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TMCNet:  CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results

[July 01, 2014]

CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OXNARD, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/14 -- CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its first quarter ended May 31, 2014. Highlights for the quarter include: Consolidated first quarter revenue of $59.0 million, up 10% compared to the first quarter last year, with Wireless Datacom revenue up 17% over prior year first quarter to $47.8 million and Satellite revenue down 14% to $11.1 million. First quarter GAAP net income of $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share for the first quarter last year. Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) net income of $6.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to $5.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Net cash provided by operations for the first quarter of $7.3 million, and total cash and short term marketable securities balance at May 31, 2014 of $34.2 million.

Commenting on the first quarter fiscal 2015 results, Michael Burdiek, CalAmp's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Overall, I am pleased with the solid first quarter performance across our enterprise. Demand for our Mobile Resource Management (MRM) products drove a 17% year-over-year increase in Wireless Datacom segment first quarter revenues, which in turn contributed to a 23%, growth in non-GAAP earnings. I am particularly encouraged by continued growth in auto insurance telematics revenue and a return to growth in fleet management in the first quarter. These factors more than offset a temporary decline in energy revenues and continued weakness in Latin America. In our Satellite segment, shipments made late in the quarter coupled with some demand for a high margin legacy product resulted in meaningful contributions from this segment to our operating cash flow and bottom-line profitability." Fiscal 2015 First Quarter ResultsTotal revenue for the fiscal 2015 first quarter was $59.0 million compared to $53.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 10%. Wireless Datacom revenue increased to $47.8 million from $40.9 million in the same period last year, and Satellite revenue was $11.1 million compared to $12.9 million in the first quarter last year.

Consolidated gross profit for the fiscal 2015 first quarter was $20.2 million, an increase of $1.7 million over the same quarter last year, primarily attributable to higher revenue. The consolidated gross margin was essentially unchanged at 34.3% in the fiscal 2015 first quarter, compared to 34.4% in the first quarter last year.

GAAP net income for the fiscal 2015 first quarter was $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the first quarter of last year. While the Company's GAAP-basis effective tax rate approximates the combined US federal and state statutory tax rate, the Company's pretax income is still largely sheltered from taxation by NOL and research and development tax credit carryforwards, and is expected to remain so for the next several years.

Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal 2015 first quarter was $6.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP earnings of $5.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income excludes the impact of intangibles amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses, and includes an income tax provision for cash taxes paid or payable for the period. A reconciliation of the GAAP-basis pretax income to the non-GAAP net income and earnings per diluted share is provided in the table at the end of this press release.

LiquidityAs of May 31, 2014, the Company had total cash and marketable securities of $34.2 million and no bank debt outstanding. Net cash provided by operating activities during the first quarter was $7.3 million, and the unused borrowing capacity on the bank revolver as of the end of the first quarter was $15 million.

Business OutlookCommenting on the Company's business outlook, Mr. Burdiek said, "In the fiscal 2015 second quarter, we expect consolidated revenue in the range of $57 to $61 million. We anticipate Wireless Datacom revenue in the second quarter will be higher on both a sequential quarter and year-over-year basis due primarily to the resumption of shipments to our key OEM customer in the solar power industry and healthy customer demand for our products and services within most of our core verticals, offset by a sharp decline in Positive Train Control (PTC) revenues and only modest contribution from MRM product sales in Latin America. Satellite revenue in the second quarter is expected to be down on a sequential quarter basis to the lower end of its normal quarterly operating range. At the bottom line, we expect second quarter GAAP-basis net income in the range of $0.05 to $0.09 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.17 to $0.21 per diluted share." Mr. Burdiek continued, "For the full year in fiscal 2015, we expect consolidated revenues to gain momentum as the year progresses. As a result, we anticipate the second half of fiscal 2015 will be significantly stronger than the first half of the year, with Wireless Datacom revenue growth expected to accelerate as we move through the last two quarters of the year driven by the emerging auto insurance telematics and heavy equipment markets. However, this momentum is expected to be partially offset by the full year outlook for our Satellite business, which is now anticipated to be below earlier projections." Conference Call and WebcastA conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss the fiscal 2015 first quarter financial results and business outlook will be held today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific. CalAmp's President and CEO Michael Burdiek and CFO Rick Vitelle will host the conference call. Participants can dial into the live conference call by calling 1-877-407-0784 (1-201-689-8560 for international callers) and using the Conference ID # 13584281. An audio replay will be available through July 15, 2014 by calling 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 and entering the Conference ID # 13584281.

Additionally, a live webcast of the call will be available on CalAmp's web site at www.calamp.com. Participants are encouraged to visit the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. After the live webcast, a replay will remain available until the next quarterly conference call in the Investor Relations section of CalAmp's web site.

About CalAmpCalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in providing wireless communications solutions to a broad array of vertical market applications and customers. CalAmp's extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable cloud service platform, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business critical data and desired intelligence from high-value remote assets. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.

