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GoPro Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO), maker of the world's most versatile camera and enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Revenue in the third quarter of 2014 was $280.0 million, up 45.7% compared to the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 revenue increased 14.5% compared to $244.6 million reported in the second quarter of 2014.

In accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), third quarter GAAP gross margin was 44.3%, compared to gross margin of 33.3% in the third quarter of 2013 and 42.1% in the second quarter of 2014.  Third quarter GAAP operating income was $13.5 million, compared to an operating loss of ($0.7) million in the third quarter of 2013 and an operating loss of ($16.7) million in the second quarter of 2014.

GoPro recorded GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders in the third quarter of 2014 of $14.6 million or $0.10 per diluted share. This compares to a GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of ($1.1) million or ($0.01) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 and GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders in the second quarter of 2014 of ($19.8) million or ($0.24) per diluted share.

GoPro reports gross profit, operating expenses, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and diluted net income (loss) per share in accordance with GAAP and additionally on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP net income excludes, where applicable, the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets and the tax impact of these excluded items. A reconciliation of preliminary GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures, as well as a description of items excluded in the calculation of non-GAAP financial measures, is presented in the financial statement portion of this release.

Non-GAAP gross margin in the third quarter of 2014 was 44.5%, compared to 33.5% in the third quarter of 2013 and 42.2% in the second quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2014 was $27.6 million, compared to operating income of $2.3 million in the third quarter of 2013 and operating income of $17.8 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2014 was $18.0 million or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.0 million or $0.01 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 and net income of $11.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2014.

Cash and cash equivalents were $237.7 million at September 30, 2014, up $190.1 million from September 30, 2013 and $132.9 million from June 30, 2014.  Cash flow from operations for the third quarter was $47.0 million, compared to $23.4 million in the third quarter of 2013 and ($14.2) million in the second quarter of 2014.

"The global scale and execution of our HERO4 launch made this the most successful roll out in GoPro's history," said GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. "HERO4 pushes the performance envelope of our Emmy Award winning capture technology. Advancements in our desktop and mobile content management applications continue to make it easier for our customers to create and share compelling content stories that go on to virally drive awareness and demand for our business. This positions us well for an exciting holiday season."

Third Quarter and Recent GoPro Highlights Include:

  • Introduced HERO4 Black, offering twice the performance of the previous Black edition; HERO4 Silver, featuring GoPro's first built-in touch display; and HERO, the perfect, entry-level GoPro.
  • Executed the most successful product launch in company history, measured by sales, media impressions, and efficient inventory management.
  • Announced several updates to GoPro Studio and the GoPro App, including HiLight Tag and Flux™.
  • The Share the Stoke campaign encouraged GoPro's community of 130 sponsored athletes to post their HERO4 content; in just 25 days, athletes such as Kelly Slater and Julia Mancuso posted more than 3,000 photos and videos, reaching more than 50 million fans and generating close to eight million interactions.
  • Released new accessories including The Handler, Smart Remote and Fetch, the first mount for pets.
  • With the launch of HERO4, monthly content submissions to GoPro's Video of the Day and Photo of the Day site jumped approximately 160 percent from September to October.
  • GoPro content published on YouTube in Q3 was up 92% year over year; views on GoPro's YouTube channel were up 99%; video minutes watched on GoPro's YouTube channel were up more than 133% year over year.
  • According to September NPD data, GoPro products represented the top three products in the digital camera and camcorder category, by units sold, and seven of the top ten camera accessory products, by units sold, in the U.S.
  • Expanded Best Buy in-store retail presence with 12-foot displays and 40" monitors, rolling out in many stores nationwide this holiday season.

Conference Call
GoPro management will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors today at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the Company's financial results.

To listen to the live conference call, please dial toll free (888) 600-4871 or (913) 312-1469, access code 1827880, approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the "Events & Presentations" section of the Company's website at http://investor.gopro.com. To access the live webcast, please log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be recorded and the recording will be available on GoPro's website, http://investor.gopro.com, approximately two hours after the call and for six months thereafter.

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO):
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way consumers capture, manage, share and enjoy meaningful life experiences. We do this by enabling people to self-capture compelling, immersive photo and video content of themselves participating in their favorite activities. Our customers include some of the world's most active and passionate people. The volume and quality of their shared GoPro content, coupled with their enthusiasm for our brand, virally drives awareness and demand for our products. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to self-document themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro has enabled the world to capture and share its passions. And in doing so, the world, in turn, is helping GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.

