Gogo Announces Second Quarter Results
Updates 2023 Financial Guidance and Long-Term Targets

Second Quarter Revenue of $103.2 million, up 6% Year-over-Year; Net Income of $89.8 million; and Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $44.1 million, up 7% Year-Over-Year

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) (“Gogo” or the “Company”), the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Q2 2023 Highlights
  • Total revenue of $103.2 million increased 6% compared to Q2 2022.
    • Record service revenue of $79.1 million increased 8% compared to Q2 2022 and 1% compared to Q1 2023.
    • Equipment revenue of $24.2 million decreased 2% compared to Q2 2022 and increased 20% compared to Q1 2023.
  • AVANCE equipment units shipped totaled 277, a decrease of  11% compared to Q2 2022 and an increase of 24% compared to Q1 2023.
  • Total ATG aircraft online (“AOL”) reached 7,064, an increase of 6% compared to Q2 2022 and increased 0.3% compared to Q1 2023.
  • Total AVANCE AOL grew to 3,598, an increase of  24% compared to Q2 2022 and 4% compared to Q1 2023. AVANCE units comprised approximately 51% of total AOL as of June 30, 2023, up from 43% as of June 30, 2022.
    • Average Monthly Revenue per ATG aircraft online (“ARPU”) of $3,371 increased 1% compared to Q2 2022 and decreased 1% compared to Q1 2023.
  • Income before income taxes of $26.0 million increased 15% compared to $22.7 million in Q2 2022. Net income of $89.8 million, which includes an income tax benefit of $63.8 million, increased from $22.0 million in Q2 2022.
    • Diluted earnings per share was $0.67, of which $0.48 was related to the income tax benefit, compared to $0.17 in Q2 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $44.1 million, which includes approximately $2.5 million of operating expenses related to Gogo Galileo, increased 7% compared to Q2 2022 and 11% compared to Q1 2023.
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $15.6 million in Q2 2023 decreased from $26.4 million in the prior year period.
    • Free Cash Flow(1) was $13.3 million in Q2 2023 a decrease from $15.5 million in the prior-year period.
    • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $97.2 million as of June 30, 2023 compared to $188.0 million as of March 31, 2023 primarily driven by our $100 million Term Loan principal paydown partially offset by cash generated from operating activities.
"We are in a two-year investment cycle to take advantage of new technologies like 5G, LEO satellite and LTE to deliver order-of-magnitude improvements in network speed and coverage for our customers, grow our addressable market by 50%, and strengthen our competitive position," said Oakleigh Thorne, Chairman and CEO. "We expect to see the payback for these investments to start in 2025 and drive substantial returns for shareholders in the latter half of the decade."
"Gogo’s long-term targets of approximately 15-17% revenue growth and $150 million to $200 million of Free Cash Flow in 2025 underscore our strong outlook for new products, Gogo 5G and Gogo Galileo, in an underpenetrated global market," said Jessi Betjemann, Executive Vice President and CFO. "We expect to continue to strengthen our balance sheet while investing in our key growth initiatives."
2023 Financial Guidance and Long-Term Financial Targets
The Company provides the following guidance for 2023, which now include the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program ("FCC Program").  References below to prior guidance have not been adjusted for the impact of the FCC Program.
  • Total revenue in the range of $410 million to $420 million versus prior guidance in the range of $440 million to $455 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $150 million to $160 million (no change from prior guidance) reflecting operating expenses of approximately $20 million for strategic and operational initiatives including Gogo 5G and Gogo Galileo and $10 million for costs incurred offset by an expected benefit for the same value of reimbursement accrual related to the FCC Program.
  • Free Cash Flow(1) of $60 million to $70 million versus prior guidance of $80 million to $90 million due to the impact of the FCC Program including increased inventory purchases and expected lag of FCC reimbursements.
  • Capital expenditures at the low end of the previously provided range of $30 million to $40 million including $12 million for the Gogo 5G program and $3 million related to the FCC Program.
