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iRobot Reports First-Quarter Financial Results

4/26/2011
Exceeds Expectations; Reaffirms 2011 Outlook

BEDFORD, Mass., Apr 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2011.

  • Revenue for the first quarter of 2011 increased 12 percent to $106.3 million, compared with $94.9 million for the same quarter one year ago.
  • Net income in the first quarter of 2011 was $7.5 million, compared with $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2010.
  • Quarterly earnings per share were $0.27, compared with $0.24 in the first quarter last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2011 was $15.1 million, compared with $13.7 million in the first quarter of 2010.

"Our success in the first quarter reflects the increasing diversification of products and markets in our two divisions," said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot. "Strong demand in both domestic and international markets drove Q1 home robot revenue growth. We recently received several significant government contracts in our Government and Industrial Robots division indicating the underlying demand for both PackBot and SUGV robots. We continue to anticipate stronger revenue and earnings growth in the second half of the year due to the timing of government orders, and we are reaffirming our financial expectations for the full year."

Business Highlights

  • In March, the company shipped two PackBot and two Warrior robots to Japan to explore a reactor building at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
  • Strong demand in both domestic and overseas markets drove a 29 percent year-over-year increase in first-quarter home robot revenue. In Q1, domestic home robot revenue grew 12 percent while international home robot revenue grew 37 percent and comprised 73 percent of total home robot revenue.
  • In April, the Government and Industrial Robots division received two new Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts, with ceilings totaling $238 million, for delivery of PackBot and SUGV robots.
  • The company introduced prototypes of the iRobot FirstLook(TM) unmanned ground vehicle, a small, light, throwable robot, and launched its new Scooba 230 floor washing robot through the company's website.

Financial Expectations

Management provides the following expectations with respect to the second quarter ending July 2, 2011.

Q2 2011:

Revenue $102 - $106 million
Earnings Per Share $ 0.18 - $0.22
Adjusted EBITDA $12 - $14 million

Management reaffirms the following expectations for the full year ending December 31, 2011.

Fiscal Year 2011:

Revenue $450 - $465 million
Earnings Per Share $ 0.90 - $1.00
Adjusted EBITDA $58 - $62 million

First-Quarter Conference Call

iRobot will host a conference call tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the first fiscal quarter and outlook for 2011 financial performance. Pertinent details include:

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Call-In Number: 630-691-2769
Passcode: 29575658

A live, audio broadcast of the conference call will also be available at http://investor.irobot.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=193096&p=irol-irhome. An archived version of the broadcast will be available on the same website shortly after the conclusion of the live event. A replay of the telephone conference call will be available through May 5, and can be accessed by dialing 630-652-3042, passcode 29575658#.

About iRobot Corp.

iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm's way. iRobot's consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware(R) robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.

For iRobot Investors

Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, iRobot Corp.'s expectations regarding future financial performance and growth, anticipated revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share for fiscal year 2011 and the second quarter of 2011. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other things: our ability to operate in an emerging market, the financial strength of our customers and retailers, general economic conditions, our dependence on the U.S. federal government and government contracts, market acceptance of our products, changes in government policies or spending priorities, and competition. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. iRobot Corp. undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by iRobot Corp., see the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This release includes Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by SEC Regulation G. We define Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, merger and acquisition expenses, and non-cash stock compensation. A reconciliation between net income and Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the financial tables at the end of this press release.

iRobot Corporation
Consolidated Statement of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
For the three months ended

