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Itron Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. Highlights include:

  • Quarterly and full year revenues of $523 million and $2.2 billion;
  • Quarterly and full year GAAP diluted net earnings per share of 40 cents and $2.71;
  • Quarterly and full year non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of 58 cents and $3.62;
  • Full year cash flow from operations and free cash flow of $205 million and $155 million;
  • Quarterly and full year adjusted EBITDA of $44 million and $260 million;
  • Twelve-month backlog of $568 million and total backlog of $1.0 billion; and
  • Quarterly bookings of $467 million.

“Our fourth quarter results reflect transition in Itron’s business as we successfully complete more than $1.5 billion of OpenWay projects in North America and begin new electricity, gas and water smart system pilots and deployments around the world,” said Philip Mezey, Itron’s president and chief executive officer. “While total revenues declined in the quarter compared to last year, our base business revenues excluding these large OpenWay contracts grew six percent. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter were impacted by higher product development, sales and marketing expenses as we prepare for new projects developing in nearly every major geographic region.”

“Itron has a solid, profitable financial foundation,” continued Mr. Mezey. “With our financial strength, large customer base and next-generation technologies for electricity, gas and water applications, Itron is well-positioned to lead a transformation in the utility sector. In 2013, we will accelerate our commitment to innovation and we will continue to invest in new solutions to help our customers build the smart cities of the next decade. I am excited to lead our company at a time when we can truly make a difference in our industry.”

Financial Results

Revenues were $523 million for the quarter and $2.2 billion for the full year, compared with $642 million and $2.4 billion in the same periods in 2011. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates unfavorably impacted revenue by $9 million for the quarter and $92 million for the year. Excluding the impact from foreign currency, revenues for the quarter and year decreased $110 million and $164 million compared with the same periods in 2011. Higher revenue in the Water segment was offset by lower revenue in the Energy segment due to the completion of several OpenWay projects in North America. Itron Cellular Solutions, which was acquired in May 2012, added $10 million and $22 million in revenue in the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively.

Gross margin for the quarter was 31.2 percent compared with the prior year period margin of 30.0 percent. Gross margin for the Energy segment improved due to lower warranty costs and manufacturing efficiencies, partially offset by the impact of lower volumes and product mix. The gross margin for the Water segment decreased primarily due to higher service costs. For the year, gross margin was 32.8 percent compared with 30.7 percent in 2011. Gross margin improvement over the prior year was driven by lower warranty costs in both the Energy and Water segments, which positively impacted gross margin by 1.7 percentage points. Additionally, benefits from our restructuring actions and manufacturing efficiencies offset the impact of decreased volumes.

GAAP operating expenses were $144 million in the quarter compared with $253 million in the same period last year. The decrease in expenses was primarily due to lower restructuring and goodwill impairment charges. For the year, operating expenses were $565 million compared with $1.2 billion in 2011. The decrease was due to a favorable impact of $25 million from changes in foreign currency rates, lower restructuring expenses, goodwill impairment and intangible asset amortization costs partially offset by increased sales and marketing activity and product development efforts to position us for upcoming global smart grid opportunities. GAAP operating income for the quarter and year was $19 million and $151 million, compared with an operating loss of $60 million and $459 million in the respective 2011 periods. Itron Cellular Solutions negatively impacted GAAP operating income by $2.3 million and $12.4 million in the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively.

Net interest expense was $2.2 million for the quarter and $9.2 million for the year compared with $2.2 million and $35.9 million in the same periods last year. The decrease in net interest expense in the year was due to a reduced principal balance and lower effective interest rates due to a refinancing of bank debt in August 2011.

GAAP net income and diluted EPS for the fourth quarter and year were $16 million, or 40 cents per share, and $108 million, or $2.71 per share, respectively. This compares to a net loss of $55 million, or $1.35 per share, and $510 million, or $12.56 per share in the same periods in 2011, respectively. The 2012 net income for the quarter was positively impacted by a tax benefit. The net income for the year was positively impacted by decreased interest expense which was partially offset by an increase in tax expense driven by discrete tax benefits recognized in the prior year.

Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude amortization of intangibles, restructuring charges, acquisition related expenses and the impairment of goodwill. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the quarter and year increased $6 million and $20 million over the 2011 respective periods. Foreign currency favorably impacted non-GAAP operating expenses by $2 million in the quarter and $19 million in the year. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, non-GAAP operating expenses increased for both periods due to increased global sales and marketing activity and product development. Non-GAAP operating income was $30 million and $206 million for the quarter and year, compared with $65 million and $257 million in the same periods in 2011. Itron Cellular Solutions negatively impacted non-GAAP operating income by $1.4 million and $8.3 million in the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS for the quarter and year were $23 million, or 58 cents per share, and $145 million, or $3.62 per share, respectively. This compares with $49 million, or $1.19 cents per share, and $176 million, or $4.29 per share, respectively, in the same periods in 2011. The decrease in non-GAAP net income for the quarter was due to lower gross profit and increased operating expenses, partially offset by decreased tax expense. The decrease in non-GAAP net income for the year was due to lower gross profit, higher operating expenses and increased tax expense, partially offset by decreased interest expense.

The company repurchased 157,772 shares of Itron common stock during the quarter at an average price of $42.73 per share pursuant to Board authorization to repurchase up to $100 million of Itron common stock beginning October 2011 through the expiration date of February 15, 2013. As of December 31, 2012 the company had repurchased approximately 2 million shares of Itron common stock at an average price of $37.96 per share since inception of the program, representing approximately 5.0 percent of total shares outstanding as of October 2011.

Financial Guidance

Itron’s guidance for the full-year 2013 is as follows:

• Revenue between $2.0 billion and $2.1 billion

• Non-GAAP diluted EPS between $3.00 and $3.25

The company’s guidance assumes a gross margin of approximately 33.5 percent, a Euro to U.S. dollar average exchange rate of $1.34, average shares outstanding of approximately 40 million for the year and a non-GAAP effective tax rate for the year of 25 percent.

Earnings Conference Call:

Itron will host a conference call to discuss the financial results and guidance contained in this release at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on February 13, 2013. The call will be webcast in a listen-only mode. Webcast information and conference call materials will be made available 15 minutes before the start of the call and are accessible on Itron’s website at www.itron.com under the Investors page. The webcast replay will begin after the conclusion of the live call and will be available for two weeks. A telephone replay of the call will also be available after the conclusion of the live call, for 48 hours, and is accessible by dialing (888) 203-1112 (Domestic) or (719) 457-0820 (International), entering passcode 4441088.

About Itron

Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, monitor and manage energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than one hundred countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world, start here: www.itron.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This release contains forward-looking statements concerning our expectations about operations, financial performance, sales, earnings and cash flows. These statements reflect our current plans and expectations and are based on information currently available. The statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates, which could be inaccurate, and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to vary materially from those anticipated. Risks and uncertainties include the rate and timing of customer demand for our products, rescheduling of current customer orders, changes in estimated liabilities for product warranties, changes in laws and regulations, our dependence on new product development and intellectual property, future acquisitions, changes in estimates for stock-based and bonus compensation, increasing volatility in foreign exchange rates, international business risks and other factors that are more fully described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Itron undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, including our business outlook.

Non-GAAP Financial Information:

To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating expense, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they provide greater transparency and represent supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our current financial performance and our future anticipated performance by excluding infrequent or non-cash costs, particularly those associated with acquisitions. We exclude certain costs in our non-GAAP financial measures as we believe the net result is a measure of our core business. Non-GAAP performance measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures may be different from those reported by other companies. A more detailed discussion of why we use non-GAAP financial measures, the limitations of using such measures, and reconciliations between non-GAAP and the nearest GAAP financial measures are included in this press release.

Statements of operations, segment information, balance sheets, cash flow statements and reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures follow.

