Press Release

May 20, 2014



ViaSat Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results


CARLSBAD, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014. ViaSat's fiscal year 2014 results reflected strong growth. Revenues increased 21% to $1.4 billion and Adjusted EBITDA grew 35% to $221.2 million compared to last year. Net income attributable to ViaSat common stockholders rose to $0.44 per share on a non-GAAP diluted basis, or a loss of $0.21 per share on a diluted GAAP basis - compared to fiscal year 2013 net income of $0.02 and a loss of $0.94 per share, respectively.


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Revenues for the fourth quarter increased 11% to $343.9 million and Adjusted EBITDA hit record levels, growing 41% to $57.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 compared to the same period last year. New contract awards doubled to $454.0 million for the quarter compared to the same period last year. Non-GAAP diluted net income attributable to ViaSat common stockholders was $0.10 per share, or a loss of $0.08 per share on a diluted GAAP basis - compared to net income of $0.19 and $0.04 per share, respectively, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013.


"Fiscal year 2014 was a momentous year," said Mark Dankberg, CEO and chairman of ViaSat. "We made substantial progress in showing that our innovations in high-capacity satellite network technology have the potential to disrupt attractive markets in consumer broadband, mobile services such as in-flight Wi-Fi, and important government applications. We also achieved record revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, while simultaneously increasing discretionary spending in company-funded R&D, and legal expenses to protect that R&D, by nearly $50.0 million compared to the prior year. We began fiscal year 2014 by commencing construction of ViaSat-2, which we expect will extend the state of the art in satellite broadband. And we begin fiscal year 2015 with a landmark legal victory validating our role in creating the current state of the art, ViaSat-1. We're excited about building on our momentum and the prospects for continued growth."


Financial Results1


(In millions, except per share data)



Q4 FY14


 


Q4 FY13


 FY14


 FY13


Revenues


$343.9


$308.7


$1,351.5


$1,119.7


Adjusted EBITDA


$57.4


$40.8


$221.2


$163.3


Net (loss) income2


$(3.5)


$1.9


$(9.4)


$(41.2)


Diluted per share net (loss) income2


$(0.08)


$0.04


$(0.21)


$(0.94)


Non-GAAP net income2


$4.4


$8.8


$20.3


$0.9


Non-GAAP diluted per share net income2


$0.10


$0.19


$0.44


$0.02


Fully diluted weighted average shares3


46.3


45.9


45.7


43.9







New contract awards


$454.0


$227.1


$1,425.9


$1,373.4


Sales backlog4


$899.5


$851.9


$899.5


$851.9


1 ViaSat uses a 52 or 53 week fiscal year which ends on the Friday closest to March 31. ViaSat quarters for fiscal year 2014 ended on June 28, 2013, October 4, 2013, January 3, 2014, and April 4, 2014. This results in a 53 week fiscal year approximately every four to five years. Fiscal year 2014 was a 53 week year, compared with a 52 week year in fiscal year 2013. As a result of the shift in the fiscal calendar, the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 included an additional week. ViaSat does not believe that the extra week resulted in any material impact on its financial results.


2 Attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders.


3 As the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 and fiscal years 2014 and 2013 financial information resulted in a net loss, the weighted average number of shares used to calculate basic and diluted net loss per share is the same, as diluted shares would be anti-dilutive.


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


Segment Results


(In millions)


 


Q4 FY14


 


Q4 FY13


FY14


FY13


Satellite Services






  New contract awards


$230.8


$78.3


$526.2


$290.8


  Revenues


$105.9


$78.6


$390.7


$277.0


  Adjusted EBITDA


$25.5


$10.2


$84.4


$34.3







Commercial Networks






  New contract awards


$152.8


$50.8


$388.6


$468.5


  Revenues


$96.1


$83.6


$395.5


$314.9


  Adjusted EBITDA


$1.9


$2.9


$24.0


$13.7







Government Systems






  New contract awards


$70.4


$98.0


$511.1


$614.1


  Revenues


$142.0


$146.4


$565.2


$527.8


  Adjusted EBITDA


$30.2


$28.1


$113.6


$115.8


Satellite Services


Our Satellite Services segment reported revenues of $105.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, an increase of 35% year-over-year. We ended the quarter with over 641,000 consumer broadband subscribers and performed over 75,500 installations, including new additions and migrations. Fourth quarter Satellite Services segment Adjusted EBITDA was $25.5 million, which more than doubled the amount reported for the same period last year, inclusive of substantial litigation costs and expenses to protect our high-capacity satellite system intellectual property. In fiscal year 2014, our litigation expenses to protect these technologies were nearly $25.0 million, and in April yielded a successful federal court verdict awarding ViaSat $283.0 million in patent infringement and breach of contract damages against Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). Fiscal year 2014 Satellite Services segment results also reflected strong year-over-year results, with revenue growth of 41% to $390.7 million and segment Adjusted EBITDA growth of 146% to $84.4 million, in spite of these substantial costs.


