Ciena Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018 and Year-End Financial Results

December 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM EST

Announces new share repurchase program of up to $500 million

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2018.

  • Q4 Revenue: $899.4 million, increasing 20.8% year over year
  • Q4 Net Income per Share: $0.34 GAAP; $0.53 adjusted (non-GAAP)
  • Share Repurchases: Repurchased approximately 1.3 million shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $36.2 million during the quarter

“We achieved outstanding financial results in our fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 due to continued execution of our proven strategy," said Gary B. Smith, president and CEO, Ciena. "The combination of our innovation strength, successful interception of market trends and sustained ability to take share and outperform the market, along with a thriving industry environment, gives us tremendous confidence in both the near and longer term outlook for our business.”

For the fiscal fourth quarter 2018, Ciena reported revenue of $899.4 million as compared to $744.4 million for the fiscal fourth quarter 2017. For fiscal year 2018, Ciena reported revenue of $3.09 billion, as compared to $2.80 billion for fiscal year 2017.

Ciena's GAAP net income for the fiscal fourth quarter 2018 was $64.0 million or $0.34 per diluted common share, which compares to a GAAP net income of $1,160.1 million, or $7.32 per diluted common share, for the fiscal fourth quarter 2017. For fiscal year 2018, Ciena's GAAP net loss was $(344.7) million, or $(2.49) per diluted common share, as compared to a GAAP net income of $1,262.0 million, or $7.53 per diluted common share for fiscal year 2017.

Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fiscal fourth quarter 2018 was $81.0 million, or $0.53 per diluted common share, which compares to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $48.5 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share, for the fiscal fourth quarter 2017. For fiscal year 2018, Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income was $210.6 million, or $1.39 per diluted common share, as compared to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $177.7 million, or $1.14 per diluted common share for fiscal year 2017.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018 Performance Summary

The tables below (in millions, except percentage data) provide comparisons of certain quarterly results to prior periods, including sequential quarterly and year over year changes. A reconciliation between the GAAP and adjusted (non-GAAP) measures contained in this release is included in Appendix A and B to this release.

     
    GAAP Results (unaudited)
            Period
    Q4   Q4   Change
    FY 2018   FY 2017   Y-T-Y*
Revenue   $ 899.4     $ 744.4     20.8 %
Gross margin   44.3 %   43.7 %   0.6 %
Operating expense   $ 302.2     $ 269.9     12.0 %
Operating margin   10.7 %   7.5 %   3.2 %
     
    Non-GAAP Results (unaudited)
            Period
    Q4   Q4   Change
    FY 2018   FY 2017   Y-T-Y*
Revenue   $ 899.4     $ 744.4     20.8 %
Adj. gross margin   44.7 %   44.2 %   0.5 %
Adj. operating expense   $ 277.7     $ 240.9     15.3 %
Adj. operating margin   13.9 %   11.9 %   2.0 %
             

* Denotes % change, or in the case of margin, absolute change

   
     
                   
                  Revenue by Segment (unaudited)
                  Q4 FY 2018   Q4 FY 2017
                  Revenue   %   Revenue   %
Networking Platforms                              
Converged Packet Optical                 $ 646.4     71.9     $ 506.4     68.0
Packet Networking                 66.5     7.4     92.5     12.5
Total Networking Platforms                 712.9     79.3     598.9     80.5
                               
Software and Software-Related Services                              
Platform Software and Services                 56.6     6.3     35.9     4.8
Blue Planet Automation Software and Services                 10.7     1.2     5.9     0.8
Total Software and Software-Related Services                 67.3     7.5     41.8     5.6
                               
Global Services                              
Maintenance Support and Training                 67.4     7.5     56.2     7.5
Installation and Deployment                 39.3     4.4     33.5     4.5
Consulting and Network Design                 12.5     1.3     14.0     1.9
Total Global Services                 119.2     13.2     103.7     13.9
                               
Total                 $ 899.4     100.0     $ 744.4     100.0
                                         

Additional Performance Metrics for Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018

