Mar 14, 2019

RigNet Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings Results

  • Quarterly revenue of $60.2 million; net loss of $49.7 million or $2.62 per share
  • Full year 2018 revenue of $238.9 million; net loss of $62.5 million or $3.34 per share
  • Quarterly and full year results include a $50.6 million non-cash charge, net of previous accruals, for the Phase I interim GX ruling (the GX Charge), subject to reduction under our Phase II counterclaims
  • Quarterly net income of $0.9 million or $0.05 per share and full year net loss, excluding the GX Charge, of $11.8 million or $0.63 per share, respectively
  • Quarterly and full year 2018 Adjusted EBITDA of $10.5 million and $34.8 million, respectively
  • Project backlog increased 75.0% year-on-year to $45.5 million
  • Site count increased 13.0% year-on-year to 1,323 total sites

HOUSTON, March 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET, the “Company”), a global technology company that provides customized ultra-secure communications services and specialized applications including real-time machine learning-based artificial intelligence, today reported results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

“RigNet’s continued strong operating results in the fourth quarter of 2018 enabled us to end the year with full-year revenue 17% higher than 2017, despite ongoing challenges in the offshore energy market. Revenue in each of our reporting segments was higher year-over-year and the team also grew Adjusted EBITDA, an important non-GAAP metric, for the third consecutive quarter, further highlighting the underlying strength of our business and our ability to execute,” said Steven Pickett, Chief Executive Officer and President. “RigNet’s machine learning, advanced analytics, enhanced cybersecurity, bundled with our managed communications services, help our customers achieve meaningful business improvements. We continue to see increasing interest in this highly differentiated bundle by oil and gas customers who are focused on digital transformation.”

Mr. Pickett continued, “During the fourth quarter 2018, we recorded a $50.6 million net non-cash charge related to the Phase I interim award in the GX dispute. Although we were disappointed in the outcome of Phase I, we will continue to vigorously pursue our counterclaims in Phase II with the goal of minimizing any final award amount. We have also proactively negotiated an amendment to our credit agreement to help ensure we will have the liquidity available to make any payments when they come due. Looking ahead, we remain focused on the business and I believe we are well positioned to continue our overall growth in 2019, which will largely come in the back half of the year, through our bundled offerings combining ultra-secure network communications, specialized apps, and actionable machine-learning insight.”

Quarterly revenue was $60.2 million, an increase of $3.4 million, or 6.0%, compared to the fourth quarter 2017 and a decrease of $4.5 million, or 7.0%, compared to the prior quarter. Compared to the fourth quarter 2017, revenue grew in all segments: a $1.7 million increase in Systems Integration (SI) revenue or 18.3%, a $1.2 million increase in Managed Communications Services (MCS) revenue or 2.8%, and a $0.6 million increase in Apps & IoT revenue or 9.7%. The revenue decrease compared to the prior quarter reflects a $2.1 million decrease in MCS revenue, a $1.3 million decrease in SI revenue, and a $1.1 million decrease in Apps & IoT. The decrease compared to prior quarter included a $2.2 million decrease in equipment resale, consisting of a $1.7 million decrease of equipment resale in MCS and a $0.5 million decrease of equipment resale in Apps & IoT.

Net loss attributable to common stockholders in the fourth quarter 2018 was $49.7 million, or $2.62 per share, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.7 million, or $0.31 per share, in the fourth quarter 2017 and net loss attributable to common stockholders of $2.8 million, or $0.15 per share, in the prior quarter.

Revenue for full year 2018 was $238.9 million, an increase of $34.0 million, or 16.6%, compared to full year 2017 revenue of $204.9 million. Year-over-year revenue grew in all segments: a $16.5 million increase in SI revenue or 66.1%, a $10.1 million increase in Apps & IoT revenue or 64.6%, and a $7.3 million increase in MCS revenue or 4.5%. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $62.5 million or $3.34 per share, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $16.2 million or $0.90 per share, in the year ended December 31, 2017.

Net losses in the fourth quarter and full year 2018 include the $50.6 million GX Charge, net of approximately $0.2 million of prior accruals, related to the previously disclosed interim ruling in the Inmarsat plc (Inmarsat) arbitration (GX dispute). Excluding the impact of the GX Charge, net income in the fourth quarter 2018 was $0.9 million, or $0.05 per share. Excluding the impact of the GX Charge, net loss for the full year 2018 was $11.8 million, or $0.63 per share.

