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Quantum Corporation (Nasdaq: QMCO) reported a 5% decrease in revenue for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023. However, non-GAAP gross margin expanded to 38.3%, and subscription ARR increased by 78% year-over-year to $14.6 million. The company's GAAP net loss was $10.6 million, while non-GAAP adjusted net loss was $4.8 million. Adjusted EBITDA improved to $0.8 million. The largest hyperscale customer paused orders, impacting the second quarter and full-year outlook. Quantum plans to transition to a more stable, subscription-based business model.
Positive
  • Non-GAAP gross margin expanded to 38.3%
  • Subscription ARR increased by 78% year-over-year to $14.6 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved to $0.8 million
Negative
  • Revenue decreased by 5% year-over-year
  • GAAP net loss was $10.6 million
  • The largest hyperscale customer paused orders, impacting the second quarter and full-year outlook

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corporation (Nasdaq: QMCO) announced today financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023.

First Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Summary

  • Revenue was $91.8 million, a decrease of 5% year-over-year
  • GAAP gross margin was 38.1%, and non-GAAP gross margin expanded to 38.3%
  • Subscription ARR was up 78% year-over-year at $14.6 million
  • GAAP net loss was $10.6 million, or ($0.11) per share
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss was $4.8 million, or ($0.05) per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $0.8 million

Commenting on the results, Jamie Lerner, Quantum's Chairman and CEO, stated, "First quarter revenue was impacted by booking delays; an unanticipated drop in Device and Media sales late in the quarter; and higher than anticipated weakness in the hyperscale vertical. Our subscription ARR in the quarter increased 78% year-over-year and 9% sequentially as we continue to advance recurring software subscriptions across our customer base.

"Despite the overall decline in quarterly revenue, our global efficiency plan and cost reduction initiatives helped to deliver a 790-basis point sequential improvement in gross margin and a reduction in operating expenses, which together contributed to both sequential and year over year increase in adjusted EBITDA.

"Subsequent to quarter-end, our largest hyperscale customer paused orders due to excess capacity driven by broader macro weakness. This development was unexpected and will have a meaningful impact on our second quarter and full year outlook and further punctuates the importance of transitioning our business to a more stable, subscription-based business model to moderate quarterly volatility.

"Our entire team is fully focused on executing with a high sense of urgency to secure and convert our expanding pipeline of opportunities into customers. This includes aggressively scaling our non-hyperscale businesses and ramping our full portfolio of end-to-end solutions. We are also further tightening spending across the organization, while maintaining our investment in key sales, marketing, and product development initiatives."

First Quarter Fiscal 2024 vs. Prior Year

Revenue for the first quarter fiscal 2024 was $91.8 million, compared to $97.1 million in the prior year first quarter, primarily reflecting a decrease in Primary Storage Systems, Device and Media as well as lower Services business, partially offset by growth in hyperscale Secondary Storage Systems. GAAP gross profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $34.9 million, or 38.1% of revenue, compared to $34.0 million, or 35.1% of revenue, in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP gross profit in the first quarter 2024 was $35.2 million, or 38.3% of revenue, compared to $34.5 million, or 35.5% of revenue, in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

Total GAAP operating expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 were $40.8 million, or 44% of revenue, compared to $41.1 million, or 42% of revenue, in the prior year. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $28.5 million in the quarter, compared to $28.3 million in the prior year. Research and development expenses were $10.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to $12.1 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating expenses in the first quarter of 2024 decreased to $35.5 million from $36.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. 

GAAP net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $10.6 million, or ($0.11) per share, compared to a net loss of $10.6 million, or ($0.13) per share, in the first fiscal quarter 2023. Excluding acquisition-related intangible asset costs and stock-based compensation, non-GAAP adjusted net loss in the first fiscal quarter of 2024 was $4.8 million, or ($0.05) per share, compared to adjusted net loss of $3.6 million, or ($0.04) per share, in the prior year first quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 improved to $0.8 million, compared to $0.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2023, reflecting the initial benefits from the Company's recently implemented global efficiency plan and ongoing cost reduction initiatives.

For a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial results, please see the financial reconciliation tables below.

Liquidity and Debt (as of June 30, 2023)

  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $25.7 million, compared to $26.8 million as of June 30, 2022.
  • Total interest expense for the first quarter was $3.2 million compared to $2.1 million for the same period a year ago.
  • Outstanding term loan debt was $88.6 million, compared to $78.4 million as of June 30, 2022. Outstanding borrowings on the revolving credit facility was $17.8 million, compared to $17.3 million as of June 30, 2022.

