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RigNet Announces First Quarter 2019 Earnings Results

May 6, 2019

HOUSTON, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET, the “Company”), the leading provider of intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications, today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

-- Increased quarterly revenue 7% compared to the first quarter 2018 to $57.5 million -- Net loss of $12.0 million or $0.63 per share; compared to first quarter 2018 net loss of $5.6 million or $0.31 per share -- Increased quarterly Adjusted EBITDA by 13.0% year-over-year to $8.4 million -- Increased Managed Communications Services (MCS) Sites served by 13.4% year-over-year to 1,360 -- Project backlog of $43.1 million

“Once again, RigNet delivered solid operating results, growing total revenue in the first quarter of 2019 by 7% compared to the first quarter of 2018. Revenue increased in each of our reporting segments and improved Adjusted EBITDA 13.0 % year-over-year,” said Steven Pickett, Chief Executive Officer and President. “We continue to see increasing data intensity across our customer base, creating more sales opportunities for RigNet’s highly differentiated and bundled solutions. The intersection of managed communications, machine learning, and cybersecurity is leading customers to think differently about their digital transformation efforts and they are choosing to partner with RigNet because of the dependency between network performance and the performance of critical business applications.”

Quarterly revenue was $57.5 million, an increase of $3.7 million, or 6.8%, compared to $53.8 million in the first quarter 2018, and a decrease of $2.7 million, or 4.5%, compared to $60.2 million in the prior quarter. Compared to the first quarter 2018, revenue grew in all segments: a $2.7 million, or 50.2%, increase in Apps & IoT revenue, a $0.7 million, or 11.1%, increase in Systems Integration (SI) revenue, and a $0.3 million, or 0.7%, increase in Managed Communications Services (MCS) revenue. The revenue decrease compared to the prior quarter reflects a $3.9 million decrease in SI revenue reflective of the percentage-of-completion nature of the SI business, and a $0.5 million decrease in MCS revenue, partially offset by a $1.7 million increase in Apps & IoT. Additionally there were two fewer days in the first quarter 2019 compared to the fourth quarter 2018.

Net loss attributable to common stockholders in the first quarter 2019 was $12.0 million, or $0.63 per share, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.6 million, or $0.31 per share, in the first quarter 2018 and net loss attributable to common stockholders of $49.7 million, or $2.62 per share, in the fourth quarter 2018. Excluding the previously disclosed $50.6 million non-cash GX charge, net income attributable to common stockholders in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $0.9 million, or $0.05 per share. The GX dispute accrual could be subject to reduction under our Phase II counterclaims. Net loss in the first quarter 2019 was adversely impacted compared to fourth quarter 2018 by increased stock-based compensation, GX dispute Phase II costs, depreciation, and restructuring costs, which are added back and reconciled to Adjusted EBITDA below.

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled to its most comparable GAAP measure below, was $8.4 million, a 13.0% increase compared to $7.4 million in the first quarter 2018 and a 20.5% decrease compared to $10.5 million in the prior quarter.

Net loss and Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the prior quarter were adversely impacted by decreases in SI, due to the variable nature of that business. Additionally there was the effect of two fewer days in the first quarter 2019 compared to the fourth quarter 2018. Net loss was also adversely impacted by increased stock-based compensation, GX dispute Phase II costs, depreciation, and restructuring costs, which are added back and reconciled to Adjusted EBITDA below.

Capital expenditures for the three months ending March 31, 2019 totaled $7.1 million compared to $6.6 million for the three months ending March 31, 2018 and $10.8 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2018.

Contracting and Operational Update

During the first quarter of 2019, RigNet won a three-year contract with a large international offshore drilling contractor to provide MCS. This contract, previously disclosed, is an exclusive relationship for the contractor’s currently operating rigs, as well as any rigs which secure new drilling contracts during the exclusivity period. RigNet also secured long-term contracts on two Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessels in Angola that are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2019. In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company has completed 63% of the total coverage area in the buildout of our 4G LTE and 5G-enabled network. The company expects to complete construction on the network, already carrying live traffic, in the second quarter of 2019.

