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ORBCOMM Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

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- Total Revenues of $66.2 Million, In Line with Guidance -
- Service and Product Gross Margins Increase Over Last Year -
- Cash Flow from Operations of $8.2 Million -

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORBCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

The following financial highlights are in thousands of dollars and unaudited.

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
  2020   2019
Recurring Service Revenues $ 39,853     $ 37,529  
Other Service Revenues   671       1,478  
Total Service Revenues   40,524       39,007  
Product Sales   25,655       27,028  
Total Revenues   66,179       66,035  
Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders   (6,975 )     (5,490 )
Basic EPS   (0.09 )     (0.07 )
EBITDA (1)   11,772       12,747  
Adjusted EBITDA (1)   13,680       15,138  

(1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP financial measures included with the financial tables at the end of this release.

"We're pleased with our results in the first quarter despite facing a difficult environment," said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM's Chief Executive Officer. "Service and product margins improved over the prior year, which led to solid Adjusted EBITDA and cash flow generation. The transition for our employees to working remotely has been seamless with minimal disruption to global business operations. As such, we continue to ship products, support customers and execute on our technology roadmap during these unprecedented times. We are disciplined in managing the business, so we can emerge from these challenging times as a more efficient and better-performing company."

Financial Results

Revenues

Total Revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $66.2 million compared to $66 million in the prior year period. The Company added about 60,000 net subscriber additions in the first quarter bringing the total billable subscriber communicators to approximately 2.20 million as of March 31, 2020. 

Service Revenues were $40.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, up $1.5 million or 3.9% compared to the same period last year. Recurring Service Revenues increased 6.2% to $39.9 million in the first quarter compared to the prior year quarter. The improvement was driven by a favorable $1.9 million accounting adjustment and from new subscribers added over the last twelve months. Other Service Revenues, comprised of installation services, professional services and software licenses, were $0.7 million in the quarter.

Product Sales were $25.7 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the first quarter of 2019 as a portion of device shipments were pushed out at the end of March as market conditions changed.

Gross Margin (1)

GAAP Service Gross Margin, inclusive of depreciation and amortization expense, was 57.2% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 55.7% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP Service Gross Margin, excluding depreciation and amortization expense, was 67.7% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 66.6% in the prior year period. The year-over-year improvements were primarily due to adding subscribers at high incremental margins.

GAAP Product Gross Margin, inclusive of depreciation and amortization expense, was 30.7% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 27.0% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP Product Gross Margin, excluding depreciation and amortization expense, was 32.6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 29.6% in the same period last year. The year-over-year improvements were primarily due to a better mix of new cost-reduced products, a $0.5 million reduction in estimated warranty expense as new products are performing at a higher reliability rate than accrued, and cost reductions with our manufacturing partner.

Operating Expenses

Operating Expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were $37 million compared to $34 million for the same period in 2019. Excluding a $2 million favorable net benefit in 2019 associated with the inthinc acquisition, operating expenses increased $1 million. The increase was largely due to higher selling, general and administrative costs resulting from higher than usual bad debt expense and higher depreciation and amortization expense.

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings Per Share

Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $7 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to a Net Loss of $5.5 million, or $0.07 per share in the first quarter of 2019.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (1)

EBITDA for the first quarter of 2020 was $11.8 million compared to $12.7 million in the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2020 was $13.7 million compared to $15.1 million in the prior year period. Excluding the favorable $2 million net benefit recognized in the first quarter of 2019, Adjusted EBITDA improved $0.5 million, or 4.1% over the prior year period. The Company's Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased to 20.7%, an improvement of 80 basis points over the prior year. The Adjusted EBITDA performance was primarily driven by higher service and product gross profits that more than offset incremental operating expenses.

Balance Sheet & Cash Flow

As of March 31, 2020, Cash and Cash Equivalents totaled $70.1 million, an increase of $15.9 million from the fourth quarter of 2019. This includes the Company drawing $15 million from its revolving credit facility. In the first quarter of 2020, Cash Flow from Operations totaled $8.2 million and Capital Expenditures were $4.8 million.

