Corsair Gaming Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

MILPITAS, Calif., August 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corsair Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRSR) (“Corsair” or the “Company”), a leading global provider and innovator of high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Net revenue was $283.9 million, in line with the Company’s preliminary revenue provided on July 21, 2022. Net revenue was $380.7 million in the first quarter of 2022 and $472.9 million in the second quarter of 2021. The sequential and year-over-year declines reflect the adverse impact of macro-economic headwinds affecting consumer spending on gaming gear, especially in Europe, and a channel inventory correction.

  • Gamer and creator peripherals segment revenue was $89.0 million compared to $134.1 million in the first quarter of 2022 and $155.2 million in the second quarter of 2021.

  • Gaming components and systems segment revenue was $194.9 million compared to $246.5 million in the first quarter of 2022, and $317.7 million in the second quarter of 2021.

  • Operating loss was $55.0 million compared to operating loss of $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2022 and operating income of $34.7 million in the second quarter of 2021.

  • Net loss per diluted share was $0.62 compared to net loss per diluted share of $0.05 in the first quarter of 2022 and net income per diluted share of $0.28 in the second quarter of 2021.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $11.0 million compared to $15.4 million in the first quarter of 2022 and $51.6 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release and reconciliations of such measures to their nearest GAAP equivalents are included below under the heading “Use and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Andy Paul, Chief Executive Officer of Corsair, stated, “Headwinds from Q1 persisted through Q2, which is seasonally the lowest quarter for us, with macro-economic headwinds affecting consumer spending on gaming gear, especially in Europe combined with global inflation, the continued Russia and Ukraine conflict, and high freight costs. This resulted in a buildup of inventory both in our warehouses as well as in the retail channel, thus causing our channel partners to delay ordering while they clear this stock. Despite the challenging environment, we continue to see positive underlying growth trends in the gaming hardware sector, and we see spending levels significantly above pre -pandemic levels. We are also starting to see more enthusiasts building gaming PCs again as graphics cards are now more readily available at reasonable prices. We saw very positive signs during Amazon Prime week, with component activity significantly higher than in 2021, both in Europe as well as in the United States. While we are disappointed with the lower results in Q2, we are very pleased to see positive market activity recently and with our channel inventory moving back into line during Q2 and Q3 2022, we expect demand for our products to recover well as we finish the year and look forward to an exciting 2023.”

Michael G. Potter, Chief Financial Officer of Corsair, stated, “We have already taken actions to adjust to the lower revenue level in the first half of 2022 and our expectations for the remainder of the year. We have proactively taken actions to reduce operating expenses and we have adjusted product ordering and took a $19.5 million reserve against potential inventory overhangs. We believe our business fundamentals remain strong with a positive long-term outlook, and we continue to believe the self-built gaming PC market will begin to accelerate in the second half of 2022. Despite the headwinds we have been facing, we have continued to invest in product development and have and will continue to release innovative and what we believe to be industry leading products.”

Financial Outlook

For the full year 2022, we currently expect:

  • Net revenue to be in the range of $1.35 billion to $1.45 billion.

  • Adjusted operating income to be in the range of $35 million to $50 million.

  • Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $50 million to $65 million.

Certain non-GAAP measures included in our financial outlook were not reconciled to the comparable GAAP financial measures because the GAAP measures are not accessible on a forward-looking basis. We are unable to reconcile these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts because we are currently unable to predict with a reasonable degree of certainty the type and extent of certain items that would be expected to impact GAAP measures for these periods but would not impact the non-GAAP measures. Such items may include stock-based compensation charges, depreciation and amortization, inventory write-down charges and other items. The unavailable information could have a significant impact on our GAAP financial results.

The foregoing forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as of today’s date. Given the number of risk factors, uncertainties and assumptions discussed below, actual results may differ materially. We do not intend to update our financial outlook until our next quarterly results announcement.

Recent Developments

  • Unveiled Corsair’s innovative first gaming and streaming laptop, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 AMD Advantage™ Edition. Combining a powerful AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processor, AMD Radeon™ RX 6800M mobile graphics with CORSAIR and Elgato’s vast ecosystem of exclusive software and technologies, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 AMD Advantage™ Edition laptop was designed for aspiring content creators, avid gamers, full-time streamers and more.

  • Announced VENGEANCE RGB DDR5, the newest addition to Corsair’s lineup of cutting-edge DDR5 memory optimized for the latest gaming PCs and workstations to deliver sensational DDR5 performance with stunning RGB style.

  • Announced it is working with NVIDIA to integrate key features from NVIDIA Broadcast into CORSAIR iCUE, Elgato Wave Link, and Elgato Camera Hub software. For owners of NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards, NVIDIA Broadcast AI effects enhance microphones and cameras in real-time to improve the gaming, streaming, and video conferencing experience, all controllable from CORSAIR and Elgato software interfaces.

