ORBCOMM Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

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ORBCOMM Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

  - Adjusted EBITDA of $16.7 Million for 2012 and $4.2 Million in the 4thQuarter -

- Net Income of $8.7 Million or $0.19 Per Share for 2012 Compared to Breakeven for 2011-


- Service Revenues Increased 31% for 2012 -

- Two New Global Heavy Equipment OEM Partners -

- Acquisitions Expand End-To-End Solution Offerings in Two Key Vertical Markets -

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ORBCOMM Inc. (NAS: ORBC) , a global satellite data communications company specializing in two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

The following financial highlights are in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts.

        
Three months endedTwelve months ended
December 31,December 31,
2012   20112012   2011
Service Revenues$12,369$10,821$49,026$37,513
Product Sales$3,837$2,853$15,472$8,793
Total Revenues$16,206$13,674$64,498$46,306
 
Net Income (loss) attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders$2,111$681$8,673$(45)
Net Income (loss) per Common Share - basic$0.05$0.01$0.19$(0.00)
EBITDA (1,3)$3,773$1,900$14,919$5,821

Adjusted EBITDA (2,3)

$4,167$2,761$16,674$8,002
 

(1) EBITDA is defined as earnings attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. before interest income (expense), provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, loss on disposition of other investment in Alanco, noncontrolling interests, impairment loss and insurance recovery.

(3) A table presenting EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, reconciled to GAAP Net Income (Loss), is among other financial tables at the end of this release.

Recent Highlights:

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $4.2 million, up 51% from $2.8 million during the same three months last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the full year was $16.7 million, up 108% from $8.0 million last year. ORBCOMM reported basic EPS of $0.05 for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to EPS of $0.01 for the comparable period last year, and EPS of $0.19 for the full year 2012 versus breakeven of ($0.00) for 2011.
  • For the fourth quarter of 2012, Service Revenues increased 14% year-over-year to $12.4 million and were $49.0 million for the full year 2012, a 31% increase over the full year 2011. For the fourth quarter of 2012, net subscriber additions were 15,000. ORBCOMM had 759,000 billable subscriber communicators at December 31, 2012, compared to 648,000 at the end of the fourth quarter last year. The base of billable subscribers increased 17% year-over-year.
  • The company's initiative to develop end-to-end solutions within key vertical markets continues to build momentum.
    • New Products: StarTrak introduced an enhancement of its refrigerated product, which is now capable of monitoring and controlling heated assets. In the first quarter of 2013, the largest rail network in Canada began the first broad deployment using this capability. Including StarTrak's two-way GenTrakTM and ReeferTrak® telematics management systems, we are now providing temperature-controlled services for refrigerated and heated containers. Together, these solutions will allow the customer to monitor multiple shipping conditions to verify temperature compliance.
    • Strategic Acquisitions: In the first quarter of 2013, ORBCOMM took steps to expand its end-to-end solutions portfolio in heavy equipment and transportation.

      On March 13, 2013, ORBCOMM entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of MobileNet, a leader of satellite and cellular-based telematics solutions for monitoring heavy equipment and assets that support the rail industry as well as being a long-time ORBCOMM value-added reseller. The acquisition of the MobileNet business supports ORBCOMM's growth strategy of expanding its end-to-end solutions portfolio in key vertical markets. Integrating MobileNet's unique products and services will allow ORBCOMM to directly address opportunities within the heavy equipment industry through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's), dealers and fleet owners. Some of MobileNet's current customers include Doosan North America, a world-class construction equipment company, and leading rail companies Union Pacific, CSX, and BNSF.

      On March 13, 2013, ORBCOMM entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of GlobalTrak, a division of System Planning Corp. GlobalTrak is an information services company that utilizes satellite and cellular communications networks, sensors and proprietary software platforms to provide real-time situational awareness and intelligence to improve logistics and security processes and operations on a global basis. GlobalTrak's customer base includes military, international, government, and commercial customers. The acquisition of GlobalTrak enables ORBCOMM to expand its end-to-end solutions offerings for mobile asset applications and expand distribution into the government sector and into new geographic regions, including the Middle East and Asia.
  • The company added two new heavy equipment OEM partners to expand its leadership position as a leading supplier of M2M network connectivity for the telematics market.
    • In the first quarter of 2013, Sumitomo, one of Japan's leading manufacturers of excavators, asphalt pavers and other construction equipment, selected ORBCOMM to provide global satellite communications services to deliver vital telematics data to Sumitomo and its customers.
    • A premier European manufacturer and supplier of mining and construction equipment will utilize ORBCOMM's dual-mode satellite and cellular service for its global OEM telematics application. The robust solution will offer its customers the ability to track and monitor their heavy surface drilling equipment worldwide.
  • On January 7, 2013, ORBCOMM announced a $45 million Term Loan financing with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC. The loan will primarily be used to facilitate growth opportunities such as new services, product offerings, geographic distribution and potential strategic acquisitions into key vertical markets.
  • On February 19, 2013, Boeing Corporation (Boeing) delivered the first production payload to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for ORBCOMM's OG2 next generation constellation. Designed to enhance data throughput of ORBCOMM's OG2 satellites, Boeing's state-of-the-art, versatile communications payload will provide enhanced operational capabilities, including faster communications speeds, to support mission-critical communications for ORBCOMM customers. SNC will begin integration and environmental performance testing of the OG2 satellite in preparation for the planned launch later this year.

