SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

GAAP Results

Revenue in the second quarter of 2020 was a record $175.3 million on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, up 103.2% year-over-year, compared with $86.3 million in the second quarter of 2019. The increase was due to higher demand for Cloud and Telecommunications products as well as the inclusion of eSilicon revenues as a result of the acquisition that closed on January 10, 2020.

Gross margin under GAAP in the second quarter of 2020 was 53.0%, compared with 56.9% in the second quarter of 2019. The decrease was mainly due to amortization of intangibles, step up value of inventories related to the eSilicon acquisition and product and revenue mix.

GAAP operating loss in the second quarter of 2020 was $4.3 million or (2.4%) of revenue, compared to GAAP operating loss in the second quarter of 2019 of $14.2 million or (16.5%) of revenue. The decrease in operating loss was mainly due to higher gross profit, partially offset by higher operating expenses.

GAAP net loss includes a charge of $13.3 million associated with the extinguishment of approximately $403.5 million in face value of convertible notes of which $180.4 million were coming due in December 2020 and $223.1 million were coming due in September 2021. We paid the principal value in cash and settled the excess spread in shares of our common stock. In most cases a very small premium was paid in either cash or stock to induce early extinguishment and thereby capped any further dilution if the stock price were to continue to rise before maturity. Approximately, $4.0 million in cash inducements, advisory fees and other transaction costs were paid on the debt extinguishment. Approximately, 4.9 million shares of common stock were also issued at a weighted average price of $112 per share, of which approximately 3.3 million shares were already included in the first quarter non-GAAP weighted average shares calculation using an average stock price of approximately $78.

GAAP provision for income taxes for the second quarter of 2020 include a one-time benefit of approximately $5.6 million primarily from the reversal of a previously accrued reserve for transfer pricing as the result of the formal closure of an income tax audit.  This benefit was offset by a corresponding change in income tax valuation allowance.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $24.1 million or ($0.49) per diluted common share, compared with $20.6 million or ($0.46) per diluted common share in the second quarter of 2019.  

Inphi reports gross profit, operating expenses, net income (loss), and earnings per share in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP gross profit, operating expenses, operating income, net income, earnings per share, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations is included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Non-GAAP Results

Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis in the second quarter of 2020 was 64.1%, compared with 70.1% in the second quarter of 2019.  The decrease was due to product mix, mainly from the sale of eSilicon products that have a lower margin.

Non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2020 was $50.3 million, compared with non-GAAP operating income of $16.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. The increase is primarily due to higher gross profit and higher operating leverage.

Non-GAAP benefit for income taxes for the second quarter of 2020 include a one-time benefit of approximately $5.6 million primarily from the reversal of a previously accrued reserve for transfer pricing as the result of the formal closure of an income tax audit.

Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2020 was $50.9 million, or $0.95 per diluted common share. This includes the one-time tax benefit referred to above which represents approximately $0.10 per diluted share as part of the $0.95 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2020.  This compares with non-GAAP net income of $16.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted common share in the second quarter of 2019.

“In Q2 our product offerings were firing on all cylinders.  On a year-over-year basis, our Cloud revenue grew 92% driven by our PAM4 products inside data centers and our COLORZ solution between data centers.  Our Telecom revenue grew 119% driven by both our new ASIC and PAM4 for 5G and our coherent solutions for long haul and metro,”  said Ford Tamer, President and CEO of Inphi Corporation. “We continue to invest in resources both organically and through strategic acquisitions that can scale Inphi to larger opportunities ahead. Although we are cautious with regard to the macro uncertainties, we believe our continued success and breadth of product cycles will drive sequential growth in the third quarter.”

First Half 2020 Results
Revenue in the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $314.7 million, compared with $168.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2019. GAAP net loss in the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $44.3 million, or ($0.93) per diluted share, on approximately 47.5 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. This compares with GAAP net loss of $43.3 million, or ($0.97) per diluted share, on approximately 44.8 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding in the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Non-GAAP net income in the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $82.4 million, or $1.58 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding, on approximately 52.1 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $32.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2019, or $0.69 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding, on approximately 46.5 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.

Business Outlook

The following statements are based on the Company’s current expectations for the third quarter of 2020.  These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP outlook is included at the end of this press release.

  • Revenue in Q3 2020 is expected to be in the range of $179.0 million to $182.5 million.   
  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 55.1% to 56.2%.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 63.5% to 64.5%.
  • Stock-based compensation expense is expected to be in the range of $29.0 million to $30.0 million.
  • GAAP net loss is expected to be in range between $2.7 million to $6.3 million, or ($0.05) to ($0.12) per basic share, based on 52.1 million estimated weighted average basic shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP net income, excluding stock-based compensation expense, acquisition expenses, amortization of intangibles and inventory fair value step up related to acquisitions and noncash interest on convertible debt, is expected to be in the range of $45.5 million to $47.9 million, or $0.83 to $0.87 per weighted average diluted share, based on 55.0 million estimated non-GAAP weighted average diluted shares outstanding. 

