SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a global technology leader for subsystems and components for fiber optic communications, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2019, ended October 28, 2018. Finisar will not hold an earnings call, nor provide forward guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, due to the previously announced proposed acquisition by II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ: IIVI).

COMMENTARY

“I am pleased to report that revenues grew over the prior quarter and gross margins also improved over the prior quarter and were above our guidance estimate, primarily due to favorable product mix and continued focus on reducing manufacturing overhead,” said Michael Hurlston, Finisar’s Chief Executive Officer.  “In addition, we were able to accelerate the process of improving efficiencies and reducing relative operating expense levels faster than expected.  In combination, this led to increased earnings per share, exceeding the high end of our guidance range.”

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – Second Quarter Ended October 28, 2018
Summary GAAP ResultsSecond
 First
Quarter
 Quarter
Ended
 Ended
 October 28, 2018
 July 29, 2018
 (in thousands, except per share amounts)
    
Revenues$325,423 $317,336
Gross margin 26.3%  25.4%
Operating expenses$89,788  $96,376 
Operating loss$(4,105) $(15,691)
Operating margin (1.3)%  (4.9)%
Net loss$(5,275) $(18,489)
Loss per share-basic$(0.04) $(0.16)
Loss per share-diluted$(0.04) $(0.16)
    
Basic shares 117,284  115,867
Diluted shares 117,284  115,867
    



Summary Non-GAAP Results (a)Second
 First
Quarter 
 Quarter
Ended
 Ended
 October 28, 2018
 July 29, 2018
 (in thousands, except per share amounts)
  
  
Revenues$325,423 $317,336
Non-GAAP Gross margin 28.3%  27.5%
Non-GAAP Operating expenses$63,559 $68,311
Non-GAAP Operating income $28,626 $18,841
Non-GAAP Operating margin 8.8%  5.9%
Non-GAAP Net income 30,600  21,297
Non-GAAP Income per share-basic$0.26 $0.18
Non-GAAP Income per share-diluted$0.26 $0.18
    
Basic shares 117,284  115,867
Diluted shares 118,290  117,191

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(a) In evaluating the operating performance of Finisar’s business, Finisar management utilizes financial measures that exclude certain charges and credits required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, that are considered by management to be outside of Finisar’s core ongoing operating resultsA reconciliation of Finisar’s non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, as well as additional related information, can be found under the heading “Finisar Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Financial Statement Highlights for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2019: 

  • Revenues increased by $8.1 million, or 2.5%, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019, as a result of increased sales of wavelength selective switches and VCSEL arrays for 3D applications.
     
  • GAAP gross margin improved from 25.4% in the first quarter to 26.3%, primarily due to favorable product mix and continued focus on reducing manufacturing overhead.

  • Non-GAAP gross margin improved from 27.5% in the first quarter to 28.3%.

  • GAAP operating expenses decreased from 30.4% of revenue in the first quarter to 27.6%, as we were able to accelerate the process of improving efficiencies and reducing relative operating expense levels faster than expected.

  • Non-GAAP operating expenses decreased from 21.5% of revenue in the first quarter to 19.5%, which is within the range of our operating model target of 18 to 20%. 

  • GAAP operating loss decreased $11.6 million, or 73.8%, compared to the first quarter.

  • Non-GAAP operating income increased $9.8 million, or 51.9%, compared to the first quarter.

  • GAAP operating margin improved from (4.9)% of revenue in the first quarter to (1.3)% due to the combination of higher revenues, better gross margins and lower operating expense levels.

  • Non-GAAP operating margin improved from 5.9% in the first quarter to 8.8%.

  • GAAP diluted earnings per share improved from $(0.16) in the first quarter to $(0.04).

  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share increased from $0.18 in the first quarter to $0.26.

  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased approximately $11 million from the first quarter despite higher than typical levels of capital expenditures associated with the continued progress on our new Sherman fab for VCSEL arrays for 3D sensing applications and the construction of the third building at our Wuxi, China manufacturing site.

