Feb 29, 2016

RigNet Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Earnings Results

  • Quarterly revenue of $61.8M without contract dispute, $52.2 million including the dispute,  consisting of:

    Managed Services revenue of $57.1 million, a decrease of 6.2% compared to prior quarter

    - Telecoms Systems Integration (TSI) revenue, excluding a project under contractual dispute, of $4.7 million, a decrease of 14.5% over prior quarter and;

    - Negative revenue adjustments of $9.6 million related to a TSI contractual dispute

  • TSI segment incurred negative income adjustments totaling $15.6 million related to an ongoing project contractual dispute.  These adjustments included:

    - Negative revenue adjustments of $9.6 million

    - Project costs and accruals of $6.0 million

  • Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA of $12.4 million, excluding the $15.6 million of negative income adjustments related to the TSI contractual dispute, and a negative $3.2 million including the dispute.

HOUSTON, Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of digital technology solutions focusing on serving energy facilities, maritime vessels and other global remote locations, today reported results for the quarterly and full year periods ended December 31, 2015.

Quarterly revenue was $61.8 million, excluding negative revenue adjustments of $9.6 million related to a Telecoms Systems Integration (TSI) contractual dispute, representing decreases of $24.9 million and $4.5 million, respectively, as compared to the prior year and prior quarters.  These decreases resulted from Managed Services revenue which decreased $16.4 million and $3.7 million, respectively, as compared to the prior year and prior quarters, primarily due to reduced spending by oil and gas operators on upstream drilling projects as a result of lower commodity prices. Quarterly revenue, including the TSI contract dispute, was $52.2 million.

Due to an ongoing contract dispute related to a TSI segment percentage of completion project, the Company recorded negative income adjustments of $15.6 million during the quarter.  These adjustments include negative revenue adjustments of $9.6 million and project costs and accruals of $6.0 million. We expect the project to conclude in the second quarter of 2016. Estimated remaining project completion costs are $2.2 million.

Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA was $12.4 million, excluding revenue adjustments and charges of $15.6 million related to the TSI contractual dispute, representing decreases of $6.2 million and $2.1 million,  respectively, over the prior year and prior quarters.  These decreases resulted primarily from lower Managed Service revenue partially offset by benefits from cost containment actions. Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA, including the TSI contract dispute, was a negative $3.2 million.

Quarterly Cash Earnings, excluding revenue adjustments and charges of $15.6 million related to the TSI contractual dispute, were $16.2 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, representing increases of $2.2 million and $4.0 million, respectively, over the prior year and prior quarters. Quarterly Cash Earnings, including the TSI contract dispute, were $0.6 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, representing decreases of $13.4 million and $11.6 million, respectively, over the prior year and prior quarters.

Capital expenditures were $10.5 million compared to $6.1 million in the prior quarter and $9.2 million in the prior year quarter.  Unlevered Free Cash Flow, defined as Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures, and excluding revenue adjustments and charges of $15.6 million related to the TSI contractual dispute, was $1.9 million, representing decreases of $7.4 million and $6.5 million, respectively, over the prior year and prior quarters. Unlevered Free Cash Flow was negative $13.7 million, including the TSI contract dispute, representing decreases of $23.0 million and $22.1 million, respectively, over the prior year quarter.

The Company recorded total negative adjustments of $15.6 million related to the TSI contractual dispute, a $1.7 million impairment of property, plant and equipment in our North America land operations, and incurred $1.0 million of executive departure costs in the quarterly and full year periods ended December 31, 2015.  The Company recorded $12.7 million of impairment to goodwill and intangibles in the full year period ended December 31, 2015 in our North America land operations.  Additionally, the Company incurred $7.4 million of restructuring charges for the year ended December 31, 2015 related to a series of resource reallocation and headcount reductions implemented in connection with the decline in oil and gas activity. The executive departure costs, impairment of goodwill, intangibles, property, plant and equipment and restructuring charges are added back to net income in our non-GAAP measures below.

