ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2017) -  Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. 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 presented below. 

Revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased to $54,462,000, compared to $46,027,000 for the corresponding period a year ago, and increased from $48,085,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016. First quarter bookings increased to $57,891,000 from $49,000,000 for the corresponding period a year ago, and increased from $55,082,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Gross margin increased to $23,652,000 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $19,316,000 for the corresponding period a year ago, and increased from $21,499,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016. Gross margin, as a percentage of revenue, increased to 43.4% for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 42.0% for the first quarter of 2016, but decreased from 44.7% for the fourth quarter of 2016. 

Net loss for the first quarter was ($974,000), or ($0.02) per share, compared to a net loss of ($5,351,000), or ($0.14) per share, for the corresponding period a year ago and a net loss of ($2,688,000), or ($0.07) per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Cash used for operating activities totaled $1,347,000 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to cash used for operating activities of $834,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. Cash and cash equivalents sequentially decreased by $3,343,000 to approximately $52,827,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2017 from $56,170,000 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

Total backlog at the end of the first quarter of 2017 was $51,732,000, compared to $48,371,000 at the end of 2016.

Speaking to the first quarter's results, Dr. Patrizio Vinciarelli, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Financial performance fell short of consolidated net profitability because of manufacturing inefficiencies related to ramping new products. Notably, shipments of 48V to Point-of-Load solutions for datacenter servers rose by a third sequentially concurrently with the start of a steeper ramp of AC to 48V and 48V to Power-on-Package ("PoP") solutions for an advanced supercomputing installation taking place in Q2. A sequential increase in consolidated bookings and a strengthening book-to-bill ratio bode well for projected sequential increases in quarterly revenues and profitability in 2017."

Dr. Vinciarelli continued, "Design-in activity of advanced products in datacenter, supercomputing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous driving, and aerospace applications led to design wins for powering next generation GPUs, CPUs, and ASICs, whose escalating current requirements necessitate higher density power system solutions, on the motherboard or, preferably, within the ASIC package (PoP). Customers recognize that Vicor's power system technology enables competitive advantages in a rapidly evolving compute landscape."

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, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Shareholders interested in participating in the call should call 888-419-5570 at approximately 4:50 p.m. and use the Passcode 77101714. 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 10, 2017. The replay dial-in number is 888-286-8010 and the Passcode is 77516145. 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," "intend," "estimate," "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, 2016, 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.

(Thousands except for per share amounts)  
    MAR 31,     MAR 31,  
    2017     2016  
Net revenues   $ 54,462     $ 46,027  
Cost of revenues     30,810       26,711  
  Gross margin     23,652       19,316  
Operating expenses:                
  Selling, general and administrative     14,023       14,016  
  Research and development     11,007       10,729  
    Total operating expenses     25,030       24,745  
Loss from operations     (1,378 )     (5,429 )
Other income (expense), net     325       75  
Loss before income taxes     (1,053 )     (5,354 )
Less: (Benefit) provision for income taxes     (99 )     22  
Consolidated net loss     (954 )     (5,376 )
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest     20       (25 )
Net loss attributable to Vicor Corporation   $ (974 )   $ (5,351 )
Net loss per share attributable to Vicor Corporation:                
    Basic   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.14 )
    Diluted   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.14 )
Shares outstanding:                
    Basic     39,070       38,794  
    Diluted     39,070       38,794  
    MAR 31,     DEC 31,  
    2017     2016  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Current assets:                
    Cash and cash equivalents   $ 52,827     $ 56,170  
    Accounts receivable, net     29,978       25,216  
    Inventories, net     27,429       27,136  
    Other current assets     3,446       3,250  
      Total current assets     113,680       111,772  
Deferred tax assets     39       38  
Long-term investments     2,526       2,508  
Property, plant and equipment, net     38,100       37,574  
Other assets     2,226       2,175  
    $ 156,571     $ 154,067  
Liabilities and Equity                
Current liabilities:                
    Accounts payable   $ 9,090     $ 7,588  
    Accrued compensation and benefits     8,675       8,965  
    Accrued expenses     2,104       2,179  
    Income taxes payable     104       92  
    Deferred revenue     4,527       3,403  
      Total current liabilities     24,500       22,227  
Long-term deferred revenue     356       374  
Contingent consideration obligations     208       253  
Long-term income taxes payable     198       196  
Other long-term liabilities     64       -  
      Total liabilities     25,326       23,050  
  Vicor Corporation stockholders' equity:                
    Capital stock     177,882       176,859  
    Retained earnings     92,464       93,438  
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (413 )     (561 )
    Treasury stock     (138,927 )     (138,927 )
      Total Vicor Corporation stockholders' equity     131,006       130,809  
  Noncontrolling interest     239       208  
    Total equity     131,245       131,017  
    $ 156,571     $ 154,067  

Contact Information:

For further information contact:

James A. Simms
Chief Financial Officer
Voice: 978-470-2900
Facsimile: 978-749-3439