Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.
Key Financial Highlights:
Revenues for Q3 2017 were $69.9 million compared with $66.2 million in Q2 2017 and $78.6 million in Q3 2016.
Profitability improvement continued in Q3 2017:
GAAP operating income improved substantially to $3.3 million in Q3 2017 from $1.9 million in Q2 2017, and compared with an operating loss of $0.2 million in Q3 2016.
Non-GAAP operating income grew to $4.9 million from $4.1 million in Q2 2017 and $3.3 million in Q3 2016.
The Company achieved GAAP net income of $2.1 million, or $0.04 per diluted share in Q3 2017, in line with $2.1 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in Q2 2017, and compared with a loss of $2.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in Q3 2016.
Non-GAAP net income was $3.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share in Q3 2017, compared with $4.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share in Q2 2017, and $1.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in Q3 2016.
Adjusted EBITDA increased to $7.1 million, or 10.2% of revenues, compared with $5.9 million, or 8.9% of revenues, in Q2 2017, and $5.2 million, or 6.7% of revenues, in Q3 2016.
Updated management objectives for 2017: revenue range maintained at between $280 to $290 million, GAAP operating income narrowed to upper range between $9 and $11 million (from $7 to $11 million), and Adjusted EBITDA narrowed to upper range between $24 and $26 million (from $22 to $26 million).
Yona Ovadia, CEO of Gilat, commented: “I am pleased to report that Gilat again achieved very positive results in the third quarter as we see consistent improvement in our operating income and in our Adjusted EBITDA - two major indicators of our financial progress. I am in particular pleased to note our GAAP net income of $2.1 million for the quarter, as we remain committed to our long-term goal of profitability on a GAAP basis.