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Applied Optoelectronics Reports Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue and Announces CFO Transition

Second Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Record revenue of $32.7 million grew 67% year-over-year and 31% sequentially
  • Data center revenue grew 170% year-over-year and 55% sequentially to reach a new record of $17.9 million
  • CATV revenue of $10.6 million increased 1% year-over-year and 9% sequentially
  • Record fiber-to-the-home revenue of $3.1 million grew 339% year-over-year and 40% sequentially

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the cable broadband, internet data center and fiber-to-the-home markets, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

"We are very pleased with our results, execution and continued success within each of our markets," said Dr. Thompson Lin, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) Founder and CEO. "The AOI team worked aggressively during the quarter to meet the increasing demand for our data center and fiber-to-the-home products fueling our tremendous growth. Additionally, new sales activities and staffing targeted for our data center products helped expand our market share within our existing customer base and helped drive our 55% sequential data center revenue growth.

"We reached a significant milestone in July and shipped over one million lasers year to date, whereas historically, we sold just under one million lasers for the full year. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in the markets we serve, we are planning to expand our facility in Texas and add R&D and laser fabrication capacity. We will continue to prudently invest capital to expand manufacturing capacity designed to deliver top-line growth and bottom-line results," concluded Dr. Lin.

Second Quarter 2014 Financial Summary

  • Total revenue grew 67% year-over-year, to $32.7 million, compared to $19.6 million in the same quarter last year and $24.9 million in the previous quarter.
  • GAAP gross margin was 34.3%, compared to 27.8% in the same quarter last year and 34.8% in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP gross margin was 34.4%, compared with 27.9% in the same quarter last year and 34.9% in the previous quarter.
  • GAAP net income was $1.9 million or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $0.3 million or $1.04 per diluted share in the same quarter last year and net income of $0.1 million or $0.01 per diluted share in the previous quarter.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $2.4 million or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $0.1 million or $0.31 per diluted share in the same quarter last year and non-GAAP net income of $0.8 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the previous quarter.
  • On June 30, 2014, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $43.0 million.

A reconciliation between all GAAP and non-GAAP information referenced above 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 and Year 2014 Business Outlook (+)

For the third quarter of 2014, the company currently expects:

  • Revenue in the range of $35.2 million to $36.6 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 34.0% to 34.5%
  • Non-GAAP net income in the range of $3.2 million to $3.9 million, and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.21 to $0.25 using approximately 15.7 million shares

For the year 2014, the company currently expects:

  • Revenue in the range of $131 million to $135 million
  • Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.70 to $0.76 using approximately 15.7 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.

CFO Transition

AOI also announced that its CFO, James Dunn, will be leaving the company effective August 15, 2014, in order to pursue other opportunities. Dr. Stefan Murry, currently AOI's Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed by the board to serve as AOI's CFO upon Mr. Dunn's departure. The company has also announced that Jessica Hung, who has served as AOI's controller since 2007, has been appointed to vice president of finance.

Dr. Lin commented, "I would like to thank James for his contribution and service to AOI. The company has demonstrated strong growth, and the programs and processes he and his team put in place will continue to provide a strong foundation for continued growth. His dedication and hard work was very helpful to completing our IPO and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

"It has been a pleasure to work with the AOI team, especially during such an exciting time for the company," said Mr. Dunn. "I would like to thank Thompson and the whole AOI team for the opportunity to work there and contribute to its growth. AOI has established itself as a clear leader in the optical access market and has a bright future in front of it."

