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Press Release -- May 31st, 2012
Source: Ciena
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Ciena Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Increases revenue 14% year-over-year

Achieves 3% as-adjusted operating profit

Increases cash position by $35 million

LINTHICUM, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Ciena® Corporation (CIEN), the network specialist, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2012.

For the fiscal second quarter 2012, Ciena reported revenue of $477.6 million.

On the basis of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Ciena's net loss for the fiscal second quarter 2012 was $(27.8) million, or $(0.28) per common share, which compares to a GAAP net loss of $(62.7) million, or $(0.66) per common share, for the fiscal second quarter 2011.

Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fiscal second quarter 2012 was $3.7 million, or $0.04 per common share, which compares to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net loss of $(22.4) million, or $(0.24) per common share, for the fiscal second quarter 2011.

“Our second quarter was highlighted by strong revenue growth and positive overall operating performance, which demonstrated our ability to deliver operating leverage,” said Gary Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. “We remain confident that we are well positioned for future growth and continue to expect our second half operating results to be stronger than the first half.”

Fiscal Second Quarter 2012 Performance Summary

The tables below (in millions, except percentage data) provide comparisons of certain quarterly results to prior periods, including sequential quarterly and year-over-year changes. A reconciliation between the GAAP and adjusted (non-GAAP) measures contained in this release is included in Appendix A.

GAAP Results
Q2 Q1 Q2 Period Change
FY 2012 FY 2012 FY 2011 Q-T-Q* Y-T-Y*
Revenue $ 477.6 $ 416.7 $ 417.9 14.6 % 14.3 %
Gross margin 38.3 % 40.3 % 39.7 % (2.0 )% (1.4 )%
Operating expense $ 194.4 $ 198.9 $ 221.5 (2.3 )% (12.2 )%
Operating margin (2.4 )% (7.5 )% (13.3 )% 5.1 % 10.9 %
Non-GAAP Results
Q2 Q1 Q2 Period Change
FY 2012 FY 2012 FY 2011 Q-T-Q* Y-T-Y*
Revenue $ 477.6 $ 416.7 $ 417.9 14.6 % 14.3 %
Adj. gross margin 39.6 % 41.9 % 41.3 % (2.3 )% (1.7 )%
Adj. operating expense $ 172.9 $ 175.4 $ 186.0 (1.4 )% (7.0 )%
Adj. operating margin 3.4 % (0.2 )% (3.2 )% 3.6 % 6.6 %
Revenue by Segment
Q2 FY 2012 Q1 FY 2012 Q2 FY 2011
Revenue % Revenue % Revenue %
Packet-Optical Transport $ 318.0 66.6 $ 266.3 63.9 $ 272.6 65.2
Packet-Optical Switching 31.0 6.5 43.4 10.4 31.3 7.5
Carrier-Ethernet Solutions 30.6 6.4 21.9 5.3 30.9 7.4
Software and Services 98.0 20.5 85.1 20.4 83.1 19.9
Total $ 477.6 100.0 $ 416.7 100.0 $ 417.9 100.0

* Denotes % change, or in the case of margin, absolute change

Additional Performance Metrics for Fiscal Second Quarter 2012

  • Non-U.S. customers contributed 47% of total revenue
  • Two 10%-plus customers represented a total of 27% of revenue
  • Cash and investments totaled $635.7 million
  • Cash flow from operations totaled $60.5 million
  • Free cash flow totaled $52.2 million
  • Average days' sales outstanding (DSOs) were 75
  • Accounts receivable balance was $397.3 million
  • Inventories totaled $242.7 million, including:
    • Raw materials: $40.0 million
    • Work in process: $12.5 million
    • Finished goods: $163.4 million
    • Deferred cost of sales: $64.5 million
    • Reserve for excess and obsolescence: $(37.7) million
  • Product inventory turns were 3.9
  • Headcount totaled 4,387

Business Outlook for Fiscal Third Quarter 2012

Statements relating to business outlook are forward-looking in nature and actual results may differ materially. These statements should be read in the context of the Notes to Investors below.

Ciena expects fiscal third quarter 2012 financial performance to include:

  • Revenue in the range of $455 to $485 million
  • Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross margin of approximately 40 percent
  • Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense in the low to mid $180s million range

Live Web Broadcast of Unaudited Fiscal Second Quarter 2012 Results

Ciena will host a discussion of its unaudited fiscal second quarter 2012 results with investors and financial analysts today, Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern). The live broadcast of the discussion will be available via Ciena's homepage at http://www.ciena.com/. An archived version of the discussion will be available shortly following the conclusion of the live broadcast on the Investor Relations page of Ciena's website at: www.ciena.com/investors.

