Aquantia Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

October 25, 2018 4:05 PM

Q3 2018 Revenue up 23 percent from Q3 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aquantia Corp., (NYSE: AQ), a leader in high-speed, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 Highlights:

Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2018 of $32.9 million, an increase of 8 percent sequentially and 23 percent year-over-year;

Revenue by market for the three months ended September 30, 2018: Data Center revenue of $17.5 million, Enterprise Infrastructure revenue of $12.5 million, Access revenue of $2.6 million, and Automotive revenue of $258 thousand;

Gross margin of 58 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to 58 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2018;

Operating loss of $2.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, and non-GAAP operating loss of $0.1 million for the same period; and

Net loss per diluted share of $0.06 for the three months ended September 30, 2018, and non-GAAP net income of $66 thousand for the same period.

Third Quarter 2018 Results

Total revenue for the third quarter 2018 was $32.9 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to $30.4 million in the prior quarter, and an increase of 23 percent compared to $26.7 million in the third quarter 2017. Total revenue by market for the third quarter 2018 consisted of Data Center revenue of $17.5 million, Enterprise Infrastructure revenue of $12.5 million, Access revenue of $2.6 million, and Automotive revenue of $258 thousand. Total revenue by market for the third quarter 2017 consisted of Data Center revenue of $14.9 million, Enterprise Infrastructure revenue of $10.8 million, Access revenue of $0.9 million and Automotive revenue of $103 thousand.

Gross profit for the third quarter 2018 was $19.0 million, or 58 percent of revenue, compared to $17.5 million, or 58 percent of revenue, in the prior quarter, and $15.1 million, or 57 percent of revenue, in the third quarter 2017. Operating expenses in the third quarter 2018 were $21.3 million, compared to $18.7 million in the prior quarter and $16.0 million in the third quarter 2017.

Loss from operations for the third quarter 2018 was $2.2 million, or 7 percent of revenue, compared to $1.2 million, or 4 percent of revenue, in the prior quarter, and $0.9 million, or 3 percent of revenue, in the third quarter 2017. Non-GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter 2018 was $0.1 million, or 0.3 percent of revenue, compared to $21 thousands, 0.1 percent of revenue in the prior quarter and $0.5 million, 2 percent of revenue in the third quarter 2017.

Third quarter 2018 net loss was $2.1 million, or a loss of $0.06 per diluted share, compared to second quarter 2018 net loss of $0.8 million, or a loss of $0.02 per diluted share, and third quarter 2017 net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter 2018 was $66 thousand, or break even. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for the second quarter 2018 and non-GAAP net loss of $0.9 million for the third quarter 2017.

“The strong results we have seen in this third quarter prove that we are executing on our diversification strategy. Strong customer demand in Data Center and Enterprise Infrastructure drove top-line growth in the third quarter,” said Faraj Aalaei, Chairman and CEO. “The uptick on the automotive front was a result of the activity we experienced from partners deploying test programs in anticipation of mass deployments over the next few years.”

“Looking forward to the fourth quarter, we anticipate sequential growth in both our Enterprise Infrastructure and Access businesses and a sequential decline in our Data Center business,” added Aalaei.

Balance Sheet

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $67.3 million at September 30, 2018, compared to $61.7 million at June 30, 2018. The increase of $5.6 million was primarily due to changes in working capital.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter 2018, the Company expects revenue to be in the range of $33 million to $34 million, gross margin to be in the range of 57.5 percent to 59.5 percent and operating expenses to be in the range of $20.5 million to $22.5 million, which includes stock-based compensation expenses in the range of $2.1 million to $2.3 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to GAAP reporting, the Company provides non-GAAP financial measures on income (loss) from operations and net income (loss). These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the income statement effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangibles resulting from business combination, and change in fair value of convertible preferred stock warrant liability. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures help analyze the Company’s financial results, establish budgets and operational goals for managing its business and to evaluate performance. The Company also believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in comparing Aquantia’s core business and results of operations over multiple periods with other companies in the industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. However, the non-GAAP financial measures presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in the way that these measures are calculated. The non-GAAP financial measures presented should not be considered as the sole measure of our performance and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

About Aquantia

Aquantia is a leader in the design, development and marketing of advanced, high-speed communications ICs for Ethernet connectivity in the Data Center, Enterprise Infrastructure, Access and Automotive markets. Aquantia products are designed to cost-effectively deliver leading-edge data speeds for use in the latest generation of communications infrastructure to alleviate network bandwidth bottlenecks caused by the growth of global IP traffic and in emerging and demanding applications such as autonomous driving. Aquantiais headquartered in Silicon Valley.For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold its third quarter 2018, earnings conference call at 1:05 PM Pacific time (4:05 PM Eastern time) on Thursday, October 25, 2018. To access the call in the U.S., please dial +1 412-317-5415, approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call.

