Press Release

Aug 09, 2016



ViaSat Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results


CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2016.


"Our financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 show continued strong demand in satellite services and sustained growth in our government segment," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and CEO. "New aeronautical services contracts with American Airlines and the U.S. government highlight the unique and compelling competitive advantages of affordable, high bandwidth mobility services. Almost five years after launch, ViaSat-1 is delivering record earnings and margins, while also delivering benchmark performance. We are investing in R&D and capital resources to scale this formula through new technology, delivering even more bandwidth-efficient satellites and expansion, to regional, and then global markets. The upcoming launch of ViaSat-2 gives us an opportunity to extend our competitive advantage for sustained growth in residential broadband, mobile WiFi, aeronautical and maritime applications in both commercial and government markets."


Financial Results


(In millions, except per share data)


Q1 FY17


Q1 FY16


Year-Over-Year 
Change


Revenues


$      363.1


$      344.4


5.4%


Net income1 


$          1.9


$          2.6


(28.9)%


Non-GAAP net income1


$        11.3


$        12.1


(6.8)%


Adjusted EBITDA


$        80.2


$         77.5


3.5%


Diluted per share net income1


$        0.04


$         0.05


(20.0)%


Non-GAAP diluted per share net income1


$        0.23


$         0.25


(8.0)%


Fully diluted weighted average shares


50.2


48.8


2.7%






New contract awards


$      336.3


$      305.5


10.1%


Sales backlog2


$      912.9


$      872.5


4.6%


 


Segment Results


(In millions)


Q1 FY17


Q1 FY16


Year-Over-Year 
Change


Satellite Services





  New contract awards


$      141.8


$      120.3


17.9%


  Revenues


$      152.4


$      132.4


15.1%


  Operating profit3


$        30.9


$        17.0


81.1%


  Adjusted EBITDA


$        71.9


$        54.6


31.6%






Commercial Networks





  New contract awards


$        62.9


$      46.2


36.1%


  Revenues


$        65.6


$      66.8


(1.8)%


  Operating loss3


$       (38.5)


$     (18.7)


(105.7)%


  Adjusted EBITDA


$       (24.2)


$       (6.1)


(295.6)%






Government Systems





  New contract awards


$      131.6


$      139.0


(5.3)%


  Revenues


$      145.2


$      145.2


0.0%


  Operating profit 3


$        18.0


$        15.9


12.8%


  Adjusted EBITDA


$        32.8


$        28.9


13.5%




1


Attributable to ViaSat, Inc. common stockholders.


2


Amounts include certain backlog adjustments due to contract changes and amendments.


3


Before corporate and amortization of acquired intangible assets.


Satellite Services


In the fiscal first quarter of 2017, ViaSat's Satellite Services segment achieved record high revenues for the fourth consecutive quarter, up 15% year-over-year, with continued growth in the residential broadband and in-flight connectivity businesses. Operating profit increased 81% year-over-year to $30.9 million, generating Adjusted EBITDA of $71.9 million, a 32% increase over the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 47%. Highlights for the quarter include:


  • ViaSat served 696,000 residential subscribers at the close of the fiscal first quarter of 2017, up 2% compared to the fiscal first quarter of 2016.
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU) in the residential internet business grew by 8% year-over-year to $60.00, a new record high, reflecting higher bandwidth, higher value plans and growth in value added services.
  • The in-flight connectivity business continued to scale, with ViaSat's in-flight internet service deployed on 509 commercial aircraft as of the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2017.
  • American Airlines selected ViaSat's high-speed in-flight internet service for its new Boeing 737 MAX fleet, with service availability planned for September 2017.
  • ViaSat, along with partner Eutelsat, introduced in-flight internet service in Europe with EL AL Israel Airlines. The service, currently in customer trials, is expected to enter full retail service before the end of this calendar year.

Commercial Networks


ViaSat's Commercial Networks segment revenues were slightly lower compared with the prior year period following completion of the initial infrastructure portion of the large Australian nbn™ project, and up on a sequential quarter basis. Revenue for the fiscal first quarter reflected certain mobile broadband satellite communications systems programs and larger antenna systems programs nearing completion, partially offset by revenue increases from broadband terminal orders under the nbn project. The segment reported a higher operating loss and lower Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal first quarter of 2017, as compared to the same period last year due to continued planned investments in the ViaSat-3 broadband communications platform and additional Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) efforts for in-flight internet wins. These investments contributed to significant increases in research and development (R&D) expenses in the fiscal first quarter of 2017, as compared to the same period last year, and also represented the primary drivers for the year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA decrease. Highlights for the quarter include:


