Iteris Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
- Fiscal Year 2014 Revenues Up 11% to $68.2 Million with 24% Increase in Operating Income -
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI), a leader in providing intelligent traffic management information solutions, reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2014.
“Transportation Systems revenue was down slightly in the fourth quarter, reflecting soft market conditions in the trailing fiscal year. While we have been disappointed with this segment in fiscal 2014, we believe there are significant opportunities to improve this business and we are working to position it for growth.”
Fiscal Q4 2014 Highlights vs. Same Year-ago Quarter
- Total revenues up 11% to $17.6 million
- Roadway Sensors revenues up 25% to $8.1 million
- iPerform revenues up 14% to $1.6 million
Fiscal Year 2014 Highlights vs. Fiscal Year 2013
- Total revenues up 11% to $68.2 million
- Roadway Sensors revenues up 22% to $31.8 million
- Gross margin improved 40 basis points to 38.1%
- Operating income increased 24% to $2.0 million
- Cash and cash equivalents increased 9% to $20.4 million
Fiscal Q4 2014 Financial Results
Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 11% to $17.6 million compared to $15.9 million in the year-ago quarter. This was primarily driven by a 25% increase in Roadway Sensors. iPerform revenues were also up 14%, while Transportation Systems revenues were down 1%.
Gross margin in the fourth quarter decreased 140 basis points to 34.9% compared to 36.3% in the year-ago quarter. The decrease in gross margin was primarily attributable to the timing of revenue recognition on certain Transportation Systems contracts, which the company expects to be realized in future quarters.
Operating expenses in the fourth quarter increased to $6.1 million compared to $5.5 million in the same year-ago quarter. The increase was primarily due to planned increases in sales and marketing expenses in Roadway Sensors and iPerform, including planned increases in headcount and accelerated research and development expenses in iPerform.
Operating income in the fourth quarter decreased to $44,000 compared to $321,000 in the year-ago quarter. Net income in the fourth quarter was $50,000 or $0.00 per share, compared to $56,000 or $0.00 per share in the year-ago quarter. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to significant investment in the iPerform business segment.
Total backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $35.6 million compared to $36.8 million in the prior quarter and $38.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Backlog was comprised of $27.6 million from Transportation Systems, $4.1 million from iPerform, and $3.9 million from Roadway Sensors. The reduction reflects soft market conditions for the transportation systems market. However, based upon active proposals outstanding, the company believes the market is improving.
Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results
Total revenues in 2014 increased 11% to $68.2 million compared to $61.7 million in 2013. The increase was primarily driven by a 22% increase in Roadway Sensors revenues. iPerform revenues and Transportation Systems revenues were also up 5% and 2%, respectively.
Gross margin in 2014 increased 40 basis points to 38.1% compared to 37.7% in 2013. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to higher Roadway Sensors revenues, which carry a higher gross margin than Transportation Systems and iPerform, as well as a slight reduction in subcontractor’s content in certain of our Transportation Systems contracts compared to the prior year, which slightly improved margins in our Transportation Systems business.
Operating income in 2014 increased 24% to $2.0 million compared to $1.6 million in 2013, primarily driven by the 22% increase in Roadway Sensors. Net income in 2014 was $1.4 million or $0.04 per share, compared to $2.4 million or $0.07 per share in 2013, which included a $0.1 million gain in 2014, and a $1.5 million gain in 2013, net of tax, related to the sale of the company’s Vehicle Sensors business.
“We ended fiscal 2014 with a strong fourth quarter, most notably in our Roadway Sensors business, which grew revenues by 25% and contributed significantly to our overall profitability,” said Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris. “Our fourth quarter reflects increasing demand for our core products and services, as well as success in various growth initiatives developed earlier in the year, such as the introduction of innovative new products in our Roadway Sensors business. Two of these key products include our Vantage Velocity processor and Vector hybrid video and radar detection camera.
“Transportation Systems revenue was down slightly in the fourth quarter, reflecting soft market conditions in the trailing fiscal year. While we have been disappointed with this segment in fiscal 2014, we believe there are significant opportunities to improve this business and we are working to position it for growth.
“As a result of many years of development activities in the transportation marketplace, Iteris possesses unique capabilities in precision weather mapping and forecasting. We are leveraging this expertise to capitalize on opportunities in large markets both within and adjacent to our traditional transportation markets. The profits and cash flow generated by our core segments are funding the accelerated investment in iPerform, a new generation of intelligent traffic and weather-related information solutions, which we believe represents our greatest growth opportunity.
“Demonstrated by recent contract wins, new key partnerships, and major technical developments, iPerform has continued to make significant progress. This includes a $1.2 million contract awarded by the Virginia Department of Transportation to utilize our iPeMS® software and partnering with HERE, a Nokia company, to provide traffic information and analytics to the I-95 Corridor Coalition.
