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GoPro Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

Sell-Thru Outpaced Sell-in, Channel and GoPro Inventory Down Sequentially
HERO4 Session Now The #2 Best Selling Digital Image Device in The U.S. Behind HERO4 Silver
Reaffirming Full-Year Revenue Guidance

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

  Three Months Ended March 31,
($ in thousands, except per share amounts) 2016 2015 % Change
Revenue $183,536  $363,109  (49.5)%
Gross margin      
GAAP 32.5% 45.1% (1,260) bps
Non-GAAP 33.0% 45.2% (1,220) bps
Operating income (loss)       
GAAP $(121,435) $22,268  (645.3)%
Non-GAAP $(96,798) $49,111  (297.1)%
Net income (loss)      
GAAP $(107,459) $16,752  (741.5)%
Non-GAAP $(86,740) $35,619  (343.5)%
Diluted net income (loss) per share       
GAAP $(0.78) $0.11  (809.1)%
Non-GAAP $(0.63) $0.24  (362.5)%
Adjusted EBITDA $(86,771) $56,507  (253.6)%

"Consumer demand for GoPro remains solid," said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro Founder and CEO. "Unit sell-thru was close to first quarter 2015 levels, a quarter which benefited from the launch of HERO4. Revenue exceeded our guide and, importantly, unit sell-thru rates were approximately 50% higher than sell-in which drove global inventory levels down. And while we had to make the difficult decision to delay our drone, Karma, the upside is that Karma's launch should now benefit from the holidays."

First quarter non-GAAP gross margin was impacted by charges of approximately $8 million related to legacy products for excess purchase commitments, inventory write-downs and marketing development funds. These charges were due to lower sales estimates for end-of-life HERO products. GoPro has no further financial exposure remaining from purchase commitments and inventory related to our end-of-life HERO camera line. Excluding the charge, our non-GAAP gross margin would have been 36.8%.

GoPro reports gross profit, operating expenses, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and diluted net income (loss) per share in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP items exclude, where applicable, the effects of stock-based compensation, acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs and the tax impact of these items. Additionally, GoPro reports non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA. A reconciliation of preliminary GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures, as well as a description of items excluded from the calculation of non-GAAP financial measures, is presented in the financial statement portion of this release.

Recent GoPro Highlights Include:

  • According to The NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service, GoPro accounted for 4 of the top 5 products on a unit basis in the combined digital camera/camcorder category in the U.S. HERO4 Silver remains the best-selling digital image camera on a unit and dollar basis. HERO4 Session moved to the #2 spot from #8 in the fourth quarter of 2015 on a unit basis in the combined digital camera/camcorder category in the U.S.

  • According to NPD, GoPro's first quarter combined digital camera/camcorder unit share in the U.S. increased 150 basis points year-over-year to 20.9%.
  • According to GfK, GoPro's first quarter digital imaging unit share in Europe increased 200 basis points year-over-year to 10.5%. In the first quarter, GoPro accounted for 6 of the top 10 camcorders in Europe on a unit basis.

  • International sales totaled more than 50% of total GoPro revenue in Q1 2016.
  • China remained a top ten market for GoPro in the first quarter. GoPro opened its first retail shop in Tianjin, China. GoPro's shop is situated in one of the city's most popular shopping streets.

  • The GoPro Developer Program is an initiative that provides GoPro toolkits for developers creating mobile apps that connect directly to GoPro products.  The program launched in April with 100 partners including BMW, Fisher-Price, Polar, Telefonica, and Toyota.

  • The GoPro Mobile App was downloaded 2.8 million times in the first quarter, totaling almost 27 million cumulative downloads; Q1 installs of GoPro Studio totaled almost 1.5 million, totaling nearly 16.5 million cumulative installs, with average daily video exports up 33.5% year-over-year to over 52,000 in the first quarter.

  • Launched GoPro Director's Program which invites external video directors to help expand the notion of what is possible with GoPro technology.

  • Introduced Custom Solutions that integrate GoPro's camera technology and HEROCast™, GoPro's wireless HD micro transmitter, into products and systems used in professional productions, enabling unique, never- before-seen perspectives. Over the past year GoPro Custom Solutions have been used in professional productions including: MotoAmerica, MotoGP™, NHL, PGA TOUR and the GRAMMY Awards.

