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CalAmp Updates Fiscal 2020 Fourth Quarter Revenue Outlook


IRVINE, Calif., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, today revised its revenue outlook for the fiscal 2020 fourth quarter ended February 29, 2020.  CalAmp expects revenue for the quarter to be below its original guidance provided on December 19, 2019 due to the confluence of factors including the effect of the coronavirus outbreak in China on its supply chain and related transitions as well as softer than expected demand for its MRM Telematics products.

Michael Burdiek, CalAmp's president and chief executive officer, commented, "During the fourth quarter, we experienced significant supply shortages and softer than expected demand for our MRM Telematics products. The supply shortages were primarily attributable to our one remaining Chinese supplier, the production capacity of which was significantly impaired in February due to the extended Chinese New Year holiday resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. Though this sole remaining MRM Telematics supplier in China is currently ramping production, it remains unclear as to when it will return to full capacity. We also experienced other supply shortages due to supply chain transitions, coupled with extended lead times on raw materials and components sourced from China, but used elsewhere in our global supply chain.  Due to these factors, we were unable to ship an unusually high portion of existing MRM backlog late in our fiscal fourth quarter, resulting in an $8 million increase in backlog from the end of the prior quarter.  We expect to recover a majority of this revenue in future quarters, but the extent and timing of the shipments remain uncertain at this time. Although we have made significant progress on our supply chain diversification over the past year, the unusual and unexpected situation in China combined with the aforementioned factors had a material impact on our revenue in the quarter."

Michael Burdiek continued by stating, "It is important to point out that our Software & Subscription Services (SaaS) business performed well in the fourth quarter, and we expect to achieve our goal of at least $120 million in SaaS revenue for the fiscal year 2020. Overall, the Company's long-term growth drivers and market opportunities, especially those related to CalAmp's transformation to a SaaS solutions provider, remain intact."

CalAmp will provide more information when it reports its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results on or around Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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CalAmp is not providing updated guidance for GAAP and non-GAAP earnings at this time because the information necessary to calculate those metrics is not yet available. In accordance with applicable accounting standards, CalAmp assesses the recoverability of its assets including (but not limited to) deferred tax assets, goodwill and other long-lived assets. In connection with this assessment for fiscal 2020, CalAmp may record GAAP basis non-cash charges.

About CalAmp
CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) is a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy. We help reinvent business and improve lives around the globe with technology solutions that streamline complex mobile IoT deployments and bring intelligence to the edge. Our software and subscription-based services, scalable cloud platform and intelligent devices collect and assess business-critical data from mobile assets and their contents. We call this The New How, facilitating efficient decision making, optimizing mobile asset utilization and improving road safety.  CalAmp, headquartered in Irvine, California, has been publicly traded since 1983. LoJack® is a brand of CalAmp and a leader in stolen vehicle recovery and innovative automotive services. For more information, visit, or LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog

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