SOURCE: Inphi Corporation

Inphi Corporation

April 28, 2016 16:05 ET

Inphi Corporation Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

Reports 12% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth and 17% Year-Over-Year Non-GAAP EPS Growth

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 28, 2016) - Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Revenue in the first quarter of 2016 was a record $66.5 million on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, up 3.3% sequentially from $64.4 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2015 and up 12% year-over-year, compared with $59.2 million in the first quarter of 2015. 

Gross margin under GAAP in the first quarter of 2016 was 63.5%, compared with 50.6% in the first quarter of 2015. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to higher product cost in the first quarter of 2015 as a result of higher inventory fair value step-up related to the acquired Cortina inventories sold during the first quarter of 2015.

GAAP income from operations in the first quarter of 2016 was $2.5 million or 3.8% of revenue, compared to a GAAP loss from operations in the first quarter of 2015 of $5.5 million or (9.3%) of revenue.

GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share, compared with GAAP net loss of $9.7 million, or ($0.26) per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2015.

Inphi reports revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, net income (loss), and earnings per share in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, net income, earnings per share, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations, is included in the financial statements portion of this news release.

Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis in the first quarter of 2016 increased to 68.8%, compared with 66.6% in the first quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP income from operations in the first quarter of 2016 was $13.7 million, or 20.6% of revenue, compared with $11.2 million, or 18.7% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2016 was $11.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted common share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $9.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share in the first quarter of 2015.

"We are delighted to report another strong quarter in Q1 and pleased to be forecasting continued growth in Q2," said Ford Tamer president and CEO of Inphi Corporation. "We introduced several new products at March's Optical Fiber Conference this year and we are excited about their potential. We are working hard to get all of these new product offerings into production by the end of the year. Reflecting the market's growing interest in high speed optical communication, we are confident that we have the right team, delivering the right products to leverage this growing market opportunity in the quarters to come," he said.

Business Outlook
The following statements are based on the Company's current expectations for the second quarter of 2016. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. A reconciliation between the GAAP and Non GAAP outlook is included in the back of the press release.

  • Revenue is expected to be up 2.8% to 5.8% sequentially in Q2 2016, a range of $68.4 million to $70.4 million. 
  • GAAP based gross margin is expected to be 63.1% - 63.8%
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 68.0% to 68.5%.
  • Stock-based compensation expense is expected to be in the range of $8.7 million to $8.9 million.
  • GAAP results are expected to be in a range between a net loss of $0.1 million to net income of $ 0.8 million, or $0.0 - $0.02 per diluted share, on 44.2 million estimated diluted shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP net income, excluding stock-based compensation expense and expenses related to the Cortina acquisition, is expected to be in the range of $11.9 million to $12.8 million, or $0.27 - $0.29 per diluted share, on 44.2 million estimated fully diluted shares outstanding. 

Quarterly Conference Call Today
Inphi plans to hold a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time with Ford Tamer, president and chief executive officer, and John Edmunds, chief financial officer, to discuss the first quarter 2016 results. 

The call can be accessed by dialing 844-459-2451; international callers should dial 765-507-2591, participant passcode: 89757571. Please dial-in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Inphi's website at http://investors.inphi.com for up to 30 days after the call.

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets. Inphi's end-to-end data transport platform delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds, addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from fiber to memory. Inphi's solutions minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next-generation communications infrastructure. Inphi's solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, and storage platforms. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in the press release and certain matters to be discussed on the first quarter of 2016 conference call regarding Inphi Corporation, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as outlook, believe, expect, may, will, provide, could, and should, and the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include statements relating to: the Company's business outlook and current expectations for the second quarter of 2016, including with respect to revenue, gross margin, stock-based compensation expense, operating performance, net income or loss, and earnings per share; the Company's expectations and belief regarding continued growth in the second quarter of 2016, the potential and timing of introduction of new products, market interest in high speed optical communication and the Company's ability to leverage the right products to leverage this growing market opportunity; features and benefits of the Company's solutions; and benefits of using non-GAAP financial measures. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including: the Company's ability to sustain profitable operations due to its history of losses and accumulated deficit; dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of revenue and lack of long-term purchase commitments from our customers; product defects; risk related to intellectual property matters, lengthy sales cycle and competitive selection process; lengthy and expensive qualification processes; ability to develop new or enhanced products in a timely manner; development of the markets that the Company targets; market demand for the Company's products; reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test products; ability to compete; and other risks inherent in fabless semiconductor businesses. In addition, actual results could differ materially due to changes in tax rates or tax benefits available, changes in claims that may or may not be asserted, as well as changes in pending litigation. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to Inphi Corporation's recent SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. Inphi Corporation undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