“We also recently launched iPerform’s ClearPath Weather™ and ClearPath Ag™ decision support cloud-based software solutions to service both public and commercial markets. Soon thereafter, we licensed ClearPath Ag technology to Agrian, a leading provider of precision agronomy products. As the demand for intelligent traffic management solutions continues to expand, we strongly believe the strategic investments we are making will build shareholder value and highlight Iteris as a go-to-market leader in our target markets.”
Iteris will conduct a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2014 results.
Iteris’ CEO Abbas Mohaddes and Interim CFO Craig Christensen will host the call, followed by a question and answer period. Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at 1-949-574-3860.
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-888-505-4375
International dial-in number: 1-719-457-2697
Conference ID: 8687081
To listen to the live webcast or view the press release, please visit the investor relations section of the Iteris website at www.iteris.com.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through September 17, 2014.
Toll-free replay number: 1-877-870-5176
International replay number: 1-858-384-5517
Replay ID: 8687081
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI) is a leader in providing intelligent information solutions to the traffic management market. The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management, and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems. By combining its unique IP, products, decades of expertise in traffic management, hyper-local weather solutions and information technologies, Iteris offers a broad range of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions to customers worldwide. The firm is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices nationwide and in the Middle East. For more information, please call 1-888-329-4483 or visit www.iteris.com.
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|March 31,||March 31,|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||12,349||10,946|
|Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings||5,813||6,346|
|on uncompleted contracts|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,275||1,311|
|Current portion of deferred income taxes||1,429||2,363|
|Total current assets||43,826||42,109|
|Property and equipment, net||1,546||1,862|
|Long-term portion of deferred income taxes||6,112||5,888|
|Intangible and other assets, net||1,805||2,334|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:|
|Accounts payable and other current liabilities||$||11,527||$||10,764|
|Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings|
|on uncompleted contracts||1,391||1,958|
|Total current liabilities||12,918||12,722|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||70,607||$||69,511|
|Note: cash and prepaid expenses and other current assets as of March 31, 2013 have been stated on a pro forma basis for comparison with the current year.|
|STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|March 31,||March 31,|
|Cost of revenues||11,479||10,111||42,254||38,427|
|Selling, general and administrative||4,741||4,581||19,269||18,090|
|Research and development||1,211||702||4,029||3,071|
|Amortization of intangible assets||144||161||627||644|
Change in fair value of contingent
|Total operating expenses||6,100||5,451||23,950||21,624|
|Non-operating income (expense):|
|Other income (expense), net||(6||)||(7||)||-||2|
|Interest income (expense), net||-||(4||)||-||(6||)|
|Income from continuing operations before income taxes||38||310||2,024||1,630|
|Provision for income taxes||(37||)||(241||)||(704||)||(716||)|
|Income from continuing operations||1||69||1,320||914|
|Gain (loss) on sale of discontinued operation, net of tax||49||(13||)||89||1,465|
Income per share from continuing operations –
basic and diluted
Gain (loss) per share from sale of discontinued operation –
basic and diluted
|Net income per share - basic and diluted||$||0.00||$||0.00||$||0.04||$||0.07|
|Shares used in basic per share calculations||32,778||32,993||32,665||33,491|
|Shares used in diluted per share calculations||32,912||33,162||32,847||33,609|
|UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORTING DETAILS|
|Three Months Ended March 31, 2014|
|Segment operating income (loss)||$||1,285||$||645||$||(652||)||$||1,278|
|Corporate and other income (expense), net||(1,086||)|
|Amortization of intangible assets||(144||)|
|Change in fair value of contingent acquisition consideration||(4||)|
|Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 *|
|Segment operating income (loss)||$||891||$||1,043||$||(205||)||$||1,729|
|Corporate and other income (expense), net||(1,240||)|
|Amortization of intangible assets||(161||)|
|Change in fair value of contingent acquisition consideration||(7||)|
|Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2014|
|Segment operating income (loss)||$||5,791||$||3,363||$||(1,575||)||$||7,579|
|Corporate and other income (expense), net||(4,903||)|
|Amortization of intangible assets||(627||)|
|Change in fair value of contingent acquisition consideration||(25||)|
|Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2013 *|
|Segment operating income (loss)||$||4,119||$||3,561||$||(233||)||$||7,447|
|Corporate and other income (expense), net||(5,350||)|
|Amortization of intangible assets||(644||)|
|Change in fair value of contingent acquisition consideration||181|
|* Transportation Systems and iPerform revenues and segment operating income (loss) have been stated on a pro forma|
|basis for comparison with the current year.|