Oclaro, Inc.
Nov 4, 2014

Oclaro Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced the financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended September 27, 2014.

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"Our revenue, gross margin and Adjusted EBITDA results for the first quarter came in at the high end of our guidance. Our performance for the first quarter demonstrates that our turnaround plan is working and delivering tangible results. We continue to make very good progress against our financial and commercial objectives," said Greg Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer, Oclaro. "Also, as announced on October 27th, we completed the sale of our industrial and consumer business. The sale further streamlines our global footprint and allows us to focus on expanding our market leadership in 100G where we continue to see strong demand. We view the first quarter results as another positive step on our road to success."

Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015
Results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 include a full quarter of the Company's industrial and consumer business.

  • Revenues were $89.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with revenues of $95.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Industrial and Consumer revenue was $7.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • GAAP gross margin was 16.1% for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with a GAAP gross margin of 13.8% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin was 16.5% for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with a non-GAAP gross margin of 14.1% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. The improvement resulted from reduced inventory charges and better factory utilization in the quarter.
  • GAAP operating loss was $17.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. This compares with a GAAP operating loss of $23.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss was $13.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with a non-GAAP operating loss of $14.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • GAAP net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $20.4 million. This compares with a GAAP net loss of $24.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was negative $8.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with negative $9.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments were $94.0 million at September 27, 2014.

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Outlook
The guidance for the quarter ending December 27, 2014, which includes approximately $2 million of revenue from the Company's industrial and consumer business, which sold on October 27, 2014 is:

  • Revenues in the range of $80 million to $88 million.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 13% to 17%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of negative $10 million to negative $6 million.

The foregoing guidance is based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially. Please see the Safe Harbor Statement in this earnings release for a description of certain important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ, and refer to Oclaro's most recent annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a more complete description of these risks. Furthermore, our outlook excludes items that may be required by GAAP, including, but not limited to, restructuring and related costs, acquisition or disposal related costs, expenses or income from certain legal actions, settlements and related costs outside our normal course of business, impairments of other long-lived assets, depreciation and amortization, extraordinary items, as well as the expensing of stock options and restricted stock grants. We do not intend to update this guidance as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.

Conference Call
Oclaro will hold a conference call to discuss financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 today at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET. To listen to the live conference call, please dial (913) 312-9308. A replay of the conference call will be available through November 18, 2014. To access the replay, dial (858) 384-5517. The passcode for the replay is 2553263. A webcast of this call and a supplemental presentation will be available in the investor section of Oclaro's website at www.oclaro.com.

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro's solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release, in association with Oclaro's first quarter fiscal year 2015 financial results conference call, contains statements about management's future expectations, plans or prospects of Oclaro and its business, and together with the assumptions underlying these statements, constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements concerning (i) financial targets and expectations and progress toward Oclaro's target business model, including financial guidance for the fiscal quarter ending December 27, 2014 regarding revenue, non-GAAP gross margin and Adjusted EBITDA, (ii) the status of Oclaro's restructuring plan, (iii) market interest in Oclaro's 100G products, (iv) the impact of the recent acquisition by Ushio Opto of Oclaro's industrial and consumer business and (v) Oclaro's future financial performance and operating prospects. Such statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "outlook," "could," "target," "model," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operations or financial performance. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including (i) our dependence on a limited number of customers for a significant percentage of our revenues, (ii) our ability to maintain strong relationships with certain customers, (iii) the effects of fluctuating product mix on our results, (iv) our ability to timely develop and commercialize new products, (v) competition and pricing pressure, (vi) our ability to meet or exceed our gross margin expectations, (vii) Oclaro's ability to maintain or increase its cash reserves and obtain debt or equity-based financing on terms acceptable to it or at all, (viii) the future performance of Oclaro and its ability to effectively restructure its operations and business following the sale of its Zurich and Amplifier businesses in accordance with its business plan, (ix) our ability to respond to evolving technologies and customer requirements and demands, (x) our ability to effectively compete with companies that have greater name recognition, broader customer relationships and substantially greater financial, technical and marketing resources than we do, (xi) our ability to effectively and efficiently transition to portions of our operations, (xii) our ability to timely capitalize on any increase in market demand, (xiii) the potential inability to realize the expected benefits of asset dispositions, (xiv) the sale of businesses which may or may not arise in connection with executing our restructuring plans, including without limitation the recent divestiture of Oclaro's industrial and consumer business to Ushio Opto, (xv) our ability to reduce costs and operating expenses, (xvi) increased costs related to downsizing and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements in connection with such downsizing, (xvii) the risks associated with our international operations, (xviii) the impact of continued uncertainty in world financial markets and any resulting reduction in demand for our products, (xix) the outcome of tax audits or similar proceedings, (xx) the outcome of pending litigation against the company, and (xxi) other factors described in Oclaro's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other documents it periodically files with the SEC. The forward-looking statements included in this announcement represent Oclaro's view as of the date of this announcement. Oclaro anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause Oclaro's views and expectations to change. Oclaro specifically disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Oclaro provides certain supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to its investors as a complement to the most comparable GAAP measures. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP gross margin rate is gross margin rate. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP operating income/loss and Adjusted EBITDA is operating income/loss.

