SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp.

April 24, 2014 16:00 ET

CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Company Achieves Record Fiscal 2014 Revenue of $236 Million Driven by 34% Increase in Wireless Datacom Sales

OXNARD, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) - CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its fourth quarter and full year ended February 28, 2014. Highlights for the quarter and fiscal year include:

  • Consolidated fourth quarter revenue of $59.8 million, up 24% compared to the fourth quarter last year, with Wireless Datacom revenue up 32% over prior year fourth quarter to $49.2 million and Satellite revenue down 4% to $10.6 million; GAAP net income of $3.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share; Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) net income of $7.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted share
  • Consolidated fiscal year revenue rose to a historic record of $236 million, up 31% year-over-year, with Wireless Datacom revenue up 34% over prior fiscal year to $187 million and Satellite revenue up 19% to $48.9 million; GAAP-basis net income of $11.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share; Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) income of $27.7 million, or $0.77 per diluted share.
  • Net cash provided by operations for fiscal 2014 of $22.8 million, and total cash and marketable securities balance at February 28, 2014 of $28.3 million.

Commenting on the fiscal 2014 full year results, Michael Burdiek, CalAmp's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Fiscal 2014 was highlighted by strong growth in our core markets, strategic M&A activity and focused operational execution that together resulted in a strong period of expansion for CalAmp. At the top line, we achieved consolidated revenue growth of 31% year-over-year to record revenues of $236 million. Our performance was driven by a 34% increase in Wireless Datacom segment revenues due to strong demand from our core domestic customers, as well as growth in international revenue, which reached 19.0% of consolidated revenues as compared to 17.8% in the prior year. Our Satellite segment results were strong with year-over-year revenue growth of 19% coupled with significant gross margin improvement. We continue to see strong Wireless Datacom order pipeline, both in our core verticals and in emerging opportunities for auto insurance telematics and heavy equipment, which is expected to drive significant growth in fiscal 2015 and beyond."

Commenting on the fourth quarter performance, Mr. Burdiek stated, "Our fourth quarter results included a 32% year-over-year increase in our Wireless Datacom segment revenues and included increasing contributions from auto insurance telematics where demand continues to ramp. However, performance issues on the part of a contract manufacturer that we inherited with the Navman Wireless product line acquisition prevented us from shipping approximately $2 million in product orders in the fourth quarter. Also in the fourth quarter, we made a small strategic acquisition of Radio Satellite Integrators that is expected to expand our presence in the state and local government market by augmenting our current range of public safety products with high margin, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. For fiscal 2014 as a whole, recurring revenue including SaaS subscriptions accounted for about 16% of consolidated sales." 

Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Results
Total revenue for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter was $59.8 million compared to $48.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of 24%. Wireless Datacom revenue increased to $49.2 million from $37.3 million in the same period last year, and Satellite revenue was $10.6 million compared to $11.1 million in the fourth quarter last year.

Consolidated gross profit for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter was $20.6 million, an increase of $5.6 million over the same quarter last year, primarily attributable to higher revenue. The consolidated gross margin was 34.4% in the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, up from 31.1% in the fourth quarter last year. The increase in consolidated gross margin is due primarily to the contribution of the higher margin Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue from the Wireless Matrix acquisition and margin improvement in the Satellite segment.

GAAP net income for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter was $3.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $32.6 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of last year that included an income tax benefit of $29.2 million from eliminating the deferred tax asset valuation allowance associated with net operating loss (NOL) and tax credit carryforwards. Excluding this income tax benefit, and applying the same effective tax rate to last year's fourth quarter that applied to the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, pro forma GAAP-basis net income in the 2013 fourth quarter was $2.3 million or $0.07 per diluted share. Notwithstanding the fact that beginning in fiscal 2014 the Company's GAAP-basis effective tax rate approximates the US federal statutory tax rate of 35%, the Company's pretax income is still largely sheltered from taxation by NOL 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 2014 fourth quarter was $7.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP earnings of $4.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income excludes the impact of intangibles amortization and stock-based compensation expense, 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 February 28, 2014, the Company had total cash and marketable securities of $28.3 million and no bank debt outstanding. Net cash provided by operating activities during the fourth quarter was $3.4 million, and the unused borrowing capacity on the bank revolver as of the end of the fourth quarter was $15 million.

