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ViaSat Announces 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

February 12, 2014

Revenue up 16%; Adjusted EBITDA up 17% to record levels; New contract awards increase 23%

Carlsbad, Calif. – February 11, 2014 – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. Revenues increased 16% to $332.6 million compared to the same period last year, and Adjusted EBITDA hit record levels, growing 17% year-over-year to $56.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP diluted net income attributable to ViaSat common stockholders was $0.03 per share, or a loss of $0.13 per share on a diluted GAAP basis – compared to net income of $0.04 and a loss of $0.47 per share, respectively, for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013.

ViaSat’s fiscal year-to-date results also reflected strong growth. Revenues increased 24% to $1.0 billion and Adjusted EBITDA grew 34% to $163.8 million compared to the same period last year. Net income attributable to ViaSat common stockholders increased to $0.35 per share on a non-GAAP diluted basis, or a loss of $0.13 per share on a diluted GAAP basis – compared to the prior year period losses of $0.18 and $0.99 per share, respectively.

“We are very pleased with the balance in our third quarter and year-to-date results,” said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. “We’ve maintained double-digit revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth, and substantially increased discretionary investments to defend and extend our technology lead in fixed and mobile satellite broadband networks. The launch of Exede(R) In The Air via JetBlue’s Fly-Fi™ service is an exciting example of opportunities uniquely enabled by our satellite network assets and innovative technologies. We aim to create an opportunity for disproportionately strong growth by redefining the in-flight Wi-Fi experience – engaging up to 10 times the number of passengers per flight, with speeds 10 to 100 times faster than competing systems, at costs far lower than possible with conventional infrastructure. We are fortunate to have similar disruptive opportunities in several key markets.”

Financial Results1

(In millions, except per share data) Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13 First 9 Mos. FY14 First 9 Mos. FY13
Revenues $332.6 $286.4 $1,007.5 $811.0
Adjusted EBITDA $56.7 $48.4 $163.8 $122.5
Net loss2 ($6.0) ($20.8) ($5.9) ($43.1)
Diluted per share net loss2 $0.13 ($0.47) ($0.13) ($0.99)
Non-GAAP net income (loss)2 $1.6 $1.8 $15.8 ($7.9)
Non-GAAP diluted per share net income (loss)2 $0.03 $0.04 $0.35 ($0.18)
Fully diluted weighted average shares3 45.9 44.2 45.6 43.7
New contract awards $326.8 $265.7 $971.9 $1,146.3
Sales backlog4 $797.9 $939.0 $797.9 $939.0

1 ViaSat uses a 52 or 53 week fiscal year which ends on the Friday closest to March 31. ViaSat quarters for fiscal year 2014 end on June 28, 2013, October 4, 2013, January 3, 2014, and April 4, 2014. This results in a 53 week fiscal year approximately every four to five years. Fiscal year 2014 is a 53 week year, compared with a 52 week year in fiscal year 2013. As a result of the shift in the fiscal calendar, the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 included an additional week. ViaSat does not believe that the extra week resulted in any material impact on its financial results.

2 Attributable to ViaSat Inc. common stockholders.

3 As the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal years 2014 and 2013 financial information resulted in a net loss, the weighted average number of shares used to calculate basic and diluted net loss per share is the same, as diluted shares would be anti-dilutive.

4 Amounts include certain backlog adjustments due to contract changes and amendments.

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ViaSat will host a conference call to discuss the fiscal year 2014 third quarter results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The dial-in number is (877) 640-9809 in the U.S. and (914) 495-8528 internationally. A replay of the conference call will be available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 11 until midnight on Wednesday, February 12 by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers, and entering the conference ID 59584979. You can also access our conference call webcast and other material financial information discussed on our conference call on the Investor Relations section of our website at The call will be archived and available on that site for approximately one month immediately following the conference call.

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