Applied Optoelectronics Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, telecom and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets, today announced financial results for its second quarter 2021 ended June 30, 2021.

“We are pleased with the continued strength we are seeing in our CATV product sales, which recorded significant year over year and sequential growth to become our largest product type in the second quarter,” said Dr. Thompson Lin, Applied Optoelectronics Inc. Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we continue to see softness in the datacenter market as we expected, we are delighted to report that we secured two design wins for our 400G products during the second quarter, and expect that increased contribution from our 400G products will drive a recovery in our datacenter business.”

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Summary

  • GAAP revenue was $54.2 million, compared with $65.2 million in the second quarter of 2020 and $49.7 million in the first quarter of 2021.
  • GAAP gross margin was 19.9%, compared with 21.1% in the second quarter of 2020 and 21.6% in the first quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin was 25.0%, compared with 23.1% in the second quarter of 2020 and 24.6% in the first quarter of 2021.
  • GAAP net loss was $8.2 million, or $0.31 per basic share, compared with net loss of $18.6 million, or $0.89 per basic share in the second quarter of 2020, and a net loss of $15.6 million, or $0.59 per basic share in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $4.1 million, or $0.15 per basic share, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $5.0 million, or $0.24 per basic share in the second quarter of 2020, and a non-GAAP net loss of $5.5 million, or $0.21 per basic share in the first quarter of 2021.

A reconciliation between all GAAP and non-GAAP information referenced above for the second quarters of 2021 and 2020 is contained in the tables below. Please also refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a description of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Third Quarter 2021 Business Outlook (+)

For the third quarter of 2021, the company currently expects:

  • Revenue in the range of $ 51 million to $ 56 million.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 19.5% to 21.5%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss in the range of $ 6.9 million to $ 9 million, and non-GAAP loss per share in the range of $0.25 to $0.33 using approximately 27.7 million shares.

(+) Please refer to the note below on forward-looking statements and the risks involved with such statements as well as the note on non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call and webcast for analysts and investors on August 5, 2021 to discuss its second quarter 2021 results and outlook for its third quarter 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 3:30 p.m. Central time. Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing 844-890-1794 (domestic) or 412-717-9586 (international). A live audio webcast of the conference call along with supplemental financial information will also be accessible on the company's website at investors.ao-inc.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for one year. A telephonic replay of the call will be available one hour after the call and will run for five business days and may be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) and entering passcode 10157944.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "could," "would," "target," "seek," "aim," "predicts," "think," "objectives," "optimistic," "new," "goal," "strategy," "potential," "is likely," "will," "expect," "plan" "project," "permit" or by other similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes. These statements include management’s beliefs and expectations related to our outlook for the third quarter of 2021. Such forward-looking statements reflect the views of management at the time such statements are made. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations, which could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and financial results; reduction in the size or quantity of customer orders; change in demand for the company's products due to industry conditions; changes in manufacturing operations; volatility in manufacturing costs; delays in shipments of products; disruptions in the supply chain; change in the rate of design wins or the rate of customer acceptance of new products; the company's reliance on a small number of customers for a substantial portion of its revenues; potential pricing pressure; a decline in demand for our customers' products or their rate of deployment of their products; general conditions in the internet datacenter, cable television (CATV) broadband, telecom, or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets; changes in the world economy (particularly in the United States and China); changes in the regulation and taxation of international trade, including the imposition of tariffs; changes in currency exchange rates; the negative effects of seasonality; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in the company's documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. More information about these and other risks that may impact the company's business are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's quarterly and annual reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to us as of the date hereof, and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in the company's expectations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We provide non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP earnings per share to eliminate the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our overall operating performance. To arrive at our non-GAAP gross margin, we exclude stock-based compensation expense, expenses associated with discontinued products, and non-recurring expenses, if any, from our GAAP gross margin. To arrive at our non-GAAP net income (loss), we exclude all amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, non-recurring expenses, unrealized foreign exchange gain (loss), losses from the disposal of idle assets, if any, non-GAAP tax expenses (benefits), expenses associated with discontinued products, if any, and the effects of forgiveness of our PPP loan from our GAAP net income (loss). Included in our non-recurring expenses in Q2 2021 and Q2 2020 are certain one-time legal (if any) and consulting fees (if any) and employee severance expenses (if any). In computing our non-GAAP income tax expense (benefit), we have applied an estimate of our annual effective income tax rate and applied it to our net income before income taxes.   Our non-GAAP earnings per share is calculated by dividing our non-GAAP net income by the fully diluted share count (for periods in which non-GAAP net income is positive) or basic share count (for periods in which our non-GAAP net income is negative). We believe that our non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance for the following reasons:

