DigitalGlobe Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
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DigitalGlobe Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

LONGMONT, CO -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 31, 2013 -- DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Third quarter 2013 revenue was $164.8 million, a 54% increase compared with the same period last year. The company reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2013 of $(1.8) million, and a net loss available to common shareholders of $(2.8) million, including $1.0 million of preferred stock dividends, or $(0.04) per diluted share, compared with net income available to common stockholders of $8.5 million or $0.18 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012. Included in this quarter's result is $11.1 million of restructuring and integration expenses related to the combination with GeoEye.

Third quarter 2013 EBITDA was $54.5 million. Not including $11.1 million of restructuring and integration related to the combination with GeoEye yields Adjusted EBITDA of $65.6 million, with an associated margin of approximately 40%.

"We built significant momentum in the business during the third quarter -- accelerating growth, expanding margins and generating positive free cash flow," said Jeffrey R. Tarr, Chief Executive Officer. "I'm proud of our team's outstanding execution, achieving more than $100 million of synergy savings related to our combination with GeoEye. We remain confident in our ability to drive double-digit growth and to return to 50 percent EBITDA margin after we complete our 18 month integration process in the second half of 2014."

Third Quarter Business Highlights

2013 Outlook
The company expects adjusted EBITDA of at least $228 million and an adjusted EBITDA margin of at least 36%. The company is targeting revenue at the bottom of its original range of $635 million to $660 million. Capital expenditures for the year are expected to be approximately $240 million.

"We are targeting $635 million in revenue, and have high confidence in our ability to deliver upon our original EBITDA margin guidance of 36% across a range of revenue scenarios," said Yancey Spruill, Chief Financial Officer.

Conference Call Information
DigitalGlobe's management will host a conference call today, October 31, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET to discuss its third 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: 84201237

A replay of the call will be available through November 29, 2013 at the following numbers:
U.S./Canada dial-in: (855) 859-2056
International dial-in: (404) 537-3406
Passcode: 84201237

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.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.


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Any forward-looking statements are based upon our historical performance and on our current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us that the future plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions. A number of important factors could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements, including: the loss, reduction or change in terms of any of our primary contracts; the availability of government funding for our products and services both domestically and internationally; changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including cost-cutting initiatives, the potential deferral of awards, terminations or reduction of expenditures to respond to the priorities of congress and the administration, or budgetary cuts resulting from congressional committee recommendations or automatic sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011); the risk that the anticipated benefits and synergies from the strategic combination of the Company and GeoEye, Inc. cannot be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; adjustments to the fair value of certain of the Company's assets and liabilities, including estimates made in connection with the strategic combination of the Company and GeoEye, Inc.; the outcome of pending or threatened litigation; the loss or impairment of our satellites; delays in the construction and launch of any of our satellites; delays in implementation of planned ground system and infrastructure enhancements; loss or damage to the content contained in our imagery archives; interruption or failure of our ground system and other infrastructure, decrease in demand for our imagery products and services; increased competition that may reduce our market share or cause us to lower our prices; our failure to obtain or maintain required regulatory approvals and licenses; changes in U.S. foreign law or regulation that may limit our ability to distribute our imagery products and services; the costs associated with being a public company and other important factors, all as described more fully in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

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.

We believe that the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA enables a more consistent measurement of period to period performance of our operations and facilitates comparison of our operating performance to companies in our industry. We believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA measures are particularly important in a capital intensive industry such as ours, in which our current period depreciation is not a good indication of our current or future period capital expenditures. The cost to construct and launch a satellite and to build the related ground infrastructure may vary greatly from one satellite to another, depending on the satellite's size, type and capabilities. For example, our QuickBird satellite, which we are currently depreciating, cost significantly less than our WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. Current depreciation expense is not indicative of the net revenue generating potential of the satellite.

EBITDA excludes interest income, interest expense and income taxes because these items are associated with our capitalization and tax structures. EBITDA also excludes depreciation and amortization expense because these non-cash expenses reflect the impact of prior capital expenditure decisions which are not indicative of future capital expenditure requirements.

Adjusted EBITDA further adjusts EBITDA to exclude restructuring costs, acquisition costs and integration costs as these are non-core items. Restructuring costs are costs incurred to realize efficiencies from the GeoEye acquisition, such as reducing excess workforce, consolidating facilities and systems, and relocating ground terminals. Acquisition costs are costs incurred to effect the acquisition, such as advisory, legal, accounting, consulting and other professional fees. Integration costs consist primarily of professional fees incurred to assist us with system and process improvements associated with integrating operations. Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated by divided Adjusted EBITDA by U.S. GAAP net revenue.

