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Super Micro Computer, Inc. Announces 3rd Quarter 2015 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), a leader in application optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced third quarter of fiscal 2015 financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Fiscal 3rd Quarter Highlights

Net sales for the third quarter ended March 31, 2015 totaled $471.2 million, down 6.3% from $503.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015. One customer accounted for more than 10% of net sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $23.1 million or $0.44 per diluted share, an increase of 39.1% from the net income of $16.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share in the same period a year ago. Included in net income for the quarter is $3.6 million of stock-based compensation expense (pre-tax). Excluding this item and the related tax effect, non-GAAP net income for the third quarter was $24.9 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $17.8 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the same quarter of the prior year. On a sequential basis, non-GAAP net income decreased from the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 by $8.6 million or $0.18 per diluted share.

GAAP gross margin for the third quarter was 16.3% compared to 15.3% in the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP gross margin for the third quarter was 16.3% compared to 15.4% in the same period a year ago. GAAP gross margin and Non-GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 were both 16.8%.

The Company's cash and cash equivalents and short and long term investments at March 31, 2015 were $112.0 million compared to $99.6 million at June 30, 2014. Free cash flow for the nine months ended March 31, 2015 was $(15.6) million, primarily due to the development and construction of improvements on the Company's property, which is still in progress, offset in part by an increase in the Company's cash provided by operating activities.

Business Outlook & Management Commentary

The Company expects net sales of $510 million to $560 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 ending June 30, 2015. The Company expects non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of approximately $0.53 to $0.62 for the fourth quarter.

"Supermicro again delivered industry leading growth in the third quarter with 26.1% year over year growth in a seasonally affected quarter. We continued our strong pace of growth in our server and storage solutions business contributing 64.1% of total revenue and with 53.9% of revenues coming from the OEM and Direct customers. Storage, GPU/Xeon Phi, and our Twin family solutions continue to grow strongly year over year, " said Charles Liang, Chairman and CEO. "As we approach the final quarter of this fiscal year we are excited about our opportunities to improve our strong growth trend. Our offerings for Storage, HPC, Enterprise, Datacenter, Cloud and Service are well positioned with the latest technologies to enable Supermicro to win market share."

It is currently expected that the outlook will not be updated until the Company's next quarterly earnings announcement, notwithstanding subsequent developments. However, the Company may update the outlook or any portion thereof at any time. Such updates will take place only by way of a news release or other broadly disseminated disclosure available to all interested parties in accordance with Regulation FD.

Conference Call Information

Super Micro Computer will discuss these financial results in a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT, today. To participate in the conference, please call 1-888-539-3678 (International callers dial 1-719-325-2495) 10 minutes prior. A recording of the conference will be available until 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (international callers dial 1-858-384-5517) and entering replay PIN 7827500. The live web cast and recording of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section at www.supermicro.com two hours after the conference conclusion. They will remain available until the Company's next earnings call.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our expected financial and operating results, our ability to build and grow Super Micro Computer, the benefits of our products and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: our dependence on continued growth in the markets for X86, blade servers and embedded applications, increased competition, difficulties of predicting timing, introduction and customer acceptance of new products, poor product sales, difficulties in establishing and maintaining successful relationships with our distributors and vendors, shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, our ability to control the rate of expansion domestically and internationally, difficulty managing rapid growth and general political, economic and market conditions and events. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in such filings.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP gross margin discussed in this press release excludes stock-based compensation expense. Non-GAAP net income and net income per share discussed in this press release exclude stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effect of the applicable items. Management presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the Company's performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the Company's financial and operational performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, detailed reconciliations between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided at the end of this press release. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in the Company's SEC filings.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation is a premier provider of end-to-end green computing solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro's advanced Server Building Block Solutions® offer a vast array of components for building energy-efficient, application-optimized, computing solutions. Architecture innovations include Twin, FatTwin™, MicroCloud, MicroBlade, SuperBlade®, Double-sided Storage®, Battery Backup Power (BBP®) modules and WIO/UIO. Products include servers, blades, GPU systems, workstations, motherboards, chassis, power supplies, storage, networking, server management software and SuperRack® cabinets/accessories delivering unrivaled performance and value.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative. The Company has global logistics and operations centers in Silicon Valley (USA), the Netherlands (Europe) and its Science & Technology Park in Taiwan (Asia).

