March 7, 2007

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Announces Record Q4 and 2006 Financial Results

Q4 Revenue up 30 percent over Prior Year

SANTA CLARA, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – March 7, 2007 – Mellanox™ Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products, today announced record financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2006.

In accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the company recorded record revenue in the fourth quarter of $15.8 million, up 18 percent from $13.4 million in the third quarter of 2006 and up 30 percent from $12.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2006, revenue was $48.5 million, and represented an increase of 15 percent from $42.1 million in 2005.

Gross margins in the fourth quarter were 75 percent, compared with 73 percent in the third quarter of 2006 and 68 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005. GAAP operating income increased to 23 percent of revenue from 22 percent in the third quarter of 2006 and from 11 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2005.

GAAP net income in the fourth quarter was $3.8 million, up 31 percent compared with $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2006 and up 192 percent compared with $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. 

On a non-GAAP basis, the company recorded fourth quarter net income of $4.1 million compared with $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2006 and $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Non-GAAP net income for the year ended 2006 was $7.7 million, compared with non-GAAP net income of $3.2 million in the prior year. These non-GAAP net income results exclude share based compensation expenses.

Total cash and investments were $20.6 million at Dec. 31, 2006. The company completed its initial public offering on Feb. 13, 2007 raising approximately $107 million in net proceeds.

 “We had a successful 2006, and look forward to continued profitable growth in 2007,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO. “Mellanox continues to be the leading supplier of InfiniBand products, and we believe we are well-positioned to benefit from the increasing market adoption of these interconnect products. In the quarters to come, we expect to expand our product development, marketing and sales activities as we build a larger, more diversified company.” 

Recent Mellanox Press Release Highlights:

Conference Call
Mellanox will broadcast its fourth quarter and full year 2006 financial results conference call today, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern time). To listen to the call, please dial (913) 981-4904 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time. A taped replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for one week. To access the replay, dial (719) 457-0820. The pass code is 1493389.

The Mellanox financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the Mellanox website at www.mellanox.com. Please access the website approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay of the call will be available on the website for one year.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products that facilitate data transmission between servers and storage systems through communications infrastructure equipment. Our products are an integral part of a total solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing and embedded systems. Based on InfiniBand technology, our field-proven adapter and switch integrated circuits deliver industry-leading performance and capabilities, and serve as the building blocks for creating reliable and scalable interconnect solutions. In addition to supporting InfiniBand, Mellanox's next generation of products also support the industry-standard Ethernet interconnect specification. Founded in 1999,

Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel.  For more information on Mellanox’s solutions, please visit www.mellanox.com.

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 expenses. 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 stock-based compensation expenses because they enhance investors' ability to review our business from the same perspective as management, which believes that stock-based compensation expense is not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the company's business operations. Further, management uses non-GAAP information as certain non-cash charges such as share-based compensation 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.

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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.  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.  Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.  The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  More information about the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact our business are set forth in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC, including the “Risk Factors” section in our final Prospectus dated Feb. 7, 2007.  All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies and ConnectX, InfiniBlast, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniRISC, InfiniScale, and InfiniPCI are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
Three months ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2006  2005  2006  2005 
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
 
Total revenues $15,798  $12,194  $48,539  $42,068 
Cost of revenues (3,932) (3,950) (13,533) (15,203)
Gross profit 11,866  8,244  35,006  26,865 
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 4,192  3,774  15,256  13,081 
Sales and marketing 2,855  2,104  8,935  7,395 
General and administrative 1,160  976  3,704  3,094 
Total operating expenses 8,207  6,854  27,895  23,570 
 
Income from operations 3,659  1,390  7,111  3,295 
 
Other income, net 206  45  438  326 
 
Income before taxes 3,865  1,435  7,549  3,621 
 
Provision for taxes on income (30) (133) (301) (462)
       
Net income $3,835  $1,302  $7,248  $3,159 
 

Accretion of mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred shares

(44) (41) (176) (166)
Income allocable to preferred shareholders (3,358) (1,261) (6,774) (2,993)
       
Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders $433  $0  $298  $0 
 
Net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders
Basic $0.06  $0.00  $0.04  $0.00 
Diluted $0.04  $0.00  $0.03  $0.00 
 

Shares used in computing income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders

Basic 7,820  7,613  7,709  7,520 
Diluted 9,851  9,254  9,683  9,091 

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
Three months ended Year ended
December 31, December 31,
2006  2005  2006  2005 
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
 
GAAP NET INCOME $3,835  $1,302  $7,248  $3,159 
Adjustments:
Share-based compensation expense 297  51  469  31 
NON-GAAP NET INCOME $4,132  $1,353  $7,717  $3,190 

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
December 31,
2006  2005 
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $20,570  $12,350 
Restricted cash 678  1,266 
Accounts receivables, net 10,141  7,943 
Inventories 4,079  4,031 
Prepaid expenses and other 2,470  531 
Total current assets 37,938  26,121 
Property and equipment, net 2,588  2,327 
Severance assets 2,284  1,812 
Intangible assets, net 167  667 
Other long-term assets 124  227 
Total assets $43,101  $31,154 
 

 

LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED SHARES, AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT

Current liabilities
Accounts payable $4,490  $4,011 
Other accrued liabilities 6,426  4,654 
Capital lease obligations, current 420  216 
Other liabilities, current 1,156 
Total current liabilities 12,492  8,881 
Accrued severance 2,940  2,189 
Capital lease obligations 541  292 
Other long-term obligations 96  1,908 
Total liabilities 16,069  13,270 
Mandatorily redeemable convertible preferred shares 55,759  55,583 
Convertible preferred shares 36,338  36,338 
Shareholders' deficit
Ordinary shares 32  30 
Additional paid-in capital 4,174  2,452 
Accumulated deficit (69,271) (76,519)
Total shareholders' deficit (65,065) (74,037)
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit $43,101  $31,154 

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Year ended
December 31,
2006  2005 
(unaudited)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $7,248  $3,159 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Provision for doubtful accounts 12  45 
Depreciation and amortization 1,954  1,730 
Deferred income taxes (201) 10 
Share-based compensation expense 469  31 
Accrued interest on restricted cash (62) (34)
Changes in assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable (2,210) (3,237)
Inventory (48) (2,339)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (251) (157)
Accounts payable 285  543 
Accrued liabilities and other payables 1,885  1,019 
Net cash provided by operating activities 9,081  770 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:

Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

1,611 
Purchases of severance related insurance policies (472) (187)
Purchases of property and equipment (747) (962)
Return of restricted cash deposit 650 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(569) 462 
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (308) (168)
Payments on deferred public offering costs (1,384)
Proceeds from exercise of warrants 1,130 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 270  342 

Net cash used in financing activities

(292) 174 
 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 8,220  1,406 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 12,350  10,944 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $20,570  $12,350


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