GeoEye Reports Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Results

06 Nov, 2012, 09:00 ET from GeoEye, Inc.

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced today results for its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012.

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"Third quarter revenue and operating results were in line with our expectations. As expected, on Oct. 31, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) notified us that they have decided to cancel our Service Level Agreement (SLA) part of the EnhancedView contract. Effective Dec. 1, 2012, we will no longer be providing imagery to the NGA," said Matt O'Connell, GeoEye's chief executive officer and president.

"We will continue to provide other services to the NGA under EnhancedView, including the Web delivery platform, secure operations and value-added production services," O'Connell continued. "We continue to move forward with our combination with DigitalGlobe. We expect to close the transaction late this year or in the first quarter of 2013."

THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Total revenues were $87.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, a $1.3 million increase from the third quarter of 2011. Net income available to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2012 was $7.6 million, or $0.33 per fully diluted share, compared to $11.7 million, or $0.51 per fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011. When adjusted for transaction costs related to the combination with DigitalGlobe, net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $12.0 million, or $0.53 per fully diluted share.

Operating profit was $15.2 million for the third quarter of 2012, which included $8.3 million of transaction-related costs. Operating margin was 17.4 percent for the third quarter of 2012, compared to 27.7 percent in the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measurement defined as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, non-cash recognition of stock compensation expense and other items including transaction related costs) was $43.4 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $43.7 million in the same period in 2011.

The company ended the third quarter of 2012 with unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $229.4 million; total assets of approximately $1.5 billion; stockholders' equity of $550.8 million and long-term debt of $513.4 million.

THIRD QUARTER 2012 OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

Revenue Mix

  • Imagery revenues in the third quarter of 2012 were $59.7 million, or 68.6 percent of total revenues. Production and other services revenues were $21.3 million, or 24.5 percent of total revenues. The NextView cost share accounted for revenues of $6.0 million, or 6.9 percent of total revenues.
  • The company recognized $37.5 million of imagery and other revenue under the EnhancedView SLA during the third quarter. U.S. government revenues were $58.9 million, or 68 percent of total revenues in the quarter.

Geographic Information

  • Domestic revenues were $66.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, or 75.8 percent of total revenues for the period. International revenues were $21.0 million for the third quarter of 2012, or 24.2 percent of total revenues for the period.

GeoEye-2 Capital Expenditures

  • During the quarter, the company invested $55.3 million for the continued development and construction of the GeoEye-2 satellite, including $13.4 million of capitalized interest. To date, the company has invested $773.6 million in the GeoEye-2 satellite program, including $103.1 million of capitalized interest.

NINE MONTH RESULTS

Total revenues for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, were $264.8 million, a 2.0 percent increase from $259.6 million in the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2011. The company's Adjusted EBITDA for the nine-month period ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $134.3 million, an increase of 2.2 percent from the same period in 2011. Net income available to common stockholders for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $32.5 million, or $1.43 per fully diluted share, as compared to net income available to common stockholders of $32.8 million, or $1.44 per fully diluted share, in the same period in 2011. When adjusted for transaction related and other costs of $10.9 million, net income available to common stockholders for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $38.3 million, or $1.68 per fully diluted share.

FISCAL YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

Given the execution of a definitive merger agreement with DigitalGlobe in July 2012, and the nature of the ongoing business transaction, the company has suspended its full year 2012 guidance.

CONFERENCE CALL

Due to the pending merger of GeoEye, Inc. with DigitalGlobe, Inc., GeoEye will not host a conference call to discuss financial results for the third quarter of 2012.

Selected financial results for the company are as follows (dollars in thousands, except earnings per share):

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended September 30,

2012

2011

Change

(unaudited)

Revenues 

$      87,109

$      85,769

$     1,340

Operating expenses:

Direct costs of revenue (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

31,227

28,508

2,719

Depreciation and amortization

17,860

17,986

(126)

Selling, general and administrative 

22,822

15,516

7,306

Total operating expenses

71,909

62,010

9,899

Income from operations

15,200

23,759

(8,559)

Interest income (expense), net

22

(1,122)

1,144

Income before provision for income taxes

15,222

22,637

-

(7,415)

Provision for income taxes

(5,666)

(8,549)

2,883

Net income

9,556

14,088

-

(4,532)

Preferred stock dividends

(1,007)

(1,008)

1

8,549

13,080

(4,531)

Income allocated to participating securities

(912)

(1,416)

504

Net income available to common stockholders

$       7,637

$    11,664

$  (4,027)

Earnings per share

Basic

$          0.34

$          0.53

$      (0.19)

Diluted

$          0.33

$          0.51

$      (0.18)

Weighted average shares basic

22,519

22,147

Weighted average shares diluted

22,845

22,789

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2012

2011

Change

(unaudited)

Revenues 

$    264,786

$    259,601

$     5,185

Operating expenses:

Direct costs of revenue (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

91,937

91,246

691

Depreciation and amortization

53,355

52,204

1,151

Selling, general and administrative 

56,469

44,606

11,863

Total operating expenses

201,761

188,056

13,705

Income from operations

63,025

71,545

(8,520)

