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Press Release -- August 10th, 2015
Source: MRV Communications
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MRV Reports Second-Quarter 2015 Results

– Growth of New Products in Network Equipment and Increased Operating Efficiencies Deliver Operating Income of $803,000 –

– Executing Strategy to Focus on Packet and Optical Networking Solutions with Sale of Network Integration Business –

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2015-- MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC), a global provider of packet and optical networking solutions, reported financial results for the three- and six- months ended June 30, 2015.

“We have made significant progress toward our goal of transforming the company into a leading provider of end-to-end packet and optical solutions for metro services edge networks,” stated MRV president and chief executive officer Mark Bonney. “As separately announced, we entered into an agreement on August 7, 2015 to sell our Network Integration business, and we achieved several notable Network Equipment highlights. We secured our first customer for both OptiPacket™ and our complete portfolio with CentraCom, a long-time MRV user who values our reliability, performance and customer service. Based on this experience and our new low-power, high-capacity and intelligent solutions, CentraCom selected MRV to expand its network and service portfolio, demonstrating our capability as an end-to-end solutions provider. Also, OptiDriver™ traction continued, as we expanded to a total of 65 customers at quarter end. Our new customers include a variety of regional and national service providers, Internet exchanges and data centers, many of which chose MRV for our 100G solutions.

“In addition to product and customer progress, we delivered significantly improved financial results. In particular, Network Equipment revenue grew over 12% and increased its operating income by $2.0 million when compared to the second quarter a year ago. We will continue to focus on building our position serving the rapidly expanding metro edge market.”

Second Quarter 2015 Results as compared to Second Quarter 2014

  • Total revenue was$42.7 million, compared to$43.1 million.
    • Network Equipment revenue of $24.5 million grew 12.4%, compared to $21.8 million.
    • Network Integration revenue was $18.2 million and when calculated on a constant currency basis would have been $22.6 million, compared to $21.4 million.
  • Total gross margin increased to 35.3% from 34.3%, reflecting the larger contribution of revenue from Network Equipment, which had gross margins of 48.7%, compared to Network Integration which had gross margins of 17.2%. Total gross profit would have been $0.7 million, or 5%, higher for the three months ended June 30, 2015 had foreign exchange rates remained the same as they were in the three months ended June 30, 2014.
  • Total GAAP operating expenses decreased to $14.3 million, or 33.5% of total revenue, from $15.9 million, or 36.9% of total revenue, reflecting improved efficiencies while maintaining the ongoing commitment to develop, market and support a differentiated product road map for the Network Equipment business.
  • GAAP operating income improved $1.9 million to $0.8 million. Both Network Equipment and Network Integration had positive GAAP operating income at $0.5 million and $1.5 million respectively, which were partially offset by corporate operating expenses of $1.3 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating income improved $1.7 million to $1.3 million, from a non-GAAP operating loss of $0.4 million.
  • GAAP net loss improved $2.0 million to $0.3 million, or $0.04 per share, from $2.3 million, or $0.31 per share.
  • Non-GAAP net income improved $1.8 million to $0.2 million, or $0.03 per share, from a non-GAAP net loss of $1.6 million, or $0.22 per share.

A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures is provided in the attached table.

Year-to-date June 30, 2015 Results as compared to year-to-date June 30, 2014

  • Total revenue amounted to $81.5 million, compared to $85.4 million. Network Equipment revenue was $46.8 million, up 6%. Network Integration revenue was $34.8 million, down 16%, primarily due to unfavorable currency exchange. Total revenue would have been $8.0 million, or 10% higher for the six months ended June 30, 2015 had foreign currency exchange rates remained the same as they were for the six months ended June 30, 2014.
  • Year-to-date, total gross margin increased to 35.5%, from 32.8%, reflecting the larger contribution of revenue from Network Equipment, which had gross margins of 50.2%, compared to Network Integration which had gross margins of 15.7%. Total gross profit would have been $1.2 million, or 4%, higher for the six months ended June 30, 2015 had foreign exchange rates remained the same as they were in the six months ended June 30, 2014.
  • GAAP operating results improved to breakeven from a $5.0 million loss in 2014. Both Network Equipment and Network Integration had positive GAAP operating income at $0.3 million and $2.0 million respectively, which were offset by a corporate operating expense of $2.4 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income improved $4.7 million to $1.2 million, from a non-GAAP operating loss of $3.4 million.
  • GAAP net loss was $1.3 million, or $0.19 per share, a $5.1 million, or $0.70 per share improvement versus 2014.
  • Non-GAAP net loss improved $4.7 million to $0.3 million, or $0.05 per share, from a non-GAAP net loss of $5.0 million, or $0.69 per share.

