EMCORE Corporation

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EMCORE Corporation Announces Financial Results for First Quarter Ended December 31, 2012
  • Consolidated revenue within the guidance range for Q1
  • Consolidated GAAP net income of $2.8 million
  • Anticipate Q2 revenue of $45 to $49 million

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems, and systems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, today announced its financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Financial Results

Revenue:

Consolidated revenue for the first quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $49.3 million, which represents a 31.7% increase compared to the prior year and 3.8% increase from the immediate preceding quarter. On a segment basis, revenue for our Fiber Optics segment was $29.7 million, which represents a 62.1% increase compared to the prior year and 1.4% decrease compared to the immediate preceding quarter. Revenue for the Photovoltaics segment was $19.6 million, which represents a 2.5% increase compared to the prior year and 12.8% increase compared to the immediate preceding quarter.

Gross Profit:

Consolidated gross profit was approximately $10.9 million. Consolidated gross margin was 22.2%, which represents an increase from the 9.3% gross margin reported in the prior year and an increase from the 9.7% gross margin reported in the immediate preceding quarter. On a segment basis, Fiber Optics gross margin was 16.7%, which represents an increase from the negative 4.8% gross margin reported in the prior year and an increase from the 2.4% gross margin reported in the immediate preceding quarter. Photovoltaics gross margin was 30.5%, which represents an increase from the 22.7% gross margin reported in the prior year and an increase from the 22.2% gross margin reported in the immediate preceding quarter.

Operating Income (Loss):

The consolidated operating income was $2.8 million, which represents a $14.5 million improvement when compared to the prior year and a $9.1 million improvement when compared to the immediate preceding quarter. The quarter-over-quarter variance was primarily due to lower expenses associated with the Company's realignment efforts previously announced and improved results within the Company's business segments.

Net Income (Loss):

The consolidated net income was $2.8 million, which represents a $17.1 million improvement when compared to the prior year and a $9.4 million improvement when compared to the immediate preceding quarter. The consolidated net income per share was $0.11 compared to a net loss per share of $0.61 in the prior year and a net loss per share of $0.27 in the immediate preceding quarter.

Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss):

After excluding certain non-cash and other infrequent transactions as set forth in the attached non-GAAP table, our non-GAAP net income for the first quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $0.1 million, which represents an improvement of approximately $7.5 million from that reported for the prior year and approximately $6.4 million from the immediate preceding quarter. The consolidated non-GAAP net income per share was $0.00, which represents an increase from the $0.31 loss per share reported in the prior year and an improvement from the $0.26 loss per share reported in the immediate preceding quarter.

Order Backlog

As of December 31, 2012, order backlog for our Photovoltaics segment totaled $35.3 million, which represents an 18% decrease from $43.3 million reported as of September 30, 2012. The order backlog as of December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012 included $3.4 million and $1.9 million, respectively, of terrestrial solar cell orders from our Suncore joint venture. Order backlog is defined as purchase orders or supply agreements accepted by us with expected product delivery and/or services to be performed and deferred revenue expected to be recognized within the next twelve months. Product sales from our Fiber Optics segment are made pursuant to purchase orders, often with short lead times.

Business Outlook

On a consolidated basis, we expect revenue for our second quarter ended March 31, 2013 to be in the range of $45 to $49 million, which includes revenue from our joint venture Suncore.

Conference Call

We will discuss our financial results today at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be webcast via the Company's website at http://www.emcore.com. Please go to the site beforehand to download any necessary software. A webcast will be available for replay beginning February 5, 2013 following the conclusion of the call on the Company's website.

Conferences

Management is expecting to present at the following conferences over the next few months:

  • 2013 Piper Jaffray Technology Conference in New York, March 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
  • 25th Annual ROTH Conference scheduled for March 17-20, 2013 in Dana Point, CA.

In addition, EMCORE will be exhibiting and meeting with customers and industry analysts at the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition (OFC) at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 19-21 in booth #3411.