Guidance

For the second fiscal quarter of 2024, the Company now expects the following guidance:

  • Revenues of $80.0 million, plus or minus $3.0 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 42%
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share of ($0.04), plus or minus $0.02
  • Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $2.0 million

For the full fiscal year 2024, the Company expect the following outlook:

  • Revenues of $360.0 million, plus or minus $10.0 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 42%
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share of ($0.06), plus or minus $0.02
  • Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $17.0 million, plus or minus $3 million

Commenting on the guidance, CFO Ken Gianella stated, "Not reflected in our original full year outlook was more pronounced declines in both our hyperscale and media businesses as well as the potential impact of a prolonged entertainment work stoppage. Even with these extraordinary revenue headwinds, our total gross margins are improving with the rotation to a higher revenue contribution from Primary Storage and non-hyperscale Secondary Storage customers. Additionally, we are refining our full year adjusted EBITDA outlook from our prior forecast of at least $20 million, which despite the decline in revenue, reflects the meaningful benefits from our global efficiency plan, including disciplined manufacturing and service operations, as well as strong cost and discretionary spending controls."

This full year outlook assumes an effective annual tax rate of 25%; Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share assumes an average basic share count of approximately 93.9 million in the fiscal second quarter of 2024 and 94.6 million for fiscal 2024.

Conference Call and Webcast

Management will host a live conference call today, August 8, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. ET (6:00 a.m. PT) to discuss these results. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 866-424-3436 (U.S. Toll-Free) or +1-201-689-8058 (International) and entering conference ID 13740195. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet with a slide presentation and can be accessed by all interested parties on the investor relations section of the Company's website at investors.quantum.com under the events and presentations tab.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call and will be available through August 15, 2023. To access the replay dial 1-877-660-6853 and enter the conference ID 13740195 at the prompt. International callers should dial +1-201-612-7415 and enter the same conference ID. Following the conclusion of the live call, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website at www.quantum.com for at least 90 days.

About Quantum

Quantum technology, software, and services provide the solutions that today's organizations need to make video and other unstructured data smarter – so their data works for them and not the other way around. With over 40 years of innovation, Quantum's end-to-end platform is uniquely equipped to orchestrate, protect, and enrich data across its lifecycle, providing enhanced intelligence and actionable insights. Leading organizations in cloud services, entertainment, government, research, education, transportation, and enterprise IT trust Quantum to bring their data to life, because data makes life better, safer, and smarter. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO). For more information visit www.quantum.com.

Quantum and the Quantum logo are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Information

The information provided in this press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act"). These forward-looking statements are largely based on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting our business. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, statements related to future projections of our financial results, including for the second fiscal quarter of 2024 and expected impact of our largest hyperscale customer pausing orders; our focus and our strategy; and our plans to scale and tighten spending.

These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipates", "believes", "can", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "intends", "may", "plans", "projects", "targets", "will", and similar expressions or variations of these terms and similar phrases. Additionally, statements concerning future matters and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future performance and are subject to business, economic, and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including without limitation, the following: risks related to the need to address the many challenges facing our business; the impact of macroeconomic and inflationary conditions on our business, including potential disruptions to our supply chain, employees, operations, sales and overall market conditions; the competitive pressures we face; risks associated with executing our strategy; the distribution of our products and the delivery of our services effectively; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the outcome of any claims and disputes; and other risks that are described herein, including but not limited to the items discussed in "Risk Factors" in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, and any subsequent reports filed with the SEC. We do not intend to update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

Investor Relations Contacts:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers | Brett L. Perry
E: sheltonir@sheltongroup.com

 

QUANTUM CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)



June 30, 2023


March 31, 2023

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$         25,465


$           25,963

Restricted cash

200


212

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $163 and $201,
respectively

66,245


72,464

Manufacturing inventories

20,017


19,441

Service parts inventories

25,276


25,304

Prepaid expenses

6,444


4,158

Other current assets

6,004


5,513

Total current assets

149,651


153,055

Property and equipment, net

15,583


16,555

Intangible assets, net

3,801


4,941

Goodwill

12,969


12,969

Right-of-use assets, net

10,017


10,291

Other long-term assets

18,463


15,846

Total assets

$       210,484


$         213,657

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$         30,560


$           35,716

Deferred revenue, current portion

79,686


82,504

Long-term debt, current portion

5,000


5,000

Accrued compensation

14,894


15,710

Other accrued liabilities

12,715


13,666

Total current liabilities

142,855


152,596

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

43,903


43,306

Revolving credit facility

17,800


16,750

Long-term debt, net of current portion

77,814


66,354

Operating lease liabilities

10,001


10,169

Other long-term liabilities

12,191


11,370

Total liabilities

304,564


300,545





Stockholders' deficit




Preferred stock, 20,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding


Common stock, $0.01 par value; 225,000 shares authorized; 93,705 and 93,574
shares issued and outstanding

