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Gilat Reports Profitable Fourth Quarter 2016 Results; Full Year Revenue Grew to $279.6 Million, with Significant Increase in Profitability

GAAP Operating Income was $0.8 million; Adjusted EBITDA reached $19.2 Million

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Key Financial Highlights:

  • Revenues for Q4 2016 increased 19% to $80.3 million from $67.7 million in Q4 2015.
  • Full year 2016 revenues totaled $279.6 million, an increase of 42% from $197.5 million in 2015.
  • Profitability continued to improve:
    - Q4 2016 GAAP operating income reached $6.5 million and non-GAAP operating income was $9.0 million.
    - Full year 2016 GAAP operating income was $0.8 million and non-GAAP operating income was $11.7 million.
    - GAAP net income for Q4 2016 was $4.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, non-GAAP net income was $7.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.
    - GAAP loss for full year 2016 was $5.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. Full year 2016 non-GAAP net income was $5.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share.
    - Adjusted EBITDA for Q4 2016 was $10.8 million.
    - Full year 2016 Adjusted EBITDA reached $19.2 million compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $6.1 million in 2015.
  • Management objectives for 2017: revenues between $280 to $300 million, GAAP operating income between $4 and $8 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of between $20 and $24 million.

“I am pleased to report Gilat's positive results in the fourth quarter and for full year 2016,” said Yona Ovadia, CEO of Gilat. "We made progress in our broadband and In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) growth engines and continued to invest in our technology leadership, while keeping profitability improvement as a high management priority. As a result, we achieved a profitable fourth quarter along with full-year Adjusted EBITDA within the range of our 2016 management objectives, despite ongoing headwinds in Latin America and a slowdown at the end of the year in our Peru project.

“In Q4, as part of our broadband strategy, we are pleased to have made progress also in affordable broadband to consumers, as we recently won Tricolor TV, the largest DTH (Direct-to-Home) provider in Russia, who plans to include our unique world’s first all outdoor Scorpio VSAT. In mobility, our technology continues to be chosen for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) as reflected in our strategic partnership with Air Esurfing, an Air Media wholly owned subsidiary in China, to deliver broadband connectivity to airlines throughout China. We were also awarded a joint R&D project with Airbus for the development of a fully integrated Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) aero terminal based on our leading phased array technology.

“Our management objectives for 2017 are a continuation and acceleration of our achievements in 2016. Our objectives are for revenues between $280 to $300 million, GAAP operating income between $4 and $8 million and Adjusted EBITDA of between $20 and $24 million, which reflect a high management priority on profitability, in parallel with continued focus on our broadband and mobility growth engines, via maintaining product innovation and leadership.”

Key Recent Announcements:

  • Gilat Awarded a Clean Sky 2 Call to Develop Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for Airbus Technology Demonstrator
  • Gilat to Supply Broadband Consumer VSATs for the Joint Service of Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Networks
  • Gilat and Air Esurfing Announce a Strategic Collaboration to Provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for China’s Domestic Airline Market

Conference Call and Webcast Details:
Gilat management will host a conference call today, February 14, at 14:30 GMT / 09:30 AM EST / 16:30 IST to discuss the fourth quarter and full year results. International participants are invited to access the call at (972) 3-918-0610, and US-based participants are invited to access the call by dialing 1-888-407-2553.

A simultaneous Webcast of the conference call will be available on the Gilat website at www.gilat.com and through this link: http://www.veidan-stream.com/?con=Gilat_Satellite_Networks_Q4_2016_Results

The webcast will also be archived for a period of 30 days on the Company’s website and through the link above.

Conference Call Replay
A replay of the conference call will be available beginning approximately 17:00 GMT/ 12:00 PM EST/ 19:00 IST today, until 17:00 GMT/ 12:00 PM EST/ 19:00 IST on February 17, 2017.

International participants are invited to access the replay of the call at (972) 3-925-5901, and US-based participants are invited to access the call by dialing 1-888-782-4291.

A replay of the call may also be accessed as a webcast via Gilat’s website at www.gilat.com and will be archived for 30 days.

