Digi International Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2022 Results

Acquisition of Ventus Completed in November

Record Quarterly Revenues of $84.3M

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digi International® Inc. (Nasdaq: DGII), a leading global provider of business and mission critical Internet of Things (“IoT”) products, services and solutions, today announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2021.

First Fiscal Quarter 2022 Results Compared to First Fiscal Quarter 2021 Results

  • Revenue increased to $84.3 million, an increase of 15%.
  • Gross margin was 56.8% versus 56.1%. Gross margin excluding amortization was 58.5% compared to 57.6%.
  • Net income per diluted share increased to $0.03 compared to $(0.01).
  • Adjusted EPS increased to $0.36 per diluted share, an increase of 13%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $17.0 million, an increase of 31%.
  • Annualized Recurring Revenue, or ARR increased to over $88 million, an increase of 170%.

Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures appear at the end of this release.

We are excited to welcome Ventus as their people, culture, and value proposition fit nicely into the Digi family,” said Ron Konezny, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Aided by the Ventus’ contribution, we achieved record revenue and profits in the fiscal first quarter. In addition, over $88 million annualized recurring revenue powered by over 270,000 IoT Solutions subscribers lifts recurring revenue to 25% of our total revenue.”

Segment Results

IoT Product & Services

The segment’s first fiscal quarter 2022 revenues of $65.7 million increased 6% from the same period in the prior fiscal year. This increase is attributable primarily to revenue from our cellular and OEM products. ARR in the first fiscal quarter was nearly $14 million. Gross profit margin decreased 349 basis points to 54.3% of revenues for the first fiscal quarter of 2022, due to product and customer mix.

IoT Solutions

The segment’s first fiscal quarter 2022 revenues of $18.5 million increased 63% from the same period in the prior fiscal year. This increase from the prior year fiscal quarter was driven by increased revenue from our November 2021 acquisition of Ventus. ARR in the first fiscal quarter was nearly $75 million. Sites that Digi serves grew to nearly 271,000 sites as of December 31, 2021, including the newly acquired Ventus endpoints, compared to 75,000 sites as of December 31, 2020. Gross profit margin increased 1,895 basis points to 65.9%, due to a larger concentration of subscription revenue in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. This also demonstrates the value of our high margin recurring revenue business model.

Fiscal 2022 Guidance

Ongoing supply and freight challenges that have arisen from the global pandemic impact our ability to meet all of our customer demand on time. We presently believe supply chain conditions will likely improve in the second half of our fiscal 2022. These supply chain issues are not indicative of customer demand. In this context, we provide guidance for our second fiscal quarter of 2022. Revenues are estimated to be $87 million to $91 million, or 13% to 18% growth year over year. We provide earnings guidance on a non-GAAP basis as it is difficult to predict with reasonable certainty items including but not limited to the impact of foreign exchange translation, restructuring, interest and certain tax related events. Given the uncertainty, any of these items could have a significant impact on U.S. GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be $16.3 million to $17.8 million. Adjusted EPS is anticipated to be $0.33 to $0.37 per diluted share, using our fully diluted share count as of the end of the first fiscal quarter of approximately 35.8 million shares.

The acquisition of Ventus, which has a strong subscription revenue base, is anticipated to have a significant impact on Digi’s financial model. While not providing specific guidance for the fiscal year of 2022, we can provide information on how the Digi financial model is projected to perform during fiscal 2022. We believe revenues will grow between 16.5% and 23%. We expect our Adjusted EBITDA to grow at a faster rate of between 35% to 55%. We expect to see the gains made in our Gross Margins to hold through fiscal 2022, and our ARR to be at least $90 million at the end of fiscal 2022.

First Fiscal Quarter 2022 Conference Call Details

As announced on January 6, 2022, Digi will discuss its first fiscal quarter 2022 results on a conference call on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 after market close at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT). The call will be hosted by Ron Konezny, President and Chief Executive Officer and Jamie Loch, Chief Financial Officer.

Participants may access a live webcast of the conference call through the investor relations section of Digi’s website, https://digi.gcs-web.com/ or the hosting website at: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/a5b3ukvo.

