RigNet
RigNet, Inc. (Form: 10-K, Received: 03/02/2015 16:42:25)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

 

(Mark One)

x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file number 001-35003

 

 

RigNet, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   76-0677208

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1880 S. Dairy Ashford, Suite 300

Houston, Texas

  77077-4760
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 674-0100

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value   NASDAQ Global Select Market

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE

 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes   ¨     No   x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x

As of June 30, 2014, which was the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, the aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”) held by non-affiliates of the registrant on such date was approximately $948.2 million. For purposes of this calculation, only executives and directors are deemed to be affiliates of the registrant. At February 20, 2015, there were outstanding 17,629,830 shares of the registrant’s Common Stock.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the Commission within 120 days of December 31, 2014 are incorporated herein by reference in Part III of this Annual Report.

 

 

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

          Page  
   PART I   

Item 1

  

Business

     2   

Item 1A

  

Risk Factors

     15   

Item 1B

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

     34   

Item 2

  

Properties

     34   

Item 3

  

Legal Proceedings

     34   

Item 4

  

Mine Safety Disclosures

     34   
   PART II   

Item 5

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

     35   

Item 6

  

Selected Financial Data

     37   

Item 7

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     42   

Item 7A

  

Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     57   

Item 8

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

     57   

Item 9

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

     57   

Item 9A

  

Controls and Procedures

     57   

Item 9B

  

Other Information

     60   
   PART III   

Item 10

  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

     61   

Item 11

  

Executive Compensation

     61   

Item 12

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

     61   

Item 13

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

     61   

Item 14

  

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

     61   
   PART IV   

Item 15

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

     62   

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

Overview

We are a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry. Through a controlled and managed IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching) global network, we deliver voice, data, video and other collaborative services under a multi-tenant revenue model. Our customers use our secure communications and private extranet to manage information flows and execute mission-critical operations primarily in remote areas where conventional telecommunications infrastructure is either unavailable or unreliable. We offer our clients what is often the sole means of communications with their remote operations, including offshore and land-based drilling rigs, offshore and onshore production facilities, energy maritime vessels and regional support offices. To ensure the maximum reliability demanded by our customers, we deliver our services through our IP/MPLS global network, tuned and optimized for communications with remote endpoints, that serves oil and gas customers both in the United States and in international markets. As of December 31, 2014, we were the primary provider of remote communications and collaborative services to approximately 500 customers reaching about 1,200 remote sites located in approximately 50 countries on six continents. For the year ended December 31, 2014, our revenue generated from countries outside of the U.S. represented 72.3% of total revenue.

The emergence of highly sophisticated processing and visualization systems has allowed oil and gas companies to make decisions based on reliable and secure real-time information carried by our network from anywhere in the world to their home offices. We deliver turn-key solutions and value-added services that simplify the management of multiple communications services, allowing our customers to focus their attention on their core oil and gas drilling and production operations. Our customer solutions enable broadband data, voice and video communications with quality, reliability, security and scalability that is superior to conventional switched transport networks. Key aspects of our services include:

 

    managed services solutions offered at a per site, per day subscription rate primarily through customer agreements with terms that typically range from one month to three years, with some customer agreement terms as long as five years;

 

    enhanced end-to-end IP/MPLS global network to ensure significantly greater network reliability, faster trouble shooting and service restoration time and quality of service for various forms of data traffic;

 

    enhanced end-to-end IP/MPLS global network that allows new components to be plugged into our network and be immediately available for use (plug-and-play);

 

    a network designed to accommodate multiple customer groups resident at a site, including rig owners (drillers), operators, service companies and pay-per-use individuals;

 

    value-added services, such as remote video conferencing, WAN acceleration and WiFi hotspots, benefiting the multiple customer groups resident at a site;

 

    proactive network monitoring and management through a network operations center that actively manages network reliability at all times and serves as an in-bound call center for trouble shooting, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year;

 

    engineering and design services to determine the appropriate product and service solution for each customer;

 

    telecoms systems integration services to design, assemble, install and commission turn-key solutions for customer telecommunications systems;

 

    installation of on-site equipment designed to perform in extreme and harsh environments with minimal maintenance; and

 

    maintenance and support through locally-deployed engineering and service support teams as well as warehoused spare equipment inventories.

We believe our solutions help our customers increase their revenue and better manage their costs and resource allocations through the delivery, use and management of real-time information. We believe our commitment to our customers and the embedded nature of our solutions strengthens and extends our customer relationships.

 

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We believe we have lower capital expenditures than other remote communications providers because we do not own or operate any satellites, own terrestrial wireless facilities and landlines, or, as a general rule, own or operate teleport facilities and data centers. In order to provide our end-to-end services, we procure bandwidth from independent commercial satellite-services operators and terrestrial wireless and landline providers to meet the needs of our customers for end-to-end IP-based communications. We generally own the network infrastructure and communications equipment we install at remote sites as well as co-located equipment in third party teleport facilities and data centers, all of which we procure through various high quality equipment providers. By owning the network infrastructure and communications equipment on the customer premises, we are better able to ensure the high quality of our products and services and diagnostically select the optimal equipment suite and solution for each customer. Our network and communications services are designed to accommodate all customers at remote oil and gas sites including rig owners (drillers), operators, service companies and pay-per-use individuals, such as off-duty rig workers and visiting contractors, vendors and other visitors. Our remote communications services are initially offered to drillers, and the initial capital investment is scaled by up-selling communications services to other parties present on the rigs, such as operators, service companies and pay-per-use individuals, as well as through the cross-selling of value-added services.

For convenience in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, “RigNet”, the “Company”, “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to RigNet, Inc. and its subsidiaries taken as a whole, unless otherwise noted.

Our Industry

The remote telecommunications industry is highly competitive with a wide variety of companies and new potential entrants from adjacent vertical markets and from within the broader value chain. Within the remote telecommunications industry, we serve oil and gas companies that operate their remote locations through global “always-connected” networks driving demand for communications services and managed services solutions that can operate reliably in increasingly remote areas under harsh environmental conditions.

The oil and gas industry depends on maximum reliability, quality and continuity of products and services. Oil and gas companies with geographically dispersed operations are particularly motivated to use secure and highly reliable communications networks due to several factors:

 

    oil and gas companies rely on secure real-time data collection and transfer methods for the safe and efficient coordination of remote operations;

 

    technological advances in drilling techniques, driven by declining production from existing oil and gas fields and strong hydrocarbon demand, have enabled increased exploitation of offshore deepwater reserves and development of unconventional reserves (e.g., shales and tight sands) that require real-time data access by personnel in field and head offices to optimize performance and maintain safety standards; and

 

    transmission of increased data volumes and real-time data management and access to key decision makers enable customers to maximize operational results, safety and financial performance.

While we experience competition in our markets, we believe that our established relationships with customers and proven performance serve as significant barriers to entry.

Operations

We are a global provider of managed remote communications, telecoms systems integration (project management of turn-key engineered telecommunications solutions) and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. Our business operations are divided into three reportable segments: Eastern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere and Telecoms Systems Integration (TSI). For financial information about our reportable segments, see Note 13 – “Segment Information” in our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

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    Eastern Hemisphere. Our Eastern Hemisphere segment provides remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as, energy support vessels and other remote sites. Our Eastern Hemisphere segment services are primarily performed out of our Norway, United Kingdom, Qatar, and Singapore based offices for customers and rig sites located on the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean primarily off the coasts of the United Kingdom, Norway, West Africa, around the Indian Ocean in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and India, around the Pacific Ocean near Australia, and within the South China Sea.

 

    Western Hemisphere. Our Western Hemisphere segment provides remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as, energy support vessels and other remote sites. Our Western Hemisphere segment services are primarily performed out of our United States and Brazil based offices for onshore and offshore customers and rig sites located on the western side of the Atlantic Ocean primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, and within the Gulf of Mexico.

 

    Telecoms Systems Integration (TSI) . Our TSI segment designs, assembles, installs and commissions turn-key solutions for customer telecommunications systems. TSI segment solutions are custom designed and engineered turn-key solutions based on the customer’s specifications, as well as, international industry standards and best practices. TSI projects include consultancy services, design, engineering, project management, procurement, testing, installation, and commissioning and after-sales service. Our TSI segment services are primarily performed out of our United Kingdom and United States based offices for customers globally.

As of December 31, 2014, we were serving 278 jack up, semi-submersible and drillship rigs which we approximate to be a 32.5% market share of such rigs based on an IHS-Petrodata RigBase Current Activity report as of January 1, 2015. Additionally, as of December 31, 2014, we were serving 277 onshore drilling rigs in the Continental U.S. We had approximately a 15.3% market share for U.S. onshore drilling rigs based on Spears and Associates Drilling and Production Outlook for December 2014. As of December 31, 2014, excluding the sites acquired from Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit that were primarily production facilities and energy support vessels, we were serving 307 strategic initiative sites, which include production facilities, energy support vessels and international onshore rigs. As of December 31, 2014, we were also serving 351 other sites, which include completion facilities, remote support offices and supply bases.

Our Strategy

To serve our customers and grow our business, we intend to pursue aggressively the following strategies:

 

    expand our share of offshore and onshore drilling rigs;

 

    increase secondary customer penetration on our existing remote sites;

 

    develop and market additional value-added products and services; and

 

    extend our market presence into complementary remote communications segments through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Expand our share of offshore and onshore drilling rigs: We intend to expand our drilling rig market share by increasing our penetration of the market for newly-built rigs, capturing existing rigs from competitors because of our superior performance, landing fleet-wide opportunities with major drillers, capturing opportunities made available as a result of potential drilling rig industry consolidation and improving penetration in new and underserved geographic markets. Because of our established relationships with our customers, reliable and robust service offerings and best-in-class customer service, we believe that we are well-positioned to capture new build and reactivated stacked rigs that our customers add to their fleets as well as to organically gain market share against other providers. Although management has observed the pace of cold stacking and scrapping of offshore rigs recently increasing, management plans to aggressively pursue higher specification new build offshore rigs. The table below presents global fixed and floating rigs which, as of January 1, 2015, are scheduled to be delivered between 2015 and 2018.

 

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Fixed and Floating Rigs Scheduled for Delivery

 

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Source: IHS-Petrodata RigBase Current Activity data as of January 1, 2015.

We intend to continue to expand our penetration of the U.S. and international onshore drilling rig market. Although, the Baker Hughes U.S. land rig count has declined approximately 32% to 1,310 in late February units since its recent peak of 1,931 in late November, we believe we are well-positioned to increase our penetration in this segment because of our experience in the U.S. onshore drilling rig market, our in-depth understanding of the needs of oil and gas customers, high quality of service and global data network infrastructure.

 

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Increase secondary customer penetration: We intend to continue to scale our initial capital investment with rig owners (drillers) by using our incumbent position at remote sites to serve other users on the rigs. We will seek to increase revenue with low incremental capital costs by up-selling our services to other parties on the rigs, production platforms and energy support vessels, including drillers, operators, services companies and pay-per-use individuals.

Develop and market additional value-added products and services: We intend to continue to serve our customers’ needs by commercializing additional products and services that complement our wide array of available remote communications services. We expect that over the next several years our customer base will require a variety of advanced products such as real-time functionality, videoconferencing, software acceleration technology, WiFi hotspots and media. These products will be further supported by our acquired telecoms systems integration solutions and other services designed to meet the infrastructure needs of our customers.

Additionally, with the continuously growing demand for communication-based products and increased network speed in the oil and gas industry, we expect bandwidth requirements for our existing customers to continue to increase. Through our engineering expertise, technical sales force and operational capabilities, we will continue to position ourselves to capture new business opportunities and offer our customers a full range of remote communications services at different levels within customer organizations.

Extend our market presence into complementary remote communications segments through organic growth and strategic acquisitions: Our market presence and proven quality of service offer significant organic growth opportunities in targeted adjacent upstream energy segments where we are well positioned to deliver remote communications solutions. Targeted segments include upstream energy vessels (including seismic and offshore support and supply vessels), offshore fixed and floating production facilities and international onshore drilling rigs and production facilities.

In addition, we will continue to look for and review opportunities in other remote communications market adjacencies that offer significant opportunities for growth and where we are well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities.

We are also focused on expanding our competitive market position through strategic acquisitions. As we continue to focus on expanding the target markets for our products, services and solutions, we plan to selectively acquire companies and/or technologies that would be complementary to our existing business. Strategic acquisition opportunities may be pursued to enhance our operations and further our strategic objectives.

In 2014, with the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, we expanded our services to include microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico serving drillers, producers and energy vessel owners, VSAT interests in Canada, an M2M SCADA VSAT network in the continental U.S. serving the pipeline industry, a worldwide telecommunications systems integration business and a global L-band MSS retail energy business.

Additionally, we finalized an agreement with Inmarsat to be a distribution partner to deliver Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) and L-band services to the energy sector worldwide.

 

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Competitive Strengths

As a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, our competitive strengths include:

 

    mission-critical services delivered by a trusted provider with a global network and operations;

 

    high-quality customer support with full time monitoring and regional service centers;

 

    operational leverage and multiple paths to growth supported by a plug-and-play IP/MPLS global platform;

 

    scalable telecoms systems using standardized equipment that leverage our global infrastructure;

 

    customized telecoms systems integration solutions provided by expert telecoms systems engineers;

 

    flexible, provider-neutral technology platform;

 

    long-term relationships with leading companies in the oil and gas industry; and

 

    the ability to design and implement a broad range of communication solutions using a range of frequencies and modes of communication.

Mission-critical services delivered by a trusted provider with global operations: Our focus on the oil and gas industry provides us with an in-depth understanding of the mission-critical needs of our customers that enables us to tailor our services to their requirements. Our network reliability and responsive customer service, along with the high switching costs associated with changing out remote communications providers, provide us with a high rate of customer retention. Our global presence allows us to serve our clients around the world, except where U.S. government restrictions may apply. Our global terrestrial network also allows us to provide quality of service to prioritize various forms of data traffic for a more pleasing end user experience. Our ability to offer our customers such global coverage sets us apart from regional competitors at a time when our customers are expanding the geographic reach of their own businesses, exploring for oil and gas reserves in more remote locations and seeking remote communications partners that can match the breadth of their global operations and speed of deployment.

High-quality customer support with full-time monitoring and regional service centers: Our IP/MPLS global network allows us to provide high quality customer care by enabling us to monitor the network end-to-end so that we can easily and rapidly identify and resolve any network problems that our customers may experience. As of December 31, 2014, we had 44 service operations centers and warehouses to support and service our customers’ remote sites. A Global Network Operations Center located in Houston, Texas is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We provide non-stop, end-to-end monitoring and technical support for every customer. This proactive network monitoring allows us to detect problems instantly and keep our services running at optimum efficiency. Fully managed technology is a key reason why we can support solutions that deliver high performance and new technologies that improve productivity. As of December 31, 2014, our onshore services were supported through a network of 15 field service centers and equipment depots, located in major oil and gas regions in the continental United States. Our onshore footprint allows us to respond with high quality same-day service for the shorter drilling cycles inherent in onshore drilling where rapid installation, decommissioning and repair services are required. We maintain field technicians as well as adequate spare parts and equipment inventory levels in these service centers.

Operational leverage and multiple paths to growth supported by a plug-and-play IP/MPLS platform: Our scalable, standardized communications platform provides us with plug-and-play capabilities to easily expand or improve service offerings. Our IP/MPLS global platform allows us the ability to add additional services to our standard offerings or change our service offerings on a rig, production platform or energy support vessel with little incremental cost once installed onsite. We can offer these services to all users of the rig, production platform or energy support vessel, including drillers, operators, service companies and pay-per-use individuals, such as off-duty rig workers and visiting contractors, vendors and others. We expect this operating leverage to help drive an expansion in our Adjusted EBITDA as we grow, which is defined in Item 6. “Selected Financial Data” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. We expect the demand for our products and services to continue to increase as oil and gas producers continue to invest in the infrastructure needed to commercially produce deepwater and increasingly remote reserves. Our IP/MPLS global platform gives us an important advantage by offering greater reliability, scalability, flexibility and security than conventional switched transports and accounts for what we believe to be a key reason for the market share we have today of remote installations on offshore and onshore drilling rigs with the potential that we can lift that market share over time.

 

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Scalable systems using standardized equipment that leverages our global infrastructure: We have built our global satellite and terrestrial network with a significant amount of excess capacity to support our growth without substantial incremental capital investment. Our knowledge and capabilities can be applied to rigs and other remote sites located anywhere in the world. We install standardized equipment on each rig or remote site, which allows us to provide support and maintenance services for our equipment in a cost-efficient manner. Not all of the components of equipment that we install on each rig are the same, but the components that vary are limited in number and tend to be the same for rigs located in the same geography. As of December 31, 2014, we leased capacity from 44 satellites, and are co-located in 26 teleports and 30 datacenters worldwide in order to provide our end-to-end solutions. By leasing rather than owning our network enablers and owning the on-site equipment on each rig, we are able to both minimize the capital investment required by the base network infrastructure and maintain the flexibility to install high quality equipment on each rig tailored to its locale and environmental conditions. We do own and manage the IP layer end-to-end. The standardized nature of our equipment minimizes execution risk, lowers maintenance and inventory carrying costs and enables ease of service support. In addition, we are able to remain current with technology upgrades due to our back-end flexibility.

Customized telecoms systems integration solutions provided by expert telecoms systems engineers: Through the acquisition of Nessco Group Holdings Ltd (Nessco) and Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, we now provide customized telecoms systems integration solutions. As the demand for additional telecommunications products and telecoms systems continues to increase with each new technological advance, the need for well-designed, efficient and reliable network infrastructures becomes increasingly vital to remote communications customers. Our telecoms systems integration solutions are custom designed, built and tested by expert engineers based on the customer’s specifications and requirements, as well as international industry standards and best practices. These services provide customers with improved telecoms system reliability, operational efficiency and cost savings. For those customers requiring reliable remote communications services and customized solutions for their network infrastructures, RigNet provides a one-stop-shop to satisfy these demands.

Flexible, provider-neutral technology platform: Because we procure communications connections and networks and equipment from third parties, we are able to customize the best solution for our customers’ needs and reduce our required fixed capital investments. We aim to preserve the flexibility to select particular service providers and equipment so that we may access multiple providers and avoid downtime if any of our initial providers were to experience any problems. By procuring bandwidth from a variety of communications providers instead of owning our own satellites, we are able to minimize capital investment requirements and can expand our geographic coverage in response to customers’ needs with much greater flexibility. Our product and service portfolio offers best-in-class technology platforms using the optimal suite communications and networking capabilities for customers. This best-of-breed approach does contrast with some of our larger competitors who are more backward integrated in the value chain and have a more limited solutions toolkit as a result.

Long-term relationships with leading companies in the oil and gas industry: We have established relationships with some of the largest companies in the global oil and gas industry. Some of our key customers are the leading contract drillers around the globe, with combined offshore fleets of hundreds of rigs, as well as leading oil and gas companies, oilfield services firms and engineering and construction companies. In most cases, these customers are investment grade rated companies with high standards of service that favor strategic providers such as RigNet and work in partnership with us to serve their remote operations.

The ability to design and implement a broad range of communication solutions using a range of frequencies and modes of communication: We have the ability to design and implement a broad range of communication solutions using a range of frequencies and modes of communication. These modes of communication include wired, wireless satellite Ku, C, L and Ka bands as well as wireless WiMAX and Line-of-Sight (LOS) microwave. This range of communications solutions allows us to offer competitive and reliable communications solutions in a broad range of remote geographic locations where our customer base of leading global drilling, exploration and production and oilfield service customers operate. This helps us meet our customers’ requirements for choosing their provider(s) based on maximum reliability while factoring price.

 

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Service Offerings

We offer a comprehensive communications package of voice, data, video, networking and real-time data management to offshore and land-based remote locations. We are a single source solutions provider that links multiple offshore or remote site rigs and production facilities with real-time onshore decision centers and applications.

The main services we offer are high quality voice-over-Internet-protocol, or VoIP, data and high-speed Internet access. In addition, we increasingly provide other value-added services, such as video conferencing solutions, TurboNet WAN (for wide area network) acceleration solutions, real-time data management solutions, Wi-Fi hotspots and Internet kiosks, wireless intercoms and handheld radios. The price for these value-added services is generally included in the day rate and becomes incorporated into the recurring revenue from our customers.

Telecoms Systems Integration

As the demand for additional telecommunications products and telecoms systems continues to increase with each new technological advance, the need for well-designed, efficient and reliable network infrastructures becomes increasingly vital to our customers. Our telecoms systems integration solutions are custom designed, engineered and built based on the customer’s specifications and requirements, as well as international industry standards and best practices. Each telecoms systems integration project includes consultancy services, design, engineering, project management, procurement, testing, installation, commissioning and after-sales service. These services provide our customers with improved telecoms systems reliability, operational efficiency and cost savings.

Our telecoms systems integration services are provided out of our custom built, 3,000 square foot facilities in Aberdeen, Scotland. This facility has been specifically designed to facilitate the end-to-end process of telecoms systems mechanical fabrication, build and assembly through to final Telecoms Systems Integration Testing (SIT) and Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT). The workshops are fully provisioned with all the tools, equipment and the skilled engineers and technicians necessary to complete all operations in house, maintaining total control of both of the engineering and quality of all the processes involved in the completion of each project.

Video Conferencing Solutions

The oil and gas industry increasingly uses video conferencing to save significant amounts of time and reduce costs. As an alternative to excessive travel and traditional meetings, video conferencing improves collaboration and expedites decision making. We provide a complete, high-performance video conferencing solution scalable for a wide range of uses. Increasingly, we are deploying videoconferencing solutions to remote sites, allowing our customers to conduct secure and reliable videoconferences between their offices and their remote sites.

We also offer high-resolution hand held wireless cameras through our Remote View service that allows experts in offices to troubleshoot equipment at remote sites, which can save customers time and money, with recent successful deployments in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.

TurboNet Solutions

Our customers are increasingly pushing software application use to the edge of their networks (remote sites such as drilling rigs, production facilities and vessels). While VSAT connections are reliable, many software applications are not designed to perform optimally over highly latent satellite links. Working with Riverbed Technology, Inc., or Riverbed, we deploy infrastructure appliances to improve the performance of client-server interactions over WANs without breaking the semantics of the protocols, file systems or applications. Whether our customers are copying a file from a distant file server, getting mail from a remote exchange server, backing up remote file servers to a main datacenter or sending very large files to colleagues at headquarters, slow WANs cost time and money. The costs are borne in redundant infrastructure, over-provisioned bandwidth, and lost productivity.

Working with Riverbed’s appliances, RigNet’s TurboNet solution can improve the performance, or throughput, of client-server interactions over WANs by up to 100 times, giving the end user the appearance that the server is local rather than remote. That degree of apparent network speed improvement enables our customers to centralize currently distributed resources like storage, mail servers and file servers and deliver new WAN-based IT services that have not been possible before. Not only do the software applications perform more as they would in offices, but our customers may better optimize the use of expensive satellite bandwidth.

 

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Wi-Fi Hotspot and Internet Kiosk

We offer WiFi hotspot and Internet kiosk solutions that facilitate access to the Internet by rig-based personnel. This is advantageous for rig owners (drillers) who seek to improve the quality of life for employees by providing Internet access in the living quarters, and for service companies that seek office-like connectivity for their technicians and engineers. The WiFi hotspot and Internet kiosk solutions provide ready access with a familiar user interface without requiring specialized equipment to connect to the service. These solutions are generally paid for by the business customer as a benefit to its remote employees.

SOIL (Secure Oil Information Link)

In addition to the services we provide to offshore and onshore remote sites, we also operate a proprietary extranet, known as the Secure Oil Information Link (SOIL), enabling oil companies and their counterparties, such as rig owners (drillers), service companies and application service providers, to connect and collaborate on a high-speed, secure and reliable basis. As of December 31, 2014, SOIL’s value-added services were being provided to more than 200 oil and gas operators, service companies and other industry suppliers throughout the North Sea region. These customers use SOIL services to collaborate with partners and suppliers or for internal company communications.

