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Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2019

/EIN News/ -- FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced today financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman.

Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2019 included:

  • Revenue of $210.0 million, including approximately $36.4 million of safe harbor revenue

  • Cash flow from operations of $102.3 million; ending cash balance of $296.1 million, including restricted cash

  • GAAP gross margin of 37.1%; non-GAAP gross margin of 37.3%

  • GAAP operating expenses of $33.4 million; non-GAAP operating expenses of $26.1 million

  • GAAP operating income of $44.4 million; non-GAAP operating income of $52.3 million

  • GAAP net income of $116.7 million, including an income tax benefit of $72.2 million; non-GAAP net income of $52.0 million

  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.88, including an income tax benefit of $0.54; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.39

Our revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 are given below, compared with those of the prior quarter and the year ago quarter:

(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)

  GAAP   Non-GAAP
  Q4 2019   Q3 2019   Q4 2018   Q4 2019   Q3 2019   Q4 2018
Revenue $ 210,032     $ 180,057     $ 92,289     $ 210,032     $ 180,057     $ 92,289  
Gross margin 37.1 %   35.9 %   30.5 %   37.3 %   36.2 %   30.7 %
Operating income $ 44,442     $ 33,706     $ 5,003     $ 52,277     $ 40,166     $ 8,565  
Net income $ 116,666     $ 31,099     $ 709     $ 52,038     $ 39,466     $ 5,092  
Basic EPS $ 0.95     $ 0.25     $ 0.01     $ 0.42     $ 0.32     $ 0.05  
Diluted EPS $ 0.88     $ 0.23     $ 0.01     $ 0.39     $ 0.30     $ 0.04  

Our revenue and earnings for the fiscal year 2019 are given below, compared with those of the prior year:

(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)

  GAAP   Non-GAAP
  FY 2019   FY 2018   FY 2019   FY 2018
Revenue $ 624,333     $ 316,159     $ 624,333     $ 316,159  
Gross margin 35.4 %   29.9 %   35.7 %   30.2 %
Operating income $ 102,729     $ 1,596     $ 126,952     $ 20,535  
Net income (loss) $ 161,148     $ (11,627 )   $ 124,205     $ 10,013  
Basic EPS $ 1.38     $ (0.12 )   $ 1.06     $ 0.10  
Diluted EPS $ 1.23     $ (0.12 )   $ 0.95     $ 0.10  
                               

Our fourth quarter revenue was $210.0 million, including approximately $36.4 million of safe harbor revenue. We shipped approximately 677 megawatts DC, or 2,112,725 microinverters. Fourth quarter revenue increased 17% sequentially and 128% year-over year. Product innovation and customer experience remain the cornerstones of our growth strategy. We achieved volume shipments of IQ 7A™, our highest power microinverter, during the fourth quarter as our customers continued to seek module-level power electronics optimal for high-efficiency solar modules.

Our non-GAAP gross margin was 37.3%, an increase of 110 basis points from 36.2% in the third quarter of 2019. Expedite fees were within the range expected in the normal course of business, as component supply remained stable. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $26.1 million, compared to $25.0 million in the prior quarter. Non-GAAP operating income was $52.3 million, compared to $40.2 million in the prior quarter.

We exited the fourth quarter with $296.1 million in cash, including restricted cash, and generated $102.3 million in cash flow from operations. The restricted cash is related to the first quarter of 2020 safe harbor deliveries and is expected to become unrestricted at the end of April 2020. Inventory was $32.1 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $30.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2019, and $16.3 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

For the full year 2019, revenue was $624.3 million, compared to $316.2 million in 2018. We generated $139.1 million of cash flow from operations in 2019, compared to $16.1 million in 2018. GAAP net income was $161.1 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $1.23. Non-GAAP net income was $124.2 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.95. We are pleased to report that 2019 was the first full year of GAAP profitability in Enphase’s history.

Shipments of our Encharge™ battery storage system utilizing our Ensemble™ energy management technology remain on track for March 2020. We are pleased with the pre-orders received and are ramping installer training to support the product launch.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

On November 18, 2019 Enphase Energy announced it signed a strategic supply agreement with Sunrun Inc., the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage and energy services company. As part of the agreement, Enphase will provide its seventh-generation Enphase IQ™ microinverters to Sunrun for use in its residential solar business. Sunrun’s customers will benefit from Enphase’s IQ 7™ and IQ 7+™ microinverters, which leverage Enphase’s unique software-defined architecture and semiconductor integration for excellent reliability and economies of scale.

On November 20, 2019, Enphase Energy announced the availability of pre-orders for battery storage systems based on its Ensemble energy management technology. Solar installers can place pre-orders for Encharge 3™ or Encharge 10™ storage systems, which offer usable and scalable capacity of 3.4 kWh and 10.1 kWh, respectively. The storage systems feature Enphase embedded grid-forming microinverters that enable the Always-On functionality. These systems are compatible with both new and existing Enphase IQ solar systems with IQ 6™ or IQ 7 microinverters and provide a simple upgrade path for Enphase’s existing solar customers.

