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HOUSTON, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET, the “Company”), the leading provider of intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications, today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
“Once again, RigNet delivered solid operating results, growing total revenue in the first quarter of 2019 by 7% compared to the first quarter of 2018. Revenue increased in each of our reporting segments and improved Adjusted EBITDA 13.0 % year-over-year,” said Steven Pickett, Chief Executive Officer and President. “We continue to see increasing data intensity across our customer base, creating more sales opportunities for RigNet’s highly differentiated and bundled solutions. The intersection of managed communications, machine learning, and cybersecurity is leading customers to think differently about their digital transformation efforts and they are choosing to partner with RigNet because of the dependency between network performance and the performance of critical business applications.”
Quarterly revenue was $57.5 million, an increase of $3.7 million, or 6.8%, compared to $53.8 million in the first quarter 2018, and a decrease of $2.7 million, or 4.5%, compared to $60.2 million in the prior quarter. Compared to the first quarter 2018, revenue grew in all segments: a $2.7 million, or 50.2%, increase in Apps & IoT revenue, a $0.7 million, or 11.1%, increase in Systems Integration (SI) revenue, and a $0.3 million, or 0.7%, increase in Managed Communications Services (MCS) revenue. The revenue decrease compared to the prior quarter reflects a $3.9 million decrease in SI revenue reflective of the percentage-of-completion nature of the SI business, and a $0.5 million decrease in MCS revenue, partially offset by a $1.7 million increase in Apps & IoT. Additionally there were two fewer days in the first quarter 2019 compared to the fourth quarter 2018.
Net loss attributable to common stockholders in the first quarter 2019 was $12.0 million, or $0.63 per share, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.6 million, or $0.31 per share, in the first quarter 2018 and net loss attributable to common stockholders of $49.7 million, or $2.62 per share, in the fourth quarter 2018. Excluding the previously disclosed $50.6 million non-cash GX charge, net income attributable to common stockholders in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $0.9 million, or $0.05 per share. The GX dispute accrual could be subject to reduction under our Phase II counterclaims. Net loss in the first quarter 2019 was adversely impacted compared to fourth quarter 2018 by increased stock-based compensation, GX dispute Phase II costs, depreciation, and restructuring costs, which are added back and reconciled to Adjusted EBITDA below.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled to its most comparable GAAP measure below, was $8.4 million, a 13.0% increase compared to $7.4 million in the first quarter 2018 and a 20.5% decrease compared to $10.5 million in the prior quarter.
Net loss and Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the prior quarter were adversely impacted by decreases in SI, due to the variable nature of that business. Additionally there was the effect of two fewer days in the first quarter 2019 compared to the fourth quarter 2018. Net loss was also adversely impacted by increased stock-based compensation, GX dispute Phase II costs, depreciation, and restructuring costs, which are added back and reconciled to Adjusted EBITDA below.
Capital expenditures for the three months ending March 31, 2019 totaled $7.1 million compared to $6.6 million for the three months ending March 31, 2018 and $10.8 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2018.
Contracting and Operational Update
During the first quarter of 2019, RigNet won a three-year contract with a large international offshore drilling contractor to provide MCS. This contract, previously disclosed, is an exclusive relationship for the contractor’s currently operating rigs, as well as any rigs which secure new drilling contracts during the exclusivity period. RigNet also secured long-term contracts on two Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessels in Angola that are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2019. In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company has completed 63% of the total coverage area in the buildout of our 4G LTE and 5G-enabled network. The company expects to complete construction on the network, already carrying live traffic, in the second quarter of 2019.
MCS Site count in the first quarter 2019 increased by 13.4% to 1,360 from 1,199 in the first quarter 2018, largely due to increases in production sites and other sites, which are primarily related to onshore drilling. MCS Site count increased 2.8% from 1,323 in the prior quarter, with increases in offshore rigs, production, and other sites, offset by the loss of one maritime site.
In the Apps and IoT segment, RigNet signed its inaugural contract to provide managed IT services as a service (ITaaS). The three-year contract with another large international drilling contractor is the first solution offering of its kind for RigNet, stemming from the convergence of complex, real-time data acquisition and analysis and the need for network optimization. The company also signed an agreement, previously disclosed, with a supermajor to provide Intelie™’s real-time workforce tracking solution for a large facility currently under construction.
