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SMART Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

/EINPresswire.com/ -- NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - June 22, 2017) - SMART Global Holdings, Inc. ("SMART") (NASDAQ: SGH), parent company of SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended May 26, 2017.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Highlights:

  • Net sales of $207.0 million
  • Gross profit of $47.4 million
  • Net income of $8.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $29.9 million
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.50
  • Pro forma* non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.62

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were $207.0 million, compared to $172.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and $149.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $47.4 million, compared to $37.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and $30.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $8.0 million or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million or $(0.17) per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and a net loss of $1.3 million, or $(0.10) per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $13.7 million, and on a pro forma* basis, non-GAAP net income was $0.62 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $3.5 million or $0.25 per diluted share, and $2.6 million or $0.19 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $29.9 million, compared to $23.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and $17.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Information" section and the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" table below for further detail on the non-GAAP financial measures referenced above and a reconciliation of such measures to our nearest GAAP measures.

"The third quarter of fiscal 2017 marks our first quarter having re-emerged as a public company, following the close of our IPO on May 30, 2017. I am very pleased to report strong financial results with net sales 20 percent higher than the previous quarter, driven by solid performance in both SMART Brazil and our Specialty Memory businesses. Combined with a sharp focus on disciplined spending, we generated pro forma non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.62, demonstrating the leverage in our business model," commented Iain MacKenzie, President & Chief Executive Officer of SMART Global Holdings. "We have multiple structural growth drivers in place, from increasing local content requirements and growing sales of mobile phones in Brazil, to growing demand for new memory technologies especially in datacenter storage and networking applications. We believe we are well-positioned to deliver strong financial results as we enter the final quarter of this fiscal year and beyond."

Other Highlights

  • Successfully closed an initial public offering (IPO) of 6.1 million ordinary shares at $11.00 per share, including 795,000 shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares.
  • Generated approximately $61.1 million in net proceeds from the IPO.

* Pro forma weighted average shares outstanding for computing the diluted per-share calculation reflects 6,095,000 shares issued in our IPO on May 30, 2017, as well as the net exercise of the class A warrants of 1,536,955, each as if they occurred at the beginning of the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Business Outlook
The following statements are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. SMART undertakes no obligation to update these statements.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, SMART expects net sales will be in the range of $205 to $215 million and gross margin is expected to be in the range of 21% to 23%. Net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.05 to $0.07 on a GAAP basis. On June 2, 2017, SMART used the net proceeds of the IPO to make a mandatory repayment of $61.1 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding term loans under its Senior Secured Credit Agreement, which will result in an associated non-cash charge in the fourth quarter of approximately $6.7 million. This non-cash charge will be reflected in "other income/(expense)" in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, SMART expects net income per diluted share will be in the range of $0.62 to $0.66.

We expect our diluted share count to be 22.4 million shares for the fourth quarter.

Conference Call Details
SMART will host a conference call today for analysts and investors at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Dial in US toll free +1-866-487-6452 or US toll +1-213-660-0710 using access code 40977486.
A replay of the conference call will be available until July 7, 2017 at www.smartm.com or until June 29 by calling US toll free +1-855-859-2056 or US toll by calling +1-404-537-3406 and using access code 40977486.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains, and statements made during the above-referenced conference call will contain "forward-looking statements" including among other things, statements regarding future events and the future financial performance of SMART (including the business outlook for the next fiscal quarter) and statements regarding growth drivers in SMART's industry and markets. These statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to: business and economic conditions and growth trends in the technology industry, our customer markets and various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment; overall information technology spending; the success of our strategic initiatives including additional investments in new products and additional capacity; the DRAM market and the temporary nature of pricing trends; customer relationships production or manufacturing difficulties; competitive factors; technological changes; difficulties with or delays in the introduction of new products; slowing or contraction of growth in the memory market in Brazil; reduction in or termination of local content requirements in Brazil; changes to applicable tax regimes or rates; prices for the end products of our customers; fluctuations in material costs and availability; deterioration in or loss of relations with any of our limited number of key vendors; and other factors and risks detailed in SMART's final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 25, 2017. Such factors and risks as outlined above and in the final prospectus may not constitute all factors and risks that could cause actual results of SMART to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. SMART operates in a continually changing business environment and new factors emerge from time to time. SMART cannot predict such factors, nor can it assess the impact, if any, from such factors on SMART or its results. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. These forward-looking statements are made as of today, and SMART does not intend, and has no obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Information
The following non-GAAP financial measures are included in this press release, including Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per diluted share, non-GAAP diluted EPS and pro forma non-GAAP diluted EPS. We define Adjusted EBITDA as GAAP net income plus net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and other infrequent or unusual items. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and should be viewed as a supplement to, not a substitute for, our results of operations presented on the basis of U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA also does not purport to represent cash flow provided by, or used in, operating activities in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be used as a measure of liquidity.