     
    Revenue by Geographic Region (unaudited)
    Q4 FY 2018   Q4 FY 2017
    Revenue   %   Revenue   %
North America   $ 555.3     61.7     $ 440.5     59.2
Europe, Middle East and Africa   123.1     13.7     110.7     14.9
Caribbean and Latin America   53.0     5.9     43.5     5.8
Asia Pacific   168.0     18.7     149.7     20.1
Total   $ 899.4     100.0     $ 744.4     100.0
                           
  • Three 10%-plus customers represented a total of 33.1% of revenue
  • Cash and investments totaled $953.4 million
  • Cash flow from operations totaled $68.0 million
  • Average days' sales outstanding (DSOs) were 79
  • Accounts receivable balance was $786.5 million
  • Inventories totaled $262.8 million, including:
     
    • Raw materials: $67.5 million
    • Work in process: 9.5 million
    • Finished goods: $188.6 million
    • Deferred cost of sales: $48.1 million
    • Reserve for excess and obsolescence: $(50.9) million
  • Product inventory turns were 6.4
  • Headcount totaled 6,013

Share Repurchase Program

During fiscal year 2018, Ciena repurchased approximately 4.3 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $25.86 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $111.0 million. Highlighting its ongoing commitment to returning capital to shareholders, Ciena today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new program to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock, replacing the previous targeted repurchase plan.

Ciena may purchase shares at management's discretion in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, in transactions structured through investment banking institutions, or a combination of the foregoing. Ciena may also, from time to time, enter into Rule 10b5-1 plans to facilitate repurchases of its shares under this authorization. The amount and timing of repurchases are subject to a variety of factors including liquidity, cash flow, stock price, and general business and market conditions. The program may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time.

Supplemental Materials and Live Web Broadcast of Unaudited Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Today, Thursday, December 13, 2018, in conjunction with this announcement, Ciena has posted to the Quarterly Results page of the Investor Relations section of its website certain prepared remarks of management and related supporting materials for its unaudited fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 results.

Ciena's management will also host a discussion today with investors and financial analysts that will include the Company's fiscal first quarter 2019 outlook. The live audio web broadcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern will be accessible via www.ciena.com. An archived replay of the live broadcast will be available shortly following its conclusion on the Investor Relations page of Ciena's website.

Notes to Investors

Forward-Looking Statements. You are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, supplemental financial information, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on current expectations, forecasts, assumptions and other information available to the Company as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Forward-looking statements in this release include: "The combination of continued execution against our strategy and robust, broad-based customer demand resulted in outstanding fiscal third quarter performance."; "With our diversification, global scale and innovation leadership, we remain confident in our business model and our ability to achieve our three-year financial targets."

Ciena's actual results, performance or events may differ materially from these forward-looking statements made or implied due to a number of risks and uncertainties relating to Ciena's business, including: the effect of broader economic and market conditions on our customers and their business; changes in network spending or network strategy by customers; seasonality and the timing and size of customer orders, including our ability to recognize revenue relating to such sales; the level of competitive pressure we encounter; the product, customer and geographic mix of sales within the period; supply chain disruptions and the level of success relating to efforts to optimize Ciena's operations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates affecting revenue and operating expense; the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changes in estimates of prospective income tax rates and any adjustments to Ciena's provisional estimates whether related to further guidance, analysis or otherwise, and the other risk factors disclosed in Ciena's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on September 5, 2018 and its Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed with the SEC. Ciena assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information included in this press release.

Non-GAAP Presentation of Quarterly and Annual Results. This release includes non-GAAP measures of Ciena's gross profit, operating expense, income from operations, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), Adjusted EBITDA, and measures of net income and net income per share. In evaluating the operating performance of Ciena's business, management excludes certain charges and credits that are required by GAAP. These items share one or more of the following characteristics: they are unusual and Ciena does not expect them to recur in the ordinary course of its business; they do not involve the expenditure of cash; they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course; or their magnitude and timing is largely outside of Ciena's control. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures below provide management and investors useful information and meaningful insight to the operating performance of the business. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to Ciena's GAAP results and these measures are not intended to be a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Ciena's non-GAAP measures and the related adjustments may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies and should only be used to evaluate Ciena's results of operations in conjunction with our corresponding GAAP results. To the extent not previously disclosed in a prior Ciena financial results press release for the relevant period, Appendix A and B to this press release set forth a complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures contained in this release.