Non-GAAP Measures
The attached summary unaudited financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents Non-GAAP presentations of net income, operating income, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share. The adjustments to the company’s GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of the company’s underlying operational results, trends and performance. Gilat is presenting Adjusted EBITDA (operating income before depreciation, amortization, non-cash stock option expenses and other costs related to acquisition transactions, restructuring cost, goodwill impairment, impairment of long lived assets and trade secrets litigation expenses) due to a significant increase in litigation expense relating to an ongoing trade secrets litigation in the U.S. against former employees, which commenced in 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented to compare the company’s performance to that of prior periods and evaluate the company’s financial and operating results on a consistent basis from period to period. The company also believes this measure, when viewed in combination with the company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, provides useful information to investors to evaluate ongoing operating results and trends. Adjusted EBITDA, however, should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or net income for the period and may not be indicative of the historic operating results of the Company; nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures for other companies. Reconciliation between the Company's Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA is presented in the attached summary financial statements.

Non-GAAP presentations of net income, operating income, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any of the consolidated statements of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP, or as an indication of Gilat’s operating performance or liquidity.

About Gilat
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com

Certain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gilat to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, inability to maintain market acceptance to Gilat's products, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, rapid changes in the market for Gilat's products, loss of market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, inability to manage growth and expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, inability to protect the Company's proprietary technology and risks associated with Gilat's international operations and its location in Israel. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason. For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties associated with Gilat's business, reference is made to Gilat's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)
Year ended Three months ended
December 31,
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Unaudited Audited Unaudited Unaudited
Revenues $ 279,551 $ 197,543 $ 80,345 $ 67,682
Cost of revenues 204,061 143,318 56,147 47,181
Impairment of long lived assets - 10,137 - 10,137
Gross profit 75,490 44,088 24,198 10,364
Research and development expenses 26,477 24,952 7,103 5,709
Less - grants 1,624 2,540 616 1,977
Research and development, net 24,853 22,412 6,487 3,732
Selling and marketing expenses 23,411 24,823 6,187 6,098
General and administrative expenses 26,471 18,644 5,036 3,418
Restructuring costs - 1,508 - 522
Goodwill impairment - 20,402 - -
Total operating expenses 74,735 87,789 17,710 13,770
Operating income (loss) 755 (43,701) 6,488 (3,406)
Financial expenses, net (4,843) (7,243) (1,668) (1,393)
Income (loss) before taxes on income (4,088) (50,944) 4,820 (4,799)
Taxes on income 1,252 1,190 285 450
Income (loss) from continuing operations (5,340) (52,134) 4,535 (5,249)
Loss from discontinued operations - (200) - -
Income (loss) $ (5,340) $ (52,334) $ 4,535 $ (5,249)
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations (basic and diluted) (0.10) (1.19) 0.08 (0.12)
Loss per share from discontinued operations (basic and diluted) - (0.00) - -
Income (loss) per share (basic and diluted) $ (0.10) $ (1.19) $ 0.08 $ (0.12)
Weighted average number of shares used in computing income (loss) per share
Basic 51,970,458 43,655,309 54,591,346 44,311,825
Diluted 51,970,458 43,655,309 54,615,092 44,311,825


GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES
U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)
Three months ended Three months ended
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
GAAP Adjustments (1) Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustments (1) Non-GAAP
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Gross profit $ 24,198 1,204 $ 25,402 $ 10,364 11,387 $ 21,751
Operating expenses 17,710 (1,264) 16,446 13,770 (989) 12,781
Operating income (loss) 6,488 2,468 8,956 (3,406) 12,376 8,970
Income (loss) before taxes on income 4,820 2,468 7,288 (4,799) 12,376 7,577
Income (loss) $ 4,535 2,468 $ 7,003 $ (5,249) 12,376 $ 7,127
Basic income (loss) per share $ 0.08 0.05 $ 0.13 $ (0.12) 0.28 $ 0.16
Diluted income (loss) per share $ 0.08 0.05 $ 0.13 $ (0.12) 0.28 $ 0.16
Weighted average number of shares used in computing income (loss) per share
Basic 54,591,346 54,591,346 44,311,825 44,311,825
Diluted 54,615,092 54,652,640 44,311,825 44,567,776
(1) Adjustments reflect the effect of non-cash stock-based compensation as per ASC 718, amortization of intangible assets related to shares acquisition transactions, impairment of goodwill and long lived assets, trade secrets litigation expenses, restructuring costs and loss from discontinued operations.
Three months ended Three months ended
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Unaudited Unaudited
GAAP income (loss) $ 4,535 $ (5,249)
Gross profit
Non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 9 52
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition transactions 1,195 1,198
Impairment of long lived assets - 10,137
1,204 11,387
Operating expenses
Non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 207 184
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition transactions: 193 190
Trade secrets litigation expenses 864 93
Restructuring costs - 522
1,264 989
Non GAAP income $ 7,003 $ 7,127


GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES
U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)
Year ended Year ended
31 December 2016 31 December 2015
GAAP Adjustments (1) Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustments (1) Non-GAAP
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Gross profit $ 75,490 4,817 $ 80,307 $ 44,088 15,146 $ 59,234
Operating expenses 74,735 (6,091) 68,644 87,789 (25,200) 62,589
Operating income (loss) 755 10,908 11,663 (43,701) 40,346 (3,355)
Income (loss) before taxes on income (4,088) 10,908 6,820 (50,944) 40,346 (10,598)
Income (loss) from continuing operations (5,340) 10,908 5,568 (52,134) 40,346 (11,788)
Loss from discontinued operations - - - (200) 200 -
Income (loss) $ (5,340) 10,908 $ 5,568 $ (52,334) 40,546 $ (11,788)
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations (basic and diluted) (0.10) 0.21 0.11 (1.19) 0.92 (0.27)
Loss per share from discontinued operations (basic and diluted) - - - (0.00) 0.00 -
Income (loss) per share (basic and diluted) $ (0.10) 0.21 $ 0.11 $ (1.19) 0.92 $ (0.27)
Weighted average number of shares used in computing net income (loss) per share
Basic 51,970,458 51,970,458 43,655,309 43,655,309
Diluted 51,970,458 52,123,677 43,655,309 43,655,309
(1) Adjustments reflect the effect of non-cash stock-based compensation as per ASC 718, amortization of intangible assets related to shares acquisition transactions, impairment of goodwill and long lived assets, trade secrets litigation expenses, restructuring costs and loss from discontinued operations.
Year ended Year ended
31 December 2016 31 December 2015
Unaudited Unaudited
GAAP loss $ (5,340) $ (52,334)
Gross profit
Non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 41 217
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition transactions 4,776 4,792
Impairment of long lived assets - 10,137
4,817 15,146
Operating expenses
Non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 867 1,684
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition transactions: 777 805
Goodwill impairment - 20,402
Trade secrets litigation expenses 4,447 801
Restructuring costs - 1,508
6,091 25,200
Loss from discontinued operations - 200
Non GAAP income (loss) $ 5,568 $ (11,788)


GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
CONDENSED ADJUSTED EBITDA
U.S. dollars in thousands
Year ended Three months ended
December 31,
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 755 $ (43,701) $ 6,488 $ (3,406)
Add:
Non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 908 1,901 216 236
Restructuring costs - 1,508 - 522
Impairment of goodwill and long lived assets - 30,539 - 10,137
Trade secrets litigation expenses 4,447 801 864 93
Depreciation and amortization 13,108 15,072 3,277 3,613
Adjusted EBITDA $ 19,218 $ 6,120 $ 10,845 $ 11,195

GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
U.S. dollars in thousands
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December 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Unaudited Audited
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 40,133 $ 18,435
Restricted cash 62,229 100,779
Restricted cash held by trustees 9,058 8,524
Trade receivables, net 89,377 50,984
Inventories 21,469 25,358
Other current assets 17,017 16,223
Total current assets 239,283 220,303
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS AND RECEIVABLES:
Long-term restricted cash 213 179
Severance pay funds 7,791 7,545
Other long term receivables 223 221
Total long-term investments and receivables 8,227 7,945
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 80,837 81,963
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 11,383 17,154
GOODWILL 43,468 43,468
TOTAL ASSETS $ 383,198 $ 370,833
GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
U.S. dollars in thousands
December 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Unaudited Audited
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Short-term bank credit and loans $ - $ 7,000
Current maturities of long-term loans 4,617 4,542
Trade payables 29,625 17,210
Accrued expenses 53,429 23,481
Advances from customers 29,751 82,813
Advances from customers, held by trustees 7,498 8,515
Other current liabilities 21,754 16,213
Total current liabilities 146,674 159,774
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Accrued severance pay 7,485 7,506
Long-term loans, net of current maturities 16,932 21,493
Other long-term liabilities 2,281 3,978
Total long-term liabilities 26,698 32,977
EQUITY:
Share capital - ordinary shares of NIS 0.2 par value 2,593 2,048
Additional paid-in capital 920,162 884,126
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,224) (3,727)
Accumulated deficit (709,705) (704,365)
Total equity 209,826 178,082
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 383,198 $ 370,833


GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
U.S. dollars in thousands
Year ended Three months ended
December 31,
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Cash flows from continuing operations
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net Income (Loss) $ (5,340) $ (52,334) $ 4,535 $ (5,249)
Loss from discontinued operations - 200 - -
Net income (loss) from continuing operations (5,340) (52,134) 4,535 (5,249)
Adjustments required to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and Amortization 13,108 15,072 3,277 3,613
Goodwill impairment - 20,402 - -
Impairment of long lived assets - 10,137 - 10,137
Capital loss from disposal of property and equipment (88) 82 - -
Stock-Based Compensation 908 1,901 216 236
Accrued severance pay, net (267) (111) (65) 163
Accrued interest and exchange rate differences on short and long-term restricted cash, net (1,382) 842 72 635
Exchange rate differences on long-term loans (43) (288) (99) (67)
Deferred income taxes, net 4 1 (1) (10)
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables, net (37,586) 4,553 (47,695) (12,177)
Decrease (increase) in other assets (including short-term, long-term and deferred charges) (3,386) 998 (4,593) 97
Decrease (increase) in inventories 2,221 (2,821) 1,356 2,090
Decrease (Increase) in restricted cash directly related to operating activities, net 48,519 (87,004) 12,991 (34,268)
Increase (decrease) in trade payables 12,454 (5,133) 8,607 2,514
Increase in accrued expenses 30,149 2,935 4,135 3,444
Increase (decrease) in advance from customers (53,081) 79,884 13,561 24,268
Increase (decrease) in advances from customers, held by trustees 922 (2,243) 1,950 6,168
Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities and other long term liabilities 3,666 (1,860) 2,036 (1,454)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 10,778 (14,787) 283 140
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (4,307) (3,930) (1,485) (821)
Investment in restricted cash held by trustees (16,200) (16,634) (5,275) (10,525)
Proceeds from restricted cash held by trustees 16,498 21,501 3,025 2,852
Investment in restricted cash (including long-term) (17,001) (22,717) (9,751) (306)
Proceeds from restricted cash (including long-term) 7,441 34,120 - 1,561
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (13,569) 12,340 (13,486) (7,239)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Capital lease payments (307) (609) - (201)
Issuance of shares in a rights offering 35,095 - - -
Issuance of restricted stock units and exercise of stock options 576 5,683 49 88
Payment of obligation related to the purchase of intangible assets - (500) - -
Short term bank credit, net (7,000) (5,897) - (2,086)
Repayment of long-term loans (4,443) (4,544) (27) (135)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 23,921 (5,867) 22 (2,334)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 568 (977) (125) 145
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 21,698 (9,291) (13,306) (9,288)
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the Beginning of the Period 18,435 27,726 53,439 27,723
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the End of the Period $ 40,133 $ 18,435 $ 40,133 $ 18,435


Contact: Gilat Satellite Networks Doreet Oren DoreetO@gilat.com Comm-Partners LLC June Filingeri, President 203-972-0186 junefil@optonline.net

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