Super Micro Computer, Inc. Announces 4th Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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Super Micro Computer, Inc. Announces 4th Quarter 2013 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NAS: SMCI) , a leader in application optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced fourth quarter and full-year financial results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Fiscal 4th Quarter Highlights

  • Quarterly net sales of $322.3 million, up 15.9% from the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 and up 16.8% from the same quarter of last year.
  • GAAP net income of $8.4 million, up 19.7% from the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 and up 52.9% from the same quarter of last year.
  • GAAP gross margin of 14.3%, up from 14.0% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 and down from 15.4% in the same quarter of last year.
  • Server solutions accounted for 47.4% of net sales compared with 41.8% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 and 44.6% in the same quarter of last year.

Net sales for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2013 totaled $322.3 million, up 15.9% from $278.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. No customer accounted for more than 10% of net sales during the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $8.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share, an increase of 52.9% from the net income of $5.5 million, or $0.12 per diluted share in the same period a year ago. Included in net income for the quarter is $2.7 million of stock-based compensation expense (pre-tax). Excluding this item and the related tax effect, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $11.3 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the same quarter of the prior year. On a sequential basis, non-GAAP net income increased from the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 by $1.3 million or $0.03 per diluted share.

GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter was 14.3% compared to 15.4% in the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter was 14.4% compared to 15.5% in the same period a year ago. GAAP gross margin and Non-GAAP gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 were each 14.0% and 14.1%, respectively.

The Company's cash and cash equivalents and short and long term investments at June 30, 2013 were $95.7 million compared to $83.8 million at June 30, 2012. Free cash flow for the year ended June 30, 2013 was $8.6 million primarily due to a decrease in inventory for hard disk drives.

Fiscal Year 2013 Summary

Net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 were $1,162.6 million, up 14.7% from $1,013.9 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2013 decreased to $21.3 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, a decrease of 28.7% from $29.9 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2012. Excluding $11.4 million of stock based-compensation expense and related tax effect, non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year 2013 was $32.2 million or $0.73 per diluted share, a decrease of 16.5% compared to $38.6 million or $0.86 per diluted share for fiscal year 2012.

Business Outlook & Management Commentary

The Company expects net sales of $295 million to $315 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 ending September 30, 2014. The Company expects non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of approximately $0.17 to $0.23 for the first quarter.

"The fourth quarter was a record high for Supermicro with growth at 16.8% higher year over year and which again outpaced the industry's growth rate. Virtually all market segments delivered strong growth from our rackmount servers and especially our FatTwin line of servers to our storage, blade, GPU, MicroCloud and switches," said Charles Liang, CEO and Chairman. "We start a new fiscal year with the strongest product lines in our history and with our global operations ready for growth. We believe that with this strong foundation we will continue our growth trend in fiscal 2014."

It is currently expected that the outlook will not be updated until the Company's next quarterly earnings announcement, notwithstanding subsequent developments. However, the Company may update the outlook or any portion thereof at any time. Such updates will take place only by way of a news release or other broadly disseminated disclosure available to all interested parties in accordance with Regulation FD.

Conference Call Information

Super Micro Computer will discuss these financial results in a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT, today. To participate the conference, please call 1-888-471-3843 (international callers dial 1-719-325-2472) 10 minutes prior. A recording of the conference will be available until 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (international callers dial 1-858-384-5517) and entering replay PIN 1121163. The live web cast and recording of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section at two hours after the conference conclusion. They will remain available until the Company's next earnings call.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our expected financial and operating results, our ability to build and grow Super Micro Computer, the benefits of our products and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: our dependence on continued growth in the markets for X86, blade servers and embedded applications, increased competition, difficulties of predicting timing, introduction and customer acceptance of new products, poor product sales, difficulties in establishing and maintaining successful relationships with our distributors and vendors, shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, our ability to control the rate of expansion domestically and internationally, difficulty managing rapid growth and general political, economic and market conditions and events. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in such filings.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP gross margin discussed in this press release excludes stock-based compensation expense for prior periods. Non-GAAP net income and net income per share discussed in this press release exclude stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effect of the applicable items. Management presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the Company's performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the Company's financial and operational performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, detailed reconciliations between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided at the end of this press release. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in the Company's SEC filings.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NAS: SMCI) , a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Datacenter, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro's advanced server Building Block Solutions® offers a vast array of modular, interoperable components for building energy-efficient, application-optimized computing solutions. This broad line of products includes servers, blades, GPU systems, workstations, motherboards, chassis, power supplies, storage technologies, networking solutions and SuperRack® cabinets/accessories. Architecture innovations include Twin Architecture, SuperServer®, SuperBlade®, MicroCloud, Super Storage Bridge Bay (SBB), Double-Sided Storage, Universal I/O (UIO) and WIO expansion technology all of which deliver unrivaled performance and value. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative by providing customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Supermicro, SuperServer, SuperBlade, Building Block Solutions, SuperRack, Double-Sided Storage and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