The SOIL network is a fully managed, high-performance, members-only communications network hub that enables collaborative partners, suppliers and customers to transfer and share data quickly, reliably and securely. We believe that this one-to-many private extranet is a cost effective and easy-to-deploy alternative to building out point-to-point VPN (virtual private network) connections. The network members do not have to extend the extranet to other partners or suppliers individually. With one link to SOIL, clients are connected to all other members.

With a service level uptime commitment of 99.9%, our two SOIL nodes, which support a wide range of bandwidths from 64 Kbps to 10 Gbps, offering speed and reliability ideal for a variety of applications used in the oil and gas industry as well as value-added services we provide such as SOIL Meeting (video conferencing) and SOIL Hosting (application hosting). SOIL offers clients quality of service and a guaranteed bandwidth that may be increased or decreased according to requirements.

We charge a monthly subscription fee for access to the SOIL network depending on the desired access speed. In addition, we charge for installation of the required equipment and value-added services.

Customer Contracts

In order to streamline the addition of new projects and solidify our position in the market, we have signed agreements with most customers that define the contractual relationship with oil and gas producers, service companies and drilling companies for our offshore and land-based telecommunications services. The specific services being provided are defined under individual service orders that have a term of one to three years with renewal options, while land-based locations are generally shorter term or terminable on short notice without penalty. Service orders are executed under the customer agreements for individual remote sites or groups of sites, and generally may be terminated early on short notice without penalty in the event of force majeure, breach of the agreement or cold stacking of a drilling rig.

Customers

We have an international customer base comprising many of the largest drilling contractors, exploration and production companies and oilfield services companies. Although no single customer accounted for 10.0% or more of revenue in 2014, our top 5 customers accounted for 22.9% of our total revenue for 2014.

Suppliers

Although we have preferred suppliers of telecommunications and networking equipment, nearly all technology utilized in our solutions is available from more than one supplier. The standardized equipment may be deployed across any site or rig in any geographic area.

 

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In addition, we do not rely on one satellite provider for our entire satellite bandwidth needs except for certain instances in which only one satellite bandwidth provider is available in an operating location, which is typically due to licensing restrictions. This approach generally allows us flexibility to use the satellite provider that offers the best service for specific areas and to change providers if one provider experiences any problems.

Competition

The remote telecommunications industry is highly competitive. We expect competition in the markets that we serve to persist, intensify and change. We face varying degrees of competition from a wide variety of companies, including new potential entrants from providers to adjacent vertical markets and from forward integration by some of our suppliers deeper in the industry value chain, since successful service and system development is not necessarily dependent upon substantial financial resources.

Our primary global competitor in upstream oil and gas is Harris Corporation’s Harris Cap Rock Communications. In addition, there are a range of regional providers serving smaller customers. Specifically in our U.S. onshore operations, we also face competition from: wireless network providers; drilling instrumentation providers; living quarters companies; and other pure-play providers like us.

Our customers generally choose their provider(s) based on the quality and reliability of the service and the ability to restore service quickly when there is an outage. Pricing and breadth of service offerings is also a factor. The oil and gas industry depends on maximum reliability, quality and continuity of products and service. Established relationships with customers and proven performance serve as significant barriers to entry.

Government Regulation

The provision of telecommunications is highly regulated. We are required to comply with the laws and regulations of, and often obtain approvals from, national and local authorities in connection with most of the services we provide. In the United States, we are subject to the regulatory authority of the United States, primarily the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Regulation of the telecommunications industry continues to change rapidly. Our U.S. services are currently provided on a private carrier basis and are therefore subject to light regulation under the U.S. Communications Act and the rules and regulations of the FCC. If the FCC or one or more state public utility commissions determine that these services or the services of our subsidiaries or affiliates constitute common carrier offerings subject to common carrier regulations we may be subject to significant costs to ensure compliance with the applicable provisions of those laws and regulations. We may be subject to enforcement actions including, but not limited to, fines, cease and desist orders, or other penalties if we fail to comply with those requirements.

In 2014, we completed the purchase of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit. As part of the acquisition Inmarsat transferred licenses with rights to the electromagnetic spectrum, including fixed microwave licenses, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) earth station licenses, various private and commercial mobile radio service licenses, broadband radio licenses and leases for wireless communications service licenses. Failure to maintain licenses could subject RigNet to fines imposed by the FCC. RigNet also acquired authorization to provide intrastate telecommunications services in two states: Texas and Louisiana. As a result of these additional product and service offerings and the multiple licenses acquired from Inmarsat, RigNet was subject to more expansive, and in some cases, more stringent regulation than in the past.

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are also subject to state and local regulation. We typically have to register to provide our telecommunications services in each country in which we do business. The laws and regulations governing these services are often complex and subject to change with little notice. At times, the rigs or vessels on which our equipment is located and to which our services are provided will need to operate in a new location on short notice and we must quickly register to provide our services in such country. Failure to comply with any of the laws and regulations to which we are subject may result in various sanctions, including fines, loss of authorizations and denial of applications for new authorizations or for renewal of existing authorizations. We are also subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits payment of bribes or giving anything of value to foreign government officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business or gaining a competitive advantage.

Employees

As of December 31, 2014, we had approximately 698 full time employees consisting of 60 employees in sales and marketing, 157 employees in finance and administration, 460 employees in operations and technical support and 21 employees in management.

Effective January 1, 2014 we initiated matching contributions in our 401(k) plan pursuant to which eligible employees may make contributions through a payroll deduction. We make matching cash contributions of 100% of each employee’s contribution up to 2.0% of that employee’s eligible compensation and 50% of each employee’s contribution between 2% and 6% of such employee’s eligible compensation, up to the maximum amount permitted by law.

We believe our employee relations are good.

Geographic Information

See Note 13—“Segment Information,” to our consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information regarding geographic areas we serve.

Other Information

Corporate Structure and History

We were incorporated in Delaware on July 6, 2004. Our predecessor began operations in 2000 as RigNet Inc., a Texas corporation. In July 2004, our predecessor merged into us. The communications services we provide to the offshore drilling and production industry were established in 2001 by our predecessor, who established initial operations in the Asia Pacific region. We have since evolved into one of the leading global providers of remote communications services in the offshore drilling and production industry.

Our continued organic growth has also been complimented by several strategic acquisitions which have expanded our service offerings. In 2014, with the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, we expanded our services to include microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico serving drillers, producers and energy vessel owners; VSAT interests in Canada; an M2M SCADA VSAT network in the continental U.S. serving the pipeline industry; a worldwide telecommunications systems integration business; and a global L-band MSS retail energy business.

Principal Executive Offices

Our principal executive offices are located at 1880 S. Dairy Ashford, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77077. Our main telephone number is +1 (281) 674-0100.

Company Website

The Company’s internet website is www.rig.net. The Company makes available free of charge on its website Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements may include statements about:

 

    new regulations, delays in drilling permits or other changes in the drilling industry;

 

    competition and competitive factors in the markets in which we operate;

 

    demand for our products and services;

 

    the advantages of our services compared to others;

 

    changes in customer preferences and our ability to adapt our product and services offerings;

 

    our ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with our customers;

 

    our ability to retain and hire necessary employees and appropriately staff our marketing, sales and distribution efforts;

 

    our cash needs and expectations regarding cash flow from operations and capital expenditures;

 

    our ability to manage and grow our business and execute our business strategy, including expanding our penetration of the U.S. and international onshore and offshore drilling rigs;

 

    our strategy;

 

    our upcoming resource reallocation activities and related expense;

 

    our financial performance, including our ability to expand Adjusted EBITDA through our operational leverage; and

 

    the costs associated with being a public company.

These forward-looking statements may be found in Item 1. “Business;” Item 1A. “Risk Factors;” Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other items within this Annual Report on Form 10-K. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “project,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “pursue,” “target,” “continue,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes. All of these types of statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, are forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are largely based on Company expectations, which reflect estimates and assumptions made by Company management. These estimates and assumptions reflect management’s best judgment based on currently known market conditions and other factors. Although the Company believes such estimates and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties beyond its control. In addition, management’s assumptions may prove to be inaccurate. The Company cautions that the forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are not guarantees of future performance, and it cannot assure any reader that such statements will be realized or the forward-looking statements or events will occur. Future results may differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward looking statements due to factors listed in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. If one or more of these factors materialize, or if any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our future results, performance or achievements may vary materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and other than as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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About Third-Party Information

In this report, the Company relies on and refers to information regarding industry data obtained from market research, publicly available information, industry publications, and other third parties. Although the Company believes the information is reliable, it cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information and have not independently verified it.

 

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Item 1A. Risk Factors

Our business has many risks. Factors that could materially affect our business, financial position, operating results or liquidity and the trading price of our common stock are described below. This information should be considered carefully, together with other information in this report and other reports and materials we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC.

We are subject to the volatility of the global oil and gas industry and our business is likely to fluctuate with the level of global activity for oil and natural gas exploration, development and production.

Our business depends on the oil and natural gas industry and particularly on the level of activity for oil and natural gas exploration, development and production. Demand for our remote communication services and collaborative applications depends on our customers’ willingness to make operating and capital expenditures to explore, develop and produce oil and natural gas in the regions in which we operate or may operate. Our business will suffer if these expenditures decline. Our customers’ willingness to explore, develop and produce oil and natural gas depends largely upon prevailing market conditions that are influenced by numerous factors over which we have no control, including:

 

    the supply and demand for oil and natural gas;

 

    the supply and demand for drilling rigs and services;

 

    oil and natural gas prices and expectations about future prices;

 

    the expected rate of decline in production;

 

    the discovery rate of new oil and gas reserves;

 

    the ability of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, to influence and maintain production levels and pricing;

 

    the level of production in non-OPEC countries;

 

    the worldwide political and military environment, including uncertainty or instability resulting from an escalation or additional outbreak of armed hostilities or other crises in oil or natural gas producing areas of the Middle East and other crude oil and natural gas producing regions or further acts of terrorism in the United States, or elsewhere;

 

    the political and legislative framework governing the activities of oil and natural gas companies, including the impact of changing regulations and environmental and safety rules and policies, changes to regulations, rules and policies, following oil spills and other pollution by the oil and gas industry, and legislative and regulatory interest to limit or further regulate drilling and hydraulic fracturing activities;

 

    advances in exploration, development and production technology;

 

    the global economic environment; and

 

    the price and availability of alternatives to fossil fuels.

The level of activity in the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry has historically been volatile and cyclical. A material decline in oil and natural gas exploration, development or production activity levels could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

If oil prices experience further price declines, the market price for our stock may be adversely impacted.

Oil prices have undergone a significant and sustained decline during the second half of 2014 and continuing into 2015. Recent volatility has seen WTI oil prices drop from a high of $107.26 on June 20, 2014, to a low of $44.08 on January 28, 2015. During this time, the closing price for our common stock as reported by NASDAQ declined from a high of $57.04 on July 14, 2014 to a low of $32.16 on January 28, 2015. This near term volatility may affect future prices in 2015 and beyond. The volatility of the energy markets make it difficult to predict future oil and natural gas price movements with any certainty. Although we believe our customers will be dependent upon real-time voice and data communication services and systems integration solutions to optimize their oil and gas production and development in an environment with lower energy prices, a prolonged significant reduction in the price of oil and natural gas will likely affect drilling and production levels and therefore could affect demand for the communication

 

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services and systems integration solutions we provide. In addition, a prolonged significant reduction in energy prices could make it more difficult for us to collect outstanding account receivables from our customers. As such, if oil prices face continued stagnation or experience further price declines, our results of operations and the market price of our stock could be adversely impacted which could subject our shareholders to losses and us to takeover bids or lead to action by NASDAQ.

An impairment of goodwill or intangibles could reduce our earnings and stockholders’ equity.

As of December 31, 2014, our consolidated balance sheet includes $30.1 million in goodwill and $21.1 million of intangible assets. Refer to Note 5 – “Goodwill and Intangibles” in our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment at least annually with additional evaluations being performed when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of these assets may not be recoverable. Similarly, impairment testing is performed on intangibles when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. If we were to determine that any of our remaining balance of goodwill or intangibles was impaired, we would record an immediate non-cash charge to earnings with a corresponding reduction in goodwill or intangibles, as applicable, which could reduce our earnings and stockholders’ equity.

In 2014, we recognized $2.7 million in impairment of goodwill related to the TSI reporting unit. Such impairment was a result of a significant decline in oil prices and global oil and gas activity for which an impairment test was performed as of December 31, 2014. This circumstance resulted in a reduction in our cash flow projections in the revision of internal forecasts. Specifically the TSI segment was impacted by declining contracted backlog, which reduced the estimated fair value of our TSI reporting unit below its carrying value.

During our interim December 31, 2014 impairment test, the fair value of goodwill held by our North America Land reporting unit, in our Western Hemisphere reportable segment, exceeded carrying value by 5.1%. As of December 31, 2014, the goodwill balance held by our North America Land reporting unit was $10.9 million. Any future downturn in our business could adversely impact the key assumptions in our goodwill impairment test. While we believe that there appears to be no indication of current or future impairment, historical operating results may not be indicative of future operating results and events and circumstances may occur causing a triggering event in a period as short as three months.

Our resource reallocation activities may negatively impact our operations.

In the first quarter of 2015, we commenced a series of measures designed to reduce costs and improve our competitive position. As part of these measures, we expect to record approximately $6.2 million of pre-tax expense in the first quarter of 2015, consisting primarily of employee separation costs and costs associated with closing certain company locations. Reductions in personnel may adversely affect or delay various sales, marketing and product development programs and operational activities and could have negative effects on our internal control over financial reporting. These resource reallocation activities could be disruptive to our business and have a material adverse effect on our financial results.

Additionally, the Company may have additional future cost saving activities, which could be disruptive to our business and have a material adverse effect on our financial results.

Our ability to retain our existing customers depends on many factors, including:

 

    our successful execution of marketing and sales strategies, including the acceptance of our value proposition; service delivery and customer care activities, including new account set up and billing; and our credit and collection policies;

 

    our ability to successfully obtain additional financing for the continued operation and build-out of our systems and networks;

 

    actual or perceived quality and coverage of our networks;

 

    public perception about our brands;

 

    our ability to anticipate and develop new or enhanced technologies, products and services that are attractive to existing or potential customers;

 

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    our ability to access additional bandwidth at competitive rates;

 

    our ability to attract, hire and maintain qualified personnel to meet customer’s needs;

 

    our ability to maintain and develop new sites for the placement of our equipment to provide our services;

 

    our ability to anticipate and respond to various competitive factors affecting the industry, including new technologies, products and services that may be introduced by our competitors, changes in consumer preferences, demographic trends, economic conditions, and discount pricing and other strategies that may be implemented by our competitors.

Our industry is highly competitive and if we do not compete successfully, our business, financial condition and results of operations will be harmed.

The telecommunications industry is highly competitive. We expect both product and pricing competition to persist and intensify. Increased competition could cause reduced revenue, price reductions, reduced profits and loss of market share. Our industry is characterized by competitive pressures to provide enhanced functionality for the same or lower price with each new generation of technology. As the prices of our services decrease, we will need to sell more services and/or reduce the per-site costs to improve or maintain our results of operations. Historically, our primary global competitor has been Harris Corporation’s Harris CapRock Communications. Recently ITC Global, backed by a private equity investment firm, has begun to expand its presence as an active provider of satellite communications service to the oil and gas, mining and maritime markets. We also compete with regional competitors in the countries in which we operate. Some of our competitors have longer operating histories, substantially greater financial and other resources for developing new solutions as well as for recruiting and retaining qualified personnel. Their greater financial resources may also make them better able to withstand downturns in the market, to expand into new areas more aggressively or to operate in developing markets without immediate financial returns. In addition, in certain markets outside of the U.S., we face competition from local competitors that provide their services at a lower price due to lower overhead costs, including lower costs of complying with applicable government regulations and their willingness to provide services for a lower profit margin. Strong competition and significant investments by competitors to develop new and better solutions may make it difficult for us to maintain our customer base, force us to reduce our prices or increase our costs to develop new solutions.

Furthermore, competition may emerge from companies that we have previously not perceived as competitors or consolidation of our industry may cause existing competitors to become bigger and stronger with more resources, market awareness and market share. As we expand into new markets and geographic regions we may experience increased competition from some of our competitors that have prior experience or other business in these markets or geographic regions. In addition, some of our customers may decide to insource some of the communications services and managed services solutions that we provide, in particular our terrestrial communication services (e.g., terrestrial Line-of-Sight (LOS) transport, microwave, Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, or WiMAX), which do not require the same level of maintenance and support as our other services. Our success will depend on our ability to adapt to these competitive forces, to adapt to technological advances, to develop more advanced products more rapidly and less expensively than our competitors, to continue to develop and deepen our global sales and business development network, and to educate potential customers about the benefits of using our solutions rather than our competitors’ products and services or in sourced solutions. Our failure to successfully respond to these competitive challenges could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

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Our industry is characterized by rapid technological change, and if we fail to keep up with these changes or if access to telecommunications in remote locations becomes easier or less expensive, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be harmed.

The communications industry is characterized by rapid changes in technology, new evolving standards, emerging competition and frequent new product and service introductions. As an example of technological change that could impact our business, some remote communications providers are offering the use of Ka-band satellite service, instead of or in addition to the Ku-band and C-band satellite space segments used today. When this Ka-band service is made available, which is expected to be in 3Q 2015, we may have to adapt to its use, contracting with other satellite operators, which might impair our business if other providers are more successful in using Ka-band services to meet customer needs than us.

Our future business prospects largely depend on our ability to meet changing customer preferences, to anticipate and respond to technological changes and to develop competitive products. If alternative telecommunications services to remote locations becomes more readily accessible or less expensive than our services, our business will suffer. New disruptive technologies could make our VSAT-based networks or other services obsolete or less competitive than they are today, requiring us to reduce the prices that we are able to charge for our services or causing us to undergo expensive transitions to new transport technologies. We may not be able to successfully respond to new technological developments and challenges or identify and respond to new market opportunities, services or products offered by competitors. In addition, our efforts to respond to technological innovations and competition may require significant capital investments and resources. Furthermore, we may not have the necessary resources to respond to new technological changes and innovations and emerging competition. Failure to keep up with future technological changes could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Many of our potential clients are resistant to new solutions and technologies which may limit our growth.

Although there is a strong focus on technology development within the oil industry, some of the companies in the upstream oil and gas industry are relatively conservative and risk averse with respect to adopting new solutions and technologies in the area of remote communications due to these services being so integral to highly-complex drilling, completion and production operations. Some drilling contractors, oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies may choose not to adopt new solutions and technology, such as our remote communications and collaboration applications solutions, which may limit our growth potential.

We have contractual commitments, under certain conditions, for the purchase of GX space segment, and in the event that the GX Ka band service does not perform as expected or is not accepted by our customers, we may not be able to resell the capacity or may only be able to make sales at prices that impair our margins and financial results.

We do not own, lease or operate satellites. We acquire space segment capacity from various providers. Historically, we have purchased space segment, on a regional basis, in contract amounts up to $5.0 million, primarily C band and Ku band. We have historically had multiple contracts with each provider. In 2014, we entered into an agreement with Inmarsat to purchase, under certain conditions, up to $65.0 million of Ka segment on Inmarsat’s GX system over five years. This commitment is subject to a number of technical and other requirements, which if not met, reduce the company’s obligations below $65.0 million. This capacity is expected to come online in 2015 and is expected to supplement a portion of existing Ku and C band services. In the event that the new GX service does not perform as expected, is not accepted by a portion of our customers as expected or is not sold at acceptable prices, our margins and financial results could be adversely impacted. The GX system deployment will require capital expenditures to place new equipment with our customers, and if the GX system is not successful, we will not be able to earn the financial returns consistent with prior investments and our margins and financial results could be adversely impacted.

Our information systems and network are protected by certain cyber security measures, and in the event that the cyber security measures fail or are otherwise not adequate, our systems may be damaged which could harm our business, financial conditions and results of operations.

We have in place layered cyber security systems designed to protect against certain events, including intentional or unintentional disruption, failure, misappropriation or corruption of our network and information systems. Events of this type might be caused by computer hacking, malware, computer viruses, worms and other destructive or disruptive software, “cyber-attacks” and other malicious activity, as well as natural disasters, power outages, terrorist attacks and similar events. Such events could have an adverse impact on us and our customers, including degradation of service,

 

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service disruption, excessive call volume to call centers and damage to our facilities, equipment and data. In addition, we could be adversely affected by the theft, destruction, loss, misappropriation or release of confidential customer data or intellectual property. Operational or business delays may result from the disruption of network or information systems and the subsequent remediation activities. Moreover, these events may create negative publicity resulting in reputation or brand damage with customers. In addition, the networks and information systems of our third-party service providers and our customers may be vulnerable to the events described above. Our customer contracts, in general, do not contain provisions which would protect us against liability to third-parties with whom our customers conduct business. Although we have implemented and intend to continue to implement industry standard cyber practices and cyber security systems, these systems may prove to be inadequate and result in the disruption, failure, misappropriation or corruption of our network and information systems. We may be required to expend significant resources to protect against these events or to alleviate problems, including reputational harm and litigation, caused by these events or the failure or inadequacy of our security systems, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Information technology infrastructure and security are critical to supporting our accounting and back office functions; failure of our information technology infrastructure to operate effectively could adversely affect our business, financial conditions and results of operations.

We depend heavily on information technology infrastructure to achieve our back office functions of accounting, invoicing, purchasing, requisitioning, performing management’s analysis of results and payroll. We continue to update and enhance our information systems. If a problem occurs that impairs or compromises this infrastructure, including security breaches or malicious attacks, or problems with systems upgrades and/or new systems implementations, the resulting disruption could impede our ability to perform accounting, invoice, process orders, protect sensitive data of the Company, our customers, our suppliers and business partners, or otherwise carry on business in the normal course. Any such events could cause us to lose customers and/or revenue and could require us to incur significant expense to remediate, including as a result of legal claims or proceedings. Additionally, any such events could adversely harm our legal, accounting and compliance capabilities including but not limited to: our ability to timely file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); timely file financial statements required by certain statutes; timely file compliance reports with our lenders under our credit agreement; and timely file income taxes with the IRS, foreign taxing authorities, and with local taxing authorities.

The implementation of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system could cause disruption to the Company’s operations.

The Company is in the process of implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and expects that it will transition to the new system as early as the second quarter of 2015. The Company estimates that it may spend approximately $6.0 million during the implementation of the new ERP. The Company anticipates that significant internal and external resources will be required. However, if the implementation of the ERP does not proceed as expected, it could negatively impact the Company’s current operating service levels, require additional resources and significant financial commitments, result in potential transition delays, impede the Company’s ability to order materials, generate management reports, invoice customers, and comply with laws and regulations. Any of these types of disruptions could have a material adverse effect on the financial position and the financial results of the Company.

Our revenue and earnings are largely dependent on the award of new contracts that we do not directly control.

A substantial portion of our revenue and earnings is generated from large-scale and increasingly international project awards. The timing of when project awards will be made is unpredictable and largely outside of our control. We operate in highly competitive markets where it is difficult to predict whether and when we will receive awards since these awards and projects often involve complex and lengthy negotiations and bidding processes. These processes can be impacted by a wide variety of factors including financing contingencies, commodity prices and overall market and economic conditions. In addition, we may not win contracts that we have bid upon due to price, a client’s perception of our ability to perform and/or perceived technology advantages held by others. In these highly competitive times, many of our competitors may be more inclined to take greater or unusual risks or terms and conditions in a contract that we might not deem market or acceptable. Because a significant portion of our revenue is generated from large projects, our results of operations can fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year depending on whether and when project awards occur and the commencement date and progress of work under any awarded contracts. As a result, we are subject to the risk of losing new awards to competitors or the risk that revenue may not be derived from awarded projects as quickly as anticipated.

