On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter was $7.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2011. Non-GAAP net income for 2012 was $16.0 million or $0.37 per diluted share, compared to net income of $15.9 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2011.
EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 reached $10.7 million compared with $10.8 million in the comparable period in 2011. EBITDA for the twelve months of 2012 reached $32.1 million compared with $33.5 million in the comparable period in 2011. Cash generated from operating activities was $18.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
"We are very pleased with our overall numbers for the fourth quarter as well as year-end 2012, and our prospects going forward," said Erez Antebi, Chief Executive Officer of Gilat. "This quarter was highlighted by a 9% revenue growth from the third quarter of 2012, EBITDA margin of 11% and over $18 million of cash generation from operating activities. With regards to Wavestream, we believe they will continue to grow in the future, as it has done over the last three quarters, both in revenue and profitability. However, the continuing pressure and ongoing uncertainties surrounding future spending on DoD budgets in the U.S., as well as other elements, have led us to extend our anticipated timeframe and moderate the forecasted pace of growing the Wavestream business. Therefore in accordance with ASC 350, we are taking this quarter a non-cash impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets charge related to Wavestream."
"On the commercial side of the business, we continue to see a strong rate of implementation at NBN Co. in Australia, and new orders for our Ka CPE from several European ISPs as the SES Broadband Services consumer rollout was launched in mid-December. We closed several new Defense deals in the quarter and continue to expand our position as a leader in Satellite-on-the-Move technology as exemplified by our recent wins in the avionics industry. We have also closed several significant contracts in our Services Division with new and existing customers."
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