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ORBCOMM Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

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Total Revenues of $18.6 million, Increasing 13.7% Over Prior Year –

Finalizing Development to Deploy Worldwide Telematics Solution for Major OEM –

Net Income of $1.7 Million or $0.04 Per Share –

Base of Subscribers Surpasses 800,000 Subs –

Launches New Portfolio of Asset Tracking and Monitoring Devices –

Rochelle Park, NJ, August 8, 2013 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company specializing in two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

The following financial highlights are in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts.

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(1) EBITDA is defined as earnings attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. before interest income (expense), provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and noncontrolling interests.

(3) A table presenting EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, reconciled to GAAP Net Income, is among other financial tables at the end of this release.

Recent Highlights:

  • For the second quarter of 2013, Total Revenues increased 13.7% year-over-year to $18.6 million. Service Revenues increased 8.9% over the prior year period to $13.5 million with increases in organic Service Revenues and from acquisitions.  Product Sales of $5.0 million were 29.2% higher than prior year, driven by an increase in organic sales in Direct Channel, and Product Sales from the new acquisitions of GlobalTrak and MobileNet, offset by lower sales at our Japanese subsidiary, which was impacted by a less favorable U.S.$/Yen exchange rate this year compared to last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $3.9 million, and includes $0.2 million in Acquisition-related costs.  ORBCOMM’s basic EPS is $0.04 for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $0.04 for the comparable period last year.

  • Net subscriber additions were 23,000 in the second quarter of 2013 and include a one-time 2,000 subscriber increase from the acquisitions, bringing the total billable subscriber communicators to 800,000 at June 30, 2013, compared to 715,000 at the end of the second quarter last year. Billable subscribers increased 12% year-over-year.
  • On June 6, 2013, ORBCOMM announced the availability of a complete end-to-end telematics solution for the heavy equipment industry. Leveraging the strategic acquisition of MobileNet, Inc. as well as long-time partnerships with Quake Global, Inc. and Tier One wireless carriers, AT&T, Rogers, T-Mobile, and Vodafone, ORBCOMM’s dual-mode offering combines the company’s global satellite and cellular connectivity with a robust web-based analytics platform in a single, low-cost monthly subscription as well as state-of-the-art hardware designed for the rigorous requirements of the heavy equipment market. Targeted for OEMs, dealers, rental companies and fleet owners, ORBCOMM’s advanced solution delivers asset utilization and operational information.
  • ORBCOMM along with its subsidiary MobileNet expects to start the first phase of a global telematics deployment with a major Korean OEM starting in Q4 2013.  ORBCOMM has designed a full telematics solution including dual mode connectivity, hardware and a customized web-based analytics platform.  This OEM is anticipated over time to be one of ORBCOMM’s top customers.
  • On May 16, 2013 ORBCOMM announced the availability of its GT 1100, a self-powered M2M asset tracking and monitoring device targeted for a variety of global markets including transportation and logistics, heavy equipment and oil and gas. ORBCOMM’s ruggedized, easy-to-install device is designed to fit seamlessly in between the indented spacing on intermodal containers. Its low, one-inch height profile and small form factor are also ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers and other types of cargo assets. The GT 1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life in the field.  This device is being offered initially with cellular communications capability. We are pleased to report that ORBCOMM’s GT1100 won the 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award for Innovation in M2M.

  • On May 20, 2013, ORBCOMM announced the availability of four innovative asset tracking and monitoring devices targeted for the transportation and logistics market.  This broad product portfolio includes the GT 1000, a low-cost, cellular-enabled electronic bolt seal with GPS capability; GT 1200, a self-powered device with cellular communications and GPS capability; GT 2000, a powerful dual-mode cargo security and monitoring device; and RT 6000+, a dual-mode, two-way reefer monitoring and control device. These devices can be paired with powerful web analytics platforms, which provide near-real-time knowledge and notifications of the assets’ status and location, empowering fleet owners and leasors with complete command and control of their global assets.
  • On July 25, 2013, ORBCOMM announced that its GlobalTrak division has completed the shipment of its state-of-the-art fuel monitoring system, which features a unique fuel sensor and is designed to prevent theft of mission-critical fuel used by U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.  A team has been deployed to manage on-site installation and launch of this system.
  • On May 29, 2013, ORBCOMM announced that Cartrack (Pty) Ltd. selected the company to provide satellite data communication services to extend its current range of GSM logistics and telematics solutions. Cartrack, a leading vehicle tracking and logistics company based in Johannesburg, South Africa, will use the ORBCOMM network to track and monitor the location, routes and status of its vehicles throughout the African continent via its growing brand and dealer network.