Commercial Networks


Our Commercial Networks segment fourth quarter revenues reflected another period of strong performance, growing to $96.1 million, a 15% increase compared to the same period last year. Fiscal year 2014 revenues also grew significantly, increasing by $80.6 million to $395.5 million, or 26% from fiscal year 2013. Annual and quarterly revenues grew year-over-year for our Ka-band satellite network for NBN Co. in Australia, continuing deployment of our aeronautical mobile broadband systems, and our antenna systems programs as new order demand expands for specialized antennas with integrated networks. Segment Adjusted EBITDA results of $1.9 million for the fourth quarter were slightly lower compared to the same period last year, due to expanded investments in next-generation consumer broadband systems development, which grew over 300% year-over-year. Despite these expanded investments, fiscal year 2014 Commercial Networks segment revenue performance drove significant Adjusted EBITDA growth to $24.0 million, representing a 75% increase from fiscal year 2013.


Government Systems


Our Government Systems segment reported revenue of $142.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, a decrease of $4.5 million compared to the same period last year, as completion of a Blue Force Tracking satellite service bandwidth contract partially offset growth in information assurance and security, broadband networking services for military customers, and advanced tactical radio and information distribution systems. Our revenues for fiscal year 2014 continued to remain strong in an otherwise challenging defense spending environment, increasing 7% from our fiscal year 2013 results. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $30.2 million and $113.6 million for the quarter and fiscal year, respectively, reflecting a quarterly increase of 7% and a slight decrease of 2% in the fiscal year compared to the same periods last year. Our fiscal year 2014 Government Systems segment results also included significant growth in development activities, up 43% from fiscal year 2013, with continuing government mobility networks expansion and broadening opportunities such as dual-band terminal systems.


Selected Fiscal Fourth Quarter Business Highlights


  • Subsequent to fiscal year end, on April 24, a federal court jury found that SS/L infringed three ViaSat patents relating to our groundbreaking invention of the ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite system and breached the non-disclosure agreement and manufacturing contract between the parties. The jury awarded ViaSat $283.0 million in damages.
  • Xplornet Communications Inc. agreed to purchase all of the residential capacity covering Canada on the ViaSat-2 satellite, which is scheduled for launch in mid-2016. The initial contract value is $228.0 million, with a value up to $275.0 million depending on options. The commitment is for the life of the satellite and includes network operations, annual network maintenance, gateways, and ground equipment.
  • Announced integration of defense-grade cyber and information security technologies into the family of Samsung KNOX™-enabled mobile devices to provide a secure enterprise service.
  • EL AL agreed to be the launch customer in Europe for Exede® In The Air in-flight Internet service on EL AL Boeing 737s flying routes between Tel Aviv and several European cities.
  • Frost & Sullivan recognized ViaSat with the 2013 North American Ka-band Technology Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.
  • Provided Exede Enterprise satellite services for course-wide tournament operations networking at the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open for organizer Century Club of San Diego, and hosted active duty military men and women at the golf tournament as the Presenting Sponsor of the Patriots' Outpost.

Safe Harbor Statement


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 future earnings, performance and growth opportunities, including with respect to building momentum, prospects for growth, and extending the state of the art in satellite broadband. 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 satellite; unexpected expenses related to the satellite project; our ability to successfully implement our business plan for our broadband satellite services on our anticipated timeline or at all, including with respect to the ViaSat-2 satellite system; risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of ViaSat-2 and our other satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; our ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; negative audits by the U.S. government; continued turmoil 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 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.


Conference Call


ViaSat will host a conference call to discuss the fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The dial-in number is (877) 640-9809 in the U.S. and (914) 495-8528 internationally. A replay of the conference call will be available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 20 until midnight on Wednesday, May 21 by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers, and entering the conference ID 47701203. You can also access our conference call webcast and other material financial information discussed on our conference call on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.viasat.com. The call will be archived and available on that site for approximately one month immediately following the conference call.


About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)


ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede Internet, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 3,000 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,100 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.


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 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.


Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.


Knox is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 


Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations


(Unaudited)


(In thousands, except per share data)











Three months ended 



Twelve months ended



April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013



April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013










Revenues:









Product revenues


$                         199,340



$                         183,519



$                         785,738



$                         664,417


Service revenues


144,584



125,144



565,724



455,273


Total revenues


343,924



308,663



1,351,462



1,119,690










Operating expenses:









Cost of product revenues


144,338



135,253



571,855



484,973


Cost of service revenues


106,415



97,092



419,425



363,188


Selling, general and administrative


74,059



68,070



281,533



240,859


Independent research and development


16,586



11,709



60,736



35,448


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


3,665



3,519



14,614



15,584


(Loss) income from operations


(1,139)



(6,980)



3,299



(20,362)


Interest expense, net


(8,730)



(10,192)



(37,903)



(43,820)


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-



-



-



(26,501)


Loss before income taxes 


(9,869)



(17,172)



(34,604)



(90,683)


Benefit from income taxes


(6,378)



(19,447)



(25,947)



(50,054)


Net (loss) income 


(3,491)



2,275



(8,657)



(40,629)


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


25



344



789



543


Net (loss) income attributable to ViaSat Inc. 


