Press Release

Aug 03, 2006



ViaSat Reports First Quarter Results, Including Record Revenue and Awards


ViaSat Reports First Quarter Results, Including Record Revenue and Awards

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) today announced record revenues of $128.7 million and new net contract awards of $134.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. In addition, ViaSat reported net income of $0.26 per share on a diluted non-GAAP basis or $0.20 per share on a diluted GAAP basis.


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"We are very pleased with fiscal first quarter financial performance across our key metrics -- new business awards, revenues, earnings, and cash flows," said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. "In the aggregate, first quarter events and achievements set the stage for sustained growth driven by several key market areas including MIDS and JTRS, information assurance, and satellite broadband."


Financial Results


For the first quarter ended June 30, 2006(1), ViaSat reported the following financial results:






(In millions, except per share data) Q1 2007 Q1 2006 Revenues $128.7 $100.0 Net income $6.1 $5.2 Diluted per share net income $0.20 $0.18 Non-GAAP net income (2) $7.6 $6.1 Diluted per share non-GAAP net income (2) $0.26 $0.22 Fully diluted weighted average shares 29.7 28.2

New orders/Contract awards $134.0 $129.3 Sales backlog $380.6 $391.2



(1) ViaSat uses a 52- or 53-week fiscal year which ends on the Friday closest to March 31. ViaSat's quarters for fiscal year 2007 end on June 30, 2006, September 29, 2006, December 29, 2006 and March 30, 2007.


(2) All non-GAAP numbers have been adjusted to exclude the effects of acquisition charges (amortization of intangible assets) and the non-GAAP numbers for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 also exclude the effects of compensation expense from employee stock options under FAS123®. A reconciliation of specific adjustments to GAAP results for these periods is included in the "Non-GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations" table contained in this release. A description of our use of non-GAAP information is provided under "Use of Non-GAAP (Pro Forma) Financial Information."


Government Segment


The Government segment had record quarterly revenues of $64.6 million, a 20.8% increase over the first quarter of fiscal year 2006. The revenue growth was primarily related to increases in tactical data link and inline network encryption product sales. New contract awards for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 were $82.9 million.


Commercial Segment


Revenues from our Commercial segment were $64.1 million for the first quarter, which was a 34.8% increase from the first quarter of fiscal year 2006. The revenue growth was primarily from higher sales of consumer broadband products. New contract awards for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 were $51.1 million.


    Selected First Quarter 2007 Business Highlights


* Acquired Enerdyne Technologies Inc., which expands ViaSat's offerings in the Department of Defense (DoD) markets for persistent video surveillance and video data links, primarily for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications. * Awarded a new $40.0 million contract for our Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT), including both LVT (1) airborne and LVT (2) ground-based terminals. * Won an additional development award for the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) to include the Airborne Networking Waveform (ANW) and to begin implementation of Tactical Targeting Networking Technology (TTNT) into MIDS JTRS. * Awarded a contract for approximately $10 million from the National Security Agency (NSA) Maryland Procurement Office (MPO) to implement Version 3 of the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE IS) on ViaSat AltaSec® inline network encryptors. * Awarded an $8.5 million contract from Harris Corporation to add the UHF DAMA SATCOM waveform software to the Harris' Falcon III family of radios. * Delivered and commissioned the first two LinkStar® satellite communication system hubs based on the new, more efficient DVB-S2 global standard to an Internet service provider in New Zealand and a major stock exchange in China. * Obtained a Certificate of Compliance for the LinkStar® VSAT system from SatLabs, verifying the LinkStar broadband satellite terminal complies with the Digital Video Broadcast Return Channel Satellite (DVB-RCS) standard and interoperates with other DVB-RCS systems. * Commissioned the first SurfBeam® DOCSIS®-for-satellite system in Asia on behalf of Smart Digital Communications, to bring new high-speed Internet services to homes and small businesses in Malaysia.

Safe Harbor Statement

Portions of this release, particularly ViaSat's financial prospects for fiscal year 2007 and beyond and the "Selected First Quarter 2007 Business Highlights" section, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: product design flaws or defects; ViaSat's ability to successfully integrate acquired companies; ViaSat's ability to perform under existing contracts and obtain additional contracts; ViaSat's ability to develop new products that gain market acceptance; changes in product supply, pricing and customer demand; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; changes in government regulations; changes in economic conditions globally and in the communications markets in particular; increased competition; potential product liability, infringement and other claims; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. ViaSat refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in ViaSat's Form 10-Ks and subsequent Form 10-Qs. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.


