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 EMCORE Corporation Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2016
   Wednesday, December 07, 2016 6:30:05 AM ET

-- Consolidated Q4 revenue of $25.6 million

-- Consolidated Q4 GAAP income from continuing operations of $1.7 million and Non-GAAP pre-tax income from continuing operations of $2.6 million

-- Consolidated revenue for Fiscal Year 2016 of $92.0 million

-- Consolidated net income for Fiscal Year 2016 of $8.3 million after taking into effect income from discontinued operations of $5.6 million

-- Expected Q1 revenue of $28 to $30 million

EMCORE Corporation (EMKR ), a leading provider of Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems, and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

"A combination of strength in customer orders and improved manufacturing efficiency drove significant income generation in the fourth quarter and allowed us to finish the year strongly", said Jeffrey Rittichier, President and CEO of EMCORE. "We have good visibility into demand at this time and see continued growth in DOCSIS 3.1 product deployments as well as growing momentum with our Fiber Optic Gyro and Inertial Measurement Unit products", concluded Mr. Rittichier.

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">About EMCORE</span>

EMCORE Corporation designs and manufactures Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market. EMCORE was the pioneer in linear fiber optic transmission technology, and today is a leader in optical components, as well as a provider of complete end-to-end solutions for high-speed communications network infrastructures, enabling systems and service providers to meet growing demand for bandwidth and connectivity. EMCORE’s advanced optical technologies are designed for cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, telecommunications and data centers, satellite communications, aerospace and defense, wireless networks, and broadcast and professional audio/video systems. With its world-class InP semiconductor wafer fabrication facility, EMCORE has fully vertically-integrated manufacturing capability and also provides contract design, foundry and component packaging services. EMCORE is headquartered in Alhambra, California with InP wafer fabrication operations in Alhambra, and ISO 9001 certified manufacturing in Alhambra, California; Ivyland, Pennsylvania; Beijing, China; and Langfang, China. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com .

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Financial Highlights - Fourth Quarter Ended September 30, 2016</span>

Financial Highlights                                        For the Three Months Ended
(in thousands)                                              September 30, June 30,    September 30,
                                                            2016          2016        2015
Revenue                                                     $    25,600   $  22,376   $    23,018
Gross Profit                                                $    9,119    $  7,412    $    9,450
Operating income                                            $    1,764    $  1,522    $    1,214
Consolidated net income, including discontinued operations  $    1,996    $  1,301    $    1,480
Income from continuing operations - GAAP                    $    1,737    $  1,178    $    1,350
Pre-tax income from continuing operations - Non-GAAP        $    2,593    $  599      $    2,711

Financial Statement Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2016:

-- Consolidated revenue was $25.6 million, representing a 14.4% increase from the immediately preceding quarter

-- Consolidated gross margin was 35.6%, an increase from the 33.1% gross margin reported in the immediately preceding quarter

-- GAAP income from continuing operations was $1.7 million, an increase of approximately $0.6 million over the immediately preceding quarter

-- Consolidated net income of $2.0 million, is a $0.7 million increase compared to the immediately preceding quarter, which included $2.6 million related to the recovery of fees and expense associated with the SEI arbitration ruling

-- Consolidated net income per share was $0.08 compared to net income per share of $0.05 in the immediately preceding quarter

-- Non-GAAP pre-tax income from continuing operations was $2.6 million, a $2.0 million increase compared to the immediately preceding quarter

-- Cash and cash equivalents was $63.9 million at the end of the quarter

-- On July 29, the Company paid a special dividend of $1.50 per share, or a total of $39.2 million, to shareholders of record as of July 18

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Financial Highlights - Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2016</span>

Financial Highlights                                        For the Fiscal Years Ended
(in thousands)                                              September 30,  September 30,
                                                            2016           2015
Revenue                                                     $    91,998    $    81,685
Gross Profit                                                $    30,954    $    28,691
Operating income (loss)                                     $    2,939     $    (4,522 )
Consolidated net income, including discontinued operations  $    8,266     $    63,100
Income (loss) from continuing operations - GAAP             $    2,619     $    (2,272 )
Pre-tax income from continuing operations - Non-GAAP        $    5,076     $    4,158

Financial Statement Highlights for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2016:

-- Consolidated revenue was $92.0 million, representing a 12.6% increase from the prior year

-- Consolidated gross margin was 33.6%, a decrease from the 35.1% gross margin reported in the prior year

-- GAAP income from continuing operations was $2.6 million, an increase of approximately $4.9 million over the prior year

-- Consolidated net income, including income from discontinued operations of $5.6 million, was $8.3 million, a $54.8 million decrease when compared to the prior year due primarily to net income recorded from discontinued operations in the prior year from the Photovoltaics and Digital Products businesses sold in fiscal year 2015

-- Consolidated net income per share was $0.32 compared to net income per share of $2.10 reported in the prior year

-- Non-GAAP pre-tax income from continuing operations was $5.1 million, an improvement of approximately $0.9 million over the prior year

-- Cash and cash equivalents was $63.9 million at the end of the year, a decrease of $48.0 million when compared to the prior year primarily due to the payment of a special dividend in July 2016 of $39.2 million and purchases of equipment of $5.8 million

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Business Outlook</span>

The Company expects revenue for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016 to be in the range of $28 to $30 million.

