SOURCE: Inphi Corporation

Inphi Corporation

November 01, 2016 16:05 ET

Inphi Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results

Reports 17% Sequential and 49% Year-over-Year Revenue Growth in Q3 (from continuing operations); Guides to 41% Year over Year Revenue Growth in Q4 (from continuing operations); Company to Acquire Leading SOC Developer ClariPhy

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2016) -  Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016. The third quarter financial results include the impact of classifying the memory buffer and memory register business as assets recently sold to Rambus. The financial impact of this business has been reclassified out of results from continuing operations.

GAAP Results

Revenue from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2016 was $70.7 million on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, up 17% sequentially from $60.5 million in the second quarter of 2016 and up 49% year-over-year, compared with $47.4 million in the third quarter of 2015. The growth in our revenue reflects the increase in consumption of Inphi linear transimpedance amplifiers, linear driver products and CMOS semiconductor-based100G physical layers (iPHY) products.

Gross margin from continuing operations under GAAP in the third quarter of 2016 was 68.1%, compared with 64.9% in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to increased sales of higher margin products in the communication business.

GAAP income from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2016 was $10.2 million or 14.5% of revenue from continuing operations, compared to a GAAP loss from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2015 of $1.7 million or (3.6%) of revenue from continuing operations.

GAAP net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 was $6.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, compared with GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $1.9 million, or ($0.05) per diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2015.

Inphi reports revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, net income (loss), and earnings per share from continuing operations 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 from continuing operations, 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.

Non-GAAP Results

Gross margin from continuing operations on a non-GAAP basis in the third quarter 73% in both 2016 and 2015.

Non-GAAP income from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2016 was $20.9 million, or 29.6% of revenue from continuing operations, compared with $10.0 million, or 21.2% of revenue from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2016 was $20.6 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share. This compares with non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $8.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2015.

"We are very pleased that Q3 revenue and earnings exceeded expectations, and that we are guiding for a strong fourth quarter," said Ford Tamer, president and CEO of Inphi." We believe that our strategic acquisition of ClariPhy will position us as one of the most comprehensive component suppliers across an exciting and growing optical networking market. We believe the product portfolio of our combined companies will enable us to better support our service provider and cloud customers."

Nine Months 2016 Results
Revenue from continuing operations in the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $185.4 million, compared with $139.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2015. GAAP net income from continuing operations in the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $7.4 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, on approximately 44.0 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. This compares with GAAP net loss of $13.7 million, or ($0.36) per diluted share, on approximately 38.3 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding in the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations in the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $45.7 million, or $1.04 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding, on approximately 44.0 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $26.1 million from continuing operations in the nine months ended September 30, 2015, or $0.63 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding.

Business Outlook
The following statements are based on the Company's current expectations for the fourth 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 at the end of this press release.

  • Revenue from continuing operations is expected to increase 5.5% to 8.5% sequentially in Q4 2016, a range of $74.7 million to $76.7 million.
  • GAAP based gross margin is expected to be 66.7% - 67.8%.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 71.3% to 72.3%.
  • Stock-based compensation expense is expected to be in the range of $7.1 million to $7.3 million.
  • GAAP results are expected to be in a range between a net income of $4.0 million to $5.1 million, or $.09 - $0.11 per diluted share, on 44.6 million estimated diluted shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP net income, excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles related to the Cortina acquisition and noncash interest on convertible debt, is expected to be in the range of $19.4 million to $20.5 million, or $0.44- $0.46 per diluted share, on 44.6 million estimated diluted shares outstanding.

Quarterly Conference Call Today
Inphi plans to hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time with Ford Tamer, president and chief executive officer, and John Edmunds, chief financial officer, to discuss the third quarter 2016 results.

The call can be accessed by dialing 844-459-2451; international callers should dial 765-507-2591, participant passcode: 98500691. 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 leader in high-speed data movement. We move big data - fast, throughout the globe, between data centers, and inside data centers. Inphi's expertise in signal integrity results in reliable data delivery, at high speeds, over a variety of distances. As data volumes ramp exponentially due to video streaming, social media, cloud-based services, and wireless infrastructure, the need for speed has never been greater. That's where we come in. Customers rely on Inphi's solutions to develop and build out the Service Provider and Cloud infrastructures, and data centers of tomorrow. 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 third 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 fourth 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 fourth quarter of 2016, the Company's pending strategic acquisition of ClariPhy and its belief that the acquisition will position it as one of the most comprehensive component suppliers across the optical networking market and that the product portfolio of the combined companies will enable Inphi to better support its service provider and cloud customers; 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; risks related to the pending acquisition of ClariPhy; risks related to the sale of the Memory product business; 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
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
Revenue $ 70,750     $ 47,377     $ 185,365     $ 139,836  
Cost of revenue   22,562       16,644       58,958       56,336  
Gross margin   48,188       30,733       126,407       83,500  
                               
