DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

May 04, 2011 17:03 ET

DragonWave Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI)(NASDAQ:DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2011, ended February 28, 2011. All figures are in U.S. dollars and in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

Revenue for the full fiscal year 2011 was $118.0 million, compared with $158.0 million for the prior fiscal year. Revenue from customers outside North America increased to $21.9 million or 18% of total revenue for the full fiscal year 2011, compared with $11.5 million or 7% of total revenue in the prior fiscal year.

Net income for the full fiscal year was $2.0 million or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with net income of $27.8 million or $0.85 per diluted share in the prior fiscal year.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $15.1 million, compared with $61.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Revenue from customers outside North America increased to $4.9 million, compared with $4.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. DragonWave had two customers that contributed more than 10% of total revenue in the fourth quarter.

Net loss in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 was $8.9 million or ($0.25) per diluted share, compared with net income of $12.8 million or $0.34 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010. Gross margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 was 29%, compared with 43% in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. The gross margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 reflects the inclusion of an inventory impairment provision of $2.1 million, compared to $0.3 million in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year.

"We made progress this quarter to broaden our global market presence to address the burgeoning growth of data traffic for mobile operators," said DragonWave President and CEO Peter Allen. "We are actively engaged and well positioned with a number of major mobile operators in different geographies throughout the world and are working to expand channels and actively pursuing opportunities to make acquisitions."

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments totaled $89.7 million as of the end of Q4 FY2011, compared to $95.4 million at the end of Q3 FY2011 and $113.4 million at the end of Q4 FY2010.

Revenue Outlook for Q1 FY2012

DragonWave expects revenue for Q1 FY2012 to be approximately $15 million.

Conference Call Details:

The DragonWave management team will discuss the results on a conference call and webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, tomorrow, May 5, 2011. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 877-312-9202 in North America, or 408-774-4000 outside North America.

The webcast link and presentation slides can be accessed at the investor relations section of the DragonWave website at http://investor.dragonwaveinc.com/events.cfm. An archive of the webcast will be available at the same link.

About DragonWave

DragonWave® is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave's carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The principal application of DragonWave's products is wireless network backhaul. Additional solutions include leased line replacement, last mile fiber extension and enterprise networks. DragonWave's corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, visit http://www.dragonwaveinc.com.

DragonWave® is a registered trademark of DragonWave Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release, including the estimate of revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 provided above, constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Material factors and assumptions used to develop such estimates include:

  • DragonWave's expectations regarding network deployment plans of its existing and new customers; and
  • DragonWave's expectations regarding the volume and timing of anticipated order activity.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. These statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding DragonWave's expectations as of the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes.

Actual results, performance, achievements or developments of DragonWave may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of DragonWave to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in DragonWave's Annual Information Form dated May 4, 2011 and other public documents filed by DragonWave with Canadian and United States securities regulatory authorities, which are available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively, and include the following:

  • DragonWave relies on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue and DragonWave's future growth depends on the success of its customer diversification efforts.
  • DragonWave's growth is dependent on the development and growth of the market for high-capacity wireless communications services.
  • Network deployment plans by DragonWave's existing and potential customers are capital intensive and the timing of such deployments is affected by such customers' access to capital.
  • DragonWave faces intense competition from several competitors and if it does not compete effectively with these competitors, its revenues may not grow and could decline. DragonWave also faces competition from indirect competitors.
  • DragonWave relies on its suppliers to supply components for its products and the Company is exposed to the risk that these suppliers will not be able to supply components on a timely basis, or at all.
  • DragonWave may conduct acquisitions of products and businesses. There are risks associated with such acquisitions.
  • DragonWave's success depends on its ability to develop new products and enhance existing products.
  • If DragonWave is required to change its pricing models to compete successfully, its margins and operating results may be adversely affected.
  • DragonWave's quarterly revenue and operating results can be difficult to predict and can fluctuate substantially.
  • DragonWave has a lengthy and variable sales cycle.

DragonWave assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

Expressed in US $000's except share and per share amounts
Three months endedTwelve months ended
February 28February 28
Cost of sales10,69734,80867,46091,565
Gross profit4,40826,16550,55066,424
Research and development5,5725,06918,67614,620
Selling and marketing3,9644,48117,30313,917
General and administrative3,3402,67911,8177,405
Government assistance(144)-(390)-
Income (loss) before amortization of intangible assets and other items(8,324)13,9363,14430,482
Amortization of intangible assets(472)-(893)(207)
Accretion expense(271)-(393)-
Interest income376023389
Investment gain(161)-7-
Gain on sale of property and equipment---258
Foreign exchange gain (loss)536(991)678(2,436)
Income (loss) before income taxes(8,655)13,0052,77628,186
Income tax expense235203801341
Net and Comprehensive Income (Loss)(8,890)12,8021,97527,845
Income (loss) per share
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Expressed in US $000's
As atAs at
February 28,February 28,
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents77,819105,276
Restricted cash714-
Short term investments11,1818,074
Trade receivables11,57928,926
Other current assets5,3062,522
Future income tax asset553436
Long Term Assets
Property and equipment7,5607,116
Future income tax asset80859
Intangible assets14,929430
Total Assets170,580176,749
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities15,96733,949
Income taxes payable-835
Deferred revenue1,4531,017
Contingent royalty622-
Contingent consideration14,622-
Long Term Liabilities
Contingent royalty3,290-
Other long term liabilities1,9992,102
Shareholders' equity
Capital stock171,570179,174
Contributed surplus2,4881,375
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(9,618)(9,618)
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity170,580176,749
Shares issued & outstanding35,421,89336,934,917
Expressed in US $000's
Three months endedYear ended
February 28February 28
Operating Activities
Net (loss) Income(8,890)12,8031,97527,845
Items not affecting cash-
Amortization of property and equipment7965912,8951,416
Amortization of intangible assets44562893207
Accretion expense271-393-
Non cash royalty amortization(140)-(266)-
Stock-based compensation4592251,442911
Unrealized foreign exchange loss(156)1,4431341,995
Gain on sale of property and equipment---(258)
Non cash future income tax expense235-358-
Benefit on recognition of future income tax asset-(242)-(486)
Inventory impairment2,0973143,285969
Accrued interest on short term investments(5)(13)(5)(14)
Changes in non-cash working capital items(1,052)580(12,296)(4,682)
Investing Activities
Acquisition of property and equipment(631)(960)(3,839)(4,960)
Acquisition of intangible assets(330)(160)(867)(446)
Acquisition of Axerra Networks Inc., net of cash acquired--(8,700)-
Purchase of short term investments(11,513)-(135,480)-
Maturity of short term investments47,2754,775132,3783,825
Financing Activities
Change in line of credit---(574)
Share repurchase--(10,738)-
Issuance of common shares net of issuance costs7621,6941,11570,350
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents156(1,443)(134)(1,995)
Effect of functional currency change--4,480
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents29,94019,669(27,457)98,583
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period47,87985,607105,2766,693
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period77,819105,27677,819105,276
Cash paid during the period for interest-119426

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