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Infinera Corporation Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results PDF Icon

April 21, 2015

Sunnyvale, California – April 21, 2015 – Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, today released financial results for the first quarter of 2015 ended March 28, 2015.

Revenue for the quarter was $186.9 million compared to $186.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 and $142.8 million in the first quarter of 2014.

GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 47.2% compared to 45.3% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 40.9% in the first quarter of 2014. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 8.1% compared to an operating margin of 6.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and an operating loss of 0.7% in the first quarter of 2014.

GAAP net income for the quarter was $12.4 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a net loss of $4.4 million, or $0.04 per share, in the first quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 47.8% compared to 46.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 41.8% in the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 12.2% compared to 11.0% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 3.9% in the first quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $22.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to $18.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014, and $4.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2014.

The above non-GAAP measures exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, acquisition-related costs and the amortization of debt discount on Infinera’s convertible senior notes. 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.

“Our excellent first quarter performance reflects a continuation of the momentum we have built over the past few years. We continue to grow profitability as our broad customer base experiences the value of our differentiated products and superior service,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera’s Chief Executive Officer. “I believe we are in an optimal position with customers that are building the largest networks the fastest. In 2015 and beyond, we intend to continue growing our business profitably, as we expand our total available market across optical transport.”

Conference Call Information
Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter of 2015 results and its outlook for the second quarter of 2015 today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the Investor Relations section of Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for 90 days. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-800-945-3032. International parties can access the replay at 1-203-369-3499.

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 for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their data center, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including Infinera’s ability to remain in an optimal position with customers that are building the largest networks the fastest; and Infinera’s ability to continue to grow profitably and expand our total available market across optical transport. 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. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipated,” “believed,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause Infinera’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include delays in the development and introduction of Infinera’s products and market acceptance of these products; the effect of changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on Infinera’s gross margin; Infinera’s reliance on single-source suppliers; aggressive business tactics by Infinera’s competitors; Infinera’s ability to protect Infinera’s intellectual property; claims by others that Infinera infringes their intellectual property; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery or demand of products; Infinera’s ability to respond to rapid technological changes; and other risks 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended on December 27, 2014 as filed with the SEC on February 18, 2015, 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.

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 non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, acquisition-related costs and amortization of debt discount on Infinera’s convertible senior notes. 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 income (loss), basic and diluted net income (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. 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 anticipates disclosing forward-looking non-GAAP information in its conference call to discuss its first quarter 2015 results, including an estimate of non-GAAP earnings for the second quarter of 2015 that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, acquisition-related costs and amortization of debt discount on Infinera’s convertible senior notes.

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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