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SolarEdge Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SolarEdge Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

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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 second quarter 2017 ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

Record revenues for the quarter of $136.1 million
GAAP gross margin for the quarter of 34.6%
GAAP operating income for the quarter of $19.1 million
GAAP net income for the quarter of $22.5 million
Non-GAAP net income for the quarter of $25.8 million
GAAP net diluted earnings per share for the quarter of $0.50
Non-GAAP net diluted earnings per share for the quarter of $0.55
Cash flow from operating activities of $31.6 million
563 Megawatts (AC) of inverters shipped for the quarter
“The second quarter of 2017 was a record quarter for us with record revenues, record non-GAAP profitability and record cash generation,” said Guy Sella, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. “Our sales in markets outside of the United States continued to grow this quarter further strengthening our diversified revenue base. Our continued cost reduction led by the HD-wave roll out allowed us to further increase profitability and cash flow generation. This quarter we also unveiled the next generation power optimizer, large capacity commercial inverter and announced the launch of the first PV inverter-integrated EV (electric vehicle) charger demonstrating our continued innovation and technological leadership.”

Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 Summary

The Company reported record revenues of $136.1 million, up 18% from the prior quarter and up 9% year over year.

GAAP gross margin reached 34.6%, up from 33.6% in the prior quarter and up from 31.4% year over year.

GAAP operating expenses were $28.0 million, an increase of 5% from the prior quarter and 32% year over year.

GAAP operating income was $19.1 million, up 59% from $12.0 million in the prior quarter and up from $17.9 million year over year.

GAAP net income was $22.5 million, up 59% from $14.2 million in the prior quarter and up from $17.3 million year over year.

Record non-GAAP net income was $25.8 million, up 57% from $16.5 million in the prior quarter and up from $19.9 million year over year.

GAAP net diluted earnings per shares (“EPS”) was $0.50, up from $0.32 in the prior quarter and up from $0.39 year over year.

Non-GAAP net diluted EPS was $0.55, up from $0.36 in the prior quarter and up from $0.44 year over year.

As of June 30, 2017, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities totaled $274.7 million, compared to $247.6 million on March 31, 2017.

Outlook for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2017

The Company also provides guidance for the quarter ending September 30, 2017 as follows:

Revenues to be within the range of $155 million to $165 million;
Gross margins to be within the range of 33% to 35%.
Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results at 4:30 P.M. EDT on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The call will be available, live, to interested parties by dialing 888-778-9065. For international callers, please dial +1 719-457-2085. The Conference ID number is 6182964. 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. The SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage solutions and a cloud-based monitoring platform and addresses 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.com

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 Registration Statement on Form S-1 (including the related prospectus), Annual Report on Form 10-KT for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed on February 21, 2017, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed with the SEC. All information set forth in this release is as of August 2, 2017. 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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