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the fiber optics and solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics business segment provides optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed telecommunications, Cable Television (CATV) and Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks, as well as products for satellite communications, video transport and specialty photonics technologies for defense and homeland security applications. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics business segment provides products for space power applications including high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs) and complete satellite solar panels. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We provide a non-GAAP net loss disclosure as a supplemental measure to U.S. GAAP regarding our operational performance. This financial measure excludes the impact of certain items; therefore, it has not been calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

We believe that this additional non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in assessing our operating performance. We also use this financial measure internally to evaluate our operating performance and for planning and forecasting of future periods. In addition, financial analysts that follow us may focus on and publish both historical results and future projections based on our non-GAAP financial measure. We also believe that it is in the best interest of our investors to provide this non-GAAP information.

While we believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful supplemental information to investors, there are limitations associated with the use of this non-GAAP financial measure. Our non-GAAP financial measure may not be reported by all of our competitors and it may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in calculation. We compensate for these limitations by using this non-GAAP financial measure as a supplement to U.S. GAAP and by providing a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for U.S. GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measure is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures and it should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are largely based on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, projections about our future results included in our Exchange Act reports, statements about our plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in our business and the markets in which we operate.

These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipates," "believes," "can," "could," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "targets," "will," and similar expressions or variations of these terms and similar phrases. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as the development of new products, enhancements or technologies, sales levels, expense levels and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. We caution that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and are subject to business, economic, and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of our business or our industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including without limitation, the following: (a) the impact on the Company, our customers and our suppliers from the effects of the floods in Thailand; (b) the impact on the Company related to the asset sale transactions with Sumitomo and Suncore; (c) delays and other difficulties in commercializing new products; (d) the failure of new products (i) to perform as expected without material defects, (ii) to be manufactured at acceptable volumes, yields, and cost, (iii) to be qualified and accepted by our customers, and, (iv) to successfully compete with products offered by our competitors; (e) we may not be successful in undertaking the steps currently planned in order to increase our liquidity; (f) uncertainties concerning the extent of our insurance recovery from damage to our contract manufacturer's facilities and the Company's and our contract manufacturer's equipment; uncertainties concerning the availability and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components that we do not make internally; actions by competitors; and (g) other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") such as cancellations, rescheduling or delays in product shipments; manufacturing capacity constraints; lengthy sales and qualification cycles; difficulties in the production process; changes in semiconductor industry growth; increased competition; delays in developing and commercializing new products; and other factors.

Neither management nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and subsequent facts or circumstances may contradict, obviate, undermine, or otherwise fail to support or substantiate such statements. We caution you not to rely on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business that are addressed in our filings with the SEC that are available on the SEC's web site located at www.sec.gov, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Certain information included in this press release may supersede or supplement forward-looking statements in our other Exchange Act reports filed with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

       
       
EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 (in thousands, except income (loss) per share)
(unaudited)
       
  For the Three Months Ended
  December
31, 2012
September
30, 2012
December
31, 2011
Revenue  $ 49,306  $ 47,488  $ 37,451
Cost of revenue 38,358 42,891 33,983
Gross profit 10,948 4,597 3,468
       
Operating expense (income):      
Selling, general, and administrative 6,904 10,258 7,480
Research and development 5,390 4,581 6,980
Flood-related loss 5,698
Flood-related insurance proceeds (4,192) (4,000) (5,000)
Loss on sale of assets 51
Total operating expense 8,102 10,890 15,158
       
Operating income (loss) 2,846 (6,293) (11,690)
       
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense, net (238) (281) (129)
Foreign exchange gain (loss) 101 (15) 89
Loss from equity method investment (960)
Change in fair value of financial instruments 237 21 105
Total other income (expense) 100 (275) (895)
       
Income (Loss) before income tax expense 2,946 (6,568) (12,585)
       
