Enphase reports 88% second-quarter revenue growth

PETALUMA -- Solar electricity component maker Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) announced today second-quarter revenues increased 88.2 percent as units sold nearly doubled, while quarterly net loss grew by almost 11 percent.

Sales increased to $55.7 million from $29.6 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2011. In the same timeframe, gross margins increased to 24.4 percent from 16.2 percent, units sold jumped to 403,000 from 204,000 and net loss grew to $11.4 million from $10.3 million.

“We're delighted to be growing both the top and bottom line: both margins and revenues,” said Paul Nahi, chief executive officer. “Our market share in Europe appears to be on the same trajectory as our North American market, where we have 30 percent market share. Europeans are just as excited about our value proposition.”

The Enphase semiconductor-based microinverter system converts solar energy at the individual module level, increasing efficiency, ease of installation and safety while providing a platform for Web-enabled energy management.

Although its initial focus has been the residential rooftop market, Enphase has been developing tools and software to enhance its commercial offerings. While large scale projects are feeling the pinch of reduced government subisidies and tax incentives in

Europe as well as the U.S., Mr. Nahi feels Enphase is perfectly positioned to grow there, since rooftop installations are still strongly supported by the government, he said.

The Petaluma company, which closed a $61.9 million initial public offering in April, has opened locations in Britain, France and Italy. Enphase employs about 400.

Enphase also annnouned today that Chief Financial Officer Sanjeev Kumar has decided to leave later this year after two and a half years with the company. To facilitate a smooth transition, Mr. Kumar will remain with the company as CFO during a transition period expected to run into the fourth quarter.

The highlights from the report:

· Six month net revenues increased 106 percent to $98.3 million year-over-year.


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