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Itron Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 2, 2022—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022. Key results for the quarter include (compared with the first quarter of 2021):
  • Revenue of $475 million, compared with $520 million;
  • Gross margin of 28.4%; compared with 32.2%;
  • GAAP net income of $1 million, compared with $13 million;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.02, compared with $0.30;
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.11, compared with $0.52;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $19 million, compared with $50 million;
  • Free cash flow of $2 million compared with $39 million; and
  • Total backlog of $3.9 billion, compared with $3.4 billion.

"In the first quarter of 2022, customer demand remained strong with a focus on our Networked Solutions and Outcomes offerings. While we continue to be impacted by the current supply constraints and an inflationary environment, we remain focused on driving our strategy forward" said Tom Deitrich, Itron's president and chief executive officer.

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

Revenue
Total first quarter revenue decreased 9% to $475 million, or 6%, excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The decrease was due to the impact of component constraints limiting our ability to meet customer demand.

Device Solutions revenue declined 19%, and Networked Solutions and Outcomes revenue each decreased 3%.

Gross Margin
Consolidated company gross margin of 28.4% decreased 380 basis points from the prior year, primarily due to higher component costs and manufacturing inefficiencies related to component shortages.

Operating Expenses and Operating Income
GAAP operating expenses of $128 million decreased $8 million from the prior year, primarily due to lower restructuring, amortization and product development expenses. Non-GAAP operating expenses of $126 million decreased $2 million from the prior year primarily due to lower product development expenses.

GAAP operating income of $7 million was $24 million lower than the prior year and non-GAAP operating income of $9 million was $30 million lower than last year. The decreases were due to lower gross profit.

Net Income and Earnings per Share
Net income attributable to Itron, Inc. for the quarter was $1 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared with $13 million, or $0.30 per diluted share in 2021. The decrease was driven by lower GAAP operating income.

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, acquisition and integration, and the income tax effect of those adjustments, was $5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared with $22 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in 2021. The lower year over year results were primarily due to lower non-GAAP operating income.

Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities was $8 million in the first quarter compared with $50 million in the same quarter of 2021. Free cash flow was $2 million in the first quarter compared with $39 million in the prior year. The year over year decrease in cash flow was primarily due to higher variable compensation payments in the current period.

Other Measures
Total backlog was $3.9 billion and 12-month backlog was $1.6 billion, compared with $3.4 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, in the prior year. Bookings in the quarter totaled $417 million.

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 May 2, 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 investors.itron.com. A replay of the audio webcast will be made available at investors.itron.com. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through May 7, 2022. To access the telephone replay, dial 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and enter passcode 3063181.

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 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, adjusted EBITDA margin, 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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Itron Q1 2022 Earnings Statement

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Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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