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Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2018

PETALUMA, Calif., July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced today financial results for the second quarter of 2018, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman. Highlights for the quarter included:

  • Revenue of $75.9 million, including a $2.0 million milestone payment from a partner on IQ 8
  • IQ 7 shipments at 22% of all microinverters
  • GAAP gross margin of 29.9%; non-GAAP gross margin of 30.5%
  • GAAP operating loss of $0.6 million; non-GAAP operating income of $4.1 million
  • GAAP EPS of $(0.04); non-GAAP EPS of $0.02
  • Ending cash balance of $58.5 million

Revenue and earnings for the second quarter are given below, compared with those of the prior quarter and the year ago quarter:

(In thousands, except per share data)

 GAAP
 Non-GAAP
 Q2 2018
 Q1 2018
 Q2 2017
 Q2 2018
 Q1 2018
 Q2 2017
Revenue$75,896 $69,972 $74,704 $75,896 $69,972 $74,704
Gross margin 29.9%  26.2%  18.1%  30.5%  26.5%  18.4%
Operating income (loss)$(558) $(2,475) $(9,247) $4,133 $861 $(4,017)
Net income (loss)$(3,738) $(5,128) $(12,093) $1,550 $(1,255) $(6,632)
Basic EPS$(0.04) $(0.06) $(0.14) $0.02 $(0.01) $(0.08)

Our second quarter revenue was $75.9 million, an increase of 8% sequentially from $70.0 million, and an increase of 2% year-over-year. We shipped 203 megawatts DC, or 675,000 microinverters. Our non-GAAP gross margin was 30.5%, an increase of 400 basis points from 26.5% in the prior quarter. The increase was primarily due to pricing management, supply chain optimization, transition to IQ 7, and the IQ 8 milestone payment. Our non-GAAP operating expenses were $19.0 million, an increase of 7% compared to the prior quarter. We are very pleased to report non-GAAP operating income of $4.1 million, our third consecutive quarter of non-GAAP operating income. Non-GAAP net income was $1.6 million, which resulted in basic non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.02.

We exited the quarter with $58.5 million in cash. Inventory was $17.5 million in the second quarter, at the lowest point since 2014, compared to $18.5 million in the first quarter and $20.8 million in the second quarter of 2017.

In summary, we are pleased with our continued progress towards our 30-20-10 target operating model, which we expect to achieve in the fourth quarter of 2018.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

+ Enphase announced a definitive agreement to acquire SunPower's microinverter business for $25 million in cash and 7.5 million shares of Enphase common stock. Enphase will become the exclusive microinverter supplier for SunPower’s residential business in the U.S. Enphase’s IQ 7XS microinverter offers 97.5% CEC efficiency and was designed specifically for SunPower's X Series 96-cell PV modules with peak AC output power of 320W and a Maximum Power Point (MPP) tracking range of 53-64V. We are on track to close at the end of the third quarter of 2018 subject to product qualification and other closing conditions under the definitive asset purchase agreement.

+ Enphase announced it started shipping its IQ 7X microinverters to solar distributors in the U.S. The Enphase IQ 7X Micro™ is the highest power and highest efficiency variant of the seventh-generation IQ family of microinverters. The Enphase IQ 7X Micro is ideal for integration into AC Modules (ACMs).

+ Enphase announced the introduction of IQ 7 in Europe during the second quarter at the Intersolar Europe tradeshow. This introduction represented Enphase's entry into the German and Austrian solar markets, while expanding its presence in other solar markets such as France, Benelux, UK, and Switzerland.

 + Enphase introduced IQ 7 in Australia and New Zealand during the second quarter. IQ 7 microinverters offer state-of-the-art power performance, are lightweight (1.08 kg) and offer a compact form factor (212 mm x 175 mm x 30 mm). With 96.5% efficiency, IQ 7 microinverters produce up to 23% more power at nearly half the weight of Enphase's fifth-generation S-series microinverters, which they replace in Australia and New Zealand.

+ On July 19, 2018, Enphase announced the addition of ‘Service-on-the-Go’ for the Enlighten Manager, which provides detailed diagnostic capabilities, as well as fleet management tools, and the Installer Tool Kit platforms. As part of the Enphase customer experience initiative, Service-on-the-Go enables a solar installer to request a return and quickly activate a new microinverter in an existing system from the field using a smartphone or computer, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

+ On July 24, 2018 Enphase announced that Momentum Solar, one of the fastest growing home solar service providers in the U.S., chose Enphase to be its exclusive inverter supplier. Enphase’s seventh-generation IQ microinverters will be interoperable with Enphase Ensemble™, a technology that will enable new grid-agnostic solar use cases in eighth-generation Enphase microinverters and enhance Momentum Solar’s ability to bring grid-agnostic solar to eligible homeowners.

THIRD QUARTER 2018 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

For the third quarter of 2018, Enphase estimates both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results as follows:

  • Revenue to be within a range of $76 million to $82 million
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 30% to 33%
  • Non-GAAP operating expense to be within a range of $18.0 million to $19.0 million
  • GAAP operating expense to be within a range of $22.0 million to $23.0 million, including an estimated $4.0 million of stock-based compensation expense.

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. To view a description of non-GAAP financial measures used and the non-GAAP reconciliation schedule for the periods presented click here.

Conference Call Information

Enphase Energy will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2018 results and third quarter 2018 business outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time).  The call is open to the public by dialing (877) 644-1284; participant passcode 8696758.  A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company's website at investor.enphase.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for 30 days. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (855) 859-2056; participant pass code 8696758, beginning approximately one hour after the call.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to Enphase Energy’s expected future financial performance, and the expected timing of product introductions. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Enphase Energy’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including those risks described in more detail in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Enphase Energy undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.

