- EPS $0.12; record quarterly revenue of $38.8M
- mini-VSAT Broadband airtime revenue up 56% year over year
- Guidance & Stabilization revenue up 115% year over year
MIDDLETOWN, RI - October 31, 2012 - KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue for the
quarter was $38.8 million, up approximately 52% from the quarter ended September 30, 2011.
Net income for the period was $1.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. During the same
period last year the company reported net income of $0.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share,
on revenues of $25.6 million.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, revenue was $97.6 million, up 21%
compared to $80.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. KVH reported net
profit of $0.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2012. During the
same period last year, the company reported a net loss of $0.7 million, or a $0.05 loss on a
per share basis.
"Our record results this quarter reflect continued growth from our broadband communications business, initial shipments against a strong backlog for our TACNAV® military navigation systems, and good growth in our fiber optic gyro sales," said Martin Kits
van Heyningen, KVH's chief executive officer.
KVH's mobile satellite revenue was approximately $22.2 million for the third quarter of 2012, up 24% on a year-over-year basis. Airtime revenue from the mini-VSAT Broadband business grew 56% compared to the third quarter last year, while TracPhone® unit sales for the mini-VSAT Broadband service were up 36% year over year. The attractiveness of our
TracPhone products and mini-VSAT Broadband services to customers is reflected in our
strong sales results. Maritime satellite TV product sales increased 17% year over year, largely
reflecting the positive market acceptance of the new TracVision® HD11 system and
continued strong sales of the TracVision HD7.
"We were pleased with the revenue growth of our mini-VSAT Broadband business, and
excited about the significant new hardware and services we introduced during the quarter,"
said Mr. Kits van Heyningen. "Our new global C-band coverage for our mini-VSAT
Broadband service was brought online this quarter, making our combined C/Ku-band
network the only global maritime VSAT service in the world that can be provided by a
single, relatively small antenna. We began shipping our innovative TracPhone V11 dual-mode
C/Ku-band antenna during the first week in October, and we introduced our new
TracPhone V7-IP, providing integrated network management, at a major global shipping
show in September. These two products will set new standards in simplicity and reliability
for maritime connectivity and onboard network management."
KVH's guidance and stabilization revenue from the company's FOG products, TACNAV
military navigation systems, and related services was approximately $16.6 million in the third
quarter of 2012, up 115% on a year-over-year basis. Sales of TACNAV and related services
for the previously announced Saudi Arabia National Guard contract accounted for
approximately $7 million, consisting of product sales, construction services for an installation
facility, and project management services. "FOG sales were up 34% year over year and,
overall, our guidance and stabilization results reflect the success we are seeing with our
TACNAV military navigation systems from the major programs announced earlier this year,"
said Mr. Kits van Heyningen. "We have some additional significant opportunities for
TACNAV in the sales pipeline that could materialize as new orders in coming months, our
fiber optic gyro sales are growing due to some strengthening demand in the remote weapons
station market, and we are also seeing increasing demand for our DSP-1750 fiber optic gyro
from OEM customers who are producing autonomous vehicles, robotics, and other products
in emerging markets."
Addressing the company's financial results, Peter Rendall, KVH's chief financial officer,
said, "Sales for each of our strategic businesses were generally near the high end of our
expectations for the quarter. In addition, we shipped a substantial quantity of TACNAV
systems for the Saudi Arabia National Guard contract, and the pace of planning and
construction for the facility that is also part of this contract allowed us to recognize more service revenue in the quarter than we had originally anticipated. Gross margin improved
sequentially to approximately 40%, driven by product gross margins."
Looking ahead, Mr. Rendall said, "For the fourth quarter, we expect the mini-VSAT Broadband business to continue to show solid year-over-year growth and TACNAV product shipments to the Saudi Arabia National Guard should continue through Q4 and the first half of 2013. Our FOG business is expected to again show solid year-over-year growth, however, sales could be relatively flat sequentially. For the full year, we now expect the company's revenue to be in the range of $133 million to $138 million, and EPS to be in the range of $0.21 to $0.26 per diluted share. Compared to prior EPS guidance, we are now assuming a higher effective tax rate."
Mr. Kits van Heyningen concluded, "We are confident that KVH is well positioned for continued growth in each of our major business areas. We have a leading maritime broadband offering, our satellite television systems have experienced some improved demand, we have a strong backlog for our TACNAV products and services, and our new FOG products are being integrated into exciting new customer applications."
Recent Operational Highlights:
- 10/04/12: KVH Wins Two National Marine Electronics Association "Product Awards" -- Industry association recognizes the TracVision HD7 as "Best Entertainment Product" and the TracPhone V3 as "Best Communications Product."
- 10/03/12: KVH Industries Announces New Chief Financial Officer -- Mr. Peter Rendall assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer at KVH upon the retirement of Mr. Patrick Spratt.
- 09/05/12: KVH Debuts TracPhone V11 for mini-VSAT Broadband Global C/Ku-band Service -- New dual-mode onboard terminal with the first fully global maritime VSAT broadband service was on display at the Shipbuilding, Machinery, and Marine Technology (SMM) international trade fair in Hamburg, Germany.
- 08/29/12: KVH Introduces New TracPhone V7-IP for mini-VSAT Broadband Service -- SMM debut of new onboard terminal with 3-axis antenna system and integrated belowdecks unit incorporating CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager.
- 06/28/12: NYK Selects KVH mini-VSAT Broadband for Containerships -- KVH solution will support initiative to share information between ship and shore for innovative NYK IBIS project.
The company's third quarter 2012 earnings conference call will be held at 10:30 a.m. ET today. A live broadcast of the call will be available online at http://investors.kvh.com and listeners are welcome to submit questions pertaining to the earnings release and conference call to firstname.lastname@example.org. An audio archive and MP3 podcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the company's website within three hours of the completion of the call.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.
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