April 21, 2015

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Announces First Quarter Financial Results; Achieves Record Ethernet Revenue

Ethernet revenue growth of 35.5 percent quarter-over-quarter

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced financial results for its first quarter, ended March 31, 2015.

First Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Revenues were $146.7 million.
  • GAAP gross margins were 72.0 percent.
  • Non-GAAP gross margins were 73.4 percent.
  • GAAP operating income was $15.2 million, or 10.4 percent of revenue.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $30.2 million, or 20.6 percent of revenue.
  • GAAP net income was $13.7 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $28.6 million.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.29.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.60.
  • $45.8 million in cash was provided by operating activities.
  • Cash and investments totaled $432.7 million at March 31, 2015.

Financial Results

In accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the company reported revenue of $146.7 million for the first quarter, up 3.9 percent from $141.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, and up 48.2 percent from $99.0 million for the first quarter of 2014.

GAAP gross margins in the first quarter of 2015 were 72.0 percent, compared with 70.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 65.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP gross margins in the fourth quarter of 2015 were 73.4 percent, compared with 72.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 68.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2015 was $13.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter of 2014 was $4.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share and net loss of $11.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2015 was $28.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared with $28.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2014, and $4.9 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014. The first quarter 2015 non-GAAP net income excludes $11.7 million of share-based compensation expense compared to $11.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, and $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2014. First quarter 2015 non-GAAP net income also excludes the amortization of intangible assets of $2.3 million and acquisition-related charges of $1.0 million, compared to amortization of intangible assets of $2.7 million, acquisition-related charges of $1.0 million, and a charge related to recognition of a deferred tax valuation allowance of $17.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, and compared to amortization expenses of acquired intangible assets of $3.5 million, and $0.7 million of acquisition-related charges for the first quarter of 2014.

Total cash and investments at March 31, 2015 were $432.7 million compared to $389.0 million at December 31, 2014. The company generated $45.8 million in cash from operating activities in the first quarter of 2015.

"We are pleased with our financial results for the first quarter. The transition to 40 Gigabit Ethernet by some of our leading customers continued and contributed to our revenue growth. We see significant growth opportunities in the Ethernet market and are pleased that our revenue and market share have increased. Our InfiniBand solutions grew 46 percent over the first quarter of 2014. Today, we are the only company shipping full end-to-end 100 Gigabit solutions," said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. "We are also proud of the results that our new products achieved. During the quarter, our 100 Gigabit solution achieved record performance, making it the highest performing solution available in the market today, and our 40 Gigabit per second Ethernet switches were found to have zero packet loss and lower latency compared with competitive products. Our products are changing the data center landscape and open new possibilities for our customers."

Recent Mellanox Press Release Highlights

  • Apr. 15, 2015 - SKA Africa Selects Mellanox 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Switches and Cables to Build World's Largest Radio Telescope
  • Mar. 23, 2015 - Mellanox Introduces Next Generation 100Gb/s Silicon Photonics Transceivers
  • Mar. 23, 2015 - Mellanox Announces Commercial Deployments of LinkX™ 100 Gb/s Cables in 100Gb/s Networks
  • Mar. 10, 2015 - Mellanox Announces Multi-Host Technology, Enabling Next Generation Compute and Storage Rack Design for Scalable Clouds and Data Centers
  • Mar. 9, 2015 - OpenOptics MSA Founders Mellanox and RANOVUS Propose Wavelength Division Multiplexing Specifications to the Open Compute Project to Enable Cost and Energy Efficient Data Centers
  • Mar. 3, 2015 - Mellanox Records Zero Frame Loss in Performance Test of 40Gb/s Ethernet Switches by The Tolly Group
  • Mar. 2, 2015 - Mellanox and Synopsys Demonstrate Industry's First PCIe 4.0 Interoperability
  • Mar. 2, 2015 - Mellanox Boosts DPDK Performance for NFV and Cloud
  • Feb. 25, 2015 - Mellanox ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Interconnect Adapter Delivers Record Performance Results

Second Quarter 2015 Guidance

Our guidance for second quarter 2015 non-GAAP results is as follows:

  • Quarterly revenues of $155 million to $160 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margins of 71 percent to 72 percent
  • An increase in non-GAAP operating expenses of 5 percent to 7 percent
  • Share-based compensation expense of $13.0 million to $13.5 million
  • Non-GAAP diluted share count of 47.6 million to 48.1 million shares

Conference Calls

Mellanox will hold its first quarter 2015 financial results conference call today at 5 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the company's financial results. To listen to the call, dial +1-785-424-1676 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. Access the webcast 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. Replay of the webcast will also be available on the Mellanox website.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables 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 and financial services. More information is available at 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 expense, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, acquisition related expense, settlement costs and changes related to recognition of deferred tax valuation allowance. 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, acquisition related expense, settlement costs and changes related to recognition of deferred tax valuation allowance 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 and changes related to recognition of deferred tax valuation allowance 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.

