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Applied Optoelectronics Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, telecom and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets, today announced financial results for its second quarter 2022 ended June 30, 2022.

“Our second quarter revenue was adversely affected by a supply chain issue that resulted in a delay in the completion of several orders from a large CATV customer. We have since fulfilled and shipped substantially all of these orders and, although delayed, we have recognized the resulting revenue in Q3,” said Dr. Thompson Lin, Applied Optoelectronics Inc. Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Despite the supply chain challenges we are encouraged by the continued robust demand in the CATV market and improved conditions in the telecom market. We continue to see good customer traction with our 400G products and we have received nearly $5 million in orders already. We expect that 400G revenue will begin to ramp up in the second half of this year as we begin to increase production volume.”

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Summary

  • GAAP revenue was $52.3 million, compared $54.2 million in the second quarter of 2021 and $52.2 million in the first quarter of 2022.

  • GAAP gross margin was 16.5%, compared with 19.9% in the second quarter of 2021 and 17.3% in the first quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP gross margin was 16.7%, compared with 25.0% in the second quarter of 2021 and 17.5% in the first quarter of 2022.

  • GAAP net loss was $14.5 million, or $0.52 per basic share, compared with net loss of $8.2 million, or $0.31 per basic share in the second quarter of 2021, and a net loss of $16.1 million, or $0.58 per basic share in the first quarter of 2022.

  • Non-GAAP net loss was $7.6 million, or $0.28 per basic share, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $4.1 million, or $0.15 per basic share in the second quarter of 2021, and a non-GAAP net loss of $7.9 million, or $0.29 per basic share in the first quarter of 2022.

A reconciliation between all GAAP and non-GAAP information referenced above is contained in the tables below. Please also refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a description of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Third Quarter 2022 Business Outlook (+)

For the third quarter of 2022, the company currently expects:

  • Revenue in the range of $57 million to $60 million.

  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 16.5% to 18.5%.

  • Non-GAAP net loss in the range of $7.6 million to $9.1 million, and non-GAAP loss per share in the range of $0.27 to $0.32 using approximately 27.9 million shares.

(+) Please refer to the note below on forward-looking statements and the risks involved with such statements as well as the note on non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call and webcast on August 4, 2022 to discuss its second quarter 2022 results and outlook for its third quarter of 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 3:30 p.m. Central time. The call can be accessed by dialing 844-890-1794 (domestic) or 412-717-9586 (international). A live audio webcast of the conference call along with supplemental financial information will also be accessible on the company's website at investors.ao-inc.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for one year. A telephonic replay of the call will be available one hour after the call and will be available until August 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:59 p.m. Central Time and may be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) and entering passcode 5584793.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "could," "would," "target," "seek," "aim," "predicts," "think," "objectives," "optimistic," "new," "goal," "strategy," "potential," "is likely," "will," "expect," "plan" "project," "permit" or by other similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes. These statements include management’s beliefs and expectations related to our outlook for the second of 2022. half forward-looking statements reflect the views of management at the time such statements are made. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations, which could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and financial results; reduction in the size or quantity of customer orders; change in demand for the company's products due to industry conditions; changes in manufacturing operations; volatility in manufacturing costs; delays in shipments of products; disruptions in the supply chain; change in the rate of design wins or the rate of customer acceptance of new products; the company's reliance on a small number of customers for a substantial portion of its revenues; potential pricing pressure; a decline in demand for our customers' products or their rate of deployment of their products; general conditions in the internet datacenter, cable television (CATV) broadband, telecom, or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets; changes in the world economy (particularly in the United States and China); changes in the regulation and taxation of international trade, including the imposition of tariffs; changes in currency exchange rates; the negative effects of seasonality; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in the company's documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. More information about these and other risks that may impact the company's business are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's quarterly and annual reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to us as of the date hereof, and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in the company's expectations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We provide non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP earnings per share to eliminate the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our overall operating performance. To arrive at our non-GAAP gross margin, we exclude stock-based compensation expense, expenses associated with discontinued products, and non-recurring (income) expenses, if any, from our GAAP gross margin. To arrive at our non-GAAP net income (loss), we exclude all amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, non-recurring expenses, unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain), losses from the disposal of idle assets, if any, non-GAAP tax benefit (expenses), and expenses associated with discontinued products, from our GAAP net income (loss). Included in our non-recurring expenses in Q2 2022 and Q2 2021 are certain non-recurring expenses related to extreme weather and pandemic events and non-recurring tax expenses or benefits (if any)., and employee severance expenses (if any). In computing our non-GAAP income tax benefit (expense), we have applied an estimate of our annual effective income tax rate and applied it to our net income before income taxes. Our non-GAAP diluted net loss per share is calculated by dividing our non-GAAP net loss by the fully diluted share count (for periods in which non-GAAP net income is positive) or basic share count (for periods in which our non-GAAP net income is negative). We believe that our non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance for the following reasons:

