DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

January 13, 2014 17:15 ET

DragonWave Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2014) - 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 its third quarter ended November 30, 2013. All figures are in U.S. dollars and were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $22.2 million, compared with $25.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 and $38.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. Revenue from the Nokia Solutions and Networks ("NSN") channel represented 51% of revenue in the fiscal quarter.

Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 was 11.1%, compared with 11.0% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 and 18.6% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. We expect solid gross margin improvement starting in Q4.

On January 10, 2014 we signed a new supply agreement with a major US-based carrier. Activities associated with the first project with this carrier are underway. Deployments from the projects anticipated under this agreement are expected to commence during the first half of 2014.

"Network rollout plans in the United States and India are at the core of our future growth strategy. To position ourselves for these opportunities we have increased and extended our credit facilities in addition to the cash we raised in September" said DragonWave President and CEO, Peter Allen.

Net loss applicable to shareholders in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $5.5 million or ($0.12) per basic and diluted share. This compares to a net loss applicable to shareholders of $10.5 million or ($0.28) per basic diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 and net loss of $13.9 million or ($0.36) per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $23.5 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared to $9.8 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

Webcast and Conference Call Details:

The DragonWave management team will discuss the results on a webcast and conference call beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on January 14, 2014.

The live webcast and presentation slides will be available 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.

Conference call dial-in numbers:

  • Toll-free North America: (877) 312-9202
  • International: (408) 774-4000

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, including a range of products ideally suited to support the emergence of underlying small cell networks. 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® and Horizon® are registered trademarks of DragonWave Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to DragonWave's growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, DragonWave's products as well as our expectations regarding margin improvement. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of DragonWave's products compared to competitive offerings in the industry and, in relation to expected margin improvement, the timing of revenues and expenses. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. DragonWave's actual results, performance, achievements and developments 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 the public documents filed by DragonWave with U.S. and Canadian securities regulatory authorities. DragonWave assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

Forward-looking 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. Material risks and uncertainties relating to our business are described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the MD&A dated January 13, 2014 and in the Company's Annual Information Form dated May 17, 2013 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.

Expressed in US $000's except share amounts
As at As at
November 30, February 28,
2013 2013
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents23,545 22,959
Trade receivables19,009 35,452
Inventory31,642 32,722
Other current assets4,920 6,077
Contingent receivable- 13,843
Deferred tax asset69 69
79,185 111,122
Long Term Assets
Property and equipment3,848 7,444
Deferred tax asset1,536 1,581
Deferred financing cost- 149
Intangible assets1,617 2,771
Goodwill11,927 11,927
18,928 23,872
Total Assets98,113 134,994
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities26,484 56,962
Debt facility- 15,000
Deferred revenue664 1,163
Capital lease obligation1,985 3,251
Contingent liabilities50 255
29,183 76,631
Long Term Liabilities
Debt facility15,000 -
Capital lease obligation- 1,451
Warrant liability2,260 -
Other long term liabilities625 783
Contingent liabilities- 519
17,885 2,753
Shareholders' equity
Capital stock196,853 179,429
Contributed surplus6,948 6,047
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(9,679)(9,685)
Total Shareholders' equity51,282 55,594
Non-controlling interest(237)16
Total Equity51,045 55,610
Total Liabilities and Equity98,113 134,994
Shares issued & outstanding52,823,364 38,048,297
Expressed in US $000's except share and per share amounts
Three months ended Nine months ended
November 30, November 30, November 30, November 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
REVENUE22,169 38,452 72,154 95,583
Cost of sales19,709 31,314 64,080 77,569
Gross profit2,460 7,138 8,074 18,014
Research and development5,000 9,769 15,085 26,307
Selling and marketing3,479 3,935 10,036 11,950
General and administrative4,144 6,218 13,325 20,001
12,623 19,922 38,446 58,258
Income (loss) before amortization of intangible assets and other items(10,163)(12,784)(30,372)(40,244)
Amortization of intangible assets(500)(1,162)(1,496)(2,903)
Accretion expense(53)(16)(174)(68)
Restructuring expense- (839)- (1,637)
Interest income (expense)(392)(500)(1,310)(1,211)
Impairment of intangible assets- (4,407)- (8,424)
Equity issuance expenses(662)- (662)-
Gain on change in estimate2,970 5,416 3,312 6,958
Gain on contract amendment417 - 5,702 -
Gain on purchase of business- - - 19,397
Fair value adjustment - warrant liability3,587 - 3,587 -
Foreign exchange gain (loss)(724)419 (1,219)(122)
Income (loss) before income taxes(5,520)(13,873)(22,632)(28,254)
Income tax expense (recovery)102 63 270 (509)
Net Income (loss)(5,622)(13,936)(22,902)(27,745)
Net Loss Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest113 69 259 177
Net Income (loss) applicable to shareholders(5,509)(13,867)(22,643)(27,568)
Income (loss) per share
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic47,329,275 38,033,222 41,144,953 37,313,926
Diluted47,329,275 38,033,222 41,144,953 37,313,926

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