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EMCORE Reports Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Results

ALHAMBRA, CA, May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq: EMKR), a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense and broadband communications markets, today announced results for the fiscal 2021 second quarter ended March 31, 2021 (2Q21). Management will host a conference call to discuss financial and business results tomorrow, Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 8:00 AM Eastern Time.

Consolidated revenue for 2Q21 was $38.4 million, comprised of $13.1 million from the Aerospace & Defense segment and $25.3 million from the Broadband segment. Net income was $4.4 million and $5.9 million on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA was $6.9 million. Please refer to the schedules at the end of this press release for complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations and other information related to non-GAAP financial measures.

“Sequential-quarter revenue growth of 15% was driven by the strong performance of our Broadband segment, led by double-digit percent increases in sales of our CATV and Sensing product lines. The higher revenue combined with gross margin strength and expense discipline resulted in operating profit margins of 12% and 15% on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively, and GAAP net income was positive for the third consecutive quarter, rising to 11% of revenue in 2Q21,” said Jeff Rittichier, Chief Executive Officer of EMCORE. “Our Aerospace & Defense growth initiatives remain on track, as our navigation business made important progress during the quarter, including securing a key follow-on contract for one of our new FOG IMU programs.”

Rittichier concluded his comments by saying, “We continue to see a strong order book for Broadband, extending well into the March 2022 quarter.”

Consolidated Results

  Three Months Ended  
  Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 +increase/
  2Q21 1Q21 -decrease
Revenue $38.4M $33.4M +$5.0M
Gross Margin 38% 38% —%
Operating Expenses $10.1M $10.1M $—M
Operating Margin 12% 8% +4%
Net Income $4.4M $2.6M +$1.8M
Earnings Per Share Diluted $0.13 $0.08 +$0.05
Non-GAAP Gross Margin (1) 39% 38% +1%
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses (1) $8.9M $9.3M -0.4M
Non-GAAP Operating Margin (1) 15% 10% +5%
Non-GAAP Net Income (1) $5.9M $3.4M +$2.5M
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Diluted (1) $0.17 $0.11 +$0.06
Adjusted EBITDA $6.9M $4.4M +$2.5M
Ending Cash and Cash Equivalents $65.3M $31.2M +$34.1M
Loan Payable $6.5M $6.5M $—M
(1) Please refer to the schedules at the end of this press release for complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations and other information related to non-GAAP financial measures.

Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Segment

A&D’s sequential-quarter revenue decrease was primarily due to lower sales of QMEMS Navigation and Defense Optoelectronics products. Gross margin decreased slightly due to volume and mix changes. A&D segment R&D expense was lower as a result of (a) a higher amount of engineering labor related to NRE contract revenue recorded as Cost of Revenue and (b) decreased material costs related to several Navigation product development projects.

  Three Months Ended  
  Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 +increase/
  2Q21 1Q21 -decrease  
A&D Segment Revenue $13.1M $13.6M -$0.5M
A&D Segment Gross Margin 29% 30% -1%
A&D Segment R&D Expense $3.2M $3.7M -$0.5M
A&D Segment Profit (2) $0.6M $0.4M +$0.2M
Non-GAAP A&D Segment Gross Margin (1) 30% 31% -1%
Non-GAAP A&D Segment R&D Expense (1) $3.0M $3.6M -$0.6M
Non-GAAP A&D Segment Profit $0.9M $0.6M +$0.3M
(1) Please refer to the schedules at the end of this press release for complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations and other information related to non-GAAP financial measures.
(2) Individual components may not sum to the total of reported consolidated amounts due to rounding.

Broadband Segment

Broadband’s sequential-quarter revenue increase was primarily driven by higher sales of Cable TV and Sensing products, while gross margin and R&D expense were consistent.