Outlook (2)

For the second quarter, the Company anticipates Recurring Service Revenue to be flat to down 3% over the prior year period as a result of the completion of the AT&T contract, as well as anticipating a small impact from fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.  Due to COVID-19, the Company expects a more significant drop in product sales in the second quarter as some OEM's have temporarily suspended production lines and some fleets have delayed deployments, while the Company is able to provide limited on-site support. The Company believes Total Revenues in the second quarter to be $55 million on the low end and $60 million on the high end depending on how market conditions evolve. The Company anticipates Adjusted EBITDA margin in the second quarter to be approximately 19%.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the level of business disruption across the multiple markets ORBCOMM serves as a result of the spread of COVID-19, the Company is withdrawing its previously announced full-year 2020 outlook.  The Company expects to provide better visibility on its Q2 earnings call.

(2) The Company's outlook includes non-GAAP measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, which exclude charges or credits not indicative of core operations, which may include but not be limited to stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related and integration costs, impairment loss, and other significant items that currently cannot be predicted. The exact amount of these charges or credits are not currently determinable, but may be significant. Accordingly, the Company is unable to provide equivalent reconciliations from GAAP to non-GAAP for these financial measures.

Investment Community Conference Call

ORBCOMM will host a conference call and webcast for the investment community this morning at 8:30 AM ET. Senior management will review the results, discuss ORBCOMM's business, and address questions.  To access the call, participants in the U.S. should dial 1-844-735-3762 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. International participants should dial 1-412-317-5710. To hear a live web simulcast or to listen to the archived webcast following completion of the call, please visit the Company's investor relations website at http://investors.orbcomm.com and then select "News & Events" to access the link to the webcast. To listen to a replay of the conference call, please dial 1-877-344-7529 or 412-317-0088 for International callers using access code 10143043. The audio replay will be available from approximately 11:30 AM ET on April 30, 2020 through May 14, 2020.

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things industry, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to our plans, estimates, objectives and expectations for future events, as well as projections, business trends and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; demand for and market acceptance of our products and services and our ability to successfully implement our business plan; our dependence on our subsidiary companies (Market Channel Affiliates ("MCAs")) and third-party product and service developers and providers, distributors and resellers (Market Channel Partners ("MCPs")) to develop, market and sell our products and services, especially in markets outside the United States; substantial losses we have incurred and may continue to incur; substantial competition in the telecommunications, AIS data and industrial IoT industries; the inability to effect suitable investments, alliances and acquisitions or the inability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and systems; defects, errors or other insufficiencies in our products or services; failure to meet minimum service level commitments to certain of our customers; our dependence on significant customers for a substantial portion of our revenues, including key customers such as JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Carrier Transicold and Satlink S.L.; our ability to expand our business outside the United States and risks related to the economic, political and other conditions in foreign countries in which we do business; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; unanticipated domestic or foreign tax or fee liabilities; the possibility we will be required to collect certain taxes in jurisdictions where we have not historically done so; economic, political and other conditions; extreme events such as a man-made or natural disasters, earthquakes, severe weather or other climate change-related events; our dependence on a limited number of manufacturers for many of our products and services; interruptions, discontinuations, slowdown or loss of the supply of subscriber communicators from our vendor Sanmina Corporation; legal proceedings; our reliance on intellectual property; increased regulatory restrictions and oversight; lack of in-orbit or other insurance for our ORBCOMM Generation 1 or ORBCOMM Generation 2 satellites; our reliance on third-party wireless network service providers to deliver existing and developing services in certain areas of our business; significant interruptions, discontinuation or loss of services provided by Inmarsat plc; failure to maintain proper and effective internal controls; inaccurate estimates in accounting or incorrect financial assumptions; significant operating risks related to our satellites due to various types of potential anomalies and potential impacts of space debris or other spacecrafts; the failure of our systems or reductions in levels of service due to technological malfunctions or deficiencies or other events outside of our control; difficulty upgrading or replacing aging hardware and software we use in operating our gateway earth stations and our customers' subscriber communicators; technical or other difficulties with our gateway earth stations; security risks related to our networks and datanetworks, data processing systems and software systems and those of our third-party service providers; liabilities or additional costs as a result of laws, governmental regulations and evolving views of personal privacy rights; failure of our information technology systems; cybersecurity risks; the level of our indebtedness and the terms of our $250.0 million 8.0% senior secured note indenture and our revolving credit agreement, under which we may borrow up to $25.0 million, that could restrict our business activities or our ability to execute our strategic objectives or adversely affect our financial performance; and risks related to an investment in our common stock, including volatility due to our quarterly performance or our recently announced stock repurchase program. For more detail on these and other risks, please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 ("Annual Report"), and other documents we file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, except as required by law.

