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NeoPhotonics Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
  • Separately, NeoPhotonics and Lumentum Holdings Inc jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Lumentum would acquire NeoPhotonics for $16.00 per share in cash
  • NeoPhotonics cancels today’s regular conference call to discuss third quarter results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2021-- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading developer of silicon photonics and advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit-based lasers, modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced financial results for its third quarter of 2021.

“With our very strong performance in the third quarter, we have returned to operating profit on a non-GAAP basis, as we forecasted one year ago. Operating income on a GAAP basis was a loss of $1.3 million, a substantial improvement over our second quarter. Our accelerated growth has been driven by products for 400G and above applications, including the initial ramp of 400ZR and related products, adding to our 400G and above suite,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.

Third Quarter 2021 Summary

  • Revenue at $83.7 million at the high end of range, up 29% quarter-over-quarter and down 18% year-over-year
  • Gross margin was 28.4%, up from 15.2% in the prior quarter
  • Non-GAAP gross margin was 29.4%, up from 21.7% in the prior quarter
  • Operating income was a loss of $1.3 million, up from a loss of $16.3 million in the prior quarter.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was positive $1.3 million, up from a loss of $10.3 million in the prior quarter
  • Net loss per share was $0.04, compared to net loss of $0.34 per share in the prior quarter
  • Non-GAAP net earnings per share was $0.01, compared to Non-GAAP net loss of $0.22 per share in the prior quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $6.7 million, up from a negative $5.4 million in the prior quarter

Product Milestones

  • Products capable of use for 400G and above applications were 50% of revenue
  • We announced that we have shipped more than two million tunable lasers cumulatively, used in the majority of the total coherent ports delivered since their inception a decade ago.
  • We announced a new frequency modulated continuous wave laser (FMCW). This laser, together with a high power semiconductor optical amplifier, or SOA, is used in coherent LIDAR applications for autonomous vehicles and for precision industrial instruments.

As of September 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and restricted cash totaled $105 million. Free Cash Flow was ($3.6) million. Cash from operations was $0.1 million, including a $4.4 million increase in inventory to buffer the supply chain. Capital purchases were $3.7 million. We drew down $15 million of debt from one of our China credit facilities.

Non-GAAP results in the third quarter of 2021 exclude $2.2 million of stock-based compensation and $0.4 million of accelerated depreciation, amortization and other charges. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided in the financial schedules portion at the end of this press release.

Related Announcement and Conference Calls

In a separate press release issued today, Lumentum Holdings Inc. and NeoPhotonics (NYSE: NPTN) jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Lumentum will acquire all outstanding shares of NeoPhotonics in an all-cash transaction of $16.00 per share, giving a fully diluted equity value of approximately $918 million. A copy of the press release can be found on the Company’s investor relations website https://ir.neophotonics.com/.

Because of the announced transaction, NeoPhotonics’ earnings call scheduled for November 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm EDT will no longer take place.

Lumentum will host a conference call today, November 4, 2021, at 5:30 am PT/8:30 am ET to discuss the announced transaction. Information about today's call and the related transaction announcement is available on the Lumentum website at http://investor.lumentum.com.

Non-GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA Measures vs. GAAP Financial Measures

The Company’s non-GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA measures exclude certain GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided in the financial schedules portion at the end of this press release. These non-GAAP financial measures differ from GAAP measures with the same captions and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar captions that are used by other companies. As such, these non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to analyze its operating performance and future prospects, develop internal budgets and financial goals, and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. NeoPhotonics believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of its operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

