October 29, 2014 16:00 ET

SGI Reports Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2015

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2015 ended Sep. 26, 2014. 

Total revenue for the fiscal first quarter was $112 million, which compares with $142 million in the previous quarter and $148 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2014. 

GAAP net loss for the fiscal first quarter was $10 million, or $(0.30) per share, which compares with a GAAP net loss of $10 million, or $(0.30) per share, in the prior quarter, and GAAP net loss of $7 million, or $(0.20) per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $5 million, or $(0.14) per share, which compares with a non-GAAP net loss of $0.5 million, or $(0.01) per share, in the prior quarter and non-GAAP net income of $1 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the year-ago period.

  • Core revenue was $111 million, down 21% from $141 million in the prior quarter and down 16% from $132 million in the same quarter a year ago. The company did not revenue any large deals in excess of $10 million in the quarter, while the prior quarter and year-ago periods included a number of larger deals. Core revenue excludes revenue related to legacy cloud infrastructure.
  • Core revenue in the company's Federal business, which includes U.S. government customers, system integrators, and higher education institutions, was $61 million, up 64% from $37 million in the prior quarter and down 21% from $76 million in the same quarter one year ago. 
  • Outside of the Federal business (commercial and non-U.S. public sector), core revenue was $50 million, down 52% from $103 million in the prior quarter and down 10% from $55 million in the same quarter a year ago. 
  • Revenue related to the legacy cloud, which is generally commodity servers for public cloud infrastructure, was approximately $1 million, which compares with approximately $2 million in the prior quarter and $16 million in the fiscal first quarter of 2014. 

"Results for the quarter were consistent with our expectations and with our full-year outlook," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "First quarter revenue was negatively impacted by late material constraints that resulted in approximately $6 million of revenue being recognized in the first week of our fiscal second quarter. We continue to be on track to deliver 40%-45% of FY15 revenue expectations in the first half of the fiscal year, and expect solid revenue growth and profitability in the second half, driven primarily by large deals that we have recently won or expect to win by the end of December. In addition, we are excited about the recent success of our new UV 300 shared memory appliance for SAP HANA. We received SAP certification of our 4- and 8-socket solutions during the fiscal first quarter and we are ahead of schedule in booking orders and executing deployments of the new systems at multiple enterprise customers."

Recent Highlights

  • On Oct. 29, SGI was awarded a contract by the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) at the US Army of Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) as part of their High Performance Computing Modernization Program for approximately $27 million. The SGI® ICE X™ system is intended to bolster the compute capabilities of the DSRC at the ERDC to improve mission-critical research and drive innovation throughout the United States Armed Forces. 

  • On Oct. 21, DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG), a global geosciences company offering seismic processing and interpretation solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced the purchase of high performance computing (HPC) hardware from SGI. The SGI custom solution significantly accelerates DUG's turnaround time for processing seismic data, a huge advantage for international oil and gas exploration. 

  • On Oct. 16, SGI introduced SGI® UV™ for SAP HANA®, a purpose-built, in-memory computing appliance for growing environments running the SAP HANA platform. Initial customers include Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, which will deploy 24 SAP-certified appliances of SGI UV for SAP HANA to support high availability and disaster recovery configurations spanning multiple data centers. In total, these solutions deliver 50-plus terabytes of in-memory compute power to run all SAP HANA-based enterprise applications. 

  • On Sep. 24, SGI announced that the Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan (MST) selected the SGI UV 2000 to enhance its basic research regarding materials, analysis and evaluation services. The SGI UV 2000 will provide a significant increase in shared-memory computing compared to MST's previous solution and will greatly increase computational capability. Additionally, the deployment will improve the precision of simulations using analysis techniques such as electronic state calculation, molecular dynamics calculation, Monte Carlo and finite element methods.

  • On Sep. 8, SGI announced that it achieved performance world records for Intel's newest processor, which is SGI's fourth title for new Intel releases. Featured on SGI® ICE™ X, SGI® InfiniteData™ Cluster and SGI Rackable® servers, E5-2600 v3 processors further increase performance, energy efficiency, and security to enable greater innovation and insight for SGI's broad range of customers.

