Gilat reports profitable fourth quarter 2016 results

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Key Financial Highlights

  • Revenues for Q4 2016 increased 19% to $80.3 million from $67.7 million in Q4 2015.

  • Full year 2016 revenues totaled $279.6 million, an increase of 42% from $197.5 million in 2015.

  • Profitability continued to improve:

  • Q4 2016 GAAP operating income reached $6.5 million and non-GAAP operating income was $9.0 million.

  • Full year 2016 GAAP operating income was $0.8 million and non-GAAP operating income was $11.7 million.

  • GAAP net income for Q4 2016 was $4.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, non-GAAP net income was $7.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.

  • GAAP loss for full year 2016 was $5.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. Full year 2016 non-GAAP net income was $5.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share.

  • Adjusted EBITDA for Q4 2016 was $10.8 million.

  • Full year 2016 Adjusted EBITDA reached $19.2 million compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $6.1 million in 2015.

  • Management objectives for 2017: revenues between $280 to $300 million, GAAP operating income between $4 and $8 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of between $20 and $24 million.

“I am pleased to report Gilat's positive results in the fourth quarter and for full year 2016,” said Yona Ovadia, CEO of Gilat. "We made progress in our broadband and In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) growth engines and continued to invest in our technology leadership, while keeping profitability improvement as a high management priority. As a result, we achieved a profitable fourth quarter along with full-year Adjusted EBITDA within the range of our 2016 management objectives, despite ongoing headwinds in Latin America and a slowdown at the end of the year in our Peru project.

“In Q4, as part of our broadband strategy, we are pleased to have made progress also in affordable broadband to consumers, as we recently won Tricolor TV, the largest DTH (Direct-to-Home) provider in Russia, who plans to include our unique world’s first all outdoor Scorpio VSAT. In mobility, our technology continues to be chosen for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) as reflected in our strategic partnership with Air Esurfing, an Air Media wholly owned subsidiary in China, to deliver broadband connectivity to airlines throughout China. We were also awarded a joint R&D project with Airbus for the development of a fully integrated Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) aero terminal based on our leading phased array technology.

“Our management objectives for 2017 are a continuation and acceleration of our achievements in 2016. Our objectives are for revenues between $280 to $300 million, GAAP operating income between $4 and $8 million and Adjusted EBITDA of between $20 and $24 million, which reflect a high management priority on profitability, in parallel with continued focus on our broadband and mobility growth engines, via maintaining product innovation and leadership.”

Key Recent Announcements

- Gilat Awarded a Clean Sky 2 Call to Develop Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for Airbus Technology Demonstrator

- Gilat to Supply Broadband Consumer VSATs for the Joint Service of Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Networks

- Gilat and Air Esurfing Announce a Strategic Collaboration to Provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for China’s Domestic Airline Marke

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