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Oclaro Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results
Jan 27, 2011 (03:01 PM EST)


SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a tier-one provider of innovative optical communications and laser solutions, today announced the financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ended January 1, 2011.  

"We delivered to our key financial metrics in the December quarter as expected," said Alain Couder, president and CEO, Oclaro. "The strategic tone and tenure of the recent annual allotment and pricing process with major customers was positive. Market conditions remain strong, and we are expecting revenue growth in the seasonally softer March quarter."

Highlights for Second Quarter Fiscal 2011:

  • Revenues were $120.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to $121.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.  
  • GAAP gross margin was 30% for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to 29% in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.  
    • Non-GAAP gross margin was 30% for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to 29% in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • GAAP operating income was $1.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to $5.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
    • Non-GAAP operating income was $6.6 million, or 5.5% of revenues, for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to $7.7 million, or 6.3% of revenues, in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $10.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to $10.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.2 million, compared to GAAP net income of $0.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
    • Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $5.9 million, compared to $6.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $78.1 million as of January 1, 2011.
  • Within the quarter Oclaro conducted a well-attended analyst day at the NASDAQ MarketSite emphasizing the depth of its technology, the strength of its customer relationships and the positioning of its product portfolio for continuing growth through calendar 2011 and beyond.

Other Business

"We are entering a new phase following the integration of our past acquisitions. After successfully maintaining design momentum we are now focused on ramping new products across many of our key markets," said Alain Couder.  "Consistent with those priorities, we have enhanced our organizational structure to simplify our customer interface and to strengthen our execution."

Oclaro has consolidated its divisions into two primary business units, led by two of our experienced optical industry executives. Jim Haynes, formerly Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President and General Manager of the new Photonic Components business unit; and Terry Unter, formerly Executive Vice President of Transmission Systems Solutions division, has been named President and General Manager of the new Optical Networks Solutions business unit. In addition, Oclaro has added two senior executives to the management team. Gray Williams joins Oclaro as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Operations and Quality and Bob Quinn joins Oclaro as Chief Information Officer.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Outlook

The results of Oclaro, Inc. for the third quarter of fiscal 2011, which ends April 2, 2011, are expected to be:

  • Revenues in the range of $123 million to $131 million.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 27% to 31%.  
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $6 million to $11 million.

The foregoing guidance is based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially. Please see the Safe Harbor Statement in this earnings release for a description of certain important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ, and refer to Oclaro, Inc.'s most recent annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a more complete description of the risks. Furthermore, our outlook excludes items that may be required by GAAP, including, but not limited to, restructuring and related costs, acquisition or disposal related costs, expenses or income from certain legal actions, settlements and related costs outside our normal course of business, impairments of other long-lived assets, depreciation and amortization, extraordinary items, as well as the expensing of stock options and restricted stock grants. We do not intend to update this guidance as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.

Conference Call

Oclaro will hold a conference call to discuss financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 today at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET.  To listen to the live conference call, please dial (480) 629-9714. A replay of the conference call will be available through February 3, 2011.  To access the replay, dial (858)384-5517. The passcode for the replay is 4401353. A webcast of this call will be available in the investors section of Oclaro's website at www.oclaro.com.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is a tier-one provider of optical communications and laser components, modules and subsystems for a broad range of diverse markets, including telecommunications, industrial, scientific, consumer electronics, and medical. Oclaro is a global leader, dedicated to photonics innovation with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.K., Switzerland and Italy, and in-house and contract manufacturing sites in the U.S., Thailand and China. To support its diverse and global customer base, Oclaro maintains design, sales and service organizations in each of the major regions around the world. For more information visit www.oclaro.com.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release and the statements made by management contain statements about management's future expectations, plans or prospects of Oclaro, Inc. and its business, and the assumptions underlying these statements, constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements include statements concerning (i) financial targets and expectations, and progress toward our targeted business model, including financial guidance for the fiscal quarter ending April 2, 2011 regarding revenue, non-GAAP gross margin and Adjusted EBITDA, (ii)  the impact of mergers or acquisitions on the combined entity's financial performance, (iii) sources for improvement of gross margin and operating expenses, including supply chain synergies, optimizing mix of product offerings, transition to higher margin product offerings, benefits of combined R&D and sales organizations and single public company costs, including statements regarding the expectation of further synergies, (iv) opportunities to grow in adjacent markets and (v) our organizational restructuring with the formation of two new business units focused on photonic components and networks solutions. Such statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "project", "intend", "plan", "believe", "will", "should", "outlook", "could", "target", and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection the any discussion of future operations or financial performance.  There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the impact of continued uncertainty in world financial markets and any resulting reduction in demand for our products, our ability to maintain our gross margin, the effects of fluctuating product mix on our results, our ability to respond to evolving technologies and customer requirements, our dependence on a limited number of customers for a significant percentage of our revenues, our ability to effectively compete with companies that have greater name recognition, broader customer relationships and substantially greater financial, technical and marketing resources than we do, the future performance of Oclaro, Inc. following the closing of mergers or acquisitions, the potential inability to realize the expected benefits and synergies of mergers or acquisitions, increased costs related to downsizing and compliance with regulatory compliance in connection with such downsizing, competition and pricing pressure, the potential lack of availability of credit or opportunity for equity based financing, the risks associated with our international operations, and other factors described in Oclaro's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other documents we periodically file with the SEC.  The forward-looking statements included in this announcement represent Oclaro's view as of the date of this announcement.  Oclaro anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause Oclaro's views and expectations to change.  Oclaro specifically disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this announcement.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Oclaro provides certain supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to its investors as a complement to the most comparable GAAP measures. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP gross margin rate is gross margin rate. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP operating income/loss is operating income/loss. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP net income/loss and Adjusted EBITDA is net income/loss. An explanation and reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP information is set forth below.

