AeroVironment, Inc.
AeroVironment Inc (Form: 8-K, Received: 08/29/2017 16:24:23)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 29, 2017

 

AEROVIRONMENT, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-33261

 

95-2705790

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

incorporation or organization)

 

 

 

 

 

800 Royal Oaks Drive, Suite 210

 

 

Monrovia, CA

 

91016

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (626) 357-9983

 

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Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition

 

On August 29, 2017, AeroVironment, Inc. issued a press release announcing first quarter financial results for the period ended July 29, 2017, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of AeroVironment, Inc. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

In addition to historic information, this report, including the exhibit, contains forward-looking statements regarding events, performance and financial trends. Various factors could affect future results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Some of those factors are identified in the exhibit, and in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d)  Exhibits.

 

 

 

 

Exhibit

 

 

Number

 

Description

99.1

 

Press release issued by AeroVironment, Inc., dated August 29, 2017.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AEROVIRONMENT, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: August 29, 2017

By:

/s/ Wahid Nawabi

 

 

Wahid Nawabi

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

PICTURE 1

 

 

AeroVironment, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

 

MONROVIA, Calif., August  29, 2017 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended July 29, 2017.

 

“The AeroVironment team successfully executed our plan in the first quarter, delivering $43.8 million in revenue, a 21 percent increase over first quarter fiscal 2017, and loss per share of $0.19, a 63 percent improvement over fiscal 2017,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer. “A nine percent increase in funded backlog enhances our visibility and positions us to deliver on our fiscal 2018 goals.  We remain focused on making continued progress on our long-term growth initiatives as we work to deliver results, capitalize on opportunities and create value for customers, employees and stockholders.”

 

FISCAL 2018 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

 

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $43.8 million, an increase of 21%  from first quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $36.2 million. The increase in revenue resulted from an increase in sales in our Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) segment of $5.8 million and an increase in sales in our Efficient Energy Systems (EES) segment of $1.8 million.

 

Gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $11.6 million, an increase from first quarter fiscal 2017 gross margin of $6.7 million. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to an increase in product margin of $6.4 million, partially offset by a decrease in service margin of $1.4 million. As a percentage of revenue, gross margin increased to 27% from 18%. The increase in gross margin percentage was primarily due to a decrease in warranty related costs and an increase in the proportion of product sales to total revenue.

 

Loss from operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $8.2 million compared to first quarter fiscal 2017 loss from operations of $15.6 million. The decrease in the year over year loss from operations was primarily a result of an increase in gross margin of $4.9 million and a decrease in research and development (R&D) expense of $2.1 million.

 

Other income, net, for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $0.5 million compared to other income, net of $0.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. 

 

Benefit for income taxes for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $3.2 million compared to a benefit for income taxes of $3.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.  The decrease in benefit for income taxes was primarily due to a decrease in loss before income taxes, partially offset by an increase in the full year estimated effective tax rate. The quarter ended July 29, 2017 included a discrete income tax benefit of $1.0 million for excess tax benefits arising from vesting of restricted stock awards and stock option exercises.

 

Net loss attributable to AeroVironment for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $4.4 million compared to net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $11.6 million.

 

Loss per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $0.19 compared to loss per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $0.51.

 

 

 

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BACKLOG

 

As of July 29, 2017, funded backlog (unfilled firm orders for which funding is currently appropriated to us under a customer contract) was $85.3 million compared to $78.0 million as of April 30, 2017.

 

FISCAL 2018 — OUTLOOK FOR THE FULL YEAR

For fiscal 2018, the company continues to expect to generate revenue of between $280 million and $300 million, and earnings per diluted share of between $0.45 and $0.65. 

The foregoing estimates are forward looking and reflect management's view of current and future market conditions, including certain assumptions with respect to our ability to obtain and retain government contracts, changes in the timing and/or amount of government spending, changes in the demand for our products and services, activities of competitors, changes in the regulatory environment, and general economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Investors are reminded that actual results may differ materially from these estimates.

 

CONFERENCE CALL

 

In conjunction with this release, AeroVironment, Inc. will host a conference call today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 1:30 pm Pacific Time that will be broadcast live over the Internet. Wahid Nawabi, president and chief executive officer, Teresa P. Covington, chief financial officer and Steven A. Gitlin, vice president of investor relations, will host the call.

