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Gilat Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

First Quarter Highlights: Year-over-Year Growth in Revenue up 8% to $82.8 million and EBITDA up 74% to $5.1 million

Petah Tikva, Israel – May 8, 2013 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Key Financial Highlights:

  • Quarterly revenues of $82.8 million, up 8% compared to $76.6 million in the first quarter of 2012
  • EBITDA increased to $5.1 million, up 74% compared to $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2012
  • Total Cash increased by $3.3 million

Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $82.8 million, compared to $76.6 million for the same period in 2012.

On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the first quarter of 2013 was $1.0 million compared to an operating loss of $0.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. Net loss for the period on a non-GAAP basis was $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $0.8 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2012.

EBITDA for the first quarter of 2013 reached $5.1 million compared with $3.0 million in the comparable period in 2012, representing a margin of 6.2%.

“We are pleased with our results for the first quarter of 2013 as we achieved year-over-year improvement in revenue and EBITDA,” said Erez Antebi, Chief Executive Officer of Gilat. “Our Commercial division continues to be a significant source of revenue as we executed well on existing projects while closing new deals.

In addition to securing various enterprise deals, in the area of broadband internet access we have continued our progress with implementation ahead of schedule at NBN Co. with over 30,000 CPEs installed, over 6,000 CPEs delivered in support of the SBBS service and a major win in our Services division with the Peruvian Ministry of Education to connect thousands of schools nationwide.”

“In our Defense division, although Sequestration has limited our overall visibility,” continued Antebi, “we continue to deliver on new and existing projects with defense and aviation system integrators. We are confident in our ability to increase service to international defense markets and believe this will offset to some degree, the uncertainty in the U.S.”

Key Recent Announcements:

  • NordNet Deploys Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c VSATs for High-end Broadband-Over-Satellite Service in France;
  • Gilat to Equip IDF with SatTrooper-1000 Military Manpack for Advanced Tactical Communications;
  • HISPASAT Expands Broadband Satellite-based Network With Additional SkyEdge II System from Gilat;
  • Gilat Peru Wins $12.8 Million Contract with Peruvian Ministry of Education to Connect Thousands of Schools Nationwide;
  • Gilat Launches the New Scalable SkyEdge II-c Platform For Ka and Ku-band Internet Access.

Conference Call and Webcast Details:

Gilat management will host a conference call today at 13:30 GMT/ 09:30 EDT/ 16:30 IDT (Israel Daylight Time) to discuss the 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 (888) 407-2553. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately 16:00 GMT/ 12:00 EDT/ 19:00 IDT today, until 16:00 GMT/ 12:00 EDT/ 19:00 IDT May 10, 2013. International participants are invited to access the replay at (972) 3-925-5900 and US-based participants are invited to access the replay by dialing (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.

Notes:

(1) The attached summary financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The attached summary financial statements are unaudited. To supplement the consolidated financial information and statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents its EBITDA before the impact of non-cash stock based compensation, depreciation and amortization, other income and other costs related to acquisition transactions. Non-GAAP presentations of net income, EBITDA and earnings per share are provided to enhance the understanding of the Company’s historical financial performance and comparability between periods.

(2) Operating income before depreciation, amortization, non-cash stock based compensation as per ASC 718 and other costs related to acquisition transactions (‘EBITDA’) is presented because it is a measure commonly used and is presented solely in order to improve the understanding of the Company’s operating results and to provide further perspective on these results. EBITDA, however, should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or net income for the period as an indicator of the operating performance of the Company.
Similarly, EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. 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. EBITDA may not be indicative of the historic operating results of the Company; nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results. Reconciliation between the Company’s Operating income and EBITDA is presented in the attached summary financial statements.

About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at 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. 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.

Contact:

Phil Carlson / Josh Dver, KCSA
pcarlson@kcsa.com / jdver@kcsa.com
1 (212) 896 1233 / 1239

David Leichner, Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
davidle@gilat.com
(972) 3 925 2321