SAFE HARBOR UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statement concerning Finisar’s expected financial performance. These statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about our business and industry, and the markets and customers we serve, and they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Finisar assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Examples of such risks include those associated with:  the uncertainty of customer demand for Finisar’s products; the rapidly evolving markets for Finisar’s products and uncertainty regarding the development of these markets; Finisar’s historical dependence on sales to a limited number of customers and fluctuations in the mix of products and customers in any period; ongoing new product development and introduction of new and enhanced products; the challenges of rapid growth followed by periods of contraction; intensive competition; the risk that our pending merger with II-VI does not close, due to the failure of one or more conditions to closing; uncertainty as to the market value of the II-VI merger consideration to be paid in the merger; the risk that required governmental or stockholder approvals of the merger (including China antitrust approval) will not be obtained or that such approvals will be delayed beyond current expectations; the risk of litigation in respect of either Finisar or II-VI or the merger; disruption from the merger making it more difficult to maintain our customer, supplier, key personnel and other strategic relationships.  Further information regarding these and other risks relating to Finisar’s business is set forth in Finisar’s annual report on Form 10-K (filed June 15, 2018) and quarterly SEC filings.

ABOUT FINISAR

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader in optical communications, providing components and subsystems to networking equipment manufacturers, data center operators, telecom service providers, consumer electronics and automotive companies.  Founded in 1988, Finisar designs products that meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth, data storage and 3D sensing subsystems. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. Visit our website at www.finisar.com.

FINISAR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS The following financial tables are presented in accordance with GAAP.

Finisar Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheets 
 (in thousands)
          
  Oct 28, 2018  Jul 29, 2018  Apr 29, 2018  
  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
  Cash and cash equivalents $  332,138  $  326,189  $  312,257  
  Short-term investments   837,658    832,681    884,838  
  Accounts receivable, net    247,688    248,138    233,529  
  Inventories   309,500    325,846    348,527  
  Other current assets   51,232    54,863    56,001  
  Total current assets   1,778,216    1,787,717    1,835,152  
Property, equipment and improvements, net   600,972    587,203    520,849  
Purchased intangible assets, net   5,810    6,742    7,878  
Goodwill   106,735    106,735    106,735  
Other assets   12,250    25,179    31,721  
Deferred tax assets   89,202    85,873    80,850  
  Total assets $  2,593,185  $  2,599,449  $  2,583,185  
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
  Accounts payable $  133,539  $  149,876  $  132,161  
  Accrued compensation   36,152    35,349    32,525  
  Other accrued liabilities   54,746    50,944    32,824  
  Deferred revenue   -     -     9,535  
  Current portion of convertible debt   257,067    254,150    251,278  
  Total current liabilities   481,504    490,319    458,323  
Long-term liabilities:          
  Convertible debt, net of current portion   499,838    494,316    488,877  
  Other non-current liabilities   11,558    11,366    12,368  
  Total liabilities   992,900    996,001    959,568  
Stockholders' equity:          
  Common stock   117    117    115  
  Additional paid-in capital   2,885,319    2,869,657    2,850,195  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (57,906)   (44,356)   (14,659) 
  Accumulated deficit   (1,227,245)   (1,221,970)   (1,212,034) 
  Total stockholders' equity   1,600,285    1,603,448    1,623,617  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $  2,593,185  $  2,599,449  $  2,583,185  
           
  Note - Balance sheet amounts as of April 29, 2018 are derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date.    


Finisar Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data) 
             