The Company provides the following long-term financial targets:
  • Revenue growth at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 15%-17% from 2022 through 2027 versus the prior target of approximately 17%.  The Company continues to expect that Gogo Galileo will contribute revenue beginning in 2025.
  • Annual Adjusted EBITDA Margin(1) in the mid-40% range by 2027 (no change from prior long-term target).
  • Free Cash Flow(1) in the range of $150 million to $200 million in 2025, without the effect of the FCC program, and growing thereafter.  The FCC Program is expected to positively impact Free Cash Flow in 2025.  This compares to the prior target of more than $200 million, excluding the effect of the FCC Program, and growing thereafter.
The Company’s 2023 financial guidance and long-term financial targets include Gogo 5G, Gogo Galileo and the impact of the FCC Program.
  1. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below
Conference Call
The Company will host its second quarter conference call on August 7, 2023 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 investor website at https://ir.gogoair.com.
Participants can also join the call by dialing +1 844-543-0451 (within the United States and Canada).  Please click on the below link to retrieve your unique conference ID to use to access the earnings call:
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We report certain non-GAAP financial measurements, including Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, in the supplemental tables below, and we refer to Adjusted EBITDA Margin in our discussion of long-term baseline targets above. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin and Free Cash Flow for business planning purposes, including managing our business against internally projected results of operations and measuring our performance and liquidity. 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 used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin and Free Cash Flow are not recognized measurements under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP; when analyzing our performance with Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA Margin or liquidity with Free Cash Flow, as applicable, investors should (i) evaluate each adjustment in our reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measure, and the explanatory footnotes regarding those adjustments, (ii) use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin in addition to, and not as an alternative to, net income (loss) attributable to common stock as a measure of operating results, and (iii) use Free Cash Flow in addition to, and not as an alternative to, consolidated net cash provided by (used in) operating activities when evaluating our liquidity. No reconciliation of the forecasted amounts of Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2023, Adjusted EBITDA Margin for fiscal 2027 and Free Cash Flow for fiscal 2025 is included in this release because we are unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the corresponding GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts and we believe such reconciliation would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors.
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 technologies, 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,” “forecast,” “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 are based on 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: our ability to continue to generate revenue from the provision of our connectivity services; our reliance on our key OEMs and dealers for equipment sales; the impact of competition; our reliance on third parties for equipment components and services; the impact of global supply chain and logistics issues and increasing inflation; our ability to expand our business outside of the United States; our ability to recruit, train and retain highly skilled employees; the impact of pandemics or other outbreaks of contagious diseases, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures implemented to combat them; the impact of adverse economic conditions; our ability to fully utilize portions of our deferred tax assets; the impact of increased attention to climate change, ESG matters and conservation measures; our ability to evaluate or pursue strategic opportunities; our ability to develop and deploy Gogo 5G, Global Broadband or other next generation technologies and the timing thereof; our ability to maintain our rights to use our licensed 3Mhz of ATG spectrum in the United States and obtain rights to additional spectrum if needed; the impact of service interruptions or delays, technology failures, equipment damage or system disruptions or failures; the impact of assertions by third parties of infringement, misappropriation or other violations; our ability to innovate and provide products and services; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the impact of our use of open-source software; the impact of equipment failure or material defects or errors in our software; our ability to comply with applicable foreign ownership limitations; the impact of government regulation of the internet and conflict minerals; our possession and use of personal information; risks associated with participation in the FCC Program; our ability to comply with anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws; the extent of expenses, liabilities or business disruptions resulting from litigation; the impact of global climate change and legal, regulatory or market responses to it; the impact of our substantial indebtedness; limitations and restrictions in the agreements governing our current and future indebtedness and our ability to service our indebtedness; fluctuations in our operating results; and other events beyond our control that may result in unexpected adverse operating results.
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found under the caption “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 28, 2023 and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on May 3, 2023 and August 7, 2023.
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 report 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 the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. We offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions. Gogo’s products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest fractional ownership operators, charter operators, corporate flight departments and individuals.
As of June 30, 2023, Gogo reported 3,598 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 7,064 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,433 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com.
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