Conference Call

The Company will not be hosting a conference call today.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading developer and manufacturer of lasers and optoelectronic solutions that transmit, receive and switch high-speed digital optical signals for Cloud and hyper-scale data center internet content provider and telecom networks. The Company’s products enable cost-effective, high-speed over distance data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth in optical networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2015 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events, including the timing of the proposed transaction and other information related to the proposed transaction. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern the proposed transaction and our expectations, strategy, plans or intentions regarding it. Forward-looking statements in this communication include, but are not limited to, (i) expectations regarding the timing, completion and expected benefits of the proposed transaction, (ii) plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations, customers and the market, and (iii) the expected impact of the proposed transaction on the business of the parties. Expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; the ability to secure regulatory approvals on the terms expected in a timely manner or at all; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on our business relationships, results of operations and business generally; risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations; the risk of litigation and/or regulatory actions related to the proposed transaction; potential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic; changing supply and demand conditions in the industry; and general market, political, economic and business conditions. The forward-looking statements contained in this communication are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including reports filed on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and in other filings made by NeoPhotonics and Lumentum with the SEC from time to time and available at www.sec.gov. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, and with regard to the proposed transaction, are based on Lumentum’s and NeoPhotonics’ current expectations, estimates and projections about the expected date of closing of the proposed transaction and the potential benefits thereof, its business and industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by NeoPhotonics and Lumentum, all of which are subject to change.

The parties undertake no obligation to update the information contained in this communication or any other forward-looking statement.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication is being made in respect of a proposed business combination involving Lumentum and NeoPhotonics. NeoPhotonics will file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the proposed transaction, including a proxy statement on Schedule 14A. Under the proposed terms, promptly after filing its proxy statement with the SEC, NeoPhotonics will mail or otherwise make available the proxy statement and a proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the annual meeting relating to the proposed transaction. NEOPHOTONICS STOCKHOLDERS AND OTHER INVESTORS ARE ADVISED TO CAREFULLY READ THESE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN RESPECT OF THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, AS THOSE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

LUMENTUM AND NEOPHOTONICS URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

Investors and security holders will be able to obtain these materials (when they are available and filed) free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. Copies of documents filed with the SEC by Lumentum (when they become available) may be obtained free of charge on Lumentum’s website at www.lumentum.com or by contacting Lumentum’s Investor Relations Department at investor.relations@lumentum.com. Copies of documents filed with the SEC by NeoPhotonics (when they become available) may be obtained free of charge on NeoPhotonics’ website at https://ir.NeoPhotonics.com/ by contacting NeoPhotonics’ Investor Relations at ir@NeoPhotonics.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

The directors and executive officers of NeoPhotonics may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of NeoPhotonics in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the interests of these directors and executive officers in the transaction described herein will be included in the proxy statement described above. Additional information regarding NeoPhotonics’ directors and executive officers is also included in NeoPhotonics’ proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 16, 2021. These documents are available free of charge as described in the preceding paragraph.

©2021 NeoPhotonics Corporation. All rights reserved. NeoPhotonics and the red dot logo are trademarks of NeoPhotonics Corporation. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

NeoPhotonics Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

As of

 

Sep. 30, 2021

Dec. 31, 2020

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

76,578

 

$

95,117

 

Short-term investments

27,674

 

27,669

 

Restricted cash

495

 

489

 

Accounts receivable, net

57,901

 

45,232

 

Inventories

48,663

 

46,901

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

18,673

 

20,173

 

Total current assets

229,984

 

235,581

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

57,134

 

66,765

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

13,922

 

13,823

 

Purchased intangible assets, net

985

 

1,468

 

Goodwill

1,115

 

1,115

 

Other long-term assets

5,159

 

4,912

 

Total assets

$

308,299

 

$

323,664

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable

$

59,303

 

$

43,539

 

Short-term borrowing, net

14,822

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

3,015

 

3,232

 

Accrued and other current liabilities

24,983

 

42,053

 

Total current liabilities

102,123

 

88,824

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

26,570

 

30,327

 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

14,150

 

14,522

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

8,315

 

9,584

 

Total liabilities

151,158

 

143,257

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

Common stock

132

 

126

 

Additional paid-in capital

604,727

 

597,460

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,180

 

1,735

 

Accumulated deficit

(448,898

)

(418,914

)

Total stockholders’ equity

157,141

 

180,407

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

308,299

 

$

323,664

 

NeoPhotonics Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

 

Sep. 30, 2021

Jun. 30, 2021

Sep. 30, 2020

Sep. 30, 2021

Sep. 30, 2020

Revenue

$

83,742

 

$

65,010

 

$

102,398

 

$

209,677

 

$

302,970

 

Cost of goods sold (1)

59,968

 

55,135

 

77,994

 

162,689

 

215,338

 

Gross profit

23,774

 

9,875

 

24,404

 

46,988

 

87,632

 