April 2,

April 3,

2011 2010
Revenue
Product revenue $ 96,711 $ 86,111
Contract revenue 9,566 8,819
Total 106,277 94,930
Cost of Revenue
Product revenue 56,190 55,600
Contract revenue 6,633 6,613
Total 62,823 62,213
Gross Margin 43,454 32,717
Operating Expense
Research & development 8,729 4,499
Selling & marketing 12,981 9,644
General & administrative 10,600 8,476
Total 32,310 22,619
Operating income 11,144 10,098
Other income (expense), net 238 29
Pre-tax income 11,382 10,127
Income tax expense 3,905 3,959
Net income $ 7,477 $ 6,168
Net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.29 $ 0.25
Diluted $ 0.27 $ 0.24
Shares used in per common share calculations:
Basic 26,089 25,125
Diluted 27,485 26,067
Stock-based compensation included in above figures:
Cost of product revenue $ 250 $ 332
Cost of contract revenue 95 126
Research & development 81 32
Selling & marketing 181 356
General & administrative 1,172 1,044
Total $ 1,779 $ 1,890
iRobot Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(unaudited, in thousands)
April 2, January 1,
2011 2011
Assets
Cash and equivalents $ 107,999 $ 108,383
Short term investments 16,306 13,928
Accounts receivable, net 27,609 34,056
Unbilled revenues 7,934 4,012
Inventory 35,071 27,160
Deferred tax assets 12,917 12,917
Other current assets 8,048 6,137
Total current assets 215,884 206,593
Property, plant and equipment, net 27,646 25,620
Deferred tax assets 8,099 8,338
Other assets 13,673 13,780
Total assets $ 265,302 $ 254,331
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Accounts payable $ 44,244 $ 38,689
Accrued expenses 14,779 15,790
Accrued compensation 8,149 17,827
Deferred revenue and customer advances 3,648 3,534
Total current liabilities 70,820 75,840
Long term liabilities 3,973 3,584
Stockholders' equity 190,509 174,907
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 265,302 $ 254,331
iRobot Corporation
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in thousands)
For the three months ended
April 2, April 3,
2011 2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 7,477 $ 6,168
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 2,183 1,838
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 470 45
Stock-based compensation 1,779 1,890
Benefit from deferred tax assets - -
Non-cash director deferred compensation 38 33
Changes in operating assets and liabilities -- (use) source
Accounts receivable 6,447 9,092
Unbilled revenue (3,922 ) (1,460 )
Inventory (7,911 ) 2,538
Other assets (1,929 ) 753
Accounts payable 5,555 (1,068 )
Accrued expenses (915 ) (41 )
Accrued compensation (9,678 ) (7,222 )
Deferred revenue 114 (1,932 )
Change in long term liabilities 389 (108 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 97 10,526
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (4,554 ) (2,039 )
Purchases of investments (5,000 ) (17,580 )
Sales of investments 2,500 -
Net cash used in investing activities (7,054 ) (19,619 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from stock option exercises 4,584 104
Income tax withholding payment associated with restricted stock vesting (453 ) (159 )
Tax benefit of excess stock based compensation deductions 2,442 149
Net cash provided by financing activities 6,573 94
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (384 ) (8,999 )
Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period 108,383 71,856
Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period $ 107,999 $ 62,857
iRobot Corporation
Supplemental Information
(unaudited)
For the three months ended

April 2,

April 3,

2011 2010
Revenue: *
Home Robots $ 67,882 $ 52,547
Domestic $ 18,058 $ 16,087
International $ 49,824 $ 36,460
Government & Industrial $ 38,395 $ 42,383
Domestic $ 32,438 $ 37,067
International $ 5,957 $ 5,316
Product $ 28,829 $ 33,564
Contract $ 9,566 $ 8,819
Product Life Cycle $ 12,702 $ 7,980
Gross Margin Percent:
Home Robots 45.5 % 38.0 %
Government & Industrial 32.7 % 30.0 %
Total Company 40.9 % 34.5 %
Units shipped:
Home Robots * 349 287
Government & Industrial 114 266
Average gross selling prices for robot units:
Home Robots $ 193 $ 189
Government & Industrial * $ 141 $ 96
Government & Industrial Funded Product Backlog * $ 8,302 $ 35,056
Days sales outstanding 31 28
Days in inventory 55 49
Headcount 692 566
* in thousands
iRobot Corporation
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation to GAAP
(unaudited, in thousands)
For the three months ended
April 2, April 3,
2011 2010
Net income $ 7,477 $ 6,168
Interest income, net (210 ) (170 )
Income tax expense 3,905 3,959
Depreciation 2,058 1,699
Amortization 125 139
EBITDA 13,355 11,795
Stock-based compensation expense 1,779 1,890
Merger and acquisition expense - 10
Adjusted EBITDA $ 15,134 $ 13,695

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In evaluating its business, iRobot considers and uses Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of its operating performance. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, merger and acquisition expenses, and non-cash stock compensation. The Company also presents Adjusted EBITDA because it believes it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties as a measure of financial performance.

The term Adjusted EBITDA is not defined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and when assessing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (loss) or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Among other things, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's actual cash expenditures. Other companies may calculate similar measures differently than iRobot, limiting their usefulness as comparative tools. iRobot compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.

For iRobot Investors
Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, iRobot Corp.’s expectations concerning management's plans, objectives and strategies. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. iRobot Corp. undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by iRobot Corp., see the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Contact:

Elise Caffrey
Investor Relations
iRobot Corp.
(781) 430-3003
ecaffrey@irobot.com
Charlie Vaida
Media Relations
iRobot Corp.
(781) 430-3182
cvaida@irobot.com