938


936

Additional paid-in capital

725,736


722,603

Accumulated deficit

(819,422)


(808,846)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,332)


(1,581)

Total stockholders' deficit

(94,080)


(86,888)

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

$       210,484


$         213,657

 

QUANTUM CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)



Three Months Ended June 30,


2023


2022

Revenue:




   Product

$                                      57,447


$                                      60,211

   Service and subscription

31,375


33,423

   Royalty

2,965


3,440

      Total revenue

91,787


97,074

Cost of revenue:




   Product

44,451


47,921

   Service and subscription

12,403


15,105

      Total cost of revenue

56,854


63,026

Gross profit

34,933


34,048

Operating expenses:




   Research and development

10,913


12,125

   Sales and marketing

15,839


15,962

   General and administrative

12,699


12,314

   Restructuring charges

1,329


725

      Total operating expenses

40,780


41,126

Loss from operations

(5,847)


(7,078)

Other income (expense), net

(998)


751

Interest expense

(3,201)


(2,091)

Loss on debt extinguishment


(1,392)

Net loss before income taxes

(10,046)


(9,810)

Income tax provision

530


410

Net loss

$                                    (10,576)


$                                    (10,220)

Deemed dividend on warrants


(389)

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$                                    (10,576)


$                                    (10,609)





Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

$                                        (0.11)


$                                        (0.13)

Weighted average shares - basic and diluted

93,673


83,641





Net loss

$                                    (10,576)


$                                    (10,220)

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net

249


(1,276)

Total comprehensive loss

$                                    (10,327)


$                                    (11,496)

  

QUANTUM CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands, unaudited)



Three Months Ended June 30,


2023


2022

Operating activities




Net loss

$                           (10,576)


$                           (10,220)

  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities  




Depreciation and amortization

2,752


2,586

Amortization of debt issuance costs

520


336

Loss on debt extinguishment


992

Provision for product and service inventories

516


1,631

Stock-based compensation

1,901


3,069

Other

734


(1,469)

Changes in assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable, net

6,255


4,677

Manufacturing inventories

(692)


(412)

Service parts inventories

(516)


(1,384)

Prepaid expenses

(2,287)


(2,745)

Accounts payable

(5,421)


(175)

Accrued restructuring charges

110


39

Accrued compensation

(816)


(1,610)

Deferred revenue

(2,221)


(13,634)

Other current assets

(487)


6

Other non-current assets

(935)


(261)

Other current liabilities

(954)


64

Other non-current liabilities

1,462


164

Net cash used in operating activities

(10,655)


(18,346)

Investing activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(2,299)


(3,036)

Deferred business acquisition payment


(2,000)

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,299)


(5,036)

Financing activities




Borrowings of long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs

14,100


Repayments of long-term debt and payment of amendment fees

(1,997)


(20,846)

Borrowings of credit facility

108,186


109,740

Repayments of credit facility and payment of amendment fees

(107,834)


(110,575)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net

(9)


66,324

Net cash provided by financing activities

12,446


44,643

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(2)


29

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   

(510)


21,290

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

26,175


5,493

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$                             25,665


$                             26,783

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at end of period

Cash and cash equivalents

$                             25,465


$                             26,528

Restricted cash, current

200


255

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period

$                             25,665


$                             26,783

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES 

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, we have presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, including adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP adjusted net loss, non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by us as net loss before interest expense, net, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, and other non-recurring expenses.

"GAAP net loss" as referred to in this press release represents "Net loss attributable to common stockholders". Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by us as net loss before restructuring charges, stock-based compensation expense, and other non-recurring (income) expenses. We calculate adjusted net income (Loss) per basic and diluted share using the above-referenced definition of adjusted net income (Loss).

We have provided below reconciliations of

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What is the stock symbol for Quantum Corporation?

The stock symbol for Quantum Corporation is QMCO.

What was the revenue for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023?

The revenue for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023, was $91.8 million.

What was the year-over-year change in subscription ARR for Quantum Corporation?

The year-over-year change in subscription ARR for Quantum Corporation was an increase of 78% to $14.6 million.

What was the GAAP net loss for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023?

The GAAP net loss for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023, was $10.6 million.

What was the non-GAAP adjusted net loss for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023?

The non-GAAP adjusted net loss for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023, was $4.8 million.

What was the adjusted EBITDA for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023?

The adjusted EBITDA for Quantum Corporation's fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2023, was $0.8 million.

What impact did the largest hyperscale customer have on Quantum Corporation's outlook?

The largest hyperscale customer paused orders, which will have a meaningful impact on Quantum Corporation's second quarter and full-year outlook.

What is Quantum Corporation's plan for transitioning its business model?

Quantum Corporation plans to transition to a more stable, subscription-based business model.

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