We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with traditional U.S. GAAP operating performance measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance and we do not place undue reliance on measures as our only measures of operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as substitutes for other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

                             DigitalGlobe, Inc.                             
         Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations          
                                                For the three months ended  
                                                       September 30,        
(in millions, except per share data)                2013           2012     
---------------------------------------------- -------------  ------------- 
Revenue                                        $       164.8  $       107.2 
Costs and expenses:                                                         
  Cost of revenue, excluding depreciation and                               
   amortization                                         46.7           21.5 
  Selling, general and administrative                   60.6           40.1 
  Depreciation and amortization                         59.4           28.9 
  Restructuring charges                                  3.1              - 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
(Loss) income from operations                           (5.0)          16.7 
  Loss from early extinguishment of debt                   -              - 
  Other income (expense), net                            0.1           (0.7)
  Interest expense, net                                 (0.7)          (1.9)
                                               -------------  ------------- 
(Loss) income before income taxes                       (5.6)          14.1 
  Income tax benefit (expense)                           3.8           (5.6)
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net (loss) income                                       (1.8)           8.5 
Preferred stock dividends                               (1.0)            -- 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net (loss) income less preferred stock                                      
 dividends                                              (2.8)           8.5 
Income allocated to participating securities              --             -- 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net (loss) income available to common                                       
 stockholders                                  $        (2.8) $         8.5 
                                               =============  ============= 
(Loss) earnings per share:                                                  
  Basic (loss) earnings per share              $       (0.04) $        0.18 
                                               =============  ============= 
  Diluted (loss) earnings per share            $       (0.04) $        0.18 
                                               =============  ============= 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                 
  Basic                                                 74.5           46.2 
                                               =============  ============= 
  Diluted                                               74.5           46.5 
                                               =============  ============= 
                             DigitalGlobe, Inc.                             
         Reconciliation Net Income (Loss) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA        
                                                 For the three months ended 
                                                        September 30,       
(in millions)                                        2013           2012    
                                                -------------  -------------
Net (loss) income                               $        (1.8) $         8.5
Depreciation and amortization                            59.4           28.9
Interest expense, net                                     0.7            1.9
Income tax expense (benefit)                             (3.8)           5.6
                                                -------------  -------------
EBITDA                                                   54.5           44.9
Loss from early extinguishment of debt                     --             --
Restructuring charges (1)                                 3.1             --
Acquisition costs (1)                                      --            7.5
Integration costs (1)                                     8.0             --
                                                -------------  -------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                 $        65.6  $        52.4
                                                =============  =============
(1) Restructuring, acquisition and integration costs consist of charges     
    related to the combination with GeoEye.                                 
                             DigitalGlobe, Inc.                             
              Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets               
                                             September 30,    December 31,  
(in millions, except par value)                   2013            2012      
-------------------------------------------- --------------  -------------- 
CURRENT ASSETS:                                                             
Cash and cash equivalents                    $        256.0  $        246.2 
Restricted cash                                        16.6             3.8 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for                                   
 doubtful accounts of $3.2 and $2.9,                                        
 respectively                                          90.3            67.0 
Prepaid and current assets                             27.6            18.6 
Deferred taxes                                         70.7            43.9 
                                             --------------  -------------- 
  Total current assets                                461.2           379.5 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated                                  
 depreciation of $831.2 and $676.2,                                         
 respectively                                       2,162.2         1,115.2 
Goodwill                                              453.1             8.7 
Intangible assets, net of accumulated                                       
 amortization of $6.1 and $0, respectively             38.5               - 
Aerial image library, net of accumulated                                    
 amortization of $39.3 and $33.4,                                           
 respectively                                          11.0            16.4 
Long-term restricted cash                               6.7             8.3 
Long-term deferred contract costs                      46.8            37.3 
Other assets                                           41.0            12.1 
                                             --------------  -------------- 
  Total assets                               $      3,220.5  $      1,577.5 
                                             ==============  ============== 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                        
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                                                        
Accounts payable                             $         16.3  $         10.2 
Current portion of long-term debt                       5.5             5.0 
Other accrued liabilities                              74.3            56.3 
Current portion of deferred revenue                   101.2            42.9 
                                             --------------  -------------- 
