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CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

OXNARD, CA — (Marketwired) — 12/23/14 — CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its third quarter ended November 30, 2014. Highlights for the quarter include:

Consolidated third quarter revenue up 7% sequentially to $63.2 million and essentially flat year over year.

Wireless Datacom revenue up 9% sequentially and 10% year over year to a record $54.6 million.

Satellite revenue down 4% sequentially and 37% year over year to $8.6 million.

Third quarter GAAP net income of $4.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $4.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share for the third quarter last year.

Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) net income of $9.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the same period last year.

Net cash provided by operations for the third quarter of $5.1 million, and total cash and marketable securities of $40 million at November 30, 2014.

Commenting on the fiscal 2015 third quarter results, Michael Burdiek, CalAmp–s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We saw strong sequential growth in both revenue and earnings in the latest quarter, with consolidated gross margin expansion driven by strength in our Wireless Datacom segment. Specialized telematics device shipments to a key OEM customer in the heavy equipment industry boosted our third quarter results, and we continue to believe that this customer will be a significant growth catalyst for CalAmp over the next several quarters. In addition, important wins for fleet management SaaS solutions, as well as robust demand for fleet management and asset tracking products, are expected to drive growth in the coming quarters. Our Satellite segment revenues were in line with expectations, providing meaningful contributions to our bottom line profitability and operating cash flow. Overall, we were quite pleased with our third quarter results and expect revenue growth and earnings momentum to build through the balance of the fiscal year.”

Total revenue for the fiscal 2015 third quarter was $63.2 million compared to $63.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Wireless Datacom revenue increased to $54.6 million from $49.7 million in the same period last year, while Satellite revenue was $8.6 million in the latest quarter compared to $13.8 million in the third quarter last year.

Consolidated gross profit for the fiscal 2015 third quarter was $22.1 million, an increase of $1.1 million over the same quarter last year, primarily attributable to higher Wireless Datacom revenue. Consolidated gross margin was 35% in the fiscal 2015 third quarter, compared to 33% in the third quarter last year.

GAAP net income for the fiscal 2015 third quarter was $4.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the third quarter of last year. Although the Company–s GAAP-basis effective tax rate approximates the combined US federal and state statutory tax rate, the Company–s pretax income is still largely sheltered from taxation by net operating loss and research and development tax credit carryforwards, and is expected to remain so for the next several years.

Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal 2015 third quarter was $9.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP earnings of $8.2 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the third quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income excludes the impact of intangibles amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses, and includes an income tax provision for cash taxes paid or payable for the period. A reconciliation of the GAAP-basis pretax income to the non-GAAP net income and earnings per diluted share is provided in the table at the end of this press release.

As of November 30, 2014, the Company had total cash and marketable securities of $40 million and no bank debt outstanding. Net cash provided by operating activities during the third quarter was $5.1 million, and the unused borrowing capacity on the bank revolver as of the end of the third quarter was $15 million.

Commenting on the Company–s business outlook, Mr. Burdiek said, “Looking at our fiscal 2015 fourth quarter, we expect to achieve consolidated revenue in the range of $66 to $70 million. We anticipate Wireless Datacom revenue in the fourth quarter will be higher on both a year-over-year and sequential quarter basis, while Satellite segment revenue is expected to be down modestly on a sequential quarter basis to approximately $8 million. At the bottom line, we expect fourth quarter GAAP-basis net income in the range of $0.12 to $0.16 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.26 to $0.30 per diluted share. We are pleased with our near term growth prospects and anticipate that continued execution and investments in key strategic initiatives and geographic expansion will drive profitable growth into fiscal 2016 and beyond.”

A conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss the fiscal 2015 third quarter financial results and business outlook will be held today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific. CalAmp–s President and CEO Michael Burdiek and CFO Rick Vitelle will host the conference call. Participants can listen in via webcast by visiting the Investor Relations section of CalAmp–s 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 30 days after the call.

The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 877-407-0784 (+1 201-689-8560 for international callers) and using the Conference ID# 13596777. Following the call, an audio replay will also be available by calling 877-870-5176 or +1 858-384-5517 and entering the Conference ID# 13596777. The audio replay will be available through December 30, 2014.

CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in providing wireless communications solutions to a broad array of vertical market applications and customers. CalAmp–s extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable cloud service platform, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business critical data and desired intelligence from high-value remote assets. For more information, please visit .

Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements that, within the meaning of the federal securities laws including the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Words such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “believe”, “seek”, “could”, “estimate”, “judgment”, “targeting”, “should”, “anticipate”, “goal” and variations of these words and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment, product demand, competitive pressures and pricing declines in our Wireless Datacom and Satellite segments, delays in the ramp-up in product shipments to a key OEM customer in the heavy equipment industry, the timing and acceptance of customer approvals of new product designs, intellectual property infringement claims, interruption or failure of our Internet-based systems used to wirelessly configure and communicate with the tracking and monitoring devices that we sell, changes in wireless transmission standards and technologies including 3G and 4G standards, dependence on third-party manufacturers and component suppliers in foreign countries, and other risks or uncertainties that are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2014 that was filed on April 24, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurances that our expectations will be attained. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Garo Sarkissian
SVP, Corporate Development
(805) 987-9000

Lasse Glassen
(424) 238-6249

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