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Cray Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

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SEATTLE, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

All figures in this release are based on U.S. GAAP unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables in this press release.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was $120.2 million, compared to $87.1 million in the second quarter of 2017. Net loss for the second quarter of 2018 was $11.0 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $6.8 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net loss was $8.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2018, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017.

For the second quarter of 2018, overall gross profit margin on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis was 31% and 32%, respectively, compared to 33% on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis in the second quarter of 2017.

Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $50.2 million, compared to $39.8 million in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $47.1 million, compared to $37.5 million in the second quarter of 2017. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were impacted by lower research and development credits compared to the second quarter of 2017.

As of June 30, 2018, cash, investments, and restricted cash totaled $144 million. Working capital at the end of the second quarter was $325 million, compared to $332 million at March 31, 2018.

"Our second quarter was highlighted by a number of new AI wins, several installations of supercomputers and storage systems around the world, and expanded storage and AI offerings," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "We continue to see signs of improvement in our target market and, although it is still early to predict the extent of the rebound, I remain confident that our market is returning to growth. While we have work left to do, we remain focused on executing on our outlook for the remainder of 2018 and setting the company up for strong long-term growth."

Outlook
For 2018, while a wide range of results remains possible, Cray expects revenue to be in the range of $450 million. For the third quarter of 2018, revenue is expected to be about $90 million. For 2018, GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the low-30% range. Non-GAAP operating expenses for 2018 are expected to be in the range of $190 million. For 2018, non-GAAP adjustments are expected to total about $14 million, driven primarily by share-based compensation. For the year, GAAP operating expenses are anticipated to be about $12 million higher than non-GAAP operating expenses, and GAAP gross profit is expected to be about $2 million lower than non-GAAP gross profit.

Based on this outlook, Cray's effective GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for 2018 are both expected to be in the low-single digit range, on a percentage basis.

While a wide range of results remains possible and it is still early in the planning process, Cray expects 2019 annual revenue to grow modestly compared to its current 2018 outlook.

Actual results for any future periods are subject to large fluctuations given the nature of Cray's business.

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Conference Call Information
Cray will host a conference call today, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss its second quarter ended June 30, 2018 financial results. To access the call, please dial into the conference at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the call at (855) 894-4205. International callers should dial (765) 889-6838 and use the conference ID #9872838. To listen to the audio webcast, go to the Investors section of the Cray website at www.cray.com/company/investors.

If you are unable to attend the live conference call, an audio webcast replay will be available in the Investors section of the Cray website for 180 days. A telephonic replay of the call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056, international callers dial (404) 537-3406, and entering the conference ID #9872838. The conference call replay will be available for 72 hours, beginning at 4:45 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains "non-GAAP financial measures" under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A reconciliation of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to non-GAAP results is included in the financial tables included in this press release. Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures that we have set forth provide additional insight for analysts and investors and facilitate an evaluation of Cray's financial and operational performance that is consistent with the manner in which management evaluates Cray's financial performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool as they exclude the financial impact of transactions necessary or advisable for the conduct of Cray's business, such as the granting of equity compensation awards, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Hence, to compensate for these limitations, management does not review these non-GAAP financial metrics in isolation from its GAAP results, nor should investors. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with or disclosures required by GAAP. These measures are adjusted as described in the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP numbers at the end of this release, but these adjustments should not be construed as an inference that all of these adjustments or costs are unusual, infrequent, or non-recurring. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this non-GAAP information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in Cray's SEC filings.

Additionally, we have not quantitatively reconciled the non-GAAP guidance measures disclosed under "Outlook" to their corresponding GAAP measures because we do not provide specific guidance for the various reconciling items such as share-based compensation, adjustments to the provision for income taxes, amortization of intangibles, costs related to acquisitions, purchase accounting adjustments, and gain on significant asset sales, as certain items that impact these measures have not occurred, are out of our control, or cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, reconciliations to the non-GAAP guidance measures are not available without unreasonable effort. Please note that the unavailable reconciling items could significantly impact our financial results.