  • Expanded its CORSAIR XENEON family of gaming monitors with two new additions: the CORSAIR XENEON 32UHD144 and XENEON 32QHD240, with stunning UHD 4K resolution gaming or QHD at an incredibly smooth 240Hz refresh rate, both monitors deliver the beautiful design, brilliant display, and innovative technologies.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Corsair will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2022 financial results today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The conference call will be accessible on Corsair’s Investor Relations website at https://ir.corsair.com, or by dialing 1-877-407-0784 (USA) or 1-201-689-8560 (International) with conference ID 13730682. A replay will be available approximately 2 hours after the live call ends on Corsair’s Investor Relations website, or through August 11, 2022 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (USA) or 1-412-317-6671 (International), with passcode 13730682.

About Corsair Gaming, Inc.

Corsair is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. From award-winning PC components and peripherals to premium streaming equipment, smart ambient lighting and esports coaching services, Corsair delivers a full ecosystem of products that work together to enable everyone, from casual gamers to committed professionals, to perform at their very best.

Corsair also sells gear under its Elgato brand, which provides premium studio equipment and accessories for content creators, SCUF Gaming brand, which builds custom-designed controllers for competitive gamers, ORIGIN PC brand, a builder of custom gaming and workstation desktop PCs and laptops and Gamer Sensei brand, an esports coaching platform.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, Corsair’s expectations regarding its substantial progress during the quarter to reduce inventory levels, its belief there are positive underlying growth trends in the gaming hardware sector and that the self-built gaming PC market will begin to accelerate in the second half of 2022, its expectations regarding the end of the year 2022 and 2023, its ability to continue to release innovative and what it believes to be industry leading products, and its estimated full year 2022 net revenue, adjusted operating income and adjusted EBITDA. Forward-looking statements are based on our management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to them. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. Factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: the impact the COVID-19 pandemic, including the potential end of the pandemic and the cessation of pandemic-related restrictions, will have on demand for our products as well as its impact on our operations and the operations of our manufacturers, retailers and other partners, and its impact on the economy overall, including capital markets; our ability to build and maintain the strength of our brand among gaming and streaming enthusiasts and our ability to continuously develop and successfully market new gear and improvements to existing gear; the introduction and success of new third-party high-performance computer hardware, particularly graphics processing units and central processing units as well as sophisticated new video games; fluctuations in operating results; the risk that we are not able to compete with competitors and/or that the gaming industry, including streaming and esports, does not grow as expected or declines; the loss or inability to attract and retain key management; the impact of global instability, such as the war between Russia and Ukraine, and any sanctions or other geopolitical tensions that may result therefrom; delays or disruptions at our or third-parties’ manufacturing and distribution facilities; currency exchange rate fluctuations or international trade disputes resulting in our gear becoming relatively more expensive to our overseas customers or resulting in an increase in our manufacturing costs; general economic conditions that adversely effect, among other things, the financial markets and consumer confidence and spending; and the other factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on or about the date hereof and our subsequent filings with the SEC. Copies of each filing may be obtained from us or the SEC. All forward-looking statements reflect our beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. Our results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 are also not necessarily indicative of our operating results for any future periods.

Use and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, this earnings release presents certain non-GAAP financial information, including adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA. These are important financial performance measures for us, but are not financial measures as defined by GAAP. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation of or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate our operating performance and trends and make planning decisions. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses and other items that we exclude in such non-GAAP measures. Accordingly, we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results, enhancing the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allowing for greater transparency with respect to the key financial metrics used by our management in our financial and operational decision-making. We also present these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe investors, analysts and rating agencies consider it useful in measuring our ability to meet our debt service obligations.

Our use of these terms may vary from that of others in our industry. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to net revenue, operating income (loss), net income (loss), cash provided by operating activities, or any other measures derived in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance or liquidity. Reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are presented in the attached schedules.

We calculate these non-GAAP financial measures as follows:

  • Adjusted operating income (loss), non-GAAP, is determined by adding back to GAAP operating income (loss) the acquisition accounting impact related to recognizing acquired inventory at fair value, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisitions, inventory impairment and related charges, stock-based compensation, amortization, certain acquisition-related and integration-related expenses, restructuring costs, non-deferred secondary offering costs, and debt modification costs.

  • Adjusted net income (loss), non-GAAP, is determined by adding back to GAAP net income (loss) the acquisition accounting impact related to recognizing acquired inventory at fair value, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisitions, inventory impairment and related charges, stock-based compensation, amortization, certain acquisition-related and integration-related expenses, restructuring costs, non-deferred secondary offering costs, debt modification costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, and the related tax effects of each of these adjustments.

  • Adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share, non-GAAP, is determined by dividing adjusted net income (loss), non-GAAP by the respective weighted average shares outstanding, inclusive of the impact of other dilutive securities.

