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Mellanox Delivers Record First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Achieved $429 million of revenue, up 13% vs. prior quarter and 40% year-over-year

GAAP operating margin 23.9%; Non-GAAP operating margin 34.1%

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Mellanox--Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced preliminary financial results for its first quarter 2020.


“Mellanox delivered record revenue and operating income in the first quarter of 2020. All our major product lines continued to grow. We are pleased to be shipping end-to-end solutions at speeds of 200 gigabits per second (Gbps) for both InfiniBand and Ethernet. In addition, we are shipping 400 Gbps Ethernet switches,” said Eyal Waldman, President and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Sales of Ethernet adapter products increased 112% year-over-year. We expect our new ConnectX-6 Dx adapters and Bluefield-2 I/O Processing Units (IPUs), the latest additions to our industry leading family of Smart NICs, to bring unprecedented security and co-processing capabilities to enterprise and cloud data centers. These capabilities will be further strengthened by our recent acquisition of Titan IC, the leading developer of network intelligence and security technology to accelerate search and big data analytics across a broad range of applications in data centers worldwide. The product line revenue of our Spectrum ASIC based Ethernet switch business grew 66% year-over-year. We recently began shipping Spectrum-3 based switches, the world’s first 12.8 Tbps networking platforms optimized for cloud, storage, and artificial intelligence,” continued Waldman.

“We are experiencing very strong adoption of InfiniBand for hyperscale artificial intelligence and cloud environments, resulting in tens of thousands of compute nodes connected with InfiniBand, which demonstrates the superior performance and scalability of InfiniBand. We saw 27% year-over-year growth in InfiniBand, led by strong demand for our HDR 200 gigabit solutions. HDR InfiniBand has been selected to interconnect national Exascale programs, large scale artificial intelligence and cloud platforms, and enterprise compute and storage infrastructures. We are proud that our InfiniBand technology is being utilized by many of the supercomputers in the Covid-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, which is helping to aggregate computing capabilities for researchers to execute complex computations to help fight the novel Corona virus,” continued Waldman. “We are excited to participate in such important global initiatives through the adoption of our industry-leading adapters, switches, cables, and software, while also delivering strong financial performance for the first quarter of 2020.”

First Quarter 2020 - Financial Results Summary

  • Revenue of $428.7 million in the first quarter, an increase of 40.5 percent, compared to $305.2 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • GAAP gross margins of 66.8 percent in the first quarter, compared to 64.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Non-GAAP gross margins of 69.1 percent in the first quarter, compared to 68.0 percent in the first quarter of 2019.
  • GAAP operating income of $102.3 million in the first quarter, or 23.9 percent of revenue, compared to $44.7 million, or 14.6 percent of revenue in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $146.2 million in the first quarter, or 34.1 percent of revenue, compared to $86.3 million, or 28.3 percent of revenue in the first quarter of 2019.
  • GAAP net income of $105.9 million in the first quarter, compared to $48.6 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $145.6 million in the first quarter, compared to $86.5 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share of $1.84 in the first quarter, compared to $0.87 in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $2.59 in the first quarter, compared to $1.59 in the first quarter of 2019.
  • $79.2 million in cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter, compared to $88.4 million in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Cash and short-term investments totaled $938.0 million at March 31, 2020, compared to $875.9 million at December 31, 2019.

Mellanox Acquisition by NVIDIA

On April 16, 2020 NVIDIA Corporation announced that it has received approval from all necessary authorities to proceed with its planned acquisition of Mellanox. Closing of the acquisition is expected to occur on or about April 27, 2020. Due to the pending acquisition, Mellanox will not hold an earnings conference call and has suspended the practice of providing forward-looking guidance.