  Three Months Ended  
  Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 +increase/
  2Q21 1Q21 -decrease
Broadband Segment Revenue $25.3M $19.8M +$5.5M
Broadband Segment Gross Margin 43% 43% —%
Broadband Segment R&D Expense $0.6M $0.6M $—M
Broadband Segment Profit (2) $10.2M $7.9M +$2.3M
Non-GAAP Broadband Segment Gross Margin (1) 43% 43% —%
Non-GAAP Broadband Segment R&D Expense (1) $0.5M $0.5M $—M
Non-GAAP Broadband Segment Profit $10.4M $8.0M +$2.4M
(1) Please refer to the schedules at the end of this press. release for complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations and other information related to non-GAAP financial measures.
(2) Individual components may not sum to the total of reported consolidated amounts due to rounding.

Business Outlook

The Company expects revenue for the fiscal 2021 third quarter ending June 30, 2021 to be in the range of $40 million to $42 million.

Conference Call

The Company will discuss its financial results on May 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. ET (5:00 a.m. PT). The call will be available, live, to interested parties by dialing 800-367-2403. For international callers, please dial +1 334-777-6978. The conference passcode number is 6389635. The call will be webcast live via the Company's website at http://www.emcore.com. A webcast will be available for replay beginning Thursday, May 6, 2021 following the conclusion of the call.

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense and broadband communications markets. Our best-in-class components and systems support a broad array of applications including navigation and inertial sensing, defense optoelectronics, broadband transport, 5G wireless infrastructure, optical sensing, and cloud data centers. We leverage industry-leading Quartz MEMS, Lithium Niobate and Indium Phosphide chip-level technology to deliver state-of-the-art component and system-level products across our end-market applications. EMCORE has vertically-integrated manufacturing capability at its wafer fabrication facility in Alhambra, CA, and Quartz MEMS manufacturing facility in Concord, CA. Our manufacturing facilities maintain ISO 9001 quality management certification, and we are AS9100 aerospace quality certified at our facility in Concord. For further information about EMCORE, please visit http://www.emcore.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company conforms to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) in the preparation of its financial statements. We disclose supplemental non-GAAP earnings measures for gross profit margin, operating expenses, operating profit margin, net income, and earnings per share, as well as adjusted EBITDA.

Management believes these supplemental non-GAAP measures reflect the Company’s core ongoing operating performance and facilitates comparisons across reporting periods. The Company uses these measures when evaluating its financial results and for planning and forecasting of future periods. We believe that these supplemental non-GAAP measures are also useful to investors in assessing our operating performance. While we believe in the usefulness of these supplemental non-GAAP measures, there are limitations. Our non-GAAP measures may not be reported by other companies in our industry and/or 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 these non-GAAP measures as a supplement to GAAP and by providing the reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measure.

The schedules at the end of this press release reconcile the Company’s non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. The adjustments share one or more of the following characteristics: they are unusual and the Company does not expect them to recur in the ordinary course of its business, they do not involve the expenditure of cash, they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course, or their magnitude and timing is largely outside of the Company’s control. For all reporting periods disclosed, the Company has applied consistent rationale, method, and adjustments in reconciling non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative to GAAP, nor are they meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures. Our disclosures of these measures should be read only in conjunction with our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP measures should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company’s GAAP results.

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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). 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, 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 projected financial results, 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; (g) risks and uncertainties related to applicable laws and regulations, including the impact of changes to applicable tax laws and tariff regulations; (h) acquisition-related risks, including that (i) the revenues and net operating results obtained from our acquisition of the Systron Donner Inertial ("SDI") business may not meet our expectations, (ii) there could be losses and liabilities arising from the acquisition of SDI that we will not be able to recover from any source, and (iii) we may not realize sufficient scale in our navigation systems product line from the SDI acquisition and will need to take additional steps, including making additional acquisitions, to achieve our growth objectives for this product line; (i) risks related to our ability to obtain capital; (j) risks related to the transition of certain of our manufacturing operations from our Beijing facility to a contract manufacturer’s facility; (k) the outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact on our business and operations, which is evolving and beyond our control; (l) risks and uncertainties related to manufacturing and production capacity and expansion plans related thereto; (m) risks related to the conversion of order backlog into product revenue; and (n) 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, 2020, as updated by our subsequent periodic reports.

Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. While these statements represent our judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results. 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 Securities and Exchange Commission (“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 do not intend 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 Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(in thousands, except for per share data)
(unaudited)
 
  For the three months ended
March 31,

    For the six months ended
March 31,

 
  2021
  2020
    2021
  2020
Revenue $ 38,406     $ 23,850     $ 71,832     $ 49,332  
Cost of revenue   23,772       17,423       44,626       35,431  
Gross profit   14,634       6,427       27,206       13,901  
Operating expense:                              
Selling, general, and administrative   6,062       7,139       11,860       13,026  
Research and development   3,771       4,584       8,067       9,226  
Loss (gain) on sale of assets   218       (315 )     189       (1,917 )
Total operating expense   10,051       11,408       20,116       20,335  
Operating income (loss)   4,583       (4,981 )     7,090       (6,434 )
Other (expense) income:                              
Interest (expense) income, net   (49 )     1       (98 )     (14 )
Foreign exchange (loss) gain   (68 )     (156 )     169       (9 )
Total other (expense) income   (117 )     (155 )     71       (23 )
Income (loss) before income tax (expense) benefit   4,466       (5,136 )     7,161       (6,457 )
Income tax (expense) benefit   (82 )     55       (208 )     41  
Net income (loss) $ 4,384     $ (5,081 )   $ 6,953     $ (6,416 )
Foreign exchange translation adjustment   (11 )     29       (21 )     (7 )
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 4,373     $ (5,052 )   $ 6,932     $ (6,423 )
Per share data:                              
Net income (loss) per basic share $ 0.13     $ (0.18 )   $ 0.22     $ (0.22 )
Weighted-average number of basic shares outstanding   32,968       29,033       31,219       28,931  
Net income (loss) per diluted share $ 0.13     $ (0.18 )   $ 0.21     $ (0.22 )
Weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding   34,451       29,033       32,492       28,931  


 
EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
  As of
March 31,
2021
  As of
September 30,
2020
ASSETS              
Current assets:              
Cash and cash equivalents $ 63,728     $ 30,390  
Restricted cash   1,553       148  
Accounts receivable, net of credit loss of $175 and $227, respectively   29,836       25,324  
Contract assets   685       1,566  
Inventory   29,747       25,525  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,598       5,589  
Assets held for sale   1,983       1,568  
Total current assets   132,130       90,110  
Property, plant, and equipment, net   19,180       21,052  
Goodwill   69       69  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   14,171       14,566  
Other intangible assets, net   184       202  
Other non-current assets   217       242  
Total assets $ 165,951     $ 126,241  
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY              
Current liabilities:              
PPP liability - current $ 1,912     $  
Accounts payable   15,746       16,484  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   10,068       11,577  
Operating lease liabilities - current   1,183       992  
Total current liabilities   28,909       29,053  
PPP liability - non-current   4,576       6,488  
Operating lease liabilities - non-current   13,222       13,735  
Asset retirement obligations   2,049       2,022  
Other long-term liabilities   794       794  
Total liabilities   49,550       52,092  
Commitments and contingencies              
Shareholders’ equity:              
Common stock, no par value, 50,000 shares authorized; 43,681 shares issued and 36,775 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2021; 36,461 shares issued and 29,551 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2020   779,681       744,361  
Treasury stock at cost; 6,906 shares   (47,721 )     (47,721 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   897       918  
Accumulated deficit   (616,456 )     (623,409 )
Total shareholders’ equity   116,401       74,149  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 165,951     $ 126,241  


 
EMCORE CORPORATION

Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
  Three Months Ended
  Mar 31, 2021   Dec 31, 2020
  2Q21   1Q21
Gross Profit $ 14,634     $ 12,572  
Gross Margin 38 %   38 %
       
