Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended July 31, 2016.

For the fiscal third quarter 2016, Ciena reported revenue of $670.6 million as compared to $602.9 million for the fiscal third quarter 2015.

On the basis of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Ciena's net income for the fiscal third quarter 2016 was $33.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share, which compares to a GAAP net income of $23.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted common share, for the fiscal third quarter 2015.

Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fiscal third quarter 2016 was $67.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share, which compares to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $50.7 million, or $0.37 per diluted common share, for the fiscal third quarter 2015.

“We posted strong results on all financial operating metrics in our fiscal third quarter, continuing a trend of consistently improving financial performance and demonstrating the value of having a diversified business to manage through market dynamics,” said Gary B. Smith, president and CEO, Ciena. “Through strategic investments to broaden our portfolio, market application and customer and geographic base, we have positioned Ciena to deliver sustainable long-term growth and increased profitability.”

Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Performance Summary

The tables below (in millions, except percentage data) provide comparisons of certain quarterly results to prior periods, including sequential quarter and year-over-year changes. A reconciliation between the GAAP and adjusted (non-GAAP) measures contained in this release is included in Appendix A.

GAAP Results

  Q3 Q2 Q3 Period Change
  FY 2016 FY 2016 FY 2015 Q-T-Q* Y-T-Y*
Revenue $670.6 $640.7 $602.9 4.7% 11.2%
Gross margin 46.0% 44.2% 44.8% 1.8% 1.2%
Operating expense $251.5 $254.9 $225.4 (1.3)% 11.6%
Operating margin 8.5% 4.4% 7.4% 4.1% 1.1%

Non-GAAP Results

  Q3 Q2 Q3 Period Change
  FY 2016 FY 2016 FY 2015 Q-T-Q* Y-T-Y*
Revenue $670.6 $640.7 $602.9 4.7% 11.2%
Adj. gross margin 46.8% 45.1% 45.3% 1.7% 1.5%
Adj. operating expense $223.4 $222.6 $202.1 0.4% 10.5%
Adj. operating margin 13.5% 10.3% 11.8% 3.2% 1.7%
*Denotes % change, or in the case of margin, absolute change

Revenue by Segment

  Q3 FY 2016 Q2 FY 2016 Q3 FY 2015
  Revenue %** Revenue %** Revenue %**
Networking Platforms
Converged Packet Optical $467.6 69.7 $435.2 67.9 $408.0 67.7
Packet Networking 63.7 9.5 68.5 10.7 57.2 9.5
Optical Transport 9.6 1.4 8.5 1.3 17.5 2.9
Total Networking Platforms 540.9 80.6 512.2 79.9 482.7 80.1
Software and Software-Related Services
Software Platforms 12.6 1.9 11.8 1.9 11.2 1.9
Software-Related Services 19.0 2.8 18.7 2.9 15.3 2.5
Total Software and Software-Related Services 31.6 4.7 30.5 4.8 26.5 4.4
Global Services
Maintenance Support and Training 56.0 8.4 57.1 8.9 59.9 9.9
Installation and Deployment 31.2 4.7 30.2 4.7 25.2 4.2
Consulting and Network Design 10.9 1.6 10.7 1.7 8.6 1.4
Total Global Services 98.1 14.7 98.0 15.3 93.7 15.5
Total $670.6 100.0 $640.7 100.0 $602.9 100.0

Additional Performance Metrics for Fiscal Third Quarter 2016

Revenue by Geographic Region

  Q3 FY 2016 Q2 FY 2016 Q3 FY 2015
  Revenue %** Revenue %** Revenue %**
North America $438.0 65.3 $395.5 61.7 $389.6 64.6
Europe, Middle East and Africa 104.3 15.5 96.2 15.0 93.2 15.5
Caribbean and Latin America 46.6 7.0 57.9 9.0 65.1 10.8
Asia Pacific 81.7 12.2 91.1 14.3 55.0 9.1
Total $670.6 100.0 $640.7 100.0 $602.9 100.0
**Denotes % of total revenue
  • U.S. customers contributed 61.1% of total revenue
  • One customer accounted for greater than 10% of revenue and represented 16% of total revenue
  • Cash and investments totaled $1.27 billion
  • Cash flow from operations totaled $77.1 million
  • Average days' sales outstanding (DSOs) were 79
  • Accounts receivable balance was $588.4 million
  • Inventories totaled $221.6 million, including:
    • Raw materials: $45.6 million
    • Work in process: $13.8 million
    • Finished goods: $158.8 million
    • Deferred cost of sales: $67.2 million
    • Reserve for excess and obsolescence: $(63.8) million
  • Product inventory turns were 5.4
  • Headcount totaled 5,559

Business Outlook for Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016

Statements relating to business outlook are forward-looking in nature and actual results may differ materially. These statements should be read in the context of each of the "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Non-GAAP Presentation of Quarterly Results" found in the Notes to Investors below.

