CalAmp Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

Software and Subscription Services revenue increases 13% year-over-year to $40 million, representing 61% of total revenue

Remaining Performance Obligations (RPO) increase 57% year-over-year and 7% sequentially to $215 million

IRVINE, Calif., June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CalAmp CAMP, a connected intelligence company helping people and organizations improve operational performance with a data-driven solutions ecosystem, today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2023 ended May 31, 2022.

"We have successfully converted more than one-third of our total installed base of eligible telematics customers to recurring software contracts through the end of our fiscal 2023 first quarter," said Jeff Gardner, CalAmp's president and CEO. "Software and Subscription Services revenue exceeded 60% of total revenue for the second consecutive quarter, underscoring our continued progress on converting customers to a software subscription model. We also received new orders from BMW and Volkswagen Leasing, while securing some unique new customers worldwide such as Brigham Young University and Grupo Salinas. Although our revenue continues to be impacted by the supply chain constraints, including the China-related lockdowns during the quarter, we remain focused on accelerating customer transitions toward our goal of converting all eligible device customers to recurring contracts by the end of our fiscal year."

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Overview

  • Total revenue was $64.7 million, compared to $68.4 million in the prior quarter.
  • Software and Subscription Services (S&SS) revenue was $39.6 million, or 61% of total revenue, compared to $41.2 million in the prior quarter and $35.0 million in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Telematics Products revenue declined sequentially and year over year to $25.2 million due mainly to customer conversions to recurring software subscription arrangements and ongoing component shortages.
  • Gross margin in the quarter was 40%, down slightly sequentially and year-over-year due to the lower revenue combined with cost increases resulting from the supply chain constraints.
  • GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $12.2 million, or a loss of $0.34 per share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $1.9 million, or 3% of revenue for the quarter compared to adjusted EBITDA of $5.0 million, or 7% of revenue in the prior quarter, due to the lower revenue and higher product costs.
  • Total S&SS subscribers were 1.2 million, a 13% sequential increase and a 25% increase year-over-year.
  • Ended the quarter with $59.0 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Other Business and Recent Highlights

  • Appointed Brennen Carson as Chief Revenue Officer with over 15 years of experience in enterprise SaaS sales.
  • Announced a partnership with Bristlecone, a leading provider of AI-powered application transformation services for the connected supply chain.
  • Announced a partnership with transport and compliance leader, assured Techmatics, to offer an ELD solution enabling commercial and public fleet operators to comply with regulatory requirements in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
  • Announced its subsidiary, Tracker Network U.K. Ltd., is offering its Supply Chain Visibility solution to pan-European transportation and logistics operators for the reliable and cost-effective tracking of their end-to-end cargo shipments.
  • Settled all claims and counterclaims with Omega related to a patent infringement lawsuit filed in December 2013.

Summary Financial Information From Continuing Operations:
(In thousands except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended 
  May 31, 
Description 2022  2021 
Software & Subscription Services (S&SS) $39,557  $35,043 
Telematics Products  25,169   44,631 
  $64,726  $79,674 
Gross margin  40%  41%
Net loss $(12,173) $(6,000)
Net loss per diluted share $(0.34) $(0.17)
Non-GAAP measures:        
Adjusted basis net income (loss) $(3,405) $2,946 
Adjusted basis net income (loss) per diluted share $(0.10) $0.08 
Adjusted EBITDA $1,856  $8,385 
Adjusted EBITDA margin  3%  11%

  May 31,  February 28, 
Description 2022  2022 
Cash and cash equivalents $59,040  $79,221 
Working capital  82,762   90,928 
Deferred revenue  36,370   39,670 
Total debt (carrying value)  229,170   192,288 

  May 31, 
S&SS Supplemental Information: 2022  2021 
Remaining performance obligations $215,000  $137,188 
Subscribers  1,195   954 

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Business Outlook

The Company is maintaining its policy of not providing quarterly guidance. Visibility into product shipments still remains uncertain due to the global component supply shortages; however, the Company expects sequential quarterly revenue growth in the second quarter to be in the mid to high single digit percentage points.

Conference Call and Webcast

CalAmp is hosting a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter fiscal year 2023 results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Participants can listen in via webcast by visiting the Investor Relations section of our website at Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days after the call. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 844-200-6205 (+1-929-526-1599 for international callers) and using the Conference ID #297798. Following the call, an audio replay will also be available by calling 866-813-9403 or +44-204-525-0658 and entering the Conference ID #634751. The audio replay will be available through June 30, 2022.

