CalAmp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a connected intelligence company that helps organizations monitor, track and protect their vital assets, today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2024 ended November 30, 2023.

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Overview   

  • Revenue was $53.6 million, representing a 13% decline QoQ and a 32% decline YoY driven primarily by softer demand in the TSP market segment.
  • Gross margin was 33%, representing a decline of approximately 340 bps QoQ and 100 bps decline YoY as a result of a shift in product mix and a higher-than-normal reserve for excess and obsolete inventory.
  • S&SS revenue was $34.5 million, representing a 15% decline QoQ and a 30% decline YoY. 
  • Telematics Products revenue was $19.2 million, representing a 10% decline QoQ and a 35% decline YoY. 
  • Recurring Application Subscription revenues were $17.8 million in the quarter, representing a 5% decline QoQ as well as YoY.  
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $1.0 million, representing a $4.8 million decline QoQ and a $3.7 million decline YoY.  
  • GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $85 million, or a loss of $2.27 per share.  This includes the impact of a $74 million goodwill impairment charge. 
  • Ended the quarter with $38.2 million in cash and cash equivalents down $400K QoQ. 

“In the third quarter, strength in our industrial and connected car segments was offset by soft demand in our TSP segment.  Soft demand with TSPs led to lower than expected consolidated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA.  We continue to work closely with our TSP customers as they rebalance inventory levels and respond to an overall competitive environment.  We are optimistic that our rejuvenated efforts in this segment will result in a return to revenue growth from current levels” said Interim CEO, Jason Cohenour. “During the quarter, we also implemented initiatives to narrow our strategic focus and to reduce cash expenses by approximately $16 million on an annualized basis.  Our sharpened focus on core segments, combined with a more efficient cost structure, adds considerable leverage to our operating model as we strive for a return to profitable growth.” 

Business and Recent Highlights  

  • Announced on January 8, 2024, the appointment of veteran technology leader Chris Adams as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 22, 2024.
  • Announced on December 18, 2023, the closing of a $45 million term loan with Lynrock Lake Master Fund LP to provide the company with additional financial capacity in support of its business transformation. 
  • CalAmp’s international connected car solution was granted Toyota “Genuine” status, enabling port installation, and streamlining the sales and customer delivery process.
  • Released the new Vision 2.1 solution, enabling telematics functionality through the standalone dash cam. 
  • Completed the technical migration of devices from legacy PULS device management platform to DMCTC.

Summary Financial Information From Continuing Operations:
(In thousands except per share amounts)

    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    November 30,     November 30,  
Description   2023     2022     2023     2022  
Software & Subscription Services (S&SS)   $ 34,456     $ 49,264     $ 119,766     $ 133,332  
Telematics Products     19,169       29,625       66,464       83,111  
    $ 53,625     $ 78,889     $ 186,230     $ 216,443  
Gross margin     33 %     34 %     36 %     38 %
Net loss   $ (85,004 )   $ (4,733 )   $ (93,261 )   $ (24,400 )
Net loss per diluted share   $ (2.27 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (2.52 )   $ (0.68 )
Non-GAAP measures:                        
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 1,031     $ 4,698     $ 12,950     $ 11,320  
Adjusted EBITDA margin     2 %     6 %     7 %     5 %
Cash Flow from Operations   $ 1,830     $ 3,834     $ 5,993     $ (21,841 )

    November 30,     February 28,  
Description   2023     2023  
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 38,169     $ 41,928  
Working capital     69,258       68,295  
Deferred revenue     37,434       36,552  
Total debt (carrying value)     228,148       228,121  

    November 30,  
S&SS Supplemental Information:   2023     2022  
Remaining performance obligations   $ 186,036     $ 252,200  
Subscribers     1,833       1,460  

  Three Months Ended  
  Nov 30, 2023     Nov 30, 2022     Aug 31, 2023  
Revenue by type of goods and services:                
Telematics devices and accessories (1) $ 31,217     $ 53,331     $ 37,358  
Rental income and other services $ 4,583       6,307     $ 5,656  
Recurring application subscriptions (2) $ 17,825       19,251     $ 18,700  
Total $ 53,625     $ 78,889     $ 61,714  
Recurring application subscriptions, excluding Automotive Vehicle Finance Business (1) $ 17,823     $ 18,761     $ 18,694  

(1) Telematics devices and accessories during the three months ended August 31, 2023 includes a reversal of $1.2M of revenue related to an exchange of product in support of our customer's specialized regional requirements.