 

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Many of our contracts with customers may be terminated by our customers on short notice without penalty, which could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Customers may switch service providers without incurring significant expense relative to the annual cost of the service. Our agreements generally provide that in the event of prolonged loss of service or for other good reasons, our customers may terminate service without penalty. In addition, many of our customer agreements may be terminated by our customers for no reason and upon short notice. Terms of customer agreements typically vary with a range from short-term call out work to three years, with some customer agreement terms as long as five years. Work orders placed under such agreements may have shorter terms than the relevant customer agreement. As a result, we may not be able to retain our customers through the end of the terms specified in the customer agreements. If we are not able to retain our customers, we would not receive expected revenues and may continue to incur costs, such as costs to secure satellite bandwidth under agreements with third party satellite communication services providers which may not be as easily or as quickly terminated without penalty, resulting in harm to our business, financial condition and results of operations. The loss of a drilling contractor customer site can also limit or eliminate our ability to provide services to other customers on the affected drilling rigs.

Most of our contracts are on a fixed price basis and if our costs increase, we may not be able to recover these cost increases.

Most of our contracts provide for a fixed price per month for our services. If our costs to provide those services increase, such as the cost to secure bandwidth or personnel costs, we may not be able to offset our increased costs by increasing the rates we charge our customers until our next contract renewal, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

The termination or non-renewal of the SOIL management agreement could negatively affect financial results we recognize from the SOIL network operations.

The North Sea consortium of companies who collectively oversee SOIL have contracted with us to operate this private extranet for them. This North Sea consortium of companies may find alternatives to the SOIL service that could cause them to terminate or not renew the current SOIL service with us. If the consortium of companies choose to eliminate the SOIL service, find an alternative communications solution, or if they contract with another provider to manage SOIL operations, our financial results would be harmed.

Our use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting could result in a reduction or reversal of previously recorded revenue or profits.

Under our accounting procedures, we measure and recognize a large portion of our telecommunication systems integration profits and revenue under the percentage-of-completion accounting methodology. This methodology allows us to recognize revenue and profits ratably over the life of a contract by comparing the amount of the cost incurred to date against the total amount of cost expected to be incurred. The effect of revisions to revenue and estimated cost is recorded when the amounts are known and can be reasonably estimated. These revisions can occur at any time and could result in a material reduction or reversal of previously recorded revenue or profits.

We compete for satellite capacity for our services and any capacity constraints could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We compete for satellite capacity with a number of commercial entities, such as broadcasting companies, and governmental entities, such as the military. In certain markets, the availability and pricing of capacity could be subject to competitive pressure, such as during renewals. There is no guarantee that we will be able to secure the capacity needed to conduct our operations at current rates or levels going forward. The inability to obtain sufficient satellite bandwidth on commercially reasonable terms could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations. In certain markets, the availability of bandwidth may be restricted by the local government when needed to support its military, and in the event of such an action, there is no guarantee that we will be able to secure the capacity needed to conduct our operations, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

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We rely on third parties to provide products and services for the operation of our business. Failures by third party providers could harm our business and reputation and result in loss of customers and revenue.

A significant part of our operations and growth depends on third party providers delivering reliable communications connections, networks, equipment, maintenance, repair and satellite transponder capacity, subjecting our business, reputation and customer revenue to risks beyond our control, such as:

 

    telecommunications failures;

 

    saturation of communication connection points, networks and third-party facilities;

 

    in-orbit risks for satellites including malfunctions, commonly referred to as anomalies, and collisions with meteoroids, decommissioned spacecraft or other space debris;

 

    satellite manufacturing or control system errors;

 

    lack of communication service alternatives, including failure of satellite providers to timely replace aging satellites with more modern technology and updated capacities;

 

    connecting to faulty equipment;

 

    human error;

 

    natural disasters;

 

    unexpected equipment failure;

 

    power loss;

 

    labor strikes or work stoppages;

 

    unauthorized access or security risks; and

 

    sabotage or other intentional acts of vandalism.

Under most of our contracts with satellite service providers, our satellite service providers do not indemnify us for such loss or damage to our business resulting from certain risks, including satellite failures. If any potential claims result in liabilities, we could be required to pay damages or other penalties, which could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations. Even if we take precautions, the occurrence of any of these risks or other unanticipated problems arising from third party services could result in interruption in the services we provide to customers. Any of these occurrences could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Additionally, we rely upon and expect to continue to rely upon a limited number of third-party suppliers to supply the equipment required to provide our services, such as the equipment we install on offshore drilling rigs in order to provide remote communication services. Although this equipment is commercially available from more than one supplier, there are a limited number of suppliers of such equipment. Further, price and quality vary among suppliers. If the suppliers enter into competition with us, or if our competitors enter into exclusive or restrictive arrangements with our suppliers, the availability and pricing of the equipment that we purchase could be materially adversely affected. In addition, we prefer to use a small group of suppliers and standardized equipment as much as possible so that we are installing generally the same equipment and therefore can maintain smaller quantities of replacement parts and equipment in our warehouses. If we have to change suppliers for any reason, we will incur additional costs due to the lack of uniformity and need to warehouse a broader array of replacement parts and equipment. In addition, we typically rely on our equipment suppliers to obtain authorizations or type-approvals to operate the supplier’s equipment in the various countries we offer services. If, due to a highly protectionist country, our supplier or RigNet is not able to obtain such equipment type-approvals from that country’s regulator, we will not be able to operate that particular equipment and our pool of available suppliers will be reduced.

Further, significant portions of the work performed under our systems integration contracts rely upon third-party suppliers for equipment and materials. If the amounts we are required to pay for equipment and supplies exceed what we have estimated, especially in a fixed-price systems integration contract, we may suffer losses on these contracts. If a supplier fails to provide supplies or equipment as required under a negotiated contract for any reason, or provides supplies or equipment that are not an acceptable quality, we may be required to source those supplies or equipment on a delayed basis or at a higher price than anticipated, which could negatively impact contract profitability. In addition,

 

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faulty equipment or materials could impact the overall project, resulting in claims against us for failure to meet required project specifications or time tables. These risks may be intensified if these suppliers experience financial difficulties or find it difficult to obtain sufficient financing to fund their operations or access to bonding, and are not able to provide the materials or supplies necessary for our business. In addition, in instances where we rely on a single contracted supplier or a small number of contracted suppliers, there can be no assurance that the marketplace can provide these products in a timely basis, or at the costs we had anticipated. A failure by a supplier to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations could negatively impact our business.

Any failure on our part to perform under our customer service contracts due to the failures of our third party providers could result in: (i) loss of revenue despite continued obligations under our leasing arrangements; (ii) possible cancellation of customer contracts; (iii) incurrence of additional expenses to reposition customer antennas to alternative satellites or otherwise find alternate service; (iv) incurrence of additional expenses to replace existing equipment due to lack of continued availability of such equipment or repair parts; (v) breach of contract claims; and (vi) damage to our reputation, which could negatively affect our ability to retain existing customers or to gain new business.

The loss of key personnel or the failure to attract and retain highly qualified personnel could compromise our ability to effectively manage our business and pursue our growth strategy.

Our future performance depends on the continued service of our key technical, development, sales, services and management personnel. In particular, we are heavily dependent on the following two key employees: our Chief Executive Officer and President, who has been critical to establishing our strategy and executing on our business model over the past five years; and our Vice President of Business Services, who is the technical architect of our global network and who is responsible for our global network’s reliability, performance and security and the evaluation of technological developments and their impact on our business. The loss of key employees could result in significant disruptions to our business, and the integration of replacement personnel could be costly and time consuming, could cause additional disruptions to our business, and could be unsuccessful. We do not carry key person life insurance covering any of our employees.

Our future success also depends on our continued ability to attract and retain highly qualified technical, development, sales, services and management personnel, including personnel in all of the various regions of the world in which we operate. The current increase in the activity level in the oil and gas industry and the limited supply of skilled labor has made the competition to retain and recruit qualified personnel intense. A significant increase in the wages paid by competing employers could reduce our skilled labor force, increase the wages that we must pay to motivate, retain or recruit skilled employees or both.

In addition, wage inflation and the cost of retaining our key personnel in the face of competition for such personnel may increase our costs faster than we may offset these costs with increased prices or increased sales volume.

A significant portion of our revenue is derived from a relatively small number of customers and the loss of any of these customers would materially harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We continue to diversify our customer base but still receive a significant portion of our revenue from a relatively small number of large customers, among them being Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Noble Corporation Plc, Ensco Plc, Seadrill and Paragon Offshore Plc. Although none of these customers represents more than 10% of our annual revenue, should a material customer terminate or significantly reduce its business with us, our business, financial condition and results of operations would be materially harmed.

Bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico or other areas where we operate could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Certain areas in and near the Gulf of Mexico and other areas in which our clients operate experience unfavorable weather conditions, including hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions, on a relatively frequent basis. A major storm or threat of a major storm in these areas may harm our business. Our clients’ drilling rigs, production platforms and other vessels in these areas are susceptible to damage and/or total loss by these storms, which may cause them to no longer need our communication services. Our equipment on these rigs, platforms or vessels could be damaged causing us to have service interruptions and lose business or incur significant costs for the replacement of such equipment. Even the threat of a very large storm will sometimes cause our clients to limit activities in an area and thus harm our business. Increased unfavorable weather conditions could impair satellite connectivity, cause more sites to be shut down and

 

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generally cause activities to be limited so that our business may be harmed. This risk is more pronounced for Line-of-Site (LOS) microwave service, as there is a likely loss of service for multiple subsequent microwave sites in the network relay.

The microwave network acquired as part of the Inmarsat transaction is a Line-of-Site (LOS) systems and the failure of one site in the microwave network will likely lead to disruption of service for subsequent microwave sites in the network relay.

A Line-of-Site (LOS) system operates by relaying microwave communications from one microwave site to another that are within visible sight of another in a microwave relay leg. Although the Company makes reasonable attempts to build redundancy into the microwave system, when a microwave site on a microwave relay is rendered inoperable subsequent dependent sites are also rendered inoperable. As such the risk of a microwave site being rendered inoperable by weather, technical failure or other means will likely cascade to other dependent microwave sites. We do not insure for loss of a microwave site or business interruption caused by the loss of such a site as we believe the cost of such insurance outweighs the risk of potential loss.

Any loss of a rig on which our equipment is located will likely lead to a complete loss of our equipment on that rig and a loss of the revenue related to that rig.

At the commencement of a new service contract for a rig, we generally install approximately $0.1 million to $0.6 million and as high as $1.0 million worth of equipment on each offshore drilling rig. If a rig were to sink or incur substantial damage for any reason, we would most likely lose all of our equipment. We do not insure for such losses as we believe the cost of such insurance outweighs the risk of potential loss. In addition to the loss of the equipment, we would likely lose the revenue related to that rig under the terms of most of our existing contracts. Also, we may be committed to paying the costs to secure satellite bandwidth for that rig under agreements with third party satellite communication providers even after the rig is no longer in service. Losses of rigs can occur as a result of catastrophic events such as hurricanes, fire or sinking. Such catastrophic events can occur without notice, but have historically been infrequent.

Changes in the regulatory framework under which we operate could adversely affect our business prospects or results of operations.

Some of our U.S. services are provided on a private carrier basis subject to light or no regulation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal, state and local agencies. If the FCC or one or more state public utility commissions determine that these services or the services of our subsidiaries or affiliates constitute common carrier offerings subject to the U.S. Communications Act, associated FCC regulations, and similar state laws, we may be subject to significant costs to ensure compliance with the applicable provisions of those laws and regulations. We may be subject to enforcement actions including, but not limited to, fines, cease and desist orders, or other penalties if we fail to comply with those requirements.

In 2014, we completed the purchase of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit which included services, facilities and licenses, including fixed microwave licenses, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) earth station licenses, various private and commercial mobile radio service licenses, broadband radio licenses and leases for wireless communications service licenses. RigNet also acquired authorization to provide intrastate telecommunications services in two states: Texas and Louisiana. As a result of these additional product and service offerings and the multiple licenses acquired from Inmarsat, during 2014, RigNet was subject to more expansive, and in some cases, more stringent regulation by the FCC and state public utility commissions than in the past. As part of the Inmarsat integration process, RigNet rescinded its Competitive Local Exchange Carrier status in Texas and Louisiana and its Interexchange Carrier status in Texas, to align its regulatory position as a private carrier only.

The following is a summary of the regulatory environment in which we currently operate and does not describe all present and proposed international, federal, state and local legislation and regulations affecting the communications industry, some of which may change the way the industry operates as a result of administrative or judicial proceedings or legislative initiatives. We cannot predict the outcome of any of these matters or the impact on our business.

As an evolving non-dominant international and domestic carrier under the U.S. Communications Act, as amended (the Act), among other requirements, RigNet must pay various fees including contribution of a percentage of its revenues from telecommunications services to the FCC’s Universal Service Fund and other federal program funds to

 

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subsidize certain user segments, file various reports, comply with rules that protect customer information and the processing of emergency calls, and obtain regulatory approval prior to withdrawing from the provision of regulated service or any assignment of authorization or any transfer of legal or actual control of the Company. RigNet is also subject to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and associated FCC regulations which require telecommunications service providers and VoIP providers to configure their networks to facilitate electronic surveillance by law enforcement authorities.

Like the FCC, the state public utility commissions impose various regulatory fee, universal service, reporting and prior approval requirements for transfer or assignments. The FCC and state public utility commissions have jurisdiction to hear complaints regarding the compliance or non-compliance with these and other common carrier requirements of the Act and the FCC’s rules, and similar state laws.

If the FCC or a state public utility commission determines that RigNet has not complied with federal and/or state regulatory requirements, we may be subject to enforcement actions including, but not limited to, fines, cease and desist orders, license revocation, or other penalties.

Our international operations are also regulated by various non-U.S. governments and international bodies. These regulatory regimes frequently require that we maintain licenses for our operations and conduct our operations in accordance with prescribed standards and requirements The adoption of new laws or regulations, changes to the existing regulatory framework, new interpretations of the laws that apply to our operations, or the loss of, or a material limitation on, any of our material licenses could materially harm our business, results of operations and financial condition.

If we infringe or if third parties assert that we infringe third party intellectual property rights we could incur significant costs and incur significant harm to our business.

Third parties may assert infringement or other intellectual property claims against us, which could result in substantial damages if it is ultimately determined that our services infringe a third party’s proprietary rights. Even if claims are without merit, defending a lawsuit takes significant time, may be expensive and may divert management’s attention from our other business concerns.

Our intellectual property rights are valuable, and any failure or inability to sufficiently protect them could harm our business and our operating results.

We own, and maintain certain intellectual property assets, including copyright and trademarks, trade secrets, and rights to certain domain names, which we believe are collectively among our most valuable assets. We seek to protect our intellectual property assets through the laws of the U.S. and other countries of the world, and through contractual provisions. However, the efforts we have taken to protect our intellectual property assets and proprietary rights might not be sufficient or effective at stopping unauthorized use of those rights. Protection of the distinctive elements of RigNet might not always be available under copyright law or trademark law, or we might not discover or determine the full extent of any unauthorized use of our copyrights and trademarks in order to protect our rights. In addition, effective trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret protection might not be available or cost-effective in every country in which our products and services are distributed. With respect to maintaining our trade secrets, we have entered into confidentiality agreements with most of our employees and contractors, and confidentiality agreements with many of the parties with whom we conduct business in order to limit access to and disclosure of our proprietary information. However, these agreements might be breached and our trade secrets might be compromised by outside parties or by our employees, which could cause us to lose any competitive advantage provided by maintaining our trade secrets. If we are unable to protect our proprietary rights from unauthorized use, the value of our intellectual property assets may be reduced. In addition, protecting our intellectual property and other proprietary rights is expensive and time consuming. Any increase in the unauthorized use of our intellectual property could make it more expensive to do business and consequently harm our operating results.

We may be subject to a variety of regulatory actions that may affect our ability to operate.

Telecommunications regulators have the right to sanction a service provider or to revoke licenses if a service provider violates applicable laws or regulations. If any regulatory agency were to conclude that we were providing telecommunications services without the appropriate authority or are otherwise not in compliance with applicable regulations, the agency could initiate enforcement actions, which could result in, among other things, revocation of authority, the imposition of fines, a requirement to disgorge revenues, or refusal to grant regulatory authority necessary for the future provision of services.

 

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Our international operations are subject to additional or different risks than our United States operations, which may harm our business and financial results.

We operate in approximately 50 countries around the world, including countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe and intend to continue to expand the number of countries in which we operate. There are many risks inherent in conducting business internationally that are in addition to or different than those affecting our United States operations, including:

 

    sometimes vague and confusing regulatory requirements that may be subject to unexpected changes or interpretations;

 

    import and export restrictions;

 

    tariffs and other trade barriers;

 

    difficulty in staffing and managing geographically dispersed operations and culturally diverse work forces’;

 

    increased travel, infrastructure and legal compliance costs associated with multiple international locations;

 

    differences in employment laws and practices among different countries, including restrictions on terminating employees;

 

    differing technology standards;

 

    fluctuations in currency exchange rates;

 

    imposition of currency exchange controls;

 

    potential political and economic instability in some regions;

 

    legal and cultural differences in the conduct of business;

 

    lack of traditional concepts of due process and sometimes arbitrary application of laws and sanctions, including criminal charges and arrests;

 

    difficulties in raising awareness of applicable United States laws to our agents and third party intermediaries;

 

    potentially adverse tax consequences;

 

    difficulties in enforcing contracts and timely collecting receivables;

 

    difficulties and expense of maintaining international sales distribution channels; and

 

    difficulties in maintaining and protecting our intellectual property.

Operating internationally exposes our business to increased regulatory and political risks in some non-U.S. jurisdictions where we operate. In addition to changes in laws and regulations, changes in governments or changes in governmental policies in these jurisdictions may alter current interpretation of laws and regulations affecting our business. We also face increased risk of incidents such as war or other international conflict and nationalization, and possible expropriation of our assets. If a non-U.S. country were to nationalize our industry or expropriate our assets, we could lose not only our investment in the assets that we have in that country, but also all of our contracts and business in that country.

Many of the countries in which we operate have legal systems that are less developed and less predictable than legal systems in Western Europe or the United States. It may be difficult for us to obtain effective legal redress in the courts of some jurisdictions, whether in respect of a breach of law or regulation, or in an ownership dispute because of: (i) a high degree of discretion on the part of governmental authorities, which results in less predictability; (ii) a lack of judicial or administrative guidance on interpreting applicable rules and regulations; (iii) inconsistencies or conflicts between or within various laws, regulations, decrees, orders and resolutions; (iv) the relative inexperience of the judiciary and courts in such matters or (v) a predisposition in favor of local claimants against United States companies. Similarly, many of our contracts are governed by the laws of these countries, which may create both legal and practical difficulties in case of a dispute or conflict. We operate in regions where the ability to protect contractual and other legal rights may be limited. In addition, having to pursue arbitration or litigation in some countries may be more difficult or expensive than pursuing litigation in the United States.

 

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In certain jurisdictions, the commitment of local business people, government officials and agencies and the judicial system to abide by legal requirements and negotiated agreements may be unreliable. In particular, agreements may be susceptible to revision or cancellation and legal redress may be uncertain or time-consuming. Actions of governmental authorities or officers may adversely affect joint ventures, licenses, license applications or other legal arrangements, and such arrangements in these jurisdictions may not be effective or enforced.

The authorities in the countries where we operate may introduce additional regulations for the oil and gas and communications industries with respect to, but not limited to, various laws governing prospecting, development, production, taxes, price controls, export controls, currency remittance, expropriation of property, foreign investment, maintenance of claims, environmental legislation, land use, land claims of local people, water use, labor standards, occupational health network access and other matters. New rules and regulations may be enacted or existing rules and regulations may be applied or interpreted in a manner which could limit our ability to provide our services. Amendments to current laws and regulations governing operations and activities in the oil and gas industry and telecommunications industry could harm our operations and financial results. Compliance with and changes in tax laws or adverse positions taken by taxing authorities could be costly and could affect our operating results.

Compliance related tax issues could also limit our ability to do business in certain countries. Changes in tax laws or tax rates, the resolution of tax assessments or audits by various taxing authorities, disagreements with taxing authorities over our tax positions and the ability to fully utilize our tax loss carry-forwards and tax credits could have a significant financial impact on our future operations and the way we conduct, or if we conduct, business in the affected countries.

We are subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Export Control Laws that have stringent compliance standards for us.

We are subject to a number of applicable export control laws and regulations of the United States as well as comparable laws of other countries. We cannot provide services to certain countries subject to United States trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States Department of the Treasury or the United States Department of Commerce unless we first obtain the necessary authorizations. If our customers move their sites into countries subject to certain sanctions, we may not be able to serve them, in which case, our revenues will be adversely impacted and we may have additional costs incurred as well. In addition, we are subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that, generally, prohibits bribes or unreasonable gifts to non-U.S. governments or officials and may be subject to anti-corruption laws of other countries in which the Company may operate or may otherwise have a substantial business connection. Violations of these laws or regulations could result in significant additional sanctions including fines, more onerous compliance requirements, and more extensive debarments from export privileges or loss of authorizations needed to conduct aspects of our international business. In certain countries, we engage third party agents or intermediaries to act on our behalf in dealings with government officials, such as customs agents, and if these third party agents or intermediaries violate applicable laws, their actions may result in penalties or sanctions being assessed against us.

We may incur additional expenses and not be able to comply with SEC reporting requirements related to conflict minerals.

In August 2012, the SEC adopted new rules establishing additional disclosure and reporting requirements regarding a company’s use of conflict minerals. These SEC rules could result in us incurring additional costs to document and perform supplier due diligence. As these rules will likely impact our suppliers, the availability of raw materials used in our operations could be negatively impacted and or raw material prices could increase. We may also have difficulty verifying the supply of conflict minerals to their source and, therefore, may not be able to comply with the SEC’s conflict minerals reporting requirement.

Many of our contracts are governed by the laws of countries that may make them difficult or expensive to interpret or enforce.

Many of our contracts are governed by the laws of countries other than the U. S., which may create both legal and practical difficulties in case of a dispute or conflict. We operate in regions where the ability to protect contractual and other legal rights may be limited. In addition, having to pursue arbitration or litigation in some countries may be more difficult or expensive than pursuing litigation in the United States.

 

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We may face difficulties in obtaining regulatory approvals for our provision of telecommunication services, and we may face changes in regulation, each of which could adversely affect our operations.

In a number of countries where we operate, the provision of telecommunication services is highly regulated. In such countries, we are required to obtain approvals from national and local authorities in connection with most of the services that we provide. In many jurisdictions, we must maintain such approvals through compliance with license conditions or payment of annual regulatory fees.

Many of our customers utilize our services on mobile vessels or drilling platforms that may enter into new countries on short notice. If we do not already have a license to provide our service in that country, we may be required to obtain a license or other regulatory approval on short notice, which may not be feasible in some countries. Failure to comply with such regulatory requirements could subject us to various sanctions including fines, penalties, arrests or criminal charges, loss of authorizations and the denial of applications for new authorizations or for the renewal of existing authorizations or cause us to delay or terminate our service to such vessel or platform until such license or regulatory approval may be obtained. In some areas of international waters, it is ambiguous as to which country’s regulations apply, if any, and thus difficult and costly for us to determine which licenses or other regulatory approvals we should obtain.

In such areas, we could be subject to various penalties or sanctions if we fail to comply with the applicable country’s regulations.

Future changes to the regulations under which we operate could make it difficult for us to obtain or maintain authorizations, increase our costs or make it easier or less expensive for our competitors to compete with us.

Changes to the FCC’s Universal Service Fund (USF) Regime or state universal service fund regimes or findings that we have not complied with USF requirements or state universal service fund regimes may adversely affect our financial condition.

A proceeding pending before the FCC has the potential to significantly alter our Universal Service Fund, or USF, contribution obligations. The FCC is considering changing the basis upon which USF contributions are determined from a revenue percentage measurement, as well as increasing the breadth of the USF contribution base to include certain services now exempt from contribution. Adoption of these proposals could have a material adverse effect on our costs of providing service. We are unable to predict the timing or outcome of this proceeding.

We cannot predict the application and impact of changes to the federal or state universal service fund contribution requirements on the communications industry generally and on certain of our business activities in particular. Changes in the federal or state universal service fund requirements or findings that we have not met our obligations could materially increase our universal service fund contributions and have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

If we fail to manage our growth effectively, our business may suffer.

