Quantum Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results
Revenue Increased 9% Year-over-Year to $97.1 Million; Subscription Customers Grew 200% Year-over-Year
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO) announced today financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2022.
First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Summary
"Revenue was above the high-end of our guidance at $97.1 million, primarily driven by continued robust demand from our hyperscale customers and significant growth in our video surveillance business," stated Jamie Lerner, Chairman and CEO of Quantum. "With all of Quantum's products now available as a software offering, we continue to secure a growing number of subscription-based customers that reached over 450 in the quarter, representing the fifth consecutive sequential increase. As further evidence of our ongoing progress to drive recurring revenue, subscription software ARR expanded 11% sequentially to $8.2 million.
"During the quarter, we realized the initial benefits from our enhanced supply chain strategies and cost reduction initiatives, as demonstrated by our better than expected revenue results. Following a series of cost reductions we implemented in June, operating expenses decreased by $0.6 million sequentially with a more significant reduction of $1.5 to $2.0 million per quarter expected in the second half of fiscal 2023.
"In summary, we have and continue to take the necessary steps to improve the Company's financial profile and future operating performance. Looking ahead to the coming quarter and year, we are committed to disciplined execution on our initiatives aimed at driving top-line growth as well as increased operational efficiency and margin expansion, which together we expect to contribute to higher adjusted EBITDA and earnings."
First Quarter Fiscal 2023 vs. Prior Quarter
Revenue for the first quarter fiscal 2023 was $97.1 million compared to $95.2 million in the prior quarter. Gross profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 was $34.0 million, or 35% of revenue, compared to $36.2 million, or 38% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022. First quarter fiscal 2023 gross margin reflected an anticipated peak in purchase price variance driven from constraints in the supply chain combined with revenue mix that was more heavily weighted towards hyperscale customers. Assuming no meaningful deterioration in the overall market environment or supply chain dynamics, the Company believes gross margin in the first quarter represents a low-point from which margins will improve during the fiscal year.
Total GAAP operating expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 decreased to $41.1 million, or 42% of revenue, compared to $41.8 million, or 44% of revenue, in the prior quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $28.3 million in the quarter, flat compared to the fourth fiscal quarter 2022. Research and development expenses were $12.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2023, compared to $13.5 million in the prior quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses in the first quarter of 2023 decreased to $36.3 million from $37.2 million in the prior quarter.
GAAP net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 was $10.6 million, or ($0.13) per share, compared to a net loss of $7.8 million, or ($0.13) per share, in the fourth fiscal quarter 2022. Excluding stock compensation, restructuring charges and other non-recurring costs, non-GAAP adjusted loss in the first fiscal quarter of 2023 was $3.6 million, or ($0.04) per share, compared to adjusted net loss of $2.8 million, or ($0.05) per share, in the prior quarter.
Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 was $0.3 million, compared to $0.4 million in the prior quarter.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Based on currently committed supply, the Company expects the following guidance range for the second fiscal quarter of 2023:
Conference Call and Webcast
Management will host a live conference call today, August 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) to discuss these results. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 866-424-3436 (U.S. Toll-Free) or +1-201-689-8058 (International) and entering conference ID 13731301. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet with a slide presentation and can be accessed by all interested parties on the investor relations section of the Company's website at investors.quantum.com under the events and presentations tab.
A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call and will be available through August 11, 2022. To access the replay dial 1-877-660-6853 and enter the conference ID 13731301 at the prompt. International callers should dial +1-201-612-7415 and enter the same conference ID. Following the conclusion of the live call, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for at least 90 days.
Quantum technology, software, and services provide the solutions that today's organizations need to make video and other unstructured data smarter – so their data works for them and not the other way around. With over 40 years of innovation, Quantum's end-to-end platform is uniquely equipped to orchestrate, protect, and enrich data across its lifecycle, providing enhanced intelligence and actionable insights. Leading organizations in cloud services, entertainment, government, research, education, transportation, and enterprise IT trust Quantum to bring their data to life, because data makes life better, safer, and smarter. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO). For more information visit www.quantum.com.
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NON-U.S. GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, we have presented Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income (Loss), non-U.S. GAAP financial measures defined below.
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure defined by us as net loss before interest expense, net, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, and other non-recurring expenses.
"GAAP net loss" as referred to in this press release represents "Net loss attributable to common stockholders". Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure defined by us as net loss before restructuring charges, stock-based compensation expense, and other non-recurring (income) expenses. The Company calculates Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Basic and Diluted share using the Company's above-referenced definition of Adjusted Net Income (Loss).
We have provided below a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) to Net Income (Loss), the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and the board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget and to develop short and long-term operating plans. In particular, we believe that the exclusion of the amounts eliminated in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our core business performance. We believe Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Basic and Diluted Share serve as appropriate measures to be used in evaluating the performance of our business and help our investors better compare our operating performance over multiple periods. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management and our board of directors.
Our use of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are as follows:
Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) or similarly titled measures differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.
Because of these and other limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) along with other U.S. GAAP-based financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics and our U.S. GAAP financial results.
The following is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, Net Income (Loss) (dollars in thousands):
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