MRV Reports Third-Quarter Results

MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, reported financial results for the three- and nine-months ended Sept. 30, 2016.

"During the quarter we continued to prudently invest in our product roadmap, particularly in our OptiSwitch® V-Series of products for metro access and in our 100G solutions for data center interconnect, as we believe that we are well positioned to take advantage of the growth opportunities in these markets," stated MRV President and CEO Mark Bonney. "In the quarter, amongst other factors, revenues from our Tier-1 service provider customers were not reflective of normal buying patterns as they were impacted by inventory adjustments and other short-term issues.

"We have continued to execute on our strategic plan to develop and deliver packet and optical solutions focused on our target market segments. Notably, our OptiPacket® OP-X1 has continued to be recognized with significant industry awards for being one of the first 100G access device in the market, an application use case aligned with our focus on regional service providers as well as our current global service provider customers. To that end, we are excited that we have made significant progress with a major Tier-1 service provider, having completed the first of two rounds of testing in the customer's lab. Additionally, we are encouraged by early bookings and revenues of our OptiSwitch® V-Series as well as good progress on a customer-specific program utilizing the V-Series platform to deliver unique capabilities. This work along with advancements in our OptiDriver® family and in our ProVision® software solution provides a foundation for significant growth in 2017."

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results as compared to Third Quarter 2015

This release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures is provided in the attached table.
  • Revenue was $18.9 million, compared to $22.9 million. This reflects fewer orders from global Tier-1 service provider customers, reduced sales to the data center interconnect market, particularly in Europe, and fewer large scale network projects in North America as well as lower contribution from legacy infrastructure management products.
  • Gross profit including $0.3 million of non-recurring costs related to the aforementioned consolidation of contract manufacturing relationships was $9.0 million, a gross margin of 47.3%, compared to $12.1 million, or 52.8%. The declines in both gross profit and gross margin reflect the impact of the mix of products and of the geographic regions to which they were sold.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin (non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of revenue) was 49.3%, compared to 53.0%.
  • Operating expenses were $11.9 million, compared to $12.2 million, reflecting lower labor costs and professional fees, partially offset by non-recurring charges of $0.2 million related to the idle facility due to the consolidation of facilities in California.
  • GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $3.1 million, or $0.45 per share, compared to GAAP net income from continuing operations of $0.1 million, or $0.02 per share.
  • Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $2.2 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.9 million, or $0.13 per share.
  • Total GAAP net loss, including discontinued operations, was $3.1 million, or $0.45 per share, compared to total GAAP net income of $0.9 million, or $0.13 per share.

Year-to-date September 30, 2016 Financial Results as compared to Year-to-date 2015
  • Total revenue amounted to $59.4 million, compared to $69.6 million. More than 40% of the decline was related to reduced sales of legacy infrastructure management products and the remainder was as a result of lower orders from global Tier-1 service provider accounts and fewer network expansion projects.
  • Year-to-date gross profit including $0.7 million of non-recurring costs related to the aforementioned consolidation of contract manufacturing relationships was $28.8 million, a gross margin of 48.5%, compared to $35.6 million, or 51.1%, principally as a result of the lower sales of infrastructure management products.
  • Non-GAAP year-to-date total gross margin was 49.8%, compared to 51.3%.
  • Year-to-date operating expenses were $37.4 million, compared to $37.7 million as lower SG&A was partially offset by increased product development and engineering expenses.
  • GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $9.0 million, or $1.31 per share, compared to $2.3 million, or $0.33 per share.
  • Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $6.9 million, or $1.00 per share, compared $0.8 million, or $0.11 per share.
  • Total GAAP net loss, including discontinued operations, was $9.0 million, or $1.31 per share, compared to $0.5 million, or $0.07 per share.

Balance Sheet Highlights

At September 30, 2016, the company remained debt free with cash and investments totaling $26.2 million.

Conference Call Information:

MRV Communication's third quarter 2016 financial results conference call is scheduled to take place on November 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 888-417-2254, and for international calls dial 719-457-2657 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 8623795. The conference call will also be broadcast live at the MRV Communications investor website, where it will be available for replay for 90 days. In addition, a replay will be available via telephone for one business day, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, in the U.S. please dial 844-512-2921, and internationally dial 412-317-6671. The access code is 8623795.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) enables service providers, data center operators and enterprises to make their networks smarter, faster and easier to operate. MRV's end-to-end portfolio includes innovative packet, optical and software platforms designed for flexibility and reliability. To learn more about MRV visit www.mrv.com and follow us on Twitter @MRVC.