ITRON, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
           
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
Revenues $ 523,335 $ 642,477 $ 2,178,178 $ 2,434,124
Cost of revenues   359,835     449,944     1,463,031     1,687,666  
Gross profit 163,500 192,533 715,147 746,458
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 51,987 47,086 197,603 185,105
Product development 44,358 42,158 178,653 161,305
General and administrative 37,527 38,281 138,290 142,908
Amortization of intangible assets 11,943 15,587 47,810 63,394
Restructuring expense (1,790 ) 65,079 1,665 68,082
Goodwill impairment   -     44,447     -     584,847  
Total operating expenses   144,025     252,638     564,021     1,205,641  
 
Operating income (loss) 19,475 (60,105 ) 151,126 (459,183 )
Other income (expense)
Interest income 285 231 952 862
Interest expense (2,521 ) (2,464 ) (10,115 ) (36,794 )
Other income (expense), net   (1,520 )   (2,309 )   (5,744 )   (6,651 )
Total other income (expense)   (3,756 )   (4,542 )   (14,907 )   (42,583 )
 
Income (loss) before income taxes 15,719 (64,647 ) 136,219 (501,766 )
Income tax benefit (provision)   745     11,099     (25,995 )   (4,430 )
Net income (loss) 16,464 (53,548 ) 110,224 (506,196 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   504     1,083     1,949     3,961  
Net income (loss) attributable to Itron, Inc. $ 15,960   $ (54,631 ) $ 108,275   $ (510,157 )
 
 
Earnings per common share - Basic $ 0.41   $ (1.35 ) $ 2.73   $ (12.56 )
Earnings per common share - Diluted $ 0.40   $ (1.35 ) $ 2.71   $ (12.56 )
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic 39,233 40,506 39,625 40,612
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted 39,619 40,506 39,934 40,612
 

ITRON, INC.
SEGMENT INFORMATION
             
(Unaudited, in thousands)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
Revenues
Energy
Electricity $ 229,844 $ 358,899 $ 1,024,340 $ 1,239,428
Gas   161,855     163,549     627,193     672,999  
Total Energy $ 391,699 $ 522,448 $ 1,651,533 $ 1,912,427
Water   131,636     120,029     526,645     521,697  
Total Company $ 523,335   $ 642,477   $ 2,178,178   $ 2,434,124  
 
Gross profit
Energy $ 121,339 $ 152,118 $ 530,396 $ 578,575
Water   42,161     40,415     184,751     167,883  
Total Company $ 163,500   $ 192,533   $ 715,147   $ 746,458  
 
Operating income (loss)
Energy $ 19,158 $ (35,265 ) $ 135,369 $ (112,831 )
Water 9,314 (13,190 ) 59,210 (303,772 )
Corporate unallocated   (8,997 )   (11,650 )   (43,453 )   (42,580 )
Total Company $ 19,475   $ (60,105 ) $ 151,126   $ (459,183 )
 
 
METER AND MODULE SUMMARY
 
(Units in thousands)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
Meters
Standard 4,310 4,720 17,920 19,570
Advanced and Smart   1,920     3,010     8,030     9,320  
Total meters   6,230     7,730     25,950     28,890  
 
Stand-alone communication modules
Advanced and Smart   1,410     1,490     6,460     6,330  
 

ITRON, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
     
(Unaudited, in thousands)
December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011

 

ASSETS

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 136,411 $ 133,086
Accounts receivable, net 375,326 371,641
Inventories 170,719 195,837
Deferred tax assets current, net 33,536 58,172
Other current assets   104,958     81,618  
Total current assets 820,950 840,354
 
Property, plant, and equipment, net 255,212 262,670
Deferred tax assets noncurrent, net 44,584 22,144
Other long-term assets 28,908 62,704
Intangible assets, net 238,771 239,500
Goodwill   701,016     636,910  
Total assets $ 2,089,441   $ 2,064,282  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 227,739 $ 246,775
Other current liabilities 49,950 53,734
Wages and benefits payable 91,802 93,730
Taxes payable 9,305 11,526
Current portion of debt 18,750 15,000
Current portion of warranty 27,115 52,588
Unearned revenue   42,712     37,369  
Total current liabilities 467,373 510,722
 
