DragonWave Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results


OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Jan 9, 2013) - DragonWave Inc. (DWI.TO)(DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2013, ended November 30, 2012. All figures are reported in U.S. dollars and were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $38.5 million, compared with $11.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 and $44.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. DragonWave had one customer, Nokia Siemens Networks, who generated more than 10% of revenue in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. Revenue through the new Nokia Siemens Networks channel totaled $25.6 million in the quarter.

Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was 19%, compared with 41% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 and 15% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The gross margin in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 reflects the inclusion of an inventory impairment provision of $2.6 million. Without the inventory provision, the gross margin in the second quarter was 21%.

Comprehensive loss applicable to shareholders in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was ($13.9) million or ($0.36) per basic and diluted share, compared to a loss of ($8.0) million or ($0.23) per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012. 

"While visibility into our revenue pipeline has been challenging, we have continued to work hard on completing the integration activities of our strategic partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks to position ourselves for growth," said DragonWave President and CEO Peter Allen. "These efforts combined with our continued focus on cost reduction are targeted at achieving a profitable business model."

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $36.8 million, compared to $44.0 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Revenue for the first nine months of fiscal year 2013 was $95.6 million, compared with $36.5 million for the first nine months of 2012. Net loss applicable to shareholders for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was ($27.6) million or ($0.74) per basic and diluted share, compared with ($20.1) million or ($0.57) per basic and diluted share for the first nine months of fiscal 2012.

Revenue Outlook for Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

DragonWave expects revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 to be in the range of $40 million to $45 million.

Webcast and Conference Call Details:

The DragonWave management team will discuss the results on a webcast and conference call beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, January 10, 2013.

The live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the Investor Relations section of the DragonWave website at: http://investor.dragonwaveinc.com/events.cfm

An archive of the webcast will be available at the same link.

Conference call dial-in numbers:

  • Toll-free North America: (877) 312-9202
  • International: (408) 774-4000

About DragonWave

DragonWave® is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave''s carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The principal application of DragonWave''s products is wireless network backhaul. Additional solutions include leased line replacement, last mile fiber extension and enterprise networks. DragonWave''s corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, visit http://www.dragonwaveinc.com.

DragonWave® is a registered trademark of DragonWave Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release, including the estimate of the revenue range for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, our statement regarding our intentions with respect to our cost profile and target of a profitable business, and the statements regarding our relationship with and the transactions involving Nokia Siemens Networks (the "NSN Transactions") constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties.

Material factors and assumptions used to develop revenue estimates include DragonWave''s expectations regarding: the plans of its existing and new direct and indirect customers, the volume and timing of orders, shipments and revenue recognition; and the capacity of our supply chain to meet demand. Material factors and assumptions relating to our relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks and the NSN Transactions include the parties'' beliefs regarding the industry and markets in which the parties operate; successful integration of the product lines acquired from Nokia Siemens Networks; and expectations regarding potential synergies and prospects for the business. There are risks arising out of the NSN Transactions, including that expected synergies will not materialize; that unexpected costs will be incurred to integrate the business; or that end-customer demand will not meet expectations. Material risks and uncertainties relating to the NSN Transactions are described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the MD&A dated January 9, 2013 and on pages 19-22 of the Company''s Annual Information Form, dated May 11, 2012.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding DragonWave''s expectations as of the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Actual results, performance, achievements or developments of DragonWave may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements.

Risk factors, in addition to those detailed above, that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of DragonWave to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in DragonWave''s Annual Information Form dated May 11, 2012 and other public documents filed by DragonWave with Canadian and United States securities regulatory authorities, which are available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively, and include the following:

  • DragonWave''s growth is dependent on the development and growth of the market for high-capacity wireless communications services.

  • DragonWave relies on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue and DragonWave''s future growth depends on the success of its customer diversification efforts.

  • Network deployment plans by DragonWave''s existing and potential customers are capital intensive and the timing of such deployments is affected by such customers'' access to capital.

  • DragonWave faces intense competition from several competitors and if it does not compete effectively with these competitors, its revenues may not grow and could decline. DragonWave also faces competition from indirect competitors.

  • DragonWave relies on its suppliers to supply components for its products and the Company is exposed to the risk that these suppliers will not be able to supply components on a timely basis, or at all.

  • DragonWave''s success depends on its ability to develop new products and enhance existing products.

  • DragonWave''s quarterly revenue and operating results can be difficult to predict and can fluctuate substantially.

  • If DragonWave is required to change its pricing models to compete successfully, its margins and operating results may be adversely affected.

  • DragonWave has a lengthy and variable sales cycle.

