Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2019

April 30, 2019 at 4:05 PM EDT

FREMONT, Calif., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced today financial results for the first quarter of 2019, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman.

Highlights for the first quarter included:

  • Revenue of $100.2 million; IQ 7 shipments at 94% of all microinverters
     
  • Cash flows from operating activities of $17.1 million; ending cash balance of $78.1 million
     
  • GAAP gross margin of 33.3%; non-GAAP gross margin of 33.5%
     
  • GAAP operating expenses of $26.2 million; non-GAAP operating expenses of $22.3 million
     
  • GAAP operating income of $7.1 million; non-GAAP operating income of $11.3 million
     
  • GAAP net income of $2.8 million; non-GAAP net income of $9.5 million
     
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.02; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.08

Our revenue and earnings for the first quarter are given below, compared with those of the prior quarter and the year ago quarter:

(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)

  GAAP   Non-GAAP
  Q1 2019   Q4 2018   Q1 2018   Q1 2019   Q4 2018   Q1 2018
Revenue $ 100,150     $ 92,289     $ 69,972     $ 100,150     $ 92,289     $ 69,972  
Gross margin 33.3 %   30.5 %   26.2 %   33.5 %   30.7 %   26.5 %
Operating income (loss) $ 7,134     $ 5,003     $ (2,475 )   $ 11,282     $ 8,565     $ 861  
Net income (loss) $ 2,765     $ 709     $ (5,128 )   $ 9,528     $ 5,092     $ (1,255 )
Basic EPS $ 0.03     $ 0.01     $ (0.06 )   $ 0.09     $ 0.05     $ (0.01 )
Diluted EPS $ 0.02     $ 0.01     $ (0.06 )   $ 0.08     $ 0.04     $ (0.01 )

Our first quarter revenue was $100.2 million, an increase of 9% sequentially and an increase of 43% year-over year. We shipped approximately 306 megawatts DC, or  976,410 microinverters. We continued to see strong demand across the board from our customers, overcoming the typical first quarter seasonality in the solar industry.

We experienced component shortages which constrained our revenue in Q1’19. The capacity we paid for in May 2018 came online in Q1’19. We expect to get additional supply from our multi-year agreements for high-voltage power transistors; some of this supply is expected in Q2’19 and most of it is expected in the second half of 2019.

Our non-GAAP gross margin was 33.5%, an increase of 280 basis points from 30.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The non-GAAP gross margin was negatively impacted by 280 basis points due to expedite fees related to component shortages. The expedite fees were in the form of air shipments that we chose to make in order to service our customers. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $22.3 million, compared to $19.7 million in the prior quarter.

We exited the first quarter with $78.1 million in cash, net of the loan repayment to Tennenbaum Capital Partners in the principal amount of approximately $39.5 million, plus accrued interest and fees. Inventory was $13.0 million in the first quarter, compared to $16.3 million in the fourth quarter and $18.5 million in the first quarter of 2018.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

+ On March 18, 2019, Panasonic Solar and Enphase Energy announced that the new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT® N330E AC Module with integrated Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter is available for solar installation as of late March 2019. Panasonic’s N330E HIT® AC Series Modules combine the efficiency of HIT® solar panels with Enphase’s highly reliable seventh-generation IQ microinverters.

+ On April 3, 2018, Enphase Energy announced that the Company released its updated Enphase AC Battery (ACB) with a new battery cell supplier and improved Time-of-Use (TOU) software for customers in Australia, New Zealand and certain parts of Europe. The new ACB system has an enhanced Battery Management Unit (BMU) designed to effectively monitor the health of the battery and increase the safety and reliability of the product. Enphase had previously shipped over 30MWh of residential energy storage systems to customers in Australia, New Zealand and Europe prior to the release of this updated ACB.

+ On April 8, 2019, Enphase Energy announced that the Company entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Infineon Technologies AG for its power transistors developed using CoolMOS C7 Gold (G7) superjunction MOSFET technology. The agreement is expected to provide Enphase with an increased supply of high-voltage power transistors starting in the second half of 2019.

+ On April 15, 2019, Enphase Energy announced that over 2,500 homeowners have joined the Enphase Upgrade Program, a service program that gives homeowners several options for upgrading to the latest, more efficient and reliable microinverter technology from Enphase. This program is for warranty holders of legacy Enphase microinverters and represents the Company’s commitment to quality and service. Participation is entirely voluntary, and Enphase continues to stand by the warranties for its products in the field.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

For the second quarter of 2019, Enphase Energy estimates both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results as follows:

  • Revenue to be within a range of $115 million to $125 million
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 32% to 35%
  • GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $25.0 million to $27.0 million, including a total of approximately $4.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses, additional restructuring expenses and acquisition related expenses and amortization
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $21.0 million to $23.0 million, excluding a total of approximately $4.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses, additional restructuring expenses and acquisition related expenses and amortization

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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

Conference Call Information

Enphase Energy will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter 2019 results and second quarter 2019 business outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time).  The call is open to the public by dialing (877) 644-1284; participant passcode 4757619.  A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company's website at investor.enphase.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for one year. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (855) 859-2056; participant passcode 4757619, beginning approximately one hour after the call.

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces a fully-integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 20 million microinverters, and over 895,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com.

