Toronto, Ontario – September 18, 2019 – Baylin Technologies Inc. (TSX: BYL) (the “Company” or “Baylin”).
Challenging industry dynamics have continued to soften demand from several of Baylin’s primary customers. As a result, third quarter financial metrics are expected to fall below consensus expectations. Management believes this situation is transitory and is focused on several initiatives to improve its performance.
Further to the press release issued earlier today regarding the Company’s decision to invest in Massive MIMO production in its new facility in Vietnam, Baylin will incur a portion of the C$9.0 million in expenses associated with the facility build in Q3 2019. These expenses were not anticipated in the Company’s 2019 budget and the revenue expected from this investment will not be realized until 2020.
Additionally, Baylin’s Infrastructure Group has seen a softening in its business with its tier one telco customers experiencing a delay and/or reduction in capital expenditures until 2020 as well as a postponement of a significant base station project. The Company expects its Infrastructure Group’s revenue performance will be below budget for this fiscal year.
Compounding this situation are the ongoing historical legacy issues of Advantech Wireless which are progressing slower than anticipated. Management stands by its previously stated goals for cost synergies and is seeing accelerated revenue opportunities in adjacent markets where Advantech has not traditionally participated.
As a result of these factors, the Company currently expects Q3 revenue to be in the range of C$35-37 million and Q3 adjusted EBITDA (adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and refers to operating income (loss) plus depreciation and amortization plus non-recurring items ) to be in the range of $1.0-1.5 million.
“While Q3 2019 results will not meet expectations, we continue to be optimistic about the acceleration of new programs, new contract wins and new major 5G Massive MIMO opportunities”, stated Randy Dewey, President and CEO. “We continue to invest in high growth areas and are entering into massive new addressable markets.”
Baylin will release 2019 third quarter financial results on Tuesday November 5th, 2019 after market close and will host a conference call to discuss these results on Wednesday November 6th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). The call will be hosted by Randy Dewey, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Wolfe, Chief Financial Officer and Daniel Kim, EVP Corporate Development. All interested parties are invited to participate.
Conference Call Details
DATE: Wednesday November 6, 2019
TIME: 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
DIAL IN NUMBER: 647-427-7450
CONFERENCE ID#: 6693762
Webcast URL (EN):
Source: Baylin Technologies Inc.
Baylin (TSX: BYL) is a diversified leading global wireless technology management company. Baylin focuses on research, design, development, manufacturing and sales of passive and active RF products and services. We aspire to exceed our customers’ needs and anticipate the direction of the market.
For further information contact:
Daniel Kim, EVP Corporate Development
Baylin Technologies Inc.
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