- Quarterly Revenue of $19.7 Million, Up 13% Year-over-Year
- Net Profit of $1 Million; $0.06 Earnings Per Share
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Feb. 7 -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: KVHI) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and
full year ended December 31, 2007. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2007 was
$19.7 million, up 13% from the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2006. Net
income for the quarter was $1.0 million or $0.06 on a per-diluted share basis.
During the same period last year the company reported net income of $0.1
million, or $0.01 on a per-diluted share basis.
For the year ended December 31, 2007, revenue was $80.9 million, compared
to $79.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2006. KVH reported net income
of $2.5 million or $0.17 on a per-diluted share basis for the 2007 period,
versus net income of $3.7 million or $0.25 on a per-diluted share basis in the
"We closed out 2007 on a very strong note, with increasing sales and
profits. These improvements are the result of the hard work we put in over the
course of the year, including a complete update to our mobile satellite
product line and the launch of two new maritime communication solutions," said
Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH's chief executive officer.
In the fourth quarter of 2007, mobile communications revenue was $14.1
million, up 16% on a year-over-year basis. "Marine revenue rose 35% over the
same quarter last year, propelled by a 56% increase in international sales and
by initial shipments of our new TracPhone® V7," Mr. Kits van Heyningen
continued. "We are currently supporting broadband connections throughout
Europe, the North Atlantic, and the Americas and are moving ahead with plans
to expand the mini-VSAT Broadband coverage area significantly in 2008 and
2009. Our goal is to ultimately support vessels in the Pacific Ocean;
throughout Asia; the Indian Ocean including shipping routes to the Gulf; and
the Middle East.
"Within the land mobile market, quarterly revenue was down 10% due
primarily to a year-over-year decline in sales to the automotive market. We
are taking steps to strengthen our land sales channel, most notably with the
recent addition of Coast Distribution, which offers a new channel into the RV
marketplace both in the United States and Canada."
Turning to the defense business, Mr. Kits van Heyningen remarked, "Fourth
quarter sales were strong thanks to solid TACNAV® sales and increased
shipments of our TG-6000 inertial measurement unit. We continue to
aggressively pursue the opportunity to supply fiber optic gyros (FOGs) for
stabilized remote weapons programs and are expanding our production capacity
in preparation for increasing demand." Defense-related guidance and
stabilization sales, including those for KVH's fiber optic gyro solutions and
TACNAV military navigation systems, were approximately $5.6 million in the
fourth quarter of 2007, up 7% on a year-over-year basis.
For the full year ended December 31, 2007, mobile communications revenue
was up 8% and defense-related guidance and stabilization revenue was down 11%,
compared to the prior year.
Commenting on the company's financial results for the fourth quarter,
Patrick Spratt, KVH's chief financial officer, said, "The fourth quarter
exceeded our expectations for both the top and bottom lines due in part to
solid sales of relatively higher-margin defense products. Gross margin was
above expectations at almost 41%, and we kept operating expenses in check. For
the first time in two years we did not incur any patent litigation expenses,
following the favorable resolution of that issue in August. Our total cash
balance decreased sequentially by $2.9 million, driven by our ongoing stock
repurchase program and by growth in accounts receivable.
"Looking forward, we believe 2008 will be a year of solid growth for
revenue and earnings. We expect that first quarter revenue will be in the
range of $23 to $25 million, up 13% to 23% year over year. This sales level
should yield earnings for the quarter in the range of $0.08 to $0.12 per
share, compared to a breakeven result for the prior year. For the full year,
we expect that revenue will grow in the range of 14% to 20%, compared to
fiscal year 2007. For the year, EPS is projected to be in the range of $0.36
to $0.44. The full year guidance is based on several key assumptions with
respect to future business development. Among these are the expectation that
we will win additional meaningful orders for our fiber optic gyros in support
of remote weapons station applications and that our new mini-VSAT product and
service offering will be widely accepted in leisure and commercial markets."
Recent Operational Highlights:
- February 5, 2008 - KVH receives $1.4 million in orders for TACNAV components
for a U.S. prime contractor.
- February 4, 2008 - Coast Distribution joins KVH's North American distribution
network for RV products.
- January 25, 2008 - Rexhall Industries selects KVH's TracVision SlimLine
products as its exclusive satellite TV solution.
- January 25, 2008 - Courts approve final settlement of 2004 securities class
action and related derivative lawsuits.
- January 11, 2008 - KVH announces that the TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband
service are now available for European leisure yachts.
- January 10, 2008 - General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada names KVH "Supplier
of the Year".
- November 16, 2007 - KVH announces that it will receive $730,000 in research
funds from the U.S. military to fund the development of a lower-cost fiber
optic gyro-based northfinder.
- October 25, 2007 - KVH introduces two new TracPhone satellite communication
systems compatible with Inmarsat's new FleetBroadband service.
- October 23, 2007 - The 14" TracVision M3ST satellite TV system wins KVH's
10th consecutive Industry Award from the National Marine Electronics Association.
KVH is webcasting its fourth quarter/year-end conference call live at
10:30 a.m. Eastern time today through the company's website. The conference
call can be accessed via the company's website at http://investors.kvh.com.
The audio archive and an MP3 podcast will also be available on the company
website within three hours of the completion of the call.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of systems to provide
mobile access to satellite TV, communication, and high-speed Internet, as well
as navigation, pointing, and guidance solutions for defense and commercial
applications. The company's products are based on its proprietary mobile
satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. An ISO 9001-certified company,
KVH is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements
regarding our financial goals for 2008, anticipated revenue growth,
anticipated profitability, anticipated orders for our mobile communication and
military products, and anticipated improvements in our competitive position.
The actual results we achieve could differ materially from the statements made
in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but
are not limited to: competition presented by alternative maritime satellite
communication products and services; delays or an inability to expand coverage
of the mini-VSAT Broadband service to new regions; seasonal declines in demand
for our mobile communication and television products; the unpredictability of
purchasing schedules and priorities of the relatively small number of
customers for our defense products; the risk of delays in the placement of
timely orders for ongoing defense contracts; order cancellations or
unexercised options, particularly for longer-term defense orders; potential
reductions in our overall gross margins in the event of a general shift in
product mix toward our mobile communication products; potential continued
softness in the U.S. market for leisure marine products; the unpredictability
of the emerging market, as well as consumer and automotive manufacturer
demand, for mobile communication products in automobiles; changes in customer
response to new product introductions; the impact of increases in fuel prices
on the sale and use of motor vehicles and marine vessels; declines in interest
rates, our dependence on third-party satellite networks for programming and
satellite services; delays in delivery arising from supplier production
constraints; poor or delayed research and development results; currency
fluctuations, export restrictions, delays in procuring export licenses, and
other international risks; potential product liability claims; the difficulty
in protecting our proprietary technology; potential claims of intellectual
property infringement; expenses associated with corporate governance
requirements; and changes in our equity compensation practices, including the
impact of fluctuations in our stock price. These and other factors are
discussed in more detail in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2007. Copies are available
through our Investor Relations department and website,
http://investors.kvh.com. We do not assume any obligation to update our
forward-looking statements to reflect new information and developments.
KVH Industries, Inc., has used, registered or applied to register its
trademarks in the USA and other countries around the world, including the
following marks: KVH, KVH logo, Azimuth, TracVision, TracPhone, TACNAV,
DataScope and the DataScope logo, Sailcomp, mini-VSAT Broadband and the mini-
VSAT Broadband logo, and the banded, dome-shaped housing of its satellite
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