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SolarEdge Announces Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Results

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SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) today announced its financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Highlights

Record revenue of $125.2 million, up 0.3% from last quarter and 44.9% year-over-year

  • GAAP gross margin of 32.5%
  • GAAP net income of $20.8 million
  • Non-GAAP net income of $23.3 million
  • 416 Megawatts (AC) of inverters shipped  

"We are pleased with another strong quarter despite challenging market conditions. Our growing customer base, continued diligent execution, strong balance sheet and increased cash flow from operations, coupled with our advanced technology, position us well moving forward,” said Guy Sella, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge.

Revenues

The Company reported revenues of $125.2 million, an increase of $0.4 million, or 0.3% from the prior quarter and an increase of $38.8 million or 44.9% from the fiscal third quarter of 2015.

Gross margins

GAAP gross margin was 32.5%, up from 30.9% in the prior quarter and up from 27.4% in the fiscal third quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP gross margin was 32.7%, up from 31.1% in the prior quarter and 27.6% in the fiscal third quarter of 2015. See “Reconciliation on Non-GAAP Measures” below.

Operating expenses

GAAP operating expenses were $21.0 million, or 16.8% of revenue, an increase from $19.3 million, which represented 15.5% of revenue in the prior quarter and an increase from $13.9 million, or 16.1% of revenue when compared to the same fiscal quarter of 2015.

Operating income

Operating income was $19.7 million, up from $19.3 million in the prior quarter and up from operating income of $9.8 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2015. 

Financial Expenses

Financial income of $2.0 million compared to financial expense of $1.0 million in the previous quarter and financial expense of $3.4 million in the same quarter last year.

Net Income

GAAP net income was $20.8 million, down from $24.1 million in the prior quarter (including a one-time $6.6 million tax asset) and up from $6.0 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net income was $23.3 million, an increase from $19.8 million in the prior quarter and an increase from $8.7 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2015. See “Reconciliation on Non-GAAP Measures” below.

EPS

GAAP net diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) was $0.47, down from $0.55 in the prior quarter (including the one-time $6.6 million tax asset) and up from $0.01 in the fiscal third quarter of 2015.  Non-GAAP net diluted EPS was $0.51, an increase from $0.44 in the prior quarter and an increase from $0.20 in the fiscal third quarter of 2015. See “Reconciliation on Non-GAAP Measures” below.

Cash

At March 31, 2016, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investment in marketable securities, totaled $172.2 million compared to $162.0 million on December 31, 2015. During the fiscal third quarter, the Company generated $15.3 million from operating activities.

Outlook for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016

The Company provides guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2016 as follows:

  • Revenues to be within the range of $125 million to $134 million;  
  • Gross margins to be within the range of 29.0 % to 31.0%.  

About SolarEdge

SolarEdge provides an intelligent inverter solution that has changed the way power is harvested and managed in solar photovoltaic systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. The SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage solutions and a cloud-based monitoring platform and addresses a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release, including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net diluted EPS. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position, or cash flows that either exclude or include amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in the accompanying tables to this press release. These non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting, differ from GAAP measures with the same captions and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar captions that are used by other companies. As such, these non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to analyze its operating performance and future prospects, develop internal budgets and financial goals, and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of its operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

For a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures, please see “Reconciliation on Non-GAAP Measures” below.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains forward looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements include information, among other things, concerning: our projection of future

revenues and gross margin, our possible or assumed future results of operations; future demands for solar energy solutions; business strategies; technology developments; new products and services; financing and investment plans; dividend policy; competitive position; industry and regulatory environment; general economic conditions; potential growth opportunities; and the effects of competition. These forward looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “seek,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negative or plural of those terms and other like terminology.

Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and our projections about future events. These forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual revenues, gross margins, other financial results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Given these factors, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the matters discussed in Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 and, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, when it becomes available, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed with the SEC. All information set forth in this release is as of May 9, 2016. SolarEdge undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

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