Conference Call Information

Applied Optoelectronics will host a conference call today, August 12, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific time for analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2014 results and outlook for its third quarter of 2014. Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing (719) 325-2315. 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 two hours after the call and will run for five business days and may be accessed by dialing (719) 457-0820 and entering passcode 7090007.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements. 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: 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 CATV, internet data center or FTTH markets; changes in the world economy (particularly in the United States, and China); 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. 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. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as ''may,'' ''will,'' ''should,'' ''expects,'' ''plans,'' ''anticipates,'' ''believes,'' or ''estimates" or by other similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes. 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 operating income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP earnings per share, and other non-GAAP measures like Adjusted EBITDA to eliminate the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our overall operating performance. To arrive at our non-GAAP gross profit, we exclude stock-based compensation expense from our GAAP gross profit. To arrive at our non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, we exclude all amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense and non-recurring consulting fees, if any, from our GAAP net income (loss) from operations. To arrive at Adjusted EBITDA, we exclude these same items and, additionally, exclude asset impairment charges, loss (gain) from disposal of idle assets, unrealized exchange loss (gain), interest (income) expense, on a net basis, provision for (benefit from) income taxes and depreciation expense, from our GAAP net income (loss). 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 stock-based compensation expense, amortization and tax is appropriate because treatment of these items may vary for reasons unrelated to our overall operating performance;
  • 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 to evaluate our overall operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA and other non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to gross profit, income (loss) from operations, net income (loss) or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our Adjusted EBITDA and other non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other organizations because other organizations may not calculate Adjusted EBITDA or such other non-GAAP measures in the same manner.

