HANOVER, Md., May 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) announces Q1 2012 revenue of $55.8 million, an increase of 34% versus Q1 2011. GAAP earnings per share (EPS) were $0.01 in Q1 2012 on a fully diluted basis, versus $0.00 in Q1 2011. Amortization associated with acquisition-related intangibles reduced Q1 2012 EPS by approximately $0.12 per share versus a reduction of $0.03 per share in Q1 2011, both on an after tax basis. Adjusted EBITDA (as described below) for Q1 2012 was $7.2 million, compared to $3.3 million in Q1 2011. As a percentage of revenue, Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.9% in Q1 2012, which is an increase from 8.0% in Q1 2011. KEYW was awarded new work totaling $52.6 million in contract value in Q1 2012.
"KEYW is off to a strong start in 2012, and the pipeline of new opportunities looks very promising in terms of new proposal activity, growth in existing programs, and opportunistic acquisitions," commented Leonard Moodispaw, President and CEO of KEYW Corporation. "We are also progressing on our 'horizontal path' effort, and our investment in internal research and development has opened doors to significant new business potential. We continue to expect 2012 to be an exceptional year for KEYW."
Our Q1 2012 revenue of $55.8 million compares to revenue of $41.7 million in Q1 2011, an increase of approximately 34%. The increase was driven largely by the acquisitions of JKA Technologies, Forbes Analytic Software, and Flight Landata, and organic growth, offset by decreases in our Air Force services business and the Q4 2011 reassignment of a contract to another company. Consolidated gross margin in Q1 2012 was 33.9%, versus 29.4% for the same period in 2011. The increase is primarily due to a revenue mix shift toward our Integrated Solutions and Products segment.
Adjusted EBITDA, as defined by KEYW, is a non-GAAP measure that is calculated as GAAP net income plus other non-recurring expense, interest expense, income taxes, stock compensation, depreciation, and amortization. We have provided Adjusted EBITDA because we use the measurement internally to evaluate performance and we believe it is a commonly used measure of financial performance in comparable companies. It is provided to help investors evaluate companies on a consistent basis, as well as to enhance an understanding of our operating results. In addition, our board of directors and management use Adjusted EBITDA:
Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized term under U.S. GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to net income as a measure of operating performance or the cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Please refer to the table below that reconciles GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA.
|March 31, 2012||March 31, 2011|
|(in thousands)||(in thousands)|
|Acquisition accounting (1)||24||56|
|Interest expense, net||417||23|
|(1) Includes costs associated with acquisitions and related financing (excluding interest which is disclosed separately).|
In addition to these traditional financial metrics, we believe that the total number of KEYW employees will provide investors with insight into our business and growth. At the close of Q1 2012, we had 837 employees, approximately 80% of whom hold the highest level clearances.
|The KEYW Holding Corporation Financial Highlights|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands except share and per share amounts)|
|Three months ended||Three months ended|
|March 31, 2012||March 31, 2011|
|Costs of Revenues, excluding amortization|
|Intangible amortization expense||4,869||2,068|
|Non-Operating Expense, net||414||21|
|Income before Income Taxes||234||154|
|Income Tax Expense, net||66||90|
|Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding|
|Earnings (Loss) per Share|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet|
|(in thousands except share amounts)|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$1,095||$1,294|
|Income tax receivable||27||27|
|Deferred tax asset, current||1,193||1,193|
|Total current assets||64,735||52,897|
|Property and equipment, net||9,109||8,707|
|Other intangibles, net||34,133||39,002|
|Deferred tax asset||2,348||2,348|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued salaries & wages||9,788||9,644|
|Deferred income taxes||1,591||1,591|
|Total current liabilities||79,318||69,241|
|Non-current deferred tax liability||16,791||17,430|
|Other non-current liabilities||325||301|
|Commitments and contingencies||--||--|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5 million shares authorized, none issued||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100 million shares authorized, 25,543,067 and 25,770,795 shares issued and outstanding||26||26|
|Additional paid-in capital||171,121||173,371|
|Total stockholders' equity||178,577||180,659|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$275,011||$267,631|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
ended March 31,
ended March 31,
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Other balance sheet changes||(7)||(25)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(6,871)||(6,900)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Acquisitions, net of cash acquired||--||(9,918)|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(1,431)||(173)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(1,431)||(10,091)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from revolver, net||11,000||14,000|
|Repurchase of Stock||(2,948)||--|
|Proceeds from option and warrant exercises||51||213|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||8,103||14,213|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(199)||(2,778)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||1,294||5,795|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$1,095||$3,017|
KEYW has scheduled a conference call to discuss these results today, May 1, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). Interested parties will be able to connect to our Webcast via the Investor page on our website, http://investors.keywcorp.com. Interested parties may also listen to the conference call by calling 1-877-853-5645. The International Dial-In access number will be 1-408-940-3868.
An archive of the Webcast will be available on our webpage following the call. In addition, a dial-up replay of the call will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. (EDT) on May 1, 2012, and will remain available through June 1, 2012. To access the dial-up replay, call 1-855-859-2056, Conference ID 72084099. In addition, a podcast of our conference call will be available for download from our Investors page of our website at approximately the same time as the dial-up replay. International callers may access the replay by calling 1-404-537-3406, with the same Conference ID.
About KEYW: KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 1334 Ashton Road, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-270-5300; Fax 443-270-5301; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.
Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, and other statements containing the words "estimates," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," "potential," and similar expressions, including statements regarding our pipeline of new opportunities with respect to new proposal activity, growth in existing programs, and opportunistic acquisitions, and statements regarding opportunities resulting from our internal research and development activities. . Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated and filed March 15, 2012 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required under the Securities Act of 1934, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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