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- Exceeds revenue guidance with quarterly revenue of $226 million
- Reports EPS of $0.03 in the first quarter, includes $0.04 net loss on FX remeasurement
- Operating cash flow of $23 million in the quarter
CAMARILLO, Calif., May 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2012. For the quarter ended April 1, 2012, Power-One recorded net sales of $226 million, with Renewable Energy Solutions contributing $149 million and Power Solutions posting $77 million. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter was $5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share. This includes a loss, net of tax, of $0.04 per share on foreign currency remeasurement due to the recent strengthening of the Euro versus the dollar.
"In the first quarter of 2012, Power-One was able to exceed its revenue guidance forecast as a result of higher demand for residential and commercial inverters in Europe," said Richard Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Power-One. "We anticipate these trends will continue into the second quarter as customers commission PV assets ahead of announced or expected reductions in subsidies."
"In addition to the upturn in demand in Europe, our new TRIO family of 3-phase inverters is being well received, particularly in Northern Europe," continued Mr. Thompson. "Further, there is a high degree of interest for our liquid-cooled ULTRA central inverters, which are in beta testing with three large EPC companies and will begin shipping in volume quantities in the second half of 2012."
Renewable Energy Solutions
In the first quarter of 2012, Renewable Energy (RE) Solutions saw strength from the European region that exceeded its forecast. Power-One also continues to build its footprint in newer regions, including the United States and Asia Pacific. Inverter and related products generated sales of $149 million and an operating margin of 13% for the first quarter of 2012. In the quarter, Power-One shipped 672 MW of inverters, up 10% year-over-year.
Power Solutions recorded sales of $77 million and an operating margin of 9% for the first quarter of 2012, showing continued improvement in margins. In the quarter, revenue was positively impacted by increased demand in the Industrials segment. Power Solutions posted its sixth consecutive quarter of operating profit, which was driven by improved operating efficiencies.
Due to near-term strength in the photovoltaic market in advance of anticipated reductions in feed-in-tariffs, Power-One expects demand to be stronger and forecasts revenue of $240 million to $260 million in the second quarter of 2012, a sequential increase of 6% to 15%.
Earnings Conference Call
Power-One will discuss its 2012 first quarter results today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The call will be available both via the telephone at (877) 390-5535 or (631) 291-4579, conference ID #72132591, or over the Internet through the Power-One investor relations web site at http://investor.power-one.com. To listen to the call, please log-in at least 10 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, the webcast will be available on the investor relations section of the Power-One web site at http://investor.power-one.com/events.cfm throughout the current quarter.
Power-One is a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions and is the world's second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry's highest yielding conversion of power from solar arrays for use by utilities, commercial enterprises and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including Renewable Energy, Servers Storage & Networking, Industrial and Network Power Systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information, please visit www.Power-One.com.
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Safe Harbor Statement
Statements made in this press release which state the Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may include statements regarding anticipated future productivity. It is important to note that future performance and actual results could differ materially from those discussed in or underlying such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and that are beyond the Company's control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: economic conditions in general and business conditions in the power supplies and renewable energy markets; foreign exchange rates; the Company's ability to improve its operational and supply chain efficiencies; competitive factors such as pricing and technology; the timing and results achieved in completing product manufacturing transitions to Company facilities in China or other low-cost locations; the threat of a prolonged economic slowdown or a lengthy or severe recession; continued volatility of the financial markets, including fluctuations in interest rates and trading prices of the Company's equity securities; the results of pending legal proceedings; the Company's ability to secure market share in higher margin, high-growth markets; the market growth of product sectors targeted by the Company as sectors of focus; and the Company's ability to increase working capital. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed in this press release are described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from time to time, which are also available through the Company's Website at www.power-one.com or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov. Power-One undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
POWER-ONE, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except per share data) (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended April 1, April 3, 2012 2011 RENEWABLE ENERGY SALES $ 148,736 $ 151,629 POWER SALES 77,013 92,914 TOTAL SALES 225,749 244,543 COST OF GOODS SOLD 170,765 160,285 GROSS PROFIT 54,984 84,258 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE Selling, general and administrative 24,247 21,085 Research and development 11,741 11,296 Litigation charges 82 235 Amortization of intangibles 413 442 Total expenses 36,483 33,058 INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 18,501 51,200 INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE): Interest income 202 483 Interest expense (239) (1,387) Other income (expense), net (8,951) (2,213) Total interest and other income (expense) (8,988) (3,117) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 9,513 48,083 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 4,231 17,451 EQUITY IN EARNINGS (LOSSES) FROM JOINT VENTURE (303) 182 NET INCOME $ 4,979 $ 30,814 PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDEND AND ACCRETION -- 866 NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $ 4,979 $ 29,948 BASIC INCOME PER SHARE $ 0.03 $ 0.25 DILUTED INCOME PER SHARE $ 0.03 $ 0.20 BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 121,894 103,791 DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 156,231 140,920 POWER-ONE, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (UNAUDITED) April 1, January 1, 2012 2012 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 223,996 $ 204,881 Accounts receivable: Trade (net of allowance) 203,179 233,252 Other 13,952 9,639 Inventories 158,452 160,515 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 12,605 15,351 Total current assets 612,184 623,638 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 93,389 87,223 INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net 17,006 17,414 OTHER ASSETS 12,967 15,241 TOTAL ASSETS $ 735,546 $ 743,516 LIABILITIES, PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable $ 147,219 $ 177,333 Income tax payable 6,434 4,020 Other accrued expenses and current liabilities 61,631 64,754 Total current liabilities 215,284 246,107 OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 59,946 56,824 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Preferred stock 36,326 36,326 Common stock 122 122 Additional paid-in capital 656,047 652,971 Accumulated other comprehensive income 15,724 4,048 Accumulated deficit (247,903) (252,882) Total stockholders' equity 460,316 440,585 TOTAL LIABILITIES, PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 735,546 $ 743,516