RigNet
May 6, 2013

RigNet Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Results

HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 (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 March 31, 2013.

Revenue was a record $52.8 million for the first quarter, including $16.8 million from our Nessco operations, a recently acquired subsidiary. Organic revenue increased by $4.8 million, or 15.4%, for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as compared to the same period of 2012 primarily due to increases in sites served and increased revenue-per-unit resulting from bandwidth upgrades and additional value-added services provided. Revenue increased by $3.5 million, or 7.2%, for the three months ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the previous quarter primarily due to advancement of systems integration projects.

Record Adjusted EBITDA of $12.6 million in the first quarter, or 23.9% of revenue, represents an increase of 36.0% over the same quarter last year and an increase of 6.8% over the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA increased by $3.3 million over the prior year period primarily due to the Nessco acquisition and growth in our core offshore business partially offset by costs associated with head count additions and additional professional fees. Adjusted EBITDA increased $0.8 million over the previous quarter, primarily due to increased revenue described above partially offset by increased operating costs to support the increase in revenue. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was also partially offset by costs associated with head count additions and additional professional fees.

Net income attributable to common stockholders was $3.7 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the first quarter compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $2.4 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year and net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the previous quarter.

Capital expenditures were $6.6 million in the first quarter compared to $6.0 million in the same quarter last year and $5.3 million in the previous quarter.

Mark B. Slaughter, chief executive officer and president, commented, "I am very pleased with our solid first quarter results, reflecting growth in our core offshore rig communications business as well as improved contributions from Nessco and its systems integration business, which we acquired mid-way through last year. As we look forward into the year, we continue to see favorable market conditions for our products and services around the globe."

A conference call for investors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 to discuss RigNet's 2013 first 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 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 (excluding depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA. Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) 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, 2012 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, (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 remote communications, systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. 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.

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
 March 31, 2013December 31, 2012March 31, 2012
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Data:      
Revenue  $ 52,818  $ 49,280  $ 31,210
Expenses:      
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)  29,122  26,878  14,181
Depreciation and amortization  4,969  4,963  3,928
Selling and marketing  787  803  658
General and administrative  11,760  10,351  7,545
Total expenses  46,638  42,995  26,312
Operating income   6,180  6,285  4,898
Other income (expense), net  107  (942)  (261)
Income before income taxes   6,287  5,343  4,637
Income tax expense  (2,512)  (1,850)  (2,143)
Net income  $ 3,775  $ 3,493  $ 2,494
       
Income Per Share - Basic and Diluted      
Net income attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders  $ 3,735  $ 3,379  $ 2,412
Net income per share attributable to RigNet, Inc.common stockholders, basic  $ 0.24  $ 0.22  $ 0.16
Net income per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, diluted  $ 0.22  $ 0.20  $ 0.14
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic  15,759  15,680  15,464
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted  17,327  17,151  16,948
       
Unaudited Non-GAAP Data:      
Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization)  $ 23,696  $ 22,402  $ 17,029
Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) margin44.9%45.5%54.6%
Adjusted EBITDA  $ 12,621  $ 11,818  $ 9,283
Adjusted EBITDA margin23.9%24.0%29.7%
       
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2013December 31, 2012March 31, 2012
  (in thousands)
     
Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization):    
     
Gross profit  $ 18,968  $ 17,700  $ 13,301
Depreciation and amortization related to cost of revenue  4,728  4,702  3,728
Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization)  $ 23,696  $ 22,402  $ 17,029
   
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2013December 31, 2012March 31, 2012
  (in thousands)
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:    
Net income  $ 3,775  $ 3,493  $ 2,494
Interest expense  507  625  187
Depreciation and amortization  4,969  4,963  3,928
(Gain) loss on sales of property and equipment, net of retirements  41  10  (50)
Stock-based compensation  817  628  581
Acquisition costs  --  249  --
Income tax expense  2,512  1,850  2,143
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 12,621  $ 11,818  $ 9,283
     
 March 31,December 31,
 20132012
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet Data:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 54,716  $ 59,744
Restricted cash - current portion  1,190  987
Restricted cash - long-term  1,265  1,809
Total assets  212,784  215,932
Current maturities of long-term debt  9,425  9,422
Long-term debt  49,510  51,871
     
     
 Three Months Ended March 31,
 20132012
  (in thousands)
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Data:    
Cash and cash equivalents, January 1,  $ 59,744  $ 53,106
Net cash provided by operating activities  3,890  7,740
Net cash used in investing activities  (5,265)  (6,902)
Net cash used in financing activities  (2,035)  (2,253)
Changes in foreign currency translation  (1,618)  1,113
Cash and cash equivalents, March 31,  $ 54,716  $ 52,804
           
 1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th Quarter1st Quarter
 20122012201220122013
Selected Operational Data:          
Offshore drilling rigs (1) 233 234 233 237 245
U.S. onshore drilling rigs 323 308 302 282 271
Other sites (2) 493 515 550 575 608
Total 1,049 1,057 1,085 1,094 1,124
           
(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 
   
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2013December 31, 2012March 31, 2012
  (in thousands)
Americas:      
Revenue  $ 12,415  $ 12,816  $ 11,843
Cost of revenue  5,281  5,586  5,666
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  7,134  7,230  6,177
Gross Profit margin 57.5 % 56.4 % 52.2 %
Depreciation and amortization  1,794  1,873  1,880
Selling, general and administrative  1,677  1,647  1,639
Operating income  $ 3,663  $ 3,710  $ 2,658
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 5,417  $ 5,520  $ 4,682
Adjusted EBITDA margin 43.6 % 43.1 % 39.5 %
       
Europe/Africa:      
Revenue  $ 27,572  $ 23,913  $ 9,513
Cost of revenue  17,522  15,516  3,773
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  10,050  8,397  5,740
Gross Profit margin 36.5 % 35.1 % 60.3 %
Depreciation and amortization  1,746  1,806  741
Selling, general and administrative  2,536  2,711  871
Operating income  $ 5,768  $ 3,880  $ 4,128
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 8,254  $ 5,473  $ 4,705
Adjusted EBITDA margin 29.9 % 22.9 % 49.5 %
       
Middle East/Asia Pacific:      
Revenue  $ 12,831  $ 12,551  $ 9,854
Cost of revenue  5,008  4,671  3,821
Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)  7,823  7,880  6,033
Gross Profit margin 61.0 % 62.8 % 61.2 %
Depreciation and amortization  1,282  1,243  1,301
Selling, general and administrative  1,117  1,246  950
Operating income  $ 5,424  $ 5,391  $ 3,782
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)  $ 6,706  $ 6,582  $ 5,004
Adjusted EBITDA margin 52.3 % 52.4 % 50.8 %
       
NOTE: Consolidated balances include the three segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.
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         RigNet, Inc.

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