Category: Communications Equipment

CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results

OXNARD, CA (Oct 6, 2014) - CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its second quarter ended August 31, 2014. Highlights for the quarter include:

Commenting on the second quarter fiscal 2015 results, Michael Burdiek, CalAmp's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our solid performance in the second quarter was driven by ongoing strength in the Wireless Datacom segment, which generated record revenues of $50.2 million and led to an 11% year-over-year growth in non-GAAP earnings. During the quarter we experienced strong growth in energy revenues with renewed shipments to our solar power customer, coupled with robust demand for our Mobile Resource Management (MRM) products from fleet management and asset tracking customers. I am particularly encouraged by the expanding pipeline of opportunities and the momentum in demand for our MRM products as we enter the second half of fiscal 2015. In our Satellite segment, we saw an expected decline in revenues to $9 million, though a favorable product mix drove higher gross margins and meaningful contribution to our overall operating cash flow and profitability." 

Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results
Total revenue for the fiscal 2015 second quarter was $59.2 million compared to $58.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Wireless Datacom revenue increased to $50.2 million from $47.2 million in the same period last year, while Satellite revenue was $9.0 million in the latest quarter compared to $11.6 million in the second quarter last year due to normal demand fluctuations in this business.

Consolidated gross profit for the fiscal 2015 second quarter was $20.5 million, an increase of $0.7 million over the same quarter last year, primarily attributable to higher Wireless Datacom revenue. The consolidated gross margin was 34.6% in the fiscal 2015 second quarter, compared to 33.7% in the second quarter last year.

GAAP net income for the fiscal 2015 second quarter was $3.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter of last year. While the Company's GAAP-basis effective tax rate approximates the combined US federal and state statutory tax rate, the Company's pretax income is still largely sheltered from taxation by net operating loss and research and development tax credit carryforwards, and is expected to remain so for the next several years.

Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal 2015 second quarter was $7.5 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP earnings of $6.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income excludes the impact of intangibles amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses, and includes an income tax provision for cash taxes paid or payable for the period. A reconciliation of the GAAP-basis pretax income to the non-GAAP net income and earnings per diluted share is provided in the table at the end of this press release.

As of August 31, 2014, the Company had total cash and marketable securities of $36.8 million and no bank debt outstanding. Net cash provided by operating activities during the second quarter was $8.5 million, and the unused borrowing capacity on the bank revolver as of the end of the second quarter was $15 million.

Business Outlook
Commenting on the Company's business outlook, Mr. Burdiek said, "In the fiscal 2015 third quarter, we expect consolidated revenue in the range of $61 to $65 million. We anticipate Wireless Datacom revenue in the third quarter will be higher on a sequential quarter basis due primarily to the commencement of production shipments of telematics devices to a key OEM customer in the heavy equipment industry. Satellite revenue in the third quarter is expected to be down slightly on a sequential quarter basis to the lower end of its normal quarterly operating range. At the bottom line, we expect third quarter GAAP-basis net income in the range of $0.08 to $0.12 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.21 to $0.25 per diluted share." 

Mr. Burdiek continued, "For fiscal 2015 as a whole, we expect consolidated revenues to gain momentum as the year progresses with revenue from our key heavy equipment OEM customer likely exceeding $10 million in the second half of this fiscal year. We anticipate full year revenues in the range of $250 to $255 million, GAAP-basis net income in the range of $0.36 to $0.42 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.88 to $0.94 per share. We are pleased with the momentum we are experiencing across our core portfolio, and anticipate that continued execution and investments in new applications and geographic expansion will drive growth into fiscal 2016 and beyond."

Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss the fiscal 2015 second quarter financial results and business outlook will be held today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific. CalAmp's President and CEO Michael Burdiek and CFO Rick Vitelle will host the conference call. Participants can dial into the live conference call by calling 1-877-407-0784 (1-201-689-8560 for international callers) and using the Conference ID # 13590360. An audio replay will be available through October 20, 2014 by calling 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 and entering the Conference ID # 13590360.

Additionally, a live webcast of the call will be available on CalAmp's web site at Participants are encouraged to visit the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. After the live webcast, a replay will remain available until the next quarterly conference call in the Investor Relations section of CalAmp's web site.

