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Earnings Details
4th Quarter April 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:30:00 AM
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Daktronics (DAKT) Recent Earnings

Daktronics (DAKT) reported a 4th Quarter April 2018 loss of $0.09 per share on revenue of $138.2 million.. Revenue fell 3.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Daktronics Inc along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic display systems and related products for Commercial, Live Events, Schools and Theatres, and Transportation.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.09)
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
Reported Revenue
$138.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Daktronics, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Results

BROOKINGS, S.D., May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) today reported fiscal 2018 fourth quarter net sales of $138.2 million, operating loss of $5.4 million, and net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to net sales of $143.7 million, operating income of $1.7 million, and a net income of $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  Fiscal 2018 fourth quarter orders were $162.0 million compared to $178.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  Backlog at the end of the fiscal 2018 fourth quarter was $171 million, compared to a backlog of $203 million a year earlier and $151 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

Net sales, operating income, net income, and earnings per share for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2018, were $610.5 million, $12.5 million, $5.6 million and $0.12 per diluted share, respectively.  This compares to $586.5 million, $15.4 million, $10.3 million and $0.23 per diluted share, respectively, for fiscal 2017.  Fiscal 2018 orders were $583.5 million compared to $613.5 million for fiscal 2017.

Cash flow provided by operating activities for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2018 was $30.4 million, compared to $39.4 million in fiscal 2017.  Free cash flow, defined as cash provided from or used in operating activities less net investment in property and equipment, was a positive $14.4 million for fiscal 2018, as compared to a positive free cash flow of $31.1 million for fiscal 2017.  Net investment in property and equipment was $15.9 million for fiscal 2018, as compared to $8.3 million for fiscal 2017.  We had no repurchases of shares of common stock during fiscal 2018.  We repurchased approximately 0.3 million shares of common stock at an average price of $6.42 per share for a total use of cash of $1.8 million during fiscal 2017.  Cash, restricted cash, and marketable securities at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were $64.3 million, which compares to $65.6 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Orders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased by 9.1 percent as compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  Orders increased in the International and High School Park and Recreation business units, decreased in the Live Events and Transportation business units, and remained relatively flat in the Commercial business unit.  The timing of orders for large projects varies according to the needs of the customer, which was the primary cause of the decrease in order volume.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased by 3.8 percent as compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  Net sales increased in International and the High School Park and Recreation business units, decreased in the Live Events and Commercial business units, and remained relatively flat in the Transportation business unit.  The decline in sales is the result of lower orders.

Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 21.6 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 as compared to 23.5 percent a year earlier.  The decrease in gross profit percentage was primarily due to warranty charges.  Operating expense for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $35.2 million, compared to $32.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  The increase in total operating expense was primarily attributable to an increase in selling expenses and planned increases in product development activities.  Operating loss as a percentage of sales was 3.9 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 as compared to an operating income as a percentage of sales of 1.2 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Fiscal 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Orders for fiscal 2018 decreased by 4.9 percent as compared to fiscal 2017.  Orders increased in the International and High School Park and Recreation business units, and decreased in the Commercial, Live Events, and Transportation business units.  High School Park and Recreation and International orders increase was primarily due to overall strong market demand.  The International, Live Events, and Transportation business units are large project based and are subject to volatility due to timing of large contracts.  Commercial business unit orders decrease was due to spectacular and on-premise niches order timing, offset by an increase in the Out-of-Home niche.

Net sales for fiscal 2018 increased 4.1 percent as compared to fiscal 2017.  Net sales increased in the Live Events, Transportation, High School Park and Recreation, and International business units and decreased in the Commercial business unit.  Live Events net sales increase was primarily due to the timing of demand for upgraded or new solutions for arenas, professional sports, and colleges and universities.  High School Park and Recreation increase in net sales was primarily due to the timing of shipments of scoring systems and message centers.  Transportation's increase in net sales was related to the variability of large order production timing caused by customer project schedules.  International net sales increase was mainly attributable to market demand for digital solutions in the Out-of-Home niche.  Commercial net sales decreased as a result of lower order volumes in our on-premise and spectacular niches.

Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 23.9 percent for fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2017, respectively.  Operating expenses for fiscal 2018 were $133.2 million, compared to $125.0 million for fiscal 2017.  The increase in total operating expenses was primarily attributable to an increase in planned product development activities.  Annual operating income as a percentage of sales decreased to 2.0 percent for fiscal 2018 as compared to 2.6 percent for fiscal 2017.

The effective tax rate for fiscal 2018 was 55.2 percent as compared to 33.7 percent.  The change in rates was primarily due to the accounting adjustments triggered by the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provided significant changes to the U.S. tax code.  We estimate an effective tax rate of approximately 21 percent for fiscal 2019.

