Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2017

PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 08, 2017 (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 second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Enphase Energy reported total revenue for the second quarter of 2017 of $74.7 million, an increase of 36 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017.  During the second quarter of 2017, Enphase sold approximately 224MW (DC) or 775,000 microinverters, an increase in MW of 39 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017.  GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of 2017 was 18.1 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 18.4 percent.

GAAP operating expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $22.8 million, a decrease of 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017 and a decrease of 24 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $17.8 million, a decrease of 12 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017 and a decrease of 35 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016.  GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2017 was $12.1 million, or a net loss of $0.14 per share, compared to a second quarter of 2016 net loss of $16.7 million, or a net loss of $0.36 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss in the second quarter of 2017 was $6.6 million, or a net loss of $0.08 per share, compared to a second quarter of 2016 net loss of $13.9 million, or a net loss of $0.30 per share.

The Company generated $1.0 million of cash in the second quarter of 2017 and exited the quarter with a total cash balance of $31.0 million.

"The ongoing rollout of our sixth-generation IQ Microinverter System continued to gain traction during the second quarter, and we expect to fully transition our U.S. customer base to the IQ platform by the end of the third quarter of 2017," said Badri Kothandaraman, COO of Enphase Energy.  "In addition, we are excited by the recent U.S. launch of our Enphase Energized™ AC Modules that directly integrate the IQ Microinverter with the module, creating an even simpler, more consolidated solution."

"The actions we have taken over the past year to improve our operational efficiency resulted in a 35 percent year-over-year decrease in non-GAAP operating expenses," said Bert Garcia, CFO of Enphase Energy. "We believe the combination of operating expense reduction, supply chain optimization and the transition to our sixth-generation IQ Microinverter System will enable us to achieve non-GAAP operating income profitability by the fourth quarter of 2017."

Business Outlook

"We expect our revenue for the third quarter of 2017 to be within a range of $72 million to $80 million," stated Bert Garcia. "We expect GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the third quarter to be within a range of 18 percent to 21 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes approximately $200,000 of stock-based compensation expense.  We expect our GAAP operating expense for the third quarter to be within a range of $22.5 million to $24.5 million and non-GAAP operating expense to be within a range of $16.5 million to $18.5 million, excluding an estimated $1.7 million of stock-based compensation expense and approximately $4.3 million of additional restructuring expense."

Enphase Energy also announced today that Paul Nahi is stepping down as president and CEO. Nahi's final day with Enphase is today; however, he will continue to assist Enphase as it transitions to a new leader. The Company's Board of Directors is conducting an internal and external search for a permanent replacement, with the intention to name a successor by August 31, 2017. In the interim, the Board has created an Office of the CEO, consisting of Bert Garcia, CFO, and Badri Kothandaraman, COO, to oversee and provide leadership for the Company's day-to day activities. 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position, or cash flows that either exclude or include amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP. Reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in the accompanying tables to this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures presented by the Company include non-GAAP gross profit, gross margin, operating expenses, income (loss) from operations, net loss and net loss per share.

These non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting, differ from GAAP measures with the same captions and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar captions that are used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. As such, these non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to analyze its operating performance and future prospects, develop internal budgets and financial goals, and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. Enphase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of its operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

As presented in the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" tables in the accompanying press release, each of the non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items for purposes of calculating non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate an evaluation of the Company's current operating performance and a comparison to its past operating performance:

Stock-based compensation expense. The Company excludes stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash in nature. Moreover, the impact of this expense is significantly affected by the Company's stock price at the time of an award over which management has limited to no control.

Acquisition-related net charges (credits). These items include: (1) revaluation of contingent consideration and its income tax effects, which represent accounting adjustments to state contingent consideration liabilities at their estimated fair value, and (2) amortization of acquired intangibles, which consists of customer relationships. These items relate to a specific prior acquisition and are not reflective of the Company's ongoing financial performance.

Restructuring charges. The Company excludes restructuring charges due to the nature of the expenses being unplanned and arising outside the ordinary course of continuing operations. These costs primarily consist of fees paid for restructuring-related management consulting services, cash-based severance costs related to workforce reduction actions, asset write-downs of property and equipment and lease loss reserves, and other contract termination costs resulting from restructuring initiatives.

Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs. The Company excludes amortization of debt issuance costs because the costs do not represent a cash outflow for the Company except in the period the financing was secured and such amortization expense is not reflective of the Company's ongoing financial performance.

Conference Call Information

Enphase Energy will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2017 results and third quarter 2017 business outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing 877-644-1284; participant passcode 53238137.  A live webcast of the conference call, together with accompanying presentation slides, 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 30 days. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling 855-859-2056; participant pass code 53238137 beginning approximately one hour after the call.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to Enphase Energy's: rollout of its sixth- and seventh-generation IQ Microinverter System and transition plans; timing of achieving sustainable profitability; and expected future financial performance. 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 the world's only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped approximately 15 million microinverters, and more than 661,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com.

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.

