PCTEL Reports $21.6 Million in Second Quarter Revenue

August 8, 2018

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 8, 2018--PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leader in P erformance C ritical TEL ecom solutions, announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Highlights from Continuing Operations

Revenue of $21.6 million in the second quarter and $43.3 million in the first half, unchanged in the quarter and down 3% in the first half compared to last year. Connected Solutions revenue was up 4% in the quarter and 3% in the half. RF Solutions revenue was down 11% in the quarter and 22% in the half. Gross profit margin of 36.1% in the second quarter and 36.2% in the first half, down 560 basis points in the quarter and 520 basis points in the half compared to last year. The two primary reasons for the decrease are lower revenue in the RF Solutions segment which has higher margin from its scanner products compared to antenna products, and price erosion in the small cell antenna market. Net loss per share of $0.07 in the second quarter and $0.12 in the first half, compared to a net loss of $0.01 per share in the quarter and break even in the half last year. Non-GAAP net income and adjusted EBITDA are measures the company uses to reflect the results of its core earnings. A reconciliation of those non-GAAP measures to our financial statements is provided later in the press release. Non-GAAP EPS of break-even in the second quarter and a net loss of $0.01 in the first half compared to net income of $0.05 in the quarter and $0.10 in the half last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin as a percent of revenue of 2% in the second quarter and the first half compared to 8% in the quarter and the half last year. $36.5 million of cash and short-term investments at June 30, 2018 and no debt.

“The Company saw revenue growth for its Connected Solutions products in the enterprise Wi-Fi market during the quarter and the half but fell short of our expectations. RF Solutions revenue was down in the North American market in the quarter and the half, due to capital budget reductions by several U.S. carriers,” said David Neumann, PCTEL’s CEO. “We believe the carriers have reduced capital spending on legacy networks to prepare for more aggressive 5G deployments in 2019. Although this will negatively affect our 2018 results, PCTEL is positioned to take advantage of the long-term growth opportunities in our targeted markets, which require both performance critical testing solutions and antennas.”


PCTEL’s management team will discuss the Company’s results today at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 782-2072 (U.S. / Canada) or (706) 679-6397 (International), conference ID: 47850740. The call will also be webcast at http://investor.pctel.com/news-events/webcasts-presentations.

REPLAY: A replay will be available for two weeks after the call on either the website listed above or by calling (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canada), or International (404) 537-3406, conference ID: 47850740.


PCTEL, Inc. provides P erformance C ritical TEL ecom technology solutions. We are a leading global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. Our precision antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for our customers. PCTEL’s test and measurement tools improve the performance of wireless networks globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to analyze, design, and optimize their networks.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.pctel.com/.

PCTEL Safe Harbor Statement

This press release and our related comments in our earnings conference call contain “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, the statements regarding our future financial performance, growth of our Connected Solutions and RF Solutions businesses, anticipated demand for certain products, our expectations regarding capital expenditures by wireless operators, the impact of tariffs on certain imports from China, and the anticipated growth of public and private wireless systems are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including the impact of data densification and IoT on capacity and coverage demand, impact of 5G, customer demand for these types of products and services generally including demand from customers in China, growth and continuity in PCTEL’s vertical markets, and PCTEL’s ability to grow its wireless products business and create, protect and implement new technologies and solutions. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in PCTEL’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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