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Wireless Telecom Group Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
[August 13, 2019]

Wireless Telecom Group Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results


Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSE American: WTT) (the "Company") announced today results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Tim Whelan, CEO of Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., commented, "Our second quarter financial results met our expectations resulting in improved operating income and net income over last year. We are excited about our new product introductions, customer wins, and partner collaborations across all segments of our business this year, further enhancing our positioning to benefit from growth in defense spending, network densification and 5G testing and deployment."

Whelan continued, "We remain optimistic about the topline momentum for the remainder of 2019 and are confident that specific projects in our sales funnel will be drivers of second half performance. Beyond 2019, our funnel of large opportunities, strategic partnerships, and market tailwinds strengthen our conviction in our 2023 targets."

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company reported consolidated net revenues of $13,508,000, compared to $13,414,000 for the same period in 2018, an increase of 0.7%. Network Solutions revenue was flat compared to the prior year. Embedded Solutions revenue increased 11.7% on higher sales of digital signal processing hardware, somewhat offset by a decrease of 9.7% in Test and Measurement revenue on lower government shipments compared to the same quarter last year. The Company expects government shipments to increase in the second half of the year.

Consolidated gross profit in the second quarter was $6,133,000, or 45.4% of revenue, compared to $6,170,000 or 46.0% of revenue, for the same period in 2018. The slight decrease was primarily due to a decrease in high margin software and service revenue in Embedded Solutions, partially offset by favorable product mix and cost reduction initiatives in Test and Measurement.

The Company also reported a $150,000 reduction in consolidated operating expenses from $6,137,000 in the second quarter of 2018 to $5,987,000 in the same period in 2019. The decrease was primarily related to lower G&A costs and contingent consideration associated with the CommAgility transaction, offset by higher headcount deployment in research and development in the area of 5G roadmap development.

Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $156,000, compared to a net loss of $180,000 for the same period in 2018.

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $1,127,000, compared to $1,076,000 for the same period in 2018. The Company's explanation of Adjusted EBITDA and the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) are set out below in this press release.

New customer orders for the quarter increased 10% to $13,084,000 compared to $11,871,000 in the same quarter last year. The Company's consolidated backlog of firm orders to be shipped in the next twelve months was $7,215,000 at June 30, 2019, compared to the June 30, 2018 backlog of $8,800,000.

Outlook

The Company continues to expect full year 2019 revenue growth in the low to mid-single digits, comparable gross margins to 2018, and improved operating profitability.

Beyond 2019, the Company reaffirms its expectation to grow revenues organically between 10% and 12% over the next four years based on the long term trends of network densification and 5G deployment, private LTE network expansion and increased military spend. The Company also expects strong organic growth to be driven by multiple internal initiatives including the continuation of new product introductions, channel expansion, and operational excellence. The Company's 2023 targets include annual revenues of $100 million, inclusive of strategic acquisitions, gross profit margins between 47% and 49%, and Adjusted EBITDA margins of approximately 15%. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margins as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue (see use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

Conference Call

As previously announced, Wireless Telecom Group Inc. will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET in which management will discuss second quarter results and related matters. To participate in the conference call, dial 800-346-7359 or 973-528-0008. The conference identification number is 710451. The call will also be webcast over the internet at the following URL:

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1690/31233

A replay will be made available on the Wireless Telecom website for a limited period of time following the conference call.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Management believes, however, that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the Company's business may provide users of this financial information with additional meaningful comparisons between current results and prior reported results. Certain of the information set forth herein and certain of the information presented by the Company from time to time may constitute non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We have presented herein a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP measures presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. The foregoing measures do not serve as a substitute and should not be construed as a substitute for GAAP performance, but provide supplemental information concerning our performance that our investors and we find useful.

The Company defines EBITDA as its net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. "Adjusted EBITDA" is EBITDA excluding our stock compensation expense, restructuring charges, acquisition expenses, integration expenses, the one-time non-cash inventory impairment charges, unrealized and realized foreign exchange gains and losses, non-recurring legal fees associated with the Harris arbitration and other non-recurring costs and includes cash received in 2018 related to revenue that would have been recognized in 2018 but for the adoption of ASU Topic 606. A reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA is included as an attachment to this press release.