The non-GAAP financial results presented herein do not include stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense or amortization of non-cash debt discount related to warrants. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our financial performance. By excluding these charges and gains, as well as any related tax effects, our non-GAAP results provide information to management and investors that is useful in assessing SMART's core operating performance and in evaluating and comparing our results of operations on a consistent basis from period to period. These non-GAAP financial measures are also used by management to evaluate financial results, to plan and forecast future periods, and to assess performance of certain executives for compensation purposes. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be a substitute for the corresponding financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, these measures may not be used similarly by other companies and therefore may not be comparable between companies.

This release also includes a forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure, non-GAAP net income per diluted share. A reconciliation of this forward looking measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not included because material items that affect this measure, such as the number of shares granted and market price needed to quantify stock-based compensation expense, are not ascertainable at this time without unreasonable effort and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. The effect of these excluded items may be significant.

Investors are encouraged to review the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Results" and "Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA" tables below for more detail on Adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP calculations.

About SMART Global Holdings
The SMART family of companies are global leaders in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions serving the electronics industry with standard and custom products for over 25 years. SMART delivers components, modules and solutions to a broad customer base, including OEMs in computing, networking, communications, storage, mobile and industrial markets. Customers rely on SMART as a strategic supplier with custom designs, product quality, technical support, a global footprint, and the ability to provide locally manufactured memory products in multiple geographies. See www.smartgh.com, www.smartm.com, www.smarth.com or www.smartsscs.com for more information.

SMART Global Holdings, Inc.
and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
                             
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  May 26, 2017     Feb 24, 2017     May 27,
2016
    May 26, 2017     May 27,
2016
 
Net sales:                                      
  Brazil DRAM $ 38,028     $ 28,695     $ 20,824     $ 86,051     $ 67,463  
  Brazil Mobile Memory   71,216       49,932       58,916       177,359       111,972  
  Specialty Memory   97,730       93,327       69,869       274,862       208,787  
    Total net sales   206,974       171,954       149,609       538,272       388,222  
Cost of sales (1)   159,599       134,797       118,997       424,030       311,166  
  Gross profit   47,375       37,157       30,612       114,242       77,056  
Operating expenses:                                      
  Research and development (1) (2)   8,797       9,948       9,667       28,442       27,763  
  Selling, general and administrative (1) (2)   17,193       16,434       14,680       49,037       42,963  
  Management advisory fees   1,000       1,000       1,000       3,000       3,001  
  Restructuring   -       471       128       457       1,143  
    Total operating expenses   26,990       27,853       25,475       80,936       74,870  
    Income from operations   20,385       9,304       5,137       33,306       2,186  
Other income (expense):                                      
  Interest expense, net   (8,294 )     (8,512 )     (6,326 )     (23,072 )     (19,265 )
  Other income (expense), net   (762 )     (1,005 )     2,102       (1,664 )     730  
    Total other expense   (9,056 )     (9,517 )     (4,224 )     (24,736 )     (18,535 )
    Income (loss) before income taxes   11,329       (213 )     913       8,570       (16,349 )
Provision for income taxes   3,371       2,124       2,258       6,156       2,150  
  Net income (loss) $ 7,958     $ (2,337 )   $ (1,345 )   $ 2,414     $ (18,499 )
                                       