  • We believe that elimination of items such as amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, non-recurring revenue and expenses, losses from the disposal of idle assets, unrealized foreign exchange gain or loss, and depreciation on certain equipment undergoing reconfiguration is appropriate because treatment of these items may vary for reasons unrelated to our overall operating performance;

  • We believe that elimination of expenses associated with discontinued products, including depreciation and inventory obsolescence is appropriate because these expenses are not indicative of our ongoing operations;

  • We believe that estimating non-GAAP income taxes allows comparison with prior periods and provides additional information regarding the generation of potential future deferred tax assets;

  • We believe that non-GAAP measures provide better comparability with our past financial performance, period-to-period results and with our peer companies, many of which also use similar non-GAAP financial measures; and

  • We anticipate that investors and securities analysts will utilize non-GAAP measures as a supplement to GAAP measures to evaluate our overall operating performance.

A reconciliation of our GAAP net income (loss) and GAAP earnings (loss) per share for Q2 2022 to our non-GAAP net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share is provided below, together with corresponding reconciliations for Q2 2021.

Non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share, or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other organizations because other organizations may not calculate such other non-GAAP measures in the same manner. We have not reconciled the non-GAAP measures included in our guidance to the appropriate GAAP financial measures because the GAAP measures are not readily determinable on a forward-looking basis. GAAP measures that impact our non-GAAP financial measures may include stock-based compensation expense, non-recurring expenses, amortization of intangible assets, unrealized exchange loss (gain), asset impairment charges, and loss (gain) from disposal of idle assets. These GAAP measures cannot be reasonably predicted and may directly impact our non-GAAP gross margin, our non-GAAP net income and our non-GAAP fully-diluted earnings per share, although changes with respect to certain of these measures may offset other changes. In addition, certain of these measures are out of our control. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures is not available without unreasonable effort.

About Applied Optoelectronics

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules and equipment. AOI's products are the building blocks for broadband fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the internet datacenter, CATV broadband, telecom and FTTH markets. AOI supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1 customers in all four of these markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters, wafer fab and advanced engineering and production facilities in Sugar Land, TX, AOI has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Taipei, Taiwan and Ningbo, China. For additional information, visit www.ao-inc.com.

Investor Relations Contacts:

The Blueshirt Group, Investor Relations
Lindsay Savarese
+1-212-331-8417
ir@ao-inc.com

Monica Gould
+1-212-871-3927
ir@ao-inc.com

 

 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

$

40,650

 

 

$

41,136

 

Accounts Receivable, Net

 

49,139

 

 

 

47,944

 

Notes receivable

 

212

 

 

 

8,148

 

Inventories

 

98,181

 

 

 

92,516

 

Prepaid Income Tax

 

-

 

 

 

1

 

Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

 

6,235

 

 

 

4,334

 

Total Current Assets

$

194,417

 

 

 

194,079

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, Plant And Equipment, Net

 

224,349

 

 

 

243,035

 

Land Use Rights, Net

 

5,500

 

 

 

5,856

 

Operating Right of Use Asset

 

6,165

 

 

 

7,078

 

Financing Right of Use Asset

 

41

 

 

 

57

 

Intangible Assets, Net

 

3,763

 

 

 

3,836

 

Other Assets

 

520

 

 

 

518

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

434,755

 

 

$

454,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

$

52,496

 

 

$

34,402

 

Accrued Expenses

 

12,440

 

 

 

15,587

 

Current Lease Liability-Operating

 

1,023

 

 

 

1,062

 

Current Lease Liability-Financing

 

19

 

 

 

19

 

Bank Acceptance Payable

 

10,273

 

 

 

8,198

 

Current Portion of Notes Payable and Long Term Debt

 

53,565

 

 

 

49,689

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

129,816

 

 

 

108,957

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes Payable and Long Term Debt

 

-

 

 

 

5,000

 

Convertible Senior Notes

 

79,090

 

 

 

78,680

 

Other Long-Term Liabilities

 

6,255

 

 

 

7,252

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

215,161

 

 

 

199,889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

219,594

 

 

 

254,570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

434,755

 

 

$

454,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

Revenue

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

CATV

$

23,713

 

 

27,599

 

 

$

48,694

 

 

46,238

 

Datacenter

 

21,497

 

 

22,392

 

 

 

42,911

 

 

48,331

 

Telecom

 

6,276

 

 

3,333

 

 

 