Marty L. Jimmerson, interim chief executive officer and president, commented, "Our managed services business performed well against a difficult market that was challenged as a result of  declining oil prices and reduced customer spending. While we are operating in a market that we anticipate will remain difficult in the interim, we will continue to focus on providing the same best-in-class and high quality services to the energy industry during this down cycle. Importantly, we have taken steps to expand our service offerings beyond an energy pure play by focusing our managed services core competencies on additional remote communication market opportunities. We are disappointed in the amount of time and resources it has taken to resolve the outstanding project contractual dispute with our TSI customer.  While we recorded a significant adjustment in the quarter, we are pursuing multiple avenues of dispute resolution that are available to us to reach a satisfactory conclusion to the matter."

A conference call for investors will be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, to discuss RigNet's 2015 fourth quarter 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 and Presentations section.  A replay of the conference call webcast will also be available on our website for approximately thirty days following the call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains the following non-GAAP measures:  Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization), Adjusted EBITDA, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Cash Earnings (Loss) and Cash EPS.  Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization), Adjusted EBITDA, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Cash Earnings (Loss) and Cash EPS are financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.  We refer you to the Company's most recent 10-K filings for the year ended December 31, 2015 for a more detailed discussion of the uses and limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures.

GAAP defines gross profit as revenue less cost of revenue, and includes in costs of revenue depreciation and amortization expenses related to revenue-generating long-lived and intangible assets.  We define Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) as revenue less cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization).  This measure differs from the GAAP definition of gross profit as we do not include the impact of depreciation and amortization expenses related to revenue-generating long-lived and intangible assets which represent non-cash expenses.  We use this measure to evaluate operating margins and the effectiveness of cost management.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill, intangibles, property, plant and equipment, foreign exchange impact of intercompany financing activities, (gain) loss on retirement of property, plant and equipment, change in fair value of derivatives, stock-based compensation, IPO or merger/acquisition costs and related bonuses, executive departure costs, restructuring charges and non-recurring items.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss) or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We define Unlevered Free Cash Flow as Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures.  Unlevered Free Cash Flow should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss) or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We define Cash Earnings (Loss) as net income (loss), plus depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill, intangibles, property, plant and equipment, foreign exchange impact of intercompany financing activities, (gain) loss on retirement of property and equipment, change in fair value of derivatives, stock-based compensation, IPO or merger/acquisition costs and related bonuses, executive departure costs, restructuring charges and non-recurring items.  We define Cash EPS as Cash Earnings (Loss) divided by diluted shares.  Cash Earnings (Loss) and Cash EPS should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss), basic or diluted earnings per share or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of digital technology solutions focusing on serving energy facilities, maritime vessels and other global remote locations.  RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to more than 1,100 remote sites in over 50 countries on six continents.  RigNet is based in Houston, Texas.  For more information, 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 the future, not past, events.  Forward-looking statements are based on the 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, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "expect," "plan" or other similar words.  These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that 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.

   Three Months Ended Year Ended
  December 31,
2015
 September 30,
2015
 December 31,
2014
 December 31,
2015
 December 31,
2014
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of           
Comprehensive Income Data:          
Revenue $52,186  $66,318  $86,656  $271,260  $330,174 
Expenses:          
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)  41,378   38,191   46,815   163,238   188,209 
Depreciation and amortization  8,070   8,094   7,855   32,471   29,462 
Impairment of goodwill, intangibles, and property, plant and equipment  1,670   12,592   2,719   14,262   2,719 
Selling and marketing  2,380   2,129   2,460   9,449   9,298 
General and administrative  13,369   13,538   19,579   63,192   66,402 
Total expenses  66,867   74,544   79,428   282,612   296,090 
Operating income (loss)  (14,681)  (8,226)  7,228   (11,352)  34,084 
Other expense, net  (607)  (864)  (1,235)  (2,899)  (2,701)
Income (loss) before income taxes  (15,288)  (9,090)  5,993   (14,251)  31,383 
Income tax expense  4,329   (1,789)  (3,996)  (2,409)  (15,400)
Net income (loss) $(10,959) $(10,879) $1,997  $(16,660) $15,983 
           
