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Gilat Reports First Quarter 2022 Results with Strong Revenue Growth

Reiterates 2022 guidance

Petah Tikva, Israel – May 23, 2022 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the first quarter, ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenues of $51.4 million up 19% year-over-year;
  • GAAP operating loss of $1.0 million versus loss of $3.5 million in Q1 last year;
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $0.3 million versus loss of $3.6 million in Q1 last year;
  • GAAP net loss of $2.5 million versus loss of $5.0 million in Q1 last year;
  • Non-GAAP net loss of $1.8 million versus loss of $5.1 million in Q1 last year;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.5 million versus Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.3 million in Q1 last year;


Forward-Looking Expectations

The company today reiterated its guidance for 2022. Expectations are for revenues of between $245 to $265 million, representing year-over-year growth of between 14% and 23%. GAAP operating income of between $5 to $9 million and adjusted EBITDA of between $20 to $24 million, representing year-over-year growth of between 30% to 56%.

Adi Sfadia, Gilat’s CEO, commented: “We are pleased with our results showing ongoing revenue growth and EBITDA improvement. Our performance shows that we are successfully capturing market share and capitalizing on the opportunities in our end-markets.

“During this quarter we continued to solidify our presence with additional orders and a broadening pipeline in the next generation satellite communication multi-billion market opportunity. Both our next generation platform, SkyEdge IV that we recently launched, and our SSPA business for this market are progressing as planned. Furthermore, I am pleased with our growth in our target markets, namely: Mobility, Cellular Backhaul, Enterprise and Defense, as well as with the growing opportunities ahead of us.”

Mr. Sfadia concluded: “I am encouraged with our progress, and despite challenges such as the global supply chain crisis, we feel comfortable with our targets for 2022, and expect to enjoy another year of solid growth in revenue and profitability.”  

Key Recent Announcements

  • Gilat Announces Filing of 2021 Annual Report
  • Intelsat Selects Gilat in Multimillion-Dollar Deal to Provide Satellite Cellular Backhaul Solution to a Leading Mobile Telecom in the DRC
  • Gilat’s Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) for IFC Achieves Breakthrough During Airbus Flight Tests Operating on Spacecom’s Advanced Satellite
  • Intelsat Expands In-Flight Connectivity Capabilities with Strategic Multimillion-Dollar Order for Gilat’s SkyEdge IV Taurus Modems
  • TIM Brasil Reaches Over 1,000 Sites Leveraging Gilat’s Platform to Build the Largest 4G Satellite Cellular Backhaul Network in Latin America

Conference Call Details

Gilat’s management will discuss its first quarter 2022 results and business achievements and participate in a question and answer session:

Date:            Monday, May 23, 2022
Start:            09:30 AM EDT / 16:30 IDT
Dial-in:          US: 1-866-744-5399
                      International: +972-3-918-0609

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available on the Gilat website at www.gilat.com and through this link: https://Veidan.activetrail.biz/gilatq1-2022

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

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. Non-GAAP financial measures mainly exclude the effect of stock based compensation, amortization of purchased intangibles, lease incentive amortization, litigation expenses, income related to trade secrets claims, restructuring and reorganization costs, merger, acquisition and related litigation expense (income), impairment of held for sale asset, and one-time changes of deferred tax assets.

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 GAAP 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. 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, risks associated with the outbreak and global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; 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. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Contact:

Gilat Satellite Networks
Doreet Oren, Senior Director Corporate Communications
DoreetO@gilat.com

GK Investor and Public Relations
Ehud Helft, Managing Partner
ehud@gkir.com