Notes to Investors

Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on current expectations, forecasts, assumptions and other information available to the Company as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Forward-looking statements in this release include: "Our second quarter was highlighted by strong revenue growth and positive overall operating performance, which demonstrated our ability to deliver operating leverage”; “We remain confident that we are well positioned for future growth and continue to expect our second half operating results to be stronger than the first half”; "Ciena expects fiscal third quarter 2012 financial performance to include revenue in the range of $455 to $485 million, adjusted (non-GAAP) gross margin percentage of approximately 40 percent, adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense in the low to mid $180s million range."

Ciena's actual results, performance or events may differ materially from these forward-looking statements made or implied due a number of risks and uncertainties relating to Ciena's business, including: the effect of broader economic and market conditions on our customers and their business; changes in network spending or network strategy by large communication service providers; seasonality and the timing and size of customer orders, including our ability to recognize revenue relating to such sales; the level of competitive pressure we encounter; the product, customer and geographic mix of sales within the period; supply chain disruptions and the level of success relating to efforts to optimize Ciena's operations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates affecting revenue and operating expense; and the other risk factors disclosed in Ciena's Annual Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 8, 2012. Ciena assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information included in this press release.

Non-GAAP Presentation of Quarterly Results. This release includes non-GAAP measures of Ciena's gross profit, operating expense, income (loss) from operations, net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share. In evaluating the operating performance of Ciena's business, management excludes certain charges and credits that are required by GAAP. These items share one or more of the following characteristics: they are unusual and Ciena does not expect them to recur in the ordinary course of its business; they do not involve the expenditure of cash; they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course; or their magnitude and timing is largely outside of Ciena's control. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures below provide management and investors useful information and meaningful insight to the operating performance of the business. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to Ciena's GAAP results and these measures are not intended to be a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Ciena's non-GAAP measures and the related adjustments may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies and should only be used to evaluate Ciena's results of operations in conjunction with our corresponding GAAP results. To the extent not previously disclosed in a prior Ciena financial results press release, Appendix A to this press release sets forth a complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures contained in this release.