Supermicro, FatTwin, UltraTwin, TwinPro, SuperBlade, Double-Sided Storage, BBP, SuperRack, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 
SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
  March 31,   June 30,
2015 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 109,245 $ 96,872
Accounts receivable, net 221,561 212,738
Inventory 430,382 315,837
Deferred income taxes - current 21,296 16,842
Prepaid income taxes 7,291 5,555
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,477     6,237  
Total current assets 795,252 654,081
Long-term investments 2,647 2,647
Property, plant and equipment, net 153,332 130,589
Deferred income taxes - noncurrent 5,887 6,154
Other assets   3,843     2,854  
Total assets $ 960,961   $ 796,325  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 261,603 $ 219,354
Accrued liabilities 44,391 37,564
Income taxes payable 8,337 11,414
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt   44,836     42,554  
Total current liabilities 359,167 310,886
Long term debt-net of current portion 1,633 3,733
Other long-term liabilities   14,408     12,475  
Total liabilities 375,208 327,094
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 240,436 199,062
Treasury stock (at cost) (2,030 ) (2,030 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (74 ) (63 )
Retained earnings   347,248     272,087  
Total Super Micro Computer Inc. stockholders' equity 585,580 469,056
Noncontrolling interest   173     175  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 960,961   $ 796,325  
 
 

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Net sales $ 471,225 $ 373,755 $ 1,417,561 $ 1,039,133
Cost of sales   394,405     316,491     1,187,096     879,985  
Gross profit 76,820 57,264 230,465 159,148
Operating expenses:
Research and development 25,542 20,570 72,516 61,234
Sales and marketing 12,496 9,416 34,656 27,257
General and administrative   7,334     5,806     17,334     16,938  
Total operating expenses   45,372     35,792     124,506     105,429  
Income from operations 31,448 21,472 105,959 53,719
Interest and other income, net 21 10 92 73
Interest expense   (277 )   (156 )   (656 )   (535 )
Income before income tax provision 31,192 21,326 105,395 53,257
Income tax provision   8,136     4,752     30,234     15,649  
Net income $ 23,056   $ 16,574   $ 75,161   $ 37,608  
Net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.49   $ 0.38   $ 1.63   $ 0.87  
Diluted $ 0.44   $ 0.35   $ 1.47   $ 0.82  
Weighted-average shares used in calculation of net income per common share:
Basic (a)   46,824     43,992     46,138     43,128  
Diluted (b)   52,008     47,424     51,102     45,857  
 
 
Stock-based compensation is included in the following cost and expense categories by period (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Cost of sales $ 222 $ 246 $ 651 $ 726
Research and development 2,255 1,723 6,148 4,993
Sales and marketing 369 306 1,148 925
General and administrative 720 531 1,780 1,539
 
 
SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENTS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
  Nine Months Ended
March 31,

2015

  2014
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $

75,161

$ 37,608
Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,930 4,590
Stock-based compensation expense 9,727 8,183
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (7,229 ) (2,719 )
Allowance for doubtful accounts 194 1,384
Provision for inventory 4,462 2,427
Exchange gain (595 ) (334 )
Deferred income taxes, net (4,197 ) (3,847 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (9,017 ) (34,072 )
Inventory (119,007 ) (43,346 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 675 1,417
Accounts payable 38,712 32,492
Income taxes payable, net 5,814 9,879
Accrued liabilities 6,748 (1,767 )
Other long-term liabilities   1,686     579  
Net cash provided by operating activities   9,064     12,474  
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (24,637 ) (36,779 )
Investment in a privately held company (661 )
Restricted cash   (418 )   401  
Net cash used in investing activities   (25,716 )   (36,378 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from debt 36,400 17,354
Repayment of debt (35,300 ) (5,620 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 21,071 19,154
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 7,229 2,719
Payment of obligations under capital leases (96 ) (26 )
Advances (payments) under receivable financing arrangements 669 (8 )
Minimum tax withholding paid on behalf of an officer for restricted stock awards       (651 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   29,973     32,922  
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash (948 ) (342 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 12,373 8,676
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   96,872     93,038  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   109,245     101,714  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest 649 533
Cash paid for taxes, net of refunds 27,455 8,940
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Equipment purchased under capital leases 428 175
Accrued costs for property, plant and equipment purchases 12,511 2,055
 
