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iRobot Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

2/9/2011
Record Results; Strong 2011 Outlook

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 1, 2011.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased 12 percent to $114.0 million, compared with $101.7 million for the same quarter one year ago. Revenue for the full year 2010 increased 34 percent to $401.0 million from $298.6 million for the full year 2009. Net income in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $7.0 million, compared with $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Net income for the full year 2010 was $25.5 million, compared with $3.3 million for the same period in 2009. Quarterly earnings per share were $0.26, compared with $0.20 in the fourth quarter last year. Full-year earnings per share were $0.96, compared with $0.13 last year. The full-year results include an $0.08 one-time tax benefit reported in the third quarter. Excluding the impact of this one-time benefit, earnings per share for the full year would have been $0.88.

"Our record financial results in 2010 were exceptional on all fronts driven by strong performance in both divisions. Revenue increased 34 percent to $401 million for the full year while Adjusted EBITDA more than doubled to $49 million or 12 percent of revenue," said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot. "EPS of $0.96 for the year, which includes the impact of an $0.08 one-time tax benefit in Q3, was more than seven times greater than our 2009 EPS. Investments and initiatives implemented in 2010 will enable us to continue our profitable growth. In 2011, we expect stronger revenue and earnings growth in the second half of the year due to the timing of G&I orders and year-over-year comparisons with a record-breaking first half of 2010. We anticipate making further progress towards our three-year financial targets, while investing in our future to support our market-leading position."

Business Highlights

  • Strong demand in overseas markets drove a 70 percent year-over-year increase in full-year 2010 international home robot revenue. International home robot revenue of $151 million comprised 66 percent of total home robot revenue.
  • Driven by shipments of Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles and spares, government & industrial robot revenue grew 29 percent in 2010.
  • In 2010, operating cash flow was $49.2 million, compared with $40.6 million in 2009, as a result of improved Adjusted EBITDA driving our year-end cash and investment position to $122 million.

Financial Expectations

Management provides the following expectations with respect to the year ending December 31, 2011 and first quarter ending April 2, 2011.

Fiscal Year 2011:

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

 

Q1 2011:

Revenue $102 - $106 million
Earnings Per Share $0.20 - $0.24
Adjusted EBITDA $12 - $14 million

Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Conference Call

iRobot will host a conference call tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and full year 2010, business outlook, and outlook for 2011 financial performance. Pertinent details include:

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Call-In Number: 617-614-6204
Passcode: 75920523

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 February 17, and can be accessed by dialing 617-801-6888, passcode 22913930.