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure defined below, was $10.5 million in the fourth quarter 2018, a 23.4% increase compared to $8.5 million in the fourth quarter 2017 and a 20.8% increase compared to $8.7 million in the prior quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $34.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, a 17.3% increase compared to $29.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Project backlog (using percentage of completion accounting) was $45.5 million compared to $26.0 million in the fourth quarter 2017 and $41.4 million in the prior quarter. The increase was driven by new project wins primarily in the United States.

Capital expenditures for the three months and year ending December 31, 2018 totaled $10.8 million and $30.5 million, respectively, compared to $4.0 million and $17.9 million, respectively, for the three months and year ending December 31, 2017. Capital expenditures for the third quarter ending September 30, 2018 totaled $6.5 million.

The increase in capital expenditures in the fourth quarter 2018 relative to the third quarter 2018 was largely due to the deployment of the Company’s LTE network in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the purchase of a new operational facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. When complete the LTE network will cover up to approximately 45,000 square miles for B2B applications and up to approximately 30,000 square miles for consumer applications.

Capital expenditures increased in 2018 relative to 2017 as result of the LTE network deployment, the purchase of the new facility in Louisiana, and an increase in success-based capital spending.

Site count in the fourth quarter 2018 increased to 1,323 from 1,171 in the fourth quarter 2017. Site count was 1,350 in the prior quarter.

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, $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. The change in fair value of both the Intelie and Cyphre earn-outs / contingent consideration were non-cash impacting in the current period. The Intelie earn-out will ultimately be settled with stock. In the previous quarter, the Company recorded $0.7 million in restructuring charges, as well as a $0.8 million decrease in the fair value of an earn-out related to the TECNOR acquisition, bringing the fair value to zero, and $0.9 million in acquisition costs. In the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company recorded $0.5 million increase in fair value of an earn-out, $1.2 million in executive departure costs and $0.6 million in acquisition costs. The acquisition costs, restructuring charges, the GX Charge and change in fair value of the earn-out are added back to net loss in our non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA.

GX Dispute

As previously announced, Inmarsat filed arbitration with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution tribunal (the panel) in October 2016 concerning a January 2014 take-or-pay agreement to purchase up to $65.0 million, under certain conditions, of GX capacity from Inmarsat over several years. Phase I of the arbitration, now concluded, concerned only whether RigNet’s take-or-pay obligation ever commenced under the agreement. In December 2018, the panel’s Phase I ruling found that a take-or-pay obligation had commenced and that RigNet owed Inmarsat$50.8 million, subject to any offsets from RigNet’s counterclaims in Phase II of the arbitration. The Phase I ruling is an interim ruling, and RigNet is not required to pay any amounts to Inmarsat until the panel rules on Phase II counterclaims. The Company currently expects a Phase II ruling in the second half of 2019. As of December 31, 2018, the Company has an accrued liability of $50.8 million, based on the Phase I interim award amount. While management believes it has strong counterclaims, which will be heard in Phase II and could reduce the ultimate liability, the amount of the final award is not estimable at this time. No assurance can be given as to the ultimate outcome of the GX dispute, and the ultimate outcome may differ from the accrued amount.

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 Friday, March 15, 2019, to discuss RigNet’s fourth quarter 2018 and full year 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.

About RigNet

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 the 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, and growth prospects are examples of forward-looking statements in this press release. 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, 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, expected to be 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 and non-recurring items.

A reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is found in the table below.

     
Media / Investor Relations Contact    
Lee M. Ahlstrom, SVP & CFO   Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699
RigNet, Inc.   investor.relations@rig.net

 

RIGNET, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(Unaudited)
                     
    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
  December 31,
2018
  December 31,
2017
                     
