SANTA ANA, Calif. – August 7, 2017 – Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017.
Fiscal First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights
- Record total revenue of $27.2 million, up 14% over Q1 a year ago
- Transportation Systems revenue increased 19% over Q1 a year ago to $14.7 million
- Agriculture and Weather Analytics revenue increased 28% over Q1 a year ago to $1.2 million
- Roadway Sensors revenue increased 6% over Q1 a year ago to $11.3 million
“We are pleased to start our new fiscal year with record revenue and strong performance across all business segments,” said Joe Bergera, President and CEO. “We believe the strong performance in both our transportation and agriculture markets reflects the solid foundation we established during the prior fiscal year.”
“Our team is strengthening the solution portfolios we offer our end-customers, while also implementing important business model innovations that we believe will create long-term shareholder value. We are excited about the company’s continuing revenue growth, but are equally determined to create a highly scalable business model. We remain focused on effective cost management that will drive EBITA positive performance in the future.”
Fiscal First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Total revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 increased 14% to a record $27.2 million, compared to $23.9 million in the same quarter a year ago. This growth was driven by a 19% increase in Transportation Systems, a 6% increase in Roadway Sensors, and a 28% increase in Agriculture and Weather Analytics revenue.
Operating expenses in the first quarter were $10.5 million, compared to $9.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. The increase was primarily due to increases in selling, general and administrative expenses as a result of planned headcount increases in corporate headquarters marketing, general and administrative positions, as well as increases in the Transportations Systems and Roadway Sensors salesforce headcount, all of which resulted in higher salary and personnel-related costs.
Operating loss in the first quarter was $552,000, compared to an operating loss of $90,000 in the same quarter a year ago. Net loss in the first quarter was $470,000, or ($0.01) per share, compared to a net loss of $38,000, or ($0.00) per share in the year-ago quarter.
Earnings Conference Call
Iteris will conduct a conference call today to discuss its fiscal 2018 first quarter results.
Date: Monday, August 7, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-888-298-3511
International dial-in number: 1-719-457-2085
Conference ID: 9060735
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 21, 2017. To access the replay dial information, please click here.
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthy and productive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information.
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