Press Release

Itron Announces Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 3, 2022—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2022. Key results for the quarter include (compared with the third quarter of 2021):
  • Revenue of $421 million, compared with $487 million;
  • Gross margin of 28.5%; compared with 27.7%;
  • GAAP net income of $4 million, compared with a loss of $(2) million;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.09, compared with a loss per share of $(0.04);
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.23, compared with $0.21;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $24 million, compared with $26 million;
  • Free cash flow of $11 million, consistent with prior year; and
  • Total backlog of $4.2 billion, compared with $3.4 billion.

"In the third quarter of 2022, we saw continued strong market demand and had another robust quarter of bookings, which pushed our total backlog to new record levels." said Tom Deitrich, Itron's president and chief executive officer. "However, semiconductor supply constraints continued to slow the conversion of backlog into revenue which limited our operating results."

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

Total third quarter revenue decreased 14% to $421 million, or 9%, excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The decrease was primarily due to the strategic sale and exit of certain product lines in our Device Solutions business, along with the continued impact of component shortages on our Networked Solutions business limiting our ability to meet customer demand.

Device Solutions revenue declined 38%, Networked Solutions revenue decreased 2%, and Outcomes revenue decreased 5% primarily due to the continuing decline of our prepay business in EMEA.

Gross Margin
Consolidated company gross margin of 28.5% increased 80 basis points from the prior year, primarily due to favorable mix, partially offset by inefficiencies related to component shortages.

Operating Expenses and Operating Income (Loss)
GAAP operating expenses of $113 million decreased $18 million from the prior year primarily due to lower sales, general and administrative, and product development expenses. Non-GAAP operating expenses of $105 million decreased $13 million from the prior year primarily due to lower sales, general and administrative, and product development expenses.

GAAP operating income of $7 million was $3 million higher than the prior year primarily due to lower operating expenses, partially offset by lower gross profit. Non-GAAP operating income of $15 million was $2 million lower than prior year.

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per Share
Net income attributable to Itron, Inc. for the quarter was $4 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $(2) million, or $(0.04) per share in 2021. The increase was driven by higher GAAP operating income and lower interest and other expense.

Non-GAAP net income, which excludes certain charges including amortization of intangible assets, amortization of debt placement fees, debt extinguishment, restructuring, loss on sale of business, strategic initiatives, currency translation write-off, acquisition and integration, goodwill impairment, and the income tax effect of those adjustments, was $11 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared with $9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in 2021. The higher year-over-year results were primarily due to lower operating expenses and a lower effective tax rate.

Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities was $15 million in the third quarter compared with $18 million in the same quarter of 2021. Free cash flow was $11 million in the third quarter consistent with prior year.

Other Measures
Total backlog was $4.2 billion and 12-month backlog was $1.6 billion, compared with $3.4 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively, in the prior year. Bookings in the quarter totaled $578 million.

Operational Insights and Q4 2022 Outlook
During the third quarter, we were hampered by unanticipated supplier decommitments, component deliveries below expectations, and the non-linear timing of key components arriving at our factories. While we were receiving more positive signals from suppliers, their deliveries did not meet the promised performance, resulting in lower-than-expected company results.

Recent discussions with key suppliers leave us cautiously optimistic about supply availability improving over time. However, we anticipate this volatile supply environment will continue in the fourth quarter. As a result, we are providing a Q4 2022 revenue and earnings outlook. Our expectations for the fourth quarter of 2022 are revenue in a range of $420 million to $460 million and non-GAAP EPS between $0.00 and $0.15.

Earnings Conference Call
Itron will host a conference call to discuss the financial results and guidance contained in this release at 10 a.m. EDT on Nov. 3, 2022. The call will be webcast in a listen-only mode. Webcast information and conference call materials will be made available 10 minutes before the start of the call and will be accessible on Itron's website at A replay of the audio webcast will be made available at A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through Nov. 8, 2022. To access the telephone replay, dial 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and enter passcode 6390616.

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 such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors that are more fully described in Part I, Item 1A: Risk Factors included in our 2021 Annual Report and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral.

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, constant currency, and free cash flow. 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.

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