Press Release

Itron Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 3, 2023—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced today financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2023. Key results for the quarter include (compared with the second quarter of 2022):
  • Revenue of $541 million, increased 25%;
  • Gross profit of $174 million, increased 38%;
  • GAAP net income of $24 million, increased $61 million;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.53, increased $1.35 per share;
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.65, increased $0.58 per share;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $49 million, increased 182%;
  • Free cash flow of $36 million, increased $26 million; and
  • Total backlog of $4.5 billion increased 11%.

"Second quarter 2023 results highlight the execution capability of the team as we capitalized on our strong backlog position, improved asset utilization, and improved component availability. The Company's financial performance demonstrates the opportunity for value creation available through improving the resiliency, reliability, and agility of the global grid," said Tom Deitrich, Itron's president and CEO.

"It is evident that the urgency to invest in energy and water infrastructure for accelerating rates of electrification, increased adoption of distributed energy resources, and the impact of climate change is growing rapidly. Itron will continue to innovate and help our customers address extremely complex challenges, and we believe that we are positioned to maintain operational momentum throughout the second half of the year."

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

Revenue
Total second quarter revenue increased 25%, to $541 million. The increase was due to improving supply chain conditions and strong operational execution.

Device Solutions revenue increased 8%, or 7% in constant currency, due primarily to growth in the Water vertical. Networked Solutions revenue increased 34%, due to improving supply chain conditions.

Outcomes revenue increased 16%, or 17% in constant currency, due to higher software license sales and recurring services.

Gross Margin
Consolidated company gross margin of 32.1% increased 290 basis points from the prior year due to favorable mix and operational efficiencies.

Operating Expenses and Operating Income (Loss)
GAAP operating expenses of $139 million decreased $21 million from the prior year due to a goodwill impairment in the prior year related to our Device Solutions segment, partially offset by increased labor costs, including variable compensation. Non-GAAP operating expenses of $133 million increased $16 million from the prior year due to increased labor costs, including variable compensation.

GAAP operating income of $35 million was $69 million higher than the prior year due to higher gross profit and lower operating expenses. Non-GAAP operating income of $41 million was $32 million higher than the prior year due to higher gross profit, partially offset by higher operating expenses.

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per Share
Net income attributable to Itron, Inc. for the quarter was $24 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $(37) million, or $(0.82) per share in 2022. The increase was driven by higher 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, strategic initiative expenses, goodwill impairment, acquisition and integration, and the tax effect of excluding these expenses, was $30 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, compared with $3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in 2022. The increase was due to higher non-GAAP operating income and favorable tax impact.

Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities was $42 million in the second quarter compared with $15 million in the prior year. Free cash flow was $36 million in the second quarter compared with $10 million in the prior year. The increase in cash flow was due to higher earnings, partially offset by change in working capital.

Other Measures
Total backlog at quarter end was $4.5 billion compared with $4.1 billion in the prior year. Bookings in the quarter totaled $475 million.

Q3 2023 Outlook and Full Year 2023 Guidance Update
Outlook for the third quarter of 2023 is as follows:
  • Revenue between $535 and $545 million
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS between $0.44 and $0.56

Itron's guidance for the full year 2023 has been updated as follows:
  • Revenue between $2.11 to $2.14 billion vs. previous guidance of $1.85 to $1.95 billion
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS between $2.03 to $2.28 vs. previous guidance of $0.70 to $1.10

Earnings Conference Call
Itron will host a conference call to discuss the financial results contained in this release at 10 a.m. EDT on August 3, 2023. Interested parties may listen to the conference call on a live webcast. 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 August 9, 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. When providing future outlooks and/or earnings guidance, 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 related expenses and their related tax effects without unreasonable effort. These costs are uncertain, depend on various factors and could have a material impact on GAAP results for the guidance period. 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.

Related Documents
Itron Q2 2023 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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