About CalAmp
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in providing wireless communications solutions to a broad array of vertical market applications and customers. CalAmp's extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable cloud service platform, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business critical data and desired intelligence from high-value remote assets. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements that within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "believe", "seek", "could", "estimate", "judgment", "targeting", "should", "anticipate", "goal" and variations of these words and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment, product demand, competitive pressures and pricing declines in our Wireless Datacom and Satellite segments, unforeseen delays in the expected ramp in product shipments to a key OEM customer in the heavy equipment industry, the timing and acceptance of customer approvals of new product designs, intellectual property infringement claims, interruption or failure of our Internet-based systems used to wirelessly configure and communicate with the tracking and monitoring devices that we sell, changes in wireless transmission standards and technologies including 3G and 4G standards, dependence on third-party manufacturers and component suppliers in foreign countries, and other risks or uncertainties that are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2014 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 that were filed on April 24, 2014 and October 6, 2014, respectively, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurances that our expectations will be attained. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts)  
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 31,     August 31,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
Revenues   $ 59,210     $ 58,807     $ 118,191     $ 112,553  
Cost of revenues     38,714       38,968       77,476       74,233  
Gross profit     20,496       19,839       40,715       38,320  
Operating expenses:                                
  Research and development     5,016       5,296       10,134       10,454  
  Selling     4,921       4,884       10,098       9,869  
  General and administrative     3,892       3,418       7,529       7,230  
  Intangible asset amortization     1,634       1,484       3,317       3,133  
      15,463       15,082       31,078       30,686  
Operating income     5,033       4,757       9,637       7,634  
Non-operating expense, net     (4 )     (81 )     (91 )     (250 )
Income before income taxes     5,029       4,676       9,546       7,384  
Income tax provision     (1,751 )     (1,832 )     (3,575 )     (2,855 )
Net income   $ 3,278     $ 2,844     $ 5,971     $ 4,529  
Earnings per share:                                
  Basic   $ 0.09     $ 0.08     $ 0.17     $ 0.13  
  Diluted   $ 0.09     $ 0.08     $ 0.16     $ 0.13  
Shares used in computing earnings per share:                                
  Basic     35,732       34,808       35,652       34,687  
  Diluted     36,472       35,833       36,498       35,748  
(Unaudited, in thousands)  
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 31,     August 31,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
  Wireless DataCom   $ 50,204     $ 47,196     $ 98,051     $ 88,061  
  Satellite     9,006       11,611       20,140       24,492  
    Total revenues   $ 59,210     $ 58,807     $ 118,191     $ 112,553  
Gross profit                                
  Wireless DataCom   $ 18,047     $ 17,555     $ 35,362     $ 33,515  
  Satellite     2,449       2,284       5,353       4,805  
    Total gross profit   $ 20,496     $ 19,839     $ 40,715     $ 38,320  
Operating income                                
  Wireless DataCom   $ 4,657     $ 4,314     $ 8,325     $ 6,680  
  Satellite     1,300       1,228       3,156       2,776  
  Corporate expenses     (924 )     (785 )     (1,844 )     (1,822 )
    Total operating income   $ 5,033     $ 4,757     $ 9,637     $ 7,634  
    August 31,     February 28,  
    2014     2014  
Assets   (Unaudited)        
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 23,296     $ 19,233  
  Short-term marketable securities     13,548       8,500  
  Accounts receivable, net     38,277       36,904  
  Inventories     20,175       14,968  
  Deferred income tax assets     7,508       7,619  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     4,317       5,017  
    Total current assets     107,121       92,241  
Long-term marketable securities     -       518  
Property, equipment and improvements, net     6,795       4,771  
Deferred income tax assets, less current portion     31,858       35,131  
Goodwill     15,479       15,422  
Other intangible assets, net     25,833       29,131  
Other assets     3,742       2,051  
    $ 190,828     $ 179,265  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of long-term debt   $ 862     $ 1,156  
  Accounts payable     28,725       20,508  
  Accrued payroll and employee benefits     4,207       6,594  
  Deferred revenue     8,405       8,251  
  Other current liabilities     5,507       5,609  
    Total current liabilities     47,706       42,118  
Long-term debt     238       702  
Other non-current liabilities     4,482       3,298  
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock     362       359  
  Additional paid-in capital     205,435       206,154  
  Accumulated deficit     (67,330 )     (73,301 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (65 )     (65 )
    Total stockholders' equity     138,402       133,147  
    $ 190,828     $ 179,265  
(Unaudited - In thousands)  
    Six Months Ended  
    August 31,  
    2014     2013  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
  Net income   $ 5,971     $ 4,529  
  Depreciation and amortization     4,368       4,015  
  Stock-based compensation expense     1,756       1,321  
  Amortization of debt issue costs and discount     280       147  
  Deferred tax assets, net     3,384       2,796  
  Other     42       -  
  Changes in operating working capital     (9 )     1,002  
    Net cash provided by operating activities     15,792       13,810  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Purchases of marketable securities, net of redemptions     (4,572 )     -  
  Capital expenditures     (3,094 )     (841 )
  Acquisition net of cash acquired     -       (46,837 )
    Net cash used in investing activities     (7,666 )     (47,678 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Proceeds from bank term loan, net of repayments     -       2,783  
  Payment of acquisition-related note and contingent consideration     (1,591 )     (486 )
  Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vested equity awards     (3,013 )     (2,991 )
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options     541       1,139  
    Net cash provided (used) by financing activities     (4,063 )     445  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     4,063       (33,423 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     19,233       63,101  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 23,296     $ 29,678  

"GAAP" refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This press release includes historical non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. CalAmp believes that its presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. The presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

In this press release, CalAmp reports the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted Basis Net Income and Adjusted Basis Net Income Per Diluted Share. CalAmp uses these non-GAAP financial measures to enhance the investor's overall understanding of the financial performance and future prospects of CalAmp's core business activities. Specifically, CalAmp believes that a report of Adjusted Basis Net Income and Adjusted Basis Net Income Per Diluted Share provides consistency in its financial reporting and facilitates the comparison of results of core business operations between its current and past periods. 

The reconciliation of the GAAP Basis Pretax Income to Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) Net Income is as follows (in thousands except per share amounts):                                          

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 31,     August 31,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
GAAP Basis Pretax Income   $ 5,029     $ 4,676     $ 9,546     $ 7,384  
Amortization of intangible assets     1,634       1,484       3,317       3,133  
Stock-based compensation expense     936       690       1,756       1,321  
Acquisition and integration expenses     -       -       -       637  
Pretax income (non-GAAP basis)     7,599       6,850       14,619       12,475  
Income tax provision (non-GAAP basis) (a)     (65 )     (32 )     (190 )     (64 )
Adjusted Basis Net Income   $ 7,534     $ 6,818     $ 14,429     $ 12,411  
Adjusted Basis Net Income per diluted share   $ 0.21     $ 0.19     $ 0.40     $ 0.35  
Weighted average common shares outstanding on diluted basis     36,472       35,833       36,498       35,748  
(a) The non-GAAP income tax provision represents cash taxes paid or payable for the period after giving effect to the utilization of net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards.

Garo Sarkissian
SVP, Corporate Development
(805) 987-9000

Lasse Glassen
(424) 238-6249