Ciena Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

September 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT

Achieves 8% adjusted operating margin and 14% year-over-year revenue growth

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 4, 2013-- Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended July 31, 2013.

For the fiscal third quarter 2013, Ciena reported revenue of $538.4 million.

On the basis of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Ciena's net loss for the fiscal third quarter 2013 was $(1.2) million, or $(0.01) per common share, which compares to a GAAP net loss of $(29.8) million, or $(0.30) per common share, for the fiscal third quarter 2012.

Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fiscal third quarter 2013 was $26.2 million, or $0.23 per common share, which compares to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net loss of $(4.1) million, or $(0.04) per common share, for the fiscal third quarter 2012.

"Differentiated by our specialist strategy, we have increased our market share, achieved steady growth, and delivered improved and more consistent financial performance over the last several quarters," said Gary Smith, president and CEO. "We believe that by expanding our role in the industry and extending our reach within our markets, we will be positioned to deliver greater profitability that is more sustainable over time."

Fiscal Third Quarter 2013 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.

 
    GAAP Results
    Q3   Q2   Q3   Period Change
    FY 2013   FY 2013   FY 2012   Q-T-Q*   Y-T-Y*
Revenue   $ 538.4     $ 507.7     $ 474.1     6.0 %   13.6 %
Gross margin   42.4 %   41.3 %   38.2 %   1.1 %   4.2 %
Operating expense   $ 213.4     $ 220.1     $ 196.6     (3.0 )%   8.5 %
Operating margin   2.8 %   (2.1 )%   (3.2 )%   4.9 %   6.0 %
       
    Non-GAAP Results
    Q3   Q2   Q3   Period Change
    FY 2013   FY 2013   FY 2012   Q-T-Q*   Y-T-Y*
Revenue   $ 538.4     $ 507.7     $ 474.1     6.0 %   13.6 %
Adj. gross margin   43.6 %   42.5 %   39.6 %   1.1 %   4.0 %
Adj. operating expense   $ 190.4     $ 197.4     $ 175.6     (3.5 )%   8.4 %
Adj. operating margin   8.2 %   3.7 %   2.5 %   4.5 %   5.7 %
                               
    Revenue by Segment
    Q3 FY 2013   Q2 FY 2013   Q3 FY 2012
    Revenue   %   Revenue   %   Revenue   %
Converged Packet Optical   $ 302.0     56.1     $ 294.3     57.9     $ 246.5     52.0
Packet Networking   61.6     11.4     54.2     10.7     30.2     6.4
Optical Transport   66.2     12.3     57.4     11.3     89.8     18.9
Software and Services   108.6     20.2     101.8     20.1     107.6     22.7
Total   $ 538.4     100.0     $ 507.7     100.0     $ 474.1     100.0
                                         
* Denotes % change, or in the case of margin, absolute change
 

Additional Performance Metrics for Fiscal Third Quarter 2013

  • Non-U.S. customers contributed 37% of total revenue
  • Two customers accounted for greater than 10% of revenue and represented 31.8% of total revenue
  • Cash and investments totaled $493.2 million
  • Cash flow from operations totaled $42.0 million
  • Free cash flow totaled $31.6 million
  • Average days' sales outstanding (DSOs) were 72
  • Accounts receivable balance was $430.4 million
  • Inventories totaled $235.5 million, including:
    • Raw materials: $51.5 million
    • Work in process: $7.9 million
    • Finished goods: $147.8 million
    • Deferred cost of sales: $71.0 million
    • Reserve for excess and obsolescence: $(42.7) million
  • Product inventory turns were 4.2
  • Headcount totaled 4,680

Business Outlook for Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2013

Statements relating to business outlook are forward-looking in nature and actual results may differ materially. These statements should be read in the context of the Notes to Investors below.

Ciena expects fiscal fourth quarter 2013 financial performance to include:

  • Revenue in the range of $550 to $580 million
  • Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross margin in the low 40s percent range
  • Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense in the high $190s million range

Live Web Broadcast of Unaudited Fiscal Third Quarter 2013 Results

Ciena will host a discussion of its unaudited fiscal third quarter 2013 results with investors and financial analysts today, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern). The live broadcast of the discussion will be available via Ciena's homepage at http://www.ciena.com/. To accompany its live broadcast, Ciena has posted to the Investor Relations page of its website at: www.ciena.com/investors a presentation for investors that includes certain highlighted information to be discussed on the call and certain historical results of operation. An archived transcript of the discussion will be available shortly following the conclusion of the live broadcast on the Investor Relations page of Ciena's website at: www.ciena.com/investors.

