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

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, net149,340102,014
Deferred income taxes - current15,78612,638
Prepaid income taxes4,0393,478
Prepaid expenses and other current assets6,819 6,357 
Total current assets523,192481,912
Long-term investments2,6372,923
Property, plant and equipment, net95,91297,419
Deferred income taxes - noncurrent7,2753,459
Other assets3,241 3,390 
Total assets$632,257 $589,103 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$172,855$173,991
Accrued liabilities34,12230,401
Income taxes payable6,0492,754
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt28,638 13,362 
Total current liabilities241,664220,508
Long term debt-net of current portion6,53319,395
Other long-term liabilities10,336 10,849 
Total liabilities258,533250,752
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital157,712143,806
Treasury stock (at cost)(2,030)(2,030)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(69)(76)
Retained earnings217,930  196,651 
Total Super Micro Computer Inc. stockholders' equity373,543338,351
Noncontrolling interest181  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$632,257 $589,103 
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Three Months EndedFiscal Year Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
Net sales$322,333$275,896$1,162,561$1,013,874
Cost of sales276,310 233,448 1,002,508 848,457 
Gross profit46,02342,448160,053165,417
Operating expenses:
Research and development19,55717,58075,20864,223
Sales and marketing8,3619,39133,78533,308
General and administrative5,677 6,285 23,902 21,872 
Total operating expenses33,595 33,256 132,895 119,403 
Income from operations12,4289,19227,15846,014
Interest and other income, net2484854
Interest expense(161)(161)(610)(717)
Income before income tax provision12,2919,03926,59645,351
Income tax provision3,865 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 EndedFiscal Year Ended
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
Cost of sales$257$192$953$783
Research and development1,5991,5486,5275,542
Sales and marketing3594321,5411,469
General and administrative4846502,3402,458
(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 amortization7,8357,071
Stock-based compensation expense11,36110,252
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation(865)(2,047)
Allowance for doubtful accounts929217
Provision for inventory9,7258,579
Exchange gain(153)
Deferred income taxes, net(7,010)(3,137)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net(48,255)(17,226)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(67)(1,656)
Accounts payable(2,208)61,336
Income taxes payable, net4,4908,968
Accrued liabilities4,3844,967
Other long-term liabilities(566)1,757 
Net cash provided by operating activities13,583 16,467 
Proceeds from investments3002,475
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 debt20,64133,696
Repayment of debt(18,073)(28,949)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options1,8458,549
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation8652,047
Payment of obligations under capital leases(40)(35)
Payments under receivable financing arrangements(610)(382)
Contribution from noncontrolling interests168
Minimum tax withholding paid on behalf of employees for restricted stock awards(1,034)(1,109)
Net cash provided by financing activities3,762 13,817 
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash(20)318
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
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