Supermicro Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results and Stock Repurchase Authorization

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage technology and green computing, today announced fourth quarter and full-year financial results for fiscal year 2020 ended June 30, 2020.

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights

  • Net sales of $896 million versus $772 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $854 million in the same quarter of last year.
  • Gross margin of 13.8% versus 17.3% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 and 15.5% in the same quarter of last year.
  • Net income of $18 million versus $16 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $24 million in the same quarter of last year.
  • Diluted net income per common share of $0.34 versus $0.29 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $0.46 in the same quarter of last year.
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share of $0.68 versus $0.84 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $0.69 in the same quarter of last year.
  • Cash flow used in operations of $96 million and capital expenditures of $9 million.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 was 14.0%, which adds back stock-based compensation expense of $0.4 million, one-time employee performance bonuses of $1.2 million, and certain other expenses. Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 was $0.68, which adds back stock-based compensation expense of $5.4 million, one-time employee performance bonuses of $17.4 million, controls remediation costs of $1.0 million and other expenses of $0.7 million, less tax effects of $5.1 million.

As of June 30, 2020, total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $212 million and bank debt was $29 million.

Fiscal Year 2020 Summary

Net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, were $3.34 billion versus $3.50 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. Net income for fiscal year 2020 was $84 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, versus $72 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2019. Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year 2020 was $150 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, versus $134 million, or $2.51 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2019. Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year 2020 adds back stock-based compensation expense of $20.2 million, one-time employee performance bonuses of $27.7 million, legal settlement costs of $17.5 million, controls remediation costs of $13.9 million, and other expenses of $0.7 million, less tax effects of $14.0 million.

Business Outlook and Management Commentary

The Company expects net sales of $720 million to $800 million, GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.03 to $0.27 and non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.10 to $0.35 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 ending September 30, 2020. The company’s projections for GAAP and non-GAAP net income per diluted share both assume a tax rate of approximately 18% and a fully diluted share count of 56.3 million shares. The outlook for Q1 of fiscal year 2021 GAAP net income per diluted share includes approximately $5.0 million in expected stock-based compensation expense, one-time employee performance bonuses and controls remediation expenses, and other expense that are excluded from non-GAAP net income per diluted share.

“Our 5% year-over-year Q4 revenue growth in a very dynamic business environment demonstrates our continuing market engagement in Edge applications and with internet data center customers, both of which grew double-digits year-on-year,” said Charles Liang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We also delivered Q4 non-GAAP EPS that was relatively stable year-on-year despite elevated costs resulting from the impact of COVID-19 on our operations. While our Q1 outlook reflects continued pressures from unprecedented market developments, we are very encouraged as we look to the future, as the digital world continues to progress, evolve, and grow. We are using this period of disruption as an opportunity to invest in long-term growth and optimize our workforce and strategy. A key strategic action we are taking is shifting a greater portion of our operations and R&D to our Taiwan campus, which will result in lower costs. We remain committed to re-accelerating our revenue growth and resuming our long history of market share gain.”

Share Repurchase Authorization

The Company also announced today that, its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to $30 million of its common stock. The stock repurchase program is effective until December 31, 2020 or until the maximum amount of common stock is repurchased.

“By implementing this stock repurchase program, we can utilize our cash on hand to increase stockholder value while maintaining sufficient cash resources to fund our operations. The stock repurchase program reflects our ongoing commitment to improving the value of our common stock,” said Charles Liang, Chairman and CEO of the Company.

Stock repurchases may be made from time to time at prevailing prices in the open market, including pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 plan. There can be no assurance of how many shares will be repurchased, and the repurchase program may be suspended for periods or discontinued at any time. The timing and amount of any shares repurchased will be determined based on an evaluation of market conditions and other factors. Share repurchases will be funded with cash on hand.

The Company had approximately 52,436,981 shares of common stock outstanding on August 10, 2020.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company will hold a phone conference to answer questions from institutional investors and financial analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on August 11, 2020.

The conference call can be accessed by registering online at: http://www.directeventreg.com/registration/event/1269132

After registering, a confirmation will be sent through email, including dial-in details and unique conference call codes. Registration is open up to the time of the live call, but to ensure connection for the entire call, it is recommended that participants register at least 10 minutes before the start of the call.