We have experienced rapid growth in our business in recent periods, which has strained our managerial, operational, financial and other resources. We plan to continue to grow our business and anticipate that continued growth of our operations will be required to satisfy increasing customer demand and avail ourselves of new market opportunities. Further, we will continue to pursue organic growth opportunities in targeted adjacent upstream energy segments and other remote communications market adjacencies, as well as, expanding our competitive market position through strategic acquisitions.

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systems and other resources and may distract key personnel from other key operations. To properly manage our growth, we may need to hire and retain personnel, upgrade our existing operational, management and financial reporting systems, and improve our business processes and controls and implement those processes and controls in all of our geographic locations. In the event that our employees become involved with due diligence on acquisitions or with the integration of new companies acquired, the increased demands on our employees could detract from and be harmful to our existing business. Failure to effectively manage our growth in a cost-effective manner could result in declines in service quality and customer satisfaction, increased costs or disruption of our operations. Our rapid growth also makes it difficult for us to adequately predict the investments we will need to make in the future to effectively manage our world-wide operations.

Acquisitions bring new risks that could adversely affect our business and operations.

We expect to acquire and have a history of acquiring businesses, assets, technologies or products to enhance our business in the future if appropriate opportunities become available. In connection with any future acquisitions, we could:

 

    issue additional equity securities which would dilute our current stockholders;

 

    incur substantial debt to fund the acquisitions; or

 

    assume significant liabilities.

Acquisitions involve numerous risks, including problems integrating the purchased operations, technologies or products, unanticipated costs and other liabilities, diversion of management’s attention from our core business, adverse effects on existing business relationships with current and/or prospective partners, customers and/or suppliers, risks associated with entering markets and business lines in which we have no or limited prior experience and potential loss of key employees. We may not be able to successfully integrate any businesses, assets, products, technologies or personnel that we might acquire in the future without a significant expenditure of operating, financial and management resources, if at all. The integration process could divert management time from focusing on operating our business, result in a decline in employee morale and cause retention issues to arise from changes in compensation, reporting relationships, future prospects or the direction of the business.

Acquisitions may also require us to record goodwill, non-amortizable intangible assets that will be subject to impairment testing on a regular basis and potential periodic impairment charges, incur amortization expenses related to certain intangible assets and incur large and immediate write-offs and restructuring and other related expenses, all of which could harm our operating results and financial condition. In addition, we may acquire companies that have insufficient internal financial controls, which could impair our ability to integrate the acquired company and adversely impact our financial reporting. If we fail in our integration efforts with respect to any of our acquisitions and are unable to efficiently operate as a combined organization, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially harmed.

The purchase of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit brings risks that could adversely affect our business and operations.

Problems integrating the expanded services and technologies acquired in the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit transaction could adversely impact our financial results. These expanded services and technologies include microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico serving drillers, producers and energy vessel owners, VSAT interests in Canada, an M2M SCADA VSAT network in the continental U.S. serving the pipeline industry, a worldwide telecommunications systems integration business and a global L-band MSS retail energy business. Integrating these services and technologies may take considerable expense and management time.

Additionally we must integrate accounting and controls for the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit. We did not acquire an accounting function as part of this transaction and must internally integrate accounting processes, procedures and controls for the assets purchased. Additionally we may have to incur amortization expenses related to certain intangible assets and incur large and immediate write-offs and restructuring and other related expenses, all of which could harm our operating results and financial condition. Integrating the accounting and business processes for this transaction may take considerable expense and management time.

 

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If we are unsuccessful in the integration of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisition and are unable to efficiently operate as a combined organization, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially harmed.

The telecom systems integration line of service brings risks that could adversely affect our business and operations.

To sustain results from our systems integration business, we must maintain a backlog or pipeline of future projects. Demand for systems integration projects is dependent on the capital expenditure budgets for systems integration projects of our customers in the global business of exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. Reductions in our customer’s capital expenditure budgets for systems integration projects can have an adverse impact on our financial results.

A large portion of our systems integration profits and revenues are accounted for under the percentage of completion methodology which has unique risks described above in risk “Our use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting could result in a reduction or reversal of previously recorded revenue or profits.”

A large portion of systems integration projects are fixed price contract. If we fail to successfully keep costs to the budgeted margin and be able to pay for equipment, supplies and labor at budgeted costs and in a timely manner we may suffer losses.

We may incur substantial due diligence and acquisition costs for acquisitions. If we do not close a transaction, we may not be able to obtain a return on the due diligence and acquisition costs.

During the course of evaluating potential acquisition opportunities we may incur substantial due diligence and acquisition costs related to certain financial analysis, consulting, legal, investment banking and accounting fees. If we do not close a transaction, we may not be able to recoup these due diligence and acquisition costs through the expected return on investment from the potential acquisition opportunity. This may have an adverse impact on financial results.

If during our due diligence of an acquisition opportunity we do not discover legal, regulatory, accounting, finance or other adverse matter and close on the acquisition, it may have an adverse impact on financial results and the ability to operate an acquisition as part of a combined entity.

During our due diligence of an acquisition opportunity we attempt to identify legal, regulatory, financial or accounting problems that may prevent a successful integration that may include but are not limited to: Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) matters, regulatory hurdles, fraudulent legal financial and accounting representations of the business to be purchased, undisclosed side agreements, undisclosed liabilities, potential liabilities, commitments, contingencies, future cash outflows, identity and role of key employees, state of customer relationships, major contractual arrangements and going-concern issues. If we do not discover material adverse legal, regulatory, accounting, finance or other matters and close, it may adversely impact financial results and the ability to operate as a combined entity.

Growth in strategic initiatives, emergence into new or adjacent market segments or the addition of strategic acquisitions may result in reduced consolidated financial margins.

As we continue to pursue organic growth opportunities in targeted adjacent upstream energy segments and other remote communications market adjacencies, as well as, expanding our competitive market position through strategic acquisitions, financial margins for these new operations may be less than our current operations. The consolidation of these financial margins could result in reduced margins on a consolidated level.

We may need to raise additional funds to pursue our growth strategy or continue our operations, and if we are unable to do so, our growth may be impaired.

We plan to pursue a growth strategy. We have made significant investments to grow our business. Additional investments will be required to pursue further growth and to respond to technological innovations and competition. There is no guarantee that we will be able to obtain additional financing or financing on favorable terms. If financing is not available on satisfactory terms, or at all, we may be unable to expand our business or to develop new business at the rate desired and our business, financial condition and results of operations may be harmed.

 

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Our credit agreement places financial restrictions and operating restrictions on our business, which may limit our flexibility to respond to opportunities and may harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

The operating and financial restrictions and covenants in our credit agreement restrict, and any future financing agreements could restrict, our ability to finance future operations or capital needs or to engage, expand or pursue our business activities.

For example, our credit agreement restricts our ability to, among other things:

 

    dispose of property;

 

    enter into a merger, consolidate or acquire capital in or assets of other entities;

 

    incur additional indebtedness;

 

    incur liens on property;

 

    make certain investments;

 

    enter into transactions with affiliates;

 

    pay cash dividends; and

 

    enter into sales and lease back transactions.

These limitations are subject to a number of important qualifications and exceptions. Our credit agreement also requires us to maintain specified financial ratios. Our compliance with these provisions may materially adversely affect our ability to react to changes in market conditions, take advantage of business opportunities we believe to be desirable, obtain future financing, fund needed capital expenditures, finance acquisitions, equipment purchases and development expenditures, or withstand a future downturn in our business.

Our ability to comply with the covenants and restrictions contained in our credit agreement may be affected by events beyond our control. If market or other economic conditions deteriorate, our ability to comply with these covenants may be impaired. If we violate any of the restrictions, covenants, ratios or tests in our credit agreement, a significant portion of our indebtedness may become immediately due and payable, and our lenders’ commitment to make further loans to us may terminate. We might not have, or be able to obtain, sufficient funds to make these accelerated payments. Even if we could obtain alternative financing, that financing may not be on terms that are favorable or acceptable to us. If we are unable to repay amounts borrowed, the holders of the debt could initiate a bankruptcy proceeding or liquidation proceeding against the collateral. In addition, our obligations under our credit agreement are secured by substantially all of our assets and if we are unable to repay our indebtedness under our credit agreement, the lenders could seek to foreclose on our assets.

If we experience delays and/or defaults in client payments, we could suffer liquidity problems or we could be unable to recover all expenditures.

Because of the nature of our contracts, we sometimes commit resources to projects prior to receiving payments from the client in amounts sufficient to cover expenditures as they are incurred. In difficult economic times, some of our clients may find it increasingly difficult to pay invoices for our services timely, increasing the risk that our accounts receivable could become uncollectible and ultimately be written off. Delays in client payments may require us to make a working capital investment, which could impact our cash flows and liquidity. If a client fails to pay invoices on a timely basis or defaults in making its payments on a project in which we have devoted significant resources, there could be a material adverse effect on our results of operations or liquidity.

Changes in effective tax rates or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of our income or other tax returns could adversely affect our operating results and financial condition.

Our future effective tax rates could be subject to volatility or adversely affected by a number of factors, including:

 

    earnings being lower than anticipated in countries where we have lower statutory rates and higher than anticipated earnings in countries where we have higher statutory rates;

 

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    changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets;

 

    repatriation of cash; or

 

    expiration or non-utilization of net operating losses or credits.

We conduct our worldwide operations through various subsidiaries. Tax laws and regulations are highly complex and subject to interpretation. Consequently, we are subject to changing tax laws, treaties and regulations in and between countries in which we operate, including treaties between the United States and other nations. Our income tax expense is based upon our interpretation of the tax laws in effect in various countries at the time that the expense was incurred. A change in these tax laws, treaties or regulations, including those in and involving the United States, or in the interpretation thereof, could result in a materially higher tax expense or a higher effective tax rate on our worldwide earnings. Repatriation of cash from worldwide operations could increase the tax burden on those funds, lowering the amount of after tax cash available for operations.

In addition, tax returns filed are subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. We regularly assess the likelihood of adverse outcomes resulting from these examinations to determine the adequacy of our provision for income taxes. Outcomes from these continuous examinations could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

We are subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates and limitations on the expatriation or conversion of currencies, which may result in significant financial charges, increased costs of operations or decreased demand for our products and services.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, 21.3% of our revenues were earned in non-U.S. currencies, while a significant portion of our capital and operating expenditures and all of our outstanding debt, was priced in U.S. dollars. In addition, we report our results of operations in U.S. dollars. Accordingly, fluctuations in exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar could have a material adverse effect on our earnings or the value of our assets. In the future, a greater portion of our revenues may be earned in non-U.S. currencies, increasing this risk of fluctuations in exchange rates.

Any depreciation of local currencies in the countries in which we conduct business may result in increased costs to us for imported equipment and may, at the same time, decrease demand for our products and services in the affected markets. If our operating companies distribute dividends in local currencies in the future, the amount of cash we receive will also be affected by fluctuations in exchange rates. In addition, some of the countries in which we have operations do or may restrict the expatriation or conversion of currency.

We have not implemented any hedging strategies to mitigate risks related to the impact of fluctuations in exchange rates. Even if we were to implement hedging strategies, not every exposure can be hedged, and, where hedges are put in place based on expected non-U.S. exchange exposure, they are based on forecasts which may vary or which may later prove to have been inaccurate. Failure to hedge successfully or anticipate currency risks accurately could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Some of our stockholders could exert control over our Company.

As of February 20, 2015, funds associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., or KKR, owned in the aggregate shares representing approximately 27.7% of our outstanding voting power. Additionally, as of February 20, 2015, funds associated with Arrowpoint Asset Management, LLC, owned in the aggregate shares representing approximately 10.1% of our outstanding voting power. As a result, any of these stockholders could potentially have significant influence over all matters presented to our stockholders for approval, including election and removal of our directors and change of control transactions. The interests of these stockholders may not always coincide with the interests of the other holders of our common stock.

We have entered into a standstill agreement with Digital Oilfield Investments LP, or Digital, an affiliate of KKR, that prevents Digital and any of its affiliates engaged in the private equity business of KKR from taking certain actions through August 26, 2016, including participating in any sale transaction or tender offer that is not approved by our Board or any proposal to seek representation on our Board in excess of one board member or otherwise seeking to control or influence our management, Board or policies. There is no restriction, however, on Digital’s or KKR’s ability to vote against a sale transaction that is approved by our Board.

 

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Upon expiration of the term of the standstill agreement, there will no longer be restrictions on Digital’s or KKR’s ability to buy additional shares, vote or participate in sale transactions or tender offers or otherwise control or influence our management, Board or policies. As a result, KKR will have the ability to exert influence on our management and operations, and matters requiring approval of its stockholders, including the approval of significant corporate transactions, such as a merger or other sale of us or our assets.

Provisions in our organizational documents and in the Delaware General Corporation Law may prevent takeover attempts that could be beneficial to our stockholders.

Provisions in our certificate of incorporation and bylaws and in the Delaware General Corporation Law may make it difficult and expensive for a third-party to pursue a takeover attempt we oppose even if a change in control of our Company would be beneficial to the interests of our stockholders. Any provision of our certificate of incorporation or bylaws or Delaware law that has the effect of delaying or deterring a change in control could limit the opportunity for our stockholders to receive a premium for their shares of our common stock, and could also affect the price that some investors are willing to pay for our common stock. In our certificate of incorporation, our board of directors has the authority to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series and to fix the powers, preferences and rights of each series without stockholder approval. The ability to issue preferred stock could discourage unsolicited acquisition proposals or make it more difficult for a third party to gain control of our Company, or otherwise could adversely affect the market price of our common stock. Further, as a Delaware corporation, we are subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law. This section generally prohibits us from engaging in mergers and other business combinations with stockholders that beneficially own 15% or more of our voting shares, or with their affiliates, unless our directors or stockholders approve the business combination in the prescribed manner. Our bylaws require that any stockholder proposals or nominations for election to our board of directors must meet specific advance notice requirements and procedures, which make it more difficult for our stockholders to make proposals or director nominations.

Future adjustments to contingent purchase price related to acquisitions could materially affect our results.

From time to time we acquire companies with a component of the purchase consideration being delayed and the payment thereof contingent on certain performance or other factors (the contingent purchase price). The accounting principles generally accepted in the United States require that we estimate the amount of the contingent purchase price at the time we complete the acquisition. Each subsequent reporting period (until the contingent purchase price is either paid or no longer potentially payable), we are required to re-evaluate the estimated amount of remaining contingent purchase price that is likely to be paid. If the revised estimate of the future contingent purchase price is higher than the amount accrued, then the difference must be accrued and charged to the statement of comprehensive income in that period. If the revised estimate of the future contingent purchase price is lower than the amount accrued, then the accrual is reduced and the difference is credited to income for the period. Because some of these payments would not be deductible for tax purposes, it is possible that the expense (or income) would not be tax-effected on our income statements. These adjustments, if required, could be material to our future results of operations. There are no purchase price contingencies outstanding as of December 31, 2014.

We have a small market capitalization and lower trading volume compared to most publicly trading companies. If, due to our size, securities analysts do not publish research or reports about our business or if they publish negative evaluations of our stock, the price of our stock could decline.

The trading market for our common stock depends in part on the research and reports that industry or financial analysts publish about us or our business. If one or more of the analysts covering our business downgrade their evaluations of or recommendations regarding our stock, or if one or more of the analysts cease providing research coverage on our stock due to our small market capitalization or low trading volume, the price of our stock could decline. If one or more of these analysts cease providing research coverage on our stock, we could lose visibility in the market for our stock, which in turn could cause our stock price to decline.

 

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The trading price of our common stock has been and may continue to be volatile and may not reflect our actual operations and performance.

Market and industry factors may seriously harm the market price of our common stock, regardless of our actual operations and performance. Stock price volatility and sustained decreases in our share price could subject our shareholders to losses and us to takeover bids or lead to action by NASDAQ. The trading price of our common stock has been, and may continue to be, subject to fluctuations in price in response to various factors, some of which are beyond our control, including, but not limited to:

 

    quarterly announcements and variations in our results of operations or those of our competitors, either alone or in comparison to analysts’ expectations or prior Company estimates, including announcements of subscriber counts, rates of churn, and operating margins that would result in downward pressure on our stock price; changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets;

 

    the cost and availability or perceived availability of additional capital and market perceptions relating to our access to this capital;

 

    seasonality or other variations in our subscriber base;

 

    announcements by us or our competitors of acquisitions, new products, technologies, significant;

 

    our GX commitment;

 

    disruption to our operations or those of other companies critical to our network operations;

 

    market speculation or announcements by us regarding the entering into, or termination of, material transactions;

 

    our ability to develop and market new and enhanced technologies, products and services on a timely and cost-effective basis;

 

    recommendations by securities analysts or changes in their estimates concerning us;

 

    the incurrence of additional debt, dilutive issuances of our stock, short sales or hedging of, and other derivative transactions, in our common stock;

 

    any significant change in our board of directors or management;

 

    litigation;

 

    changes in governmental regulations or approvals; and

 

    perceptions of general market conditions in the technology and communications industries, the U.S. economy and global market conditions.

 

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Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

Not applicable.

 

Item 2. Properties

Facilities

Our headquarters are located in Houston, Texas. We lease our headquarters facility, which comprises approximately 34,611 square feet of office space. The term of this lease runs through August 31, 2018. We also own a custom built, 3,000 square foot facility in Aberdeen, Scotland through which we provide, among other services, our systems integration solutions and that serves as one of our regional offices.

We have other regional offices under lease in Lafayette, Louisiana; Stavanger, Norway; Doha, Qatar and Singapore, and additional leased offices, warehouses and service centers in the United States, Brazil, Nigeria, Malaysia, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. We believe our current facilities are adequate for our current needs and for the foreseeable future.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

From time to time, we have been subject to various claims and legal actions in the ordinary course of our business. We are not currently involved in any legal proceeding the ultimate outcome of which, in our judgment based on information currently available, would have a material impact on our business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

RigNet’s common stock, $0.001 par value, is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ), under the ticker symbol RNET. The following table sets forth the high and low sales price of RigNet’s common stock by quarter, for the two most recent fiscal years.

QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK SALES PRICE (HIGH & LOW SALES PRICE)

 

     High      Low  

Year Ended December 31, 2014

  

Fourth Quarter

   $ 46.79       $ 34.91   

Third Quarter

   $ 57.04       $ 39.51   

Second Quarter

   $ 53.82       $ 45.51   

First Quarter

   $ 55.99       $ 42.08   

Year Ended December 31, 2013

  

Fourth Quarter

   $ 47.93       $ 35.61   

Third Quarter

   $ 37.51       $ 24.99   

Second Quarter

   $ 26.53       $ 22.88   

First Quarter

   $ 24.94       $ 19.56   

There were approximately 156 holders of RigNet’s common stock on record as of February 20, 2015.

Dividends

We have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock and do not intend to do so in the foreseeable future. Further, our term loan agreement restricts our ability to pay cash dividends. We currently intend to retain all available funds and any future earnings to support the operation of and to finance the growth and development of our business.

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

See the information incorporated by reference under Item 12. “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K regarding securities authorized for issuance under the Company’s equity compensation plans, which information is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.

 

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Stockholder Return Performance Presentation

The following graph compares the change in the cumulative total stockholder return on our common stock during the period from December 15, 2010 (the first day our stock began trading on NASDAQ) through December 31, 2014, with the cumulative total return on the NASDAQ Composite Index, the PHLX Oil Service Sector Index and the NASDAQ Telecommunications Index. The Oil Service Sector Index is a price-weighted index composed of the common stocks of 15 companies that provide oil drilling and production services, oil field equipment, support services, and geophysical/reservoir services. The comparison assumes that $100 was invested on December 15, 2010 in our common stock and in each of the foregoing indices and assumes reinvestment of dividends, if any.

Comparison of Cumulative Total Return

 

LOGO

 

     12/15/2010      12/31/2010      12/31/2011      12/31/2012      12/31/2013      12/31/2014  

RigNet, Inc. (1)

   $ 100       $ 109       $ 133       $ 163       $ 382       $ 327   

NASDAQ

   $ 100       $ 101       $ 100       $ 115       $ 160       $ 181   

Oil Service Sector

   $ 100       $ 104       $ 92       $ 93       $ 119       $ 89   

NASDAQ Telecommunications

   $ 100       $ 102       $ 89       $ 91       $ 113       $ 123   

 

(1) Based on the last reported sale price of the Company’s stock as reported by NASDAQ on the disclosed date or nearest date prior to disclosed date on which a sales occurred.

Investors are cautioned against drawing any conclusions from the data contained in the graph as past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in any of the Company’s previous or future filings under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that might incorporate this Annual Report on Form 10-K or future filings with the SEC, in whole or in part, the preceding performance information shall not be deemed to be “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the SEC or incorporated by reference into any filing except to the extent this performance presentation is specifically incorporated by reference therein.

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data

The following table sets forth our selected consolidated financial data for the periods indicated. Data was derived from RigNet, Inc.’s audited consolidated financial statements. The data set forth should be read together with Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and with Item 8. “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.” Our historical results for any prior period are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected in the future.

Our continued organic growth has also been complimented by several strategic acquisitions which have expanded our service offerings. In 2014, with the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, we expanded our services to include microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, VSAT interests in Canada, an M2M SCADA VSAT network in the continental U.S. serving the pipeline industry, a worldwide telecommunications systems integration business and a global L-band MSS retail energy business.

We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock.

 

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    Year Ended December 31,  
        2014             2013             2012             2011             2010      
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)  

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) Data:

         

Revenue

  $ 330,174      $ 220,710      $ 161,669      $ 109,355      $ 92,921   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

  188,209      118,881      81,071      48,645      42,479   

Depreciation and amortization

  29,462      21,049      17,534      14,584      14,983   

Impairment of goodwill

  2,719      —        —        —        —     

Selling and marketing

  6,564      3,785      3,081      2,276      2,103   

General and administrative

  69,136      48,770      37,184      26,960      20,756   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

  296,090      192,485      138,870      92,465      80,321   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

  34,084      28,225      22,799      16,890      12,600   

Interest expense

  (2,185   (2,283   (1,552   (1,249   (1,618

Other income (expense), net

  (516   (240   (493   613      (399

Change in fair value of preferred stock derivatives

  —        —        —        —        (17,190
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

  31,383      25,702      20,754      16,254      (6,607

Income tax expense

  (15,400   (9,158   (8,733   (6,502   (8,669
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

  15,983      16,544      12,021      9,752      (15,276

Less: Net income attributable to:

Non-redeemable, non-controlling interest

  348      208      139      234      292   

Redeemable, non-controlling interest

  —        —        —        —        25   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to RigNet, Inc. stockholders

$ 15,635    $ 16,336    $ 11,882    $ 9,518    $ (15,593
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders

$ 15,635    $ 16,336    $ 11,882    $ 9,518    $ (18,807
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders:

Basic

$ 0.90    $ 1.00    $ 0.76    $ 0.62    $ (3.38
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

$ 0.87    $ 0.93    $ 0.70    $ 0.57    $ (3.38
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

  17,321      16,268      15,591      15,387      5,571   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

  17,899      17,557      17,017      16,814      5,571   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Non-GAAP Data:

Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization)

$   141,965    $   101,829    $ 80,598    $ 60,710    $ 50,442   

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 73,735    $ 56,178    $ 43,583    $ 33,456    $ 29,740   

Cash Earnings

$ 56,150    $ 44,737    $   33,298    $   25,705    $    19,453   

Cash EPS

$ 3.14    $ 2.55    $ 1.96    $ 1.53    $ 3.49   

 

     December 31,  
         2014             2013             2012             2011             2010      
     (in thousands, except per share amounts)  

Consolidated Balance Sheets Data:

          

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 66,576      $ 59,822      $ 59,744      $ 53,106      $ 50,435   

Restricted cash - current portion

     1,200        509        987        —          2,500   

Restricted cash - long-term portion

     62        1,321        1,809        —          7,500   

Total assets

     299,837        238,803        215,932        140,922        129,785   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     8,405        8,388        9,422        8,735        8,655   

Long-term debt

     77,706        51,175        51,871        14,785           23,484   

Long-term deferred revenue

     516            621         302        457        325   

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Generally accepted accounting principles, or 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.