The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP net income/loss is net income/loss. An explanation and reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP information is set forth below.

Oclaro believes that providing these non-GAAP measures to its investors, in addition to corresponding income statement measures, provides investors the benefit of viewing Oclaro's performance using the same financial metrics that the management team uses in making many key decisions and evaluating how Oclaro's "core operating performance" and its results of operations may look in the future. Oclaro defines "core operating performance" as its ongoing performance in the ordinary course of its operations. Items that are non-recurring or do not involve cash expenditures, such as impairment charges, income taxes, restructuring and severance programs, costs relating to specific major projects (such as acquisitions), non-cash compensation related to stock and options and certain income, purchase accounting adjustments related to the fair market value of acquired inventories, costs to outsource our back-end manufacturing activities, write-offs and expenses related to flooding in Thailand, including advance payments received from insurers, impairment of fixed assets and inventory and related expenses, are not included in Oclaro's view of "core operating performance." Management does not believe these items are reflective of Oclaro's ongoing core operations and accordingly excludes those items from non-GAAP gross margin rate, non-GAAP operating income/loss, non-GAAP net income/loss and Adjusted EBITDA. Additionally, each non-GAAP measure has historically been presented by Oclaro as a complement to its most comparable GAAP measure, and Oclaro believes that the continuation of this practice increases the consistency and comparability of Oclaro's earnings releases.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as operating income/loss excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, restructuring, acquisition and related costs, non-cash compensation related to stock and options, purchase accounting adjustments related to the fair market value of acquired inventories, impairment of intangible assets and goodwill and certain other one-time charges and credits, including flood related advance payments received from insurers, impairment of fixed assets and inventory and related expenses, specifically identified in the non-GAAP reconciliation schedules set forth below. Oclaro uses Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating Oclaro's historical and prospective cash usage, as well as its cash usage relative to its competitors. Specifically, management uses this non-GAAP measure to further understand and analyze the cash used in/generated from Oclaro's core operations. Oclaro believes that by excluding these non-cash and non-recurring charges, more accurate expectations of its future cash needs can be assessed in addition to providing a better understanding of the actual cash used in or generated from core operations for the periods presented. Oclaro further believes that providing this information allows Oclaro's investors greater transparency and a better understanding of Oclaro's core cash position.










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Investor Contact 


Pete Mangan


Jim Fanucchi


Chief Financial Officer


Darrow Associates, Inc.


(408) 383-1400


(408) 404-5400


ir@oclaro.com


ir@oclaro.com


 

 


OCLARO, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)
















Three Months Ended



September 27, 2014


June 28,

 2014


September 28, 2013



(Thousands, except per share amounts)


Revenues

$

89,241



$

95,911



$

96,648



Cost of revenues

74,832



82,694



85,430



Gross profit

14,409



13,217



11,218



Operating expenses:







Research and development

13,913



15,083



18,087



Selling, general and administrative

15,414



13,993



20,950



Amortization of other intangible assets

418



421



424



Restructuring, acquisition and related expense, net

1,730



5,825



2,877



Impairment of goodwill, other intangible assets, and long-lived assets



584





Loss on sale of property and equipment

397



334



452



Total operating expenses

31,872



36,240



42,790



Operating loss

(17,463)



(23,023)



(31,572)



Other income (expense):







Interest income (expense), net

(104)



(114)



(553)



Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions, net

(2,010)



(712)



1,777



Other income (expense), net

555



733



521



Total other income (expense)

(1,559)



(93)



1,745



Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(19,022)



(23,116)



(29,827)



Income tax provision (benefit) (1)

954



(11,836)



302



Loss from continuing operations

(19,976)



(11,280)



(30,129)



Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (2)

(378)



(12,749)



63,407



Net income (loss)

$

(20,354)



$

(24,029)



$

33,278



Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share:







Loss per share from continuing operations

$

(0.19)



$

(0.11)



$

(0.33)



Income (loss) per share from discontinued operations



(0.12)



0.70



Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share

$

(0.19)



$

(0.23)



$

0.37



Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:







Basic

107,249



106,287



90,966



Diluted

107,249



106,287



90,966



 

(1)

The three month period ending June 28, 2014 contains an income tax benefit of approximately $13.1 million relating to discontinued operations.

