Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2017

PETALUMA, Calif., Nov. 07, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Enphase Energy reported total revenue for the third quarter of 2017 of $77.0 million, an increase of 3 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017. During the third quarter of 2017, Enphase sold approximately 231MW (DC) or 790,000 microinverters.  GAAP gross margin for the third quarter of 2017 was 21.4 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 21.8 percent.

GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter of 2017 were $22.4 million, a decrease of 33 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $16.9 million, a decrease of 41 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016.  GAAP operating loss was $5.9 million and non-GAAP operating loss was $102,000 for the third quarter of 2017, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $17.7 million and a non-GAAP operating loss of $12.4 million for the third quarter of 2016. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2017 was $6.9 million, or a net loss of $0.08 per share, compared to a third quarter of 2016 net loss of $18.8 million, or a net loss of $0.40 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss in the third quarter of 2017 was $964,000, or a net loss of $0.01 per share, compared to a third quarter of 2016 net loss of $13.4 million, or a net loss of $0.28 per share.

The Company exited the quarter with a total cash balance of $28.9 million.

"We completed the transition to our sixth-generation IQ Microinverter System for our North American customers during the third quarter, and we expect to introduce our seventh-generation IQ product worldwide in the first quarter of 2018," said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy. "These transitions, along with our continued focus on operational excellence, will help drive further gross margin improvement."

"The fiscal discipline across all areas of our business in the third quarter resulted in a 41 percent year-over-year decrease in non-GAAP operating expenses and a sequential 340 basis point improvement in non-GAAP gross margin," said Bert Garcia, CFO of Enphase Energy. "We were close to breakeven on a non-GAAP operating income basis in the third quarter, demonstrating our commitment to achieving non-GAAP operating profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017."

Business Outlook

"We expect our revenue for the fourth 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 fourth quarter to be within a range of 21.5 percent to 24.5 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes approximately $300,000 of stock-based compensation expense.  We expect our GAAP operating expense for the fourth quarter to be within a range of $19.5 million to $21.5 million and non-GAAP operating expense to be within a range of $16 million to $18 million, excluding an estimated $1.4 million of stock-based compensation expense and approximately $2.1 million of additional restructuring expense."

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 third quarter 2017 results and fourth 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 9999629.  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 9999629 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. 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 16 million microinverters, and approximately 700,000 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.


Christina Carrabino
Enphase Energy, Inc.
Investor Relations
+1-707-763-4784 x7294

(In thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Net revenues$77,038  $88,684  $206,492  $231,990 
Cost of revenues60,577  72,805  169,438  190,215 
Gross profit16,461  15,879  37,054  41,775 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development7,397  13,169  24,949  39,326 
Sales and marketing5,453  11,016  18,186  31,218 
General and administrative5,441  6,708  16,238  21,121 
Restructuring charges4,071   2,717  14,927  2,717 
Total operating expenses22,362  33,610  74,300  94,382 
Loss from operations(5,901) (17,731) (37,246) (52,607)
Other income (expense), net:        
Interest expense(1,760) (1,234) (5,979) (1,598)
Other income623  353  1,771   655 
Total other expense, net(1,137) (881) (4,208) (943)
Loss before income taxes(7,038) (18,612) (41,454) (53,550)
Income tax (provision) benefit184  (144) (798 ) (724)
Net loss$(6,854) $(18,756) $(42,252) $(54,274)
Net loss per share:        
Basic and diluted$(0.08) $(0.40) $(0.52) $(1.16)
Shares used in per share calculation:       
Basic and diluted84,862  47,278  81,993  46,704 

