– Total Revenues of $63.7 Million, In Line with Guidance –
– 87,000 Devices Shipped Drives Product Sales Growth –
– Company Adds 50,000 Net Subscribers in Q1 Bringing Total Subscribers to 2.28 Million –
- April 29, 2021
The following financial highlights are in thousands of dollars and unaudited.
|Three Months Ended|
|Recurring Service Revenues||$||36,241||$||39,853|
|Other Service Revenues||1,509||671|
|Total Service Revenues||37,750||40,524|
|Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders||(10,574||)||(6,975||)|
|Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders (1)||(3,330||)||(6,884||)|
|Adjusted Basic EPS (1)||(0.04||)||(0.09||)|
|Adjusted EBITDA (1)||13,500||13,680|
(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 first quarter results with Revenues coming in as expected while navigating through a global component supply shortage,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re continuing to see customer demand return to normalized levels as evidenced by the 87,000 devices we shipped in the quarter. This resulted in year-over-year and sequential growth in product sales. With the integration work now behind us, we believe the Company is well-positioned to capitalize on strong tailwinds in the industrial IoT market. We are excited about the proposed acquisition by GI Partners and believe this transaction provides ORBCOMM shareholders with substantial value. As we look forward to completing the closing conditions of our merger, we remain focused on continuing to drive innovation, provide world-class service to our customers and expand our market share in the industrial IoT.”
Total Revenues for the first quarter of 2021 were $63.7 million compared to $66.2 million in the prior year period.
Service Revenues were $37.8 million in the first quarter of 2021 compared to $40.5 million in the same period last year. Recurring Service Revenues were $36.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 compared to $39.9 million in the prior year period, which included a $1.9 million favorable benefit from the AT&T expired contract. Other Service Revenues, comprised of installation services, professional services and software licenses, were $1.5 million in the quarter. The Company added over 50,000 net subscribers in the first quarter bringing the total billable subscriber communicators to approximately 2.28 million as of March 31, 2021.
Product Sales were $25.9 million in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 1.1% compared to the prior year period and up 5.1% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2020 as hardware shipments to customers continued to improve.
Gross Margin ( 1 )
GAAP Service Gross Margin, inclusive of depreciation and amortization expense, was 54.8% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 57.2% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP Service Gross Margin, excluding depreciation and amortization expense, was 66.4% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 67.7% in the prior year period. The year-over-year decline was primarily due to $1.9 million of deferred service revenue recognized in the first quarter of 2020 and to a lesser extent a larger number of installations occurring in the first quarter of 2021 at relatively low margins.
GAAP Product Gross Margin, inclusive of depreciation and amortization expense, was 23.1% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 30.7% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP Product Gross Margin, excluding depreciation and amortization expense, was 24.4% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 32.6% in the same period last year. The year-over-year decline was largely due to a mix of lower margin Product sales and to a lesser extent higher component costs as a result of the global supply shortage and higher indirect costs.
The Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2021 to write-off the net book value of one OG2 satellite. This is the same satellite the Company has been trying to restore as described in prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Operating Expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $40.1 million compared to $37.0 million for the same period in 2020. The $3.1 million year-over-year increase was primarily due to the non-cash $6.7 million satellite impairment loss recognized in the first quarter of 2021. Excluding the impairment loss, operating expenses improved $3.5 million compared to the prior year period largely due to lower selling, general and administrative costs, primarily from lower bad debt and travel and entertainment expenses, as well as from lower depreciation and amortization expense.
Net Income (Loss) and Earnings Per Share ( 1 )
Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders for the first quarter of 2021 was $10.6 million, or $0.13 per share, largely as a result of the $6.7 million satellite impairment loss, compared to a Net Loss of $7.0 million, or $0.09 per share in the first quarter of 2020. Excluding the one-time impairment loss and acquisition-related costs, Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders for the first quarter of 2021 was $3.3 million, or $0.04 per share.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA ( 1 )
EBITDA for the first quarter of 2021 was $4.3 million compared to $11.8 million in the prior year period.
Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2021 was $13.5 million compared to $13.7 million in the prior year period. Excluding the favorable $1.9 million net benefit recognized in the first quarter of 2020 from the expired AT&T contract, Adjusted EBITDA improved $1.7 million, or 14.6% over the prior year period. The Company’s Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased to 21.2%, an improvement of 290 basis points over the prior year on a comparable basis driven largely by cost reductions.
Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
As of March 31, 2021, Cash and Cash Equivalents totaled $38.3 million. Cash Flow from Operations for the first quarter of 2021 totaled $6.7 million and Capital Expenditures were $5.7 million in the quarter, inclusive of $1.0 million associated with subscription model investments.
Proposed Merger Agreement
On April 8, 2021, ORBCOMM announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by GI Partners, a leading U.S.-based private equity investment firm, in an all-cash transaction that puts ORBCOMM’s enterprise value at approximately $1.1 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, ORBCOMM shareholders will receive $11.50 in cash per outstanding share of common stock upon closing of the transaction, representing a premium of approximately 52% to ORBCOMM’s closing share price on April 7, 2021 and a 50% premium over the 90-day volume-weighted average share price through that date. As part of the agreement, ORBCOMM and its representatives may actively solicit and consider alternative acquisition proposals during a 30-day “go-shop” period that will expire on May 7, 2021. ORBCOMM does not intend to disclose developments with respect to the solicitation process unless and until it determines such disclosure is appropriate or is otherwise required.
Unless the merger agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, in connection with an alternative acquisition proposal or otherwise, the transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021 following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including approval by ORBCOMM shareholders and the receipt of required regulatory approvals. Upon completion of the transaction, ORBCOMM will become a privately held company and its common stock will no longer be listed on Nasdaq. Additional information, including the full press release and definitive merger agreement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available in the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://investors.orbcomm.com.
ORBCOMM WILL NOT HOST A FIRST QUARTER 2021 EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL OR PROVIDE A FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
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.
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. With respect to the business and operations of ORBCOMM, these risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: 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, Automatic Identification Service (“AIS”) data and industrial Internet of Things (“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 Corporation 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; 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 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; risks related to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic; 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, 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 the credit agreement for our $200.0 million term loan facility and our $50.0 million revolving credit facility, that could restrict our business activities or our ability to execute our strategic objectives or adversely affect our financial performance; risks related to an investment in our common stock, including volatility due to our quarterly performance; and the other risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). With respect to our pending merger transaction with GI Partners, these risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the risk that the merger transaction may not be consummated in a timely manner, if at all; the risk that the merger transaction may not be consummated as a result of buyer’s failure to comply with its covenants and that, in certain circumstances, we may not be entitled to a termination fee; the risk that the definitive merger agreement may be terminated in circumstances that require us to pay the buyer a termination fee; risks related to the diversion of management’s attention from our ongoing business operations; risks regarding the failure of the buyer to obtain the necessary financing to complete the merger transaction; the effect of the announcement of the merger transaction on our business relationships (including, without limitation, customers), operating results and business generally; risks related to obtaining the requisite consents to the merger transaction, including, without limitation, the timing (including possible delays) and receipt of regulatory approvals from governmental entities (including any conditions, limitations or restrictions placed on these approvals); and the risk that one or more governmental entities may deny approval. For more detail on these and other risks, please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, 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.
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
|Cost of revenues, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below:|
|Cost of services||12,686||13,081|
|Cost of product sales||19,610||17,281|
|Selling, general and administrative||17,265||19,730|
|Depreciation and amortization||12,232||13,364|
|Impairment loss – satellite network||6,656||—|
|Acquisition-related and integration costs||588||91|
|Loss from operations||(8,733||)||(1,188||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense)||996||(266||)|
|Total other expense||(995||)||(5,096||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(9,728||)||(6,284||)|
|Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests||171||138|
|Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc.||$||(10,562||)||$||(6,975||)|
|Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. common stockholders||$||(10,574||)||$||(6,975||)|
|Per share information-basic:|
|Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. common stockholders||$||(0.13||)||$||(0.09||)|
|Per share information-diluted:|
|Net loss attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. common stockholders||$||(0.13||)||$||(0.09||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except par value and share data)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||38,341||$||40,384|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $7,637 and $8,209, respectively||55,009||51,199|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||17,280||14,592|
|Total current assets||139,554||136,162|
|Satellite network and other equipment, net||117,894||127,537|
|Intangible assets, net||57,391||60,559|
|Deferred income taxes||256||258|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Current portion of notes payable||11,250||10,000|
|Current portion of deferred revenue||6,020||5,238|
|Total current liabilities||66,413||61,468|
|Note payable – related party||1,332|