Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today announced financial results for the three and sixth month period ended June 30, 2010.

Second Quarter 2010 Main Highlights
  • Strong year-over-year revenue growth, reaching $16.6 million;
  • GAAP net loss reduced to $1.7 million compared with $2.9 million in Q2 last year; non-GAAP net loss reduced to, $0.9 million from $2.3 million;
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of June 30, 2010 totaled $41.8 million; and
  • Reaffirms 2010 annual revenue guidance range of $67-70 million, representing an increase of 33-39% year over year; remains on track for reaching profitability by year-end.

Second Quarter Results

Revenues for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $16.6 million, an increase of 54% compared with $10.7 million reported in the second quarter of 2009.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $8.5 million, an increase of 49% compared to $5.7 million in the second quarter of 2009. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2010 totaled 51.1%, compared to 52.9% for the second quarter of 2009.

Operating loss for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $1.7 million, an improvement compared to the $2.8 million operating loss in the second quarter of 2009. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported operating loss of $0.8 million compared with an operating loss of $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $1.7 million, or $0.08 loss per share. This represents an improvement from a net loss of $2.9 million, or $0.14 loss per share, in the second quarter of 2009.

Net loss, on a non-GAAP basis, for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $0.9 million, or $0.04 loss per share, compared to a net loss, on a non-GAAP basis, of $2.3 million, or $0.11 loss per share, in the second quarter of 2009.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of June 30, 2010, totaled $41.8 million with no debt, compared to $44.7 million as of March 31, 2010.

Management Comments

Mr. Ronnie Kenneth, Chairman and CEO of Voltaire commented, “Our business and financial results point to another quarter of improving performance and we remain on track. Looking ahead, I believe we have all the pieces in place for achieving our short- and long-term goals. Over the past few quarters, we have increasingly capitalized on our core competencies in InfiniBand, leveraging it to Ethernet, and we are now beginning to enjoy the fruits of that investment. We read the direction of the industry correctly as the principles underlying high performance computing including scale-out, low latency and application acceleration are becoming ever more important for today’s data centers and cloud computing environments. I remain excited with regard to our prospects for the second half of 2010 and going into 2011.”

Outlook

Management reaffirmed its financial guidance for the full year of 2010.

Revenues for the full year of 2010 are expected in the range of $67 - 70 million, reflecting year over year revenue growth of 33 – 39%, with the second half of the year being seasonally stronger than the first half.

Management continues to expect full year gross margin to be in the range of 51-53%, similar to 2009, and continues to expect non-GAAP operating expenses between $38 - 39.5 million for 2010. The increase in operating expenses in 2010 compared with that of 2009, is to enable the Company to capitalize on the current and emerging market opportunities, as well as support the forecasted growth of both the InfiniBand and Ethernet-based product lines.

Management believes that the Company remains on track for non-GAAP operating profit by the fourth quarter of 2010.

Second Quarter Press Release Highlights

  • Jun. 28 - The Tokyo Institute of Technology Selects Voltaire 40 Gb/s InfiniBand for Japan’s First 2.4 Petaflop Supercomputer
  • Jun. 21 - Voltaire Expands 10 GbE Portfolio with New Low-Latency Layer 2/3 Switch for Next Generation Data Centers and Cloud Computing
  • Jun. 14 - Voltaire Collaborates with NASDAQ OMX and HP to Deliver Next Generation High-Speed Trading Platform to Singapore Exchange
  • Jun. 2 - Voltaire Leads InfiniBand Growth on the TOP500 with Switches Accelerating More Than Half of All InfiniBand Deployments
  • Jun. 1 - Voltaire and Platform Computing Join Forces to Deliver Fabric Optimization and Automation to HPC & Cloud Computing
  • May 25 - QLogic QDR InfiniBand Adapters Available Through Voltaire
  • Apr. 22 - Voltaire Announces Interop Demonstration: Industry’s First Fully Virtualized, Scale-out Data Center Across a Multi-Vendor 10 GbE Fabric
  • Apr. 19 - BLADE Network Technologies and Voltaire Partner to Deliver Industry’s Highest-Density 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Solution
  • Apr. 13 - 29West and Voltaire Announce New Ultra Messaging Solution for 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Apr. 13 - Voltaire Brings Virtualized Data Center Management and Lowest Latency to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabrics with New Software Offerings

Conference Call Details

The Company will also host a conference call today at 10:00 am ET. On the call, Mr. Ronnie Kenneth, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Josh Siegel, CFO, will review and discuss the results for the quarter and will be available to answer investor questions.