(In thousands)
    June 30,
  June 30,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 93,038 $ 80,826
Accounts receivable, net 149,340 102,014
Inventory 254,170 276,599
Deferred income taxes - current 15,786 12,638
Prepaid income taxes 4,039 3,478
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,819   6,357  
Total current assets 523,192 481,912
Long-term investments 2,637 2,923
Property, plant and equipment, net 95,912 97,419
Deferred income taxes - noncurrent 7,275 3,459
Other assets 3,241   3,390  
Total assets $ 632,257   $ 589,103  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 172,855 $ 173,991
Accrued liabilities 34,122 30,401
Income taxes payable 6,049 2,754
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt 28,638   13,362  
Total current liabilities 241,664 220,508
Long term debt-net of current portion 6,533 19,395
Other long-term liabilities 10,336   10,849  
Total liabilities 258,533 250,752
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 157,712 143,806
Treasury stock (at cost) (2,030 ) (2,030 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (69 ) (76 )
Retained earnings 217,930     196,651  
Total Super Micro Computer Inc. stockholders' equity 373,543 338,351
Noncontrolling interest 181    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 632,257   $ 589,103  
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
Net sales $ 322,333 $ 275,896 $ 1,162,561 $ 1,013,874
Cost of sales 276,310   233,448   1,002,508   848,457  
Gross profit 46,023 42,448 160,053 165,417
Operating expenses:
Research and development 19,557 17,580 75,208 64,223
Sales and marketing 8,361 9,391 33,785 33,308
General and administrative 5,677   6,285   23,902   21,872  
Total operating expenses 33,595   33,256   132,895   119,403  
Income from operations 12,428 9,192 27,158 46,014
Interest and other income, net 24 8 48 54
Interest expense (161 ) (161 ) (610 ) (717 )
Income before income tax provision 12,291 9,039 26,596 45,351
Income tax provision 3,865   3,529   5,317   15,498  
Net income $ 8,426   $ 5,510   $ 21,279   $ 29,853  
Net income per common share:
Basic $ 0.20   $ 0.13   $ 0.50   $ 0.72  
Diluted $ 0.19   $ 0.12   $ 0.48   $ 0.67  
Weighted-average shares used in calculation of net income per common share:
Basic (a) 42,267   41,535   41,992   40,890  
Diluted (b) 43,918   44,738   43,907   44,152  

Stock-based compensation is included in the following cost and expense categories by period (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
Cost of sales $ 257 $ 192 $ 953 $ 783
Research and development 1,599 1,548 6,527 5,542
Sales and marketing 359 432 1,541 1,469
General and administrative 484 650 2,340 2,458
(In thousands)
  Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2013   2012
Net income $ 21,279 $ 29,853
Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 7,835 7,071
Stock-based compensation expense 11,361 10,252
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (865 ) (2,047 )
Allowance for doubtful accounts 929 217
Provision for inventory 9,725 8,579
Exchange gain (153 )
Deferred income taxes, net (7,010 ) (3,137 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (48,255 ) (17,226 )
Inventory 12,704 (92,467 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (67 ) (1,656 )
Accounts payable (2,208 ) 61,336
Income taxes payable, net 4,490 8,968
Accrued liabilities 4,384 4,967
Other long-term liabilities (566 ) 1,757  
Net cash provided by operating activities 13,583   16,467  
Proceeds from investments 300 2,475
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (5,001 ) (24,862 )
Restricted cash (412 ) (32 )
Investment in a privately held company (168 )
Land deposit refund   2,868  
Net cash used in investing activities (5,113 ) (19,719 )
Proceeds from debt 20,641 33,696
Repayment of debt (18,073 ) (28,949 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 1,845 8,549
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 865 2,047
Payment of obligations under capital leases (40 ) (35 )
Payments under receivable financing arrangements (610 ) (382 )
Contribution from noncontrolling interests 168
Minimum tax withholding paid on behalf of employees for restricted stock awards (1,034 ) (1,109 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 3,762   13,817  
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash (20 ) 318
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
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