Infinera Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

January 29, 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - Infinera Corporation ( NASDAQ : INFN ), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks", today released financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2013.

GAAP revenues for the quarter were $139.1 million compared to $142.0 million in the third quarter of 2013 and $128.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

GAAP gross margins for the quarter were 40% compared to 48% in the third quarter of 2013 and 34% in the fourth quarter of 2012. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(10.2) million, or $(0.08) per share, compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013 and a net loss of $(16.1) million, or $(0.14) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP gross margins for the quarter were 41% compared to 49% in the third quarter of 2013 and 36% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(0.2) million, or breakeven on an earnings per share basis, compared to net income of $12.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 and net loss of $(6.0) million, or $(0.05) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. These Non-GAAP measures exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and the amortization of debt discount on our convertible senior notes.

GAAP revenues for the year were $544.1 million compared to $438.4 million in 2012.

GAAP gross margins for the year were 40% compared to 36% in 2012. GAAP net loss for the year was $(32.1) million, or $(0.27) per share compared to $(85.3) million, or $(0.77) per share in 2012. 

Non-GAAP gross margins for the year were 42% compared to 38% in 2012. Non-GAAP net income for the year was $4.0 million or $0.03 per diluted share in 2013, compared to net loss of $(43.5) million or $(0.38) per diluted share in 2012. These Non-GAAP measures exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and the amortization of debt discount on our convertible senior notes.

A further explanation of the use of non-GAAP financial information and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the GAAP equivalents can be found at the end of this release. 

Management Commentary

"The fourth quarter was a solid finish to a very good year for Infinera, driven by continued acceptance of the DTN-X," said Tom Fallon, chief executive officer. "We received purchase commitments from three additional customers in the quarter, including one new to Infinera, and we set another quarterly record for 100G port shipments.

"Our financial results for 2013 demonstrate the strong potential of the DTN-X. Revenues grew 24%, at least double the long haul DWDM market growth estimated by industry analysts; gross margins expanded significantly; we achieved $4 million Non-GAAP net income compared with $43.5 million Non-GAAP net loss in 2012; and we generated $12 million in net free cash flow for the year. Since its introduction in mid 2012, we have received purchase commitments for the DTN-X from a total of 42 customers, representing a cross section of industries including Tier 1 carriers, cable operators, Internet content providers and bandwidth wholesalers. Of these, 15 are new customers to Infinera. These achievements met or exceeded the targets that we provided at our Analyst Day in December of 2012.

"As we look ahead, we believe the opportunity for the DTN-X remains wide open with the 100G cycle still in its early stages. Infinera's Intelligent Transport Network and the DTN-X offers important differentiated features, including its super-channel scale, converged OTN switching and GMPLS network automation. For 2014, we plan to continue our focus on winning new deployments and gaining market share, while driving enhanced profitability, and we remain optimistic about our outlook over the short, intermediate and long-term." 

Conference Call Information:

Infinera will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter results and its outlook for the first quarter today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the Investor Relations' section of the company's website at www.infinera.com . Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for 90 days. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-866-379-4236 . International parties can access the replay at 1-203-369-0338 .

About Infinera

Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com .

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies including statements regarding the opportunity for DTN-X and the Company's plans for 2014. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our reliance on single-source suppliers, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact our business are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 5, 2013, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov . Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP measures that exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of debt discount on our convertible senior notes. We believe these adjustments are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of our underlying financial performance and also our prospects for the future and are considered by management for the purpose of making operational decisions. In addition, these results are the primary indicators management uses as a basis for our planning and forecasting of future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, or gross margin prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and are subject to limitations. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section titled, "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations." We anticipate disclosing forward-looking non-GAAP information in our conference call to discuss our fourth quarter results, including an estimate of non-GAAP earnings for the first quarter of 2014 that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of debt discount on our convertible senior notes. 

A copy of this press release can be found on the Investor Relations' page of Infinera's website at www.infinera.com .

Infinera Corporation and the Infinera logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infinera Corporation. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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Infinera Corporation
GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    December 28,     December 29,     December 28,     December 29,  
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
Revenue:                                
  Product   $ 115,102     $ 109,444     $ 465,424     $ 380,035  
  Services     23,990       18,620       78,698       58,402  
    Total revenue     139,092       128,064       544,122       438,437  
                                 
Cost of revenue (1) :                                
  Cost of product     73,385       77,127       295,715       259,437  
  Cost of services     9,795       7,669       29,768       21,431  
    Total cost of revenue     83,180       84,796       325,483       280,868  
                                 
Gross profit     55,912       43,268       218,639       157,569  
                                 
Operating expenses (1) :                                
  Research and development     30,859       26,660       124,794       117,233  
  Sales and marketing     19,857       20,558       72,778       75,862  
  General and administrative     12,277       11,563       45,253       47,475  
    Total operating expenses     62,993       58,781