  • Adjusted EBITDA is determined by adding back to GAAP net income (loss) the acquisition accounting impact related to recognizing acquired inventory at fair value, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisitions, inventory impairment and related charges, stock-based compensation, certain acquisition-related and integration-related expenses, restructuring costs, non-deferred secondary offering costs, debt modification costs, amortization, depreciation, interest expense (including loss on extinguishment of debt) and tax expense (benefit).

We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure and to view these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with the related GAAP financial measures.

Corsair Gaming, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net revenue

$

283,908

$

472,903

$

664,599

$

1,002,317

Cost of revenue

247,449

342,552

537,384

711,638

Gross profit

36,459

130,351

127,215

290,679

Operating expenses:

Sales, general and administrative

73,393

80,169

149,524

158,022

Product development

18,026

15,469

35,136

30,655

Total operating expenses

91,419

95,638

184,660

188,677

Operating income (loss)

(54,960

)

34,713

(57,445

)

102,002

Other (expense) income:

Interest expense

(1,676

)

(4,508

)

(2,955

)

(9,454

)

Other income (expense), net

633

(175

)

134

(2,600

)

Total other expense, net

(1,043

)

(4,683

)

(2,821

)

(12,054

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(56,003

)

30,030

(60,266

)

89,948

Income tax benefit (expense)

4,164

(2,285

)

5,147

(15,480

)

Net income (loss)

(51,839

)

27,745

(55,119

)

74,468

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

174

(233

)

Net income (loss) attributable to Corsair Gaming, Inc.

$

(52,013

)

$

27,745

$

(54,886

)

$

74,468

Calculation of net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders of Corsair Gaming, Inc.:

Net income (loss) attributable to Corsair Gaming, Inc.

$

(52,013

)

$

27,745

$

(54,886

)

$

74,468

Change in redemption value of redeemable noncontrolling interests

(7,379

)

(9,640

)

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders of Corsair Gaming, Inc.

$

(59,392

)

$

27,745

$

(64,526

)

$

74,468

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders of Corsair Gaming, Inc.:

Basic

$

(0.62

)

$

0.30

$

(0.68

)

$

0.81

Diluted

$

(0.62

)

$

0.28

$

(0.68

)

$

0.74

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic

95,467

92,792

95,372

92,374

Diluted

95,467

100,074

95,372

100,145

Corsair Gaming, Inc.

Segment Information

(Unaudited, in thousands, except percentages)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net revenue:

Gamer and Creator Peripherals

$

88,989

$

155,157

$

223,137

$

331,069

Gaming Components and Systems

194,919

317,746

441,462

671,248

Total Net revenue

$

283,908

$

472,903

$

664,599

$

1,002,317

Gross Profit:

Gamer and Creator Peripherals

$

10,558

$

54,634

$

53,615

$

123,500

Gaming Components and Systems

25,901

75,717

73,600

167,179

Total Gross Profit

$

36,459

$

130,351

$

127,215

$

290,679

Gross Margin:

Gamer and Creator Peripherals

11.9

%

35.2

%

24.0

%

37.3

%

Gaming Components and Systems

13.3

%

23.8

%

16.7

%

24.9

%

Total Gross Margin

12.8

%

27.6

%

19.1

%

29.0

%

Corsair Gaming, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands)

June 30,
2022

December 31,
2021

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and restricted cash

$

38,471

$

65,149

Accounts receivable, net

170,309

291,287

Inventories

292,586

298,315

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

53,331

51,024

Total current assets

554,697

705,775

Restricted cash, noncurrent

231

231

Property and equipment, net

22,598

16,819

Goodwill

347,907

317,054

Intangibles assets, net

236,481

225,709

Other assets

69,978

71,808

Total assets

$

1,231,892

$

1,337,396

Liabilities

Current liabilities:

Debt maturing within one year, net

$

4,707

$

4,753

Accounts payable

193,530

236,120

Other liabilities and accrued expenses

158,296

205,874

Total current liabilities

356,533

446,747

Long-term debt, net

240,377

242,898

Deferred tax liabilities

23,247

25,700

Other liabilities, noncurrent

49,374

53,871

Total liabilities

669,531

769,216

Temporary equity

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

26,749

Permanent equity

Corsair Gaming, Inc. stockholders’ equity:

Common stock and additional paid-in capital

498,751

470,373

Retained earnings

33,621

98,147

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(7,660

)

(340

)

Total Corsair Gaming, Inc. stockholders’ equity

524,712

568,180

Nonredeemable noncontrolling interests

10,900

Total permanent equity

535,612

568,180

Total liabilities, temporary equity and permanent equity

$

1,231,892

$

1,337,396

Corsair Gaming, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited, in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(51,839

)

$

27,745

$

(55,119

)

$

74,468

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to

net cash provided by operating activities:

Stock-based compensation

6,087

4,768

11,234

7,844

Depreciation

2,545

2,502

5,149

4,938

Amortization

13,434

8,712

23,572

17,414

Debt issuance costs amortization

86

515

172

1,052

Loss on debt extinguishment

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