Quarterly Conference Call Today
Inphi plans to hold a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time / 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time with Ford Tamer, President and Chief Executive Officer, and John Edmunds, Chief Financial Officer, to discuss the second quarter 2020 results. 

The call can be accessed by dialing 765-507-2591, participant passcode: 9798966. Please dial-in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Inphi’s website at https://inphi.com/investors/ for up to 30 days after the call.

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leader in high-speed data movement.  We move big data -- fast, throughout the globe, between data centers, and inside data centers.  Inphi's expertise in signal integrity results in reliable data delivery, at high speeds, over a variety of distances.  As data volumes ramp exponentially due to video streaming, social media, cloud-based services, and wireless infrastructure, the need for speed has never been greater.  That's where we come in. Customers rely on Inphi's solutions to develop and build out the Service Provider and Cloud infrastructures, and data centers of tomorrow.  To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
These forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as outlook, believe, expect, may, will, provide, continue, could, and should, and the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include statements relating to: the Company’s business outlook and current expectations for 2020, including with respect to the third quarter of 2020, revenue, gross margin, stock-based compensation expense, operating performance, net income or loss, and earnings per share; the Company’s expectations regarding growth opportunities, success of our growth strategy, strength of the cloud market, increasing demand in Q3 2020, growth inside data centers, customer relationships, the Company’s expectations with respect to the investment in resources, ability to grow and the benefits of using non-GAAP financial measures.  These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including: the Company’s ability to sustain profitable operations due to its history of losses and accumulated deficit; dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of revenue and lack of long-term purchase commitments from our customers; product defects; risk related to intellectual property matters, lengthy sales cycle and competitive selection process; lengthy and expensive qualification processes; ability to develop new or enhanced products in a timely manner; development of target markets; market demand for the Company’s products; reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test products; ability to compete; the ability to effectively integrate eSilicon and other risks inherent in fabless semiconductor businesses. In addition, actual results could differ materially due to changes in tax rates or tax benefits available, changes in demand, including as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in government regulation, changes in claims that may or may not be asserted, as well as changes in pending litigation. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to Inphi Corporation’s recent SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. Inphi Corporation undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

Inphi, the Inphi logo and Think fast are registered trademarks of Inphi Corporation. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

   
INPHI CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
           
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,  
  2020  2019  2020  2019   
Revenue$175,292 $86,285 $314,722 $168,508   
Cost of revenue 82,360  37,176  148,093  71,768   
           
Gross margin 92,932  49,109  166,629  96,740   
           
Operating expenses:          
Research and development 69,176  44,705  131,869  89,104   
Sales and marketing 15,024  11,154  29,933  23,033   
General and administrative 12,991  7,480  25,383  14,313   
           
Total operating expenses 97,191  63,339  187,185  126,450   
           
Loss from operations (4,259) (14,230) (20,556) (29,710)  
           
Loss on early extinguishment of convertible debt (13,297) -  (13,297) -   
Interest expense, net of other income (6,246) (6,935) (10,190) (12,980)  
           
Loss from operations before income taxes (23,802) (21,165) (44,043) (42,690)  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 249  (587) 294  633   
           
Net loss$(24,051)$(20,578)$(44,337)$(43,323)  
           
Earnings per share:          
Basic$(0.49)$(0.46)$(0.93)$(0.97)  
Diluted$(0.49)$(0.46)$(0.93)$(0.97)  
           
           
Weighted-average shares used in computing earnings per share:          
Basic 48,928,224  45,191,674  47,477,159  44,823,562   
Diluted 48,928,224  45,191,674  47,477,159  44,823,562   
           
   
   
The following table presents details of stock-based compensation expense included in each functional line item in the consolidated statements of operations above:  
           
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,  
  2020  2019  2020  2019   
  (in thousands of dollars) (in thousands of dollars)  
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)  
Cost of revenue$1,986 $1,674 $3,897 $2,479   
Research and development 16,432  9,925  29,511  20,657   
Sales and marketing 5,261  3,269  10,462  7,417   
General and administrative 4,547  3,093  8,385  6,166   
           
 $28,226 $17,961 $52,255 $36,719   
           


INPHI CORPORATION 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(in thousands of dollars) 
(Unaudited) 
  June 30, 2020 December 31, 2019 
Assets     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$133,885 $282,723  
Restricted cash 100  -  
Investments in marketable securities 88,040  140,131  
Accounts receivable, net 85,413  60,295  
Inventories 90,419  55,013  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 18,175  17,463  
Total current assets 416,032  555,625  
      
