Maxwell Technologies Reports 2011 Financial Results Ultracapacitor Sales Up 42%; Total Revenue Up 29% vs. 2010

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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) today reported revenue of $42.5 million for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, up 24 percent over the $34.2 million recorded in the same period in 2010. Revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, totaled $157.3 million, up 29 percent over the $121.9 million recorded in fiscal 2010.  

Ultracapacitor revenue increased by 30 percent, to $26.2 million in Q411, compared with $20.2 million in the same period last year, and totaled $97.0 million for the full year, up 42 percent from the $68.5 million recorded in 2010.  Sales of high voltage capacitor and microelectronics products totaled $16.3 million in Q411, up 16 percent from the $14.0 million recorded in Q410, and full year sales for those products totaled $60.3 million, up 13 percent from the $53.4 million recorded in 2010.

"Emerging ultracapacitor applications in backup power and stop-start idle elimination systems in micro hybrid autos augmented ongoing contributions from established customer bases in wind energy and hybrid bus drive systems to drive steadily increasing sales growth in 2011," said David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer.  "We have also introduced new products for the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and engine starting markets that we expect to drive additional growth in the coming year."

On a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, operating income for the fourth quarter 2011 was $2.2 million, compared with an operating loss of $629,000 in Q410. GAAP operating income for the full year was $1.8 million, compared with an operating loss of $6.5 million in 2010. GAAP net income for Q411 was $1.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $2.4 million or $0.09 per share, in Q410. GAAP net income for the full year was $849,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $6.1 million, or $0.23 per share, in 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 operating loss and net loss comparisons are affected by:

  • Reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used in Q410, including an increase of $520,000 in depreciation expense recorded in cost of revenue and an $880,000 asset impairment charge recorded in selling, general and administrative expense.
  • A non-cash loss of $1.3 million, or $0.05 per share, in Q410 based on the quarterly valuation of conversion features and warrants associated with convertible debentures issued in 2005. As the warrants were exercised in December 2010, and the convertible debentures were retired in February 2011, the Company no longer records gains or losses related to the warrants and conversion features.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported operating income of $2.5 million in Q411 compared with $1.5 million in Q410. Non-GAAP operating income for the full year was $7.5 million compared with $3.2 million in 2010. Non-GAAP net income for Q411 was $1.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.1 million or $0.04 per diluted share in Q410. Non-GAAP net income for the full year was $4.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share compared with $1.3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in 2010. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is included as an addendum to this release.

GAAP gross margin was 38 percent in Q411, compared with 37 percent in Q410 and 40 percent in Q311.  GAAP operating expenses totaled approximately $13.9 million, or 33 percent of revenue, in Q411 compared with $13.1 million, or 38 percent of revenue in Q410.  Non-GAAP operating expenses totaled approximately $13.8 million, or 32 percent of revenue, in Q411 compared with $11.6 million, or 34 percent of revenue, in Q410. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $29.3 million as of December 31, 2011, compared with $31.0 million as of September 30, 2011. Complete financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations will be available with the filing of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

In Q411, a settlement of the shareholder derivative suit involving certain of the Company's past and current officers and directors was reached in principle.  As previously disclosed, in 2010, two derivative lawsuits were filed alleging that certain past and current officers and directors failed to prevent the Company from violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").  In Q411, all parties attended mediation and a settlement in principle was reached wherein $3.0 million would be paid to plaintiffs' counsels, with $2.7 million to be paid by the Company's insurer and $290,000 to be paid by the Company. In addition, the Company would be required to ensure that certain corporate governance measures are in place and enforced.  The agreement is subject to, among other things, final court approval and notice to shareholders. Without admitting any wrong doing, the defendants to this suit entered into this settlement in order to expedite resolution of the matter and to relieve the defendants and the Company from further financial and resource burden.

Outlook:  "Considering the impact of the Chinese New Year holidays and historic seasonality, we expect revenue to be lower by as much as five percent sequentially in the current first quarter compared with that reported in the fourth quarter," Schramm said.  "However, as previously stated, for the full year, we expect sales to grow at a rate similar to that experienced in 2011, and steadily improving operating performance should enable the Company to continue to be profitable on a non-GAAP basis."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures for internal evaluation and to report the results of its business. These non-GAAP financial measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share. These measures are not in accordance with, nor an alternative to, GAAP. These measures are intended to supplement GAAP financial information, and may be computed differently from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The

Company believes that these measures provide useful information to its management, board of directors and investors about its operating activities and business trends related to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company believes that it is useful to provide investors with information to understand how specific line items in the statement of operations are affected by certain non-cash or non-recurring items, such as:

  • stock-based compensation expense;
  • amortization of intangible assets;
  • expenses in prior periods for legal settlements;
  • gains or losses on embedded derivative and warrants in prior periods, and;
  • charges related to an asset previously classified as held-for-sale, including depreciation and impairment charges.

