Voltaire Announces 35% Sequential Revenue Growth in Third Quarter 2009

Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:30am EDT

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Revenues reach $14.5 million, continuing growth momentum

Conference call to discuss results scheduled for 10:00 am EDT today
BILLERICA, Mass. and RA’ANANA, Israel--(Business Wire)--
Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out data center
fabrics, today announced financial results for the three- and nine-month periods
ended September 30, 2009. 

Main Highlights (compared to second quarter 2009)

* Gross profit reaches $7.4 million, compared to $5.7 million in second quarter
2009 
* Narrowed both operating and net loss, on 51.0% gross margin 
* Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at September 30, 2009 totaled
$50.4 million 
* Reiterate 2009 annual revenue guidance of $50 million 
* Witnessing growing demand for 40 Gb/s InfiniBand director switches and Unified
Fabric Manager software

Financial Results

Revenues for the third quarter of 2009 totaled $14.5 million, compared to $14.7
million in the third quarter of 2008. Revenues increased 35% sequentially from
$10.7 million in the second quarter of 2009. 

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2009 totaled $7.4 million, compared to
$8.0 million in the third quarter of 2008. Gross profit increased 30%
sequentially from $5.7 million in the second quarter 2009. Gross margin for the
third quarter of 2009 totaled 51.0%, compared to 54.5% gross margin for the
third quarter of 2008, and 52.9% gross margin in the second quarter 2009. 

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2009 totaled $1.5 million, compared to
an operating loss of $1.2 million in the third quarter of 2008 and an operating
loss of $2.8 million in the second quarter 2009. 

Net loss for the third quarter of 2009 totaled $1.5 million, or $0.07 loss per
share, compared to a net loss of $0.9 million, or $0.04 loss per share, in the
third quarter of 2008. Net loss for the second quarter of 2009 totaled $2.9
million, or $0.14 loss per share. 

Net loss, on a non-GAAP basis, for the third quarter of 2009 totaled $0.9
million, or $0.05 loss per share, compared to net loss, on a non-GAAP basis, of
$0.4 million, or $0.02 loss per share, in the third quarter of 2008. 

Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable bonds and securities as of September 30,
2009, totaled $50.4 million, compared to $50.6 million as of June 30, 2009. 

Mr. Ronnie Kenneth, Chairman and CEO of Voltaire commented, "This was a quarter
of strong financial performance and business execution for Voltaire, with
continued order momentum driving higher revenues and gross profit. This growth,
paired with prudent expense management, enabled us to further narrow our
operating and net income, while minimizing cash expenditure. This quarter we
witnessed growing demand for our 40 Gb/s InfiniBand director switches as well as
our Unified Fabric Manager software by the government, HPC and financial
services vertical markets, contributing to the majority of revenues." 

Mr. Kenneth added, "In terms of our go-to-market strategy, this quarter we
further expanded our partnerships with our premier server OEM partners. HP
started selling Voltaire`s Unified Fabric Manager software as part of its
scale-out infrastructure portfolio, and IBM became the first of our OEM partners
to sell our new Vantage 8500 low latency, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, in
addition to our 20 and 40 Gb/s InfiniBand platforms." 

"Looking ahead, we believe we are back on track to generate long term growth,
entering the fourth quarter with a healthy backlog and pipeline, driven by the
increasing demand for our 40 Gb/s InfiniBand director switches, incremental
software business and continued growth in the Asia Pacific region," concluded
Mr. Kenneth.

Outlook

Management reiterates previously announced guidance, and expects revenues for
the full year of 2009 to be around $50 million. Gross margin for the year is
expected to be around 50%, and to return to approximately 55% in 2010. Non-GAAP
operating expense levels for this year are expected to remain at a similar level
to 2008. 

Conference Call Details

The Company will be hosting a conference call later today, at 10:00 am EDT. On
the call, management will review and discuss the results and will be available
to answer questions. To participate, please either call one of the following
teleconferencing numbers, or access the live webcast on the Company`s website.
Please begin placing your calls at least 10 minutes before the conference call
is due to commence. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers,
please try the international dial-in number.

