Lantronix Reports $11.5M in Net Revenue for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017

–Company Reports GAAP Net Loss of $0.01 per Share; Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Non-GAAP Profitability–

Irvine, Calif., April 27, 2017 – Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets, today reported results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 ended March 31, 2017.

Financial Highlights for Third Fiscal Quarter

  • Net revenue of $11.5 million
  • Gross profit margin of 55.5%
  • GAAP net loss of $162,000 or $0.01 per share
  • Non-GAAP net income of $484,000
  • Generated $627,000 in cash from operating activities
  • Cash and cash equivalents grew to $7.4 million

Operational and Product Highlights:                                                                                               

  • Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 increased 16% from the same period in fiscal 2016 and 3% from the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Sales of the company’s IoT products grew by 14% during the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with the same period in fiscal 2016.
  • Sales of the company’s IT Management products grew by 93% during the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with the same period in fiscal 2016.
  • In January, the company introduced a technology preview of its MACH10™ software platform. MACH10™ is a multi-dimensional management software platform designed specifically to enable IoT OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to quickly and profitably deliver web-scale IoT applications and services.
  • In February, Intel IoT veteran Shahram Mehraban joined the company as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Lantronix, Mehraban served as marketing director and chief of staff of the industrial and energy solutions division of Intel’s IoT Group, where he played a key role in expanding the company’s industry visibility in key IoT verticals, and served as part of the IoT executive team that delivered innovative end-to-end solutions for the industrial IoT market.
  • In March, the company previewed the xPico 200 product family of embedded IoT gateways at Embedded World 2017 in Nürnberg, Germany. xPico 200 series will feature advanced enterprise security, networking intelligence, and pre-integration with Lantronix’s MACH10 management software platform in a compact 17mm by 25 mm footprint.

“I’m pleased to report that we delivered 16% year-over-year topline growth, as well as our fifth consecutive quarter of non-GAAP net income,” said Jeffrey Benck, Lantronix president and CEO.  “During the third quarter, we continued to gain market share in the management console business, as we more than doubled the revenue of our SLC 8000 product family over the third quarter of FY 2016. With the unveiling of our MACH10 IoT management platform strategy, we continued to demonstrate our commitment to delivering complete solutions for the IoT market and making progress against our strategic plan.”

Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

Net revenue was $11.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $10.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and $11.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Gross profit margin was 55.5% for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to 48.0% for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and 51.8% for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Operating expenses were $6.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $5.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and $5.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Increase in operating expenses was due in part to higher variable compensation expenses driven by strong year-over-year revenue growth and charges related to the restructuring of the European sales organization.

GAAP net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $162,000 or $0.01 per share, compared with GAAP net loss of $456,000, or $0.03 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and GAAP net income of $41,000, or $0.00 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $484,000, compared with non-GAAP net income of $189,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and non-GAAP net income of $444,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

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Conference Call and Webcast

Lantronix will host an investor conference call with a simultaneous audio webcast today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its fiscal 2017 third quarter results. To access the live conference call, investors should dial 1-844-802-2442 (US) or 1-412-317-5135 (international) and indicate that they are participating in the Lantronix Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter call. The webcast will be available simultaneously via the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.lantronix.com.

Investors can access a replay of the conference call starting at approximately 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time today at www.lantronix.com. A telephonic replay will also be available through May 4, 2017 by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (US) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and entering passcode 10105368.

About Lantronix

Lantronix, Inc. is a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets. Our mission is to be the leading supplier of IoT gateways that enable companies to dramatically simplify the creation, deployment, and management of IoT projects while providing secure access to data for applications and people.

With more than two decades of experience in creating robust machine to machine (M2M) technologies, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling our customers to build new business models and realize the possibilities of the Internet of Things. Our connectivity solutions are deployed inside millions of machines serving a wide range of industries, including data center, medical, security, industrial, transportation, retail, financial, environmental and government.

For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.

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Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Lantronix believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial information, when presented in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the company’s financial condition and results of operations. Management uses the aforementioned non-GAAP measures to monitor and evaluate ongoing operating results and trends to gain an understanding of our comparative operating performance. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) consists of net income (loss) excluding (i) non-GAAP adjustments to operating expenses, (ii) interest income (expense), (iii) other income (expense), (iv) income tax provision (benefit), and (v) severance and restructuring charges.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Investor Relations Contacts:

Jeremy Whitaker

Chief Financial Officer

949-453-3990

 

E.E. Wang

Director, Corporate Marketing and Investor Relations

investors@lantronix.com

949-614-5879

 

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