RigNet
Nov 7, 2012

RigNet Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Results

HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of remote communication services to the oil and gas industry, today reported quarterly results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Revenue was a record $47.9 million for the third quarter, including $10.3 million from our Nessco operations, a recently acquired subsidiary. Organic revenue increased by $8.7 million or 30.1% for the three months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period of 2011 primarily due to increases in sites served and increasing demand for our services. Revenue increased by $4.4 million or 13.1% for the three months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the previous quarter due primarily to increased demand for our services.

Adjusted EBITDA was $12.4 million, or 25.9% of revenue, for the third quarter, an increase of 31.2% over the same quarter last year and an increase of 22.8% over the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA increased by $2.9 million over the prior year period and $2.3 million over the previous quarter, primarily due to the increased revenue described above partially offset by increased operating costs to support the increase in revenue and costs associated with head count additions and other professional fees.

Net income attributable to common stockholders was $3.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the third quarter compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $5.5 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year and net income attributable to common stockholders of $2.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the previous quarter.

Capital expenditures were $5.2 million in the third quarter compared to $4.5 million in the same quarter last year and $4.8 million in the previous quarter.

Mark B. Slaughter, chief executive officer and president, commented, "I am extremely pleased with our record third quarter results led by our legacy offshore and onshore drilling rig communications business. The quarter also includes full results from recently-acquired Nessco and its systems integration business.  The integration of Nessco into the RigNet family is proceeding well and we remain confident that the new capabilities Nessco brings will position RigNet more fully to serve the oil and gas industry's exploration and production needs."

A conference call for investors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on Thursday, November 8, 2012 to discuss RigNet's 2012 third quarter results. The call may be accessed live over the telephone by dialing (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.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains the following non-GAAP measures: Gross Profit and Adjusted EBITDA.  Gross Profit and Adjusted EBITDA 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 filing for the year ended December 31, 2011 for a more detailed discussion of the uses and limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures.

We define Gross Profit as revenue less cost of revenue.  This measure is used 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, (gain) loss on retirement of property and equipment, change in fair value of derivatives, stock-based compensation and IPO or merger/acquisition costs and related bonuses.  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.

About RigNet

RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed communications, networks and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry.  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 remote sites in over thirty countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

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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," "will" 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 September 30,
 Nine Months
Ended September 30,
 2012201120122011
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income Data:        
Revenue  $ 47,939  $ 28,905  $ 112,389  $ 79,569
Expenses:        
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)  24,850  12,964  54,193  35,536
Depreciation and amortization  4,837  3,717  12,571  10,829
Selling and marketing  891  584  2,278  1,637
General and administrative  10,428  6,557  26,833  19,057
Total expenses  41,006  23,822  95,875  67,059
Operating income  6,933  5,083  16,514  12,510
Other income (expense), net  (952)  93  (1,103)  (667)
Income before income taxes  5,981  5,176  15,411  11,843
Income tax benefit (expense)  (2,808)  299  (6,883)  (4,144)
Net income  $ 3,173  $ 5,475  $ 8,528  $ 7,699
         
Income Per Share - Basic and Diluted        
Net income attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders $ 3,238 $ 5,451 $ 8,503 $ 7,546
Net income per share attributable to RigNet, Inc.common stockholders, basic  $ 0.21  $ 0.35  $ 0.55  $ 0.49
Net income per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, diluted  $ 0.19  $ 0.32  $ 0.50  $ 0.45
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic  15,647  15,443  15,564  15,369
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted  17,104   16,840  16,991  16,792
         
Unaudited Non-GAAP Data:        
Gross Profit  $ 23,089  $ 15,941  $ 58,196  $ 44,033
Gross Profit margin48.2%55.1%51.8%55.3%
Adjusted EBITDA  $ 12,392  $ 9,448  $ 31,765  $ 24,332
Adjusted EBITDA margin25.8%32.7%28.3%30.6%
         
