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CERAGON NETWORKS REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2020

August 3, 2020

Sequential improvement in revenues, margin, net results and $4 million in positive cash flow from operating and investing activities reflect improving business environment and Company’s successful focus on execution -

- Initial return to the ‘new normal’ accelerating plans for 5G and rural bandwidth expansion projects expected to increase long-term demand for Ceragon’s wireless hauling solutions -

 

Little Falls, New Jersey, August 3, 2020 - Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless hauling specialist, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

 

Second Quarter 2020 Highlights


  • $4 million in positive cash flow from operating and investing activities, along with rising revenues, margins and net results compared with Q1’20, reflecting an improving business environment in most regions and the Company’s successful focus on execution.
  • Book-to-bill ratio above 1 as multiple service providers accelerate their 4G expansion projects and ISPs move swiftly to fill capacity needs.
  • Effect of COVID-19 differed from region to region: business in North America, Europe and APAC remained stable; India emerged from lockdown in mid-quarter; a major new project with a new customer was signed in Africa; and Latin America bookings were weaker.
  • Management expects trends created by the COVID-19 crisis to accelerate 5G network rollouts, serving as a future growth driver. However, for the short-term, the COVID-19 environment creates uncertainty.

 

Primary Financial Results:

Revenues: $62.4 million compared with $73.0 million for Q2’19 and $55.9 million for Q1’20.

 

Gross margin: 26.4% compared to 36.1% for Q2’19 and 25.1% for Q1’20.

 

Operating income (loss): $(3.5) million compared with $4.1 million for Q2’19 and $(6.0) million for Q1’20.

 

Net income (loss): $(5.5) million, or $(0.07) per diluted share compared with $0.8 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for Q2’19 and $(6.9) million, or $(0.09) per diluted share for Q1’20.

Non-GAAP results: gross margin 26.5%, operating loss $(3.0) million, and net loss $(4.9) million, or $(0.06) per diluted share. For reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the attached tables.

Cash and cash equivalents: $35.2 million at June 30, 2020, compared to $44.1 million at March 31, 2020.

 

Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon, commented, “Our results for the second quarter show improvement as compared with Q1, reflecting the return of many of our customers to their ongoing infrastructure projects and the beginning of the ‘new normal.’ Our focus has been to maintain an uninterrupted flow of services and equipment to these customers. At the same time, we have been strengthening our balance sheet and cash position, as evident by the quarter’s reduction in inventories and healthy $4 million in positive cash flow, while also focusing on improving our results, increasing our revenues, margins and net results as compared with the first quarter.”

“The new COVID-19 reality has brought a new urgency to 5G rollout and 4G network expansion plans, a trend that we expect to persist long after COVID-19 has passed. While no one knows exactly what the next few months will look like, we believe the situation plays to our strengths and will have a positive long-term effect. Meanwhile, we are financially stable, we expect our business to continue returning towards normal, and we are positioned to benefit from future opportunities.”

 

Supplemental revenue breakouts by geography:

Second quarter 2020:

·         Europe:

21%

·         Africa:

4%

·         North America:

15%

·         Latin America:

19%

·         India:         

22%

·         APAC

19%

 

A conference call will follow beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST. Investors are invited to join the company’s teleconference by calling (USA) (844) 291-6360 or international +1 (234) 720-6993 and using the following access code: 154231.

Investors can also listen to the call live via the Internet by accessing Ceragon Networks’ website on the webcasts page in the section for investors: www.ceragon.com/investors/webcasts/ selecting the webcast link, and following the registration instructions.

If you are unable to join us live, the replay numbers are: (USA) (866) 207-1041 (International) +1 (402) 970-0847, with access code: 9886196. This audio replay will be available through September 4, 2020.

 

About Ceragon Networks Ltd.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the #1 wireless hauling specialist. 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 wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 5G & 4G, mission-critical multimedia services and other applications at high reliability and speed.

Ceragon’s unique multicore technology and disaggregated approach to wireless hauling provides highly reliable, fast to deploy, high-capacity wireless hauling for 5G and 4G networks with minimal use of spectrum, power and other 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 range of professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 460 service providers, as well as hundreds of private network owners, in more than 130 countries. 

 

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 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 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 as a result of the outbreak and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic 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 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; the risk that the rollout of 5G services could take longer or differently than anticipated and such other risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect our results, as detailed in our press release that was published earlier today and 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.

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

 

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