DigitalGlobe Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
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DigitalGlobe Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

LONGMONT, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 10, 2009 DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Second quarter 2009 revenue was $70.0 million, an increase of $2.6 million compared to the same period last year. Second quarter net income was $8.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share as compared to net income $11.6 million or $0.26 per diluted share for the second quarter 2008. Net income for the second quarter 2009 included a pre-tax charge of $7.7 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, related to the early extinguishment of debt.

Second quarter 2009 Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $42.4 million, compared to second quarter 2008 Adjusted EBITDA of $42.2 million. An explanation of Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation to net income are set forth at the end of this press release.

“I am pleased with our financial performance for the second quarter, which marks our first quarter as a public company,” said Jill Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of DigitalGlobe. “We also achieved key milestones in the quarter including: extending our Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); setting a launch date for WorldView-2, our third high-resolution satellite; and finalizing two additional international Direct Access Program (DAP) contracts.”

Ms. Smith continued, “We believe the significant investments we are making in our business today, along with the expanded imagery capacity available from WorldView-2, position us for growth in 2010 and beyond.”

Business Highlights

Full Year 2009 Outlook

Conference Call Information

DigitalGlobe’s management will host a conference call today at 5:00p.m. ET/ 3:00p.m. MT to discuss its second quarter 2009 financial results.

The conference call dial-in numbers are as follows:
US/Canada dial-in: (866) 921-3936
International dial-in: (706) 679-9623
Passcode: 1948-0662

A replay of the call can be accessed by phone at the following number for 30 days following the call:

US/Canada dial-in: (800) 642-1687
International dial-in: (706) 645-9291
Passcode: 1948-0662

DigitalGlobe will also sponsor a live and archived webcast of the conference call on its website,

About DigitalGlobe

Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe ( is a leading global provider of commercial high- resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, internet portals and navigation technology.

With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than 730 million square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.


This presentation and other of our reports, filings, and public announcements may contain or incorporate forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar words, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words.

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 or reduction of any of our primary contracts; the failure of our WorldView-2 satellite to launch or commission successfully or as scheduled; the loss or impairment of our satellites; loss or damage to the content contained in our ImageLibrary; 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 Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Prospectus filed with the Commission on May 14, 2009.

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.

DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in millions, except per share data)



For the three months ended

June 30,


For the six months ended

June 30,

2008   2009 2008   2009
Revenue $ 67.4 $ 70.0 $ 136.2 $ 137.2
Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization 7.5 8.0 14.2 14.4
Selling, general and administrative 18.3 21.5 36.7 44.1
Depreciation and amortization   18.8     18.9     37.6     37.6  
Income from operations 22.8 21.6 47.7 41.1
Loss from early extinguishment of debt - 7.7 - 7.7
Loss (gain) on derivative instruments - - - 1.8
Interest income (expense), net   (1.1 )   0.1     (2.5 )   0.1  
Income before income taxes 21.7 14.0 45.2 31.7
Income tax expense   (10.1 )   (5.6 )   (19.5 )   (12.7 )
Net income $ 11.6   $ 8.4   $ 25.7   $ 19.0  
Earnings per share:
Basic earnings per share $ 0.27   $ 0.19   $ 0.59   $ 0.43  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.26   $ 0.19   $ 0.58   $ 0.43  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic   43,434,781     44,163,507     43,427,520     44,199,522  
Diluted   44,189,262     44,695,213     44,147,340     44,714,326  

DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


(in millions, except per share data)


December 31,

June 30,

Cash and cash equivalents $ 60.8 $ 132.7
Restricted cash 2.5 4.2
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $0.9 and $1.8, respectively 44.3 52.6
Accounts receivable from related party 2.5 -
Aerial image library 4.9 4.9
Prepaid WorldView-1 insurance 2.4 1.5
Other prepaid and current assets 3.4 7.0
Deferred taxes   24.9     15.9  
Total current assets 145.7 218.8
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $288.6 and $325.2, respectively 792.9 827.0
Goodwill 8.7 8.7
Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $5.4 and $6.4, respectively 3.6 2.7
Long-term deferred contract costs 5.7 28.3
Long-term deferred contract costs from related party 15.9 -
Other assets, net   7.7     10.1  
Total assets $ 980.2   $ 1,095.6  
Accounts payable 0.7 7.7
Accounts payable to related party 1.8 -
Accrued interest 3.5 6.5
Other accrued liabilities 20.1 19.6
Other accrued liabilities to related party 2.7 0.3
Current portion of deferred revenue 28.1 31.8
8.5% Cumulative mandatorily redeemable preferred stock-Series-C; $.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 10 shares issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference of $0.5 million as of December 31, 2008 and there was no balance as of June 30, 2009   0.5     -  
Total current liabilities $ 57.4 $ 65.9
Deferred revenue 214.9 231.9
Deferred revenue related party 24.7 -
Deferred lease incentive 6.3 5.9
Long-term debt 230.0 342.2
Long-term debt and accrued interest to related parties 44.6 -
Long-term deferred tax liability   -     3.5  
Total liabilities $ 577.9 $ 649.4
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 24,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2008 and June 30, 2009 - -
Common stock; $.001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 43,468,941 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2008 and 44,891,183 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2009 0.2 0.2
Treasury stock, at cost; 21,555 shares at December 31, 2008 and 43,723 shares at June 30, 2009 (0.2 ) (0.7 )
Additional paid-in capital 467.2 491.1
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) (1.5 ) -
Accumulated deficit   (63.4 )   (44.4 )
Total stockholders' equity   402.3     446.2  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 980.2   $ 1,095.6  

DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions, except per share data)


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

2008   2009
Net income $ 25.7 $ 19.0
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 37.6 37.6
Non-cash recognition of deferred revenue (12.8 ) (13.3 )
Non-cash amortization 1.9 2.5
Non-cash stock compensation expense 1.8 4.2
Amortization of debt issuance costs 0.9 -
Write off of debt financing fees - 5.3
Deferred income taxes 17.1 11.6
Changes in:
Accounts receivable, net (1.7 ) (5.5 )
Accounts receivable from related party 0.2 (0.2 )
Aerial image library 0.3 (2.5 )
Other assets 3.2 (2.2 )
Accounts payable (0.5 ) 1.1
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities to related parties (1.6 ) 3.3
Accrued liabilities 3.9 (2.6 )
Deferred contract costs from related party (5.7 ) (7.7 )
Deferred revenue (0.4 ) 7.2
Deferred revenue related party   2.4     2.1  
Net cash flows provided by operating activities   72.3     59.9  
Construction in progress additions (81.5 ) (61.2 )
Other property, equipment and intangible additions (3.3 ) (4.6 )
Increase in restricted cash (0.1 ) (1.7 )
Settlements of derivative instruments   (0.3 )   (2.8 )
Net cash flows used in investing activities   (85.2 )   (70.3 )
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of issuance costs 38.5 330.9
Proceeds from initial public offering, net of issuance costs (0.9 ) 21.7
Repayment of notes - (270.0 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 0.9 0.1
Repurchase of common stock   -     (0.4 )
Net cash flows provided by financing activities   38.5     82.3  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 25.6 71.9
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   22.9     60.8  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 48.5   $ 132.7  
Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized $ 2.3 $ -
Cash paid for income taxes 0.6 2.3
Non-cash items capitalized in construction in progress 0.3 (4.1 )
Changes to non-cash property and equipment accruals, including interest (12.2 ) (0.7 )

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized term under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in the United States and may not be defined similarly by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income, as an indication of financial performance, or as an alternative to cash flow from operations as a measure of liquidity. There are limitations to using non-GAAP financial measures, including the difficulty associated with comparing companies that use similar performance measures whose calculations may differ from ours.

Adjusted EBITDA is a key measure used in internal operating reports by management and the board of directors to evaluate the performance of our operations and is also used by analysts, investment banks and lenders for the same purpose. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of our current period operating performance, excluding charges for capital, depreciation related to prior period capital expenditures and items which are considered non-core or non-recurring in nature.

We believe that the elimination of certain non-cash, non-operating or non-recurring items enables a more consistent measurement of period to period performance of our operations, as well as a comparison of our operating performance to companies in our industry. We believe this measure is 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 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 or WorldView-2 satellites. Current depreciation expense is not indicative of the revenue generating potential of the satellite.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes interest income, interest expense, income taxes and loss on early extinguishment of debt because these items are associated with our capitalization and tax structures. Adjusted 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 excludes other income (expense), net, and loss on derivative instrument because these items are not related to our primary operations.

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

DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Reconciliation of Second Quarter GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

(in millions)

(unaudited)   Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
2008   2009 2008   2009
Net income $ 11.6 8.4 $ 25.7 $ 19.0
Depreciation and amortization 18.8 18.9 37.6 37.6
Interest (income) expense, net 1.1 (0.1 ) 2.5 (0.1 )
Loss (gain) on derivative instrument - - - 1.8
Loss from extinguishment of debt - 7.7 - 7.7
Income tax expense 10.1 5.6 19.5 12.7
Non-cash stock compensation expense   0.6   1.9     1.7   4.2  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 42.2 $ 42.4   $ 87.0 $ 82.9  


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