Contacts    
Investor Inquiries:   Media Inquiries:
Aly Bonilla   Michelle Ferris
Vice President, Investor Relations   Senior Director, Corporate Communications
ORBCOMM Inc.   ORBCOMM Inc.
703-433-6360   703-433-6516
bonilla.aly@orbcomm.com   ferris.michelle@orbcomm.com
     


ORBCOMM Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2020   2019
Revenues:      
Service revenues $ 40,524     $ 39,007  
Product sales   25,655       27,028  
Total revenues   66,179       66,035  
Cost of revenues, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below:              
Cost of services   13,081       13,047  
Cost of product sales   17,281       19,028  
Operating expenses:              
Selling, general and administrative   19,730       17,179  
Product development   3,820       3,967  
Depreciation and amortization   13,364       12,678  
Acquisition-related and integration costs   91       215  
Loss from operations   (1,188 )     (79 )
Other income (expense):              
Interest income   416       392  
Other income (expense)   (266 )     242  
Interest expense   (5,246 )     (5,241 )
Total other expense   (5,096 )     (4,607 )
Loss before income taxes   (6,284 )     (4,686 )
Income taxes   553       710  
Net loss   (6,837 )     (5,396 )
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   138       94  
Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. $ (6,975 )   $ (5,490 )
Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. common stockholders $ (6,975 )   $ (5,490 )
Per share information-basic:              
Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. common stockholders $ (0.09 )   $ (0.07 )
Per share information-diluted:              
Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. common stockholders $ (0.09 )   $ (0.07 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:              
Basic   78,313       79,387  
Diluted   78,313       79,387  



ORBCOMM Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except par value and share data)

    March 31,
2020
    December 31,
2019
 
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 70,112     $ 54,258  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $5,305 and $4,480, respectively     58,460       60,595  
Inventories     40,473       39,881  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     16,200       18,003  
Total current assets     185,245       172,737  
Satellite network and other equipment, net     140,291       145,553  
Goodwill     166,129       166,129  
Intangible assets, net     70,096       73,280  
Other assets     21,735       23,149  
Deferred income taxes     207       132  
Total assets   $ 583,703     $ 580,980  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 14,796     $ 16,722  
Accrued liabilities     35,625       36,951  
Current portion of deferred revenue     6,932       3,865  
Total current liabilities     57,353       57,538  
Note payable – related party     1,252       1,275  
Notes payable, net of unamortized deferred issuance costs     261,877       246,683  
Deferred revenue, net of current portion     2,708       6,771  
Deferred tax liabilities     14,900       14,894  
Other liabilities     15,623       16,303  
Total liabilities     353,713       343,464  
Commitments and contingencies                
Equity:                
ORBCOMM Inc. stockholders' equity                
Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.001; 1,000,000 shares authorized; 40,624 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019     406       406  
Common stock, par value $0.001; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 78,525,184 and 78,062,451 shares issued at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively     78       78  
Additional paid-in capital     449,431       447,681  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (907 )     (1,013 )
Accumulated deficit     (217,917 )     (210,942 )
Less treasury stock, at cost; 836,904 shares and 0 shares at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively     (2,502 )      
Total ORBCOMM Inc. stockholders' equity     228,589       236,210  
Noncontrolling interests     1,401       1,306  
Total equity     229,990       237,516  
Total liabilities and equity   $ 583,703     $ 580,980  


ORBCOMM Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended March 31,
    2020   2019
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net loss   $ (6,837 )   $ (5,396 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Change in allowance for doubtful accounts     1,301       144  
Change in the fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration           (2,063 )
Amortization and write-off of deferred financing fees     194       194  
Depreciation and amortization     13,364       12,678  
Stock-based compensation     1,679       2,082  
Foreign exchange (gain) loss     106       (256 )
Deferred income taxes     (20 )     (1,042 )
Other     580       752  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:                
Accounts receivable     823       (2,852 )
Inventories     (608 )     (785 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets     2,424       (1,549 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     (3,160 )     7,439  
Deferred revenue     (1,005 )     351  
Other liabilities     (634 )     (679 )
     Net cash provided by operating activities     8,207       9,018  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Capital expenditures     (4,843 )     (4,515 )
     Net cash used in investing activities     (4,843 )     (4,515 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Purchases of common stock under share repurchase program     (2,527 )      
Proceeds from revolving credit facility     15,000        
     Net cash provided by financing activities     12,473        
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     17       (191 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     15,854       4,312  
Beginning of period     54,258       53,766  
End of period   $ 70,112     $ 58,078  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:                
Cash paid for:                
Interest   $     $  
Income taxes   $ 2,666     $  


