PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calix, Inc. (CALX) today announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $131.8 million, an increase of 25.5% compared to $105.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
“We ended 2016 with record revenues for the fourth quarter as well as the full year 2016 which marks our fourth consecutive year of growth. We expect this growth to continue as service providers increasingly deploy transformative solutions from our software defined access portfolio,” said Carl Russo, Calix, Inc. President and CEO. “However, as we invested in our services offerings we experienced higher than expected costs in our turnkey network improvement projects, particularly as activity accelerated to meet project schedules, resulting in earnings coming in below our expectations,” added Russo.
The GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $11.5 million, or $(0.23) per basic and fully diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $9.5 million, or $(0.19) per basic and fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015.
“We can see a finite period through the first half of 2017 during which these higher costs will continue to impact a part of our services business,” said William Atkins, Calix, Inc. Executive Vice President and CFO. “We also see strong revenue momentum and an array of opportunities with both existing and prospective customers heading into 2017. We will continue to focus resources on our growth initiatives including the software defined access portfolio while optimizing our cost structure, as planned, in the traditional systems and services segment,” added Atkins.
The company’s non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $6.8 million, or $(0.14) per fully diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $1.7 million, or $(0.03) per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. A reconciliation of our fourth quarter 2016 operating results from GAAP to non-GAAP is provided in this release.
Calix is providing forward-looking estimates for Q1 2017 and full year 2017 results as follows:
|Revenue||$110.0 - $114.0 million, representing growth of 11.8% - 15.9% year-over-year|
|Non-GAAP Gross Margin||30.0% - 34.0%|
|Non-GAAP Operating Expense||$61.0 - $63.0 million|
|Non-GAAP net loss per share||($0.57) - ($0.49)|
Full year 2017
The company is projecting revenue growth of 10% or more relative to 2016 and projecting to achieve a lower net loss on a non-GAAP basis for the full year compared to 2016.
The company estimates that GAAP EPS will be approximately $0.10 lower for Q1 2017 and approximately $0.34 lower for full year 2017 due to the inclusion of stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP outlook is provided in this release.