Fourth Quarter Total Net Bookings of $24.1 Million, up 64% Year Over Year
SANTA ANA, Calif. – June 3, 2019 – Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2019.
Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights
- Record total revenue of $26.1 million, up 3.2% year over year and 12.8% sequentially
- Total net bookings of $24.1 million, up 64.2% year over year and 12.5% sequentially
- Transportation Systems revenue of $12.9 million, down 1.1% year over year and up 14.2% sequentially
- Agriculture and Weather Analytics revenue of $1.7 million, up 22.9% year over year and 10.0% sequentially
- Roadway Sensors revenue of $11.4 million, up 6.0% year over year and 11.6% sequentially
Fiscal Full Year 2019 Financial Highlights
- Total revenue of $99.1 million, down 4.4% year over year
- Total net bookings of $107.1 million, up 23.5% year over year
- Transportation Systems revenue of $49.8 million, down 8.6% year over year
- Agriculture and Weather Analytics revenue of $5.8 million, up 18.9% year over year
- Roadway Sensors revenue of $43.5 million, down 2.0% year over year
“We are pleased to resume growth and report record fourth quarter revenue,” said Joe Bergera, president and CEO. “We began fiscal year 2019 with atypical headwinds due to structural changes to two of our largest customer contracts, which masked the underlying strength of our business model. At this time, we have largely retired those headwinds and expect the business to normalize in fiscal year 2020.”
“During fiscal year 2019, Iteris continued to introduce innovative new solutions to capitalize on favorable secular trends in both our markets – smart transportation and digital agriculture. As a result, our total fiscal year 2019 net bookings increased 23.5% to $107 million. The demonstrated demand for our products and services is further confirmation that our business fundamentals are solid and aligned with market trends.”
GAAP Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 3.2% to $26.1 million compared with $25.3 million in the same quarter a year ago. The fourth quarter saw increases of 22.9% in Agriculture and Weather Analytics and 6.0% in Roadway Sensors. This was offset by a decrease of 1.1% in Transportation Systems.
Operating expenses in the fourth quarter were $12.3 million, compared with $12.8 million in the same quarter a year ago. The decrease was primarily due to the absence of costs related to the restructuring of our Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment sales organization to support the segment’s updated go-to-market strategy, which took place in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.
Operating loss in the fourth quarter was $2.5 million, compared with an operating loss of $2.8 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net loss in the fourth quarter was $2.4 million, or ($0.07) per share, compared with a net loss of $2.4 million, or ($0.07) per share in the year-ago quarter.
GAAP Fiscal 2019 Full Year Financial Results
Total revenue in fiscal 2019 decreased 4.4% to $99.1 million, compared with $103.7 million in fiscal 2018. The decrease was driven primarily by an 8.6% decrease in Transportation Systems, and a 2.0% decrease in Roadway Sensors year over year. This was slightly offset by an 18.9% increase Agriculture and Weather Analytics year over year.
Operating expenses for fiscal year 2019 were $46.6 million, compared with $45.4 million for the previous year period. The increase was primarily due to an increase in business development costs aimed at the pursuit of large contracts in the Transportation Systems segment.
Operating loss in fiscal 2019 was $8.0 million, compared with an operating loss of $5.6 million in fiscal 2018. Net loss in fiscal 2019 was approximately $7.8 million, or ($0.23) per share, compared with net loss of approximately $3.5 million, or ($0.11) per share, in fiscal 2018, primarily driven by the passage of new tax legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided an income tax benefit of $1.7 million in fiscal 2018.
Non-GAAP Fiscal Q4 2019 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 measures: non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the following items: (a) stock-based compensation; (b) depreciation; (c) amortization; (d) Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment realignment; (e) loss on impairment of goodwill; (f) the estimated tax effect of the foregoing non-GAAP adjustments; and (g) the impact of the Tax Act. A discussion of the company’s use of these non-GAAP financial measures is set forth below in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation”, which also includes a reconciliation of such non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures for the three and 12 months ended March 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Non-GAAP operating expenses in the fourth quarter was relatively consistent at $11.5 million, compared with $11.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Non-GAAP operating loss in the fourth quarter was relatively consistent at $1.4 million, compared with an operating loss of $1.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter was approximately $1.3 million, or ($0.04) per share, compared with a net loss of approximately $1.4 million, or ($0.04) per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
Non-GAAP Fiscal 2019 Full Year Financial Results
Non-GAAP operating expenses in fiscal 2019 were $43.3 million, compared with $42.2 million in fiscal 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in business development costs aimed at the pursuit of large contracts in the Transportation Systems segment. Non-GAAP net loss for fiscal 2019 was approximately $3.7 million or $(0.11) per share, compared with a net loss of approximately $1.4 million, or $(0.04) per share, for fiscal 2018.
Earnings Conference Call
Iteris will conduct a conference call today to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2019 results.
Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-888-204-4368
International dial-in number: +1 720-543-0214
Conference ID: 5091277
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through June 10, 2019. 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 and join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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