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue. The Company does not provide a forward-looking reconciliation of expected Adjusted EBITDA Margin as the amount and significance of special items required to develop meaningful comparable GAAP financial measures cannot be estimated at this time without unreasonable efforts. These special items could be meaningful.

The Company views Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin as important indicators of performance, consistent with the manner in which management measures and forecasts the Company's performance. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are important performance metrics because they facilitate the analysis of our results, exclusive of certain non-cash items, including items which do not directly correlate to our business operations.

The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin metrics provide qualitative insight into our current performance and we use these measures to evaluate our results. Additionally, we use Adjusted EBITDA to measure the performance of our management team and management's entitlement to incentive compensation. We believe that making this information available to investors enables them to view our performance the way that we view our performance and thereby gain a meaningful understanding of our core operating results, in general, and from period to period.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In some cases, such forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as believe, expect, seek, may, will, intend, project, anticipate, plan, estimate, guidance or similar words. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding expectations for increased government shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019; full year 2019 revenue growth in the low to mid-single digits, comparable gross margins to 2018, and improved operating profitability; that the Company will grow revenues organically between 10 and 12% over the next four years based on the long term trends of network densification and 5G deployment, private LTE network expansion, and increased military spend; that there will be strong organic growth driven by multiple internal initiatives including the continuation of new product introductions, channel expansion, and operational excellence; for the Company's 2023 targets to include annual revenues of $100 million, inclusive of strategic acquisitions, gross profit margins between 47% and 49%, and Adjusted EBITDA margins of approximately 15%. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results, including, among others, the ability of management to successfully implement the Company's business plan and strategy; the loss of any significant customers of the Company; the Company's ability to acquire accretive businesses and successfully integrate acquired businesses; product demand and development of competitive technologies in the Company's market sector; the impact of competitive products and pricing; as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise, as except as required by law.

About Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.

Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., comprised of Boonton Electronics, CommAgility, Microlab and Noisecom, is a global designer and manufacturer of advanced radio frequency and microwave components, modules, systems and instruments. Serving the wireless, telecommunication, satellite, military, aerospace, semiconductor and medical industries, Wireless Telecom Group products enable innovation across a wide range of traditional and emerging wireless technologies. With a unique set of high-performance products including peak power meters, signal analyzers, signal processing modules, LTE PHY and stack software, power splitters and combiners, GPS repeaters, public safety monitors, noise sources, and programmable noise generators, Wireless Telecom Group supports the development, testing, and deployment of wireless technologies around the globe. Wireless Telecom Group is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, in the New York City metropolitan area, and maintains a global network of Sales and Service offices for excellent product service and support. Wireless Telecom Group's website address is http://www.wirelesstelecomgroup.com.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)
(In thousands, except per share amounts, Unaudited)





For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Six Months Ended

June 30

 

June 30

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

2018

NET REVENUES

$

13,508

$

13,414

 

$

26,540

$

26,678

 

 

 

 

 

COST OF REVENUES

 

7,375

 

7,244

 

 

14,681

 

14,239

 

 

 

 

 

GROSS PROFIT

 

6,133

 

6,170

 

 

11,859

 

12,439

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Research and Development

 

1,499

 

1,313

 

 

3,213

 

2,469

Sales and Marketing

 

2,027

 

1,933

 

 

3,964

 

3,844

General and Administrative

 

2,461

 

2,678

 

 

4,933

 

5,311

Loss on Change in Fair Value
of Contingent Consideration

 

-

 

213

 

 

-

 

213

Total Operating Expenses

 

5,987

 

6,137

 

 

12,110

 

11,837

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income/(Loss)

 

146

 

33

 

 

(251)

 

602

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income/(Expense)

 

135

 

33

 

 

165

 

(13)

Interest Expense

 

(73)

 

(141)

 

 

(188)

 