To participate through dial-in, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin placing your calls at least 10 minutes before the conference call is due to commence. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.

US Dial-in Number:
 

1-888-668-9141
 

UK Dial-in Number:
 

0-800-917-5108
 

Israel Dial-in Number:

03-918-0610

International Dial-in Number:

+972-3-918-0610

The call will be at 10:00 am Eastern Time; 7:00 am Pacific Time; 3:00 pm UK Time; 5:00 pm Israel Time.

The conference call will be broadcast live from a link on the Company’s website. To participate, please access the investor relations section of Voltaire’s website – www.voltaire.com – a few minutes before the conference call is due to commence. A replay of the call will be available from the day after the call for a period of 30 days. The link to the replay will be accessible under the investor relations section of Voltaire's website – www.voltaire.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Voltaire reports its results of operations in accordance with GAAP and, additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) are calculated based on the operating income (loss) or net income (loss) in Voltaire’s financial statements excluding non-cash equity-based compensation charges recorded in accordance with SFAS 123R. Reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to operating income (loss) and net income (loss), the most comparable GAAP measures, is provided in the schedules attached to this release. Voltaire provides these non-GAAP financial measures because its management believes that they are useful in enhancing investors’ understanding of Voltaire’s ongoing performance. Voltaire uses internally the Non-GAAP information to evaluate the Company’s ongoing performance. Voltaire is providing this information to investors to enable them to perform comparisons of operating results in a manner similar to how the Company analyzes its operating results.

About Voltaire

Voltaire (NASDAQ: VOLT) is a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire’s family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption. Used by more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 and other premier organizations across many industries, including many of the TOP500 supercomputers, Voltaire products are included in server and blade offerings from Bull, HP, IBM, NEC, SGI and Sun. Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra’anana, Israel and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. More information is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247.

Forward Looking Statements

Information provided in this press release contains statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to Voltaire's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. They also include third-party projections regarding expected industry growth rates. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include in particular, but are not limited to, the impact of the economic downturn on capital expenditures by our customers and our product mix during the balance of the year. These factors and others are discussed in detail under the heading "Risk Factors" in Voltaire’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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VOLTAIRE LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)
   
June 30, December 31,
2010 2009
(unaudited) (audited)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents
$

7,726
$

12,896
Short term investments 19,638 20,074
Restricted deposits 1,733 1,733
Accounts receivable:
Trade 11,826 13,056
Other 1,248 1,862
Inventories   8,245     5,795  
Total current assets   50,416     55,416  

INVESTMENTS:
Restricted long-term deposit 1,123 1,139
Long-term deposits 180 219
Marketable securities 11,583 11,614
Funds in respect of employee rights upon retirement   2,706     2,522  
Total investments   15,592     15,494  
 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 33 97
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization   7,540     7,149  
Total assets $ 73,581   $ 78,156  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable and accruals:
Trade $ 6,747 $ 10,470
Other 4,791 4,246
Deferred revenues   4,607     4,308  
Total current liabilities   16,145     19,024  
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Accrued severance pay 3,749 3,454
Deferred revenues 3,529 3,647
Other long-term liabilities   734     621  
Total long-term liabilities   8,012     7,722  
Total liabilities   24,157     26,746  
 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Ordinary shares of NIS 0.01 par value 2,787 2,787
Additional paid-in capital 154,506 152,770
Accumulated other comprehensive income (210 ) 130
Accumulated deficit   (107,659 )   (104,277 )
Total shareholders’ equity   49,424     51,410  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 73,581   $ 78,156  
 
 