A live audio webcast of the conference call and an archive for the replay will be available on the investor section of Aquantia’s website at https://investors.aquantia.com/. To access the replay, please dial +1 412-317-0088; access code 10122320.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in the press release for the third quarter 2018 regarding the Company, which are not historical facts, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as “outlook,” “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “provide,” “continue,” “could,” and “should,” and the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include statements relating to: the Company’s business outlook and current expectations for upcoming quarter, including with respect to the financial guidance provided; the Company’s expectations regarding growth opportunities, including in the Data Center, Enterprise infrastructure, Access and Automotive market; and the Company’s expectations regarding product adoption. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to: the Company’s ability to achieve or sustain profitable operations due to its history of losses and accumulated deficit; the Company’s dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of revenue and lack of long-term purchase commitments therefrom; the Company’s ability to achieve design wins in competitive selection processes; the Company’s ability to develop new or enhanced products in a timely manner; the size and growth potential of the markets that the Company targets and the Company’s ability to compete therein; market demand for the Company’s products, including by customers of its direct customers; reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test our products as well as their ability to achieve cost and yield improvements; lengthy and expensive qualification processes; product defects; the Company’s ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for its technology; developments in regulation and industry standards in the United States and other jurisdictions; and other risks inherent to the fabless semiconductor business. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to the Company’s recent SEC filings which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or changes in the Company's expectations.

AQUANTIA CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
Revenue $ 32,902 $ 26,718 $ 91,692 $ 75,525
Cost of revenue 13,866 11,616 39,021 32,575
Gross profit 19,036 15,102 52,671 42,950
Gross Profit Margin 57.9 % 56.5 % 57.4 % 56.9 %
Operating expenses
Research and development 15,701 11,512 41,047 32,456
Sales and marketing 2,354 1,927 7,255 5,383
General and administrative 3,214 2,572 9,535 7,047
Total operating expenses 21,269 16,011 57,837 44,886
Income (loss) from operations (2,233 ) (909 ) (5,166 ) (1,936 )
Other income (expense) 311 (69 ) 850 (2,757 )
Income (loss) before income tax expenses (1,922 ) (978 ) (4,316 ) (4,693 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 143 27 (50 ) (331 )
Net income (loss) $ (2,065 ) $ (1,005 ) $ (4,266 ) $ (4,362 )
Net income (loss) per share
Basic $ (0.06 ) $ (0.21 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.95 )
Diluted $ (0.06 ) $ (0.21 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.95 )
Weighted - average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic(1) 34,435 4,710 33,925 4,603
Diluted 34,435 4,710 33,925 4,603

(1) The number of shares for 2017 does not reflect the conversion of convertible preferred stocks to common shares.

AQUANTIA CORP.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME/(LOSS)
TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
GAAP net income (loss) $ (2,065 ) $ (1,005 ) $ (4,266 ) $ (4,362 )
Stock-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenue 43 12 90 26
Research and development 1,327 251 2,420 544
Sales and marketing 239 46 512 110
General and administrative 514 99 1,241 277
Total stock-based compensation expense 2,123 408 4,263 957

Amortization of acquired intangibles resulting from business combination

8 9 25 25

Change in fair value of convertible preferred stock warrant liability

- (317 ) - 1,383
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 66 $ (905 ) $ 22 $ (1,997 )
GAAP basic earnings per share $ (0.06 ) $ (0.21 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.95 )
Effect of non-GAAP adjustments on basic earnings per share 0.06 0.02 0.13 0.52
Non-GAAP basic earnings per share $ 0.00 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.00 $ (0.43 )
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ (0.06 ) $ (0.21 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.95 )
Effect of non-GAAP adjustments on diluted earnings per share 0.06 0.02 0.13 0.52
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.00 $ (0.19 ) $ 0.00 $ (0.43 )
Weighted - average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic(1) 34,435 4,710 33,925 4,603
Diluted 34,435 4,710 33,925 4,603
(1) The number of shares for 2017 does not reflect the conversion of convertible preferred stocks to common shares.
GAAP Income (loss) from operations $ (2,233 ) $ (909 ) $ (5,166 ) $ (1,936 )
Stock-based compensation expense 2,123 408 4,263 957

Amortization of acquired intangibles resulting from business combination

8 9 25 25
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations $ (102 ) $ (492 ) $ (878 ) $ (954 )
AQUANTIA CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
September 30, December 31,
2018 2017
(unaudited) (audited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,842 $ 8,040
Short-term investments 58,507 48,362
Accounts receivable, net 15,781 15,012
Inventories 15,005 18,469
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,413 5,623
Total current assets 100,548 95,506
Property and equipment, net 10,527 9,973
Intangible assets, net 3,950 4,556
Other assets 679 331
Total assets $ 115,704 $ 110,366
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 5,644 $ 7,059
Accrued liabilities 11,022 9,217
Total current liabilities 16,666 16,276
Other long-term liabilities 4,074 3,176
Total liabilities 20,740 19,452
Stockholders' equity (deficit):
Common stock - -
Additional paid-in capital 297,024 288,719
Accumulated comprehensive loss (120 ) (96 )
Accumulated deficit (201,940 ) (197,709 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit) 94,964 90,914
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity deficit $ 115,704 $ 110,366

Aquantia Corp.

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