SGI provides high-performance computing and data management solutions to large government, higher education and commercial customers. Any given customer deal can include a varying mix of compute and storage hardware, software and services, and generally will carry terms that result in most of the product revenue associated with the deal being recognized upon final shipment or acceptance of the system. The timing of booking, installation and acceptance of large deals is difficult to predict and can cause significant swings in quarterly revenue. The company derives a substantial portion of its revenue from the U.S. government and from third parties and educational institutions that receive funding from the U.S. government. Government shutdowns, protracted Federal budget deliberations and other disruptions in the timely funding or acceptance of government-related programs can impact the award, deployment and final acceptance of systems. Management provides guidance on revenue and other items based on its current expectations of the timing of revenue and associated costs; however, there can be no assurance that revenues and associated costs will be recognized according to expected schedules and management assumes no obligation to update its guidance if the timing of revenues or other circumstances in the business differ from current expectations. 

The company is providing the following outlook for the fiscal year ending Jun. 26, 2015 and the fiscal second quarter ending Dec. 26, 2014:

  • The company remains on track toward its goal of winning approximately $700 million of business in fiscal 2015, including several relatively large deals with long deployment cycles. As a result, a range of revenue outcomes for the year is possible. The company continues to expect total revenue for the year in the range of $525 to $575 million. This revenue outlook would compare with core revenue of $501 million in fiscal 2014, representing growth of approximately 5% to 15%. Revenue for the fiscal year is expected to be back-end loaded, with 55% to 60% of revenue in the second half of the year.
  • On a GAAP basis, the company expects to report a loss for the year of $15 to $28 million, or $(0.43) to $(0.79) per share. The company expects to be profitable on a non-GAAP basis for the full year. Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year is expected to exclude approximately $25 million of adjustments, including stock-based compensation expense, restructuring and severance costs, intangibles amortization and other items. EPS calculations assume 36 million weighted average shares outstanding.
  • For the fiscal second quarter, total revenue is expected to be in the range of $120 million to $130 million. 
  • GAAP net loss for the fiscal second quarter is expected to be in the range of $12 to $15 million, or $(0.35) to $(0.43) per share. Non-GAAP net loss for the fiscal second quarter is expected to be in the range of $3 to $6 million, or $(0.09) to $(0.17) per share. Non-GAAP net loss for the fiscal second quarter is expected to exclude approximately $9 million of adjustments, including stock-based compensation expense, restructuring and severance costs, intangibles amortization and other items. EPS calculations for the fiscal second quarter assume 34.7 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
Management will host a conference call and a live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET). A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available until the next earnings call.

The public can also listen to the 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) earnings conference call by dialing (888) 463-5422 (toll-free) or (970) 315-0484 (international). An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available for five days and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (toll-free) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 18577826.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
The statements made in this press release regarding projected financial results, including SGI's anticipated growth and profitability, guidance for the full year and second quarter of fiscal 2015 and certain statements made in the earnings conference call, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. Actual results could differ materially from those described by these statements due to a number of uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • Substantial sales to U.S. government entities, which are subject to the government's budgetary constraints;
  • Customer concentration risks;
  • Fluctuations in the buying patterns and sizes of customer orders from one quarter to the next;
  • Increased competition causing SGI to sell products or services at lower margins than expected;
  • Lengthy acceptance cycles of SGI's products by certain customers, development or product delivery delays, and delays in obtaining necessary components from suppliers;
  • The addition of new customers or loss of existing customers;
  • Unexpected changes in the price for, and the availability of, components from SGI's suppliers;
  • SGI's ability to enhance its products with new and better designs and functionality;
  • Actions taken by competitors, such as new product announcements or introductions or changes in pricing;
  • Market acceptance of newer products; and
  • SGI's reliance on contract manufacturing and its anticipated benefits.

In addition, SGI's actual revenue and profitability for the fiscal year ending June 26, 2015 could differ materially from expectations for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, changes driven by new accounting, regulations, interpretations or guidance and other risks as detailed in SGI's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including those described under the caption "Risk Factors" in SGI's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on Sept. 8, 2014, which is available at the SEC's web site at You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement. SGI undertakes no obligation to update the information in this earnings release or the related earnings conference call, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release and the related earnings conference call include financial measures that are not determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share. These non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and management exercises judgment in determining which items should be excluded in the calculation of non-GAAP measures. In addition, these non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. While we believe that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP, we believe that non-GAAP measures are valuable in evaluating the company's operating performance and analyzing our business operations. Management may exclude the following items from one or more of non-GAAP measures: (1) share-based compensation; (2) amortization of intangible assets; (3) restructuring and severance charges; (4) excess and obsolete inventory write-off; (5) manufacturing transition costs; (6) gains or losses on investments; and (7) other non-recurring costs, including settlements and other items. Such measures are adjusted as described in the reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP numbers included in this release, if applicable; but these adjustments should not be construed as an inference that all of these adjustments or costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

In addition, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate its review of the comparability of SGI's core operating performance on a period to period basis as well as to better understand the fundamental economics of a specific period's operational and financial performance. Management uses this view of SGI's operating performance for purposes of comparison with its business plan and individual operating budgets and allocations of resources.

Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating SGI's financial and operational performance in the same way that management evaluates the company'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 SGI'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. Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, a detailed reconciliation between SGI's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided in this press release. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in this release and SGI's SEC filings.

For a full reconciliation of historical non-GAAP measures referenced in this press release or today's presentation to the comparable measures under GAAP, please refer to the company's press releases on its website at

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Silicon Graphics International Corp.  
(In thousands, except per share amounts)  
    Three Months Ended  
    September 26,     September 27,  
    2014     2013  
Revenue     111,701     $ 147,519  
Cost of revenue     79,329       109,271  
Gross profit     32,372       38,248  
Operating expenses:                
  Research and development     13,200       14,834  
  Sales and marketing     15,861       17,596  
  General and administrative     13,305       12,482  
  Restructuring     116       526  
    Total operating expenses     42,482       45,438  
Loss from operations     (10,110 )     (7,190 )
  Interest expense, net     (42 )     (7 )
  Other income, net     143       303  
    Total other income (expense), net     101       296  
Loss before income taxes     (10,009 )     (6,894 )
Income tax provision (benefit)     324       (71 )
Net loss   $ (10,333 )   $ (6,823 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.20 )
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share     34,420       34,096  
  Share-based compensation by category is as follows:                
  Cost of revenue   $ 466     $ 442  
  Research and development     559       507  
  Sales and marketing     801       579  
  General and administrative     1,673       1,448  
  Total   $ 3,499     $ 2,976  
Silicon Graphics International Corp.
(In thousands)
    September 26,   June 27,
    2014   2014
Current assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 89,492   $ 109,297
  Current portion of restricted cash     2,398     2,273
  Accounts receivable, net     76,691     72,076
  Inventories     65,391     47,354
  Current portion of deferred cost of revenue     11,539     12,180
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     10,273     19,802
    Total current assets     255,784     262,982
Non-current portion of restricted cash     2,092     2,177
Property and equipment, net     34,563     34,584
Goodwill and Intangible assets, net     12,981     13,207
Non-current portion of deferred cost of revenue     7,464     7,592
Other assets     43,145     44,396
      Total assets   $ 356,029   $ 364,938
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 62,741   $ 53,128
  Accrued compensation     18,420     20,049
  Current portion of deferred tax liabilities     15,846     15,846
  Current portion of deferred revenue     84,140     78,675
  Other current liabilities     25,513     37,814
    Total current liabilities     206,660     205,512
Non-current portion of deferred revenue     43,833     45,422
Long-term income taxes payable     9,980     10,114
Retirement benefit obligations     12,176     12,931
Other non-current liabilities     8,383     8,807
    Total liabilities     281,032     282,786
Stockholders' equity     74,997     82,152
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 356,029   $ 364,938
Silicon Graphics International Corp.  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
      Three Months Ended  
      September 26, 2014  
Gross Profit  
GAAP     $ (10,333 )   $ (0.30 )   $ 32,372     $ 42,482  
  Share-based compensation   (1)   3,499       0.10       466       (3,033 )
  Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   (1)   215       0.01       144       (71 )
  Restructuring and severance   (2)   1,092       0.03       437       (655 )
  Other non-recurring items   (2)   550       0.02       -       (550 )
Non-GAAP     $ (4,977 )   $ (0.14 )   $ 33,419     $ 38,173  
Gross Margin                                  
  Gross margin on a GAAP basis                       29.0 %        
  Gross margin on a Non-GAAP basis                       29.9 %        
Weighted average shares used in computing:                                  
  Basic and dilutive net loss per share               34,420                  
      Three Months Ended  
      September 27, 2013  
Gross Profit  
GAAP     $ (6,823 )   $ (0.20 )   $ 38,248     $ 45,438  
  Share-based compensation   (1)   2,976       0.09       442       (2,534 )
  Amortization of acquired intangibles   (1)   835       0.03       255       (580 )
