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CERAGON NETWORKS REPORTS 2021 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

August 2, 2021

Q2 2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenues of $68.6 million
  • Operating Income of $0.5 million on a GAAP basis, or $0.6 million on a non-GAAP basis
  • EPS of $(0.02) per diluted share on a GAAP basis, or $(0.01) per diluted share on a non-GAAP basis

Q2 2021 Business Highlights:

  • Strong bookings in North America, India and Europe; book-to-bill way above 1
  • Sixteen 5G design wins to date, across all geographies
  • North America:
    • Selected by three leading operators to deploy and improve 5G connectivity;
    • Selected by a leading service provider for a multi-year managed services agreement;
    • 52% of bookings in the first half of the year are 5G-related
  • Europe: 31% of bookings in the first half of the year are 5G-related
  • India: Follow-on orders from multiple tier-1 operators, totaling over $35 million; Unparalleled market share in the region

 

Little Falls, New Jersey, August 2, 2021 - Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

 

Doron Arazi, the newly appointed CEO, commented: “I’ve been at Ceragon for less than a month and already seen so much to be proud of, thanks to a highly efficient, proactive team. I feel fortunate to lead a team of 1,000+ dedicated and talented individuals who collectively have driven Ceragon’s impressive performance, weathering unexpected storms such as the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing the Company to where it is today.

 

We had a strong quarter in terms of bookings, especially in North America, India and Europe. We’ve been awarded new contracts. To date we have sixteen 5G design wins. We’re participating in more OpenRan trials. It has been a good start and I’m truly excited about all the growing 5G-era opportunities lying ahead.

 

In this new era, we continue to increase our competitive edge by creating differentiated innovations and services. Together, our backhaul and fronthaul wireless transport solutions, our unique soon-to-be taped-out System-on-Chip, and our growing focus on Managed Services offering create the right targeted mix to serve our customers’ 5G rollout and deployment objectives.

 

Primary Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results:

Revenues were $68.6 million, up 9.9% from $62.4 million in Q2 2020 and up 0.4% from $68.3 million in Q1 2021. The increase from Q2 2020 is mainly attributed to stronger sales in North America and India.

Gross profit was $21.9 million, giving us a gross margin of 31.9%, compared with a gross margin of 26.4% in Q2 2020 and 29.5% in Q1 2021. The increase in gross profit is primarily a result of a favorable customer mix, positively affecting the gross margin this quarter.

Operating income (loss) was $0.5 million compared with operating loss of $(3.5) million for Q2 2020 and $0.4 million for Q1 2021.

Net loss was $(1.7) million, or $(0.02) per diluted share compared with $(5.5) million, or $(0.07) per diluted share for Q2 2020 and $(1.2) million, or $(0.01) per diluted share for Q1 2021.

Non-GAAP results were as follows: Gross margin was 31.5%, operating profit was $0.6 million, and net loss was $(1.2) million, or $(0.01) per diluted share.

Cash and cash equivalents were $28.7 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $33.0 million at March 31, 2021.

For a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the attached tables.

 

Revenue Breakouts by Geography:

 

 

Q1 2021

·         India

27%

·         North America

19%

·         Europe

18%

·         Latin America

17%

·         APAC   

11%

·         Africa

  8%

 

Outlook

We continue to be confident about our revenue growth in 2021 and expect it to be on the higher end of our annual revenue guidance, which is between $275-$295 million. More than that, we anticipate a return to profitability in the second half of the year. While the current component shortage may still create fluctuations in our revenues and have an impact on the timelines of our deliveries, we remain confident in our mid and long-term business opportunities and deliveries.

 

Conference Call

The Company will host a Zoom web conference today at 9:00a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session for the investment community.

 

Investors are invited to register by clicking the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CrOZTKIQTKCchWY1fpH_-A

All relevant information will be sent upon registration.

 

If you are unable to join us live, a recording of the call will be available on our website at www.ceragon.com within 24 hours after the call.

 

About Ceragon Networks

 

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers’ quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul and fronthaul solutions. Our customers include service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 5G & 4G broadband wireless connectivity, mission-critical multimedia services, stabilized communications, and other applications at high reliability and speed.

 

Ceragon’s unique multicore technology and disaggregated approach to wireless transport provides highly reliable, fast to deploy, high-capacity wireless transport for 5G and 4G networks with minimal use of spectrum, power, real estate, and labor resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization, positioning Ceragon as a leading solutions provider for the 5G era. We deliver a complete portfolio of turnkey end-to-end AI-based managed and professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 400 service providers, as well as more than 800 private network owners, in more than 150 countries. For more information please visit: www.ceragon.com

 

Safe Harbor

 

Ceragon Networks® and FibeAir® are registered trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd. in the United States and other countries. CERAGON ® is a trademark of Ceragon Networks Ltd., registered in various countries. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective holders.

 

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of Ceragon’s management about Ceragon’s business, financial condition, results of operations, micro and macro market trends and other issues addressed or reflected therein. Examples of forward-looking statements include: projections of demand, revenues, net income, gross margin, capital expenditures and liquidity, competitive pressures, order timing, growth prospects, product development, financial resources, cost savings and other financial and market matters. You may identify these and other forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “targets”, “expects”, “intends”, “potential” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology.

 

Although we believe that the projections reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations therefrom will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the global markets and on the markets in which we operate, including the risk of a continued disruption to our and our customers’, providers’, business partners and contractors’ business and operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic effects and the restrictions on operations created thereby, and of an adverse effect on our and our customers’ financial performance, cash flow, revenue and financial results, available cash and financing, and our ability to bill and collect amounts due from our customers as a result therefrom; the continuing impact of components shortage due to the global shortage in semiconductors and chipsets, which could continue to cause delays in deliveries of our products and delays in the deployment of wireless communication networks by our customers, slowdowns and other adverse effects on our industry; the risks relating to the concentration of a significant portion of Ceragon’s expected business in certain countries and particularly in India, where a small number of customers are expected to represent a significant portion of our revenues; risks associated with any failure to meet our product development timetable, including delay in the tape-out of our new chipset; the risk that the rollout of 5G services could take longer or be performed differently than anticipated and such other risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect our results, as further detailed in Ceragon’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and in Ceragon’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Such forward-looking statements, including the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect our results, represent our views only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. Such forward-looking statements do not purport to be predictions of future events or results and there can be no assurance that it will prove to be accurate. Ceragon may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future but the company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so except as may be required by law.

 

Ceragon’s public filings are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov and may also be obtained from Ceragon’s website at www.ceragon.com.

 

-Tables to be downloaded below -

 

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