 US Dial-in Number:        1-888-668-9141    UK Dial-in Number:               0-800-917-5108   
 Israel Dial-in Number:    03-918-0610       International Dial-in Number:    +972-3-918-0610  
 at 10:00 am Eastern Time; 7:00 am Pacific Time; 2:00 pm UK Time; 4:00 pm Israel Time                


The conference call will be broadcast live on the Company`s website. To
participate, please access the investor relations section of Voltaire`s website
- www.voltaire.com, at least 10 minutes before the conference call is due to
commence. A replay of the call will be available following the call under the
Investor Relations section of the website at: www.voltaire.com. 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Voltaire reports its results of operations in accordance with GAAP and,
additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP
net income (loss) are calculated based on the operating income (loss) or net
income (loss) in Voltaire`s financial statements excluding (i) non-cash
equity-based compensation charges recorded in accordance with SFAS 123R, and
(ii) the $2.1 million expense recorded in the first quarter of 2008 under cost
of revenues for the one-time repayment of grants to the Office of the Israeli
Chief Scientist. Reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to operating income
(loss) and net income (loss), the most comparable GAAP measures, is provided in
the schedules attached to this release. Voltaire provides these non-GAAP
financial measures because its management believes that they are useful in
enhancing an understanding of Voltaire`s ongoing performance. Voltaire uses
internally the Non-GAAP information to evaluate the Company`s ongoing
performance. Voltaire is providing this information to investors to enable them
to perform comparisons of operating results in a manner similar to how the
Company analyzes its operating results. 

About Voltaire

Voltaire is a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers,
high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire`s family of server
and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance
of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through
infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption. Used by more than 30
percent of the Fortune 100 and other premier organizations across many
industries, including many of the TOP500 supercomputers, Voltaire products are
included in server and blade offerings from Bull, HP, IBM, NEC and Sun and
provide the internal server-to-storage connectivity for the HP-Oracle Database
Machine. Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra`anana, Israel and
Billerica, Massachusetts. More information is available at www.voltaire.com or
by calling 1-800-865-8247. 

Forward Looking Statements

Information provided in this press release contains statements relating to
current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events
that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate
to Voltaire's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are
based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or
trends. They also include third-party projections regarding expected industry
growth rates. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected
as a result of certain risks and uncertainties.These factors include in
particular, but are not limited to, the impact of the economic downturn on
capital expenditures by our customers and our product mix during the balance of
the year.These factors and others are those discussed in detail under the
heading "Risk Factors" in Voltaire`s annual report on Form 20-F for the year
ended December 31, 2008. These forward-looking statements are made only as of
the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

- FINANCIAL TABLES -

 VOLTAIRE LTD.                                                                                                                       
 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                                                                                                         
 (U.S. dollars in thousands)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                            September 30,               December 31,             
                                                                            2009                        2008                     
                                                                            (unaudited)                 (audited)                
 ASSETS                                                                                                                          
 CURRENT ASSETS:                                                                                                                 
 Cash and cash equivalents                                                  $      10,475             $      24,768          
 Short term investments                                                            33,304                    28,252          
 Restricted deposits                                                               1,733                     1,478           
 Accounts receivable:                                                                                                            
 Trade                                                                             9,847                     9,787           
 Other                                                                             1,467                     1,486           
 Inventories                                                                       3,768                     5,198           
 Total current assets                                                              60,594                    70,969          
 INVESTMENTS:                                                                                                                    
 Restricted long-term deposit                                                      1,077                     321             
 Long-term deposits                                                                183                       183             
 Marketable securities                                                             3,788                     987             
 Funds in respect of employee rights upon retirement                               2,360                     1,631           
 Total investments                                                                 7,408                     3,122           
                                                                                                                                 