(234)

 

 

 

 

 

Income/(Loss) before taxes

 

208

 

(75)

 

 

(274)

 

355

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Provision/(Benefit)

 

52

 

105

 

 

(86)

 

161

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

$

156

$

(180)

 

$

(188)

$

194

 

 

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive Income/(Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments

 

(380)

 

(963)

 

 

(75)

 

(383)

Comprehensive Income/(Loss)

$

(224)

$

(1,143)

 

$

(263)

$

(189)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings/(Loss) Per Share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.01

$

(0.01)

 

$

(0.01)

$

0.01

Diluted

$

0.01

$

(0.01)

 

$

(0.01)

$

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

20,973

 

20,864

 

 

20,973

 

20,755

Diluted

 

21,593

 

20,864

 

 

20,973

 

21,511


In periods with a net loss, the basic loss per share equals the diluted loss per share as all common stock equivalents are excluded from the per share calculation because they are anti-dilutive.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except number of shares and par value)

June 30

December 31

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash & Cash Equivalents

$

4,407

$

5,015

Accounts Receivable - net of reserves of $63 and $44, respectively

 

9,565

 

8,638

Inventories - net of reserves of $1,919 and $1,910, respectively

 

8,490

 

6,884

Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

 

973

 

1,689

 

 

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

23,435

 

22,226

 

 

PROPERTY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT - NET

 

2,411

 

2,578

 

 

OTHER ASSETS

 

 

Goodwill

 

9,751

 

9,778

Acquired Intangible Assets, net

 

2,667

 

3,206

Deferred Income Taxes

 

5,737

 

5,592

Right Of Use Assets

 

1,657

 

-

Other

 

577

 

787

 

 

TOTAL OTHER ASSETS

 

20,389

 

19,363

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

46,235

$

44,167

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

Short Term Debt

$

2,892

$

2,016

Accounts Payable

 

5,266

 

3,252

Short Term Leases

 

432

 

-

Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities

 

3,264

 

6,083

Deferred Revenue

 

321

 

103

 

 

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

12,175

 

11,454

 

 

LONG TERM LIABILITIES

 

 

Long Term Leases

 

1,238

 

-

Other Long Term Liabilities

 

89

 

115

Deferred Tax Liability

 

614

 

616

TOTAL LONG TERM LIABILITIES

 

1,941

 

731

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

Preferred Stock, $.01 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

 

-

 

-

Common Stock, $.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 34,488,252 and 34,393,252

 

 

shares issued, 21,300,252 and 21,205,251 shares outstanding

 

345

 

344

Additional Paid in Capital

 

48,878

 

48,479

Retained Earnings

 

7,368

 

7,556

Treasury Stock at Cost, 13,188,601 and 13,188,601 shares, respectively

 

(24,509)

 

(24,509)

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

 

37

 

112

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

32,119

 

31,982

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

46,235

$

44,167

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands, unaudited)

 

For the Six Months

 

Ended June 30

 

 

2019

 

2018

CASH FLOWS PROVIDED/(USED) BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

$

(188)

$

194

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided/(used) by operating activities:

 

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

1,196

 

1,237

Amortization of Debt Issuance Fees

 

31

 

39

Share-based Compensation Expense

 

400

 

348

Deferred Rent

 

(12)

 

7

Deferred Income Taxes

 

(146)

 

88

Provision for Doubtful Accounts

 

18

 

22

Inventory Reserves

 

137

 

45

Changes in Assets and Liabilities:

 

 

Accounts Receivable

 

(968)

 

(2,090)

Inventories

 

(1,776)

 

(1,101)

Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets

 

899

 

(154)

Accounts Payable

 

2,046

 

(50)

Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities

 

(883)

 

1,611

Payment of Contingent Consideration

 

(772)

 

-

Net Cash Provided/(Used) by Operating Activities

 

(18)

 

196

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS USED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Capital Expenditures

 

(261)

 

(583)

Acquisition of Business

 

(426)

 

(811)

Net Cash Used by Investing Activities

 