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 first 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 earnings per share excluding the impact of one-time tax benefit and Adjusted EBITDA, each 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. Reconciliations between earnings per share and earnings per share excluding the impact of one-time tax benefit, and net income and Adjusted EBITDA are 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 For the twelve months ended
January 1, January 2, January 1, January 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue
Product revenue $ 103,287 $ 90,819 $ 360,394 $ 262,199
Contract revenue 10,708 10,903 40,558 36,418
Total 113,995 101,722 400,952 298,617
Cost of Revenue
Product revenue 62,506 59,679 228,403 176,631
Contract revenue 6,001 7,657 27,117 30,790
Total 68,507 67,336 255,520 207,421
Gross Margin 45,488 34,386 145,432 91,196
Operating Expense
Research & development 8,434 4,114 24,809 14,747
Selling & marketing 19,576 13,482 50,535 40,902
General & administrative 9,925 8,195 36,618 30,110
Total 37,935 25,791 111,962 85,759
Operating income 7,553 8,595 33,470 5,437
Other income (expense), net 136 15 504 (81 )
Pre-tax income 7,689 8,610 33,974 5,356
Income tax expense 689 3,478 8,460 2,026
Net income $ 7,000 $ 5,132 $ 25,514 $ 3,330
Net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.27 $ 0.20 $ 1.00 $ 0.13
Diluted $ 0.26 $ 0.20 $ 0.96 $ 0.13
Shares used in per common share calculations:
Basic 25,604 25,059 25,394 24,998
Diluted 26,798 25,837 26,468 25,640
Stock-based compensation included in above figures:
Cost of product revenue $ 314 $ 369 $ 1,311 $ 1,127
Cost of contract revenue 109 111 446 575
Research & development 237 164 725 351
Selling & marketing 276 404 1,161 1,410
General & administrative 1,197 1,155 4,522 4,099
Total $ 2,133 $ 2,203 $ 8,165 $ 7,562
iRobot Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(unaudited, in thousands)
January 1, January 2,
2011 2010
Assets
Cash and equivalents $ 108,383 $ 71,856
Short term investments 13,928 4,959
Accounts receivable, net 34,056 35,171
Unbilled revenues 4,012 1,831
Inventory 27,160 32,406
Deferred tax assets 12,917 8,669
Other current assets 6,137 4,119
Total current assets 206,593 159,011
Property, plant and equipment, net 25,620 20,230
Deferred tax assets 8,338 6,089
Other assets 13,780 14,254
Total assets $ 254,331 $ 199,584
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Accounts payable $ 38,689 $ 30,559
Accrued expenses 15,790 14,384
Accrued compensation 17,827 13,525
Deferred revenue and customer advances 3,534 3,908
Total current liabilities 75,840 62,376
Long term liabilities 3,584 4,014
Stockholders' equity 174,907 133,194
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 254,331 $ 199,584
iRobot Corporation
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in thousands)
For the three months ended For the twelve months ended
January 1, January 2, January 1, January 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 7,000 $ 5,132 $ 25,514 $ 3,330
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 1,868 1,921 7,541 8,074
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 87 26 204 202
Stock-based compensation 2,133 2,203 8,165 7,562
Benefit from deferred tax assets (3,753 ) (2,970 ) (7,620 ) (3,317 )
Non-cash director deferred compensation 33 33 132 132
Changes in operating assets and liabilities -- (use) source
Accounts receivable (6,262 ) 8,763 1,115 759
Unbilled revenue (1,478 ) 706 (2,181 ) 183
Inventory 6,809 (7,753 ) 5,246 2,154
Other assets (3,092 ) 295 (2,082 ) (816 )
Accounts payable 3,012 2,772 8,130 11,015
Accrued expenses 1,810 2,712 1,495 3,385
Accrued compensation 4,710 2,679 4,302 7,132
Deferred revenue 1,511 (336 ) (374 ) 1,276
Change in long term liabilities (108 ) (108 ) (430 ) (430 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 14,280 16,075 49,157 40,641
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (5,060 ) (1,637 ) (12,597 ) (5,038 )
Purchase of Nekton Research LLC, net of cash received - (2,500 ) - (2,500 )
Purchases of investments - (5,000 ) (30,461 ) (5,000 )
Sales of investments 2,500 - 21,500 -
Net cash used in investing activities (2,560 ) (9,137 ) (21,558 ) (12,538 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from stock option exercises 4,293 243 6,590 738
Income tax withholding payment associated with restricted stock vesting - - (284 ) (76 )
Tax benefit of excess stock based compensation deductions 1,767 1,928 2,622 2,239
Net cash provided by financing activities 6,060 2,171 8,928 2,901
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 17,780 9,109 36,527 31,004
Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period 90,603 62,747 71,856 40,852
Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period $ 108,383 $ 71,856 $ 108,383 $ 71,856
iRobot Corporation
Supplemental Information
(unaudited)
For the three months ended For the twelve months ended
January 1, January 2, January 1, January 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue: *
Home Robots $ 69,247 $ 54,607 $ 229,348 $ 165,860
Domestic $ 24,841 $ 24,736 $ 77,918 $ 76,705
International $ 44,406 $ 29,871 $ 151,430 $ 89,155
Retail $ 60,600 $ 45,208 $ 203,026 $ 137,438
Direct $ 8,647 $ 9,399 $ 26,322 $ 28,422
Government & Industrial $ 44,748 $ 47,115 $ 171,604 $ 132,757
Domestic $ 41,779 $ 45,986 $ 158,266 $ 122,535
International $ 2,969 $ 1,129 $ 13,338 $ 10,222
Product $ 34,039 $ 36,212 $ 131,046 $ 96,339
Contract $ 10,709 $ 10,903 $ 40,558 $ 36,418
Product Life Cycle $ 11,490 $ 9,356 $ 38,110 $ 23,655
Gross Margin Percent:
Home Robots 42.4 % 36.1 % 40.0 % 32.2 %
Government & Industrial 36.0 % 31.1 % 31.3 % 28.4 %
Total Company 39.9 % 33.8 % 36.3 % 30.5 %
Units shipped:
Home Robots * 380 324 1,269 988
Government & Industrial 169 329 871 789
Average gross selling prices for robot units:
Home Robots $ 194 $ 188 $ 189 $ 181
Government & Industrial * $ 133 $ 82 $ 107 $ 92
Government & Industrial Funded Product Backlog * $ 23,869 $ 42,160 $ 23,869 $ 42,160
Days sales outstanding 30 33 30 33
Days in inventory 40 50 40 50
Headcount 657 538 657 538
* in thousands
iRobot Corporation
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation to GAAP
(unaudited, in thousands)
For the three months ended For the twelve months ended
January 1, January 2, January 1, January 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Net income $ 7,000 $ 5,132 $ 25,514 $ 3,330
Interest income, net (193 ) (47 ) (765 ) (88 )
Income tax expense 689 3,478 8,460 2,026
Depreciation 1,741 1,782 7,002 7,545
Amortization 127 139 539 529
EBITDA 9,364 10,484 40,750 13,342
Stock-based compensation expense 2,133 2,203 8,165 7,562
Merger and acquisition expense 73 - 205 -
Adjusted EBITDA $ 11,570 $ 12,687 $ 49,120 $ 20,904

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.

iRobot Corporation
Non-GAAP Net Income and Earnings Per Share Reconciliations to GAAP
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
For the three months ended For the twelve months ended
January 1, January 2, January 1, January 2,
2011 2010 2011 2010
GAAP net income $ 7,000 $ 5,132 $ 25,514 $ 3,330
Less one-time net income tax benefit associated with release of state deferred tax asset valuation allowance - - (2,259 ) -
Non-GAAP net income $ 7,000 $ 5,132 $ 23,255 $ 3,330
GAAP net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.27 $ 0.20 $ 1.00 $ 0.13
Diluted $ 0.26 $ 0.20 $ 0.96 $ 0.13
Less one-time net income tax benefit associated with release of state deferred tax asset valuation allowance:
Basic $ - $ - $ (0.08 ) $ -
Diluted $ - $ - $ (0.08 ) $ -
Non-GAAP net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.27 $ 0.20 $ 0.92 $ 0.13
Diluted $ 0.26 $ 0.20 $ 0.88 $ 0.13
Shares used in per common share calculations:
Basic 25,604 25,059 25,394 24,998
Diluted 26,798 25,837 26,468 25,640

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