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Conference Call</span>

The Company will discuss its financial results today at 8:00 a.m. EST. The call will be available, live, to interested parties by dialing 866-428-9517. For international callers, please dial +1 224-357-2194. The call will be webcast at http://investor.emcore.com/events.cfm . A webcast will be available for replay for at least 90 days following the conclusion of the call on the Company’s website.

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures</span>

We disclose non-GAAP pre-tax income from continuing operations as a supplemental measure to U.S. GAAP income from continuing operations regarding our operational performance. This financial measure excludes the impact of certain items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating results; therefore, it has not been calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A reconciliation of pre-tax non-GAAP income from continuing operations to GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations, which identifies the items excluded from the non-GAAP measure, is provided in the table below titled "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures".

We believe that this additional non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in assessing our operating performance. We also use this financial measure internally to evaluate our operating performance and for planning and forecasting of future periods. In addition, financial analysts that follow us may focus on and publish both historical results and future projections based on our non-GAAP financial measure. We also believe that it is in the best interests of our investors to provide this non-GAAP information.

While we believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful supplemental information to investors, there are limitations associated with the use of this non-GAAP financial measure. Our non-GAAP financial measure may not be reported by all of our competitors and it may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in calculation. We compensate for these limitations by using this non-GAAP financial measure as a supplement to U.S. GAAP and by providing a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for U.S. GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measure is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures and it should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Forward-Looking Statements</span>

The information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are largely based on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, projections about our future results included in our Exchange Act reports, statements about our plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in our business and the markets in which we operate.

These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipates", "believes", "can", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "intends", "may", "plans", "projects", "targets", "will", and similar expressions or variations of these terms and similar phrases. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as the development of new products, enhancements or technologies, sales levels, expense levels and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. We caution that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and are subject to business, economic, and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of our business or our industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including without limitation, the following: (a) the rapidly evolving markets for the Company’s products and uncertainty regarding the development of these markets; (b) the Company’s historical dependence on sales to a limited number of customers and fluctuations in the mix of products and customers in any period; (c) delays and other difficulties in commercializing new products; (d) the failure of new products: (i) to perform as expected without material defects, (ii) to be manufactured at acceptable volumes, yields, and cost, (iii) to be qualified and accepted by our customers, and (iv) to successfully compete with products offered by our competitors; (e) uncertainties concerning the availability and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components that we do not make internally; (f) actions by competitors; and (g) other risks and uncertainties discussed under Item 1A - Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, as updated by our subsequent periodic reports.

Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. While these statements represent our judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and subsequent facts or circumstances may contradict, obviate, undermine, or otherwise fail to support or substantiate such statements. We caution you not to rely on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business that are addressed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") that are available on the SEC’s web site located at www.sec.gov, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Certain information included in this press release may supersede or supplement forward-looking statements in our other Exchange Act reports filed with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
                                                                                             For the Three Months Ended                     For the Fiscal Years Ended
                                                                                             September       June           September       September       September
                                                                                             30, 2016        30, 2016       30, 2015        30, 2016        30, 2015
Revenue                                                                                      $   25,600      $   22,376     $   23,018      $   91,998      $   81,685
Cost of revenue                                                                              16,481          14,964         13,568          61,044          52,994
Gross profit                                                                                 9,119           7,412          9,450           30,954          28,691
Operating expense (income):
Selling, general, and administrative                                                         4,963           6,125          5,587           20,734          24,711
Research and development                                                                     2,392           2,405          2,649           9,921           9,119
Recovery of previously incurred litigation related fees and expenses from arbitration award  --              (2,599     )   --              (2,599     )    --
Gain from change in estimate on ARO obligation                                               --              --             --              --              (845       )
(Gain) loss on sale of assets                                                                --              (41        )   --              (41        )    228
Total operating expense                                                                      7,355           5,890          8,236           28,015          33,213
Operating income (loss)                                                                      1,764           1,522          1,214           2,939           (4,522     )
Other income (expense):
Interest income, net                                                                         48              32             36              88              75
Foreign exchange (loss) gain                                                                 (83        )    (201       )   (239       )    (394       )    (138       )
Change in fair value of financial instruments                                                --              --             --              --              122
Total other (expense) income                                                                 (35        )    (169       )   (203       )    (306       )    59
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit                 1,729           1,353          1,011           2,633           (4,463     )
Income tax benefit (expense)                                                                 8               (175       )   339             (14        )    2,191
Income (loss) from continuing operations                                                     1,737           1,178          1,350           2,619           (2,272     )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                                              259             123            130             5,647           65,372
Net income                                                                                   $   1,996       $   1,301      $   1,480       $   8,266       $   63,100
Per share data:
Net income (loss) per basic share:
Continuing operations                                                                        $   0.07        $   0.05       $   0.05        $   0.10        $   (0.08  )
Discontinued operations                                                                      0.01            --             0.01            0.22                2.18
Net income per basic and diluted share                                                       $   0.08        $   0.05       $   0.06        $   0.32        $   2.10
Net income (loss) per diluted share:
Continuing operations                                                                        $   0.06        $   0.05       $   0.05        $   0.10        $   (0.08  )
Discontinued operations                                                                      0.01            --             0.01            0.21            2.18
Net income per diluted share                                                                 $   0.07        $   0.05       $   0.06        $   0.31        $   2.10
Weighted-average number of basic shares outstanding                                          26,177          26,103         25,615          25,979          30,012
Weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding                                        26,674          26,269         25,896          26,518          30,012
EMCORE CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
                                               As of              As of
                                               September 30,      September 30,
                                               2016               2015
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                      $    63,905        $    111,885
Restricted cash                                965                375
Accounts receivable, net                       18,432             17,319
Inventory                                      24,150             17,130
Prepaid expenses and other current assets      3,764              4,976
Total current assets                           111,216            151,685
Property, plant, and equipment, net            12,213             8,925
Non-current inventory                          3,531              --
Other non-current assets, net                  251                297
Total assets                                   $    127,211       $    160,907
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable                               $    10,575        $    7,189
Deferred gain associated with sale of assets   --                 3,400
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 7,684              13,102
Total current liabilities                      18,259             23,691
Asset retirement obligations                   1,573              1,774
Other long-term liabilities                    62                 --
Total liabilities                              19,894             25,465
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock                                   725,880            762,003
Treasury stock                                 (47,721      )     (47,721      )
Accumulated other comprehensive income         579                847
Accumulated deficit                            (571,421     )     (579,687     )
Total shareholders’ equity                     107,317            135,442
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity     $    127,211       $    160,907