Reece Kurtenbach, chairman, president and chief executive officer, stated, "While the overall results of fiscal 2018 were below expectations, we remain optimistic for the future.  We proactively increased product development activities during fiscal 2018 and introduced additional narrow pixel pitch solutions and control features to our broad array of offerings.  Our development spend increased $6.4 million year over year.  Warranty charges were approximately $10 million more than our forecast.  Additional spends related to warranty were targeted at preserving customer relationships, as well as a few isolated site issues.  Warranty as a percent of sales was 3.5 percent as compared to 2.5 percent last year.  Sales increased slightly and included completion of more Transportation business unit projects and premier global installations like the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Piccadilly Lights.  We also sold our non-digital division assets for a gain.  The new U.S. tax law negatively affected fiscal 2018 net income.  All taken into account, we were profitable for the year and our balance sheet remains strong.  We generated positive free cash flow for the year and invested over $18 million into our manufacturing capabilities and information systems infrastructure.  Investments made in product development in fiscal 2018 will provide on-going benefits well into the future."

Outlook
Kurtenbach continued, "As we enter into fiscal 2019; sport, commercial, and governmental entities continue to choose digital applications to support their needs.  This demand is driving long-term growth in LED video displays as well as other digital applications.  Our range of solutions and global capabilities make us the industry's most experienced digital display provider.  We are focused on winning more orders and will continue our velocity in product development to serve the industry's growing demand.  We expanded our quality and reliability management programs and invested in resources over the past years to strengthen our overall quality.  In addition, we are focused on carefully managing our operation spend as we continue on our path to long-term profitable growth."

Webcast Information
The company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results today at 10:00 am (Central Time).  This call will be broadcast live at http://investor.daktronics.com and be available for replay shortly after the event.

About Daktronics

Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world's largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, LED text and graphics displays, and related control systems.  The company excels in the control of display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation, and video.  Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world in four domestic business units:  Live Events, Commercial, High School Park and Recreation and Transportation, and one International business unit.  For more information, visit the company's website at: www.daktronics.com, email the company at investor@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 843-5843 in the United States, or write to the company at 201 Daktronics Dr., P.O. Box 5128, Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

Safe Harbor Statement
Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is intended to enjoy the protection of that Act.  These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events.  The Company cautions that these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including, but not limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth, timing and magnitude of future contracts, fluctuations in margins, the introduction of new products and technology, the impact of adverse weather conditions, and other risks noted in the company's SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2017 fiscal year.  Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information available as of the date stated.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

For more information contact:  
INVESTOR RELATIONS:  
Sheila Anderson, Chief Financial Officer  
(605) 692-0200  
Investor@daktronics.com  
   


 
Daktronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)
 Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
 April 28,
2018
 April 29,
2017
 April 28,
2018
 April 29,
2017
Net sales138,177  143,682  610,530  586,539 
Cost of sales108,325  109,958  464,861  446,124 
Gross profit29,852  33,724  145,669  140,415 
        
Operating expenses:       
Selling17,200  15,859  62,760  61,687 
General and administrative8,781  8,219  34,919  34,226 
Product design and development9,236  7,939  35,530  29,081 
 35,217  32,017  133,209  124,994 
Operating (loss) income(5,365) 1,707  12,460  15,421 
        
Nonoperating income (expense):       
Interest income203  192  723  751 
Interest expense(44) (56) (217) (230)
Other (expense) income, net(108) (104) (537) (354)
        
(Loss) income before income taxes(5,314) 1,739  12,429  15,588 
Income tax (benefit) expense(1,504) 830  6,867  5,246 
Net (loss) income$(3,810) $909  $5,562  $10,342 
        
Weighted average shares outstanding:       
Basic44,569  44,184  44,457  44,114 
Diluted44,569  44,360  44,873  44,303 
        
Earnings per share:       
Basic$(0.09) $0.02  $0.13  $0.23 
Diluted$(0.09) $0.02  $0.12  $0.23 
        
Cash dividends declared per share$0.07  $0.07  $0.28  $0.31 
                



 
Daktronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands) (unaudited)
 April 28,
2018
 April 29,
2017
ASSETS   
CURRENT ASSETS:   
Cash and cash equivalents$29,727  $32,623 
Restricted cash28  216 
Marketable securities34,522  32,713 
Accounts receivable, net77,387  78,846 
Inventories75,335  66,486 
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings30,968  36,403 
Current maturities of long-term receivables1,752  2,274 
Prepaid expenses and other assets9,029  7,553 
Income tax receivables5,385  611 
Total current assets264,133  257,725 
    
Property and equipment, net68,059  66,749 
Long-term receivables, less current maturities1,641  2,616 
Goodwill8,264  7,812 
Intangibles, net3,682  4,705 
Investment in affiliates and other assets5,091  4,534 
Deferred income taxes7,930  11,292 
TOTAL ASSETS358,800  355,433 
    
