SunPower Reports First-Quarter 2013 Results

Q1 2013 GAAP Revenue of $635 million, Non-GAAP Revenue of $575 million

02 May, 2013, 15:41 ET from SunPower Corp.

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced financial results for its 2013 first quarter ended March 31, 2013. 

($ Millions except per-share data)

1st Quarter

2013

4th Quarter

2012

1st Quarter

2012

GAAP revenue(1)

$635.4

$678.5

$494.1

GAAP gross margin

9.3%

6.9%

9.2%

GAAP net loss(2)

($54.7)

($144.8)

($74.5)

GAAP net loss per diluted share(2)

($0.46)

($1.22)

($0.67)

Non-GAAP gross margin(3)

22.7%

18.7%

12.7%

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share(3)

$0.22

$0.18

($0.12)

Megawatts (MW) produced

208

153

297

(1)

GAAP revenue includes $60.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and excludes $106.1 million and $86.2 million for the fourth and first quarter of fiscal 2012, respectively, in revenue related to the construction of utility power plant projects and construction activities. See details in the non-GAAP measures disclosure included in this press release.

(2)

GAAP results include approximately $90.4 million, $179.3 million and $54.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and the first quarter of fiscal 2012, respectively, in net, pre-tax charges and adjustments excluded from non-GAAP results.  See details in the non-GAAP measures disclosure included in this press release.

(3)

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included at the end of this press release.

"SunPower started 2013 with strong quarterly performance.  Our results reflect the benefits of our superior solar panel technology combined with strong performance from both our rooftop and ground mount teams," said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO.  "Regionally, North America posted excellent results in all end segments.  In our power plant business, we started initial construction of the 579-megawatt (MW) Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) for MidAmerican Solar and reached 90 percent completion on the California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) project owned by NRG Energy.  With installation at CVSR expected to be finished by the end of the second quarter, we are on plan for full project completion by the end of the year. Demand in the residential lease business remained solid and once again exceeded our finance capacity in the first quarter. 

"Additionally, demand in Japan remains very strong as Toshiba and Sharp accounted for approximately 25 percent of total first-quarter shipments.  Finally, in Europe, we saw modest improvement in industry conditions during the quarter and are on track to return to profitability in the region by the end of 2013," concluded Werner.

Key milestones achieved by the company since the fourth quarter of 2012 include:

  • Initiated construction activities for the 579-MW AVSP for MidAmerican Solar
  • Installed more than 225-MW to date for the 250-MW CVSR project 
  • Dedicated first MW-scale SunPower® C7 Tracker deployment for Salt River Project in Arizona
  • SunPower and its partners awarded 65-MW in recent French tender
  • Signed 5-MW agreement with Verizon to be deployed over six states 
  • Residential lease program – 16,200 customers with approximately 130-MW booked to date
  • Generated $216 million in free cash flow including lease financings

"As a result of solid execution, we exceeded our financial targets for the quarter while further strengthening our balance sheet," said Chuck Boynton, SunPower CFO.  "We also continued to prudently manage our working capital needs as we reduced inventory and generated $216 million in free cash flow during the quarter.  With our strong project backlog, continued growth in residential lease and global focus on improving our cost structure, we remain confident in achieving our 2013 financial targets."

First quarter fiscal 2013 GAAP results include pre-tax charges, expenses and adjustments totaling approximately $90.4 million, including a $68.1 million gross margin adjustment related to the timing of revenue recognition from utility power plant projects and construction activities; $8.5 million in stock-based compensation expense; $11.9 million in non-cash interest expense; a benefit of $0.6 million in restructuring related to the October 2012 restructuring plan, and $2.3 million of other adjustments.  These adjustments and charges are excluded from the company's non-GAAP results.  Additionally, first quarter GAAP results include an adjustment of approximately $60.8 million in revenue related to GAAP real estate accounting requirements.