(In thousands)
 September 30,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$28,878  $17,764 
Accounts receivable68,869  61,019 
Inventory25,316  31,960 
Prepaid expenses and other13,254  7,121 
Total current assets136,317  117,864 
Property and equipment, net28,191  31,440 
Goodwill3,664  3,664 
Intangibles, net591  945 
Other assets8,318  9,663 
Total assets$177,081  $163,576 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$34,620  $31,696 
Accrued liabilities31,303  31,533 
Deferred revenues9,014  6,411 
Borrowings under revolving credit facility  10,100 
Current portion of term loan10,552  3,032 
Total current liabilities85,489  82,772 
Long-term liabilities:   
Deferred revenues, noncurrent36,327   33,893 
Warranty obligations, non-current23,201  22,818 
Other liabilities2,808  2,025 
Term loans, noncurrent37,058  20,768 
Total liabilities184,883  162,276 
Stockholders' equity:   
Preferred stock   
Common stock1  1 
Additional paid-in capital285,449  252,126 
Accumulated deficit(292,787) (250,535)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(465) (292)
Total stockholders' (deficit) equity(7,802) 1,300 
Total liabilities and stockholders' (deficit) equity$177,081  $163,576 

(In thousands)
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net loss$(42,252) $(54,274)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization6,763  8,039 
Provision for doubtful accounts911  3,194 
Asset impairment and restructuring1,638  1,440 
Amortization of debt issuance costs1,337  101 
Stock-based compensation5,277   8,239 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable(8,761) (16,577)
Inventory6,644  1,699 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(5,110) (3,857)
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities1,989  14,669 
Deferred revenues5,036  8,739 
Net cash used in operating activities(26,528) (28,588)
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment(3,609) (9,607)
Purchases of intangible assets  (678)
Net cash used in investing activities(3,609) (10,285)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs26,425  14,593 
Proceeds from term loan, net24,240  24,175 
Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit facility   10,000 
Payments under revolving credit facility(10,100) (14,550)
Payments of deferred financing costs  (401)
Contingent consideration payment related to prior acquisition  (29)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans174  852 
Net cash provided by financing activities40,739  34,640 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash512  (107)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents11,114  (4,340)
Cash and cash equivalents—Beginning of period17,764  28,452 
Cash and cash equivalents—End of period$28,878  $24,112 

(In thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Gross profit (GAAP) $16,461  $15,879  $37,054  $41,775 
Stock-based compensation 347  295  796  907 
Gross profit (Non-GAAP) $16,808  $16,174  $37,850  $42,682 
Gross margin (GAAP) 21.4% 17.9% 17.9%  18.0%
Stock-based compensation 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Gross margin (Non-GAAP) 21.8% 18.2% 18.3% 18.4%
Operating expenses (GAAP) $22,362  $33,610  $74,300  $94,382 
Stock-based compensation(1) (1,381) (2,237) (4,481) (7,332)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   (45)   (135)
Restructuring charges (4,071) (2,717) (14,927)  (2,717)
Operating expenses (Non-GAAP) $16,910  $28,611  $54,892  $84,198 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:         
Research and development $607  $941  $1,994  $3,047 
Sales and marketing 227  560  889  1,760  
General and administrative 547  736  1,598  2,525 
Total $1,381  $2,237  $4,481  $7,332 
Loss from operations (GAAP) $(5,901) $(17,731) $ (37,246) $(52,607)
Stock-based compensation 1,728  2,532  5,277  8,239 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   45    135 
Restructuring charges 4,071  2,717  14,927  2,717 
Loss from operations (Non-GAAP) $(102) $(12,437) $(17,042) $(41,516)
Net loss (GAAP) $(6,854) $(18,756) $(42,252) $(54,274)
Stock-based compensation 1,728  2,532   5,277  8,239 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   45    135 
Restructuring, asset impairments and other charges 4,071  2,717  14,927  2,717 
Non-cash interest expense 91  45  834  101 
Net loss (Non-GAAP) $(964) $(13,417) $(21,214) $(43,082)
Net loss per share (GAAP) $(0.08) $(0.40) $(0.52) $(1.16)
Stock-based compensation 0.02   0.06  0.06  0.18 
Restructuring, asset impairments and other charges 0.05  0.06  0.19  0.06 
Non-cash interest expense      0.01   
Net loss per share (Non-GAAP) $(0.01) $(0.28) $(0.26) $(0.92)
Shares used in per share calculation (Non-GAAP) 84,862  47,278  81,993  46,704 


Source: Enphase Energy, Inc.

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