  • The ViaSat-2 satellite communications platform successfully passed critical program milestones, including completion of assembly, completion of functional performance testing and completion of the first phase of environmental testing in preparation for a launch window beginning at the end of calendar 2016.
  • Significant progress was made by ViaSat and Boeing Satellite Systems International (BSSI) on the ViaSat-3 program, as the two organizations continued to collaborate on integrating ViaSat's highly-innovative communications payload with Boeing's upgraded platform. Subsequent to the end of the fiscal first quarter, ViaSat and BSSI finalized the two separate agreements for the delivery of the first two ViaSat-3 class satellites, including payload integration.
  • Subsequent to the fiscal first quarter end, ViaSat received a series of new STC approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new STC approvals cover ViaSat's hybrid Ku-/Ka-band satellite antenna for Airbus A320 type aircraft primarily deployed on Virgin America, and installation and activation of the ViaSat in-flight connectivity system on Boeing 737-800 and 900 series type aircraft for deployment across the EL AL Israel Airlines fleet.

Government Systems


In the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, ViaSat's Government Systems segment revenues were flat, compared to the prior year period while operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA grew significantly, each up 13% to $18.0 million and $32.8 million, respectively. Operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA expansion were driven by strong growth in services revenues and a decrease in Government Systems segment R&D spending. Highlights for the quarter include:


  • The government mobile broadband business continued to expand. ViaSat was awarded a sole-source contract to provide global in-flight connectivity service to Air Force One and other U.S. government senior leader aircraft. This specific award covered support for VC-25s, C-17s, C-32s, C-37s, C-40s and the complete range of VIP and special air mission aircraft. ViaSat has now deployed its government mobile broadband internet service on more than 400 government aircraft.
  • Managed Wi-Fi revenues increased, as ViaSat continued to execute on its contract with NEXCOM (Navy Exchange Service Command) to deliver Managed Wi-Fi internet and voice services to an increasing number of sailors and their families at Navy facilities worldwide.
  • ViaSat delivered its 500th production KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT), which is the only small form factor Link 16 terminal in sustained production in the world today.
  • The ViaSat KOR-24A STT was selected for use on the CP-140 Aurora aircraft used by the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • ViaSat secured NSA certification for two of its information assurance encryption devices, as well as continued to expand its 'edge to cloud' network encryption portfolio with a first-to-market 100 Gbps Type 1 Ethernet encryptor.

Conference Call


ViaSat will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 results.  Details follow:


DATE/TIME:        


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


DIAL-IN:


(877) 640-9809 in the U.S.; (914) 495-8528 international


WEBCAST:        


investors.viasat.com.


REPLAY:            


Available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 9 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 10 by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers; conference ID 59127631.


Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to opportunities, growth and outlook for fiscal year 2017 and beyond; satellite construction and launch activities; the performance and benefits of our ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 class satellites; the expected capacity, service, coverage, service speeds, availability and other features of our satellites, and the timing, cost, economics and other benefits associated therewith; international expansion plans; and the roll-out and uptake of products and services by, and services offered by, our airline partners and commercial networks customers. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 class satellites; unexpected expenses related to our satellite projects; our ability to successfully implement our business plan for our broadband satellite services on our anticipated timeline or at all; risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of our satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; our ability to consummate our proposed strategic partnership arrangement with Eutelsat and to realize the anticipated benefits thereof; our ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; audits by the U.S. government; changes in the global business environment and economic conditions; delays in approving U.S. government budgets and cuts in government defense expenditures; our reliance on U.S. government contracts, and on a small number of contracts which account for a significant percentage of our revenues; reduced demand for products and services as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; our reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply our products; increased competition; introduction of new technologies and other factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on our ability to sell products and services; our level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; our involvement in litigation, including intellectual property claims and litigation to protect our proprietary technology; and our dependence on a limited number of key employees. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in our SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.


About ViaSat


ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information, visit: www.viasat.com, or follow ViaSat on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or YouTube.


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information


To supplement ViaSat's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), ViaSat uses non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to ViaSat Inc. and Adjusted EBITDA, measures ViaSat believes are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of ViaSat's past financial performance and prospects for the future. We believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding specific expenses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results. In addition, since we have historically reported non-GAAP results to the investment community, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP numbers provides consistency in our financial reporting and facilitates comparisons to the Company's historical operating results. Further, these non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators that management uses as a basis for evaluating the operating performance of our segments, allocating resources to such segments, planning and forecasting in future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results is provided in the tables below.


