U.S. markets closed

Harmonic Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

Cable Access Segment Revenue up 85.6% year over year

SaaS and Service Revenue up 10.5% year over year

SAN JOSE, Calif. , April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced its unaudited results for the first quarter of 2020.

Harmonic logo (PRNewsfoto/Harmonic Inc.)

"While Harmonic's financial results were impacted by Covid-19, we delivered on several key business initiatives," said Patrick Harshman , president and chief executive officer of Harmonic. "Cable Access segment revenue grew over 85% and recurring SaaS and Service revenue grew over 10% in the past year. The future impacts of the pandemic are difficult to forecast but we are well positioned for the long term, as the broadband cable access and video streaming services we enable remain vital and our core technology position remains strong. We continue to operate effectively with near-term focus on ensuring the wellbeing of our employees and support of our customers."

Q1 Financial and Business Highlights

Financial

  • Revenue: $78.4 million , down 2.1% year over year.
  • SaaS and service revenue: $30.7 million , up 10.5% year over year.
  • Gross margin: GAAP 46.8% and non-GAAP 48.9%, compared to GAAP 52.2% and non-GAAP 54.5% in the year ago period.
  • Cable Access segment revenue: $24.0 million , up 85.6% year over year.
  • Video segment gross margin: 51.3%, compared to 57.5% in the year ago period.
  • Operating loss: GAAP loss $18.0 million and non-GAAP loss $9.5 million , compared to GAAP loss $8.4 million and non-GAAP loss $3.8 million in the year ago period.
  • EPS: GAAP net loss per share 23 cents and non-GAAP net loss per share 10 cents , compared to GAAP net loss per share 13 cents and non-GAAP net loss per share 5 cents in the year ago period.
  • Cash: $71.7 million , up $1.8 million year over year.

Business

  • CableOS solution commercially deployed with 27 customers, up over 17% quarter over quarter.
  • CableOS deployments scaled to over 1.3 million served cable modems, up 30% quarter over quarter and 94% year over year.
  • Video SaaS customer base increased from 48 to 57 customers, up 19% quarter over quarter and 128% year over year.
  • Over 7,300 cloud channels deployed globally, up 56% quarter over quarter and 155% year over year.

Select Financial Information



GAAP


Non-GAAP

Key Financial Results


Q1 2020


Q4 2019


Q1 2019


Q1 2020


Q4 2019


Q1 2019



(in millions, except per share data)

Net revenue


$

78.4



$

122.2



$

80.1



$

78.4



$

122.2



$

80.1


Net income (loss)


$

(22.0)



$

5.6



$

(11.3)



$

(9.8)



$

12.1



$

(4.8)


Diluted EPS


$

(0.23)



$

0.06



$

(0.13)



$

(0.10)



$

0.12



$

(0.05)















Other Financial Information

Q1 2020


Q4 2019


Q1 2019


(in millions)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(7.0)



$

17.6



$

(1.3)


Bookings for the quarter

$

76.3



$

140.1



$

81.0


Backlog and deferred revenue as of quarter end

$

207.9



$

210.2



$

187.2


Cash and cash equivalents as of quarter end

$

71.7



$

93.1



$

69.9


Explanations regarding our use of non-GAAP financial measures and related definitions, and reconciliations of our GAAP and non-GAAP measures, are provided in the sections below entitled "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations".

Financial Guidance

Financial guidance for the second quarter of 2020 is set out in the tables below.  Due to the economic uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 crisis, Harmonic is withdrawing its previously issued full-year 2020 guidance. The company will reassess this position based on the clarity of macroeconomic recovery at the end of the second quarter.

GAAP Financial Guidance


Q2 2020


Low


High

(in millions, except percentages and per share data)

Net Revenue


$

62.0



$

77.0



Video


$

42.0



$

50.0



Cable Access


$

20.0



$

27.0


Gross Margin %


46.0

%


47.0

%

Operating Expenses


$

49.5



$

51.5


Operating Loss


$

(23.0)



$

(13.0)


Tax Expense


$

(0.6)



$

(0.6)


EPS


$

(0.28)



$

(0.17)


Shares


96.8



96.8


Cash


$

60.0



$

70.0


 

Non-GAAP Financial Guidance


Q2 2020


Low


High

(in millions, except percentages and per share data)

Net Revenue


$

62.0



$

77.0



Video


$

42.0



$

50.0



Cable Access


$

20.0



$

27.0


Gross Margin %


47.0

%


48.0

%

Operating Expenses


$

45.0



$

47.0


Operating Loss


$

(18.0)



$

(8.0)


Adjusted EBITDA


$

(15.5)



$

(5.5)


Tax rate


10

%


10

%

EPS


$

(0.18)



$

(0.09)


Shares


96.8



96.8


Cash


$

60.0



$

70.0


See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations" below.

Conference Call Information

Harmonic will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific (5:00 p.m. Eastern) on Monday, April 27, 2020. The live webcast will be available on the Harmonic Investor Relations website at http://investor.harmonicinc.com .  An audio version of the webcast will be available by calling +1.574.990.1032 or +1.800.240.9147 (passcode 6576215). A replay will be available after 5:00 p.m. PT on the same web site or by calling +1.404.537.3406 or +1.855.859.2056 (passcode 6576215).

About Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally. The Company has also revolutionized cable access networking via the industry's first virtualized cable access solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers' homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and VOD content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com .

