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Calix Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

February 13, 2018

PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) today announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 was a fourth quarter record $137.9 million, an increase of 4.6% compared to $131.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenue for fiscal year 2017 was a record $510.4 million, an increase of 11.2% compared to the $458.8 million for fiscal year 2016.

“We ended 2017 on an all-time high with record quarter and annual revenue and unprecedented customer interest in our strategic cloud and software platforms. Q4 also saw the announcement of EXOS, the first carrier class premises operating system designed to help service providers turn smart home and business complexity into opportunity,” said Calix, Inc. President and CEO Carl Russo. “Now fully armed with Calix Cloud, EXOS, AXOS and aligned Calix Services, we start 2018 with an unrivaled solutions portfolio and the opportunity to leverage our innovations and transform our industry.”

The GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $12.9 million, or ($0.25) per basic and fully diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $11.5 million, or ($0.23) per basic and fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. The GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2017 was $83.0 million, or ($1.66) per basic and fully diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $27.4 million or ($0.56) per diluted share for fiscal year 2016.

“Gross margins hit a four-quarter high as we saw benefits from previously implemented process improvements in our services business,” said Cory Sindelar, Calix, Inc. CFO. “Operating expenses as a percent of revenue hit a five-quarter low as efficiencies from our agile DevOps environment and hardware abstracted platforms continued to deliver benefits across our development teams, and cost savings from our previously announced restructuring plan provided leverage on higher revenue.”

The Company’s non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $7.8 million, or ($0.15) per fully diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $6.8 million, or ($0.14) per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. The non-GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2017 was $65.6 million, or ($1.31) per basic and fully diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $7.0 million, or ($0.14) per diluted share for fiscal year 2016.

 Reconciliations of our operating results and loss per diluted share from GAAP to non-GAAP are provided in this release.


Calix is providing forward-looking estimates for first quarter 2018 results as follows:

First quarter 2018

Revenue$102.0 - $108.0 million
Non-GAAP gross margin39.0% - 41.0%
Non-GAAP operating expense$49.5 - $51.5 million
Non-GAAP net loss per share($0.20) - ($0.16)
Operating cash flowPositive

The Company estimates that GAAP net loss per share will be approximately $0.12 higher for first quarter of 2018 due to the inclusion of stock-based compensation and restructuring charges. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP outlook is provided in this release.

Restructuring Plans

In March 2017, the Company adopted a restructuring plan that sought to realign the Company’s business to increase its focus towards its investments in innovative Software Defined Access and cloud products, while reducing its cost structure in the traditional systems business. Under this plan, the Company has recognized restructuring charges of approximately $4.2 million for fiscal 2017, consisting primarily of severance and other one-time termination benefits. All actions under this plan have been completed as of the end of fiscal 2017.

In February 2018, we engaged in further targeted actions to realign our business towards an increased focus on investments in our innovative Software Defined Access and cloud products. These actions may result in up to approximately $3.0 million in additional restructuring charges taken in the first quarter of 2018 and are expected to result in annualized cost savings of up to $16.0 million.

Conference Call

In conjunction with this announcement, Calix will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) today to discuss its fourth quarter 2017 financial results. A live audio webcast and replay of the call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Calix website at

Live call access information: Dial-in number: (877) 407-4019 (U.S.) or (201) 689-8337 (outside the U.S.)

The conference call and webcast will include forward-looking information.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) - Innovative communications service providers rely on Calix platforms to help them master and monetize the complex infrastructure between their subscribers and the cloud. Calix is the leading global provider of the cloud and software platforms, systems and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. Our platforms and services help our customers build next generation networks by embracing a DevOps operating model, optimize the subscriber experience by leveraging big data analytics and turn the complexity of the smart home and business into new revenue streams.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release and the earnings call referencing the press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to the “safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to, but are not limited to, statements about potential customer or market opportunities, opportunities with existing and prospective customers, estimates and planned cost savings related to restructuring plans and future financial performance (including the outlook for first quarter of fiscal 2018). Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, including but not limited to fluctuations in the Company’s financial and operating results, the capital spending decisions of its customers, changes and disruptions in the market and industry, changes in regulations and/or government sponsored programs, competition, its ability to achieve market acceptance of new products and solutions, its ability to grow its customer base, fluctuations in costs associated with its products and services including higher costs due to project delays and changes, cost overruns and other unanticipated factors, as well as the risks and uncertainties described in its annual reports on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, each as filed with the SEC and available at, particularly in the sections titled “Risk Factors.” Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available to the Company at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. Calix assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual performance or results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release to supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted income (loss) per share. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance the reader’s understanding of the Company’s operating performance as they primarily exclude certain non-cash charges for stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, restructuring charges and acquisition-related costs, which the Company believes are not indicative of its core operating results. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures used in this press release provide investors with important perspectives into the Company’s ongoing business performance and management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate financial results and to establish operational goals. The presentation of these non-GAAP measures is not meant to be a substitute for results presented in accordance with GAAP, but rather should be evaluated in conjunction with those GAAP results. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP results to the most directly comparable GAAP results is provided in this press release. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Calix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
    December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
    2017 2016 2017 2016
 Products $116,495  $122,731  $421,890  $428,584 
 Services 21,404  9,069  88,477  30,203 
  Total revenue 137,899  131,800  510,367  458,787 
Cost of revenue:        
 Products (1) 64,971  69,120  236,137  228,976 
 Services (1) 22,371  10,494  101,340  28,593 
  Total cost of revenue 87,342  79,614  337,477  257,569 
Gross profit 50,557  52,186  172,890  201,218 
Operating expenses:        
 Research and development (1) 28,150  30,944  127,541  106,869 
 Sales and marketing (1) 23,475  24,825  82,781  83,675 
 General and administrative (1) 9,714  8,652  39,875  41,592 
 Amortization of intangible assets       1,701 
 Restructuring charges 1,981    4,249   
 Litigation settlement charge (gain)       (4,500)
  Total operating expenses 63,320  64,421  254,446  229,337 
Loss from operations (12,763) (12,235) (81,556) (28,119)
Interest and other income (expense), net:        
 Interest income (expense), net (248) 82  (160) 356 
 Other income (expense), net 313  563  (73) 708 
  Total interest and other income (expense), net 65  645  (233) 1,064 
Loss before provision for (benefit from) income taxes (12,698) (11,590) (81,789) (27,055)
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 168  (107) 1,243  347 
Net loss $(12,866) $(11,483) $(83,032) $(27,402)
Net loss per common share:        
  Basic and diluted $(0.25) $(0.23) $(1.66) $(0.56)
Weighted average number of shares used to compute        
 net loss per common share:        
  Basic and diluted 50,734  49,146  50,155  48,730 
(1)Includes stock-based compensation as follows:        
 Cost of revenue:        
  Products $124  $127  $473  $465 
  Services 76  61  276  207 
 Research and development 1,206  1,406  4,869  5,125 
 Sales and marketing 852  1,263  3,433  4,586 
 General and administrative 796  1,062  3,317  3,902 
  $3,054  $3,919  $12,368  $14,285 

