Datalink Reports 2013 First Quarter Operating Results
Record First Quarter Revenues, Marking 12% Year-over-Year Increase
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Datalink (NAS: DTLK) , a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today reported results for its first quarter that ended March 31, 2013. Revenues for the quarter increased 12% to a record first quarter $133.6 million compared to $119.1 million for the prior-year period.
On a GAAP basis, the company reported net earnings of $1.1 million or $0.06 per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. This compares to net earnings of $2.2 million or $0.12 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012.
Non-GAAP net earnings for the first quarter of 2013 were $3.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net earnings of $2.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings from operations for the first quarter of 2013 were $5.5 million or 4.1% of revenues, compared to $4.9 million or 4.1% of revenues in the first quarter of 2012. See "Non-GAAP Details" tables included herein for a detailed reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information.
The company's results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, include the results of operations from the acquisition of Strategic Technologies, Inc. ("StraTech"), which was completed on October 4, 2012.
"We had a strong first-quarter performance with a sales cadence that kept pace with the fourth quarter, and significant increases in key strategic areas of the business," said Paul Lidsky, Datalink's president and CEO. "We continue to realize the benefits of our portfolio diversification strategy, our focus on converging data center infrastructure, and our ability to provide a complete suite of products and services that simplifies sourcing, implementation and support for enterprises that are modernizing their data center technology."
Key year-over-year growth areas included:
A 5% increase in product revenues, reflecting ongoing expansion in the company's product portfolio as well as new customer acquisition;
A 26% increase in service revenues, with services moving from 33% to 37% of the revenue mix;
A 33% increase in virtual data center orders and 34% increase in virtual data center revenues, capitalizing on the market shift to unified data center infrastructures;
A 37% revenue increase from Datalink's OneCall unified support service, which enables customers to call one number for issues with platform components from multiple vendors; and
A 240% revenue increase in managed services, achieved in part because of ongoing expansion of the company's managed services portfolio.
Based on the company's current backlog and sales pipeline, the company projects revenues of $143 million to $153 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $120 million for the second quarter of 2012. The company expects second quarter 2013 net earnings to be between $0.09 and $0.15 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, and net earnings of between $0.22 and $0.28 per diluted share on a non-GAAP basis. This compares to net earnings of $0.18 per diluted share and $0.23 per diluted share on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively, for the same period in 2012.
Non-GAAP earnings per share exclude the effect of acquisition accounting adjustments from the StraTech acquisition to deferred revenue and costs, integration and transaction costs related to acquisitions, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, and the related effects on income taxes. The company estimates this total effect will be approximately $0.13 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013.
Conference Call and Webcast Today
Datalink will hold a conference call at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, during which Datalink's president and chief executive officer, Paul Lidsky, and vice president of finance and chief financial officer, Greg Barnum, will discuss company results and provide a business overview. Participants can access the conference call by dialing (877-474-9504). Participants will be asked to identify the Datalink conference call and provide the designated identification number (18292251). A live webcast of the conference call can be heard via Datalink's website at www.datalink.com.
A complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements, including our internal projections of certain anticipated 2013 results, which reflect our views regarding future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those identified below, which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. The words "aim," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "should" and other expressions which indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending upon a variety of factors, many of which are included under "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K for our year ended December 31, 2012, including, but not limited to: the level of continuing demand for data center solutions and services including the effects of current economic and credit conditions and the ability of organizations to outsource data center infrastructure-related services to service providers such as us; the migration of organizations to virtualized server environments, including using a private cloud computing infrastructure; the extent to which customers deploy disk-based backup recovery solutions; the realization of the expected trends identified for advanced network infrastructures; reliance by manufacturers on their data service partners to integrate their specialized products; continued preferred status with certain principal suppliers; competition and pricing pressures and timing of our installations that may adversely affect our revenues and profits; fixed employment costs that may impact profitability if we suffer revenue shortfalls; our ability to hire and retain key technical and sales personnel; continued productivity of our sales personnel; our dependence on key suppliers; our ability to adapt to rapid technological change; success of the implementation of our enterprise resource planning system; risks associated with integrating completed and future acquisitions; the ability to execute our acquisition strategy; fluctuations in our quarterly operating results; future changes in applicable accounting rules; and volatility in our stock price. Furthermore, our revenues for any particular quarter are not necessarily reflected by our backlog of contracted orders, which also may fluctuate unpredictably. We cannot assure you that we can grow or maintain our revenue and backlog from current levels. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ from our assumptions and expectations include those set forth in our most recent filing on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact from acquisition accounting adjustments to deferred revenue and costs, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition intangible assets, integration and transaction costs related to acquisitions and the related effects on income taxes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with, GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. We believe that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.
These non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to our historical operating results and comparisons to competitors' operating results. We include these non-GAAP financial measures in our earnings announcement because we believe they are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making, such as employee compensation planning. We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
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Three Months Ended
Total net sales
Cost of sales:
Cost of products
Cost of services
Total cost of sales
Sales and marketing
General and administrative
Integration and transaction costs
Amortization of intangibles
Total operating expenses
Earnings from operations
Earnings before income taxes
Income tax expense
Earnings per common share:
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Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net
Receivable due from seller of StraTech acquisition
Current deferred customer support contract costs
Inventories shipped but not installed
Income tax receivable
Other current assets
Total current assets
Property and equipment, net
Finite-lived intangibles, net
Deferred customer support contract costs non-current
Deferred tax asset
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Line of credit
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Deferred revenue from customer support contracts non-current
Other liabilities non-current
Common stock, $.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 18,690,015 and 18,726,723 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
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Total stockholders' equity
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME
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Earnings from operations on a GAAP basis
GAAP operating margin
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue and cost, net
Total gross margin adjustments
Stock based compensation expense included in sales and marketing
Stock based compensation expense included in general and administrative
Stock based compensation expense included in engineering
Integration and transaction costs
Amortization of intangible assets
Total operating expense adjustments
Non-GAAP earnings from operations
Non-GAAP operating margin
Interest expense, net
Income tax expense impact including Non-GAAP items
Non-GAAP net earnings
Non-GAAP net earnings per share - Basic
Non-GAAP net earnings per share - Diluted
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculation - Basic
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculation - Diluted
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
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