Non-GAAP Measures

The company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release to supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP product development and engineering, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted income (loss) per share. The company's non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact of stock-based compensation expense, severance and related transition costs, costs related to the sale of Tecnonet S.p.A. and other non-recurring expenses, which the company believes are not indicative of its core operating results. The company used these non-GAAP measures when evaluating its financial results as well as for internal resource management, planning and forecasting purposes. These non-GAAP measures should not be viewed in isolation from or as a substitute for the company's financial results in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is attached to this press release.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements regarding future financial and operating results of MRV, management's assessment of business trends, and other statements about management's future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects and those of the market segments in which MRV is engaged that are based on management's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about MRV and its consolidated businesses and the respective market segments in which MRV's businesses operate, in addition to management's assumptions. Statements in this press release regarding MRV's future financial and operating results, which are not statements of historical facts, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "appear," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "plan," "project," "contemplate," "target," "foresee," "goal," "likely," "will," and "would" or variations of such words and similar expressions, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements which are not statements of historical facts. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance nor guarantees that the events anticipated will occur or expected conditions will remain the same or improve. These statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the likelihood of which are difficult to assess and may not occur, including risks that each of its business segments may not make the expected progress in its respective market, or that management's long-term strategy may not achieve the expected results. Therefore, actual outcomes, performance and results may differ from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements, and such differences may vary materially from current expectations. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with MRV's businesses, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of MRV's SEC filings, including, but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, copies of which may be obtained by contacting MRV's investor relations department or by visiting MRV's website at http://www.mrv-corporate.com or the SEC's EDGAR website at http://www.sec.gov. All information in this release is as of November 3, 2016 unless otherwise stated. MRV undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in MRV's expectations.
 
MRV Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Revenue:
Product revenue $ 16,063 $ 20,847 $ 50,728 $ 61,809
Service revenue 2,884   2,086   8,685   7,828  
Total revenue 18,947   22,933   59,413   69,637  
Cost of Revenue:
Cost of product 8,868 9,758 26,748 31,007
Cost of services 1,113   1,061   3,825   3,013  
Total cost of revenue 9,981   10,819   30,573   34,020  
Gross profit 8,966   12,114   28,840   35,617  
Operating expenses:
Product development and engineering 4,937 4,901 15,406 15,336
Selling, general and administrative 6,931   7,281   21,955   22,396  
Total operating expenses 11,868   12,182   37,361   37,732  
Operating loss (2,902 ) (68 ) (8,521 ) (2,115 )
Interest expense (7 ) (11 ) (35 ) (48 )
Other income (expense), net (173 ) 188   (348 ) (26 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before provision for income taxes (3,082 ) 109 (8,904 ) (2,189 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 31   (39 ) 128   88  
Income (loss) from continuing operations (3,113 ) 148 (9,032 ) (2,277 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes of $490 and $1,303 in 2015   738     1,814  
Net income (loss) $ (3,113 ) $ 886   $ (9,032 ) $ (463 )
 
Net income (loss) per share — basic
From continuing operations $ (0.45 ) $ 0.02 $ (1.31 ) $ (0.33 )
From discontinued operations   0.11     0.26  
Net income (loss) per share — basic $ (0.45 ) $ 0.13   $ (1.31 ) $ (0.07 )
 
Net income (loss) per share — diluted
From continuing operations $ (0.45 ) $ 0.02 $ (1.31 ) $ (0.33 )
From discontinued operations   0.11     0.26  
Net income (loss) per share — diluted $ (0.45 ) $ 0.13   $ (1.31 ) $ (0.07 )
 
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic 6,868 6,978 6,912 7,032
Diluted 6,868 7,014 6,912 7,032
 
MRV Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except par values)
(unaudited)
 
  September 30,   December 31,
2016 2015
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,922 $ 26,169
Restricted time deposits 5,277 5,190
Accounts receivable, net 15,373 14,837
Inventories, net 10,185 10,226
Other current assets 3,461   6,851  
Total current assets 55,218 63,273
Property and equipment, net 3,295 4,050
Intangible assets, net 1,067 1,153
Other assets 423   608  
Total assets $ 60,003   $ 69,084  
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Deferred consideration payable $ 233 $ 233
Accounts payable 8,473 5,749
Accrued liabilities 9,252 9,972
Deferred revenue 6,783 7,642
Other current liabilities 135   196  