Gross margin

28.4

%

15.2

%

23.8

%

22.4

%

28.9

%

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development (1)

13,875

 

15,410

 

15,276

 

42,383

 

40,849

 

Sales and marketing (1)

3,498

 

3,362

 

3,692

 

10,725

 

11,630

 

General and administrative (1)

7,719

 

7,398

 

7,758

 

22,411

 

23,350

 

Acquisition and asset sale related costs (recoveries)

28

 

(36

)

87

 

155

 

219

 

Restructuring charges (recoveries)

(12

)

22

 

141

 

10

 

141

 

Total operating expenses

25,108

 

26,156

 

26,954

 

75,684

 

76,189

 

Income (loss) from operations

(1,334

)

(16,281

)

(2,550

)

(28,696

)

11,443

 

Interest income

94

 

140

 

21

 

339

 

141

 

Interest expense

(207

)

(220

)

(263

)

(654

)

(942

)

Other income (expense), net

43

 

(880

)

(3,317

)

306

 

(2,314

)

Total interest and other expense, net

(70

)

(960

)

(3,559

)

(9

)

(3,115

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(1,404

)

(17,241

)

(6,109

)

(28,705

)

8,328

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

(456

)

(192

)

1,206

 

(1,279

)

(1,199

)

Net income (loss)

$

(1,860

)

$

(17,433

)

$

(4,903

)

$

(29,984

)

$

7,129

 

Basic net income (loss) per share

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.58

)

$

0.14

 

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.58

)

$

0.14

 

Weighted average shares used to compute basic net income (loss) per share

52,427

 

51,634

 

49,936

 

51,599

 

49,212

 

Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net income (loss) per share

52,427

 

51,634

 

49,936

 

51,599

 

51,411

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows for the periods presented:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

$

403

 

$

572

 

$

607

 

$

1,523

 

$

1,765

 

Research and development

565

 

744

 

748

 

2,171

 

2,505

 

Sales and marketing

353

 

261

 

565

 

1,168

 

1,833

 

General and administrative

873

 

763

 

853

 

2,949

 

2,975

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

$

2,194

 

$

2,340

 

$

2,773

 

$

7,811

 

$

9,078

 

NeoPhotonics Corporation

Reconciliation of Condensed Consolidated GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

 

Sep. 30, 2021

Jun. 30, 2021

Sep. 30, 2020

Sep. 30, 2021

Sep. 30, 2020

NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT:

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

$

23,774

 

$

9,875

 

$

24,404

 

$

46,988

 

$

87,632

 

Stock-based compensation expense

403

 

572

 

607

 

1,523

 

1,765

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

154

 

153

 

184

 

492

 

552

 

Depreciation of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up

2

 

3

 

(8

)

(1

)

(28

)

End-of-life related inventory write-down

 

3,257

 

4,435

 

2,680

 

4,435

 

Accelerated depreciation

173

 

157

 

4,120

 

504

 

4,120

 

Restructuring charges

78

 

113

 

706

 

191

 

706

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

24,584

 

$

14,130

 

$

34,448

 

$

52,377

 

$

99,182

 

Non-GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue

29.4

%

21.7

%

33.6

%

25.0

%

32.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-GAAP TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP total operating expenses

$

25,108

 

$

26,156

 

$

26,954

 

$

75,684

 

$

76,189

 

Stock-based compensation expense

(1,791

)

(1,768

)

(2,166

)

(6,288

)

(7,313

)

Depreciation of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up

(19

)

(21

)

(28

)

(65

)

(85

)

Acquisition and asset sale related costs (recoveries)

(28

)

36

 

(87

)

(155

)

(219

)

Restructuring charges (recoveries)

12

 

(22

)

(141

)

(10

)

(141

)

Non-GAAP total operating expenses

$

23,282

 

$

24,381

 

$

24,532

 

$

69,166

 

$

68,431

 

Non-GAAP total operating expenses as a % of revenue

27.8

%

37.5

%

24.0

%

33.0

%

22.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP income (loss) from operations

$

(1,334

)

$

(16,281

)

$

(2,550

)

$

(28,696

)

$

11,443

 

Stock-based compensation expense

2,194

 

2,340

 

2,773

 

7,811

 

9,078

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

154

 

153

 

184

 

492

 

552

 

