SunPower Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended April 3, 2016.

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($ Millions, except percentages and per-share data)

1st Quarter

2016

4th Quarter

2015

1st Quarter

2015

GAAP revenue

$384.9

$374.4

$440.9

GAAP gross margin

13.4%

5.4%

20.6%

GAAP net loss

($85.4)

($127.6)

($9.6)

GAAP net loss per diluted share

($0.62)

($0.93)

($0.07)

Non-GAAP revenue1

$433.6

$1,363.9

$430.6

Non-GAAP gross margin1

13.6%

28.8%

20.5%

Non-GAAP net income (loss)1

($41.2)

$270.4

$19.7

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share1

($0.30)

$1.73

$0.13

EBITDA1

$6.3

$379.9

$58.8


1Information about SunPower's use of non-GAAP financial information, including a reconciliation to U.S. GAAP, is provided under "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

 

"Our first quarter results reflect solid execution against our long term strategy," said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO.  "With the recent launch of our Helix™ and SunPower Equinox™ complete solutions for the commercial and residential markets respectively, we are now in a position to offer standardized plug and play solutions across all primary solar applications from large scale power plants to individual homes and businesses.  This positions SunPower very well to facilitate the adoption of solar power as a mainstream energy technology.   In our upstream solar cell and panel manufacturing operations, we delivered strong yields and record panel output, and we continue to ramp volume at our new Fab 4 cell manufacturing facility.  During the quarter, we also began commercial shipments of our new, lower cost, high efficiency Performance Series panel product line and we are on track to ramp volume significantly starting in the third quarter. 

"In our power plant business, consistent with our strong, historical delivery execution, we continued construction on a number of key U.S. projects slated for completion during the second half of 2016, including our 100-megawatt (MW) project for NV Energy, the 102-MW Henrietta power plant and our 68-MW project for Stanford University.  Additionally, we achieved commercial operation on our 50-MW Hooper project for Xcel Energy, a project currently owned by 8point3 Energy Partners.   SunPower also achieved notable international success during the first quarter when we were awarded approximately 500-MW of power purchase agreements in Mexico's first electricity auction.  This award comprised approximately 25 percent of the awarded solar capacity, or around 20 percent of the entire awarded energy across all resources, and demonstrates the increasing cost competitiveness of wholesale solar power versus competing technologies.  We also expect to begin construction of our second solar power plant project in Chile later this year with a capacity of approximately 100-MW.  With a pipeline of more than 2.5 gigawatts (GW) in Latin America and more than 14-GW globally, we see significant long term opportunity in the power plant segment.  

"Our residential business continued its strong performance as we met or exceeded our quarterly goals across all regions.  In North America, we grew recognized megawatts by more than 50 percent year over year, gained market share, and launched our SunPower Equinox complete residential solution in the U.S.  We believe this fully integrated product generates up to 70 percent more lifetime energy with 70 percent fewer visible components compared with a conventional residential system, while reducing installation time and improving quality and aesthetics.  We also added a key residential channel partnership during the quarter including an exclusive co-marketing agreement with AT&T. With solid residential industry fundamentals, particularly in the U.S, we expect continued strong performance in this segment during 2016. 

"We also made significant progress in our commercial business during the quarter, adding projects to our pipeline which stands over $1 billion.  The rollout of our new Helix platform is going very well as we installed our first commercial system during the quarter.  As a result, we expect to double our commercial market share in the U.S. this year.  Internationally, we also had a significant win in Japan during the quarter, where we booked a 17-MW supply contract with a leading Japanese commercial rooftop project developer," Werner concluded. 

"Overall, we executed well in the first quarter as we achieved our development targets and saw solid performance across our segments," said Chuck Boynton, SunPower CFO.  "We continued to add to our HoldCo asset base with a number of large projects scheduled for completion in the second half of the year.  We exited the quarter with a strong balance sheet including significant liquidity through our $300 million revolver, which remains undrawn.  In addition, we were pleased to close our most recent financing, a $200 million construction revolver that will be used to finance our anticipated growth, primarily in the commercial sector." 