  Total current liabilities                           197.3           114.4 
Deferred revenue                                      375.9           386.8 
Long-term debt, net of discount                     1,138.4           478.6 
Long-term deferred tax liability, net                 142.4            55.6 
Other liabilities                                       2.3             2.7 
                                             --------------  -------------- 
  Total liabilities                          $      1,856.3  $      1,038.1 
                                             --------------  -------------- 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                                               
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:                                                       
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 24.0                                     
 shares authorized; no shares issued and                                    
 outstanding at September 30, 2013 and                                      
 December 31, 2012                                        -               - 
Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001                                
 par value, 0.08 shares authorized; 0.08                                    
 issued and outstanding at September 30,                                    
 2013; and no shares authorized, issued and                                 
 outstanding at December 31, 2012                         -               - 
Common stock; $0.001 par value; 250.0 shares                                
 authorized; 75.4 shares issued and 75.2                                    
 shares outstanding at September 30, 2013;                                  
 and 47.2 shares issued and 47.1 outstanding                                
 at December 31, 2012                                   0.2             0.2 
Treasury stock, at cost; 0.2 shares at                                      
 September 30, 2013 and 0.1 shares at                                       
 December 31, 2012                                     (3.2)           (2.0)
Additional paid-in capital                          1,453.2           543.8 
Accumulated deficit                                   (86.0)           (2.6)
                                             --------------  -------------- 
  Total stockholders' equity                        1,364.2           539.4 
                                             --------------  -------------- 
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $      3,220.5  $      1,577.5 
                                             ==============  ============== 
                             DigitalGlobe, Inc.                             
         Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows          
                                                For the nine months ended   
                                                       September 30,        
(in millions)                                       2013           2012     
---------------------------------------------- -------------  ------------- 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                                       
Net (loss) income                              $       (83.4) $        21.9 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to                               
 net cash provided by operating activities:                                 
  Depreciation and amortization expense                165.7           86.5 
  Amortization of aerial image library,                                     
   deferred contract costs and lease incentive          12.6           15.1 
  Non-cash stock compensation expense                   19.9            7.2 
  Amortization of debt issuance costs and                                   
   accretion of debt discount                            3.6            2.8 
  Deferred income taxes                                (38.1)          15.0 
  Write-off of debt issuance costs and debt                                 
   discounts                                            12.8              - 
  Other                                                 (0.3)           1.1 
Changes in working capital, net of assets                                   
 acquired and liabilities assumed in business                               
  Accounts receivable, net                              15.8           (9.1)
  Other current and non-current assets                   3.1           (9.5)
  Accounts payable                                      (3.4)          (3.1)
  Accrued liabilities                                  (37.4)          (0.5)
  Deferred revenue                                      35.3           63.2 
  Deferred contract costs                              (16.5)          (0.5)
  Payment of 2011 Senior Secured debt discount         (13.8)             - 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net cash flows provided by operating                                        
 activities                                             75.9          190.1 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                                       
  Construction in progress additions                  (198.9)        (152.8)
  Acquisition of businesses, net of cash                                    
   acquired                                           (524.0)             - 
  Other property and equipment additions               (12.7)          (7.8)
  Investment in joint venture                              -           (0.3)
  Decrease in restricted cash                            4.7            6.9 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net cash flows used in investing activities           (730.9)        (154.0)
                                               -------------  ------------- 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                       
  Proceeds from issuance of debt                     1,150.0              - 
  Repayment of debt                                   (483.9)          (3.8)
  Preferred stock dividend payment                      (2.0)             - 
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options               36.9            2.5 
  Tax benefit from the exercise of stock                                    
   options                                                 -            0.5 
  Payment of debt issuance costs                       (36.2)             - 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing                              
 activities                                            664.8           (0.8)
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                9.8           35.3 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period         246.2          198.5 
                                               -------------  ------------- 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period       $       256.0  $       233.8 
                                               =============  ============= 
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:                                         
Cash paid for interest, net of capitalized                                  
 amounts of $32.6 and $17.3, respectively      $           -  $         4.8 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                
Changes to non-cash property, equipment and                                 
 construction in progress accruals, including                               
 interest                                               (5.0)          10.1 
Issuance of shares of common and convertible                                
 preferred stock for acquisition of business           837.8              - 
Stock-based compensation awards issued in                                   
 acquisition of business, net of income taxes           13.4              - 
Non-cash preferred stock dividend accrual               (1.0)             - 


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