On December 12, 2019, Enphase Energy hosted an Analyst Day and announced a new baseline financial model of 35% gross margin, 15% operating expenses and 20% operating income, all as a percentage of revenue on a non-GAAP basis. Enphase discussed several new products, including Encharge storage systems, IQ 8™ microinverters for the residential market, IQ 8D™ microinverters for the small commercial market, and Ensemble-in-a-Box for the India off-grid market. Enphase also forecasted its served available market growing from $3.3 billion in 2019 to $12.5 billion in 2022, which the company believes provides an opportunity for profitable growth.

On January 21, 2020, Enphase Energy announced that Petersen-Dean, Inc., one of the largest full-service, privately held roofing and solar companies in the U.S., selected Enphase as its premier supplier of solar inverters and battery storage systems. Per this agreement, Enphase will provide Petersen-Dean with turnkey energy solutions for new residential and commercial construction. Petersen-Dean selected Enphase for its all-in-one smart energy system consisting of solar microinverters, battery storage, and energy management.

On February 10, 2020, Enphase Energy announced it has joined forces with CREATON GmbH, one of the leading residential roof manufacturers in Europe, to deliver photovoltaic (PV) in-roof systems to residential solar customers throughout Germany. CREATON offers an extensive range of products for pitched roof solutions, including both clay and concrete roof tiles, and system accessories. Its newly developed PV in-roof systems with Enphase Energy include Enphase IQ 7 and IQ 7+ microinverters, along with Enphase Envoy™ communications gateways, which connect the system to the Enphase Enlighten™ monitoring platform and makes per-panel energy monitoring and insights for operations and maintenance easy.

FIRST QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

For the first quarter of 2020, Enphase Energy estimates both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results as follows:

  • Revenue to be within a range of $200 million to $210 million, including $44.5 million of revenue for ITC safe harbor shipments

  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 36% to 39%

  • GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $35 million to $37 million, including a total of approximately $7 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition related amortization

  • Non-GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $28 million to $30 million, excluding a total of approximately $7 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition related amortization

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. To view a description of non-GAAP financial measures used and the non-GAAP reconciliation schedule for the periods presented, click here.

Conference Call Information

Enphase Energy will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter 2019 results and first quarter 2020 business outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). The call is open to the public by dialing (877) 644-1284; participant passcode 5285143. A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at investor.enphase.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for one year. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (855) 859-2056; participant passcode 5285143, beginning approximately one hour after the call.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to Enphase Energy’s expected future financial performance; the capabilities, advantages, and performance of our technology and products, including the anticipated market adoption of current and future products; the compatibility and scalability of our products; the served available market; and the ease of monitoring PV systems. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Enphase Energy’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including those risks described in more detail in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Enphase Energy undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.

A copy of this press release can be found on the investor relations page of Enphase Energy’s website at investor.enphase.com.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that manage solar generation, storage and communication on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter technology and produces a fully integrated solar-plus-storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 25 million microinverters, and over one million Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com.

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo, IQ, IQ 6, IQ 7, IQ 7+, IQ 7A, Encharge, Ensemble, Envoy, Enlighten, IQ 8, IQ 8D, and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Enphase Energy, Inc.
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ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Net revenues $ 210,032     $ 92,289     $ 624,333     $ 316,159  
Cost of revenues 132,151     64,124     403,088     221,714  
Gross profit 77,881     28,165     221,245     94,445  
Operating expenses:              
Research and development 11,168     7,340     40,381     32,587  
Sales and marketing 10,690     6,617     36,728     27,047  
General and administrative 10,450     7,664     38,808     29,086  
Restructuring charges 1,131     1,541     2,599     4,129  
Total operating expenses 33,439     23,162     118,516     92,849  
Income from operations 44,442     5,003     102,729     1,596  
Other expense, net              
Interest income 815     490     2,513     1,058  
Interest expense (2,303 )   (3,094 )   (9,691 )   (10,693 )
Other (expense) income, net 1,467     (1,114 )   (5,437 )   (2,190 )
Total other expense, net (21 )   (3,718 )   (12,615 )   (11,825 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 44,421     1,285     90,114     (10,229 )
Income tax benefit (provision) 72,245     (576 )   71,034     (1,398 )
Net income (loss) $ 116,666     $ 709     $ 161,148     $ (11,627 )
Net income (loss) per share:              
Basic $ 0.95     $ 0.01     $ 1.38     $ (0.12 )
Diluted $ 0.88     $ 0.01     $ 1.23     $ (0.12 )
Shares used in per share calculation:              
Basic 122,630     106,638     116,713     99,619  
Diluted 132,872     113,888     131,644     99,619  
                       

