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Oct 24, 2018

Mellanox Delivers Five Consecutive Quarters of Record Results

Record Quarterly Revenue of $279.2 million, Up 24% Year-Over-Year

Ethernet Revenue Up 59% Year-Over-Year as Market Share Gains Continue

Quarterly Non-GAAP Operating Margin of 26.2%

Year-to-Date Revenue Growth of 28% and Non-GAAP Operating Income Growth of 138%

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2018-- Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced preliminary financial results for its third quarter 2018 ended September 30, 2018.

“Mellanox continues to execute and gain momentum in the markets we participate in. We reported another record quarter in Q3, delivering 24% revenue growth and 90% non-GAAP operating income growth year-over-year. This resulted in a non-GAAP operating margin of 26.2%," said Eyal Waldman, President and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. "Our strong results reflect the differentiated and superior product technologies that Mellanox has to offer for data center infrastructure.”

“The innovations built into our high-speed Ethernet adapters, switches and cables are fueling demand for our Ethernet products. Leading hyperscale, cloud, enterprise data center and artificial intelligence customers continue to choose Mellanox to maximize the efficiency and utilization of their compute and storage investments. This has resulted in further market share gains across our high-speed Ethernet products and 59% year-over-year revenue growth in our Ethernet business. During the third quarter we released our HDR 200 Gigabit per second InfiniBand solutions to first customers and announced multiple design wins. HDR InfiniBand will enhance the performance, efficiency and scalability of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, storage, cloud and other performance-driven applications, and deliver highest return on investment for compute and storage infrastructures,” Mr. Waldman concluded.

Third Quarter 2018 - Highlights

  • Revenue of $279.2 million in the third quarter, an increase of 23.7 percent, compared to $225.7 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • GAAP gross margins of 65.8 percent in the third quarter, compared to 65.7 percent in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP gross margins of 69.6 percent in the third quarter, compared to 70.7 percent in the third quarter of 2017.
  • GAAP operating income of $39.5 million in the third quarter, compared to $6.6 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $73.2 million in the third quarter, or 26.2 percent of revenue, compared to $38.5 million, or 17.1 percent of revenue in the third quarter of 2017.
  • GAAP net income of $37.1 million in the third quarter, compared to $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $71.4 million in the third quarter, compared to $36.6 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.68 in the third quarter, compared to $0.07 in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $1.33 in the third quarter, compared to $0.71 in the third quarter of 2017.
  • $66.4 million in cash provided by operating activities in the third quarter, compared to $53.0 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Cash and investments totaled $350.2 million at September 30, 2018, compared to $273.8 million at December 31, 2017.

Year-to-Date Highlights Through Third Quarter

  • Revenue of $798.7 million, an increase of 27.5 percent, compared to $626.3 million in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • GAAP operating income of $68.1 million, compared to operating loss of $10.4 million in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $191.6 million, or 24.0 percent of revenue, compared to $80.6 million, or 12.9 percent of revenue in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • GAAP benefit from taxes on income of $23.2 million, mainly due to a reversal of valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.
  • GAAP net income of $91.4 million, compared to net loss of $16.8 million in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $189.4 million, compared to $73.6 million in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share of $1.68, compared to net loss per diluted share of $0.34 in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $3.57, compared to $1.44 in the first three quarters of 2017.
  • $168.5 million in cash provided by operating activities, compared to $94.4 million in the first three quarters of 2017.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Outlook

We currently project:

  • Quarterly revenue of $280 million to $290 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margins of 68.5% to 69.5%
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses of $122 million to $124 million
  • Share-based compensation expense of $22.0 million to $22.5 million
  • Non-GAAP diluted share count of 54.5 million to 55.0 million