Additionally, first quarter fiscal 2016 non-GAAP results include net adjustments that, in the aggregate, decreased non-GAAP net loss by $44.2 million, including $10.7 million related to 8point3 Energy Partners, $3.6 million related to utility and power plant projects, $3.1 million related to sale of operating lease assets, $16.5 million related to stock-based compensation expense, $8.6 million related to other adjustments, and $1.7 million related to tax effect.

Financial Outlook

The company's second quarter fiscal 2016 non-GAAP guidance is as follows: revenue of $310 million to $360 million, gross margin of 12 percent to 14 percent, EBITDA of $0 to $25 million and megawatts deployed in the range of 360 MW to 385 MW.  On a GAAP basis, the company expects revenue of $290 million to $340 million, gross margin of 10 percent to 12 percent and net loss of $90 million to $65 million.  Second quarter 2016 GAAP guidance includes the impact of the company's HoldCo asset strategy and revenue and timing deferrals due to real estate accounting. 

For fiscal year 2016, the company's non-GAAP financial guidance is unchanged.  Non-GAAP expectations are as follows:  revenue of $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion, gross margin of 14 percent to 16 percent, EBITDA of $450 million to $500 million, capital expenditures of $210 million to $260 million and gigawatts deployed in the range of 1.6 GW to 1.9 GW. 

On a GAAP basis, the company now expects 2016 revenue of $2.8 billion to $3.0 billion, gross margin of 13 percent to 15 percent and net income of $0 million to $50 million.   Fiscal year 2016 GAAP guidance includes the impact of the company's HoldCo asset strategy and revenue and timing deferrals due to real estate accounting.

The company will host a conference call for investors this afternoon to discuss its first quarter 2016 performance at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.  The call will be webcast and can be accessed from SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm.

This press release contains both GAAP and non-GAAP financial information.  Non-GAAP 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 2016 performance on the Events and Presentations section of the SunPower Investor Relations page at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm.  The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on a direct current (dc) basis unless otherwise noted.

About SunPower

As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding: (a) our ability to facilitate the adoption of solar power; (b) the ramping of panel production; (c) construction, completion and delivery schedules; (d) expectations around our future opportunities, performance and market share across our business segments; (e) the expected performance of our SunPower Equinox integrated offering; (f) our project pipeline; (g) second quarter fiscal 2016 guidance, including non-GAAP revenue, gross margin, EBITDA, and MW deployed, as well as GAAP revenue, gross margin, and net loss; and (h) full year fiscal 2016 guidance, including non-GAAP revenue, gross margin, capital expenditures, and gigawatts deployed, as well as GAAP revenue, gross margin and net income.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that may cause results, performance or achievement to materially differ from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) competition in the industry and downward pressure on average selling prices; (2) our liquidity, substantial indebtedness, and ability to obtain additional financing for our projects and customers; (3) regulatory changes and the availability of economic incentives promoting use of solar energy; (4) challenges inherent in constructing certain of our large projects; (5) the success of our ongoing research and development efforts and our ability to commercialize new products and services, including products and services developed through strategic partnerships; (6) fluctuations in our operating results; (7) maintaining or increasing our manufacturing capacity, containing associated costs, and manufacturing difficulties that could arise; (8) challenges managing our joint ventures and partnerships; (9) challenges executing on our HoldCo and YieldCo strategies, including the risk that 8point3 Energy Partners may be unsuccessful; and (10) fluctuations or declines in the performance of our solar panels and other products and solutions.  A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is included in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors."  Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or on the SEC Filings section of our Investor Relations website at investors.sunpower.com.  All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. 

©2016 SunPower Corporation. All rights reserved. SUNPOWER, the SUNPOWER logo, SUNPOWER EQUINOX, and HELIX are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunPower Corporation in the U.S. and other countries as well.