Cash Flow Highlights

At June 30, 2015, cash and equivalents were $13.5 million, compared to $22.4 million at December 31, 2014. From January 1, 2015 throughJune 30, 2015, the company used $4.5 million to repurchase 468,456 shares and $5.4 million to retire short-term debt.

Sale of Network Integration Business

In a separate release issued today, MRV announced it entered into an agreement on August 7, 2015 to sell Tecnonet S.p.A., its network integration subsidiary based in Rome, Italy. The consideration includes a cash payment by Maticmind to MRV of €15.6 million at closing plus a cash payment by Tecnonet to MRV of €4.1 million prior to closing to repay an outstanding intercompany obligation. MRV is entitled to seek and procure third party debt financing for Tecnonet to provide the funds for this payment, and Maticmind is obligated to assume this debt at closing. Within 60 days of closing, the parties are required to make a post-closing adjustment based on changes in debt and cash of Tecnonet between June 30, 2015 and closing, as provided for in the purchase agreement. The transaction is subject to stockholder approval at a special meeting to be held as promptly as reasonable on or before November 30, 2015.

Additional Information:

In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company will file a proxy statement and other materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in the near future. THE COMPANY URGES INVESTORS TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THESE OTHER MATERIALS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors may obtain free copies of the proxy statement (when available) as well as other filed documents containing information about the Company at http://www.sec.gov, the SEC’s free Internet site.

The Company and its executive officers and directors may be deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction. Information regarding the executive officers and directors of the Company will be included in the proxy statement to be filed with the SEC with respect to the Company’s upcoming special meeting of stockholders. More detailed information regarding the identity of the potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement and other materials to be filed with SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.

Conference Call Information:

MRV Communication's second quarter 2015 financial results conference call is scheduled to take place on Aug. 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 800-753-9188, and for international calls dial 719-785-1748 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 5309177. The conference call will also be broadcast live at www.mrv.com 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 877-870-5176, and internationally dial 858-384-5517. The access code is 5309177.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global supplier of packet and optical solutions that power the world’s largest networks. MRV products combine innovative hardware with intelligent software to make networks smarter, faster and more efficient. Dedicated to the continued success of our customers, MRV enables service providers, data center operators and large enterprises to cost-effectively evolve their networks to address mission-critical applications, such as high-capacity cloud and data center connectivity, business services, mobile backhaul and the migration to virtualized and programmable networks. Founded in 1988, MRV is headquartered in Southern California with additional marketing, research and development facilities outside of Boston and in Israel. For more information please visit www.mrv.com.

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 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, fair value adjustments, litigation costs, severance and related restructuring costs, 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.

Certain revenue information is presented on a constant currency basis. The company presents this supplemental revenue information, because it believes doing so facilitates a comparison of its operating results from period to period without regard to changes resulting solely from fluctuations in currency rates. The company calculates constant currency revenue growth by comparing current-period revenues to prior-period revenues with both periods converted at the U.S. Dollar/local currency average foreign exchange rate for each month of the prior period for the currencies in which it does business.

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," "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, 2014, 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 August 10, 2015 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
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue:
Product revenue $ 31,156 $ 30,671 $ 59,487 $ 62,215
Service revenue 11,558 12,453 22,000 23,227
Total revenue 42,714 43,124 81,487 85,442
Cost of Revenue:
Cost of product 20,072 19,210 37,835 40,112
Cost of services 7,550 9,132 14,684 17,297
Total cost of revenue 27,622 28,342 52,519 57,409
Gross profit 15,092 14,782 28,968 28,033
Operating expenses:
Product development and engineering 5,310 5,392 10,435 10,970
Selling, general and administrative 8,979 10,516 18,541 22,038
Total operating expenses 14,289 15,908 28,976 33,008
Operating Income (loss) 803 (1,126 ) (8 ) (4,975 )
Interest expense (50 ) (40 ) (99 ) (190 )
Other expense, net (281 ) (420 ) (301 ) (387 )
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes 472 (1,586 ) (408 ) (5,552 )
Provision for income taxes 752 681 940 932
Net Loss $ (280 ) $ (2,267 ) $ (1,348 ) $ (6,484 )
Net loss per share — basic $ (0.04 ) $ (0.31 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.89 )
Net loss per share — diluted $ (0.04 ) $ (0.31 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.89 )
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic 6,988 7,360 7,059 7,322
Diluted 6,988 7,360 7,059 7,322

MRV Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except par values)

(unaudited)