Second Quarter 2013 Financial Outlook SunPower will provide the company's second quarter and fiscal year 2013 outlook at its Analyst Day to be held on May 15, 2013 in New York City starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  Please note that the entire event will be webcast and relevant materials will be posted to the company's website prior to the commencement of the event.  To listen to the webcast, investors are encouraged to visit the company's Events and Presentations section of the SunPower Investor Relations page at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm to register.

The company will host a conference call for investors this afternoon to discuss its first quarter 2013 performance at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.  The call will be webcast and can be accessed from SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm.

This press release contains both GAAP and non-GAAP financial information.  Non-GAAP historical figures are reconciled to the closest GAAP equivalent categories in the financial attachment of this press release.  Please note that the company has posted supplemental information and slides related to its first quarter 2013 performance on the Events and Presentations section of the SunPower Investor Relations page at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm.  The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on an alternating current (ac) basis unless otherwise noted.

About SunPower SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit www.SunPowercorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are statements that do not represent historical facts and may be based on underlying assumptions. The company uses words and phrases such as "strategy," "roadmap," "expected," "on plan," "on track," " continue to," "continued," "remain confident," "outlook" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements regarding:  (a) remaining on plan to complete the construction of CVSR by end of 2013, (b) on track to return to profitability by end of 2013 in Europe, (c) prudent management of working capital needs, (d) being able to recognize revenue on project backlog, (e) growing the residential lease program, and (f) achieving 2013 financial targets. Such forward-looking statements are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some beyond the company's control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties such as:  (i) increasing supply and competition in the industry and lower average selling prices, impact on revenues, gross margins, and any revaluation of inventory as a result of decreasing ASP or reduced demand; (ii) the impact of regulatory changes and the continuation of governmental and related economic incentives promoting the use of solar power, and the impact of such changes on our revenues, financial results, and any potential impairments or write off to our intangible assets, project assets and long-lived assets; (iii) company's success in completing the design, construction and maintenance of CVSR and Antelope Valley Solar Ranch, and any early termination in the agreements between NRG or MidAmerican and SunPower for these projects, and any liquidated damages that are payable under these agreements; (iv) the company's ability to meet its cost reduction plans and reduce its operating expenses; (v) the company's ability to obtain and maintain an adequate supply of raw materials, components, and solar panels, as well as the price it pays for such items, third parties' willingness to renegotiate or cancel above market contracts, and the resolution of any disputes, arbitration or litigation relating to suppliers; (vi) general business and economic conditions, including seasonality of the solar industry and growth trends in the solar industry; (vii) the company's ability to obtain additional financing for its residential lease program and its ability to grow the residential lease program in NA and globally; (viii) construction difficulties or potential delays, including obtaining land use rights, permits, license, other governmental approvals, and transmission access and upgrades, and any litigation relating thereto; (ix) timeline for revenue recognition and impact on the company's operating results; (x) the significant investment required to construct power plants and the company's ability to sell or otherwise monetize power plants; (xi) fluctuations in the company's operating results and its unpredictability; (xii) the availability of financing arrangements for the company's projects and the company's customers; (xiii) potential difficulties associated with operating the joint venture with AUO; (xiv) success in achieving cost reduction, and the company's ability to remain competitive in its product offering, obtain premium pricing while continuing to reduce costs and achieve lower targeted cost per watt; (xv) the company's liquidity, substantial indebtedness, and its ability to obtain additional financing; (xvi) manufacturing difficulties that could arise;(xvii) the company's ability to achieve the expected benefits from its relationship with Total S.A.; (xviii) the success of the company's ongoing research and development efforts and the acceptance of the company's new products and services; (xix) the company's ability to protect its intellectual property; (xx) the company's exposure to foreign exchange, credit and interest rate risk; (xxi) the joint venture in China's ability to obtain all required government approvals and the company's ability to successfully operate the joint venture in China; (xx) being able to manage market conditions in Europe and reach profitability in Europe; (xxi) the accuracy of assumptions and compliance with treasury cash grant and IRS guidance, and the timing and amount of cash grant and investment tax credit received, including the impact of sequestration; (xxii) possible consolidation of the joint venture AUO SunPower; and (xxiii) other risks described in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2012 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the company's views as of any subsequent date, and the company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise

SunPower is a registered trademark of SunPower Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 SUNPOWER CORPORATION 

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

 (In thousands) 

 (Unaudited) 

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

2013

2012

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$     505,587

$     457,487

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

29,167

46,964

Investments

10,860

10,885

Accounts receivable, net

303,009

398,150

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

37,244

36,395

Inventories

281,367

291,386

Advances to suppliers

355,724

351,405

Prepaid expenses and other assets

734,226

889,116

Property, plant and equipment, net

806,143

774,909

Project assets - plants and land

98,793

83,507

Other intangible assets, net

597

744

Total assets

$  3,162,717

$  3,340,948

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 

Accounts payable

$     333,684

$     414,335

Accrued and other liabilities

693,044

582,991

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings

222,853

225,550

Bank loans and other debt

233,717

390,361

Convertible debt

442,710

438,629

Customer advances

293,955

295,730

Total liabilities

2,219,963

2,347,596

Stockholders' equity 

937,712

993,352

Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary

5,042

-

Total equity

942,754

993,352

Total liabilities and equity

$  3,162,717

$  3,340,948

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

Revenue:

AMERICAS

$   484,122

$   520,200

$   281,493

EMEA

68,652

89,410

156,110

APAC

82,659

68,915

56,528

Total revenue

635,433

678,525

494,131

Cost of revenue:

AMERICAS

416,081

437,355

242,119

EMEA

91,494

137,071

156,845

APAC

68,545

57,222

49,919

Total cost of revenue

576,120

631,648

448,883

Gross margin

59,313

46,877

45,248

Operating expenses:

Research and development

13,170

17,670

16,726

Selling, general and administrative

70,092

101,858

76,194

Restructuring charges

(337)

39,634

3,046

Total operating expenses

82,925

159,162

95,966

Operating loss

(23,612)

(112,285)

(50,718)

  Other income (expense), net

(35,035)

(24,443)

(19,031)

Loss before income taxes and equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated investees

(58,647)

(136,728)

(69,749)

Provision for income taxes

(2,989)

(9,300)

(1,356)

Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated investees

(333)

1,257

(3,425)

Net loss

(61,969)

(144,771)

(74,530)

  Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (1)

7,273

-

-

Net loss attributable to stockholders

$   (54,696)

$  (144,771)

$    (74,530)

Net loss per share attributable to stockholders:

Net loss per share – basic

$       (0.46)

$        (1.22)

$        (0.67)

Net loss per share – diluted 

$       (0.46)

$        (1.22)

$        (0.67)

Weighted-average shares:

- Basic

119,553

119,148

111,785

- Diluted

119,553

119,148

111,785

(1) Under GAAP, this represents income to stockholders

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

Net loss

$  (61,969)

$  (144,771)

$  (74,530)

Components of comprehensive loss:

Translation adjustment

(1,343)

843

5,998

Net unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives

2,835

22

(5,750)

Income taxes

(533)

(4)

1,080

Net change in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

959

861

1,328

Total comprehensive loss

(61,010)

(143,910)

(73,202)

Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (1)

7,273

-

-

Comprehensive loss attributable to stockholders

$  (53,737)

$  (143,910)

$  (73,202)

(1) Under GAAP, this represents comprehensive income to stockholders

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

(1)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net loss

$     (61,969)

$    (144,771)

$    (74,530)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Stock-based compensation

8,516

9,260

12,541

Depreciation

23,620

25,909

29,071

Loss on retirement of property, plant and equipment

-

21,408

-

Amortization of other intangible assets

147

1,015

2,782

Gain on mark-to-market derivatives

-

-

(13)