Adjustments:      
Stock-based compensation 203     141  
Asset retirement obligation (ARO) accretion 8     19  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 9     9  
Total adjustments 220     169  
       
Non-GAAP Gross Profit $ 14,854     $ 12,741  
Non-GAAP Gross Margin 39 %   38 %


  Three Months Ended
  Mar 31, 2021   Dec 31, 2020
  2Q21   1Q21
Operating Expenses $ 10,051     $ 10,065  
Stock-based compensation (719 )   (762 )
Severance and restructuring charges (14 )   (41 )
CATV transition - gain on sale of assets 164     29  
Loss on sale of assets (382 )    
Litigation-related expenses (169 )    
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses $ 8,931     $ 9,291  


  Three Months Ended
  Mar 31, 2021   Dec 31, 2020
  2Q21   1Q21
Operating Profit $ 4,583     $ 2,507  
Operating Margin   12 %     8 %
               
Adjustments:              
Stock-based compensation   922       903  
Asset retirement obligation (ARO) accretion   8       19  
Amortization of acquired intangibles   9       9  
Severance and restructuring charges   14       41  
CATV transition - gain on sale of assets   (164 )     (29 )
Loss on sale of assets   382        
Litigation-related expenses   169        
Total adjustments   1,340       943  
               
Non-GAAP Operating Profit   5,923       3,450  
Non-GAAP Operating Margin   15 %     10 %
               
Depreciation   976       996  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 6,899     $ 4,446  
Adjusted EBITDA %   18 %     13 %


  Three Months Ended
  Mar 31, 2021   Dec 31, 2020
  2Q21   1Q21
Net Income $ 4,384     $ 2,569  
Earnings Per Share Basic 0.13     0.09  
Earnings Per Share Diluted 0.13     0.08  
       
Adjustments:      
Stock-based compensation 922     903  
Asset retirement obligation (ARO) accretion 8     19  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 9     9  
Severance and restructuring charges 14     41  
CATV transition - gain on sale of assets (164 )   (29 )
Loss on sale of assets 382      
Litigation-related expenses 169      
Foreign currency loss (gain) 68     (237 )
Income tax expense 82     126  
Total adjustments 1,490     832  
       
Non-GAAP Net Income 5,874     3,401  
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Basic 0.18     0.12  
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Diluted 0.17     0.11  
       
Interest expense, net 49     49  
Depreciation 976     996  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 6,899     $ 4,446  
Adjusted EBITDA %   18  %     13  %


  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended
  Mar 31, 2021   Dec 31, 2020     Mar 31, 2021   Dec 31, 2020
  2Q21   1Q21     2Q21   1Q21
Aerospace and Defense         Broadband      
Gross Profit $ 3,775     $ 4,100     Gross Profit $ 10,859     $ 8,472  
Gross Margin   29 %     30 %   Gross Margin   43 %     43 %
                                 
Adjustments:                 Adjustments:              
Stock-based compensation   120       91     Stock-based compensation   83       50  
Asset retirement obligation (ARO) accretion             Asset retirement obligation (ARO) accretion   8       19  
Amortization of acquired intangibles   9       9     Amortization of acquired intangibles          
Total adjustments   129       100     Total adjustments   91       69  
                                 
Non-GAAP Gross Profit $ 3,904     $ 4,200     Non-GAAP Gross Profit $ 10,950     $ 8,541  
Non-GAAP Gross Margin   30 %     31 %   Non-GAAP Gross Margin   43 %     43 %
                                 
                                 
Aerospace and Defense                 Broadband              
R&D Expenses $ 3,157     $ 3,686     R&D Expenses $ 614     $ 610  
Stock-based compensation   (136 )     (123 )   Stock-based compensation   (73 )     (80 )
Non-GAAP R&D Expenses $ 3,021     $ 3,563     Non-GAAP R&D Expenses $ 541     $ 530  
                                 

Contact:
EMCORE Corporation
Tom Minichiello
(626) 293-3400
investor@emcore.com


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