Press Release

Nov 09, 2015



ViaSat Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results


CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2015.


"We made great progress in our second quarter in terms of business accomplishments and financial results that highlight our success in delivering solid earnings growth through higher value service offerings in both consumer and mobile broadband markets," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and CEO. "Our strong core Adjusted EBITDA growth for the quarter and year-to-date, have been led by exceptional Satellite Services performance and double digit Government Systems growth despite an extremely challenging macro environment."


"Additionally, our partnership with Virgin America bringing Netflix to air travelers took flight in the quarter, demonstrating that video is the litmus test for in-flight internet service," Dankberg continued. "JetBlue's upcoming video streaming partnership with Amazon will show we can uniquely scale video streaming at a time when airlines are beginning to see the benefits of delighting passengers with high-quality connectivity. With about 1,100 aircraft in total enabled with our in-flight internet service, we have network flexibility and scale to ensure the highest quality streaming experiences at 35,000 feet - with speeds reaching upwards of 20Mbps per device. This experience is proven daily on JetBlue, Virgin America and United Airlines with as many as 148 simultaneous active devices, and many of those using streaming media, on any given flight across our entire network. We've also seen similarly strong results in performance on flight tests for government applications."


Financial Results


(In millions, except per share data)


 


Q2 FY16


 


Q2 FY15


Year-Over-Year
Change


 


First 6
Months
FY16


 


First 6
Months
FY15


Year-Over-Year
Change


Revenues1


$


353.3


$


358.8


(1.5)%


$


697.7


$


678.2


2.9%


Adjusted EBITDA1


$


86.5


$


109.7


(21.1)%


$


164.1


$


169.9


(3.4)%


Net income1,2


$


4.9


$


23.9


(79.4)%


$


7.5


$


18.0


(58.1)%


Diluted per share net income1,2


$


0.10


$


0.50


(80.0)%


$


0.15


$


0.38


(60.5)%


Non-GAAP net income1,2


$


14.9


$


32.4


(54.2)%


$


27.0


$


34.8


(22.6)%


Non-GAAP diluted per share net income1,2


$


0.30


$


0.68


(55.9)%


$


0.55


$


0.73


(24.7)%


Fully diluted weighted average shares



49.1



48.0


2.3%



49.0



47.9


2.3%













New contract awards1


$


386.2


$


498.9


(22.6)%


$


691.7


$


809.0


(14.5)%


Sales backlog3, 1


$


897.8


$


1,024.6


(12.4)%


$


897.8


$


1,024.6


(12.4)%







Segment Results


(In millions)


 


Q2 FY16


 


Q2 FY15


Year-Over-Year
Change


 


First 6
Months
FY16


 


First 6
Months
FY15


Year-Over-Year
Change


Satellite Services












  New contract awards1


$


127.6


$


198.1


(35.6)%


$


247.9


$


320.0


(22.5)%


  Revenues1


$


140.2


$


135.9


3.1%


$


272.6


$


245.7


11.0%


  Adjusted EBITDA1


$


61.9


$


75.1


(17.6)%


$


116.5


$


107.9


8.0%













Commercial Networks












  New contract awards


$


41.8


$


68.3


(38.8)%


$


88.0


$


118.5


(25.7)%


  Revenues


$


66.4


$


86.9


(23.6)%


$


133.1


$


179.1


(25.7)%


  Adjusted EBITDA


$


(9.0)


$


4.6


(292.9)%


$


(15.1)


$


10.2


(248.6)%













Government Systems












  New contract awards


$


216.8


$


232.5


(6.8)%


$


355.8


$


370.5


(4.0)%


  Revenues


$


146.8


$


136.0


8.0%


$


292.0


$


253.5


15.2%


  Adjusted EBITDA


$


33.6


$


30.1


11.8%


$


62.5


$


51.5


21.4%



1 During the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the Company recorded $40.0 million with respect to amounts realized under a legal settlement agreement associated with certain patents and intellectual property, of which $21.0 million was recognized as product revenues in the Company's Satellite Services segment, $18.7 million was recognized as a reduction to selling, general and administrative expenses, and $0.3 million was recognized as interest income in the condensed consolidated financial statements. During the three and six months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded $6.9 million and $13.7, respectively, with respect to the recurring amounts realized under the settlement agreement, of which $6.3 million and $12.5 million were recognized as product revenues in the Company's Satellite Services segment and $0.6 million and $1.3 million were recognized as interest income in the condensed consolidated financial statements, respectively.  Further information on the settlement is contained in ViaSat's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.