The following table presents a reconciliation of gross profit to Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) for each of the periods presented. Gross profit is the most comparable GAAP measure to Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization). Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) should not be considered as an alternative to gross profit, operating income (loss) or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because other companies may not calculate Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) or similarly titled measures in the same manner as we do. We prepare Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) to eliminate the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance. We encourage you to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014      2013      2012      2011      2010  
     (in thousands)  

Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization):

              

Gross profit

   $ 113,868       $ 81,950       $ 63,964       $ 46,890       $ 36,053   

Depreciation and amortization related to cost of revenue

     28,097         19,879         16,634         13,820         14,389   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization)

$ 141,965    $ 101,829    $ 80,598    $ 60,710    $ 50,442   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill, 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, restructuring charges and non-recurring items. Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with GAAP.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance for the following reasons:

 

    Investors and securities analysts use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies, and we understand our investor and analyst’s presentations include Adjusted EBITDA;

 

    By comparing our Adjusted EBITDA in different periods, our investors may evaluate our operating results without the additional variations caused by items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance and which are not necessarily comparable from year to year; and

 

    Adjusted EBITDA is an integral component of the financial ratio covenants of our debt agreement.

Our management uses Adjusted EBITDA:

 

    To indicate profit contribution;

 

    For planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and as a key element of annual incentive programs;

 

    To allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of our business; and

 

    In communications with our Board of Directors concerning our financial performance.

 

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Although Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by investors and securities analysts in their evaluations of companies, Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results of operations as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

 

    Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or other contractual commitments;

 

    Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

 

    Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect interest expense;

 

    Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash requirements for income taxes;

 

    Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the stock based compensation component of employee compensation;

 

    Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated or amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for these replacements; and

 

    Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

We define Cash Earnings as net income (loss), plus depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill, 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, restructuring charges and non-recurring items. We define Cash EPS as Cash Earnings divided by diluted shares. Cash Earnings and Cash EPS is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with GAAP.

We believe Cash Earnings and Cash EPS is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance for the following reasons:

 

    Investors and securities analysts use Cash Earnings and Cash EPS as a supplemental measure to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies, and we understand our investor and analyst’s presentations include Cash Earnings and Cash EPS;

 

    By comparing our Cash Earnings and Cash EPS in different periods, our investors may evaluate our operating results without the additional variations caused by items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance and which are not necessarily comparable from year to year; and

Although Cash Earnings and Cash EPS is frequently used by investors and securities analysts in their evaluations of companies, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results of operations as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

 

    Cash Earnings and Cash EPS does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or other contractual commitments;

 

    Cash Earnings and Cash EPS does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

 

    Cash Earnings and Cash EPS does not reflect the stock based compensation component of employee compensation;

 

    Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated or amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and Cash Earnings and Cash EPS does not reflect any cash requirements for these replacements; and

 

    Other companies in our industry may calculate Cash Earnings and Cash EPS or similarly titled measures differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings 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. Our Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because other companies may not calculate Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings, Cash EPS or similarly titled measures in the same manner as we do. We prepare Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS to eliminate the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance. We encourage you to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate.

 

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The following table presents a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS for each of the periods presented. Net income (loss) is the most comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014     2013     2012     2011     2010  
     (in thousands)  

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS:

          

Net income (loss)

   $ 15,983      $ 16,544      $ 12,021      $ 9,752      $ (15,276

Interest expense

     2,185        2,283        1,552        1,249        1,618   

Depreciation and amortization

     29,462        21,049        17,534        14,584        14,983   

Impairment of goodwill

     2,719        —          —          —          —     

Foreign exchange impact of intercompany financing activities

     856        —          —          —          —     

(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements

     (44     66        (131     (165     294   

Change in fair value of preferred stock derivatives

     —          —          —          —          17,190   

Stock-based compensation

     4,252        2,963        2,502        1,534        437   

Acquisition / IPO costs

     2,922        4,115        1,372        —          1,825   

Income tax expense

     15,400        9,158        8,733        6,502        8,669   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)

$ 73,735    $ 56,178    $ 43,583    $ 33,456    $ 29,740   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense

  (2,185   (2,283   (1,552   (1,249   (1,618

Income tax expense

  (15,400   (9,158   (8,733   (6,502   (8,669
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Earnings (non-GAAP measure)

$ 56,150    $ 44,737    $ 33,298    $ 25,705    $ 19,453   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted Shares

  17,899      17,557      17,017      16,814      5,571   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash EPS (non-GAAP measure)

$ 3.14    $ 2.55    $ 1.96    $ 1.53    $ 3.49   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion And Analysis Of Financial Condition And Results Of Operations

General

The following discussion should be read together with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. This discussion contains forward-looking statements about our business and operations. Our future results may differ materially from those we currently anticipate as a result of the factors we describe under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Executive Overview

We, along with our wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries, provide information and communication technology for the oil and gas industry through a controlled and managed IP/MPLS global network, enabling drilling contractors, oil companies and oilfield service companies to communicate more effectively. We enable our customers to deliver voice, fax, video and data, in real-time, between remote sites and home offices throughout the world while we manage and operate the infrastructure from our land-based network operations center. We serve offshore drilling rigs and production platforms, land rigs and remote locations including offices and supply bases, in approximately 50 countries on six continents.

Our Operations

We are a global provider of managed remote communications, telecoms systems integration (project management of turn-key engineered telecommunications solutions) and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. We focus on developing customer relationships in the oil and gas industry resulting in a significant portion of our revenue being concentrated in a few customers. In addition, due to the concentration of our customers in the oil and gas industry, we face the challenge of service demands fluctuating with the exploration and development plans and capital expenditures of that industry.

Network service customers are primarily served under fixed-price, day-rate contracts, which are based on the concept of pay-per-day of use and are consistent with other service terms used in the oil and gas industry. Our contracts are generally in the form of Master Service Agreements, or MSAs, with specific services being provided under individual service orders that have a term of one to three years with renewal options, while land-based locations are generally shorter term or terminable on short notice without a penalty. Service orders are executed under the MSA for individual remote sites or groups of sites, and generally may be terminated early on short notice without penalty in the event of force majeure, breach of the MSA or cold stacking of a drilling rig (when a rig is taken out of service and is expected to be idle for a protracted period of time).

Profitability increases at a site as we add customers and value-added services. Assumptions used in developing the day rates for a site may not cover cost variances from inherent uncertainties or unforeseen obstacles, including both physical conditions and unexpected problems encountered with third party service providers.

Segment information is prepared consistent with the components of the enterprise for which separate financial information is available and regularly evaluated by the chief operating decision-maker for the purpose of allocating resources and assessing performance.

In connection with the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, we re-evaluated our current core assets and operations, and organized them into segments. We are now presenting Telecoms Systems Integration as a separate reportable segment, as this is now a greater portion of our core assets and operations due to the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit. Certain operating segments are aggregated into one reportable segment based on similar economic characteristics. Accordingly, we operate three reportable segments, which are managed as distinct business units by our chief operating decision-maker.

 

    Eastern Hemisphere. Our Eastern Hemisphere segment provides remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as, energy support vessels and other remote sites. Our Eastern Hemisphere segment services are primarily performed out of our Norway, United Kingdom, Qatar, and Singapore based offices for customers and rig sites located on the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean primarily off the coasts of the United Kingdom, Norway, West Africa, around the Indian Ocean in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and India, around the Pacific Ocean near Australia, and within the South China Sea.

 

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    Western Hemisphere. Our Western Hemisphere segment provides remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as, energy support vessels and other remote sites. Our Western Hemisphere segment services are primarily performed out of our United States and Brazil based offices for onshore and offshore customers and rig sites located on the western side of the Atlantic Ocean primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, and within the Gulf of Mexico.

 

    Telecoms Systems Integration (TSI). Our TSI segment designs, assembles, installs and commissions turn-key solutions for customer telecommunications systems. TSI segment solutions are custom designed and engineered turn-key solutions based on the customer’s specifications, as well as, international industry standards and best practices. TSI projects include consultancy services, design, engineering, project management, procurement, testing, installation, commissioning and after-sales service. Our TSI segment services are primarily performed out of our United Kingdom and United States based offices for customers globally.

Recent Developments

On February 19, 2015, we announced a resource reallocation plan (the plan) to vacate and eliminate redundant facilities, eliminate certain excess positions primarily associated with our corporate function and in our North America Land reporting unit within our Western Hemisphere segment and invest in our sales and business development efforts. We are undertaking the plan to reduce costs and improve our competitive position. In the first quarter of 2015, we expect to incur pre-tax expense of approximately $6.2 million related to the plan. These costs include ceasing the use of and vacating 6 facilities and the lay-off of 59 employees.

On January 31, 2014, we closed our acquisition of Inmarsat Plc’s Enterprise Energy business unit for an aggregate purchase price of $26.1 million, including $12.9 million of working capital. Under the terms of the deal, Inmarsat sold to us substantially all of its energy broadband assets, which include: microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea serving drillers, producers and energy vessel owners; VSAT interests in the United Kingdom, U.S. and Canada; an M2M SCADA VSAT network in the continental U.S. serving the pipeline industry; a telecommunications systems integration business operating worldwide; and a global L-band MSS retail energy business.

We financed the transaction with borrowings under our new credit facility announced on October 3, 2013, and existing cash on hand.

For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, we spent $2.9 million and $4.1 million, respectively, on acquisition-related costs in connection with this acquisition, which are reported as general and administrative expense in our consolidated financial statements.

Additionally, on January 31, 2014, we finalized an agreement with Inmarsat to become a distributor of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) and L-band satellite communications network services, which will enable us to offer the next-generation satellite services to existing and new customers in the global energy sector worldwide. We have agreed, under certain conditions, to purchase up to $65.0 million of capacity from the high-throughput GX network during the five years after it becomes operational. We expect to utilize GX and L-band services across our own business as well as that of the acquired Energy Broadband business.

 

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Known Trends and Uncertainties

Operating Matters

Uncertainties and negative trends in the oil and gas industry could impact our profitability. The fundamentals of the oil and gas industry we serve have deteriorated over the past year. Oil prices have declined significantly from mid-year levels due to lower-than-expected global oil demand growth and increased supply from U.S. unconventional sources and several other international countries increased production. Generally, a prolonged lower oil price environment restrains increases in exploration and development drilling investment, utilization of drilling rigs and the activity of the global oil and gas industry that we serve. Several global exploration and production companies have recently announced plans that they will reduce their 2015 capital budgets compared to 2014 as a result of lower oil prices.

The global oil and gas industry that we serve are increasingly demanding newer, higher specification drilling rigs to perform contract drilling services either as a response to increased technical challenges or for the safety, reliability and efficiency typical of the newer, more capable rigs. This trend is commonly referred to as the bifurcation of the drilling fleet. Bifurcation is occurring in both the jackup and floater rig classes and is evidenced by the higher specification drilling rigs operating at generally higher overall utilization levels and day rates than the lower specification or standard drilling rigs. As the offshore drilling sector continues to construct and deliver a larger number of newer, higher specification drilling units, we expect lower specification units to experience reduced overall utilization and day rates leading to a significant number of rigs being either warm or cold-stacked or scrapped. Although management has observed the pace of cold stacking and scrapping of offshore rigs recently increasing, management plans to aggressively pursue higher specification new build offshore rigs.

Several drilling rig owners have recently announced and begun to cold stack and scrap drilling rigs which generally are older and not expected to be competitive. We expect that additional announcements are likely in the near future as a result of the potential overall lower global demand for offshore drilling rigs and expectations that many of the scheduled newbuild drilling rigs are delivered and compete for global rig activity. Since October 1, 2014, we have been notified directly by customers or through public announcement that 24 offshore drilling rigs we serve will be cold-stacked or scrapped. Revenue earned in 2014 from these 24 offshore drilling rigs was $5.0 million. Additionally, the Baker Hughes U.S. land rig count has declined approximately 32% to 1,310 units in late February since its recent peak of 1,931 in late November.

In addition, uncertainties that could impact our profitability include service responsiveness to remote locations, communication network complexities, political and economic instability in certain regions, export restrictions, licenses and other trade barriers. These uncertainties may result in the delay of service initiation, which may negatively impact our results of operations.

Additional uncertainties that could impact our operating cash flows include the availability and cost of satellite bandwidth, timing of collecting our receivables, and our ability to increase our contracted services through sales and marketing efforts while leveraging the contracted satellite and other communication service costs.

Regulatory Matter

We cannot predict the ultimate outcome of the OFAC and BIS investigation (described in this Item under the heading “Regulatory Matter”), the total costs to be incurred in completing the investigation, the potential impact on personnel, the effect of implementing any further measures that may be necessary to ensure full compliance with applicable laws or to what extent, if at all, we could be subject to fines, sanctions or other penalties.

Potential Future Goodwill Impairment

During our December 31, 2014 interim impairment test, the fair value of our North America Land reporting unit, in our Western Hemisphere reportable segment, exceeded carrying value by approximately 5.1%. As of December 31, 2014, the goodwill balance held by our North America Land reporting unit was $10.9 million. Any future downturn in our North America Land business could adversely impact the key assumptions in our goodwill impairment test. While we believe that there appears to be no indication of current or future impairment, historical operating results may not be indicative of future operating results and events and circumstances may occur causing a triggering event in a period as short as three months.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

Certain of our accounting policies require judgment by management in selecting the appropriate assumptions for calculating financial estimates. By their nature, these judgments are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty. These judgments are based on our historical experience, terms of existing contracts, observance of trends in the industry, information provided by our customers, and information available from other outside sources, as appropriate. Future results may differ from these judgments under different assumptions or conditions. Our accounting policies that require management to apply significant judgment include:

Revenue Recognition – General

All revenue, excluding telecoms systems integration contracts, is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the service is complete, the amount is fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured. Network service fee revenue is based on fixed-price, day-rate contracts and recognized monthly as the service is provided. Generally, customer contracts also provide for installation and maintenance services. Installation services are paid upon initiation of the contract and recognized over the life of the respective contract. Maintenance charges are recognized as specific services are performed. Deferred revenue consists of deferred installation billings, customer deposits and other prepayments for which services have not yet been rendered. Revenue is reported net of any tax or regulatory fees assessed and collected on behalf of a governmental authority. Such tax or fee is then remitted directly to the appropriate jurisdictional entity.

Revenue Recognition – Telecoms Systems Integration Solutions

Revenues related to long-term telecoms systems integration contracts for customized network solutions are recognized using the percentage-of-completion method. At any point, RigNet has numerous contracts in progress, all of which are at various stages of completion. Accounting for revenues and profits on long-term contracts requires estimates of total estimated contract costs and estimates of progress toward completion to determine the extent of revenue and profit recognition. Progress towards completion on fixed price contracts is measured based on the ratio of costs incurred to total estimated contract costs (the cost-to-cost method). These estimates may be revised as additional information becomes available or as specific project circumstances change.

We review all of our material contracts on a monthly basis and revise the estimates as appropriate for developments such as, providing services and purchasing third-party materials and equipment at costs differing from those previously estimated and incurring or expecting to incur schedule issues. Changes in estimated final contract revenues and costs can either increase or decrease the final estimated contract profit or loss. Profits are recorded in the period in which a change in estimate is recognized, based on progress achieved through the period of change. Anticipated losses on contracts are recorded in full in the period in which they become evident. Revenue recognized in excess of amounts billed is classified as a current asset under prepaid expenses and other current assets. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, the amount of unbilled revenue related to telecoms systems integration projects was $13.8 million and $7.2 million, respectively. Amounts billed to clients in excess of revenue recognized to date are classified as a current liability under deferred revenue. Under long-term contracts, amounts recorded in work in process may not be realized or paid, respectively, within a one-year period.

Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable are recognized as customers are billed in accordance with customer contracts. We report an allowance for doubtful accounts for probable credit losses existing in accounts receivable. Management determines the allowance based on a review of currently outstanding receivables and our historical collection experience. Significant individual receivables and balances which have been outstanding greater than 90 days are reviewed individually. Account balances, when determined to be uncollectible, are charged against the allowance.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment consists of (i) telecommunication and computer equipment, (ii) furniture and other, (iii) building and (iv) land. All property, plant and equipment, excluding land, is depreciated and stated at acquisition cost net of accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method over the expected useful lives of the respective assets, which range from one to ten years. We assess property, plant and equipment for impairment when events indicate the carrying value exceeds fair value. Maintenance and repair costs are charged to expense when incurred. No impairment to fixed assets was recorded in the year ended December 31, 2014. During the year ended December 31, 2013, we impaired fixed assets by $0.5 million related to the loss of a certain customer. We reached a legal settlement with said customer which reimbursed us for the cost of impaired equipment.

 

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Maintenance and repair costs are charged to expense when incurred.

Goodwill

Goodwill relates to the acquisitions of LandTel Communications LLC (LandTel), OilCamp AS (OilCamp), and Nessco as the consideration paid exceeded the fair value of acquired identifiable net tangible and intangibles assets. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment annually, as of July 31st, with additional evaluations being performed when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of these assets may not be recoverable.

Goodwill impairment is determined using a two-step process. The first step of the impairment test is used to identify potential impairment by comparing the fair value of each reporting unit to the book value of the reporting unit, including goodwill. Fair value of the reporting unit is determined using a combination of the reporting unit’s expected present value of future cash flows and a market approach. The present value of future cash flows is estimated using our most recent forecast and our weighted average cost of capital. The market approach uses a market multiple on the reporting unit’s cash generated from operations. Significant estimates for each reporting unit included in our impairment analysis are cash flow forecasts, our weighted average cost of capital, projected income tax rates and market multiples. Changes in these estimates could affect the estimated fair value of our reporting units and result in an impairment of goodwill in a future period.

If the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its book value, goodwill of the reporting unit is considered to be impaired and the second step of the impairment test is performed to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any. The second step of the impairment test compares the implied fair value of the reporting unit’s goodwill with the book value of that goodwill. If the book value of the reporting unit’s goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the reporting unit’s fair value to all of its assets and liabilities other than goodwill in the same manner as a purchase price allocation. Any impairment in the value of goodwill is charged to earnings in the period such impairment is determined.

In connection with the January 2014 acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, we re-evaluated our segments and reporting units. We are now presenting TSI as a separate reportable segment. As such, goodwill associated with the Oilcamp and Nessco acquisitions was reallocated between the reporting units within the Eastern Hemisphere and TSI reportable segments based on relative fair value.

Any impairment in the value of goodwill is charged to earnings in the period such impairment is determined. In 2014, we recognized $2.7 million in impairment of goodwill related to the TSI reporting unit. Such impairment was a result of a significant decline in oil prices and global oil and gas activity for which an impairment test was performed as of December 31, 2014. This circumstance resulted in a reduction in the cash flow projections in our revision of internal forecasts. Specifically the TSI segment was impacted by declining contracted backlog, which reduced the estimated fair value of our TSI reporting unit below its carrying value.

During our interim December 31, 2014 impairment test, the fair value of goodwill held by our North America Land reporting unit, in our Western Hemisphere reportable segment, exceeded carrying value by 5.1%. As of December 31, 2014, the goodwill balance held by our North America Land reporting unit was $10.9 million. Any future downturn in our business could adversely impact the key assumptions in our goodwill impairment test. While we believe that there appears to be no indication of current or future impairment, historical operating results may not be indicative of future operating results and events and circumstances may occur causing a triggering event in a period as short as three months.

We recorded no goodwill impairments in 2013 or 2012.

Stock-Based Compensation

We have three stock-based compensation plans: the 2010 Omnibus Incentive Plan (2010 Plan), the RigNet, Inc. 2006 Long-Term Incentive Plan (2006 Plan) and the RigNet Inc. 2001 Performance Stock Option Plan (2001 Plan). All equity instruments granted under either the 2001 Plan or the 2006 Plan are settled in stock. All equity instruments

 

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currently outstanding under the 2010 Plan will be settled in stock, however future awards granted subsequent to December 31, 2014 may be settled in stock or cash and may be classified as equity or liability instruments, as determined by the type of award granted.

Our policy is to recognize compensation expense for service-based awards on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for the entire award. Expense for stock-based compensation related to equity awards is recorded using the calculated fair value of options on the grant date of the awards. Fair value of options on the grant date is determined using the Black-Scholes model, which requires judgment in estimating the expected term of the option, risk-free interest rate, expected volatility of our stock and dividend yield of the option.

The fair value of each option award is estimated on the grant date using a Black-Scholes option valuation model, which uses certain assumptions as of the date of grant:

 

    Expected Volatility —based on peer group price volatility for periods equivalent to the expected term of the options

 

    Expected Term —expected life adjusted based on management’s best estimate for the effects of non-transferability, exercise restriction and behavioral considerations

 

    Risk-free Interest Rate —risk-free rate, for periods within the contractual terms of the options, is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant

 

    Dividend Yield —expected dividends based on the Company’s historical dividend rate at the date of grant

The fair value of restricted stock on the grant date is equal to the market price of RigNet’s common stock on the date of grant.

Additionally, in connection with RigNet’s acquisition of LandTel, LandTel issued share appreciation rights (SARs) to certain employees. The value of these SARs was based on the value of the LandTel subsidiary only and was classified as a liability award by the Company. We recorded expense for these awards based on the fair value of the awards at each balance sheet date, through December 31, 2011. In 2012, all outstanding SARs were settled in cash upon exercise by holders. We have not issued nor do we currently have plans to issue any additional SARs or any other awards which would be classified as a liability awards or settled in cash.

Stock-based compensation expense is based on awards ultimately expected to vest. We did not issue fractional shares nor pay cash in lieu of fractional shares.

Taxes

Current income taxes are determined based on the tax laws and rates in effect in the jurisdictions and countries that the Company operates in and revenue is earned. Deferred income taxes reflect the tax effect of net operating losses, foreign tax credits and the tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial statement and income tax purposes, as determined under enacted tax laws and rates. Valuation allowances are established when management determines that it is more likely than not that some portion or the entire deferred tax asset will not be realized. U.S Federal deferred tax liabilities are recorded for the unremitted earnings of foreign subsidiaries that are not permanently reinvested, net of potential foreign tax credits; otherwise, no U.S. Federal deferred taxes are provided on foreign subsidiaries. The financial effect of changes in tax laws or rates is accounted for in the period of enactment.

From time to time, the Company engages in transactions in which the tax consequences may be subject to uncertainty. In the normal course of business, the Company prepares and files tax returns based on interpretation of tax laws and regulations, which are subject to examination by various taxing authorities. Such examinations may result in future tax and interest assessments by these taxing authorities. We evaluate our tax positions and recognize only tax benefits for financial purposes that, more likely than not, will be sustained upon examination, including resolutions of any related appeals or litigation processes, based on the technical merits of the position.

The Company has elected to include income tax related interest and penalties as a component of income tax expense.

 

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Changes in tax laws and rates may affect recorded deferred tax assets and liabilities and our effective tax rate in the future. In addition, United Kingdom’s and Brunei’s corporate income tax rates are decreasing 1.0% and 1.5% respectively in 2015.

New Accounting Pronouncements

No standard implemented during 2014 or 2013 had a material effect on our financial position, cash flow or results of operations. See our audited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more details regarding our implementation and assessment of new accounting standards.

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth selected financial and operating data for the periods indicated.

