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Finisar Announces Record Second Fiscal Quarter Revenues and Profits

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - Finisar Corporation ( FNSR), a global technology leader for subsystems and components for fiber optic communications, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended October 30, 2016.

COMMENTARY

"I am pleased to announce that Finisar achieved all-time quarterly records for revenues and profits in our second quarter. Revenues were $369.9 million, an increase of $28.5 million, or 8.4% over the first quarter. This growth was primarily driven by strong demand for 100G transceivers. In addition, customer demand for wavelength selective switch and ROADM line card products was strong. Our gross margins improved significantly due to a favorable product mix and leverage achieved from our vertical integration with larger volumes. The combination of revenues being at the higher end of our guidance range with higher gross margins resulted in earnings per fully diluted share above our guidance range," said Jerry Rawls, Finisar's Chief Executive Officer.


FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - Second Quarter Ended October 30, 2016
Summary GAAP Results Second First
Quarter Quarter
Ended Ended
October 30, 2016 July 31, 2016
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenues $369,863 $341,325
Gross margin 36.1% 31.7%
Operating expenses $80,853 $79,854
Operating income $52,828 $28,311
Operating margin 14.3% 8.3%
Net income $48,765 $23,949
Income per share-basic $0.44 $0.22
Income per share-diluted $0.43 $0.22
Basic shares 110,407 108,820
Diluted shares 113,192 110,821
Summary Non-GAAP Results (a)




Second







First
Quarter Quarter
Ended Ended
October 30, 2016 July 31, 2016
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenues $369,863 $341,325
Non-GAAP Gross margin 37.2% 33.1%
Non-GAAP Operating expenses $69,418 $69,344
Non-GAAP Operating income $68,250 $43,520
Non-GAAP Operating margin 18.5% 12.8%
Non-GAAP Net income $65,154 $41,825
Non-GAAP Income per share-basic $0.59 $0.38
Non-GAAP Income per share-diluted $0.58 $0.38
Basic shares 110,407 108,820
Diluted shares 113,192 110,821

(a) In evaluating the operating performance of Finisar's business, Finisar management utilizes financial measures that exclude certain charges and credits required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, that are considered by management to be outside of Finisar's core ongoing operating results. A reconciliation of Finisar's non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, as well as additional related information, can be found under the heading "Finisar Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Financial Statement Highlights for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2017:

Revenues were $369.9 million, an increase of $28.5 million, or 8.4%, from $341.3 million in the first quarter.
Sales of telecom products increased by $9.7 million, or 9.9%, compared to the first quarter. This increase was due primarily to higher sales of 100G transceivers, as well as wavelength selective switch and ROADM line card products.
Sales of datacom products increased by $18.8 million, or 7.7%, compared to the first quarter. This increase was due primarily to growth in demand for 100G transceivers. Sales of 100G transceivers for datacom applications increased approximately 30% compared to the first quarter, and more than 80% compared to the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. Sales of 40G datacom transceivers were approximately flat compared to the first quarter.
GAAP gross margin improved to 36.1%, compared to 31.7% in the first quarter, primarily due to favorable product mix and the operational leverage from our vertical integration.
Non-GAAP gross margin improved to 37.2% compared to 33.1% in the first quarter.
GAAP operating expenses were $80.9 million compared to $79.9 million in the first quarter. GAAP operating expenses as a percentage of revenue decreased to approximately 21.9% of revenue compared to 23.4% in the first quarter.
Non-GAAP operating expenses were $69.4 million compared to $69.3 million in the first quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses as a percentage of revenue decreased to approximately 18.8% compared to 20.3% in the first quarter.
GAAP operating margin improved to 14.3% from 8.3% in the first quarter.
Non-GAAP operating margin improved to 18.5% from 12.8% in the first quarter.
GAAP earnings per fully diluted share was $0.43 compared to $0.22 in the first quarter, primarily due to higher revenue levels and improved gross margins.
Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share was $0.58 compared to $0.38 in the preceding quarter.
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased $32.5 million to $626.3 million at the end of the second quarter, compared to $593.8 million at the end of the preceding quarter.OUTLOOK

Finisar indicated that for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 it currently expects revenues in the range of $378 to $398 million, non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 37% to 38%, non-GAAP operating margin of approximately 18.5% to 19.5%, and non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share in the range of approximately $0.58 to $0.64.

Finisar has not provided a reconciliation of its third quarter outlook for non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share because estimates of all of the reconciling items cannot be provided without unreasonable efforts. It is difficult to reasonably provide a forward-looking estimate of certain reconciling items between such non-GAAP forward-looking measures and the comparable forward-looking GAAP measures. Certain factors that are materially significant to Finisar's ability to estimate these items are out of its control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted, including with respect to restructuring charges, litigation settlements and resolutions and related costs, and the timing of tax related adjustments. Accordingly, a reconciliation of such non-GAAP forward-looking measures to the comparable forward-looking GAAP measures are not available within a reasonable range of predictability.

CONFERENCE CALL

Finisar will discuss its financial results for the second quarter and current business outlook during its regular quarterly conference call scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 2:00 pm PT (5:00 pm ET). To listen to the call you may connect through the Finisar investor relations page at investor.finisar.com or dial 1-877-741-4239 (domestic) or 1-719-325-4771 (international) and enter conference ID 7509499.

An audio replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing 1-888-203-1112 (domestic) or 1-719-457-0820 (international) and then following the prompts: enter conference ID 7509499 and provide your name, affiliation, and contact number. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call on Finisar's website until the next regularly scheduled earnings conference call.

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This press release contains forward-looking statement concerning Finisar's expected financial performance. ....




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