(687)

 

(1,394)

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Revolver Borrowings

 

18,594

 

19,721

Revolver Repayments

 

(17,642)

 

(18,473)

Term Loan Repayments

 

(76)

 

(76)

Payment of Contingent Consideration

 

(782)

 

-

Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Options

 

-

 

288

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

 

94

 

1,460

 

 

 

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

3

 

(85)

NET INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

(608)

 

177

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Beginning of Period

 

5,015

 

2,458

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, AT END OF PERIOD

$

4,407

$

2,635

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

 

Cash Paid During the Period for Interest

$

97

$

78

Cash Paid During the Period for Income Taxes

$

53

$

24

NET REVENUE AND GROSS PROFIT BY SEGMENT
(In thousands, Unaudited)

Three months ended June 30

 

Revenue

% of Revenue

Change

 

2019

 

2018

2019

2018

Amount

Pct.

Network Solutions

$

5,575

$

5,636

41.3%

42.0%

$

(61)

-1.1%

Test and Measurement

 

3,192

 

3,534

23.6%

26.4%

 

(342)

-9.7%

Embedded Solutions

 

4,741

 

4,244

35.1%

31.6%

 

497

11.7%

Total Net Revenues

$

13,508

$

13,414

100.0%

100.0%

$

94

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30

Gross Profit

Gross Profit %

Change

 

2019

 

2018

2019

2018

Amount

Pct.

Network Solutions

$

2,402

$

2,468

43.1%

43.8%

$

(66)

-2.7%

Test and Measurement

 

1,775

 

1,815

55.6%

51.4%

 

(40)

-2.2%

Embedded Solutions

 

1,956

 

1,887

41.3%

44.5%

 

69

3.7%

Total Gross Profit

$

6,133

$

6,170

45.4%

46.0%

$

(37)

-0.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30

Revenue

% of Revenue

Change

 

2019

 

2018

2019

2018

Amount

Pct.

Network Solutions

$

11,333

$

11,147

42.7%

41.8%

$

186

1.7%

Test and Measurement

 

6,222

 

7,297

23.4%

27.3%

 

(1,075)

-14.7%

Embedded Solutions

 

8,985

 

8,234

33.9%

30.9%

 

751

9.1%

Total Net Revenues

$

26,540

$

26,678

100.0%

100.0%

$

(138)

-0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30

Gross Profit

Gross Profit %

Change

 

2019

 

2018

2019

2018

Amount

Pct.

Network Solutions

$

4,790

$

4,911

42.3%

44.1%

$

(121)

-2.5%

Test and Measurement

 

3,343

 

3,660

53.7%

50.2%

 

(317)

-8.7%

Embedded Solutions

 

3,726

 

3,868

41.5%

47.0%

 

(142)

-3.7%

Total Gross Profit

$

11,859

$

12,439

44.7%

46.6%

$

(580)

-4.7%

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP EBITDA AND NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA
(In thousands, Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30

June 30

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

GAAP Net Income/(Loss), as reported

$

156

$

(180)

 

$

(188)

$

194

Tax Provision/(Benefit)

 

52

 

105

 

 

(86)

 

161

Depreciation and Amortization Expense

 

647

 

611

 

 

1,196

 

1,237

Interest Expense

 

73

 

141

 

 

188

 

234

Non-GAAP EBITDA

 

928

 

677

 

 

1,110

 

1,826

Stock Compensation Expense

 

191

 

160

 

 

400

 

348

Integration Expenses

 

-

 

11

 

 

-

 

60

Inventory Recovery

 

(2)

 

(6)

 

 

(4)

 

(14)

FX (Gain)/Loss

 

(114)

 

(43)

 

 

(149)

 

4

US GAAP Purchase Accounting

 

-

 

64

 

 

-

 

64

Change in Fair Value of Contingent Consideration

 

-

 

213

 

 

-

 

213

Non Recurring Arbitration Legal Costs

 

124

 

-

 

 

124

 

-

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,127

$

1,076

 

$

1,481

$

2,689

 


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