Participants may also register via teleconference at: http://www.directeventreg.com/registration/event/3997182. Once registration is completed, participants will be provided a dial-in number with a personalized conference code to access the call. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the start time.

A replay will be available for one week, within approximately two hours after the completion of the call. You may access the replay via webcast through the investor relations section of Digi’s website.

A copy of this earnings release can be accessed through the financial releases page of the investor relations section of Digi’s website at www.digi.com.

For more news and information on us, please visit www.digi.com/aboutus/investorrelations.

About Digi International

Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services and solutions. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things and growing. For more information, visit Digi’s website at www.digi.com, or call 877–912–3444 (U.S.) or 952–912–3444 (International).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions. These statements often can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “assume,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “target,” “may,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” or “continue,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or similar terminology. Among other items, these statements relate to expectations of the business environment in which Digi operates, projections of future performance, perceived marketplace opportunities and statements regarding our mission and vision. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Among others, these include risks related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the same, risks related to global economic volatility and the ability of companies like us to operate a global business in such conditions, the current supply chain and shipping market pressures that are negatively impacting both manufacturing and distribution timelines as well as operating costs for a wide range of companies globally, the highly competitive market in which our company operates, rapid changes in technologies that may displace products sold by us, declining prices of networking products, our reliance on distributors and other third parties to sell our products, the potential for significant purchase orders to be canceled or changed, delays in product development efforts, uncertainty in user acceptance of our products, the ability to integrate our products and services with those of other parties in a commercially accepted manner, potential liabilities that can arise if any of our products have design or manufacturing defects, our ability to defend or settle satisfactorily any litigation, uncertainty in global economic conditions and economic conditions within particular regions of the world which could negatively affect product demand and the financial solvency of customers and suppliers, the impact of natural disasters and other events beyond our control that could negatively impact our supply chain and customers, potential unintended consequences associated with restructuring, reorganizations or other similar business initiatives that may impact our ability to retain important employees or otherwise impact our operations in unintended and adverse ways, the ability to achieve the anticipated benefits and synergies associated with acquisitions or divestitures such as our recent acquisition of Ventus and changes in our level of revenue or profitability which can fluctuate for many reasons beyond our control. These and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions identified from time to time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2021 and other filings, could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. Many of such factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date for which they are made. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and Adjusted EBITDA, each of which is a non-GAAP measure.

We understand that there are material limitations on the use of non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are not substitutes for GAAP measures, such as net income, for the purpose of analyzing financial performance. The disclosure of these measures does not reflect all charges and gains that were actually recognized by Digi. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies or presented by us in prior reports. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. We believe that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. We believe these measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, the cash requirements for the replacement of depreciated and amortized assets, or changes in or cash requirements for our working capital needs.

We believe that providing historical and adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share, respectively, exclusive of such items as reversals of tax reserves, discrete tax benefits, restructuring charges and reversals, intangible amortization, stock-based compensation, other non-operating income/expense, changes in fair value of contingent consideration, acquisition-related expenses and interest expense related to acquisitions permits investors to compare results with prior periods that did not include these items. Management uses the aforementioned non-GAAP measures to monitor and evaluate ongoing operating results and trends and to gain an understanding of our comparative operating performance. In addition, certain of our stockholders have expressed an interest in seeing financial performance measures exclusive of the impact of these matters, which while important, are not central to the core operations of our business. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA, defined as EBITDA adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, restructuring charges and reversals, and changes in fair value of contingent consideration is useful to investors to evaluate our core operating results and financial performance because it excludes items that are significant non-cash or non-recurring items reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue is useful because it provides a reliable and consistent approach to measuring our performance from year to year and in assessing our performance against that of other companies. We believe this information helps compare operating results and corporate performance exclusive of the impact of our capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired.

