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Gogo Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results; Record quarterly revenue up 25 percent to $99.5 million

August 12, 2014

ENP Newswire - 12 August 2014

Release date- 11082014 - ITASCA, Ill.- Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Gogo reported record second quarter revenue of $99.5 million, up 25% year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA for Q2 2014 was $3.1 million, down from $3.8 million in Q2 2013, reflecting continued strong revenue and profitability growth in CA-NA and BA segments and increased investment in CA-ROW. Net loss attributable to common stock for Q2 2014 was $18.7 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to net loss attributable to common stock of $72.6 million, or $4.98 per share, in Q2 2013.

'We had another great quarter and reported strong growth in revenue and profitability for both CA-NA and BA segments,' said Gogo's President and CEO, Michael Small. 'Furthermore, we made solid progress in operationalizing our international business. We launched in-flight connectivity service on Japan Airlines, expanded our global satellite network footprint and continued to increase our satellite solutions STC portfolio,' added Mr. Small.

Second Quarter 2014 Consolidated Financial Results

Revenue increased to $99.5 million, up 25% from $79.4 million in Q2 2013. Service revenue increased 28% to $79.2 million and equipment revenue increased 17% to $20.4 million year-over-year.

Operating expenses, including cost of revenue, increased to $110.4 million, up 25% from $88.5 million in Q2 2013 primarily as a result of revenue growth and increased investment in CA-ROW.

Combined segment profit of CA-NA and BA for Q2 2014 was $21.9 million, up 67% from $13.2 million in Q2 2013, driven by strong revenue growth and improved operating leverage in these business segments. Combined segment profit of CA-NA and BA as a percentage of those segments' revenue increased to 22% for Q2 2014, up from 17% for Q2 2013.

Adjusted EBITDA for Q2 2014 was $3.1 million, down from $3.8 million for Q2 2013, as a result of increased investment in CA-ROW as we continued to expand internationally.

Cash CAPEX, defined as capital expenditures net of airborne equipment proceeds received from the airlines, decreased to $26.9 million from $28.8 million in Q2 2013, as a result of higher airborne equipment proceeds received from the airlines in Q2 2014.

As of June 30, 2014, Gogo had cash and cash equivalents of $196.2 million compared to $266.3 million as of December 31, 2013. On July 30, 2014, Gogo fully funded a $75 million add-on to its credit facility.

Second Quarter 2014 Business Segment Financial Results

Commercial Aviation - North America (CA-NA)

We ended the quarter with 2,058 aircraft online, up 4% from 1,982 at June 30, 2013.

Average monthly service revenue per aircraft online (ARPA) increased to $9,994, up 18% from $8,441 in Q2 2013, driven primarily by a 14% increase in take rate to 6.7% in Q2 2014 from 5.9% in Q2 2013.

Total revenue increased to $62.1 million, up 25% from $49.8 million in Q2 2013.

Segment profit increased to $6.4 million, up $3.7 million from $2.7 million in Q2 2013, due to strong revenue growth and operating leverage in our CA-NA business segment. Segment profit as a percentage of segment revenue increased to 10% in Q2 2014, up from 5% in Q2 2013.

Business Aviation (BA)

We ended the quarter with 2,415 ATG systems online, up 43% from 1,684 at June 30, 2013, and 5,241 satellite systems online, up 3% from 5,105 at June 30, 2013.

Service revenue increased to $17.1 million, up 36% from $12.6 million in Q2 2013, driven by the increase in ATG and satellite systems online and higher average monthly service revenue per aircraft online for both ATG and satellite service.

Equipment revenue increased to $20.1 million, up 19% from $16.9 million in Q2 2013, driven by a 16% increase in ATG units shipped to 233 in Q2 2014 from 201 in Q2 2013, and higher average revenue per ATG unit shipped.

Total revenue increased to $37.1 million, up 26% from $29.4 million in Q2 2013.

Segment profit increased to $15.5 million, up 48% from $10.5 million in Q2 2013, and segment profit as a percentage of segment revenue increased to 42% in Q2 2014, up from 36% in Q2 2013.

Commercial Aviation - Rest of World (CA-ROW)

We had 19 aircraft online as of June 30, 2014, up 14 from five aircraft online at March 31, 2014, as we continued to expand our Ku-band satellite connectivity service on Delta's international fleet. We expect to end 2014 with 50 to 100 CA-ROW aircraft online.

Segment loss increased to $18.8 million from a segment loss of $9.4 million in Q2 2013, due primarily to increased satellite transponder and teleport fees and expenses related to the development and certification of our satellite connectivity systems.

Recent Announcements

We launched Gogo's inflight internet service on Japan Airlines domestic aircraft.

American Airlines selected Gogo as the in-flight connectivity provider on 30 new Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen aircraft.

We launched 'Delta Studio' with Delta Air Lines - a custom wireless in-flight entertainment product leveraging the Gogo Vision Platform to offer a unique in-flight entertainment experience to Delta passengers.

We received certification from the FAA to install Gogo Vision as a stand-alone product for commercial aircraft.

BA announced the launch of Future Air Navigation System solutions and SwiftBroadband airtime service plans for the business aviation market.

We received an STC from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to install our Ku-band satellite technology on Boeing 767-300 and 737-800 aircraft, bringing our total STCs for international aircraft to seven.

We received regulatory approval to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity service for aircraft flying over the eastern and western regions of Russia.

We closed a $75 million add-on credit facility on significantly more favorable terms than our previous credit facility borrowings.