Recent Mellanox Press Release Highlights

     
October 16, 2018 NTT ICT Chooses Mellanox End-to-End 25G and 100G Ethernet Solutions Running Cumulus Networks Software to Accelerate Their Multi-Cloud Service Offering
September 24, 2018 Mellanox InfiniBand to Accelerate U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s New Supercomputer
September 12, 2018 Mellanox Ethernet Video Fabric Enables the Next Generation of 4K and 8K Broadcast Video Open Platform
August 29, 2018 Texas Advanced Computing Center Selects Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand to Accelerate New Large-Scale Supercomputer
August 29, 2018 Mellanox Announces Availability of 200G LinkX™ Copper and Optical Cables and Transceiver for Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand
August 27, 2018 Mellanox Extends vSphere With 25G Ethernet and a Technology Preview of vSAN over RDMA
August 6, 2018 Mellanox Introduces World’s Fastest Ethernet Storage Fabric Controller
August 6, 2018 MiTAC Selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to Accelerate Their NVMe Storage Platforms
 

Conference Call

Mellanox will hold its third quarter 2018 financial results conference call today, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time), to discuss the company’s financial results. To listen to the call, dial +1-877-876-9176, or for investors outside the U.S., +1-785-424-1667, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time.

The Mellanox financial results conference call will be available via live webcast on the investor relations section of the Mellanox website at: http://ir.mellanox.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Mellanox website after the call.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox’s intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cable, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.

Mellanox has achieved and maintained the highest ISS Quality Score possible beginning in May of 2017 and through the date of this release, October 24, 2018.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Mellanox uses non-GAAP measures of net income which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, settlement costs, acquisition and other charges, restructuring and impairment charges, and income tax effects and adjustments. Settlement costs represent the charges related to the settlement of a contingent royalty obligation. Acquisition and other charges include expenses related to acquisitions of other companies and expenses related to the proxy contest. Restructuring and impairment charges include costs that are the result of restructuring, consisting of employee termination and severance costs, facilities related costs, contract cancellation charges, and impairment of long-lived assets. The purpose of income tax effects and adjustments is to exclude tax consequences associated with the above excluded expense items, as well as the non-cash impact on the tax provision pertaining to changes in deferred tax assets associated with carryforward losses of group entities subject to tax holiday in Israel. The company believes the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors, as these non-GAAP results exclude expenses that are not indicative of our core operating results. Management believes it is useful to exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, settlement costs, acquisition and other charges, restructuring and impairment charges, and income tax effects and adjustments because it enhances investors' ability to understand our business from the same perspective as management, which believes that such items are not directly attributable to nor reflect the underlying performance of the company's business operations. Further, management believes certain non-cash charges such as share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment charges, changes related to recognition of deferred taxes and the net impact on the company's tax provision for non-GAAP adjustments do not reflect the cash operating results of the business. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures may be different than the non-GAAP measures used by other companies. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP condensed consolidated statements of operations is also presented in the financial statements portion of this release and is posted under the "Investor Relations" section on our website.

The company has not reconciled its non-GAAP gross margins or non-GAAP operating expenses to GAAP gross margins or GAAP operating expenses, respectively, in the outlook section of this press release, because it does not provide an outlook for GAAP gross margins or GAAP operating expenses due to uncertainty and variability of acquired intangibles, acquisition and other charges, and restructuring charges, which are reconciling items between non-GAAP gross margins and non-GAAP operating expenses, and GAAP gross margins and GAAP operating expenses, respectively. The company has not reconciled its non-GAAP diluted share count to GAAP diluted share count in this press release because it does not provide an outlook for GAAP diluted share count due to the uncertainty in its GAAP net income (loss) due to variability of GAAP gross margins and operating expenses described above. Because such items cannot be reasonably predicted and could have a significant impact on the calculation of GAAP gross margins, GAAP operating expenses and GAAP diluted share count, a reconciliation of our outlook of these non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures is not available without unreasonable effort.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including the outlook for the three months ending December 31, 2018, statements related to trends in the market for our solutions and services, opportunities for our company in 2018 and beyond, and future product capabilities. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change.