Business Outlook
Commenting on the Company's business outlook, Mr. Burdiek said, "In the fiscal 2015 first quarter, we expect consolidated revenue in the range of $56 to $60 million. We anticipate Wireless Datacom revenue in the first quarter will be higher on a year-over-year basis but be relatively flat on a sequential quarter basis due primarily to an expected decline of approximately $3 million of revenue from our key OEM customer in the solar power industry. Satellite revenue in the first quarter is expected to be down slightly on a sequential quarter basis. At the bottom line, we expect first quarter GAAP-basis net income in the range of $0.05 to $0.09 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.17 to $0.21 per diluted share. 

We enter fiscal 2015 with continued strong customer demand across most of our key market verticals and significant growth opportunities that are expected to gain momentum as the year progresses. As a result, similar to fiscal 2014, we anticipate that the second half of fiscal 2015 will be stronger than the first half, with contributions from our emerging insurance and heavy equipment customers. We expect Satellite to return to a normalized revenue run rate of approximately $10 million per quarter as experienced prior to fiscal 2014, and our Wireless Datacom business growing at or above market rates for the full year, resulting in overall fiscal 2015 growth in non-GAAP earnings per share of approximately 30%." 

Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss fourth quarter and full year 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 # 13576783. An audio replay will be available through May 8, 2014 by calling 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 and entering the Conference ID # 13576783.

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, 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 filed today 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 assurance 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.