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Data:                    
Revenue   $ 60,244     $ 64,770     $ 56,814     $ 238,854     $ 204,892  
Expenses:                    
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)     35,942       40,734       35,868       146,603       131,166  
Depreciation and amortization     8,398       8,413       7,978       33,154       30,845  
Selling and marketing     2,978       2,728       2,379       12,844       8,347  
Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration     1,493       (750 )     526       3,543       (320 )
GX dispute     50,612       -       -       50,612       -  
General and administrative     12,095       14,666       12,595       53,193       44,842  
Total expenses     111,518       65,791       59,346       299,949       214,880  
Operating income (loss)     (51,274 )     (1,021 )     (2,532 )     (61,095 )     (9,988 )
Other expense, net     (1,152 )     (1,465 )     (878 )     (3,965 )     (2,737 )
Loss before income taxes     (52,426 )     (2,486 )     (3,410 )     (65,060 )     (12,725 )
Income tax (expense) benefit     2,735       (312 )     (2,397 )     2,746       (3,472 )
Net loss   $ (49,691 )   $ (2,798 )   $ (5,807 )   $ (62,314 )   $ (16,197 )
                     
Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted                    
Net loss attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders   $ (49,721 )   $ (2,847 )   $ (5,669 )   $ (62,453 )   $ (16,176 )
Net loss per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, basic   $ (2.62 )   $ (0.15 )   $ (0.31 )   $ (3.34 )   $ (0.90 )
Net loss per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, diluted   $ (2.62 )   $ (0.15 )   $ (0.31 )   $ (3.34 )   $ (0.90 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic     18,948       18,905       18,090       18,713       18,009  
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted     18,948       18,905       18,090       18,713       18,009  
                     
Unaudited Non-GAAP Data:                    
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 10,546     $ 8,730     $ 8,548     $ 34,793     $ 29,669  

 

RIGNET, INC.
Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
                     
    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
  December 31,
2018
  December 31,
2017
                     
    (in thousands)
Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:                    
Net loss   $ (49,691 )   $ (2,798 )   $ (5,807 )   $ (62,314 )   $ (16,197 )
Interest expense     1,196       807       949       3,969       2,870  
Depreciation and amortization     8,398       8,413       7,978       33,154       30,845  
(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements     297       66       -       331       55  
Stock-based compensation     344       1,086       754       4,712       3,703  
Restructuring costs     178       664       -       842       767  
Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration     1,493       (750 )     526       3,543       (320 )
Executive departure costs     245       -       1,192       406       1,192  
Acquisition costs     209       930       559       2,284       3,282  
GX dispute     50,612       -       -       50,612       -  
Income tax expense (benefit)     (2,735 )     312       2,397       (2,746 )     3,472  
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)   $ 10,546     $ 8,730     $ 8,548     $ 34,793     $ 29,669  

 

RIGNET, INC.
Segment Information
(Unaudited)
                       
    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
  December 31,
2018
  December 31,
2017
                     
    (in thousands)  
Managed Communication Services                      
Revenue   $ 42,869     $ 44,943     $ 41,707     $ 171,574     $ 164,238  
Cost of revenue     26,120       27,930       25,884       105,101       101,681  
Depreciation and amortization     5,746       5,641       5,692       22,759       23,202  
Selling, general and administrative     3,431       3,779       4,406       16,448       16,841  
Operating income   $ 7,572     $ 7,593     $ 5,725     $ 27,266     $ 22,514  
                       
Applications and Internet-of-Things                      
Revenue   $ 6,338     $ 7,463     $ 5,780     $ 25,713     $ 15,626  
Cost of revenue     3,459       3,677       3,907       13,386       10,751  
Depreciation and amortization     1,226       1,661       889       4,570       1,738  
Selling, general and administrative     657       520       536       1,961       1,685  
Operating income   $ 996     $ 1,605     $ 448     $ 5,796     $ 1,452  
                       
Systems Integration                       
Revenue   $ 11,037     $ 12,364     $ 9,327     $ 41,567     $ 25,028  
Cost of revenue     6,364       9,127       6,078       28,116       18,734  
Depreciation and amortization     589       605       625       2,511       2,438  
Selling, general and administrative     438       380       224       1,698       1,403  
Operating income   $ 3,646     $ 2,252     $ 2,400     $ 9,242     $ 2,453  
                       
NOTE: Consolidated balances include the segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.

