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Cray Inc.

May 03, 2016 16:05 ET

Cray Inc. Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

All figures in this release are based on U.S. GAAP unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables in this press release.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2016 was $105.5 million, which compares with $79.6 million in the first quarter of 2015. Net loss for the first quarter of 2016 was $5.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $9.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net loss was $5.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $10.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share for the same period of 2015.

Overall gross profit margin for the first quarter of 2016 was 38%, compared to 30% for the first quarter of 2015. Total non-GAAP gross profit margin percentage for the first quarter of 2016 was consistent with the GAAP result for the same period.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were $49.2 million, compared to $40.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were $46.3 million, compared to $37.8 million for the first quarter of 2015.

As of March 31, 2016, cash, investments and restricted cash totaled $320 million. Working capital increased to $418 million compared to $415 million at the end of 2015.

"We are off to a good start to our year," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "We completed several large installations during the first quarter including at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Our momentum in the global weather forecasting market also continued as we completed acceptances at Australia's Bureau of Meteorology, and the U.K.'s Met Office; and Germany's National Meteorological Service recently chose to substantially upgrade its Cray systems. With major refreshes in each of our product lines expected in 2016 and more contracts yet to secure in the coming quarters, we have a lot of work left to do in order to achieve our outlook for the year. That being said, I'm pleased with the progress we have made to date as we drive to continue to grow our business."

Outlook
For 2016, a wide range of results remains possible for each remaining quarter and the year.

While the Company continues to expect revenue to be in the range of $825 million for the year, there is an increased level of risk to achieving this target. This increased risk is driven by the Company's reliance on key third-party components, some of which have already been delayed, and the level and timing of new orders. Revenue is expected to be in the range of $100 million for the second quarter and the fourth quarter is anticipated to be about 60% of total revenue for the year. Non-GAAP gross margin for the year is expected to be in the range of 33%. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the year are anticipated to be about $205 million. Based on this outlook, the Company expects to improve its GAAP and non-GAAP operating profit margins for 2016 as compared to 2015.

Cray's 2016 effective non-GAAP tax rate is expected to be about 10%.

Actual results for any future periods are subject to large fluctuations given the nature of Cray's business.

Recent Highlights

  • In April, Cray announced that Germany's National Meteorological Service (DWD) selected to upgrade and expand its Cray XC supercomputers and Sonexion storage systems. DWD is one of the world's premier numerical weather prediction centers and the upgraded Cray systems will allow it to continue to improve its highly-complex models for providing more accurate weather forecasts for a wide array of weather responsibilities.
  • In April, in order to support its long-term growth, Cray announced it had signed a lease to be the new anchor tenant at The Offices @ Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Under the terms of the agreement, Cray will lease approximately 87,500 square feet of new office space in the top four floors of the 10-story building. Additionally, Cray has options to expand further in the building if necessary.
  • In April, Brian Turner joined Cray's Board of Directors. Mr. Turner previously served as the chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc. (now known as Outerwall Inc.), and held financial leadership positions at RealNetworks, Inc., BSquare Corporation, and Radisys Corporation. He currently also sits on the boards of directors for a number of companies, including MicroVision, Inc., a publicly-traded technology company.
  • In February, Cray appointed Fred Kohout to the position of chief marketing officer. Mr. Kohout brings more than 25 years of marketing experience, including with EMC and Sun Microsystems. He will be responsible for leading Cray's global marketing efforts, and will oversee the development and execution of the Company's strategic marketing programs, business development initiatives and partnerships.
  • In March, NBC News highlighted the use of Cray supercomputers to run predictive weather models at the U.S. National Weather Service and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

Conference Call Information
Cray will host a conference call today, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss its first quarter ended March 31, 2016 financial results. To access the call, please dial into the conference at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the call at (855) 894-4205. International callers should dial (765) 889-6838 and use the conference ID #1144079. To listen to the audio webcast, go to the Investors section of the Cray website at www.cray.com/company/investors.

If you are unable to attend the live conference call, an audio webcast replay will be available in the Investors section of the Cray website for 180 days. A telephonic replay of the call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056, international callers dial (404) 537-3406, and entering the conference ID #1144079. The conference call replay will be available for 72 hours, beginning at 4:45 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains "non-GAAP financial measures" under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A reconciliation of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to non-GAAP results is included in the financial tables included in this press release. Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures that we have set forth provide additional insight for analysts and investors and facilitate an evaluation of Cray's financial and operational performance that is consistent with the manner in which management evaluates Cray's financial performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, as they exclude the financial impact of transactions necessary or advisable for the conduct of Cray's business, such as the granting of equity compensation awards, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Hence, to compensate for these limitations, management does not review these non-GAAP financial metrics in isolation from its GAAP results, nor should investors. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements, and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with, or disclosures required by GAAP. These measures are adjusted as described in the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP numbers at the end of this release, but these adjustments should not be construed as an inference that all of these adjustments or costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this non-GAAP information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in Cray's SEC filings.