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 guidance for the three months ended June 30, 2015, statements related to trends in the market for our solutions and services, opportunities for our company in 2015 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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The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the continued expansion of our product line, customer base and the total available market of our products, the continued growth in demand for our products, the continued, increased demand for industry standards-based technology, 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 OEM partners, our ability to effectively compete in our industry, fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services, our success converting design wins to revenue-generating product shipments, the continued launch and volume ramp of large customer sales opportunities, and our ability to protect our intellectual property rights. Furthermore, the majority of our quarterly revenues are derived from customer orders received and fulfilled in the same quarterly period. We have limited visibility into actual end-user demand as such demand impacts us and our OEM customer inventory balances in any given quarter. Consequently, this introduces risk and uncertainty into our revenue and production forecasts and business planning and could negatively impact our financial results. In addition, current uncertainty in the global economic environment poses a risk to the overall economy as businesses may defer purchases in response to tighter credit conditions, changing overall demand for our products, and negative financial news. Consequently, our results could differ materially from our prior results due to these general economic and market conditions, political 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 is set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 2, 2015. All forward-looking statements in this press release, including the guidance for the three months ended June 30, 2015, 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, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2015       2014  
 
Total revenues $ 146,675 $ 99,002
Cost of revenues   41,087     33,731  
Gross profit 105,588 65,271
Operating expenses:
Research and development 58,118 48,337
Sales and marketing 22,558 19,279
General and administrative   9,701     8,215  
Total operating expenses 90,377 75,831
Income (loss) from operations 15,211 (10,560 )
Other income, net   720     234  
Income (loss) before taxes 15,931 (10,326 )
Provision for taxes on income   (2,246 )   (654 )
Net income (loss) $ 13,685   $ (10,980 )
Net income (loss) per share — basic $ 0.30   $ (0.25 )
Net income (loss) per share — diluted $ 0.29   $ (0.25 )
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:
Basic 45,691 44,276
Diluted 47,034 44,276
 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments

(in thousands, percentages, unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2015       2014  
 

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

GAAP net income (loss) $ 13,685 $ (10,980 )
Adjustments:
Share-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenues 547 522
Research and development 6,768 6,678
Sales and marketing 2,394 2,433
General and administrative   2,009     2,005  
Total share-based compensation expense 11,718 11,638
Amortization of acquired intangibles:
Cost of revenues 1,474 2,271
Research and development 195 195
Sales and marketing   584     1,039  
Total amortization of acquired intangibles 2,253 3,505
Acquisition related charges:
Cost of revenues 84
Research and development 763 398
Sales and marketing   225     238  
Total acquisition related charges   988     720  
Non-GAAP net income $ 28,644   $ 4,883  
 
 

Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit to non-GAAP:

Revenues $ 146,675 $ 99,002
GAAP gross profit 105,588 65,271
GAAP gross margin 72.0 % 65.9 %
Share-based compensation expense 547 522
Amortization expense of acquired intangibles 1,474 2,271
Acquisition related charges       84  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 107,609   $ 68,148  
Non-GAAP gross margin 73.4 % 68.8 %
 
 

Reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to non-GAAP:

GAAP operating expenses $ 90,377 $ 75,831
Share-based compensation expense (11,171 ) (11,116 )
Amortization expense of acquired intangibles (779 ) (1,234 )
Acquisition related charges   (988 )   (636 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 77,439   $ 62,845  
 
 

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

GAAP income (loss) from operations $ 15,211 $ (10,560 )
Share-based compensation expense 11,718 11,638
Amortization expense of acquired intangibles 2,253 3,505
Acquisition related charges   988     720  
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 30,170   $ 5,303  
 
 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2015       2014  
 
Shares used in computing GAAP diluted earnings per share 47,034 44,276
Adjustments:
Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP* (1,343 )
Total options vested and exercisable   1,797     1,910  
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   47,488     46,186  
 
GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.29 $ (0.25 )
Adjustments:
Share-based compensation expense 0.25 0.26
Amortization expense of acquired intangibles 0.04 0.08
Acquisition related charges 0.02 0.02
Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP* 0.02
Total options vested and exercisable   (0.02 )    
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.60   $ 0.11  
 

* This adjustment adds back the GAAP effect of additional ordinary shares that would have been outstanding if the dilutive potential ordinary shares from stock options had been issued under the Treasury method.

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, unaudited)

 
March 31, December 31,
  2015     2014  
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 61,656 $ 51,326
Short-term investments 367,468 334,038
Restricted cash 3,604 3,604
Accounts receivable, net 55,917 64,922
Inventories 50,949 44,470
Deferred taxes and other current assets   15,655     18,147  
Total current assets 555,249 516,507
Property and equipment, net 83,149 78,827
Severance assets 9,334 9,474
Intangible assets, net 39,708 42,067
Goodwill 200,743 200,743
Deferred taxes and other long-term assets   14,224     15,600  
Total assets $ 902,407   $ 863,218  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 40,296 $ 39,811
Accrued liabilities 62,522 61,974
Deferred revenue 16,665 14,758
Capital lease liabilities, current   1,098     1,102  
Total current liabilities 120,581 117,645
Accrued severance 12,399 11,850
Deferred revenue 9,705 8,942
Capital lease liabilities 217 494
Other long-term liabilities   24,333     22,535  
Total liabilities 167,235 161,466
Shareholders' equity:
Ordinary shares 194 192
Additional paid-in capital 634,056 615,148
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,195 ) (4,020 )
Retained earnings   104,117     90,432  
Total shareholders' equity   735,172     701,752  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 902,407   $ 863,218  
 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in thousands, unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
  2015       2014  
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 13,685 $ (10,980 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 9,546 9,996
Deferred income taxes 104 124
Share-based compensation 11,718 11,638
Gain on investments (309 ) (416 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 9,005 5,036
Inventories (8,689 ) (2,874 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 3,895 (1,531 )
Accounts payable (2,122 ) (1,287 )
Accrued liabilities and other payables   8,962     879  
Net cash provided by operating activities   45,795     10,585  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of severance-related insurance policies (186 ) (205 )
Purchases of short-term investments (87,793 ) (87,500 )
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments 37,326 48,506
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments 17,798 14,480
Increase in restricted cash deposit (103 )
Purchase of property and equipment (9,521 ) (5,818 )
Purchase of equity investment in a private company       (1,438 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (42,376 )   (32,078 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (281 ) (356 )
Proceeds from exercise of share awards   7,192     6,699  
Net cash provided by financing activities   6,911     6,343  
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 10,330 (15,150 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   51,326     63,164  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 61,656   $ 48,014  

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