OXNARD, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) -  CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its second quarter ended August 31, 2013. Highlights for the quarter include:

  • Consolidated second quarter revenue of $58.8 million, up 34% compared to the second quarter last year with Wireless Datacom revenue up 38% over prior year second quarter to $47.2 million.
  • Second quarter GAAP net income of $2.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the second quarter last year.
  • Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) net income of $6.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to $4.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the same period last year.
  • Net cash provided by operations for the second quarter of $8.0 million, and total cash balance at August 31, 2013 of $29.7 million.

Commenting on results in the latest quarter, Michael Burdiek, CalAmp's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am very pleased with our second quarter performance, particularly the strong revenue growth and solid profitability. Our focused execution coupled with continued strong customer demand for our products and services resulted in a 38% year-over-year increase in Wireless Datacom revenue during the second quarter. This growth was driven to a large extent by our Mobile Resource Management (MRM) products business, which benefited from significant channel demand for stolen vehicle recovery products, along with continued strength in fleet management and asset tracking. Our Wireless Networks business, which comprises the remainder of our Wireless Datacom segment, also generated strong year-over-year growth. The acquired operations of Wireless Matrix, along with growth in the Energy vertical, more than offset a year-over-year reduction in Rail revenue resulting from the completion of our Positive Train Control development project in the second quarter last year. In addition, our Satellite segment once again generated meaningful operating cash flow and contributed to our bottom-line profitability. We believe CalAmp's strong momentum exiting the second quarter and healthy pipeline of new opportunities, driven by an expanding network of global channel partners and a robust portfolio of innovative products, provide the Company with a strong tailwind as we enter the second half of fiscal 2014." 

Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Results
Total revenue for the fiscal 2014 second quarter was $58.8 million compared to $44.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of 34%. Wireless Datacom revenue increased to $47.2 million from $34.2 million in the same period last year, and Satellite revenue was $11.6 million compared to $9.8 million in the second quarter last year.

Consolidated gross profit for the fiscal 2014 second quarter was $19.8 million, an increase of $5.7 million over the same quarter last year, primarily attributable to higher revenue. The consolidated gross margin was 33.7% in the fiscal 2014 second quarter, up from 32.1% in the second quarter last year. The increase in consolidated gross margin reflects the higher proportion of total revenues represented by the Wireless Datacom segment in fiscal 2014 versus the prior year and, within Wireless Datacom, the shift in revenue mix toward higher margin subscription-based revenues associated with the Wireless Matrix acquisition.

GAAP net income for the fiscal 2014 second quarter was $2.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the second quarter of last year. The lower GAAP net income is due to higher intangibles amortization expense in the current year associated with the acquisition of Wireless Matrix, and to the elimination of substantially all of the Company's deferred income tax asset valuation allowance at the end of fiscal 2013 that caused GAAP basis income tax expense to revert to a level that reflects full statutory tax rates beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Despite this, on a cash basis, the Company's pretax income is still largely sheltered from taxation by net operating loss (NOL) carryforwards, and is expected to remain so for the next few years.

Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal 2014 second quarter was $6.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $4.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP earnings excludes the impact of intangibles amortization and stock-based compensation, and includes income tax expense that reflects cash taxes paid or payable for the period after giving effect to the utilization of NOL and tax credit carryforwards. 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 August 31, 2013, the Company had total cash of $29.7 million and an outstanding bank term loan of $4.6 million. Net cash provided by operating activities during the second quarter was $8.0 million, and the unused borrowing capacity on the bank revolver as of the end of the second quarter was $10.4 million.

Business Outlook
Commenting on the Company's business outlook, Mr. Burdiek said, "Based on our latest projections, we expect our fiscal 2014 third quarter consolidated revenues to be in the range of $59 to $63 million. We anticipate that Wireless Datacom third quarter revenues will increase on a sequential basis partly driven by emerging demand for insurance telematics products. We expect Satellite third quarter revenues to be relatively flat on a sequential basis, but up significantly year-over-year. At the bottom line, we expect third quarter GAAP basis net income in the range of $0.07 to $0.10 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.19 to $0.23 per diluted share."

Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss second quarter 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 dial into the live conference call by calling 1-877-407-0784 (1-201-689-8560 for international callers) and using the Conference ID # 10000293. An audio replay will be available through October 9, 2013 by calling 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 and entering the Conference ID # 10000293.

Additionally, a live webcast of the call will be available on CalAmp's web site at www.calamp.com. Participants are encouraged to visit the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. After the live webcast, a replay will remain available until the next quarterly conference call in the Investor Relations section of CalAmp's web site.