Copyright © 2016 ViaSat, Inc. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. ViaSat is a registered trademark of ViaSat, Inc.


 


Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations


(Unaudited)


(In thousands, except per share data)







 


Three months ended 



June 30, 2016



June 30, 2015






Revenues:





Product revenues


$       160,676



$       168,348


Service revenues


202,454



176,030


Total revenues


363,130



344,378






Operating expenses:





Cost of product revenues


120,680



125,830


Cost of service revenues


127,582



117,609


Selling, general and administrative


79,400



71,107


Independent research and development


25,177



15,608


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


2,513



4,810


Income from operations


7,778



9,414


Interest expense, net


(4,811)



(5,888)


Income before income taxes 


2,967



3,526


Provision for income taxes


810



1,007


Net income


2,157



2,519


Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest, net of tax


302



(89)


Net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. 


$           1,855



$           2,608






Diluted net income per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders


$             0.04



$             0.05


Diluted common equivalent shares


50,170



48,840






AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC.




ON A GAAP BASIS AND NON-GAAP BASIS IS AS FOLLOWS:






 


Three months ended 



June 30, 2016



June 30, 2015






GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$           1,855



$           2,608


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


2,513



4,810


Stock-based compensation expense


12,761



10,709


Income tax effect


(5,839)



(6,011)


Non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$         11,290



$         12,116


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders


$             0.23



$             0.25


Diluted common equivalent shares


50,170



48,840






AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC.




AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS:






 


Three months ended 



June 30, 2016



June 30, 2015






GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$           1,855



$           2,608


Provision for income taxes


810



1,007


Interest expense, net


4,811



5,888


Depreciation and amortization


59,998



57,311


Stock-based compensation expense


12,761



10,709


Adjusted EBITDA


$         80,235



$         77,523


 


AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE







CORPORATE AND AMORTIZATION OF ACQUIRED INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS:





(In thousands)
































Three months ended June 30, 2016 



Three months ended June 30, 2015




Satellite Services



Commercial Networks



Government Systems



Total



Satellite Services



Commercial Networks



Government Systems



Total


Segment operating profit (loss) before corporate and amortization of acquired intangible assets



$30,867



$     (38,531)



$      17,955



$10,291



$17,041



$     (18,733)



$      15,916



$14,224


Depreciation *



35,340



5,792



8,640



49,772



32,380



5,698



8,127



46,205


Stock-based compensation expense



2,808



5,081



4,872



12,761



2,468



4,020



4,221



10,709


Other amortization



2,922



3,456



1,335



7,713



2,755



2,897



644



6,296


Adjusted EBITDA before other



$71,937



$     (24,202)



$      32,802



80,537



$54,644



$       (6,118)



$      28,908



77,434


Other 









(302)









89


Adjusted EBITDA









$80,235









$77,523




*


Depreciation expenses not specifically recorded in a particular segment have been allocated based on other indirect allocable costs, which management believes is a reasonable method.


 


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet


(Unaudited)


(In thousands)












As of



As of




As of



As of


Assets


June 30, 2016



March 31, 2016



Liabilities and Equity


June 30, 2016



March 31, 2016











Current assets:






Current liabilities: 





Cash and cash equivalents


$        47,252



$          42,088



Accounts payable 


$        94,413



$          95,645


Accounts receivable, net


262,670



286,724



Accrued liabilities 


156,894



184,344


Inventories


155,511



145,161



Total current liabilities 


251,307



279,989


Prepaid expenses and other current assets**


53,453



47,583



Senior Notes, net** 


575,330



575,304


Total current assets


518,886



521,556



Other long-term debt, net** 


458,730



370,224







Other liabilities 


37,928



37,371







Total liabilities 


1,323,295



1,262,888


Property, equipment and satellites, net


1,462,897



1,385,107







Other acquired intangible assets, net


31,039



33,604



Total ViaSat Inc. stockholders' equity 


1,162,344



1,129,103


Goodwill


116,560



117,040



Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 


5,610



5,321


Other assets**


361,867



340,005



Total equity 


1,167,954



1,134,424


Total assets


$    2,491,249



$      2,397,312



Total liabilities and equity 


$    2,491,249



$      2,397,312




**


The Company adopted Accounting Standards Updated 2015-03 Interest — Imputation of Interest (ASC 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs retrospectively during the first quarter of fiscal 2017 and resultantly reclassified unamortized debt issuance costs as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the Senior Notes and other long-term debt for all periods presented.


 


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