PCTEL Achieves $25.8 Million in Fourth Quarter Revenue

PCTEL Achieves $25.8 Million in Fourth Quarter Revenue

29 Percent Increase Over Same Period Last Year

$88.8 Million in 2012 Revenue; 16 Percent Increase

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCTEL, Inc. (NAS: PCTI) , a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced its 2012 annual and fourth quarter results.

Fourth Quarter and Annual Highlights

  • $25.8 million in revenue for the quarter, an increase of 29 percent over the same period last year. $88.8 million in revenue for the year, an increase of 16 percent over 2011.
  • Gross profit margin of 38 percent in the quarter, compared to 46 percent in the same period last year. Gross profit margin of 40 percent for the year, a decrease of (7) percent from 2011. The acquisition of Envision Wireless in October 2011 and TelWorx in July 2012 have established a new long term product mix starting in 2012 that is designed to yield a total Company gross profit margin in a range of 38 to 40 percent.
  • GAAP operating margin of negative (52) percent for the quarter, compared to operating margin of 2 percent for the same period last year. Operating margin for the year of negative (17) percent as compared to just under break even in 2011. The fourth quarter of 2012 contained a $12.6 million impairment of goodwill related to its TelWorx acquisition and $1.1 million impairment of intangible assets related to its PCTEL Secure segment. Without the impairments operating margin in the quarter and the year were 1 percent and negative (1) percent, respectively.
  • GAAP net loss available to common shareholders of $(8.3) million for the quarter, or $(0.48) per diluted share, compared to a net income of $548,000 or $0.03 per diluted share for the same period last year. $(9.3) million net loss for the year, or $(0.53) per diluted share, as compared to net income of $184,000 or $0.01 per diluted share in 2011. The goodwill and intangible asset impairment in the fourth quarter 2012 accounted for a net loss of approximately $(0.48) per diluted share in the quarter and year.
  • Non-GAAP operating profit and net income are measures the company uses to reflect the results of its core earnings. The Company's reporting of Non-GAAP net income excludes expenses for restructuring, gain or loss on sale of assets, stock based compensation, amortization and impairment of intangible assets and goodwill related to the Company's acquisitions, and non-cash related income tax expense.
    • Non-GAAP operating margin of 6 percent in the quarter, compared to 10 percent in the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin for the year was 6 percent as compared to 8 percent in 2011.
    • Non-GAAP net income of $1.2 million or $0.07 per diluted share in the quarter, as compared to $1.9 million or $0.11 per diluted share in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income of $4.8 million or $0.27 per diluted share for the year, as compared to $5.9 million or $0.33 per diluted share in 2011.
  • $51.2 million of cash, short-term investments, and long-term investments at December 31, 2012, an increase of approximately $3.1 million from the preceding quarter. This change reflects approximately $3.9 million of cash flow from operations less approximately $0.8 million in capital expenditures. The cash and investments at December 31, 2012 do not include $4.25 million of cash received on March 27, 2013 as part of a settlement with Tim and Brenda Scronce related to the TelWorx transaction. For further details on the settlement see the Company's disclosure on Form 8-K filed March 27, 2013.

The Company also is providing and expanding upon guidance for the 2013 first quarter and annual revenue during their conference call. At this time, the Company anticipates revenue between $24.5 and $25.0 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2013 and between $100 and $104 million for the year.

"Our operating results reflect strong antenna sales into our vertical markets and the positive impact of acquired products and revenue," said Marty Singer, Chairman and CEO of PCTEL. "We anticipate that TD-LTE, the success of our MX and new EX-Flex product line, the growth of our in-building engineering services, and continued vertical market growth for antennas solutions, will ignite strong, overall revenue growth in 2013," added Singer.


PCTEL's management team will discuss the Company's results today at 5:00 PM ET. The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 734-5369 (U.S. / Canada) or (706) 679-6397 (International), conference ID: 99012641. The call will also be webcast at http://investor.pctel.com/events.cfm.

REPLAY: A replay will be available for two weeks after the call on either the website listed above or by calling (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canada), or International (404) 537-3406, conference ID: 99012641.


