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GeoEye Reports Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Results

Tuesday, November 6th 2012
GeoEye | Herndon, VA

 

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 6, 2012-- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced today results for its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012.

"Third quarter revenue and operating results were in line with our expectations. As expected, on Oct. 31, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) notified us that they have decided to cancel our Service Level Agreement (SLA) part of the EnhancedView contract. Effective Dec. 1, 2012, we will no longer be providing imagery to the NGA," said Matt O'Connell, GeoEye's chief executive officer and president.

"We will continue to provide other services to the NGA under EnhancedView, including the Web delivery platform, secure operations and value-added production services," O'Connell continued. "We continue to move forward with our combination with DigitalGlobe. We expect to close the transaction late this year or in the first quarter of 2013."

THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Total revenues were $87.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, a $1.3 million increase from the third quarter of 2011. Net income available to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2012 was $7.6 million, or $0.33 per fully diluted share, compared to $11.7 million, or $0.51 per fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011. When adjusted for transaction costs related to the combination with DigitalGlobe, net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $12.0 million, or $0.53 per fully diluted share.

Operating profit was $15.2 million for the third quarter of 2012, which included $8.3 million of transaction-related costs. Operating margin was 17.4 percent for the third quarter of 2012, compared to 27.7 percent in the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measurement defined as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, non-cash recognition of stock compensation expense and other items including transaction related costs) was $43.4 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $43.7 million in the same period in 2011.

The company ended the third quarter of 2012 with unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $229.4 million; total assets of approximately $1.5 billion; stockholders' equity of $550.8 million and long-term debt of $513.4 million.

THIRD QUARTER 2012 OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

Revenue Mix

-- Imagery revenues in the third quarter of 2012 were $59.7 million, or
68.6 percent of total revenues. Production and other services revenues
were $21.3 million, or 24.5 percent of total revenues. The NextView cost
share accounted for revenues of $6.0 million, or 6.9 percent of total
revenues.
-- The company recognized $37.5 million of imagery and other revenue under
the EnhancedView SLA during the third quarter. U.S. government revenues
were $58.9 million, or 68 percent of total revenues in the quarter.

Geographic Information


-- Domestic revenues were $66.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, or
75.8 percent of total revenues for the period. International revenues
were $21.0 million for the third quarter of 2012, or 24.2 percent of
total revenues for the period.

GeoEye-2 Capital Expenditures

-- During the quarter, the company invested $55.3 million for the continued
development and construction of the GeoEye-2 satellite, including $13.4
million of capitalized interest. To date, the company has invested
$773.6 million in the GeoEye-2 satellite program, including $103.1
million of capitalized interest.

NINE MONTH RESULTS

Total revenues for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, were $264.8 million, a 2.0 percent increase from $259.6 million in the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2011. The company's Adjusted EBITDA for the nine-month period ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $134.3 million, an increase of 2.2 percent from the same period in 2011. Net income available to common stockholders for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $32.5 million, or $1.43 per fully diluted share, as compared to net income available to common stockholders of $32.8 million, or $1.44 per fully diluted share, in the same period in 2011. When adjusted for transaction related and other costs of $10.9 million, net income available to common stockholders for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, was $38.3 million, or $1.68 per fully diluted share.

FISCAL YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

Given the execution of a definitive merger agreement with DigitalGlobe in July 2012, and the nature of the ongoing business transaction, the company has suspended its full year 2012 guidance.

CONFERENCE CALL

Due to the pending merger of GeoEye, Inc. with DigitalGlobe, Inc., GeoEye will not host a conference call to discuss financial results for the third quarter of 2012.

About GeoEye

GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts, who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye's ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 700 employees worldwide. Learn more at www.geoeye.com.

 
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