 

4:30 PM ET

3:30 PM CT

2:30 PM MT

1:30 PM PT

 

Investors may dial into the call at (888) 771-4371 (U.S.)  and enter the passcode 45482291 or (847)  585-4405 (international) five to ten minutes prior to the start time to allow for registration.

 

Investors with Internet access may listen to the live audio webcast via the Investor Relations page of the AeroVironment, Inc. website, http://investor.avinc.com. Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software.

 

Audio Replay Options

 

An audio replay of the event will be archived on the Investor Relations page of the company's website, at http://investor.avinc.com. The audio replay will also be available via telephone from Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time through Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.  Dial (888) 843-7419 and enter the passcode 45482291. International  callers should dial (630) 652-3042 and enter the same passcode number to access the audio replay. 

 

ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT, INC.

 

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems, and serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “project,” “plan,” or words or phrases with similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of our control, that may cause our business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, reliance on sales to the U.S. government; availability of U.S. government funding for defense procurement and R&D programs; changes in the timing and/or amount of government spending; risks related to our international business, including compliance with export control laws; potential need for changes in our long-term strategy in response to future developments; unexpected technical and marketing difficulties inherent in major research and product development efforts; the impact of potential security and cyber threats; changes in the supply and/or demand and/or prices for our products and services; the activities of competitors and increased competition; failure of the markets in which we operate to grow; uncertainty in the customer adoption rate of commercial use unmanned aircraft systems and electric vehicles; failure to remain a market innovator and create new market opportunities; changes in significant operating expenses, including components and raw materials; failure to develop new products; the extensive regulatory requirements governing our contracts with the U.S. government; product liability, infringement and other claims; changes in the regulatory environment; and general economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

- Financial Tables Follow –

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AeroVironment, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(In thousands except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

July 29,

 

July 30,

 

 

    

2017

    

2016

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

$

31,091

 

$

15,737

 

Contract services

 

 

12,673

 

 

20,481

 

 

 

 

43,764

 

 

36,218

 

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

 

24,217

 

 

15,222

 

Contract services

 

 

7,917

 

 

14,313

 

 

 

 

32,134

 

 

29,535

 

Gross margin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

 

6,874

 

 

515

 

Contract services

 

 

4,756

 

 

6,168

 

 

 

 

11,630

 

 

6,683

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

13,331

 

 

13,663

 

Research and development

 

 

6,461

 

 

8,600

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(8,162)

 

 

(15,580)

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

512

 

 

375

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

 4

 

 

(300)

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(7,646)

 

 

(15,505)

 

Benefit for income taxes

 

 

(3,180)

 

 

(3,863)

 

Net loss

 

 

(4,466)

 

 

(11,642)

 

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

23

 

 

 —

 

Net loss attributable to AeroVironment

 

$

(4,443)

 

$

(11,642)

 

Loss per share attributable to AeroVironment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.19)

 

$

(0.51)

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.19)

 

$

(0.51)

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

23,336,305

 

 

22,956,607

 

Diluted

 

 

23,336,305

 

 

22,956,607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AeroVironment, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 29,

    

April 30,

 

 

 

2017

 

2017

 

 

    

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

117,473

 

$

79,904

 

Short-term investments

 

 

107,831

 

 

119,971

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $469 at July 29, 2017 and $291 at April 30, 2017

 

 

30,685

 

 

74,361

 

Unbilled receivables and retentions

 

 

10,753

 

 

14,120

 

Inventories, net

 

 

72,017

 

 

60,076

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

2,969

 

 

 —

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

5,266

 

 

5,653

 

Total current assets

 

 

346,994

 

 

354,085

 

Long-term investments

 

 

35,844

 

 

42,096

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

20,317

 

 

19,220

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

15,646

 

 

15,089

 

Other assets

 

 

1,938

 

 

2,010

 

Total assets

 

$

420,739

 

$

432,500

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

13,966

 

$

20,283

 

Wages and related accruals

 

 

10,608

 

 

12,966

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

 —

 

 

1,418

 

