SANTA ANA, Calif. – February 2, 2021 – Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter 2021 ended December 31, 2020. During the first quarter, the company completed the sale of its Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment to DTN, LLC. The results of the Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment are reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented in this release.
Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
- Total revenue of $28.2 million, up 5% year over year
- Total ending backlog of $76.9 million, up 5% sequentially
- Acquisition of TrafficCast International, Inc. on December 7, 2020
- GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $0.3 million, or $(0.01) per share, a $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share, improvement year over year (includes $0.3 million in expenses related to the TrafficCast acquisition)
- Adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 million, a $1.0 million improvement year over year
“Despite COVID-19, we are pleased to report another quarter with significant improvements in net income and adjusted EBITDA,” said Joe Bergera, president and CEO of Iteris. “The continued improvements in financial performance demonstrate our own ability to adapt operations to the current environment; however, some of our sub-contractors have experienced temporary COVID-related supply chain and logistics issues that led to project delays, particularly in southern California, and impacted our revenue for the December 31, 2020 period."
“Still, Iteris continues to experience favorable long-term, secular trends. In our fiscal fourth quarter, we will extend our market leadership with the release of further enhancements to our ClearMobility Platform and begin to capture various benefits from our recent acquisition of TrafficCast. These initiatives along with other ongoing activities, such as our focus on annual recurring revenue growth, will continue to strengthen the company’s financial model going forward.”
GAAP Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2021 increased 5% to $28.2 million, compared with $26.7 million in the same quarter a year ago. This revenue increase was driven primarily by a 23% increase in Roadway Sensors offset by an 8% decrease in Transportation Systems.
Operating expenses in the third quarter were consistent with the same quarter a year ago at $12.0 million for both periods.
Operating loss from continuing operations in the third quarter was approximately $0.3 million, which included approximately $0.3 million of acquisition-related expenses, compared with an operating loss of approximately $1.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net loss from continuing operations in the third quarter was approximately $0.3 million, or $(0.01) per share, compared with a loss of approximately $1.3 million, or $(0.03) per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
Non-GAAP Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), the company has included the following non-GAAP financial measure: Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and restructuring charges (“Adjusted EBITDA”). A discussion of the company’s use of this non-GAAP financial measure is set forth below in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation.”
Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter was approximately $1.5 million, or 5.2% of total revenues, compared with approximately $0.5 million, or 1.9% of total revenues, in the same quarter a year ago.
Earnings Conference Call
Iteris will conduct a conference call today to discuss its fiscal third quarter results.
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-800-437-2398
International dial-in number: +1 323-289-6576
Conference ID: 5637689
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through February 9, 2021. To access the replay dial information, please click here.
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris is the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management – the foundation for a new era of mobility. We apply cloud computing, artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, advisory services and managed services to achieve safe, efficient and sustainable mobility. Our end-to-end solutions monitor, visualize and optimize mobility infrastructure around the world to help ensure that roads are safe, travel is efficient, and communities thrive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information and join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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