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Contact:

Christina Carrabino
Enphase Energy, Inc.
Investor Relations
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ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2019   2018
Net revenues $ 100,150     $ 69,972  
Cost of revenues 66,811     51,657  
Gross profit 33,339     18,315  
Operating expenses:      
Research and development 8,524     7,620  
Sales and marketing 7,433     6,227  
General and administrative 9,880     6,943  
Restructuring charges 368      
Total operating expenses 26,205     20,790  
Income (loss) from operations 7,134     (2,475 )
Other expense, net      
Interest expense (3,540 )   (2,292 )
Other expense (481 )   (126 )
Total other expense, net (4,021 )   (2,418 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 3,113     (4,893 )
Provision for income taxes (348 )   (235 )
Net income (loss) $ 2,765     $ (5,128 )
Net income (loss) per share:      
Basic $ 0.03     $ (0.06 )
Diluted $ 0.02     $ (0.06 )
Shares used in per share calculation:      
Basic 108,195     91,422  
Diluted 115,863     91,422  

 

ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 78,087     $ 106,237  
Accounts receivable, net 81,715     78,938  
Inventory 12,971     16,267  
Prepaid expenses and other assets 22,669     20,860  
Total current assets 195,442     222,302  
Property and equipment, net 20,178     20,998  
Operating lease, right of use asset 7,963      
Intangible assets, net 34,124     35,306  
Goodwill 24,783     24,783  
Other assets 36,762     36,548  
Total assets $ 319,252     $ 339,937  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 52,489     $ 48,794  
Accrued liabilities 32,431     29,010  
Deferred revenues, current 32,916     33,119  
Warranty obligations 7,925     8,083  
Debt, current 2,985     28,155  
Total current liabilities 128,746     147,161  
Long-term liabilities:      
Deferred revenues, noncurrent 78,393     76,911  
Warranty obligations, noncurrent 23,117     23,211  
Other liabilities 9,466     3,250  
Debt, noncurrent 65,406     81,628  
Total liabilities 305,128     332,161  
Total stockholders’ equity 14,124     7,776  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 319,252     $ 339,937  

 

ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) $ 2,765     $ (5,128 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 3,572     2,276  
Provision for doubtful accounts     600  
Amortization of debt issuance costs 1,490     537  
Financing fees on extinguishment of debt 2,152      
Stock-based compensation 3,290     1,571  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable (3,266 )   9,125  
Inventory 3,296     7,457  
Prepaid expenses and other assets (2,413 )   (1,039 )
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities 4,851     (11,667 )
Warranty obligations (252 )   809  
Deferred revenues 1,578     (1,180 )
   Net cash provided by operating activities 17,063     3,361  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment (658 )   (1,043 )
   Net cash used in investing activities (658 )   (1,043 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs     19,923  
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance costs     2,309  
Principal payments and financing fees on debt (44,731 )   (771 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans, net 309     269  
   Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (44,422 )   21,730  
   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (133 )   63  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (28,150 )   24,111  
Cash and cash equivalents—Beginning of period 106,237     29,144  
Cash and cash equivalents—End of period $ 78,087     $ 53,255  

 

ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  March 31,
2018
Gross profit (GAAP) $ 33,339     $ 28,165     $ 18,315  
Stock-based compensation 231     126     198  
Gross profit (Non-GAAP) $ 33,570     $ 28,291     $ 18,513  
                       
Gross margin (GAAP) 33.3 %   30.5 %   26.2 %
Stock-based compensation 0.2 %   0.2 %   0.3 %
Gross margin (Non-GAAP) 33.5 %   30.7 %   26.5 %
                 
Operating expenses (GAAP) $ 26,205     $ 23,162     $ 20,790  
Stock-based compensation (1) (3,003 )   (1,395 )   (1,373 )
Restructuring (368 )   (1,540 )    
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter         (1,765 )
Acquisition related expenses and amortization (546 )   (501 )    
Operating expenses (Non-GAAP) $ 22,288     $ 19,726     $ 17,652  
                       
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:          
Research and development $ 716     $ 295     $ 618  
Sales and marketing 999     565     361  
General and administrative 1,288     535     394  
   Total $ 3,003     $ 1,395     $ 1,373  
                       
Income (loss) from operations (GAAP) $ 7,134     $ 5,003     $ (2,475 )
Stock-based compensation 3,234     1,521     1,571  
Restructuring 368     1,540      
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter         1,765  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization 546     501      
Income from operations (Non-GAAP) $ 11,282     $ 8,565     $ 861  
                       
Net income (loss) (GAAP) $ 2,765     $ 709     $ (5,128 )
Stock-based compensation 3,234     1,521     1,571  
Restructuring 368     1,540      
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter         1,765  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization 546     501      
Non-recurring debt prepayment fees and non-cash interest 2,615     821     537  
Net income (loss) (Non-GAAP) $ 9,528     $ 5,092     $ (1,255 )
                       
Net income (loss) per share, basic (GAAP) $ 0.03     $ 0.01     $ (0.06 )
Stock-based compensation 0.03     0.01     0.02  
Restructuring     0.01      
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter         0.02  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization 0.01     0.01      
Non-recurring debt prepayment fees and non-cash interest 0.02     0.01     0.01  
Net income (loss) per share, basic (Non-GAAP) $ 0.09     $ 0.05     $ (0.01 )
                       
Shares used in basic per share calculation GAAP and Non-GAAP 108,195     106,638     91,422  
           
Net income (loss) per share, diluted (GAAP) $ 0.02     $ 0.01     $ (0.06 )
Stock-based compensation 0.03     0.01     0.02  
Restructuring     0.01      
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter         0.02  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization 0.01          
Non-recurring debt prepayment fees and non-cash interest 0.02     0.01     0.01  
Net income (loss) per share, diluted (Non-GAAP) (2) $ 0.08     $ 0.04     $ (0.01 )
                       
Shares used in diluted per share calculation GAAP 115,863     113,888     91,422  
Shares used in diluted per share calculation Non-GAAP 127,564     125,589     91,422  

 

 (2)  Calculation of non-GAAP diluted net income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 excludes convertible note interest expense, net of tax of $0.5 million and $0.5 million, respectively, from non-GAAP net income.

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Source: Enphase Energy, Inc.