Reports 90% Year-over-Year Revenue Growth and 156% Year-over-Year Non-GAAP EPS Growth
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 28, 2015 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced the financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
Revenue in the first quarter of 2015 was $59.2 million, up 8.0% sequentially from $54.8 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2014. This was up 90% year over year compared with $31.2 million in the first quarter of 2014.
Gross margin under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the first quarter of 2015 was 50.6%, compared with 64.5% of revenue in the first quarter of 2014. The decline in gross margin was primarily due to the amortization of inventory fair value step-up related to the acquired Cortina inventories, sold during the first quarter of 2015, and amortization of the acquired intangibles.
GAAP net loss in the first quarter of 2015 was $9.7 million, or ($0.26) per diluted common share, compared with GAAP net loss of $1.0 million, or ($0.03) per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2014.
Inphi reports revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, net income (loss), and earnings per share in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, net income, and earnings per share, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations, is included in the financial statements portion of this news release.
Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis in the first quarter of 2015 was 66.6%, compared with 65.3% in the first quarter of 2014.
Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2015 was $9.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share. This compared with non-GAAP net income of $2.9 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share in the first quarter of 2014.
“I am pleased to report that our Q1 non-GAAP revenue and earnings per share came in at the high end of our guidance,” said Ford Tamer, Inphi President and CEO. “The new technologies that we announced and demonstrated at the Optical Fiber Conference were well received. We are confident this will enable Inphi to participate in an upcoming multi-billion dollar Data Center Interconnect opportunity. In 2015, we will continue to invest for top line growth and we are committed to generating significant EPS and cash flow.”
The following statements are based on our current expectations for the second quarter of 2015. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially.
Quarterly Conference Call Today
Inphi will to hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today with Ford Tamer, president and chief executive officer, and John Edmunds, chief financial officer, to discuss first quarter of 2015 results.
The call can be accessed by dialing 844-459-2451; international callers should dial 765-507-2591, participant conference ID: 26016661. Please dial-in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Inphi’s Website at http://investors.inphi.com for up to 30 days after the call.
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets. Inphi’s end-to-end data transport platform delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds, addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from fiber to memory. Inphi’s solutions minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next-generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, and storage platforms. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.
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