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Enphase Reports Megawatt Shipments Increased 74% Year-over-year

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Enphase Energy, Inc has announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Enphase Energy reported total revenue for the first quarter of 2015 of $86.7 million, an increase of 50 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. During the first quarter of 2015, Enphase sold 162MW (AC) or 719,000 microinverters, an increase in MW of 74 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014.

GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of 2015 was 32.3 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 32.6 percent.

GAAP operating expenses for the first quarter of 2015 were $33.6 million and non-GAAP operating expenses were $30.7 million.

GAAP operating loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $5.5 million, and the non-GAAP operating loss was $2.5 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $5.8 million and non-GAAP operating loss of $3.8 million in the first quarter of 2014.

GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $6.3 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $6.2 million, or a net loss of $0.15 per share in the first quarter of 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss was $3.2 million, or a net loss of $0.07 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $4.1 million, or a net loss of $0.10 per share in the first quarter of 2014.

The Company exited the quarter with a total cash balance of $27.1 million and no debt.

"Our solid year-over-year growth in revenue and megawatt shipments in the first quarter of 2015 reflects continued strong business momentum, including customer growth in our domestic residential and commercial markets, as well as in the international markets," said Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase. "During the first quarter, we began shipping our Enphase C250 Microinverter Systems to commercial solar customers in North America, and expanded our Enphase Energy Services business, providing system owners, operators and installers with a scalable asset management and O&M services offering. We look forward to driving continued innovation in the year ahead."

"Non-GAAP gross margin of 32.6 percent came in at the high end of our margin outlook, despite the fact we lost approximately $1 million in revenue and one full percentage point of margin as a result of unfavorable foreign exchange fluctuations," said Kris Sennesael, CFO of Enphase. "In addition, we kept our operating expenses approximately flat, compared to the fourth quarter of 2014." 

Business Outlook "We expect revenue for the second quarter of 2015 to be within a range of $100 million to $105 million," stated Kris Sennesael. "We expect gross margin to be within a range of 30 percent to 32 percent. As foreign exchange rates continue to deteriorate, we included in this outlook a negative impact on revenue of approximately $2.5 million to $3 million, and a negative impact on gross margin of approximately 2 percentage points. We also expect non-GAAP operating expenses for the second quarter of 2015 to be flat to up 2 percent, compared to the first quart


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