For more information, visit Digi’s website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

 

Digi International Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

Revenue

$

84,257

 

 

$

73,146

 

Cost of sales

 

36,376

 

 

 

32,127

 

Gross profit

 

47,881

 

 

 

41,019

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

15,319

 

 

 

14,924

 

Research and development

 

13,412

 

 

 

11,093

 

General and administrative

 

15,242

 

 

 

14,415

 

Restructuring charge

 

109

 

 

 

733

 

Operating expenses

 

44,082

 

 

 

41,165

 

Operating income

 

3,799

 

 

 

(146

)

Other expense, net

 

(5,000

)

 

 

(594

)

Income before income taxes

 

(1,201

)

 

 

(740

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(2,388

)

 

 

(433

)

Net income

$

1,187

 

 

$

(307

)

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.03

 

 

$

(0.01

)

Diluted

$

0.03

 

 

$

(0.01

)

Weighted average common shares:

 

 

 

Basic

 

34,560

 

 

 

29,374

 

Diluted

 

35,767

 

 

 

29,374

 

 

Digi International Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

September 30,

2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

47,188

 

$

152,432

Accounts receivable, net

 

49,359

 

 

43,738

Inventories

 

51,874

 

 

43,921

Other current assets

 

8,281

 

 

6,567

Total current assets

 

156,702

 

 

246,658

Non-current assets

 

709,528

 

 

372,873

Total assets

$

866,230

 

$

619,531

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

$

11,148

 

$

Accounts payable

 

22,880

 

 

22,586

Other current liabilities

 

45,283

 

 

36,355

Total current liabilities

 

79,311

 

 

58,941

Non-current liabilities

 

312,887

 

 

88,073

Total liabilities

 

392,198

 

 

147,014

Total stockholders’ equity

 

474,032

 

 

472,517

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

866,230

 

$

619,531

 

Digi International Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

Net cash (used by) provided by operating activities

$

(9,885

)

 

$

8,312

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(348,047

)

 

 

(777

)

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

 

252,724

 

 

 

(12,793

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(36

)

 

 

392

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(105,244

)

 

 

(4,866

)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

152,432

 

 

 

54,129

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

47,188

 

 

$

49,263

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

TABLE 1

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

 

 

Three months ended December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

% of total

revenue

 

 

 

% of total

revenue

Total revenue

$

84,257

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

73,146

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

1,187

 

 

 

 

$

(307

)

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

4,898

 

 

 

 

 

402

 

 

 

Income tax benefit

 

(2,388

)

 

 

 

 

(433

)

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

7,862

 

 

 

 

 

5,050

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

2,017

 

 

 

 

 

1,745

 

 

 

Changes in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,772

 

 

 

Restructuring charge

 

109

 

 

 

 

 

733

 

 

 

Acquisition expense

 

3,285

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

16,970

 

 

20.1

%

 

$

12,977

 

 

17.7

%

TABLE 2

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) and Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share to

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Three months ended December 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net income and net income per diluted share

$

1,187

 

 

$

0.03

 

 

$

(307

)

 

$

(0.01

)

Amortization

 

6,309

 

 

 

0.18

 

 

 

3,961

 

 

 

0.13

 

Stock-based compensation

 

2,017

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

1,745

 

 

 

0.06

 

Other non-operating expense

 

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

192

 

 

 

0.01

 

Acquisition expense

 

3,285

 

 

 

0.09

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

Changes in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,772

 

 

 

0.19

 

Restructuring charge

 

109

 

 

 

 

 

 

733

 

 

 

0.02

 

Interest expense, net

 

4,898

 

 

 

0.14

 

 

 

402

 

 

 

0.01

 

Tax effect from the above adjustments (1)

 

(3,006

)

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(2,355

)

 

 

(0.08

)

Discrete tax benefits (2)

 

(2,175

)

 

 

(0.06

)

0

 

(252

)

 

 

(0.01

)

Adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share (3)

$

12,726

 

 

$

0.36

 

 

$

9,906

 

 

$

0.32

 

Diluted weighted average common shares

 

 

 

35,767

 

 

 

 

 

30,532

 

(1)

The tax effect from the above adjustments assumes an estimated effective tax rate of 18.0% for fiscal 2022 and 2021 based on adjusted net income.

(2)

For the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 discrete tax benefits primarily are a result of excess tax benefits recognized on stock compensation.

(3)

Adjusted net income per diluted share may not add due to the use of rounded numbers.

 

Contacts

Rob Bennett

Investor Relations

Digi International

952-912-3524

Email: [email protected]

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