  Three Months
Ended September 30,
 Nine Months
Ended September 30,
 2012201120122011
  (in thousands)
   
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:        
Net income  $ 3,173  $ 5,475  $ 8,528  $ 7,699
Interest expense  611  235  927  1,030
Depreciation and amortization  4,837  3,717  12,571  10,829
Gain on retirement of property and equipment  (90)  (1)  (141)  (111)
Stock-based compensation  592  321  1,874  741
Acquisition costs  461  --  1,123  --
Income tax expense (benefit)  2,808  (299)  6,883  4,144
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 12,392  $ 9,448  $ 31,765  $ 24,332
     
     
 September 30,December 31,
 20122011
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet Data:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 53,680  $ 53,106
Restricted cash - current portion  825  --
Restricted cash - long-term  2,134  --
Total assets  209,763  140,922
Current maturities of long-term debt  9,393  8,735
Long-term debt  54,161  14,785
     
     
  Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20122011
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Data:    
Cash and cash equivalents, January 1,  $ 53,106  $ 50,435
Net cash provided by operating activities  17,459  15,031
Net cash used in investing activities  (59,691)  (4,735)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  40,384   (2,124)
Changes in foreign currency translation  2,422  (111)
Cash and cash equivalents, September 30,  $ 53,680  $ 58,496
           
           
 3rd Quarter4th Quarter1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter
 20112011201220122012 (3)
Selected Operational Data:          
Offshore drilling rigs (1) 217 228 233 234 233
U.S. onshore drilling rigs 330 338 323 308 302
Other sites (2) 444 488 493 515 550
Total 991 1,054 1,049 1,057 1,085
           
(1) Includes jack up, semi-submersible and drillship rigs
(2) Includes production facilities, energy support vessels, international land rigs, completion sites, man-camps, remote offices and supply bases
(3) Excludes Nessco, which is immaterial
     
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2012201120122011
  (in thousands)
Americas:        
Revenue  $ 13,053  $ 11,124  $ 37,065  $ 30,165
Cost of revenue  5,765  5,553  17,012  15,093
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  7,288  5,571  20,053  15,072
 Gross Profit margin 55.8 % 50.1 % 54.1 % 50.0 %
Depreciation and amortization  1,909   1,767  5,536  4,933
Selling, general and administrative  2,012  1,825  5,738  4,810
Operating income  $ 3,367  $ 1,979  $ 8,779  $ 5,329
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 5,235  $ 3,720  $ 14,328  $ 10,281
 Adjusted EBITDA margin 40.1 % 33.4 % 38.7 % 34.1 %
         
Europe/Africa:        
Revenue  $ 21,972  $ 8,871  $ 41,292  $ 25,013
Cost of revenue  13,536  3,439  21,869  9,321
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  8,436  5,432  19,423  15,692
 Gross Profit margin 38.4 % 61.2 % 47.0 % 62.7 %
Depreciation and amortization  1,774  770  3,267  2,309
Selling, general and administrative  2,655  1,256  4,848  3,772
Operating income  $ 4,007  $ 3,406  $ 11,308  $ 9,611
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 5,013  $ 4,502  $ 14,338  $ 12,178
 Adjusted EBITDA margin 22.8 % 50.7 % 34.7 % 48.7 %
         
Middle East/Asia Pacific:        
Revenue  $ 12,914  $ 8,985  $ 34,032  $ 24,463
Cost of revenue  4,512  3,059  12,442  9,056
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  8,402  5,926  21,590  15,407
 Gross Profit margin 65.1 % 66.0 % 63.4 % 63.0 %
Depreciation and amortization  1,153  1,226  3,767  3,740
Selling, general and administrative  1,088   867  3,085  2,518
Operating income  $ 6,161  $ 3,833  $ 14,738  $ 9,149
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 7,232  $ 5,100  $ 18,408  $ 12,891
 Adjusted EBITDA margin 56.0 % 56.8 % 54.1 % 52.7 %
         
NOTE: Consolidated balances include the three segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.
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