The webcast can be accessed by registering online at: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2520942/CE280B9580467B7EEFD5180716B005EC

A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the call for one year at ir.supermicro.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021 guidance and the ability to execute on the company strategy during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including: (i) the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to present significant uncertainties for all parts of our business including our supply chain, our production operations and customer demand, (ii) our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could cause rapid declines in our stock price, (iii) as we increasingly target larger customers and larger sales opportunities, our customer base may become more concentrated, our cost of sales may increase, our margins may be lower and our sales may be less predictable, (iv) if we fail to meet publicly announced financial guidance or other expectations about our business, our stock could decline in value, (v) the average sales prices for our server solutions could decline if customers do not continue to purchase our latest generation products or additional components, and (vi) adverse economic conditions may harm our business. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings, particularly in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our quarterly period ended March 31, 2020.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP gross margin discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation expense, one-time employee performance bonuses and other expenses. Non-GAAP operating expenses discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation expense, legal settlement costs, one-time employee performance bonuses, other expenses, and controls remediation. Non-GAAP income from operations discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation expense, legal settlement costs, one-time employee performance bonuses, other expenses and controls remediation. Non-GAAP diluted net income and non-GAAP net income per common share discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation expense, one-time employee performance bonuses, legal settlement costs, other expenses, controls remediation, impairment of investment, and less the related tax effects of the applicable items. Management presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the Company’s performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the Company’s financial and operational performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of gross margin to non-GAAP gross margin and from diluted net income per common share to non-GAAP diluted net income per common share is included in the tables below.

Financial Statements are Preliminary

As the Company has not yet finished its year-end annual close procedures, and the audit of its fiscal year 2020 consolidated financial statements is not complete, the anticipated financial information presented in this press release is preliminary, subject to final year-end closing adjustments, and may change materially. The information presented above has not been audited by the Company’s independent accountants, should not be considered a substitute for audited financial statements, and should not be regarded as a representation by the Company as to the actual financial results for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2020 or the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro (Nasdaq:SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Enterprise Data Center, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Edge Computing Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, Server Building Block Solutions, and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

210,533

 

 

$

248,164

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances

403,745

 

 

393,624

 

Inventories

851,498

 

 

670,188

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

126,985

 

 

109,795

 

Total current assets

1,592,761

 

 

1,421,771

 

Investment in equity investee

2,703

 

 

1,701

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

233,785

 

 

207,337

 

Deferred income taxes, net

54,898

 

 

41,126

 

Other assets

34,499

 

 

10,659

 

Total assets

$

1,918,646

 

 

$

1,682,594

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

417,673

 

 

$

360,470

 

Accrued liabilities

155,401

 

 

114,678

 

Income taxes payable

4,700

 

 

13,021

 

Short-term debt

23,704

 

 

23,647

 

Deferred revenue

106,157

 

 

94,153

 

Total current liabilities

707,635

 

 

605,969

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

97,612

 

 

109,266

 

Long-term debt

5,697

 

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

41,995

 

 

26,183

 

Total liabilities

852,939

 

 

741,418

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock and Additional Paid In Capital

389,972

 

 

349,683

 

Treasury stock

(20,491

)

 

(20,491

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(152

)

 

(80

)

Retained earnings

696,211

 

 

611,903

 

Total Super Micro Computer, Inc. stockholders’ equity

1,065,540

 

 

941,015

 

Noncontrolling interest

167

 

 

161

 

Total stockholders’ equity

1,065,707

 

 

941,176

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,918,646

 

 

$

1,682,594

 

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Years Ended June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Net sales

$

896,126

 

 

$

854,234

 

 

$

3,339,281

 

 

$

3,500,360

 

Cost of sales

772,609

 

 

722,200

 

 

2,813,071

 

 

3,004,838

 

Gross profit

123,517

 

 

132,034

 

 

526,210

 

 

495,522

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

66,748

 

 

46,189

 

 

221,478

 

 

179,907

 

Sales and marketing

21,080

 

 

20,691

 

 

85,137

 

 

77,154

 

General and administrative

26,261

 

 

35,014

 

 

133,941

 

 

141,228

 

Total operating expenses

114,089

 

 

101,894

 

 

440,556

 

 

398,289

 

Income from operations

9,428

 

 

30,140

 

 

85,654

 

 

97,233

 

Other income (expense), net

(700

)

 

(1,727

)

 

1,410

 

 

(1,020

)

Interest expense

(606

)

 

(1,210

)

 

(2,236

)

 

(6,690

)

Income before income tax

8,122

 

 

27,203

 

 

84,828

 

 

89,523

 

Income tax benefit (provision)

6,860

 

 

(4,344

)

 

(2,922

)

 

(14,884

)

Share of income (loss) from equity investee, net of taxes

3,468

 

 

851

 

 

2,402

 

 

(2,721

)

Net income

$

18,450

 

 

$

23,710

 

 

$

84,308

 

 

$

71,918

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.47

 

 

$

1.65

 

 

$

1.44

 

Diluted

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.60

 

 

$

1.39

 

Weighted-average shares used in calculation of net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

52,240

 

 

50,137

 

 

50,987

 

 

49,917

 

Diluted

54,218

 

 

51,975

 

 

52,838

 

 

51,716

 

Stock-based compensation is included in the following cost and expense categories by period (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Years Ended June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Cost of sales

$

355

 

 

$

407

 

 

$

1,504

 

 

$

1,663

 

Research and development

2,903

 

 

3,165

 

 

12,202

 

 

12,981

 

Sales and marketing

404

 

 

446

 

 

1,680

 

 

1,805

 

General and administrative

1,704

 

 

1,085

 

 

4,803

 

 

4,735

 

Stock-based compensation expense

$

5,366

 

 

$

5,103

 

 

$

20,189

 

 

$

21,184

 

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.