Business Outlook

For the full year ending December 31, 2014, overall guidance remains unchanged. We expect total revenue of $400 million to $422 million (with CA-ROW revenue of approximately $2 million) and Cash CAPEX of $105 million to $125 million. We anticipate that increased spending for STCs at CA-ROW for the roll out of our satellite connectivity solutions will bring our full year Adjusted EBITDA toward the low end of the $8 million to $18 million range.

'We are very pleased with our financial and operating results for the quarter and expect continued strong growth in revenue fueled by strong demand for connectivity, wireless in-flight entertainment, text messaging and other innovative products and services that we bring to market. Our comprehensive end-to-end capabilities as a leading global aero communications service provider and our industry-leading connectivity solutions position Gogo well for future growth,' commented Mr. Small.

Conference Call

The second quarter conference call will be held on August 11th, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the conference call, as well as a replay, will be available online on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at Participants can also access the call by dialing (855) 500-1988 (within the United States and Canada) or (832) 412-1830 (international dialers) and entering conference ID number 78116573.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report certain non-GAAP financial measurements, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Loss, Adjusted Net Loss Per Share and Cash CAPEX in the supplemental tables below. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA and Cash CAPEX for business planning purposes, including managing our business against internally projected results of operations and measuring our performance and liquidity. Management prepares Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss Per Share for investors, securities analysts and other users of our financial statements for use in evaluating our performance under our current capital structure. These supplemental performance measures also provide another basis for comparing period to period results by excluding potential differences caused by non-operational and unusual or non-recurring items. These supplemental performance measurements may vary from and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Loss, Adjusted Net Loss Per Share and Cash CAPEX are not recognized measurements under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP, and when analyzing our performance or liquidity, as applicable, investors should (i) evaluate each adjustment in our reconciliation of net loss attributable to common stock, and the explanatory footnotes regarding those adjustments, (ii) use Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss Per Share in addition to, and not as an alternative to, net loss attributable to common stock as a measure of operating results, and (iii) use Cash CAPEX in addition to, and not as an alternative to, consolidated capital expenditures when evaluating our liquidity.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain disclosures in this press release and related comments by our management include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our business outlook, industry, business strategy, plans, goals and expectations concerning our market position, international expansion, future operations, margins, profitability, future efficiencies, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. When used in this discussion, the words 'anticipate,' 'assume,' 'believe,' 'budget,' 'continue,' 'could,' 'estimate,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'may,' 'plan,' 'potential,' 'predict,' 'project,' 'should,' 'will,' 'future' and the negative of these or similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements in this press release.

Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These expectations may or may not be realized. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give you no assurance these expectations will prove to have been correct. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions, data or judgments that prove to be incorrect. Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from our expectations due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, the following: the loss of, or failure to realize benefits from, agreements with our airline partners; any inability to timely and efficiently roll out our technology roadmap for any reason, including regulatory delays, or the failure by our airline partners to roll out equipment upgrades or new services or adopt new technologies in order to support increased network capacity demands; the loss of relationships with original equipment manufacturers or dealers; our ability to develop network capacity sufficient to accommodate demand; unfavorable economic conditions in the airline industry and economy as a whole; our ability to expand our domestic or international operations, including our ability to grow our business with current and potential future airline partners; an inability to compete effectively with other current or future providers of in-flight connectivity services and other products and services that we offer, including on the basis of price, service performance and line-fit availability; our reliance on third-party satellite service providers and equipment and other suppliers, including single source providers and suppliers; our ability to successfully develop and monetize new products and services, including those that were recently released, are currently being offered on a limited, or trial basis or are in various stages of development; our ability to deliver products and services, including newly developed products and services, on schedules consistent with our contractual commitments to customers; the effects, if any, on our business of the recent merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways; a revocation of, or reduction in, our right to use licensed spectrum or grant of a license to use air-to-ground spectrum to a competitor; our use of open source software and licenses; the effects of service interruptions or delays, technology failures, material defects or errors in our software or damage to our equipment; the limited operating history of our CA-NA and CA-ROW segments; increases in our projected capital expenditures due to, among other things, unexpected costs incurred in connection with the roll-out of our technology roadmap or our international expansion; compliance with U.S. and foreign government regulations and standards, including those related to the installation and operation of satellite equipment and our ability to obtain and maintain all necessary regulatory approvals to install and operate our equipment in the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions; our, or our technology suppliers', inability to effectively innovate; costs associated with defending pending or future intellectual property infringement and other litigation or claims; our ability to protect our intellectual property; any negative outcome or effects of pending or future litigation; limitations and restrictions in the agreements governing our indebtedness and our ability to service our indebtedness; our ability to obtain additional financing on acceptable terms or at all; fluctuations in our operating results; our ability to attract and retain customers and to capitalize on revenue from our platform; the demand for and market acceptance of our products and services; changes or developments in the regulations that apply to us, our business and our industry; the attraction and retention of qualified employees and key personnel; the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising and our ability to maintain and enhance our brands; our ability to manage our growth in a cost-effective manner and integrate and manage acquisitions; compliance with corruption laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the (U.K.) Bribery Act 2010; restrictions on the ability of U.S. companies to do business in foreign countries, including, among others, restrictions imposed by the OFAC; and difficulties in collecting accounts receivable.

Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found under the caption 'Risk Factors' in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2014.

Any one of these factors or a combination of these factors could materially affect our financial condition or future results of operations and could influence whether any forward-looking statements contained in this press release ultimately prove to be accurate. Our forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not place undue reliance on them. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Gogo

Gogo is a leading global aero communications service provider. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include AeroMexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include AeroMexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,300 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services. Back on the ground, Gogo's 700+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at, on Facebook at and Twitter at

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