The following table reconciles Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods shown:

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
(In thousands and unaudited) 2020   2019
Adjustments for EBITDA      
Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. $ (6,975 )   $ (5,490 )
Income tax expense   553       710  
Interest income   (416 )     (392 )
Interest expense   5,246       5,241  
Depreciation and amortization   13,364       12,678  
EBITDA $ 11,772     $ 12,747  
Adjustments for Adjusted EBITDA              
Stock-based compensation   1,679       2,082  
Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests   138       94  
Acquisition-related and integration costs   91       215  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 13,680     $ 15,138  

The following tables reconcile GAAP Service Gross Margin to Non-GAAP Service Gross Margin and GAAP Product Gross Margin to Non-GAAP Product Gross Margin for the periods shown:

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
(In thousands except margin data and unaudited) 2020   2019
Service revenue $ 40,524       $ 39,007    
Minus – Cost of service, including depreciation and amortization expense   17,360         17,297    
GAAP Service gross profit $ 23,164       $ 21,710    
Plus – Depreciation and amortization expense   4,279         4,250    
Non-GAAP Service gross profit $ 27,443       $ 25,960    
GAAP Service gross margin   57.2 %       55.7 %  
Non-GAAP Service gross margin   67.7 %       66.6 %  


  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
(In thousands except margin data and unaudited) 2020   2019
Product sales $ 25,655       $ 27,028    
Minus – Cost of product, including depreciation and amortization expense   17,791         19,721    
GAAP Product gross profit $ 7,864       $ 7,307    
Plus – Depreciation and amortization expense   510         693    
Non-GAAP Product gross profit $ 8,374       $ 8,000    
GAAP Product gross margin   30.7 %       27.0 %  
Non-GAAP Product gross margin   32.6 %       29.6 %  

ORBCOMM publicly reports its financial information in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"). To facilitate external analysis of the Company's operating performance, ORBCOMM also presents financial information that are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under Regulation G and related reporting requirements promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, Net Income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different than those presented by other companies. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Non-GAAP Service Gross Margin and Non-GAAP Product Gross Margin are not performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and are therefore considered non-GAAP measures. Reconciliation tables are presented above.

The Company's outlook includes non-GAAP measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA Margin, which exclude charges or credits not indicative of core operations, which may include but not be limited to stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related and integration costs, impairment loss, and other significant items that currently cannot be predicted. The exact amount of these charges or credits are not currently determinable, but may be significant. Accordingly, the Company is unable to provide equivalent reconciliations from GAAP to non-GAAP for these financial measures.

EBITDA is defined as earnings attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. before interest income (expense), provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and loss on debt extinguishment. ORBCOMM believes EBITDA is useful to its management and investors in evaluating operating performance because it is one of the primary measures used to evaluate the economic productivity of the Company's operations, including its ability to obtain and maintain its customers, its ability to operate its business effectively, the efficiency of its employees and the profitability associated with their performance. It also helps ORBCOMM's management and investors to meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of the Company's operations from period to period on a consistent basis by removing the impact of its financing transactions and the depreciation and amortization impact of capital investments from its operating results. In addition, ORBCOMM management uses EBITDA in presentations to its board of directors to enable it to have the same measurement of operating performance used by management and for planning purposes, including the preparation of the annual operating budget.

The Company also believes that Adjusted EBITDA, defined as EBITDA adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, noncontrolling interests, impairment loss, and acquisition-related and integration costs, is useful to investors to evaluate the Company's core operating results and financial performance because it excludes items that are significant non-cash or non-recurring expenses reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by Total Revenues.

Non-GAAP Service Gross Margin is defined as Non-GAAP Service gross profit divided by Service Revenue. Non-GAAP Service gross profit is defined as Service Revenue, minus costs of services (including depreciation and amortization expense) plus depreciation and amortization expense. Non-GAAP Product Gross Margin is defined as Non-GAAP Product gross profit divided by Product Sales. Non-GAAP Product gross profit is defined as Product Sales, minus cost of product (including depreciation and amortization expense) plus depreciation and amortization expense. The Company believes that Non-GAAP Service Gross Margin and Non-GAAP Product Gross Margin are useful to evaluate and compare the results of the Company's operations from period to period on a consistent basis by removing the depreciation and amortization impact of capital investments from its operating results.

 

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