 

                       Percentage Change  
     Year Ended December 31,     2013 to
2014
    2012 to
2013
 
     2014     2013     2012      
     (in thousands, except percentages)  

Revenue

   $ 330,174      $ 220,710      $ 161,669        49.6     36.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

  188,209      118,881      81,071      58.3   46.6

Depreciation and amortization

  29,462      21,049      17,534      40.0   20.0

Impairment of goodwill

  2,719      —        —        *      *   

Selling and marketing

  6,564      3,785      3,081      73.4   22.8

General and administrative

  69,136      48,770      37,184      41.8   31.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

  296,090      192,485      138,870      53.8   38.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

  34,084      28,225      22,799      20.8   23.8

Other expense, net

  (2,701   (2,523   (2,045   7.1   23.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

  31,383      25,702      20,754      22.1   23.8

Income tax expense

  (15,400   (9,158   (8,733   68.2   4.9
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

  15,983      16,544      12,021      (3.4 )%    37.6

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

  348      208      139      67.3   49.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to RigNet, Inc. stockholders

$ 15,635    $ 16,336    $ 11,882      (4.3 )%    37.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Non-GAAP Data:

Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization)

$ 141,965    $ 101,829    $ 80,598      39.4   26.3

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 73,735    $ 56,178    $ 43,583      31.3   28.9

Cash Earnings

$ 56,150    $ 44,737    $ 33,298      25.5   34.4

Cash EPS

$ 3.14    $ 2.55    $ 1.96      23.1   30.2

 

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Our business operations are managed through three reportable operating segments: Eastern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere and Telecoms Systems Integration. The following represents selected financial operating results for our segments:

 

                         Percentage Change  
     Year Ended December 31,     2013 to
2014
    2012 to
2013
 
     2014      2013      2012      
     (in thousands, except percentages)  

Eastern Hemisphere:

            

Revenue

   $ 163,935       $ 128,987       $ 88,371        27.1     46.0

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

     76,842         58,826         34,446        30.6     70.8
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)

  87,093      70,161      53,925      24.1   30.1

Depreciation and amortization

  13,249      8,701      7,854      52.3   10.8

Selling, general and administrative

  14,750      14,948      9,508      (1.3 )%    57.2
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Eastern Hemisphere operating income

$ 59,094    $ 46,512    $ 36,563      27.1   27.2
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Western Hemisphere:

Revenue

$ 112,956    $ 54,221    $ 49,881      108.3   8.7

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

  58,996      25,062      22,598      135.4   10.9
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)

  53,960      29,159      27,283      85.1   6.9

Depreciation and amortization

  11,261      7,149      7,409      57.5   (3.5 )% 

Selling, general and administrative

  16,144      7,847      7,385      105.7   6.3
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Western Hemisphere operating income

$ 26,555    $ 14,163    $ 12,489      87.5   13.4
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Telecoms Systems Integration:

Revenue

$ 53,283    $ 37,502    $ 23,417      42.1   60.1

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

  42,644      29,569      20,052      44.2   47.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit (non-GAAP measure)

  10,639      7,933      3,365      34.1   135.8

Depreciation and amortization

  3,806      4,369      2,229      (12.9 )%    96.0

Impairment of goodwill

  2,719      —        —        *      *   

Selling, general and administrative

  3,829      1,057      2,382      262.3   (55.6 )% 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Telecoms Systems Integration operating income (loss)

$ 285    $ 2,507    $ (1,246   (88.6 )%    *   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NOTE: Consolidated balances include the three segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.

Years Ended December 31, 2014 and 2013

Revenue. Revenue increased by $109.5 million, or 49.6%, to $330.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $220.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. The acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit contributed $80.2 million in revenue across all three reportable segments. Excluding Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit’s revenue, revenue increased by $29.3 million or 13.3%. This organic increase was driven by the Eastern Hemisphere segment which increased $22.4 million, or 17.4%, and the Western Hemisphere segment which increased $13.8 million, or 25.5%. These increases are primarily due to increased revenue-per-site and increased sites served across the Eastern and Western Hemisphere segments. Revenue-per-site increased as a result of increased services per site and the growing bandwidth needs of our customers across the Eastern and Western Hemisphere segments.

Cost of Revenue. Cost of revenue consists primarily of satellite charges, voice and data termination costs, network operations expenses, internet connectivity fees, equipment purchases for telecoms systems integration projects and direct service labor. Satellite charges consist of the costs associated with obtaining satellite bandwidth (the measure of capacity) used in the transmission of service to and from leased satellites. Direct service labor consists of field technicians, our Network Operations Center employees, and other employees who directly provide services to customers. Network operations expenses consist primarily of costs associated with the operation of our network operations center, which is maintained 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cost of revenue increased by $69.3 million, or 58.3%, to $188.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $118.9 million for the year ended December 31,

 

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2013. The acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit added $58.3 million to costs across all three reportable segments. Excluding Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, costs increased by $11.0 million, or 9.2%, to $129.9 million from $118.9 million. This increase is primarily due to incremental network services and satellite charges to support growing bandwidth needs of our customers across the Eastern and Western Hemisphere segments.

Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) increased by $40.1 million, or 39.4%, to $142.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $101.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) as a percentage of revenue decreased to 43.0% for the year ended December 31, 2014 compared to 46.1% for the year ended December 31, 2013. Excluding Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) increased by $18.3 million, or 18.0%, to $120.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $101.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. Excluding Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) as a percentage of revenue increased to 48.1% for the year ended December 31, 2014 compared to 46.1% for the year ended December 31, 2013. The increased Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) is primarily attributable to growing bandwidth needs of our customers across the Eastern and Western Hemisphere segments and partially offset by increased costs, which have supported our growing revenues.

Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization is recognized on all property, plant and equipment either installed at a customer’s site or held at our corporate and regional offices, as well as intangibles arising from acquisitions and internal use software. Depreciation and amortization expenses increased by $8.4 million, or 40.0%, to $29.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $21.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. This increase is primarily attributable to the continued increase in our capital expenditures and the acquisition of depreciable property, plant and equipment and amortizable intangibles as part of the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisition.

Impairment of Goodwill. In December 2014 we performed an interim impairment test of goodwill as a result of a significant decline in oil prices and global oil and gas activity. As a result of this interim impairment test we recognized $2.7 million in impairment of goodwill in our TSI reporting unit, which was impacted by declining contracted backlog that reduced the estimated fair value of our TSI reporting unit below its carrying value.

Selling and Marketing. Selling and marketing expenses consist primarily of salaries and commissions, travel costs and marketing communications. Selling and marketing expenses increased by $2.8 million, or 73.4%, to $6.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $3.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.

General and Administrative. General and administrative expenses consist of expenses associated with our management, finance, contract, support and administrative functions. General and administrative expenses increased by $20.4 million, or 41.8%, to $69.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 from $48.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. General and administrative costs increased primarily due to costs and increased office space and acquisition related to the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, increased compensation resulting from non-acquisition related headcount additions and increased stock-based compensation.

Income Tax Expense. Our effective income tax rate was 49.1% and 35.6% for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Our effective tax rates are affected by factors including changes in the valuation allowance related to operating in loss jurisdictions for which a benefit cannot be claimed, fluctuations in income across international jurisdictions with varying tax rates, and changes in income tax reserves. See Note 14 — “Income Taxes,” to our consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information regarding the items comprising our effective tax rates.

Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012

Revenue. Revenue increased by $59.0 million, or 36.5%, to $220.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 from $161.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. This increase includes an increase of $28.9 million of revenue contributed by Nessco. Exclusive of Nessco, the revenue increased in each of our reportable segments. Western Hemisphere revenue increased $4.3 million, or 8.7%. Eastern Hemisphere revenue increased $40.6 million, or 46.0%. TSI revenue increased $14.1 million, or 60.1%. These increases are primarily due to increases in sites served and increased revenue-per-site resulting from bandwidth upgrades and additional value-added services provided.

 

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Cost of Revenue. Cost of revenue increased by $37.8 million, or 46.6%, to $118.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 from $81.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. This increase includes an increase of $20.7 million of costs incurred by Nessco. Exclusive of Nessco, cost of revenue increased by $17.1 million, primarily due to incremental network services and capacity required to serve the increased sites and bandwidth upgrades across all segments.

Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) increased by $21.2 million, or 26.3%, to $101.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 from $80.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. This increase includes an increase of $8.2 million of Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) contributed by Nessco. Excluding Nessco, Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) as a percentage of revenue decreased to 53.6%, for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 55.9% for the year ended December 31, 2012. This decrease is primarily attributable to increased costs of bandwidth capacity associated with increased site counts, bandwidth upgrades and increased project lead-time.

Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expenses increased by $3.5 million, or 20.0%, to $21.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 from $17.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. Amortization expense increased due to the intangible assets purchased in the Nessco acquisition. Additionally, depreciation expense increased due to continued increases in our capital expenditures, which support our growing operations.

Selling and Marketing. Selling and marketing expenses increased by $0.7 million, or 22.8%, to $3.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 from $3.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012.

General and Administrative. General and administrative expenses increased by $11.6 million, or 31.2%, to $48.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 from $37.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. This increase includes an increase of $0.9 million in costs incurred by Nessco during 2013. Excluding Nessco, general and administrative costs increased $10.7 million primarily due to increased compensation resulting from headcount additions and increased stock-based compensation, costs related to the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit that closed on January 31, 2014, and a contingent liability and related legal costs reserved for potential violations of U.S. sanctions regulations (see “Regulatory Matter” section below).

Income Tax Expense. Our effective income tax rate was 35.6% and 42.1% for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Our effective tax rates are affected by factors including fluctuations in income across international jurisdictions with varying tax rates, changes in the valuation allowance related to operating in a loss jurisdiction for which a benefit cannot be claimed, and changes in income tax reserves. See Note 14 — “Income Taxes,” to our consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information regarding the items comprising our effective tax rates.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At December 31, 2014, we had working capital of $108.7 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $66.6 million, current restricted cash of $1.2 million, accounts receivable of $74.6 million and other current assets of $21.3 million, offset by $13.6 million in accounts payable, $23.2 million in accrued expenses, $8.4 million in current maturities of long-term debt, $5.0 million in tax related liabilities and $4.8 million in deferred revenue.

Over the past three years, annual capital expenditures have grown from $21.9 million to $40.2 million due to continued increase of sites served. Based on our current expectations, we believe our liquidity and capital resources will be sufficient for the conduct of our business and operations for the foreseeable future. We may also use a portion of our available cash to finance growth through the acquisition of, or investment into, businesses, products, services or technologies complementary to our current business, through mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures or otherwise.

Cash in foreign subsidiaries that is available for repatriation to our domestic parent, after settlement of intercompany payables and notes, is $8.4 million. If the entire $8.4 million were repatriated, we would be liable for an additional $2.5 million of taxes. A federal deferred tax liability has already been recognized as of December 31, 2014 of $1.5 million for those earnings that are not considered permanently reinvested.

During the next twelve months, we expect our principal sources of liquidity to be cash flows from operating activities, cash and cash equivalents on hand and availability under our credit facility. In forecasting our cash flows we have considered factors including contracted services related to long-term deepwater drilling programs, U.S. land rig count trends, projected oil and natural gas prices, contracted and available satellite bandwidth.

 

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While we believe we have sufficient liquidity and capital resources to meet our current operating requirements and expansion plans, we may want to pursue additional expansion opportunities within the next year which could require additional financing, either debt or equity.

Beyond the next twelve months, we expect our principal sources of liquidity to be cash flows provided by operating activities, cash and cash equivalents on hand, availability under our credit facility and additional financing activities we may pursue, which may include debt or equity offerings.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014      2013      2012  
     (in thousands)  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Data:

        

Cash and cash equivalents, January 1,

   $ 59,822       $ 59,744       $ 53,106   

Net cash provided by operating activities

     43,763         28,045         32,255   

Net cash used in investing activities

     (65,334      (28,844      (66,763

Net cash provided by financing activities

     30,536         3,202         37,707   

Changes in foreign currency translation

     (2,211      (2,325      3,439   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, December 31,

$ 66,576    $ 59,822    $ 59,744   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Currently, the Norwegian kroner and the British pound sterling are the foreign currencies that could materially impact our liquidity. Our historical experience with exchange rates for these currencies has been relatively stable and, consequently, we do not currently hedge these risks, but evaluate these risks on a continual basis and may put financial instruments in place in the future if deemed necessary. During the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, 78.7%, 63.6% and 68.1% of our revenue was denominated in U.S. dollars, respectively.

Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities was $43.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 compared to $28.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. The increase in cash provided by operating activities during 2014 of $15.8 million was primarily due to increased operating income from our core operations coupled with increased accrued expenses partially offset by the timing of collections of our accounts receivable and paying our accounts payable.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $28.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to $32.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. The decrease in cash provided by operating activities during 2013 of $4.3 million was primarily due to the timing of collections of our accounts receivable, changes in our prepaid expenses due to telecoms systems integration projects partially offset by increased profitability of our core operations.

Our cash provided by operations is subject to many variables, the most significant of which is the volatility of the oil and gas industry and, therefore, the demand for our services. Other factors impacting operating cash flows include the availability and cost of satellite bandwidth, as well as the timing of collecting our receivables. Our future cash flow from operations will depend on our ability to increase our contracted services through our sales and marketing efforts while leveraging the contracted satellite and other communication service costs.

 

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Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $65.3 million, $28.8 million and $66.8 million in the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Of these amounts $40.2 million, $30.2 million, and $21.9 million, respectively, were for capital expenditures, an increase of $10.0 million and $8.3 million for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, compared to each of the respective prior periods. We expect capital expenditures to continue to grow during 2015 primarily resulting from growth opportunities arising from new build high specification deepwater drilling rigs.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, net cash used in investing activities also included cash used for the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, totaling $26.1 million.

Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $30.5 million, $3.2 million and $37.7 million in the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Cash provided by financing activities during the year ended December 31, 2014 consisted primarily of $35.0 million in draws on our revolving credit facility, which was used, along with cash on hand, to finance our acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit and for other general corporate purposes. We also received $1.6 million in proceeds from the issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and warrants. These inflows were partially offset by $8.6 million of principal payments on our long-term debt for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Cash provided by financing activities during the year ended December 31, 2013 was attributable to $5.5 million in borrowings in connection with the amendment of our term loan and $5.0 million in proceeds from the issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and warrants. This inflow was partially offset by $7.2 million of principal payments on our long-term debt.

Credit Agreement

The Company has a $60.0 million term loan and $125.0 million revolving credit facility, which includes a $15 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit.

The term loan bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.5% to 2.5%, based on a ratio of funded debt to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure defined in the agreement. Interest is payable monthly along with quarterly principal installments of $2.1 million, with the balance due October 2018. The weighted average interest rate for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 was 2.1% and 2.8%, respectively, with an interest rate of 1.9% at December 31, 2014. The Term Loan is secured by substantially all the assets of the Company. As of December 31, 2014, the outstanding principal amount of the term loan was $51.4 million.

Our term loan agreement imposes certain restrictions including our ability to obtain additional debt financing and on our payment of cash dividends. It also requires us to maintain certain financial covenants such as a funded debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio of less than or equal to 3.0 to 1.0 and a fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 1.25 to 1.0. At December 31, 2014, we believe we were in compliance with all covenants.

The revolving credit facility matures in October 2018 with any outstanding borrowings then payable. Borrowings under the revolving facility carry an interest rate of LIBOR plus an applicable margin ranging from 1.5% to 2.5%, which varies as a function of the Company’s leverage ratio. As of December 31, 2014, $35.0 million in draws have been made on the facility and remain outstanding. The weighted average interest rate for the year ended December 31, 2014 was 1.9%, with an interest rate of 1.9% at December 31, 2014.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not engage in any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

At December 31, 2014, we had contractual obligations and commercial commitments as follows:

 

     Total      2015      2016 - 2017      2018 - 2019      2020 and
Beyond
 
     (in thousands)  

Contractual Obligations:

              

Debt obligations

              

Term loan

   $ 50,940       $ 8,405       $ 16,858       $ 25,677       $ —     

Revolving loan

     35,000         —           —           35,000         —     

Equipment notes

     171         —           171         —           —     

Interest (1)

     4,772         1,561         2,634         577         —     

Operating leases

     8,414         2,741         3,874         1,799         —     

Commercial Commitments:

              

Satellite and network services

     112,001         30,119         47,000         34,882         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
$ 211,298    $ 42,826    $ 70,537    $ 97,935    $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) Computed on the expected outstanding principal balance through the term of the Credit Agreement, at the interest rate in effect at December 31, 2014.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s other noncurrent liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheet consist primarily of deferred tax liabilities ($0.2 million), gross unrecognized tax benefits ($15.5 million) and the related gross interest and penalties. At this time, the Company is unable to make a reasonably reliable estimate of the timing of payments in individual years in connection with these liabilities; therefore, such amounts are not included in the above contractual obligations table.

Regulatory Matter

In 2013, our internal compliance program detected potential violations of U.S. sanctions regulations by one of our foreign subsidiaries in connection with certain of our customers’ rigs that were moved into the territorial waters of countries sanctioned by the United States. We estimate that we received total revenue of approximately $0.1 million during the period related to the potential violations. These countries are subject to a number of economic regulations, including sanctions administered by OFAC, and comprehensive restrictions on the export and re-export of U.S.-origin items to these countries administered by BIS. Our customers that are not based in the U.S. are not subject to the same restrictions on operating in these countries as we are, but we are prohibited from providing services or facilitating the provision of services to their rigs in transit to or while operating in a sanctioned country.

Failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations relating to sanctions and export restrictions may subject us to criminal sanctions and civil remedies, including fines, denial of export privileges, injunctions or seizures of our assets. We have voluntarily self-reported the potential violations to OFAC and BIS and retained outside counsel who conducted an investigation of the matter and submitted a report to OFAC and BIS. We continue to cooperate with these agencies with respect to resolution of the matter.

We incurred legal expenses of $0.1 million and $1.0 million for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, relating to this investigation. We may continue to incur significant legal fees and related expenses, and the investigations may involve management time in the future in order to cooperate with OFAC and BIS. We cannot predict the ultimate outcome of the investigation, the total costs to be incurred in completing the investigation, the potential impact on personnel, the effect of implementing any further measures that may be necessary to ensure full compliance with applicable laws or to what extent, if at all, we could be subject to fines, sanctions or other penalties.

 

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Non-GAAP Measures

The non-GAAP financial measures, Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Therefore, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in conjunction with net income and other performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as gross profit, operating income or net cash provided by operating activities. Further, Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP measures such as net income, gross profit, operating income or any other GAAP measure of liquidity or financial performance. Our Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because other companies may not calculate Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization), Adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures in the same manner as we do. We prepare Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization) and Adjusted EBITDA to eliminate the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance. We encourage you to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate.

The following table presents a reconciliation of gross profit under GAAP to Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization).

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014      2013      2012  
     (in thousands)  

Gross profit

   $ 113,868       $ 81,950       $ 63,964   

Depreciation and amortization related to cost of revenue

     28,097         19,879         16,634   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross Profit (excluding depreciation and amortization)

$ 141,965    $ 101,829    $ 80,598   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

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 believe this measure is useful to investors because management uses it to evaluate operating margins and the effectiveness of cost management.

 

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The following table presents a reconciliation of our net income to Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014      2013      2012  
     (in thousands)  

Net income

   $ 15,983       $ 16,544       $ 12,021   

Interest expense

     2,185         2,283         1,552   

Depreciation and amortization

     29,462         21,049         17,534   

Impairment of goodwill

     2,719         —           —     

Foreign exchange impact of intercompany financing activities

     856         —           —     

(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements

     (44      66         (131

Stock-based compensation

     4,252         2,963         2,502   

Acquisition costs

     2,922         4,115         1,372   

Income tax expense

     15,400         9,158         8,733   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)

$ 73,735    $ 56,178    $ 43,583   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Interest expense

  (2,185   (2,283   (1,552

Income tax expense

  (15,400   (9,158   (8,733
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash Earnings (non-GAAP measure)

$ 56,150    $ 44,737    $ 33,298   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted Shares

  17,899      17,557      17,017   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash EPS (non-GAAP measure)

$ 3.14    $ 2.55    $ 1.96   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

We evaluate Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Earnings and Cash EPS generated from our operations and operating segments to assess the potential recovery of historical capital expenditures, determine timing and investment levels for growth opportunities, extend commitments of satellite bandwidth cost to expand our offshore production platform and vessel market share, invest in new products and services, expand or open new offices, service centers and SOIL nodes, and assist purchasing synergies.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, Adjusted EBITDA increased by $17.6 million, or 31.3%, from $56.2 million in 2013 to $73.7 million in 2014. The increase resulted from organic growth in our core offshore operations and, to a lesser extent, results from our acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit partially offset by increased compensation associated with headcount additions.

During the year ended December 31, 2013, Adjusted EBITDA increased by $12.6 million, or 28.9%, from $43.6 million in 2012 to $56.2 million in 2013, which resulted primarily from the addition of Nessco operations, in the middle of 2012, as well as organic growth in our core offshore operations partially offset by costs associated with headcount.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, Cash Earnings increased by $11.4 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, or 25.5%, from $44.7 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, in 2013 to $56.2 million, or $3.14 per diluted share, in 2014. The increase resulted from organic growth in our core offshore operations and, to a lesser extent, results from our acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit partially offset by increased compensation associated with headcount additions.

During the year ended December 31, 2013, Cash Earnings increased by $11.4 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, or 34.4%, from $33.3 million, or $1.96 per diluted share, in 2012 to $44.7 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, in 2013, which resulted primarily from the addition of Nessco operations, in the middle of 2012, as well as organic growth in our core offshore operations partially offset by costs associated with headcount.

 

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Item 7A. Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk

We are subject to a variety of risks, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations relating to foreign operations and certain purchases from foreign vendors. In the normal course of business, we assess these risks and have established policies and procedures to manage our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency values.

Our objective in managing our exposure to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations is to reduce the impact of adverse fluctuations in earnings and cash flows associated with foreign currency exchange rates. We do not currently use foreign currency forward contracts to hedge our exposure on firm commitments denominated in foreign currencies, but evaluate this on a continual basis and may put financial instruments in place in the future if deemed necessary. During the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, 21.3% and 36.4%, respectively of our revenues were earned in non-U.S. currencies. At December 31, 2014 and 2013, we had no significant outstanding foreign exchange contracts.

Our results of operations and cash flows are subject to fluctuations due to changes in interest rates primarily from our variable interest rate long-term debt. We do not currently use financial instruments to hedge these interest risk exposures, but evaluate this on a continual basis and may put financial instruments in place in the future if deemed necessary. The following analysis reflects the annual impacts of potential changes in our interest rate to net income attributable to us and our total stockholders’ equity based on our outstanding long-term debt on December 31, 2014 and 2013, assuming those liabilities were outstanding for the entire year.

 

     December 31,  
     2014      2013  
     (in thousands)  

Effect on Net Income and Equity - Increase/Decrease:

  

1% Decrease/increase in rate

   $ 511       $ 596   

2% Decrease/increase in rate

   $ 1,022       $ 1,191   

3% Decrease/increase in rate

   $ 1,533       $ 1,787   

 

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Our consolidated financial statements, together with the related notes and report of independent registered public accounting firm, are set forth on the pages indicated in Item 15.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

None.

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2014. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2014, our Chief Executive Officer and

 

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Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective and provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rule 13a-15(d) of the Exchange Act that occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2014 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The management report called for by Item 308(a) of Regulation S-K is provided below.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

The management of RigNet, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the Company) is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. The Company’s internal control system was designed to provide reasonable assurance to management and the Board of Directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement presentation and preparation. Further, because of changes in conditions, the effectiveness of internal control may vary over time.

As of December 31, 2014, our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013), issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on the assessment, management determined that we maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, based on those criteria.

Management included in its assessment of internal control over financial reporting all consolidated entities, but excluded the internal control over financial reporting at Inmarsat Plc’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquired by the Company in January 2014. Inmarsat Plc’s Enterprise Energy business unit financial statements constitute 18% and 9% of net and total assets, respectively, of the consolidated financial statement amounts as of December 31, 2014, and contributed 24% of revenues and a net income equal to 26% of net income of the consolidated financial statement amounts for the year ended December 31, 2014. Management determined that the internal controls of Inmarsat Plc’s Enterprise Energy business unit would be excluded from the internal control assessment as of December 31, 2014, due to the timing of the closing of the acquisition in January 2014 and as permitted by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Deloitte & Touche LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm that audited our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, has issued an attestation report on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014 which is included in Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

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Attestation Report of the Registered Accounting Firm

The independent auditor’s attestation report called for by Item 308(b) of Regulation S-K is incorporated herein by reference to Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (Internal Control Over Financial Reporting), included in Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

Limitations of the Effectiveness of Internal Control

A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the internal control system are met. Because of the inherent limitations of any internal control system, internal control over financial reporting may not detect or prevent misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies and procedures may deteriorate.

 

Item 9B. Other Information

None.

