(Minneapolis, MN, February 2, 2022) - 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
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.”
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.
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.
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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).
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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.
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