(Minneapolis, MN, November 10, 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 fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2022 Results Compared to Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2021 Results1
Full Year Fiscal 2022 Results Compared to Full Year Fiscal 2021 Results1
1 Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2022 and Full Year Fiscal 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 delivered a remarkable fiscal year for the company,” said Ron Konezny, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We set new records for revenue, ARR, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS throughout the year. We hit the first of our “100” goals with consecutive $100 million revenue quarters. We remain committed to our remaining goals of $100 million in ARR and $100 million in annualized Adjusted EBITDA. I’m so proud of our teammates for their resilience, determination and customer focus in the face of dynamically challenging business conditions.”
IoT Product & Services
The segment's fourth fiscal quarter 2022 revenues of $81 million increased 15% from the same period in the prior fiscal year. This increase is attributable primarily to revenue growth from our OEM and console server business units. ARR as of the end of the fourth fiscal quarter was over $14 million. Gross profit margin was flat year over year at 53.7% of revenues for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2022, due to product and customer mix, as well as, overcoming supply chain and inflationary challenges.
Full fiscal 2022 revenues of $298 million were a record for this segment, increasing 13% from the prior fiscal year. This increase is attributable primarily to revenue from our console server and cellular products. Gross profit margin decreased 90 basis points to 53.8% of revenues for full fiscal 2021, due to product and customer mix, as well as, supply chain and inflationary challenges.
The segment's fourth fiscal quarter 2022 revenues of $25 million increased 173% from the same period in the prior fiscal year. This increase was primarily driven by Ventus. ARR as of the end of the fourth fiscal quarter was $80 million. Gross profit margin increased 710 basis points to 62.7%, due to growth of subscription revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022. This also demonstrates the value of our high margin recurring revenue business model.
Full fiscal 2022 revenues of $91 million increased 104% from the prior fiscal year. This increase primarily was driven by Ventus. Gross profit margin increased 1,210 basis points to 62.0% as a result of a greater mix of recurring revenue compared to the prior fiscal year.
First Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal 2023 Guidance
With consideration to the supply chain and the other challenging macro conditions, we are providing the following guidance for our first quarter of fiscal 2023:
Revenues are estimated to be $101 million to $105 million, or 20% to 25% 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 $20.2 million to $21.7 million. Adjusted EPS is anticipated to be $0.41 to $0.44 per diluted share, assuming a weighted average diluted share count of 36.7 million shares.
For our fiscal year of 2023, we believe our projected revenue growth of 10% reflects continued supply chain constraints, with risks on macro economic conditions globally. Our projected revenue growth is not indicative of the demand we are seeing, but rather is continued to be constrained by tight supply chain challenges across the globe. We expect our ARR and Adjusted EBITDA to grow faster than our revenue growth.
Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2022 Conference Call Details
As announced on October 10, 2022, Digi will discuss its fourth fiscal quarter and full year 2022 results on a conference call on Thursday, November 10, 2022, before market open, at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT). The call will be hosted by Ron Konezny, President and Chief Executive Officer and Jamie Loch, Chief Financial Officer.
Participants may register for the conference call at: https://register.vevent.com/register/BIa782af9ec94d4a43bc236e081a39b72f. Once registration is completed, participants will be provided a dial-in number and passcode to access the call. All participants are asked to dial-in 15 minutes prior to the start time.
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/x6hizwix.
A replay will be available 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 shareholder letter and supplemental investor presentation relating to our third fiscal quarter results 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.
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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.