For more information on recent highlights, please visit www.orbcomm.com.

“We continue to focus on the growth and expansion of the company as a global end-to-end M2M solutions provider in new and existing markets, as evidenced by the recent launch of our new portfolio of state-of-the-art asset tracking and monitoring devices,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Building upon our current foundation of innovation and M2M specialization, we are committed to delivering the most dynamic combination of network services, hardware and web applications to our customers.  With OG2 on the horizon, the breadth of our products and level of service will be even more compelling.”

“Second quarter Total Revenues of $18.6 million exceeded our previously announced expectations with contributions from organic Service Revenues and acquisitions,” said Robert Costantini, Chief Financial Officer of ORBCOMM.  “We are pleased to maintain strong profitability while we incur costs to pursue major revenue opportunities.”

Financial Results and Highlights


For the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, Service Revenues were $13.5 million compared to $12.4 million during the same period last year, an increase of $1.1 million, with growth in our existing business, AIS and $0.5 million from acquisitions.  The year-over-year increase of 8.9% was impacted by a $0.2 million reduction related to the Yen exchange rate on a constant currency basis in the quarter.

Product Sales during the second quarter of 2013 were $5.0 million compared to $3.9 million during the same period last year. The year-over-year increase of $1.1 million or 29.2% in Product Sales included a 17% increase of $0.4 million in organic Product Sales in Direct Channel, and $1.8 million of Product Sales from the acquisitions of GlobalTrak and MobileNet, compensating for lower products sales from Japan of $1.1 million in the quarter that includes an exchange rate impact of $0.2 million on a constant currency basis.

Total Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 were $18.6 million compared to $16.3 million during the same period of 2012, an increase of 13.7% as described above.

Costs and Expenses

Costs and Expenses for the second quarter of 2013 were $17.0 million compared to $13.9 million during the same period in 2012.  Costs of Product Sales for the second quarter of 2013 were $4.2 million compared to $2.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, increasing due to higher Product Sales.

Costs of Services, Product Development, and Selling, General and Administrative Expenses were $12.5 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $11.2 million in the prior year second quarter, an increase of $1.4 million primarily due to additional operating costs from the acquisitions, pursuing follow-on opportunities, and costs in anticipation of the OG2 launches. Acquisition-related Costs were $0.2 million for the second quarter of 2013 and comparable to last year’s second quarter.

Income Before Income Taxes, Net Income, and Earnings Per Share

Income Before Income Taxes for the second quarter of 2013 was $2.0 million compared to $2.4 million for the second quarter of 2012.  Income Before Income Taxes was lower than prior year largely for the reasons described above.

Net Income attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders was $1.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $1.9 million for the similar three-month period in 2012.  Basic Earnings Per Share were $0.04 for the second quarter of 2013 versus $0.04 for the second quarter of 2012.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $3.3 million compared to $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2012.  Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $3.9 million, or lower by $0.1 million compared to $4.0 million in the second quarter of 2012.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company. Please see the financial tables at the end of the release for a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Balance Sheet & Cash Flow

At June 30, 2013, Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash, and Marketable Securities were $80.2 million, compared to $92.8 million at March 31, 2013, decreasing $12.6 million mainly due to a milestone payment made for the OG2 launch in May as well as cash used to acquire the net assets of MobileNet and GlobalTrak in April of 2013.

Cash from operating activities was $2.5 million for the quarter.  Total ORBCOMM Inc. Stockholders’ Equity was $188.1 million at June 30, 2013.

Investment Community Conference Call

ORBCOMM will host a conference call and webcast for the investment community this morning at 10:30 AM ET. Senior management will review the results, discuss ORBCOMM’s business, and address questions. To access the call, domestic participants should dial 1-877-941-1465 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. International callers should dial 1-480-629-9773.  To hear a live web simulcast or to listen to the archived webcast following completion of the call, please visit the Company’s website at www.orbcomm.com, select the “About us” tab, then the investor relations tab, then select “Presentations and Webcasts,” to access the link to the call. To listen to a telephone replay of the conference call, please dial 1-800-406-7325 domestically or 1-303-590-3030 internationally and enter reservation identification number 4633998.  The replay will be available from approximately 12:00 PM ET on August 8, 2013, through 11:59 PM ET on August 23, 2013.

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, specializing in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and solutions. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, Asset Intelligence (a subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc.), Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine and homeland security. ORBCOMM based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of solution services for the refrigerated and transportation markets. Under its ReeferTrak®, GenTrakTM, and CargoWatchTM brands, the Company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their refrigerated and transportation assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.

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