CIENA CORPORATION
CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
Quarter Ended April 30, Six Months Ended April 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Revenue:
Products $ 336,026 $ 384,726 $ 688,453 $ 718,399
Services 81,868 92,891 162,749 175,903
Total revenue 417,894 477,617 851,202 894,302
Cost of goods sold:
Products 202,665 234,372 417,066 432,124
Services 49,396 60,304 99,797 111,481
Total cost of goods sold 252,061 294,676 516,863 543,605
Gross profit 165,833 182,941 334,339 350,697
Operating expenses:
Research and development 99,624 90,399 195,414 180,063
Selling and marketing 61,768 62,517 118,860 126,928
General and administrative 32,480 27,080 70,794 56,480
Acquisition and integration costs 10,741 (410 ) 34,926 (146 )
Amortization of intangible assets 13,674 12,967 42,458 26,438
Restructuring costs 3,164 1,851 4,686 3,573
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (3,289 )
Total operating expenses 221,451 194,404 463,849 393,336
Loss from operations (55,618 ) (11,463 ) (129,510 ) (42,639 )
Interest and other income (loss), net 4,229 (4,387 ) 10,494 (9,274 )
Interest expense (9,406 ) (9,646 ) (18,956 ) (19,216 )
Loss before income taxes (60,795 ) (25,496 ) (137,972 ) (71,129 )
Provision for income taxes 1,891 2,284 3,770 4,304
Net loss $ (62,686 ) $ (27,780 ) $ (141,742 ) $ (75,433 )
Basic net loss per common share $ (0.66 ) $ (0.28 ) $ (1.49 ) $ (0.77 )
Diluted net loss per potential common share $ (0.66 ) $ (0.28 ) $ (1.49 ) $ (0.77 )
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 95,360 98,981 94,928 98,525
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding 95,360 98,981 94,928 98,525
CIENA CORPORATION
CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
October 31, 2011 April 30, 2012
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 541,896 $ 585,547
Short-term investments 50,166
Accounts receivable, net 417,509 397,291
Inventories 230,076 242,724
Prepaid expenses and other 143,357 133,874
Total current assets 1,332,838 1,409,602
Long-term investments 50,264
Equipment, furniture and fixtures, net 122,558 115,773
Other intangible assets, net 331,635 293,769
Other long-term assets 114,123 109,496
Total assets $ 1,951,418 $ 1,928,640
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 157,116 $ 174,176
Accrued liabilities 197,004 203,956
Deferred revenue 99,373 107,100
Total current liabilities
453,493 485,232
Long-term deferred revenue 24,425 22,734
Other long-term obligations 17,263 19,550
Convertible notes payable 1,442,364 1,442,193
Total liabilities 1,937,545 1,969,709
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock – par value $0.01; 20,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding
Common stock – par value $0.01; 290,000,000 shares authorized; 97,440,436 and 99,151,981 shares issued and outstanding 974 992
Additional paid-in capital 5,753,236 5,775,764
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 31 (2,024 )
Accumulated deficit (5,740,368 ) (5,815,801 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit) 13,873 (41,069 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) $ 1,951,418 $ 1,928,640
CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
Six Months Ended April 30,
2011 2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (141,742 ) $ (75,433 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Amortization of discount on marketable securities (12 ) (26 )
Change in fair value of embedded redemption feature (9,160 ) 4,730
Depreciation of equipment, furniture and fixtures, and amortization of leasehold improvements 29,367 29,079
Share-based compensation costs 18,886 16,830
Amortization of intangible assets 56,637 37,865
Deferred tax provision (benefit) 120 (46 )
Provision for inventory excess and obsolescence 6,413 13,982
Provision for warranty 5,646 16,615
Other 3,354 3,335
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:
Accounts receivable (48,351 ) 19,107
Inventories (30,490 ) (26,630 )
Prepaid expenses and other 963 19,597
Accounts payable, accruals and other obligations (26,078 ) 8,315
Deferred revenue 18,999 6,036
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (115,448 ) 73,356
Cash flows used in investing activities:
Payments for equipment, furniture, fixtures and intellectual property (29,420 ) (16,150 )
Restricted cash (11,853 ) (17,202 )
Purchase of available for sale securities (49,894 )
Proceeds from sale of cost method investment 524
Receipt of contingent consideration related to business acquisition 16,394
Net cash used in investing activities (74,773 ) (32,828 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayment of capital lease obligations (699 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 7,525 5,715
Net cash provided by financing activities 7,525 5,016
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 849 (1,893 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (182,696 ) 45,544
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 688,687 541,896
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 506,840 $ 585,547
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information
Cash paid during the period for interest $ 16,411 $ 16,520
Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net $ (231 ) $ 5,811
Non-cash investing and financing activities
Purchase of equipment in accounts payable $ 3,242 $ 4,004
Fixed assets acquired under capital leases $ 1,401 $ 4,427
APPENDIX A - Reconciliation of Adjusted (Non- GAAP) Quarterly Measurements
Quarter Ended
Apr. 30,
2011 2012
Gross Profit Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)
GAAP gross profit $ 165,833 $ 182,941
Share-based compensation-products 505 460
Share-based compensation-services 502 367
Amortization of intangible assets 5,827 5,484
Total adjustments related to gross profit 6,834 6,311
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit $ 172,667 $ 189,252
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit percentage 41.3 % 39.6 %
Operating Expense Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)
GAAP operating expense $ 221,451 $ 194,404
Share-based compensation-research and development 2,597 2,092
Share-based compensation-sales and marketing 3,143 2,820
Share-based compensation-general and administrative 2,140 2,141
Acquisition and integration costs 10,741 (410 )
Amortization of intangible assets 13,674 12,967
Restructuring costs 3,164 1,851
Total adjustments related to operating expense 35,459 21,461
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense $ 185,992 $ 172,943
Income (Loss) from Operations Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)
GAAP loss from operations $ (55,618 ) $ (11,463 )
Total adjustments related to gross profit 6,834 6,311
Total adjustments related to operating expense 35,459 21,461
Adjusted (non-GAAP) income (loss) from operations $ (13,325 ) 16,309
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating margin percentage (3.2 )% 3.4 %
Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation (GAAP/non-GAAP)
GAAP net loss $ (62,686 ) $ (27,780 )
Total adjustments related to gross profit 6,834 6,311
Total adjustments related to operating expense 35,459 21,461
Change in fair value of embedded redemption feature (2,030 ) 3,750
Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income (loss) $ (22,423 ) $ 3,742
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 95,360 98,981
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding 95,360 100,715
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share
GAAP diluted net loss per common share $ (0.66 ) $ (0.28 )
Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income (loss) per common share $ (0.24 ) $ 0.04

The adjusted (non-GAAP) measures above and their reconciliation to Ciena's GAAP results for the periods presented reflect adjustments relating to the following items:

  • Share-based compensation expense - a non-cash expense incurred in accordance with share-based compensation accounting guidance.
  • Amortization of intangible assets - a non-cash expense arising from the acquisition of intangible assets, principally developed technologies and customer-related intangibles acquired from the MEN Business, that Ciena is required to amortize over its expected useful life.
  • Acquisition and integration costs - reflects transaction expense, and consulting and third party service fees associated with the acquisition of the Nortel MEN Business and the integration of this business into Ciena's operations.
  • Restructuring costs - costs incurred as a result of restructuring activities (or in the case of recoveries, previous restructuring activities) taken to align resources with perceived market opportunities.
  • Change in fair value of embedded redemption feature - a non-cash unrealized gain or loss reflective of a mark to market fair value adjustment of an embedded derivative related to the redemption feature of Ciena's outstanding 4.0% senior convertible notes.
Contact:
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Press Contact:
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