 Three Months Ended
  Six Months Ended
 Three Months Ended
 Oct 28, 2018  Oct 29, 2017 Oct 28, 2018  Oct 29, 2017 Jul 29, 2018 
Revenues$  325,423  $  332,205  $  642,759  $  674,011  $  317,336 
Cost of revenues  239,244    235,389    475,399    461,285    236,155 
Amortization of acquired developed technology  496    611    992    1,222    496 
Gross profit  85,683    96,205    166,368    211,504    80,685 
Gross margin26.3
% 29.0
% 25.9
% 31.4
% 25.4
%
Operating expenses:            
  Research and development   52,674    60,560    115,734    118,600    63,060 
  Sales and marketing   12,427    12,230    24,907    24,581    12,480 
  General and administrative   12,832    13,282    25,475    27,571    12,643 
  Start-up costs  11,419    -     18,972    -     7,553 
  Amortization of purchased intangibles   436    666    1,076    1,373    640 
  Total operating expenses   89,788    86,738    186,164    172,125    96,376 
Income (loss) from operations  (4,105
)   9,467    (19,796
)   39,379    (15,691
)
Interest income  5,981    3,746    11,136    7,186    5,155 
Interest expense  (9,490
)   (9,131
)   (18,876
)   (18,144
)   (9,386
)
Other income (expenses), net  784    1,111    (1,005
)   (1,583
)   (1,789
)
Income (loss) before income taxes   (6,830
)   5,193    (28,541
)   26,838    (21,711
)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  (1,555
)   (664
)   (4,777
)   1,122    (3,222
)
Net income (loss)$  (5,275) $  5,857  $  (23,764) $  25,716  $  (18,489)
             
Net income (loss) per share:            
             
Basic $  (0.04) $  0.05  $  (0.20) $  0.23  $  (0.16)
Diluted$  (0.04) $  0.05  $  (0.20) $  0.22  $  (0.16)
             
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share - basic117,284  113,960  116,575  113,252  115,867 
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share - diluted117,284  115,443  116,575  115,973  115,867 

FINISAR NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Finisar provides the following financial measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission: non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP income and non-GAAP net income per share. These non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental information regarding Finisar’s operating performance on a non-GAAP basis that excludes certain gains, losses and charges of a non-cash nature or that occur relatively infrequently and/or that management considers to be outside of our ongoing core operating results.   Management believes that tracking non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share provides management and the investment community with valuable insight into our ongoing core current operations, our ability to generate cash and the underlying business trends that are affecting our performance.  These non-GAAP measures are used by both management and our Board of Directors, along with the comparable GAAP information, in evaluating our current performance and planning our future business activities.  In particular, management finds it useful to exclude non-cash charges in order to better correlate our operating activities with our ability to generate cash from operations and to exclude certain cash charges as a means of more accurately predicting our liquidity requirements.  We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when used in conjunction with our GAAP financial information, also allow investors to better evaluate our financial performance in comparison to other periods and to other companies in our industry.

In calculating non-GAAP gross profit in this release, we have excluded the following items from cost of revenues in applicable periods in this release:

  • Amortization of acquired technology (non-cash charges related to technology obtained in acquisitions);
  • Stock-based compensation expense (non-cash charges);
  • Impairment of long-lived/intangible assets (non-cash charges);
  • Reduction in force costs and other restructuring charges (non-core cash charges);
  • Acquisition related retention payments (non-core cash charges); and
  • Inventory write-off related to discontinued products (non-cash charges). 

In calculating non-GAAP operating income in this release, we have excluded the same items to the extent they are classified as operating expenses, and have also excluded the following items in applicable periods in this release:

  • Discontinued product services fee (non-core cash charges);
  • Duplicate facility costs during facility move (non-core charges);
  • Acquisition related costs (non-core cash charges);
  • Litigation settlements and resolutions and related costs (non-core cash charges);
  • Amortization of purchased intangibles (non-cash charges); and
  • Start-up cash costs related to our Sherman VCSEL fab until we begin commercial production.

In calculating non-GAAP income and non-GAAP income per share in this release, we have also excluded the following items in applicable periods in this release:

  • Imputed interest expenses on convertible debt (non-cash charges);
  • Imputed interest related to restructuring (non-cash charges);
  • Other interest income (non-core benefits);
  • Gains and losses on sales of assets and other miscellaneous (non-cash losses and cash gains related to the periodic disposal of assets no longer required for current activities);
  • Loss (gain) related to minority investment (non-core charges or benefits);
  • Dollar denominated foreign exchange transaction losses (gains) (non-cash charges or benefits); and
  • Amortization of debt issuance costs (non-cash charges).

In addition, in this release we have adjusted non-GAAP income and non-GAAP income per share for the difference between GAAP income taxes and non-GAAP income taxes.

