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Gilat Reports Significant Improvement in Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014

Significant improvement on all major operational parameters
2014 EBITDA grows 43% to $23.4 million
Continued growth in revenue and profitability expected for 2015

Petah Tikva, Israel – February 18, 2015 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

Key Financial Updates:

  • Revenue for 2014 was $235.1 million compared to $234.9 million in 2013
  • EBITDA increased by 43% in 2014 to $23.4 million from $16.3 million in 2013
  • Non-GAAP operating income increased by 200% to $13.1 million in 2014, from $4.4 million in 2013
  • GAAP operating income was $5.0 million as compared to a loss of $4.1 million in 2013
  • Management objectives for 2015: continued growth to revenues between $250 to $260 million and EBITDA between $26 to $28 million

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $73.1 million, compared to $55.7 million for the same period in 2013. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 were $235.1 million, compared to $234.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2013.

On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was $7.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to an operating loss of $0.1 million in the comparable quarter of 2013. Operating income for 2014 on a non-GAAP basis was $13.1 million compared to operating income of $4.4 million in 2013.

On a GAAP basis, operating income was $5.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to an operating loss of $2.7 million in the comparable quarter of 2013. Operating income for 2014 on a GAAP basis was $5 million compared to operating loss of $4.1 million in 2013.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the quarter was $4.4 million or $0.1 per diluted share compared to net loss of $1.0 million or $0.02 per diluted share in the same quarter of 2013. Net income for 2014 on a non-GAAP basis was $7.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share compared to net loss of $1.1 million or $0.03 per diluted share in 2013.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the quarter was $2.4 million or $0.06 per diluted share compared to net loss from continuing operations of $3.6 million or $0.09 per diluted share in the same quarter of 2013. Net loss from continuing operations for 2014 on a GAAP basis was $0.7 million or $0.02 per diluted share compared to net loss from continuing operations of $9.6 million or $0.23 per diluted share in 2013.

EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2014 reached $10.4 million compared with $2.5 million in the comparable period in 2013. EBITDA for the twelve months of 2014 reached $23.4 million compared with $16.3 million in the comparable period in 2013.

“2014 was a good year for Gilat, with significant improvement in all major operational parameters, most of all: profitability,” said Erez Antebi, CEO of Gilat. “Looking forward, we begin 2015 with a growth focused strategy and a strong product portfolio that enables us to position ourselves successfully in the growing markets, such as HTS, Mobility and Cellular Backhaul. We expect continued improvements in 2015, and our management objectives are to reach revenues between $250 and $260 million and EBIDTA between $26 to $28 million for the year. As in 2014, we expect the second half of 2015 to be significantly stronger than the first half.”

Key Recent Announcements:

  • Delnet International Corp. taps Gilat to provide cellular backhaul solution for SMART
  • Gilat Announces Appointment of Yuval Ronen as Chief Financial Officer
  • O3b Certifies Gilat’s meoEdge TDMA/SCPC Terminal
  • LATAM Telco Selects Gilat’s High-Throughput Satellite Platform
  • Delnet Philippines Selects Gilat to Provide Enterprise VSAT Network Solution for PLDT
  • Uruguay’s OpenSky Orders Gilat VSATs for ANTEL
  • Azercosmos and Gilat Sign Partnership Agreement to Offer Managed Services on Azerspace-1
  • Gilat Reports SkyEdge II-c Orders for SES’s Astra Connect Service

Conference Call and Webcast Details:
Gilat management will host a conference call today at 14:30 GMT / 09:30 EST / 16:30 IST (Israel Standard Time) to discuss the results. International participants are invited to access the call at (972) 3-918-0609, 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 17:00 GMT/ 12:00 EST/ 19:00 IST today, until 17:00 GMT/ 12:00 EST/ 19:00 IST February 20, 2015. International participants are invited to access the replay at (972) 3-925-5904, 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 with U.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, operating 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
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 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:

Gilat Satellite Networks
Joelle Inowlocki
JoelleI@gilat.com

KCSA Strategic Communications
Phil Carlson, Vice President
(212) 896-1233
pcarlson@kcsa.com

Thomas Mei, Account Executive
(212) 896-1208
tmei@kcsa.com