San Jose, Calif. – February 23, 2021, 4:03 p.m. ET – Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) today released financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 26, 2020.
GAAP revenue for the quarter was $353.5 million compared to $340.2 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $384.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 35.7% compared to 31.8% in the third quarter of 2020 and 29.0% in the fourth quarter of 2019. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (1.9)% compared to (7.9)% in the third quarter of 2020 and (15.8)% in the fourth quarter of 2019.
GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(9.9) million, or $(0.05) per share, compared to $(35.9) million, or $(0.19) per share, in the third quarter of 2020, and $(66.6) million, or $(0.37) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Non-GAAP revenue for the quarter was $354.4 million compared to $341.2 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $386.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 37.6% compared to 35.2% in the third quarter of 2020 and 35.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 6.6% compared to 2.2% in the third quarter of 2020 and 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $26.3 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to a net income of $4.2 million, or $0.02 per share, in the third quarter of 2020, and $6.4 million, or $0.03 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019.
GAAP revenue for the year was $1,355.6 million compared to $1,298.9 million in 2019. GAAP gross margin for the year was 30.2% compared to 25.1% in 2019. GAAP operating margin for the year was (11.4)% compared to (27.0)% in 2019. GAAP net loss for the year was $(206.7) million, or $(1.10) per share, compared to $(386.6) million, or $(2.16) per share, in 2019.
Non-GAAP revenue for the year was $1,359.7 million compared to $1,316.6 million in 2019. Non-GAAP gross margin for the year was 33.8% compared to 33.6% in 2019. Non-GAAP operating margin for the year was (0.5)% compared to (6.3)% in 2019. Non-GAAP net loss for the year was $(36.1) million, or $(0.19) per share, compared to $(107.3) million, or $(0.60) per share, in 2019.
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.
“We ended the year with another quarter of strong performance marked by solid execution across the board. Fourth quarter non-GAAP revenue was in line with our outlook, with non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating margin coming in above the guidance range. Further, we generated free cash flow in the quarter,” said David Heard, Infinera CEO. “I am encouraged by the financial progress, operational improvements, and technology innovation delivered by the Infinera team in 2020. We believe our team’s focused execution in 2020 positions us well towards achieving our target business model.”
Infinera’s outlook for the quarter ending March 27, 2021 is as follows:
- GAAP revenue is expected to be $329 million +/- $10 million. Non-GAAP revenue is expected to be $330 million +/- $10 million.
- GAAP gross margin is expected to be 32.5% +/- 150 bps. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be 35.5% +/- 150 bps.
- GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $144 million +/- $2.0 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $123 million +/- $2.0 million.
- GAAP operating margin is expected to be (11.5)% +/- 200 bps. Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be (2.0)% +/- 200 bps.
Fourth Quarter 2020 Investor Slides Available Online
Investor slides reviewing Infinera’s fourth quarter of 2020 financial results will be furnished to the 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 fourth quarter of 2020 earnings conference call. Analysts and investors are encouraged to review these slides prior to participating in the conference call webcast.
Conference Call Information
Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and its outlook for the first quarter of 2021 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 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 networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments, and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet-optical portfolio delivers 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 @Infinera, and read Infinera’s latest blog posts at www.infinera.com/blog.
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 positioning for achievement of its target business model and Infinera’s financial outlook for the first quarter of 2021. 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 the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Infinera’s business, results of operations, financial condition, stock price and personnel; the effect of global and regional economic conditions on Infinera’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by customers; Infinera’s future capital needs and its ability to generate the cash flow or otherwise secure the capital necessary to make anticipated capital expenditures; Infinera’s ability to service its debt obligations and pursue its strategic plan; delays in the development and introduction of new products or updates to existing products; market acceptance of Infinera’s end-to-end portfolio; Infinera’s reliance on single and limited source suppliers; 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; Infinera’s ability to respond to rapid technological changes; aggressive business tactics by Infinera’s competitors; the effects of customer consolidation; our ability to identify, attract and retain qualified personnel; the impacts of foreign currency fluctuations; Infinera’s ability to protect its intellectual property; claims by others that Infinera infringes their intellectual property; impacts of the recent presidential administration change in the United States; 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 Infinera’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended on December 28, 2019 as filed with the SEC on March 4, 2020, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 26, 2020 as filed with the SEC on November 5, 2020, 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, including measures that exclude acquisition-related deferred revenue, other customer related charges, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and integration costs, acquisition-related inventory adjustments, restructuring and related costs, COVID-19 related costs, litigation charges, amortization of debt discount on Infinera’s convertible senior notes, gain/loss on non-marketable equity investments, and income 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” below.
Infinera has included forward-looking non-GAAP information in this press release, including an estimate of certain non-GAAP financial measures for the first quarter of 2021 that exclude acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustments, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and integration costs related to Infinera’s acquisition of Coriant, and restructuring and related expenses. Please see the section titled “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Outlook” below on specific adjustments.
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 revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, operating margin, and net income (loss) 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 investors.infinera.com.
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