SGI Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Aug 07, 2013 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing and Big Data, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 28, 2013.

Total revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter was $171 million, which compares with $233 million in the previous quarter and $179 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012. For fiscal year 2013, total revenue was $767 million, an increase of 2% from $753 million in fiscal year 2012.

GAAP net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter was $4 million, or $(0.13) per diluted share, which compares with net income of $9 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the prior quarter, and a net loss of $18 million, or $(0.58) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, which compares with non-GAAP net income of $6 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the prior quarter and a non-GAAP net loss of $3 million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, in the year-ago period.

For fiscal year 2013, GAAP net loss was $3 million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, which compares with a net loss of $24 million, or $(0.77) per diluted share in fiscal 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, the company reported full-year net income of $12 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, which compares with net income of $4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share in fiscal 2012.

A reconciliation of the company's GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the tables accompanying this press release.

Cash as of the end of the fiscal fourth quarter was $179 million, which compares with $153 million for the prior quarter and $94 million (net of debt outstanding) as of the same period a year ago.

"We achieved another solid financial quarter, capping a year in which we tripled non-GAAP net income and nearly doubled the company's net cash balance, while repositioning SGI for more profitable growth in fiscal 2014," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "In fiscal year 2014, we expect to achieve solid double-digit revenue growth in our core high-performance computing (HPC), storage, and Big Data solutions, while managing the run-off of our lower margin legacy cloud infrastructure business. We are on track with our operational and financial objectives for the year, including further improvement in profitability, however because of the timing of many large deal opportunities as well as the ramp of new products, we expect our financial performance to be weighted toward the second half of the fiscal year."

Recent Highlights

  • SGI announced on August 5 that SKODA Auto has selected SGI® ICE X and SGI® UV™ 2000 computing systems to augment its computer-aided engineering (CAE) system. The new systems allow engineers to reduce processing time and improve design efficiency, quality and safety, speeding up the development process and making it even more cost effective.
  • On July 1, SGI selected Jabil as its primary global manufacturing services and supply chain management provider, subject to completion of definitive agreements.
  • Princeton University announced on June 24 that it deployed SGI Rackable® servers in the Department of Geosciences to drive next-generation earthquake research.
  • On June 17, SGI announced that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has deployed the SGI ICE X HPC system for its supercomputer Spirit, making it the 14th fastest supercomputer in the world according to TOP500 (
  • Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Australia announced on June 4 that it has selected SGI to provide a big data HPC solution powered by SGI UV 2000 shared memory platform, SGI® Rackable clusters and SGI® InfiniteStorage™ to accelerate results at its new state-of-the-art research center.
  • On May 23, NASA's Ames Research Center announced that it has selected an SGI UV 2000 shared memory system to support more than a thousand active users around the country who are doing research for earth sciences, space and aeronautics missions.
  • CQUniversity Australia announced on May 6 that it has selected SGI to supply new HPC server and storage infrastructure to accelerate its research projects. With the deployment of the SGI Rackable HPC system, CQUniversity can now analyze, store and process big data in record time, increasing ROI and results for healthcare and environmental projects.

Outlook for Fiscal Q1 2014
The company provides technical computing solutions to large government, public, and commercial customers. Any given customer deal can include a varying mix of compute and storage hardware, software, and services, and generally will carry terms that result in most of the product revenue associated with the deal being recognized upon final shipment or acceptance of the system. The timing of final delivery or acceptance of large deals is difficult to predict and can cause significant swings in quarterly revenue. Management provides guidance on quarterly revenue and other items based on its current expectations of the timing of revenue and associated costs; however there can be no assurance that revenues and associated costs will be recognized according to expected schedules and management assumes no obligation to update its guidance if the timing of revenues or other circumstances in the business differ from current expectations.

For the first quarter ending September 27, 2013, the company is providing the following guidance:

  • Revenue for the first fiscal quarter is expected to be $160 million to $170 million.
  • GAAP net loss per diluted share for the first fiscal quarter is expected to be $(0.14) to $(0.07) and is expected to reflect approximately $7 million of total adjustments, including restructuring and severance charges, stock-based compensation expense, and intangibles amortization.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the first fiscal quarter is expected to be $0.07 to $0.14 and is expected to exclude the $7 million of total adjustments mentioned above.

A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of SGI's website at beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET). A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available until the next earnings call.

The public can also listen to the earnings conference call by dialing (888) 463-5422 (toll-free) or (970) 315-0484 (international). An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available for five days and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (toll-free) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 18057562.

About SGI
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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
The statements made in this press release regarding projected financial results, financial objectives, and strategic plans, including SGI's 2014 first fiscal quarter financial guidance, anticipated growth and profitability, and certain statements made in the earnings conference call, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. Actual results could differ materially from those described by these statements due to a number of uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • Fluctuations in the buying patterns and sizes of customer orders from one quarter to the next;
  • Increased competition causing SGI to sell products or services at lower margins than expected;
  • Lengthy acceptance cycles of SGI's products by certain customers, development or product delivery delays, and delays in obtaining necessary components from suppliers;
  • The addition of new customers or loss of existing customers;
  • Customer concentration risks;
  • Substantial sales to U.S. government entities, which are subject to the government's budgetary constraints;
  • Write-offs of excess and obsolete inventory;
  • Unexpected changes in the price for, and the availability of, components from SGI's suppliers;
  • SGI's ability to enhance its products with new and better designs and functionality;
  • Actions taken by competitors, such as new product announcements or introductions or changes in pricing; and
  • Market acceptance of newer products.

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