 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                                                             1,117                     1,125           
 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT,net of accumulated depreciation and amortization           6,297                     3,657           
 Total assets                                                               $      75,416             $      78,873          
 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY                                                                                            
 CURRENT LIABILITIES:                                                                                                            
 Accounts payable and accruals:                                                                                                  
 Trade                                                                      $      7,369              $      4,539           
 Other                                                                             4,520                     4,408           
 Deferred revenues                                                                 4,200                     3,469           
 Total current liabilities                                                         16,089                    12,416          
 LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:                                                                                                          
 Accrued severance pay                                                             3,288                     2,634           
 Deferred revenues                                                                 3,655                     3,311           
 Other long-term liabilities                                                       1,154                     861             
 Total long-term liabilities                                                       8,097                     6,806           
 Total liabilities                                                                 24,186                    19,222          
                                                                                                                                 
 SHAREHOLDERS` EQUITY:                                                                                                           
 Ordinary shares of NIS 0.01 par value                                             2,787                     2,787           
 Additional paid-in capital                                                        151,963                   150,129         
 Accumulated other comprehensive income                                            289                       16              
 Accumulated deficit                                                               (103,809  )               (93,281  )      
 Total shareholders` equity                                                        51,230                    59,651          
 Total liabilities and shareholders` equity                                 $      75,416             $      78,873          
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             


 VOLTAIRE LTD.                                                                                                                                                            
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                    
 (U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                      Three months ended                                       Nine months ended                                      
                                                      September 30,                                            September 30,                                          
                                                           2009                       2008                    2009                       2008             
                                                      (unaudited)                                              (unaudited)                                            
 REVENUES                                             $    14,502                $    14,666             $    32,981                $    48,381           
 COST OF REVENUES                                          7,102                      6,679                   15,512                     25,085           
 GROSS PROFIT                                              7,400                      7,987                   17,469                     23,296           
 OPERATING EXPENSES:                                                                                                                                              
 Research and development                                  3,909                      3,914                   12,090                     11,051           
 Sales and marketing                                       3,347                      3,350                   9,015                      10,046           
 General and administrative                                1,622                      1,890                   6,570                      5,441            
 Total operating expenses                                  8,878                      9,154                   27,675                     26,538           
 LOSS FROM OPERATIONS                                      (1,478      )              (1,167      )           (10,206     )              (3,242      )    
 FINANCIAL INCOME                                          75                         335                     323                        1,154            
 FINANCIAL EXPENSES                                        (24         )              (9          )           (208        )              (7          )    
 LOSS BEFORE TAX                                           (1,427      )              (841        )           (10,091     )              (2,095      )    
 TAX EXPENSES                                              (105        )              (77         )           (437        )              (499        )    
 NET LOSS                                             $    (1,532      )         $    (918        )      $    (10,528     )         $    (2,594      )    
                                                                                                                                                                  
 Net loss per share- Basic and Diluted                $    (0.07       )         $    (0.04       )      $    (0.50       )         $    (0.13       )    
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                  
 Weighted average number of shares used in                 21,017,932                 20,898,748              20,993,266                 20,724,708       
  computing net loss per share- Basic and Diluted                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                          


