EMCORE Corporation
May 7, 2014

EMCORE Corporation Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems, and systems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, today announced its financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2014.

                   
Financial Highlights - Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2014
                   
Financial
Highlights
                 
                   
 For the Three Months Ended
(in thousands)3/31/201412/31/20133/31/2013
  Fiber Solar Consolidated Fiber Solar Consolidated Fiber Solar Consolidated
Revenue  $ 23,620  $ 18,627  $ 42,247  $ 23,292  $ 20,919  $ 44,211  $ 23,130  $ 19,147  $ 42,277
                   
Gross Profit  $ 1,933  $ 4,933  $ 6,866  $ 2,397  $ 7,738  $ 10,135  $ 1,619  $ 6,214  $ 7,833
                   
Operating (loss) income  $ (7,320)  $ 2,071  $ (5,249)  $ (6,571)  $ 4,331  $ (2,240)  $ 7,892  $ 4,279  $ 12,171

Financial Statement Highlights for the second quarter of fiscal 2014:

Business Outlook

On a consolidated basis, we expect revenue for our third quarter ended June 30, 2014 to be in the range of $40 to $44 million with an increase in Fiber revenue and a decrease in Photovoltaics revenue.

Conference Call

We will discuss our financial results today at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be webcast via the Company's website at http://www.emcore.com. Please go to the site beforehand to download any necessary software. A webcast will be available for replay beginning May 7, 2014 following the conclusion of the call on the Company's website.

Conferences

Management is expecting to present at the following conferences over the next few months:

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the fiber optics and space solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics business segment provides optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed telecommunications, Cable Television (CATV) and Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks, as well as products for satellite communications, video transport and specialty photonics technologies for defense and homeland security applications. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics business segment provides products for space power applications including high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs) and complete satellite solar panels. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We provide a non-GAAP net loss disclosure as a supplemental measure to U.S. GAAP regarding our operational performance. This financial measure excludes the impact of certain items; therefore, it has not been calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

We believe that this additional non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in assessing our operating performance. We also use this financial measure internally to evaluate our operating performance and for planning and forecasting of future periods. In addition, financial analysts that follow us may focus on and publish both historical results and future projections based on our non-GAAP financial measure. We also believe that it is in the best interest of our investors to provide this non-GAAP information.

While we believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful supplemental information to investors, there are limitations associated with the use of this non-GAAP financial measure. Our non-GAAP financial measure may not be reported by all of our competitors and it may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in calculation. We compensate for these limitations by using this non-GAAP financial measure as a supplement to U.S. GAAP and by providing a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for U.S. GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measure is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures and it should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are largely based on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, projections about our future results included in our Exchange Act reports, statements about our plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in our business and the markets in which we operate.

These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipates", "believes", "can", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "intends", "may", "plans", "projects", "targets", "will", and similar expressions or variations of these terms and similar phrases. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as the development of new products, enhancements or technologies, sales levels, expense levels and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. We caution that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and are subject to business, economic, and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of our business or our industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including without limitation, the following: (a) the rapidly evolving markets for the Company's products and uncertainty regarding the development of these markets; (b) the Company's historical dependence on sales to a limited number of customers and fluctuations in the mix of products and customers in any period; (c) delays and other difficulties in commercializing new products; (d) the failure of new products: (i) to perform as expected without material defects, (ii) to be manufactured at acceptable volumes, yields, and cost, (iii) to be qualified and accepted by our customers, and, (iv) to successfully compete with products offered by our competitors; (e) we may not be successful in undertaking the steps currently planned in order to increase our liquidity; (f) uncertainties concerning the availability and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components that we do not make internally; (g) actions by competitors; and (h) other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

Neither management nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and subsequent facts or circumstances may contradict, obviate, undermine, or otherwise fail to support or substantiate such statements. We caution you not to rely on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business that are addressed in our filings with the SEC that are available on the SEC's web site located at www.sec.gov, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Certain information included in this press release may supersede or supplement forward-looking statements in our other Exchange Act reports filed with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

           
EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)
           
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Six Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,March 31,March 31,
 20142013201320142013
           
Revenue  $ 42,247  $ 44,211  $ 42,277  $ 86,458  $ 91,583
Cost of revenue 35,381 34,076 34,444 69,457 72,802
Gross profit 6,866 10,135 7,833 17,001 18,781
           
Operating expense (income):          
Selling, general, and administrative 6,911 7,972 6,771 14,883 13,675
Research and development 5,204 4,403 4,112 9,607 9,502
Flood-related insurance proceeds (14,808) (19,000)
Gain on sale of assets (413) (413)
Total operating expense (income) 12,115 12,375 (4,338) 24,490 3,764
           