Project backlog (using percentage of completion accounting) was $43.1 million compared to $23.5 million in the first quarter 2018 and $45.5 million in the prior quarter. The company continues to see significant global project activity related to increasing project capital expenditures across the energy value chain.
In the first quarter 2019, the Company recorded $2.1 million in GX dispute Phase II costs. The Company is adding back these Phase II costs to our non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA because of the extraordinary actions precipitated by the Phase I finding. In addition, the company recorded $0.4 million in acquisition costs and $0.6 million in restructuring costs. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company recorded a $50.6 million charge, net of approximately $0.2 million of prior accruals, for the GX dispute as an accrued litigation reserve. In addition, the company recorded $0.2 million of executive departure costs, and $0.2 million of acquisition costs, as well as a net $1.5 million increase in the fair value of earn-outs / contingent consideration which is composed of a $1.8 million increase in fair value related to Intelie partially offset by a $0.3 million decrease related to Cyphre, all in the fourth quarter of 2018. The change in fair value of both the Intelie and Cyphre earn-outs / contingent consideration and the GX dispute accrued litigation reserve did not impact the Company’s cash position in the fourth quarter 2018. The Intelie earn-out will ultimately be settled with stock. In the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company recorded $0.8 million in acquisition costs and $0.2 million in executive departure costs. All items listed above are added back to net loss in our non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA.
Earnings Call Information
An Earnings Call for investors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to discuss RigNet’s first quarter 2019 results. The call may be accessed live over the telephone by dialing +1 (877) 845-0777, or, for international callers, +1 (760) 298-5090. Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto RigNet’s website at www.rig.net in the Investors –Webcasts andPresentations section. A replay of the conference call webcast will also be available on our website for approximately thirty days following the call.
RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) delivers advanced software, optimized industry solutions, and communications infrastructure that allow our customers to realize the business benefits of digital transformation. With world-class, ultra-secure solutions spanning global IP connectivity, bandwidth-optimized OTT applications, IoT big data enablement, and industry-leading machine learning analytics, RigNet supports the full evolution of digital enablement, empowering businesses to respond faster to high priority issues, mitigate the risk of operational disruption, and maximize their overall financial performance. RigNet is headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations around the world.
For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – that is, statements related to future, not past, events. Opinions, expectations with respect to conditions in the oil and gas industry, customer perceptions of value, ability to reduce the interim GX dispute award through counterclaims, ability to make payments for any GX dispute final award, growth prospects, and the ultimate payout amount of any earnout / contingent consideration are examples of forward-looking statements in this press release. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, including the expected benefits of acquiring and integrating other businesses, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “plan” or other similar words. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including those risks set forth in Item 1A – Risk Factors of the Company’s most recent 10-K filing, and ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. For further discussion of risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to RigNet’s SEC filings. RigNet undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
Non-GAAP Financial Measure
This press release contains the non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA, a measure we believe is useful to investors as a supplemental measure to evaluate overall operating performance and is an integral component of financial covenant ratios in our credit agreement. Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. We refer you to the Company’s recent 10-K filing for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed Friday March 15th, 2019, for a more detailed discussion of the uses and limitations of Adjusted EBITDA.
We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss plus interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill, intangibles, property, plant and equipment, (gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements, change in fair value of earn-outs and contingent consideration, stock-based compensation, acquisition costs, executive departure costs, restructuring charges, the GX dispute, the GX dispute Phase II costs and non-recurring items.
A reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is found in the table below.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
Three Months Ended
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)||36,456||35,942||33,681|
|Depreciation and amortization||8,912||8,398||7,987|
|Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration||-||1,493||22|
|Selling and marketing||3,793||2,978||2,949|
|General and administrative||16,470||12,095||13,664|
|Other expense, net||(1,166||)||(1,152||)||(453||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(9,287||)||(52,426||)||(4,923||)|
|Income tax benefit (expense)||(2,666||)||2,735||(603||)|
|Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted|
|Net loss attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders||$||(11,983||)||$||(49,721||)||$||(5,556||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, basic||$||(0.63||)||$||(2.62||)||$||(0.31||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, diluted||$||(0.63||)||$||(2.62||)||$||(0.31||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding, basic||18,949||18,948||18,146|
|Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted||18,949||18,948||18,146|
|Unaudited Non-GAAP Data:|
Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA
Three Months Ended
|Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:|
|Depreciation and amortization||8,912||8,398||7,987|
|(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements||(7||)||297||(53||)|
|Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration||-||1,493||22|
|Executive departure costs||-||245||157|
|GX dispute Phase II costs||2,149||-||-|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||2,666||(2,735||)||603|
|Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)||$||8,386||$||10,546||$||7,419|
|Three Months Ended|
|Managed Communication Services|
|Cost of revenue||26,985||26,120||25,745|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,264||5,746||5,726|
|Selling, general and administrative||3,797||3,431||4,215|
|Applications and Internet-of-Things|
|Cost of revenue||4,497||3,459||3,085|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,231||1,226||847|
|Selling, general and administrative||565||657||354|
|Cost of revenue||4,974||6,364||4,851|
|Depreciation and amortization||662||589||652|
|Selling, general and administrative||1,124||438||323|
|NOTE: Consolidated balances include the segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|(in thousands, except share amounts)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||18,660||$||21,711|
|Accounts receivable, net||74,115||67,450|
|Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (CIEB)||5,710||7,138|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||7,180||6,767|
|Total current assets||105,707||103,107|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||63,889||63,585|
|Right-of-use lease asset||4,588||-|
|Deferred tax and other assets||7,211||10,325|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Current maturities of long-term debt||10,809||4,942|
|Income taxes payable||2,680||2,431|
|GX dispute accrual||50,765||50,765|
|Deferred revenue and other current liabilities||9,724||5,863|
|Total current liabilities||116,915||100,943|
|Deferred tax liability||619||652|
|Right-of-use lease liability - long-term portion||5,789||-|
|Preferred stock - $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding at March 31, 2019 or December 31, 2018||-||-|
|Common stock - $0.001 par value; 190,000,000 shares authorized; 19,711,075 and 19,464,847 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively||20||19|
|Treasury stock - 198,199 and 91,567 shares at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, at cost||(2,677||)||(1,270||)|
|Additional paid-in capital||177,404||172,946|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(19,096||)||(19,254||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||47,151||55,924|
|Non-redeemable, non-controlling interest||(45||)||60|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||261,219||$||258,925|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operations:|
|Depreciation and amortization||8,912||7,987|
|Amortization of deferred financing costs||61||51|
|Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration||-||22|
|Accretion of discount of contingent consideration payable for acquisitions||94||162|
|Gain on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements||(7||)||(53||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:|
|Accounts receivable, net||(6,777||)||(6,255||)|
|Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (CIEB)||1,439||520|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||85||(1,012||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||4,648||(2,492||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Acquisitions (net of cash acquired)||-||(3,202||)|
|Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment||66||149|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(4,748||)||(8,152||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and the vesting of restricted stock||1||13|
|Stock withheld to cover employee taxes on stock-based compensation||(1,407||)||(980||)|
|Subsidiary distributions to non-controlling interest||(135||)||(66||)|
|Repayments of long-term debt||(1,295||)||(1,286||)|
|Payment of financing fees||(250||)||-|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(3,086||)||(2,319||)|
|Net change in cash and cash equivalents||(3,186||)||(12,963||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents including restricted cash:|
|Balance, January 1,||23,296||36,141|
|Changes in foreign currency translation||91||271|
|Balance, March 31,||$||20,201||$||23,449|
|Selected Operational Data|
|1st Quarter||4th Quarter||3rd Quarter||2nd Quarter||1st Quarter|
|Offshore drilling rigs (1)||185||184||191||190||188|
|Other sites (2)||627||611||640||610||525|
|Total Managed Communications Services Sites||1,360||1,323||1,350||1,297||1,199|
|Project Backlog (000s)||$||43,058||$||45,536||$||39,694||$||19,630||$||23,537|
|(1) Includes jack up, semi-submersible and drillship rigs|
|(2) Includes U.S. and International land sites, completion sites, man-camps, remote offices, and supply bases and offshore-related supply bases, shore offices, tender rigs and platform rigs|