INAP Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
- Reported Revenue of $74.2 Million up 5.9% Sequentially and 2.9% Year-over-Year
- Top-line grew from the combination of improved sales productivity and inclusion of SingleHop as of March 1, 2018
- INAP Reorganizes into New Reporting Segments in 2018, INAP US and INAP International
- INAP US, comprising 77% of Revenue, up 7.2% Sequentially and 2.9% YoY
- INAP INTL, comprising 23% of Revenue, up 1.9% Sequentially and 2.7% YoY
- GAAP Net Loss of $(14.1) Million, or GAAP Net Loss Margin of (18.9)%, with Adjusted EBITDA of $25.7 Million up 5.3% Sequentially and 19.1% Year-over-Year; Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 34.6% Comparable QoQ and up 470 Basis Points YoY
- Cash Flow from Operations was $3.5 Million, with Capital Expenditures of $6.4 Million
- INAP Completed Repricing of Senior Secured Term Loan, Reducing Interest Rate Margin over LIBOR by 125 Basis Points to L+575, Saving over $5 Million in Run-Rate Interest Expense
- Reaffirming 2018 Outlook for Revenue of $320-$330 Million, Adjusted EBITDA of $105-$115 Million, Capital Expenditures of $40-$45 Million
RESTON, Va., May 03, 2018 — Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP), a leading provider of high-performance data center services, including colocation, cloud and network, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018.
“INAP continues to perform by improving operations and focusing on our core strengths in data center services,” stated Peter D. Aquino, President and CEO. “As we layer on value-added products, such as advanced managed services through our SingleHop acquisition, we expect our customers to benefit by the integrated solution sets we offer them in Tier 1 markets, where addressable market demand for our services allows us to capture additional share. Our new sales team now has momentum that we can build on and expand our product set across our entire platform, providing a path toward a combination of organic and acquisition growth.”
First quarter 2018 results include SingleHop operations as of March 1, 2018, and are therefore not comparable to prior periods.
- Revenue totaled $74.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of $4.2 million or 5.9% sequentially and 2.9% year over year. The sequential increase was primarily due to the SingleHop acquisition. Base line revenues remain generally flat sequentially, including the impact of announced planned closures.
In 2018, with the inclusion of SingleHop, INAP moved to a geographic organizational structure to better align global data center assets with management and increase sales efficiency. Beginning with first quarter 2018 reporting, INAP redefined its segment reporting into: INAP US, and INAP INTL.
- INAP US revenue totaled $57.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 7.2% sequentially and 2.9% year over year. The sequential increase was driven by SingleHop, a full quarter of INAP’s new Atlanta Data Center, and the stabilization of US revenue.
- INAP INTL revenue totaled $17.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 1.9% sequentially and 2.7% year over year. The sequential increase was contributed by SingleHop operations in Europe, while the year over year increase is due to both consolidation of INAP Japan, and SingleHop. Post consolidation at the end of 2017, INAP Japan contributes $2 million per quarter in revenue.
Net Loss, Normalized Net Loss, Adjusted EBITDA and Business Unit Contribution
- GAAP net loss attributable to INAP shareholders was $(14.1) million, or $(0.70) per share in the first quarter of 2018, including $2.6 million of costs associated with acquisition costs, compared with $(6.9) million, or $(0.35) per share in the fourth quarter of 2017, including $0.2 million of costs associated with acquisition costs. GAAP net loss in first quarter 2017 was $(8.2) million.
- Normalized net loss was $(10.4) million in the first quarter of 2018 compared with $(5.5) million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $(4.8) million in the first quarter of 2017.
- Adjusted EBITDA totaled $25.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 5.3% compared with $24.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, and an increase of 19.1% compared with $21.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 34.6% in the first quarter of 2018, down 20 basis points compared to 34.8% in the fourth quarter, and up 470 basis points compared to 29.9% in first quarter 2017. The increases in Adjusted EBITDA were primarily driven by continued focus on cost savings in real estate and network facilities, INAP’s initiative to exit less profitable data center sites, and one month of SingleHop’s financial statements.
- Business Unit Contribution3 – INAP US and INAP INTL business unit contribution for the first quarter 2018 is as follows:
INAP US, includes colocation, cloud, and network services. Cloud contains AgileCloud, Managed Hosting and Services.
— INAP US business unit contribution totaled $26.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 15.4% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and a 32.7% increase from the first quarter of 2017. As a percent of revenue, INAP US business unit contribution margin was 46.5% in the first quarter of 2018 up 330 basis points sequentially and 1,040 basis points year-over-year. The year over year business unit contribution increase reflects continued focus on cost savings in real estate and network facilities, INAP’s initiative to exit less profitable data center sites, and one month of SingleHop’s financials.
INAP INTL, includes colocation, cloud, and network services. Cloud contains AgileCloud, Managed Hosting and Services, iWeb and Ubersmith.
— INAP INTL business unit contribution totaled $6.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 5.2% decline compared with the fourth quarter of 2017 and a 21.9% decrease from the first quarter of 2017. The primary driver for the decline is due to the inclusion of INAP Japan in the fourth quarter 2017 which has a low contribution margin.