MCS Site count in the first quarter 2019 increased by 13.4% to 1,360 from 1,199 in the first quarter 2018, largely due to increases in production sites and other sites, which are primarily related to onshore drilling. MCS Site count increased 2.8% from 1,323 in the prior quarter, with increases in offshore rigs, production, and other sites, offset by the loss of one maritime site.

In the Apps and IoT segment, RigNet signed its inaugural contract to provide managed IT services as a service (ITaaS). The three-year contract with another large international drilling contractor is the first solution offering of its kind for RigNet, stemming from the convergence of complex, real-time data acquisition and analysis and the need for network optimization. The company also signed an agreement, previously disclosed, with a supermajor to provide Intelie™’s real-time workforce tracking solution for a large facility currently under construction.

Project backlog (using percentage of completion accounting) was $43.1 million compared to $23.5 million in the first quarter 2018 and $45.5 million in the prior quarter. The company continues to see significant global project activity related to increasing project capital expenditures across the energy value chain.

Additional Detail

In the first quarter 2019, the Company recorded $2.1 million in GX dispute Phase II costs. The Company is adding back these Phase II costs to our non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA because of the extraordinary actions precipitated by the Phase I finding. In addition, the company recorded $0.4 million in acquisition costs and $0.6 million in restructuring costs. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company recorded a $50.6 million charge, net of approximately $0.2 million of prior accruals, for the GX dispute as an accrued litigation reserve. In addition, the company recorded $0.2 million of executive departure costs, and $0.2 million of acquisition costs, as well as a net $1.5 million increase in the fair value of earn-outs / contingent consideration which is composed of a $1.8 million increase in fair value related to Intelie partially offset by a $0.3 million decrease related to Cyphre, all in the fourth quarter of 2018. The change in fair value of both the Intelie and Cyphre earn-outs / contingent consideration and the GX dispute accrued litigation reserve did not impact the Company’s cash position in the fourth quarter 2018. The Intelie earn-out will ultimately be settled with stock. In the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company recorded $0.8 million in acquisition costs and $0.2 million in executive departure costs. All items listed above are added back to net loss in our non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA.

Earnings Call Information

An Earnings Call for investors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to discuss RigNet’s first quarter 2019 results. The call may be accessed live over the telephone by dialing +1 (877) 845-0777, or, for international callers, +1 (760) 298-5090. Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto RigNet’s website at www.rig.net in the Investors – Webcasts and Presentations section. A replay of the conference call webcast will also be available on our website for approximately thirty days following the call.

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET ) delivers advanced software, optimized industry solutions, and communications infrastructure that allow our customers to realize the business benefits of digital transformation. With world-class, ultra-secure solutions spanning global IP connectivity, bandwidth-optimized OTT applications, IoT big data enablement, and industry-leading machine learning analytics, RigNet supports the full evolution of digital enablement, empowering businesses to respond faster to high priority issues, mitigate the risk of operational disruption, and maximize their overall financial performance. RigNet is headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations around the world.

For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – that is, statements related to future, not past, events. Opinions, expectations with respect to conditions in the oil and gas industry, customer perceptions of value, ability to reduce the interim GX dispute award through counterclaims, ability to make payments for any GX dispute final award, growth prospects, and the ultimate payout amount of any earnout / contingent consideration are examples of forward-looking statements in this press release. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, including the expected benefits of acquiring and integrating other businesses, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “plan” or other similar words. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including those risks set forth in Item 1A – Risk Factors of the Company’s most recent 10-K filing, and ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. For further discussion of risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to RigNet’s SEC filings. RigNet undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

This press release contains the non-GAAP measure Adjusted EBITDA, a measure we believe is useful to investors as a supplemental measure to evaluate overall operating performance and is an integral component of financial covenant ratios in our credit agreement. Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. We refer you to the Company’s recent 10-K filing for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed Friday March 15th, 2019, for a more detailed discussion of the uses and limitations of Adjusted EBITDA.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss plus interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization, impairment of goodwill, intangibles, property, plant and equipment, (gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements, change in fair value of earn-outs and contingent consideration, stock-based compensation, acquisition costs, executive departure costs, restructuring charges, the GX dispute, the GX dispute Phase II costs and non-recurring items.

A reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is found in the table below.

Media / Investor Relations Contact Lee M. Ahlstrom, SVP & CFO Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699 RigNet, Inc. investor.relations@rig.net

RIGNET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------------------------ March 31, December March 31, 2019 31, 2018 2018 ----------- ----------- ---------- (in thousands, except per share amounts) Revenue $ 57,510 $ 60,244 $ 53,833 - ------- - - ------- - - ------ - Expenses: Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 36,456 35,942 33,681 Depreciation and amortization 8,912 8,398 7,987 Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration - 1,493 22 GX dispute - 50,612 - Selling and marketing 3,793 2,978 2,949 General and administrative 16,470 12,095 13,664 Total expenses 65,631 111,518 58,303 Operating loss (8,121 ) (51,274 ) (4,470 ) Other expense, net (1,166 ) (1,152 ) (453 ) Loss before income taxes (9,287 ) (52,426 ) (4,923 ) Income tax benefit (expense) (2,666 ) 2,735 (603 ) Net loss $ (11,953 ) $ (49,691 ) $ (5,526 ) - ------- - - ------- - - ------ - Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted Net loss attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders $ (11,983 ) $ (49,721 ) $ (5,556 ) Net loss per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, $ (0.63 ) $ (2.62 ) $ (0.31 ) basic Net loss per share attributable to RigNet, Inc. common stockholders, $ (0.63 ) $ (2.62 ) $ (0.31 ) diluted Weighted average shares outstanding, basic 18,949 18,948 18,146 Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted 18,949 18,948 18,146 Unaudited Non-GAAP Data: Adjusted EBITDA $ 8,386 $ 10,546 $ 7,419

RIGNET, INC. Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------------------------ March 31, December March 31, 2019 31, 2018 2018 ----------- ----------- ---------- (in thousands) Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA: Net loss $ (11,953 ) $ (49,691 ) $ (5,526 ) Interest expense 1,238 1,196 959 Depreciation and amortization 8,912 8,398 7,987 (Gain) loss on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements (7 ) 297 (53 ) Stock-based compensation 4,458 344 2,445 Restructuring costs 573 178 - Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration - 1,493 22 Executive departure costs - 245 157 Acquisition costs 350 209 825 GX dispute - 50,612 - GX dispute Phase II costs 2,149 - - Income tax expense (benefit) 2,666 (2,735 ) 603 Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $ 8,386 $ 10,546 $ 7,419 - ------- - - ------- - - ------ -

RIGNET, INC. Segment Information (Unaudited) Three Months Ended ---------------------------- March December March 31, 31, 31, 2019 2018 2018 -------- -------- -------- (in thousands) Managed Communication Services Revenue $ 42,333 $ 42,869 $ 42,050 Cost of revenue 26,985 26,120 25,745 Depreciation and amortization 6,264 5,746 5,726 Selling, general and administrative 3,797 3,431 4,215 Operating income $ 5,287 $ 7,572 $ 6,364 - ------ - ------ - ------ Applications and Internet-of-Things Revenue $ 8,015 $ 6,338 $ 5,336 Cost of revenue 4,497 3,459 3,085 Depreciation and amortization 1,231 1,226 847 Selling, general and administrative 565 657 354 Operating income $ 1,722 $ 996 $ 1,050 - ------ - ------ - ------ Systems Integration Revenue $ 7,162 $ 11,037 $ 6,447 Cost of revenue 4,974 6,364 4,851 Depreciation and amortization 662 589 652 Selling, general and administrative 1,124 438 323 Operating income $ 402 $ 3,646 $ 621 - ------ - ------ - ------ NOTE: Consolidated balances include the segments above along with corporate activities and intercompany eliminations.