(2)

Includes the corresponding tax provisions relating to the benefits described in note (1) of $13.1 million for the three month period ending June 28, 2014.

 

 



OCLARO, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)
















Three Months Ended



September 27, 2014


June 28,

2014


September 28, 2013



(Thousands, except per share amounts)


Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin rate to non-GAAP gross margin rate:







GAAP gross profit

$

14,409



$

13,217



$

11,218



Outsource transition costs



49



496



Stock-based compensation in cost of revenues

330



255



252



Non-GAAP gross profit

$

14,739



$

13,521



$

11,966



GAAP gross margin rate

16.1

%


13.8

%


11.6

%


Non-GAAP gross margin rate

16.5

%


14.1

%


12.4

%


Reconciliation of GAAP operating loss to non-GAAP operating loss and adjusted EBITDA:







GAAP operating loss

$

(17,463)



$

(23,023)



$

(31,572)



Stock-based compensation

1,286



1,229



963



Amortization of intangible assets

418



421



424



Restructuring, acquisition and related costs

1,730



5,825



2,877



Impairment of goodwill, other intangible assets, and long-lived assets



584





Outsource transition costs



291



750



Loss on sales of property and equipment

397



334



452



Non-GAAP operating loss

$

(13,632)



$

(14,339)



$

(26,106)



Depreciation expense

4,704



4,979



6,974



Adjusted EBITDA

$

(8,928)



$

(9,360)



$

(19,132)



Reconciliation of GAAP loss to non-GAAP loss from continuing operations:







GAAP loss from continuing operations (3)

$

(19,976)



$

(11,280)



$

(30,129)



Stock-based compensation

1,286



1,229



963



Amortization of intangible assets

418



421



424



Restructuring, acquisition and related costs

1,730



5,825



2,877



Impairment of goodwill, other intangible assets, and long-lived assets



584





Other (income) expense items, net

(555)



(733)



(521)



Outsource transition costs



291



750



(Gain) loss on foreign currency translation

2,010



712



(1,777)



Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations (3)

$

(15,087)



$

(2,951)



$

(27,413)



Non-GAAP loss per share-continuing operations:







Basic

$

(0.14)



$

(0.03)



$

(0.30)



Diluted

$

(0.14)



$

(0.03)



$

(0.30)



Shares used in computing Non-GAAP loss per share-continuing operations:







Basic

107,249



106,287



90,966



Diluted

107,249



106,287



90,966



 
















Three Months Ended



September 27, 2014


June 28, 2014


September 28, 2013



(Thousands, except per share amounts)


Stock-based compensation for the above included the following:







Cost of revenues

$

330



$

255



$

252



Research and development

332



338



246



Selling, general and administrative

624



636



465



Restructuring







Total

$

1,286



$

1,229



$

963










Outsource transition cost for the above included the following:







Cost of revenues

$



$

49



$

496



Research and development



242



248



Selling, general and administrative





6



Total

$



$

291



$

750

















 

(3)

The three month period ending June 28, 2014 contains an income tax benefit of approximately $13.1 million relating to discontinued operations.

 

 


OCLARO, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)











September 27, 2014


June 28, 2014


(Thousands, except par value)

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

89,309



$

98,973


Restricted cash

4,658



5,055


Short-term investments

77



95


Accounts receivable

74,706



82,872


Inventories

71,099



71,099


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

42,230



45,275


Assets held for sale

16,927




Total current assets

299,006



303,369


Property and equipment, net

44,285



50,768


Other intangible assets, net

3,254



8,536


Other non-current assets

2,735



3,012


Total assets

$

349,280



$

365,685


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

60,492



$

71,283


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

61,434



51,492


Capital lease obligations, current

4,756



5,387


Liabilities held for sale

10,228




Total current liabilities

136,910



128,162


Deferred gain on sale-leasebacks

10,010



10,711


Capital lease obligations, non-current

3,052



4,539


Other non-current liabilities

11,631



14,345


Total liabilities

161,603



157,757


Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock




Common stock

1,087



1,077


Additional paid-in capital

1,459,805



1,458,487


Accumulated other comprehensive income

44,639



45,864


Accumulated deficit

(1,317,854)



(1,297,500)


Total stockholders' equity

187,677



207,928


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

349,280



$

365,685






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