Earnings per share:                                      
  Basic $ 0.57     $ (0.17 )   $ (0.10 )   $ 0.17     $ (1.31 )
  Diluted $ 0.50     $ (0.17 )   $ (0.10 )   $ 0.16     $ (1.31 )
                                       
Shares used in computing per-share calculation:                                      
  Basic   13,986       13,870       13,832       13,909       14,147  
  Diluted   15,955       13,870       13,832       15,230       14,147  
                                       
                                       
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:  
  Cost of sales $ 176     $ 142     $ 112     $ 444     $ 348  
  Research and development   (22 )     230       181       423       563  
  Selling, general and administrative   1,235       722       654       2,666       2,059  
    Total stock-based compensation expense $ 1,389     $ 1,094     $ 947     $ 3,533     $ 2,970  
                                       
(2) Includes amortization of intangible assets expense as follows:  
  Research and development $ 1,224     $ 1,224     $ 1,224     $ 3,672     $ 3,672  
  Selling, general and administrative   1,774       1,723       2,105       5,296       6,275  
    Total amortization expense $ 2,998     $ 2,947     $ 3,329     $ 8,968     $ 9,947  
SMART Global Holdings, Inc.  
and Subsidiaries  
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Results  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
                               
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  May 26, 2017     Feb 24, 2017     May 27,
2016
    May 26, 2017       May 27,
2016
 
Reconciliation of gross profit:                                      
GAAP gross profit $ 47,375     $ 37,157     $ 30,612     $ 114,242     $ 77,056  
  GAAP gross margin   22.9 %     21.6 %     20.5 %     21.2 %     19.8 % 
                                       
Add: Share-based compensation included in cost of sales   176       142       112       444       348  
                                       
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 47,551     $ 37,299     $ 30,724     $ 114,686     $ 77,404  
  Non-GAAP gross margin   23.0 %     21.7 %     20.5 %     21.3 %     19.9 %
                                       
Reconciliation of operating expenses:                                      
GAAP operating expenses $ 26,990     $ 27,853     $ 25,475     $ 80,936     $ 74,870  
                                       
Less: Share-based compensation expense included in opex                                      
  Research and development   (22 )     230       181       423       563  
  Selling, general and administrative   1,235       722       654       2,666       2,059  
    Total   1,213       952       835       3,089       2,622  
                                       
Less: Amortization of intangible assets included in opex                                      
  Research and development   1,224       1,224       1,224       3,672       3,672  
  Selling, general and administrative   1,774       1,723       2,105       5,296       6,275  
    Total   2,998       2,947       3,329       8,968       9,947  
                                       
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 22,779     $ 23,954     $ 21,311     $ 68,879     $ 62,301  
                                       
Reconciliation of income from operations:                                      
GAAP income from operations $ 20,385     $ 9,304     $ 5,137     $ 33,306     $ 2,186  
  GAAP operating margin   9.8 %     5.4 %     3.4 %     6.2 %     0.6 %
                                       
Add: Share-based compensation expense   1,389       1,094       947       3,533       2,970  
Add: Amortization of intangible assets   2,998       2,947       3,329       8,968       9,947  
                                       
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 24,772     $ 13,345     $ 9,413     $ 45,807     $ 15,103  
  Non-GAAP operating margin   12.0 %     7.8 %     6.3 %     8.5 %     3.9%  
                                       
Reconciliation of provision for income taxes:                                      
GAAP provision for income taxes $ 3,371     $ 2,124     $ 2,258     $ 6,156       $ 2,150  
  GAAP effective tax rate   29.8 %     -997.2 %     247.3 %     71.8 %     -13.2 %
                                       
Tax effect of adjustments to GAAP results   (376 )     (365 )     (371 )     (1,106 )     (978 )
                                       
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes $ 3,747     $ 2,489     $ 2,629     $ 7,262     $ 3,128  
  Non-GAAP effective tax rate   21.5 %     41.4 %     50.7 %     29.1 %     -91.1 %
                                       