 

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

 (In thousands) 

 (Unaudited) 






Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


2016


2016

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$          555,178


$          954,528

Restricted cash and cash equivalents, current portion

24,572


24,488

Accounts receivable, net

177,443


190,448

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

56,503


38,685

Inventories

386,787


382,390

Advances to suppliers, current portion

95,421


85,012

Project assets - plants and land, current portion

662,868


479,452

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

415,128


359,517

Total current assets

2,373,900


2,514,520





Restricted cash and cash equivalents, net of current portion

43,470


41,748

Restricted long-term marketable securities

6,560


6,475

Property, plant and equipment, net

802,944


731,230

Solar power systems leased and to be leased, net

561,534


531,520

Project assets - plants and land, net of current portion

5,900


5,072

Advances to suppliers, net of current portion

251,763


274,085

Long-term financing receivables, net

378,802


334,791

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

110,715


119,577

Other long-term assets

299,267


297,975

Total assets

$      4,834,855


$      4,856,993





Liabilities and Equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$          530,178


$          514,654

Accrued liabilities

283,502


313,497

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings

142,210


115,739

Short-term debt

63,348


21,041

Customer advances, current portion

35,307


33,671

Total current liabilities

1,054,545


998,602





Long-term debt

498,197


478,948

Convertible debt

1,111,466


1,110,960

Customer advances, net of current portion

119,423


126,183

Other long-term liabilities

562,723


564,557

Total liabilities

3,346,354


3,279,250





Redeemable noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

78,818


69,104





Equity:




Preferred stock

-


-

Common stock

138


137

Additional paid-in capital

2,376,771


2,359,917

Accumulated deficit

(833,026)


(747,617)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(12,599)


(8,023)

Treasury stock, at cost

(174,142)


(155,265)

Total stockholders' equity

1,357,142


1,449,149

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

52,541


59,490

Total equity

1,409,683


1,508,639

Total liabilities and equity

$      4,834,855


$      4,856,993













 

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)













Apr. 3,


Jan. 3, 


Mar. 29,



2016


2016


2015








Revenue:







Residential 


$   151,807


$     172,428


$   155,324

Commercial


52,241


80,113


49,063

Power Plant


180,827


121,823


236,484

Total revenue


384,875


374,364


440,871

Cost of revenue:







Residential 


118,160


142,287


122,772

Commercial


45,226


81,541


46,880

Power Plant


169,952


130,233


180,401

Total cost of revenue


333,338


354,061


350,053

Gross margin


51,537


20,303


90,818

Operating expenses:







Research and development


32,706


32,362


21,168

Selling, general and administrative


97,791


105,643


77,214

Restructuring charges


96


335


3,581

      Total operating expenses


130,593


138,340


101,963

Operating loss


(79,056)


(118,037)


(11,145)

  Other expense, net


(18,416)


(13,282)


(17,745)

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


(97,472)


(131,319)


(28,890)

Provision for income taxes


(3,181)


(28,778)


(2,351)

Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated investees


(764)


462


2,191

Net loss  


(101,417)


(159,635)


(29,050)

  Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests


16,008


32,014


19,469

Net loss attributable to stockholders


$   (85,409)


$   (127,621)


$      (9,581)








Net loss per share attributable to stockholders:







- Basic


$        (0.62)


$          (0.93)


$        (0.07)

- Diluted


$        (0.62)


$          (0.93)


$        (0.07)








Weighted-average shares:







- Basic


137,203


136,653


132,033

- Diluted


137,203


136,653


132,033








 

SUNPOWER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)








THREE MONTHS ENDED


Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


Mar. 29,


2016


2016


2015







Cash flows from operating activities:






Net loss

$   (101,417)


$     (159,635)


$     (29,050)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization expense

42,117


40,638


28,563

Stock-based compensation

16,520


16,476


13,546

Non-cash interest expense

346


416


4,680

Equity in loss (earnings) of unconsolidated investees

764


(462)


