HSINCHU, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended February 28, 2011. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $10.0 million, a 30% increase compared to $7.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.
“While we believe the long term market opportunity of LEDs has not changed, the quarter did not meet our expectations relative to revenue, EPS or gross margin due to the aggressive, competitive pricing environment and our decision to preserve our market share,” said Trung Doan, Chairman and CEO of SemiLEDs. “Efforts to improve our gross margin include taking actions to improve our yield, transition to four inch wafers in our Taiwan facility, as well as ramping volume production of our new high brightness LED chip, I-Do, which delivers up to 135 lumens per watt, enabling us to provide our customers with a very cost effective lighting solution.”
GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $1.2 million, or a loss of $0.05 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $1.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. The Company recorded a foreign currency transaction loss of $0.2 million in the quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.7 million, or a loss of $0.03 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2010.
GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was 23%, compared with 41% in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. GAAP operating margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 was negative 6%, compared with 28% in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Margins were negatively impacted by previously announced pricing pressure, lower capacity utilization, change in product mix, as well as a shortage in metal organic chemical compound.
The Company's cash and cash equivalents was $102.6 million at the end of the second quarter, an increase over the prior quarter ending balance of $9.9 million. SemiLEDs completed an initial public offering in December 2010, generating net proceeds of $95.5 million, before deducting expenses of the offering of $3.4 million. Cash flow from operations was $1.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to $1.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
For its third quarter of fiscal 2011 ending May 31, 2011, SemiLEDs expects revenue in a range of $6.0 million to $7.0 million with GAAP net loss of $2.6 million to $2.0 million, or a loss of $0.10 to $0.07 per diluted share, based on an estimated 27.3 million diluted weighted average shares. GAAP gross margin is expected to be in the range of 25% to 30%.
Conference Call Information
SemiLEDs will discuss these financial results in a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (8:00 p.m. China Standard Time), today. The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call on the Investors section of the company website at http://investors.semileds.com/events.cfm.
For those who are unable to participate in the live conference call, an audio replay will be available until Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (11:00 p.m. China Standard Time). To access the audio replay, dial 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and enter access code 8826161. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Investors section on the Company’s web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 90 calendar days.
SemiLEDs develops and manufactures LED chips and LED components primarily for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting. SemiLEDs sells blue, green and ultraviolet (UV) LED chips under the MvpLED brand.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
SemiLEDs has provided in this press release adjusted financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. SemiLEDs uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to, but not as a substitute for, GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company’s operational performance. SemiLEDs believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating operating results and trends, and in comparing its financial results with other companies in SemiLEDs’ industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. The historical non-GAAP financial measures presented above exclude the following item required to be included by GAAP: non-cash stock-based compensation charges.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of historic non-GAAP financial measures presented above to GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in SemiLEDs’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form S-1, as amended from time to time. SemiLEDs does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $113 and $101||9,903||7,620|
|Accounts receivable from related parties||741||73|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,694||2,269|
|Total current assets||130,157||34,844|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||43,242||31,929|
|Intangible assets, net||472||380|
|Investments in unconsolidated entities||15,435||15,961|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Long-term debt, current portion||3,541||1,752|
|Total current liabilities||12,742||8,921|
|Long-term debt, net of current portion||6,628||3,786|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Convertible preferred stock issuable in Series A to E||—||—|
|Additional paid-in capital||163,109||70,510|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||3,952||(441||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||170,843||71,199|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY||$||190,213||$||83,906|
Three Months Ended February 28,
Six Months Ended February 28,
|Cost of revenues||7,628||4,515||14,004||9,384|
|Research and development||738||337||1,185||908|
|Selling, general and administrative||2,198||666||3,485||1,325|
|Total operating expenses||2,936||1,003||4,670||2,233|
|Income (loss) from operations||(607||)||2,166||4,299||2,772|
|Other income (expense):|
|Loss from unconsolidated entities||(675||)||(10||)||(897||)||(10||)|
|Interest income (expense), net||14||(6||)||2||(11||)|
|Other income, net||44||—||44||—|
|Foreign currency transaction loss, net||(163||)||(141||)||(739||)||(352||)|
|Total other expense, net||(780||)||(157||)||(1,590||)||(373||)|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(1,387||)||2,009||2,709||2,399|
|Provision (benefit) for income taxes||(219||)||93||57||120|
|Net income (loss)||$||(1,168||)||$||1,916||$||2,652||$||2,279|
|Net income (loss) attributable to common stock:|
|Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stock:|
|Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share attributable to common stock:|
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measure
(In thousands, except for per share amounts)
Three Months Ended February 28,
Six Months Ended February 28,
|GAAP net income (loss)||$||(1,168||)||$||1,916||$||2,652||$||2,279|
|Stock-based compensation expense||433||15||540||19|
|Income tax effect||-||(1||)||(7||)||(1||)|
|Non-GAAP net income (loss)||$||(735||)||$||1,930||$||3,185||$||2,297|
|Diluted net income (loss) per share:|
|GAAP net income (loss)||$||(0.05||)||$||0.04||$||(0.03||)||$||0.00|
|Non-GAAP net income (loss)||$||(0.03||)||$||0.04||$||0.01||$||0.00|