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SolarEdge Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

SolarEdge Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results


FREMONT, Calif.: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Highlights 
•    Total revenues of $209.9 million
•    GAAP gross margin of 37.9%
•    GAAP net diluted EPS of $0.75
•    Non-GAAP net diluted EPS of $0.87
•    800 Megawatts (AC) of inverters shipped

“We are pleased to announce strong first quarter results with record revenues and record profitability, despite the traditional seasonal slowdown and continued industry wide components shortages,” said Guy Sella, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. “Our continued technological innovation and operational excellence, coupled with our introduction of new products and financial strength positions us for further growth and industry leadership.”

First Quarter 2018 Summary 
The Company reported record revenues of $209.9 million, up 11% from $189.3 million in the prior quarter and up 82% from $115.1 million year over year.

GAAP gross margin reached 37.9%, up from 37.5%, in the prior quarter and up from 33.6% year over year.

GAAP operating expenses was $38.8 million, up 7% from $36.4 million in the prior quarter and up 45% from $26.7 million year over year.

GAAP operating income was $40.8 million, up 18% from $34.6 million in the prior quarter and up 240% from $12.0 million year over year.

GAAP net income was $35.7 million, up 83% from $19.5 million in the prior quarter and up 152% from $14.2 million year over year.

Non-GAAP net income was $42.6 million, up 3% from $41.2 million in the prior quarter and up 159% from $16.5 million year over year.

GAAP net diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) was $0.75, up from $0.42 in the prior quarter and up from $0.32 year over year.

Non-GAAP net diluted EPS was $0.87, up from $0.85 in the prior quarter and up from $0.36 year over year.

Cash flow from operating activities was $64.0 million, up from $45.8 million in the prior quarter and up from $25.7 million year over year.

As of March 31, 2018, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities totaled $400.8 million, compared to $345.1 million on December 31, 2017.

Outlook for the Second Quarter 2018
The Company also provides guidance for the second quarter ending June 30, 2018 as follows:

•    Revenues to be within the range of $220 million to $230 million;
•    Gross margins expected to remain flat within the range of 36% to 38%.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results at 4:30 P.M. ET on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The call will be available, live, to interested parties by dialing 888-394-8218. For international callers, please dial +1 323-701-0225. The Conference ID number is 9799633.  A live webcast will also be available in the Investors Relations section of the Company’s website at: http://investors.solaredge.com

A replay of the webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 30 calendar days.

About SolarEdge 
SolarEdge provides an intelligent inverter solution that has changed the way power is harvested and managed in solar photovoltaic systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. Supporting increased PV proliferation, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, home energy management, storage solutions, and a cloud-based monitoring platform. SolarEdge’s solutions address a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations. SolarEdge is online at http://www.solaredge.us

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either exclude or include amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in the accompanying tables to this release. These non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting, differ from GAAP measures with the same captions and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar captions that are used by other companies. As such, these non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to analyze its operating performance and future prospects, develop internal budgets and financial goals, and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of its operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This release contains forward looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements include information, among other things, concerning: our possible or assumed future results of operations; future demands for solar energy solutions; business strategies; technology developments; financing and investment plans; dividend policy; competitive position; industry and regulatory environment; general economic conditions; potential growth opportunities; and the effects of competition. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “seek,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negative or plural of those terms and other like terminology.

Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and our projections about future events.  These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Given these factors, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the matters discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed on February 20, 2018, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed with the SEC. All information set forth in this release is as of May 9, 2018.  The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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