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Gilat Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel – November 13, 2013 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Key Financial Updates:

  • Revenue for Q3 2013 of $71.3 million
  • EBITDA for Q3 2013 of $2.1 million
  • Expenses reduced by around $9 million per year during Q4 2013 with effects to be realized starting in Q1 2014
  • Management objectives for 2013 lowered to approximately $310 million in revenue and EBITDA of 6% primarily due to delayed deals in our Commercial Division and in Peru

Revenues for the third quarter of 2013 were $71.3 million, compared to $89.0 million for the same period in 2012.

On a non-GAAP basis, operating loss for the third quarter of 2013 was $1.3 million compared to an operating income of $5.7 million in the third quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the period was $1.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2012.

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2013 reached $2.1 million as compared with $9.8 million in the comparable period in 2012.

In August, the Company announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell Spacenet to SageNet, subject to regulatory approval and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Company received the required FCC regulatory approval last week and notified SageNet that all conditions for closing have been met. The Company has been notified by SageNet that it is not willing to proceed to closing at this time based on several assertions. While the Company rejects all of SageNet’s assertions and believes them to be unfounded, it is in continuing discussions with SageNet concerning their assertions. At this time the closing has been delayed.

“The shortfall in Q3 was mainly attributed to two deals which were delayed in our Commercial Division, reduced revenue from Compartel in Colombia and a delayed project implementation in our Services Division,” said Erez Antebi, CEO of Gilat.

“We have taken immediate action to cut costs reducing our global headcount and fixed expenses by approximately $9 million annually,” continued Antebi. “We expect to see most of the impact of the reductions beginning in the first quarter of 2014. It is important to note that we have taken care not to reduce our sales teams or our research and development investments in our strategic growth areas.”
“Going forward, we believe we are well positioned for success,” concluded Antebi. “While this has been a difficult quarter, we have taken the appropriate measures to significantly cut costs and further streamline the company. We continue to close deals in our Commercial Division with new and existing customers. Our Defense Division is stable and we see growing interest and need for our products. We are confident in the road ahead and believe that with the steps we have taken, the Company is better positioned to succeed going forward.”

Resources:
Third Quarter 2013 Financial Statements

Key Recent Announcements:
– Gilat Receives Award Letter from Entel S.A. for Project Valued at Over $12 Million
– Gilat Announces a Favorable Judgment in 2009 Claim
– Gilat Announces the Release of the Wavestream Ka-Band Matchbox Mini BUC
– Gilat Announces Sale of Spacenet Subsidiary

Conference Call and Webcast Details:
Gilat management will host a conference call today at 13:30 GMT/ 09:30 EST/ 16:30 IST (Israel Standard 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) 668-9141. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately 16:00 GMT/ 12:00 EST/ 19:00 IST today, until 16:00 GMT/ 12:00 EST/ 19:00 IST November 15, 2013. International participants are invited to access the replay at (972) 3-925-5918, and US-based participants are invited to access the replay by dialing (888) 326-9310. 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 withU.S.Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The attached summary financial statements are unaudited. To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents Gilat’s EBITDA before the impact of non-cash share-based payment charges, 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 option expenses as per ASC 718 (formerly SFAS 123(R)) 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 2009