STALWART TANKERS INC. 8-K 2010
Argon ST, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2010 Results Bookings of $128.4 Million for the Quarter
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2010--Argon ST, Inc. (NASDAQ: STST), a leading developer of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, today reported results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 4, 2010:
“We are pleased with our bookings and the resultant $50 million net increase in our backlog for the quarter, and our pipeline remains strong,” commented Dr. Terry Collins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Argon ST. “We are adjusting our FY10 revenue guidance range downward by $20 million, primarily as a result of the termination of our Cerberus contract. This approximately $23 million contract was expected to execute almost entirely in this fiscal year. At the current time we expect the government to compete this work, but we are not able to predict the timing of an award or associated revenue generation. Other FY10 financial measures reflect the reduction of this revenue.”
Terry Collins continued, “Our evaluation of strategic alternatives is progressing while we continue to grow our business, strengthen our market position, and provide quality systems to our customers.”
Kerry Rowe, President and Chief Operating Officer, Argon ST said, “We are extremely excited this quarter about the U.S. Navy’s Acquisition Milestone C decision, and Low Rate Initial Production contract award, on our flagship Lighthouse 3.0 SSEE Increment F system. This production effort follows directly on the heels of Argon’s successful production and acceptance of our 81st and final SSEE Increment E system.”
Second Quarter 2010 and 2009 Financial Highlights
Financial highlights from the quarters ended April 4, 2010 and March 29,
Notes: (a) Denotes a non-GAAP financial measure. For important information about these measures please see below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and Annex A, which provides a detailed reconciliation to GAAP measures.
Three Month Results
For the second quarter ended April 4, 2010 revenue was $77.3 million. This represents a 19.1 percent decrease compared to revenue of $95.6 million in the second quarter of the prior year.
Operating income for the quarter was $7.6 million. This represents a 19.3 percent decrease compared to GAAP operating income of $9.4 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of the prior year was $10.0 million, which excludes a one-time charge of $0.6 million for the resolution of a legal claim.
Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $12.1 million, or 15.6 percent of revenue. This represents a 12.9 percent decrease compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $13.9 million, or 14.5 percent of revenue, in the second quarter of the prior year.
Net income for the quarter was $4.7 million. This represents a 19.1 percent decrease compared to GAAP net income of $5.8 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of the prior year was $6.2 million.
Fully diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $0.21 on 22.3 million shares and share equivalents. GAAP Fully diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of the prior year was $0.26 on 22.0 million shares and share equivalents. Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of the prior year was $0.28 on 22.0 million shares and share equivalents.
Six Month Results
For the six months ended April 4, 2010 revenue was $150.5 million. This represents a 16.2 percent decrease compared to revenue of $179.6 million in the first six months of the prior year.
Operating income for the first six months was $15.0 million. This represents an 11.6 percent decrease compared to GAAP operating income of $17.0 million in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP operating income for the first six months in 2009 was $17.6 million, which excludes a one-time charge of $0.6 million for the resolution of a legal claim.
Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended April 4, 2010 was $23.7 million, or 15.7 percent margin on revenue. This represents a 4.0 percent decrease compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $24.6 million, or 13.7 percent margin on revenue in the same period of the prior year.
Net income for the six months ended April 4, 2010 was $9.3 million, or 6.2 percent margin on revenue. This represents a 15.3 percent decrease compared to GAAP net income of $11.0 million, or 6.1 percent margin on revenue in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the six months of the prior year was $11.4 million, or 6.4 percent margin on revenue.
Fully diluted earnings per share for the six months ended April 4, 2010 was $0.42 on 22.4 million shares and share equivalents. GAAP Fully diluted earnings per share for the six months ended March 29, 2009 was $0.50 on 22.0 million shares and share equivalents. Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share for the six months ended March 29, 2009 was $0.52 on 22.0 million shares and share equivalents.
The Company ended the quarter with $24.6 million in cash and cash equivalents and no debt.
Argon management provides revised guidance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010:
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the Company’s financial results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) included in this press release, the Company has provided certain financial measures that are not calculated according to GAAP. The four measures and their definitions are:
These Non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s financial performance and the Company’s prospects for the future.
Specifically, management believes that the measures non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share provide investors an important perspective on the Company's ongoing operations and provide additional insight into underlying business performance.
Management believes that the measure Adjusted EBITDA provides investors important information about the operating trends of the Company. Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain non-cash expenses, such as stock-based compensation expense, and other expenses that management does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate performance of its business operations.
These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These measures should only be used to evaluate the Company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.
Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included on Annex A of this press release.
Conference Call Information
The Company will conduct a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, May 13, 2010 to discuss the financial results for the fiscal 2010 second quarter ending April 4, 2010.
To participate in the live conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: 800-260-8140. International callers should dial 617-614-3672. When prompted by the operator, provide conference passcode 85251678.
If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, a replay will be available for one week starting on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 and enter passcode 60191821. International callers should dial 617-801-6888 and enter the same passcode 60191821.
The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at the Company’s website www.argonst.com. Please access the link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call by accessing the same link.
About Argon ST, Inc.
Argon ST, Inc. designs, develops, and produces systems and sensors for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) markets including SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), ESM (Electronic Support Measures), EW (Electronic Warfare), IO (Information Operations), imaging, and acoustic systems serving domestic and international markets. For news and information visit www.argonst.com.
Statements in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements under the provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may contain words such as “expects”,”anticipates”, “could”, “believes”, “estimates”, “intends”, “may”, “envisions”, “targets” or other similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based upon numerous assumptions about future conditions that could prove not to be accurate. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including without limitation the risks and uncertainties identified in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009). Some of these specific risks, although not all, are: general economic, business and political conditions nationally and internationally, including federal budgetary priorities; the market for the Company’s products and services; changes in the U.S. federal government procurement laws, regulations, and policies; the number, length and type of contracts and task orders awarded to the Company by its commercial and governmental customers; difficulties in developing and producing operationally advanced technology systems; the cost and availability of office and laboratory space; the timing and customer acceptance of contract deliverables; the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, including personnel with appropriate security clearances; charges from any future impairment reviews; the future impact of any acquisitions or divestitures the Company may make, including any outcome of our exploration of strategic alternatives; the competitive environment for information technology products and services; availability of cash or capital; the Company’s exploration of strategic alternatives; and other factors affecting the Company’s business that are beyond its control. All of the forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these factors. Investors should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.