Infinera Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results 

Sunnyvale, Calif., August 7, 2018

Infinera Corporation, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, today released financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

GAAP revenue for the quarter was $208.2 million compared to $202.7 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $176.8 million in the second quarter of 2017.
GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 40.5% compared to 40.5% in the first quarter of 2018 and 36.7% in the second quarter of 2017. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (10.4)% compared to (12.2)% in the first quarter of 2018 and (22.9)% in the second quarter of 2017.

GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(21.9) million, or $(0.14) per share, compared to a net loss of $(26.3) million, or $(0.17) per share, in the first quarter of 2018, and net loss of $(42.8) million, or $(0.29) per share, in the second quarter of 2017.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 43.9% compared to 43.7% in the first quarter of 2018 and 40.7% in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (0.7)% compared to (3.4)% in the first quarter of 2018 and (12.2)% in the second quarter of 2017.

Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(1.3) million, or $(0.01) per share, compared to a net loss of $(7.2) million, or $(0.05) per share, in the first quarter of 2018, and net loss of $(22.8) million, or $(0.15) per share, in the second quarter of 2017.

A further explanation of the use of non-GAAP financial information and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the GAAP equivalents can be found at the end of this release.

“In Q2, we delivered strong margins and our fifth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, as customers continued to adopt our next-generation products,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “In the second half, we expect to deploy several new opportunities that will drive multi-year growth. We believe adding Coriant’s capabilities and extensive customer base to our vertically integrated operating model and refreshed product portfolio, will allow us to enter 2019 in a position of strength. I really like our opportunity and am very excited for what the future holds.”

Financial Outlook

Infinera reaffirms the following expectations from its first quarter 2018 conference call on May 9, 2018:

  • We continue to expect revenue in the second half of 2018 will be 2% to 4% higher than revenue in the first half of 2018. This expectation implies a revenue range in the second half of 2018 of approximately $420 million to $430 million and full fiscal year 2018 revenue growth of approximately 13% compared to the prior fiscal year.
  • We continue to expect to achieve non-GAAP profitability in the fourth quarter of 2018.

For the quarter ending September 29, 2018:

We expect several new customer footprint deployments in the third quarter of 2018. We expect these new deployments will drive multi-year revenue growth and strong margins moving forward. However, as is typical with new deployments of network infrastructure, these will have lower margins initially.

  • Revenue is expected to be $210 million +/- $10 million. This expectation implies 9% year-over-year growth at the midpoint.
  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be 35% +/- 200 bps. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be 38% +/- 200 bps.
  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $97 million +/- $2 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $86 million +/- $2 million.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately (12)%. Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately (3)%.
  • GAAP EPS is expected to be $(0.16)+/- $0.02. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be $(0.05) +/- $0.02.

Infinera’s Financial Outlook does not include the potential impact of the pending Coriant acquisition, including any associated prospective debt financing and other significant transactions that may be completed after August 7, 2018. Actual results may differ materially from Infinera’s Financial Outlook as a result of, among other things, the factors described under “Forward-Looking Statements” below.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Commentary Available Online

A CFO Commentary reviewing Infinera’s second quarter of 2018 financial results will be furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K and published on Infinera’s Investor Relations website at investors.infinera.com. Analysts and investors are encouraged to review this commentary prior to participating in the conference call webcast.

Conference Call Information

Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2018 results and its outlook for the third quarter of 2018 today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-866-373-6878 (toll free) or 1-412-317-5101 (international). A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the Events & Webcasts section of Infinera’s website at investors.infinera.com. Replay of the audio webcast will be available at investors.infinera.com approximately two hours after the end of the live call.

Contacts:

Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Investors:
Jeff Hustis
Tel. +1 (408) 213-7150
jhustis@infinera.com

About Infinera

Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at www.infinera.com/blog.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Infinera’s expectations regarding the deployment of several new opportunities in the second half of 2018; Infinera’s ability to drive multi-year growth; Infinera’s expectations regarding its ability to enter 2019 in a position of strength; and Infinera’s expectations regarding its financial outlook for the second half and third quarter of 2018. Forward-looking statements can also be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied due to risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties that could cause Infinera’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, the timing to consummate the proposed acquisition of Coriant; the parties’ ability to promptly and effectively integrate the businesses of Infinera and Coriant; the diversion of management time on issues related to the acquisition; the failure to consummate or any delay in consummating the acquisition for other reasons; delays in the development and introduction of new products or updates to existing products and market acceptance of these products; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for products and services, including discounts given in response to competitive pricing pressures, as well as the timing of purchases by Infinera’s key customers; the effect that changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on Infinera’s gross margin; the effects of increased customer consolidation; Infinera’s ability to respond to rapid technological changes; aggressive business tactics by Infinera’s competitors; Infinera’s reliance on single and limited source suppliers; Infinera’s ability to adequately respond to demand as a result of the restructuring plan; Infinera’s ability to protect Infinera’s intellectual property; claims by others that Infinera infringes their intellectual property; the effect of global macroeconomic conditions on Infinera’s business; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters and other circumstances that could disrupt the supply, delivery or demand of Infinera’s products; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Infinera’s SEC filings from time to time. More information on potential factors that may impact Infinera’s business are set forth in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended on March 30, 2018 as filed with the SEC on May 10, 2018, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC from time to time. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP measures that exclude restructuring and related costs (credits), non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of debt discount on Infinera’s convertible senior notes, amortization and impairment of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, and certain purchase accounting adjustments related to Infinera’s acquisition of Transmode AB, which closed during the third quarter of 2015, along with related tax effects. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section titled, “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Infinera has included forward-looking non-GAAP information in this press release, including an estimate of certain non-GAAP financial measures for the third quarter of 2018 that exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets and related tax effects. Please see the section titled, “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations of Financial Outlook” below on specific adjustments. Infinera has also included an estimate of non-GAAP profitability for the fourth quarter of 2018 that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets and related tax effects. Infinera is unable to provide a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to its corresponding GAAP measure on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the overall high variability and low visibility of most of the foregoing items that have been excluded.

Infinera believes these adjustments are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of its underlying financial performance and also its prospects for the future and are considered by management for the purpose of making operational decisions. In addition, these results are the primary indicators management uses as a basis for its planning and forecasting of future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net loss, basic and diluted net loss per share, gross margin or operating margin prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and are subject to limitations.

A copy of this press release can be found on the Investor Relations page of Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com.

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