Non-cash interest expense

11,890

8,841

7,099

Amortization of debt issuance costs

1,094

946

1,019

Third-party inventories write-down

-

-

9,045

Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated investees

333

(1,257)

3,425

Deferred income taxes and other tax liabilities

4,724

(4,442)

(2,306)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

60,340

(113,343)

87,672

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

(849)

29,167

2,784

Inventories

(5,606)

78,400

(86,539)

Project assets

(35,250)

78,520

(39,027)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

197,489

(100,720)

(67,498)

Advances to suppliers

(4,319)

6,110

(15,724)

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

(28,825)

134,572

9,140

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings

(2,697)

85,926

(665)

Customer advances

(1,775)

25,663

1,016

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

166,863

141,204

(120,708)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash and cash equivalents

17,797

(21,750)

43,944

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(12,042)

(25,753)

(32,782)

Cash paid for solar power systems, leased and to be leased

(41,688)

(49,791)

(15,921)

Proceeds from sale of equipment to third-party

11

5

416

Cash received for sale of investment in unconsolidated investee

-

-

17,403

Cash paid for investments in unconsolidated investees

-

(3,817)

-

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(35,922)

(101,106)

13,060

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of bank loans, net of issuance costs

-

25,000

-

Proceeds from issuance of project loans, net of issuance costs

24,061

-

-

Proceeds from residential lease financing

39,090

33,568

-

Proceeds from sale-leaseback financing

33,850

-

-

Contributions from noncontrolling interest

12,315

-

-

Repayment of bank loans, project loans and other debt

(180,501)

(27,651)

(100,592)

Cash paid for repurchased convertible debt

-

-

(198,608)

Proceeds from private offering of common stock, net of issuance costs

-

-

163,681

Cash distributions to Parent in connection with the transfer of entities under common control

-

8,653

(178,290)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

25

-

8

Purchases of stock for tax withholding obligations on vested restricted stock

(10,739)

(261)

(3,885)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(81,899)

39,309

(317,686)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(942)

954

1,853

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

48,100

80,361

(423,481)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

457,487

377,126

725,618

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$    505,587

$      457,487

$   302,137

Non-cash transactions:

Assignment of financing receivables to a third party financial institution

$33,969

$13,554

$-

Property, plant and equipment acquisitions funded by liabilities

$5,042

$6,408

$6,419

Costs of solar power systems, leased and to be leased, sourced from existing inventory

$15,536

$37,625

$12,363

Costs of solar power systems, leased and to be leased, funded by liabilities

$4,070

$6,544

$2,150

Costs of solar power systems under sale-leaseback financing arrangements sourced from project assets

$20,066

$-

$-

Non-cash interest expense capitalized and added to the cost of qualified assets

$159

$612

$364

Issuance of warrants in connection with the Liquidity Support Agreement

$-

$-

$50,327

(1) As adjusted to conform to the current period presentation for solar power systems leased and to be leased.

(In thousands, except per share data)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

2013

2012

2012

 (Presented on a GAAP Basis) 

 (Presented on a non-GAAP Basis) 

Gross margin

$   59,313

$     46,877

$    45,248

$  130,492

$  146,960

$       73,529

Operating income (loss)

$  (23,612)

$  (112,285)

$  (50,718)

$    55,430

$    58,654

$        (6,102)

Net income (loss) per share attributable to stockholders:

- Basic

$      (0.46)

$        (1.22)

$      (0.67)

$        0.23

$        0.18

$          (0.12)

- Diluted

$      (0.46)

$        (1.22)

$      (0.67)

$        0.22

$        0.18

$          (0.12)

 