About Ciena. Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services, and software company. We provide solutions that help our clients create more adaptive networks in response to the constantly changing demands of their users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most sophisticated networks with automation and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.

         
CIENA CORPORATION
CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
         
    Quarter Ended October 31,   Year Ended October 31,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Revenue:                
Products   743,867     616,216     2,565,460     2,318,581  
Services   155,489     128,233     528,826     483,106  
Total revenue   899,356     744,449     3,094,286     2,801,687  
Cost of goods sold:                
Products   421,583     352,992     1,507,157     1,308,295  
Services   79,698     65,772     272,439     247,606  
Total cost of goods sold   501,281     418,764     1,779,596     1,555,901  
Gross profit   398,075     325,685     1,314,690     1,245,786  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development   134,983     119,108     491,564     475,329  
Selling and marketing   112,791     95,877     394,060     356,169  
General and administrative   44,539     36,181     160,133     142,604  
Amortization of intangible assets   4,654     3,661     15,737     33,029  
Acquisition and integration costs   3,778         5,111      
Significant asset impairments and restructuring costs   1,460     15,059     18,139     23,933  
Total operating expenses   302,205     269,886     1,084,744     1,031,064  
Income from operations   95,870     55,799     229,946     214,722  
Interest and other income (loss), net   (13,357 )   1,344     (12,029 )   913  
Interest expense   (14,873 )   (13,926 )   (55,249 )   (55,852 )
Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt   (13,887 )   (692 )   (13,887 )   (3,657 )
Income before income taxes   53,753     42,525     148,781     156,126  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (10,224 )   (1,117,531 )   493,471     (1,105,827 )
Net income (loss)   $ 63,977     $ 1,160,056     $ (344,690 )   $ 1,261,953  
                 
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share                
Basic net income (loss) per common share   $ 0.45     $ 8.11     $ (2.40 )   $ 8.89  
Diluted net income (loss) per potential common share1   $ 0.34     $ 7.32     $ (2.49 )   $ 7.53  
                 
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding   143,659     143,097     143,738     141,997  
Weighted average diluted potential common shares outstanding 2   157,745     158,791     143,738     169,919  
                         

1. The calculation of GAAP diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 requires a) adding back interest expense of approximately $0.4 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, which were converted by holders thereof immediately prior to maturity during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and approximately $2.8 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, which were converted at Ciena's election during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, and b) reducing net income by $12.9 million for a non-cash loss due to a mark to market fair value adjustment related to the outstanding conversion feature of Ciena's "New" 3.75% senior convertible notes, which were converted by holders thereof immediately prior to maturity during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, in order to derive the numerator for the diluted earnings per common share calculation.

The calculation of GAAP diluted net loss per common share for fiscal 2018 requires an adjustment of $12.9 million for a non-cash loss due to a mark to market fair value adjustment related to the outstanding conversion feature of Ciena's "New" 3.75% senior convertible notes to the GAAP net loss in order to derive the numerator for the diluted earnings per common share calculation.

The calculation of GAAP diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $0.4 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and approximately $2.3 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes to the GAAP net income in order to derive the numerator for the diluted earnings per common share calculation.

The calculation of GAAP diluted net income per common share for fiscal 2017 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $0.9 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, approximately $7.2 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and approximately $8.7 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes to the GAAP net income in order to derive the numerator for the diluted earnings per common share calculation.

2. Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 includes 2.0 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 0.7 million and 2.5 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, and 8.9 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes.

Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 includes 1.2 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 1.6 million and 3.7 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, and 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes.

Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for fiscal 2017 includes 1.4 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 0.4 million and 13.9 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, 3.0 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, and 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes.