Interest income (expense), net

1,382

(8,249)

9,631

Income before provision for income taxes

64,407

63,296

-

1,111

Provision for income taxes

(25,004)

(23,552)

(1,452)

Net income

39,403

39,744

-

(341)

Preferred stock dividends

(3,002)

(2,992)

(10)

36,401

36,752

(351)

Income allocated to participating securities

(3,902)

(3,984)

82

Net income available to common stockholders

$    32,499

$    32,768

$     (269)

Earnings per share

Basic

$          1.45

$          1.48

$      (0.03)

Diluted

$          1.43

$          1.44

$      (0.01)

Weighted average shares basic

22,392

22,107

Weighted average shares diluted

22,799

22,767

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

September 30,

December 31, 

2012

2011

Change

(unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$         220,860

$        188,738

$   32,122

Short-term investments

8,500

9,220

(720)

Accounts receivable - trade and unbilled receivables, net

44,973

39,917

5,056

Income tax receivable

2,748

19,645

(16,897)

Restricted cash

3,952

4,207

(255)

Current deferred tax assets

2,148

2,148

-

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

11,360

14,805

(3,445)

Total current assets

294,541

278,680

15,861

Property, plant and equipment, net

56,857

48,065

8,792

Satellites and related ground systems, net

1,070,795

913,454

157,341

Goodwill

67,945

68,130

(185)

Intangible assets, net

8,130

10,526

(2,396)

Non-current restricted cash

3,915

6,875

(2,960)

Other non-current assets

11,051

8,855

2,196

Total assets

$      1,513,234

$     1,334,585

$ 178,649

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$           63,240

$          58,510

$     4,730

Current portion of deferred revenue

67,322

53,433

13,889

Total current liabilities

130,562

111,943

18,619

Long-term debt

513,379

511,019

2,360

Long-term deferred revenue, net of current portion

220,869

131,968

88,901

Deferred tax liabilities

89,748

64,694

25,054

Other non-current liabilities

7,879

7,674

205

Total liabilities

962,437

827,298

135,139

Commitments and contingencies 

-

-

-

Stockholders' equity:

Series A convertible preferred stock

1

1

-

Series B junior participating preferred stock

-

-

-

Common stock

226

222

4

Additional paid-in capital

386,259

379,154

7,105

Retained earnings

164,311

127,910

36,401

Total stockholders' equity

550,797

507,287

43,510

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$      1,513,234

$     1,334,585

$ 178,649

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

(in thousands)

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2012

2011

Change

(unaudited)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 238,110

$ 133,702

$ 104,408

Net cash used in investing activities

(204,352)

(205,765)

1,413

Net cash used in financing activities

(1,636)

(1,842)

206

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

32,122

(73,905)

106,027

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

188,738

283,233

(94,495)

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 220,860

$ 209,328

$   11,532

ADJUSTED EBITDA

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net income

$   9,556

$ 14,088

$   39,403

$   39,744

Adjustments:

Interest (income) expense, net

(22)

1,122

(1,382)

8,249

Provision for income taxes

5,666

8,549

25,004

23,552

Depreciation and amortization

17,860

17,986

53,355

52,204

Transaction costs

8,339

-

10,715

-

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

2,043

1,928

7,219

7,665

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 43,442

$ 43,673

$ 134,314

$ 131,414

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net income before depreciation and amortization expenses, net interest income or expense, provision for income taxes, non-cash stock-based compensation expense and other items including transaction related costs.  We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors because it is an indicator of the strength and performance of our ongoing operations.  However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized term under financial performance under GAAP, and our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the calculation of similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

ADJUSTED NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS AND ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended 9/30/12

Three Months Ended 9/30/11

Nine Months Ended 9/30/12

Nine Months Ended 9/30/11

Net income available to common stockholders

$  7,637

$  11,664

$  32,499

$  32,768

Adjustments:

Transaction costs

8,339

10,715

Adjustment to normalize provision for income taxes

(3,416)

(4,254)

Impact of adjustments on income allocated to participating securities

(525)

(693)

Adjusted net income available to common stockholders

$  12,035

$  11,664

$  38,267

$  32,768

Weighted average shares - fully diluted

22,845

22,789

22,799

22,767

Adjusted diluted EPS

$  0.53

$  0.51

$  1.68

$  1.44

Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Stockholders is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net income available to common stockholders before other items including transaction related costs, net of tax.  Adjusted Diluted EPS is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents fully diluted earnings per share before other items, net of tax.  We believe that Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS provide useful information to investors because they allow investors to evaluate our performance for different periods on a more comparable basis by excluding items that are not related to the ongoing operations of our business.  However, Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS are not recognized terms under financial performance under GAAP, and our calculation of Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS may not be comparable to the calculation of similarly titled measures of other companies.

About GeoEye

GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts, who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye's ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 700 employees worldwide. Learn more at www.geoeye.com.

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