Ubiquiti Networks Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBNT) ("Ubiquiti") today announced results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 ended September 30, 2014.

First Quarter Financial Summary

  • Revenues of $150.1 million, up 16% year-over-year.
  • GAAP net income of $37.7 million and non-GAAP net income of $43.4 million.
  • GAAP operating profit of $43.6 million and non-GAAP operating profit of $50.5 million.
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.42 and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.48.
  • Cash of $391.0 million, up 40% year-over-year and 13% sequentially.
  • $46.9 million in net cash provided by operating activities.

Recent Business and Product Highlights

  • Record growth in Enterprise Technology, primarily due to further product expansion and momentum in our UniFi® technology platform.
  • Strong demand for some key products within Service Provider Technology, including airFiber® 5, airMAX® ac and EdgeMAX®.
  • Signed new distribution agreements with ECS and Redington, leading technology distributors in China and India, respectively, who we expect to accelerate our expansion into established and emerging markets.
  • Announced annual dividend policy, as part of our long-term strategy to maximize shareholder value and broaden our shareholder base.

Financial Summary ($, in millions, except per share data)

Financials F1Q15 F4Q14 F1Q14
Revenues 150.1 156.0 129.7
Service Provider Technology 107.3 124.0 94.2
Enterprise Technology 42.8 32.0 35.5
Cost of Revenues 89.0 87.1 71.7
Gross Profit 61.0 68.9 58.0
Total Operating Expenses 17.4 16.1 12.1
Income from Operations 43.6 52.8 45.9
GAAP Net Income 37.7 49.4 40.5
GAAP EPS (diluted) 0.42 0.55 0.45
Non-GAAP Net Income 43.4 50.2 41.2
Non-GAAP EPS (diluted) 0.48 0.56 0.46

Balance Sheet Highlights

Total cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2014 were $391.0 million, compared with $347.1 million as of June 30, 2014. We believe that our cash position will allow us to make investments that will continue to enhance our competitive position and product portfolio.

This quarter we saw Day Sales Outstanding in accounts receivable ("DSO") of 40 days, compared with 32 days in the prior quarter, and 25 days in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. DSO for the quarter reflects our strategic addition of larger distributors worldwide to whom we extend longer credit terms. This quarter's DSO is at the low end of our long term target DSO range of approximately 40 to 45 days.

"We continue to ramp our R&D investments to accelerate our long-term technology vision for our service provider and enterprise platforms and we expect to have several significant technology introductions in fiscal year 2015," said Robert J. Pera, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ubiquiti Networks.

Business Outlook

The following are Ubiquiti's financial performance estimates for the second quarter of fiscal 2015:

  • Revenues of between $147 million and $153 million
  • GAAP diluted EPS of between $0.45 and $0.48
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of between $0.46 and $0.49

Conference Call Information

Ubiquiti Networks will host a Q&A-only conference call to discuss the Company's financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Management's prepared remarks can be found on the Investor Relations section of the Ubiquiti Networks website, http://ir.ubnt.com.

To listen to the Q&A-only conference call via telephone, dial (877) 291-1296 (U.S. toll-free) or (720) 259-9209 (International) to be connected to the call by an operator. Participants should dial in at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. Investors may also listen to a live webcast of the Q&A-only conference call by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Ubiquiti Networks website, http://ir.ubnt.com.

A recording of the Q&A call will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and will be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the Ubiquiti Networks website, http://ir.ubnt.com.

About Ubiquiti Networks

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBNT) is closing the digital divide by building network communication platforms for everyone and everywhere. With over 20 million devices deployed in over 180 countries, Ubiquiti is transforming under-networked enterprises and communities. Our leading edge platforms, airMAX®, UniFi®, airFiber®, UniFi® Video, mFi® and EdgeMAX® combine innovative technology, disruptive price-to-performance and the support of a global user community to eliminate barriers to connectivity. For more information, join our community at http://www.ubnt.com.

Ubiquiti, the Ubiquiti U logo, Ubiquiti Networks, airMAX, airFiber, UniFi, mFi, and EdgeMAX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are 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. Statements other than statements of historical fact including words such as "look", "will", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "consider" and "plan" and statements in the future tense are forward looking statements. The statements in this press release that could be deemed forward-looking statements include statements regarding expectations related to new distributions agreements, DSOs, R&D, introduction of new products in 2015 and financial performance estimates including revenues, GAAP diluted EPS and non-GAAP diluted EPS for the Company's fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2014, and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially, or cause a material adverse impact on our results. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in our operating results; varying demand for our products due to the financial and operating condition of our distributors and their customers, distributors' inventory management practices and general economic conditions; impact of counterfeiting and our ability to contain such impact; our reliance on a limited number of distributors; inability of our contract manufacturers and suppliers to meet our demand; our dependence on Qualcomm Atheros for chipsets without a short-term alternative; as we move into new markets competition from certain of our current or potential competitors who may be more established in such markets; our ability to keep pace with technological and market developments; success and timing of new product introductions by us and the performance of our products generally; our ability to effectively manage the significant increase in our transactional sales volumes; we may become subject to warranty claims, product liability and product recalls; that a substantial majority of our sales are into countries outside the United States and we are subject to numerous U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws; costs related to responding to government inquiries related to regulatory compliance; our reliance on the Ubiquiti Community; our reliance on certain key members of our management team, including our founder and chief executive officer, Robert J. Pera; adverse tax-related matters such as tax audits, changes in our effective tax rate or new tax legislative proposals; whether the final determination of our income tax liability may be materially different from our income tax provisions; the impact of any intellectual property litigation and claims for indemnification and litigation related to U.S. Securities laws and economic and political conditions in the United States and abroad. We discuss these risks in greater detail under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2014 and subsequent filings filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Ubiquiti Networks Investor Relations Department, by email at IR@ubnt.com or by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Ubiquiti Networks website, http://ir.ubnt.com.

Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date made. Ubiquiti Networks undertakes no obligation to update information contained herein. You should review our SEC filings carefully and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, we use non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per diluted share that are adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses and gains such as stock based compensation expense, purchase commitment termination fee and the tax effects of these non-GAAP adjustments. Reconciliations of the adjustments to GAAP results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 are provided below. In addition, an explanation of the ways in which management uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its business, the substance behind management's decision to use this non-GAAP financial information, material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial information, the manner in which management compensates for those limitations, and the substantive reasons management believes that this non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to investors is included under "About our Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjustments" after the tables below.

Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013
Revenues $150,087 $129,687
Cost of revenues 89,036 71,664
Gross profit 61,051 58,023
Operating expenses:
Research and development 11,721 6,317
Sales, general and administrative 5,696 5,810
Total operating expenses 17,417 12,127
Income from operations 43,634 45,896
Interest expense and other, net (58) (246)
Income before provision for income taxes 43,576 45,650
Provision for income taxes 5,833 5,122
Net income $37,743 $40,528
Net income per share of common stock:
Basic $0.43 $0.46
Diluted $0.42 $0.45
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share of common stock:
Basic 88,240 87,411
Diluted 89,913 89,473
Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013
Net income $37,743 $40,528
Stock-based compensation:
Cost of revenues 149 144
Research and development 825 496
Sales, general and administrative 398 527
Purchase commitment termination fee 5,500
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (1,209) (467)
Non-GAAP net income $43,406 $41,228
Non-GAAP diluted EPS $0.48 $0.46
Weighted-average shares used in non-GAAP diluted EPS 89,913 89,473
Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share amounts)
September 30, 214 June 30, 2014(1)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $391,016 $347,097
Accounts receivable, net 65,875 54,871
Inventories 38,747 46,349
Current deferred tax asset 884 884
Prepaid income taxes 3,256
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 21,744 13,267
Total current assets 518,266 465,724
Property and equipment, net 9,995 7,260
Long-term deferred tax asset 1,255 1,255
Other long–term assets 1,804 1,912
Total assets $531,320 $476,151
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $39,085 $33,933
Customer deposits 412 1,835
Deferred revenues 5,509 4,218
Income taxes payable 3,411 2,499
Dividend payable 15,000
Other current liabilities 18,614 9,830
Total current liabilities 82,031 52,315
Long-term taxes payable 16,226 15,346
Debt - long-term 72,254 72,254
Deferred revenues - long-term 992 972
Total liabilities 171,503 140,887
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 88 88
Additional paid–in capital 147,682 145,872
Treasury stock (123,864) (123,864)
Retained earnings 335,911 313,168
Total stockholders' equity 359,817 335,264
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $531,320 $476,151
(1) Derived from audited consolidated statements as of and for the year ended June 30, 2014.
Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
Revenues by Product Category
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013
Service Provider Technology $107,271 $94,217
Enterprise Technology 42,816 35,470
Total revenues $150,087 $129,687
Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
Revenues by Geographical Area
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013
North America $53,582 $37,433
South America 31,134 20,776
Europe, the Middle East and Africa 50,607 52,866
Asia Pacific 14,764 18,612
Total revenues $150,087 $129,687

About our Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjustments

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, we use non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per diluted share that are GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per diluted share adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses and gains.

We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share provides important supplemental information regarding non-cash expenses, significant items that we believe are important to understanding our financial, and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are among the primary indicators used by management as a basis for planning and forecasting future periods and by management and our board of directors to determine whether our operating performance has met specified targets and thresholds. Management uses non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share when evaluating operating performance because it believes that the exclusion of the items described below, for which the amounts or timing may vary significantly depending upon the Company's activities and other factors, facilitates comparability of the Company's operating performance from period to period. We have chosen to provide this information to investors so they can analyze our operating results in the same way that management does and use this information in their assessment of our business and the valuation of our Company.

Use and Economic Substance of Non-GAAP Financial Measures used by Ubiquiti Networks

We compute non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by adjusting GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per diluted share to remove the impact of certain adjustments and the tax effect of those adjustments. Items excluded from net income are:

  • Stock-based compensation expense
  • Reserve against vendor deposits relating to a purchase commitment termination fee
  • Tax effect of these non-GAAP adjustments. After adjusting to exclude the items described above, we apply the principles of ASC 740, Income Taxes, to estimate the non-GAAP income tax provision

Usefulness of Non-GAAP Financial Information to Investors

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP and may be materially different from other non-GAAP measures, including similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, net income or earnings per diluted share prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. We expect to continue to incur expenses of a nature similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from our non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

For more information on the non-GAAP adjustments, please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income" included in this press release.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact Anne Fazioli Ubiquiti Networks, Vice President of Investor Relations IR@ubnt.com

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