     
CIENA CORPORATION
CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
     
    October 31,
    2018   2017
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 745,423     $ 640,513  
Short-term investments   148,981     279,133  
Accounts receivable, net   786,502     622,183  
Inventories   262,751     267,143  
Prepaid expenses and other   198,945     197,339  
Total current assets   2,142,602     2,006,311  
Long-term investments   58,970     49,783  
Equipment, building, furniture and fixtures, net   292,067     308,465  
Goodwill   297,968     267,458  
Other intangible assets, net   148,225     100,997  
Deferred tax asset, net   745,039     1,155,104  
Other long-term assets   71,652     63,593  
Total assets   $ 3,756,523     $ 3,951,711  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 340,582     $ 260,098  
Accrued liabilities and other short-term obligations   340,075     322,934  
Deferred revenue   111,134     102,418  
Current portion of long-term debt   7,000     352,293  
Debt conversion liability   164,212      
Total current liabilities   963,003     1,037,743  
Long-term deferred revenue   58,323     82,589  
Other long-term obligations   119,413     111,349  
Long-term debt, net   686,450     583,688  
Total liabilities   $ 1,827,189     $ 1,815,369  
         
Stockholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock — par value $0.01; 20,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding        
Common stock — par value $0.01; 290,000,000 shares authorized; 154,318,531 and 143,043,227 shares issued and outstanding   1,543     1,430  
Additional paid-in capital   6,881,223     6,810,182  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (5,780 )   (11,017 )
Accumulated deficit   (4,947,652 )   (4,664,253 )
Total stockholders’ equity   1,929,334     2,136,342  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 3,756,523     $ 3,951,711  
                 
     
CIENA CORPORATION
CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
     
    Year Ended October 31,
    2018   2017
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income (loss)   $ (344,690 )   $ 1,261,953  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Loss on extinguishment of debt   10,039      
Loss on fair value of debt conversion liability   12,070      
Depreciation of equipment, furniture and fixtures, and amortization of leasehold improvements   84,214     77,189  
Share-based compensation costs   52,972     48,360  
Amortization of intangible assets   25,806     45,713  
Deferred taxes   463,631     (1,126,732 )
Provision for doubtful accounts   2,700     18,221  
Provision for inventory excess and obsolescence   30,615     35,459  
Provision for warranty   20,992     7,965  
Other   21,685     22,417  
Changes in assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable   (168,357 )   (66,123 )
Inventories   (27,445 )   (91,567 )
Prepaid expenses and other   (21,425 )   (33,834 )
Accounts payable, accruals and other obligations   85,798     33,897  
Deferred revenue   (19,344 )   1,964  
Net cash provided by operating activities   229,261     234,882  
Cash flows used in investing activities:        
Payments for equipment, furniture, fixtures and intellectual property   (67,616 )   (94,600 )
Restricted cash   117     (54 )
Purchase of available for sale securities   (286,824 )   (299,038 )
Proceeds from maturities of available for sale securities   410,109     335,075  
Settlement of foreign currency forward contracts, net   9,385     (2,810 )
Purchase of cost method investment   (1,767 )    
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired   (82,670 )    
Net cash used in investing activities   (19,266 )   (61,427 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net   305,125      
Payment of long-term debt   (292,730 )   (233,554 )
Payment for make-whole provision upon conversion of long-term debt   (13,453 )    
Payment for modification of term loans       (93,625 )
Payment of debt issuance costs   (1,936 )   (722 )
Payment of capital lease obligations   (3,624 )   (3,562 )
Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on vesting of restricted stock units   (4,757 )    
Repurchases of common stock-repurchase program   (110,981 )    
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   23,127     20,412  
Net cash used in financing activities   (99,229 )   (311,051 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (5,856 )   494  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   104,910     (137,102 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of fiscal year   640,513     777,615  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of fiscal year   $ 745,423     $ 640,513  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information        
Cash paid during the fiscal year for interest   $ 44,750     $ 47,235  
Cash paid during the fiscal year for income taxes, net   $ 26,900     $ 22,136  
Non-cash investing and financing activities        
Purchase of equipment in accounts payable   $ 5,118     $ 6,214  
Building subject to capital lease   $     $ 50,370  
Contingent consideration for acquisition of business   $ 10,900     $  
Conversion of 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 (Original) into 3,038,208 shares of common stock   $ 61,270     $  
Conversion of 4.0% convertible senior notes, due December 15, 2020 into 9,197,943 shares of common stock, net   $ 214,286     $  
                 
