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NeoPhotonics Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
  • Achieved Record First Quarter Revenue of $81.4 million, 57% from 100G
  • Expanded Non-GAAP Gross Margin to 31.3%
  • Achieved Third Consecutive Quarter of Non-GAAP Profitability

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2015-- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

“We are very pleased with our first quarter results that clearly demonstrate our leadership in 100G product solutions and strong execution toward our goal of delivering sustained profitability,” said Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics Chairman and CEO. “We’ve delivered a third consecutive quarter of non-GAAP profitability and we’re particularly excited about the strengthening of our market position within the 100G market with our acquisition in January of the tunable laser products of EMCORE, which has enhanced our position as the market share leader for both 100G coherent receivers and 100G narrow line-width tunable lasers,” continued Mr. Jenks.

First Quarter Summary

  • Revenue was $81.4 million, up $13.2 million, or 19.4%, from the first quarter of 2014, and up $2.4 million, or 3.0%, from the prior quarter
  • Gross margin was 29.6%, up from 20.2% in the first quarter of 2014, and up from 28.7% in the prior quarter
  • Non-GAAP gross margin was 31.3%, up from 22.0% in the first quarter of 2014, and up from 30.3% in the prior quarter
  • Net income was $0.1 million, up from a loss of $12.6 million in the first quarter of 2014, and down from $1.6 million in the prior quarter
  • Non-GAAP net income was $4.2 million, up from a loss of $9.5 million in the first quarter of 2014, and down from $6.3 million in the prior quarter
  • Diluted earnings per share was slightly above positive earnings at $0.00, an improvement from a loss of $0.40 in the first quarter of 2014, and down from earnings of $0.05 in the prior quarter
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.13, up from a loss of $0.30 in the first quarter of 2014, and down from earnings of $0.19 in the prior quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $9.9 million, an improvement from a loss of $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, and down from $11.6 million in the prior quarter

At March 31, 2015, cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and restricted cash and investments, together totaled $74.3 million, up $10.0 million from $64.3 million at December 31, 2014. Restricted cash and investments at March 31, 2015 was $4.0 million, down from $21.3 million at December 31, 2014.

Outlook for the Quarter Ending June 30, 2015

The Company’s expectations for the second quarter 2015 are:

  • Revenue in the range of $83 million to $89 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 28% to 32%
  • Diluted net income / loss per share in the range of a 1 cent loss to 8 cents of earnings, and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of 9 cents to earnings of 18 cents

The Non-GAAP outlook for the second quarter of 2015 excludes the expected amortization of intangibles and other assets of approximately $2.0 million and the anticipated impact of stock-based compensation of approximately $1.8 million, of which $0.2 million is estimated for cost of goods sold.

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

The Company’s Non-GAAP and Adjusted EBITDA measures exclude certain GAAP financial measures, and 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 host a conference call today, May 7, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Jenks, and Chief Financial Officer, Ray Wallin, will present an overview of the first quarter 2015 financial results, discuss current business conditions, and respond to questions. The call will be available, live, to interested parties by dialing +1 888-427-9419. For international callers, please dial +1 719-325-2429. The Conference ID number is 6595063. A live webcast will also be available in the Investors Relations section of NeoPhotonics website at: www.neophotonics.com.

A replay of the webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 30 calendar days.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The Company’s products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.

© 2015 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.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements about the following topics: future financial results, the Company’s market position and industry trends. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as: possible reduction in or volatility of customer orders or delays in shipments of products to customers; timing of customer drawdowns of vendor-managed inventory; possible disruptions in the supply chain or in demand for the Company’s products due to industry developments; the ability of the Company's vendors and subcontractors to supply or manufacture the Company's products in a timely manner; economic conditions or natural disasters; volatility in utilization of manufacturing operations, supporting utility services and other manufacturing costs; reductions in the Company’s rate of new design wins, and/or the rate at which design wins go into production, and the rate of customer acceptance of new product introductions; the Company’s reliance on a small number of customers for a substantial portion of its revenues; potential pricing pressure that may arise from changing supply or demand conditions in the industry; the impact of any previous or future acquisitions; challenges involving integration of acquired businesses and utilization of acquired technology, including the recent acquisition of EMCORE’s tunable laser product line; market adoption, revenue growth and margins of acquired products; changes in demand for the Company's products; the impact of competitive products and pricing and alternative technological advances; the accuracy of estimates used to prepare the Company's financial statements and forecasts; the timely and successful development and market acceptance of new products and upgrades to existing products; the difficulty of predicting future cash needs; the nature of other investment opportunities available to the Company from time to time; the Company’s operating cash flow; changes in economic and industry projections; a decline in general conditions in the telecommunications equipment industry or the world economy generally; and the effects of seasonality. For further discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the documents the Company files with the SEC from time to time, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company disclaims any duty to update such statements.

 
 
NeoPhotonics Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                         
 
As of
Mar. 31,

2015

Dec. 31,

2014

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 62,002 $ 43,035
Short-term investments 8,296 -
Restricted cash and investments 4,006 5,504
Accounts receivable, net 85,803 77,597
Inventories, net 64,729 57,347
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   14,088     15,540  
Total current assets 238,924 199,023
Property, plant and equipment, net 61,853 57,657
Restricted cash and investments, non-current - 15,750
Purchased intangible assets, net 13,787 10,263
Goodwill 1,141 -
Other long-term assets   2,145     3,591  
Total assets $ 317,850   $ 286,284  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 55,664 $ 48,949
Notes payable and short-term borrowing 22,921 22,771
Current portion of long-term debt 16,138 2,445
Accrued and other current liabilities   23,927     22,728  
Total current liabilities 118,650 96,893
Long-term debt, net of current portion 27,115 20,891
Deferred income tax liabilities 1,823 1,818
Other noncurrent liabilities   7,627     7,226  
Total liabilities   155,215     126,828  
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 82 82
Additional paid-in capital 458,583 456,189
Accumulated other comprehensive income 6,011 5,326
Accumulated deficit   (302,041 )   (302,141 )
Total stockholders' equity   162,635     159,456  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 317,850   $ 286,284  
                     