Oclaro believes that providing these non-GAAP measures to its investors, in addition to corresponding income statement measures, provides investors the benefit of viewing Oclaro's performance using the same financial metrics that the management team uses in making many key decisions and evaluating how Oclaro's "core operating performance" and its results of operations may look in the future. Oclaro defines "core operating performance" as its on-going performance in the ordinary course of its operations.  Items that are non-recurring or do not involve cash expenditures, such as impairment charges, income taxes, restructuring and severance programs, costs relating to specific major projects, and non-cash compensation related to stock and options, are not included in Oclaro's view of "core operating performance."  Management does not believe these items are reflective of Oclaro's ongoing core operations and accordingly excludes those items from non-GAAP gross margin rate, non-GAAP operating income/loss and non-GAAP net income/loss. Additionally, each non-GAAP measure has historically been presented by Oclaro as a complement to its most comparable GAAP measure, and Oclaro believes that the continuation of this practice increases the consistency and comparability of Oclaro's earnings releases.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Non-GAAP Gross Margin Rate

Non-GAAP gross margin rate is calculated as gross margin rate as determined in accordance with GAAP (gross profit as a percentage of revenues) excluding non-cash compensation related to stock and options. Oclaro evaluates its performance using non-GAAP gross margin rate to assess Oclaro's historical and prospective operating financial performance, as well as its operating performance relative to its competitors.

Non-GAAP Operating Income/Loss

Non-GAAP operating income/loss is calculated as operating income/loss as determined in accordance with GAAP excluding the impact of amortization of intangible assets, restructuring, merger and related costs, non-cash compensation related to stock and options granted to employees and directors, and certain other one-time charges and credits specifically identified in the non-GAAP reconciliation schedules set forth below. Oclaro evaluates its performance using, among other things, non-GAAP operating income/loss in evaluating Oclaro's historical and prospective operating financial performance, as well as its operating performance relative to its competitors.

Non-GAAP Net Income/Loss

Non-GAAP net income/loss is calculated as net income/loss excluding the impact of restructuring, merger and related costs, non-cash compensation related to stock and options granted to employees and directors, net foreign currency translation gains/losses, the impact of amortization of intangible assets and certain other one-time charges and credits specifically identified in the non-GAAP reconciliation schedules set forth below. Oclaro uses non-GAAP net income/loss in evaluating Oclaro's historical and prospective operating financial performance, as well as its operating performance relative to its competitors.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income/loss excluding the impact of income taxes, net interest income/expense, depreciation and amortization, net foreign currency translation gains/losses, as well as restructuring, merger and related costs, non-cash compensation related to stock and options and certain other one-time charges and credits specifically identified in the non-GAAP reconciliation schedules set forth below. Oclaro uses Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating Oclaro's historical and prospective cash usage, as well as its cash usage relative to its competitors. Specifically, management uses this non-GAAP measure to further understand and analyze the cash used in/generated from Oclaro's core operations. Oclaro believes that by excluding these non-cash and non-recurring charges, more accurate expectations of its future cash needs can be assessed in addition to providing a better understanding of the actual cash used in or generated from core operations for the periods presented. Oclaro further believes that providing this information allows Oclaro's investors greater transparency and a better understanding of Oclaro's core cash position.