About CalAmp

CalAmp CAMP is a connected intelligence company that leverages a data-driven solutions ecosystem to help people and organizations improve operational performance. We solve complex problems in transportation and logistics, commercial and government fleet, industrial equipment and consumer vehicle marketplaces by providing solutions that track, monitor and recover vital assets. The insights enabled by our cloud platform, applications and edge computing devices drive operational visibility, safety, efficiency, maintenance and sustainability. Headquartered in Irvine, California, CalAmp has over one million software and services subscribers and 10 million edge devices deployed worldwide. For more information, visit, or LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning CalAmp. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance and statements about (i) our plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations, services and products, (ii) our competitive position and opportunities, and (iii) other statements identified by words such as such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "potential", "believe", "seek", "could", "estimate", "judgment", "targeting", "should", "anticipate", "predict", "project", "aim", "goal", and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, current market trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include any risks associated with global economic conditions and concerns; the effects of global outbreaks of pandemics or contagious diseases or fear of such outbreaks, such as the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; global component shortages due to supply chain constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; disruptions in sales, operations, relationships with customers, suppliers, employees; our ability to successfully and timely accomplish our transformation to a SaaS solutions provider; our transition out of the automotive vehicle financing business; competitive pressures; pricing declines; demand for our telematics products; rates of growth in our target markets; prolonged disruptions of our contract manufacturers' facilities or other significant operations; force majeure or force-majeure-like events at our contract manufacturers' facilities including component shortages; the ongoing diversification of our global supply chain; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to improve gross margin; cost-containment measures; legislative, trade, tariff, and regulatory actions; integration, unexpected charges or expenses in connection with acquisitions; the impact of legal proceedings and compliance risks; the impact on our business and reputation from information technology system failures, network disruptions, cyber-attacks, or losses or unauthorized access to, or release of, confidential information; the ability of the Company to comply with laws and regulations regarding data protection; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive, and regulatory nature. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of our most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings, which you may obtain for free at the SEC's website at We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, which speak as of their respective dates except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

"GAAP" refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This announcement includes non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the SEC. We believe that our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

In this announcement, we report the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted basis net income (loss), Adjusted basis net income (loss) per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before investment income, interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration expenses, non-cash costs and expenses arising from purchase accounting adjustments, litigation and legal expenses, impairment losses and certain other adjustments as detailed in the accompanying non-GAAP reconciliation), and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Adjusted basis net income (loss) excludes the impact of intangible asset amortization expense, stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense, acquisition and integration expenses, non-cash costs and expenses arising from purchase accounting adjustments, litigation and legal expenses, income tax provision adjustments, impairment losses and certain other adjustments as shown in the non-GAAP reconciliation provided in the table at the end of this announcement. We use these non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with additional information about our financial performance and future prospects of our core business activities. Internally, these non-GAAP measures are significant measures used by management for purposes of evaluating our core operating performance, establishing internal budgets, calculating return on investment for development programs and growth initiatives, comparing performance with internal forecasts and targeted business models, strategic planning, evaluating and valuing potential acquisition candidates and how their operations compare to our operations, and benchmarking performance externally against our competitors. We believe this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into our ongoing performance and have therefore chosen to provide this information to investors to help them evaluate our results of ongoing operations and enable additional period-to-period comparisons. The presentation of these and other similar items in our non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.

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(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended 
  May 31, 
   2022   2021 
Revenues $ 64,726  $ 79,674 
Cost of revenues   39,079    47,227 
Gross profit   25,647    32,447 
Operating expenses:          
Research and development   7,000    6,940 
Selling and marketing   11,478    12,462 
General and administrative   15,162    13,022 
Intangible asset amortization   1,342    1,253 
    34,982    33,677 
Operating loss   (9,335)   (1,230)
Non-operating income (expense):          
Investment income (loss)   (114)   648 
Interest expense   (1,533)   (3,849)
Other expense, net   (942)   (1,276)
    (2,589)   (4,477)
Net loss from continuing operations before income taxes   (11,924)   (5,707)
Income tax provision from continuing operations   (249)   (293)
Net loss from continuing operations   (12,173)   (6,000)
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax   -    4,052 
Net loss $ (12,173) $ (1,948)
Loss per share - continuing operations:          
Basic $ (0.34) $ (0.17)
Diluted $ (0.34) $ (0.17)
Earnings per share - discontinued operations:          
Basic $ -  $ 0.11 
Diluted $ -  $ 0.11 
Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share:          
Basic   35,723    34,844 
Diluted   35,723    34,844 

(Amounts in thousands)

