January 22, 2015
Sunnyvale, Calif., – January 22, 2015 – Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, today released financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 27, 2014.
Revenue for the quarter was $186.3 million compared to $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 45.3% compared to 43.4% in the third quarter of 2014 and 40.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013. GAAP operating margin was 6.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 4.3% in the third quarter of 2014 and an operating loss of 5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
GAAP net income for the quarter was $8.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014 and a net loss of $10.2 million, or $0.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 46.1% compared to 44.2% in the third quarter of 2014 and 41.4% in the fourth quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2014 was 11.0% compared to 8.6% in the third quarter of 2014 and 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $18.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014 and a net loss of $0.2 million, or breakeven on an earnings per share basis, in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Revenue for the year was $668.1 million compared to $544.1 million in 2013.
GAAP gross margin for the year was 43.2% compared to 40.2% in 2013. GAAP operating margin for the year was 4.1% compared to an operating loss of 4.5% in 2013. GAAP net income for the year was $13.7 million or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $32.1 million or $0.27 per share in 2013.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the year was 44.0% compared to 41.6% in 2013. Non-GAAP operating margin for the year was 8.3% compared to 1.4% in 2013. Non-GAAP net income for the year was $49.8 million or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.0 million or $0.03 per diluted share in 2013.
The above non-GAAP measures exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 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.
“The fourth quarter capped off an exceptional year of winning footprint, taking care of customers and increasing profitability. Growing greater than 20% for a second consecutive year demonstrates the market’s acceptance of our differentiated products and the overall Infinera experience,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera’s Chief Executive Officer. “As we evolve from a single-threaded product company to an end-to-end optical solutions company, I believe Infinera is better positioned than ever to serve more customers and address more opportunities.”
Conference Call Information:
Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results and its outlook for the first 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 1-888-568-0148. International parties can access the replay at 1-203-369-3900.
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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.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including Infinera’s continued expectations of the market’s acceptance of our differentiated products and the overall Infinera experience; and Infinera’s belief that it is better positioned than ever to serve more customers and address more opportunities. 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended on September 27, 2014 as filed with the SEC on October 29, 2014, 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 non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 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, or gross 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 fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results, including an estimate of non-GAAP earnings for the first quarter of 2015 that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of debt discount on Infinera’s convertible senior notes.
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