Supermicro Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage technology and green computing, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2021 ended March 31, 2021.
Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Highlights
Non-GAAP gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021 was 13.8%, which adds back stock-based compensation expenses of $0.4 million. Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $0.50, which adds back stock-based compensation expenses of $7.5 million, special performance bonuses of $2.5 million, and controls remediation expense of $1.2 million, net of the related tax effects.
As of March 31, 2021, total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $179 million and total bank debt was $85 million.
"We are pleased to report Q3 revenue above the high end of our guidance range and deliver year-over-year growth of 16%, our strongest revenue growth rate in more than two years driven by high profile customer engagements. Notably, we strongly bucked seasonal trends in the March quarter." said Charles Liang, Chairman and CEO. "But we are not yet satisfied and aim to accelerate our growth with our robust pipeline of new products leveraging innovations from our key partners AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. We are well positioned to capitalize on our numerous growth opportunities as we begin to benefit from our capacity expansion in Taiwan and the US."
Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Guidance
The Company expects net sales of $980 million to $1.08 billion, diluted net income per common share of $0.56 to $0.77 and non-GAAP diluted net income per common share of $0.70 to $0.90 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 ending June 30, 2021. The Company's projections for GAAP and non-GAAP diluted net income per common share both assume a tax rate of approximately 13% and a fully diluted share count of 54 million shares. The outlook for Q4 of fiscal year 2021 GAAP diluted net income per common share includes approximately $7 million in expected stock-based compensation expense and $2 million in other expenses, net of tax effects, that are excluded from non-GAAP diluted net income per common share.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Supermicro will hold a public webcast at 2:00 p.m. PDT today to discuss the results for its third quarter of 2021. Those wishing to access the live webcast may use the following link:
The conference call can be accessed by registering online at:
After registering, a confirmation will be sent through email, including dial-in details and unique conference call codes for entry. Registration is open during the live call, but to ensure connectivity for the full call, it is recommended that participants register a day in advance and dial-in for the call at least 10 minutes before the start of the call.
A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on the Company's investor relations website (https://ir.supermicro.com) and will remain accessible for one year.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Statements contained in this press release that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 guidance, the ability to accelerate sales growth, and the ability to execute on our company strategy during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including: (i) the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to present significant uncertainties for all parts of our business including our supply chain, our production operations and customer demand, (ii) our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could cause rapid declines in our stock price, (iii) as we increasingly target larger customers and larger sales opportunities, our customer base may become more concentrated, our cost of sales may increase, our margins may be lower and our sales may be less predictable, (iv) if we fail to meet publicly announced financial guidance or other expectations about our business, our stock could decline in value, (v) the average sales prices for our server solutions could decline if customers do not continue to purchase our latest generation products or additional components, and (vi) adverse economic conditions may harm our business. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in such filings, particularly in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Non-GAAP gross margin discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation expenses and other expenses. Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation expenses, special performance bonuses, controls remediation expenses, legal settlement costs and other non-recurring expenses, and excludes a credit from an executive SEC settlement, which are all adjusted for the related tax effects of the applicable items. Management presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the Company's performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the Company's financial and operational performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of gross margin to non-GAAP gross margin and from diluted net income per common share to non-GAAP diluted net income per common share is included in the tables below.
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro (Nasdaq:SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Enterprise Data Center, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Edge Computing Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
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