(2) Recurring application subscriptions includes $0.0 million, $0.5 million, and $0.0 million during the three months ended November 30, 2023, November 30, 2022, and August 31, 2023, respectively, attributable to the auto vehicle finance business which has been completely wound down. The three months ended August 31, 2023 additionally includes ($0.4M) of adjustments related to prior periods.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Business Outlook

We expect Q4 FY24 revenues to be down slightly on a sequential basis and adjusted EBITDA to be stable.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance financial measures to corresponding GAAP guidance financial measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty and potential variability of expenses, such as stock-based compensation expense-related charges, that may be incurred in the future and cannot be reasonably determined or predicted at this time. It is important to note that these factors could be material to our results of operations computed in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call and Webcast

CalAmp is hosting a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter fiscal year 2024 results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Participants can listen in via webcast by visiting the Investor Relations section of its website at Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days after the call. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 833-470-1428 (+1-404-975-4839 for international callers) and using the Conference ID #757030. Following the call, an audio replay will also be available by calling 866-813-9403 or 1-929-458-6194 and entering the Replay ID # 181919. The audio replay will be available through January 16, 2024.

About CalAmp

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) provides flexible solutions to help organizations worldwide monitor, track and protect their vital assets. Our unique combination of software, devices, and platform enables commercial and government organizations worldwide to increase efficiency, safety and transparency while accommodating the unique ways they do business. With over 10 million active edge devices and 275+ issued or pending patents, CalAmp is the telematics leader organizations turn to for innovation and dependability. For more information, visit, or LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning CalAmp. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance and statements about (i) our plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations, services and products, (ii) our competitive position and opportunities, (iii) our comprehensive review of strategic alternatives focused on enhancing shareholder value, and (iv) other statements identified by words such as such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “potential”, “believe”, “seek”, “could”, “estimate”, “judgment”, “targeting”, “should”, “anticipate”, “predict”, “project”, “aim”, “goal”, and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, current market trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include any risks associated with global economic conditions and concerns; the outcome of our comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, including the availability of any strategic alternatives that are worthwhile to pursue; the effects of global outbreaks of pandemics or contagious diseases or fear of such outbreaks, such as the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; global component shortages due to supply chain constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; disruptions in sales, operations, relationships with customers, suppliers, employees; our ability to successfully and timely accomplish our transformation to a SaaS solutions provider; our transition out of the automotive vehicle financing business; competitive pressures; pricing declines; demand for our telematics products; rates of growth in our target markets; prolonged disruptions of our contract manufacturers’ facilities or other significant operations; force majeure or force-majeure-like events at our contract manufacturers’ facilities including component shortages; the ongoing diversification of our global supply chain; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to improve gross margin; cost-containment measures; legislative, trade, tariff, and regulatory actions; integration, unexpected charges or expenses in connection with acquisitions; the impact of legal proceedings and compliance risks; the impact on our business and reputation from information technology system failures, network disruptions, cyber-attacks, or losses or unauthorized access to, or release of, confidential information; the ability of the Company to comply with laws and regulations regarding data protection; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive, and regulatory nature. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of our most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings, which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, which speak as of their respective dates except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

“GAAP” refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This announcement includes non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the SEC. We believe that our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

In this announcement, we report the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before investment income, interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration expenses, non-cash costs and expenses arising from purchase accounting adjustments, litigation and legal expenses, impairment losses and certain other adjustments as detailed in the accompanying non-GAAP reconciliation), and Adjusted EBITDA margin. We use these non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with additional information about our financial performance and future prospects of our core business activities. Internally, these non-GAAP measures are significant measures used by management for purposes of evaluating our core operating performance, establishing internal budgets, calculating return on investment for development programs and growth initiatives, comparing performance with internal forecasts and targeted business models, strategic planning, evaluating and valuing potential acquisition candidates and how their operations compare to our operations, and benchmarking performance externally against our competitors. We believe this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into our ongoing performance and have therefore chosen to provide this information to investors to help them evaluate our results of ongoing operations and enable additional period-to-period comparisons. The presentation of these and other similar items in our non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.

CalAmp, LoJack, TRACKER, Here Comes The Bus, Bus Guardian, iOn Vision, CrashBoxx and associated logos are among the trademarks of CalAmp and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Spireon acquired the LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp and holds an exclusive license to the LoJack mark in the United States and Canada. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended     Fiscal Year Ended  
  November 30,     November 30,  
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
Revenues $ 53,625     $ 78,889     $ 186,230     $ 216,443  
Cost of revenues   36,051     $ 52,275       119,251       135,170  
Gross profit   17,574       26,614       66,979       81,273  
Operating expenses:                              
Research and development   4,051     $ 5,479       14,693       19,236  
Selling and marketing   8,884     $ 12,486       29,525       36,698  
General and administrative   10,114     $ 11,172       31,482       39,864  
Intangible asset amortization   1,116     $ 1,323       3,466       3,995  
Restructuring   1,718     $ -       1,718       -  
Impairment loss   75,106       -       75,106       -  
Total operating expenses   100,989       30,460       155,990       99,793  
Operating loss   (83,415 )     (3,846 )     (89,011 )     (18,520 )
Non-operating income (expense):                              
Investment income   (124 )   $ 818       360       646  
Interest expense   (1,410 )   $ (1,648 )     (4,662 )     (4,645 )
Other expense, net   (17 )   $ 211       577       (1,238 )
Total non-operating expenses   (1,551 )     (619 )     (3,725 )     (5,237 )
Loss from operations before income taxes   (84,966 )     (4,465 )     (92,736 )     (23,757 )
Income tax provision   (38 )   $ (268 )     (525 )     (643 )
Net loss $ (85,004 )   $ (4,733 )   $ (93,261 )   $ (24,400 )
Loss per share - continuing operations:                              
Basic $ (2.27 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (2.52 )   $ (0.68 )
Diluted $ (2.27 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (2.52 )   $ (0.68 )
Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share:                              
Basic   37,427       36,357       37,023       36,027  
Diluted   37,427       36,357       37,023       36,027  