  • We believe that elimination of items such as amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, non-recurring revenue, expenses and other income, losses from the disposal of idle assets, unrealized foreign exchange gain or loss, unamortized debt issuance costs associated with the extinguishment of debt, and depreciation on certain equipment undergoing reconfiguration is appropriate because treatment of these items may vary for reasons unrelated to our overall operating performance;
  • We believe that elimination of expenses associated with discontinued products, including depreciation and inventory obsolescence is appropriate because these expenses are not indicative of our ongoing operations;
  • We believe that estimating non-GAAP income taxes allows comparison with prior periods and provides additional information regarding the generation of potential future deferred tax assets;
  • We believe that non-GAAP measures provide better comparability with our past financial performance, period-to-period results and with our peer companies, many of which also use similar non-GAAP financial measures; and
  • We anticipate that investors and securities analysts will utilize non-GAAP measures as a supplement to GAAP measures to evaluate our overall operating performance.

A reconciliation of our GAAP net income (loss) and GAAP earnings (loss) per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 to our non-GAAP net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share is provided below, together with corresponding reconciliations for the quarter period ended June 30, 2020.   A reconciliation of our GAAP net income (loss) and GAAP earnings (loss) per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 to our non-GAAP net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share is provided in our earnings release dated August 5, 2021, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission with a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 5, 2021.

Non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share, or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other organizations because other organizations may not calculate such other non-GAAP measures in the same manner. We have not reconciled the non-GAAP measures included in our guidance to the appropriate GAAP financial measures because the GAAP measures are not readily determinable on a forward-looking basis. GAAP measures that impact our non-GAAP financial measures may include stock-based compensation expense, non-recurring expenses, amortization of intangible assets, unrealized exchange loss (gain), asset impairment charges, and loss (gain) from disposal of idle assets. These GAAP measures cannot be reasonably predicted and may directly impact our non-GAAP gross margin, our non-GAAP net income and our non-GAAP fully-diluted earnings per share, although changes with respect to certain of these measures may offset other changes. In addition, certain of these measures are out of our control. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures is not available without unreasonable effort.

About Applied Optoelectronics

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules and equipment. AOI's products are the building blocks for broadband fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the internet datacenter, CATV broadband, telecom and FTTH markets. AOI supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1 customers in all four of these markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters, wafer fab and advanced engineering and production facilities in Sugar Land, TX, AOI has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Taipei, Taiwan and Ningbo, China. For additional information, visit www.ao-inc.com

Investor Relations Contacts:

The Blueshirt Group, Investor Relations
Monica Gould
+1-212-871-3927                
ir@ao-inc.com

 
 
 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 June 30, 2021December 31, 2020
   
ASSETS  
CURRENT ASSETS  
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash$50,499 $50,114
Accounts Receivable, Net 48,404  43,042
Notes receivable 3,819  401
Inventories 100,399  110,397
Prepaid Income Tax 2  2
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets 5,101  5,213
Total Current Assets 208,224  209,169
   
Property, Plant And Equipment, Net 246,797  252,984
Land Use Rights, Net 5,846  5,854
Right of Use Asset 7,576  7,817
Intangible Assets, Net 3,888  3,999
Other Assets 813  982
TOTAL ASSETS$ 473,144 $ 480,805
   
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
   
CURRENT LIABILITIES  
Accounts Payable$25,593 $29,482
Accrued Expenses 15,509  18,511
Current Lease Liability 1,038  1,030
Bank Acceptance Payable 6,469  15,860
Current Portion of Notes Payable and Long Term Debt 41,876  38,265
Total Current Liabilities 90,485  103,148
   