 

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PART III

Certain information required by Part III is omitted from this Annual Report on Form 10-K as we intend to file our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2015 Proxy Statement”) pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K, and certain information included in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Certain information in response to this item is incorporated herein by reference to “Our Board of Directors and Nominees,” “Our Executive Officers” and “Corporate Governance” in the 2015 Proxy Statement to be filed with the SEC. Information on compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act is incorporated herein by reference to “Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance” in the 2015 Proxy Statement to be filed with the SEC.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

We have adopted a code of business conduct and ethics (code of conduct) applicable to our principal executive, financial and accounting officers. Copies of both the code of conduct, as well as any waiver of a provision of the code of conduct granted to any principal executive, financial and accounting officers or material amendment to the code of conduct, if any, are available, without charge, on our website at www.rig.net.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation

Information in response to this item is incorporated herein by reference to “Corporate Governance” and “Executive Compensation” in the 2015 Proxy Statement to be filed with the SEC.

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

Information in response to this item is incorporated herein by reference to “Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans” and “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” in the 2015 Proxy Statement to be filed with the SEC.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

Information in response to this item is incorporated herein by reference to “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” in the 2015 Proxy Statement to be filed with the SEC.

 

Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services

Information in response to this item is incorporated herein by reference to “Fees Paid to Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” in the 2015 Proxy Statement to be filed with the SEC.

 

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PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

(A) Consolidated Financial Statements

 

  1. Consolidated Financial Statements. The consolidated financial statements listed in the accompanying “Index to Consolidated Financial Information” are filed as part of this Annual Report.

 

  2. Consolidated Financial Statement Schedules. All schedules have been omitted because the information required to be presented in them is not applicable or is shown in the financial statements or related notes.

 

(B) Exhibits

The exhibits listed in the Index to Exhibits are filed as part of this Annual Report for Form 10-K.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

RIGNET, INC.
By:  

/s/ MARK B. SLAUGHTER

    March 2, 2015
Mark B. Slaughter    
Chief Executive Officer and President    

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ MARK B. SLAUGHTER

Mark B. Slaughter

  

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director (Principal Executive Officer)

 

March 2, 2015

 

/s/ MARTIN L. JIMMERSON, JR.

  

Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial & Accounting Officer)

 

March 2, 2015

 

Martin L. Jimmerson, Jr.     

/s/ JAMES H. BROWNING

  

Chairman of the Board

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

James H. Browning     

/s/ MATTIA CAPRIOLI

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Mattia Caprioli     

/s/ CHARLES L. DAVIS IV

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Charles L. Davis IV     

/s/ DITLEF DE VIBE

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Ditlef de Vibe     

/s/ KEVIN MULLOY

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Kevin Mulloy     

/s/ KEVIN J. O’HARA

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Kevin J. O’Hara     

/s/ KEITH OLSEN

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Keith Olsen     

/s/ BRENT K. WHITTINGTON

  

Director

 

 

March 2, 2015

 

Brent K. Whittington     

 

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INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

     Page  

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     F-2   

Consolidated Balance Sheets

     F-4   

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

     F-5   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     F-6   

Consolidated Statements of Equity

     F-7   

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

     F-8   

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of RigNet, Inc.

Houston, Texas

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of RigNet, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the related consolidated statements of comprehensive income, cash flows, and equity for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2014. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of RigNet, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2014, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, based on the criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated March 2, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Houston, Texas

March 2, 2015

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of RigNet, Inc.

Houston, Texas

We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of RigNet, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2014, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. As described in Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, management excluded from its assessment the internal control over financial reporting at Inmarsat Plc’s Enterprise Energy business unit (“Inmarsat”), which was acquired on January 31, 2014 and whose financial statements constitute 18% and 9% of net and total assets, 24% of revenues, and 26% of net income of the consolidated financial statement amounts as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014. Accordingly, our audit did not include the internal control over financial reporting at Inmarsat. The Company’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company’s board of directors, management, and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, based on the criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014 of the Company and our report dated March 2, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements.

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Houston, Texas

March 2, 2015

 

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RIGNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

     December 31,  
     2014     2013  
     (in thousands, except share amounts)  
ASSETS     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 66,576      $ 59,822   

Restricted cash

     1,200        509   

Accounts receivable, net

     74,625        45,388   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     21,253        14,233   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

  163,654      119,952   

Property, plant and equipment, net

  76,195      59,051   

Restricted cash

  62      1,321   

Goodwill

  30,128      34,520   

Intangibles, net

  21,051      17,580   

Deferred tax and other assets

  8,747      6,379   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 299,837    $ 238,803   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$ 13,560    $ 13,744   

Accrued expenses

  23,230      12,943   

Current maturities of long-term debt

  8,405      8,388   

Income taxes payable

  4,978      4,350   

Deferred revenue

  4,780      2,907   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

  54,953      42,332   

Long-term debt

  77,706      51,175   

Deferred revenue

  516      621   

Deferred tax liability

  228      665   

Other liabilities

  24,343      19,222   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

  157,746      114,015   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)

Equity:

Stockholders’ equity

Preferred stock - $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013

  —        —     

Common stock - $0.001 par value; 190,000,000 shares authorized; 17,629,830 and 17,236,620 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively

  18      17   

Additional paid-in capital

  137,662      128,932   

Retained Earnings (Accumulated deficit)

  10,931      (4,704

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

  (6,682   435   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

  141,929      124,680   

Non-redeemable, non-controlling interest

  162      108   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

  142,091      124,788   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$ 299,837    $ 238,803   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

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RIGNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014     2013     2012  
     (in thousands, except per share amounts)  

Revenue

   $ 330,174      $ 220,710      $ 161,669   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

  188,209      118,881      81,071   

Depreciation and amortization

  29,462      21,049      17,534   

Impairment of goodwill

  2,719      —        —     

Selling and marketing

  6,564      3,785      3,081   

General and administrative

  69,136      48,770      37,184   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

  296,090      192,485      138,870   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

  34,084      28,225      22,799   

Other income (expense):

Interest expense

  (2,185   (2,283   (1,552

Other income (expense), net

  (516   (240   (493
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

  31,383      25,702      20,754   

Income tax expense

  (15,400   (9,158   (8,733
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

  15,983      16,544      12,021   

Less: Net income attributable to:

Non-redeemable, non-controlling interest

  348      208      139   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to RigNet, Inc. stockholders

$ 15,635    $ 16,336    $ 11,882   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Net income

$ 15,983    $ 16,544    $ 12,021   

Foreign currency translation

  (7,117   (2,394   3,439   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

  8,866      14,150      15,460   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest

  348      208      139   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to RigNet, Inc. stockholders

$ 8,518    $ 13,942    $ 15,321   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

INCOME PER SHARE - BASIC AND DILUTED

Net income attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders

$ 15,635    $ 16,336    $ 11,882   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, basic

$ 0.90    $ 1.00    $ 0.76   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, diluted

$ 0.87    $ 0.93    $ 0.70   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic

  17,321      16,268      15,591   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted

  17,899      17,557      17,017   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

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RIGNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014     2013     2012  
     (in thousands)  

Cash flows from operating activities:

      

Net income

   $ 15,983      $ 16,544      $ 12,021   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operations:

      

Depreciation and amortization

     29,462        21,049        17,534   

Impairment of goodwill

     2,719        —          —     

Stock-based compensation

     4,252        2,963        2,502   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     197        525        102   

Deferred taxes

     (2,664     (2,760     (1,383

Impairment of property, plant and equipment

     —          502        —     

(Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements

     (44     66        (131

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:

      

Accounts receivable

     (15,054     (5,507     (877

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     1,723        (7,861     1,133   

Accounts payable

     (7,643     1,413        (339

Accrued expenses

     11,260        3,240        2,537   

Deferred revenue

     (1,549     (3,383     (4,302

Other liabilities

     5,121        1,254        3,458   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

  43,763      28,045      32,255   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

  (26,483   (85   (42,555

Capital expenditures

  (40,173   (30,187   (21,864

Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment

  754      462      355   

(Increase) decrease in restricted cash

  568      966      (2,699
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

  (65,334   (28,844   (66,763
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

  1,585      4,998      897   

Repurchase of restricted shares from employees

  —        —        (88

Payment of stock appreciation rights

  —        —        (500

Subsidiary distributions to non-controlling interest

  (294   (217   (184

Proceeds from borrowings

  35,000      5,457      47,238   

Repayments of long-term debt

  (8,649   (7,157   (9,164

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

  2,894      922      —     

Payments of financing fees

  —        (801   (492
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

  30,536      3,202      37,707   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

  8,965      2,403      3,199   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents:

Balance, January 1,

  59,822      59,744      53,106   

Changes in foreign currency translation

  (2,211   (2,325   3,439   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, December 31,

$ 66,576    $ 59,822    $ 59,744   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures:

Income taxes paid

$ 10,596    $ 10,623    $ 7,660   

Interest paid - other

$ 2,004    $ 1,662    $ 1,461   

Non-cash investing - capital expenditures accrued

$ 2,396    $ 2,167    $ 1,508   

Liabilities assumed - Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit and Nessco acquisitions, respectively

$ 10,969    $ —      $ 19,041   

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

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RIGNET, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

 

    Common Stock    

Additional
Paid-In

   

Retained
Earnings
(Accumulated

   

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive

   

Total
Stockholders’

   

Non-Redeemable,
Non-Controlling

       
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit)     Income (Loss)     Equity     Interest     Total Equity  
    (in thousands)  

Balance, January 1, 2012

    15,441      $ 15      $ 116,740      $ (32,922   $ (610   $ 83,223      $ 162      $ 83,385   

Issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and warrants

    144        1        896        —          —          897        —          897   

Issuance of restricted common stock, net of share repurchase from employees and share cancellations

    117        —          (88     —          —          (88     —          (88

Stock-based compensation

    —          —          2,502        —          —          2,502        —          2,502   

Foreign currency translation

    —          —          —          —          3,439        3,439        —          3,439   

Non-controlling owner distributions

    —          —          —          —          —          —          (184     (184

Net income

    —          —          —          11,882        —          11,882        139        12,021   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2012

  15,702      16      120,050      (21,040   2,829      101,855      117      101,972   

Issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and warrants

  1,458      1      4,997      —        —        4,998      —        4,998   

Issuance of restricted common stock, net of share cancellations

  77      —        —        —        —        —        —        —     

Stock-based compensation

  —        —        2,963      —        —        2,963      —        2,963   

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

  —        —        922      —        —        922      —        922   

Foreign currency translation

  —        —        —        —        (2,394   (2,394   —        (2,394

Non-controlling owner distributions

  —        —        —        —        —        —        (217   (217

Net income

  —        —        —        16,336      —        16,336      208      16,544   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2013

  17,237      17      128,932      (4,704   435      124,680      108      124,788   

Issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and warrants

  334      1      1,584      —        —        1,585      —        1,585   

Issuance of restricted common stock, net of share cancellations

  59      —        —        —        —        —        —        —     

Stock-based compensation

  —        —        4,252      —        —        4,252      —        4,252   

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

  —        —        2,894      —        —        2,894      —        2,894   

Foreign currency translation

  —        —        —        —        (7,117   (7,117   —        (7,117

Non-controlling owner distributions

  —        —        —        —        —        —        (294   (294

Net income

  —        —        —        15,635      —        15,635      348      15,983   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2014

  17,630    $ 18    $ 137,662    $ 10,931    $ (6,682 $ 141,929    $ 162    $ 142,091   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

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RIGNET, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1—Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Nature of Business

RigNet, Inc. (the Company or RigNet) provides remote communication services for the oil and gas industry through a controlled and managed Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) global network, enabling drilling contractors, oil companies and oilfield service companies to communicate more effectively. The Company provides its customers with voice, fax, video and data services in real-time between remote sites and home offices throughout the world, while the Company manages and operates the infrastructure from its land-based Network Operations Center.

The Company’s corporate offices are located in Houston, Texas. The Company serves the owners and operators of offshore drilling rigs and production facilities, land rigs, remote offices and supply bases in approximately 50 countries including the United States, Brazil, Norway, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Australia.

Basis of Presentation

The Company presents its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP).

Principles of Consolidation and Reporting

The Company’s consolidated financial statements include the accounts of RigNet, Inc. and all subsidiaries thereof. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. As of December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, non-controlling interest of subsidiaries represents the outside economic ownership interest of Qatar, WLL of less than 3.0%.

Use of Estimates in Preparation of Financial Statements

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods, as well as certain financial statement disclosures. The estimates that are particularly significant to the financial statements include estimates related to the Company’s use of the percentage-of-completion method, as well as the Company’s valuation of goodwill, intangibles, stock-based compensation, income tax valuation allowance and uncertain tax positions. While management believes that the estimates and assumptions used in the preparation of the financial statements are appropriate, future results could differ from these estimates. Further, volatile equity and energy markets combine to increase uncertainty in such estimates and assumptions. As such, estimates and assumptions are adjusted when facts and circumstances dictate and any changes will be reflected in the financial statements in future periods.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on-hand and highly-liquid investments purchased with original maturities of three months or less.

Restricted Cash

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had restricted cash of $1.2 million and $0.1 million, in current and long-term assets, respectively. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had restricted cash of $0.5 million and $1.3 million, in current and long-term assets, respectively. This restricted cash is being used to collateralize outstanding performance bonds, related to Nessco Group Holdings Ltd. (Nessco) telecoms systems integration which were in effect prior to RigNet acquiring Nessco (see Note 7 – “Long-Term Debt”).

 

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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (CONTINUED)

 

Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable are recognized as customers are billed in accordance with customer contractual agreements. The Company reports an allowance for doubtful accounts for probable credit losses existing in accounts receivable. Management determines the allowance based on a review of currently outstanding receivables and the Company’s historical write-off experience. Significant individual receivables and balances which have been outstanding greater than 90 days are reviewed individually. Account balances, when determined to be uncollectible, are charged against the allowance.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment consists of (i) telecommunication and computer equipment, (ii) furniture and other, (iii) building and (iv) land. All property, plant and equipment, excluding land, is depreciated and stated at acquisition cost net of accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method over the expected useful lives of the respective assets, which range from one to ten years. The Company assesses property, plant and equipment for impairment when events indicate the carrying value exceeds fair value. No impairment to fixed assets was recorded in the year ended December 31, 2014. During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company impaired fixed assets by $0.5 million. The 2013 impairment related to the loss of a certain customer. The Company reached a legal settlement with said customer which reimbursed the Company for the cost of the impaired equipment.

Maintenance and repair costs are charged to expense when incurred.

Derivatives

All contracts are evaluated for embedded derivatives which are bifurcated when (i) the economic characteristics and risks of such instruments are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the agreement, (ii) the contract is not already reported at fair value and (iii) such instruments meet the definition of a derivative instrument and are not scope exceptions under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) guidance on derivatives and hedging. No derivatives were outstanding as of December 31, 2014 or 2013.

Intangibles

Intangibles consist of customer relationships acquired as part of the LandTel Communications LLC (LandTel), OilCamp AS (OilCamp), Nessco and Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisitions, as well as brand name and covenants not-to-compete acquired as part of the Nessco acquisition, backlog acquired as part of the Nessco and Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisitions, licenses acquired as part of the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisition. Intangibles also include internal-use software. The Company’s intangibles have useful lives ranging from 1.7 to 9.0 years and are amortized on a straight-line basis. Impairment testing is performed when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. No impairment indicators have been identified as of December 31, 2014.

Goodwill

Goodwill relates to the acquisitions of LandTel, OilCamp, and Nessco as the consideration paid exceeded the fair value of acquired identifiable net tangible and intangible assets. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment at least annually with additional evaluations being performed when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of these assets may not be recoverable.

In connection with the January 2014 acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, the Company re-evaluated its segments and reporting units. The Company is now presenting Telecoms Systems Integration (TSI) as a separate reportable segment. As such, goodwill associated with the Oilcamp and Nessco acquisitions was reallocated between the reporting units within the Eastern Hemisphere and TSI reportable segments based on relative fair value.

The Company performs its annual impairment test on July 31 st , with the most recent annual test being performed as of July 31, 2014. The July 2014 test resulted in no impairment as the fair value of each reporting unit exceeded the carrying value plus goodwill of that reporting unit. During December 2014, the Company identified a triggering event

 

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associated with the significant decline in oil prices and global oil and gas activity for which an impairment test was performed as of December 31, 2014. This circumstance resulted in a reduction in the Company’s cash flow projections during the revision of internal forecasts. Specifically the TSI segment was impacted by declining contracted backlog, which reduced the estimated fair value of the TSI reporting unit below its carrying value. The Company recognized a $2.7 million impairment of goodwill within the TSI reporting unit as a result of such test. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, goodwill was $30.1 million and $34.5 million, respectively. In addition to the impact of acquisitions, goodwill increases or decreases in value due to the effect of foreign currency translation.

Goodwill impairment is determined using a two-step process. The first step of the impairment test is used to identify potential impairment by comparing the fair value of each reporting unit to the book value of the reporting unit, including goodwill. Fair value of the reporting unit is determined using a combination of the reporting unit’s expected present value of future cash flows and a market approach. The present value of future cash flows is estimated using the Company’s most recent forecast and the weighted average cost of capital. The market approach uses a market multiple on the reporting unit’s cash generated from operations. Significant estimates for each reporting unit included in the Company’s impairment analysis are cash flow forecasts, the Company’s weighted average cost of capital, projected income tax rates and market multiples. Changes in these estimates could affect the estimated fair value of the reporting units and result in an impairment of goodwill in a future period.

If the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its book value, goodwill of the reporting unit is considered to be impaired and the second step of the impairment test is performed to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any. The second step of the impairment test compares the implied fair value of the reporting unit’s goodwill with the book value of that goodwill. If the book value of the reporting unit’s goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the reporting unit’s fair value to all of its assets and liabilities other than goodwill in the same manner as a purchase price allocation. Any impairment in the value of goodwill is charged to earnings in the period such impairment is determined.

Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt is recognized in the consolidated balance sheets, net of costs incurred, in connection with obtaining debt financing. Debt financing costs are deferred and reported as a reduction to the principal amount of the debt. Such costs are amortized over the life of the debt using the effective interest rate method and included in interest expense in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Revenue Recognition – General

All revenue, excluding telecoms systems integration contracts, is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the service is complete, the amount is fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured. Network service fee revenue is based on fixed-price, day-rate contracts and recognized monthly as the service is provided. Generally, customer contracts also provide for installation and maintenance services. Installation services are paid upon initiation of the contract and recognized over the life of the respective contract. Maintenance charges are recognized as specific services are performed. Deferred revenue consists of deferred installation billings, customer deposits and other prepayments for which services have not yet been rendered. Revenue is reported net of any tax or regulatory fees assessed and collected on behalf of a governmental authority. Such tax or fee is then remitted directly to the appropriate jurisdictional entity.

Revenue Recognition – Telecoms Systems Integration Solutions

Revenues related to long-term, fixed-price telecoms systems integration contracts for customized network solutions are recognized using the percentage-of-completion method. At any point, RigNet has numerous contracts in progress, all of which are at various stages of completion. Accounting for revenues and profits on long-term contracts requires estimates of total estimated contract costs and estimates of progress toward completion to determine the extent of revenue and profit recognition. Progress towards completion on fixed price contracts is measured based on the ratio of costs incurred to total estimated contract costs (the cost-to-cost method). These estimates may be revised as additional information becomes available or as specific project circumstances change.

 

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RIGNET, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (CONTINUED)

 

The Company reviews all material contracts on a monthly basis and revise the estimates as appropriate for developments such as, providing services and purchasing third-party materials and equipment at costs differing from those previously estimated and incurring or expecting to incur schedule issues. Changes in estimated final contract revenues and costs can either increase or decrease the final estimated contract profit or loss. Profits are recorded in the period in which a change in estimate is recognized, based on progress achieved through the period of change. Anticipated losses on contracts are recorded in full in the period in which they become evident. Revenue recognized in excess of amounts billed is classified as a current asset under prepaid expenses and other current assets. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, the amount of unbilled revenue related to telecoms systems integration projects was $13.8 million and $7.2 million, respectively. Amounts billed to customers in excess of revenue recognized to date are classified as a current liability under deferred revenue. Under long-term contracts, amounts recorded in work in process may not be realized or paid, respectively, within a one-year period.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company recognizes expense for stock-based compensation based on the fair value of options and restricted stock on the grant date of the awards. Fair value of options on the grant date is determined using the Black-Scholes model, which requires judgment in estimating the expected term of the option, risk-free interest rate, expected volatility of the Company’s stock and dividend yield of the option. Fair value of restricted stock on the grant date is equal to the market price of RigNet’s common stock on the date of grant. The Company’s policy is to recognize compensation expense for service-based awards on straight-line basis over the requisite service period of the entire award. Stock-based compensation expense is based on awards ultimately expected to vest.

Taxes

Current income taxes are provided based on the tax laws and rates in effect in the jurisdictions and countries that the Company operates in and revenue is earned. Deferred income taxes reflect the tax effect of net operating losses, foreign tax credits and the tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial statement and income tax purposes, as determined under enacted tax laws and rates. Valuation allowances are established when management determines that it is more likely than not that some portion or the entire deferred tax asset will not be realized. U.S. federal deferred tax liabilities are recorded for the unremitted earnings of foreign subsidiaries that are not permanently reinvested, net of potential foreign tax credits; otherwise, no U.S federal deferred taxes are provided on foreign subsidiaries. The financial effect of changes in tax laws or rates is accounted for in the period of enactment.

From time to time, the Company engages in transactions in which the tax consequences may be subject to uncertainty. In the normal course of business, the Company prepares and files tax returns based on interpretation of tax laws and regulations, which are subject to examination by various taxing authorities. Such examinations may result in future tax and interest assessments by these taxing authorities . The Company evaluates its tax positions and recognizes only tax benefits for financial purposes that, more likely than not, will be sustained upon examination, including resolutions of any related appeals or litigation processes, based on the technical merits of the position.

The Company has elected to include income tax related interest and penalties as a component of income tax expense.

Changes in tax laws and rates may affect recorded deferred tax assets and liabilities and the Company’s effective tax rate in the future. In addition, United Kingdom’s and Brunei’s corporate income tax rates are decreasing 1.0% and 1.5% respectively in 2015.

Foreign Currency Translation

The U.S. dollar serves as the currency of measurement and reporting for the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The Company has certain subsidiaries with functional currencies of Norwegian kroner, British pound sterling or Brazilian real. Functional currencies of all the Company’s other subsidiaries are U.S. dollar.

 

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RIGNET, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (CONTINUED)

 

Transactions occurring in currencies other than the functional currency of a subsidiary have been converted to the functional currency of that subsidiary at the exchange rate in effect at the transaction date with resulting gains and losses included in current earnings. Carrying values of monetary assets and liabilities in functional currencies other than U.S. dollars have been translated to U.S. dollars based on the U.S. exchange rate at the balance sheet date and the resulting foreign currency translation gain or loss is included in comprehensive income in the consolidated financial statements.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In July 2012, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2012-02 (ASU 2012-02), Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. ASU 2012-02 amends the guidance on testing indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. The revised guidance permits an entity first to assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the quantitative impairment test. The Company adopted ASU 2012-02 as of January 1, 2013. The adoption of ASU 2012-02 did not have any impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In February 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-02 (ASU 2013-02), Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. This update amends Accounting Standards Updates Nos. 2011-05 and 2011-12. This update requires the presentation of the components of amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income either on the face the statement of comprehensive income or in the notes to the financial statements. The Company adopted ASU 2013-02 as of January 1, 2013. The adoption of ASU 2013-02 did not have any impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In July 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-11 (ASU 2013-11), Income Taxes (Topic 740): Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit when a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists. This update defines the criteria as to when an unrecognized tax benefit should be presented as a liability and when it should be netted against a deferred tax asset on the face of the balance sheet. ASU 2013-11 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2013. The Company adopted ASU 2013-11 as of January 1, 2014. The adoption of ASU 2013-11 did not have any impact to the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09 (ASU 2014-09), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The core principle of this amendment is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period, with earlier adoption not permitted. ASU 2014-09 can be adopted either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of adoption. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the impact the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Note 2—Preferred Stock and Warrants

Preferred Stock

RigNet is authorized to issue ten million shares of preferred stock. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, no shares of preferred stock were outstanding.

