15,255)(3,637)(30,607)(7,315)Net (loss) income(20,614)5,118(42,904)14,881Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest, net of tax162(22)1997Net (loss) income attributable to ViaSat Inc. $       (20,776)$          5,140$      (43,103)$       14,874Diluted net (loss) income per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders$          (0.47)$            0.12$         (0.99)$          0.34Diluted common equivalent shares44,18944,33343,66244,015AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC.ON A GAAP BASIS AND NON-GAAP BASIS IS AS FOLLOWS:Three months ended Nine months endedDecember 28, 2012December 30, 2011December 28, 2012December 30, 2011GAAP net (loss) income attributable to ViaSat Inc.$       (20,776)$          5,140$     (43,103)$      14,874Amortization of acquired intangible assets3,9604,75212,06514,291Stock-based compensation expense6,9865,79919,41014,778Loss on extinguishment of debt26,501-26,501-Income tax effect(14,829)(4,085)(22,729)(11,245)Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to ViaSat Inc.$          1,842$         11,606$       (7,856)$       32,698Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders$            0.04$            0.26$         (0.18)$          0.74Diluted common equivalent shares44,18944,33343,66244,015AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC.AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS:Three months ended Nine months endedDecember 28, 2012December 30, 2011December 28, 2012December 30, 2011GAAP net (loss) income attributable to ViaSat Inc.$        (20,776)$          5,140$      (43,103)$       14,874Benefit from income taxes(15,255)(3,637)(30,607)(7,315)Interest expense, net10,63431133,628483Depreciation and amortization40,32429,331116,71789,238Stock-based compensation expense6,9865,79919,41014,778Loss on extinguishment of debt26,501-26,501-Adjusted EBITDA$         48,414$        36,944$     122,546$     112,058  AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORECORPORATE AND AMORTIZATION OF ACQUIRED INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS:(In thousands)Three months ended December 28, 2012Three months ended December 30, 2011Satellite ServicesCommercial NetworksGovernment SystemsTotalSatellite ServicesCommercial NetworksGovernment SystemsTotalSegment operating (loss) profit before corporate and amortization of acquired intangible assets$(18,356)$       (3,399)$      26,981$    5,226$ (1,359)$       (5,159)$      13,062$    6,544Depreciation *27,0092,4515,17834,63817,3412,3454,07623,762Stock-based compensation expense1,4602,6532,8736,9861,0422,1112,6465,799Other amortization934740551,729251568-819Adjusted EBITDA before other$ 11,047$        2,445$      35,08748,579$17,275$         (135)$      19,78436,924Other (165)20Adjusted EBITDA$  48,414$  36,944Nine months ended December 28, 2012Nine months ended December 30, 2011Satellite ServicesCommercial NetworksGovernment SystemsTotalSatellite ServicesCommercial NetworksGovernment SystemsTotalSegment operating (loss) profit before corporate and amortization of acquired intangible assets$(60,245)$       (7,304)$      66,232$   (1,317)$ (1,165)$     (11,270)$      34,775$  22,340Depreciation *77,6078,07613,31498,99752,1457,35812,25971,762Stock-based compensation expense4,0937,2658,05219,4102,9894,8206,96914,778Other amortization2,6622,8151435,6208552,331-3,186Adjusted EBITDA before other$ 24,117$      10,852$      87,741122,710$54,824$        3,239$      54,003112,066Other (164)(8)Adjusted EBITDA$122,546$112,058* Depreciation expenses not specifically recorded in a particular segment have been allocated based on sales, which management believes is a reasonable method.   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet(Unaudited)(In thousands)As ofAs ofAs ofAs ofAssetsDecember 28, 2012March 30, 2012Liabilities and EquityDecember 28, 2012March 30, 2012Current assets: Current liabilities: Cash and cash equivalents$  112,667$    172,583 Accounts payable $      76,930$       75,040Accounts receivable, net237,551211,690 Accrued liabilities 139,547159,762Inventories126,437127,646 Current portion of other long-term debt 1,0271,240Deferred income taxes20,21420,316 Total current liabilities 217,504236,042Prepaid expenses and other current assets36,66330,917 Senior Notes, net 585,265547,791Total current assets533,532563,152 Other long-term debt 62774 Other liabilities 58,03950,353Property, equipment and satellites, net895,535880,704 Total liabilities 860,870834,960Other acquired intangible assets, net51,06963,041 Total ViaSat Inc. stockholders' equity 883,599887,975Goodwill83,56183,461 Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 4,4664,218Other assets185,238136,795 Total equity 888,065892,193Total assets$ 1,748,935$  1,727,153 Total liabilities and equity $  1,748,935$   1,727,153 SOURCE ViaSat Inc.For further information: Heather Ferrante, ViaSat Inc., +1 760-476-2633