  • Introduced GoPro VR, a platform to view and share immersive content. The platform allows users to experience the immersive world of 360˚ video and transforms users' screens into a virtual portal, showcasing original content from GoPro and a global community of artists.

  • Omni™, a six-camera spherical array, named Best 360-degree Video Rig at NAB 2016 by Videomaker. GoPro started taking pre-orders for Omni™ for August delivery.

  • Odyssey™ rigs ship to artists and professional film makers. Odyssey™ is GoPro's panoramic stereoscopic 16-camera rig optimized to work with Google's Jump.

  • GoPro extended an agreement with the world's premiere cycling event, Tour de France.

Business Outlook:

We continue to estimate our full year 2016 revenue to be in the range of $1.35 billion to $1.5 billion, in line with the guidance we provided on February 3, 2016.

Upcoming Events

Management will participate in upcoming investor conferences on May 24 and June 14 of 2016. GoPro will furnish a link to these events on its investor relations website, for both the live and archived webcasts.

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) 791-4322 or (913) 312-0652, access code 1741031, approximately 10 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 The webcast will be recorded and the recording will be available on GoPro's website,, approximately two hours after the call and for 90 days thereafter.

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO):

GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people visually capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport, GoPro has become a standard for how people capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion in the form of immersive and engaging content.

GOPRO, HERO, other GoPro Marks, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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GoPro's Use of Social Media

GoPro announces material financial information using the Company's investor relations website, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. GoPro may also use social media channels to communicate about the Company, its brand and other matters; these communications could be deemed material information. Investors and others are encouraged to review posts on GoPro's investor relations and The Inside Line website, and GoPro's pages on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Note on Forward-looking Statements

This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events, including but not limited to, those regarding our business outlook for 2016. 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 our dependence on sales of cameras and accessories for substantially all of our revenue and the effect of a fall in sales during the holiday season; the fact that we do not expect to continue to grow in the future at the same rate as we have in the past, that we may fail to manage our growth, and profitability in recent periods might not be indicative of future performance; any inability to successfully manage frequent product introductions and transitions or to anticipate consumer preferences and successfully develop desirable products; the risks associated with our expected entrance into the consumer drone market; the effects of the highly competitive market in which we operate; the risks related to inventory, purchase commitments and long-lived assets; difficulty in accurately predicting our future customer demand; the importance of maintaining the value and reputation of our brand; and other factors detailed in the Risk Factors section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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.

GoPro, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

 Three months ended
(in thousands, except per share data)March 31, 2016  March 31, 2015
Revenue$183,536  $363,109 
Cost of revenue 123,822  199,376 
Gross profit59,714  163,733 
Operating expenses:   
Research and development76,979  49,437 
Sales and marketing79,449  56,369 
General and administrative24,721  35,659 
Total operating expenses181,149  141,465 
Operating income (loss)(121,435) 22,268 
Other expense, net(307) (2,244)
Income (loss) before income taxes(121,742) 20,024 
Income tax expense (benefit)(14,283)  3,272 
Net income (loss)$(107,459) $16,752 
Net income (loss) per share:   
Basic$(0.78) $0.13 
Diluted$(0.78) $0.11 
Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share:   
Basic137,543  132,278 
Diluted137,543   148,573 

GoPro, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)March 31,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$248,717  $279,672 
Marketable securities139,951  194,386 
Accounts receivable, net46,519  145,692 
Inventory139,736  188,232 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets27,452  25,261 
Total current assets602,375  833,243 
Property and equipment, net67,725  70,050 
Intangible assets, net and goodwill131,364  88,122 
Other long-term assets127,465  111,561 
Total assets$928,929  $1,102,976 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$50,989  $89,989 
Accrued liabilities148,309  192,446 
Deferred revenue13,847  12,742 
Total current liabilities213,145  295,177 
Long-term liabilities36,389  35,766 
Total liabilities249,534  330,943 
Stockholders' equity:   
Common stock and additional paid-in capital678,132  663,311 
Treasury stock, at cost(35,613) (35,613)
Retained earnings36,876  144,335 
Total stockholders' equity679,395  772,033 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$928,929  $1,102,976 