Total current liabilities
24,876 23,792
Other long-term liabilities 3,819 3,846
Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)
 
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value: Authorized — 1,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding
Common Stock, $0.0017 par value:
Authorized — 16,000 shares
Issued — 8,429 shares in 2016 and 8,341 shares in 2015
Outstanding — 6,839 shares in 2016 and 6,982 in 2015 270 270
Additional paid-in capital 1,286,953 1,285,787
Accumulated deficit (1,236,703 ) (1,227,671 )
Treasury stock — 1,591 shares in 2016 and 1,359 shares in 2015 (17,730 ) (15,355 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,482 ) (1,585 )
Total stockholders' equity 31,308   41,446  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 60,003   $ 69,084  
 
MRV Communications, Inc.
Consolidated Non-GAAP reconciliation
(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Revenue:        
GAAP revenue $ 18,947   $ 22,933   $ 59,413   $ 69,637  
Cost of revenue
GAAP cost of revenue 9,981 10,819 30,573 34,020
Stock-based charges (39 ) (35 ) (109 ) (90 )
Severance & transition costs (327 )   (652 )  
Non-GAAP adjusted cost of revenue 9,615   10,784   29,812   33,930  
 
Gross profit:
GAAP gross profit 8,966 12,114 28,840 35,617
Stock-based charges 39 35 109 90
Severance & transition costs 327     652    
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit 9,332   12,149   29,601   35,707  
Non-GAAP Gross Margin % 49.3 % 53.0 % 49.8 % 51.3 %
 
Operating expenses:
GAAP Product development and engineering 4,937 4,901 15,406 15,336
Stock-based charges (24 ) (68 ) (163 ) (161 )
Non-GAAP Product development and engineering 4,913   4,833   15,243   15,175  
 
GAAP Selling, general & administrative: 6,931 7,281 21,955 22,396
Stock-based charges (346 ) (213 ) (834 ) (507 )
Severance & transition costs (206 ) (63 ) (206 ) (349 )
Litigation costs (14 ) (105 )
Divestiture costs   (385 ) (68 ) (385 )
Non-GAAP Selling, general & administrative 6,365   6,620   20,742   21,155  
 
GAAP operating expenses: 11,868 12,182 37,361 37,732
Stock-based charges (370 ) (281 ) (997 ) (668 )
Severance & transition costs (206 ) (63 ) (206 ) (349 )
Litigation costs (14 ) (105 )
Divestiture costs   (385 ) (68 ) (385 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 11,278   $ 11,453   $ 35,985   $ 36,330  
 
MRV Communications, Inc.
Consolidated Non-GAAP reconciliation
(continued)
(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016   2015 2016   2015
       
GAAP operating loss: $ (2,902 ) $ (68 ) $ (8,521 ) $ (2,115 )
Stock-based charges 409 316 1,106 758
Severance & transition costs 533 63 858 349
Litigation costs 14 105
Divestiture costs   385   68   385  
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) (1,946 ) 696   (6,384 ) (623 )
 
Net income (loss):
GAAP net income (loss) (3,113 ) 148 (9,032 ) (2,277 )
Stock-based charges 409 316 1,106 758
Severance & transition costs 533 63 858 349
Litigation costs 14 105
Divestiture costs 385 68 385
Income tax impact (6 )   (42 )  
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) (2,163 ) 912   (6,937 ) (785 )
 
Income from Tecnonet discontinued operations 738 1,814
       
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) including income from Tecnonet discontinued operations $ (2,163 ) $ 1,650   $ (6,937 ) $ 1,029  
 
Weighted average number of shares - Basic 6,868 6,978 6,912 7,032
GAAP EPS - Continuing operations $ (0.45 ) $ 0.02 $ (1.31 ) $ (0.33 )
Non-GAAP EPS - Continuing operations (0.31 ) 0.13 (1.00 ) (0.11 )
GAAP EPS - Discontinued operations 0.11 0.26
Non-GAAP EPS - Discontinued operations 0.11 0.26
 
Weighted average number of shares - Diluted 6,868 7,014 6,912 7,032
GAAP EPS - Continuing operations $ (0.45 ) $ 0.02 $ (1.31 ) $ (0.33 )
Non-GAAP EPS - Continuing operations (0.31 ) 0.13 (1.00 ) (0.11 )
GAAP EPS - Discontinued operations 0.11 0.26
Non-GAAP EPS - Discontinued operations 0.11 0.26

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