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 CATV broadband, internet datacenter and fiber-to-the-home markets. AOI supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1 customers in all three 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. Applied Optoelectronics Inc. and the related AOI logo are trademarks of Applied Optoelectronics Inc.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
June 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short Term Investments $ 42,968 $ 30,751
Accounts Receivable, Net 24,968 22,089
Inventories 31,200 19,608
Notes Receivable 463 --
Other Receivables 1,014 742
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets 5,501 4,746
Total Current Assets 106,114 77,936
Property, Plant And Equipment, Net 41,657 31,134
Land Use Rights, Net 934 959
Intangible Assets, Net 3,841 851
Other Assets 978 177
TOTAL ASSETS $ 153,524 $ 111,057
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts Payable 22,631 15,010
Accrued Expenses 5,606 4,515
Bank Acceptance Payable 2,377 2,347
Bank Loan-Short Term 8,808 13,260
Current Portion of Long Term Debt 754 3,925
Total Current Liabilities 40,176 39,057
Notes Payable and Long Term Debt 67 8,923
Other Long Term Liabilities 1,500 --
TOTAL LIABILITIES 41,743 47,980
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 111,781 63,077
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 153,524 $ 111,057
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,
2014 2013 2014 2013
CATV $ 10,646 $ 10,514 $ 20,394 $ 18,773
Datacenter 17,899 6,640 29,474 10,260
FTTH 3,096 705 5,312 1,792
Other 1,009 1,738 2,329 3,089
Total Revenues 32,650 19,597 57,509 33,914
Total Cost of Goods Sold 21,462 14,150 37,668 23,882
Total Gross Profit 11,188 5,447 19,841 10,032
Operating Expenses:
Research & Development 4,009 1,898 7,555 3,902
Sales and Marketing 1,497 1,053 2,830 1,960
General and Administrative 3,952 2,447 7,506 4,821
Total Operating Expenses 9,458 5,398 17,891 10,683
Operating Income (Loss) 1,730 49 1,950 (651)
Other Income (Expense):
Interest Income 106 15 185 35
Interest Expense (59) (296) (221) (602)
Other Income 40 63 132 200
Other Expense 187 (113) 68 (258)
Total Other Income (Expenses): 274 (331) 164 (625)
Net Income (loss) before Income Taxes 2,004 (282) 2,114 (1,276)
Income Tax (85) -- (110) --
Net Income (loss) after Income Taxes $ 1,919 $ (282) $ 2,004 $ (1,276)
Net Income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders
Basic $ 0.13 $ (1.04) $ 0.15 $ (4.77)
Diluted $ 0.12 $ (1.04) $ 0.14 $ (4.77)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders
Basic 14,785 271 13,794 268
Diluted 15,642 271 14,621 268
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated NON GAAP Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
CATV $ 10,646 $ 10,514 $ 20,394 $ 18,773
Datacenter 17,899 6,640 29,474 10,260
FTTH 3,096 705 5,312 1,792
Other 1,009 1,738 2,329 3,089
Total Revenues 32,650 19,597 57,509 33,914
Total Cost of Goods Sold 21,432 14,136 37,613 23,856
Total Gross Profit 11,218 5,461 19,896 10,058
Operating Expenses:
Research & Development 3,978 1,885 7,500 3,877
Sales and Marketing 1,472 1,041 2,782 1,938
General and Administrative 3,424 2,322 6,493 4,585
Total Operating Expenses 8,874 5,248 16,775 10,400
Operating Income (Loss) 2,344 213 3,121 (342)
Other Income (Expense):
Interest Income 106 15 185 35
Interest Expense (59) (296) (221) (600)
Other Income / Expense 44 (17) 203 136
Total Other Income (Expenses): 91 (298) 167 (429)
Net Income (loss) before Income Taxes 2,435 (85) 3,288 (771)
Income Tax (85) -- (110) --
Net Income (loss) after Income Taxes $ 2,350 $ (85) $ 3,178 $ (771)
Net Income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders
Basic $ 0.16 $ (0.31) $ 0.23 $ (2.88)
Diluted $ 0.15 $ (0.31) $ 0.22 $ (2.88)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders
Basic 14,785 271 13,794 268
Diluted 15,642 271 14,621 268
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,
2014 2013 2014 2013
GAAP total gross profit $ 11,188 $ 5,447 $ 19,841 $ 10,032
Share-based compensation expense 30 14 55 26
Non-GAAP income (loss) from gross profit 11,218 5,461 19,896 10,058
GAAP research and development expense 4,009 1,898 7,555 3,902
Share-based compensation expense 31 13 55 25
Non-GAAP research and development expense 3,978 1,885 7,500 3,877
GAAP sales and marketing expense 1,497 1,053 2,830 1,960
Share-based compensation expense 25 12 48 22
Non-GAAP sales and marketing expense 1,472 1,041 2,782 1,938
GAAP general and administrative expense 3,952 2,447 7,506 4,821
Share-based compensation expense 433 92 849 168
Amortization expense 95 17 164 34
Non Recurring expense -- 16 -- 34
Non-GAAP general and administrative expense 3,424 2,322 6,493 4,585
GAAP total operating expense 9,458 5,398 17,891 10,683
Share-based compensation expense 489 117 952 215
Amortization expense 95 17 164 34
Non Recurring expense -- 16 -- 34
Non-GAAP total operating expense 8,874 5,248 16,775 10,400
GAAP operating income (loss) 1,730 49 1,950 (651)
Share-based compensation expense 519 131 1,007 241
Amortization expense 95 17 164 34
Non Recurring expense -- 16 -- 34
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) 2,344 213 3,121 (342)
GAAP other income (loss) 274 (331) 164 (625)
Unrealized exchange loss (gain) (183) 33 3 196
Non-GAAP other income (loss) 91 (298) 167 (429)
GAAP net income (loss) 1,919 (282) 2,004 (1,276)
Amortization of intangible assets 95 17 164 34
Share-based compensation expense 519 131 1,007 241
Non Recurring charges -- 16 -- 34
Unrealized exchange loss (gain) (183) 33 3 196
Taxes related to the above -- -- -- --
Non-GAAP net income (loss) 2,350 (85) 3,178 (771)
GAAP net income (loss) 1,919 (282) 2,004 (1,276)
Amortization of intangible assets 95 17 164 34
Share-based compensation expense 519 131 1,007 241
Depreciation expense 1,336 773 2,506 1,527
Non Recurring charges -- 16 -- 34
Unrealized exchange loss (gain) (183) 33 3 196
Interest (income) expense, net (47) 282 36 568
Taxes related to the above 85 -- 110 --
Adjusted EBITDA $ 3,724 $ 970 $ 5,830 $ 1,324

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contacts: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Stefan J. Murry Chief Strategy Officer ir@ao-inc.com The Blueshirt Group, Investor Relations Maria Riley +1-415-217-7722 ir@ao-inc.com

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