 
APPENDIX A- Reconciliation of Adjusted (Non- GAAP) Measurements (unaudited)
                 
    Quarter Ended   Year Ended
    October 31,   October 31,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Gross Profit Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)                
GAAP gross profit   $ 398,075     $ 325,685     $ 1,314,690     $ 1,245,786  
Share-based compensation-products   705     694     2,984     2,672  
Share-based compensation-services   651     561     2,616     2,487  
Amortization of intangible assets   2,957     2,332     10,069     12,685  
Total adjustments related to gross profit   4,313     3,587     15,669     17,844  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit   $ 402,388     $ 329,272     $ 1,330,359     $ 1,263,630  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit percentage   44.7 %   44.2 %   43.0 %   45.1 %
                 
Operating Expense Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)                
GAAP operating expense   $ 302,205     $ 269,886     $ 1,084,744     $ 1,031,064  
Share-based compensation-research and development   3,385     2,956     13,518     12,957  
Share-based compensation-sales and marketing   3,741     3,218     14,246     12,846  
Share-based compensation-general and administrative   5,588     4,130     19,709     17,321  
Amortization of intangible assets   4,654     3,661     15,737     33,029  
Acquisition and integration costs   3,778         5,111      
Significant asset impairments and restructuring costs   1,460     15,059     18,139     23,933  
Legal settlements   1,929         4,682      
Total adjustments related to operating expense   $ 24,535     $ 29,024     $ 91,142     $ 100,086  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense   $ 277,670     $ 240,862     $ 993,602     $ 930,978  
                 
Income from Operations Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)                
GAAP income from operations   $ 95,870     $ 55,799     $ 229,946     $ 214,722  
Total adjustments related to gross profit   4,313     3,587     15,669     17,844  
Total adjustments related to operating expense   24,535     29,024     91,142     100,086  
Total adjustments related to income from operations   28,848     32,611     106,811     117,930  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) income from operations   $ 124,718     $ 88,410     $ 336,757     $ 332,652  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating margin percentage   13.9 %   11.9 %   10.9 %   11.9 %
                 
Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)                
GAAP net income (loss)   $ 63,977     $ 1,160,056     $ (344,690 )   $ 1,261,953  
Exclude GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes   (10,224 )   (1,117,531 )   493,471     (1,105,827 )
Income before income taxes   53,753     42,525     148,781     156,126  
Total adjustments related to income from operations   28,848     32,611     106,811     117,930  
Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt   13,887     692     13,887     3,657  
Non-cash interest expense   727     525     2,579     2,099  
Change in fair value of debt conversion liability   12,070         12,070      
Adjusted income before income taxes   109,285     76,353     284,128     279,812  
Non-GAAP tax provision on adjusted income before income taxes   28,272     27,869     73,504     102,131  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income   $ 81,013     $ 48,484     $ 210,624     $ 177,681  
                 
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding   143,659     143,097     143,738     141,997  
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding 1   157,745     158,791     158,884     169,919  
                 
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share                
GAAP diluted net income (loss) per common share   $ 0.34     $ 7.32     $ (2.49 )   $ 7.53  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share 2   $ 0.53     $ 0.32     $ 1.39     $ 1.14  
                                 

1. Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 includes 2.0 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 0.7 million and 2.5 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, which were converted by holders thereof immediately prior to maturity during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, and 8.9 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, which were converted at Ciena's election during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for fiscal 2018 includes 1.4 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 1.8 million and 2.9 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, and 9.1 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes.

Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 includes 1.2 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 1.6 million and 3.7 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, and 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes.

Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for fiscal 2017 includes 1.4 million shares underlying certain stock option and stock unit awards, 0.4 million and 13.9 million shares underlying Ciena's "New" and "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes, respectively, 3.0 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes and 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes.

2. The calculation of adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $0.4 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and approximately $2.3 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes to the adjusted (non-GAAP) net income in order to derive the numerator for the adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per common share calculation.

The calculation of adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for fiscal 2018 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $1.8 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and approximately $8.7 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes to the adjusted (non-GAAP) net income in order to derive the numerator for the adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per common share calculation.