  May 31,  February 28, 
  2022  2022 
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 59,040  $ 79,221 
Accounts receivable, net   66,049    61,544 
Inventories   19,281    18,269 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   23,973    22,348 
Total current assets   168,343    181,382 
Property and equipment, net   37,217    37,674 
Operating lease right-of-use assets   11,406    12,327 
Deferred income tax assets   3,894    4,165 
Goodwill   94,193    94,436 
Other intangible assets, net   30,553    31,965 
Other assets   29,187    29,632 
Total assets $ 374,793  $ 391,581 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity          
Current liabilities:          
Current portion of long-term debt $ 2,264  $ 2,585 
Accounts payable   28,954    31,815 
Accrued payroll and employee benefits   9,620    10,929 
Deferred revenue   23,691    26,174 
Other current liabilities   21,052    18,951 
Total current liabilities   85,581    90,454 
Long-term debt, net of current portion   226,906    189,703 
Operating lease liabilities   12,091    13,382 
Other non-current liabilities   21,626    22,640 
Total liabilities   346,204    316,179 
Stockholders' equity:          
Common stock   362    361 
Additional paid-in capital   177,917    242,386 
Accumulated deficit   (148,499)   (165,965)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,191)   (1,380)
Total stockholders' equity   28,589    75,402 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 374,793  $ 391,581 

(Amounts in thousands)

   Three Months Ended 
   May 31, 
    2022   2021 
 Net loss $ (12,173) $ (1,948)
 Less: Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax   -    4,052 
 Net loss from continuing operations   (12,173)   (6,000)
 Depreciation expense   4,156    4,230 
 Intangible asset amortization   1,342    1,253 
 Stock-based compensation   2,960    2,472 
 Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount   304    2,606 
 Noncash operating lease cost   893    754 
 Revenue assigned to factors   (784)   (1,365)
 Deferred tax assets, net   109    163 
 Other   -    215 
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities of continuing operations   (12,357)   (3,855)
 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities - continuing operations   (15,550)   473 
 Net cash used in operating activities - discontinued operations   -    (395)
 Capital expenditures   (3,630)   (3,093)
 Net cash used in investing activities - continuing operations   (3,630)   (3,093)
 Net cash provided by investing activities - discontinued operations   -    6,616 
 Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vested equity awards   (425)   (1,061)
 Proceeds from exercise of stock options and contributions to employee stock purchase plan   -    248 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents  (20,181)   1,560 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  79,221    94,624 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$ 59,040  $ 96,184 


GAAP refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This announcement includes non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We believe that our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors.  The presentation of 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 announcement, we report the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted basis net income (loss), Adjusted basis net income (loss) per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before investment income, interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation and other adjustments as identified below), and Adjusted EBITDA margin. We use these non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with an overall understanding of the financial performance and future prospects of our core business activities. Specifically, we believe that the use of these non-GAAP measures facilitates the comparison of results of core business operations between current and past periods.  

The reconciliation of GAAP basis net loss to Adjusted basis (non-GAAP) net income (loss) is as follows (in thousands except per share amounts):

  Three Months Ended 
  May 31, 
  2022  2021 
GAAP basis net loss $ (12,173) $ (1,948)
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax   -    (4,052)
Intangible assets amortization   1,342    1,253 
Stock-based compensation   2,960    2,472 
Non-cash interest expense   304    2,606 
GAAP basis income tax provision   249    293 
Litigation and non-recurring legal expenses   3,131    648 
Costs incurred in transition of LoJack North America business to acquiror (b)   752    1,233 
Other   210    641 
Adjusted basis income (loss) before income taxes   (3,225)   3,146 
Income tax provision (non-GAAP basis) (a)   (180)   (200)
Adjusted basis net income (loss) $ (3,405) $ 2,946 
Adjusted basis net income (loss) per diluted share $ (0.10) $ 0.08 
Weighted average common shares outstanding on a diluted basis   35,723    36,044 

The reconciliation of GAAP-basis net loss to Adjusted EBITDA and the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA margin are as follows (dollars in thousands):

  Three Months Ended 
  May 31, 
  2022  2021 
GAAP basis net loss $ (12,173) $ (1,948)
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax   -    (4,052)
Investment (income) loss   114    (648)
Interest expense   1,533    3,849 
Income tax provision   249    293 
Depreciation and amortization   5,498    5,483 
Stock-based compensation   2,960    2,472 
Litigation and non-recurring legal expenses   3,131    648 
Costs incurred in transition of LoJack North America business to acquiror (b)   752    1,233 
Other   (208)   1,055 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,856  $ 8,385 
Revenues $ 64,726  $ 79,674 
Adjusted EBITDA margin   3%   11%

(a) The non-GAAP income tax provision represents cash taxes paid or payable for the period after giving effect to the utilization of net operating losses and tax credit carryforwards.
(b) Costs incurred in transition of business to acquiror are attributable to the wind-down and transfer of the LoJack North America business to Spireon.

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