PVTIME – Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced today financial results for the third quarter of 2022, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman.
We reported record quarterly revenue of $634.7 million in the third quarter of 2022, along with 42.9% for non-GAAP gross margin. We shipped 4,342,805 microinverters, or approximately 1,709 megawatts DC, and 133.6 megawatt hours of Enphase® IQ™ Batteries.
Financial highlights for the third quarter of 2022 are listed below.
- Record quarterly revenue of $634.7 million
- GAAP gross margin of 42.2%; non-GAAP gross margin of 42.9%
- GAAP operating income of $135.4 million; non-GAAP operating income of $194.0 million
- GAAP net income of $114.8 million; non-GAAP net income of $175.5 million
- GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.80; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.25
- Free cash flow of $179.1 million; ending cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $1.42 billion
Our revenue and earnings for the third quarter of 2022 are provided below, compared with the prior quarter and the year ago quarter:
(In thousands, except per share and percentage data)
Our total revenue increased 20%, compared to the second quarter of 2022. Demand was strong in our markets worldwide, particularly in North America and Europe. Our revenue in Europe for the third quarter of 2022 increased approximately 70%, compared to the second quarter of 2022, as countries in the region are accelerating their efforts to address rising energy prices and reliance on fossil fuels. Our IQ Battery shipments increased 1%, compared to the second quarter of 2022. Our non-GAAP gross margin was 42.9% in the third quarter of 2022, compared to 42.2% in the second quarter of 2022, driven by IQ8™ Microinverter product mix.
Our non-GAAP operating expenses were $78.6 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $71.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, primarily due to increased investment in R&D, customer service, and sales. Our non-GAAP operating income was $194.0 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $152.4 million in the second quarter of 2022.
We exited the third quarter of 2022 with $1.42 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities and generated $188.0 million in cash flow from operations in the third quarter of 2022. Our capital expenditures were $8.9 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $8.7 million in the second quarter of 2022.
IQ8 Microinverters constituted approximately 47% of all our microinverter shipments during the third quarter of 2022. IQ8 Microinverters can form a microgrid and provide Sunlight Backup™ during an outage, even without a battery. With our Sunlight Jump Start™ feature, IQ8 Microinverters can restart a home energy system using sunlight only after prolonged grid outages that may result in a fully depleted battery. This eliminates the need for a manual restart of the system and gives homeowners greater resilience.
Our IQ Battery shipments were 133.6 megawatt hours in the third quarter of 2022, compared to 132.4 megawatt hours in the second quarter of 2022. We shipped batteries to the United States, Germany, and Belgium during the third quarter. We now have approximately 2,100 installers worldwide that are certified to install our IQ Batteries.
We recently acquired GreenCom Networks AG based in Munich, Germany. The company provides Internet of Things (IoT) software solutions for customers to connect and manage a wide range of distributed energy devices within the home, thereby enabling sector convergence. This acquisition allows us to add a local engineering team to service the accelerating clean energy transition in Europe, provide installers with a complete home energy management system integrating Enphase microinverters and batteries with third-party electric vehicle (EV) chargers and heat pumps, and enable homeowners to monitor and control their devices from the Enphase® App.
On Aug. 1, 2022, Enphase Energy announced that Salcomp, a global high-precision manufacturer, shipped more than five million Enphase IQ® Microinverters.
On Aug. 11, 2022, Enphase Energy announced that ClipperCreek™, a division of Enphase offering EV charging solutions, is expanding product deployments amidst rising consumer interest in EVs and electrification.
On Aug. 31, 2022, Enphase Energy announced a new agreement with Home Connect, an open digital platform that allows home appliances of various brands to be managed with a single app. Home Connect is available for nine well-known home appliance brands including Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff, and Thermador.
In Aug. 2022, Enphase Energy announced that Complete Solar, a leading technology-enabled residential solar company in the United States, is seeing increased deployments of Enphase Energy Systems™ powered by IQ8 Microinverters and IQ Batteries. Enphase Energy also announced that Meraki Solar, headquartered in Florida, is expanding the adoption of Enphase IQ Microinverters as homeowners across the United States are hit with extreme weather and rising energy prices.
On Sept. 6, 2022, Enphase Energy announced that it expanded its global relationship with renewable energy company BayWa r.e., a leading global developer and solar photovoltaic (PV) distributor, to distribute Enphase’s IQ7™ family of microinverters and IQ Batteries in Germany and Benelux.
On Sept. 17, 2022 Enphase Energy announced that Gaslicht.com, a Netherlands-based leading energy platform and part of the Bencom Group, is seeing an increase in deployments of residential solar energy systems powered by the Enphase IQ7 family of microinverters.
In Oct. 2022, Enphase Energy announced that Energiekonzepte Deutschland GmbH (EKD), one of the leading residential solar and battery storage service providers in Germany, will now offer Enphase IQ Batteries to its customers. Enphase Energy also announced that CREATON GmbH, one of the leading residential roof manufacturers in Europe, is now exclusively offering Enphase IQ Batteries as CREATON is now able to integrate battery installations into solar roofing projects.
Enphase Energy recently announced that installers in Hawaii, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Jersey have seen growing deployments of Enphase Energy Systems powered by IQ8 Microinverters and IQ Batteries.
FOURTH QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
For the fourth quarter of 2022, Enphase Energy estimates both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results as follows:
- Revenue to be within a range of $680 million to $720 million, which includes shipments of 120 to 135 megawatt hours of Enphase IQ Batteries
- GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 39.0% to 42.0%; non-GAAP gross margin to be within a range of 40.0% to 43.0%, excluding stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition related amortization
- GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $152.0 million to $156.0 million
- Non-GAAP operating expenses to be within a range of $87.0 million to $91.0 million, excluding $65.0 million estimated for stock-based compensation expenses, restructuring charges for site consolidation, and acquisition related costs and amortization
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
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Conference Call Information
Enphase Energy will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter 2022 results and fourth quarter 2022 business outlook today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). The call is open to the public by dialing (833) 634-5018. A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of Enphase Energy’s website at investor.enphase.com. Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for approximately one year. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (877) 344-7529; replay access code 3730150, beginning approximately one hour after the call.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to Enphase Energy’s expectations as to its fourth quarter of 2022 financial outlook and expense levels; the capabilities, advantages, features and performance of its technology and products; the anticipated benefits of its acquisition of GreenCom Networks; the anticipated demand for and availability of its products and services; and growth in deployments of Enphase Energy Systems. These forward-looking statements are based on Enphase Energy’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Enphase Energy’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including those risks described in more detail in its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other documents on file with the SEC from time to time and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Enphase Energy undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.
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