We have provided a reconciliation of our non-GAAP income from continuing operations financial measure to its most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure as indicated in the table below:

EMCORE Corporation
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
                                                                                                        For the Three Months Ended                  For the Fiscal Years
                                                                                                                                                    Ended
                                                                                                        September      June 30,      September      September      September
                                                                                                        30, 2016       2016          30, 2015       30, 2016       30, 2015
Income (loss) from continuing operations - US GAAP                                                      $   1,737      $   1,178     $   1,350      $   2,619      $   (2,272 )
Adjustments:
Amortization expense                                                                                    --             --            63             --             81
Stock-based compensation expense                                                                        459            727           411            2,162          3,620
Income tax (benefit) expense                                                                            (8        )    175           (339      )    14             (2,191     )
Accretion expense                                                                                       21             15            21             66             111
Gain from change in estimate on ARO obligation                                                          --             --            --             --             (845       )
Compensation expense associated with sale of Businesses                                                 --             --            --             --             2,471
Specific severance and restructuring charges                                                            --             678           118            678            1,083
Foreign exchange loss                                                                                   83             201           239            394            138
(Gain) loss on sale of assets                                                                           --             (41       )   --             (41       )    228
Change in fair value of financial instruments                                                           --             --            --             --             (122       )
Recovery of previously incurred litigation related fees and expenses associated with arbitration award  --             (2,599    )   --             (2,599    )    --
Expenses associated with the legal arbitration  and lawsuit                                             301            265           848            1,783          1,856
Total adjustments                                                                                       856            (579      )   1,361          2,457          6,430
Pre-tax income from continuing operations - Non-GAAP                                                    $   2,593      $   599       $   2,711      $   5,076      $   4,158
Pre-tax income from continuing operations - Non-GAAP per basic share                                    $   0.10       $   0.02      $   0.11       $   0.20       $   0.14
Pre-tax income from continuing operations - Non-GAAP per diluted share                                  $   0.10       $   0.02      $   0.10       $   0.19       $   0.14
Weighted average number of basic shares outstanding                                                     26,177         26,103        25,615         25,979         30,012
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding                                                   26,674         26,269        25,896         26,518         30,012

<span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;">Stock-based compensation expense</span>

The effect of recording stock-based compensation expense was as follows:

Stock-based Compensation Expense       For the Three Months Ended   For the Fiscal Years Ended
(in thousands)                         September June 30, September September   September
                                       30, 2016  2016     30, 2015  30, 2016    30, 2015
Cost of revenue                        $   82    $  81    $   68    $   345     $   341
Selling, general, and administrative   282       555      238       1,445       2,847
Research and development               95        91       105       372         432
Total stock-based compensation expense $   459   $  727   $   411   $   2,162   $   3,620
Contact:
EMCORE Corporation
Jikun Kim
(626) 293-3400
investor@emcore.com

Sapphire Investor Relations, LLC
Erica Mannion or Michael Funari
(617) 542-6180
investor@emcore.com

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