Recent Mellanox Press Release Highlights

March 9, 2020

Mellanox Delivers Spectrum-3 Based Ethernet Switches - First 12.8 Tbps Networking Platforms Optimized for Cloud, Storage, and AI

March 3, 2020

Mellanox to Acquire World Leading Network Intelligence Technology Developer Titan IC to Strengthen Leadership in Security and Data Analytics

February 24, 2020

Revolutionary Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs and BlueField-2 I/O Processing Units Transform Cloud and Data Center Security

January 29, 2020

Mellanox Delivers Record Fourth Quarter and Annual 2019 Financial Results

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox’s intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications, unlocking system performance and improving security. Mellanox offers a choice of high-performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, cloud, storage, cyber security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.

Mellanox has achieved and maintained the highest ISS Quality Score possible beginning in May of 2017 and through the date of this release, April 23, 2020.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Mellanox uses non-GAAP measures of net income which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and other charges, restructuring and impairment charges, gain on investments in privately-held companies, non-operating foreign exchange gains and losses, and income tax effects and adjustments. Acquisition and other charges include expenses related to acquisitions of other companies, and expenses related to the pending acquisition of Mellanox by NVIDIA. Restructuring and impairment charges include impairment charges related to our investment in privately-held companies, as well as costs that are the result of restructuring, consisting of employee termination and severance costs, facilities related costs, contract cancellation charges, and impairment of long-lived assets. Gain on investments in privately-held companies represents the realized gains related to these investments. Non-operating foreign exchange gains and losses include the gains and losses as a result of remeasuring our balance sheet items denominated in foreign currencies and the gains and losses associated with the related hedging instruments. The purpose of income tax effects and adjustments is to exclude tax consequences associated with the above excluded income and expense items and the non-cash impact on the tax provision pertaining to changes in deferred tax assets associated with carryforward losses. Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share represents GAAP basic shares plus total options vested and exercisable. The company believes the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors, as these non-GAAP results exclude income and expenses that are not indicative of our core operating results. Management believes it is useful to exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and other charges, restructuring and impairment charges, gain on investments in privately-held companies, non-operating foreign exchange gains and losses, and income tax effects and adjustments because it enhances investors' ability to understand our business from the same perspective as management, which believes that such items are not directly attributable to nor reflect the underlying performance of the company's business operations. Further, management believes certain non-cash charges such as share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment charges, changes related to the utilization of deferred taxes and the net impact on the company's tax provision for non-GAAP adjustments do not reflect the cash operating results of the business. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures may be different than the non-GAAP measures used by other companies. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP condensed consolidated statements of operations is also presented in the financial statements portion of this release and is posted under the "Investor Relations" section on our website.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, statements related to trends in the market for our solutions and services, opportunities for our company in 2020 and beyond, future product capabilities and the acquisition of Mellanox by NVIDIA. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change.

Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "projects," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the continued expansion of our product line, customer base and the total available market of our products, the continued growth in demand for our products, the continued, increased demand for industry standards-based technology, our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate, our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs, the adoption rate of our products, our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our OEM partners, our ability to effectively compete in our industry, fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services, our success converting design wins to revenue-generating product shipments, the continued launch and volume ramp of large customer sales opportunities, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, our ability to successfully acquire businesses and technologies and to successfully integrate and operate these acquired businesses, our success in realizing the anticipated benefits of mergers and acquisitions, and our ability to obtain debt at competitive rates or in sufficient amounts in order to fund our contractual commitments. Furthermore, the majority of our quarterly revenue are derived from customer orders received and fulfilled in the same quarterly period. We have limited visibility into actual end-user demand as such demand impacts us and our OEM customer inventory balances in any given quarter. Consequently, this introduces risk and uncertainty into our revenue and production forecasts and business planning and could negatively impact our financial results. In addition, current uncertainty in the global economic environment poses a risk to the overall economy as businesses may defer purchases in response to tighter credit conditions, changing overall demand for our products, and negative financial news. Consequently, our results could differ materially from our prior results due to these general economic and market conditions, political events and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, there are risks, uncertainties and assumptions in connection with the proposed transaction with NVIDIA including, (i) the risk that the proposed transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect Mellanox’s business and the price of the ordinary shares of Mellanox, (ii) the failure to satisfy any of the conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction, including the approval of the merger agreement by the shareholders of Mellanox and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, (iv) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed transaction on Mellanox’s business relationships, operating results and business generally, (v) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the proposed transaction, (vi) risks related to diverting management’s attention from Mellanox’s ongoing business operations, (vii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against us related to the merger agreement or the proposed transaction; and (viii) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed transaction.