Reconciliation of net income (loss) per share (diluted) and diluted per share amounts:                                      
GAAP net income (loss) $ 7,958     $ (2,337 )   $ (1,345 )   $ 2,414     $ (18,499 )
                                       
Adjustments to GAAP net income:                                      
  Share-based compensation   1,389       1,094       947       3,533       2,970  
  Amortization of intangible assets   2,998       2,947       3,329       8,968       9,947  
  Amortization of debt discount related to warrants   1,733       2,180       -       3,913       -  
  Tax effect of items excluded from non-GAAP results   (376 )     (365 )     (371 )     (1,106 )     (978 )
                                       
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 13,702     $ 3,519     $ 2,560     $ 17,722     $ (6,560 )
                                       
Weighted average shares outstanding for calculation of non-GAAP income per share (diluted)   15,955       13,870       13,832       15,230       14,147  
                                       
Non-GAAP net income per share (diluted) $ 0.86     $ 0.25     $ 0.19     $ 1.16     $ (0.46 )
                                       
GAAP income (loss) per share (diluted) $ 0.50     $ (0.17 )   $ (0.10 )   $ 0.16     $ (1.31 )
                                       
Pro forma weighted average shares outstanding for computing diluted per-share calculation*   22,050                                  
                                       
Pro forma non-GAAP net income per share (diluted) $ 0.62                                  
                                       
Pro forma GAAP net income per share (diluted) $ 0.36                                  
                                       
* Assuming IPO closing shares (6,095) on May 30, 2017 were issued and outstanding as of the beginning of Q3'17.  
SMART Global Holdings, Inc.  
and Subsidiaries  
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
                         
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  May 26, 2017   Feb 24, 2017     May 27,
2016
    May 26, 2017   May 27,
2016
 
                                   
GAAP net income (loss) $ 7,958   $ (2,337 )   $ (1,345 )   $ 2,414   $ (18,499 )
                                   
  Share-based compensation expense   1,389     1,094       947       3,533     2,970  
  Amortization of intangible assets   2,998     2,947       3,329       8,968     9,947  
  Interest expense, net   8,294     8,512       6,326       23,072     19,265  
  Provision for income tax   3,371     2,124       2,258       6,156     2,150  
  Depreciation   4,848     6,044       4,380       16,431     13,443  
  Management advisory fees   1,000     1,000       1,000       3,000     3,001  
  Debt extension and extinguishment costs*   -     3,130       -       3,130     -  
  Restructuring   -     471       128       457     1,143  
  Special retention bonuses   -     -       333       25     1,346  
  Investment advisory fees   -     134       -       540     -  
  Obsolete inventory related to restructuring   -     372       -       372     -  
  Misappropriated product shipment   -     -       -       -     695  
                                   
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 29,858   $ 23,491     $ 17,356     $ 68,098   $ 35,461  
     
* Debt extension costs consist of $1.7 million associated with the amendment of our senior secured term loan and revolving credit facility in November 2016 and debt extinguishment costs represent a $1.4 million on a February 2017 extinguishment.
SMART Global Holdings, Inc.  
and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(In thousands)  
                 