 

ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands) 
(Unaudited)

  December 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 251,409     $ 106,237  
Restricted cash 44,700      
Accounts receivable, net 145,413     78,938  
Inventory 32,056     16,267  
Prepaid expenses and other assets 26,079     20,860  
Total current assets 499,657     222,302  
Property and equipment, net 28,936     20,998  
Operating lease, right of use asset 10,117      
Intangible assets, net 30,579     35,306  
Goodwill 24,783     24,783  
Other assets 44,620     36,548  
Deferred tax assets, net 74,531      
Total assets $ 713,223     $ 339,937  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 57,474     $ 48,794  
Accrued liabilities 47,092     29,010  
Deferred revenues, current 81,783     33,119  
Warranty obligations, current 10,078     8,083  
Debt, current 2,884     28,155  
Total current liabilities 199,311     147,161  
Long-term liabilities:      
Deferred revenues, noncurrent 100,204     76,911  
Warranty obligations, noncurrent 27,020     23,211  
Other liabilities 11,817     3,250  
Debt, noncurrent 102,659     81,628  
Total liabilities 441,011     332,161  
Total stockholders’ equity 272,212     7,776  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 713,223     $ 339,937  
               

 

ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  December 31,
2019
  September 30,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  December 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
Cash flows from operating activities:                  
Net income (loss) $ 116,666     $ 31,099     $ 709     $ 161,148     $ (11,627 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:                  
Depreciation and amortization 2,568     3,857     2,717     14,119     9,667  
Provision for doubtful accounts (191 )   201     43     217     711  
Asset impairment 1,124         (35 )   1,124     1,601  
Non-cash interest expense 1,908     1,907     821     6,081     2,701  
Financing fees on extinguishment of debt             2,152      
Fees paid for repurchase and exchange of convertible notes due 2023             6,000      
Stock-based compensation 6,176     5,776     1,521     20,176     11,432  
Deferred income taxes (73,375 )       123     (73,375 )   123  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                  
Accounts receivable (12,606 )   (37,035 )   (24,186 )   (68,745 )   (13,515 )
Inventory (1,825 )   (10,137 )   1,620     (15,789 )   9,732  
Prepaid expenses and other assets (5,659 )   934     865     (14,293 )   (3,130 )
Intangible assets         (4,000 )       (10,000 )
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities 3,544     1,851     18,410     22,200     23,082  
Warranty obligations 2,474     1,631     (890 )   5,804     1,478  
Deferred revenues 61,467     4,877     4,157     72,248     (6,123 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 102,271     4,961     1,875     139,067     16,132  
Cash flows from investing activities:                  
Purchases of property and equipment (7,420 )   (4,192 )   (1,767 )   (14,788 )   (4,151 )
Acquisition         (6,000 )       (15,000 )
Net cash used in investing activities (7,420 )   (4,192 )   (7,767 )   (14,788 )   (19,151 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                  
Issuance of convertible notes due 2024, net of issuance costs (68 )   (559 )       127,413      
Purchase of convertible note hedges             (36,313 )    
Sale of warrants             29,818      
Fees paid for repurchase and exchange of convertible notes due 2023             (6,000 )    
Principal payments and financing fees on debt (198 )   (536 )   (4,312 )   (45,855 )   (9,976 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs         (5 )       19,766  
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance costs         (328 )       68,024  
Proceeds from exercise of equity awards and employee stock purchase plan 2,060     303     649     4,985     2,800  
Payment of withholding taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards (3,760 )   (2,348 )       (8,198 )    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (1,966 )   (3,140 )   (3,996 )   65,850     80,614  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 178     (542 )   (39 )   (257 )   (502 )
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash 93,063     (2,913 )   (9,927 )   189,872     77,093  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash—Beginning of period 203,046     205,959     116,164     106,237     29,144  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash—End of period $ 296,109     $ 203,046     $ 106,237     $ 296,109     $ 106,237  
                                       

ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  December 31,
2019
  September 30,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  December 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
Gross profit (GAAP) $ 77,881     $ 64,706     $ 28,165     $ 221,245     $ 94,445  
 Stock-based compensation 536     497     126     1,650     1,071  
Gross profit (Non-GAAP) $ 78,417     $ 65,203     $ 28,291     $ 222,895     $ 95,516  
                   
Gross margin (GAAP) 37.1 %   35.9 %   30.5 %   35.4 %   29.9 %
 Stock-based compensation 0.2 %   0.3 %   0.2 %   0.3 %   0.3 %
Gross margin (Non-GAAP) 37.3 %   36.2 %   30.7 %   35.7 %   30.2 %
                   