GoPro, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 Three Months Ended
(in thousands)March 31, 2016 March 31, 2015
Operating activities:   
Net income (loss)$(107,459) $16,752 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization8,322  5,369 
Stock-based compensation15,731  26,501 
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation(690) (6,067)
Deferred income taxes(10,328) (1,590)
Other765  2,829 
Net changes in operating assets and liabilities60,394  22,473 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(33,265) 66,267 
Investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment, net(8,219) (5,207)
Purchases of marketable securities  (79,368)
Maturities and sales of marketable securities 54,229  12,503 
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(45,040) (5,100)
Net cash provided by (used) in investing activities970  (77,172)
Financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net4,103  11,004 
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation690  6,067 
Payment of deferred acquisition-related consideration(356)  
Payment of credit facility issuance costs(3,085)  
Payment of deferred public offering costs  (903)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities1,352  16,168 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(12) (2,027)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(30,955) 3,236 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period279,672  319,929 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$248,717  $323,165 

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

 Three months ended
(in thousands, except per share data)March 31, 2016 March 31, 2015
GAAP net income (loss)$(107,459) $16,752 
Stock-based compensation:   
Cost of revenue357  283 
Research and development6,010  3,535 
Sales and marketing3,204  3,066 
General and administrative6,160  19,617 
Total stock-based compensation15,731   26,501 
Acquisition-related costs:   
Cost of revenue222  222 
Research and development1,285  87 
Sales and marketing22  33 
General and administrative869   
Total acquisition-related costs2,398  342 
Restructuring costs:   
Cost of revenue364   
Research and development2,655   
Sales and marketing2,678   
General and administrative811   
Total restructuring costs6,508   
Income tax adjustments(3,918) (7,976)
Non-GAAP net income (loss)$(86,740) $35,619 
Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share$ (0.63) $0.24 

GoPro, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our unaudited selected financial data presented on a basis consistent with GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross profit, gross margin, 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 costs include the amortization of acquired intangible assets (primarily consisting of acquired technology), as well as third-party transaction costs incurred for legal and other professional services. These costs are not factored into our evaluation of potential acquisitions, or of our performance after completion of the acquisitions, because they are not related to our core operating performance, and the frequency and amount of such costs vary significantly based on the timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions and the maturities of the businesses being acquired.
  • Restructuring costs primarily include severance-related costs recorded in connection with our global workforce reduction in January 2016. 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.
  • Income tax adjustments relate 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 (loss). We believe that these adjustments provide us with the ability to more clearly view trends in our core operating performance.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are set forth below:

 Three months ended
(dollars in thousands)March 31, 2016 March 31, 2015
GAAP gross profit$59,714  $163,733 
Stock-based compensation357  283 
Acquisition-related costs222  222 
Restructuring costs364   
Non-GAAP gross profit$60,657  $164,238 
GAAP gross profit as a % of revenue32.5% 45.1%
Stock-based compensation0.2  0.1 
Acquisition-related costs0.1   
Restructuring costs0.2   
Non-GAAP gross profit as a % of revenue33.0% 45.2%
GAAP operating expenses$181,149  $141,465 
Stock-based compensation(15,374) (26,218)
Acquisition-related costs(2,176) (120)
Restructuring costs(6,144)  
Non-GAAP operating expenses$157,455  $115,127 
GAAP operating income (loss)$(121,435) $22,268 
Stock-based compensation15,731  26,501 
Acquisition-related costs2,398  342 
Restructuring costs6,508   
Non-GAAP operating income (loss)$(96,798) $49,111 
GAAP operating income (loss) as a % of revenue(66.2)% 6.1%
Stock-based compensation8.6  7.3 
Acquisition-related costs1.3  0.1 
Restructuring costs3.5   
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) as a % of revenue(52.8)% 13.5%


 Three months ended
(in thousands)March 31, 2016 March 31, 2015
GAAP net income (loss)$(107,459 ) $16,752 
Income tax expense (benefit)(14,283) 3,272 
Interest (income) expense, net(334 ) 65 
Depreciation and amortization8,323  5,369 
POP display amortization4,743  4,548 
Stock-based compensation15,731  26,501 
Restructuring costs6,508   
Adjusted EBITDA$(86,771) $56,507 


Investor Contact:

Peter Salkowski (855) GOPROHD or (855) 467-7643

Media Contact:

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Source: GoPro, Inc.



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