(Minneapolis, MN, May 4, 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 second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022.
Second Fiscal Quarter 2022 Results Compared to Second Fiscal Quarter 2021 Results1
1 Second Fiscal Quarter 2022 results include the results of Ventus, which was acquired during our first fiscal quarter of 2022.
Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures appear at the end of this release.
“The Digi team continues to perform exceptionally well, overcoming much of the ongoing supply chain challenges,” said Ron Konezny, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Demand is robust and accelerating, with record bookings driving record backlog. Given this momentum, coupled with our strategic investments, we have growing confidence in delivering $100 million in annualized recurring revenue, $100 million in quarterly revenue, and $100 million in annual adjusted EBITDA within our strategic planning horizon.”
IoT Product & Services
The segment's second fiscal quarter 2022 revenues of $71.4 million increased 9% from the same period in the prior fiscal year. This increase is attributable primarily to revenue growth from console server products. ARR as of the end of the second fiscal quarter was nearly $14 million. Gross profit margin increased 139 basis points to 53.9% of revenues for the second fiscal quarter of 2022, due to product and customer mix, overcoming supply chain and inflationary challenges.
The segment's second fiscal quarter 2022 revenues of $23.3 million increased 100% 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 second fiscal quarter was $76 million. Sites that Digi serves grew to 280,000 sites as of March 31, 2022 and includes endpoints associated with Ventus, which we acquired in our first fiscal quarter. This compares to nearly 77,000 sites as of March 31, 2021. Gross profit margin increased 650 basis points to 57.9%, due to growth of subscription revenue in the second quarter of fiscal year 2022. This also demonstrates the value of our high margin recurring revenue business model.
Fiscal 2022 Guidance
With consideration to the supply chain and the other challenging macro conditions, we are providing the following guidance for our third fiscal quarter of 2022:
Revenues are estimated to be $94 million to $98 million, or 19% to 24% growth year over year. We provide earnings guidance on a non-GAAP basis as it is difficult to predict with reasonable certainty various 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 or other items could have a significant impact on U.S. GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be $18.0 million to $19.5 million. Using a fully diluted share count of 36.2 million shares, we expect Adjusted EPS to be $0.37 to $0.40 per diluted share.
For the fiscal year, we previously indicated we expect revenues will grow between 16.5% and 23%. We expect our Adjusted EBITDA to grow at a faster rate of between 35% to 55%. While not providing specific annual guidance, we expect to be over the mid-point on both of those ranges. We expect to see the gains made in our Gross Margins to hold through fiscal 2022, and our ARR to be greater than $90 million at the end of fiscal 2022.
Second Fiscal Quarter 2022 Conference Call Details
As announced on April 7, 2022, Digi will discuss its second fiscal quarter 2022 results on a conference call on Wednesday, May 4, 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/b9qe98f8.
Participants may also register via teleconference at: http://www.directeventreg.com/registration/event/9579875. 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 year, 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, as well as a supplemental investor presentation relating to our second fiscal quarter results 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).
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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.
For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).