RIGNET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2019 2018 ------------ ----------- (in thousands, except share amounts) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,660 $ 21,711 Restricted cash 42 41 Accounts receivable, net 74,115 67,450 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (CIEB) 5,710 7,138 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,180 6,767 - - Total current assets 105,707 103,107 Property, plant and equipment, net 63,889 63,585 Restricted cash 1,499 1,544 Goodwill 46,830 46,631 Intangibles, net 31,495 33,733 Right-of-use lease asset 4,588 - Deferred tax and other assets 7,211 10,325 TOTAL ASSETS $ 261,219 $ 258,925 - -------- - - ------- - LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 26,922 $ 20,568 Accrued expenses 16,015 16,374 Current maturities of long-term debt 10,809 4,942 Income taxes payable 2,680 2,431 GX dispute accrual 50,765 50,765 Deferred revenue and other current liabilities 9,724 5,863 - - Total current liabilities 116,915 100,943 Long-term debt 64,734 72,085 Deferred revenue 272 318 Deferred tax liability 619 652 Right-of-use lease liability - long-term portion 5,789 - Other liabilities 25,784 28,943 - - Total liabilities 214,113 202,941 - -------- - - ------- - Equity: Stockholders’ equity Preferred stock - $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued - - or outstanding at March 31, 2019 or December 31, 2018 Common stock - $0.001 par value; 190,000,000 shares authorized; 19,711,075 and 19,464,847 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, 20 19 respectively Treasury stock - 198,199 and 91,567 shares at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, (2,677 ) (1,270 ) respectively, at cost Additional paid-in capital 177,404 172,946 Accumulated deficit (108,500 ) (96,517 ) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (19,096 ) (19,254 ) - -------- - - ------- - Total stockholders’ equity 47,151 55,924 Non-redeemable, non-controlling interest (45 ) 60 - - Total equity 47,106 55,984 - -------- - - ------- - TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 261,219 $ 258,925 - -------- - - ------- -

RIGNET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, ------------------------ 2019 2018 ----------- ----------- (in thousands) Cash flows from operating activities: Net loss $ (11,953 ) $ (5,526 ) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operations: Depreciation and amortization 8,912 7,987 Stock-based compensation 4,458 2,445 Amortization of deferred financing costs 61 51 Deferred taxes 2,469 449 Change in fair value of earn-out/contingent consideration - 22 Accretion of discount of contingent consideration payable for acquisitions 94 162 Gain on sales of property, plant and equipment, net of retirements (7 ) (53 ) Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition: Accounts receivable, net (6,777 ) (6,255 ) Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (CIEB) 1,439 520 Prepaid expenses and other assets 85 (1,012 ) Accounts payable 4,058 (999 ) Accrued expenses (38 ) (2,613 ) Deferred revenue 3,074 1,905 Other liabilities (1,227 ) 425 --------- - Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 4,648 (2,492 ) --------- - - ------- - Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions (net of cash acquired) - (3,202 ) Capital expenditures (4,814 ) (5,099 ) Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 66 149 --------- --------- Net cash used in investing activities (4,748 ) (8,152 ) - ------- - - ------- - Cash flows from financing activities: Issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options and the vesting of 1 13 restricted stock Stock withheld to cover employee taxes on stock-based compensation (1,407 ) (980 ) Subsidiary distributions to non-controlling interest (135 ) (66 ) Repayments of long-term debt (1,295 ) (1,286 ) Payment of financing fees (250 ) - - --------- Net cash used in financing activities (3,086 ) (2,319 ) - ------- - - ------- - Net change in cash and cash equivalents (3,186 ) (12,963 ) - ------- - - ------- - Cash and cash equivalents including restricted cash: Balance, January 1, 23,296 36,141 Changes in foreign currency translation 91 271 Balance, March 31, $ 20,201 $ 23,449 - ------- - - ------- -

RIGNET, INC. Selected Operational Data (Unaudited) 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter 2019 2018 2018 2018 2018 -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- Offshore drilling rigs (1) 185 184 191 190 188 Offshore Production 368 347 332 320 310 Maritime 180 181 187 177 176 Other sites (2) 627 611 640 610 525 Total Managed Communications Services Sites 1,360 1,323 1,350 1,297 1,199 -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- Project Backlog (000s) $ 43,058 $ 45,536 $ 39,694 $ 19,630 $ 23,537 - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ (1) Includes jack up, semi-submersible and drillship rigs (2) Includes U.S. and International land sites, completion sites, man-camps, remote offices, and supply bases and offshore-related supply bases, shore offices, tender rigs and platform rigs