Long-term debt 398,750 437,502
Long-term warranty 26,490 26,948
Pension plan benefit liability 90,533 62,449
Deferred tax liabilities noncurrent, net 16,682 31,699
Other long-term obligations   80,100     73,417  
Total liabilities 1,079,928 1,142,737
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Equity
Preferred stock - -
Common stock 1,294,213 1,319,222
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net (34,384 ) (37,160 )
Accumulated deficit   (266,862 )   (375,137 )
Total Itron, Inc. shareholders' equity 992,967 906,925
Non-controlling interests   16,546     14,620  
Total equity   1,009,513     921,545  
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,089,441   $ 2,064,282  
 

ITRON, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
       
(Unaudited, in thousands)
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011  
Operating activities
Net income (loss) $ 110,224 $ (506,196 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 109,471 129,466
Stock-based compensation 19,512 16,411
Amortization of prepaid debt fees 1,597 5,715
Amortization of convertible debt discount - 5,336
Deferred taxes, net (6,775 ) (12,985 )
Goodwill impairment - 584,847
Restructuring expense, non-cash (4,839 ) 25,144
Other adjustments, net (189 ) (44 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:
Accounts receivable 36,300 (22,770 )
Inventories 28,253 6,389
Other current assets (20,052 ) (3,859 )
Other long-term assets 10,578 (17,401 )
Accounts payables, other current liabilities, and taxes payable (47,367 ) 22,715
Wages and benefits payable (8,967 ) (19,813 )
Unearned revenue 12,009 19,070
Warranty (25,919 ) 29,616
Other operating, net   (8,746 )   (9,283 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 205,090 252,358
 
Investing activities
Acquisitions of property, plant, and equipment (50,543 ) (60,076 )
Business acquisitions, net of cash equivalents acquired (79,017 ) (20,092 )
Other investing, net   4,115     1,427  
Net cash used in investing activities (125,445 ) (78,741 )
 
Financing activities
Proceeds from borrowings 80,000 670,000
Payments on debt (115,002 ) (848,054 )
Issuance of common stock 4,781 4,625
Repurchase of common stock (47,441 ) (29,428 )
Other financing, net   134     (6,596 )
Net cash used in financing activities (77,528 ) (209,453 )
 
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   1,208     (555 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 3,325 (36,391 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   133,086     169,477  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 136,411   $ 133,086  
 

Itron, Inc.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The accompanying press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating expense, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures please see the table captioned “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Most Directly Comparable GAAP Financial Measures.”

We use these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means for determining executive compensation. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and ability to service debt by excluding certain expenses that may not be indicative of our recurring core operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management’s internal comparisons to our historical performance as well as comparisons to our competitors’ operating results. Our executive compensation plans exclude non-cash charges related to amortization of intangibles and non-recurring discrete cash and non-cash charges that are infrequent in nature such as purchase accounting adjustments, restructuring charges or goodwill impairment charges. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they provide greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making and because they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business.

Non-GAAP operating expense and non-GAAP operating income – We define non-GAAP operating expense as operating expense excluding certain expenses related to the amortization of intangible assets, restructuring, acquisitions and goodwill impairment. We define non-GAAP operating income as operating income excluding the expenses related to the amortization of intangible assets, restructuring, acquisitions and goodwill impairment. We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors because they exclude the effect of expenses that are related to previous acquisitions and restructurings. By excluding these expenses we believe that it is easier for management and investors to compare our financial results over multiple periods and analyze trends in our operations. For example, expenses related to amortization of intangible assets are decreasing, which is improving GAAP operating margins, yet the improvement in GAAP operating margins due to this lower expense is not necessarily reflective of an improvement in our core business. There are some limitations related to the use of non-GAAP operating expense and non-GAAP operating income versus operating expense and operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP operating expense and non-GAAP operating income exclude some costs that are recurring. Additionally, the expenses that we exclude in our calculation of non-GAAP operating expense and non-GAAP operating income may differ from the expenses that our peer companies exclude when they report the results of their operations. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information about the GAAP amounts we have excluded from our non-GAAP operating expense and non-GAAP operating income and evaluating non-GAAP operating expense and non-GAAP operating income together with GAAP operating expense and GAAP operating income.

