SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 — Quantum Corporation announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2020.
First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Summary
- Revenue was $73.3 million
- Gross margin was 42.1%
- Total operating expenses decreased $8.7 million, or 20%, compared to the year ago quarter
- GAAP Net loss of $10.7 million, or $(0.27) per diluted share
- Adjusted Net Loss of $6.8 million or $(0.17) per diluted share
- Adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 million
Jamie Lerner, Chairman and CEO, Quantum commented, “The Quantum team executed with agility and resiliency in the first fiscal quarter, advancing our long-term transformation strategy amidst a dynamic and challenging environment. Our quarterly financial results were in-line with expectations, and while we recognize many of our customers are still facing uncertainty and volatility, we have seen some encouraging trends already in the second quarter supporting our belief that the first quarter was the trough in our business. Now, as many industries begin to resume operations, our solutions are increasingly in demand. We already have clear visibility to revenue targets in the second fiscal quarter representing a double-digit percentage increase sequentially as compared to the first fiscal quarter.”
Mr. Lerner continued, “Our second fiscal quarter is typically strong from a seasonal perspective. Sports and entertainment customers are ramping back up albeit with shortened seasons, and our business with these customers does not require spectators, just the resumption of operations and the capture of video data for streaming and other uses. We have continued to innovate our technology and serve our customers’ growing video and unstructured data needs all while controlling costs and strengthening our balance sheet. Combined with the improvements we have made to the company over the past 24 months, I am confident that the re-built earnings power of Quantum will become increasingly apparent as we navigate through this crisis and expand our leadership in managing and retaining unstructured data.”
First Quarter of Fiscal 2021 vs. Prior-Year Quarter
Revenue was $73.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, down 31% compared to $105.6 million in the year ago quarter and in-line with Quantum’s guidance. Revenue declined across the company’s product lines largely due to COVID-19 pandemic. The revenue decline was led by a decrease in product revenue due to reduced demand for secondary storage systems and lower hyperscale revenue, as well as a decrease in royalty revenue due to overall declines in market unit volumes as the primary use of tape continues to transition from backup to archive workflows. Revenue in the first fiscal quarter of 2020 includes incremental contribution from the acquisition of the ActiveScale object storage business, which closed on March 17, 2020.
Gross profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was $30.9 million, or 42.1% gross margin, compared to $45.8 million, or 43.4% gross margin, in the year ago quarter. Gross margins contracted modestly year over year primarily due to spreading fixed overhead costs over lower revenue combined with lower high margin royalty revenues.
Total operating expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 were $34.3 million, or 46.9% of revenue, compared to $43.1 million, or 40.8% of revenue, in the year ago quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses declined 33% to $23.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to $34.4 million in the year ago quarter. Research and development expenses were $10.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, up 21% compared to $8.4 million in the year ago quarter.
Net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was $10.7 million, or ($0.27) per basic and diluted share, compared to a Net loss of $3.8 million, or ($0.11) per basic and diluted share, in the year ago quarter.
Excluding stock compensation, restructuring charges and non-recurring charges, Adjusted Net Loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was $6.8 million, or ($0.17) per diluted share, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $5.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.
Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 decreased $11.7 million to $1.4 million, compared to $13.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
- Cash and cash equivalents of $29.1 million as of June 30, 2020, compared to $12.2 million as of March 31, 2020. Both balances include $5.0 million in restricted cash required under the Company’s Credit Agreements, and $0.8 million of short-term restricted cash.
- Outstanding debt as of June 30,2020 on a gross basis was $195.2 million and on a net basis was $170.6 million after netting $24.6 million in unamortized debt issuance costs. This compares to $167.8 million of outstanding debt as of March 31, 2020 on a gross basis, and on a net basis was $154.1 million after netting $13.7 million in unamortized debt issuance costs. The increase in long-term debt from March 31, 2020 was primarily due to term debt borrowings of $20.0 million and a $10.0 million Paycheck Protection Program Term Loan.
- Total interest expense was $6.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
On June 16, 2020 the Company announced that it had agreed to amend its revolving and term loan credit facilities, securing an additional $20 million in incremental liquidity and negotiating more flexible loan terms and conditions. The facilities expire on December 27, 2023. Among other terms, the amended credit facilities provide a holiday period for certain financial covenants through June 30, 2021 and the term loan credit facility contains a more favorable equity claw back feature. The terms of the 2020 term loan credit agreement are substantially similar to the terms of the existing term loan, including in relation to maturity, security and pricing.
For the second fiscal quarter of 2021, the Company expects revenues of $83 million plus or minus $2 million. The Company expects Adjusted Net Loss to be $3 million plus or minus $0.5 million and related Adjusted Net loss per share of $(0.08) plus or minus $0.01. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $5 million plus or minus $1 million.
Virtual Analyst Day
Quantum will be hosting a Virtual Analyst and Investor Day on Wednesday August 26th, providing the investment community with a deeper and more comprehensive look into the company’s long-term vision, addressable markets, strategy and financial goals. To pre-register or receive more information on this event, please email [email protected].
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO) and was added to the Russell 2000® Index on June 26, 2020. For more information visit www.quantum.com.