KEYW Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

HANOVER, Md., May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) announces Q1 2015 revenue of $71.6 million versus Q1 2014 revenue of $63.8 million, an increase of 12%. Net loss for Q1 2015 was $6.1 million versus net loss of $3.1 million for Q1 2014. Fully diluted GAAP loss per share for Q1 2015 was $0.16 as compared to fully diluted GAAP loss per share of $0.08 in Q1 2014. Adjusted EBITDA (as described below) for Q1 2015 was $0.1 million. During Q1 2015, KEYW received $89 million in funding actions and ended the quarter with 1,153 employees.

“KEYW is off to a good start in 2015 with $89 million in new funding actions, 12% revenue growth versus last year, solid EBITDA margin in our government services business, and expansion of our customer base and technology capabilities through the acquisitions of Milestone Intelligence Group and Ponte Technologies,” commented Len Moodispaw, Chairman and CEO of KEYW. “In our commercial business, we launched a next-generation product in HawkEye G Release 3.0 and the combination of positive customer feedback, new pilot starts, and a pipeline of blue chip prospects point to an encouraging outlook for HawkEye G adoption in 2015.”

In KEYW’s Government Solutions segment, revenue in Q1 2015 was $68.8 million, an increase of 12% versus Q1 2014. The primary drivers of the increase are organic growth in both our Government services and products businesses and the acquisitions of Milestone Intelligence Group and Ponte Technologies. Gross margin in Q1 2015 was 29%, a decrease from 32% in Q1 2014 due to a mix shift toward lower-margin subcontractor labor in our services business and higher costs associated with deployments in our air services business. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the Government Solutions segment was 13% in Q1 2015, down from 14% in Q1 2014.

Revenue in KEYW’s Commercial Cyber Solutions segment was $2.8 million in Q1 2015, up 11% versus Q1 2014 revenue of $2.5 million. Bookings in Q1 2015 were $3.1 million. Operating expense in Q1 2015 was $11.0 million, up from $8.5 million in Q1 2014, as a result of continued additions to the product development, marketing, and sales organizations.

Adjusted EBITDA, as defined by KEYW, is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or US GAAP. The adjusted EBITDA reconciliation tables below provide a reconciliation of this non-US GAAP financial measure to net income (loss), the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with US GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with US GAAP. Our adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because other companies may not calculate adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures in the same manner as we do. We prepare 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. In addition, our board of directors and management use adjusted EBITDA:

  • as a measure of operating performance;
  • to determine a significant portion of management’s incentive compensation;
  • for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; and
    to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies.

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Three months ended
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited and in thousands)
Net Loss$(6,102) $(3,076)
Depreciation1,944 1,554
Intangible Amortization3,070 3,125
Acquisition Costs and Other Nonrecurring Costs1,165 3
Stock Compensation Amortization1,189 1,624
Interest Expense2,543 857
Tax Benefit(3,671) (1,669)
Adjusted EBITDA$138 $2,418


Government Solutions Statements of Operations

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(Unaudited and in thousands)
Revenues$68,849 $61,308
Costs of Revenues, excluding amortization48,607 41,769
Gross Profit20,242 19,539
Operating expenses15,219 13,712
Intangible amortization expense1,791 2,143
Net Operating Income3,232 3,684
Reconciliation of Net Operating Income to Adjusted EBITDA:
Depreciation1,330 1,406
Intangible Amortization1,791 2,143
Acquisition Costs and Other Nonrecurring Costs1,165 3
Stock Compensation Amortization1,189 1,624
Segment Adjusted EBITDA$8,707 $8,860


Commercial Cyber Solutions Statements of Operations

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(Unaudited and in thousands)
Revenues$2,785 $2,499
Costs of Revenues, excluding amortization984 546
Gross Profit1,801 1,953
Operating expenses10,984 8,543
Intangible amortization expense1,279 982
Net Operating Loss(10,462) (7,572)
Reconciliation of Net Operating Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:
Depreciation614 148
Intangible Amortization1,279 982
Segment Adjusted EBITDA$(8,569) $(6,442)