PCTEL, Inc. (NAS: PCTI) , develops antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks. PCTEL RF Solutions specializes in the design, optimization and testing of today's wireless communication networks. The company's SeeGull® scanning receivers, SeeHawk® visualization tool, and Clarify® system, measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment, and optimization. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE, TD-LTE, EV-DO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX networks. PCTEL Secure, which is part of RF Solutions, focuses on Android mobile platform security.

PCTEL Connected Solutions™ simplifies network deployment for wireless, data and communications applications for private network, public safety, and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi, GPS, In-Tunnel, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its MAXRAD®, Bluewave™ and Wi-Sys™ product lines. PCTEL also designs specialized towers, enclosures, fiber optic panels, and fiber jumper cables to deliver custom engineered site solutions. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company's web sites www.pctel.com, www.antenna.com, www.rfsolutions.pctel.com, www.connectedsolutions.pctel.com, www.towerworx.com, or www.pctelsecure.com.

PCTEL Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, the statements regarding the continued vertical market growth of PCTEL's antenna solutions, the anticipated success of TD-LTE, MX and the new EX-Flex product line, and the growth of the Company's in-building engineering services business, resulting in overall revenue growth in 2013, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including the ability to successfully grow the wireless products business and the ability to implement new technologies and obtain protection for the related intellectual property. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in PCTEL's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(in thousands, except share data)
December 31,December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents$17,559$19,418
Short-term investment securities33,59642,210
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
of $222 and $132 at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively18,58614,342
Inventories, net17,57313,911
Deferred tax assets, net1,484896
Prepaid expenses and other assets 2,160  2,277 
Total current assets90,95893,054
Property and equipment, net14,77713,590
Long-term investment securities07,177
Intangible assets, net7,0049,332
Deferred tax assets, net14,0348,831
Other noncurrent assets 1,636  1,319 
TOTAL ASSETS$128,570 $133,464 
Accounts payable$10,643$5,651
Accrued liabilities 5,916  7,092 
Total current liabilities16,55912,743
Contingent consideration1,1300
Other long-term liabilities 2,736  2,144 
Total liabilities 20,425  14,887 
Redeemable equity01,731
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares
authorized, 18,514,809 and 18,218,537 shares issued and
outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively1918
Additional paid-in capital140,388137,117
Accumulated deficit(32,410)(20,941)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 148  121 
Total stockholders' equity of PCTEL, Inc.108,145116,315
Noncontrolling interest 0  531 
Total equity 108,145  116,846 
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
COST OF REVENUES 15,910  10,723  53,029  40,982 
GROSS PROFIT 9,932  9,285  35,820  35,862 
Research and development2,7702,92111,22411,912
Sales and marketing3,4502,63911,35710,492
General and administrative2,9462,56311,00010,799
Amortization of intangible assets5608013,1702,795
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets13,601013,6010
Restructuring charges 1  (8) 157  117 
Total operating expenses 23,328  8,916  50,509  36,115 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)(13,396)369(14,689)(253)
Other income, net 15  92  141  358 
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES(13,381)461(14,548)105
Expense (benefit) for income taxes (5,058) 229  (5,250) 216 
NET INCOME (LOSS)(8,323)232(9,298)(111)
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 0  (417) (687) (1,158)
Less: adjustments to redemption value of noncontrolling interests 0  (101) (648) (863)
Basic Earnings per Share:
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders($0.48)$0.03($0.53)$0.01
Diluted Earnings per Share:
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders($0.48)$0.03($0.53)$0.01
Weighted average shares - Basic17,50117,05617,40217,186
Weighted average shares - Diluted17,50117,65217,40217,739
Cash dividend per share$0.03$0.03$0.12$0.03

Reconciliation GAAP To non-GAAP Results Of Operations (unaudited)

(in thousands except per share information)

Reconciliation of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP operating income (a)

Three Months Ended December 31,Year Ended December 31,
Operating Income (Loss)($13,396)$369($14,689)($253)
Amortization of intangible assets5608013,1702,795
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets13,601013,6010
Restructuring charges1(8)157117
Share based payment - PCTEL Secure:
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