   June 30,   
2015

December 31,
2014
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,516 $ 22,422
Restricted time deposits 194 235
Accounts receivable, net 43,118 43,513
Other receivables 10,924 11,012
Inventories, net 17,316 21,683
Income taxes receivable 558
Deferred income taxes 670 535
Other current assets 6,004 5,454
Total current assets 91,742 105,412
Property and equipment, net 4,605 4,890
Deferred income taxes 1,777 2,105
Intangible assets, net 1,275 1,364
Other assets 653 801
Total assets $ 100,052 $ 114,572
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt $ $ 5,402
Deferred consideration payable 233 233
Accounts payable 23,242 24,327
Accrued liabilities 14,732 14,545
Deferred revenue 13,394 13,527
Other current liabilities 408 297
Total current liabilities 52,009 58,331
Other long-term liabilities 4,623 5,271
Commitments and contingencies
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 — 8,318 shares in 2015 and 8,242 shares in 2014
Outstanding — 6,993 shares in 2015 and 7,386 in 2014 270 270
Additional paid-in capital 1,285,015 1,284,483
Accumulated deficit (1,221,840 ) (1,220,492 )
Treasury stock — 1,325 shares in 2015 and 856 shares in 2014 (14,962 ) (10,412 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (5,063 ) (2,879 )
Total stockholders' equity 43,420 50,970
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 100,052 $ 114,572

MRV Communications, Inc.

Segmented Operating Data

(In thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue
Network Equipment $ 24,536 $ 21,833 $ 46,813 $ 44,152
Network Integration 18,195 21,355 34,783 41,408
Total before intersegment adjustments 42,731 43,188 81,596 85,560
Intersegment adjustments (17 ) (64 ) (109 ) (118 )
Total $ 42,714 $ 43,124 $ 81,487 $ 85,442
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Gross profit
Network Equipment $ 11,959 $ 11,185 $ 23,503 $ 21,944
Network Integration 3,133 3,598 5,464 6,088
Total before intersegment adjustments 15,092 14,783 28,967 28,032
Intersegment adjustments (1 ) 1 1
Total $ 15,092 $ 14,782 $ 28,968 $ 28,033
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Operating Expenses
Network Equipment $ 11,439 $ 12,688 $ 23,181 $ 26,287
Network Integration 1,600 1,894 3,426 3,538
Total before intersegment adjustments 13,039 14,582 26,607 29,825
Corporate unallocated operating expenses and adjustments 1,250 1,326 2,369 3,183
Total $ 14,289 $ 15,908 $ 28,976 $ 33,008
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Operating Income (loss)
Network Equipment $ 520 $ (1,503 ) $ 322 $ (4,343 )
Network Integration 1,533 1,704 2,038 2,550
Total before intersegment adjustments 2,053 201 2,360 (1,793 )
Corporate unallocated operating loss and adjustments (1,250 ) (1,327 ) (2,368 ) (3,182 )
Total $ 803 $ (1,126 ) $ (8 ) $ (4,975 )

Non-GAAP reconciliation

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)

Consolidated amounts Network Equipment Network Integration
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue:
GAAP revenue $ 42,714 $ 43,124 $ 24,519 $ 21,769 $ 18,195 $ 21,355
Cost of revenue
GAAP cost of revenue 27,622 28,342 12,560 10,585 15,062 17,757
Stock-based charges (25 ) (33 ) (25 ) (33 )
Non-GAAP adjusted cost of revenue $ 27,597 $ 28,309 $ 12,535 $ 10,552 $ 15,062 $ 17,757
Gross profit:
GAAP gross profit $ 15,092 $ 14,782 $ 11,959 $ 11,184 $ 3,133 $ 3,598
Stock-based charges 25 33 25 33
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit $ 15,117 $ 14,815 $ 11,984 $ 11,217 $ 3,133 $ 3,598
Operating expenses:
GAAP Product development and engineering $ 5,310 $ 5,392 $ 5,310 $ 5,391 $ $
Stock-based charges (44 ) (50 ) (44 ) (50 )
Non-GAAP Product development and engineering $ 5,266 $ 5,342 $ 5,266 $ 5,341 $ $
GAAP Selling, general & administrative 7,729 9,192 6,129 7,297 1,600 1,894
Stock-based charges (76 ) (103 ) (67 ) (87 ) (9 ) (16 )
Severance (159 ) (211 ) (159 ) (211 )
Litigation costs (41 ) (82 ) (82 ) (41 )
Non-GAAP Selling, general & administrative $ 7,453 $ 8,796 $ 5,903 $ 6,917 $ 1,550 $ 1,878
GAAP Corporate charges (1) 1,250 1,324
Stock-based charges (100 ) (142 )
Severance (37 )
Litigation costs (4 ) (96 )
Non-GAAP Corporate charges $ 1,109 $ 1,086 $ $ $ $
GAAP operating expenses $ 14,289 $ 15,908 $ 11,439 $ 12,688 $ 1,600 $ 1,894
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 13,828 $ 15,224 $ 11,169 $ 12,258 $ 1,550 $ 1,878
GAAP operating income (loss) (1) $ 803 $ (1,126 ) $ 520 $ (1,504 ) $ 1,533 $ 1,704
Stock-based charges 245 328 136 170 9 16
Severance 196 211 159 211
Litigation costs 45 178 82 41
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income (loss) $ 1,289 $ (409 ) $ 815 $ (1,041 ) $ 1,583 $ 1,720