(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

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(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Government Solutions$68,849 $61,308
Commercial Cyber Solutions2,785 2,499
Total71,634 63,807
Costs of Revenues, excluding amortization
Government Solutions48,607 41,769
Commercial Cyber Solutions984 546
Total49,591 42,315
Gross Profit
Government Solutions20,242 19,539
Commercial Cyber Solutions1,801 1,953
Total22,043 21,492
Operating Expenses
Operating expenses26,203 22,255
Intangible amortization expense3,070 3,125
Total29,273 25,380
Operating Loss(7,230) (3,888)
Non-Operating Expense, net2,543 857
Loss before Income Taxes(9,773) (4,745)
Income Tax Benefit, net(3,671) (1,669)
Net Loss$(6,102) $(3,076)
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic37,632,364 37,154,579
Diluted37,632,364 37,154,579
Loss per Share
Basic$(0.16) $(0.08)
Diluted$(0.16) $(0.08)


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and par value per share amounts)

March 31,
December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$16,230 $39,601
Receivables57,855 56,961
Inventories, net16,255 14,861
Prepaid expenses2,802 3,139
Income tax receivable7,669 3,951
Deferred tax asset, current2,877 2,878
Total current assets103,688 121,391
Property and equipment, net29,513 29,341
Goodwill306,350 295,984
Other intangibles, net26,139 21,109
Other assets4,695 5,208
TOTAL ASSETS$470,385 $473,033
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$10,010 $10,266
Accrued expenses6,517 7,009
Accrued salaries and wages10,991 11,648
Deferred revenue4,526 4,488
Total current liabilities32,044 33,411
Long-term liabilities:
Convertible senior notes, net of discount125,605 124,338
Non-current deferred tax liability5,102 4,294
Other non-current liabilities6,526 6,619
TOTAL LIABILITIES169,277 168,662
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5 million shares authorized, none issued
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100 million shares authorized, 37,835,419 and 37,601,474 shares issued and outstanding38 38
Additional paid-in capital322,393 319,554
(Accumulated deficit) Retained earnings(21,323) (15,221)
Total stockholders’ equity301,108 304,371


(In thousands)

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(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Net loss$(6,102) $(3,076)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:
Stock compensation1,189 1,624
Depreciation/Amortization5,014 4,679
Amortization of discount of convertible debt1,268
Windfall tax benefit from option exercise (421)
Deferred taxes (2,276)
Changes in balance sheet items:
Receivables1,752 2,130
Inventory(1,394) (1,635)
Prepaid expenses416 (225)
Income tax receivable(3,718) 574
Accounts payable(256) (711)
Accrued expenses(3,830) (2,289)
Other516 (34)
Net cash used by operating activities(5,145) (1,660)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(16,328)
Purchase of property and equipment(1,930) (1,494)
Net cash used in investing activities(18,258) (1,494)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from revolver 2,000
Repayment of debt (1,750)
Windfall tax benefit from option exercise 421
Proceeds from option and warrant exercises, net32 67
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities32 738
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents(23,371) (2,416)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period39,601 2,480
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$16,230 $64

A conference call has been scheduled to discuss these results on May 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). At that time, Management will review the Company's first quarter 2015 financial results, followed by a question-and-answer session to further discuss the results.

Interested parties will be able to connect to our Webcast via the Investor page on our website, on May 7, 2015. We encourage people to register for an email reminder about the Webcast on the Event Calendar tab, also found on the Investors page of our website. Interested parties may also listen to the conference call by calling 1-877-853-5645. The International Dial-In access number will be 1-408-940-3868. The conference ID for the event is 26276188.

An archive of the Webcast will be available on our webpage following the call. In addition, a podcast of our conference call will be available for download from our Investors page of our website at approximately the same time as the webcast replay.

About KEYW

KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions for US Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact The KEYW Holding Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail

Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, statements regarding the outlook for Hawkeye G adoption in 2015, and other statements containing the words “estimates,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” “potential,” “opportunities,” and similar expressions. Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated and filed March 9, 2015 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required under the Securities Act of 1934, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact: Chris Donaghey 443-733-1600

Source:KEYW Corp.