updated 5/5/2011 4:16:48 PM ET 2011-05-05T20:16:48

  • Quarterly revenue grows 61 percent year-over-year to $245 million
  • Operating income rises 143 percent year-over-year to $51 million
  • First quarter diluted EPS reaches $0.20 versus $0.04 in the year ago period

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 5, 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 first quarter 2011. For the quarter ended April 3, 2011, Power-One recorded net sales of $245 million, an increase of 61 percent from the first quarter 2010. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter was $30 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to $4 million, or $0.04 per share for the same period last year.

"We are pleased with the performance of both our Power and Renewable Energy SBUs, despite difficult market conditions in the European solar market that affected Power-One's renewable energy sales in the first quarter," said Richard Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Power-One.

"We anticipate the solar market will begin to gain momentum as Italy recently passed its legislation and the German market is showing signs of heightened activity," continued Mr. Thompson. "Further, we expect our focus on new geographies, particularly North America and Asia, will add revenue in renewables and lead to improving profitability in both our Power Solutions and Renewable Energy Solutions SBUs."

Renewable Energy Solutions

Renewable Energy Solutions posted a revenue increase of 85 percent versus last year as Power-One showed continued momentum in the photovoltaic (PV) inverter market. In the quarter, Power-One continued to build out its infrastructure by increasing U.S. production and gaining new customers in North America. Power-One also opened its China manufacturing facility to meet the burgeoning demand of the Chinese and Indian markets. Additionally, it began shipping utility-grade inverters for new industry leading customers in the U.S. and India.

Inverter and related products recorded sales of $152 million for the first quarter 2011. Renewable Energy Solutions contributed 62 percent of the company's revenue, versus 54 percent in the first quarter of 2010. During the quarter, Power-One shipped 609 MW of inverters.

Power Solutions

Power Solutions increased sales by 32 percent year-over-year, with revenue of $93 million in the first quarter 2011 versus $70 million in the same period of 2010. During the first quarter, Power Solutions' positive performance was driven by better product mix and higher overhead absorption. The unit continues to focus on reducing operating expenses and will continue to develop and implement plans to achieve its objectives.

Business Outlook

Power-One continues to build an impressive pipeline of new business in its new and existing geographies. For the second quarter of 2011, Power-One forecasts revenue of $250 million to $270 million, indicating increasing revenue versus the first quarter of 2011. Second quarter revenue is expected to be impacted by inverter inventory in the channel, albeit at lower levels than in the first quarter, and faster growth in the string inverter market in Europe versus ground mount systems. For the year, Power-One anticipates generating revenue between $1.1 billion and $1.25 billion.

Earnings Conference Call

Power-One will discuss its 2011 first quarter results today 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 #59753165, or over the Internet through the Power-One investor relations Web site at http://investor.power-one.com . 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 http://investor.power-one.com throughout the current quarter. 

About Power-One

Power-One is the world's second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry's highest yielding conversion of power from both solar arrays and wind farms for use by utilities and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including renewable energy, data storage and networking, industrial and network power systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information, please visit www.Power-One.com .

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Safe Harbor Statement

Statements made in this press release which state the Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may include statements regarding anticipated future productivity. It is important to note that future performance and actual results could differ materially from those discussed in or underlying such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and that are beyond the Company's control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: economic conditions in general and business conditions in the power supplies and renewable energy markets; foreign exchange rates; the Company's ability to improve its operational and supply chain efficiencies; competitive factors such as pricing and technology; the timing and results achieved in completing product manufacturing transitions to Company facilities in China or other low-cost locations; the threat of a prolonged economic slowdown or a lengthy or severe recession; continued volatility of the financial markets, including fluctuations in interest rates and trading prices of the Company's equity securities; the results of pending legal proceedings; the Company's ability to secure market share in higher margin, high-growth markets; the market growth of product sectors targeted by the Company as sectors of focus; and the Company's ability to increase working capital. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed in this press release are described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from time to time, which are also available through the Company's Website at www.power-one.com or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov . Power-One undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

POWER-ONE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(UNAUDITED)
     
  Three Months Ended
  April 3,

2011
April 4, 

2010
     
RENEWABLE ENERGY SALES  $ 151,629  $ 82,090
POWER SALES  92,914  70,287
TOTAL SALES  244,543  152,377
COST OF GOODS SOLD  160,285  106,649
GROSS PROFIT   84,258  45,728
     
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE    
Selling, general and administrative  21,085  14,974
Research and development  11,296  8,378
Litigation Charges  235  -- 
Amortization of intangibles  442  377
Restructuring costs and asset impairment  --   929
Total expenses  33,058  24,658
     
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS  51,200  21,070
     
INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):    
Interest income  483  -- 
Interest expense  (1,387)  (2,019)
Other income (expense), net  (2,213)  (4,858)
Total interest and other income (expense)  (3,117)  (6,877)
     
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES  48,083  14,193
     
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES  17,451  9,700
EQUITY IN EARNINGS FROM JOINT VENTURE  182  108
NET INCOME  $ 30,814  $ 4,601
     
PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDEND AND ACCRETION  866  851
     
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS  $ 29,948  $ 3,750
     
BASIC INCOME PER SHARE  $ 0.25  $ 0.04
DILUTED INCOME PER SHARE  $ 0.20  $ 0.04
     
BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING  103,791  88,300
DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING  140,920  95,562
 
POWER-ONE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(UNAUDITED)
     
  April 3,

2011
January 2,

2011
     
ASSETS    
     
CURRENT ASSETS:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 243,570  $ 227,907
Accounts receivable:    
 Trade (net of allowance)  227,827  262,546
 Other  6,179  7,980
Inventories  185,079  152,286
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  20,944  21,671
     
 Total current assets  683,599  672,390
     
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net  73,109  63,325
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net  18,524  18,802
OTHER ASSETS  9,470  7,295
     
TOTAL ASSETS  $ 784,702  $ 761,812
     
LIABILITIES, PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
Accounts payable  $ 168,000  $ 213,096
Restructuring reserve  303  549
Long-term debt, current portion  110  103
Income Tax Payable  126,455  103,739
Other accrued expenses and current liabilities  59,848  67,339
     
 Total current liabilities  354,716  384,826
     
LONG-TERM DEBT, less current portion  35,952  35,911
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES  46,200  39,445
     
REDEEMABLE CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK  19,873  19,597
     
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
Common stock  104  104
Additional paid-in capital  625,878  629,687
Accumulated other comprehensive income  60,343  41,420
Accumulated deficit  (358,364)  (389,178)
     
 Total stockholders' equity  327,961  282,033
     
TOTAL LIABILITIES, PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  $ 784,702  $ 761,812
CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Power-One, Inc.
         Kevin Trosian
         Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations
         Investor.Relations@Power-One.com
         (805) 383-5888
         
         Media Contact:
         Edelman for Power-One
         Jon Murchinson
         Jon.Murchinson@edelman.com
         Phone: 415-486-3274

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