2 Attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders.



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


 


Satellite Services
In the fiscal second quarter, ViaSat's Satellite Services segment achieved record high revenues, and Adjusted EBITDA core operating performance grew strongly (excluding the impact of the Loral settlement), driven by growth in in-flight connectivity and continued gains in consumer residential broadband. ViaSat's emphasis on higher quality, higher value plans continued to generate average revenue per user (ARPU) improvements in residential broadband service. ViaSat's Satellite Services segment fiscal second quarter revenues and Adjusted EBITDA reflected strong gains year-over-year of 22% and 75%, respectively - after excluding the benefit of the impact of $21.0 million in revenue and $39.7 million in segment earnings relating to amounts paid to ViaSat under the Loral settlement agreement in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015. Highlights for the quarter include:


  • ViaSat's consumer broadband subscribers grew 5% year-over-year to approximately 687,000 at the end of the fiscal second quarter. Quarterly gross adds were 56,600 for the second quarter, a 22% sequential increase from the prior quarter.
  • Weighted ARPU increased to $56.24, a new record high.
  • In-flight internet services continued to grow, with commercial aircraft in service as of ViaSat's fiscal second quarter end doubling year-over-year to 419, in addition to the nearly 300 business aviation aircraft and nearly 400 government aircraft with ViaSat-enabled in-flight internet in service from ViaSat's Government Systems segment.
  • ViaSat received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for its in-cabin distribution system. This certification positions ViaSat as a leading in-flight internet service provider and a prime contractor in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) market.
  • ViaSat entered into a new technical agreement with The Boeing Company, which enables airlines to specify installation of the ViaSat in-flight internet connectivity system as a factory option for Boeing aircraft prior to delivery, enabling airplanes to come off the line with ViaSat connectivity ready for immediate service.
  • New airline partner, Virgin America, began to deploy ViaSat's in-flight connectivity service on its new A320 aircraft. Virgin America's partnership with Netflix has raised the bar for in-flight Wi-Fi® - setting new standards for in-flight entertainment and passenger engagement. ViaSat's in-flight internet system gives passengers the freedom to connect to the real internet, with a scalable "at home" video streaming experience at 35,000 feet.
  • ViaSat's airline partner JetBlue passed two major milestones: completion of Fly-Fi® installation on more than 150 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, and the inaugural flight of its first Fly-Fi-enabled Embraer E190 regional jet. JetBlue expects to have the first U.S. fleet fully equipped with free Wi-Fi by mid-calendar year 2016. Fly-Fi is JetBlue's brand for Wi-Fi powered by ViaSat's in-flight internet system.

Year-to-date, the Satellite Services segment achieved revenue growth of 11% to $272.6 million and Adjusted EBITDA growth of 8% to $116.5 million compared to the same period last year. Excluding the benefit of $39.7 million, fiscal 2015 second quarter portion of the Loral settlement, Satellite Services segment revenues grew 21% and Adjusted EBITDA grew 71% on a year-to-date basis compared to the same period in fiscal year 2015.