Operating expenses (GAAP) $ 33,439     $ 31,000     $ 23,162     $ 118,516     $ 92,849  
Stock-based compensation (1) (5,623 )   (4,948 )   (1,395 )   (17,791 )   (10,361 )
Restructuring and asset impairment charges (1,131 )   (469 )   (1,540 )   (2,599 )   (4,128 )
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter                 (1,765 )
Acquisition related expenses and amortization (545 )   (546 )   (501 )   (2,183 )   (1,614 )
Operating expenses (Non-GAAP) $ 26,140     $ 25,037     $ 19,726     $ 95,943     $ 74,981  
                   
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:                  
 Research and development $ 1,642     $ 1,411     $ 295     $ 4,897     $ 2,940  
 Sales and marketing 1,778     1,541     565     5,678     3,074  
 General and administrative 2,203     1,996     535     7,216     4,347  
Total $ 5,623     $ 4,948     $ 1,395     $ 17,791     $ 10,361  
                   
Income from operations (GAAP) $ 44,442     $ 33,706     $ 5,003     $ 102,729     $ 1,596  
Stock-based compensation 6,159     5,445     1,521     19,441     11,432  
Restructuring and asset impairment charges 1,131     469     1,540     2,599     4,128  
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter                 1,765  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization 545     546     501     2,183     1,614  
Income from operations (Non-GAAP) $ 52,277     $ 40,166     $ 8,565     $ 126,952     $ 20,535  
                   
Net income (loss) (GAAP) $ 116,666     $ 31,099     $ 709     $ 161,148     $ (11,627 )
Stock-based compensation 6,159     5,445     1,521     19,441     11,432  
Restructuring and asset impairment charges 1,131     469     1,540     2,599     4,128  
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter                 1,765  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization 545     546     501     2,183     1,614  
Non-recurring debt prepayment fees and non-cash interest 1,908     1,907     821     13,205     2,701  
Non-GAAP income tax adjustment (74,371 )           (74,371 )    
Net income (Non-GAAP) $ 52,038     $ 39,466     $ 5,092     $ 124,205     $ 10,013  
                   
Net income (loss) per share, basic (GAAP) $ 0.95     $ 0.25     $ 0.01     $ 1.38     $ (0.12 )
Stock-based compensation 0.05     0.05     0.01     0.17     0.11  
Restructuring and asset impairment charges 0.01         0.01     0.02     0.04  
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter                 0.02  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization         0.01     0.02     0.02  
Non-recurring debt prepayment fees and non-cash interest 0.02     0.02     0.01     0.11     0.03  
Non-GAAP income tax adjustment (0.61 )           (0.64 )    
Net income per share, basic (Non-GAAP) $ 0.42     $ 0.32     $ 0.05     $ 1.06     $ 0.10  
                   
Shares used in basic per share calculation GAAP and Non-GAAP 122,630     122,123     106,638     116,713     99,619  
                   
Net income (loss) per share, diluted (GAAP) $ 0.88     $ 0.23     $ 0.01     $ 1.23     (0.12 )
Stock-based compensation 0.05     0.04     0.01     0.15     0.11  
Restructuring and asset impairment charges 0.01     0.01     0.01     0.02     0.04  
Reserve for non-recurring legal matter                 0.02  
Acquisition related expenses and amortization     0.01         0.02     0.02  
Non-recurring debt prepayment fees and non-cash interest 0.01     0.01     0.01     0.10     $ 0.03  
Non-GAAP income tax adjustment (0.56 )           (0.57 )   $  
Net income per share, diluted (Non-GAAP) (2) $ 0.39     $ 0.30     $ 0.04     $ 0.95     $ 0.10  
                   
Shares used in diluted per share calculation GAAP 132,872     133,611     113,888     131,644     99,619  
Shares used in diluted per share calculation Non-GAAP (3) 132,233     132,323     125,589     131,193     111,696  

(2) Calculation of non-GAAP diluted net income per share for the three months ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 excludes convertible notes due 2023 interest expense, net of tax of less than $0.1 million, $0.1 million and $0.5 million, respectively, from non-GAAP net income. Calculation of non-GAAP diluted net income per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 excludes convertible notes due 2023 interest expense, net of tax of $0.9 million and $0.7 million, respectively, from non-GAAP net income.

(3) Effect of dilutive in-the-money portion of convertible senior notes and warrants are included in the GAAP weighted-average diluted shares in periods where we have GAAP net income. We excluded the in-the-money portion of convertible notes due 2024 totaling 639 thousand shares, 1288 thousand shares and 451 thousand shares in the three months ended December 31, 2019, three months ended September 30, 2019 and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, respectively, for non-GAAP weighted-average diluted shares as the Company entered into convertible note hedge transactions that reduce potential dilution to the Company’s common stock upon any conversion of the Notes due 2024.

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