(2,191)

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

-


(14,285)


(572)

Deferred income taxes

(1,169)


41,004


(5,078)

Other, net

890


649


855

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:






Accounts receivable

12,561


19,641


32,735

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

(17,525)


408


140,970

Inventories

(18,248)


(50,611)


(108,072)

Project assets

(179,376)


(263,218)


(93,150)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(45,034)


(99,650)


(25,090)

Long-term financing receivables, net

(44,011)


(34,555)


(29,198)

Advances to suppliers

11,913


20,760


13,903

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

(69,974)


150,745


(51,781)

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings

26,866


34,629


5,621

Customer advances

(5,124)


179


(10,099)

Net cash used in operating activities

(369,901)


(296,871)


(113,408)

Cash flows from investing activities:






Decrease (increase) in restricted cash and cash equivalents

(1,806)


4,485


(18,828)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(47,044)


(97,699)


(24,564)

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

(23,238)


(23,957)


(19,403)

Proceeds from (payments to) 8point3 Energy Partners LP attributable to real estate projects and residential lease portfolio

(9,968)


175,863


-

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

-


(5,735)


-

Cash paid for investments in unconsolidated investees

(9,752)


-


-

Cash paid for intangibles

-


(6,535)


(526)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(91,808)


46,422


(63,321)

Cash flows from financing activities:






Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt, net of issuance costs

-


416,305


-

Cash paid for repurchase of convertible debt

-


-


(324,273)

Proceeds from settlement of 4.50% Bond Hedge

-


-


74,628

Repayment of bank loans and other debt

(7,725)


(231)


(7,946)

Proceeds from issuance of non-recourse residential financing, net of issuance costs

28,339


17,444


-

Repayment of non-recourse residential financing

(1,065)


(445)


(10,944)

Contributions from noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests attributable to residential projects

24,082


47,149


45,890

Distributions to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests attributable to residential projects

(5,309)


(3,501)


(2,260)

Proceeds from issuance of non-recourse power plant and commercial financing, net of issuance costs

79,440


212,709


90,718

Repayment of non-recourse power plant and commercial financing

(37,301)


(12,166)


(90)

Contributions from noncontrolling interests attributable to power plant and commercial projects

-


12,410


-

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

-


50


3

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

-


14,285


572

Purchases of stock for tax withholding obligations on vested restricted stock

(18,876)


(1,373)


(38,704)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

61,585


702,636


(172,406)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

774


(540)


(5,467)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(399,350)


451,647


(354,602)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

954,528


502,881


956,175

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$     555,178


$       954,528


$     601,573







Non-cash transactions:






Assignment of financing receivables to third parties

$          1,097


$               573


$          1,307

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

15,085


19,309


14,664

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

9,050


10,972


6,388

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

-


-


1,050

Property, plant and equipment acquisitions funded by liabilities

81,369


28,950


20,185

Net reclassification of cash proceeds offset by project assets in connection with the deconsolidation of assets sold to the 8point3 Group

8,726


97,272


-












 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures that are adjusted for certain items from the most directly comparable GAAP measures, as described below. The specific non-GAAP measures listed below are: revenue; gross margin; net income; net income per diluted share; and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). Management believes that each of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors, enabling them to better assess changes in each of these key elements of the company'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 to assess the company's operating results in a manner that is focused on its ongoing, core operating performance, absent the effects of these items. Management uses these non-GAAP measures internally to assess the business, its financial performance, current and historical results, as well as for strategic decision-making and forecasting future results. Many of the analysts covering the company also use these non-GAAP measures in their analyses. Given management's use of these non-GAAP measures, the company believes these measures are important to investors in understanding the company's operating results as seen through the eyes of management. These non-GAAP measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP or intended to be a replacement 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 revenue includes adjustments relating to 8point3, utility and power plant projects, and the sale of operating lease assets as described below. Non-GAAP gross margin includes adjustments relating to 8point3, utility and power plant projects, the sale of operating lease assets, stock-based compensation, and other items as described below. In addition to those same adjustments, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share are adjusted for the tax effect of these non-GAAP adjustments as described below. In addition to the same adjustments as non-GAAP net income, EBITDA includes adjustments relating to cash interest expense (net of interest income), provision for income taxes, and depreciation.

