EMCORE Corporation
Aug 4, 2015

EMCORE Corporation Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Ended June 30, 2015

Generates Net Income from Continuing Operations

ALHAMBRA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems, and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Financial Highlights - Third Quarter Ended June 30, 2015

Financial HighlightsFor the Three Months Ended
(in thousands)June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
June 30,
2014
    
Revenue  $ 21,194  $ 19,057  $ 13,596
       
Gross Profit  $ 7,683  $ 6,379  $ 2,659
       
Operating income (loss)  $ 866  $ (1,597)  $ (5,045)
       
Income (loss) from continuing operations - Non-GAAP  $ 1,299  $ 13  $ (4,140)

Financial Statement Highlights for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015:

"This quarter's performance marks three important financial milestones for EMCORE; a return to GAAP profitability from continuing operations, stronger non-GAAP net income and generation of positive cash flows from operations," said Jeffrey Rittichier, EMCORE's President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to top line growth across our major product lines, we are also beginning to realize the benefits of improved performance in operations from our lean manufacturing initiatives. We see our third quarter's performance as a significant step forward for our shareholders."

Business Outlook

We expect revenue for the fourth quarter ended September 30, 2015 to be in the range of $22 to $24 million.

Modified "Dutch Auction" Tender Offer

On May 15, 2015, we announced the commencement of a modified "Dutch auction" tender offer to purchase for cash shares of our common stock (the "Tender Offer"). On June 15, 2015, we completed the Tender Offer and purchased 6.9 million shares of our common stock at a purchase price of $6.55 per share, for a total aggregate cost of $45.0 million, excluding fees and expenses related to the tender offer.

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 August 4, 2015 following the conclusion of the call on the Company's website.

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market. EMCORE provides optical components, subsystems and systems for 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. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We disclose non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations as a supplemental measure to U.S. GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations regarding our operational performance. This financial measure excludes the impact of certain items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating results; 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) uncertainties concerning the availability and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components that we do not make internally; (f) actions by competitors; and (g) other risks and uncertainties discussed under Item 1A - Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, as updated by our subsequent periodic reports.

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 Nine Months Ended
 June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
June 30,
2014
June 30,
2015
June 30,
2014
Revenue  $ 21,194  $ 19,057  $ 13,596  $ 58,667  $ 41,212
Cost of revenue 13,511 12,678 10,937 39,426 33,264
Gross profit 7,683 6,379 2,659 19,241 7,948
Operating expense:          
Selling, general, and administrative 4,543 5,954 5,364 19,124 15,348
Research and development 2,274 2,022 2,340 6,470 6,840
Gain from change in estimate on ARO obligation (845)
Loss on sale of assets 228
Total operating expense 6,817 7,976 7,704 24,977 22,188
Operating income (loss) 866 (1,597) (5,045) (5,736) (14,240)
Other income (expense):          
Interest income (expense), net 4 165 (134) 39 (377)
Foreign exchange gain (loss) 50 (6) (12) 101 (2)
Gain on sale of investment 307
Change in fair value of financial instruments 86 110 122 39
Total other income (expense) 54 245 (36) 262 (33)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit 920 (1,352) (5,081) (5,474) (14,273)
Income tax (expense) benefit (456) 396 732 1,852 1,379
Income (loss) from continuing operations 464 (956) (4,349) (3,622) (12,894)
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax 1,976 4,008 1,199 65,242 2,258
Net income (loss)  $ 2,440  $ 3,052  $ (3,150)  $ 61,620  $ (10,636)
Per share data:          
Net income (loss) per basic share:          
 Continuing operations  $ 0.02  $ (0.03)  $ (0.14)  $ (0.11)  $ (0.42)
 Discontinued operations 0.06 0.13 0.04 2.07 0.07
Net income (loss) per basic share  $ 0.08  $ 0.10  $ (0.10)  $ 1.96  $ (0.35)
           
