Press Release

Itron Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 4, 2023—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced today financial results for its first quarter ended Mar. 31, 2023. Key results for the quarter include (compared with the first quarter of 2022):
  • Revenue of $495 million, increased 4%;
  • Gross profit of $156 million, increased 16%;
  • GAAP net loss of $12 million, a decrease of $13 million;
  • GAAP loss per share of $0.26, a decrease of $0.28 per share;
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.49, increased $0.38 per share;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $39 million, increased 109%; and
  • Total backlog of $4.6 billion increased 17%.

"Itron's first quarter results benefited from strong operational execution, underpinned by improved component supply." said Tom Deitrich, Itron's president and CEO. "All three of our segments improved their profitability year over year.

"We are pleased with the building momentum to begin the year and remain mindful of some continued supply chain volatility and persistent inflation. We expect these factors to improve over time but are prepared for elevated levels of ongoing risks.

"The long-term trends of electrification in the economy, needed investment in critical infrastructure reliability, climate volatility, and the growth of distributed energy resources are presenting challenges that Itron is uniquely positioned to address. As the urgency around these issues increases, the demand for grid edge intelligence will only expand. Itron's leading technology will ensure that our customers can address these increasing demands."

Summary of First Quarter Consolidated Financial Results
(All comparisons made are against the prior year period unless otherwise noted)

Revenue
Total first quarter revenue increased 4% to $495 million, or 6%, excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The increase was due to improved component supply, strong operational execution, and higher software license sales.

Device Solutions revenue declined 15% or 11% in constant currency due to the sale of mechanical C&I gas business and discontinuation of certain product lines. Networked Solutions revenue increased 12% due to increased product shipments and higher installation and other services.

Outcomes revenue increased 10% due to higher software license sales and managed services.

Gross Margin
Consolidated company gross margin of 31.6% increased 320 basis points from the prior year due to favorable mix and operational efficiencies.

Operating Expenses and Operating Income (Loss)
GAAP operating expenses of $167 million increased $38 million from the prior year primarily due to a restructuring charge from the company's new plan announced in February. Non-GAAP operating expenses of $125 million decreased $1 million from the prior year.

GAAP operating loss of $(10) million was $17 million lower than the prior year due to higher operating expenses related to the new restructuring plan announced in February, partially offset by higher gross profit. Non-GAAP operating income of $31 million was $22 million higher than the prior year due to higher gross profit.

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per Share
Net loss attributable to Itron, Inc. for the quarter was $(12) million, or $(0.26) per share, compared with net income of $1 million, or $0.02 per diluted share in 2022. The decrease was driven by lower GAAP operating income.

Non-GAAP net income, which excludes the expenses associated with amortization of intangible assets, amortization of debt placement fees, restructuring, loss on sale of business, acquisition and integration, and the tax effect of excluding these expenses, was $22 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared with $5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in 2022. The higher year-over-year results were due to higher non- GAAP operating income.

Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities was $1 million in the first quarter compared with $8 million in the prior year. Free cash flow was $(5) million in the first quarter compared with $2 million in the prior year. The decrease in cash flow was due to working capital outflow, partially offset by higher non-GAAP EBITDA.

Other Measures
Total backlog at quarter end was $4.6 billion compared with $3.9 billion in the prior year. Bookings in the quarter totaled $428 million.

Q2 2023 Outlook
Outlook for the second quarter of 2023 is as follows:
  • Revenue between $510 and $525 million
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS between $0.25 and $0.35

A reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP diluted EPS to the GAAP diluted EPS has not been provided because we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty the potential amount or timing of restructuring and acquisition and integration related expenses and their related tax effects without unreasonable effort. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors and could have a material impact on GAAP results for the guidance period.

Earnings Conference Call
Itron will host a conference call to discuss the financial results contained in this release at 10 a.m. EDT on May 4, 2023. The call will be webcast in a listen-only mode. The webcast, along with a supplemental presentation, may be accessed from the company's website at investors.itron.com. Participants should access the webcast 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A webcast replay of the conference call will be available through May 10, 2023 and may be accessed on the company's website at investors.itron.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This release contains, and our officers and representatives may from time to time make, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are neither historical factors nor assurances of future performance. These statements are based on our expectations about, among others, revenues, operations, financial performance, earnings, liquidity, earnings per share, cash flows and restructuring activities including headcount reductions and other cost savings initiatives. This document reflects our current strategy, plans and expectations and is based on information currently available as of the date of this release. When we use words such as "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "goal", "seek", "project", "estimate", "future", "strategy", "objective", "may", "likely", "should", "will", "will continue", and similar expressions, including related to future periods, they are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates. Although we believe the estimates and assumptions upon which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of these estimates or assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and the forward-looking statements based on these estimates and assumptions could be incorrect. Our operations involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, and any one of which, or a combination of which, could materially affect our results of operations and whether the forward-looking statements ultimately prove to be correct. Actual results and trends in the future may differ materially from those suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that we believe could affect our results include our ability to execute on our restructuring plans, our ability to achieve estimated cost savings, the rate and timing of customer demand for our products, rescheduling of current customer orders, changes in estimated liabilities for product warranties, adverse impacts of litigation, changes in laws and regulations, our dependence on new product development and intellectual property, future acquisitions, changes in estimates for stock-based and bonus compensation, increasing volatility in foreign exchange rates, international business risks, uncertainties caused by adverse economic conditions, including without limitation those resulting from extraordinary events or circumstances and other factors that are more fully described in Part I, Item 1A: Risk Factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022 and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Itron undertakes no obligation to update or revise any information in this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), we use certain adjusted or non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating expense, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS), adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, and constant currency. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they provide greater transparency and represent supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. We exclude certain costs in our non-GAAP financial measures as we believe the net result is a measure of our core business. We believe these measures facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period by eliminating potential differences caused by the existence and timing of certain expense items that would not otherwise be apparent on a GAAP basis. Non-GAAP performance measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, results prepared in accordance with GAAP. We strongly encourage investors and shareholders to review our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. Our non-GAAP financial measures may be different from those reported by other companies. A more detailed discussion of why we use non-GAAP financial measures, the limitations of using such measures, and reconciliations between non-GAAP and the nearest GAAP financial measures are included in this press release.

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Itron Q1 2023 Earnings Statement


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