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   
CURRENT LIABILITIES:   
Accounts payable48,845  51,499 
Accrued expenses27,445  25,033 
Warranty obligations13,891  13,578 
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings12,195  10,897 
Customer deposits (billed or collected)14,532  14,498 
Deferred revenue (billed or collected)12,652  12,137 
Current portion of other long-term obligations1,088  1,409 
Income taxes payable660  1,544 
Total current liabilities131,308  130,595 
    
Long-term warranty obligations16,062  14,321 
Long-term deferred revenue (billed or collected)7,475  5,434 
Other long-term obligations2,285  2,848 
Long-term income tax payable3,440  3,113 
Deferred income taxes614  836 
Total long-term liabilities29,876  26,552 
TOTAL LIABILITIES161,184  157,147 
    
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:   
Common stock54,731  52,530 
Additional paid-in capital40,328  38,004 
Retained earnings107,105  113,967 
Treasury stock, at cost(1,834) (1,834)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(2,714) (4,381)
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY197,616  198,286 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$358,800  $355,433 
 


 
Daktronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands) (unaudited)
  Year Ended
  April 28,
2018
 April 29,
2017
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:    
Net income $5,562  $10,342 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 17,784  18,562 
Impairment of intangible assets   830 
(Gain) loss on sale of property, equipment and other assets (1,252) 36 
Share-based compensation 2,635  2,914 
Equity in loss of affiliate 481  136 
Provision for doubtful accounts 140  1,426 
Deferred income taxes, net 3,148  (2,043)
Change in operating assets and liabilities 1,863  7,204 
     Net cash provided by operating activities 30,361  39,407 
     
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
Purchases of property and equipment (18,127) (8,502)
Proceeds from sales of property, equipment and other assets 2,179  199 
Purchases of marketable securities (17,438) (24,159)
Proceeds from sales or maturities of marketable securities 15,273  15,928 
Purchases of equity investment (1,450) (1,646)
     Net cash used in investing activities (19,563) (18,180)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:    
Payments on notes payable   (8)
Principal payments on long-term obligations (1,046) (921)
Dividends paid (12,424) (13,651)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 519  343 
Payments for common shares repurchased   (1,825)
Tax payments related to RSU issuances (311) (261)
     Net cash used in financing activities (13,262) (16,323)
     
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH (620) (591)
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND
RESTRICTED CASH
 (3,084) 4,313 
     
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH:    
Beginning of period 32,839  28,526 
End of period $29,755  $32,839 
     



 
Daktronics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Net Sales and Orders by Business Unit
(in thousands) (unaudited)
 Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
 April 28,
 2018
 April 29,
 2017
 Dollar Change Percent Change April 28,
 2018
 April 29,
 2017
 Dollar Change Percent Change
Net sales:               
Commercial$31,812  $35,731  $(3,919) (11.0)% $134,535  $148,073  $(13,538) (9.1)%
Live Events44,901  56,950  (12,049) (21.2)% 236,333  213,982  22,351  10.4%
High School Park and Recreation18,025  13,821  4,204  30.4% 87,627  82,798  4,829  5.8%
Transportation13,001  12,909  92  0.7% 59,578  52,426  7,152  13.6%
International30,438  24,271  6,167  25.4% 92,457  89,260  3,197  3.6%
 $138,177  $143,682  $(5,505) (3.8)% $610,530  $586,539  $23,991  4.1%
Orders:               
Commercial$37,547  $37,236  $311  0.8% $135,363  $151,562  $(16,199) (10.7)%
Live Events57,790  87,445  (29,655) (33.9)% 203,036  222,965  (19,929) (8.9)%
High School Park and Recreation26,875  22,550  4,325  19.2% 87,243  83,605  3,638  4.4%
Transportation12,426  16,348  (3,922) (24.0)% 50,581  62,638  (12,057) (19.2)%
International27,335  14,570  12,765  87.6% 107,244  92,734  14,510  15.6%
 $161,973  $178,149  $(16,176) (9.1)% $583,467  $613,504  $(30,037) (4.9)%
 


 
Reconciliation of Cash Flow Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow
(in thousands)(unaudited)
 Twelve Months Ended
 April 28,
2018
 April 29,
2017
Net cash provided by operating activities$30,361  $39,407 
Purchases of property and equipment(18,127) (8,502)
Proceeds from sales of property, equipment and other assets2,179  199 
Free cash flow$14,413  $31,104 
 

In evaluating its business, Daktronics considers and uses free cash flow as a key measure of its operating performance.  The term free cash flow is not defined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and is not a measure of operating income, cash flows from operating activities or other GAAP figures and should not be considered alternatives to those computations.  Free cash flow is intended to provide information that may be useful for investors when assessing period to period results.

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