DragonWave assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

Expressed in US $000''s except share amounts
 As at As at 
 November 30, February 29, 
 2012 2012 
Current Assets    
 Cash and cash equivalents36,444 52,798 
 Restricted cash393 177 
 Trade receivables31,805 9,850 
 Inventory29,669 27,043 
 Other current assets8,968 5,501 
 Contingent receivable13,739 - 
 Deferred tax asset241 69 
 121,259 95,438 
Long Term Assets    
 Property and equipment8,734 5,184 
 Deferred tax asset1,693 1,308 
 Deferred financing cost298 - 
 Intangible assets8,522 6,264 
 Goodwill11,927 11,927 
 31,174 24,683 
Total Assets152,433 120,121 
Current Liabilities    
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities49,213 12,720 
 Deferred revenue973 723 
 Capital lease obligation2,617 - 
 Contingent royalty- 372 
 Contingent consideration- 1,884 
 52,803 15,699 
Long Term Liabilities    
 Debt facility15,000 - 
 Capital lease obligation1,444 - 
 Other long term liabilities659 1,063 
 Contingent royalty- 1,292 
 17,103 2,355 
Shareholders'' equity    
 Capital stock179,407 172,264 
 Contributed surplus5,726 4,606 
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss(9,685)(9,658)
Total Shareholders'' equity82,432 101,764 
 Non-controlling interests95 303 
Total Equity82,527 102,067 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders'' equity152,433 120,121 
Shares issued & outstanding38,041,010 35,586,206 
Expressed in US $000''s except share and per share amounts
 Three months ended Nine months ended 
 November 30, November 30, November 30, November 30, 
 2012 2011 2012 2011 
REVENUE38,452 11,830 95,583 36,506 
 Cost of sales31,314 6,992 77,569 21,249 
Gross profit7,138 4,838 18,014 15,257 
 Research and development9,769 5,380 26,307 17,751 
 Selling and marketing3,935 3,793 11,950 11,722 
 General and administrative6,218 4,985 20,001 12,665 
 Government assistance- (265)- (902)
 19,922 13,893 58,258 41,236 
Income (loss) before other items(12,784)(9,055)(40,244)(25,979)
 Amortization of intangible assets(1,162)(404)(2,903)(1,613)
 Accretion expense(16)(60)(68)(612)
 Restructuring expense(839)- (1,637)- 
 Interest income (expense)(500)143 (1,211)354 
 Investment gain- 1 - 21 
 Impairment of intangible assets(4,407)- (8,424)(8,315)
 Gain on change in estimate5,416 1,362 6,958 14,523 
 Gain on purchase of business- - 19,397 - 
 Foreign exchange gain (loss)419 (202)(122)(118)
Income (loss) before income taxes(13,873)(8,215)(28,254)(21,739)
 Income tax expense (recovery)63 (157)(509)(1,458)
Net Income (loss)(13,936)(8,058)(27,745)(20,281)
 Net Loss Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest69 41 177 168 
Net Income (loss) applicable to shareholders(13,867)(8,017)(27,568)(20,113)
 Foreign currency translation differences for foreign operations(8)57 54 75 
Comprehensive Income (Loss)(13,928)(8,115)(27,799)(20,356)
 Comprehensive Income (Loss) applicable to Non-Controlling Interest(4)28 73 37 
Comprehensive Income (Loss) applicable to shareholders(13,871)(7,989)(27,495)(20,076)
Income (loss) per share        
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding        
 Basic38,033,222 35,542,247 37,313,926 35,486,924 
 Diluted38,033,222 35,542,247 37,313,926 35,486,924 
Expressed in US $000''s
 Three months ended Nine months ended 
 November 30, November 30, November 30, November 30, 
 2012 2011 2012 2011 
Operating Activities        
Net Income (Loss)(13,936)(8,058)(27,745)(20,281)
Items not affecting cash        
 Amortization of property and equipment1,672 839 4,150 2,513 
 Amortization of intangible assets1,162 404 2,903 1,613 
 Accretion expense16 60 68 612 
 Royalty amortization- (21)(151)(423)
 Interest expense210 - 421 - 
 Rental expense957 - 1,914 - 
 Impairment of intangible assets4,407 - 8,424 8,315 
 Gain on change in estimate of contingent liabilities(5,416)(1,362)(6,958)(14,523)
 Stock-based compensation404 475 1,196 1,549 
 Gain on purchase of business- - (19,397)- 
 Unrealized foreign exchange loss(670)56 (21)130 
 Future income tax recovery- (157)(572)(1,458)
 Inventory impairment18 29 2,691 190 
Changes in non-cash working capital items5,012 (3,220)19,081 (6,551)
Investing Activities        
 Acquisition of property and equipment(462)(274)(1,585)(943)
 Acquisition of intangible assets(411)(91)(1,040)(494)
 Acquisition of business- - (12,730)- 
 Purchase of short term investments- - - (22,432)
 Maturity of short term investments- 7,071 - 31,490 
 (873)6,706 (15,355)7,621 
Financing Activities        
 Initial formation contribution by non-controlling interest in DW-HFCL- - - 555 
 Capital lease obligation(809)- (809)- 
 Debt facility- - 15,000 - 
 Deferred financing cost- - (1,192)- 
 Issuance of common shares net of issuance costs26 106 129 450 
 (783)106 13,128 1,005 
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents678 (112)(131)(204)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(7,142)(4,255)(16,354)(19,892)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period43,586 62,182 52,798 77,819 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period36,444 57,927 36,444 57,927 
Cash paid during the period for interest579 - 592 - 
John Lawlor
VP, Investor Relations
DragonWave Inc.
Nadine Kittle
Marketing Communications
DragonWave Inc.
613-599-9991 ext 2262
Becky Obbema
Interprose Public Relations
(for DragonWave)
(408) 778-2024

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