iRobot acquires Japanese distribution business from Sales on Demand
iRobot announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the iRobot-related distribution business of privately-held Sales On Demand based in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition is expected to close in April 2017. iRobot will acquire the business for a cash amount equal to the book value of the acquired assets at close, primarily inventory, estimated to be between $14M-$16M, subject to exchange rates in effect on the date of acquisition. The acquisition is expected to contribute incremental revenue of approximately $20-25M in 2017 and to expand gross margin despite the required one-time, inventory fair value accounting adjustment. On a GAAP basis, iRobot expects the acquisition to be between $0.25-0.35 dilutive in 2017, subject to final purchase price accounting adjustments, one time charges and acquisition costs. The acquisition will result in incremental revenue, gross margin and profit in 2018 and beyond. We will provide more information on the acquisition impact on our financials in conjunction with our earnings call in February.