More information about the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact our business is set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 20, 2020. All forward-looking statements in this press release, are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Amounts reported in this release are preliminary and subject to finalization prior to the filing of our next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

428,746

 

 

$

305,217

 

Cost of revenues

 

142,550

 

 

108,086

 

Gross profit

 

286,196

 

 

197,131

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

122,426

 

 

92,205

 

Sales and marketing

 

44,209

 

 

40,097

 

General and administrative

 

17,297

 

 

19,271

 

Restructuring and impairment charges

 

 

 

903

 

Total operating expenses

 

183,932

 

 

152,476

 

Income from operations

 

102,264

 

 

44,655

 

Interest and other, net

 

12,672

 

 

8,231

 

Income before taxes on income

 

114,936

 

 

52,886

 

Provision for taxes on income

 

9,048

 

 

4,266

 

Net income

 

$

105,888

 

 

$

48,620

 

Net income per share — basic

 

$

1.89

 

 

$

0.90

 

Net income per share — diluted

 

$

1.84

 

 

$

0.87

 

Shares used in computing net income per share:

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

56,020

 

 

54,227

 

Diluted

 

57,449

 

 

55,794

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments

(in thousands, except percentages, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP:

 

 

 

GAAP net income

$

105,888

 

 

$

48,620

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense:

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

1,056

 

 

684

 

Research and development

17,403

 

 

13,241

 

Sales and marketing

7,537

 

 

5,652

 

General and administrative

5,852

 

 

4,665

 

Total share-based compensation expense

31,848

 

 

24,242

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles:

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

9,158

 

 

9,708

 

Research and development

206

 

 

192

 

Sales and marketing

1,590

 

 

1,844

 

Total amortization of acquired intangibles

10,954

 

 

11,744

 

Acquisition and other charges:

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

3

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

90

 

Sales and marketing

31

 

 

30

 

General and administrative

1,080

 

 

4,654

 

Total acquisition and other charges

1,114

 

 

4,774

 

Restructuring and impairment charges:

 

 

 

Operating expense

 

 

903

 

Interest and other, net

 

 

1,755

 

Total restructuring and impairment charges

 

 

2,658

 

Gain on investments in privately-held companies:

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

(5,207

)

 

(9,128

)

Non-operating foreign exchange (gain) loss:

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

(3,061

)

 

2,249

 

Tax effects and adjustments

4,096

 

 

1,359

 

Non-GAAP net income

$

145,632

 

 

$

86,518

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit to non-GAAP:

 

 

 

Revenues

$

428,746

 

 

$

305,217

 

GAAP gross profit

286,196

 

 

197,131

 

GAAP gross margin

66.8

%

 

64.6

%

Share-based compensation expense

1,056

 

 

684

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

9,158

 

 

9,708

 

Acquisition and other charges

3

 

 

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

296,413

 

 

$

207,523

 

Non-GAAP gross margin

69.1

%

 

68.0

%

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to non-GAAP:

 

 

 

GAAP operating expenses

$

183,932

 

 

$

152,476

 

Share-based compensation expense

(30,792

)

 

(23,558

)

Amortization of acquired intangibles

(1,796

)

 

(2,036

)

Acquisition and other charges

(1,111

)

 

(4,774

)

Restructuring and impairment charges

 

 

(903

)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$

150,233

 

 

$

121,205

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP income from operations to non-GAAP:

 

 

 

GAAP income from operations

$

102,264

 

 

$

44,655

 

GAAP income from operations %

23.9

%

 

14.6

%

Share-based compensation expense

31,848

 

 

24,242

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

10,954

 

 

11,744

 