Notes to Investors

Forward-looking statements. 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 Ciena's "Business Outlook for Fiscal Fourth Quarter of 2013" as well as: "Differentiated by our specialist strategy, we have increased our market share, achieved steady growth, and delivered improved and more consistent financial performance over the last several quarters."; "We believe that by expanding our role in the industry and extending our reach within our markets, we will be positioned to deliver greater profitability that is more sustainable over time."

Ciena's actual results, performance or events may differ materially from these forward-looking statements made or implied due 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 large communication service providers; 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; and the other risk factors disclosed in Ciena's Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2013. Ciena assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information included in this press release.

Non-GAAP Presentation of Quarterly Results. This release includes non-GAAP measures of Ciena's gross profit, operating expense, income (loss) from operations, net income (loss) and net income (loss) 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, Appendix A to this press release sets forth a complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures contained in this release.

About Ciena. Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with OPn, its approach for building open next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/ciena). Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at www.ciena.com/investors, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use.

 

CIENA CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
    Quarter Ended July 31,   Nine Months Ended July 31,
    2012   2013   2012   2013
Revenue:                
Products   $ 373,418     $ 437,442     $ 1,091,817     $ 1,203,716  
Services   100,672     100,914     276,575     295,445  
Total revenue   474,090     538,356     1,368,392     1,499,161  
Cost of goods sold:                
Products   225,238     247,768     657,362     683,730  
Services   67,531     62,367     179,012     181,902  
Total cost of goods sold   292,769     310,135     836,374     865,632  
Gross profit   181,321     228,221     532,018     633,529  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development   88,315     93,069     268,378     282,981  
Selling and marketing   65,397     75,613     192,325     216,676  
General and administrative   27,876     32,066     84,210     91,157  
Amortization of intangible assets   12,714     12,440     39,152     37,332  
Restructuring costs   2,291     202     5,864     6,741  
Total operating expenses   196,593     213,390     589,929     634,887  
Income (loss) from operations   (15,272 )   14,831     (57,911 )   (1,358 )
Interest and other income (loss), net   (2,458 )   (3,167 )   (11,732 )   (6,020 )
Interest expense   (9,597 )   (10,972 )   (28,813 )   (33,096 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt               (28,630 )
Income (loss) before income taxes   (27,327 )   692     (98,456 )   (69,104 )
Provision for income taxes   2,490     1,923     6,794     6,530  
Net loss   $ (29,817 )   $ (1,231 )   $ (105,250 )   $ (75,634 )
Basic net loss per common share   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (1.06 )   $ (0.74 )
Diluted net loss per potential common share   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (1.06 )   $ (0.74 )
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding   99,530     102,713     98,922     101,951  
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding   99,530     102,713     98,922     101,951  
                         
 

CIENA CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

 
    October 31,   July 31,
    2012   2013
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 642,444     $ 378,179  
Short-term investments   50,057     99,981  
Accounts receivable, net   345,496     430,424  
Inventories   260,098     235,530  
Prepaid expenses and other   117,595     160,363  
Total current assets   1,415,690     1,304,477  
Long-term investments       15,022  
Equipment, furniture and fixtures, net   123,580     114,041  
Other intangible assets, net   257,137     203,652  
Other long-term assets   84,736     90,163  
Total assets   $ 1,881,143     $ 1,727,355  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 179,704     $ 208,707  
Accrued liabilities   209,540     240,140  
Deferred revenue   79,516     92,277  
Convertible notes payable   216,210      
Total current liabilities   684,970     541,124  
Long-term deferred revenue   27,560     25,213  
Other long-term obligations   31,779     33,279  
Long-term convertible notes payable   1,225,806     1,210,907  
Total liabilities   $1,970,115   $1,810,523
Commitments and contingencies        
Stockholders’ equity (deficit):        
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; 100,601,792 and 103,121,807 shares issued and outstanding   1,006     1,031  
Additional paid-in capital   5,797,765     5,882,360  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (3,354 )   (6,536 )
Accumulated deficit   (5,884,389 )   (5,960,023 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   (88,972 )   (83,168 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)   $ 1,881,143     $ 1,727,355  
                 
     