About CalAmp
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 www.calamp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements that 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. Actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including product demand, competitive pressures and pricing declines in the Company's wireless and satellite markets, the timing of customer approvals of new product designs, intellectual property infringement claims, the effects of the automatic federal budget cuts required pursuant to the sequester that took effect on March 1, 2013 and any potential adverse effects associated with the federal government shutdown, interruption or failure of our Internet-based systems used to wirelessly configure and communicate with the tracking and monitoring devices that we sell, integration issues that may arise in connection with the Wireless Matrix acquisition that was consummated on March 4, 2013, and other risks or uncertainties that are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K that was filed on April 25, 2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts) 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 31,     August 31,  
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
Revenues   $ 58,807     $ 43,987     $ 112,553     $ 87,848  
Cost of revenues     38,968       29,852       74,233       60,037  
Gross profit     19,839       14,135       38,320       27,811  
Operating expenses:                                
  Research and development     5,296       3,657       10,454       6,829  
  Selling     4,884       3,173       9,869       5,981  
  General and administrative     3,418       3,052       7,230       6,150  
  Intangible asset amortization     1,484       475       3,133       792  
      15,082       10,357       30,686       19,752  
Operating income     4,757       3,778       7,634       8,059  
Non-operating expense, net     (81 )     (102 )     (250 )     (192 )
Income before income taxes     4,676       3,676       7,384       7,867  
Income tax provision     (1,832 )     (17 )     (2,855 )     (26 )
Net income   $ 2,844     $ 3,659     $ 4,529     $ 7,841  
Earnings per share - basic and diluted                                
  Basic   $ 0.08     $ 0.13     $ 0.13     $ 0.28  
  Diluted   $ 0.08     $ 0.12     $ 0.13     $ 0.27  
Shares used in computing earnings per share:                                
  Basic     34,808       28,476       34,687       28,201  
  Diluted     35,833       29,692       35,748       29,478  
(Unaudited, in thousands) 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 31,     August 31,  
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
  Wireless DataCom   $ 47,196     $ 34,173     $ 88,061     $ 65,844  
  Satellite     11,611       9,814       24,492       22,004  
    Total revenues   $ 58,807     $ 43,987     $ 112,553     $ 87,848  
Gross profit                                
  Wireless DataCom   $ 17,555     $ 12,429     $ 33,515     $ 24,174  
  Satellite     2,284       1,706       4,805       3,637  
    Total gross profit   $ 19,839     $ 14,135     $ 38,320     $ 27,811  
Operating income                                
  Wireless DataCom   $ 4,314     $ 4,002     $ 6,680     $ 8,393  
  Satellite     1,228       749       2,776       1,829  
  Corporate expenses     (785 )     (973 )     (1,822 )     (2,163 )
    Total operating income   $ 4,757     $ 3,778     $ 7,634     $ 8,059  
(In thousands)  
    August 31,     February 28,  
    2013     2013  
Assets   (Unaudited)        
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 29,678     $ 63,101  
  Accounts receivable, net     27,556       19,111  
  Inventories     14,162       13,516  
  Deferred income tax assets     6,640       6,400  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     4,966       4,641  
    Total current assets     83,002       106,769  
Property, equipment and improvements, net     4,421       2,778  
Deferred income tax assets, less current portion     31,580       34,616  
Goodwill     18,304       1,112  
Other intangible assets, net     27,090       4,603  
Other assets     1,469       893  
    $ 165,866     $ 150,771  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of long-term debt   $ 2,440     $ 2,261  
  Accounts payable     20,188       11,871  
  Accrued payroll and employee benefits     4,838       5,298  
  Deferred revenue     6,698       6,410  
  Other current liabilities     3,234       3,109  
    Total current liabilities     37,398       28,949  
Long-term debt     4,689       2,434  
Other non-current liabilities     2,232       1,839  
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock     354       350  
  Additional paid-in capital     201,833       202,368  
  Accumulated deficit     (80,575 )     (85,104 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (65 )     (65 )
    Total stockholders' equity     121,547       117,549  
    $ 165,866     $ 150,771  
(Unaudited - In thousands)  
    Six Months Ended  
    August 31,  
    2013     2012  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
  Net income   $ 4,529     $ 7,841  
  Depreciation and amortization     4,015       1,260  
  Stock-based compensation expense     1,321       1,672  
  Amortization of debt issue costs and discount     147       22  
  Deferred tax assets, net     2,796       (85 )
  Changes in operating working capital     1,002       (3,517 )
  Other     -       15  
    Net cash provided by operating activities     13,810       7,208  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Capital expenditures     (841 )     (920 )
  Navman Wireless asset purchase agreement     -       (1,000 )
  Wireless Matrix acquisition, net of cash acquired     (46,837 )     -  
  Collections on note receivable     -       283  
    Net cash used in investing activities     (47,678 )     (1,637 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Proceeds from bank term loan     5,000       -  
  Debt repayments     (2,703 )     (500 )
  Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vested equity awards     (2,991 )     (2,515 )
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants     1,139       2,078  
    Net cash provided (used) by financing activities     445       (937 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     (33,423 )     4,634  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     63,101       5,601  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 29,678     $ 10,235  

"GAAP" refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This press release includes historical non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. CalAmp believes that its presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. The presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

In this press release, CalAmp reports the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted Basis Net Income and Adjusted Basis Net Income Per Diluted Share. CalAmp uses these non-GAAP financial measures to enhance the investor's overall understanding of the financial performance and future prospects of CalAmp's core business activities. Specifically, CalAmp believes that a report of Adjusted Basis Net Income and Adjusted Basis Net Income Per Diluted Share  provides consistency in its financial reporting and facilitates the comparison of results of core business operations between its current and past periods.

The reconciliation of the GAAP Basis Pretax Income to Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) Net Income is as follows
(in thousands except per share amounts):

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 31,     August 31,  
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
GAAP basis pretax income   $ 4,676     $ 3,676     $ 7,384     $ 7,867  
Amortization of intangible assets     1,484       475       3,133       792  
Stock-based compensation expense     690       814       1,321       1,672  
Acquisition and integration expenses     -       -       637       -  
Pretax income (non-GAAP basis)     6,850       4,965       12,475       10,331  
Income tax provision (non-GAAP basis) (a)     (32 )     (51 )     (64 )     (111 )
Adjusted Basis net income   $ 6,818     $ 4,914     $ 12,411     $ 10,220  
Adjusted Basis net income per diluted share   $ 0.19     $ 0.17     $ 0.35     $ 0.35  
Weighted average common shares outstanding on diluted basis     35,833       29,692       35,748       29,478  
 (a) The non-GAAP income tax provision represents cash taxes paid for the period after giving effect to the utilization of net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards.

Contact Information:

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

Lasse Glassen
(424) 238-6249