Warrants

The Company issued warrants in conjunction with certain financing arrangements, which were exercisable upon issuance. Detachable warrants are accounted for separately from the debt security as additional paid-in capital. The allocation is based on the relative fair value of the warrant compared to the total fair value of the two securities at the time of issuance. Fair values of instruments were determined using a combination of the expected present value of future cash flows and a market approach. The present value of future cash flows is estimated using the Company’s most recent forecast and the weighted average cost of capital. The market approach uses a market multiple on the related cash

 

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generated from operations. Significant estimates for determining fair value included cash flow forecasts, the Company’s weighted average cost of capital, projected income tax rates and market multiples. Fair value calculations also consider the fair value of the Company’s common stock at the grant date, exercise price of the warrants, expected volatility, expected term, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield.

No warrants were issued in the years ended December 31, 2014 or 2013.

RigNet has no warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2014. The following table summarizes the Company’s warrant activity for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012:

 

     Number of
Underlying
Shares
     Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
 
     (in thousands)         

Outstanding, January 1, 2012

     1,534       $ 4.79   

Issued

     —         $ —     

Exercised

     —         $ —     
  

 

 

    

Outstanding, December 31, 2012

  1,534    $ 4.79   

Issued

  —      $ —     

Exercised

  (1,329 $ 4.51   
  

 

 

    

Outstanding, December 31, 2013

  205    $ 6.60   

Issued

  —      $ —     

Exercised

  (205 $ 6.60   
  

 

 

    

Outstanding, December 31, 2014

  —      $ —     
  

 

 

    

There were no warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2014. The weighted average remaining life in years of outstanding warrants as of December 31, 2013 and 2012 was 2.0 and 3.0 years, respectively.

Note 3—Business and Credit Concentrations

The Company is exposed to various business and credit risks including interest rate, foreign currency, credit and liquidity risks.

Interest Rate Risk

The Company has significant interest-bearing liabilities at variable interest rates which generally price monthly. The Company’s variable borrowing rates are tied to LIBOR resulting in interest rate risk (see Note 7—“Long-Term Debt”). The Company does not currently use financial instruments to hedge these interest risk exposures, but evaluates this on a continual basis and may put financial instruments in place in the future if deemed necessary.

Foreign Currency Risk

The Company has exposure to foreign currency risk, as a portion of the Company’s activities are conducted in currencies other than U.S. dollars. Currently, the Norwegian kroner and the British pound sterling are the currencies that could materially impact the Company’s financial position and results of operations. The Company’s historical experience with exchange rates for these currencies has been relatively stable, and, consequently, the Company does not use financial instruments to hedge this risk, but evaluates it on a continual basis and may put financial instruments in place in the future if deemed necessary. Foreign currency translations are reported as accumulated other comprehensive income in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (CONTINUED)

 

Credit Risk

Credit risk, with respect to accounts receivable, is due to the limited number of customers concentrated in the oil and gas industry. The Company mitigates the risk of financial loss from defaults through defined collection terms in each contract or service agreement and periodic evaluations of the collectability of accounts receivable. The evaluations include a review of customer credit reports and past transaction history with the customer. The Company provides an allowance for doubtful accounts which is adjusted when the Company becomes aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations or as a result of changes in the overall aging of accounts receivable.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2014      2013      2012  
     (in thousands)  

Accounts receivable

   $ 78,201       $ 47,235       $ 41,835   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowance for doubtful accounts, January 1,

  (1,847   (1,807   (1,737

Current year provision for doubtful accounts

  (1,819   (602   (264

Write-offs

  90      562      194   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowance for doubtful accounts, December 31,

  (3,576   (1,847   (1,807
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

$ 74,625    $ 45,388    $ 40,028   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

During 2014, the Company had no customers comprising greater than 10% of revenue. Although during 2014 no customer comprised greater than 10% of revenue, the top 5 customers generated 22.9% of the Company’s 2014 revenue. During 2013 and 2012, the Company had one significant customer comprising 9.2% and 11.6% of its revenue, respectively.

Liquidity Risk

The Company maintains cash and cash equivalent balances with major financial institutions which, at times, exceed federally insured limits. The Company monitors the financial condition of the financial institutions and has not experienced losses associated with these accounts during 2014, 2013 or 2012. Liquidity risk is managed by continuously monitoring forecasted and actual cash flows and by matching the maturity profiles of financial assets and liabilities (see Note 7—“Long-Term Debt”).

Note 4—Business Combinations

Nessco

On July 5, 2012, RigNet acquired 100% of Nessco, an Aberdeen-based international company operating in the field of telecommunications systems integration for the oil and gas industry, for an aggregate purchase price of $42.6 million, net of cash acquired of $6.0 million. The purchase price includes $2.2 million of payments made under a $2.5 million arrangement, based on the collection of specific third-party receivables. As the collection period of these receivables has lapsed, no further payments will be made related to this arrangement. This acquisition broadens and strengthens RigNet’s communications offerings to the oil and gas industry, allowing the Company to provide its services over the life of the field from drilling through production, both offshore and onshore, around the globe.

The assets and liabilities of Nessco have been recorded at their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair values of the underlying net tangible and identifiable intangible assets and liabilities has been recorded as goodwill.

The goodwill of $19.7 million, arising from the acquisition, consisted largely of the synergies and other benefits that the Company believes will result from combining the operations of the Company and Nessco, as well as, other intangible assets that did not qualify for separate recognition, such as assembled workforce in place at the date of acquisition. None of the goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.

 

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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (CONTINUED)

 

The acquisition of Nessco, including goodwill, is included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of the acquisition date and is reflected in the Telecoms Systems Integration and Eastern Hemisphere reporting segments.

 

     Weighted Average
Estimated Useful
Life (Years)
     Fair Market Values  
            (in thousands)  

Current assets

         $ 22,298  (a)(b) 

Property and equipment

           7,744   

Identifiable intangible assets:

        

Trade name

     7.0       $ 4,353      

Covenant not to compete

     1.7         151      

Backlog

     1.7         1,116      

Customer relationships

     7.0         11,706      
     

 

 

    

Total identifiable intangible assets

  17,326   

Goodwill

  19,678  (b) 

Other assets

  575   

Liabilities

  (19,041
        

 

 

 

Total purchase price

$ 48,580   
        

 

 

 

 

(a) Includes $2.2 million of working capital adjustments paid between July 2012 and March 2013 based on the collection of specific third-party revenue.
(b) Includes $0.5 million tax impact related to the adjustments mentioned above.

In connection with the Nessco acquisition, the Company incurred incremental expenses for the year ended December 31, 2012 of $1.4 million related to legal, accounting and valuation services, which are reflected in general and administrative expenses.

Actual and Pro Forma Impact of the Nessco Acquisition

Nessco’s revenue and net loss included in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the year ended December 31, 2012 were as follows (in thousands):

 

     Year Ended
December 31, 2012
 
     (in thousands)  

Revenue

   $ 23,417   

Net loss

   $ (1,246

As RigNet has a fiscal year ending on December 31 and Nessco had a fiscal year ending on March 31, the unaudited pro forma combined statements of income for year ended December 31, 2011 combined the historical results of RigNet for the year ended December 31, 2011 with the historical results of Nessco for the year ended March 31, 2012.

 

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The following table represents supplemental pro forma information as if the Nessco acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2011. Pro forma adjustments include:

 

    Reverse Nessco depreciation and amortization and reporting depreciation and amortization based on estimated fair values and remaining lives of the acquired assets at the date of acquisition.

 

    Adjust interest expense to recognize interest expense as if the acquisition-related debt of RigNet had been outstanding at January 1, 2011.

 

    Record nonrecurring transaction costs as if they had been incurred in 2011 rather than 2012.

 

     Year Ended
December 31,
 
     2012  
     (in thousands)  

Revenue

   $ 191,261   

Expenses

     177,938   
  

 

 

 

Net income from continuing operations

$ 13,323   
  

 

 

 

Net income from continuing operations attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders

$ 13,184   
  

 

 

 

Net income per share from continuing operations attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders:

Basic

$ 0.85   
  

 

 

 

Diluted

$ 0.77   
  

 

 

 

Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy Business Unit

On January 31, 2014, RigNet closed the acquisition of Inmarsat Plc’s Enterprise Energy business unit for an aggregate purchase price of $26.1 million, including $12.9 million of working capital. Of this aggregate purchase price, RigNet paid $23.3 million to Inmarsat on January 31, 2014 and an additional $2.8 million on July 31, 2014. Under the terms of the deal, Inmarsat sold to RigNet substantially all of its energy broadband assets, which include: microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea serving drillers, producers and energy vessel owners; VSAT interests in the United Kingdom, U.S. and Canada; an M2M SCADA VSAT network in the continental U.S. serving the pipeline industry; a telecommunications systems integration business operating worldwide; and a global L-band MSS retail energy business.

 

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The assets and liabilities of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit have been recorded at their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition.

 

     Weighted Average
Estimated Useful
Life (Years)
     Fair Market Values  
            (in thousands)  

Current assets

         $ 23,871   

Property, plant and equipment

           8,381   

Identifiable intangible assets:

        

Backlog

     2       $ 1,800      

Licenses

     7         2,000      

Customer relationships

     7         240      
     

 

 

    

Total identifiable intangible assets

  4,040   

Other assets

  760   

Liabilities

  (10,969
        

 

 

 

Total purchase price

$ 26,083   
        

 

 

 

RigNet financed the transaction with the credit facility announced on October 3, 2013, and existing cash on hand (see Note 7—Long-Term Debt).

For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, RigNet has spent $2.9 million and $4.1 million, respectively, on acquisition-related costs, which are reported as general and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income.

Actual and Pro Forma Impact of the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy Business Unit Acquisition

Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit revenue and net income included in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the year ended December 31, 2014 are presented in the following table. These amounts represent operations commencing immediately after the acquisition, February 1, 2014, through the year ended December 31, 2014 (in thousands):

 

     Year Ended
December 31, 2014
 

Revenue

   $ 80,159   

Net Income

   $ 4,204   

For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, RigNet’s supplemental pro forma revenue was $335.9 million and $293.4 million, respectively, calculated as if the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2013.

RigNet has not disclosed supplemental pro-forma earnings for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 as there is no practicable method to calculate pro-forma earnings. After making every reasonable effort, RigNet was unable to retrospectively allocate indirect costs, including over-head to the assets that were purchased in the asset carve out. To do so would require RigNet to make assumptions about the intents of the management of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit prior to the acquisition which cannot be independently substantiated. Such retrospective application requires significant estimates of amounts, and it is impossible to distinguish objectively information about those estimates.

 

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Note 5—Goodwill and Intangibles

Goodwill

Goodwill consists of amounts recognized from the acquisitions of LandTel, included in the Western Hemisphere reporting segment, and OilCamp and Nessco, included in the Eastern Hemisphere and Telecoms Systems Integration reporting segments.

In connection with the January 2014 acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit, the Company re-evaluated its segments and reporting units. The Company is now presenting Telecoms Systems Integration as a separate reportable segment. As such, goodwill associated with the Oilcamp and Nessco acquisitions was reallocated between reporting units within the Eastern Hemisphere and Telecoms Systems Integration reportable segments based on relative fair value.

The goodwill primarily relates to the growth prospects foreseen for the companies acquired, synergies between existing business and the acquirees and the assembled workforce of the acquired companies. Goodwill balances and changes therein, by reportable segment, as of and for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 are presented below. Prior year information has been recast to conform to the current year presentation.

 

     Eastern
Hemisphere
     Western
Hemisphere
     Telecoms
Systems
Integration
     Total  
            (in thousands)      (in thousands)         

Balance, January 1, 2013

   $ 20,889       $ 10,893       $ 2,707       $ 34,489   

Foreign currency translation

     31         —           —           31   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2013

  20,920      10,893      2,707      34,520   

Impairment of Goodwill

  —        —        (2,719   (2,719

Foreign currency translation

  (1,685   —        12      (1,673
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2014

$ 19,235    $ 10,893    $ —      $ 30,128   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The impairment loss of $2.7 million reported in 2014 equals the excess of the carrying amount of goodwill over its implied fair value as calculated in Step 2 of the interim impairment test conducted as of December 31, 2014. As part of the annual goodwill impairment assessment, we estimated the fair value of the reporting unit using a combination of the income and market approaches. The key assumption in our fair value analysis was forecasted future cash flows and an EBIDTA multiple.

Intangibles

Intangibles consist of customer relationships acquired as part of the LandTel, OilCamp, Nessco and Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisitions, brand name and covenants not-to-compete acquired as part of the Nessco acquisition, backlog acquired as part of the Nessco and Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisitions, licenses acquired as part of the Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit acquisition and internal-use software. The following table reflects intangibles activities for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013:

 

     Brand
Name
    Covenant
Not To
Compete
    Backlog     Customer
Relationships
    Software     Licenses     Total  
     (in thousands, except estimates lives)  

Intangibles Acquired

     4,353        151        1,116        21,484        1,780        —          28,884   

Accumulated amortization and foreign currency translation, January 1, 2013

     (144     (41     (303     (6,053     (1,102     —          (7,643
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, January 1, 2013

  4,209      110      813      15,431      678      —        21,241   

Additions

  —        —        —        —        676      —        676   

Amortization expense

  (657   (95   (707   (2,567   (330   —        (4,356

Foreign currency translation

  60      1      12      12      (66   —        19   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2013

  3,612      16      118      12,876      958      —        17,580   

Additions

  —        —        1,800      240      4,751      2,400      9,191   

Amortization expense

  (620   (16   (943   (2,564   (661   (267   (5,071

Foreign currency translation

  (202   —        —        (447   —        —        (649
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2014

$ 2,790    $ —      $ 975    $ 10,105    $ 5,048    $ 2,133    $ 21,051   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average estimated lives (years)

  7.0      1.7      1.7      7.9      5.0      7.0   

 

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The following table sets forth amortization expense for intangibles over the next five years (in thousands):

 

2015

  5,346   

2016

  4,465   

2017

  4,446   

2018

  3,741   

2019

  2,597   

Thereafter

  456   
  

 

 

 
$ 21,051   
  

 

 

 

Note 6—Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment consists of the following:

 

     Estimated
Lives
   December 31,  
        2014      2013  
     (in years)    (in thousands)  

Telecommunication and computer equipment

   1 - 5    $ 178,914       $ 140,492   

Furniture and other

   5 - 7      9,841         9,145   

Building

   10      4,937         4,642   

Land

   —        1,401         1,484   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 
  195,093      155,763   

Less: Accumulated depreciation

  (118,898   (96,712
     

 

 

    

 

 

 
$ 76,195    $ 59,051   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Depreciation expense associated with property, plant and equipment was $24.4 million, $16.7 million and $14.7 million for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Note 7—Long-Term Debt

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, the following credit facilities and long-term debt arrangements with financial institutions were in place:

 

     December 31,  
     2014      2013  
     (in thousands)  

Term loan, net of unamortized deferred financing costs

   $ 51,111       $ 59,537   

Revolving loan

   $ 35,000       $ —     

Equipment notes

     —           26   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
  86,111      59,563   

Less: Current maturities of long-term debt

  (8,405   (8,388
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
$ 77,706    $ 51,175   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Term Loan

The Company has a term loan (Term Loan) with four participating financial institutions. On October 3, 2013, the Company amended its Term Loan, which increased the principal balance to $60 million from $54.6 million and extends the maturity of the loan from July 2017 to October 2018.

 

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The amended Term Loan bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.5% to 2.5% based on a ratio of funded debt to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in the agreement. Interest is payable monthly along with quarterly principal installments of $2.1 million, with the balance due October 2018. The weighted average interest rate for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012 were 2.1%, 2.8% and 3.3%, respectively, with an interest rate of 1.9% at December 31, 2014.

The Term Loan is secured by substantially all the assets of the Company. As of December 31, 2014, the Term Loan had outstanding principal of $51.4 million.

Revolving Loans

Under the amended and restated credit agreement with four participating financial institutions dated October 3, 2013, the Company secured a $125.0 million revolving credit facility, which includes a $15 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit. During the year ended December 31, 2014, RigNet drew $35.0 million of this credit facility which was primarily related to the acquisition of Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy business unit (see Note 4 – Business Combinations) and for other general corporate purposes. As of December 31, 2014, $35.0 million, in draws have been made on the facility. As of December 31, 2013 there were no draws on the facility.

The revolving loan bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.5% to 2.5% based on a ratio of funded debt to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in the agreement. The weighted average interest rate for the year ended December 31, 2014 was 1.9%, with an interest rate of 1.9% at December 31, 2014.

Performance Bonds

On September 14, 2012, NesscoInvsat Limited, a subsidiary of RigNet Inc., secured a performance bond facility with a lender in the amount of £4.0 million, or $6.2 million. This facility has a maturity date of June 30, 2017. As of December 31, 2014, the amount available under this facility was £1.9 million or $2.9 million.

Certain legacy Nessco performance bonds also require the Company to maintain restricted cash balances on a dollar of restricted cash for a dollar of performance bond basis to collateralize outstanding performance bonds. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had restricted cash of $1.2 million and $0.1 million, in current and long-term assets, respectively, to satisfy this requirement. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had restricted cash of $0.5 million and $1.3 million, in current and long-term assets, respectively, to satisfy this requirement.

Covenants and Restrictions

The Company’s Term Loan contains certain covenants and restrictions, including restricting the payment of cash dividends under default and maintaining certain financial covenants such as a ratio of funded debt to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in the agreement, and a fixed charge coverage ratio. If any default occurs related to these covenants, the unpaid principal and any accrued interest shall be declared immediately due and payable. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, the Company believes it was in compliance with all covenants.

Deferred Financing Costs

The Company incurred legal and bank fees associated with the Term Loan, and certain amendments thereto, which were capitalized and reported as a reduction to long-term debt. Deferred financing costs are expensed using the effective interest method over the life of the agreement. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, deferred financing cost amortization of $0.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively, is included in interest expense in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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Debt Maturities

The following table sets forth the aggregate principal maturities of long-term debt, net of deferred financing cost amortization (in thousands):

 

2015

$ 8,405   

2016

  8,592   

2017

  8,437   

2018

  60,677   

2019

  —     
  

 

 

 

Total debt, including current maturities

$ 86,111   
  

 

 

 

Note 8—Related Party Transactions

One of the Company’s former directors, who served on the board until May 2014, is the president and chief executive officer of a drilling corporation which is also a customer of the Company. Revenue recognized from that corporation for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012 were $1.3 million, $1.3 million and $1.5 million, respectively, for services performed by the Company in the ordinary course of business.

One of the Company’s consulting vendors is wholly owned by one of RigNet’s significant shareholders. Expense recognized for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 was $0.5 million and $0.3 million, respectively. All expenses were incurred by RigNet in the ordinary course of business.

Note 9—Fair Value Measurements

The Company uses the following methods and assumptions to estimate the fair value of financial instruments:

 

    Cash and Cash Equivalents — Reported amounts approximate fair value based on quoted market prices (Level 1).

 

    Restricted Cash — Reported amounts approximate fair value.

 

    Accounts Receivable — Reported amounts, net of the allowance for doubtful accounts, approximate fair value due to the short term nature of these assets.

 

    Accounts Payable, Including Income Taxes Payable and Accrued Expenses — Reported amounts approximate fair value due to the short term nature of these liabilities.

 

    Long-Term Debt — The carrying amount of the Company’s floating-rate debt approximates fair value since the interest rates paid are based on short-term maturities and recent quoted rates from financial institutions. The estimated fair value of debt was calculated based upon observable (Level 2) inputs regarding interest rates available to the Company at the end of each respective period.

 

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Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. For items that are not actively traded, fair value reflects the price in a transaction with a market participant, including an adjustment for risk, not just the mark-to-market value. The fair value measurement standard establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. As presented in the table below, the hierarchy consists of three broad levels:

Level 1—Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities and have the highest priority.

Level 2—Inputs are observable inputs other than quoted prices considered Level 1. Level 2 inputs are market-based and are directly or indirectly observable, including quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; or valuation techniques whose inputs are observable. Where observable inputs are available, directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability, the instrument is categorized in Level 2.

Level 3—Inputs are unobservable (meaning they reflect the Company’s assumptions regarding how market participants would price the asset or liability based on the best available information) and therefore have the lowest priority. A financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement. RigNet believes it uses appropriate valuation techniques, such as market-based valuation, based on the available inputs to measure the fair values of its assets and liabilities. The Company’s valuation technique maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs.

The Company had no derivatives as of December 31, 2014 or 2013.

The Company’s non-financial assets, such as goodwill, intangibles and property, plant and equipment, are measured at fair value, based on level 3 inputs, when there is an indicator of impairment and recorded at fair value only when an impairment charge is recognized.

Note 10—Commitments and Contingencies

Operating Leases

The Company leases office space under lease agreements expiring on various dates through 2020. The Company recognized expense under operating leases of $2.8 million, $2.4 million and $2.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

As of December 31, 2014, future minimum lease obligations were as follows (in thousands):

 

2015

  2,741   

2016

  2,225   

2017

  1,649   

2018

  1,070   

2019

  729   

Thereafter

  —     
  

 

 

 
$ 8,414   
  

 

 

 

 

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Commercial Commitments

The Company enters into contracts for satellite bandwidth and other network services with certain providers.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had the following commercial commitments related to satellite and network services (in thousands):

 

2015

$ 30,119   

2016

  23,658   

2017

  23,342   

2018

  16,484   

2019

  18,398   
  

 

 

 
$ 112,001   
  

 

 

 

On January 31, 2014, RigNet finalized an agreement with Inmarsat to become a distributor of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) and L-band satellite communications network services. RigNet has agreed, under certain conditions, to purchase up to $65.0 million of capacity from the high-throughput GX network during the five years after it becomes operational. The Company expects to utilize GX and L-band services across RigNet’s legacy operations as well as the operations acquired from Inmarsat. The portion of this agreement expected to be committed through 2019 is reflected in the table above.

Litigation

The Company, in the ordinary course of business, is a claimant or a defendant in various legal proceedings, including proceedings as to which the Company has insurance coverage and those that may involve the filing of liens against the Company or its assets. The Company does not consider its exposure in these proceedings, individually or in the aggregate, to be material.

Regulatory Matter

In 2013, RigNet’s internal compliance program detected potential violations of U.S. sanctions by one of its foreign subsidiaries in connection with certain of its customers’ rigs that were moved into the territorial waters of countries sanctioned by the United States. The Company estimates that it received total revenue of approximately $0.1 million during the period related to the potential violations. The Company has voluntarily self-reported the potential violations to U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and retained outside counsel who conducted an investigation of the matter under the supervision of the Company’s Audit Committee and submitted a report to OFAC and BIS. The Company continues cooperating with OFAC and BIS with respect to resolution of the matter.

The Company incurred legal expenses of $0.1 million and $1.0 million in connection with the investigation as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, relating to this investigation. The Company may continue to incur significant legal fees and related expenses and the investigations may involve management time in the future in order to cooperate with OFAC and BIS. The Company cannot predict the ultimate outcome of the investigation, the total costs to be incurred in completing the investigation, the potential impact on personnel, the effect of implementing any further measures that may be necessary to ensure full compliance with applicable laws or to what extent, if at all, the Company could be subject to fines, sanctions or other penalties.

Based on the information available at this time and management’s understanding of the potential sanctions, the Company currently estimates that it may incur penalties associated with these potential violations within a range of $0.2 million to $1.5 million. The Company has accrued an estimated liability of $0.8 million as management believes this is the most probable outcome. This estimate is based on RigNet’s internal investigation and no assurance can be given as to what, if any, penalties OFAC or BIS will impose or whether it will identify or allege additional violations or remedies.

 

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Note 11—Stock-Based Compensation

The Company has three stock-based compensation plans as described below.

2010 Omnibus Incentive Plan

In May 2010, the Board of Directors adopted the 2010 Omnibus Incentive Plan (2010 Plan). Under the 2010 Plan, the Board of Directors or its designated committee is authorized to issue awards representing a total of three million