Operating (loss) income (5,249) (2,240) 12,171 (7,489) 15,017
           
Other income (expense):          
Interest expense, net (117) (126) (186) (243) (424)
Foreign exchange (loss) gain (90) 100 (21) 10 80
           
Gain on sale of investment 17 290 307
Change in fair value of financial instruments 7 (78) (267) (71) (30)
Total other (expense) income (183) 186 (474) 3 (374)
(Loss) income before income tax expense (5,432) (2,054) 11,697 (7,486) 14,643
           
Income tax expense (120)
Net (loss) income  $ (5,432)  $ (2,054)  $ 11,697  $ (7,486)  $ 14,643
           
Per share data:          
Net (loss) income per basic share  $ (0.18)  $ (0.07)  $ 0.44  $ (0.25)  $ 0.55
Net (loss) income per diluted share  $ (0.18)  $ (0.07)  $ 0.44  $ (0.25)  $ 0.54
           
Weighted-average number of basic shares outstanding 30,392 29,938 26,310 30,162 26,142
           
Weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding 30,392 29,938 26,642 30,162 26,432
     
EMCORE Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands) 
(unaudited)
     
 As ofAs of
 March 31,September 30,
 20142013
     
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 18,175  $ 16,104
Restricted cash 1,993 815
Accounts receivable, net 37,453 41,826
Inventory 28,518 32,115
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,144 9,437
     
Total current assets 93,283 100,297
     
Property, plant, and equipment, net 47,213 49,744
Goodwill 20,384 20,384
Other intangible assets, net 1,650 2,159
Other non-current assets, net 888 1,130
     
Total assets  $ 163,418  $ 173,714
     
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:    
Borrowings from credit facility  $ 17,600  $ 21,706
Accounts payable 19,006 19,643
Deferred gain associated with sale of assets 3,400
Warrant liability 226 155
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 20,461 21,597
Total current liabilities 60,693 63,101
     
Asset retirement obligations 5,157 5,053
Deferred gain associated with sale of assets 3,400
Other long-term liabilities 898 981
 Total liabilities 66,748 72,535
     
Shareholders' equity:    
Common stock 752,241 749,266
Treasury stock (2,071) (2,071)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,625 1,623
Accumulated deficit (655,125) (647,639)
 Total shareholders' equity 96,670 101,179
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 163,418  $ 173,714

We have provided a reconciliation of our non-GAAP net income (loss) financial measure to its most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure as indicated in the table below:

           
EMCORE Corporation
Non-GAAP Net (Loss) Income
(in thousands, except per share data) 
(unaudited)
           
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Six Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,March 31,March 31,
 20142013201320142013
           
Net (loss) income - US GAAP  $ (5,432)  $ (2,054)  $ 11,697  $ (7,486)  $ 14,523
Adjustments:          
Amortization expense 254 254 317 508 634
Stock-based compensation expense 1,104 1,135 1,051 2,239 2,133
Asset retirement obligations - accretion expense 52 52 54 104 108
Specific severance and restructuring charges 358 454 181 812 181
Flood-related insurance proceeds   —  (14,808)  —  (19,000)
Gain on sale of assets   — —  (358)  —  (358)
Specific warranty charges  1,045  —  1,425 1,045 1,425
Foreign exchange loss (gain) 90 (100) 24 (10) (77)
Gain on sale of investment (17) (290)  — (307) — 
Change in fair value of financial instruments (7) 78 267 71 30
Income tax expense —  —  —  —  120
Total adjustments 2,879 1,583 (11,847) 4,462 (14,804)
           
Net (loss) income - Non-GAAP  $ (2,553)  $ (471)  $ (150)  $ (3,024)  $ (281)
           
Net (loss) income - Non-GAAP per basic share  $ (0.08)  $ (0.02)  $ (0.01)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.01)
Net (loss) income - Non-GAAP per diluted share  $ (0.08)  $ (0.02)  $ (0.01)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.01)
           
Weighted average number of basic shares outstanding 30,392 29,938 26,310 30,162 26,142
           
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding 30,392 29,938 26,310 30,162 26,142

Stock-based compensation expense

The effect of recording stock-based compensation expense was as follows:

      
Stock-based Compensation ExpenseFor the Three Months EndedFor the Six Months Ended
(in thousands)March 31,
 2014
December
31, 2013
March 31,
2013
March 31,
2014
March 31,
2013
 
Cost of revenue
 
$ 214
 
$ 217
 
$ 290
 
$ 431
 
$ 605
Selling, general, and administrative 579 641 459 1,220 841
Research and development 311 277 302 588 687
Total stock-based compensation expense  $  1,104 $ 1,135 $ 1,051 $ 2,239 $ 2,133
CONTACT: EMCORE Corporation

         Mark Weinswig

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