San Jose, Calif. – May 3, 2023, 4:03 p.m. ET – Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) today released financial results for its first quarter ended April 1, 2023.
GAAP revenue for the quarter was $392.1 million compared to $485.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2022 and $338.9 million in the first quarter of 2022.
GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 37.5% compared to 37.1% in the fourth quarter of 2022 and 32.9% in the first quarter of 2022. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (2.4)% compared to 5.2% in the fourth quarter of 2022 and (10.8)% in the first quarter of 2022.
GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(8.4) million, or $(0.04) per diluted share, compared to net income of $33.5 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2022, and net loss of $(41.9) million, or $(0.20) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2022.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 38.8% compared to 38.7% in the fourth quarter of 2022 and 36.2% in the first quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 3.5% compared to 10.5% in the fourth quarter of 2022 and (1.0)% in the first quarter of 2022.
Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $5.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $40.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2022, and non-GAAP net loss of $(14.0) million, or $(0.07) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2022.
A further explanation of the use of non-GAAP financial information and a reconciliation of each of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure can be found at the end of this press release.
Infinera CEO David Heard said, “I am pleased with our solid start to 2023 with revenue, margins, and earnings per share all coming in above the mid-point of our outlook range. Compared to the year-ago quarter, we grew revenue by 16%, above our annual target of 8% for 2023, and expanded gross margin by more than 250bps.”
“As we look ahead to the second quarter, we are planning to achieve continued year-over-year revenue growth and margin expansion and to deliver approximately 10% revenue growth in the first half of 2023. We remain focused on the six milestones we laid out at our investor day in March, which includes launching our subsystems products and driving to at least a $1 per share in earnings by 2025-2026.”
Infinera’s outlook for the quarter ending July 1, 2023, is as follows:
- Revenue is expected to be $375 million +/- $20 million.
- GAAP gross margin is expected to be 37.5% +/- 150 bps. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be 38.5% +/- 150 bps.
- GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $162 million +/- $2 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $142 million +/- $2 million.
- GAAP operating margin is expected to be (6.0)% +/- 300 bps. Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be 0.6% +/- 300 bps.
- GAAP net loss per share is expected to be $(0.12) +/- $0.05. Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be $(0.03) +/- $0.05.
First Quarter 2023 Investor Slides Available Online
Investor slides reviewing Infinera’s first quarter of 2023 financial results will be furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a Current Report on Form 8-K and published on Infinera’s Investor Relations website at investors.infinera.com prior to the first quarter of 2023 earnings conference call. Analysts and investors are encouraged to review these slides prior to participating in the conference call webcast. A copy of this press release can be found at investors.infinera.com.
Conference Call Information
Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its results for the first quarter of 2023 and its outlook for the second quarter of 2023 today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may register for the conference call at https://conferencingportals.com/event/VNRCObkD. A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the Events 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.
The full press release, including the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, Supplemental Financial Information, and GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Outlook, is also available.
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Infinera is a global supplier of innovative open optical networking solutions and advanced optical semiconductors that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments, and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. Infinera solutions deliver industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, submarine, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications. To learn more about Infinera, visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and subscribe for updates.
This press release contains certain 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. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or Infinera’s future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or the negative of these words or similar terms or expressions that concern Infinera’s expectations, strategy, priorities, plans or intentions. Such forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, Infinera’s future business plans and growth opportunities, including progress against strategic priorities and milestones; expectations regarding the launch of Infinera’s subsystems business and its impact on Infinera’s financial results; expectations regarding Infinera’s future performance; expectations regarding Infinera’s revenue growth and margin expansion; and Infinera’s financial outlook for the second quarter of 2023. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates and information available to Infinera as of the date hereof and are not guarantees of future performance; 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 demand growth for additional network capacity and the level and timing of customer capital spending; delays in the development, introduction or acceptance of new products or in releasing enhancements to existing products; supply chain and logistics issues, including delays, shortages, components that have been discontinued and increased costs, and Infinera’s dependency on sole source, limited source or high-cost suppliers; aggressive business tactics by Infinera’s competitors and new entrants and Infinera’s ability to compete in a highly competitive market; product performance problems; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or other public health concerns; Infinera’s ability to identify, attract, upskill and retain qualified personnel; the effects of customer and supplier consolidation; challenges with our contract manufacturers and other third-party partners; Infinera’s ability to respond to rapid technological changes; failure to accurately forecast Infinera’s manufacturing requirements or customer demand; Infinera’s future capital needs and its ability to generate the cash flow or otherwise secure the capital necessary to meet such capital needs; the adverse impact inflation and higher interest rates may have on Infinera by increasing costs beyond what it can recover through price increases; the effect of global and regional economic conditions on Infinera’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by customers; restrictions to our operations resulting from loan or other credit agreements; the impacts of any restructuring plans or other strategic efforts on our business; the impacts of foreign currency fluctuations; the effective tax rate of Infinera, which may increase or fluctuate; potential dilution from the issuance of additional shares of common stock in connection with the conversion of Infinera’s convertible senior notes; Infinera’s ability to protect its intellectual property; claims by others that Infinera infringes on their intellectual property rights; security incidents, such as data breaches or cyber-attacks; Infinera’s ability to comply with various rules and regulations, including with respect to export control and trade compliance, environmental, social, governance, privacy and data protection matters; events that are outside of Infinera’s control, such as natural disasters, violence or other catastrophic events that could harm Infinera’s operations; 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 Infinera’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on February 27, 2023, 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 financial measures that exclude in certain cases stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring and other related costs, inventory related charges, global distribution center transition costs, warehouse fire loss (recovery), foreign exchange (gains) losses, net, and income tax effects. 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, the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release 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 revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, operating margin, net income (loss) and net income (loss) per common share 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
For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the table titled “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations” and related footnotes.
Infinera has included forward-looking non-GAAP information in this press release, including an estimate of certain non-GAAP financial measures for the second quarter of 2023 that excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring and other related costs and warehouse fire loss (recovery). Please see the section titled “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Outlook” below for specific