SMART Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

NEWARK, CA, June 22, 2017 — SMART Global Holdings, Inc. ("SMART") (NASDAQ: SGH), parent company of SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended May 26, 2017.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Highlights:

  • Net sales of $207.0 million
  • Gross profit of $47.4 million
  • Net income of $8.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $29.9 million
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.50
  • Pro forma* non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.62

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were $207.0 million, compared to $172.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and $149.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $47.4 million, compared to $37.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and $30.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $8.0 million or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million or $(0.17) per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and a net loss of $1.3 million, or $(0.10) per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $13.7 million, and on a pro forma* basis, non-GAAP net income was $0.62 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $3.5 million or $0.25 per diluted share, and $2.6 million or $0.19 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $29.9 million, compared to $23.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, and $17.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Information" section and the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" table below for further detail on the non-GAAP financial measures referenced above and a reconciliation of such measures to our nearest GAAP measures.

"The third quarter of fiscal 2017 marks our first quarter having re-emerged as a public company, following the close of our IPO on May 30, 2017. I am very pleased to report strong financial results with net sales 20 percent higher than the previous quarter, driven by solid performance in both SMART Brazil and our Specialty Memory businesses. Combined with a sharp focus on disciplined spending, we generated pro forma non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.62, demonstrating the leverage in our business model," commented Iain MacKenzie, President & Chief Executive Officer of SMART Global Holdings. "We have multiple structural growth drivers in place, from increasing local content requirements and growing sales of mobile phones in Brazil, to growing demand for new memory technologies especially in datacenter storage and networking applications. We believe we are well-positioned to deliver strong financial results as we enter the final quarter of this fiscal year and beyond."

Other Highlights

  • Successfully closed an initial public offering (IPO) of 6.1 million ordinary shares at $11.00 per share, including 795,000 shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares.
  • Generated approximately $61.1 million in net proceeds from the IPO.

* Pro forma weighted average shares outstanding for computing the diluted per-share calculation reflects 6,095,000 shares issued in our IPO on May 30, 2017, as well as the net exercise of the class A warrants of 1,536,955, each as if they occurred at the beginning of the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Business Outlook
The following statements are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. SMART undertakes no obligation to update these statements.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, SMART expects net sales will be in the range of $205 to $215 million and gross margin is expected to be in the range of 21% to 23%. Net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.05 to $0.07 on a GAAP basis. On June 2, 2017, SMART used the net proceeds of the IPO to make a mandatory repayment of $61.1 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding term loans under its Senior Secured Credit Agreement, which will result in an associated non-cash charge in the fourth quarter of approximately $6.7 million. This non-cash charge will be reflected in "other income/(expense)" in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, SMART expects net income per diluted share will be in the range of $0.62 to $0.66.

We expect our diluted share count to be 22.4 million shares for the fourth quarter.

Conference Call Details
SMART will host a conference call today for analysts and investors at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Dial in US toll free +1-866-487-6452 or US toll +1-213-660-0710 using access code 40977486.

A replay of the conference call will be available until July 7, 2017 at www.smartm.com or until June 29 by calling US toll free +1-855-859-2056 or US toll by calling +1-404-537-3406 and using access code 40977486.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains, and statements made during the above-referenced conference call will contain "forward-looking statements" including among other things, statements regarding future events and the future financial performance of SMART (including the business outlook for the next fiscal quarter) and statements regarding growth drivers in SMART's industry and markets. These statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to: business and economic conditions and growth trends in the technology industry, our customer markets and various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment; overall information technology spending; the success of our strategic initiatives including additional investments in new products and additional capacity; the DRAM market and the temporary nature of pricing trends; customer relationships production or manufacturing difficulties; competitive factors; technological changes; difficulties with or delays in the introduction of new products; slowing or contraction of growth in the memory market in Brazil; reduction in or termination of local content requirements in Brazil; changes to applicable tax regimes or rates; prices for the end products of our customers; fluctuations in material costs and availability; deterioration in or loss of relations with any of our limited number of key vendors; and other factors and risks detailed in SMART's final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 25, 2017. Such factors and risks as outlined above and in the final prospectus may not constitute all factors and risks that could cause actual results of SMART to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. SMART operates in a continually changing business environment and new factors emerge from time to time. SMART cannot predict such factors, nor can it assess the impact, if any, from such factors on SMART or its results. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. These forward-looking statements are made as of today, and SMART does not intend, and has no obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Information
The following non-GAAP financial measures are included in this press release, including Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per diluted share, non-GAAP diluted EPS and pro forma non-GAAP diluted EPS. We define Adjusted EBITDA as GAAP net income plus net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and other infrequent or unusual items. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and should be viewed as a supplement to, not a substitute for, our results of operations presented on the basis of U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA also does not purport to represent cash flow provided by, or used in, operating activities in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be used as a measure of liquidity.

The non-GAAP financial results presented herein do not include stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense or amortization of non-cash debt discount related to warrants. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our financial performance. By excluding these charges and gains, as well as any related tax effects, our non-GAAP results provide information to management and investors that is useful in assessing SMART's core operating performance and in evaluating and comparing our results of operations on a consistent basis from period to period. These non-GAAP financial measures are also used by management to evaluate financial results, to plan and forecast future periods, and to assess performance of certain executives for compensation purposes. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be a substitute for the corresponding financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, these measures may not be used similarly by other companies and therefore may not be comparable between companies.

This release also includes a forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure, non-GAAP net income per diluted share. A reconciliation of this forward looking measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not included because material items that affect this measure, such as the number of shares granted and market price needed to quantify stock-based compensation expense, are not ascertainable at this time without unreasonable effort and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. The effect of these excluded items may be significant.

Investors are encouraged to review the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Results" and "Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA" tables below for more detail on Adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP calculations.

About SMART Global Holdings
The SMART family of companies are global leaders in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions serving the electronics industry with standard and custom products for over 25 years. SMART delivers components, modules and solutions to a broad customer base, including OEMs in computing, networking, communications, storage, mobile and industrial markets. Customers rely on SMART as a strategic supplier with custom designs, product quality, technical support, a global footprint, and the ability to provide locally manufactured memory products in multiple geographies. See www.smartgh.com, www.smartm.com, www.smarth.com or www.smartsscs.com for more information.

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Investor Contact:
Suzanne Schmidt
Investor Relations for SMART Global Holdings, Inc.
(510) 360-8596
ir@smartm.com