 

RIGNET, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
       
  December 31,
    2018       2017  
               
  (in thousands, except share amounts)
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 21,711     $ 34,598  
Restricted cash   41       43  
Accounts receivable, net   67,450       49,021  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (CIEB)   7,138       2,393  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   6,767       5,591  
Total current assets   103,107       91,646  
Property, plant and equipment, net   63,585       60,344  
Restricted cash   1,544       1,500  
Goodwill   46,631       37,088  
Intangibles, net   33,733       30,405  
Deferred tax and other assets   10,325       9,111  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 258,925     $ 230,094  
       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 20,568     $ 12,234  
Accrued expenses   16,374       16,089  
Current maturities of long-term debt   4,942       4,941  
Income taxes payable   2,431       1,601  
GX dispute accrual   50,765       -  
Deferred revenue and other current liabilities   5,863       8,511  
Total current liabilities   100,943       43,376  
Long-term debt   72,085       53,173  
Deferred revenue   318       546  
Deferred tax liability   652       189  
Other liabilities   28,943       25,533  
Total liabilities   202,941       122,817  
       
Equity:      
Stockholders' equity      
Preferred stock - $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017   -       -  
Common stock - $0.001 par value; 190,000,000 shares authorized; 19,464,847 and 18,232,872 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively   19       18  
Treasury stock - 91,567 and 5,516 shares at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, at cost   (1,270 )     (116 )
Additional paid-in capital   172,946       155,829  
Accumulated deficit   (96,517 )     (33,726 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (19,254 )     (14,806 )
Total stockholders' equity   55,924       107,199  
Non-redeemable, non-controlling interest   60       78  
Total equity   55,984       107,277  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 258,925     $ 230,094  

 

RIGNET, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
           
  Year Ended December 31,
    2018       2017       2016  
                       
  (in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:           
Net loss $ (62,314 )   $ (16,197 )   $ (11,297 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operations:          
Depreciation and amortization   33,154       30,845       33,556  
Impairment of intangibles   -       -       397  
Stock-based compensation   4,712       3,703       3,389  
Amortization of deferred financing costs   184       217       135  
Deferred taxes   (5,263 )     3,917       (1,830 )
Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration   3,543       (320 )     (1,279 )
Accretion of discount of contingent consideration payable for acquisitions   450       624       498  
(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements   331       55       (153 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:          
Accounts receivable   (15,254 )     203       18,347  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   (4,103 )     122       4,378  
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (1,026 )     4,659       392  
Accounts payable   7,527       2,733       129  
Accrued expenses   279       3,601       (8,579 )
GX dispute   50,612       -       -  
Deferred revenue and other assets   1,565       4,933       (1,150 )
Other liabilities   (5,149 )     (9,867 )     2,241  
Payout of TECNOR contingent consideration - inception to date change in fair value portion   (1,575 )     -       -  
Net cash provided by operating activities   7,673       29,228       39,174  
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Acquisitions (net of cash acquired)   (5,208 )     (32,205 )     (4,841 )
Capital expenditures   (30,072 )     (18,284 )     (13,641 )
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment   1,082       499       194  
Net cash used in investing activities   (34,198 )     (49,990 )     (18,288 )
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options   970       916       1,680  
Stock withheld to cover employee taxes on stock-based compensation   (1,154 )     (116 )     -  
Subsidiary distributions to non-controlling interest   (157 )     (76 )     (197 )
Payout of TECNOR contingent consideration - fair value on acquisition date portion   (6,425 )     -       -  
Proceeds from borrowings   23,750       15,000       -  
Repayments of long-term debt   (5,129 )     (18,171 )     (16,560 )
Payments of financing fees   -       (400 )     (100 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   -       -       (175 )
Net cash provided by (used) in financing activities   11,855       (2,847 )     (15,352 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (14,670 )     (23,609 )     5,534  
           
Cash and cash equivalents:          
Balance, January 1,   36,141       58,805       61,011  
Changes in foreign currency translation   1,825       945       (7,740 )
Balance, December 31, $ 23,296     $ 36,141     $ 58,805  

 

RIGNET, INC.
Selected Operational Data
MCS Site Count
(Unaudited)
                     
    4th Quarter   3rd Quarter   2nd Quarter   1st Quarter   4th Quarter
    2018   2018   2018   2018   2017
Selected Operational Data:                    
Offshore drilling rigs (1)   184   191   190   188   182
Offshore Production   347   332   320   310   304
Maritime   181   187   177   176   172
Other sites (2)   611   640   610   525   513
Total   1,323   1,350   1,297   1,199   1,171
                     
(1) Includes jack up, semi-submersible and drillship rigs
(2) Includes U.S. onshore drilling and production sites, completion sites, man-camps, remote offices, supply bases and offshore-related supply bases, shore offices, tender rigs and platform rigs
 

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