Cray Releases Financial Results

February 13, 2014

SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 13 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013.  For 2013, Cray reported total revenue of $525.7 million, which compares with $421.1 million for 2012, an increase of 25% year over year.  Net income for 2013 was $32.2 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, compared to $161.2 million, or $4.27 per diluted share, for 2012.  The 2012 net income results included a $139.1 million pre-tax gain, which resulted from the sale of the Company’s interconnect hardware development program to Intel Corporation.

All figures in this release are based on U.S. GAAP unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables in this press release.

Non-GAAP net income, which adjusts for selected unusual and non-cash items was $30.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, for 2013, compared to $33.3 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, for 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, revenue was $307.4 million compared to $188.8 million in the prior year period. The Company reported net income for the fourth quarter of $51.0 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, compared to $14.0 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income was $59.2 million, or $1.48 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to non-GAAP net income of $17.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share for the same period last year.

Overall gross profit margin for 2013 was 35% compared to 36% for 2012.  Product margin for 2013 was 32% compared to 35% for 2012; service margin for 2013 was 52% compared to 43% for 2012.

Operating expenses for 2013 were $162.7 million compared to $122.2 million for 2012. Non-GAAP operating expenses for 2013 were $155.5 million, compared to $115.6 million for 2012. Compared to 2012, 2013 GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses were impacted by increased investments in our big data storage and analytics initiatives, significantly less R&D co-funding credits, and additional operating expenses from our acquisition of Appro International, Inc.

As of December 31, 2013, cash, investments and restricted cash totaled $220.4 million.  Working capital increased $51.6 million to $334.9 million at the end of 2013, compared to $283.4 million at the end of 2012.

“We had a great year in 2013, led by strong growth in both supercomputing and big data,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “We set Company records for annual and quarterly revenue as we completed the acceptance of more supercomputers during the fourth quarter than we have in any quarter in our history. Our XC30 and CS300 supercomputers are in strong competitive positions, providing customers with the most scalable, productive systems for real-world, scientific and commercial applications. In big data storage and analytics, we have a unique and growing set of offerings, including our Urika data discovery appliance and our new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution to transparently manage and access data across a storage hierarchy.  2013 was undoubtedly a great year for Cray and with continued strength in our supercomputing business and expanding big data solutions, I am excited about our potential to deliver continued growth in 2014 and beyond.”

For 2014, while a wide range of results remains possible, the Company anticipates revenue to be in the range of $600 million for the year. Revenue is expected to ramp quarterly during 2014, with about $50 million for the first quarter and roughly 50% of the year weighted to the fourth quarter. Non-GAAP gross margin for 2014 is anticipated to be in the mid-30% range. Total non-GAAP operating expenses for the year are anticipated to be about $175 million. Based on this outlook, the Company expects to be profitable on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for 2014.

The Company’s 2014 effective non-GAAP tax rate is expected to be about 10%.

Actual results for any future period are subject to large fluctuations given the nature of Cray’s business.

Recent Highlights

•   In February, Cray won two new supercomputing contracts totaling more than $40 million to provide the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program with three Cray XC30 supercomputers and two Cray Sonexion storage systems.  Cray will be delivering systems to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio and the Navy DOD Supercomputing Resource Center in Mississippi.

•   In November, Cray was awarded a $30 million contract by the University of Stuttgart to expand the XC30 supercomputer, nicknamed “Hornet” at the University’s High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS).   The system, which will also include 2.3 petabytes of additional Cray file system storage for Lustre, is expected to go into production in 2015.

•   In November, Cray announced that the Cray Compiler Environment (CCE) is now available on the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers.  CCE provides Cray customers with a unique, scalable HPC-optimized compiler.

•   In November, Cray announced that its CS300 and XC30 supercomputers are now available with NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators.  Together with Cray’s latest OpenACC 2.0 compiler, this offers customers a major total cost of ownership advantage by being able to upgrade their systems and achieve a substantial performance boost for GPU-accelerated computing.

•   In November, Cray launched a new big data framework that gives Cray customers the ability to more easily implement and run Apache Hadoop on the XC30 supercomputer. Fusing the benefits of supercomputing and big data, the Cray Framework for Hadoop package improves the overall efficiency and performance for XC30 customers deploying Hadoop in scientific big data environments.

•   Cray’s YarcData division signed multiple new contracts with commercial and government customers for its Urika big data discovery appliance, including with a leading life sciences company which selected the Urika system as the development environment for its data discovery strategy.  In the fourth quarter, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center was awarded an HPCwire Award for the Best Application of Big Data in HPC for their use of the Urika system to better understand cancer protein and gene interactions.

•   In November, Cray was awarded an industry-leading 10 HPCwire awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, including Best HPC Collaboration between Government and Industry, Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology, Best use of an HPC Application in the Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Automotive, and Financial Services industries.

Conference Call Information

Cray will host a conference call today, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) to discuss its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 financial results. To access the call, please dial into the conference at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the call at (855) 894-4205 and enter the access code 58707088. International callers should dial (832) 900-4685. To listen to the audio webcast, go to the Investors section of the Cray website at http://investors.cray.com.

If you are unable to attend the live conference call, an audio webcast replay will be available in the Investors section of the Cray website for 180 days. A telephonic replay of the call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056, international callers dial (404) 537-3406, and entering the access code 58707088. The conference call replay will be available for 48 hours, beginning at 4:30 p.m. PST on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

About Cray Inc.

Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market’s continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

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Source: Cray

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