Depreciation of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up

21

 

24

 

20

 

64

 

57

 

Acquisition and asset sale related costs (recoveries)

28

 

(36

)

87

 

155

 

219

 

End-of-life related inventory write-down

 

3,257

 

4,435

 

2,680

 

4,435

 

Accelerated depreciation

173

 

157

 

4,120

 

504

 

4,120

 

Restructuring charges

66

 

135

 

847

 

201

 

847

 

Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations

$

1,302

 

$

(10,251

)

$

9,916

 

$

(16,789

)

$

30,751

 

Non-GAAP operating margin as a % of revenue

1.6

%

(15.8

)%

9.7

%

(8.0

)%

10.1

%

NeoPhotonics Corporation

Reconciliation of Condensed Consolidated GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited) (Continued)

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

 

Sep. 30, 2021

Jun. 30, 2021

Sep. 30, 2020

Sep. 30, 2021

Sep. 30, 2020

NON-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS):

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net income (loss)

$

(1,860

)

$

(17,433

)

$

(4,903

)

$

(29,984

)

$

7,129

 

Stock-based compensation expense

2,194

 

2,340

 

2,773

 

7,811

 

9,078

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

154

 

153

 

184

 

492

 

552

 

Depreciation of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up

21

 

24

 

20

 

64

 

57

 

Acquisition and asset sale related costs (recoveries)

28

 

(36

)

87

 

155

 

219

 

End-of-life related inventory write-down

 

3,257

 

4,435

 

2,680

 

4,435

 

Accelerated depreciation

173

 

157

 

4,120

 

504

 

4,120

 

Restructuring charges

66

 

135

 

847

 

201

 

847

 

Income tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments

 

(17

)

(1,327

)

(19

)

(2,461

)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$

776

 

$

(11,420

)

$

6,236

 

$

(18,096

)

$

23,976

 

Non-GAAP net income (loss) as a % of revenue

0.9

%

(17.6

)%

6.1

%

(8.6

)%

7.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUSTED EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net income (loss)

$

(1,860

)

$

(17,433

)

$

(4,903

)

$

(29,984

)

$

7,129

 

Stock-based compensation expense

2,194

 

2,340

 

2,773

 

7,811

 

9,078

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

154

 

153

 

184

 

492

 

552

 

Depreciation of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up

21

 

24

 

20

 

64

 

57

 

Acquisition and asset sale related costs (recoveries)

28

 

(36

)

87

 

155

 

219

 

End-of-life related inventory write-down

 

3,257

 

4,435

 

2,680

 

4,435

 

Accelerated depreciation

173

 

157

 

4,120

 

504

 

4,120

 

Restructuring charges

66

 

135

 

847

 

201

 

847

 

Interest expense, net

113

 

80

 

242

 

315

 

801

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

456

 

191

 

(1,206

)

1,279

 

1,199

 

Depreciation expense

5,380

 

5,771

 

6,479

 

17,154

 

19,366

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

6,725

 

$

(5,361

)

$

13,078

 

$

671

 

$

47,803

 

Adjusted EBITDA as a % of revenue

8.0

%

(8.2

)%

12.8

%

0.3

%

15.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC AND DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP basic net income (loss) per share

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.58

)

$

0.14

 

GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.34

)

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.58

)

$

0.14

 

Non-GAAP basic net income (loss) per share

$

0.01

 

$

(0.22

)

$

0.12

 

$

(0.35

)

$

0.49

 

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.01

 

$

(0.22

)

$

0.11

 

$

(0.35

)

$

0.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHARES USED TO COMPUTE GAAP AND NON-GAAP BASIC NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

52,427

 

51,634

 

49,936

 

51,599

 

49,212

 

SHARES USED TO COMPUTE GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

52,427

 

51,634

 

49,936

 

51,599

 

51,411

 

SHARES USED TO COMPUTE NON-GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

55,971

 

51,634

 

54,385

 

51,599

 

53,730

 

 

NeoPhotonics Corporation
Beth Eby, Chief Financial Officer
+1-408-895-6086
ir@neophotonics.com

Sapphire Investor Relations, LLC
Erica Mannion, Investor Relations
+1-617-542-6180
ir@neophotonics.com

Source: NeoPhotonics Corporation