OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: DZSI or the "Company"), a global leader in fiber access transformation for enterprise and service provider networks, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $68.6 million compared to $66.4 million for the third quarter of 2017 and $59.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenue for the fiscal year 2017 was a record $247.1 million compared to the $150.3 million for fiscal year 2016.
"As I reflect on 2017, I am proud that it has been such a watershed moment for us from a focus and execution perspective, and also as importantly, from a financial perspective. We generated record high quarter and annual revenue and are seeing tremendous platform benefits from the combination of Dasan Network Solutions and Zhone Technologies,” said Yung Kim, CEO of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. “The thesis behind the merger of building a world-class, global communications equipment leader with greater scale, faster speed to innovation, and enhanced product portfolio is playing out very well.”
Net income attributable to DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. for the fourth quarter of 2017, calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), was $4.2 million or $0.26 per share compared with net income of $1.4 million or $0.09 per share for the third quarter of 2017 and net loss of $6.3 million or a loss of $0.38 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016. Adjusted earnings before stock-based compensation, interest income (expense), net income tax provision (benefit), and depreciation and amortization, and merger related costs (“adjusted EBITDA”) was $2.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2017 and a loss of $3.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.
"2017 has been a turning point for the Company from a profitability perspective. We turned profitable in 2017 from an operating income, adjusted EBITDA, and net income perspective as we benefited from the platform benefits as a combined company,” said Michael Golomb, CFO of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. “I am highly encouraged that we achieved a record level of profitability on an adjusted EBITDA basis in the fourth quarter as we continue to be extremely focused on growing revenue on a profitable scale.”
Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2017 were $17.5 million compared to $17.9 million at December 31, 2016.
DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. will conduct a conference call and audio webcast to discuss further details of its fourth quarter 2017 results at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This call is open to the public by dialing +1 (888) 306-9369 for U.S. callers, and +1 (503) 406-4059 for international callers, and then providing passcode 5797437. The audio webcast will be simultaneously available on the Investor Relations section of DASAN Zhone Solution's website at http://www.dasanzhone.com/about/investor-relations/investor-events/.
A replay of the conference call will be available after the original call by dialing +1 (855) 859-2056 for U.S. callers, and +1 (404) 537-3406 for international callers and then entering passcode 5797437. An audio webcast replay will also be available online at http://www.dasanzhone.com/about/investor-relations/investor-events/ for approximately one week following the original call.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement DASAN Zhone's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, DASAN Zhone uses adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure DASAN Zhone believes is appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of DASAN Zhone's past financial performance and prospects for the future. These adjustments to GAAP results are made with the intent of providing greater transparency to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. These non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators that management uses as a basis for making operating decisions because they provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's operational performance, including the Company's ability to provide cash flows to invest in research and development, and to fund capital expenditures. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results and comparisons to competitors' operating results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA is provided in a table immediately following the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) below.
About DASAN Zhone Solutions
DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: DZSI) is a global leader in network access solutions for service provider and enterprise networks. The company provides a wide array of reliable, cost-effective networking technologies-including broadband access, Ethernet switching, Passive Optical LAN, and software-defined networks-to a diverse customer base that includes more than 1,000 of the world’s most innovative network operators. DASAN Zhone Solutions is headquartered in Oakland, California, with operations in more than 20 countries worldwide.