11,541

 

 

7,811

 

FTTH

 

27

 

 

298

 

 

 

124

 

 

722

 

Other

 

786

 

 

567

 

 

 

1,270

 

 

788

 

Total Revenue

 

52,299

 

 

54,189

 

 

 

104,540

 

 

103,890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cost of Goods Sold

 

43,671

 

 

43,411

 

 

 

86,888

 

 

82,393

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Gross Profit

 

8,628

 

 

10,778

 

 

 

17,652

 

 

21,497

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Research and Development

 

8,328

 

 

10,914

 

 

 

17,814

 

 

21,842

 

Sales and Marketing

 

2,164

 

 

2,832

 

 

 

4,722

 

 

5,792

 

General and Administrative

 

11,035

 

 

10,681

 

 

 

22,254

 

 

21,550

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

21,527

 

 

24,427

 

 

 

44,790

 

 

49,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Loss

 

(12,899

)

 

(13,649

)

 

 

(27,138

)

 

(27,687

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income (Expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Income

 

31

 

 

16

 

 

 

59

 

 

32

 

Interest Expense

 

(1,408

)

 

(1,367

)

 

 

(2,810

)

 

(2,798

)

Other Income

 

108

 

 

6,370

 

 

 

182

 

 

6,410

 

Foreign Exchange Gain (Loss)

 

(288

)

 

427

 

 

 

(811

)

 

218

 

Total Other Expense:

 

(1,557

)

 

5,446

 

 

 

(3,380

)

 

3,862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss before Income Taxes

 

(14,456

)

 

(8,203

)

 

 

(30,518

)

 

(23,825

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

(14,456

)

 

(8,203

)

 

 

(30,518

)

 

(23,825

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

basic

$

(0.52

)

$

(0.31

)

 

$

(1.11

)

$

(0.89

)

diluted

$

(0.52

)

$

(0.31

)

 

$

(1.11

)

$

(0.89

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

 

 

 

basic

 

27,612

 

 

26,850

 

 

 

27,537

 

 

26,637

 

diluted

 

27,612

 

 

26,850

 

 

 

27,537

 

 

26,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Reconciliation of Statements of Operations under GAAP and Non-GAAP

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

GAAP total gross profit (a)

$

8,628

 

$

10,778

 

 

$

17,652

 

$

21,497

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

114

 

 

266

 

 

 

250

 

 

467

 

Non-recurring expense

 

-

 

 

16

 

 

 

1

 

 

35

 

Expenses associated with discontinued products

 

-

 

 

2,462

 

 

 

-

 

 

3,751

 

Non-GAAP total gross profit (a)

 

8,742

 

 

13,522

 

 

 

17,903

 

 

25,749

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net loss

 

(14,456

)

 

(8,203

)

 

 

(30,518

)

 

(23,825

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

2,144

 

 

3,274

 

 

 

4,616

 

 

5,792

 

Expenses associated with discontinued products

 

-

 

 

2,461

 

 

 

-

 

 

3,750

 

Non-cash expenses associated with discontinued products

 

1,103

 

 

1,213

 

 

 

2,269

 

 

2,427

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

153

 

 

152

 

 

 

304

 

 

302

 

Non-recurring (income) expense

 

9

 

 

(6,246

)

 

 

34

 

 

(5,743

)

Unrealized exchange loss (gain)

 

298

 

 

(133

)

 

 

1,279

 

 

710

 

Non-GAAP tax benefit

 

3,151

 

 

3,369

 

 

 

6,545

 

 

6,960

 

Non-GAAP net loss

 

(7,598

)

 

(4,113

)

 

 

(15,471

)

 

(9,626

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted net loss per share

$

(0.52

)

$

(0.31

)

 

$

(1.11

)

$

(0.89

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

0.08

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.17

 

 

0.22

 

Expenses associated with discontinued products

 

-

 

 

0.09

 

 

 

-

 

 

0.14

 

Non-cash expenses associated with discontinued products

 

0.04

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.09

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

Non-recurring (income) expense

 

-

 

 

(0.23

)

 

 

-

 

 

(0.22

)

Unrealized exchange loss (gain)

 

0.01

 

 

-

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.03

 

Non-GAAP tax benefit

 

0.10

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.24

 

 

0.26

 

Non-GAAP diluted net loss per share

$

(0.28

)

$

(0.15

)

 

$

(0.56

)

$

(0.36

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used to compute diluted loss per share

 

27,612

 

 

26,850

 

 

 

27,537

 

 

26,637

 

Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share

 

27,612

 

 

26,850

 

 

 

27,537

 

 

26,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Provided for the purpose of calculating gross profit as a percentage of revenue (gross margin).