Supermicro Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 1, 2023 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a Total IT Solution Manufacturer for AI, Cloud, Storage and 5G/Edge, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2024 ended September 30, 2023.
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Highlights
- Net sales of $2.12 billion versus $2.18 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 and $1.85 billion in the same quarter of last year.
- Gross margin of 16.7% versus 17.0% in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 and 18.8% in the same quarter of last year.
- Net income of $157 million versus $194 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 and $184 million in the same quarter of last year.
- Diluted net income per common share of $2.75 versus $3.43 in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 and $3.35 in the same quarter of last year.
- Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share of $3.43 versus $3.51 in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 and $3.42 in the same quarter of last year.
- Cash flow provided by operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 of $271 million and capital expenditures of $3 million.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 was 17.0% which adds back stock-based compensation expenses of $6 million. Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 was $3.43, with adjustments for stock-based compensation expenses of $41 million, net of the related tax effects of $16 million.
As of September 30, 2023, total cash and cash equivalents was $543 million and total bank debt was $146 million. “I am pleased to announce that we are off to a good start to fiscal 2024, achieving first quarter revenue of $2.12B,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our teams executed with passion and precision despite the ongoing GPU supply constraints. We are working diligently to meet these challenges and given my confidence in my team and the strong demand we are seeing for AI infrastructure and compelling new and upcoming compute and storage products we are now raising our fiscal year 2024 outlook to $10B - $11B in revenue.”
Business Outlook and Management Commentary
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2024 ending December 31, 2023, the Company expects net sales of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion, GAAP net income per diluted share of $3.75 to $4.24 and non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $4.40 to $4.88. The Company’s projections for GAAP and non-GAAP net income per diluted share assume a tax rate of approximately 15.7% and 17.1%, respectively, and a fully diluted share count of 57.6 million shares for GAAP and fully diluted share count of 58.3 million shares for non-GAAP. The outlook for second quarter of fiscal year 2024 GAAP net income per diluted share includes approximately $40 million in expected stock-based compensation, net of related tax effects of $13 million that are excluded from non-GAAP net income per diluted share.
For fiscal year 2024 ending June 30, 2024, the Company maintains its guidance for net sales from a range of $10 billion to $11 billion.
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 2024. Those wishing to access the live webcast may use the following link: https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/484918945
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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 2024 and updated full year fiscal 2024 guidance and the Company's ability to meet supply constraint challenges. 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) our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could cause rapid declines in our stock price, (ii) 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, (iii) if we fail to meet publicly announced financial guidance or other expectations about our business, our stock could decline in value, (iv) 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 (v) 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, 2023, 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. Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share discussed in this press release adds back stock-based compensation 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 GAAP gross margin to non-GAAP gross margin and from GAAP diluted net income per common share to non-GAAP diluted net income per common share is included in the tables below.