In addition, the Company's management and board of directors use these non-GAAP financial measures in developing operating budgets and in reviewing the Company's results of operations, as non-cash and non-recurring items have limited impact on current and future operating decisions. Additionally, the Company believes that inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures provide consistency and comparability with its past reports of financial results. However, investors should be aware that non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations and should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the accompanying tables for a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP gross profit, operating expenses, income (loss) from operations, net income (loss), and net income (loss) per share.

Management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss 2011 financial results and the future outlook at 5 p.m. (EST) today. The call may be accessed by dialing toll-free, (800) 862-9098 from the U.S. and Canada, or (785) 424-1051 for international callers, and entering the conference ID, MAXWELL. The live web cast and subsequent archived replay may be accessed at the Company's web site via the following link: http://investors.maxwell.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=94560&p=irol-calendar.

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, automotive, transportation and information technology. Our high-voltage capacitors products help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.

Forward-looking statements: Statements in this news release that are "forward-looking statements" are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • risks related to our international operations including, but not limited to, our ability to adequately comply with the changing rules and regulations in countries where our business is conducted, our ability to oversee and control our foreign subsidiaries and their operations, our ability to effectively manage foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations arising from our international operations, and our ability to continue to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as the anti-bribery laws of foreign jurisdictions and the terms and conditions of our settlement agreements with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.
  • our ability to remain competitive and stimulate customer demand through successful introduction of new products, and to educate our prospective customers on the products we offer;
  • dependence upon the sale of products to a small number of customers and vertical markets, some of which are heavily dependent on government funding or government subsidies which may or may not continue in the future;
  • successful acquisition, development and retention of key personnel;
  • our ability to effectively manage our reliance upon certain suppliers of key component parts, specialty equipment and logistical services;
  • our ability to match production volume to actual customer demand;
  • our ability to manage product quality problems;
  • our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and to defend claims against us;
  • our ability to effectively identify, enter into, manage and benefit from strategic alliances;
  • occurrence of a catastrophic event at any of our facilities;
  • occurrence of a technology systems failure, network disruption, or breach in data security; and,
  • our ability to obtain sufficient capital to meet our operating or other needs.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Maxwell's business, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these documents may be obtained by contacting Maxwell's investor relations department at (858) 503-3434 or at our investor relations website: http://investors.maxwell.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=94560&p=irol-sec. All information in this release is as of February 16, 2012. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010









Revenue

$ 42,493


$ 34,228


$ 157,311


$ 121,882

Cost of revenue

26,345


21,711


95,254


74,995

Gross profit

16,148


12,517


62,057


46,887

Operating expenses:









Selling, general and administrative

8,516


8,327


37,741


35,413


Research and development

5,354


4,768


22,330


17,736


Amortization of intangibles

50


51


203


233



Total operating expenses

13,920


13,146


60,274


53,382

Income (loss) from operations

2,228


(629)


1,783


(6,495)

Interest expense, net

(21)


(44)


(109)


(188)

Amortization of debt discount and prepaid debt costs

-


(21)


(55)


(83)

Gain (loss) on embedded derivatives and warrants

-


(1,320)


1,086


2,341

Income (loss) before income taxes

2,207


(2,014)


2,705


(4,425)

Income tax provision

635


350


1,856


1,631



Net income (loss)

$   1,572


$ (2,364)


$        849


$   (6,056)









Net income (loss) per common share:









Basic

$     0.06


$   (0.09)


$       0.03


$     (0.23)


Diluted

$     0.06


$   (0.09)


$       0.03


$     (0.23)









Weighted average common shares outstanding:









Basic

27,851


26,486


27,637


26,234


Diluted

28,285


26,486


28,161


26,234



MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



December 31,


December 31,



2011


2010

ASSETS




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$          29,289


$          39,829


Restricted cash

-


8,000


Trade and other accounts receivable, net

36,131


27,141


Inventories, net

27,232


19,290


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,125


2,713


 Total current assets

95,777


96,973

Property and equipment, net

28,541


20,129

Intangible assets, net

1,111


1,651

Goodwill

24,887


24,956

Pension asset

6,359


5,321

Other non-current assets

261


781


 Total assets

$        156,936


$        149,811






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$          37,145


$          28,115


Accrued warranty

258


449


Accrued employee compensation

6,243


6,079


Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

5,431


3,511


Deferred tax liability

499


1,373


 Total current liabilities

49,576


39,527

Deferred tax liability, long-term

933


1,166

Long-term debt, excluding current portion

68


12,608

Other long-term liabilities

3,028


8,487


 Total liabilities

53,605


61,788






Stockholders' equity:





Common stock, $0.10 par value per share, 40,000 shares authorized;  28,174 and 27,182 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively

2,815


2,715


Additional paid-in capital

252,907


238,419


Accumulated deficit

(163,021)