Non-GAAP Adjustments

  • 8point3. In June 2015, 8point3 Energy Partners LP ("8point3 Energy Partners"), a joint YieldCo vehicle formed by the company and First Solar, Inc. ("First Solar" and, together with the company, the "Sponsors") to own, operate and acquire solar energy generation assets, completed an initial public offering ("IPO") of Class A shares representing limited partner interests in 8point3 Energy Partners. The IPO was consummated on June 24, 2015 whereupon the Class A shares are now listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol "CAFD."  Immediately after the IPO, the company contributed a portfolio of 170 MW of its solar generation assets (the "SPWR Projects") to 8point3 Operating Company, LLC ("OpCo"), 8point3 Energy Partners' primary operating subsidiary.  In exchange for the SPWR Projects, the company received cash proceeds of $371 million as well as equity interests in several 8point3 Energy Partners affiliated entities: primarily common and subordinated units representing a 40.7% stake in OpCo and a 50.0% economic and management stake in 8point3 Holding Company, LLC ("Holdings"), the parent company of the general partner of 8point3 Energy Partners and the owner of incentive distribution rights in OpCo.  Holdings, OpCo, 8point3 Energy Partners and their respective subsidiaries are referred to herein as the "8point3 Group" or "8point3."

The company includes adjustments related to the sales of projects contributed to 8point3 based on the difference between the fair market value of the consideration received and the net carrying value of the projects contributed, of which, a portion is deferred in proportion to the company's retained equity stake in 8point3. The deferred profit is subsequently recognized over time. This treatment is consistent with the accounting rules relating to the sale of such projects under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). Under these rules, with certain exceptions such as for projects already in operation, the company's revenue is equal to the fair market value of the consideration received, and cost of goods sold is equal to the net carrying value plus a partial deferral of profit proportionate with the retained equity stake. Under GAAP, these sales are recognized under either real estate, lease, or consolidation accounting rules depending upon the nature of the individual asset contributed, with outcomes ranging from no profit recognition to full profit recognition. IFRS profit, less deferrals associated with retained equity, is recognized for sales related to the residential lease portfolio. Revenue recognition for other projects sold to 8point3 is deferred until these projects reach commercial operations consistent with IFRS rules. Equity in earnings of unconsolidated investees includes the impact of the company's share of 8point3's earnings related to sales of projects receiving sales recognition under IFRS but not GAAP.   Management believes that these adjustments for the impact of 8point3 enable investors to better evaluate the company's revenue and profit generation performance.

  • Utility and power plant projects. The company includes adjustments related to the revenue recognition of utility and power plant projects based on the separately-identifiable components of transactions in order to reflect the substance of the transactions. This treatment is consistent with accounting rules relating to such projects under IFRS. On a GAAP basis, such projects are accounted for under U.S. GAAP real estate accounting guidance. Management calculates separate revenue and cost of revenue amounts each fiscal period in accordance with the two treatments above and the aggregate difference for the company's affected projects is included in the relevant reconciliation tables below. Over the life of each project, cumulative revenue and gross margin will be equivalent under the two treatments; however, revenue and gross margin will generally be recognized earlier under the company's non-GAAP treatment than under the company's GAAP treatment. Among other factors, this is due to the attribution of non-GAAP revenue and margin to the company's project development efforts at the time of initial project sale as required under IFRS accounting rules, whereas no separate attribution to this element occurs under U.S. GAAP real estate accounting guidance. Within each project, the relationship between the adjustments to revenue and gross margins is generally consistent. However, as the company may have multiple utility and power plant projects in progress at any given time, the relationship in the aggregate will occasionally appear otherwise. Management believes that this adjustment for utility and power plant projects enables investors to evaluate the company's revenue generation performance relative to the direct costs of revenue of its core businesses.
      