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency, and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture allowing customers to meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but not limited to, statements related to Cray's financial guidance and expected operating results, Cray's competitive position in the high-end supercomputing market and the timing and extent of a rebound in that market, Cray's ability to grow in the future, and its product development, sales, and delivery plans. These statements involve current expectations, forecasts of future events, and other statements that are not historical facts. Inaccurate assumptions and estimates as well as known and unknown risks and uncertainties can affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements and cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect actual future events or results include, but are not limited to, the risk that Cray does not achieve the operational or financial results that it expects, the risk that Cray will not be able to secure orders for Cray systems to be accepted in the future when or at the levels expected, the risk that the segments of the high-end of the supercomputing market that Cray targets do not recover from the current downturn as early or as completely as expected or at all, the risk that the systems ordered by customers are not delivered when expected, do not perform as expected once delivered, or have technical issues that must be corrected before acceptance, the risk that the acceptance process for delivered systems is not completed, or customer acceptances are not received, when expected or at all, the risk that Cray is not able to successfully sell products and services in the big data, artificial intelligence, and commercial markets as expected or at all, the risk that Cray is not able to reach new customers through cloud services offerings as expected or at all, the risk that Cray is not able to expand and penetrate its addressable market as expected or at all, the risk that the expense and/or effort to address Cray systems at customer sites that have issues with third party components or with Cray components is material, the risk that Cray is not able to successfully complete its planned product development efforts in a timely fashion or at all, the risk that government funding to Cray for research and development projects is less than expected, the risk that new third-party processors and other components for our systems are not available with the anticipated performance, timing, or pricing, the risk that Cray is not able to achieve anticipated gross margin or expense levels, and such other risks as identified in Cray's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, and from time to time in other reports filed by Cray with the SEC. You should not rely unduly on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this release. Cray undertakes no duty to publicly announce or report revisions to these statements as new information becomes available that may change Cray's expectations.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)
         
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Revenue:                
Product   $ 83,379     $ 51,531     $ 127,833     $ 72,659  
Service   36,824     35,604     71,964     73,507  
Total revenue   120,203     87,135     199,797     146,166  
Cost of revenue:                
Cost of product revenue   65,274     39,515     99,319     54,266  
Cost of service revenue   17,122     19,277     35,719     39,748  
Total cost of revenue   82,396     58,792     135,038     94,014  
Gross profit   37,807     28,343     64,759     52,152  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development, net   29,382     17,325     59,274     49,965  
Sales and marketing   15,218     15,247     30,883     29,900  
General and administrative   5,624     7,205     11,403     16,002  
Restructuring           476      
Total operating expenses   50,224     39,777     102,036     95,867  
Loss from operations   (12,417 )   (11,434 )   (37,277 )   (43,715 )
                 
Other income, net   430     155     48     1,197  
Interest income, net   667     897     1,380     1,775  
Loss before income taxes   (11,320 )   (10,382 )   (35,849 )   (40,743 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   370     3,542     (109 )   14,688  
Net loss   $ (10,950 )   $ (6,840 )   $ (35,958 )   $ (26,055 )
                 
Basic net loss per common share   $ (0.27 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.89 )   $ (0.65 )
Diluted net loss per common share   $ (0.27 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.89 )   $ (0.65 )
                 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   40,616     40,051     40,527     40,022  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   40,616     40,051     40,527     40,022  


       
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited and in thousands, except share data)
       
  June 30,
 2018
  December 31,
 2017
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 142,157     $ 137,326  
Restricted cash 1,300     1,964  
Short-term investments     6,997  
Accounts and other receivables, net 113,138     162,034  
Inventory 148,153     186,307  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 23,134     25,015  
Total current assets 427,882     519,643  
       
Long-term restricted cash 1,030     1,030  
Long-term investment in sales-type lease, net 16,409     23,367  
Property and equipment, net 37,880     36,623  
Goodwill 14,182     14,182  
Intangible assets other than goodwill, net 3,760     4,345  
Other non-current assets 18,536     19,567  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 519,679     $ 618,757  
       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 16,758     $ 57,207  
Accrued payroll and related expenses 16,994     18,546  
Other accrued liabilities 10,885     9,471  
Customer contract liabilities 58,575     80,119  
Total current liabilities 103,212     165,343  
       
Long-term customer contract liabilities 32,917     38,622  
Other non-current liabilities 12,823     14,495  
TOTAL LIABILITIES 148,952     218,460  
       