CIENA CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

     
    Nine Months Ended July 31,
    2012   2013
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss   $ (105,250 )   $ (75,634 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Loss on extinguishment of debt       28,630  
Depreciation of equipment, furniture and fixtures, and amortization of leasehold improvements   43,514     42,613  
Share-based compensation costs   23,656     28,032  
Amortization of intangible assets   55,965     53,485  
Provision for inventory excess and obsolescence   19,071     15,301  
Provision for warranty   23,495     15,148  
Other   8,414     8,384  
Changes in assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable   37,223     (86,808 )
Inventories   (34,038 )   9,267  
Prepaid expenses and other   10,890     (56,958 )
Accounts payable, accruals and other obligations   35,632     49,253  
Deferred revenue   (22,071 )   10,414  
Net cash provided by operating activities   96,501     41,127  
Cash flows used in investing activities:        
Payments for equipment, furniture, fixtures and intellectual property   (33,000 )   (31,884 )
Restricted cash   3,546     1,921  
Purchase of available for sale securities       (144,893 )
Proceeds from maturities of available for sale securities       80,062  
Proceeds from sale of cost method investment   524      
Net cash used in investing activities   (28,930 )   (94,794 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Payment of long term debt       (216,210 )
Payment for debt and equity issuance costs       (3,670 )
Payment of capital lease obligations   (1,231 )   (2,370 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   12,022     14,060  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   10,791     (208,190 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (3,026 )   (2,408 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   78,362     (261,857 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   541,896     642,444  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 617,232     $ 378,179  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information        
Cash paid during the period for interest   $ 18,978     $ 21,674  
Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net   $ 7,807     $ 7,117  
Non-cash investing and financing activities        
Purchase of equipment in accounts payable   $ 2,686     $ 1,222  
Fixed assets acquired under capital leases   $ 6,033     $ 2,538  
                 
 
APPENDIX A - Reconciliation of Adjusted (Non- GAAP) Quarterly Measurements
         
    Quarter Ended
    July 31,
    2012   2013
Gross Profit Reconciliation        
GAAP gross profit   $ 181,321     $ 228,221  
Share-based compensation-products   564     658  
Share-based compensation-services   332     461  
Amortization of intangible assets   5,385     5,384  
Total adjustments related to gross profit   6,281     6,503  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit   $ 187,602     $ 234,724  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit percentage   39.6 %   43.6 %
         
Operating Expense Reconciliation        
GAAP operating expense   $ 196,593     $ 213,390  
Share-based compensation-research and development   1,841     2,054  
Share-based compensation-sales and marketing   2,589     3,562  
Share-based compensation-general and administrative   1,547     3,198  
Acquisition and integration costs   6      
Amortization of intangible assets   12,714     12,440  
Restructuring costs   2,291     202  
Settlement of patent litigation       1,500  
Total adjustments related to operating expense   20,988     22,956  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense   $ 175,605     $ 190,434  
         
Income (Loss) from Operations Reconciliation        
GAAP income (loss) from operations   $ (15,272 )   $ 14,831  
Total adjustments related to gross profit   6,281     6,503  
Total adjustments related to operating expense   20,988     22,956  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) income from operations   $ 11,997     44,290  
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating margin percentage   2.5 %   8.2 %
         
Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation        
GAAP net loss   $ (29,817 )   $ (1,231 )
Total adjustments related to gross profit   6,281     6,503  
Total adjustments related to operating expense   20,988     22,956  
Non-cash interest expense       267  
Change in fair value of embedded redemption feature   (1,570 )   (2,290 )
Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income (loss)   $ (4,118 )   $ 26,205  
         
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding   99,530     102,713  
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding 1   99,530     144,277  
         
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share        
GAAP diluted net loss per common share   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.01 )
Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income (loss) per common share 2   $ (0.04 )   $ 0.23  
                 
1.   Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income (loss) per common share for the fiscal third quarter of 2013 includes 1.9 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units, 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, due March 15, 2015, 13.1 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017, and 17.4 million shares underlying Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018.
     
2.   The calculation of Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income (loss) per common share for the fiscal third quarter of 2013 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $2.1 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, due March 15, 2015, approximately $1.4 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017, and approximately $3.6 million associated with Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 to the Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income (loss) in order to derive the numerator for the Adjusted earnings per common share calculation.
     

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 expense - 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 - reflects transaction expense, and consulting and third party service fees associated with the acquisition of the Nortel MEN Business and the integration of this business into Ciena's operations.
  • Restructuring costs - costs incurred as a result of restructuring activities (or in the case of recoveries, previous restructuring activities) taken to align resources with perceived market opportunities.
  • Settlement of patent litigation - included in general and administrative expense during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 is a $1.5 million patent litigation settlement.
  • 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 due December 15, 2020 relating to the required separate accounting of the equity component of these convertible notes.
  • Change in fair value of embedded redemption feature - a non-cash unrealized gain or loss reflective of a mark to market fair value adjustment of an embedded derivative related to the redemption feature of Ciena's outstanding 4.0% senior convertible notes due March 15, 2015.

Source: Ciena Corporation

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