A copy of this press release can be found on the investor relations page of Enphase Energy's website at investor.enphase.com.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world’s only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped approximately 18 million microinverters, and more than 780,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in over 120 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com.

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.

Contact:

Christina Carrabino
Enphase Energy, Inc.
Investor Relations
[email protected] 
+1-707-763-4784 x7294


ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
Net revenues$75,896  $74,704  $145,868  $129,455 
Cost of revenues53,195  61,157  104,851  108,861 
Gross profit22,701  13,547  41,017  20,594 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development9,462  7,947  17,082  17,552 
Sales and marketing6,828  6,274  13,055  12,732 
General and administrative6,969  4,964  13,913  10,797 
Restructuring charges  3,609    10,856 
Total operating expenses23,259  22,794  44,050  51,937 
Loss from operations(558) (9,247) (3,033) (31,343)
Other expense, net:       
Interest expense(2,269) (2,080) (4,562) (4,219)
Other income (expense)(572) 88  (698) 1,148 
Total other expense, net(2,841) (1,992) (5,260) (3,071)
Loss before income taxes(3,399) (11,239) (8,293) (34,414)
Provision for income taxes(339) (854) (573) (984)
Net loss$(3,738) $(12,093) $(8,866) $(35,398)
Net loss per share:       
Basic and diluted$(0.04) $(0.14) $(0.09) $(0.44)
Shares used in per share calculation:       
Basic and diluted97,321  84,434  94,026  80,542 


ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 June 30,
 2018
 December 31,
 2017
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$58,471  $29,144 
Accounts receivable58,696  65,346 
Inventory17,471  25,999 
Prepaid expenses and other20,741  9,957 
Total current assets155,379  130,446 
Property and equipment, net23,100  26,483 
Goodwill3,664  3,664 
Intangibles, net363  515 
Other assets36,030  8,039 
Total assets$218,536  $169,147 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$21,895  $28,747 
Accrued liabilities39,370  29,874 
Deferred revenues34,954  15,691 
Debt, current18,429  17,429 
Total current liabilities114,648  91,741 
Long-term liabilities:   
Deferred revenues, noncurrent75,107  29,941 
Warranty obligations, noncurrent23,367  22,389 
Other liabilities1,970  1,880 
Debt, noncurrent33,559  32,322 
Total liabilities248,651  178,273 
Total stockholders’ deficit(30,115) (9,126)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit$218,536  $169,147 
        


ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Six Months Ended June 30,
 2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net loss$(8,866) $(35,398)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization4,469  4,583 
Provision for doubtful accounts753  707 
Asset impairment and restructuring  1,765 
Amortization of debt issuance costs1,133  1,063 
Stock-based compensation5,860  3,550 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable5,897  3,910 
Inventory8,528  11,121 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(1,551) (5,338)
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities(3,817) (14,107)
Warranty obligations1,826  199 
Deferred revenues(6,791) 3,620 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities7,441  (24,325)
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment(1,475) (3,515)
Net cash used in investing activities(1,475) (3,515)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs19,923  26,425 
Proceeds from debt5,580  24,240 
Principal payments on term debt(3,129)  
Payments under revolving credit facility  (10,100)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans1,370  170 
Net cash provided by financing activities23,744  40,735 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash(383) 294 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents29,327  13,189 
Cash and cash equivalents—Beginning of period29,144  17,764 
Cash and cash equivalents—End of period$58,471  $30,953 
        


ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Gross profit (GAAP) $22,701  $13,547  $41,017  $20,594 
Stock-based compensation 417  211  615  449 
Gross profit (Non-GAAP) $23,118  $13,758  $41,632  $21,043 
         
Gross margin (GAAP) 29.9% 18.1% 28.1% 15.9%
Stock-based compensation 0.6% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Gross margin (Non-GAAP) 30.5% 18.4% 28.5% 16.3%
         
Operating expenses (GAAP) $23,259  $22,794  $44,050  $51,937 
Stock-based compensation(1) (3,871) (1,410) (5,245) (3,101)
Restructuring charges   (3,609)   (10,856)
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter     (1,765)  
Acquisition related expenses (403)   (403)  
Operating expenses (Non-GAAP) $18,985  $17,775  $36,637  $37,980 
         
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:        
Research and development $1,149  $636  $1,767  $1,387 
Sales and marketing 997  285  1,358  663 
General and administrative 1,725  489  2,120  1,051 
Total $3,871  $1,410  $5,245  $3,101 
         
Loss from operations (GAAP) $(558) $(9,247) $(3,033) $(31,343)
Stock-based compensation 4,288  1,621  5,860  3,550 
Restructuring charges   3,609    10,856 
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter     1,765   
Acquisition related expenses 403    403   
Income (loss) from operations (Non-GAAP) $4,133  $(4,017) $4,995  $(16,937)
         
Net loss (GAAP) $(3,738) $(12,093) $(8,866) $(35,398)
Stock-based compensation 4,288  1,621  5,860  3,550 
Restructuring, asset impairments and other charges   3,609    10,856 
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter     1,765   
Acquisition related expenses 403    403   
Non-cash interest expense 597  231  1,132  743 
Net income (loss) (Non-GAAP) $1,550  $(6,632) $294  $(20,249)
         
Net loss per share (GAAP) $(0.04) $(0.14) $(0.09) $(0.44)
Stock-based compensation 0.04  0.02  0.06  0.04 
Restructuring, asset impairments and other charges   0.04    0.14 
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter     0.02   
Non-cash interest expense        
Income tax effect on acquisition/divestiture 0.01    0.01  0.01 
Net income (loss) per share (Non-GAAP) $0.02  $(0.08) $0.00  $(0.25)
         
Shares used in per share calculation GAAP and Non-GAAP 97,321  84,434  94,026  80,542 
             

 

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