Enphase Energy jumps after company posts record revenue, gives upbeat guidance
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Shares of Enphase Energy rose more than 16% during extended trading Tuesday after the company reported record revenues for the fourth quarter. The company beat analyst estimates on both the top- and bottom-line.
Enphase, which makes microinverters and backup energy storage for solar systems, said sales jumped 17% quarter over quarter despite ongoing supply constraints and logistical challenges. The company also issued upbeat guidance.
“Our overall customer demand for Q1 is quite robust for both microinverters and batteries,” CEO Badri Kothandaraman said on the company’s earnings call. “The component availability is certainly better than what we experienced last year.”
Kothandaraman said the issues the company continues to face are global in nature, rather than company-specific. “We are quite optimistic that our supply will catch up to demand during the year,” he said, despite ongoing tight inventory for the company’s energy storage products.
Here’s how Enphase did versus analysts’ expectations, as compiled by Refinitiv:
- Earnings: 73 cents per share, adjusted
- Revenue: $412.7 million
Wall Street analysts were expecting the company to earn 58 cents per share on $397 million in revenue.
In the same quarter one year ago Enphase posted earnings of 51 cents per share on an adjusted basis, and $264.8 million in revenue.
The company’s full-year revenue hit $1.38 billion during 2021, up from $774.4 million in 2020. Enphase also said it generated $352 million in cash flow from operations during 2021, a record.
The company said it expects 2022 first quarter revenue to be between $420 million and $440 million. That’s ahead of the $409 million analysts surveyed by StreetAccount were expecting.
Shares of Enphase had been down 21% in 2022 through Tuesday’s close.