“We are off to a great start to the year, having worked through further operations improvement, the closing of SingleHop acquisition and repricing of our total debt,” says Robert M. Dennerlein, Chief Financial Officer. “The repricing of our debt at favorable rates creates over $5 million in annual interest savings. We also realigned our divisions along geographic reporting segments to correspond with our management reorganization to include SingleHop.”
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
- Cash and cash equivalents totaled $16.2 million at March 31, 2018. Total debt was $667.2 million, net of discount and prepaid costs, at the end of the quarter, including $233.6 million in capital lease obligations. As previously reported, on April 9, 2018, INAP entered into a Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, which amended INAP’s Credit Agreement, dated as of April 6, 2017 to lower the interest rate margin applicable to outstanding term loans by 125 basis points.
- Cash generated from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $3.5 million compared to $7.3 million in first quarter 2017, and $13.8 million in fourth quarter of 2017. Capital expenditures over the same periods were $6.4 million, compared to $6.0 million and $12.6 million, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA less CapEx1 was $19.3 million, compared to $15.6 million in first quarter 2017 and $11.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Free cash flow4 over the same periods was $(2.8) million, compared to $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2017 and $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, respectively. Unlevered free cash flow4 was $10.2 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $8.6 million in first quarter 2017 and $13.0 million in fourth quarter 2017.
INAP reiterated its outlook for 2018 which, as noted above, includes projected results of acquired SingleHop operations as of February 28, 2018. Additionally, INAP’s sales momentum is expected to contribute to organic growth, offset by select planned closures of certain data center facilities.
Full-Year 2018 Expected Range
Revenue: $320 million-$330 million
Adjusted EBITDA: $105 million-$115 million
Capital Expenditures: $40 million-$45 million
- Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted EBITDA less CapEx are non-GAAP financial measures which we define in an attachment to this press release entitled “Non-GAAP (Adjusted) Financial Measures.” Reconciliations between GAAP information and non-GAAP information related to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are contained in the table entitled “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA.” Adjusted EBITDA margin is Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue. A reconciliation between GAAP information and non-GAAP information related to Adjusted EBITDA less CapEx is contained in the table entitled “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Cash Flows provided by Operating Activities to Adjusted EBITDA less CapEx.”
- Normalized net loss is a non-GAAP financial measure which we define in an attachment to this press release entitled “Non-GAAP (Adjusted) Financial Measures.” Reconciliations between GAAP information and non-GAAP information related to normalized net loss are contained in the table entitled “Reconciliation of Net Loss to Normalized Net Loss.”
- Business unit contribution and business unit contribution margin are non-GAAP financial measures which we define in an attachment to this press release entitled “Non-GAAP (Adjusted) Financial Measures.” Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP information related to business unit contribution and business unit contribution margin are contained in the table entitled “Business Unit Contribution and Business Unit Contribution Margin” in the attachment. Business unit contribution margin is business unit contribution as a percentage of revenue.
- Free cash flow and unlevered free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures which we define in the attachment to the press release entitled “Non-GAAP (Adjusted) Financial Measures.” Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP information related to Free cash flow and unlevered free cash flow are contained in the table entitled “Free Cash Flow and Unlevered Free Cash Flow.”
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Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP) is a leading provider of high-performance data center services, including colocation, cloud and network. INAP partners with its customers, who range from the Fortune 500 to emerging start-ups, to create secure, scalable and reliable IT infrastructure solutions that meet the customer’s unique business requirements. INAP operates in 57 primarily Tier 3 data centers in 21 metropolitan markets and has 98 POPs around the world. INAP has over 1 million gross square feet under lease, with over 500,000 square feet of data center space. For more information, visit www.inap.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to sales, improved profitability, margin expansion, operations improvement, cost reductions, participation in strategic transactions, our expectations for 2018 revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, capital expenditures and Adjusted EBITDA less Capex. Our ability to achieve these forward-looking statements is based on certain assumptions, including our ability to execute on our business strategy, leveraging of multiple routes to market, expanded brand awareness for high-performance IT infrastructure services and customer churn levels. These assumptions may prove inaccurate in the future. Because such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause INAP’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, due to a variety of important factors. Such important factors include, without limitation: our ability to execute on our business strategy to growth while reducing costs; our ability to maintain current customers and obtain new ones, whether in a cost-effective manner or at all; the robustness of the IT infrastructure services market; our ability to achieve or sustain profitability; our ability to expand margins and drive higher returns on investment; our ability to sell into new and existing data center space; the actual performance of our IT infrastructure services and improving operations; our ability to correctly forecast capital needs, demand planning and space utilization; our ability to respond successfully to technological change and the resulting competition; the geographic concentration of INAP’s data centers in certain markets and any adverse developments in local economic conditions or the demand for data center space in these markets; ability to identify any suitable strategic transactions; INAP’s ability to realize anticipated revenue, growth, synergies and cost savings from the acquisition of SingleHop; INAP’s ability to successfully integrate SingleHop’s sales, operations, technology, and products generally; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve IT infrastructure services to our customers; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our substantial amount of indebtedness, our possibility to raise additional capital when needed, on attractive terms, or at all, our ability to service existing debt or maintain compliance with financial and other covenants contained in our credit agreement; our compliance with and changes in complex laws and regulations in the U.S. and internationally; our ability to attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and volatility in the trading price of INAP common stock.
These risks and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release.
Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. All forward-looking statements attributable to INAP or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing forward-looking statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and INAP undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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