Shareholders' equity:      
Preferred stock — Authorized and undesignated, 5,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding      
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, par value $.01 per share — Authorized, 75,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 40,815,172 and 40,464,963 shares, respectively 639,782     633,408  
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,946     915  
Accumulated deficit (271,001 )   (234,026 )
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 370,727     400,297  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 519,679     $ 618,757  


     
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Reconciliation of Selected U.S. GAAP Measures to non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited; in millions, except EPS)
     
    Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
    Net Loss   Diluted EPS   Operating Loss   Gross Profit   Operating Expenses
GAAP   $ (11.0 )   $ (0.27 )   $ (12.4 )   $ 37.8     $ 50.2  
                     
Share-based compensation (1) 3.2         3.2     0.2     3.0  
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.3         0.3     0.2     0.1  
Income tax on reconciling items (3) (0.7 )                
Other items impacting tax provision (4) 0.1                  
Total reconciling items   2.9     0.07     3.5     0.4     3.1  
                     
Non-GAAP.   $ (8.1 )   $ (0.20 )   $ (8.9 )   $ 38.2     $ 47.1  
                     
    Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
    Net Loss   Diluted EPS   Operating Loss   Gross Profit   Operating Expenses
GAAP   $ (6.8 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (11.4 )   $ 28.3     $ 39.8  
                     
Share-based compensation (1) 2.3         2.3     0.1     2.2  
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.1         0.1         0.1  
Income tax on reconciling items (3) (1.0 )                
Other items impacting tax provision (4) (2.6 )                
Total reconciling items   (1.2 )   (0.03 )   2.4     0.1     2.3  
                     
Non-GAAP   $ (8.0 )   $ (0.20 )   $ (9.0 )   $ 28.4     $ 37.5  
                     
Notes                    
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets
(3) Adjustments associated with the estimated tax impact on non-GAAP reconciling items at our marginal U.S. tax rate of approximately 21% for the current year period, and 35% for the prior year comparative period
(4) As part of an alternative non-GAAP income measure, we have adjusted GAAP taxes as reported including the impact to the GAAP tax provision of the non-GAAP reconciling items (adjusted for note (3) above). And when applicable, we also adjust for changes related to the utilization or increase of our net operating loss carryforwards and for changes in our valuation allowance held against deferred tax assets and any applicable change in tax law, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.


     
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Reconciliation of Selected U.S. GAAP Measures to non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited; in millions, except EPS)
     
    Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
    Net Loss   Diluted EPS   Operating Loss   Gross Profit   Operating Expenses
GAAP   $ (36.0 )   $ (0.89 )   $ (37.3 )   $ 64.8     $ 102.0  
                     
Share-based compensation (1) 6.1         6.1     0.4     5.7  
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.5         0.5     0.4     0.1  
Restructuring (3) 0.5         0.5         0.5  
Income tax on reconciling items (4) (1.5 )                
Other items impacting tax provision (5) 0.8                  
Total reconciling items   6.4     0.16     7.1     0.8     6.3  
                     
Non-GAAP   $ (29.6 )   $ (0.73 )   $ (30.2 )   $ 65.6     $ 95.7  
                     
    Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
    Net Loss   Diluted EPS   Operating Loss   Gross Profit   Operating Expenses
GAAP   $ (26.1 )   $ (0.65 )   $ (43.7 )   $ 52.2     $ 95.9  
                     
Share-based compensation (1) 5.0         5.0     0.2     4.8  
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.3         0.3         0.3  
Income tax on reconciling items (4) (2.0 )                
Other items impacting tax provision (5) (13.7 )                
Total reconciling items   (10.4 )   (0.26 )   5.3     0.2     5.1  
                     
Non-GAAP.   $ (36.5 )   $ (0.91 )   $ (38.4 )   $ 52.4     $ 90.8  
                     
Notes                    
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets
(3) Adjustments to exclude restructuring costs
(4) Adjustments associated with the estimated tax impact on non-GAAP reconciling items at our marginal U.S. tax rate of approximately 21% for the current year period, and 35% for the prior year comparative period
(5) As part of an alternative non-GAAP income measure, we have adjusted GAAP taxes as reported including the impact to the GAAP tax provision of the non-GAAP reconciling items (adjusted for note (4) above). And when applicable, we also adjust for changes related to the utilization or increase of our net operating loss carryforwards and for changes in our valuation allowance held against deferred tax assets and any applicable change in tax law, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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Reconciliation of Selected U.S. GAAP Measures to non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited; in millions, except percentages)