A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial information to the corresponding GAAP information is set forth below:

Finisar Corporation 
Reconciliation of Results of Operations under GAAP and non-GAAP 
 (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data) 
               
 Three Months Ended
 Six Months Ended
 Three Months Ended
 Oct 28, 2018  Oct 29, 2017  Oct 28, 2018  Oct 29, 2017  Jul 29, 2018
 
GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of gross profit:              
Gross profit - GAAP$  85,683  $  96,205  $  166,368  $  211,504  $  80,685 
Gross margin - GAAP26.3% 29.0% 25.9% 31.4% 25.4%
Adjustments:              
Cost of revenues              
  Amortization of acquired technology  496    611    992    1,222    496 
  Stock compensation  3,493    3,724    7,299    6,294    3,806 
  Impairment of long-lived/intangible assets  17    -     17    -     -  
  Reduction in force costs  1,659    (9   2,141    625    482 
  Acquisition related retention payment  21    26    33    67    12 
  Write off of discontinued product inventory  816    -     2,487    -     1,671 
  Total cost of revenues adjustments  6,502    4,352    12,969    8,208    6,467 
Gross profit - non-GAAP  92,185    100,557    179,337    219,712    87,152 
Gross margin - non-GAAP28.3% 30.3
 27.9
 32.6
 27.5
   -        -        -  
GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of operating income (loss):              
Operating income (loss) - GAAP  (4,105   9,467    (19,796   39,379    (15,691)
Operating margin - GAAP-1.3% 2.8 -3.1 5.8 -4.9
Adjustments:              
Total cost of revenues adjustments  6,502    4,352    12,969    8,208    6,467 
Total operating expense adjustments              
  Operating expenses - GAAP  89,788    86,738    186,164    172,125    96,376 
  Research and development              
  Reduction in force costs and other restructuring  972    22    7,996    115    7,024 
  Acquisition related retention payment  17    32    46    64    29 
  Stock compensation  5,962    6,147    12,137    12,229    6,175 
  Discontinued product service fees  608    -     921    -     313 
  Sales and marketing              
  Reduction in force costs  282    -     684    (12   402 
  Acquisition related retention payment  -     -     -     (2   -  
  Stock compensation  2,021    2,039    4,167    4,083    2,146 
  General and administrative              
  Reduction in force costs and other restructuring  257    150    776    370    519 
  Stock compensation  3,202    2,999    6,219    6,068    3,017 
  Acquisition related costs  997    40    995    44    (2
  Litigation settlements and resolutions and related costs   25    -     88    -     63 
  Amortization of purchased intangibles  436    666    1,076    1,373    640 
  Startup costs  11,419    -     18,972    -     7,553 
  Impairment of long-lived assets/intangible assets  31    -     217    -     186 
  Total operating expense adjustments26,229  12,095  54,294  24,332  28,065 
  Operating expenses - non-GAAP63,559  74,643  131,870  147,793  68,311 
Operating income - non-GAAP28,626  25,914  47,467  71,919  18,841 
Operating margin - non-GAAP8.8% 7.8 7.4 10.7 5.9
               
GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of income (loss) before income taxes:              
Income (loss) before income taxes - GAAP  (6,830   5,193    (28,541   26,838    (21,711
Adjustments:              
Total cost of revenues adjustments  6,502    4,352    12,969    8,208    6,467 
Total operating expense adjustments  26,229    12,095    54,294    24,332    28,065 
Non-cash imputed interest expenses on convertible debt  8,054    7,676    15,981    15,231    7,927 
Imputed interest related to restructuring  18    28    38    58    20 
Other (income) expense, net              
  (Gain) / loss on sale of assets and other miscellaneous  (50)    38    (127   (79)    (77)
  Loss related to impairment of minority investments  399    -     399    2,347    -  
  Foreign exchange transaction (gain) or loss   (1,307   (1,478   614    (1,016   1,921 
  Amortization of debt issuance cost  385    385    770    770    385 
  Total interest and other adjustments  7,499    6,649    17,675    17,311    10,176 
Income before income taxes - non-GAAP33,400  28,289  56,397  76,689  22,997 
               
GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of net income (loss):              
Net income (loss) - GAAP  (5,275   5,857    (23,764   25,716    (18,489
Total cost of revenues adjustments  6,502    4,352    12,969    8,208    6,467 
Total operating expense adjustments  26,229    12,095    54,294    24,332    28,065 
Total interest and other adjustments7,499    6,649  17,675    17,311  10,176 
Income tax provision adjustments  (4,355)   (2,864   (9,277   (3,728 )   (4,922)
  Total adjustments  35,875    20,232    75,661    46,123    39,786 
Net income - non-GAAP$  30,600  $  26,089  $  51,897  $  71,839  $  21,297 
               
Non-GAAP net income for diluted earnings per share calculation              
Net income - non-GAAP$  30,600  $  26,089  $  51,897  $  71,839  $  21,297 
Add: interest expense for dilutive convertible notes  -     -     -     -     -  
Adjusted net income - non-GAAP$  30,600  $  26,089  $  51,897  $  71,839  $  21,297 
               
Basic non-GAAP income per share               
GAAP earnings per share$  (0.04) $  0.05  $  (0.20 $  0.23  $  (0.16
Impact of all non-GAAP adjustments$  0.30  $  0.18  $  0.65  $  0.40  $  0.34 
Non-GAAP earnings per share$  0.26  $  0.23  $  0.45  $  0.63  $  0.18 
               
Diluted non-GAAP income per share               
GAAP earnings per share$  (0.04 $  0.05  $  (0.20 $  0.22  $  (0.16
Impact of all non-GAAP adjustments$  0.30  $  0.18  $  0.64  $  0.40  $  0.34 
Non-GAAP earnings per share$  0.26  $  0.23  $  0.44  $  0.62  $  0.18 
               
Shares used in computing non-GAAP income per share              
Basic 117,284  113,960  116,575  113,252  115,867 
Diluted118,290  115,443  117,954  115,973  117,191 

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Investor Contact: Press contact:
Kurt Adzema   Victoria McDonald
Chief Financial Officer Director, Corporate Communications
408-542-5050 or Investor.relations@finisar.com408-542-4261


Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed acquisition of Finisar Corporation (the “Company”) by II-VI Incorporation (“Parent”) pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, Parent and Mutation Merger Sub Inc. (“Merger Subsidiary”), Parent will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) that will contain a proxy statement of the Company and a proxy statement and prospectus of Parent, which joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed or otherwise disseminated to the Company’s stockholders when it becomes available.  Investors are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus (including all amendments and supplements) because they will contain important information.  Investors may obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available, as well as other filings containing information about the Company and Parent, without charge, at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). Copies of these documents may also be obtained for free from the companies’ web sites at www.finisar.com and www.ii-vi.com.

Participants in Solicitation

The Company, Parent and their respective officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the proposed transaction.  Information about the Company’s executive officers and directors is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on June 15, 2018, and the proxy statement for its 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on July 26, 2018. Investors may obtain more detailed information regarding the direct and indirect interests of Parent, the Company and their respective executive officers and directors in the acquisition by reading the preliminary and definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the transaction, which will be filed with the SEC.

Forward Looking Statements

This written communication contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Parent’s proposed acquisition of the Company, the Company’s expected financial performance, as well as the Company’s strategic and operational plans. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this written communication due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the Company may be unable to obtain required stockholder approval or that other conditions to closing the transaction may not be satisfied, such that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed; the reaction of customers to the transaction; general economic conditions; the transaction may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; risks that the transaction disrupts current plans and operations of the parties to the transaction; the ability to recognize the benefits of the transaction; the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the transaction and the actual terms of any financings that will be obtained for the transaction; the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the transaction agreement.  In addition, please refer to the documents that the Company files with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The filings by the Company identify and address other important factors that could cause its financial and operational results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this written communication. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this written communication or, in the case of any document incorporated by reference, the date of that document. The Company is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this written communication to conform to actual results.