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Solar Energy Tech Firm’s Shares Get a Charge From Record Q3 Revenue, FY Estimates

October 28, 2021 ( Newswire) Enphase Energy Inc. shares traded 27% higher after the company reported Q3/21 financial results that included a nearly 97% increase in YoY revenue.

After U.S. financial markets closed for trading yesterday afternoon,
global solar energy technology company Enphase Energy Inc. (ENPH:NASDAQ), a leading global supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Enphase Energy’s President and CEO Badri Kothandaraman discussed the firm’s financial performance at length and stated that the company achieved record quarterly revenue totaling $351.5 million in Q3/21, representing a 96.93% increase over the $178,503 million in revenue posted in Q3/21.

CEO Kothandaraman highlighted that during the most recent quarter the company shipped a total of around 2,599,575 microinverters, or 913 megawatts (MW) DC, and 65 MW hours of its branded Enphase Storage systems.

For Q3/21, the company advised that GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP gross margin were 39.9% and 40.8%, respectively.

The firm reported Q3/21 GAAP net income of $21.8 million and non-GAAP net income of $84.2 million. The company advised that on a per share basis, Q3/21 GAAP diluted earnings were $0.15 and non-GAAP diluted earnings were $0.60.

Enphase noted that in Q3/21 it generated cash flow from operations of $113.4 million and as of September 30, 2021, it had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $1.4 billion on its balance sheet.

The company stated that it saw strong demand for its microinverter systems in Q3/21 and as a result total revenue increased by 11% versus Q2/21. CEO Kothandaraman commented that the company was able to meet the surge in customer demand due to its ability to navigate issues with the global component supply chain. Q3/21 was particularly strong for shipments of the company’s Enphase Storage systems which were up approximately 51% compared to shipments in Q2/21.

Kothandaraman stated that “the company’s Load Control feature gained significant adoption during the third quarter and explained that this feature provides homeowners the ability to conserve their energy consumption by shedding non-essential loads during an outage and thereby extending the backup duration.”

The firm mentioned that one day earlier it announced in a news release the rollout of its “all-new, all-in-one Energy System with IQ8(TM) solar microinverters for customers in North America.” The company stated that it has always invested greatly in custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips for its microinverters. The firm advised that the new IQ8(TM) solar microinverters are a software-defined microinverter capable of forming a microgrid.

According to Kothandaraman, “Many homeowners often assume that their solar systems will function if the sun is shining, even during a power outage. This has unfortunately not been true until today. Now, with IQ8 homeowners can realize the true promise of solar — to make and use their own power. IQ8 solar microinverters can provide Sunlight Backup during an outage, even without a battery.”

The company reported on several business accomplishments in Q3/21. The firm listed among other things that it is entering the Brazilian solar market and has commenced shipment of its IQ7+(TM) microinverters for residential and small commercial installers throughout Brazil beginning this month.

The firm added that as it recently announced it is expanding its presence in the European residential solar market with its expansion into Italy. Enphase listed that “it is providing the IQ7(TM) family of microinverters, Q-Relay(TM) safety devices, and Enphase Envoy(TM) communications gateways, which connect Enphase systems to the Enphase Enlighten(TM) monitoring platform to residential installers across Italy.”

The company also mentioned that a little over one week ago it announced that it had begun shipping its Encharge(TM) battery storage system to clients in Belgium. The firm noted that these upgradable systems offer configurations that range from 3.5kWh to 42kWh.

The company provided some forward guidance and stated that for Q4/21 on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis it expects revenue of $390-410 million. The firm noted that these revenues include shipments of 90-100 MW hours of the company’s storage systems.

Enphase added that it estimates that Q4/21 GAAP gross margin will be between 37.0% and 40.0% of revenues and non-GAAP gross margin excluding stock-based compensation expenses will be in the range of 38-41.0%.

Enphase is a global energy technology company headquartered in Freemont, Calif. The firm’s microinverter-based solar and battery systems provide solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. With a smart mobile app, customers can harness, use, save and sell their own power across the power grid. To date, the firm advised that it has shipped more than 39 million microinverters and deployed over 1,700,000 Enphase systems in 130 countries.

Enphase Energy started the day with a market cap of around $23.4 billion with approximately 134.6 million shares outstanding and a short interest of about 3.5%. ENPH shares opened 18% higher today at $205.50 (+$32.04, +18.47%) over yesterday’s $173.46 closing price. The stock has traded today between $204.04 and $225.40 per share and is currently trading at $221.00 (+$47.54, +27.41%).


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