Operating expenses:                              
  Research and development   25,897       23,192       77,205       63,968  
  Sales and marketing   6,688       4,841       18,282       15,643  
  General and administrative   5,359       4,387       14,436       15,632  
Total operating expenses   37,944       32,420       109,923       95,243  
Income (loss) from operations   10,244       (1,687 )     16,484       (11,743 )
Interest expense, net of other income   (2,118 )     27       (7,534 )     100  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes   8,126       (1,660 )     8,950       (11,643 )
Provision for income taxes   1,530       223       1,501       2,092  
Net income (loss) from continuing operations   6,596       (1,883 )     7,449       (13,735 )
Net income from discontinued operations, including gain on disposal, net of tax   72,976       781       72,874       2,925  
Net income (loss) $ 79,572     $ (1,102 )   $ 80,323     $ (10,810 )
                               
Earnings per share:                              
  Basic                              
    Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.16     $ (0.05 )   $ 0.18     $ (0.36 )
    Net income from discontinued operations   1.79       0.02       1.81       0.08  
    $ 1.95     $ (0.03 )   $ 1.99     $ (0.28 )
  Diluted                              
    Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.15     $ (0.05 )   $ 0.17     $ (0.36 )
    Net income from discontinued operations   1.65       0.02       1.66       0.08  
  $ 1.80     $ (0.03 )   $ 1.83     $ (0.28 )
                               
Weighted-average shares used in computing earnings per share:                              
  Basic   40,854,508       38,890,594       40,343,548       38,343,831  
  Diluted   44,318,827       38,890,594       43,998,821       38,343,831  
                                 
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
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
  (in thousands of dollars)  
  (Unaudited)  
Cost of revenue $ 529     $ 299     $ 1,290     $ 995  
Research and development   4,050       3,133       12,448       9,679  
Sales and marketing   1,298       783       3,026       2,424  
General and administrative   1,279       1,414       3,114       4,035  
Discontinued operations   314       1,621       2,324       3,739  
  $ 7,470     $ 7,250     $ 22,202     $ 20,872  
                               
                               
                               
INPHI CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands of dollars)  
(Unaudited)  
    September 30,
 2016
    December 31, 2015  
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 448,039     $ 283,044  
  Short-term investments in marketable securities     245,420       43,616  
  Accounts receivable, net     41,426       30,418  
  Inventories     14,786       12,628  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     18,645       3,901  
  Current assets held for sale     -       5,268  
    Total current assets     768,316       378,875  
                 
Property and equipment, net     34,281       33,624  
Goodwill     8,440       8,440  
Identifiable intangible assets     56,757       66,289  
Other noncurrent assets     7,273       14,448  
Noncurrent assets held for sale     -       3,370  
Total assets   $ 875,067     $ 505,046  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
                 
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 12,275     $ 5,851  
  Deferred revenue     3,765       4,654  
  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     25,346       17,983  
  Current liabilities held for sale     -       5,490  
    Total current liabilities     41,386       33,978  
                 
Convertible debt     390,936       171,701  
Other liabilities     3,210       8,697  
    Total liabilities     435,532       214,376  
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock     41       39  
  Additional paid-in capital     455,761       392,616  
  Accumulated deficit (1)     (17,157 )     (102,741 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     890       756  
Total stockholders' equity     439,535       290,670  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 875,067     $ 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, indirect expenses associated with discontinued operations 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.

   
   
INPHI CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES  
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
                   
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2016   2015   2016   2015  
                           
GAAP revenue to Non-GAAP revenue                          
GAAP revenue   $ 70,750   $ 47,377   $ 185,365   $ 139,836  
Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting     -     -     -     408 (a)
Non-GAAP revenue   $ 70,750   $ 47,377   $ 185,365   $ 140,244  
                           
GAAP gross margin to Non-GAAP gross margin                          
GAAP gross margin   $ 48,188   $ 30,733   $ 126,407   $ 83,500  
Adjustments to GAAP gross margin:                          
  Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting, net of cost of goods sold     -     -     -     303 (a)
  Stock-based compensation     529 (b)   299 (b)   1,290 (b)   995 (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     -     160 (c)   47 (c)   199 (c)
  Amortization of inventory step-up     -     506 (d)   241 (d)   7,576 (d)
  Amortization of intangibles     2,875 (e)   2,874 (e)   8,625 (e)   8,623 (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     27 (f)   53 (f)   73 (f)   149 (f)
Non-GAAP gross margin   $ 51,619   $ 34,625   $ 136,683   $ 101,345  
                           
GAAP operating expenses to Non-GAAP operating expenses                          
GAAP research and development   $ 25,897   $ 23,192   $ 77,205   $ 63,968  
Adjustments to GAAP research and development:                          
  Stock-based compensation     (4,050) (b)   (3,133) (b)   (12,448) (b)   (9,679) (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     (4) (c)   (888) (c)   (372) (c)   (1,073) (c)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     (52) (f)   (69) (f)   (174) (f)   (138) (f)
  Impairment of in-process research and development     -     -     -     (1,750) (g)
  Indirect expenses associated with discontinued operations     (272) (h)   (816) (h)   (1,904) (h)   (2,448) (h)
Non-GAAP research and development   $ 21,519   $ 18,286   $ 62,307   $ 48,880  
                           
