Thursday, February 3, 2011

UPDATED: Power-One Announces Record 2010 Results, Probably Not Enough (PWER)

Update: "Power-One Misses on EPS, Guides Lower, Stock Takes 20% Hit in After Hours (PWER)"
Original post:
See our earlier post on the reality/perception thing.
From the company via NASDAQ:

Power-One Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results

  • Revenue exceeds $1 billion in 2010
  • Quarterly revenue grows 157% year-over-year to $366 million
  • Operating income reaches $265 million in 2010
  • 2010 diluted EPS of $0.96 includes $0.14 charge from SynQor litigation
CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010. For the quarter ended January 2, 2011, Power-One posted net sales of $366 million, an increase of 157% from the fourth quarter 2009. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter was $54 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to $5 million, or $0.05 per share for the same period last year. Net income was negatively impacted by a $22 million charge as a result of the SynQor litigation, which lowered diluted EPS by $0.14.

For the full year, Power-One achieved net sales of $1.05 billion, an increase of 143% compared to 2009. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $144 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $65 million, or a $0.74 loss per share for the prior year.

"We gained market share and achieved record sales and net income in 2010, as both Renewable Energy Solutions and Power Solutions posted positive operating income in the fourth quarter," said Richard Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Power-One. "With our focus on technology-leading products and customer service, Power-One is positioned for continued revenue and profitability growth in 2011."

Renewable Energy Solutions
Renewable Energy Solutions posted a revenue increase of 285% versus last year as it continued to grow at a faster pace than the photovoltaic (PV) inverter market. In the quarter, Power-One introduced its U.S. inverter product line and opened its manufacturing and research and design center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Inverter and related product sales reached a record $263 million in revenue for the fourth quarter 2010. Renewable Energy Solutions contributed nearly 72% of the company's revenue, versus 48% in the fourth quarter of 2009. In the quarter, Power-One shipped 932 MW of inverters, bringing its 2010 total to 2.6 GW.

Power Solutions
Power Solutions increased sales by 39% year-over-year, with revenue of $103 million in the fourth quarter 2010 versus $74 million in the same period of 2009. During the fourth quarter, Power Solutions introduced products that exceed Climate Savers Computing Initiative platinum targets, providing its customers with greater efficiency and higher power density. At the same time, Power-One recorded a number of design wins with its platinum-level products.

Business Outlook
For the first quarter of 2011, Power-One forecasts revenue of $260 million to $290 million, indicating 80% growth at the midpoint of the forecast versus the prior year period. First quarter revenue is expected to be impacted by seasonality, heightened by inclement weather in Europe and a reduction in feed-in-tariffs across multiple markets, as well as excess inverter inventory in the channel. Based on current market demand and expectations of further feed-in-tariff reductions, coupled with expected contributions from the US and China, primarily in the second half of the year, Power-One anticipates generating revenue between $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion for the full year 2011.

Earnings Conference Call
Power-One will discuss its 2010 fourth quarter results today beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The call will be available both via the telephone at (877) 390-5535 or (631) 291-4579, conference ID #35367972, or over the Internet through the Power-One's investor relations Web site at To listen to the call, please log-in at least 10 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, the webcast will be available on the investor relations section of the Power-One's web site at throughout the current quarter.