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Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2022 – EQ Mag Pro

Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2022 – EQ Mag Pro

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FREMONT, Calif. : Enphase Energy, Inc. a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced today financial results for the first quarter of 2022, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman.

We reported record quarterly revenue of $441.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, along with 41.0% for non-GAAP gross margin. We shipped approximately 2,838,693 microinverters, or 1,029 megawatts DC, and 120.4 megawatt hours of Enphase IQ™ Batteries.

Financial highlights for the first quarter of 2022 are listed below.

  • Record quarterly revenue of $441.3 million
  • GAAP gross margin of 40.1%; non-GAAP gross margin of 41.0%
  • GAAP operating income of $61.8 million; non-GAAP operating income of $114.5 million
  • GAAP net income of $51.8 million; non-GAAP net income of $109.7 million
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.37; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.79
  • Cash flow from operations of $102.4 million
  • Ending cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities balance of $1.1 billion

Our revenue and earnings for the first quarter of 2022 are provided below, compared with those of the prior quarter and the year ago quarter:

(In thousands, except per share data and percentages)

Our total revenue increased 7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. Our microinverter unit shipments were down 6%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. Our IQ Battery shipments were up 20%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. Our non-GAAP gross margin was 41.0% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 40.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021, driven by reduced expedite costs.

Non-GAAP operating expenses were $66.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $68.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, primarily due to lower marketing spend. Non-GAAP operating income was $114.5 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $97.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

We exited the first quarter of 2022 with $1.1 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities and generated $102.4 million in cash flow from operations in the first quarter of 2022. Capital expenditures were $12.4 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $13.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Shipments of IQ8™ Microinverters continued to ramp strongly in the first quarter of 2022. IQ8 Microinverters can form a microgrid during a power outage using only sunlight, providing backup power even without a battery. IQ8’s grid-forming technology eliminates traditional ratio requirements between solar system size and battery size. And, with our Sunlight Jump Start™ feature, IQ8 Microinverters can restart a home energy system using sunlight only after prolonged grid outages that may result in a fully depleted battery.

Shipments of IQ™ Batteries increased to 120.4 megawatt hours in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 100.2 megawatt hours in the fourth quarter of 2021. We shipped batteries to the U.S., Germany, and Belgium during the first quarter, and continued to make several updates to improve the installer and homeowner experience. We now have more than 1,300 installers in the U.S. that are certified to install our batteries.

In March of 2022, we acquired SolarLeadFactory LLC, which provides high-quality leads to solar installers in the U.S. Our objective is to substantially increase lead volumes and improve conversion rates to drive down the customer acquisition costs for our installers. This was our fourth acquisition to strengthen the installer platform, with the prior acquisitions focused on solar design and proposal software, permitting services, and operations and maintenance (O&M) software. We aim to create an end-to-end installer platform to simplify installers’ lives by reducing soft costs and manual processes.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

On Feb. 28, 2022, Enphase Energy announced steady growth in its Enphase Installer Network (EIN) in Victoria, Australia due to market-leading partner support, state-run initiatives, and growing homeowner demand for safer, smarter, and more reliable solar systems.

On March 21, 2022, Enphase Energy announced that installers in Spain have seen an increase in deployments of residential solar energy systems, powered by IQ7+™ and IQ7A™ Microinverters. Residential solar deployments in Spain are growing exponentially as favorable regulatory developments and high electricity prices are motivating homeowners to make the switch to a more sustainable clean energy generation.

On March 28, 2022, Enphase Energy announced that Vermont-based utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) will offer Enphase® Energy Systems to its customers in a cutting-edge battery lease grid services pilot program. Homeowners can also enroll in GMP’s “Bring Your Own Device” grid services program, which enables customers with their own Enphase Energy Systems to participate and earn an up-front incentive.

On April 4, 2022, Enphase Energy announced it has expanded its nearly 15-year relationship with global diversified manufacturer Flex®. Starting in the first quarter of 2023, Flex’s factory in Timisoara, Romania will begin manufacturing Enphase microinverters for the European market, addressing the region’s rapid growth and demand for residential solar due to rising energy prices and the increased adoption of electric vehicles and heat pump technology.

On April 11, 2022, Enphase Energy announced the launch of its EIN in France. The EIN is a network of highly experienced installers that have a proven track-record of delivering exceptional homeowner experiences using Enphase products.

Enphase Energy recently announced that installers in South Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Oregon, New Jersey, Ohio, and Utah have seen growing deployments of the Enphase Energy System powered by IQ® Microinverters and IQ Batteries.

SECOND QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

For the second quarter of 2022, Enphase Energy estimates both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results as follows:

Revenue to be within a range of $490 million to $520 million, which includes shipments of 130 to 140 megawatt hours of Enphase IQ™ Batteries
GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 37.0% to 40.0%; non-GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 38.0% to 41.0%, excluding stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition related amortization
GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $127.5 million to $130.5 million, including $57.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition related costs and amortization
Non-GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $70.5 million to $73.5 million, excluding $57.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition related costs and amortization

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. To view a description of non-GAAP financial measures used and the non-GAAP reconciliation schedule for the periods presented, click here.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company based in Fremont, CA, is the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable people to harness the sun to make, use, save, and sell their own power—and control it all with a smart mobile app. The company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology and builds all-in-one solar, battery, and software solutions. Enphase has shipped more than 45 million microinverters, and over 2.0 million Enphase-based systems have been deployed in more than 135 countries

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network