Customer advances

 

 

4,593

 

 

3,317

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

8,530

 

 

10,079

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

37,697

 

 

48,063

 

Deferred rent

 

 

1,673

 

 

1,719

 

Capital lease obligations - net of current portion

 

 

104

 

 

161

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

184

 

 

184

 

Deferred tax liability

 

 

79

 

 

116

 

Liability for uncertain tax positions

 

 

64

 

 

64

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized shares—10,000,000; none issued or outstanding at July 29, 2017 and April 30, 2017

 

 

 —

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized shares—100,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued and outstanding shares— 23,840,300 shares at July 29, 2017 and 23,630,419 at April 30, 2017

 

 

 2

 

 

 2

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

165,359

 

 

162,150

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(125)

 

 

(127)

 

Retained earnings

 

 

215,486

 

 

219,929

 

Total AeroVironment stockholders' equity

 

 

380,722

 

 

381,954

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

 

216

 

 

239

 

Total equity

 

 

380,938

 

 

382,193

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

420,739

 

$

432,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AeroVironment, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

    

July 29,

    

July 30,

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(4,466)

 

$

(11,642)

 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,862

 

 

1,653

 

Loss from equity method investments

 

 

 —

 

 

72

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

 9

 

 

 —

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

 

211

 

 

171

 

(Gains) losses on foreign currency transactions

 

 

(106)

 

 

226

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(596)

 

 

 —

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

1,397

 

 

992

 

Tax benefit from exercise of stock options

 

 

 —

 

 

22

 

Gain on disposition of property and equipment

 

 

 —

 

 

(7)

 

Amortization of held-to-maturity investments

 

 

474

 

 

661

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

43,577

 

 

23,019

 

Unbilled receivables and retentions

 

 

3,367

 

 

4,406

 

Inventories

 

 

(11,941)

 

 

(6,619)

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

(2,969)

 

 

(4,250)

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

377

 

 

(17)

 

Accounts payable

 

 

(6,238)

 

 

(6,336)

 

Other liabilities

 

 

(3,676)

 

 

(3,594)

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

 

21,282

 

 

(1,243)

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property and equipment

 

 

(2,973)

 

 

(2,634)

 

Redemptions of held-to-maturity investments

 

 

59,280

 

 

28,820

 

Purchases of held-to-maturity investments

 

 

(41,806)

 

 

(27,487)

 

Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment

 

 

 —

 

 

 7

 

Sales and redemptions of available-for-sale investments

 

 

450

 

 

400

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

 

14,951

 

 

(894)

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal payments of capital lease obligations

 

 

(92)

 

 

(95)

 

Tax withholding payment related to net settlement of equity awards

 

 

(212)

 

 

 —

 

Exercise of stock options

 

 

1,640

 

 

258

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

1,336

 

 

163

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

37,569

 

 

(1,974)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

79,904

 

 

124,287

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

117,473

 

$

122,313

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

$

1,803

 

$

1,786

 

Non-cash activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gain on investments, net of deferred tax expense of $4 and $12, respectively

 

$

 2

 

$

18

 

Reclassification from share-based liability compensation to equity

 

$

384

 

$

307

 

Acquisitions of property and equipment included in accounts payable

 

$

644

 

$

321

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AeroVironment, Inc.

Reportable Segment Results are as Follows (Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

July 29,

 

 

July 30,

 

 

    

 

2017

    

2016

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAS

 

$

36,250

 

$

30,497

 

EES

 

 

7,514

 

 

5,721

 

Total

 

 

43,764

 

 

36,218

 

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAS

 

 

26,408

 

 

25,083

 

EES

 

 

5,726

 

 

4,452

 

Total

 

 

32,134

 

 

29,535

 

Gross margin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAS

 

 

9,842

 

 

5,414

 

EES

 

 

1,788

 

 

1,269

 

Total

 

 

11,630

 

 

6,683

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

13,331

 

 

13,663

 

Research and development

 

 

6,461

 

 

8,600

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(8,162)

 

 

(15,580)

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

512

 

 

375

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

 4

 

 

(300)

 

Loss before income taxes

 

$

(7,646)

 

$

(15,505)

 

 

 

 

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