 VOLTAIRE LTD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 (U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 The non-GAAP financial information presented herein was not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be viewed as a substitute for the Company`s GAAP financial information.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                 Three months ended                                                                                                            Nine months ended                                                                                                
                                                                 September 30,                                                                                                                 September 30,                                                                                                    
                                                                 2009                                                          2008                                                          2009                                                          2008                                             
                                                                 (unaudited)                                                                                                                   (unaudited)                                                                                                      
 GAAP Net loss                                                   $              (1,532         )                             $              (918           )                             $              (10,528        )                             $              (2,594         )                
 Termination of the participation in the Chief                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 Scientist grant program                                                        -                                                           -                                                           -                                                           2,075                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 Equity based compensation expenses included in:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 Cost of revenues                                                               13                                                          5                                                           31                                                          14                              
 Research and development                                                       127                                                         96                                                          356                                                         258                             
 Sales and marketing                                                            157                                                         122                                                         466                                                         331                             
 General and administrative                                                     286                                                         252                                                         855                                                         699                             
                                                                                583                                                         475                                                         1,708                                                       1,302                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 Non-GAAP Net income (loss)                                      $              (949           )                             $              (443           )                             $              (8,820         )                             $              783                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 Non-GAAPNet income (loss) per share -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 Basic                                                           $              (0.05          )                             $              (0.02          )                             $              (0.42          )                             $              0.04                            
 Diluted                                                         $              (0.05          )                             $              (0.02          )                             $              (0.42          )                             $              0.03                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 Weighted average number of shares:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 Basic                                                                          21,017,932                                                  20,898,748                                                  20,993,266                                                  20,724,708                      
 Diluted                                                                        21,017,932                                                  20,898,748                                                  20,993,266                                                  22,630,255                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


 VOLTAIRE LTD.                                                                                                                                                                           
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                                                                                                                                                   
 (U.S. dollars in thousands)                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                               Three months ended                                Nine months ended                                  
                                                                               September 30,                                     September 30,                                      
                                                                               2009                     2008                   2009                      2008                   
                                                                               (unaudited)                                       (unaudited)                                        
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                                                                                                                                          
 Net loss                                                                      $    (1,532  )         $    (918     )      $    (10,528  )         $    (2,594   )      
 Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net                                                                                                                              
 cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                                                                                                                               
 Depreciation of property and equipment                                             688                    405                  1,907                   1,113           
 Amortization of discount and premium related to marketable securities, net         20                     (40      )           29                      (89      )      
 Deferred income taxes                                                              (148    )              31                   76                      92              
 Change in accrued severance pay                                                    310                    166                  497                     836             
 Gain in funds in respect of employee rights upon retirement                        (298    )              -                    (264     )              -               
 Non-cash share-based compensation expenses                                         583                    475                  1,708                   1,302           
 Excess tax benefit on options exercised                                            (52     )              -                    (52      )              -               
 Changes in operating asset and liability items:                                                                                                                                
 Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable                                         (1,717  )              2,649                92                      (961     )      
 Increase in accounts payable and accruals and deferred revenues                    2,936                  1,928                4,359                   2,236           
 Decrease (increase) in inventories                                                 106                    (1,625   )           1,430                   (256     )      
 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities                                896                    3,071                (746     )              1,679           
 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                                                                                                                                          
 Restricted cash                                                                    199                    (853     )           (1,011   )              (1,354   )      
 Purchase of property and equipment                                                 (1,071  )              (699     )           (4,419   )              (1,436   )      
 Investment in marketable securities                                                (8,263  )              (26,918  )           (41,907  )              (61,150  )      
 Investment in short-term deposit, net                                              (399    )              -                    (5,022   )              -               
 Proceeds from sale of marketable securities                                        4,513                  2,992                20,568                  3,992           
 Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities                                  3,722                  18,045               18,472                  36,313          
 Amounts funded in respect of employee rights upon retirement                       (149    )              (139     )           (354     )              (647     )      
 Increase in long-term deposits                                                     (8      )              (1       )           -                       (18      )      
 Net cash used in investing activities                                              (1,456  )              (7,573   )           (13,673  )              (24,300  )      
 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                                                                                                                          
 Proceeds from exercise of options                                                  32                     8                    74                      313             
 Excess tax benefit on options exercised                                            52                     -                    52                      -               
 Net cash provided by financing activities                                          84                     8                    126                     313             
 DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS                                              (476    )              (4,494   )           (14,293  )              (22,308  )      
 BALANCE OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD                        10,951                 34,425               24,768                  52,239          
 BALANCE OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD                         $    10,475            $    29,931          $    10,475             $    29,931          


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