Property and equipment, net 109,334  79,563  
Goodwill 181,689  104,502  
Intangible assets, net 277,649  168,290  
Right of use asset, net 33,974  33,576  
Other assets, net 32,221  34,450  
Total assets$1,050,899 $976,006  
      
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
      
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$45,159 $18,771  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 78,634  51,820  
Deferred revenue 5,271  3,719  
Convertible debt 48,277  217,467  
      
Total current liabilities 177,341  291,777  
      
Convertible debt 455,246  258,711  
Other liabilities 68,901  78,917  
Total liabilities 701,488  629,405  
      
Stockholders’ equity:     
Common stock 52  46  
Additional paid-in capital 634,729  587,862  
Accumulated deficit (287,144) (242,807) 
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,774  1,500  
Total stockholders’ equity 349,411  346,601  
      
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$1,050,899 $976,006  
      

INPHI CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)

To supplement the financial data presented on a GAAP basis, the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude stock-based compensation, legal, transition costs and other expenses, purchase price fair value adjustments related to acquisitions,  non-cash interest expense and loss on extinguishment related to convertible debt, unrealized gain or loss on equity investments, lease expense on building not occupied and deferred tax asset valuation allowance.  These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with GAAP. These results should only be used to evaluate the Company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The Company believes that its non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations because it excludes charges or benefits that management considers to be outside of the Company’s core operating results.  The Company believes that the non-GAAP measures of gross margin, income from operations, net income and earnings per share, in combination with the Company’s financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, provide investors with additional perspective and a more meaningful understanding of the Company’s ongoing operating performance. In addition, the Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to review and assess the financial performance of the Company, to determine executive officer incentive compensation and to plan and forecast performance in future periods.  The Company’s non-GAAP measurements are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, and are not an alternative to GAAP financial information, and may be calculated differently than non-GAAP financial information disclosed by other companies.

       
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME  
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  
  2020  2019  2020  2019   
GAAP gross margin to Non-GAAP gross margin          
GAAP gross margin$92,932 $49,109 $166,629 $96,740   
Adjustments to GAAP gross margin:          
Stock-based compensation 1,986 (a)1,674 (a)3,897 (a)2,479 (a) 
Amortization of inventory step-up 2,063 (b)-  4,339 (b)-   
Amortization of intangibles 15,081 (c)9,724 (c)26,464 (c)19,448 (c) 
Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets 214 (d)(12)(d)430 (d)(24)(d) 
Non-GAAP gross margin$112,276 $60,495 $201,759 $118,643   
           
GAAP operating expenses to Non-GAAP operating expenses          
GAAP research and development$69,176 $44,705 $131,869 $89,104   
Adjustments to GAAP research and development:          
Stock-based compensation (16,432)(a)(9,925)(a)(29,511)(a)(20,657)(a) 
Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets (102)(d)(110)(d)(124)(d)(197)(d) 
Acquisition related expenses (3,011)(e)-  (9,403)(e)-   
Non-GAAP research and development$49,631 $34,670 $92,831 $68,250   
           
GAAP sales and marketing$15,024 $11,154 $29,933 $23,033   
Adjustments to GAAP sales and marketing:          
Stock-based compensation (5,261)(a)(3,269)(a)(10,462)(a)(7,417)(a) 
Amortization of intangibles (2,431)(c)(2,431)(c)(4,863)(c)(4,862)(c) 
Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets (20)(d)(2)(d)(21)(d)(5)(d) 
Acquisition related expenses (16)(e)-  (677)(e)-   
Non-GAAP sales and marketing$7,296 $5,452 $13,910 $10,749   
           
GAAP general and administrative$12,991 $7,480 $25,383 $14,313   
Adjustments to GAAP general and administrative:          
Stock-based compensation (4,547)(a)(3,093)(a)(8,385)(a)(6,166)(a) 
Amortization of intangibles (70)(c)(116)(c)(140)(c)(232)(c) 
Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets 2 (d)(4)(d)(128)(d)(9)(d) 
Acquisition related expenses (2,674)(e)-  (4,991)(e)-   
Expense on lease that was not yet occupied (692)(f)-  (1,247)(f)-   
Loss on claim settlement from ClariPhy acquisition -  (400)(g)-  (400)(g) 
Non-GAAP general and administrative$5,010 $3,867 $10,492 $7,506   
           
Non-GAAP total operating expenses$61,937 $43,989 $117,233 $86,505   
Non-GAAP income from operations$50,339 $16,506 $84,526 $32,138   
           
GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP net income          
GAAP net loss$(24,051)$(20,578)$(44,337)$(43,323)  
Adjusting items to GAAP net loss:          
Operating expenses related to stock-based compensation expense 28,226 (a)17,961 (a)52,255 (a)36,719 (a) 
Amortization of inventory step-up 2,063 (b)-  4,339 (b)-   
Amortization of intangibles related to purchase price 17,582 (c)12,271 (c)31,467 (c)24,542 (c) 
Depreciation on step-up values of fixed assets 334 (d)104 (d)703 (d)187 (d) 
Acquisition related expenses 5,701 (e)-  15,071 (e)-   
Expense on lease that was not yet occupied 692 (f)-  1,247 (f)   
Loss on claim settlement from ClariPhy acquisition -  400 (g)-  400 (g) 
Accretion and amortization expense on convertible debt 8,540 (h)7,006 (h)15,931 (h)13,805 (h) 
Loss on early extinguishment of convertible debt 13,297 (i)-  13,297 (i)-   
Net realized and unrealized loss (gain) on equity investment (2,676)(j)347 (j)(6,743)(j)75 (j) 
Loss on retirement of certain property and equipment from ClariPhy acquisition -  -  40 (k)-   
Loss on claim settlement from Exactik disposition -  296 (l)-  296 (l) 
Valuation allowance and tax effect of the adjustments above from GAAP to non-GAAP 1,241 (m)(1,216)(m)(837)(m)(700)(m) 
Non-GAAP net income$50,949 $16,591 $82,433 $32,001   
           
Shares used in computing non-GAAP basic earnings per share 48,928,224  45,191,674  47,477,159  44,823,562   
           
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share before offsetting shares from call option 55,067,012  47,700,457  53,800,332  46,920,852   
Offsetting shares from call option 1,456,642  787,128  1,714,647  393,564   
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share 53,610,370  46,913,329  52,085,685  46,527,288   
           
Non-GAAP earnings per share:          
Basic$1.04 $0.37 $1.74 $0.71   
Diluted$0.95 $0.35 $1.58 $0.69   
           
GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue 53.0% 56.9% 52.9% 57.4%  
Stock-based compensation 1.1% 1.9% 1.2% 1.5%  
Amortization of inventory fair value step-up and intangibles 10.0% 11.3% 10.0% 11.5%  
Non-GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue 64.1% 70.1% 64.1% 70.4%  


(a) Reflects the stock-based compensation expense recorded relating to stock-based awards. The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(b) Reflects the cost of goods sold fair value amortization of inventory step-up related to acquisitions.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(c) Reflects the fair value amortization of intangibles related to acquisition.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(d) Reflects the fair value depreciation of fixed assets related to acquisitions.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(e) Reflects the legal, transition costs and other expenses related to acquisitions.  The transition costs also include short-term cash retention bonus payments to eSilicon employees.  The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(f) Reflects the expense on building lease not yet occupied.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(g) Reflects the loss on settlement of certain customer claims from the ClariPhy acquisition.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(h) Reflects the accretion and amortization expense on convertible debt.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(i) Reflects the loss on early extinguishment of convertible debt.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(j) Reflects the unrealized and realized gain or loss on equity investments.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(k) Reflects the loss on disposal of certain property and equipment from the acquisitions.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(l) Reflects the loss on settlement of claim from the Exactik business disposal.  The Company excludes these items when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(m) Reflects the change in valuation allowance and delta in interim period tax allocation from GAAP to non-GAAP related to non-GAAP adjustments. The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.


INPHI CORPORATION 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES -THIRD QUARTER 2020 GUIDANCE 
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts) 
(Unaudited) 
      
  Three Months Ending September 30, 2020 
  High Low 
Estimated GAAP net loss$(2,700)$(6,300) 
Adjusting items to estimated GAAP net loss:     
Operating expenses related to stock-based compensation expense 30,000  29,000  
Amortization of intangibles 14,900  14,900  
Amortization of step up values of acquired inventories 350  350  
Amortization of step up values of acquired property and equipment340  340  
Acquisition related expenses 700  700  
Amortization of convertible debt interest cost 6,650  6,650  
Noncash expense on lease not yet occupied 340  340  
Tax effect of GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments (2,700) (480) 
Estimated non-GAAP net income$47,880 $45,500  
      
Shares used in computing estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share 55,000,000  55,000,000  
      
Estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$0.87 $0.83  
      
      
Revenue$182,500 $179,000  
      
GAAP gross margin$102,520 $98,600  
as a % of revenue 56.2% 55.1% 
Adjusting items to estimated GAAP gross margin:     
Stock-based compensation 2,150  2,050  
Amortization of step up values of acquired inventories 350  350  
Fixed assets depreciation step up 220  220  
Amortization of intangibles 12,400  12,400  
Estimated non-GAAP gross margin$117,640 $113,620  
as a % of revenue 64.5% 63.5% 

 

Corporate Contact:
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408-217-7329


Investor Contact:
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408-606-6524