(Amounts in thousands)
        November 30,     February 28,  
        2023     2023  
Current assets:                    
Cash and cash equivalents       $ 38,169     $ 41,928  
Accounts receivable, net         70,909       82,946  
Inventories         34,059       23,902  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         25,824       26,019  
Total current assets         168,961       174,795  
Property and equipment, net         25,724       32,832  
Operating lease right-of-use assets         10,168       12,293  
Deferred income tax assets         2,927       3,275  
Goodwill         20,583       94,214  
Other intangible assets, net         23,608       26,633  
Other assets         29,270       36,078  
Total assets       $ 281,241     $ 380,120  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                    
Current liabilities:                    
Current portion of long-term debt       $ -     $ 705  
Accounts payable         46,695       52,716  
Accrued payroll and employee benefits         10,112       11,766  
Deferred revenue         26,328       25,448  
Other current liabilities         16,568       15,865  
Total current liabilities         99,703       106,500  
Long-term debt, net of current portion         228,148       227,416  
Operating lease liabilities         9,007       12,314  
Other non-current liabilities         18,522       19,583  
Total liabilities         355,380       365,813  
Stockholders' equity:                    
Common stock         379       374  
Additional paid-in capital         189,747       184,672  
Accumulated deficit         (262,077 )     (168,816 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss         (2,188 )     (1,923 )
Total stockholders' equity         (74,139 )     14,307  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $ 281,241     $ 380,120  

(Amounts in thousands)
    Nine Months Ended  
    November 30,  
      2023       2022  
  Net loss $ (93,261 )   $ (24,400 )
  Depreciation expense   12,632       12,108  
  Intangible asset amortization   3,466       3,995  
  Stock-based compensation   5,469       8,186  
  Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount   825       877  
  Impairment losses   75,106       -  
  Non-cash operating lease cost   2,575       2,591  
  Revenue assigned to factors   (798 )     (2,143 )
  Deferred tax assets, net   480       132  
  Other   381       122  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities of continuing operations   (882 )     (23,309 )
  Capital expenditures   (6,176 )     (9,294 )
  Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vested equity awards   (520 )     (1,675 )
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options and contributions to employee stock purchase plan   131       502  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (3,759 )     (34,315 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   41,928       79,221  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 38,169     $ 44,906  


GAAP refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This announcement includes non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We believe that our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

In this announcement, we report the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before investment income, interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation and other adjustments as identified below), and Adjusted EBITDA margin. We use these non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with an overall understanding of the financial performance and future prospects of our core business activities. Specifically, we believe that the use of these non-GAAP measures facilitates the comparison of results of core business operations between current and past periods.

The reconciliation of GAAP-basis net loss to Adjusted EBITDA and the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA margin are as follows (dollars in thousands):

  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  November 30,     November 30,  
  2023     2022     2023     2022  
GAAP basis net loss $ (85,004 )   $ (4,733 )   $ (93,261 )   $ (24,400 )
Investment (income) loss   124       (818 )     (360 )     (646 )
Interest expense   1,410       1,648       4,662       4,645  
Income tax provision   38       268       525       643  
Depreciation and amortization   4,953       5,216       16,098       16,103  
Stock-based compensation   1,567       2,030       5,469       8,186  
Litigation and non-recurring legal expenses   91       86       280       4,634  
Restructuring   1,718       -       1,718       -  
Costs incurred in transition of LoJack North America business to acquiror (a)   (79 )     232       (319 )     1,217  
Impairment loss   75,106       -       75,106       -  
Other   1,107       769       3,032       938  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,031     $ 4,698     $ 12,950     $ 11,320  
Revenues $ 53,625     $ 78,889     $ 186,230     $ 216,443  
Adjusted EBITDA margin   2 %     6 %     7 %     5 %

(a) Costs incurred in transition of business to acquiror are attributable to the wind-down and transfer of the LoJack North America business to Spireon.