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More information about the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact our business is set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 16, 2018. All forward-looking statements in this press release, including the outlook for the three months ending December 31, 2018, are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Amounts reported in this release are preliminary and subject to finalization prior to the filing of our next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)
               
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
 
Total revenues $ 279,211 $ 225,699 $ 798,673 $ 626,312
Cost of revenues 95,562   77,335   288,228   215,212  
Gross profit 183,649   148,364   510,445   411,100  
Operating expenses:
Research and development 92,930 90,916 266,508 271,755
Sales and marketing 36,344 37,829 111,511 111,696
General and administrative 13,895 13,039 54,046 38,034
Restructuring and impairment charges 947     10,308    
Total operating expenses 144,116   141,784   442,373   421,485  
Income (loss) from operations 39,533 6,580 68,072 (10,385 )
Interest expense (66 ) (2,016 ) (2,108 ) (6,005 )
Other income, net 1,112   956   2,283   2,466  
Interest and other, net 1,046   (1,060 ) 175   (3,539 )
Income (loss) before taxes on income 40,579 5,520 68,247 (13,924 )
Provision for (benefit from) taxes on income 3,522   2,117   (23,179 ) 2,908  
Net income (loss) $ 37,057   $ 3,403   $ 91,426   $ (16,832 )
Net income (loss) per share — basic $ 0.70   $ 0.07   $ 1.74   $ (0.34 )
Net income (loss) per share — diluted $ 0.68   $ 0.07   $ 1.68   $ (0.34 )
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:
Basic 53,232 50,587 52,560 49,999
Diluted 54,612 51,575 54,383 49,999
 
 
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments
(in thousands, except percentages, unaudited)
               
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017

Reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP:

GAAP net income (loss) $ 37,057 $ 3,403 $ 91,426 $ (16,832 )
Adjustments:
Share-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenues 515 473 1,341 1,530
Research and development 10,395 10,811 26,909 29,799
Sales and marketing 4,645 4,336 11,890 11,684
General and administrative 3,601   2,940   8,906   7,980  
Total share-based compensation expense 19,156 18,560 49,046 50,993
Amortization of acquired intangibles:
Cost of revenues 10,226 10,641 32,214 31,841
Research and development 196 196 582 582
Sales and marketing 2,033   2,230   6,297   6,690  
Total amortization of acquired intangibles 12,455 13,067 39,093 39,113
Settlement costs:
Cost of revenues     9,161    
Total settlement costs 9,161
Acquisition and other charges (1):
Research and development 92 105 466 541
Sales and marketing 30 32 238 93
General and administrative 1,003   153   15,200   286  
Total acquisition and other charges 1,125 290 15,904 920
Restructuring and impairment charges 947 10,308
Tax effects and adjustments 673   1,293   (25,564 ) (549 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 71,413   $ 36,613   $ 189,374   $ 73,645  
 

Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit to non-GAAP:

Revenues $ 279,211 $ 225,699 $ 798,673 $ 626,312
GAAP gross profit 183,649 148,364 510,445 411,100
GAAP gross margin 65.8 % 65.7 % 63.9 % 65.6 %
Share-based compensation expense 515 473 1,341 1,530
Amortization of acquired intangibles 10,226 10,641 32,214 31,841
Settlement costs     9,161    
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 194,390   $ 159,478   $ 553,161   $ 444,471  
Non-GAAP gross margin 69.6 % 70.7 % 69.3 % 71.0 %
 

Reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to non-GAAP:

GAAP operating expenses $ 144,116 $ 141,784 $ 442,373 $ 421,485
Share-based compensation expense (18,641 ) (18,087 ) (47,705 ) (49,463 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles (2,229 ) (2,426 ) (6,879 ) (7,272 )
Acquisition and other charges (1) (1,125 ) (290 ) (15,904 ) (920 )
Restructuring charges (947 )   (10,308 )  
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 121,174   $ 120,981   $ 361,577   $ 363,830  
 
 
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments
(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)
               
 
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
 

Reconciliation of GAAP income (loss) from operations to non-GAAP:

GAAP income (loss) from operations $ 39,533 $ 6,580 $ 68,072 $ (10,385 )
GAAP income (loss) from operations % 14.2 % 2.4 % 8.5 % (1.7 )%
Share-based compensation expense 19,156 18,560 49,046 50,993
Settlement costs 9,161
Amortization of acquired intangibles 12,455 13,067 39,093 39,113
Acquisition and other charges (1) 1,125 290 15,904 920
Restructuring charges 947     10,308    
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 73,216   $ 38,497   $ 191,584   $ 80,641  
Non-GAAP income from operations % 26.2 % 17.1 % 24.0 % 12.9 %
 
Shares used in computing GAAP diluted earnings per share 54,612 51,575 54,383 49,999
Adjustments:
Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP (1,380 ) (988 ) (1,823 )
Total options vested and exercisable 483   1,030   483   1,030  
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share 53,715   51,617   53,043   51,029  
 
GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.68 $ 0.07 $ 1.68 $ (0.34 )
Adjustments:
Share-based compensation expense 0.35 0.35 0.90 1.02
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.23 0.25 0.72 0.78
Settlement costs 0.17
Acquisition and other charges (1) 0.02 0.01 0.29 0.02
Restructuring and impairment charges 0.02 0.19
Tax effects and adjustments 0.01 0.03 (0.47 ) (0.01 )
Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP 0.03 0.01 0.12
Total options vested and exercisable (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.03 ) (0.03 )
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 1.33   $ 0.71   $ 3.57   $ 1.44  
 

(1) Acquisition and other charges include $0.8 million and $14.3 million of expenses related to the proxy contest for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.

       
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
September 30, December 31,
2018 2017
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 64,248 $ 62,473
Short-term investments 285,955 211,281
Accounts receivable, net 142,772 154,213
Inventories 105,049 64,657
Other current assets 14,675   14,295
Total current assets 612,699 506,919
Property and equipment, net 105,007 109,919
Severance assets 17,780 18,302
Intangible assets, net 194,540 228,195
Goodwill 473,916 472,437
Deferred taxes and other long-term assets 99,835   66,162
Total assets $ 1,503,777   $ 1,401,934
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 72,922 $ 59,090
Accrued liabilities 100,426 114,058
Deferred revenue 20,326   23,485
Total current liabilities 193,674 196,633
Accrued severance 22,603 23,205
Deferred revenue 17,829 17,820
Term debt 72,761
Other long-term liabilities 35,768   34,067
Total liabilities 269,874   344,486
Shareholders’ equity:
Ordinary shares 232 221
Additional paid-in capital 956,281 873,979
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (167 ) 1,618
Retained earnings 277,557   181,630
Total shareholders’ equity 1,233,903   1,057,448
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,503,777   $ 1,401,934
 
   
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2018     2017
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 91,426 $ (16,832 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 77,455 76,564
Deferred income taxes (27,973 ) (704 )
Share-based compensation 49,046 50,993
Gain on investments, net (3,135 ) (2,632 )
Impairment and loss on disposal of property and equipment 2,806
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 11,441 8,420
Inventories (41,837 ) 2,349
Prepaid expenses and other assets (128 ) (5,802 )
Accounts payable 13,661 (14,876 )
Accrued liabilities and other liabilities (4,273 ) (3,104 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 168,489   94,376  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of severance-related insurance policies (916 ) (983 )
Purchase of short-term investments (228,229 ) (139,861 )
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments 53,809 95,414
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments 102,935 31,008
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 3,239
Purchase of property and equipment (28,992 ) (35,243 )
Purchase of intangible assets (6,512 ) (1,836 )
Purchase of investments in private companies (7,500 ) (13,500 )
Acquisition, net of cash acquired (7,379 ) (872 )
Net cash used in investing activities (119,545 ) (65,873 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Principal payments on term debt (74,000 ) (46,000 )
Payments on capital lease and intangible asset financings (6,519 ) (5,969 )
Proceeds from issuances of ordinary shares through employee equity incentive plans 33,267   25,102  
Net cash used in financing activities (47,252 ) (26,867 )
 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash 1,692 1,636
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period 70,498   56,780  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period $ 72,190   $ 58,416  
 

Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

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