 
SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended

March 31,

March 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
GAAP GROSS PROFIT $ 76,820 $ 57,264 $ 230,465 $ 159,148
Add back stock-based compensation (c)   222     246     651     726  
Non-GAAP GROSS PROFIT $ 77,042   $ 57,510   $ 231,116   $ 159,874  
 
GAAP GROSS MARGIN 16.3 % 15.3 % 16.3 % 15.3 %
Add back stock-based compensation (c)   0.0 %   0.1 %   0.0 %   0.1 %
Non-GAAP GROSS MARGIN   16.3 %   15.4 %   16.3 %   15.4 %
 
GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS $ 31,448 $ 21,472 $ 105,959 $ 53,719
Add back stock-based compensation (c)   3,566     2,806     9,727     8,183  
Non-GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS $ 35,014   $ 24,278   $ 115,686   $ 61,902  
 
GAAP NET INCOME $ 23,056 $ 16,574 $ 75,161 $ 37,608
Add back stock-based compensation (c) 3,566 2,806 9,727 8,183
Add back adjustments to tax provision (d)   (1,697 )   (1,619 )   (3,274 )   (2,272 )
Non-GAAP NET INCOME $ 24,925   $ 17,761   $ 81,614   $ 43,519  
 
GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE - BASIC (a) $ 0.49 $ 0.38 $ 1.63 $ 0.87
Add back stock-based compensation and adjustments to tax provision (c) (d)   0.04     0.02     0.14     0.14  
Non-GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE - BASIC (e) $ 0.53   $ 0.40   $ 1.77   $ 1.01  
 
GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE - DILUTED (b) $ 0.44 $ 0.35 $ 1.47 $ 0.82
Add back stock-based compensation and adjustments to tax provision (c) (d)   0.03     0.02     0.11     0.12  
Non-GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE - DILUTED (f) $ 0.47   $ 0.37   $ 1.58   $ 0.94  
 
WEIGHTED-AVERAGE SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

BASIC -GAAP (g)

  46,824     43,992     46,138     43,128  
BASIC - Non-GAAP (h)   46,824     43,996     46,138     43,167  
 
DILUTED - GAAP (g)   52,008     47,424     51,102     45,857  
DILUTED - Non-GAAP (h)   52,680     48,103     51,670     46,403  
 

(a) Approximately $1,000 and $34,000 of undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities were not included in the determination of GAAP basic net income per common share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

(b) Approximately $1,000 and $32,000 of undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities were not included in the determination of GAAP diluted net income per common share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

(c) Amortization of ASC Topic 718 stock-based compensation for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

(d) The provision of income taxes used in arriving at the non-GAAP net income was computed using an income tax rate of 28.3% and 29.1% for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015, respectively, and 26.4% and 29.2% for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

(e) Approximately $1,000 and $39,000 of undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities were included in the determination of Non-GAAP basic net income per common share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

(f) Approximately $1,000 and $36,000 of undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities were included in the determination of Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

(g) 3,500 and 38,784 shares of unvested restricted stock awards were not included in the determination of GAAP basic and diluted net income per common share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

(h) 3,500 and 38,784 shares of unvested restricted stock awards were included in the determination of Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per common share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

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Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Howard Hideshima, 408-503-8000
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
ir@supermicro.com
or
Perry G. Hayes
SVP, Investor Relations
ir@supermicro.com

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