Income tax expense 120
       
Foreign income tax expense on capital distributions 1,644
       
Net income (loss)  $ 2,826  $ (6,568)  $ (14,229)
       
Per share data:      
Net income (loss) per basic share  $ 0.11  $ (0.27)  $ (0.61)
Net income (loss) per diluted share  $ 0.11  $ (0.27)  $ (0.61)
       
Weighted-average number of basic shares outstanding 25,977 23,892 23,476
       
Weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding 26,236 23,892 23,476
     
     
EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
     
  As of As of
  December 31,
2012
September 30,
2012
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 11,883  $ 9,047
Restricted cash 1,027 82
Accounts receivable, net 36,786 36,939
Inventory 37,001 35,192
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,089 14,146
     
Total current assets 97,786 95,406
     
Property, plant, and equipment, net 48,374 47,896
Goodwill 20,384 20,384
Other intangible assets, net 3,111 3,428
Equity method investment
Other non-current assets, net 2,607 2,752
     
Total assets  $ 172,262  $ 169,866
     
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Borrowings from credit facility  $ 19,928  $ 19,316
Accounts payable 30,213 38,814
Warrant liability 433 670
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 29,842 32,635
     
Total current liabilities 80,416 91,435
     
Asset retirement obligations 5,058 5,004
Deferred gain associated with sale of assets 3,400 3,400
Other long-term liabilities 963 1,004
     
Total liabilities 89,837 100,843
     
Shareholders' equity:    
Common stock 732,852 722,345
Treasury stock (2,071) (2,071)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,445 1,376
Accumulated deficit (649,801) (652,627)
     
Total shareholders' equity 82,425 69,023
     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 172,262  $ 169,866

We have provided a reconciliation of our non–GAAP operating loss financial measure to its most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure as indicated in the table below:

       
       
EMCORE CORPORATION
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
       
  For the Three Months Ended
  December
31, 2012
September
30, 2012
December
31, 2011
Net income (loss) - US GAAP  $ 2,826  $ (6,568)  $ (14,229)
Adjustments:      
Amortization expense 317 317 465
Stock-based compensation expense 1,082 1,760 2,180
Asset retirement obligations - accretion expense 54 53 51
Specific severance charges 1,090
Flood-related loss 5,698
Flood-related insurance proceeds (4,192) (4,000) (5,000)
Loss on sale of assets 51
Losses on inventory purchase commitments 723 908
Foreign exchange (gain) loss (101) 15 (89)
Loss from equity method investment 960
Change in fair value of financial instruments (237) (21) (105)
Interest expense, net 238 281 129
Income tax expense 120
Foreign income tax expense on capital distributions 1,644
       
Total adjustments (2,719) 269 6,841
       
Net income (loss) - Non-GAAP  $ 107  $ (6,299)  $ (7,388)
       
Net income (loss) - Non-GAAP per basic share $0.00  $ (0.26)  $ (0.31)
       
Net income (loss) - Non-GAAP per diluted share $0.00  $ (0.26)  $ (0.31)
       
Weighted average number of basic shares outstanding 25,977 23,892 23,476
       
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding 26,236 23,892 23,476
       
       
EMCORE Corporation
Stock-based Compensation Expense
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
       
  For the Three Months Ended
  December
31, 2012
September
30, 2012
December
31, 2011
Cost of revenue  $ 315  $ 278  $ 476
Selling, general, and administrative 382 935 1,013
Research and development 385 547 691
Total stock-based compensation expense  $ 1,082  $ 1,760  $ 2,180
       
Net effect on net income (loss) per basic and diluted share  $ (0.04)  $ (0.07)  $ (0.09)
CONTACT: Mark Weinswig
         Chief Financial Officer
         (505) 332-5000
         investor@emcore.com

         TTC Group
         Victor Allgeier
         (646) 290-6400
         vic@ttcominc.com
Source: EMCORE Corporation
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