Lantronix Announces Acquisition of Uplogix
- Increases Scale of Out-of-Band Remote Management Solutions Product Offerings
- Solidifies Lantronix Market Position With Complementary High-End Solutions
- Drives Significant Engineering Synergies and Leverages Lantronix Sales Motion and Reach
- Acquisition Expected to Be Accretive to Lantronix GAAP Gross Margins
- Lantronix Expects Acquisition to Be Accretive to Non-GAAP EPS Within First Six Months Post-Close
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 – Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for Intelligent IT and Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its acquisition of Out-of-Band (OOB) management solutions provider, Uplogix Inc., for approximately $8 million in cash with an additional payment of up to $4 million, subject to the achievement of certain revenue targets for Uplogix.
The transaction will bring immediate scale to Lantronix’s OOB remote management solutions, adding a complementary high-end product offering that includes high-margin maintenance and licensing revenues. Lantronix sees significant operating and product development synergies in the combined company and expects the acquisition will be accretive to non-GAAP earnings in the first six months of operations.
OOB network management solutions address the need for more resilient networks for 5G IoT and Edge Computing applications. Gartner Research estimates by 2025, more than 50 percent of enterprise-managed data will be created and processed outside the datacenter or cloud. Lantronix’s investment in OOB technology expands its offering to continue to meet the growing demands of this market.
Lantronix today further reported that it has entered into an amendment to its current Third Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement with Silicon Valley Bank to provide Lantronix with an additional term loan, in the original principal amount of $5 million, to be used to fund the acquisition of Uplogix and for working capital purposes. The additional term loan bears interest at either term SOFR or the prime rate, at the option of Lantronix, plus a margin that ranges from 3.10 percent to 4.10 percent in the case of term SOFR and 1.50 percent to 2.50 percent in the case of prime rate, depending on Lantronix’s total leverage with a term SOFR floor of 1.50 percent and a prime rate floor of 3.25 percent.
Uplogix’s last twelve-month revenues were approximately $9 million. Lantronix will update its Fiscal 2023 revenue guidance to include this acquisition in its next quarterly earnings report.
Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware.
Lantronix enables its customers to accelerate time to market and increase operational up-time and efficiency by providing reliable, secure and connected Intelligent Edge IoT and Remote Management Gateway solutions.
Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT and IT projects across Robotics, Automotive, Wearables, Video Conferencing, Industrial, Medical, Logistics, Smart Cities, Security, Retail, Branch Office, Server Room, and Datacenter applications. For more information, visit the Lantronix website.
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Non-GAAP net income consists of net loss excluding (i) share-based compensation and the employer portion of withholding taxes on stock grants, (ii) depreciation and amortization, (iii) interest income (expense), (iv) other income (expense), (v) income tax provision (benefit), (vi) restructuring, severance and related charges, (vii) acquisition related costs, (viii) impairment of long-lived assets, (ix) amortization of purchased intangibles, (x) amortization of manufacturing profit in acquired inventory, (xi) fair value remeasurement of earnout consideration, and (xii) loss on extinguishment of debt.
Non-GAAP EPS is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net loss by non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP EPS, the calculation of GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude share-based compensation, which for GAAP purposes is treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.
Guidance on earnings per share growth is provided only on a non-GAAP basis due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting the timing or amount of certain items that have been excluded from the forward-looking non-GAAP measures, and a reconciliation to the comparable GAAP guidance has not been provided because certain factors that are materially significant to Lantronix’s ability to estimate the excluded items are not accessible or estimable on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort.
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