(In thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Net revenues$74,704  $79,185  $129,455  $143,306 
Cost of revenues61,157  65,049  108,861  117,410 
Gross profit13,547  14,136  20,594  25,896 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development7,947  13,091  17,552  26,157 
Sales and marketing6,274  9,987  12,732  20,202 
General and administrative4,964  6,846  10,797  14,413 
Restructuring charges3,609    10,856   
Total operating expenses22,794  29,924  51,937  60,772 
Loss from operations (9,247) (15,788) (31,343) (34,876)
Other income (expense), net:       
Interest expense(2,080) (212) (4,219) (364)
Other income (expense)88  (379) 1,148   302 
Total other income (expense), net(1,992) (591)  (3,071) (62)
Loss before income taxes(11,239) (16,379) (34,414) (34,938)
Provision for income taxes(854) (344) (984)  (580)
Net loss$(12,093) $(16,723) $(35,398) $(35,518)
Net loss per share:        
Basic and diluted$(0.14) $(0.36) $(0.44) $(0.77)
Shares used in per share calculation:       
Basic and diluted84,434  46,620  80,542  46,415 

(In thousands)
 June 30,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$30,953  $17,764 
Accounts receivable56,403  61,019 
Inventory20,839  31,960 
Prepaid expenses and other13,307  7,121 
Total current assets121,502  117,864 
Property and equipment, net29,351  31,440 
Goodwill3,664  3,664 
Intangibles, net668  945 
Other assets8,493  9,663 
Total assets$163,678  $163,576 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$15,425  $31,696  
Accrued liabilities33,827  31,533 
Deferred revenues8,142  6,411 
Borrowings under revolving credit facility  10,100 
Current portion of term loan5,951  3,032 
Total current liabilities63,345  82,772 
Long-term liabilities:   
Deferred revenues, noncurrent35,782  33,893 
Warranty obligations, non-current23,581  22,818 
Other liabilities1,969  2,025 
Term loans, noncurrent41,385  20,768 
Total liabilities166,062  162,276 
Stockholders' equity:   
Preferred stock   
Common stock1  1 
Additional paid-in capital283,717  252,126 
Accumulated deficit(285,933) (250,535)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(169) (292)
Total stockholders' equity(2,384) 1,300 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$163,678  $163,576 

(In thousands)
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
 2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net loss$(35,398) $(35,518)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization4,583  5,388 
Provision for doubtful accounts707  1,331 
Asset impairment and restructuring1,765   28 
Amortization of debt issuance costs1,063  56 
Stock-based compensation3,550  5,707 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable3,910  (4,205)
Inventory11,121  1,505 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(5,338) (3,697)
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities(13,908) 14,857 
Deferred revenues3,620  6,557 
Net cash used in operating activities (24,325) (7,991)
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment(3,515) (7,510)
Purchases of intangible assets  (678)
Net cash used in investing activities(3,515) (8,188)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs26,425   
Proceeds from term loan, net24,240   
Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit facility  10,000 
Payments under revolving credit facility(10,100) (14,550)
Payments of deferred financing costs  (130)
Contingent consideration payment related to prior acquisition  (29)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans170  809 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities40,735  (3,900)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash294  (130)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents13,189  (20,209)
Cash and cash equivalents—Beginning of period17,764  28,452 
Cash and cash equivalents—End of period$30,953  $8,243 

(In thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Gross profit (GAAP) $13,547  $14,136  $20,594  $25,896 
Stock-based compensation 211  305  449  612 
Gross profit (Non-GAAP) $13,758  $14,441  $21,043   $26,508 
Gross margin (GAAP) 18.1% 17.9% 15.9% 18.1%
Stock-based compensation 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Gross margin (Non-GAAP) 18.4% 18.2% 16.3% 18.5%
Operating expenses (GAAP) $22,794  $29,924  $51,937  $60,772 
Stock-based compensation(1) (1,410) (2,403) (3,101) (5,095)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   (45)   (90)
Restructuring charges (3,609)   (10,856)   
Operating expenses (Non-GAAP) $17,775  $27,476  $37,980  $55,587 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:        
Research and development $636  $980  $1,387  $2,106 
Sales and marketing 285  588  663  1,200 
General and administrative 489  835  1,051  1,789 
Total $1,410  $2,403  $3,101  $5,095 
Loss from operations (GAAP) $(9,247) $(15,788) $(31,343) $(34,876)
Stock-based compensation 1,621  2,708  3,550  5,707 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   45    90 
Restructuring charges 3,609    10,856   
Loss from operations (Non-GAAP) $(4,017) $(13,035)  $(16,937) $(29,079)
Net loss (GAAP) $(12,093) $(16,723) $(35,398) $(35,518)
Stock-based compensation 1,621  2,708   3,550  5,707 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   45    90 
Restructuring, asset impairments and other charges 3,609    10,856   
Non-cash interest expense 231  28  743   56 
Net loss (Non-GAAP) $(6,632) $(13,942) $(20,249) $(29,665)
Net loss per share (GAAP) $(0.14) $(0.36) $(0.44) $(0.77)
Stock-based compensation 0.02  0.06  0.04  0.13 
Restructuring, asset impairments and other charges 0.04    0.14   
Non-cash interest expense     0.01   
Net loss per share (Non-GAAP) $(0.08) $(0.30) $(0.25) $(0.64)
Shares used in per share calculation (Non-GAAP) 84,434  46,620  80,542  46,415 



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