SGI Reports Q3 Fiscal 2010 Financial Results


  • $107.8 million GAAP revenue; $128.9 million non-GAAP revenue
  • 26.8% GAAP gross margin; 27.5% non-GAAP gross margin
  • $0.67 GAAP net loss per share; $0.36 non-GAAP net loss per share
  • $154.8 million cash (includes restricted cash, equivalents and investments)

FREMONT, Calif., May 4, 2010 - SGI® (NASDAQ:SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2010.

Q3 GAAP revenue was $107.8 million, compared to $94.1 million in the prior quarter and $44.4 million in the comparable year ago quarter. Non-GAAP revenue was $128.9 million, compared to $151.5 million in the prior quarter. The company did not report non-GAAP revenue in the comparable year ago quarter. (Please see the financial tables accompanying this release for details on all non-GAAP metrics and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.)

Q3 GAAP gross margin was 26.8%, compared to 19.8% in the prior quarter and 6.1% in the comparable year ago quarter. Non-GAAP gross margin was 27.5%, compared to 28.7% in the prior quarter and 6.3% in the comparable year ago quarter.

"As SGI celebrates its first anniversary, we recognize our success and accomplishments" said SGI CEO Mark Barrenechea. "Through our first three quarters, we are performing ahead of our internal plan, making new investments in the business - including our acquisition of COPAN Systems -- and remaining on track to deliver the world's fastest computer - Altix UV - next month."

Q3 GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $0.67 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $0.46 per share for the comparable year ago quarter. Q3 non-GAAP net loss was $0.36 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $0.24 per share for the comparable year ago quarter.

SGI ended Q3 with $154.8 million in cash (includes restricted cash, equivalents and investments), a slight increase over the prior quarter, despite having used approximately $2 million to acquire the assets of COPAN Systems during the period.

Business and Financial Highlights

  • First anniversary of Rackable's acquisition of Silicon Graphics, Inc. assets
  • Completed acquisition of COPAN Systems for $2 million
  • Generated $3.2 million in cash flow from operations
  • SGI Altix UV General Availability on schedule for fiscal Q4
  • Customer successes include: Imperial College London, Institute of Cancer Research, Skoda Auto, Oxford University, Deluxe Digital London, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Department of Environment and Resource Management (Australia), Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif (French National HPC organization), and COSMOS at Cambridge University (team led by Stephen Hawking)
  • Strong industry performance: Intelligence, Department of Defense, Internet, Manufacturing and Education
  • New SGI Altix ICE sets new world record in performance and scalability; integrated blade cluster surpasses IBM, HP and Dell systems in key SPEC benchmark
  • Strong service and international contributions

Internal Plans for Fiscal Year 2010

SGI is reaffirming its previously announced internal planning objectives. For fiscal year 2010, SGI is working towards an internal plan of:

  • Non-GAAP revenue of $500 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the mid- to high-twenties

SGI is tracking ahead of its internal plan for the first three quarters of fiscal 2010.

Conference Call Information
SGI will discuss these financial results in a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT today. The public is invited to listen to a live web cast of the call on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at investors.sgi.com. A replay of the web cast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available until the next earnings call. An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available for five days and can be accessed by dialing (706) 645-9291 or (800) 642-1687 and entering the confirmation code: 68391435.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements; including statements regarding SGI's internal plan for 2010, anticipated product performance, general business outlook and integration of the businesses and assets acquired from Silicon Graphics, Inc. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from forward-looking statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties including those associated with: the businesses and assets acquired from Silicon Graphics, Inc., which may not be successfully integrated and SGI's more extensive international operations following this acquisition; economic conditions impacting the purchasing decisions of SGI's customers; SGI operates in a very competitive market, and increased competition and competitors' new products, have in the past, and may continue, to cause pricing pressure on SGI's products, which would negatively affect SGI's gross and operating margins, as well as other financial measures; a significant portion of the Company's revenues has come from a limited number of customers, and so the delay in placing an order, or the failure of a significant customer to place additional orders, could have a significant negative effect on SGI's financial performance; SGI relies on sales to U.S. government entities and has limited experience dealing with the U.S. government as a customer; SGI is unable to control component pricing, such as what our suppliers charge for central processing units, and, as has happened in the past, component pricing can rise unexpectedly, negatively impacting SGI's gross margins as well as other financial measures; and SGI may be required to write-off additional significant amounts of excess and obsolete inventory. Detailed information about these and other potential factors that could affect SGI's business, financial condition and results of operations is included in SGI's annual report on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors," in Part I, Item 1A of that report, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 19, 2009, as updated by SGI's subsequent filings with the SEC, all of which are available at the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. SGI undertakes no responsibility to update the information in this report.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The non-GAAP financial measures discussed in the text of this press release and accompanying non-GAAP supplemental information are financial measures used by SGI's management to evaluate the operating performance of the Company and to conduct its business operations. All non-GAAP financial measures discussed and presented in this press release excludes the revenue and associated costs of revenue deferred in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board, Accounting Standards Codification, ASC985-605 "Software Revenue Recognition" for certain of the Company's transactions where software is more than incidental to the overall product solution sold. Non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin also excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles, inventory step up arising from acquisition of substantially all the assets of Silicon Graphics, Inc., and excess and obsolete and related recoveries. Non-GAAP net income/(loss) per share excludes the same items as discussed above, restructuring expenses, gain on acquisition, and, as well, the related tax effects of the applicable items. Management presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management believes that the excluded charges are not central to the Company's core operating performance and uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the Company's core operating performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management excludes from its non-GAAP financial measures the items cited above, whether or not recurring, to facilitate its review of the comparability of the Company's core operating performance on a period to period basis as well as to better understand the fundamental economics of a specific period's operational and financial performance. Management uses this view of the Company's operating performance for purposes of comparison with its business plan and individual operating budgets and allocations of resources. 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 in the same way that management evaluates SGI's financial performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, as they exclude the financial impact of transactions necessary or advisable for the conduct of the Company's business, such as the granting of equity compensation awards and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Hence, to compensate for these limitations, management does not review these non-GAAP financial metrics in isolation from its GAAP results, nor should investors. Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, a detailed reconciliation between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided at the end of this press release. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in the Company's SEC filings.

Contact Information:
Erik Bylin
SGI
Investor Relations
510-933-8088
investorrelations@sgi.com

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