  • Sale of operating lease assets. The company includes adjustments related to the revenue recognition of the sale of certain property subject to an operating lease (or of property that is leased by or intended to be leased by the third-party purchaser to another party). This treatment is consistent with accounting rules relating to the sale of such property under IFRS. On a GAAP basis, these sales are accounted for as borrowing transactions in accordance with lease accounting guidance. Management believes that these adjustments for the sale of operating lease assets enables investors to better evaluate the company's revenue and profit generation performance.
      
  • Stock-based compensation. Stock-based compensation relates primarily to the company's equity incentive awards. Stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense that varies from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are difficult to predict. Due to this unpredictability, management excludes this item from its internal operating forecasts and models. Management believes that this adjustment for stock-based compensation provides investors with a basis to measure the company's core performance, including compared with the performance of other companies, without the period-to-period variability created by stock-based compensation.
      
  • Other. The company combines amounts previously disclosed under separate captions into "Other" when amounts do not have a significant impact on the current fiscal period. Management believes that these adjustments provide investors with a basis to evaluate the company's performance, including compared with the performance of other companies, without similar impacts.

    The amounts recorded in "Other" during the first quarter of fiscal 2016 are driven by adjustments which would have previously been disclosed under other non-GAAP adjustment captions, including "IPO related costs," "Amortization of intangible assets," "Non-cash interest expense," and "Restructuring."

  • Tax effect. This amount is used to present each of the adjustments described above on an after-tax basis in connection with the presentation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share. The company's non-GAAP tax amount is based on estimated cash tax expense and reserves. The company forecasts its annual cash tax liability and allocates the tax to each quarter in a manner generally consistent with its GAAP methodology. This approach is designed to enhance investors' ability to understand the impact of 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.
      
  • EBITDA adjustments. When calculating EBITDA, in addition to adjustments described above, the company excludes the impact during the period of the following items:
    • Cash interest expense, net of interest income
    • Provision for income taxes
    • Depreciation

Management presents this non-GAAP financial measure to enable investors to evaluate the company's performance, including compared with the performance of other companies.

For more information about 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, 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


(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)


(Unaudited)









Adjustments to Revenue:









THREE MONTHS ENDED




Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


Mar. 29,



2016


2016


2015

GAAP revenue


$       384,875


$         374,364


$       440,871

8point3


(15,174)


952,115


-

Utility and power plant projects


53,538


31,012


(10,270)

Sale of operating lease assets


10,403


6,447


-

Non-GAAP revenue


$       433,642


$      1,363,938


$       430,601








Adjustments to Gross margin:









THREE MONTHS ENDED




Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


Mar. 29,



2016


2016


2015

GAAP gross margin


$         51,537


$            20,303


$         90,818

8point3


(4,642)


351,661


-

Utility and power plant projects


3,557


13,079


(11,251)

Sale of operating lease assets


3,112


2,000


-

Stock-based compensation expense


4,125


3,308


2,566

Other


1,333


2,124


6,028

Non-GAAP gross margin


$         59,022


$         392,475


$         88,161








GAAP gross margin (%)


13.4%


5.4%


20.6%

Non-GAAP gross margin (%)


13.6%


28.8%


20.5%








Adjustments to Net income (loss):









THREE MONTHS ENDED




Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


Mar. 29,



2016


2016


2015

GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders


$       (85,409)


$       (127,621)


$         (9,581)

8point3


10,719


394,097


-

Utility and power plant projects


3,557


13,079


(11,251)

Sale of operating lease assets


3,120


2,000


-

Stock-based compensation expense


16,520


16,476


13,546

Other


8,608


5,030


24,070

Tax effect


1,684


(32,663)