  Restructuring and severance   (2)   929       0.03       33       (896 )
  Excess and obsolete inventory   (2)   3,242       0.09       3,242       -  
  Other non-recurring items   (2)   736       0.02       -       (736 )
  Income tax abatement   (2)   (611 )     (0.02 )     -       -  
Non-GAAP     $ 1,284     $ 0.04     $ 42,220     $ 40,692  
Gross Margin                                  
  Gross margin on a GAAP basis                       25.9 %        
  Gross margin on a Non-GAAP basis                       28.6 %        
Weighted average shares used in computing:                                  
  Basic net income per share               34,096                  
  Dilutive net income per share               35,475                  
      Three Months Ended  
      June 27, 2014  
Gross Profit  
GAAP     $ (10,449 )   $ (0.30 )   $ 35,606     $ 46,569  
  Share-based compensation   (1)   2,218       0.06       344       (1,874 )
  Amortization of acquired intangibles   (1)   3,815       0.11       3,567       (248 )
  Restructuring and severance   (2)   2,227       0.07       (576 )     (2,803 )
  Other non-recurring items   (2)   1,734       0.05       566       (1,168 )
Non-GAAP     $ (455 )   $ (0.01 )   $ 39,507     $ 40,476  
Gross Margin                                  
  Gross margin on a GAAP basis                       25.1 %        
  Gross margin on a Non-GAAP basis                       27.8 %        
Weighted average shares used in computing:                                  
  Basic and dilutive net loss per share               34,445                  
NOTE: This presentation includes certain financial measures not in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (non-GAAP measures). Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.
(1) Adjustments to exclude certain non-cash expenses such as share-based compensation and amortization and impairment of intangible assets.
(2) Adjustments to exclude the items discussed below because such items are either operating expenses which would not otherwise have been incurred by the company in the normal course of the company's business operations or are not reflective of the company's core results over time. These items may include recurring as well as non-recurring items.
(a)   Restructuring Charges and severance - Restructuring charges consist primarily of severance expense, facility closure and relocation costs.
(b)   Other non-recurring items include settlements, asset impairments, and costs associated with contract manufacturing transition / termination.
(c)   Excess and obsolete charges related to our strategic withdrawal from legacy cloud infrastructure and other products that are at the end of the product life cycle.
Silicon Graphics International Corp.  
(In thousands)  
    Q1 FY14     Q2 FY14     Q3 FY14     Q4 FY14     Q1 FY15  
Total Revenue                                        
  Americas   $ 102,212     $ 62,648     $ 56,554     $ 56,122     $ 67,670  
  APJ     24,266       24,383       52,508       35,182       26,418  
  EMEA     21,041       29,029       15,221       50,780       17,613  
    Total revenue   $ 147,519     $ 116,060     $ 124,283     $ 142,084     $ 111,701  
  Product   $ 108,820     $ 77,334     $ 85,927     $ 102,484     $ 75,002  
  Service     38,699       38,726       38,356       39,600       36,699  
    Total revenue   $ 147,519     $ 116,060     $ 124,283     $ 142,084     $ 111,701  
Cost of revenue                                        
  Product   $ 88,692     $ 61,343     $ 70,759     $ 84,991     $ 58,893  
  Service     20,579       21,234       22,454       21,487       20,436  
    Total cost of revenue   $ 109,271     $ 82,577     $ 93,213     $ 106,478     $ 79,329  
Gross margin by Product and Service                                        
  Product Gross Margin     18.5 %     20.7 %     17.7 %     17.1 %     21.5 %
  Service Gross Margin     46.8 %     45.2 %     41.5 %     45.7 %     44.3 %
    Total gross margin     25.9 %     28.8 %     25.0 %     25.1 %     29.0 %
Silicon Graphics International Corp.  
(In thousands)  
    Q1 FY14     Q2 FY14     Q3 FY14     Q4 FY14     Q1 FY15  
Core Revenue                                        
  Federal (*)   $ 76,374     $ 44,402     $ 45,013     $ 37,077     $ 60,674  
  International / Commercial (**)     55,259       62,482       77,215       103,470       49,841  
    Total Core Revenue     131,633       106,884       122,228       140,547       110,515  
Legacy Cloud     15,886       9,176       2,055       1,537       1,186  
      Total Revenue   $ 147,519     $ 116,060     $ 124,283     $ 142,084     $ 111,701  
(*) Core Federal revenue includes U.S. government customers, system integrators, and higher education institutions
(**) Core International / Commercial revenue excludes revenue related to legacy cloud infrastructure

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