Income (Loss) Per Share - Basic and Diluted          
Net income (loss) attributable to RigNet, Inc.
  common stockholders
 $(11,040) $(10,944) $1,916  $(16,974) $15,635 
Net income (loss) per share attributable to
  RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, basic
 $(0.63) $(0.62) $0.11  $(0.97) $0.90 
Net income (loss) per share attributable to
  RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, diluted
 $(0.63) $(0.62) $0.11  $(0.97) $0.87 
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic  17,610   17,567   17,454   17,534   17,321 
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted  17,610   17,567   17,874   17,534   17,899 
           
Unaudited Non-GAAP Data:          
Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) $10,808  $28,127  $39,841  $108,022  $141,965 
Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) margin  20.7%  42.4%  46.0%  39.8%  43.0%
Adjusted EBITDA $(3,211) $14,498  $18,541  $46,907  $73,735 
Adjusted EBITDA margin  (6.2)%  21.9%  21.4%  17.3%  22.3%
Unlevered Free Cash Flow $(13,674) $8,427  $9,320  $14,217  $33,333 
Cash Earnings $585  $12,207  $13,994  $42,444  $56,150 
Cash EPS $0.03  $0.69  $0.78  $2.42  $3.14 


   Three Months Ended Year Ended
  December 31,
2015
 September 30,
2015
 December 31,
2014
 December 31,
2015
 December 31,
2014
  (in thousands)
Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Gross Profit
(excluding depreciation and amortization):
          
Gross profit $3,088  $20,354  $32,341  $76,928  $113,868 
Depreciation and amortization related to cost of revenue  7,720   7,773   7,500   31,094   28,097 
Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) $10,808  $28,127  $39,841  $108,022  $141,965 
           
           
   Three Months Ended Year Ended
  December 31,
2015
 September 30,
2015
 December 31,
2014
 December 31,
2015
 December 31,
2014
  (in thousands)
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Cash Earnings (Loss) and Cash EPS:    
Net income (loss) $(10,959) $(10,879) $1,997  $(16,660) $15,983 
Interest expense  533   502   551   2,054   2,185 
Depreciation and amortization  8,070   8,094   7,855   32,471   29,462 
Impairment of goodwill, intangibles, and property, plant and equipment  1,670   12,592   2,719   14,262   2,719 
Foreign exchange impact of intercompany financing activities  -   -   856   -   856 
(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements  (18)  (10)  (35)  (41)  (44)
Stock-based compensation  705   973   602   3,660   4,252 
Restructuring costs  (104)  1,316   -   7,410   - 
Executive departure costs  1,000   -   -   1,000   - 
Acquisition costs  221   121   -   342   2,922 
Income tax expense  (4,329)  1,789   3,996   2,409   15,400 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $(3,211) $14,498  $18,541  $46,907  $73,735 
Interest expense  (533)  (502)  (551)  (2,054)  (2,185)
Income tax expense  4,329   (1,789)  (3,996)  (2,409)  (15,400)
Cash Earnings (Loss) (non-GAAP measure) $585  $12,207  $13,994  $42,444  $56,150 
Diluted Shares  17,610   17,567   17,874   17,534   17,899 
Cash EPS (non-GAAP measure) $0.03  $0.69  $0.78  $2.42  $3.14 
           
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $(3,211) $14,498  $18,541  $46,907  $73,735 
Capital expenditures  10,463   6,071   9,221   32,690   40,402 
Unlevered Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP measure) $(13,674) $8,427  $9,320  $14,217  $33,333 

 

  December 31, December 31,
   2015   2014 
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet Data:    
Cash and cash equivalents $60,468  $66,576 
Restricted cash  543   1,200 
Total assets  258,116   299,837 
Current maturities of long-term debt  8,421   8,405 
Long-term debt  69,238   77,706 
     