$                           (3,516)



$                             1,931



$                           (9,446)



$                         (41,172)










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


$                             (0.08)



$                               0.04



$                             (0.21)



$                             (0.94)


Diluted common equivalent shares


46,259



45,943



45,744



43,931










AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC.






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









 


Three months ended 



 


Twelve months ended



April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013



April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013










GAAP net (loss) income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$                           (3,516)



$                             1,931



$                           (9,446)



$                         (41,172)


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


3,665



3,519



14,614



15,584


Stock-based compensation expense


9,274



7,625



33,639



27,035


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-



-



-



26,501


Income tax effect


(4,982)



(4,318)



(18,530)



(27,047)


Non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$                             4,441



$                             8,757



$                           20,277



$                                901


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


$                               0.10



$                               0.19



$                               0.44



$                               0.02


Diluted common equivalent shares


46,259



45,943



45,744



43,931










AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC.






AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS:









 


Three months ended 



 


Twelve months ended



April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013



April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013










GAAP net (loss) income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$                           (3,516)



$                             1,931



$                           (9,446)



$                         (41,172)


Benefit from income taxes


(6,378)



(19,447)



(25,947)



(50,054)


Interest expense, net


8,730



10,192



37,903



43,820


Depreciation and amortization


49,313



40,454



185,064



157,171


Stock-based compensation expense


9,274



7,625



33,639



27,035


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-



-



-



26,501


Adjusted EBITDA


$                           57,423



$                           40,755



$                         221,213



$                         163,301










 


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 April 4, 2014 



Three months ended March 29, 2013 





Satellite Services



Commercial Networks



Government Systems



Total



Satellite Services



Commercial Networks



Government Systems



Total



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



$        (8,614)



$        (8,576)



$       19,716



$         2,526



$      (18,927)



$        (3,775)



$       19,241



$        (3,461)



Depreciation *



30,704



4,399



6,244



41,347



26,336



3,207



5,593



35,136



Stock-based compensation expense



2,021



3,610



3,643



9,274



1,523



2,898



3,204



7,625



Other amortization



1,347



2,420



551



4,318



1,249



532



70



1,851



Adjusted EBITDA before other



$       25,458



$         1,853



$       30,154



57,465



$       10,181



$         2,862



$       28,108



41,151



Other 









(42)









(396)



Adjusted EBITDA









$       57,423









$       40,755























Twelve months ended April 4, 2014



Twelve months ended March 29, 2013 





Satellite Services



Commercial Networks



Government Systems



Total



Satellite Services



Commercial Networks



Government Systems



Total



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



$      (45,991)



$      (12,134)



$       76,038



$       17,913



$      (79,172)



$      (11,079)



$       85,473



$        (4,778)



Depreciation *



119,360



16,747



22,982



159,089



103,943



11,283



18,907



134,133



Stock-based compensation expense



7,148



13,184



13,307



33,639



5,616



10,163



11,256



27,035



Other amortization



3,874



6,241



1,243



11,358



3,911



3,347



213



7,471



Adjusted EBITDA before other



$       84,391



$       24,038



$     113,570



221,999



$       34,298



$       13,714



$     115,849



163,861



Other 









(786)









(560)



Adjusted EBITDA









$     221,213









$     163,301







































* 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


April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013



Liabilities and Equity


April 4, 2014



March 29, 2013











Current assets:






 Current liabilities: 





Cash and cash equivalents


$                  58,347



$                105,738



 Accounts payable 


$                  98,852



$                  83,009


Accounts receivable, net


271,891



266,970



 Accrued liabilities 


174,118



161,909


Inventories


119,601



106,281



 Current portion of other long-term debt 


1,856



2,230


Deferred income taxes


37,712



25,065



 Total current liabilities 


274,826



247,148


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


44,070



40,819



 Senior Notes, net 


583,861



584,993


Total current assets


531,621



544,873



 Other long-term debt 


105,900



1,456







 Other liabilities 


48,893



52,640


Property, equipment and satellites, net


1,052,502



913,781



 Total liabilities 


1,013,480



886,237


Other acquired intangible assets, net


35,397



47,170



 Total ViaSat Inc. stockholders' equity 


941,012



903,001


Goodwill


83,627



83,000



 Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 


5,623



4,834


Other assets


256,968



205,248



 Total equity 


946,635



907,835


Total assets


$             1,960,115



$             1,794,072



 Total liabilities and equity 


$             1,960,115



$             1,794,072











 


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