DigitalGlobe Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

LONGMONT, CO -- (Marketwired) -- Aug 06, 2013 -- DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second quarter 2013 revenue was $150.6 million, a 48% increase compared with the same period last year.

The company reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2013 of $(21.0) million, and a net loss available to common shareholders of $(22.0) million, including $1.0 million of preferred stock dividends, or $(0.30) per diluted share, compared with net income available to common stockholders of $9.6 million or $0.21 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2012.

Second quarter 2013 EBITDA was $25.3 million. Included in this quarter's EBITDA is $20.6 million of restructuring and integration expenses related to the combination with GeoEye. The resulting Adjusted EBITDA was $45.7 million, with an associated margin of 30.3%. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA not including combination related expenses.

"The second quarter capped off a solid first half of 2013, and our sales backlog and pipeline position us for accelerating revenue growth and margin expansion as we enter peak imaging season in the second half of this year," said Jeffrey R. Tarr, Chief Executive Officer. "Importantly, we are ahead of plan executing our combination with GeoEye, and remain confident in our ability to return to 50 percent EBITDA margins when we complete our 18-month integration plan in the second half of 2014. I am proud of the efforts of our team in advancing our position as the world leader in geospatial information and analysis."

Second Quarter Business Highlights

  • U. S. Government revenue grew 28% to $82.7 million compared with second quarter 2012, including a 105% increase in value-added services to $19.5 million.
  • Revenue from Diversified Commercial grew 82% to $67.9 million in the quarter compared with second quarter 2012. Growth remains strong across all customer groups and geographies.
  • Grew 12-month backlog to $485.8 million, up 37% year over year, as the company continues to build improved revenue visibility from recurring customer relationships.
  • Expanded customer base with Location Based Service providers in Asia, while enhancing relationships with its existing U.S. Customers through the launch of a higher quality product.
  • Extended contractual relationships with two existing Direct Access Program (DAP) customers and a previously announced new DAP customer was brought into service in July.
  • Added relationships with civil governments in Brazil and China through the company's Global Basemap solution and other large-scale mapping services.
  • Signed multi-year agreements with customers in Other Industry Verticals, including an agreement to monitor the world's largest set of oil pipelines with a customer in Russia, and an agreement to provide a 3D mapping service to a European telecommunications firm.

2013 Outlook
The company's outlook for 2013 remains unchanged with revenue in a range of $635 million to $660 million, with a greater likelihood at the bottom half of the range. The company expects full-year Adjusted EBITDA margins of approximately 36% and capital expenditures expectations for the year of approximately $230 million.

Conference Call Information
DigitalGlobe's management will host a conference call today, August 6, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET to discuss its second quarter 2013 financial and operating results.

The conference call dial-in numbers are as follows:
U.S./Canada dial-in: (866) 863-0053
International dial-in: (706) 758-7563
Passcode: 21921651

A replay of the call will be available through September 6, 2013 at the following numbers:
U.S./Canada dial-in: (855) 859-2056
International dial-in: (404) 537-3406
Passcode: 21921651

DigitalGlobe will also sponsor a live and archived webcast of the conference call on the Investor Relations portion of its website. Click here to directly access the live webcast.

Supplemental earnings materials are available on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at

About DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become one DigitalGlobe, creating a company capable of providing greater value to customers through an integrated constellation and a broader set of products and services. For more information on the combination and its benefits, visit

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.


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Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized terms under U.S. GAAP and may not be defined similarly by other companies. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered alternatives to net income as indications of financial performance or as alternatives to cash flow from operations as measures of liquidity. There are limitations to using non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, including the difficulty associated with comparing companies in different industries that use similar performance measures whose calculations may differ from ours.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are key measures used in our internal operating reports by management and our Board of Directors to evaluate the performance of our operations and are also used by analysts, investment banks and lenders for the same purpose. In 2013, EBITDA, excluding certain acquisition costs, is a measure being used as a key element of the company-wide bonus incentive plan.

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