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Control4 Reports Record Revenues and Net Income for Q2 2018

August 2, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart-home and networking solutions, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was $69.2 million, compared to revenue of $61.3 million for the second quarter of 2017, representing quarterly year-over-year growth of 13%.

Net Income on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2018 was $6.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to Net Income in the second quarter of 2017 of $3.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP Net Income for the second quarter of 2018 was $11.4 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to Non-GAAP Net Income in the second quarter of 2017 of $8.3 million, or $0.31 per diluted share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information is contained in the attached tables.

Unrestricted cash and net investments increased to $83.1 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $76.6 million as of March 31, 2018. The net increase includes the repurchase of 150,000 shares of Control4 stock on the open market for $3.6 million. In addition, during the second quarter of 2018, the company generated cash flows from operations of $11.6 million and paid $1.0 million for taxes in lieu of issuing an additional 41,274 shares of stock related to the net settlement of restricted stock units that vested during the quarter.

“We are pleased with this quarter’s performance and we are well positioned for the second half of the year,” said Martin Plaehn, chairman and chief executive officer of Control4. “We continue to strengthen our product offerings via new capabilities including Intercom Anywhere and enhanced When>>Then Personalization – both part of our growing 4Sight consumer cloud service. Additionally, our recently introduced Certified Showroom Program and Production Builder Program are gaining visibility and operational momentum which we expect to contribute positively to our market presence and future revenue growth.”

Commenting on the company’s financial results, Mark Novakovich, chief financial officer of Control4, added: “We delivered solid revenue growth and strong profitability and we intend to continue driving growth, investing in innovative products and programs, as well as continuing to improve our operations to collectively enhance long-term shareholder value.”

Q3 and 2018 Guidance

Control4 expects revenue in the third quarter of 2018 to be between $70.5 million and $72.5 million. Control4 expects non-GAAP Net Income for the third quarter of 2018 to be between $9.5 million and $10.5 million or, based on an expected 27.6 million weighted average shares outstanding, to be between $0.34 and $0.38 per diluted share. Control4 expects revenue for the full year 2018 to be between $273 million and $276 million. Control4 expects Non-GAAP Net Income to be between $38.0 million and $40.0 million or, based on an expected 27.6 million weighted average shares outstanding, to be between $1.38 and $1.45 per diluted share.

Control4 does not provide forward guidance on GAAP Net Income because certain non-GAAP adjustments are inherently difficult to forecast, whereas others relate to the amortization or expensing of items tied to historical events. The following table highlights our estimates of non-GAAP stock-based compensation and the amortization of intangible assets reflected in our non-GAAP net income guidance for the third quarter of 2018:

Additional Financial and Operational Metrics

1 Primarily consists of Hospitality Revenue

2 These dealer figures only include dealers authorized to sell and install the full Control4 line of products and exclude approximately 1,030 active dealers that are currently authorized to sell only the Pakedge and or Triad brand of products.

3 We define an active, authorized dealer (“active dealer”) as one that has placed an order with us in the trailing 12-month period.

Conference Call

On August 2, 2018, Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) will host an investor conference call and will webcast the event beginning at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To access the conference call, dial 323-994-2132 or 800-949-2175 (toll free) and enter passcode 2615702.

The webcast and replay will be accessible on Control4’s investor relations website at http://investor.control4.com/. A replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the conference through August 16, 2018. To access the replay, please dial 719-457-0820 or 888-203-1112 and enter passcode 2615702.

About Control4 Corporation:

Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 12,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in approximately 100 countries. Leveraging a professional channel that includes over 5,700 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad branded speakers. Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding Control4’s financial outlook. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date they were first issued, and were based on the then-current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections, as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond Control4’s control. Control4’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, risks detailed in Control4’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as subsequent reports and documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Control4’s views as of the date of this press release. The company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. Control4 has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Control4’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Control4’s stated results include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP gross margin percentage, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP operating income percentage, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes non-cash expenses related to stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, and acquisition-related costs. We further exclude expenses related to executive severance and litigation settlements from non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP net income.

Management believes that it is useful to exclude stock-based compensation expense because the amount of such expense in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of the business operations.

The company has recently completed acquisitions that resulted in operating expenses that would not have otherwise been incurred. Management has provided supplementary non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude acquisition-related expense items, to allow more accurate comparisons of the financial results to historical operations, forward-looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. Management considers these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of the company’s control. Furthermore, the company does not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition-related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions. By excluding acquisition-related costs and adjustments from the non-GAAP measures, management is better able to evaluate the ability to utilize its existing assets and estimate the long-term value that acquired assets will generate. The company believes that providing a supplemental non-GAAP measure which excludes these items allows management and investors to consider the ongoing operations of the business both with, and without, such expenses.

These acquisition-related costs are included in the following categories: (i) professional service fees, recorded in operating expenses, which include third-party costs related to the acquisition, and legal and other professional service fees associated with diligence, entity formation and corporate structuring, disputes and regulatory matters related to acquired entities; (ii) transition and integration costs, recorded in operating expenses, which include retention payments, transitional employee costs, earn-out payments treated as compensation expense, as well as the costs of integration-related services provided by third parties; and (iii) acquisition-related adjustments which include adjustments to acquisition-related items such as being required to record acquired inventory at its fair value, resulting in a step-up in the inventory value, and having to reverse part of our valuation allowance in order to offset the deferred tax liability that was recorded based on differences between the book and tax basis of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. The step-up in inventory is recorded through cost of goods sold when the inventory is sold, resulting in a negative impact to our gross margin. Although these expenses are not recurring with respect to past acquisitions, the company will generally incur these expenses in connection with any future acquisitions.

The company excludes the amortization of acquired intangible assets from non-GAAP measures. These amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions. Providing a supplemental measure which excludes these charges allows management and investors to evaluate results “as-if” the acquired intangible assets had been developed internally rather than acquired. Although the company excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets from non-GAAP measures, management believes that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets contribute to revenue generation. Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. Future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets.

Furthermore, we believe it is useful to exclude expenses related to litigation settlements and executive severance because of the variable and unpredictable nature of these expenses which are not indicative of past or future operating performance. We believe that past and future periods are more comparable if we exclude those expenses.

Management believes these adjustments provide useful comparative information to investors. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the operating results. The non-GAAP results should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in the industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring, unusual items. Management urges investors to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the business.

Source:Control4

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