Ciena expects fiscal fourth quarter 2016 financial performance to include:

  • Revenue in the range of $700 to $730 million
  • Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross margin in the mid-40s percentage range
  • Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense of approximately $230 to $235 million

Live Web Broadcast of Unaudited Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Results

Ciena will host a discussion of its unaudited fiscal third quarter 2016 results with investors and financial analysts today, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern). The live broadcast will be available at www.ciena.com, and an archived replay will be available shortly following the conclusion of the live broadcast on the Investor Relations page of Ciena's website at www.ciena.com/investors. Ciena will also post to the Investor Relations page a presentation that includes certain highlighted information discussed on the call and certain historical results of operations.

Notes to Investors

Forward-Looking Statements. You are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, supplemental financial information, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on current expectations, forecasts, assumptions and other information available to the Company as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Forward-looking statements in this release include: “We posted strong results on all financial operating metrics in our fiscal third quarter, continuing a trend of consistently improving financial performance and demonstrating the value of having a diversified business to manage through market dynamics."; "Through strategic investments to broaden our portfolio, market application and customer and geographic base, we have positioned Ciena to deliver sustainable long-term growth and increased profitability."; "Ciena expects fiscal fourth quarter 2016 financial performance to include: Revenue in the range of $700 to $730 million; Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross margin in the mid-40s percentage range; Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense of approximately $230 to $235 million."

Ciena's actual results, performance or events may differ materially from these forward-looking statements made or implied due to a number of risks and uncertainties relating to Ciena's business, including: the effect of broader economic and market conditions on our customers and their business; changes in network spending or network strategy by large communication service providers; seasonality and the timing and size of customer orders, including our ability to recognize revenue relating to such sales; the level of competitive pressure we encounter; the product, customer and geographic mix of sales within the period; supply chain disruptions and the level of success relating to efforts to optimize Ciena's operations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates affecting revenue and operating expense; and the other risk factors disclosed in Ciena's Report on Form 10-Q, which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2016. Ciena assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information included in this press release.

Non-GAAP Presentation of Quarterly Results. This release includes non-GAAP measures of Ciena's gross profit, operating expense, income (loss) from operations, net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share. In evaluating the operating performance of Ciena's business, management excludes certain charges and credits that are required by GAAP. These items share one or more of the following characteristics: they are unusual and Ciena does not expect them to recur in the ordinary course of its business; they do not involve the expenditure of cash; they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course; or their magnitude and timing is largely outside of Ciena's control. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures below provide management and investors useful information and meaningful insight to the operating performance of the business. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to Ciena's GAAP results and these measures are not intended to be a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Ciena's non-GAAP measures and the related adjustments may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies and should only be used to evaluate Ciena's results of operations in conjunction with our corresponding GAAP results. To the extent not previously disclosed in a prior Ciena financial results press release, Appendix A to this press release sets forth a complete GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures contained in this release.

With respect to Ciena’s expectations under “Business Outlook for Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016” above, Ciena is not able to provide a quantitative reconciliation of the adjusted (non-GAAP) gross margin and adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense guidance measures to the corresponding gross profit and gross profit percentage, and operating expense GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts. Ciena cannot provide meaningful estimates of the non-recurring charges and credits excluded from these non-GAAP measures due to the forward-looking nature of these estimates and their inherent variability and uncertainty. For the same reasons, Ciena is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information.

About Ciena. Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with its OPn architecture for next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn.

 