OCLARO, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited, in thousands)






ASSETS

January 1, 2011


July 3, 2010

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$             77,279


$    107,176


Restricted cash

845


4,458


Accounts receivable, net

105,715


93,412


Inventories

82,840


62,570


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

15,858


14,905

Total current assets

282,537


282,521

Property and equipment, net

54,086


37,516

Other intangible assets, net

21,060


10,610

Goodwill

30,904


20,000

Other non-current assets

10,094


10,148


Total assets

$           398,681


$    360,795






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$             61,763


$      50,103


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

45,520


35,404

Total current liabilities

107,283


85,507

Deferred gain on sale-leaseback

12,899


12,969

Other long-term liabilities

14,631


9,785

Total liabilities

134,813


108,261

Stockholders' equity:





Common stock

499


494


Additional paid-in capital

1,308,538


1,304,779


Accumulated other comprehensive income

34,334


26,907


Accumulated deficit

(1,079,503)


(1,079,646)

Total stockholders' equity

263,868


252,534


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$           398,681


$    360,795





OCLARO, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)






Three Months Ended



January 1, 2011


October 2, 2010


January 2, 2010







Revenues

$           120,299


$           121,347


$             93,574

Cost of revenues

84,556


86,521


68,715

Gross profit

35,743


34,826


24,859








Operating expenses:







Research and development

15,696


13,711


9,675


Selling, general and administrative

15,149


14,813


14,835


Amortization of intangible assets

739


619


125


Restructuring, merger and related costs

903


670


3,040


Legal Settlements

1,678


-


-


Gain on sale of property and equipment

(48)


(21)


(71)

Total operating expenses

34,117


29,792


27,604








Operating income (loss)

1,626


5,034


(2,745)

Other income (expense):







Interest income

9


7


2


Interest expense

(479)


(573)


(33)


Gain (loss) on foreign currency translation

(1,119)


(3,587)


793


Other income

-


-


28

Total other income (expense)

(1,589)


(4,153)


790

Income (loss) before income taxes

37


881


(1,955)

Income tax provision

250


525


524

Net income (loss)

$                (213)


$                  356


$             (2,479)








Net income (loss) per share:







Basic

$                    -


$                 0.01


$               (0.07)


Diluted

$                    -


$                 0.01


$               (0.07)

Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:







Basic

48,262


48,115


37,980


Diluted

48,262


50,984


37,980








Stock-based compensation included in the following:






  Cost of revenues

$                  350


$                  310


$                  219

  Research and development

391


318


290

  Selling, general and administrative

933


730


522

     Total

$               1,674


$               1,358


$               1,031












OCLARO, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)






Three Months Ended



January 1, 2011


October 2, 2010


January 2, 2010

Reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA:






  GAAP net income (loss)

$                 (213)


$                   356


$              (2,479)

         Stock-based compensation included in:






             Cost of revenues

350


310


219

             Research and development

391


318


290

             Selling, general and administrative

933


730


522

         Amortization expense

739


619


125

         Restructuring, merger and related costs

903


670


3,040

         Legal Settlements

1,678


-


-

         (Gain) loss on foreign currency translation

1,119


3,587


(793)

  Non-GAAP net income

5,900


6,590


924

         Income tax provision

250


525


524

         Depreciation expense

3,481


3,214


2,822

         Other (income) expense items, net

-


-


(28)

         Interest (income) expense, net

470


566


31

  Adjusted EBITDA

$              10,101


$              10,895


$                4,273







Non-GAAP net income per share:






         Basic

$                  0.12


$                  0.14


$                  0.02

         Diluted

$                  0.12


$                  0.13


$                  0.02

Shares used in computing Non-GAAP net income per share:






           Basic

48,262


48,115


37,980

           Diluted

51,193


50,984


39,425







Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin rate to non-GAAP gross margin rate:






GAAP gross profit

$              35,743


$              34,826


$              24,859

Stock-based compensation in cost of revenues

350


310


219

  Non-GAAP gross profit

$              36,093


$              35,136


$              25,078








GAAP gross margin rate

29.7%


28.7%


26.6%

Non-GAAP gross margin rate

30.0%


29.0%


26.8%







Reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to non-GAAP operating income:






GAAP operating income (loss)

$                1,626


$                5,034


$              (2,745)

Stock-based compensation included in:






  Cost of revenues

350


310


219

  Research and development

391


318


290

  Selling, general and administrative

933


730


522

Amortization of intangible assets

739


619


125

Restructuring, merger and related costs

903


670


3,040

Legal Settlements

1,678


-


-

  Non-GAAP operating income

$                6,620


$                7,681


$                1,451




SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.