Gilat reports Q2 2020 results


Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Key Financial Highlights: • Revenues for Q2 2020 totaled $38.3 million compared with $59.7 million for Q2 2019. • Q2 2020 – GAAP operating loss was $3.5 million compared to operating income of $4.9 million in Q2 2019. Q2 2020 Non-GAAP operating loss was $2.6 million compared to Non-GAAP operating income of $6.3 in Q2 2019. • Q2 2020 GAAP net loss was $4.2 million, or loss of $0.08 per diluted share, compared with net income of $3.4 million, or income of $0.06 per diluted share in Q2 2019. Q2 2020 non-GAAP net loss was $3.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared with net income of $4.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in Q2 2019. • Q2 2020 Adjusted EBITDA was $0.1 million compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $8.9 million in Q2 2019.

Adi Sfadia, Gilat’s interim CEO, commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect Gilat’s second quarter 2020 results, as we continued to see postponements and delays in orders. However, during the second quarter we began to see and are continuing to see a recovery in most of our areas of operations which is demonstrated by a significant increase in pipeline opportunities. We believe that as a result of these trends, coupled with the cost reduction initiatives we have executed and are continuing to execute, the second half of 2020 will be meaningfully better than the first half, for Gilat.

“I am pleased to report that Bosmat Halpern, Gilat’s AVP Finance has been appointed as Gilat’s interim CFO, and I am confident in her ability to wisely navigate Gilat’s finances through these unprecedented times.”

Comtech Transaction and Litigation The acquisition of Gilat by Comtech Telecommunications Corp (Comtech) remains subject to certain conditions to closing, including regulatory approvals in Russia. As previously reported, Comtech filed a complaint against Gilat in the Delaware Court of Chancery seeking declaratory judgments that certain actions, if taken by Gilat in connection with Russia regulatory approval would breach Gilat’s obligations under the Merger Agreement and that Gilat has suffered a Material Adverse Effect, as defined in the Merger Agreement, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consequence, Comtech contends that it is not required to consummate the merger.

Gilat strongly rejects all such allegations, and on July 21, 2020, Gilat filed a complaint against Comtech in the Delaware Court of Chancery, seeking a Court order requiring Comtech to specifically perform its obligations under the merger agreement, including using its reasonable best efforts to obtain regulatory approval as soon as practicable (as well as seeking all other relief deemed proper, including damages). The Complaint also seeks a declaratory judgment that, if Russian regulatory approval is not obtained by the termination date of the merger agreement, satisfaction of the Russian regulatory condition be excused, and a declaratory judgment that Gilat has not suffered a “Material Adverse Effect”. Trial is scheduled for early October 2020.

Key Recent Announcements • Gilat Awarded Over $10 Million for a Five-Year Service Project for 4G Backhaul Services in Latin America • US Tier-1 Mobile Operator Awards Gilat a Multi-Million Dollar Service Contract for Cellular Backhaul • Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) Extends Gilat’s Contract of Powering Africa’s Largest Satellite Cellular Backhaul Network • Gilat Awarded Cellular Backhaul Project for Kcell, Kazakhstan’s Largest Mobile Network Operator • Gilat Selected to Extend and Expand Managed Service Cellular Backhaul Project by a Leading Mobile Operator in Mexico • Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) Selects Gilat for Broadband and Cellular Backhaul Project in Argentina • Gilat’s Airborne Technology Enables Opening-up of the Chinese Ka-Band IFEC Market and Driving a Multi-Million Dollar Market Opportunity • Gilat Announces Availability of its Flagship VSAT, Achieving Half a Gigabit of Concurrent Speeds

Non-GAAP Measures The attached summary unaudited financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents Non-GAAP presentations of net income, operating income, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share. The adjustments to the Company’s GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of the Company’s underlying operational results, trends and performance. Non-GAAP financial measures mainly exclude the effect of stock based compensation, amortization of purchased intangibles, lease incentive amortization, litigation expenses, income related to trade secrets claims, restructuring and reorganization costs, merger and acquisition costs and initial recognition of deferred tax asset with respect to carry-forward losses.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods and evaluate the Company’s financial and operating results on a consistent basis from period to period. The Company also believes this measure, when viewed in combination with the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, provides useful information to investors to evaluate ongoing operating results and trends. Adjusted EBITDA, however, should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or net income for the period and may not be indicative of the historic operating results of the Company; nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures for other companies. Reconciliation between the Company’s Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA is presented in the attached summary financial statements.

Non-GAAP presentations of net income, operating income, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any of the consolidated statements of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP, or as an indication of Gilat’s operating performance or liquidity.

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