About SunPower's Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, SunPower uses non-GAAP measures which are adjusted from the most directly comparable GAAP results for certain items, as described below. Management does not consider these items in evaluating the core operational activities of SunPower. The specific non-GAAP measures listed below are gross margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss) per share and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA). Management believes that each of these non-GAAP measures (gross margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss) per share and Adjusted EBITDA) are useful to investors by enabling them to better assess changes in each of these key elements of SunPower's results of operations across different reporting periods on a consistent basis, independent of certain items as described below. Thus, each of these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with another method for assessing SunPower's operating results in a manner that is focused on its ongoing core operating performance, absent the effects of these items. Management also uses these non-GAAP measures internally to assess the business and financial performance of current and historical results, for strategic decision making, forecasting future results and evaluating the company's current performance. Many of the analysts covering SunPower also use these non-GAAP measures in their analyses. Given management's use of these non-GAAP measures, SunPower believes these measures are important to investors in understanding SunPower's current and future operating results as seen through the eyes of management. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP financial data, the non-GAAP measures should be reviewed together with the GAAP measures and are not intended to serve as a substitute for results under GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

  • Non-GAAP gross margin. The use of this non-GAAP financial measure allows management to evaluate the gross margin of SunPower's core businesses and trends across different reporting periods on a consistent basis, independent of charges including stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense and other items as described below. In addition, the presentation of non-GAAP gross margin includes the revenue recognition of utility and power plant projects on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP financial measure is an important component of management's internal performance measurement process as it is used to assess the current and historical financial results of the business, for strategic decision making, preparing budgets and forecasting future results. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to evaluate SunPower's revenue generation performance relative to the direct costs of revenue of its core businesses.
  • Non-GAAP operating income (loss). The use of this non-GAAP financial measure allows management to evaluate the operating results of SunPower's core businesses and trends across different reporting periods on a consistent basis, independent of charges including stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense, restructuring charges, and other items as described below. In addition, the presentation of non-GAAP operating income (loss) includes the revenue recognition of utility and power plant projects on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) is an important component of management's internal performance measurement process as it is used to assess the current and historical financial results of the business, for strategic decision making, preparing budgets and forecasting future results. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to understand the results of operations of SunPower's core businesses and to compare results of operations on a more consistent basis against that of other companies in the industry.
  • Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to assess SunPower's operating results and trends across different reporting periods on a consistent basis, independent of items including stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense, restructuring charges, other items as described below, and the tax effects of these non-GAAP adjustments. In addition, the presentation of non-GAAP net income (loss) includes the revenue recognition of utility and power plant projects on a non-GAAP basis. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to compare SunPower's operating results on a more consistent basis against that of other companies in the industry.
  • Adjusted EBITDA. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to assess SunPower's operating results and trends across different reporting periods on a consistent basis, independent of items including stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense, restructuring charges, cash interest expense, net of interest income, provision for income taxes, depreciation, net loss from noncontrolling interest and other items as described below. In addition, the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA includes the revenue recognition of utility and power plant projects on a non-GAAP basis. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to compare SunPower's operating results on a more consistent basis against that of other companies in the industry.

Included items

  • Utility and power plant projects. The Company includes adjustments to non-GAAP revenue and non-GAAP cost of revenue related to the utility and power plant projects based on the separately identifiable components of the transactions in order to reflect the substance of the transactions. Such treatment is consistent with accounting rules under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). On a GAAP basis, such revenue and costs of revenue are accounted for under U.S GAAP real estate accounting guidance. Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors and analysts to evaluate SunPower's revenue generation performance relative to the direct costs of revenue of its core businesses.

