Infinera Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 23, 2014 -- Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN), a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, today released financial results for the first quarter of 2014 ended March 29, 2014.

GAAP revenue for the quarter was $142.8 million compared to $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.

GAAP gross margins for the quarter were 40.9% compared to 40.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 34.2% in the first quarter of 2013.

GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(4.4) million, or $(0.04) per share, compared to net loss of $(10.2) million, or $(0.08) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, and a net loss of $(15.3) million, or $(0.13) per share, in the first quarter of 2013.

Non-GAAP gross margins for the quarter were 41.8% compared to 41.4% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 35.9% in the first quarter of 2013.

Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $4.2 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net loss of $(0.2) million, or break even on an earnings per share basis in the fourth quarter of 2013, and net loss of $(7.3) million, or $(0.06) per share, in the first quarter of 2013.

These non-GAAP measures exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and the amortization of debt discount on Infinera's convertible senior notes. A further explanation of the use of non-GAAP financial information and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the GAAP equivalents can be found at the end of this release.

Management Commentary:

"Our first quarter performance was exceptionally strong in what is typically a soft quarter for our industry. We are benefitting from the continued investment cycle in 100G and network convergence. The favorable economics of our PIC-based architectures and the operational benefits of super-channels positions us as the industry recognized leader in the optical market," said Tom Fallon, Chief Executive Officer. "I remain optimistic about our short-, intermediate- and long-term opportunity. Our focus this year remains on winning footprint, gaining market share, and servicing customers. We believe the continued growth of our business in long-haul, combined with product investments in adjacent markets, is the best way for us to provide long-term shareholder value."

Conference Call Information:

Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter of 2014 results and its outlook for the second quarter of 2014 today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the Investor Relations' section of Infinera's website at Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for 90 days. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-888-566-0689. International parties can access the replay at 1-402-998-0823.

About Infinera
Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies including statements regarding Infinera's opportunity in the short-, intermediate- and long-term; Infinera's ability to win footprint and gain market share; and Infinera's belief that continued growth of its business in long haul, combined with product investments, is the best way for Infinera to provide long-term shareholder value. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause Infinera's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by Infinera's competitors, Infinera's reliance on single-source suppliers, Infinera's ability to protect Infinera's intellectual property, claims by others that Infinera infringes their intellectual property, and Infinera's ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact Infinera's business are set forth in its annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 21, 2014, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera's website at and the SEC's website at Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP measures that exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of debt discount on Infinera's convertible senior notes. Infinera believes these adjustments are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of its underlying financial performance and also its prospects for the future and are considered by management for the purpose of making operational decisions. In addition, these results are the primary indicators management uses as a basis for its planning and forecasting of future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, or gross margin prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and are subject to limitations. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section titled, "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations." Infinera anticipates disclosing forward-looking non-GAAP information in its conference call to discuss its first quarter results, including an estimate of non-GAAP earnings for the second quarter of 2014 that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of debt discount on Infinera's convertible senior notes.

A copy of this press release can be found on the Investor Relations' page of Infinera's website at

Infinera and the Infinera logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infinera Corporation. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Infinera Corporation                                                        
GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations                        
(In thousands, except per share data)                                       
                                                                 Three  Months  Ended                  
                                                                                        March  29,                  March  30,          
                                                                                              2014                            2013              
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
    Product                                                              $                  124,242  $                  108,343  
    Services                                                                                  18,573                        16,282  
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
        Total  revenue                                                                  142,815                      124,625  
Cost  of  revenue  (1):                                                                                                                
    Cost  of  product                                                                    78,438                        75,447  
    Cost  of  services                                                                    5,971                          6,476  
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
        Total  cost  of  revenue                                                    84,409                        81,923  
Gross  profit                                                                              58,406                        42,702  
Operating  expenses  (1):                                                                                                          
    Research  and  development                                                  29,346                        29,726  
    Sales  and  marketing                                                            17,862                        18,046  
    General  and  administrative                                              12,254                          9,872  
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
        Total  operating  expenses                                              59,462                        57,644  
Loss  from  operations                                                              (1,056)                    (14,942)
Other  income  (expense),  net:                                                                                                
    Interest  income                                                                          336                              197  
    Interest  expense                                                                  (2,677)                                -  
    Other  gain  (loss),  net:                                                        (729)                          (203)
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
        Total  other  income  (expense),  net                            (3,070)                              (6)
Loss  before  income  taxes                                                      (4,126)                    (14,948)
Provision  for  income  taxes                                                        248                              331  
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
Net  loss                                                                $                    (4,374)$                  (15,279)
                                                                                =================  =================  
Net  loss  per  common  share,  basic  and                                                                                
  diluted                                                                $                      (0.04)$                      (0.13)
                                                                                =================  =================  
Weighted  average  shares  used  in                                                                                          
  computing  basicand  diluted  net  loss  per                                                                        
  common  share                                                                          121,352                      114,308  
                                                                                =================  =================  
  (1)  The  following  table  summarizes  the  effects  of  stock-based                        
          compensation  related  to  employees  and  non-employees  for  the  three        
          months  ended  March  29,  2014  and  March  30,  2013:                                            
                                                                                                  Three  Months  Ended                  
                                                                                          March  29,                  March  30,        
                                                                                              2014                            2013              
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
    Cost  of  revenue                                              $                          452  $                          486  
    Research  and  development                                                    2,138                          3,119  
    Sales  and  marketing                                                              1,720                          1,999  
    General  and  administration                                                1,530                              769  
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
                                                                                                        5,840                          6,373  
    Cost  of  revenue  -  amortization  from                                                                              
      balance  sheet*                                                                          832                          1,602  
                                                                                -----------------  -----------------  
    Total  stock-based  compensation                                                                                        
      expense                                                            $                      6,672  $                      7,975  
                                                                                =================  =================  
    *  Stock-based  compensation  expense  deferred  to  inventory  and  deferred          
      inventory  costs  in  prior  periods  and  recognized  in  the  current  period.      

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