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS – We define non-GAAP net income as net income excluding the expenses associated with amortization of intangible assets, restructuring, acquisitions, goodwill impairment, amortization of debt placement fees and amortization of convertible debt discount. We define non-GAAP diluted EPS as non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted average shares, on a diluted basis, outstanding during each period. We consider these financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors for the same reasons that we use non-GAAP operating income. The same limitations described above regarding our use of non-GAAP operating income apply to our use of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from these non-GAAP measures and evaluating non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS together with GAAP net income and GAAP diluted EPS.

Adjusted EBITDA – We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (a) minus interest income, (b) plus interest expense, depreciation and amortization of intangible asset expenses, restructuring expense, acquisition related expenses and goodwill impairment and (c) exclude the tax expense or benefit. We believe that providing this financial measure is important for management and investors to understand our ability to service our debt as it is a measure of the cash generated by our core business. Management uses adjusted EBITDA as a performance measure for executive compensation. A limitation to using adjusted EBITDA is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period and the measure includes some non-cash items and excludes other non-cash items. Additionally, the items that we exclude in our calculation of adjusted EBITDA may differ from the items that our peer companies exclude when they report their results. Management compensates for this limitation by providing a reconciliation of this measure to GAAP net income.

Free cash flow – We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less cash used for acquisitions of property, plant, and equipment. We believe free cash flow provides investors with a relevant measure of liquidity and a useful basis for assessing our ability to fund our operations and repay our debt. The same limitations described above regarding our use of non-GAAP operating income apply to our use of free cash flow. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts and reconciling to free cash flow.

The accompanying tables have more detail on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.

ITRON, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
TO THE MOST DIRECTLY COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
           
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME - ENERGY
Energy - GAAP operating income (loss) $ 19,158 $ (35,265 ) $ 135,369 $ (112,831 )
Amortization of intangible assets 8,688 11,304 34,765 45,951
Restructuring expense (2,219 ) 49,939 1,317 51,873
Acquisition related expenses 667 - 2,495 -
Goodwill impairment   -     38,650     -     254,735  
Energy - Non-GAAP operating income $ 26,294   $ 64,628   $ 173,946   $ 239,728  
 
NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME - WATER
Water - GAAP operating income (loss) $ 9,314 $ (13,190 ) $ 59,210 $ (303,772 )
Amortization of intangible assets 3,255 4,283 13,045 17,443
Restructuring expense 106 14,765 (765 ) 15,321
Goodwill impairment   -     5,797     -     330,112  
Water - Non-GAAP operating income $ 12,675   $ 11,655   $ 71,490   $ 59,104  
 
NON-GAAP OPERATING LOSS - CORPORATE UNALLOCATED
Corporate unallocated - GAAP operating loss $ (8,997 ) $ (11,650 ) $ (43,453 ) $ (42,580 )
Restructuring expense 323 375 1,113 888
Acquisition related expenses   -     -     2,962     -  
Corporate unallocated - Non-GAAP operating loss $ (8,674 ) $ (11,275 ) $ (39,378 ) $ (41,692 )
 
NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 19,475 $ (60,105 ) $ 151,126 $ (459,183 )
Amortization of intangible assets 11,943 15,587 47,810 63,394
Restructuring expense (1,790 ) 65,079 1,665 68,082
Acquisition related expenses 667 - 5,457 -
Goodwill impairment   -     44,447     -     584,847  
Non-GAAP operating income $ 30,295   $ 65,008   $ 206,058   $ 257,140  
 
NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSE
Total Company - GAAP operating expense $ 144,025 $ 252,638 $ 564,021 $ 1,205,641
Amortization of intangible assets (11,943 ) (15,587 ) (47,810 ) (63,394 )
Restructuring expense 1,790 (65,079 ) (1,665 ) (68,082 )
Acquisition related expenses (667 ) - (5,457 ) -
Goodwill impairment   -     (44,447 )   -     (584,847 )
Total Company - Non-GAAP operating expense $ 133,205   $ 127,525   $ 509,089   $ 489,318  
 
NON-GAAP NET INCOME & DILUTED EPS
GAAP net income (loss) $ 15,960 $ (54,631 ) $ 108,275 $ (510,157 )
Amortization of intangible assets 11,943 15,587 47,810 63,394
Amortization of debt placement fees 397 349 1,558 5,435
Amortization of convertible debt discount - - - 5,336
Restructuring expense (1,790 ) 65,079 1,665 68,082
Acquisition related expenses 667 - 5,457 -
Goodwill impairment - 44,447 - 584,847
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments   (4,238 )   (22,319 )   (20,185 )   (40,986 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 22,939   $ 48,512   $ 144,580   $ 175,951  
       
Non-GAAP diluted EPS $ 0.58   $ 1.19   $ 3.62   $ 4.29  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted   39,619     40,805     39,934     40,985  
 
ADJUSTED EBITDA
GAAP net income (loss) $ 15,960 $ (54,631 ) $ 108,275 $ (510,157 )
Interest income (285 ) (231 ) (952 ) (862 )
Interest expense 2,521 2,464 10,115 36,794
Income tax provision (745 ) (11,099 ) 25,995 4,430
Depreciation and amortization 27,615 32,547 109,471 129,466
Restructuring expense (1,790 ) 65,079 1,665 68,082
Acquisition related expenses 667 - 5,457 -
Goodwill impairment   -     44,447     -     584,847  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 43,943   $ 78,576   $ 260,026   $ 312,600  
 
FREE CASH FLOW
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 68,087 $ 98,557 $ 205,090 $ 252,358
Acquisitions of property, plant, and equipment   (16,265 )   (14,277 )   (50,543 )   (60,076 )
Free Cash Flow $ 51,822   $ 84,280   $ 154,547   $ 192,282  

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The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
Container frameworks, such as Docker, provide a variety of benefits, including density of deployment across infrastructure, convenience for application developers to push updates with low operational hand-holding, and a fairly well-defined deployment workflow that can be orchestrated. Container frameworks also enable a DevOps approach to application development by cleanly separating concerns between operations and development teams. But running multi-container, multi-server apps with containers is very hard. You have to learn five new and different technologies and best practices (libswarm, sy...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DragonGlass, an enterprise search platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. After eleven years of designing and building custom applications, OpenCrowd has launched DragonGlass, a cloud-based platform that enables the development of search-based applications. These are a new breed of applications that utilize a search index as their backbone for data retrieval. They can easily adapt to new data sets and provide access to both structured and unstruc...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The worldwide cellular network will be the backbone of the future IoT, and the telecom industry is clamoring to get on board as more than just a data pipe. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Evan McGee, CTO of Ring Plus, Inc., discussed what service operators can offer that would benefit IoT entrepreneurs, inventors, and consumers. Evan McGee is the CTO of RingPlus, a leading innovative U.S. MVNO and wireless enabler. His focus is on combining web technologies with traditional telecom to create a new breed of unified communication that is easily accessible to the general consumer. With over a de...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and optimize supplier management. Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected systems tha...
Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way. SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything. Join SoftLayer on June 9 at 16th Cloud Expo to learn about IBM Cloud's SoftLayer platform, explore se...
SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce softw...
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionality and provide short-term introductory projects that developers can complete between sessions.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of vie...
Grow your business with enterprise wearable apps using SAP Platforms and Google Glass. SAP and Google just launched the SAP and Google Glass Challenge, an opportunity for you to innovate and develop the best Enterprise Wearable App using SAP Platforms and Google Glass and gain valuable market exposure. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian McPhail, Senior Director of Business Development, ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, outlined the timeline of the SAP Google Glass Challenge and the opportunity for developers, start-ups, and companies of all sizes to engage with SAP today.