Excluded Items

  • Stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation expense relates primarily to SunPower stock awards such as restricted stock. Stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense that varies in amount from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are difficult to predict. As a result of this unpredictability, management excludes this item from its internal operating forecasts and models. Management believes that non-GAAP measures adjusted for stock-based compensation provide investors with a basis to measure the Company's core performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by stock-based compensation.
  • Non-cash interest expense. SunPower separately accounted for the liability and equity components of its convertible debt issued in 2007 in a manner that reflected interest expense equal to its non-convertible debt borrowing rate. In addition, SunPower measured the two share lending arrangements entered into in connection with its convertible debt issued in 2007 at fair value and amortized the imputed share lending costs in current and prior periods. As a result, SunPower incurs interest expense that is substantially higher than interest payable on its 1.25% senior convertible debentures and 0.75% senior convertible debentures. In addition, SunPower separately accounted for the fair value liabilities of the embedded cash conversion option and the over-allotment option on its 4.5% senior cash convertible debentures issued in 2010 as an original issue discount and a corresponding derivative conversion liability. As a result, SunPower incurs interest expense that is substantially higher than interest payable on its 4.5% senior cash convertible debentures. SunPower excludes non-cash interest expense because the expense is not reflective of its ongoing financial results in the period incurred. In addition, in connection with the Liquidity Support Agreement with Total executed on February 28, 2012, the Company issued warrants to Total to acquire 9,531,677 shares of its common stock. The fair value of the warrants is recorded as debt issuance costs and amortized over the expected life of the agreement.  As a result, SunPower incurs non-cash interest expense associated with the amortization of the warrants. Excluding this data provides investors with a basis to compare the Company's performance against the performance of other companies without non-cash interest expense.
  • Restructuring charges. In October 2012, the Company approved a reorganization to accelerate operating cost reduction and improve overall operating efficiency (the October 2012 Restructuring Plan). Restructuring charges are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not considered core operating activities and such costs have historically occurred infrequently. Although SunPower has engaged in restructuring activities in the past, each has been a discrete event based on a unique set of business objectives. As such, management believes that it is appropriate to exclude restructuring charges from SunPower's non-GAAP financial measures as they are not reflective of ongoing operating results or contribute to a meaningful evaluation of a company's past operating performance.
  • Other. Beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2013 the Company has combined amounts previously disclosed under separate captions. These amounts were previously disclosed under one of the following captions: 
    • Goodwill and other intangible asset impairment
    • Amortization of intangible assets
    • Restructuring charges (related to actions prior to the October 2012 Restructuring Plan)
    • Charges on manufacturing step reduction plan
    • Non-recurring idle equipment impairment
    • Class action settlement
    • Acquisition and integration costs
    • Loss on change in European government incentives
    • Gain (loss) on mark-to-market derivative instruments
    • Gain on share lending arrangement
    • Gain on sale of equity interest in unconsolidated investee

The adjustment recorded in "Other" for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 is primarily driven by adjustments which would have previously been disclosed under "Acquisition and integration costs" and "Charges on manufacturing step reduction program."

  • Tax effect. This amount is used to present each of the amounts described above on an after-tax basis with the presentation of non-GAAP net income (loss) per share. The Company's non-GAAP tax amount is based on estimated cash tax expense and reserves.  This approach is designed to enhance the ability of investors to understand the Company's tax expense on its current operations, provide improved modeling accuracy, and substantially reduce fluctuations caused by GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments which may not reflect actual cash tax expense. The Company forecasts its annual cash tax liability and allocates the tax to each quarter in proportion to earnings for that period.
  • Cash interest expense, net of interest income. Specifically to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, the Company excludes cash interest expense, net of interest income that is recorded during the period. Non-cash interest expense is included within the "Non-cash interest expense" caption as described above.
  • Provision for income taxes. Specifically to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, the Company excludes the provision for income taxes that is recorded during the period.
  • Depreciation. Specifically to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, the Company excludes depreciation that is recorded during the period. Amortization of intangible assets is included within the "Other" caption as described above.
  • Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest. Specifically to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, the Company excludes the net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest that is recorded during the period.

