Vicor Corporation Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

Andover, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

ANDOVER, Mass., April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. These results will be discussed later today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, during management’s quarterly investor conference call. The details for the call are below.  

Revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 totaled $88.3 million, a 0.6% decrease from $88.8 million for the corresponding period a year ago, and a 2.2% sequential decrease from $90.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Gross margin decreased to $37.6 million for the first quarter of 2022, compared to $44.7 million for the corresponding period a year ago, and decreased sequentially from $40.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Gross margin, as a percentage of revenue, decreased to 42.6% for the first quarter of 2022, compared to 50.3% for the corresponding period a year ago, and from 45.2% for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Net income for the first quarter was $5.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $15.1 million or $0.34 per diluted share, for the corresponding period a year ago and net income of $8.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021.        

Cash flow from operations totaled $4.6 million for the first quarter, compared to cash flow from operations of $17.8 million for the corresponding period a year ago, and cash flow from operations of $14.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Capital expenditures for the first quarter totaled $22.7 million, compared to $9.3 million for the corresponding period a year ago and $16.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. The sum of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments as of March 31, 2022 decreased 7.3% sequentially to approximately $211.1 million compared to approximately $227.6 million as of December 31, 2021.

Commenting on first quarter performance, Dr. Patrizio Vinciarelli, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “For three consecutive quarters, component shortages and capacity constraints have caused revenues to fall short of expectations with increasing costs and manufacturing inefficiencies impacting margins.”

“The Q1 book-to-bill ratio came in well above 1, with one-year backlog increasing nearly 23% from the prior quarter. Substantial progress on production rates and margins awaits capacity expansion which is nearing completion for initial operations to start in Q3.”

“Capital investment into our first ChiP foundry accelerated in Q1. With its one million panels per year capacity, our Andover fab will support higher production rates necessary to catch up with rapidly expanding global demand for advanced power system solutions in major growth markets.”

For more information on Vicor and its products, please visit the Company’s website at

Earnings Conference Call

Vicor will be holding its investor conference call today, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Vicor encourages investors and analysts who intend to ask questions via the conference call to pre-register with BT Conferencing, the service provider hosting the conference call, so that he or she, on the day of the call, may avoid waiting for the BT Conferencing operator to register callers individually. Those pre-registering on BT Conferencing’s website will receive a special dial-in number and PIN for call access. Pre-registration may be completed at any time prior to 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2022. Telephone participants who are unable to pre-register should dial 877-299-4502 at approximately 4:45 p.m. and use the Passcode 57704219. Internet users may listen to a real-time audio broadcast of the conference call on the Investor Relations section of Vicor’s website at Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary software. For those who cannot participate in the conference call, a replay will be available, shortly after the conclusion of the call, through May 6, 2022. The replay dial-in number is 888-286-8010 and the Passcode is 19042467. In addition, a webcast replay of the conference call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of Vicor’s website at beginning shortly after the conclusion of the call.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, and, the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plans,” “assumes,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “continue,” “prospective,” “project,” and other similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements also include statements regarding bookings, shipments, revenue, profitability, targeted markets, increase in manufacturing capacity and utilization thereof, future products and capital resources. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations and estimates as to the prospective events and circumstances that may or may not be within the company’s control and as to which there can be no assurance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those economic, business, operational and financial considerations set forth in Vicor’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, under Part I, Item I — “Business,” under Part I, Item 1A — “Risk Factors,” under Part I, Item 3 — “Legal Proceedings,” and under Part II, Item 7 — “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” The risk factors set forth in the Annual Report on Form 10-K may not be exhaustive. Therefore, the information contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K should be read together with other reports and documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including Forms 10-Q, 8-K and 10-K, which may supplement, modify, supersede or update those risk factors. Vicor does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of future events or developments.

Vicor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems based upon a portfolio of patented technologies. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor sells its products primarily to customers in the higher-performance, higher-power segments of the power systems market, including aerospace and defense electronics, enterprise and high performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, telecommunications and network infrastructure, and vehicles and transportation markets.
For further information contact:
James F. Schmidt, Chief Financial Officer
Voice: 978-470-2900
Facsimile: 978-749-3439

(Thousands except for per share amounts)
 MAR 31, MAR 31,
 2022 2021
Net revenues$88,282  $88,796 
Cost of revenues 50,681   44,096 
Gross margin 37,601   44,700 
Operating expenses:   
Selling, general and administrative 18,568   16,954 
Research and development 14,253   13,026 
Total operating expenses 32,821   29,980 
Income from operations 4,780   14,720 
Other income (expense), net 162   232 
Income before income taxes 4,942   14,952 
Less: Provision (benefit) for income taxes (48)  (143)
Consolidated net income 4,990   15,095 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to   
noncontrolling interest (9)  3 
Net income attributable to   
Vicor Corporation$4,999  $15,092 
Net income per share attributable   
to Vicor Corporation:   
Basic$0.11  $0.35 
Diluted$0.11  $0.34 
Shares outstanding:   
Basic 43,952   43,455 
Diluted 44,954   44,841 

 MAR 31, DEC 31,
 2022 2021
 (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$191,050  $182,418 
Short-term investments 20,003   45,215 
Accounts receivable, net 52,659   55,097 
Inventories, net 73,861   67,322 
Other current assets 7,021   6,708 
Total current assets 344,594   356,760 
Long-term deferred tax assets 206   208 
Long-term investment, net 2,536   2,639 
Property, plant and equipment, net 140,494   115,975 
Other assets 1,519   1,623 
Total assets$489,349  $477,205 
Liabilities and Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$22,572  $21,189 
Accrued compensation and benefits 12,592   12,753 
Accrued expenses 3,172   4,158 
Sales allowances 1,605   1,464 
Short-term lease liabilities 1,214   1,551 
Income taxes payable 21   66 
Short-term deferred revenue and customer prepayments 8,384   7,912 
Total current liabilities 49,560   49,093 
Long-term deferred revenue 332   413 
Contingent consideration obligations -   - 
Long-term income taxes payable 574   569 
Long-term lease liabilities 6,694   3,225 
Total liabilities 57,160   53,300 
Vicor Corporation stockholders' equity:   
Capital stock 350,025   346,221 
Retained earnings 222,632   217,633 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,824)  (1,328)
Treasury stock (138,927)  (138,927)
Total Vicor Corporation stockholders' equity 431,906   423,599 
Noncontrolling interest 283   306 
Total equity 432,189   423,905 
Total liabilities and equity$489,349  $477,205