For more information on recent highlights, please visit www.orbcomm.com.

"2012 was a record year for ORBCOMM and we are starting to see the transformative effect of our strategic growth initiatives," said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM. "Over the past 18 months, we have made strides in not only growing our core M2M network connectivity business, but also in expanding our focus on end-to-end solutions within key vertical markets, which enable us to capture a significantly larger portion of the value chain." He continued, "We are also making solid progress on OG2, which is ORBCOMM's second generation satellite constellation, scheduled to begin launching later in 2013."

"ORBCOMM's strong fourth quarter profitability, driven by increases in revenues, underscores our focus on growth and profitability," said Robert Costantini, Chief Financial Officer of ORBCOMM. "During the fourth quarter, Total Revenues grew 19% to $16.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA grew 51% to $4.2 million year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA margins expanded to 26% compared to 20% during the same period last year, continuing to demonstrate strong operating leverage in the business."

Financial Results and Highlights

Revenues

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, Service Revenues were $12.4 million compared to $10.8 million during the same period last year. The year-over-year increase of 14% was the result of an increase in our core and direct channel service revenues as well as AIS revenues. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Service Revenues were $49.0 million compared to $37.5 million during the same period last year, increasing 31%.

Product Sales during the fourth quarter of 2012 were $3.8 million compared to $2.9 million during the same period last year. The year-over-year increase of 34% in Product Sales was largely due to an increase in direct channel equipment sales. Product Sales for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased 76% to $15.5 million from $8.8 million during the same period last year.

Total Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $16.2 million compared to $13.7 million during the same period of 2011, an increase of 19%. Total Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $64.5 million compared to $46.3 million during the same period of 2011, an increase of 39%.

Costs and Expenses

Costs and Expenses for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $13.8 million compared to $12.8 million during the same period in 2011. Costs and Expenses for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $55.4 million compared to $45.3 million during the same period in 2011. The increases for the fourth quarter and full year were mostly due to costs associated with growth in the core business and expenses related to operating the LMS acquisition that were not present in the prior year period, offset by a reduction in Acquisition-related costs and a $0.2 million net impairment gain on the next-generation prototype satellite.

Costs of Product Sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $2.2 million compared to $2.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011, a decrease of 5% largely due to lower warranty costs. Costs of Services, Product Development, and Selling, General and Administrative Expenses were $11.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $10.3 million in the prior year fourth quarter, an increase of $1.5 million primarily related to increased business activity and the addition of operating expenses for the LMS acquisition. Acquisition-related Costs were negligible in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Income Before Income Taxes, Net Income, and Earnings Per Share

Income Before Income Taxes for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $2.5 million compared to $1.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Income Before Income Taxes was $10.3 million versus $0.8 million in the prior year period.

Net Income attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders was $2.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 compared to $0.7 million for the similar three-month period in 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Net Income (Loss) attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders was $8.7 million versus a loss of $45,000 in the prior year period.

Basic Earnings Per Share were $0.05 for the fourth quarter of 2012 versus $0.01 for the fourth quarter of 2011, and were $0.19 per share for the year ended December 31, 2012 versus a loss of ($0.00) in the prior year.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $3.8 million compared to $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 99%. EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $14.9 million compared to $5.8 million in the prior year period, an increase of 156%.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $4.2 million compared to $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 51%. Adjusted EBITDA margin as a percentage of Total Revenues expanded to 26% in the quarter from 20% a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $16.7 million compared to $8.0 million in the prior year, an increase of 108%.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company. Please see the financial tables at the end of the release for a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Balance Sheet & Cash Flow

At December 31, 2012, Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash, and Marketable Securities were $64.9 million, decreasing from $75.8 million at September 30, 2012 mainly due to milestone payments for our next-generation satellites, partially offset by the insurance proceeds received from the loss of the next-generation prototype satellite and cash provided from operating activities. The net proceeds from the AIG term loan that was completed in early January 2013 are not reflected in the 2012 year-end cash balance.

Cash provided by operating activities was $13.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2012, cash of $36.6 million was used for capital expenditures, including OG2 satellite expenditures, and $4.0 million was used in the purchase of LMS.

Total ORBCOMM Inc. Stockholders' Equity was $182.7 million at December 31, 2012.

Subsequent Events

On January 7, 2013, ORBCOMM announced a debt financing in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement in the principal amount of $45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC. The five-year term loan has no required principal amortization and a fixed interest rate of 9.5%, payable quarterly, for the life of the loan. The company intends to primarily use the proceeds to grow by providing new services, product offerings, geographic distribution and potential acquisitions into key vertical markets.

On February 19, 2013, ORBCOMM relocated its corporate headquarters to Rochelle Park, NJ. The new and larger facility that will combine the corporate offices at Fort Lee, New Jersey, and the StarTrak facilities in Morris Plains, New Jersey, will have the capacity to support the company's future growth plans.