CIENA CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

  Quarter Ended July 31, Nine Months Ended July 31,
  2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenue:
Products $553,450 $493,919 $1,535,017 $1,428,114
Services 117,100 109,013 349,365 325,582
Total revenue 670,550 602,932 1,884,382 1,753,696
Cost of goods sold:
Products 299,381 273,837 851,641 797,283
Services 62,684 59,226 189,713 183,838
Total cost of goods sold 362,065 333,063 1,041,354 981,121
Gross profit 308,485 269,869 843,028 772,575
Operating expenses:
Research and development 116,697 100,379 339,346 306,342
Selling and marketing 83,732 81,650 252,878 240,833
General and administrative 34,336 29,743 100,681 89,598
Acquisition and integration costs 1,029 2,435 4,613 3,455
Amortization of intangible assets 14,529 11,019 46,957 33,057
Restructuring costs 1,138 192 2,057 8,260
Total operating expenses 251,461 225,418 746,532 681,545
Income from operations 57,024 44,451 96,496 91,030
Interest and other income (loss), net (3,647) (5,491) (11,456) (19,273)
Interest expense (15,967) (11,883) (41,285) (38,491)
Income before income taxes 37,410 27,077 43,755 33,266
Provision for income taxes 3,864 3,452 7,758 7,767
Net income $33,546 $23,625 $35,997 $25,499
Net Income per Common Share
Basic net income per common share $0.24 $0.20 $0.26 $0.23
Diluted net income per potential common share1 $0.23 $0.19 $0.26 $0.22
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 138,881 118,413 137,835 113,189
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding2 169,349 133,233 139,053 114,549
  1. The calculation of GAAP diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $1.3 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017 and approximately $3.6 million associated with Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 to the GAAP net income in order to derive the numerator for the diluted earnings per common share calculation.
    The calculation of GAAP diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $1.4 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017 to the GAAP net income in order to derive the numerator for the diluted earnings per common share calculation.

  2. Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 includes 0.9 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units, 12.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017 and 17.4 million shares underlying Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018.

    Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for the first nine months of fiscal 2016 includes 1.2 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units.

    Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 includes 1.7 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units and 13.1 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017.

    Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted net income per common share for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 includes 1.4 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units.

 

CIENA CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

  July 31, 2016 October 31, 2015
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $854,918 $790,971
Short-term investments 295,322 135,107
Accounts receivable, net 588,389 550,792
Inventories 221,598 191,162
Prepaid expenses and other 189,947 196,178
Total current assets 2,150,174 1,864,210
Long-term investments 115,366 95,105
Equipment, building, furniture and fixtures, net 272,955 191,973
Goodwill 267,261 256,434
Other intangible assets, net 165,169 202,673
Other long-term assets 72,733 84,656
Total assets $3,043,658 $2,695,051
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $232,736 $222,140
Accrued liabilities 297,123 316,283
Deferred revenue 117,952 126,111
Current portion of long-term debt 455,465 2,500
Total current liabilities 1,103,276 667,034
Long-term deferred revenue 70,287 62,962
Other long-term obligations 122,852 72,540
Long-term debt, net 1,025,684 1,271,639
Total liabilities $2,322,099 $2,074,175
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock – par value $0.01; 20,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding
Common stock – par value $0.01; 290,000,000 shares authorized; 139,253,617 and 135,612,217 shares issued and outstanding 1,393 1,356
Additional paid-in capital 6,704,349 6,640,436
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (21,390) (22,126)
Accumulated deficit (5,962,793) (5,998,790)
Total stockholders’ equity 721,559 620,876
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $3,043,658 $2,695,051

 

CIENA CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

  Nine Months Ended July 31,
  2016 2015
Cash flows provided by operating activities:    
Net income $35,997 $25,499
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation of equipment, building, furniture and 46,624 41,601
Share-based compensation costs 41,832 32,402
Amortization of intangible assets 59,428 39,659
Provision for inventory excess and obsolescence 26,663 18,010
Provision for warranty 13,114 12,549
Other 15,706 17,818
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (37,768) (33,362)
Inventories (56,267) 40,372
Prepaid expenses and other 16,687 (24,297)
Accounts payable, accruals and other obligations (5,087) (21,937)
Deferred revenue (4,120) 29,170
Net cash provided by operating activities 152,809 177,484
Cash flows used in investing activities:
Payments for equipment, furniture, fixtures and intellectual property (81,161) (39,729)
Restricted cash (42)
Purchase of available for sale securities (340,168) (180,203)
Proceeds from maturities of available for sale securities 160,606 140,000
Settlement of foreign currency forward contracts, net (9,982) 16,289
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired (32,000)
Purchase of cost method investment (2,000)
Net cash used in investing activities (302,705) (65,685)
Cash flows provided by financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of term loan, net 248,750
Payment of long term debt (45,990) (8,901)
Payment of debt issuance costs (3,980) (420)
Payment of capital lease obligations (5,359) (6,441)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 22,118 19,622
Net cash provided by financing activities 215,539 3,860
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (1,696) (5,288)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 63,947 110,371
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 790,971 586,720
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $854,918 $697,091
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information    
Cash paid during the period for interest $31,787 $31,566
Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net $9,947 $8,526
Non-cash investing activities    
Purchase of equipment in accounts payable $10,204 $16,717
Equipment acquired under capital lease $5,322 $464
Building subject to capital lease $8,993 $14,939
Construction in progress subject to build-to-suit lease $35,875 $8,770
Non-cash financing activities    
Conversion of 4.0% convertible senior notes, due March 15, 2015 into 8,898,387 shares of common stock 180,645