Commercial Networks
ViaSat's Commercial Networks segment experienced decreases in quarterly and year-to-date revenues and Adjusted EBITDA compared to the same periods last year. Highlights for the quarter include:


  • Year-over-year comparisons reflect the wind-down of ViaSat's Australian Ka-band infrastructure project for nbn™, which continued its final construction and integration activities, and lower sales in our large integrated antenna systems programs in the fiscal second quarter of fiscal year 2016. On October 1, 2015, nbn successfully launched its first broadband satellite, Sky Muster, into orbit. The satellite system will play a critical role in providing fast broadband access to approximately 400,000 Australian homes and businesses when service becomes available beginning in mid-calendar year 2016.
  • Results were offset in part by growth in mobile broadband satellite communication systems sales.
  • Lower Adjusted EBITDA for this segment also reflected increased research and development activities in next-generation consumer broadband integrated networking, mobile broadband solutions and next-generation satellite payload technologies.

Government Systems
In the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, ViaSat's Government Systems segment revenues increased 8% and Adjusted EBITDA grew 12% compared to the prior year period. Highlights for the quarter include:


  • Revenue growth reflected an increase in government satellite communication systems products sales, partially offset by lower tactical data link and information assurance products revenues.
  • $216.8 million in awards received during the second fiscal quarter, reflecting a 1.5 to 1 book-to-bill ratio, and yielding record segment backlog of $437.8 million, an 11% increase over the same period last year.
  • ViaSat's acquisition of NetNearU, now known as ViaSat Wireless Services, in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 continued to increase the Company's managed and fee-for-use Wi-Fi service revenue base, contributing to year-over-year Government Systems segment growth.
  • Higher second quarter segment Adjusted EBITDA, up 12% from the same period last year, reflected the Company's expanded service revenue base as government mobile broadband platforms continue to grow with nearly 400 government aircraft in service.
  • ViaSat received National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its KOV-55 Security-System-on-a-Chip, enabling Link 16 crypto modernization for secure interoperability with legacy and future combat networking waveforms.
  • ViaSat was selected as a finalist in the Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition for its innovative work in a Department of Energy (DOE) grant study to detect cyber-attacks across distributed networks and enable utilities to automatically respond to threats as predetermined by their cybersecurity policies.

On a year-to-date basis, ViaSat's Government Systems segment revenues grew 15% to $292.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA increased 21% to $62.5 million compared to the same period last year.


Conference Call
ViaSat will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter results for fiscal year 2016.  Details follow:


DATE/TIME:


Monday, November 9, 2015 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 Monday, November 9 until midnight Tuesday, November 10 by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers; conference ID 75244418.


 


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 and growth outlook for fiscal year 2016 and beyond, the JetBlue-Amazon partnership, our ability to scale video streaming, the broadband access and services to be provided by the nbn Sky Muster satellite, 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 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; level and timing of or changes in the products and services purchased or offered by our airline partners and commercial networks customers; negative 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 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 © 2015 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 



Six months ended



September 30, 2015



October 3, 2014



September 30, 2015



October 3, 2014










Revenues:









Product revenues


$                    163,660



$               193,924



$                      332,008



$                   362,053


Service revenues


189,670



164,834



365,700



316,176


Total revenues


353,330



358,758



697,708



678,229










Operating expenses:









Cost of product revenues


116,179



130,088



242,009



259,082


Cost of service revenues


124,595



111,605



242,204



220,346


Selling, general and administrative


73,351



54,404



144,458



123,500


Independent research and development


20,792



11,547



36,400



21,327


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


4,587



4,658



9,397



8,687


Income from operations


13,826



46,456



23,240



45,287


Interest expense, net


(6,098)



(7,991)



(11,986)



(16,594)


Income before income taxes 


7,728



38,465



11,254



28,693


Provision for income taxes


2,808



14,473



3,815



11,022


Net income


4,920



23,992



7,439



17,671


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


(16)



45



(105)



(332)


Net income attributable to ViaSat Inc. 