Conference Call


ViaSat Inc. will host a conference call to discuss these fiscal year 2007 first quarter results at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 3, 2006. The dial-in number is (866) 770-7120 and (617) 213-8065 internationally. The passcode is 52697720. A replay will be available for 24 hours beginning at 7:00 P.M., August 3 at (888) 286-8010. The passcode is 68575317. You can also access our conference call webcast and other material financial information discussed on our conference call (including any information required by Regulation G) on the Investor Relations Events Calendar page of our corporate web site (www.viasat.com). The call will be archived and available on that site for at least twelve months immediately following the conference call.


About ViaSat


ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other wireless communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. Products include network security devices, tactical data radios, and communication simulators. ViaSat also has a full line of VSAT products for data and voice applications, and is a market leader in Ka-band satellite systems, from user terminals to gateways. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Linthicum, MD, Washington DC, Australia, Italy, China, and India.


In addition, ViaSat has three wholly-owned subsidiaries: US Monolithics designs and produces monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for use in broadband communications for military and commercial applications; Efficient Channel Coding is an innovator in satellite communication components and systems, based on the new DVB-S2 standard, that increase the efficiency of today's advanced satellite, wireless, and wire-line communication systems; and Enerdyne Technologies Inc., an innovator in video data link equipment and digital video systems for defense and intelligence markets, primarily for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications.


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information


Non-GAAP net income excludes the effects of acquisition charges (amortization of intangible assets) and the non-GAAP numbers for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 also excludes the effects of compensation expense from employee stock options under FAS 123®. Non-GAAP net income is provided to enhance the overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Specifically, 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. Further, these adjusted non- GAAP results are one of the primary indicators management uses for planning and forecasting in future periods. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. See the "Non-GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations" table for a reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP net income. Non-GAAP information as presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.


Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.


    DOCSIS is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories Inc.






Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended June 30, July 1, 2006 2005 Revenues $128,701 $99,977 Cost of revenues 97,295 75,721 Gross profit 31,406 24,256 Operating expenses: Selling, general & administrative 15,594 12,846 Independent research and development 4,701 3,304 Amortization of intangible assets 2,060 1,512 Income from operations 9,051 6,594 Interest, net 235 (149) Income before income taxes and minority interest 9,286 6,445 Provision for income taxes 3,154 1,266 Minority interest in net earnings of subsidiary, net of tax 68 3 Net Income $6,064 $5,176 Diluted net income per share $0.20 $0.18 Diluted common equivalent shares 29,728 28,179





Non-GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended June 30, 2006 July 1, 2005 Revenues $128,701 $99,977 Cost of revenues 97,149 $75,721 Gross profit 31,552 24,256 Operating expenses: Selling, general & administrative 15,388 $12,846 Independent research and development 4,686 $3,304 Non-GAAP income from operations 11,478 8,106 Interest, net 235 (149) Non- GAAP income before income taxes and minority interest 11,713 7,957 Provision for income taxes 4,031 1,871 Minority interest in net earnings of subsidiary, net of tax 68 3 Non-GAAP net income $7,614 $6,083 Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $0.26 $0.22 Diluted common equivalent shares 29,728 28,179



AN ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN NET INCOME ON A GAAP BASIS AND NON-GAAP BASIS IS AS FOLLOWS:

GAAP net income $6,064 $5,176 Amortization of intangible assets 2,060 1,512 Share-based compensation expense: Cost of revenues 146 -- Selling, general & administrative 206 -- Independent research and development 15 -- Income tax effect (877) (605) Non-GAAP net income $7,614 $6,083





Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited) (In thousands)

Assets June 30, March 31, 2006 2006

Current Assets: Cash and S-T investments $46,390 $36,887 Accounts receivable, net 151,378 144,715 Inventory 48,657 49,883 Deferred income taxes 7,008 7,008 Other current assets 8,408 5,960 Total current assets 261,841 244,453

Goodwill 48,855 28,133 Other intangible assets, net 28,493 23,983 Property and equip, net 47,447 46,211 Other assets 19,547 22,289 $406,183 $365,069





Liabilities and June 30, March 31, Stockholders' Equity 2006 2006

Current liabilities: Accounts payable $44,918 $50,577 Accrued liabilities 59,358 40,969

Total current liabilities 104,276 91,546



Other liabilities 10,325 9,389 Total liabilities 114,601 100,935 Minority interest 904 836

Total stockholders' equity 290,678 263,298 $406,183 $365,069
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