Forward-Looking StatementsStatements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements that within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "believe", "seek", "could", "estimate", "judgment", "targeting", "should", "anticipate", "goal" and variations of these words and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment, product demand, competitive pressures and pricing declines in our Wireless Datacom and Satellite segments, the timing and acceptance of customer approvals of new product designs, intellectual property infringement claims, interruption or failure of our Internet-based systems used to wirelessly configure and communicate with the tracking and monitoring devices that we sell, changes in wireless transmission standards and technologies including 3G and 4G standards, dependence on third-party manufacturers and component suppliers in foreign countries, and other risks or uncertainties that are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K that was filed on April 24, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CAL AMP CORP.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS (Unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts) Three Months Ended May 31, -------------------- 2014 2013 --------- --------- Revenues $ 58,981 $ 53,746 Cost of revenues 38,762 35,265 --------- --------- Gross profit 20,219 18,481 --------- --------- Operating expenses: Research and development 5,118 5,158 Selling 5,177 4,985 General and administrative 3,637 3,812 Intangible asset amortization 1,683 1,649 --------- --------- 15,615 15,604 --------- --------- Operating income 4,604 2,877 Non-operating expense, net (87) (169) --------- --------- Income before income taxes 4,517 2,708 Income tax provision (1,824) (1,023) --------- --------- Net income $ 2,693 $ 1,685 ========= ========= Earnings per share: Basic $ 0.08 $ 0.05 Diluted $ 0.07 $ 0.05 Shares used in computing earnings per share: Basic 35,572 34,566 Diluted 36,525 35,663 BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION (Unaudited, in thousands) Three Months Ended May 31, -------------------- 2014 2013 --------- --------- Revenues Wireless DataCom $ 47,847 $ 40,865 Satellite 11,134 12,881 --------- --------- Total revenues $ 58,981 $ 53,746 ========= ========= Gross profit Wireless DataCom $ 17,315 $ 15,960 Satellite 2,904 2,521 --------- --------- Total gross profit $ 20,219 $ 18,481 ========= ========= Operating income Wireless DataCom $ 3,668 $ 2,366 Satellite 1,856 1,548 Corporate expenses (920) (1,037) --------- --------- Total operating income $ 4,604 $ 2,877 ========= ========= CAL AMP CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS ( In thousands) May 31, February 28, 2014 2014 ------------ ------------ Assets (Unaudited) Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 22,052 $ 19,233 Short-term marketable securities 12,122 8,500 Accounts receivable, net 34,799 36,904 Inventories 14,959 14,968 Deferred income tax assets 7,617 7,619 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,384 5,017 ------------ ------------ Total current assets 95,933 92,241 Long-term marketable securities - 518 Property, equipment and improvements, net 5,669 4,771 Deferred income tax assets, less current portion 33,464 35,131 Goodwill 15,508 15,422 Other intangible assets, net 27,456 29,131 Other assets 3,461 2,051 ------------ ------------ $ 181,491 $ 179,265 ============ ============ Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $ 1,194 $ 1,156 Accounts payable 20,314 20,508 Accrued payroll and employee benefits 3,929 6,594 Deferred revenue 8,366 8,251 Other current liabilities 5,188 5,609 ------------ ------------ Total current liabilities 38,991 42,118 ------------ ------------ Long-term debt 476 702 Other non-current liabilities 4,946 3,298 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 360 359 Additional paid-in capital 207,391 206,154 Accumulated deficit (70,608) (73,301) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (65) (65) ------------ ------------ Total stockholders' equity 137,078 133,147 ------------ ------------ $ 181,491 $ 179,265 ============ ============ CAL AMP CORP.

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENTS (Unaudited - In thousands) Three Months Ended May 31, -------------------- 2014 2013 --------- --------- Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 2,693 $ 1,685 Depreciation and amortization 2,187 2,067 Stock-based compensation expense 820 631 Amortization of debt issue costs and discount 193 88 Deferred tax assets, net 1,669 992 Changes in operating working capital (230) 321 --------- --------- Net cash provided by operating activities 7,332 5,784 --------- --------- Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of marketable securities, net of redemptions (3,104) - Capital expenditures (1,410) (404) Acquisition net of cash acquired - (46,837) --------- --------- Net cash used in investing activities (4,514) (47,241) --------- --------- Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from bank term loan - 5,000 Repayments of bank term loan - (1,967) Payment of acquisition-related note and contingent consideration (417) (257) Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vested equity awards (84) (258) Proceeds from exercise of stock options 502 333 --------- --------- Net cash provided by financing activities 1 2,851 --------- --------- Net change in cash and cash equivalents 2,819 (38,606) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 19,233 63,101 --------- --------- Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 22,052 $ 24,495 ========= ========= CAL AMP CORP.

NON-GAAP EARNINGS RECONCILIATION (Unaudited) "GAAP" refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This press release includes historical non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. CalAmp believes that its presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. The presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

In this press release, CalAmp reports the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted Basis Net Income and Adjusted Basis Net Income Per Diluted Share. CalAmp uses these non-GAAP financial measures to enhance the investor's overall understanding of the financial performance and future prospects of CalAmp's core business activities. Specifically, CalAmp believes that a report of Adjusted Basis Net Income and Adjusted Basis Net Income Per Diluted Share provides consistency in its financial reporting and facilitates the comparison of results of core business operations between its current and past periods.

The reconciliation of the GAAP Basis Pretax Income to Adjusted Basis (non-GAAP) Net Income is as follows (in thousands except per share amounts): Three Months Ended May 31, -------------------- 2014 2013 --------- --------- GAAP basis pretax income $ 4,517 $ 2,708 Amortization of intangible assets 1,683 1,649 Stock-based compensation expense 820 631 Acquisition and integration expenses - 637 --------- --------- Pretax income (non-GAAP basis) 7,020 5,625 Income tax provision (non-GAAP basis) (a) (125) (32) --------- --------- Adjusted Basis net income $ 6,895 $ 5,593 ========= ========= Adjusted Basis net income per diluted share $ 0.19 $ 0.16 Weighted average common shares outstanding on diluted basis 36,525 35,663 (a) The non-GAAP income tax provision represents cash taxes paid or payable for the period after giving effect to the utilization of net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards.

AT CALAMP: Garo Sarkissian SVP, Corporate Development (805) 987-9000 AT ADDO COMMUNICATIONS: Lasse Glassen (424) 238-6249 Email Contact Source: CalAmp Corp.

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