Net income (loss) per diluted share:          
 Continuing operations  $ 0.02  $ (0.03)  $ (0.14)  $ (0.11)  $ (0.42)
 Discontinued operations  $ 0.06  $ 0.12  $ 0.04  $ 2.07  $ 0.07
Net income (loss) per diluted share  $ 0.08  $ 0.09  $ (0.10)  $ 1.96  $ (0.35)
           
Weighted-average number of basic shares outstanding 31,203 32,077 30,656 31,494 30,327
Weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding 31,432 32,077 30,656 31,494 30,327
     
     
EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
     
 As ofAs of
 June 30,September 30,
 20152014
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 114,129  $ 20,687
Restricted cash 26 1,482
Accounts receivable, net 14,083 12,769
Inventory 16,991 15,644
Deferred income taxes, net 3,908
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,808 5,336
Current assets of discontinued operations 44,065
     
Total current assets 151,037 103,891
     
Property, plant, and equipment, net 8,580 10,446
Other intangible assets, net 63 82
Deferred income taxes, net 20,172
Other non-current assets, net 311 512
Non-current assets of discontinued operations 56,239
     
Total assets  $ 159,991  $ 191,342
     
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
Current liabilities:    
Borrowings from credit facility $ —  $ 26,518
Accounts payable 6,992 6,804
Deferred gain associated with sale of assets 3,400 3,400
Warrant liability 122
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 14,274 15,209
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 20,924
     
Total current liabilities 24,666 72,977
     
Asset retirement obligations 1,753 4,543
Other long-term liabilities 71 755
Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations 720
     
Total liabilities 26,490 78,995
     
Shareholders' equity:    
Common stock 761,069 755,368
Treasury stock (47,689) (2,071)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,288 1,837
Accumulated deficit (581,167) (642,787)
     
Total shareholders' equity 133,501 112,347
     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 159,991  $ 191,342

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

           
EMCORE Corporation
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
           
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,
 20152015201420152014
Income (loss) from continuing operations - US GAAP  $ 464  $ (956)  $ (4,349)  $ (3,622)  $ (12,894)
Adjustments:          
Amortization expense 6 6 6 18 18
Stock-based compensation expense 401 1,034 839 3,209 2,396
Income tax (benefit) expense 456 (396) (732) (1,852) (1,379)
Accretion expense 22 52 43 90 128
Gain from change in estimate on ARO obligation (845)
Compensation expense associated with sale of Businesses 353 2,471
Specific severance and restructuring charges 151 965 697
Foreign exchange (gain) loss (50) 6 12 (101) 2
Loss on sale of assets 228
Gain on sale of investment (307)
Change in fair value of financial instruments (86) (110) (122) (39)
           
Total adjustments 835 969 209 4,061 1,516
           
Income (loss) from continuing operations - Non-GAAP  $ 1,299  $ 13  $ (4,140)  $ 439  $ (11,378)
           
Income (loss) from continuing operations - Non-GAAP per basic share  $ 0.04  $ --   $ (0.14)  $ 0.01  $ (0.38)
           
Income (loss) from continuing operations - Non-GAAP per diluted share  $ 0.04  $ --   $ (0.14)  $ 0.01  $ (0.38)
           
Weighted average number of basic shares outstanding 31,203 32,077 30,656 31,494 30,327
           
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding 31,432 32,077 30,656 31,494 30,327

Stock-based compensation expense

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

Stock-based Compensation ExpenseFor the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(in thousands)June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
June 30,
2014
June 30,
2015
June 30,
2014
Cost of revenue  $ 88  $ 81  $ 121  $ 273  $ 347
Selling, general, and administrative 195 849 574 2,609 1,584
Research and development 118 104 144 327 465
Total stock-based compensation expense  $ 401  $ 1,034  $ 839  $ 3,209  $ 2,396
CONTACT: EMCORE Corporation

         Mark Weinswig

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