Acquisition and other charges

1,114

 

 

4,774

 

Restructuring and impairment charges

 

 

903

 

Non-GAAP income from operations

$

146,180

 

 

$

86,318

 

Non-GAAP income from operations %

34.1

%

 

28.3

%

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing GAAP diluted earnings per share

57,449

 

 

55,794

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP

(1,429

)

 

(1,567

)

Total options vested and exercisable

244

 

 

318

 

Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

56,264

 

 

54,545

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted net income per share

$

1.84

 

 

$

0.87

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

0.55

 

 

0.44

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

0.19

 

 

0.21

 

Acquisition and other charges

0.02

 

 

0.09

 

Restructuring and impairment charges

 

 

0.05

 

Gain on investments in privately-held companies:

(0.09

)

 

(0.16

)

Non-operating foreign exchange (gain) loss

(0.04

)

 

0.04

 

Tax effects and adjustments

0.07

 

 

0.02

 

Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP

0.06

 

 

0.04

 

Total options vested and exercisable

(0.01

)

 

(0.01

)

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

2.59

 

 

$

1.59

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

ASSETS

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

167,075

 

 

$

77,579

 

Short-term investments

 

770,909

 

 

798,318

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

269,251

 

 

229,873

 

Inventories

 

140,080

 

 

98,030

 

Other current assets

 

18,725

 

 

17,430

 

Total current assets

 

1,366,040

 

 

1,221,230

 

Property and equipment, net

 

126,864

 

 

113,568

 

Intangible assets, net

 

159,014

 

 

152,053

 

Goodwill

 

494,985

 

 

473,916

 

Deferred taxes and other long-term assets

 

154,422

 

 

159,022

 

Total assets

 

$

2,301,325

 

 

$

2,119,789

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

141,811

 

 

$

105,328

 

Accrued and other liabilities

 

174,766

 

 

196,527

 

Deferred revenue

 

27,567

 

 

24,962

 

Total current liabilities

 

344,144

 

 

326,817

 

Deferred revenue

 

32,422

 

 

27,481

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

119,085

 

 

109,646

 

Total liabilities

 

495,651

 

 

463,944

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares

 

244

 

 

242

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,174,398

 

 

1,126,829

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(1,043

)

 

2,587

 

Retained earnings

 

632,075

 

 

526,187

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

1,805,674

 

 

1,655,845

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

2,301,325

 

 

$

2,119,789

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

Three months Ended March 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

105,888

 

 

$

48,620

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

25,100

 

 

23,962

 

Share-based compensation

 

31,848

 

 

24,242

 

Gain on short-term investments, net

 

(4,478

)

 

(2,758

)

Gain on investments in privately-held companies

 

(5,207

)

 

(9,128

)

Impairment charges and loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

324

 

 

2,544

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(39,311

)

 

(21,093

)

Inventories

 

(43,669

)

 

7,293

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

1,221

 

 

(3,552

)

Accounts payable

 

27,541

 

 

(7,407

)

Accrued and other liabilities

 

(20,066

)

 

25,709

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

79,191

 

 

88,432

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

Purchase of short-term investments

 

(172,884

)

 

(191,203

)

Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

 

203,575

 

 

99,256

 

Purchase of property and equipment, net of proceeds from sales

 

(7,793

)

 

(7,686

)

Purchase of intangibles and other assets

 

(5,447

)

 

(1,768

)

Proceeds from sale of an investment in a privately-held company

 

7,793

 

 

16,887

 

Purchase of investments in privately-held companies

 

(1,423

)

 

 

Acquisition, net of cash acquired

 

(20,708

)

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

3,113

 

 

(84,514

)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Payments on intangible asset financings

 

(8,531

)

 

(2,303

)

Proceeds from issuances of ordinary shares through employee equity incentive plans

 

15,723

 

 

17,027

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

7,192

 

 

14,724

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

89,496

 

 

18,642

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

77,579

 

 

64,650

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

167,075

 

 

$

83,292

 

 


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