The calculation of adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $0.4 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and approximately $1.9 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes to the adjusted (non-GAAP) net income in order to derive the numerator for the adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per common share calculation.

The calculation of adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for fiscal 2017 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $0.9 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, approximately $7.2 million associated with Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and approximately $7.4 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes to the adjusted (non-GAAP) net income in order to derive the numerator for the adjusted (non-GAAP) earnings per common share calculation.

 
APPENDIX B- Calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)
                 
    Quarter Ended   Year Ended
    October 31,   October 31,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)                
Net income (loss) (GAAP)   $ 63,977     $ 1,160,056     $ (344,690 )   $ 1,261,953  
Add: Interest expense   14,873     13,926     55,249     55,852  
Less: Interest and other income (loss), net   (13,357 )   1,344     (12,029 )   913  
Add: Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt   (13,887 )   (692 )   (13,887 )   (3,657 )
Add: Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (10,224 )   (1,117,531 )   493,471     (1,105,827 )
Add: Depreciation of equipment, building, furniture and fixtures, and amortization of leasehold improvements   21,110     21,316     84,214     77,189  
Add: Amortization of intangible assets   7,611     5,993     25,806     45,713  
EBITDA   124,591     83,108     339,966     337,624  
Add: Shared-based compensation cost   14,076     11,517     52,972     48,360  
Add: Significant asset impairments and restructuring costs   1,460     15,059     18,139     23,933  
Add: Acquisition and integration costs   3,778         5,111      
Add: Legal settlement   1,929         4,682      
Adjusted EBITDA   145,834     109,684     420,870     409,917  
                         

The adjusted (non-GAAP) measures above and their reconciliation to Ciena's GAAP results for the periods presented reflect adjustments relating to the following items:

  • Share-based compensation - a non-cash expense incurred in accordance with share-based compensation accounting guidance.
  • Amortization of intangible assets - a non-cash expense arising from the acquisition of intangible assets, principally developed technologies and customer-related intangibles, that Ciena is required to amortize over its expected useful life.
  • Acquisition and integration costs -consist of financial, legal and accounting advisors' costs and severance and other employment-related costs related to Ciena's acquisition of Packet Design and DonRiver. Ciena does not believe that these costs are reflective of its ongoing operating expense following its completion of these integration activities.
  • Significant asset impairments and restructuring costs - costs incurred as a result of restructuring activities taken to align resources with perceived market opportunities and in fiscal 2017, a significant asset impairment for a trade receivable for a customer in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Legal settlements - costs incurred as a result of settlements, during the third quarter of fiscal 2018, of a commercial dispute with a former vendor, and during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, of securities class action suit relating the initial public offering of Cyan.
  • Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt - reflects extinguishment of debt costs related to our conversion of Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes and debt modification expenses related to refinancing our then existing term loan, both of which occurred during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. For fiscal 2017, this reflects debt modification expenses related to our then existing term loans that were refinanced during the second quarter of fiscal 2017, the exchange offer of Ciena's "Original" 3.75% convertible senior notes and extinguishment of debt losses related to certain private repurchase transactions during fiscal 2017 of Ciena's then outstanding 0.875% convertible senior notes.
  • Non-cash interest expense - a non-cash debt discount expense amortized as interest expense during the term of Ciena's 4.0% senior convertible notes, which were converted during the fourth quarter of 2018, relating to the required separate accounting of the equity component of these convertible notes.
  • Change in fair value of debt conversion liability - a non-cash loss reflective of a mark to market fair value adjustment related to the outstanding conversion feature of Ciena's "New" 3.75% senior convertible notes.
  • Non-GAAP tax provision - consists of current and deferred income tax expense commensurate with the level of adjusted income before income taxes and utilizes a current, blended U.S. and foreign statutory annual tax rate of 25.87% for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, and 36.5% for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017. This rate may be subject to change in the future, including as a result of changes in tax policy or tax strategy.

 

Ciena Corporation
Press Contact:
Nicole Anderson, 877-857-7377
pr@ciena.com
or
Investor Contact:
Gregg Lampf, 877-243-6273
ir@ciena.com

Source: Ciena Corporation