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Enphase Energy Reports Strong Fourth Quarter 2012 Operating Results

Stocks in this article: ENPH

PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENPH) announced today financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Revenue of $57.6 million
  • Record gross margin of 27.9 percent, up 500 basis points year-over-year
  • First sequential quarterly decline in operating expenses in the Company's history
  • Strong positive cash flow from operations of $7.6 million
  • Shipped over 3,000,000 Enphase microinverters since Company's inception

Enphase Energy reported total revenues for the fourth quarter of $57.6 million. This compares to revenue of $57.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, which included approximately $6.5 million of revenue associated with shipments related to the expiring 1603 grant program. Units sold in the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled 384,000. During the quarter, the Company also shipped its 3,000,000 th microinverter since its inception.

GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 27.9 percent, an increase of 500 basis points when compared to 22.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, and an increase of 110 basis points compared to 26.8 percent in the third quarter of 2012. This was mainly driven by the Company's ongoing cost reduction efforts along with stable pricing.

GAAP operating expenses for the fourth quarter were $22.2 million and non-GAAP operating expenses were $20.3 million, which is approximately 12 percent down from the third quarter of 2012, marking the first sequential decline in quarterly operating expense.

Fourth quarter of 2012 GAAP net loss was $7.7 million, or a loss of $0.19 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, the net loss was $5.0 million, or a loss of $0.12 per share.

Cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter was $7.6 million and net cash flow was $3.6 million. As a result, the Company exited the year with a total cash balance of $45.3 million, up from the third quarter ending cash balance of $41.7 million.

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