 

APPENDIX A - Reconciliation of Adjusted (Non- GAAP) Quarterly Measurements

  Quarter Ended July 31,
  2016 2015
Gross Profit Reconciliation    
GAAP gross profit $308,485 $269,869
Share-based compensation-products 645 671
Share-based compensation-services 637 490
Amortization of intangible assets 4,328 2,200
Total adjustments related to gross profit 5,610 3,361
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit $314,095 $273,230
Adjusted (non-GAAP) gross profit percentage 46.8% 45.3%
Operating Expense Reconciliation    
GAAP operating expense $251,461 $225,418
Share-based compensation-research and development 3,479 2,114
Share-based compensation-sales and marketing 3,590 3,571
Share-based compensation-general and administrative 4,284 3,516
Acquisition and integration costs 1,029 2,435
Amortization of intangible assets 14,529 11,019
Restructuring costs 1,138 192
Settlement of patent litigation 500
Total adjustments related to operating expense 28,049 23,347
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating expense $223,412 $202,071
Income from Operations Reconciliation    
GAAP income from operations $57,024 $44,451
Total adjustments related to gross profit 5,610 3,361
Total adjustments related to operating expense 28,049 23,347
Adjusted (non-GAAP) income from operations $90,683 $71,159
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating margin percentage 13.5% 11.8%
Net Income Reconciliation    
GAAP net income $33,546 $23,625
Total adjustments related to gross profit 5,610 3,361
Total adjustments related to operating expense 28,049 23,347
Gain on extinguishment of debt (44)
Non-cash interest expense 480 397
Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income $67,641 $50,730
 
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 138,881 118,413
Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding 1 178,547 159,787
 
Net Income per Common Share    
GAAP diluted net income per common share $0.23 $0.19
Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share 2 $0.42 $0.37
  1. Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 includes 0.9 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units, 12.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017, 17.4 million shares underlying Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 and 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, due December 15, 2020.

    Weighted average dilutive potential common shares outstanding used in calculating Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 includes 1.7 million shares underlying certain stock options and restricted stock units, 13.1 million shares underlying Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017, 17.4 million shares underlying Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 and 9.2 million shares underlying Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, due December 15, 2020.

  2. The calculation of Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $1.3 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017, approximately $3.6 million associated with Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 and approximately $2.9 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, due December 15, 2020 to the Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income in order to derive the numerator for the Adjusted earnings per common share calculation.

    The calculation of Adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 requires adding back interest expense of approximately $1.4 million associated with Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017, approximately $3.6 million associated with Ciena's 3.75% convertible senior notes, due October 15, 2018 and approximately $2.8 million associated with Ciena's 4.0% convertible senior notes, due December 15, 2020 to the Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income in order to derive the numerator for the Adjusted earnings per common share calculation.

The adjusted (non-GAAP) measures above and their reconciliation to Ciena's GAAP results for the periods presented reflect adjustments relating to the following items:

  • Share-based compensation - a non-cash expense incurred in accordance with share-based compensation accounting guidance.
  • Acquisition and integration costs - consist of expenses for financial, legal and accounting advisors and severance and other employee related costs, associated with our acquisition of Cyan, Inc. on August 3, 2015 and our acquisition of certain high-speed photonic component assets from TeraXion, Inc. on February 1, 2016. Ciena does not believe that these costs are reflective of its ongoing operating expense following its completion of these integration activities.
  • Amortization of intangible assets - a non-cash expense arising from the acquisition of intangible assets, principally developed technologies and customer-related intangibles, that Ciena is required to amortize over its expected useful life.
  • Restructuring costs - costs incurred as a result of restructuring activities taken to align resources with perceived market opportunities.
  • Settlement of patent litigation - included in general and administrative expense is a $0.5 million patent litigation settlement during the third quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Gain on extinguishment of debt - a gain related to certain private repurchases conducted with several holders of Ciena's 0.875% convertible senior notes, due June 15, 2017.
  • Non-cash interest expense - a non-cash debt discount expense amortized as interest expense during the term of Ciena's 4.0% senior convertible notes due December 15, 2020 relating to the required separate accounting of the equity component of these convertible notes.