Fourth Quarter Revenues of $31.7 Million Increased 10% Year Over Year
SANTA ANA, Calif. – June 1, 2021 – Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2021. During the fiscal first quarter 2021, 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. During the fiscal third quarter 2021, the company completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of TrafficCast International, Inc. (TrafficCast).
Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
- Record total revenue of $31.7 million, up 10% year over year
- Record total ending backlog of $78 million, up 26% year over year
- GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $0.4 million, or $(0.01) per share, a $1.6 million, or $0.04 per share, improvement year over year
- Adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 million, a $0.8 million decrease year over year
Fiscal Full Year 2021 Financial Highlights
- Record total revenue of $117.1 million, up 9% year over year
- GAAP net income from continuing operations of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, a $2.2 million, or $0.05 per share, improvement year over year
- Adjusted EBITDA of $7.5 million, a $3.3 million, or 79%, increase year over year
- Acquisition of TrafficCast on December 7, 2020
Fiscal Full Year 2022 Outlook
- Total revenue of $132.0 million to $142.0 million, which would represent growth of 22% year over year at the high end of our guidance range
- Adjusted EBITDA of 7% to 8% of full fiscal year 2022 revenue, which would represent growth of 27% year over year at the high end of our guidance range
“Our record fourth quarter revenue is a nice capstone to a solid fiscal year ending March 31, 2021,” said Joe Bergera, president and CEO of Iteris. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our ClearMobility strategy demonstrated measurable operating leverage with 9% revenue growth translating to significant improvements in fiscal 2021 net income, adjusted EBITDA and cash flow from operations. Additionally, we made good progress delivering against our ClearMobility roadmap, and the successful acquisition and integration of TrafficCast accelerated the development of Iteris’ ClearMobility Cloud.
“Based on our product roadmap and record total ending backlog as we enter fiscal 2022, we expect to gain additional share of the smart mobility infrastructure management market, which remains vibrant due to the need for cities and states to upgrade aging infrastructure and the desire of various commercial entities for better insight into the infrastructure they depend upon. Therefore, in fiscal 2022, we anticipate an acceleration in year-over-year revenue growth with significant improvements in net income and adjusted EBITDA, even without any potential upside from a possible national infrastructure investment program.”
GAAP Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 increased 10% to $31.7 million, compared with $28.9 million in the same quarter a year ago. This revenue increase was driven primarily by a 19% increase in Roadway Sensors and a 3% increase in Transportation Systems.
Operating expenses in the fourth quarter increased 14% to $13.4 million, compared with $11.7 million in the same quarter a year ago. This increase was primarily due to expenses related to the amortization of intangible assets and other operating expenses as a result of the acquisition of TrafficCast, and an increase in research and development expenses.
Operating loss from continuing operations in the fourth quarter was approximately $0.4 million, which included approximately $0.1 million of acquisition-related expenses and $0.1 million of a fair value inventory adjustment related to the TrafficCast acquisition, compared with an operating income from continuing operations of approximately $1.0 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net loss from continuing operations in the fourth quarter was approximately $0.4 million, or $(0.01) per share, compared with a net income of approximately $1.1 million, or $0.03 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
GAAP Fiscal Full Year 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue in fiscal 2021 increased 9% to $117.1 million, compared with $107.4 million in fiscal 2020. This revenue increase was driven primarily by a 15% increase in Roadway Sensors and a 4% increase in Transportation Systems.
Operating expenses in fiscal 2021 increased 1% to $46.4 million, compared with $45.7 million in fiscal 2020. This increase was primarily due to expenses related to the amortization of intangible assets and acquisition costs related to the TrafficCast acquisition, and an increase in research and development expenses.
Operating income from continuing operations in fiscal 2021 was approximately $0.4 million, compared with an operating loss from continuing operations of approximately $2.1 million in the previous year period. Net income from continuing operations in fiscal 2021 was approximately $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, compared with a net loss of approximately $1.8 million, or $0.04 per share, in the previous year period.
Non-GAAP Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 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, restructuring costs, executive severance and transition costs and opening inventory fair value adjustment (“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 fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was approximately $1.8 million, or 5.5% of total revenues, compared with approximately $2.5 million, or 8.7% of total revenues, in the same quarter a year ago.
Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2021 was approximately $7.5 million, or 6.4% of total revenues, compared with approximately $4.2 million, or 3.9% of total revenues in fiscal 2020.
Earnings Conference Call
Iteris will conduct a conference call today to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2021 results.
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: +1 800-367-2403
International dial-in number: +1 334-777-6978
Conference ID: 1646227
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through June 8, 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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