Supermicro Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 1, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Supermicro (Nasdaq: SMCI), a Total IT Solution Provider for Cloud, AI/ML, Storage, and 5G/Edge, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2023 ended September 30, 2022.
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Highlights
- Net sales of $1.85 billion versus $1.64 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 and $1.03 billion in the same quarter of last year.
- Gross margin of 18.8% versus 17.6% in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 and 13.4% in the same quarter of last year.
- Net income of $184 million versus $141 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 and $25 million in the same quarter of last year.
- Diluted net income per common share of $3.35 versus $2.60 in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 and $0.48 in the same quarter of last year.
- Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share of $3.42 versus $2.62 in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 and $0.58 in the same quarter of last year.
- Cash flow provided by operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 of $314 million and capital expenditures of $11 million.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 was 18.8%. Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $3.42, which adds back stock-based compensation expenses of $7.8 million, net of the related tax effects.
As of September 30, 2022, total cash and cash equivalents was $238 million and total bank debt was $250 million. “In Q1 fiscal 2023, our revenue reached a record $1.85 billion dollars, which makes it our 7th consecutive quarter of accelerating YoY growth,” said Charles Liang, Chairman and CEO, Supermicro. “The 79% YoY quarterly growth is about ten times faster than the current industry average. It proves that our Green Computing and Total IT Solutions continue to gain customers’ acceptance and trust. We recognize the opportunities being driven by more demanding compute, storage, telco and AI workloads. Our new generation of products based on optimized system building blocks is the foundation behind our strong, continued growth going forward.”
Business Outlook and Management Commentary
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 ending December 31, 2022, the Company expects net sales of $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion, GAAP net income per diluted share of $2.54 to $2.81 and non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $2.64 to $2.90. The Company’s projections for GAAP and non-GAAP net income per diluted share assume a tax rate of approximately 17.4% and 19.4%, respectively, and a fully diluted share count of 55.7 million shares for GAAP and fully diluted share count of 57.0 million shares for non-GAAP. The outlook for Q2 of fiscal year 2023 GAAP net income per diluted share includes approximately $11.8 million in expected stock-based compensation expense.
For fiscal year 2023 ending June 30, 2023, the Company raises its guidance for net sales from a range of $6.2 billion to $7.0 billion to $6.5 billion to $7.5 billion, GAAP net income per diluted share from at least $7.27 to a range of $8.50 to $11.00, and non-GAAP net income per diluted share from at least $7.50 to a range of $9.00 to $11.30. The Company’s projections for annual GAAP and non-GAAP net income per diluted share assume a tax rate of approximately 19.2% and 19.8%, respectively, and a fully diluted share count of 57.0 million shares for GAAP and fully diluted share count of 58.4 million shares for non-GAAP. The outlook for fiscal year 2023 GAAP net income per diluted share includes approximately $32.7 million in expected stock-based compensation and other expenses, net of related tax effects that are excluded from non-GAAP net income per diluted 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 first quarter of fiscal year 2023. Those wishing to access the live webcast may use the following link: https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/707364803
The conference call can be accessed by registering online at: https://conferencingportals.com/event/fIceWmPv
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 second quarter of fiscal year 2023 and full year fiscal 2023 guidance, Green Computing and Total IT Solutions gaining customers’ acceptance and trust, the drivers for the Company’s opportunities, and the ability of the Company’s new generation of products to be the foundations to growth going forward. 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, 2022, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter.
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, litigation and controls remediation expense and other expenses, adjusted for the related tax effects. 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.