Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) is a global energy technology company that focuses on solar energy generation, energy storage and management. Shares of the solar technology company rallied 29.28% during trading on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Over the past three months, Enphase Energy has seen average daily volume of 2.12 million shares. However, volume of 15.82 million shares or dollar volume of $205.34 million, exchanged hands during trading on Wednesday.
Shares of Enphase Energy rallied on Wednesday, after the company reported first quarter earnings results. During the first quarter, the energy technology company reported revenue of $100.2 million, GAAP net income of $2.8 million and GAAP earnings per share of $0.02. The company shipped approximately 976,410 microinverters during the first quarter and management says the continue to see strong demand. Enphase Energy forecasts second quarter revenue to come in between $115-125 million. Here is the full press release detailing of the first quarter results:
Enphase Energy Press Release:
FREMONT, Calif., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced today financial results for the first quarter of 2019, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman.
Highlights for the first quarter included:
- Revenue of $100.2 million; IQ 7 shipments at 94% of all microinverters
- Cash flows from operating activities of $17.1 million; ending cash balance of $78.1 million
- GAAP gross margin of 33.3%; non-GAAP gross margin of 33.5%
- GAAP operating expenses of $26.2 million; non-GAAP operating expenses of $22.3 million
- GAAP operating income of $7.1 million; non-GAAP operating income of $11.3 million
- GAAP net income of $2.8 million; non-GAAP net income of $9.5 million
- GAAP diluted EPS of $0.02; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.08
Our first quarter revenue was $100.2 million, an increase of 9% sequentially and an increase of 43% year-over year. We shipped approximately 306 megawatts DC, or 976,410 microinverters. We continued to see strong demand across the board from our customers, overcoming the typical first quarter seasonality in the solar industry.
We experienced component shortages which constrained our revenue in Q1’19. The capacity we paid for in May 2018 came online in Q1’19. We expect to get additional supply from our multi-year agreements for high-voltage power transistors; some of this supply is expected in Q2’19 and most of it is expected in the second half of 2019.
Our non-GAAP gross margin was 33.5%, an increase of 280 basis points from 30.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The non-GAAP gross margin was negatively impacted by 280 basis points due to expedite fees related to component shortages. The expedite fees were in the form of air shipments that we chose to make in order to service our customers. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $22.3 million, compared to $19.7 million in the prior quarter.
We exited the first quarter with $78.1 million in cash, net of the loan repayment to Tennenbaum Capital Partners in the principal amount of approximately $39.5 million, plus accrued interest and fees. Inventory was $13.0 million in the first quarter, compared to $16.3 million in the fourth quarter and $18.5 million in the first quarter of 2018.
+ On March 18, 2019, Panasonic Solar and Enphase Energy announced that the new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT® N330E AC Module with integrated Enphase IQ™ 7X Microinverter is available for solar installation as of late March 2019. Panasonic’s N330E HIT® AC Series Modules combine the efficiency of HIT® solar panels with Enphase’s highly reliable seventh-generation IQ microinverters.
+ On April 3, 2018, Enphase Energy announced that the Company released its updated Enphase AC Battery (ACB) with a new battery cell supplier and improved Time-of-Use (TOU) software for customers in Australia, New Zealand and certain parts of Europe. The new ACB system has an enhanced Battery Management Unit (BMU) designed to effectively monitor the health of the battery and increase the safety and reliability of the product. Enphase had previously shipped over 30MWh of residential energy storage systems to customers in Australia, New Zealand and Europe prior to the release of this updated ACB.
+ On April 8, 2019, Enphase Energy announced that the Company entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Infineon Technologies AG for its power transistors developed using CoolMOS™ C7 Gold (G7) superjunction MOSFET technology. The agreement is expected to provide Enphase with an increased supply of high-voltage power transistors starting in the second half of 2019.
+ On April 15, 2019, Enphase Energy announced that over 2,500 homeowners have joined the Enphase Upgrade Program, a service program that gives homeowners several options for upgrading to the latest, more efficient and reliable microinverter technology from Enphase. This program is for warranty holders of legacy Enphase microinverters and represents the Company’s commitment to quality and service. Participation is entirely voluntary, and Enphase continues to stand by the warranties for its products in the field.
SECOND QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
For the second quarter of 2019, Enphase Energy estimates both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results as follows:
- Revenue to be within a range of $115 million to $125 million
- GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 32% to 35%
- GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $25.0 million to $27.0 million, including a total of approximately $4.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses, additional restructuring expenses and acquisition related expenses and amortization
- Non-GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $21.0 million to $23.0 million, excluding a total of approximately $4.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses, additional restructuring expenses and acquisition related expenses and amortization
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. To view a description of non-GAAP financial measures used and the non-GAAP reconciliation schedule for the periods presented click here.
Conference Call Information
Enphase Energy will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter 2019 results and second quarter 2019 business outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). The call is open to the public by dialing (877) 644-1284; participant passcode 4757619. A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at investor.enphase.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for one year. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (855) 859-2056; participant passcode 4757619, beginning approximately one hour after the call.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to Enphase Energy’s expected future financial performance; the capabilities and performance of our technology and products, including the timing of product introductions and the anticipated market adoption of current and future products; performance in operations, including component supply management and product quality and reliability. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Enphase Energy’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including those risks described in more detail in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Enphase Energy 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, except as required by law.
A copy of this press release can be found on the investor relations page of Enphase Energy’s website at investor.enphase.com.
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces a fully-integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 20 million microinverters, and over 895,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com.
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