For more information, visit www.gopro.com or connect with GoPro on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn.

GOPRO® and HERO® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Note on Forward-looking Statements
This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events or results may differ materially. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the effects of the highly competitive market in which we operate; our dependence on sales of our capture devices for substantially all of our revenue; our reliance on third-party suppliers, some of which are sole-source suppliers, to provide components for our products; the fact that we do not expect to continue to grow in the future at the same rate as we have in the past, and profitability in recent periods might not be indicative of future performance;  difficulty in accurately predicting our future customer demand; the importance of maintaining the value and reputation of our brand; any inability to successfully manage frequent product introductions and transitions; the effects of international business uncertainties; our reliance on our Chief Executive Officer; and other factors detailed in the Risk Factors section of the final prospectus that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with our initial public offering.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof or as of the date otherwise stated herein.  GoPro disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Investor Contact:
Peter Salkowski (855) GOPROHD or (855) 467-7643
investor@gopro.com

Media Contact:
Jeff Brown (650) 332-7600 x 9997

GoPro, Inc.

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)














Three months ended


September 30, 2014


June 30, 2014


September 30, 2013







Revenue

$                   279,971


$       244,605


$                   192,146

Cost of revenue

155,932


141,736


128,135

Gross profit

124,039


102,869


64,011

Operating expenses:






   Research and development

42,376


34,663


19,587

   Sales and marketing

48,109


43,701


37,413

   General and administrative

20,097


41,171


7,683

Total operating expenses

110,582


119,535


64,683

Operating income (loss)

13,457


(16,666)


(672)

Other income (expense), net

(1,784)


(1,536)


(1,759)

Income (loss) before income taxes

11,673


(18,202)


(2,431)

Income tax (benefit) expense 

(2,947)


1,639


(1,330)

Net income (loss)

$                     14,620


$        (19,841)


$                     (1,101)







Less: Net income attributable to participating securities - basic

36


-


-

Less: Net income attributable to participating securities - diluted

35


-


-







Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders - basic

$                     14,584


$        (19,841)


$                     (1,101)

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders - diluted

$                     14,585


$        (19,841)


$                     (1,101)







Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders:






   Basic

$                         0.12


$            (0.24)


$                       (0.01)

   Diluted

$                         0.10


$            (0.24)


$                       (0.01)







Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders:




   Basic

125,713


82,936


81,070

   Diluted

145,186


82,936


81,070

 

GoPro, Inc.

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)














Nine months ended


September 30, 2014


September 30, 2013





Revenue

$                   760,292


$                   624,285

Cost of revenue

436,870


414,005

Gross profit

323,422


210,280

Operating expenses:




   Research and development

105,778


48,286

   Sales and marketing

133,151


112,151

   General and administrative

71,146


21,715

Total operating expenses

310,075


182,152

Operating income

13,347


28,128

Other income (expense), net

(4,945)


(5,150)

Income before income taxes

8,402


22,978

Income tax expense 

2,574


6,129

Net income

$                       5,828


$                     16,849





Less: Net income attributable to participating securities - basic

1,022


4,653

Less: Net income attributable to participating securities - diluted

1,012


4,015





Net income attributable to common stockholders - basic

$                       4,806


$                     12,196

Net income attributable to common stockholders - diluted

$                       4,816


$                     12,834





Net income per share attributable to common stockholders:




   Basic

$                         0.05


$                         0.15

   Diluted

$                         0.04


$                         0.13





Shares used in computing net income per share attributable to common stockholders:



   Basic

96,905


80,914

   Diluted

115,578


98,671

 

GoPro, Inc.

