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Itron Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Stocks in this article: ITRI

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. Highlights include:

  • Quarterly and full year revenues of $523 million and $2.2 billion;
  • Quarterly and full year GAAP diluted net earnings per share of 40 cents and $2.71;
  • Quarterly and full year non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of 58 cents and $3.62;
  • Full year cash flow from operations and free cash flow of $205 million and $155 million;
  • Quarterly and full year adjusted EBITDA of $44 million and $260 million;
  • Twelve-month backlog of $568 million and total backlog of $1.0 billion; and
  • Quarterly bookings of $467 million.

“Our fourth quarter results reflect transition in Itron’s business as we successfully complete more than $1.5 billion of OpenWay projects in North America and begin new electricity, gas and water smart system pilots and deployments around the world,” said Philip Mezey, Itron’s president and chief executive officer. “While total revenues declined in the quarter compared to last year, our base business revenues excluding these large OpenWay contracts grew six percent. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter were impacted by higher product development, sales and marketing expenses as we prepare for new projects developing in nearly every major geographic region.”

“Itron has a solid, profitable financial foundation,” continued Mr. Mezey. “With our financial strength, large customer base and next-generation technologies for electricity, gas and water applications, Itron is well-positioned to lead a transformation in the utility sector. In 2013, we will accelerate our commitment to innovation and we will continue to invest in new solutions to help our customers build the smart cities of the next decade. I am excited to lead our company at a time when we can truly make a difference in our industry.”

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