$                        4,936



$                 23,947



$                          7,544



$                     18,003










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


$                          0.10



$                     0.50



$                            0.15



$                         0.38


Diluted common equivalent shares


49,125



48,016



48,995



47,899










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 



Six months ended



September 30, 2015



October 3, 2014



September 30, 2015



October 3, 2014










GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$                        4,936



$                 23,947



$                          7,544



$                     18,003


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


4,587



4,658



9,397



8,687


Stock-based compensation expense


11,574



9,058



22,283



17,962


Acquisition related expenses


-



-



-



444


Income tax effect


(6,240)



(5,235)



(12,251)



(10,252)


Non-GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$                      14,857



$                 32,428



$                        26,973



$                     34,844


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


$                          0.30



$                     0.68



$                            0.55



$                         0.73


Diluted common equivalent shares


49,125



48,016



48,995



47,899










AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO VIASAT INC. AND ADJUSTED EBITDA IS AS FOLLOWS:

















Three months ended 



Six months ended



September 30, 2015



October 3, 2014



September 30, 2015



October 3, 2014










GAAP net income attributable to ViaSat Inc.


$                        4,936



$                 23,947



$                          7,544



$                     18,003


Provision for income taxes


2,808



14,473



3,815



11,022


Interest expense, net


6,098



7,991



11,986



16,594


Depreciation and amortization


61,118



54,262



118,429



105,869


Stock-based compensation expense


11,574



9,058



22,283



17,962


Acquisition related expenses


-



-



-



444


Adjusted EBITDA


$                      86,534



$               109,731



$                      164,057



$                   169,894


 


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 September 30, 2015 



Three months ended October 3, 2014




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



$   21,036



$     (22,306)



$      19,683



$   18,413



$  39,351



$       (7,253)



$      19,016



$   51,114


Depreciation *



34,997



5,587



8,207



48,791



31,662



5,811



6,767



44,240


Stock-based compensation expense



2,566



4,698



4,310



11,574



2,028



3,412



3,618



9,058


Other amortization



3,254



3,053



1,433



7,740



2,011



2,679



678



5,368


Acquisition related expenses



-



-



-



-



-



-



-



-


Adjusted EBITDA before other



$   61,853



$       (8,968)



$      33,633



86,518



$  75,052



$        4,649



$      30,079



109,780


Other 









16









(49)


Adjusted EBITDA









$   86,534









$ 109,731





















Six months ended September 30, 2015 



Six months ended October 3, 2014




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



$   38,077



$     (41,039)



$      35,599



$   32,637



$  37,402



$     (13,243)



$      29,815



$   53,974


Depreciation *



67,377



11,285



16,334



94,996



63,010



11,438



12,918



87,366


Stock-based compensation expense



5,034



8,718



8,531



22,283



4,048



6,797



7,117



17,962


Other amortization



6,009



5,950



2,077



14,036



3,415



5,158



1,243



9,816


Acquisition related expenses



-



-



-



-



-



-



444



444


Adjusted EBITDA before other



$ 116,497



$     (15,086)



$      62,541



163,952



$107,875



$      10,150



$      51,537



169,562


Other 









105









332


Adjusted EBITDA









$ 164,057









$ 169,894



* 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


September 30, 2015



April 3, 2015



Liabilities and Equity


September 30, 2015



April 3, 2015











Current assets:






 Current liabilities: 





Cash and cash equivalents


$                   46,406



$         52,263



 Accounts payable 


$                  80,407



$            76,931


Accounts receivable, net


304,517



266,339



 Accrued liabilities 


171,970



191,326


Inventories


123,342



128,367



 Total current liabilities 


252,377



268,257


Deferred income taxes


62,011



57,075



 Senior Notes, net 


582,025



582,657


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


47,842



44,702



 Other long-term debt 


277,071



223,736


Total current assets


584,118



548,746



 Other liabilities 


37,227



39,995







 Total liabilities 


1,148,700



1,114,645


Property, equipment and satellites, net


1,226,710



1,180,243







Other acquired intangible assets, net


40,690



42,340



 Total ViaSat Inc. stockholders' equity 


1,092,053



1,038,582


Goodwill


117,375



117,241



 Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 


5,046



5,151


Other assets


276,906



269,808



 Total equity 


1,097,099



1,043,733


Total assets


$               2,245,799



$     2,158,378



 Total liabilities and equity 


$             2,245,799



$       2,158,378


 


 


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