Notes Payable and Long Term Debt 19,360  13,904
Convertible Senior Notes 78,264  77,854
Other Long-Term Liabilities 7,744  8,008
TOTAL LIABILITIES 195,853  202,914
   
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 277,291  277,891
   
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY$ 473,144 $ 480,805
   

 

 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
Revenue2021 2020  2021 2020 
Datacenter22,392 52,533  48,331 85,797 
CATV27,599 6,141  46,238 10,364 
Telecom3,333 6,170  7,811 8,730 
FTTH298 1  722 1 
Other567 377  788 797 
Total Revenue54,189 65,222  103,890 105,689 
      
Total Cost of Goods Sold43,411 51,486  82,393 85,615 
      
Total Gross Profit10,778 13,736  21,497 20,074 
      
Operating Expenses:     
Research and Development10,914 10,803  21,842 21,361 
Sales and Marketing2,832 3,430  5,792 6,366 
General and Administrative10,681 10,611  21,550 21,249 
Total Operating Expenses24,427 24,844  49,184 48,976 
      
Operating Loss(13,649)(11,108) (27,687)(28,902)
      
Other Income (Expense):     
Interest Income16 47  32 194 
Interest Expense(1,367)(1,489) (2,798)(2,944)
Other Income6,370 861  6,410 979 
Foreign Exchange Gain (Loss)427 113  218 252 
Total Other Expense:5,446 (468) 3,862 (1,519)
      
Net loss before Income Taxes(8,203)(11,576) (23,825)(30,421)
      
Income Tax Expense-
 (7,024) 0 (4,976)
      
Net loss(8,203)(18,600) (23,825)(35,397)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
basic$(0.31)$(0.89) $(0.89)$(1.72)
diluted$(0.31)$(0.89) $(0.89)$(1.72)
      
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders   
basic26,850 20,858  26,637 20,533 
diluted26,850 20,858  26,637 20,533 
      

 


 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
Reconciliation of Statements of Operations under GAAP and Non-GAAP
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
 2021 2020  2021 2020 
GAAP total gross profit (a)10,778 13,736  21,497 20,074 
Non-recurring customer credit-
 -
  - - 
Share-based compensation expense267 237  468 483 
Non-recurring expense16 1  34 972 
Expenses associated with discontinued products2,461 1,077  3,750 1,431 
Non-GAAP total gross profit (a)13,522 15,051  25,749 22,960 
      
GAAP net loss(8,203)(18,600) (23,825)(35,397)
Amortization of intangible assets152 143  303 285 
Share-based compensation expense3,274 3,302  5,793 6,540 
Non-recurring (income) expense(6,246)(463) (5,744)806 
Expenses associated with discontinued products2,461 1,077  3,750 1,431 
Non-cash expenses associated with discontinued products1,213 953  2,427 2,210 
Unrealized exchange loss (gain)(133)43  710 (127)
Non-GAAP tax benefit3,346 8,562  6,938 10,477 
Non-GAAP net loss(4,136)(4,983) (9,648)(13,775)
      
GAAP diluted net loss per share(0.31)(0.89) (0.89)(1.72)
Amortization of intangible assets0.01 0.01  0.01 0.01 
Share-based compensation expense0.12 0.16  0.22 0.32 
Non-recurring (income) expense(0.23)(0.02) (0.22)0.04 
Expenses associated with discontinued products0.09 0.05  0.14 0.07 
Non-cash expenses associated with discontinued products0.05 0.04  0.09 0.10 
Unrealized exchange loss (gain)(0.00)0.00  0.03 (0.01)
Non-GAAP tax benefit0.12 0.41  0.26 0.51
 
Non-GAAP diluted net loss per share(0.15)(0.24) (0.36)(0.68)
      
Shares used to compute diluted loss per share26,850 20,858  26,637 20,533 
Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share26,850 20,858  26,637 20,533 
      
(a) Provided for the purpose of calculating gross profit as a percentage of revenue (gross margin).   

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