 
NeoPhotonics Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)
         
 
Three Months Ended
Mar. 31,

2015

  Dec. 31,

2014

  Mar. 31,

2014

 
Revenue $ 81,384 $ 78,982 $ 68,168
Cost of goods sold (1)   57,331     56,296     54,368  
Gross profit 24,053 22,686 13,800
Gross margin 29.6 % 28.7 % 20.2 %
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 10,482 9,976 12,056
Sales and marketing (1) 3,744 3,668 3,411
General and administrative (1) 8,196 7,671 8,987
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 449 366 379
Acquisition-related costs 140 622 -
Restructuring charges 6 158 -
Asset impairment charge - 1,130 -
Escrow settlement gain   -     (1,027 )   -  
Total operating expenses   23,017     22,564     24,833  
Income (loss) from operations   1,036     122     (11,033 )
 
Interest income 30 34 65
Interest expense (506 ) (332 ) (251 )
Other income, net   (46 )   2,519     (607 )
 
Total interest and other income, net   (522 )   2,221     (793 )
 
Income (loss) before income taxes 514 2,343 (11,826 )
Provision for income taxes   (414 )   (758 )   (762 )
Net income (loss) $ 100   $ 1,585   $ (12,588 )
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.00   $ 0.05   $ (0.40 )
 
Weighted averages shares used to compute basic net income (loss) per share   32,780     32,640     31,610  

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

  33,031     32,710     31,610  
 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows for the periods presented:
Cost of goods sold $ 370 $ 160 $ 330
Research and development 493 557 707
Sales and marketing 453 554 373
General and administrative   740     758     491  
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 2,056   $ 2,029   $ 1,901  
                         
 
NeoPhotonics Corporation
Reconciliation of Consolidated GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended
Mar. 31,

2015

  Dec. 31,

2014

  Mar. 31,

2014

 
NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT:
GAAP gross profit $ 24,053 $ 22,686 $ 13,800
Stock-based compensation expense 370 160 330
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 839 696 714
Amortization of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up 172 289 122
Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up 78 - -
Restructuring charges   -     132     -  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 25,512   $ 23,963   $ 14,966  
Non-GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue 31.3 % 30.3 % 22.0 %
 
NON-GAAP TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES:
GAAP Total operating expenses $ 23,017 $ 22,564 $ 24,833
Stock-based compensation expense (1,686 ) (1,869 ) (1,571 )
Amortization of purchased intangible assets (449 ) (366 ) (379 )
Amortization of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up (290 ) (272 ) (97 )
Litigation (278 ) - -
Acquisition-related costs (140 ) (622 ) 7
Restructuring charges (6 ) (158 ) -
Asset Impairment charges - (1,130 ) -
Escrow settlement gain - 1,027 -
     
Non-GAAP total operating expenses $ 20,168   $ 19,174   $ 22,793  
Non-GAAP total operating expenses as a % of revenue 24.8 % 24.3 % 33.4 %
 
NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 1,036 $ 122 $ (11,033 )
Stock-based compensation expense 2,056 2,029 1,901
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,288 1,063 1,093
Amortization of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up 462 560 219
Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up 78 - -
Litigation 278 - -
Acquisition-related costs 140 622 (7 )
Restructuring charges 6 290 -
Asset Impairment charges - 1,130 -
Escrow settlement gain - (1,027 ) -
     
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) $ 5,344   $ 4,789   $ (7,827 )
Non-GAAP operating margin as a % of revenue 6.6 % 6.1 % -11.5 %
 
NON-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS):
GAAP net income (loss) $ 100 $ 1,585 $ (12,588 )
Stock-based compensation expense 2,056 2,029 1,901
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,288 1,063 1,093
Amortization of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up 462 560 219
Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up 78 - -
Litigation 278 - -
Acquisition-related costs 140 622 (7 )
Restructuring charges 6 290 -
Asset Impairment charges - 1,130 -
Escrow settlement gain - (1,027 ) -
Fair value adjustment to contingent consideration - - -
Income tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments   (249 )   85     (124 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 4,159   $ 6,337   $ (9,506 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) as a % of revenue 5.1 % 8.0 % -13.9 %
 
ADJUSTED EBITDA:
GAAP net income (loss) $ 100 $ 1,585 $ (12,588 )
Stock-based compensation expense 2,056 2,029 1,901
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,288 1,063 1,093
Amortization of acquisition-related fixed asset step-up 462 560 219
Amortization of acquisition-related inventory step-up 78 - -
Litigation 278 - -
Acquisition-related costs 140 622 (7 )
Restructuring charges 6 290 -
Asset Impairment charges - 1,130 -
Escrow settlement gain - (1,027 ) -
Interest expense, net 476 298 186
Provision for income taxes 414 758 762
Depreciation expense   4,556     4,277     4,216  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 9,854   $ 11,585   $ (4,218 )
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of revenue 12.1 % 14.7 % -6.2 %
 
BASIC AND DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:
GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.00   $ 0.05   $ (0.40 )
Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.13   $ 0.19   $ (0.30 )
 
SHARES USED TO COMPUTE GAAP AND NON-GAAP BASIC NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE   32,780     32,640     31,610  
SHARES USED TO COMPUTE GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE   33,031     32,710     31,610  
SHARES USED TO COMPUTE NON-GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE   33,240     32,821     31,610  
 

Source: NeoPhotonics Corporation

NeoPhotonics Corporation
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