Xata Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Results

Software revenue growth of 3 percent contributes to non-GAAP earnings of $0.5 million, $0.02 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8, 2012—Xata Corporation (NASDAQ:XATA) reported results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter, ended December 31, 2011.

Total revenue was $16.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, compared to $14.0 million for the same period of fiscal 2011. Net loss to common shareholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $1.7 million, compared to net loss to common shareholders of $0.1 million for the same period of fiscal 2011. Other comments include:

  • Software revenue increased $0.4 million to $11.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. The 3-percent growth in software revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was fueled by 52-percent growth in Xata Turnpike software revenue.
  • Fiscal 2012 first quarter software revenue accounted for approximately 70 percent of total revenue, compared to 81 percent for the same period of fiscal 2011.
  • Hardware systems revenue increased to $4.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $1.7 million for the same period of fiscal 2011. This increase was driven by increased adoption of the X5 hardware platform as customers continue to invest in the XataNet solution.
  • The Company acquired 54 new customers in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, with the majority selecting the Xata Turnpike solution.

“First quarter results reflect our investment in developing solutions utilizing the latest technologies that meet our customers’ current and future needs,” said Jay Coughlan, chairman and president, Xata. “Our focus on providing fleet management solutions that will meet the needs of any size fleet has resulted in software revenue growth in XataNet and Xata Turnpike solutions.”

“The increase in hardware systems revenue reflects our customers’ continued commitment to Xata and the importance of our fleet management solutions to their business. We look forward to continuing to provide value-added solutions to these customers,” said Scott Christian, chief financial officer, Xata.

Fiscal 2012 first quarter total gross margin was 48 percent, which was impacted by $4.5 million of lower margin hardware systems revenue. Overall, software gross margin remained strong at 73 percent of software revenue.

Summary of revenue and gross margins is as follows (in thousands, except percentage data):

 

For the Three Months Ended December 31
2011 2010 Change
Revenue:
Software $ 11,686 $ 11,341 3%
Hardware systems 4,464 1,733 158%
Services 451 904 (50%)
Total Revenue  $16,601 $13,978  19%
Gross Margins (Deficits):
Software 73% 76%
Hardware systems (7%) (18%)
Services (48%) 4%
Total gross margin 48% 60%

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses remained consistent at $6.1 million for the first quarters of fiscal 2012 and 2011. However, it decreased as a percentage of revenue from 44 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 to 37 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Research and development costs increased by $1.3 million to $3.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $2.2 million for the same period of fiscal 2011. The continued evolution of compliance requirements facing the commercial trucking industry warrants additional investment in the development of new solutions and additional enhancements to existing solutions that meet our customers’ current and anticipated fleet management and regulatory needs.

Net loss to common shareholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $1.7 million, compared to a net loss to common shareholders of $0.1 million for the same period of fiscal 2011. The Company reported a loss of $0.16 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2011, compared to a loss of $0.01 per diluted share for the same period of fiscal 2011.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company reported non-GAAP earnings of $0.5 million, compared to $1.6 million for the same period of fiscal 2011. As a result, the Company reported non-GAAP earnings of $0.02 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2011, compared to non-GAAP earnings of $0.06 per diluted share for the same period of the prior year.

As of December 31, 2011, Xata held $11.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and had $11.7 million of working capital.

Non-GAAP vs. GAAP Financial Measures

To assist investors in understanding the Company’s financial performance, the Company supplements the financial results that we provide in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors for evaluating the Company’s historical and prospective financial performance, as well as our performance relative to competitors. Management regularly uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the business, and to make operating decisions. These non-GAAP financial measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future period performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provides a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business.

The specific non-GAAP financial measures, along with a reconciliation to the nearest comparable GAAP measures and further explanation of their usefulness to investors can be found at the end of this release.

About Xata

Xata Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA) provides intuitive, automated fleet management software solutions to the commercial trucking industry. By delivering real-time critical information on vehicle and driver performance, Xata makes it easy for fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers to collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety and compliance and improve customer satisfaction. Our award-winning solutions include 1) XataNet, a full featured, enterprise-wide solution that helps private and for-hire fleets drive continuous improvement, and 2) Xata Turnpike, a technologically advanced, low-cost, easy-to-install solution that runs on drivers’ existing cell phones, smartphones and tablet computers. Both solutions help fleet managers and drivers meet established electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) regulations. We also offer a portfolio of professional services, including implementation, training and consulting to help our customer deliver bottom-line results. Today Xata solutions increase the productivity of approximately 117,000 trucks across North America. For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1-800-745-9282.

 

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements.

This announcement includes forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations, and actual results may differ materially. The forward-looking statements in this announcement are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the possibility of continuing operating losses, the ability to adapt to rapid technological change, the ability of our solutions to be compliant with future regulations, dependence on propriety technology and communication networks owned and controlled by others, the failure to renew contracts or failure to sell additional solutions or services to existing customers, the timely introduction and market acceptance of new products, the ability to fund future research and development activities, the ability to establish and maintain strategic partner relationships and the other factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in Part IA, Item 1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 (as updated in our subsequent reports filed with the SEC). These reports are available under the “Investors” section of our website at www.xata.com and through the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

 

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