SELECTED CASH FLOW INFORMATION

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

Years Ended June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

Net cash provided (used in) by operating activities

$

(30,334

)

 

$

262,554

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(43,588

)

 

(24,849

)

 

Net cash provided (used in) financing activities

23,796

 

 

(95,828

)

 

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash

376

 

 

(119

)

 

Net change in cash equivalents and restricted cash

(49,750

)

 

141,758

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period

262,140

 

 

120,382

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period

$

212,390

 

 

$

262,140

 

 

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

Twelve Months Ended

June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

GAAP GROSS PROFIT

$

123,517

 

 

$

132,034

 

 

$

526,210

 

 

$

495,522

 

Stock-based compensation

355

 

 

407

 

 

1,504

 

 

1,663

 

One-time employee performance bonuses

1,201

 

 

 

 

4,072

 

 

 

Other expenses

39

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

Non-GAAP GROSS PROFIT

$

125,112

 

 

$

132,441

 

 

$

531,825

 

 

$

497,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP GROSS MARGIN

13.8

%

 

15.5

%

 

15.8

%

 

14.2

%

Stock-based compensation

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

One-time employee performance bonuses

0.2

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.1

%

 

0.0

%

Other expenses

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

Non-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

14.0

%

 

15.5

%

 

15.9

%

 

14.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

$

114,089

 

 

$

101,894

 

 

$

440,556

 

 

$

398,289

 

Stock-based compensation

(5,011

)

 

(4,696

)

 

(18,685

)

 

(19,521

)

Legal settlement costs

 

 

 

 

(17,500

)

 

 

One-time employee performance bonuses

(16,224

)

 

 

 

(23,682

)

 

 

Other expenses

(638

)

 

 

 

(638

)

 

 

Controls remediation

(1,004

)

 

(10,364

)

 

(13,863

)

 

(56,917

)

Non-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

$

91,212

 

 

$

86,834

 

 

$

366,188

 

 

$

321,851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

$

9,428

 

 

$

30,140

 

 

$

85,654

 

 

$

97,233

 

Stock-based compensation

5,366

 

 

5,103

 

 

20,189

 

 

21,184

 

Legal settlement costs

 

 

 

 

17,500

 

 

 

One-time employee performance bonuses

17,425

 

 

 

 

27,754

 

 

 

Other expenses

677

 

 

 

 

677

 

 

 

Controls remediation

1,004

 

 

10,364

 

 

13,863

 

 

56,917

 

Non-GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

$

33,900

 

 

$

45,607

 

 

$

165,637

 

 

$

175,334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP NET INCOME

$

18,450

 

 

$

23,710

 

 

84,308

 

 

$

71,918

 

Stock-based compensation

5,366

 

 

5,103

 

 

20,189

 

 

21,184

 

Legal settlement costs

 

 

 

 

17,500

 

 

 

One-time employee performance bonuses

17,425

 

 

 

 

27,754

 

 

 

Other expenses

677

 

 

 

 

677

 

 

 

Controls remediation

1,004

 

 

10,364

 

 

13,863

 

 

56,917

 

Impairment of investment

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

 

2,661

 

Adjustments to tax provision

(5,101

)

 

(4,133

)

 

(13,969

)

 

(19,110

)

Non-GAAP NET INCOME

$

37,821

 

 

$

37,044

 

 

$

150,322

 

 

$

133,570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE – BASIC

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.47

 

 

$

1.65

 

 

$

1.44

 

Impact of Non-GAAP adjustments

0.37

 

 

0.27

 

 

1.30

 

 

1.24

 

Non-GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE – BASIC

$

0.72

 

 

$

0.74

 

 

$

2.95

 

 

$

2.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE – DILUTED

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.60

 

 

$

1.39

 

Impact of Non-GAAP adjustments

0.34

 

 

0.23

 

 

1.17

 

 

1.12

 

Non-GAAP NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE – DILUTED

$

0.68

 

 

$

0.69

 

 

$

2.77

 

 

$

2.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC – GAAP

52,240

 

 

50,137

 

 

50,987

 

 

49,917

 

BASIC – Non-GAAP

52,240

 

 

50,137

 

 

50,987

 

 

49,917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILUTED – GAAP

54,218

 

 

51,975

 

 

52,838

 

 

51,716

 

DILUTED – Non-GAAP

55,595

 

 

53,431

 

 

54,317

 

 

53,127

 

 

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact:
James Kisner

Vice President, Investor Relations

(669) 284-1259

email: [email protected]

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