Supermicro Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 6, 2020 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2019.
Fiscal Second Quarter Highlights
- Net sales of $870.9 million versus $799.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $931.5 million in the same quarter of last year.
- GAAP gross margin of 15.9% versus 16.4% in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and 13.7% in the same quarter of last year.
- GAAP net income of $23.7 million versus $26.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $18.2 million in the same quarter of last year.
- GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $0.46 versus $0.51 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $0.36 in the same quarter of last year.
- Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $0.57 versus $0.68 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $0.66 in the same quarter of last year.
- Cash flow from operations of $81.6 million and capital expenditures of $10.8 million.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the fiscal second quarter of 2020 was 15.9%, which excludes stock-based compensation expenses of $0.4 million. Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share was $0.57, which excludes stock-based compensation expenses of $5.0 million and consulting expenses related to regaining SEC compliance and other non-recurring expenses of $3.8 million less the related tax effects of both.
As of December 31, 2019, total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments was $309.0 million and bank debt was $23.3 million.
“Over the last couple of years, Supermicro has been continuing our mission of becoming a strong global leader of server and storage solutions, especially the greenest and best TCO IT solutions. We have added many new product lines and dramatically increased our operational capacity worldwide. This quarter, our revenue exceeded the upper end of our original guidance which marks the beginning of our business reacceleration.” said Charles Liang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are the only server and storage solution provider with more than half of our engineering, product development and final assembly based in the USA. Our engineering and R&D strengths allow us to quickly deliver the most advanced technology with the broadest range of server and storage products in our industry. We are very excited by our product solutions targeting Artificial Intelligence, 5G / Edge, and the evolving needs of the Enterprise, which offer our company a substantial growth opportunity in a $100B market.”
Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Guidance
The Company expects net sales in a range of $770 million to $830 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 ending March 31, 2020. The Company expects non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of approximately $0.35 to $0.55 for the third quarter.
The Company expects to incur additional charges of $35 million to $40 million, which will be one-time in nature, in the third or fourth fiscal quarter of 2020. These one-time charges will address residual clean-up matters from our extended black-out period and have not been included in the above guidance.
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 to, among other things, the guidance for the Company’s third quarter of fiscal year 2020, which ends March 31, 2020. 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, including: (i) our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could cause rapid declines in our stock price, (ii) as we increasingly target larger customers and larger sales opportunities, our customer base may become more concentrated, our cost of sales may increase, our margins may be lower and our sales may be less predictable, (iii) if we fail to meet publicly announced financial guidance or other expectations about our business, our stock could decline in value, (iv) the average sales prices for our server solutions could decline if customers do not continue to purchase our latest generation products or additional components, and (v) adverse economic conditions may harm our business. 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, particularly our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.
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.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Non-GAAP gross margin and fully diluted earnings per share discussed in this press release exclude as applicable stock-based compensation expenses, consulting expenses related to regaining SEC compliance and other non-recurring expenses described above, 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, the reconciliation between the Company's GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP gross margin is stock-based compensation of $0.4 million and the reconciliation between the Company’s GAAP fully diluted earnings per share and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share is stock-based compensation of $5.0 million, and consulting expenses related to regaining SEC compliance and other non-recurring expenses of $3.8 million less related tax effect of $2.0 million. Refer to the associated tables below for further information.