For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures" set forth at the end of this release and which should be read together with the preceding financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

GAAP AMERICAS revenue

$    484,122

$     520,200

$    281,493

Utility and power plant projects

(60,801)

106,052

86,203

Non-GAAP AMERICAS revenue

$    423,321

$     626,252

$    367,696

GAAP EMEA revenue

$      68,652

$       89,410

$    156,110

Other

-

-

(193)

Non-GAAP EMEA revenue

$      68,652

$       89,410

$    155,917

GAAP total revenue

$    635,433

$     678,525

$    494,131

Utility and power plant projects

(60,801)

106,052

86,203

Other

-

-

(193)

Non-GAAP total revenue

$    574,632

$     784,577

$    580,141

GAAP AMERICAS gross margin

$      68,041

14.1%

$       82,845

15.9%

$      39,374

14.0%

Utility and power plant projects

68,138

82,294

15,758

Stock-based compensation expense

778

1,438

1,129

Non-cash interest expense

220

293

218

Other

359

8,698

4,337

Non-GAAP AMERICAS gross margin

$    137,536

32.5%

$     175,568

28.0%

$      60,816

16.5%

GAAP EMEA gross margin

$     (22,842)

(33.3%)

$      (47,661)

(53.3%)

$          (735)

(0.5%)

Stock-based compensation expense

441

693

965

Non-cash interest expense

129

101

176

Other

186

2,986

4,088

Non-GAAP EMEA gross margin

$     (22,086)

(32.2%)

$     (43,881)

(49.1%)

$        4,494

2.9%

GAAP APAC gross margin

$      14,114

17.1%

$       11,693

17.0%

$        6,609

11.7%

Stock-based compensation expense

491

453

265

Non-cash interest expense

179

102

65

Other

258

3,025

1,280

Non-GAAP APAC gross margin

$      15,042

18.2%

$       15,273

22.2%

$        8,219

14.5%

GAAP total gross margin

$      59,313

9.3%

$       46,877

6.9%

$      45,248

9.2%

Utility and power plant projects

68,138

82,294

15,758

Stock-based compensation expense

1,710

2,584

2,359

Non-cash interest expense

528

496

459

Other

803

14,709

9,705

Non-GAAP total gross margin

$    130,492

22.7%

$     146,960

18.7%

$      73,529

12.7%

GAAP operating expenses

$      82,925

$     159,162

$      95,966

Stock-based compensation expense

(6,806)

(6,676)

(10,182)

Non-cash interest expense

(40)

(34)

(26)

October 2012 Restructuring Plan 

578

(30,227)

-

Other

(1,595)

(33,919)

(6,127)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$      75,062

$       88,306

$      79,631

GAAP operating loss

$     (23,612)

$   (112,285)

$     (50,718)

Utility and power plant projects

68,138

82,294

15,758

Stock-based compensation expense

8,516

9,260

12,541

Non-cash interest expense

568

530

485

October 2012 Restructuring Plan 

(578)

30,227

-

Other

2,398

48,628

15,832

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

$      55,430

$       58,654

$       (6,102)

NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO STOCKHOLDERS:

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

Basic:

GAAP net loss per share attributable to stockholders

$         (0.46)

$         (1.22)

$         (0.67)

Reconciling items:

Utility and power plant projects

0.57

0.69

0.15

Stock-based compensation expense

0.07

0.08

0.11

Non-cash interest expense

0.10

0.07

0.06

October 2012 Restructuring Plan 

-

0.25

-

Other

0.02

0.42

0.17

Tax effect

(0.07)

(0.11)

0.06

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to stockholders

$          0.23

$           0.18

$         (0.12)

Diluted:

GAAP net loss per share attributable to stockholders

$         (0.46)

$         (1.22)

$         (0.67)

Reconciling items:

Utility and power plant projects

0.56

0.69

0.15

Stock-based compensation expense

0.07

0.08

0.11

Non-cash interest expense

0.10

0.07

0.06

October 2012 Restructuring Plan 

-

0.25

-

Other

0.02

0.42

0.17

Tax effect

(0.07)

(0.11)

0.06

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to stockholders

$          0.22

$           0.18

$         (0.12)

Weighted-average shares:

GAAP net loss per share attributable to stockholders:

- Basic

119,553

119,148

111,785

- Diluted

119,553

119,148

111,785

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to stockholders:

- Basic

119,553

119,148

111,785

- Diluted

125,487

120,034

111,785

 

ADJUSTED EBITDA:

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Mar. 31,

Dec. 30,

Apr. 1,

2013

2012

2012

GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders

$  (54,696)

$  (144,771)

$  (74,530)

  Utility and power plant projects

68,138

82,294

15,758

  Stock-based compensation expense

8,516

9,260

12,541

  Non-cash interest expense

11,890

8,841

7,099

  October 2012 Restructuring Plan 

(578)

30,227

-

  Other

2,398

48,628

18,572

  Cash interest expense, net of interest income

15,457

11,545

11,745

  Provision for income taxes

2,989

9,300

1,356

  Depreciation

23,620

25,909

29,071

  Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

(7,273)

-

-

Adjusted EBITDA

$    70,461

$     81,233

$    21,612

 

The following supplemental data represents the adjustments, individual charges and credits that are included and/or excluded from SunPower's non-GAAP gross margin, operating income (loss) and net income (loss) per share measures for each period presented in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations contained herein.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

(In thousands)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

March 31, 2013

Revenue

Cost of revenue

Operating expenses

Other income (expense), net

Benefit from (provision for) income taxes

AMERICAS

EMEA

APAC

AMERICAS

EMEA

APAC

Research and development

Selling, general and administrative

Restructuring charges

Utility and power plant projects

$ (60,801)

$ -

$ -

$ 128,939

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Stock-based compensation expense

-

-

-

778

441

491

1,122

5,684

-

-

-

Non-cash interest expense

-

-

-

220

129

179

17

23

-

11,322

-

October 2012 Restructuring Plan

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(578)

-

-

Other

-

-

-

359

186

258

-

1,354

241

-

-

Tax effect

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(8,448)

$ (60,801)

$ -

$ -

$ 130,296

$ 756

$ 928

$ 1,139

$ 7,061

$ (337)

$ 11,322

$ (8,448)

December 30, 2012

Revenue

Cost of revenue

Operating expenses

Other income (expense), net

Benefit from (provision for) income taxes

AMERICAS

EMEA

APAC

AMERICAS

EMEA

APAC

Research and development

Selling, general and administrative

Restructuring charges

Utility and power plant projects

$ 106,052

$ -

$ -

$ (23,758)

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Stock-based compensation expense

-

-

-

1,438

693

453

1,085

5,591

-

-

-

Non-cash interest expense

-

-

-

293

101

102

5

29

-

8,311

-

October 2012 Restructuring Plan

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30,227

-

-

Other

-

-

-

8,698

2,986

3,025

2,226

22,286

9,407

-

-

Tax effect

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(12,823)

$ 106,052

$ -

$ -

$ (13,329)

$ 3,780

$ 3,580

$ 3,316

$ 27,906

$ 39,634

$ 8,311

$ (12,823)

April 1, 2012

Revenue

Cost of revenue

Operating expenses

Other income (expense), net

Benefit from (provision for) income taxes

AMERICAS

EMEA

APAC

AMERICAS

EMEA

APAC

Research and development

Selling, general and administrative

Restructuring charges

Utility and power plant project

$ 86,203

$ -

$ -

$ (70,445)

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Stock-based compensation expense

-

-

-

1,129

965

265

1,780

8,402

-

-

-

Non-cash interest expense

-

-

-

218

176

65

3

23

-

6,614

-

Other

-

(193)

-

4,337

4,281

1,280

-

3,081

3,046

2,740

-

Tax effect

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7,108

$ 86,203

$ (193)

$ -

$ (64,761)

$ 5,422

$ 1,610

$ 1,783

$ 11,506

$ 3,046

$ 9,354

$ 7,108

 

 

SOURCE SunPower Corp.



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