     
  Year Ended December 31,
   2015   2014 
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Data:    
Cash and cash equivalents, January 1, $66,576  $59,822 
Net cash provided by operating activities  37,034   43,763 
Net cash used in investing activities  (33,325)  (65,334)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (7,247)  30,536 
Changes in foreign currency translation  (2,570)  (2,211)
Cash and cash equivalents, December 31, $60,468  $66,576 

 

  4th Quarter 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
  2014 2015 2015 2015 2015
Selected Operational Data (4):          
Offshore drilling rigs (1) 278 281 270 255 238
Strategic initiatives (2) 562 526 515 537 519
Other sites (3) 676 493 442 436 373
Total 1,516 1,300 1,227 1,228 1,130
           
(1) Includes jack up, semi-submersible and drillship rigs
(2) Includes production facilities, support vessels and international land rigs
(3) Includes U.S. onshore drilling rigs, completion sites, man-camps, remote offices and supply bases
(4) Includes sites acquired from Inmarsat's Enterprise Energy business unit

 

           
   Three Months Ended Year Ended
  December 31,
2015
 September 30,
2015
 December 31,
2014
 December 31,
2015
 December 31,
2014
  (in thousands)
Eastern Hemisphere:          
Revenue $33,809  $36,235  $42,312  $147,100  $163,935 
Cost of revenue  17,316   18,103   19,854   72,053   76,842 
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  16,493   18,132   22,458   75,047   87,093 
  Gross Profit margin    48.8 %    50.0 %    53.1 %    51.0 %    53.1 %
Depreciation and amortization  3,744   3,682   3,721   15,386   13,249 
Selling, general and administrative  3,209   3,027   4,051   13,428   14,750 
Operating income $9,540  $11,423  $14,686  $46,233  $59,094 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $13,038  $14,994  $18,568  $61,242  $72,605 
  Adjusted EBITDA margin    38.6 %    41.4 %    43.9 %    41.6 %    44.3 %
           
Western Hemisphere:          
Revenue $23,261  $24,578  $31,129  $102,621  $112,956 
Cost of revenue  12,512   12,184  $13,170   50,364   58,996 
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  10,749   12,394   17,959   52,257   53,960 
  Gross Profit margin    46.2 %    50.4 %    57.7 %    50.9 %    47.8 %
Depreciation and amortization  2,709   2,892   2,959   11,581   11,261 
Impairment of goodwill, intangibles, and property, plant and equipment  1,670   12,592   -   14,262   - 
Selling, general and administrative  3,091   3,454   5,732   15,425   16,144 
Operating income (loss) $3,279  $(6,544) $9,268  $10,989  $26,555 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $7,664  $8,865  $11,858  $36,485  $37,224 
  Adjusted EBITDA margin    32.9 %    36.1 %    38.1 %    35.6 %    33.0 %
           
Telecoms Systems Integration:          
Revenue $(4,884) $5,505  $13,215  $21,539  $53,283 
Cost of revenue  9,155   5,819   11,185   30,762   42,644 
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  (14,039)  (314)  2,030   (9,223)  10,639 
  Gross Profit margin    287.4 %    (5.7)%    15.4 %    (42.8)%    20.0 %
Depreciation and amortization  775   791   867   3,104   3,806 
Impairment of Goodwill  -   -   2,719   -   2,719 
Selling, general and administrative  1,217   467   1,413   4,120   3,829 
Operating income (loss) $(16,031) $(1,572) $(2,969) $(16,447) $285 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $(15,275) $(977) $701  $(13,685) $6,840 
  Adjusted EBITDA margin    312.8 %    (17.7)%    5.3 %    (63.5)%    12.8 %
           
NOTE:  Consolidated balances include the three segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.

 

Investor contact
Charles E. Schneider
Chief Financial Officer, RigNet, Inc.
Tel:  +1 (281) 674-0699
investor.relations@rig.net