2,940

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to stockholders


$       (41,201)


$         270,398


$         19,724















Adjustments to Net income (loss) per diluted share:









THREE MONTHS ENDED




Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


Mar. 29,



2016


2016


2015

Net income (loss) per diluted share







Numerator:







GAAP net loss available to common stockholders1


$       (85,409)


$       (127,621)


$         (9,581)

Non-GAAP net income (loss) available to common stockholders1


$       (41,201)


$         270,731


$         20,275








Denominator:







GAAP weighted-average shares


137,203


136,653


132,033

Effect of dilutive securities:







Stock options


-


2


41

Restricted stock units


-


1,478


2,994

Upfront warrants (held by Total)


-


6,564


6,908

Warrants (under the CSO2015)


-


-


1,781

0.75% debentures due 2018


-


12,026


12,026

Non-GAAP weighted-average shares1


137,203


156,723


155,783








GAAP net loss per diluted share


$            (0.62)


$              (0.93)


$            (0.07)

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share


$            (0.30)


$                1.73


$              0.13








1In accordance with the if-converted method, net income (loss) available to common stockholders excludes interest expense related to the 0.75%, 0.875%, and 4.0% debentures if the debentures are considered converted in the calculation of net income (loss) per diluted share.  If the conversion option for a debenture is not in the money for the relevant period, the potential conversion of the debenture under the if-converted method is excluded from the calculation of non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share.









EBITDA:









THREE MONTHS ENDED




Apr. 3,


Jan. 3,


Mar. 29,



2016


2016


2015

GAAP net loss attributable to stockholders


$       (85,409)


$       (127,621)


$         (9,581)

8point3


10,719


394,097


-

Utility and power plant projects


3,557


13,079


(11,251)

Sale of operating lease assets


3,120


2,000


-

Stock-based compensation expense


16,520


16,476


13,546

Cash interest expense, net of interest income


12,184


10,180


11,092

Provision for income taxes


3,181


28,778


2,351

Depreciation


33,826


37,890


28,604

Other


8,608


5,030


24,070

EBITDA


$            6,306


$         379,909


$         58,831






















 

Q2 2016 and FY 2016 GUIDANCE

(in thousands except percentages)

Q2 2016

FY 2016

Revenue (GAAP)

$290,000-$340,000

$2,800,000-$3,000,000

Revenue (non-GAAP) (1)

$310,000-$360,000

$3,200,000-$3,400,000

Gross margin (GAAP)

10%-12%

13%-15%

Gross margin (non-GAAP) (2)

12%-14%

14%-16%

Net income (loss) (GAAP)

($90,000)-($65,000)

$0-$50,000

EBITDA (3)

$0-$25,000

$450,000-$500,000

 

(1)

Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for Q2 2016 include net adjustments that increase revenue by approximately $20 million of revenue related to 8point3. Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for fiscal 2016 include net adjustments that increase revenue by approximately $400 million of revenue related to 8point3.



(2)

Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for Q2 2016 include net adjustments that increase gross margin by approximately $3 million related to 8point3, $5 million related to stock-based compensation expense, and $1 million related to other items. Estimated non-GAAP amounts above for fiscal 2016 include net adjustments that increase gross margin by approximately $60 million related to 8point3, $15 million related to stock-based compensation expense, and $10 million related to other items.



(3)

Estimated EBITDA amounts above for Q2 2016 include net adjustments that decrease net loss by approximately $16 million related to 8point3, $18 million related to stock-based compensation expense, $5 million related to other items, $15 million related to interest expense, $1 million related to income taxes and $35 million related to depreciation. Estimated EBITDA amounts above for fiscal 2016 include net adjustments that increase net income by approximately $100 million related to 8point3, $70 million related to stock-based compensation expense, $10 million related to other items, $60 million related to interest expense, $40 million related to income taxes and $170 million related to depreciation.



