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Major growth but supply chain problems hit SolarEdge profit

Israeli photo voltaic vitality know-how firm SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG) beat analysts’ estimates on income within the first quarter of this yr, but missed on profit. It is a results of opposing components: on the one hand, demand for the corporate’s merchandise rose towards the background of the vitality disaster in Europe, and gross sales within the US reached document ranges; alternatively, supply chain difficulties eroded gross profit.

SolarEdge offers programs for monitoring and optimizing photo voltaic vitality manufacturing, and vitality storage options. In late buying and selling in New York, after the quarterly financials have been launched, the corporate’s share value rose 2%. SolarEdge has a market cap of $14.14 billion.

First quarter income totaled $655 million, representing 61.6% growth over the corresponding quarter of 2021, and $20 million forward of the consensus analysts’ estimate. On a GAAP foundation, web profit was $33.1 million, up 10.1% compared with the corresponding quarter.

As talked about, supply chain difficulties eroded the corporate’s profitability, elevating the price of parts and of transport for its merchandise. Actions within the euro-dollar trade fee additionally had a adverse impression on profit. The gross profit margin within the photo voltaic phase was 30.2%, which compares with 32.8% within the earlier quarter. The general gross margin was 27.3%, down from 29.1% within the earlier quarter and 34.5% within the corresponding quarter of 2021.

On a non-GAAP foundation, SolarEdge posted a web profit $68.8 million, up from $55.5 million within the corresponding quarter. Earnings per share have been $1.20, $0.07 beneath the consensus analysts’ estimate.

Money circulate utilized in working actions was $163 million, in contrast with $89.6 million generated from working actions within the earlier quarter and $24.1 million generated from working actions within the corresponding quarter final yr.

On the finish of the primary quarter, SolarEdge had money and money equivalents of $979 million, web of debt, which compares with $548 on the finish of 2021.

In the course of the first quarter, SolarEdge raised $650.5 million web in a share providing at $295 per share. Its share value closed at $255.31 yesterday.

For the second quarter, the corporate forecasts income of $710-740 million, which is greater than the analysts’ estimate of $687 million. The non-GAAP gross margin is predicted to be 26-29%. Income from the photo voltaic phase is predicted to be $660-690 million, with a gross margin of 28-31%.

SolarEdge CEO Zvi Lando stated, “”We’re happy with our document revenues for the primary quarter which characterize 62% growth from the primary quarter of final yr and that are pushed by document revenues in the USA and 14 nations in Europe. We proceed to display our operational capabilities by navigating the present supply chain atmosphere to satisfy robust worldwide demand for our merchandise, and persevering with to construct long-term manufacturing capability to assist our rising companies.”

Within the convention name following the discharge of the quarterly financials, Lando stated that the corporate had had document gross sales within the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. He stated that the primary quarter was historically the weakest in Europe, but that this yr the corporate had skilled substantial growth in demand – 40% within the home sector and 52% within the industrial sector, compared with the earlier quarter. Given the rise in electrical energy costs in Europe and authorities assist there, SolarEdge sees persevering with robust growth momentum on the continent. He talked about that with a view to meet the demand, the corporate had needed to dispatch a few of its merchandise by air freight, and, together with the results of forex fluctuations, this had put strain on gross profit margins.

Printed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – – on Could 3, 2022.

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