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains 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, including statements related to our expectations regarding: GAAP net revenue, GAAP gross margins, GAAP operating expenses, GAAP operating income (loss), GAAP tax expense, GAAP EPS, non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income (loss), Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP tax rate and non-GAAP EPS and cash. Our expectations regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include, in no particular order, the following: the market and technology trends underlying our Video and Cable Access businesses will not continue to develop in their current direction or pace; the possibility that our products will not generate sales that are commensurate with our expectations or that our cost of revenue or operating expenses may exceed our expectations; the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our operations or the operations of our supply chain or our customers; the impact of general economic conditions on our sales and operations; the mix of products and services sold in various geographies and the effect it has on gross margins; delays or decreases in capital spending in the cable, satellite, telco, broadcast and media industries; customer concentration and consolidation; our ability to develop new and enhanced products in a timely manner and market acceptance of our new or existing products; losses of one or more key customers; risks associated with our international operations; exchange rate fluctuations of the currencies in which we conduct business; risks associated with our CableOS® and VOS® product solutions; dependence on market acceptance of various types of broadband services, on the adoption of new broadband technologies and on broadband industry trends; inventory management; the lack of timely availability of parts or raw materials necessary to produce our products; the impact of increases in the prices of raw materials and oil; the effect of competition, on both revenue and gross margins; difficulties associated with rapid technological changes in our markets; risks associated with unpredictable sales cycles; our dependence on contract manufacturers and sole or limited source suppliers; and the effect on our business of natural disasters. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 , our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements .

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP" or referred to herein as "reported"). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide management and other users with additional meaningful financial information that should be considered when assessing our ongoing performance. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business, establish operating budgets, set internal measurement targets and make operating decisions.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Harmonic's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Harmonic's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

The Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and its historical and projected results of operations. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The non-GAAP measures presented here are: revenue, segment revenue, gross profit, operating expenses, income (loss) from operations, non-operating expenses and net income (loss) (including those amounts as a percentage of revenue), Adjusted EBITDA and net income (loss) per diluted share. The presentation of non-GAAP information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and is not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP results published by other companies. A reconciliation of the historical non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable historical GAAP financial measures is included with the financial statements provided with this press release. The non-GAAP adjustments described below have historically been excluded from our GAAP financial measures.

Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on the following items, as well as the related income tax effects:

Cable Access inventory charge - Harmonic from time to time incurs inventory impairment charges associated with material business shifts, such as the repositioning of our Cable Access segment. We exclude these items, because we do not believe they are reflective of our ongoing long-term business and operating results.

Stock-based compensation - Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees, we continue to evaluate our business performance excluding stock-based compensation expenses. We believe that management is limited in its ability to project the impact stock-based compensation would have on our operating results. In addition, for comparability purposes, we believe it is useful to provide a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes stock-based compensation in order to better understand the long-term performance of our core business and to facilitate the comparison of our results to the results of our peer companies.

Amortization of intangibles - A portion of the purchase price of our acquisitions is generally allocated to intangible assets, and is subject to amortization. However, Harmonic does not acquire businesses on a predictable cycle. Additionally, the amount of an acquisition's purchase price allocated to intangible assets and the term of its related amortization can vary significantly and is unique to each acquisition. Therefore, we believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures that adjust for the amortization of intangible assets provides investors and others with a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods.

Restructuring and related charges - Harmonic from time to time incurs restructuring charges which primarily consist of employee severance, one-time termination benefits related to the reduction of its workforce, lease exit costs, and other costs.  These charges are associated with material business shifts. We exclude these items because we do not believe they are reflective of our ongoing long-term business and operating results.

Non-cash interest expense and other expenses related to convertible notes - We record the accretion of the debt discount related to the equity component and amortization of issuance costs as non-cash interest expense. We believe that excluding these costs provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance and liquidity, along with enhancing investors' ability to view the Company's results from management's perspective. In addition, we believe excluding these costs from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to our historical operating results and comparisons to peer company operating results.

Accounting impact related to warrant amortization - We issued a warrant to a customer, Comcast Corporation, in September 2016 pursuant to which Comcast may purchase up to 7.8 million shares of Harmonic common stock. In July 2019 , in connection with Comcast's election of enterprise license pricing for the Company's CableOS software, all warrant shares were fully vested as of July 1, 2019 . As a result of Comcast's election of enterprise license pricing, we no longer excluded the effect of warrant amortization in our non-GAAP financial measures beginning with the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

Discrete tax items and tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments - The income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments relates to the tax effect of the adjustments that we incorporate into non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide a more meaningful measure of non-GAAP net income.

Harmonic Inc.

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)



March 27, 2020


December 31, 2019

ASSETS




Current assets:




   Cash and cash equivalents

$

71,712



$

93,058


   Accounts receivable, net

93,058



88,500


   Inventories, net

34,854



29,042


   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

32,001



40,762


Total current assets

231,625



251,362


Property and equipment, net

37,091



22,928


Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

26,281



27,491


Goodwill

238,614



239,780


Intangibles, net

2,789



4,461


Other long-term assets

39,875



41,305


Total assets

$

576,275



$

587,327






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




   Other debts and finance lease obligations, current

$

6,343



$

6,713


   Accounts payable

45,159



40,933


   Income taxes payable

419



1,226


   Deferred revenue

48,719



37,117


   Accrued and other current liabilities

52,080



62,535


   Convertible notes, short-term

44,008



43,375


Total current liabilities

196,728



191,899


Convertible notes, long-term

89,832



88,629


Other debts and finance lease obligations, long-term

10,048



10,511


Income taxes payable, long-term

180



178


Other non-current liabilities

41,388



41,254


Total liabilities

$

338,176



$

332,471






Convertible notes

1,777



2,410


Stockholders' equity:




   Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding




...