VOLTAIRE LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)
   
Three months ended

June 30,
Six months ended

June 30,
2010   2009 2010   2009
(unaudited) (unaudited)
REVENUES $ 16,576 $ 10,746 $ 32,205 $ 18,479
COST OF REVENUES   8,107   5,064   15,525   8,410
GROSS PROFIT   8,469   5,682   16,680   10,069
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development 4,678 4,122 9,351 8,181
Sales and marketing 3,636 2,785 6,729 5,668
General and administrative   1,837   1,616   3,724   4,948
Total operating expenses   10,151   8,523   19,804   18,797
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (1,682) (2,841) (3,124) (8,728)
FINANCIAL INCOME 97 99 126 248
FINANCIAL EXPENSES   -   (23)   (89)   (184)
LOSS BEFORE TAX (1,585) (2,765) (3,087) (8,664)
TAX EXPENSES   (144)   (160)   (295)   (332)
NET LOSS $ (1,729) $ (2,925) $ (3,382) $ (8,996)
 
Net loss per share -
Basic and Diluted $ (0.08) $ (0.14) $ (0.16) $ (0.43)
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic and Diluted   21,155,979   20,991,545   21,115,905   20,980,729
 
 

VOLTAIRE LTD.

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

 (U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 

The non-GAAP financial information presented herein was not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company’s GAAP financial information.
   
Three months ended

June 30,
Six months ended

June 30,
2010   2009 2010   2009
(unaudited) (unaudited)
GAAP Net loss $ (1,729) $ (2,925) $ (3,382) $ (8,996)
 
Equity based compensation expenses included in:
 
Cost of revenues 14 10 27 18
Research and development 148 120 278 229
Sales and marketing 197 158 372 309
General and administrative   488   300   957   569
  847   588   1,634   1,125
 
Non-GAAP Net loss $ (882) $ (2,337) $ (1,748) $ (7,871)
 
Non-GAAP Net loss per share -
Basic and Diluted $ (0.04) $ (0.11) $ (0.08) $ (0.38)
 
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic and Diluted   21,155,979   20,991,545   21,115,905   20,980,729
 
 

VOLTAIRE LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)
   
Three months ended

June 30,
Six months ended

June 30,
2010   2009 2010   2009
(unaudited) (unaudited)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net loss $ (1,729) $ (2,925) $ (3,382) $ (8,996)
Adjustments required to reconcile net lossto net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation of property and equipment 890 599 1,728 1,219
Amortization of discount and premium relatedto marketable securities, net 44 21 94 9
Deferred income taxes 82 124 190 224
Change in accrued severance pay 43 336 295 187
Loss (gain) in funds in respect of employeerights upon retirement 116 (125) 55 34
Non-cash share-based compensation expenses 847 588 1,634 1,125
Excess tax benefit on options exercised - - (32) -
Changes in operating asset and liability items:
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable (376) (3,249) 1,554 1,809
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accruals and deferred revenues

(3,409)

1,029

(3,074)

1,423
Decrease (increase) in inventories   1,717   1,561   (2,450)   1,324
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,775)   (2,041)   (3,388)   (1,642)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Decrease (Increase) in restricted deposits 34 (66) 16 (1,210)
Purchase of property and equipment (972) (2,026) (2,119) (3,348)
Investment in marketable securities (6,436) (6,014) (21,034) (33,644)
Proceeds (investment) in short-term deposit, net - 1,023 800 (4,623)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities - 529 10,405 16,055
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 6,353 2,770 10,248 14,750
Amounts funded in respect of employee rights uponRetirement, net (108) (143) (239) (205)
Decrease in long-term deposits   10   7   39   8
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,119)   (3,920)   (1,884)   (12,217)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from exercise of options 29 21 70 42
Excess tax benefit on options exercised   -   -   32   -
Net cash provided by financing activities   29   21   102   42
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (2,865) (5,940) (5,170) (13,817)
BALANCE OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD   10,591   16,891   12,896   24,768
BALANCE OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 7,726 $ 10,951 $ 7,726 $ 10,951
 
 

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