Calix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  December 31, December 31,
  2017 2016
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $39,775  $50,359 
Marketable securities   27,748 
Accounts receivable, net 80,392  51,336 
Inventory 31,529  44,545 
Deferred cost of revenue 2,395  34,763 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,364  10,571 
 Total current assets 162,455  219,322 
Property and equipment, net 15,681  17,984 
Goodwill 116,175  116,175 
Other assets 759  1,994 
  $295,070  $355,475 
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $35,977  $23,827 
Accrued liabilities 49,279  69,715 
Deferred revenue 13,076  27,854 
Line of credit 30,000   
Total current liabilities 128,332  121,396 
Long-term portion of deferred revenue 20,645  20,237 
Other long-term liabilities 1,130  878 
Total liabilities 150,107  142,511 
Stockholders’ equity:    
Common stock 1,421  1,368 
Additional paid-in capital 851,054  836,563 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (169) (656)
Accumulated deficit (667,357) (584,325)
Treasury stock (39,986) (39,986)
Total stockholders’ equity 144,963  212,964 
  $295,070  $355,475 

Calix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Fiscal Year Ended
  December 31, December 31,
  2017 2016
Operating activities:    
Net loss $(83,032) $(27,402)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Stock-based compensation 12,368  14,285 
Depreciation and amortization 10,178  8,319 
Amortization of intangible assets 813  5,805 
Loss on retirement of property and equipment 280   
Amortization of premium (discount) relating to available-for-sale securities (6) 382 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable, net (29,056) (4,185)
Inventory 13,016  3,122 
Deferred cost of revenue 32,368  (29,845)
Prepaid expenses and other assets 2,842  (1,197)
Accounts payable 11,759  4,236 
Accrued liabilities (20,184) 34,913 
Deferred revenue (14,370) 16,398 
Other long-term liabilities 252  (412)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (62,772) 24,419 
Investing activities:    
Purchases of property and equipment (8,026) (9,839)
Purchases of marketable securities (8,732) (16,478)
Sales of marketable securities 5,051   
Maturities of marketable securities 31,441  38,400 
Net cash provided by investing activities 19,734  12,083 
Financing activities:    
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 62  17 
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plans 4,878  5,650 
Payments for repurchases of common stock   (12,809)
Taxes paid for awards vested under equity incentive plan (2,764) (2,101)
Proceeds from line of credit 171,268   
Repayment of line of credit (141,268)  
Payments to originate the line of credit (186)  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 31,990  (9,243)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 464  (526)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (10,584) 26,733 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 50,359  23,626 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $39,775  $50,359 

Calix, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
  December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
GAAP net loss $(12,866) $(11,483) $(83,032) $(27,402)
Adjustments to reconcile GAAP net loss to        
non-GAAP net loss:        
Stock-based compensation 3,054  3,919  12,368  14,285 
Amortization of intangible assets   814  813  5,805 
Restructuring charges 1,981    4,249   
Acquisition-related costs       351 
Non-GAAP net loss $(7,831) $(6,750) $(65,602) $(6,961)

Calix, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Loss per Diluted Common Share
  Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
  December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
GAAP net loss per diluted common share $(0.25) $(0.23) $(1.66) $(0.56)
Per diluted common share adjustments for:        
Stock-based compensation 0.06  0.07  0.25  0.29 
Amortization of intangible assets   0.02  0.02  0.12 
Restructuring charges 0.04    0.08   
Acquisition-related costs       0.01 
Non-GAAP net loss per diluted common share $(0.15) $(0.14) $(1.31) $(0.14)
Weighted average number of shares used to compute        
non-GAAP net loss per diluted common share (1) 50,734  49,146  50,155  48,730 
(1) Includes the dilutive effect of outstanding stock options, restricted stock units and ESPP.

Calix, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Outlook
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ending March 31, 2018
Outlook GAAP Restructuring Stock-Based Compensation Non-GAAP
Gross margin 38.8% - 40.8%     0.2% 39.0% - 41.0%
Operating expenses $55,460 - $57,460 ($3,000) ($2,960) $49,500 - $51,500
Net loss per diluted share ($0.32) - ($0.28) $0.06  $0.06  ($0.20) - ($0.16)

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