(163,870)


Accumulated other comprehensive income

10,630


10,759


 Total stockholders' equity

103,331


88,023


 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$        156,936


$        149,811



MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended






December 31, 2011


September 30, 2011


December 31, 2010


December 31, 2011


December 31, 2010

Gross Profit Reconciliation:











GAAP gross profit


$                    16,148


$                     16,549


$                    12,517


$                    62,057


$                    46,887


Stock-based compensation expense included in cost of sales

A

64


89


(6)


356


304


Amortization of intangible assets included in cost of sales

B

87


96


80


356


302


Impact of reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used

F

-


-


520


-


520

Non-GAAP gross profit


$                    16,299


$                     16,734


$                    13,111


$                    62,769


$                    48,013















Total Operating Expenses Reconciliation:











GAAP total operating expenses


$                    13,920


$                     15,302


$                    13,146


$                    60,274


$                    53,382


Stock-based compensation expense

A

(78)


(646)


(590)


(2,226)


(2,323)


Amortization of intangible assets

B

(50)


(51)


(51)


(203)


(233)


Accrual for settlements with the SEC and DOJ

C

-


-


-


-


(5,100)


Accrual for anticipated legal settlement

D

-


-


-


(2,600)


-


Impact of reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used

F

-


-


(880)


-


(880)

Non-GAAP total operating expenses


$                    13,792


$                     14,605


$                    11,625


$                    55,245


$                    44,846















Income (Loss) From Operations Reconciliation:











GAAP income (loss) from operations


$                      2,228


$                       1,247


$                       (629)


$                      1,783


$                    (6,495)


Stock-based compensation expense

A

142


735


584


2,582


2,627


Amortization of intangible assets

B

137


147


131


559


535


Accrual for settlements with the SEC and DOJ

C

-


-


-


-


5,100


Accrual for anticipated legal settlement

D

-


-


-


2,600


-


Impact of reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used

F

-


-


1,400


-


1,400

Non-GAAP income from operations


$                      2,507


$                       2,129


$                      1,486


$                      7,524


$                      3,167















Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation:











GAAP net income (loss)


$                      1,572


$                          298


$                    (2,364)


$                         849


$                    (6,056)


Stock-based compensation expense

A

142


735


584


2,582


2,627


Amortization of intangible assets

B

137


147


131


559


535


Accrual for settlements with the SEC and DOJ

C

-


-


-


-


5,100


Accrual for anticipated legal settlement, net of tax

D

-


-


-


2,035


-


Loss (gain) on embedded derivative and warrants

E

-


-


1,320


(1,086)


(2,341)


Impact of reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used

F

-


-


1,400


-


1,400

Non-GAAP net income


$                      1,851


$                       1,180


$                      1,071


$                      4,939


$                      1,265















Diluted Net Income (Loss) per Share Reconciliation:











GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share


$                        0.06


$                         0.01


$                      (0.09)


$                        0.03


$                      (0.23)


Stock-based compensation expense

A

0.01


0.03


0.02


0.09


0.10


Amortization of intangible assets

B

-


-


0.01


0.02


0.02


Accrual for settlements with the SEC and DOJ

C

-


-


-


-


0.20


Accrual for anticipated legal settlement, net of tax

D

-


-


-


0.07


-


Loss (gain) on embedded derivative and warrants

E

-


-


0.05


(0.04)


(0.09)


Impact of reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used

F

-


-


0.05


-


0.05

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share


$                        0.07


$                         0.04


$                        0.04


$                        0.17


$                        0.05















See notes on next page













Notes:













(A)

Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges for employee stock options, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plan awards.














Results include stock-based compensation expense as follows (in thousands):
















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




December 31, 2011


September 30, 2011


December 31, 2010


December 31, 2011


December 31, 2010















Cost of revenue

$                           64


$                            89


$                           (6)


$                         356


$                         304



Selling, general and administrative

(4)


531


471


1,769


2,095



Research and development

82


115


119


457


228















Total stock-based compensation expense

$                         142


$                          735


$                         584


$                      2,582


$                      2,627













(B)

Amortization of intangible assets associated with acquisitions.













(C)

Accrual for settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.













(D)

Amount represents the Q2 2011 accrual for the anticipated settlement of a legal matter of $2.6 million, or $2.0 million net of the related tax impact.













(E)

Loss (gain) on embedded derivatives and warrants associated with the Company’s convertible debt. As the warrants were exercised in December 2010,


and the convertible debentures were retired in February 2011, the company no longer records gains or losses related to the warrants and conversion features.













(F)

The impact of the reclassification of assets from held for sale to held and used in the fourth quarter of 2010 includes a $520,000 depreciation


adjustment recorded in cost of revenue, and an $880,000 asset impairment charge recorded in selling, general and administrative expense.



























SOURCE Maxwell Technologies, Inc.



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