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INPHI CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
             
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    2016     2015  
Revenue   $ 66,531     $ 59,160  
Cost of revenue     24,272       29,238  
                 
Gross margin     42,259       29,922  
                 
Operating expenses:                
  Research and development     27,663       22,723  
  Sales and marketing     7,093       6,869  
  General and administrative     4,957       5,812  
                 
Total operating expenses     39,713       35,404  
                 
Income (loss) from operations     2,546       (5,482 )
                 
Interest expense, net of other income     (2,487 )     168  
                 
Income (loss) before income tax     59       (5,314 )
Provision (benefit) for income tax     (161 )     4,394  
                 
Net income (loss)   $ 220     $ (9,708 )
                 
                 
Earnings per share:                
  Basic   $ 0.01     $ (0.26 )
  Diluted   $ 0.01     $ (0.26 )
                 
Weighted-average shares used in computing                
earnings per share:                
  Basic     39,758,201       37,696,518  
  Diluted     43,421,314       37,696,518  
                   
                 

The following table presents details of stock-based compensation expense included in each functional line item in the consolidated statements of operations above:

         
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2016   2015
    (in thousands of dollars)
    (Unaudited)
Cost of revenue   $ 355   $ 363
Research and development     4,358     3,786
Sales and marketing     1,066     1,025
General and administrative     1,173     1,246
             
    $ 6,952   $ 6,420
             
   
   
INPHI CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands of dollars)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    March 31,
2016
    December 31,
2015
 
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 138,939     $ 283,044  
  Short-term investments in marketable securities     189,234       43,616  
  Accounts receivable, net     33,003       30,418  
  Inventories     17,323       17,828  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     6,097       3,969  
    Total current assets     384,596       378,875  
                 
Property and equipment, net     39,133       36,280  
Goodwill     9,154       9,154  
Identifiable intangible assets     63,111       66,289  
Other noncurrent assets     16,375       14,448  
Total assets   $ 512,369     $ 505,046  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
                 
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 11,384     $ 8,389  
  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     15,694       18,922  
  Deferred revenue     6,120       6,667  
                   
    Total current liabilities     33,198       33,978  
                 
Convertible debt     174,078       171,701  
Other liabilities     3,078       8,697  
    Total liabilities     210,354       214,376  
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common Stock     40       39  
  Additional paid-in capital     398,254       392,616  
  Accumulated deficit (1)     (97,260 )     (102,741 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     981       756  
Total stockholders' equity     302,015       290,670  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 512,369     $ 505,046  
                 
  (1) The accumulated deficit in 2016 includes the cumulative effect of accounting change of $5,261.  
     
           
 
INPHI CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)
 

To supplement the financial data presented on a GAAP basis, the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude stock-based compensation, legal, transition costs and other expenses, purchase price fair value adjustments related to Cortina acquisition, non-cash interest expense related to convertible debt and deferred tax asset valuation allowance. These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with GAAP. These results should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The Company believes that its non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations because it excludes charges or benefits that management considers to be outside of the Company's core operating results. The Company believes that the non-GAAP measures of gross margin, income from operations, net income and earnings per share, in combination with the Company's financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, provide investors with additional perspective and a more meaningful understanding of the Company's ongoing operating performance. In addition, the Company's management uses these non-GAAP measures to review and assess the financial performance of the Company, to determine executive officer incentive compensation and to plan and forecast performance in future periods. The Company's non-GAAP measurements are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, and are not an alternative to GAAP financial information, and may be calculated differently than non-GAAP financial information disclosed by other companies.

                     
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
     
    2016         2015      
GAAP revenue to Non-GAAP revenue                        
GAAP revenue   $ 66,531         $ 59,160      
Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting     -           408     (a)
Non-GAAP revenue   $ 66,531         $ 59,568      
                         
GAAP gross margin to Non-GAAP gross margin                        
GAAP gross margin   $ 42,259         $ 29,922      
Adjustments to GAAP gross margin:                        
  Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting, net of cost of goods sold     -           303     (a)
  Stock-based compensation     355     (b)     363     (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     47     (c)     39     (c)
  Amortization of inventory step-up     241     (d)     6,154     (d)
  Amortization of intangibles     2,875     (e)     2,875     (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     22     (f)     45     (f)
Non-GAAP gross margin   $ 45,799         $ 39,701      
                         