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
    Product   Service   Total
    Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin
GAAP   $ 18.1     22 %   $ 19.7     54 %   $ 37.8     31 %
                         
Share-based compensation (1) 0.1         0.1         0.2      
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.2                 0.2      
Total reconciling items   0.3     %   0.1     %   0.4     1 %
                         
Non-GAAP   $ 18.4     22 %   $ 19.8     54 %   $ 38.2     32 %
                         
                         
    Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
    Product   Service   Total
    Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin
GAAP   $ 12.0     23 %   $ 16.3     46 %   $ 28.3     33 %
                         
Share-based compensation (1)         0.1         0.1      
Total reconciling items       %   0.1     %   0.1     %
                         
Non-GAAP   $ 12.0     23 %   $ 16.4     46 %   $ 28.4     33 %
                         
Notes                        
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets


     
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Reconciliation of Selected U.S. GAAP Measures to non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited; in millions, except percentages)
     
    Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
    Product   Service   Total
    Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin
GAAP   $ 28.5     22 %   $ 36.3     50 %   $ 64.8     32 %
                         
Share-based compensation (1) 0.2         0.2         0.4      
Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.4                 0.4      
Total reconciling items   0.6     1 %   0.2     1 %   0.8     1 %
                         
Non-GAAP   $ 29.1     23 %   $ 36.5     51 %   $ 65.6     33 %
                         
                         
    Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
    Product   Service   Total
    Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin   Gross Profit   Gross Margin
GAAP   $ 18.4     25 %   $ 33.8     46 %   $ 52.2     36 %
                         
Share-based compensation (1) 0.1         0.1         0.2      
Total reconciling items   0.1     %   0.1     %   0.2     %
                         
Non-GAAP.   $ 18.5     25 %   $ 33.9     46 %   $ 52.4     36 %
                         
Notes                        
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets


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Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Net Loss
(Unaudited; in millions except per share amounts and percentages)

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
GAAP Net Loss   $ (11.0 )   $ (6.8 )   $ (36.0 )   $ (26.1 )
                 
Non-GAAP adjustments impacting gross profit:                
  Share-based compensation (1) 0.2     0.1     0.4     0.2  
  Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.2         0.4      
Total adjustments impacting gross profit   0.4     0.1     0.8     0.2  
                 
Non-GAAP gross margin percentage   32 %   33 %   33 %   36 %
                 
Non-GAAP adjustments impacting operating expenses:                
  Share-based compensation (1) 3.0     2.2     5.7     4.8  
  Amortization of acquired and other intangibles (2) 0.1     0.1     0.1     0.3  
  Restructuring (3)         0.5      
Total adjustments impacting operating expenses   3.1     2.3     6.3     5.1  
                 
Non-GAAP adjustments impacting tax provision:                
  Income tax on reconciling items (4) (0.7 )   (1.0 )   (1.5 )   (2.0 )
  Other items impacting tax provision (5) 0.1     (2.6 )   0.8     (13.7 )
    (0.6 )   (3.6 )   (0.7 )   (15.7 )
                 
Non-GAAP Net Loss   $ (8.1 )   $ (8.0 )   $ (29.6 )   $ (36.5 )
                 
Non-GAAP Diluted Net Loss per common share   $ (0.20 )   $ (0.20 )   $ (0.73 )   $ (0.91 )
                 
Diluted weighted average shares   40.6     40.1     40.5     40.0  
                 
Notes                
(1) Adjustments to exclude non-cash expenses related to share-based compensation
(2) Adjustments to exclude amortization of acquired intangible and other intangible assets
(3) Adjustments to exclude restructuring costs
(4) Adjustments associated with the estimated tax impact on non-GAAP reconciling items at our marginal U.S. tax rate of approximately 21% for the current year period, and 35% for the prior year comparative period
(5) As part of an alternative non-GAAP income measure, we have adjusted GAAP taxes as reported including the impact to the GAAP tax provision of the non-GAAP reconciling items (adjusted for note (4) above). And when applicable, we also adjust for changes related to the utilization or increase of our net operating loss carryforwards and for changes in our valuation allowance held against deferred tax assets and any applicable change in tax law, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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