GAAP sales and marketing   $ 6,688   $ 4,841   $ 18,282   $ 15,643  
Adjustments to GAAP sales and marketing:                          
  Stock-based compensation     (1,298) (b)   (783) (b)   (3,026) (b)   (2,424) (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     -     (313) (c)   (193) (c)   (462) (c)
  Amortization of intangibles     (204) (e)   (204) (e)   (612) (e)   (612) (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     (29) (f)   (26) (f)   (72) (f)   (61) (f)
Non-GAAP sales and marketing   $ 5,157   $ 3,515   $ 14,379   $ 12,084  
                           
GAAP general and administrative   $ 5,359   $ 4,387   $ 14,436   $ 15,632  
Adjustments to GAAP general and administrative:                          
  Stock-based compensation     (1,279) (b)   (1,414) (b)   (3,114) (b)   (4,035) (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     -     (127) (c)   (37) (c)   (715) (c)
  Amortization of intangibles     (46) (e)   (46) (e)   (138) (e)   (138) (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     (8) (f)   (2) (f)   (15) (f)   2 (f)
  Loss on disposal of Cortina property and equipment at fair value     -     -     -     (508) (i)
Non-GAAP general and administrative   $ 4,026   $ 2,798   $ 11,132   $ 10,238  
                           
Non-GAAP total operating expenses   $ 30,702   $ 24,599   $ 87,818   $ 71,202  
                           
GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations to Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations                          
GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations   $ 6,596   $ (1,883)   $ 7,449   $ (13,735)  
Adjusting items to GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations:                          
  Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting, net of cost of goods sold     -     -     -     303 (a)
  Operating expenses related to stock-based compensation expense     7,156 (b)   5,629 (b)   19,878 (b)   17,133 (b)
  Acquisition related expenses     4 (c)   1,488 (c)   649 (c)   2,449 (c)
  Amortization of inventory fair value step-up     -     506 (d)   241 (d)   7,576 (d)
  Amortization of intangibles related to purchase price     3,125 (e)   3,124 (e)   9,375 (e)   9,373 (e)
  Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets     116 (f)   150 (f)   334 (f)   346 (f)
  Impairment of in-process research and development     -     -     -     1,750 (g)
  Indirect expenses associated with discontinued operations     272 (h)   816 (h)   1,904 (h)   2,448 (h)
  Loss on disposal of Cortina property and equipment at fair value     -     -     -     508 (i)
  Accretion and amortization expense on convertible debt     3,230 (j)   -     8,236 (j)   -  
  Gain on sale of cost method investment     (1,138) (k)   -     (1,138) (k)   -  
  Valuation allowance and tax effect of the adjustments from GAAP to non-GAAP     1,230 (l)   (1,127) (l)   (1,232) (l)   (2,061) (l)
Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations   $ 20,591   $ 8,703   $ 45,696   $ 26,090  
                           
Shares used in computing non-GAAP basic earnings per share     40,854,508     38,890,594     40,343,548     38,343,831  
                           
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share     44,318,827     41,508,023     43,998,821     41,127,695  
                           
Non-GAAP earnings per share continuing operations:                          
  Basic   $ 0.50   $ 0.22   $ 1.13   $ 0.68  
  Diluted   $ 0.46   $ 0.21   $ 1.04   $ 0.63  
                           
GAAP gross margin from continuing operations as a % of revenue     68.1%     64.9%     68.2%     59.5%  
Stock-based compensation     0.8%     0.6%     0.7%     0.7%  
Amortization of inventory fair value step-up and intangibles, Cortina revenue lost due to purchase accounting and others     4.1%     7.6%     4.8%     12.1%  
Non-GAAP gross margin from continuing operations as a % of revenue     73.0%     73.1%     73.7%     72.3%  
                           
(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 impairment of in-process research and development from the 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.
(h) Reflects indirect expenses which includes engineering software tools and lease expenses associated with discontinued operations. 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 continuing operating performance.
(i) Reflects the loss on disposal of certain property and equipment from the 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.
(j) 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.
(k) Reflects the gain on sale of cost method investment. 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.
(l) 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 -FOURTH QUARTER 2016 GUIDANCE  
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
             
    Three Months Ending
December 31, 2016
 
    High     Low  
Estimated GAAP net income from continuing operations   $ 5,100     $ 4,000  
Adjusting items to estimated GAAP net income:                
  Operating expenses related to stock-based compensation expense     7,200       7,200  
  Amortization of intangibles     3,241       3,241  
  Amortization of convertible debt interest cost     5,920       5,920  
  Tax effect of GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments     (950 )     (950 )
Estimated non-GAAP net income from continuing operations   $ 20,511     $ 19,411  
                 
Shares used in computing estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share     44,600,000       44,600,000  
                 
Estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.46     $ 0.44  
                 
                 
Revenue from continuing operations   $ 76,700     $ 74,700  
                 
GAAP gross margin from continuing operations   $       $    
  as a % of revenue     67.8 %     66.7 %
Adjusting items to estimated GAAP gross margin:                
  Stock-based compensation     529       529  
  Amortization of intangibles     2,900       2,900  
Estimated non-GAAP gross margin   $ 55,432     $ 53,254  
  as a % of revenue     72.3 %     71.3 %

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