(In thousands, except per share amounts)  
  Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
  February 28,     February 28,  
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
Revenues $ 59,847     $ 48,391     $ 235,903     $ 180,579  
Cost of revenues   39,231       33,341       155,972       123,686  
Gross profit   20,616       15,050       79,931       56,893  
Operating expenses:                              
  Research and development   5,331       3,898       21,052       14,291  
  Selling   5,048       3,762       19,837       12,725  
  General and administrative   3,895       3,305       14,416       12,154  
  Intangible asset amortization   1,665       476       6,283       1,743  
    15,939       11,441       61,588       40,913  
Operating income   4,677       3,609       18,343       15,980  
Non-operating expense, net   (105 )     (202 )     (432 )     (532 )
Income before income taxes   4,572       3,407       17,911       15,448  
Income tax benefit (provision)   (1,505 )     29,223       (6,108 )     29,178  
Net income $ 3,067     $ 32,630     $ 11,803     $ 44,626  
Earnings per share:                              
  Basic $ 0.09     $ 1.09     $ 0.34     $ 1.54  
  Diluted $ 0.08     $ 1.06     $ 0.33     $ 1.49  
Shares used in computing earnings per share:                              
  Basic   35,332       29,858       34,969       28,886  
  Diluted   36,390       30,800       36,023       29,982  
(In thousands)  
  Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
  February 28,     February 28,  
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
  Wireless DataCom $ 49,204     $ 37,325     $ 187,012     $ 139,503  
  Satellite   10,643       11,066       48,891       41,076  
    Total revenues $ 59,847     $ 48,391     $ 235,903     $ 180,579  
Gross profit                              
  Wireless DataCom $ 18,440     $ 13,219     $ 70,114     $ 50,005  
  Satellite   2,176       1,831       9,817       6,888  
    Total gross profit $ 20,616     $ 15,050     $ 79,931     $ 56,893  
Operating income                              
  Wireless DataCom $ 4,618     $ 3,951     $ 16,324     $ 16,844  
  Satellite   1,081       784       5,642       3,111  
  Corporate expenses   (1,022 )     (1,126 )     (3,623 )     (3,975 )
    Total operating income $ 4,677     $ 3,609     $ 18,343     $ 15,980  
(In thousands)  
  February 28,     February 28,  
  2014     2013  
Current assets:              
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 19,233     $ 63,101  
  Short-term marketable securities   8,500       -  
  Accounts receivable, net   36,904       19,111  
  Inventories   14,968       13,516  
  Deferred income tax assets   7,619       6,400  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,017       4,641  
    Total current assets   92,241       106,769  
Long-term marketable securities   518       -  
Property, equipment and improvements, net   4,771       2,778  
Deferred income tax assets, less current portion   35,131       34,616  
Goodwill   15,422       1,112  
Other intangible assets, net   29,131       4,603  
Other assets   2,051       893  
  $ 179,265     $ 150,771  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity              
Current liabilities:              
  Current portion of long-term debt $ 1,156     $ 2,261  
  Accounts payable   20,508       11,871  
  Accrued payroll and employee benefits   6,594       5,298  
  Deferred revenue   8,251       6,410  
  Other current liabilities   5,609       3,109  
    Total current liabilities   42,118       28,949  
Long-term debt   702       2,434  
Other non-current liabilities   3,298       1,839  
Stockholders' equity:              
  Common stock   359       350  
  Additional paid-in capital   206,154       202,368  
  Accumulated deficit   (73,301 )     (85,104 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (65 )     (65 )
    Total stockholders' equity   133,147       117,549  
  $ 179,265     $ 150,771  
(In thousands)  
  Year Ended  
  February 28,  
  2014     2013  
Cash flows from operating activities:              
  Net income $ 11,803     $ 44,626  
  Depreciation and amortization   8,105       2,764  
  Stock-based compensation expense   2,924       2,910  
  Amortization of debt issue costs and discount   339       397  
  Deferred tax assets, net   5,935       (29,231 )
  Changes in operating working capital   (6,290 )     (4,883 )
  Other   -       14  
  Net cash provided by operating activities   22,816       16,597  
Cash flows from investing activities:              
  Purchases of marketable securities   (9,018 )     -  
  Capital expenditures   (2,133 )     (1,852 )
  Acquisitions net of cash acquired   (52,954 )     (1,000 )
  Collections on note receivable   -       462  
  Other   (71 )     (8 )
    Net cash used in investing activities   (64,176 )     (2,398 )
Cash flows from financing activities:              
  Net proceeds from public sale of common stock   -       44,784  
  Repayments of bank term loan   (1,800 )     (1,200 )
  Payment of acquisition-related note and contingent consideration   (1,579 )     (535 )
  Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vested equity awards   (3,057 )     (2,560 )
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants   3,928       2,812  
    Net cash provided (used) by financing activities   (2,508 )     43,301  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (43,868 )     57,500  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   63,101       5,601  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 19,233     $ 63,101  

"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     Year Ended  
  February 28,     February 28,  
  2014   2013     2014     2013  
GAAP basis pretax income $ 4,572   $ 3,407     $ 17,911     $ 15,448  
Amortization of intangible assets   1,665     476       6,283       1,743  
Stock-based compensation expense   795     618       2,924       2,910  
Acquisition and integration expenses   24     305       661       305  
Pretax income (non-GAAP basis)   7,056     4,806       27,779       20,406  
Income tax (provision) benefit (non-GAAP basis) (a)   59     (9 )     (87 )     (54 )
Adjusted Basis net income $ 7,115   $ 4,797     $ 27,692     $ 20,352  
Adjusted Basis net income per diluted share $ 0.20   $ 0.16     $ 0.77     $ 0.68  
Weighted average common shares outstanding on diluted basis   36,390     30,800       36,023       29,982  
(a) The non-GAAP income tax (provision) benefit represents cash taxes paid/payable or received/receivable for the period
  after giving effect to the utilization of net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards.

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