On March 13, 2013, ORBCOMM entered into definite purchase agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of MobileNet and GlobalTrak, as discussed above.

Investment Community Conference Call

ORBCOMM will host a conference call and webcast for the investment community this morning at 10:30 AM ET. Senior management will review the results, discuss ORBCOMM's business, and address questions.

To access the call, domestic participants should dial 1-877-941-9205 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. International callers should dial 1-480-629-9819. To hear a live web simulcast or to listen to the archived webcast following completion of the call, please visit the Company's website at www.orbcomm.com, select the "About us" tab, then the investor relations tab, then select "Presentations and Webcasts," to access the link to the call. To listen to a telephone replay of the conference call, please dial 1-800-406-7325 domestically or 1-303-590-3030 internationally and enter reservation identification number 4606713. The replay will be available from approximately 12:00 PM ET on March 14, 2013, through 11:59 PM ET on March 21, 2013.

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, specializing in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and solutions. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, Asset Intelligence (a subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc.), Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM's low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine and homeland security. ORBCOMM based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of solution services for the refrigerated and transportation markets. Under its ReeferTrak®, GenTrakTM, and CargoWatchTM brands, the Company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their refrigerated and transportation assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to our plans, objectives and expectations for future events and include statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, including those concerning the Company's expectations, are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results, projected, expected or implied by the forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond the Company's control, that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: ongoing global economic instability and uncertainty; substantial losses we have incurred and may incur; demand for and market acceptance of our products and services and the applications developed by our resellers; we may need additional capital to pursue our growth strategy; loss or decline or slowdown in the growth in business from our key customers, such as Caterpillar Inc., ("Caterpillar"), Komatsu Ltd., ("Komatsu"), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., ("Hitachi"), and Asset Intelligence, a subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc. ("AI"), other value added resellers or VARs and international value-added resellers or IVARs; loss or decline or slowdown in growth in business of any of the specific industry sectors the Company serves, such as transportation, heavy equipment, fixed assets, and maritime; dependence on a few significant customers; our acquisition of the assets of StarTrak Systems LLC and PAR Logistics Management Systems may expose us to additional risks; litigation proceedings; technological changes, pricing pressures and other competitive factors; the inability of our international resellers and licensees to develop markets outside the United States; the inability to obtain or maintain the necessary regulatory approvals or licenses for particular countries or to operate our satellites; market acceptance and success of our Automatic Identification System ("AIS") business; satellite launch and construction delays and cost overruns of our next-generation satellites and launch vehicles; launch and in-orbit satellite failures or reduced performance of our existing satellites; significant liabilities created by products we sell; the failure of our systems or reductions in levels of service due to technological malfunctions or deficiencies or other events; our inability to renew or expand our satellite constellation; political, legal regulatory, government administrative and economic conditions and developments in the United States and other countries and territories in which we operate; and changes in our business strategy. In addition, specific consideration should be given to various factors described in Part I, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" and Part II, Item 7. "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations", and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other documents, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, except as required by law.

 
ORBCOMM Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
   
December 31,
20122011
 
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$34,783$35,061
Restricted cash-1,000
Marketable securities27,96945,973
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $300 and $30010,7037,946
Inventories3,7482,815
Prepaid expenses and other current assets1,4841,660
Deferred income taxes 164  912 
Total current assets78,85195,367
 
Satellite network and other equipment, net101,20879,771
Goodwill14,74011,131
Intangible assets, net7,7917,125
Restricted cash2,1952,220
Other assets1,5831,419
Deferred income taxes 398  136 
 
Total assets$206,766 $197,169 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$2,899$2,641
Accrued liabilities11,27114,127
Current portion of note payable-250
Current portion of deferred revenue 2,394  2,099 
Total current liabilities16,56419,117
Note payable - related party1,5031,480
Note payable, net of current portion3,3983,376
Deferred revenue, net of current portion1,9591,570
Deferred tax liabilities397823
Other liabilities 557  226 
Total liabilities 24,378  26,592 
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Equity:
ORBCOMM Inc. stockholders' equity

Preferred Stock Series A, par value $0.001; 1,000,000 shares authorized; 161,359 and 186,265 shares issued and outstanding

1,6121,861

Common stock, par value $0.001; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 46,783,568 and 45,668,527 shares issued

4746
Additional paid-in capital248,469244,543
Accumulated other comprehensive income6331,352
Accumulated deficit(67,956)(76,629)

Less treasury stock, at cost, 29,990 shares at December 31, 2012 and 0 shares at December 31, 2011

 (96) - 
Total ORBCOMM Inc. stockholders' equity182,709171,173
Noncontrolling interests (321) (596)
Total equity 182,388  170,577 
 
Total liabilities and equity$206,766 $197,169 
 
 
ORBCOMM Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
            
Three months endedYears ended
December 31,December 31,
2012201120122011
 
Revenues:
Service revenues$12,369$10,821$49,026$37,513
Product sales 3,837  2,853 15,472  8,793 
Total revenues 16,206  13,674 64,498  46,306 
 
Costs and expenses(1):
Costs of services5,5914,06320,35515,784
Costs of product sales2,2302,341
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