DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

January 13, 2015 17:06 ET

DragonWave Reports Strong Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Revenue growth of 25% over prior quarter

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2015) - 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 third quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended November 30, 2014. 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 2015 was $47.3 million, compared with $37.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 and $22.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. DragonWave had two customers who each generated more than 10% of revenue. Revenue through the Nokia channel was $23.7 million or 50% of total revenue this quarter, versus 60% in the second quarter of this fiscal year and 51% in the third quarter of the prior fiscal year. Another international customer contributed 26% of revenue in third quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Gross profit in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was 16.3%, compared with 15.5% in the second quarter and 11.1% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014.

During this quarter, we made good progress on our journey toward profitability. Net loss applicable to shareholders in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was ($3.8) million or ($0.05) per basic and diluted share, compared to ($8.9) million or ($0.14) per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of this fiscal year and ($5.5) million or ($0.12) per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014.

"DragonWave delivered strong revenue growth again this quarter as we expected," said Peter Allen, President and CEO. "As we look forward, we believe that we have the opportunity in Q4 to again have sequential revenue growth of up to 10%. We are pleased that we have received first orders for our recently announced Harmony Enhanced product line, which extends our product leadership and will help drive the revenue growth opportunity beyond Q4."

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $29.5 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, compared to $33.6 million at the end of the second quarter.

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, 2015.

The live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the Investor Relations section of the DragonWave website at: 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 Dial-in: (866) 393-0571

International Dial-in: (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®, Horizon® and Avenue® are registered trademarks of DragonWave Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information as defined by 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 Q4 FY2015 revenue growth. 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. Our forward-looking statement on Q4 FY2015 revenue growth is subject to certain assumptions, including assumptions regarding the timing of orders and deliveries and the capacity of our supply chain.

Forward-looking statements are provided to help external stakeholders understand DragonWave's expectations as of the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. 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, as a result of the risks identified above as well as other risks identified in our publicly filed documents. Material risks and uncertainties relating to our business are described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the MD&A dated January 13, 2015 and in the Company's Annual Information Form 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. 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.

Expressed in US $000's except share amounts
As at As at
November 30, February 28,
2014 2014
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents29,546 18,992
Trade receivables43,763 17,408
Inventory22,946 30,416
Other current assets5,479 5,909
Deferred tax asset119 69
101,853 72,794
Long Term Assets
Property and equipment4,066 3,168
Deferred tax asset1,485 1,536
Deferred financing cost32 60
Intangible assets928 1,635
Goodwill11,927 11,927
18,438 18,326
Total Assets120,291 91,120
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities42,619 29,964
Deferred revenue667 984
Capital lease obligation519 1,795
43,805 32,743
Long Term Liabilities
Debt facility26,600 15,000
Other long term liabilities1,096 574
Warrant liability2,218 1,360
29,914 16,934
Shareholders' equity
Capital stock220,934 198,593
Contributed surplus8,087 7,118
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(9,618)(9,682)
Total Shareholders' equity45,750 41,524
Non-controlling interests822 (81)
Total Equity46,572 41,443
Total Liabilities and Equity120,291 91,120
Shares issued & outstanding75,270,108 58,008,746
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,
2014 2013 2014 2013
REVENUE47,320 22,169 114,024 72,154
Cost of sales39,602 19,709 94,527 64,080
Gross profit7,718 2,460 19,497 8,074
Research and development4,353 5,000 13,046 15,085
Selling and marketing3,557 3,479 10,230 10,036
General and administrative4,282 4,144 13,137 13,325
12,192 12,623 36,413 38,446
Loss before other items(4,474)(10,163)(16,916)(30,372)
Amortization of intangible assets(333)(500)(981)(1,496)
Accretion expense(69)(53)(109)(174)
Interest expense(301)(392)(1,105)(1,310)
Gain on change in estimate200 2,970 301 3,312
Gain on contract amendment- 417 - 5,702
Gain on sale of fixed assets18 - 18 -
Warrant issuance expenses- (662)(221)(662)
Fair value adjustment - warrant liability1,880 3,587 1,028 3,587
Foreign exchange gain (loss)145 (724)519 (1,219)
Loss before income taxes(2,934)(5,520)(17,466)(22,632)
Income tax expense502 102 1,047 270
Net Loss(3,436)(5,622)(18,513)(22,902)
Net (Gain) Loss Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest(320)113 (739)259
Net Loss applicable to shareholders(3,756)(5,509)(19,252)(22,643)
Net loss per share
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic75,254,452 47,329,275 65,738,695 41,144,953
Diluted75,254,452 47,329,275 65,738,695 41,144,953

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