DASAN Zhone Solutions, the DASAN Zhone Solutions logo, and al DASAN Zhone product names are trademarks of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or products names are all subject to change without notice.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to financial estimates; projections of revenue, margins, expenses or other financial items. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated cost savings, synergies and other benefits of the merger of Dasan Networks, Inc. and legacy Zhone Technologies, Inc. and any integration risks relating to the merger, the ability to generate sufficient revenue to achieve or sustain profitability, the ability to raise additional capital to fund existing and future operations or to refinance or repay the Company’s existing indebtedness, defects or other performance problems in the Company’s products, any economic slowdown in the telecommunications industry that restricts the ability of the Company’s customers to purchase its products, commercial acceptance of the Company’s products, intense competition in the communications equipment market, higher than anticipated expenses that the Company may incur, any failure to comply with the periodic filing and other requirements of The Nasdaq Stock Market for continued listing, material weaknesses or other deficiencies in the Company internal control over financial reporting, and the initiation of any civil litigation, regulatory proceedings, government enforcement actions or other adverse effects relating to the Audit Committee investigation or errors in the consolidated financial statements of legacy Zhone Technologies, Inc. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in the Company's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation, the Company's filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
DASAN ZHONE SOLUTIONS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except per share data)
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|Net revenue - related parties||3,725||5,925||6,226||31,382||28,634|
|Total net revenue||68,623||66,438||59,472||247,114||150,304|
|Cost of revenue:|
|Products and services||42,512||38,643||35,665||138,639||84,415|
|Products and services - related parties||3,490||5,569||5,620||26,341||24,738|
|Amortization of intangible assets||153||153||153||612||204|
|Total cost of revenue||46,155||44,365||41,438||165,592||109,357|
|Research and product development (1)||8,409||8,804||9,813||35,437||25,396|
|Selling, general and administrative (1)||11,382||11,454||10,657||43,888||27,348|
|Amortization of intangible assets||284||154||1,297||1,475||1,556|
|Gain from sale of assets||—||—||(304||)||—||(304||)|
|Total operating expenses||20,075||20,412||21,463||80,800||53,996|
|Operating income (loss)||2,393||1,661||(3,429||)||722||(13,049||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(774||)||60||(104||)||(731||)||(145||)|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||1,440||1,494||(3,717||)||(899||)||(13,841||)|
|Income tax provision (benefit)||(2,718||)||107||2,528||(2,072||)||1,487|
|Net income (loss)||4,158||1,387||(6,245||)||1,173||(15,328||)|
|Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest||(70||)||(12||)||15||102||(2||)|
|Net income (loss) attributable to DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc.||$||4,228||$||1,399||$||(6,260||)||$||1,071||$||(15,326||)|
|Earnings (losses) per share attributable to DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc.:|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|(1) Amounts include stock-based compensation costs as follows:|
|Research and product development||$||17||$||12||$||13||$||59||$||16|
|Selling, general and administrative||215||183||195||843||320|
|Reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA:|
|Net income (loss)||$||4,158||$||1,387||$||(6,245||)||$||1,173||$||(15,328||)|
|Interest income (expense), net||179||227||184||890||647|
|Income tax provision (benefit)||(2,718||)||107||2,528||(2,072||)||1,487|
|Depreciation and amortization||712||752||2,008||3,817||3,173|
|Merger transaction costs||—||—||(2,263||)||—||1,273|
|Reconciliation of operating expense to Adjusted operating expense:|
|Total operating expense||$||20,075||$||20,412||$||21,463||$||80,800||$||53,996|
|Depreciation and amortization||(712||)||(752||)||(2,008||)||(3,817||)||(3,173||)|
|Adjusted operating expense||$||19,131||$||19,465||$||19,247||$||76,081||$||50,487|
DASAN ZHONE SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||17,475||$||17,893|
|Accounts receivable, net:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,652||4,131|
|Total current assets||137,238||124,573|
|Property and equipment, net||5,753||6,288|
|Intangible assets, net||6,905||8,767|
|Non-current deferred tax assets||2,954||—|
|Non-current restricted cash||718||—|
Liabilities, Stockholders' Equity and Non-controlling Interest
|Accrued and other liabilities||11,174||7,996|
|Total current liabilities||74,011||67,754|
|Long-term debt - related parties||6,800||6,800|
|Other long-term liabilities||2,666||2,351|
|Stockholders’ equity and non-controlling interest:|
|Additional paid-in capital||90,198||89,174|
|Other comprehensive income (loss)||1,871||(2,815||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||73,233||66,452|
|Total stockholders’ equity and non-controlling interest||73,767||66,868|
|Total liabilities, stockholders’ equity and non-controlling interest||$||159,127||$||145,447|
Note: Certain prior period balances have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.