SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, reports its third quarter 2011 results (Q3'11), which ended on November 30, 2010.
Net revenues in Q3'11 were a record $53.2 million, and increased 40% both on a year-over-year and sequential basis, from $38.0 million reported in Q3'10 and in Q2'11.
SSD revenues reached a record $41.5 million in Q3'11, an increase of 325% over Q3'10 SSD revenues of $9.8 million, and a 105% increase sequentially over Q2'11 SSD Revenues of $20.2 million.
In August 2010, the Company announced a strategic optimization of its memory products whereby it discontinued certain unprofitable commodity memory module products with the intent to continue only with certain high-performance memory products. However, since that time, there has been well-chronicled, continued weakness in the global DRAM markets.
Having balanced this DRAM market weakness against the capital needs of the Company's growing SSD products, the board has determined that it is in the best interests of the stockholders to accelerate plans to discontinue its remaining DRAM module products by the end of its current fiscal year of February 28, 2011. Accordingly, our DRAM products are now expected to have minimal, if any, sales in the next fiscal year and beyond.
Reporting on a GAAP basis, which includes certain items related to the accelerated discontinuation of the Company's DRAM products, the acquisition of certain intellectual property, changes in warrant derivative valuation, and other non cash charges, GAAP net loss for Q3'11 was $8.3 million, or $0.29 loss per diluted share. This compares to GAAP net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.05 loss per share in Q3'10.
Non-GAAP net loss for Q3'11 was $0.9 million, or $0.03 loss per diluted share, as compared to non-GAAP net loss for Q3'10 of $1.6 million, or $0.07 loss per share. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is contained in the tables below.
Recent Business Highlights:
"Revenue generated from our Solid State Drive products for the third fiscal quarter more than doubled on a sequential basis," said Ryan Petersen, Chief Executive Officer of OCZ Technology. "SSD revenue accounted for 78% of our revenue and just by itself exceeds our historical quarterly revenue totals across all categories, thus reinforcing our decision to discontinue our remaining DRAM products."
Mr. Petersen concluded, "We have focused on building the OEM and enterprise segments of our business, and last month we announced a mass production order from a Tier 1 OEM for our enterprise class SSDs, reflecting the reliability, speed and total cost of ownership solid state drives provide over traditional mechanical hard drives. We believe the market opportunity for SSDs is significant, and to that end, we will continue to invest in research and development to extend our leadership position. We also plan to increase our sales and marketing efforts in order to facilitate continued revenue growth and increased market share as SSDs gain adoption in all segments."
To help investors better understand OCZ's historical revenue trends and its rapid product transition from high performance memory into SSDs, a revenue chart is shown below for the last 9 quarters:
|Net Revenue by product groups ($000)'s (GAAP-Unaudited)|
|Q3 '09||Q4 '09||Q1 '10||Q2 '10||Q3 '10||Q4 '10||Q1 '11||Q2'11||Q3'11|
|PSU / Other||11,025||11,782||7,923||9,308||6,987||4,716||5,906||5,253||5,490|
|Total Net revenues||35,229||41,118||35,771||37,796||38,024||32,368||34,287||38,045||53,222|
For fiscal year 2011, ending February 28, 2011, OCZ's revenue guidance was in the range of $170 million to $190 million. Notwithstanding the discontinuance of the Company's historically significant DRAM module products, OCZ still guides to the middle of the previously provided range due to the continuing growth in the Company's SSD products.
OCZ will host its fiscal 2011 third quarter conference call for the period ended November 30, 2010 at 5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT), on January 10, 2011. Ryan Petersen, CEO, and Arthur Knapp, CFO, will discuss the company's performance on the call.
All interested parties can join the call by dialing (877) 372-0867 or (253) 237-1170. Please call-in 15 minutes prior to the call to secure a line. The conference call will be archived for replay until January 24, 2011. To access the archived conference call, please dial (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291 and enter replay passcode 34067591. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available by visiting the investor relations events conference call section of the OCZ website at www.ocztechnology.com. Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for connection. The webcast will be archived for replay until January 24, 2011.
About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. ("OCZ") is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the SSD market, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well as leading-edge computer gaming solutions. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com.
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Certain statements in this release relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements involving known and unknown factors that may cause actual results of OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In this context, words such as "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "should" or other similar words and phrases often identify forward-looking statements made on behalf of OCZ. It is important to note that actual results of OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such forward-looking statements based on a number of factors and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, market acceptance of OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to continually develop enhanced products; adverse changes both in the general macro-economic environment as well as in the industries OCZ serves, including computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information storage, internet search and content providers and computer system integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage material and inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and freight costs; and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure external funding for its operations and manage its liquidity needs. Other general economic, business and financing conditions and factors are described in more detail in "Item 1A – Risk Factors" in Part I in OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 20, 2010 and statements made in other subsequent filings. The filings are available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at www.ocztechnology.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.
Non-GAAP Financial Measure
OCZ provides EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to its investors as a complement to net income/loss. An explanation and reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income/loss is set forth below. OCZ believes that providing EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP measures, to its investors, in addition to corresponding income statement measures, provides investors the benefit of viewing OCZ's performance using financial metrics that the management team use in making many key decisions and understanding how OCZ's "core operating performance" and its results of operations may look in the future. OCZ believes that providing this information allows OCZ's investors greater transparency and a better understanding of OCZ's core financial performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not in accordance with or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.
Calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
EBITDA is calculated as net income/loss excluding the impact of taxes, net interest income/expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income/loss excluding the impact of taxes, net interest income/expense, depreciation and amortization, as well as inventory adjustments for discontinued products, severance cost, goodwill and intangible impairment, non-cash charges related to stock options and warrants, and certain other one-time charges and credits specifically identified in the non-GAAP reconciliation schedules set forth below. OCZ uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating OCZ's historical and prospective cash usage, as well as its cash usage relative to its competitors. Specifically, management uses these non-GAAP measures to further understand and analyze the cash used in/generated from OCZ's core operations. OCZ believes that by excluding these non-cash and non-recurring charges, more accurate expectations of its future cash needs can be assessed in addition to providing a better understanding of the actual cash used in or generated from core operations for the periods presented. OCZ further believes that providing this information allows OCZ's investors greater transparency and a better understanding of OCZ's core financial results.
|OCZ Technology Group, Inc.|
|Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures (Unaudited)|
|($ in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended November 30,|
|Net revenues||$ 53,222||$ 1,470||(a)||$ 54,692||$ 38,024||$ 38,024|
|Cost of revenues||45,561||(1,500)||(b)||44,061||31,567||31,567|
|Gross margin %||14.4%||19.4%||17.0%||17.0%|
|Operating income (loss)||(4,574)||81||(1,050)||(947)|
|Warrant fair value adjustment||(2,788)||2,788||(d)||--||--|
|Income tax expense||25||25||--||--|
|Net income (loss)||$ (8,339)||$ (896)||$ (972)||$ (1,537)|
|Net income (loss) per share:||$ (0.29)||$ (0.03)||$ (0.05)||$ (0.07)|
|Weighted Shares Outstanding||28,600||28,600||21,300||21,300|
|Calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA:||Three Months Ended November 30, 2010||Three Months Ended November 30, 2009|
|As Adjusted||As Adjusted|
|Net income (loss)||$ (8,339)||$ (896)||$ (972)||$ (1,537)|
|Depreciation and amortization||288||288||289||289|
|EBITDA||$ (7,074)||$ 369||$ (761)||$ (658)|
|(a) Abnormal level of rebates on liquidation sales of certain DRAM module products|
|(b) Reserves for discontinuance of additional DRAM module products|
|(c) Technology acquisition ($995)+ Executive severance ($327) + other non-recurring costs ($105) + stock based compensation/intangibles ($258)|
|(d) Non-cash costs for revaluation of warrants issued in connection with equity financing|
|(e) Stock based compensation and Intangible amortization|
|(f) Gain related to sale of the NIA product line|
|OCZ Technology Group, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(In thousands, except per share amount)|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|November 30,||November 30,|
|Net revenues||$ 53,222||$ 38,024||$ 125,550||$ 111,591|
|Cost of revenues||45,561||31,567||112,105||95,178|
|Sales and marketing||4,763||2,520||11,140||7,727|
|Research and development||1,914||1,328||5,172||4,023|
|General, administrative and operations||5,558||3,659||13,679||11,214|
|Total operating expenses||12,235||7,507||29,991||22,964|
|Operating income (loss)||(4,574)||(1,050)||(16,546)||(6,551)|
|Other income (expense) - net||(101)||600||(112)||669|
|Interest and financing costs||(851)||(522)||(2,020)||(1,148)|
|Adjustment to the fair value of common stock warrants||(2,788)||--||(1,236)|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(8,314)||(972)||(19,914)||(7,030)|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||25||861||(1)|
|Net income (loss)||$ (8,339)||$ (972)||$ (20,775)||$ (7,029)|
|Net income (loss) per share:|
|Basic||$ (0.29)||$ (0.05)||$ (0.78)||$ (0.33)|
|Diluted||$ (0.29)||$ (0.05)||$ (0.78)||$ (0.33)|
|Shares used in per share computation:|
|OCZ Technology Group, Inc.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|($ in thousands)|
|November 30, 2010||February 28, 2010|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 20,103||$ 1,224|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,659 and $2,853||30,010||20,380|
|Deferred tax asset, net||--||836|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,756||1,811|
|Total current assets||69,726||34,472|
|Property and equipment, net||2,550||2,629|
|Total assets||$ 83,010||$ 47,849|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Loans payable||$ 15,437||$ 10,354|
|Accrued and other liabilities||6,560||4,389|
|Total current liabilities||60,347||41,561|
|Common stock warrant liability||3,317||--|
|Commitments and contingencies||--||--|
|Preferred stock, $0.0025 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 0 and 60,990 shares issued and outstanding as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2010 respectively||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.0025 par value; 120,000,000 shares authorized; 34,165,718 and 21,278,643 shares issued and outstanding as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2010 respectively||85||53|
|Additional paid-in capital||65,707||31,862|
|Accumulated translation adjustment||(208)||(164)|
|Total stockholders' equity||19,346||6,288|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 83,010||$ 47,849|
|OCZ Technology Group, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow|
|Nine Months Ended|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net income (loss)||$ (20,775)||$ (7,029)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||807||744|
|Amortization of intangibles||53||83|
|Bad debt expense||931||520|
|Disposition of product line||--||(668)|
|Fair value adjustment of stock warrants||1,236||--|
|Adjustment to deferred tax asset||836||--|
|Non-cash inventory reserve||3,696||--|
|Non-cash business acquisition||644||--|
|Changes in operating assets and current liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||(945)||(137)|
|Accrued and other liabilities||2,171||440|
|Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities||(19,583)||(1,273)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(728)||(658)|
|(Increase) decrease in deposits||(4)||44|
|Business acquisition earn out payments||(35)||(355)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(767)||(969)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Issuance of common stock||34,287||8|
|Issuance of preferred stock||--||40|
|Proceeds from employee stock programs||403||--|
|Proceeds from bank loan, net||5,083||2,677|
|Increase (repayment) of shareholder loan||(500)||300|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||39,273||3,025|
|Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||(44)||(51)|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||18,879||732|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||1,224||420|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 20,103||$ 1,152|
|Interest paid||$ 888||$ 571|
|Income taxes paid||$ 25||$ --|
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