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)










September 30,


December 31,

2014


2013

ASSETS

(unaudited)



Current assets:




   Cash and cash equivalents

$          237,749


$        101,410

   Accounts receivable, net

94,563


122,669

   Inventory, net

117,014


111,994

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

49,057


21,967

      Total current assets

498,383


358,040

Property and equipment, net

40,339


32,111

Intangible assets and goodwill

16,529


17,365

Other long-term assets

33,807


32,155

      Total assets

$          589,058


$        439,671





LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)




Current liabilities:




   Accounts payable 

$          112,270


$        126,423

   Accrued liabilities

99,928


86,391

   Other current liabilities

12,791


27,483

   Current portion of long-term debt

-


60,297

      Total current liabilities

224,989


300,594

Long-term debt, less current portion

-


53,315

Other long-term liabilities

13,408


13,930

      Total liabilities

238,397


367,839





Redeemable convertible preferred stock

-


77,198

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

350,661


(5,366)

      Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)

$          589,058


$        439,671

 

GoPro, Inc.

Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)














Three months ended


September 30, 2014


June 30, 2014


September 30, 2013







GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS)

$                     14,620


$        (19,841)


$                      (1,101)

Stock-based compensation






      Cost of revenue

233


154


153

      Research and development

2,428


1,657


740

      Sales and marketing

3,225


1,654


1,419

      General and administrative

8,027


30,728


408

Total stock-based compensation

13,913


34,193


2,720







Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets






      Cost of revenue

223


222


222

      Research and development

20


20


-

      Sales and marketing

33


34


47

Total amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

276


276


269

Income tax adjustments

(10,850)


(2,854)


(934)

Non-GAAP NET INCOME 

$                     17,959


$         11,774


$                          954













GAAP SHARES FOR DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

145,186


82,936


81,070

    Add: dilutive shares

-


17,345


17,788

    Add: preferred shares conversion

-


30,523


30,523

    Add: initial public offering shares

-


8,900


8,900

Non-GAAP SHARES FOR DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE

145,186


139,704


138,281







Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$                         0.12


$             0.08


$                         0.01

 

GoPro, Inc.

Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)










Nine months ended


September 30, 2014


September 30, 2013





GAAP NET INCOME 

$                       5,828


$                     16,849

Stock-based compensation




      Cost of revenue

555


530

      Research and development

5,486


1,737

      Sales and marketing

6,293


4,077

      General and administrative

39,809


1,003

Total stock-based compensation

52,143


7,347





Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets




      Cost of revenue

667


666

      Research and development

60


13

      Sales and marketing

109


141

Total amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

836


820

Income tax adjustments

(14,792)


(2,551)

Non-GAAP NET INCOME

$                     44,015


$                     22,465





GAAP SHARES FOR DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

115,578


98,671

    Add: preferred shares conversion

20,237


30,523

    Add: initial public offering shares

5,901


8,900

Non-GAAP SHARES FOR DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

141,716


138,094





Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$                         0.31


$                         0.16

 

GoPro, Inc.
Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our unaudited selected financial data presented on a basis consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross profit, operating expenses, operating income (loss), net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share and adjusted EBITDA. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor serve as an alternative for GAAP. We believe that these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our GAAP results of operations. These non-GAAP measures should only be viewed in conjunction with corresponding GAAP measures.

In calculating non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude certain items to facilitate a review of the comparability of our core operating performance on a period-to-period basis. The excluded items represent stock-based compensation and charges that are primarily driven by discrete events that we do not consider to be directly related to core operating performance. We use non-GAAP measures to evaluate the core operating performance of our business, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans and for calculating return on investment. In addition, management's incentive compensation is determined using non-GAAP measures. Since we find these measures to be useful, we believe that investors benefit from seeing results reviewed by management in addition to seeing GAAP results. We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by facilitating:

  • the comparability of our on-going operating results over the periods presented;
  • the ability to identify trends in our underlying business; and
  • the comparison of our operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of other public companies that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.