Non-GAAP reconciliation

(continued)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)

Consolidated amounts Network Equipment Network Integration
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014
Net Income (loss) (1)
GAAP net income (loss) $ (280 ) $ (2,267 ) $ 200 $ (1,577 ) $ 1,011 $ 575
Stock-based charges 245 328 136 170 9 16
Severance 196 211 159 211
Litigation costs 45 178 82 41
Income tax impact (18 ) (71 ) (33 ) (16 )
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) $ 188 $ (1,621 ) $ 495 $ (1,147 ) $ 1,045 $ 591
Weighted average number of shares 6,988 7,360
GAAP EPS - Basic and Diluted $ (0.04 ) $ (0.31 )
Non-GAAP EPS - Basic and Diluted $ 0.03 $ (0.22 )
(1)

Consolidated amounts presented in the above tables include corporate unallocated operating expenses and intersegment adjustments which are not reflected in Network Equipment or Network Integration, therefore amounts may not total.

Non-GAAP reconciliation

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)

Consolidated amounts Network Equipment Network Integration
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue:
GAAP revenue $ 81,487 $ 85,442 $ 46,704 $ 44,034 $ 34,783 $ 41,408
Cost of revenue
GAAP cost of revenue 52,519 57,409 23,200 22,089 29,319 35,320
Stock-based charges (55 ) (53 ) (55 ) (53 )
Non-GAAP adjusted cost of revenue $ 52,464 $ 57,356 $ 23,145 $ 22,036 $ 29,319 $ 35,320
Gross profit:
GAAP gross profit $ 28,968 $ 28,033 $ 23,504 $ 21,945 $ 5,464 $ 6,088
Stock-based charges 55 53 55 53
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit $ 29,023 $ 28,086 $ 23,559 $ 21,998 $ 5,464 $ 6,088
Operating expenses:
GAAP Product development and engineering $ 10,435 $ 10,970 $ 10,435 $ 10,970 $ $
Stock-based charges (93 ) (73 ) (93 ) (73 )
Non-GAAP Product development and engineering $ 10,342 $ 10,897 $ 10,342 $ 10,897 $ $
GAAP Selling, general & administrative 16,174 18,855 12,748 15,317 3,426 3,538
Stock-based charges (126 ) (130 ) (111 ) (122 ) (15 ) (8 )
Severance (249 ) (472 ) (249 ) (472 )
Litigation costs (475 ) (82 ) (82 ) (475 )
Non-GAAP Selling, general & administrative $ 15,324 $ 18,171 $ 12,388 $ 14,641 $ 2,936 $ 3,530
GAAP Corporate charges (1) 2,367 3,183
Stock-based charges (183 ) (219 )
Severance (37 )
Litigation costs (4 ) (96 )
Warrant revaluation charges (406 )
Non-GAAP Corporate charges $ 2,143 $ 2,462 $ $ $ $
GAAP operating expenses $ 28,976 $ 33,008 $ 23,183 $ 26,287 $ 3,426 $ 3,538
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 27,809 $ 31,530 $ 22,730 $ 25,538 $ 2,936 $ 3,530
GAAP operating income (loss) (1) $ (8 ) $ (4,975 ) $ 321 $ (4,342 ) $ 2,038 $ 2,550
Stock-based charges 457 475 259 248 15 8
Severance 286 472 249 472
Litigation costs 479 178 82 475
Warrant revaluation charges 406
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income (loss) $ 1,214 $ (3,444 ) $ 829 $ (3,540 ) $ 2,528 $ 2,558

Non-GAAP reconciliation

(continued)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)

Consolidated amounts Network Equipment Network Integration
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014
Net Income (loss) (1)
GAAP net income (loss) $ (1,348 ) $ (6,484 ) $ (129 ) $ (4,429 ) $ 1,209 $ 895
Stock-based charges 457 475 259 248 15 8
Severance 286 472 249 472
Litigation costs 479 178 82 475
Warrant revaluation charges 406
Income tax impact (192 ) (71 ) (33 ) (190 )
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) $ (318 ) $ (5,024 ) $ 379 $ (3,660 ) $ 1,509 $ 903
Weighted average number of shares 7,059 7,322
GAAP EPS - Basic and Diluted $ (0.19 ) $ (0.89 )
Non-GAAP EPS - Basic and Diluted $ (0.05 ) $ (0.69 )
(1)

Consolidated amounts presented in the above tables include corporate unallocated operating expenses and intersegment adjustments which are not reflected in Network Equipment or Network Integration, therefore amounts may not total.

Source: MRV Communications

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