 

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

 



SUPPLEMENTAL DATA



(In thousands, except percentages)




































THREE MONTHS ENDED




































April 3, 2016



 Revenue 


 Gross margin 


 Operating expenses 


 Other income (expense), net 


 Benefit from (provision for) income taxes 


 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated investees 


 Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders 



Residential


Commercial


Power Plant


Residential


Commercial


Power Plant


 Research and
development 


 Selling, general
and administrative 


 Restructuring charges 





GAAP


$              151,807


$                 52,241


$                  180,827


$              33,647


22.2%


$                7,015


13.4%


$                 10,875


6.0%














$                   (85,409)

8point3


(1,312)


-


(13,862)


(485)




-




(4,157)




-


-


-


1,062


-


14,299


10,719

Utility and power plant projects


-


-


53,538


-




-




3,557




-


-


-


-


-


-


3,557

Sale of operating lease assets


10,403


-


-


3,112




-




-




-


-


-


8


-


-


3,120

Stock-based compensation expense


-


-


-


827




652




2,646




3,032


9,363


-


-


-


-


16,520

Other


-


-


-


482




665




186




1,827


5,352


96


-


-


-


8,608

Tax effect


-


-


-


-




-




-




-


-


-


-


1,684


-


1,684

Non-GAAP


$              160,898


$                 52,241


$                  220,503


$              37,583


23.4%


$                8,332


15.9%


$                 13,107


5.9%














$                   (41,201)






































































































January 3, 2016



 Revenue 


 Gross margin 


 Operating expenses 


 Other income (expense), net 


 Benefit from (provision for) income taxes 


 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated investees 


 Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders 



Residential


Commercial


Power Plant


Residential


Commercial


Power Plant


 Research and
development 


 Selling, general
and administrative 


 Restructuring charges 





GAAP


$              172,428


$                 80,113


$                  121,823


$              30,141


17.5%


$              (1,428)


-1.8%


$                 (8,410)


-6.9%














$                (127,621)

8point3


(1,443)


54,793


898,765


(640)




13,930




338,371




-


-


-


1,057


-


41,379


394,097

Utility and power plant projects


-


-


31,012


-




-




13,079




-


-


-


-


-


-


13,079

Sale of operating lease assets


6,447


-


-


2,000




-




-




-


-


-


-


-


-


2,000

Stock-based compensation expense


-


-


-


1,089




840




1,379




3,113


10,055


-


-


-


-


16,476

Other


-


-


-


651




425




1,048




705


1,879


335


(13)


-


-


5,030

Tax effect


-


-


-


-




-




-




-


-


-


-


(32,663)


-


(32,663)

Non-GAAP


$              177,432


$               134,906


$              1,051,600


$              33,241


18.7%


$              13,767


10.2%


$               345,467


32.9%














$                   270,398






































































































March 29, 2015



 Revenue 


 Gross margin 


 Operating expenses 


 Other income (expense), net 


 Benefit from (provision for) income taxes 


 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated investees 


 Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders 



Residential


Commercial


Power Plant


Residential


Commercial


Power Plant


 Research and
development 


 Selling, general
and administrative 


 Restructuring charges 





GAAP


$              155,324


$                 49,063


$                  236,484


$              32,552


21.0%


$                2,183


4.4%


$                 56,083


23.7%














$                     (9,581)

Utility and power plant projects


-


-


(10,270)


-




-




(11,251)




-


-


-


-


-


-


(11,251)

Stock-based compensation expense


-


-


-


922




388




1,256




2,273


8,707


-


-


-


-


13,546

Other


-


-


-


1,804




454




3,770




330


3,783


3,581


10,348


-


-


24,070

Tax effect


-


-


-


-




-




-




-


-


-


-


2,940


-


2,940

Non-GAAP


$              155,324


$                 49,063


$                  226,214


$              35,278


22.7%


$                3,025


6.2%


$                 49,858


22.0%














$                     19,724




































































































 

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