The following are explanations of each type of adjustment that we incorporate into non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Stock-based compensation expense relates to equity awards granted primarily to our workforce. We exclude stock-based compensation expense because we believe that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provide meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In particular, we note that companies calculate stock-based compensation expense for the variety of award types that they employ using different valuation methodologies and subjective assumptions. These non-cash charges are not factored into our internal evaluation of net income as we believe their inclusion would hinder our ability to assess core operational performance. We believe that excluding this expense provides greater visibility to the underlying performance of our business operations, facilitates comparison of our results with other periods, and may also facilitate comparison with the results of other companies in our industry.
  • Acquisition-related charges include the amortization of acquired intangible assets primarily consisting of acquired technology, customer relationships, tradenames and covenants not to compete related to our acquisitions. These charges are not factored into our evaluation of potential acquisitions, or of our performance after completion of acquisitions, because they are not related to our core operating performance, and the frequency and amount of such charges vary significantly based on the timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions and the maturities of the businesses being acquired.
  • Adjustment for taxes relates to the tax effect of the adjustments that we incorporate into non-GAAP measures in order to provide a more meaningful measure of non-GAAP net income. We believe that these adjustments provide us with the ability to more clearly view trends in our core operating performance.
  • Adjustment to shares includes the conversion of the redeemable convertible preferred stock into shares of common stock as though the conversion had occurred at the beginning of the period, the initial public offering shares issued July 2014, as if they had been outstanding since the beginning of the period, and the addition of all dilutive awards outstanding that were excluded from the GAAP diluted earnings per share calculation because they were anti-dilutive as a result of our net loss position.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are set forth below ($ in thousands):








Three months ended


September 30, 2014


June 30, 2014


September 30, 2013

GAAP gross profit

$                   124,039


$       102,869


$                     64,011

  Stock-based compensation 

233


154


153

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

223


222


222

Non-GAAP gross profit

$                   124,495


$       103,245


$                     64,386







GAAP gross profit as a % of revenue

44.3%


42.1%


33.3%

  Stock-based compensation 

0.1%


0.0%


0.1%

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

0.1%


0.1%


0.1%

Non-GAAP gross profit as a % of revenue

44.5%


42.2%


33.5%







GAAP operating expenses

$                   110,582


$       119,535


$                     64,683

  Stock-based compensation 

(13,680)


(34,039)


(2,567)

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

(53)


(54)


(47)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$                     96,849


$         85,442


$                     62,069







GAAP operating income (loss)

$                     13,457


$        (16,666)


$                         (672)

  Stock-based compensation 

13,913


34,193


2,720

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

276


276


269

Non-GAAP operating income

$                     27,646


$         17,803


$                       2,317







GAAP operating income (loss) as a % of revenue

4.8%


(6.8%)


(0.3%)

  Stock-based compensation 

5.0%


14.0%


1.4%

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

0.1%


0.1%


0.1%

Non-GAAP operating income as a % of revenue

9.9%


7.3%


1.2%

 

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are set forth below ($ in thousands):






Nine months ended


September 30, 2014


September 30, 2013

GAAP gross profit

$                   323,422


$                   210,280

  Stock-based compensation 

555


530

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

667


666

Non-GAAP gross profit

$                   324,644


$                   211,476





GAAP gross profit as a % of revenue

42.5%


33.7%

  Stock-based compensation 

0.1%


0.1%

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

0.1%


0.1%

Non-GAAP gross profit as a % of revenue

42.7%


33.9%





GAAP operating expenses

$                   310,075


$                   182,152

  Stock-based compensation 

(51,588)


(6,817)

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

(169)


(154)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$                   258,318


$                   175,181





GAAP operating income

$                     13,347


$                     28,128

  Stock-based compensation 

52,143


7,347

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

836


820

Non-GAAP operating income

$                     66,326


$                     36,295





GAAP operating income as a % of revenue

1.8%


4.5%

  Stock-based compensation 

6.8%


1.2%

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 

0.1%


0.1%

Non-GAAP operating income as a % of revenue

8.7%


5.8%

 

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are set forth below ($ in thousands):



Three months ended



September 30, 2014


June 30, 2014


September 30, 2013

    GAAP net income (loss)


$                     14,620


$        (19,841)


$                      (1,101)

    Income tax (benefit) expense


(2,947)


1,639


(1,330)

    Interest income and expense


1,284


1,390


1,428

    Depreciation and amortization


4,781


4,177


3,092

    POP display amortization


4,524


4,166


3,797

    Stock-based compensation


13,913


34,193


2,720

    Adjusted EBITDA


$                     36,175


$         25,724


$                       8,606

 



Nine months ended



September 30, 2014


September 30, 2013

    GAAP net income


$                       5,828


$                     16,849

    Income tax expense


2,574


6,129

    Interest income and expense


4,009


4,129

    Depreciation and amortization


12,769


8,508

    POP display amortization


13,203


8,908

    Stock-based compensation


52,143


7,347

    Adjusted EBITDA


$                     90,526


$                     51,870

 

 

SOURCE GoPro, Inc.

 

 

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