GAAP operating expenses to Non-GAAP operating expenses                        
GAAP research and development   $ 27,663         $ 22,723      
Adjustments to GAAP research and development:                        
  Stock-based compensation     (4,358 )   (b)     (3,786 )   (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     (468 )   (c)     -      
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     (56 )   (f)     (18 )   (f)
Non-GAAP research and development   $ 22,781         $ 18,919      
                         
GAAP sales and marketing   $ 7,093         $ 6,869      
Adjustments to GAAP sales and marketing:                        
  Stock-based compensation     (1,066 )   (b)     (1,025 )   (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     (193 )   (c)     (70 )   (c)
  Amortization of intangibles     (204 )   (e)     (204 )   (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     (21 )   (f)     (12 )   (f)
Non-GAAP sales and marketing   $ 5,609         $ 5,558      
                         
GAAP general and administrative   $ 4,957         $ 5,812      
Adjustments to GAAP general and administrative:                        
  Stock-based compensation     (1,173 )   (b)     (1,246 )   (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     (37 )   (c)     (456 )   (c)
  Amortization of intangibles     (46 )   (e)     (46 )   (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     (2 )   (f)     4     (f)
Non-GAAP general and administrative   $ 3,699         $ 4,068      
                         
Non-GAAP total operating expenses   $ 32,089         $ 28,545      
Non-GAAP income from operations   $ 13,710         $ 11,156      
                         
GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP net income                        
GAAP net loss   $ 220         $ (9,708 )    
Adjusting items to GAAP net loss:                        
  Operating expenses related to stock-based compensation expense     6,952     (b)     6,420     (b)
  Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting, net of cost of goods sold     -           303     (a)
  Amortization of inventory fair value step-up     241     (d)     6,154     (d)
  Amortization of intangibles related to purchase price     3,125     (e)     3,125     (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     101     (f)     92     (f)
  Acquisition related expenses     745     (c)     565     (c)
  Accretion and amortization expense on convertible debt     2,378     (g)     -      
  Valuation allowance and tax effect of the adjustments above from GAAP to non-GAAP     (2,065 )   (h)     2,352     (h)
Non-GAAP net income   $ 11,697         $ 9,303      
                         
Shares used in computing non-GAAP basic earnings per share     39,758,201           37,696,518      
                         
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share     43,421,314           40,325,174      
                         
Non-GAAP earnings per share:                        
  Basic   $ 0.29         $ 0.25      
  Diluted   $ 0.27         $ 0.23      
                         
GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue     63.5 %         50.6 %    
Stock-based compensation     0.6 %         0.6 %    
Amortization of inventory fair value step-up and intangibles, Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting and others     4.7 %         15.4 %    
Non-GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue     68.8 %         66.6 %    
                         
(a)   Reflects the Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting and corresponding cost of goods sold. The Company includes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company.
(b)   Reflects the stock-based compensation expense recorded relating to stock based awards. The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(c)   Reflects the legal, transition costs and other expenses related to Cortina acquisition. The transition costs also include short-term cash retention bonus payments to Cortina employees that were part of the purchase agreement when the Company acquired Cortina. The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(d)   Reflects the cost of goods sold fair value amortization of inventory step-up related to Cortina. The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance
(e)   Reflects the fair value amortization of intangibles related to Cortina acquisition. The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(f)   Reflects the fair value depreciation of fixed assets related to Cortina acquisition. The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(g)   Reflects the accretion and amortization expense on convertible debt. The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(h)   Reflects the change in valuation allowance and delta in interim period tax allocation from GAAP to non-GAAP related to non-GAAP adjustments. The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
     
     
   
INPHI CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES -SECOND QUARTER 2016 GUIDANCE  
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
             
    Three Months Ending
June 30, 2016
 
    High     Low  
Estimated GAAP net income (loss)   $ 832     $ (88 )
Adjusting items to estimated GAAP net income (loss):                
  Operating expenses related to stock-based compensation expense     8,800       8,800  
  Amortization of intangibles     3,225       3,225  
  Amortization of convertible debt interest cost     2,378       2,378  
  Tax effect of GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments     (2,400 )     (2,440 )
Estimated non-GAAP net income   $ 12,835     $ 11,875  
                 
Shares used in computing estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share     44,200,000       44,200,000  
                 
Estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.29     $ 0.27  
                 
                 
Revenue   $ 70,400     $ 68,400  
                 
GAAP gross margin   $ 44,900     $ 43,180  
  as a % of revenue     63.8 %     63.1 %
Adjusting items to estimated GAAP gross margin:                
  Stock-based compensation     450       450  
  Amortization of intangibles     2,875       2,875  
Estimated non-GAAP gross margin   $ 48,225     $ 46,505  
  as a % of revenue     68.5 %     68.0 %
                   

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