  May 26,     February 24,     August 26,  
  2017     2017     2016  
Assets                      
Current assets:                      
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 22,341     $ 23,341     $ 58,634  
  Accounts receivable, net   174,453       138,592       141,036  
  Inventories   135,489       131,884       103,066  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   15,699       13,346       16,522  
    Total current assets   347,982       307,163       319,258  
Property and equipment, net   52,006       53,902       57,600  
Other noncurrent assets   21,936       22,701       19,937  
Intangible assets, net   8,001       11,112       16,884  
Goodwill   45,360       46,059       44,976  
    Total assets $ 475,285     $ 440,937     $ 458,655  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                      
Current liabilities:                      
  Accounts payable $ 210,633     $ 183,331     $ 197,976  
  Accrued liabilities   22,130       17,311       14,071  
  Current portion of long-term debt   13,024       12,162       17,116  
    Total current liabilities   245,787       212,804       229,163  
Long-term debt   197,910       202,744       225,587  
Deferred tax liabilities   1,769       2,174       2,677  
Other long-term liabilities   2,437       2,507       2,465  
    Total liabilities $ 447,903     $ 420,229     $ 459,892  
Shareholders' equity (deficit):                      
  Ordinary shares   420       416       416  
  Additional paid-in capital   170,502       168,769       145,284  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (146,540 )     (143,519 )     (147,523 )
  Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)   3,000       (4,958 )     586  
    Total shareholders' equity (deficit)   27,382       20,708       (1,237 )
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 475,285     $ 440,937     $ 458,655  
SMART Global Holdings, Inc.  
and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
(In thousands)  
                             
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  May 26,     February 24,     May 27,     May 26,     May 27,  
  2017     2017     2016     2017     2016  
Cash flows from operating activities:                                      
  Net income (loss) $ 7,958     $ (2,337 )   $ (1,345 )   $ 2,414     $ (18,499 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                                      
    Depreciation and amortization   7,846       8,991       7,709       25,399       23,390  
    Share-based compensation   1,389       1,094       947       3,533       2,970  
    Provision for doubtful accounts receivable and sales returns   205       18       3       31       (16 )
    Deferred income tax benefit   (84 )     (806 )     (1,298 )     (1,195 )     (1,687 )
    (Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment   -       129       54       129       (57 )
    Extinguishment loss on long-term debt   -       1,386       -       1,386       -  
    Amortization of debt issuance costs   628       624       763       1,851       2,274  
    Amortization of debt original issuance discount   119       118       415       660       1,235  
    Amortization of debt discount   1,733       2,180       -       3,913       -  
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                                      
      Accounts receivable   (36,891 )     (18,235 )     8,776       (33,516 )     54,069  
      Inventories   (4,833 )     (35,351 )     (2,046 )     (31,184 )     25,710  
      Prepaid expenses and other assets   (735 )     852       534       741       2,344  
      Accounts payable   27,525       40,674       (24,727 )     11,799       (70,993 )
      Accrued expenses and other liabilities   3,846       2,036       4,503       7,097       (440 )
        Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   8,706       1,373       (5,712 )     (6,942 )     20,300  
Cash flows from investing activities:                                      
  Capital expenditures and deposits on equipment   (3,784 )     (4,320 )     (4,253 )     (11,179 )     (9,995 )
  Restricted cash   -       -       -       -       181  
  Proceeds from sale of property and equipment   425       42       -       467       245  
        Net cash used in investing activities   (3,359 )     (4,278 )     (4,253 )     (10,712 )     (9,569 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                                      
  Proceeds from long-term debt borrowing   -       -       -       -       5,179  
  Long-term debt payment   (5,954 )     (6,404 )     (4,163 )     (17,689 )     (12,448 )
  Payment for extinguishment of long-term debt   -       (938 )     -       (938 )     -  
  Payment of costs related to initial public offering   (200 )     -       -       (200 )     (6 )
  Proceeds from borrowings under revolving line of credit   123,000       105,000       53,500       338,250       172,700  
  Repayments of borrowings under revolving line of credit   (123,000 )     (105,000 )     (53,500 )     (338,250 )     (172,700 )
  Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares from share option exercise   348       -       41       348       41  
  Repurchase of ordinary shares   -       -       -       -       (124 )
        Net cash used in financing activities   (5,806 )     (7,342 )     (4,122 )     (18,479 )     (7,358 )
  Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (541 )     (98 )     3,450       (160 )     1,709  
        Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (1,000 )     (10,345 )     (10,637 )     (36,293 )     5,082  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   23,341       33,686       83,813       58,634       68,094  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 22,341     $ 23,341     $ 73,176     $ 22,341     $ 73,176  

Investor Contact:
Suzanne Schmidt
Investor Relations for SMART Global Holdings, Inc.
(510) 360-8596
ir@smartm.com