Additionally, we have not quantitatively reconciled the non-GAAP guidance measures disclosed under "Outlook" to their corresponding GAAP measures because we do not provide specific guidance for the various reconciling items such as stock-based compensation, adjustments to the provision for income taxes, amortization of intangibles, costs related to acquisitions, purchase accounting adjustments, and gain on significant asset sales, as certain items that impact these measures have not occurred, are out of our control or cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, reconciliations to the non-GAAP guidance measures are not available without unreasonable effort. Please note that the unavailable reconciling items could significantly impact our financial results.

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but not limited to, statements related to Cray's financial guidance and expected operating results and its product development, sales and delivery plans. These statements involve current expectations, forecasts of future events and other statements that are not historical facts. Inaccurate assumptions as well as known and unknown risks and uncertainties can affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements and cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect actual future events or results include, but are not limited to, the risk that Cray does not achieve the operational or financial results that it expects, the risk that planned future third-party processors and other components, some of which are already delayed from when originally expected, are not available with the performance expected or when needed to complete 2016 deliveries and acceptances, the risk that Cray will not be able to secure orders for Cray products to be accepted in 2016 when or at the levels expected, the risk that the systems ordered by customers are not delivered when expected, do not perform as expected once delivered or have technical issues that must be corrected before acceptance, the risk that the acceptance process for delivered systems is not completed, or customer acceptances are not received, when expected or at all, the risk that Cray's big data products, including storage, are not as successful as expected, the risk that Cray is not able to successfully complete its planned product development efforts, particularly the incorporation of new third-party processors into its products, in a timely fashion or at all, the risk that Cray is not able to achieve anticipated gross margin or expense levels, the risk that Cray systems at customer sites develop issues with third party components, as has been identified at one customer currently, or with Cray components, and the cost to Cray to repair or otherwise address is material, and such other risks as identified in Cray's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2016, and from time to time in other reports filed by Cray with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not rely unduly on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this release. Cray undertakes no duty to publicly announce or report revisions to these statements as new information becomes available that may change Cray's expectations.

CRAY, the stylized CRAY mark and SONEXION are registered trademarks of Cray Inc. in the United States and other countries, and the XC family of supercomputers is a trademark of Cray Inc.

   
CRAY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)  
   
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    2016     2015  
Revenue:                
  Product   $ 71,410     $ 52,741  
  Service     34,139       26,903  
    Total revenue     105,549       79,644  
Cost of revenue:                
  Cost of product revenue     46,178       40,756  
  Cost of service revenue     19,409       14,852  
    Total cost of revenue     65,587       55,608  
      Gross profit     39,962       24,036  
Operating expenses:                
  Research and development, net     25,840       22,187  
  Sales and marketing     16,001       12,552  
  General and administrative     7,338       6,140  
    Total operating expenses     49,179       40,879  
      Loss from operations     (9,217 )     (16,843 )
Other income (expense), net     (436 )     744  
Interest income, net     584       364  
      Loss before income taxes     (9,069 )     (15,735 )
Income tax benefit     4,056       6,341  
      Net loss   $ (5,013 )   $ (9,394 )
    Basic net loss per common share   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.24 )
    Diluted net loss per common share   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.24 )
    Basic weighted average shares outstanding     39,651       39,003  
    Diluted weighted average shares outstanding     39,651       39,003  
                     
                     
                     
CRAY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(Unaudited and in thousands, except share amounts)  
   
    March 31,
 2016
    December 31,
 2015
 
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 294,030     $ 266,660  
  Restricted cash     --       1,651  
  Short-term investments     24,813       14,925  
  Accounts and other receivables, net     60,482       124,719  
  Inventory     121,661       113,655  
  Deferred tax assets     43,425       38,628  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     24,547       21,048  
    Total current assets     568,958       581,286  
                 
Long-term restricted cash     1,655       1,655  
Long-term investment in sales-type lease, net     15,377       18,317  
Property and equipment, net     30,800       31,079  
Service spares, net     2,802       3,090  
Goodwill     14,182       14,182  
Intangible assets other than goodwill, net     2,307       2,525  
Deferred tax assets     42,314       26,016  
Other non-current assets     10,883       16,025  
    TOTAL ASSETS   $ 689,278     $ 694,175  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 45,931     $ 27,837  
  Accrued payroll and related expenses     6,954       27,452  
  Other accrued liabilities     13,965       24,079  
  Deferred revenue     83,676       86,731  
    Total current liabilities     150,526       166,099  
                 
Long-term deferred revenue     27,573       33,306  
Other non-current liabilities     2,764       2,260  
    TOTAL LIABILITIES     180,863       201,665  
                 
Shareholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock -- Authorized and undesignated, 5,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding     --       --  
  Common stock and additional paid-in capital, par value $.01 per share -- Authorized, 75,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 40,769,403 and 40,693,707 shares, respectively     614,784       610,279  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     7,504       7,642  
  Accumulated deficit     (113,873 )     (125,411 )
    TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     508,415       492,510  
    TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 689,278     $ 694,175  
                     
                     
                     
CRAY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Selected U.S. GAAP Measures to non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited; in millions, except EPS)
 
        Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
        Net Loss     Diluted EPS     Operating Loss     Gross Profit   Operating Expenses
GAAP       $ (5.0 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (9.2 )   $ 40.0   $ 49.2
                                         
Share-based compensation   (1)     2.9               2.9       0.2     2.7
Purchase accounting adjustments   (2)     0.1               0.1       0.1     --
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles   (2)     0.2               0.2       --     0.2
Items impacting tax provision   (3)     (3.5 )                            
Total reconciling items       $ (0.3 )   $ --     $ 3.2     $ 0.3   $ 2.9
                                         
Non-GAAP       $ (5.3 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (6.0 )   $ 40.3   $ 46.3
                                         
                                         
        Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
        Net Loss     Diluted EPS     Operating Loss     Gross Profit   Operating Expenses
GAAP       $ (9.4 )   $ (0.24 )   $ (16.8 )   $ 24.0   $ 40.9
                                         
Share-based compensation   (1)     3.2               3.2       0.2     3.0
Purchase accounting adjustments   (2)     0.2               0.2       0.2     --
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles   (2)     0.6               0.6       0.5     0.1
Items impacting tax provision   (3)     (5.5 )                            
Total reconciling items       $ (1.5 )   $ (0.04 )   $ 4.0     $ 0.9   $ 3.1
                                         
Non-GAAP       $ (10.9 )   $ (0.28 )   $ (12.8 )   $ 24.9   $ 37.8
                                         
Notes                                        
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges
(3) Adjustments associated with the tax impact on reconciling items, benefits related to Cray's net operating loss carryforwards and changes in Cray's valuation allowance held against deferred tax assets
 
 
 
CRAY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Reconciliation of Selected U.S. GAAP Measures to non-GAAP Measures  
(Unaudited; in millions, except percentages)  
   
        Three Months Ended March 31, 2016  
        Product     Service     Total  
        Gross Profit   Gross Margin     Gross Profit   Gross Margin     Gross Profit   Gross Margin  
GAAP       $ 25.3   35 %   $ 14.7   43 %   $ 40.0   38 %
                                         
Share-based compensation   (1)     0.1           0.1           0.2      
Purchase accounting adjustments   (2)     0.1           --           0.1      
Total reconciling items       $ 0.2   1 %   $ 0.1   -- %   $ 0.3   -- %
                                         
Non-GAAP       $ 25.5   36 %   $ 14.8   43 %   $ 40.3   38 %
                                         
                                         
        Three Months Ended March 31, 2015  
        Product     Service     Total  
        Gross Profit   Gross Margin     Gross Profit   Gross Margin     Gross Profit   Gross Margin  
GAAP       $ 12.0   23 %   $ 12.0   45 %   $ 24.0   30 %
                                         
Share-based compensation   (1)     0.1           0.1           0.2      
Purchase accounting adjustments   (2)     0.2                       0.2      
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles   (2)     0.5                       0.5      
Total reconciling items       $ 0.8   1 %   $ 0.1   -- %   $ 0.9   1 %
                                         
Non-GAAP       $ 12.8   24 %   $ 12.1   45 %   $ 24.9   31 %
                                         
Notes                                        
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation  
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges  
   
   
   
CRAY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Net Loss  
(Unaudited; in millions except per share amounts and percentages)  
   
        Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
        2016     2015  
GAAP Net Loss       $ (5.0 )   $ (9.4 )
                     
Non-GAAP adjustments impacting gross profit:                    
  Share-based compensation   (1)     0.2       0.2  
  Purchase accounting adjustments   (2)     0.1       0.2  
  Amortization of acquired and other intangibles   (2)     --       0.5  
Total adjustments impacting gross profit         0.3       0.9  
                     
Non-GAAP gross margin percentage         38 %     31 %
                     
Non-GAAP adjustments impacting operating expenses:                    
  Share-based compensation   (1)     2.7       3.0  
  Amortization of acquired and other intangibles   (2)     0.2       0.1  
Total adjustments impacting operating expenses         2.9       3.1  
                     
Items impacting tax provision   (3)     (3.5 )     (5.5 )
Non-GAAP Net Loss       $ (5.3 )   $ (10.9 )
                     
Non-GAAP Diluted Net Loss per common share       $ (0.13 )   $ (0.28 )
                     
Diluted weighted average shares         39.7       39.0  
                     
Notes                    
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation  
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges  
(3) Adjustments associated with the tax impact on reconciling items, benefits related to Cray's net operating loss carryforwards and changes in Cray's valuation allowance held against deferred tax assets  
   

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