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Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) Stock Rallies on CEO Resignation

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH)

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH)

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) stock rallied 4.27% after the company announced the resignation of current CEO, Paul Nahi. The rally also came after the company reported a smaller than expected second quarter net loss.

Enphase stock price chart:

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH)
One month Enphase stock price chart

Enphase Stock Performance

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) shares face a lot of uncertainty in the market even after the brief rally. Enphase stock had initially powered to highs of $1.10 a share, before retreating to $0.928 a share. A bearish tone appears to be building on the stock as investors continue to react to Q2 net loss and imminent management changes.

The company bills itself as a leading provider of energy management solutions. Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) designs, develops and manufactures micro inverter systems for the solar photovoltaic industry. The global energy technology company also delivers smart easy to use solutions for connecting solar generation storage management solutions on one intelligent platform.

Enphase Q2 Earnings Report

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) says it generated total revenues of $74.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, representing a 36% year over year increase. Gross margin in the quarter dropped to 18.1% from 18.9% as of last year. GAAP operating expense dropped 22% to $22.8 million.

Net loss for the quarter dropped to (-$12.1) million from (-$16.7) million reported in Q2 2016. Enphase energy generated a total of $1 million in cash in the quarter to exit with a total cash balance of $31 million.

“We believe the combination of operating expense reduction, supply chain optimization and the transition to our sixth-generation IQ Microinverter System will enable us to achieve non-GAAP operating income profitability by the fourth quarter of 2017,” said Bert Garcia, CFO of Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH).

For the third quarter, Enphase Energy says it expects revenues of between $72 million and $80 million which should lead to a gross margin of between 18% and 21%.

CEO Appointment

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) has also confirmed that it has started the process of recruiting a new CEO following the resignation of Mr. Nahi.

“It has been an enormous privilege to lead Enphase since inception and through its growth to become a leading global energy technology company,” said Paul Nahi

Following Mr. Nahi resignation, Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) board of directors has appointed Bert Garcia, CFO, and Badri Kothandaraman, COO to oversee and provide leadership pending appointment of new CEO probably before August 31, 2017.

I have no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, and have no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. All information, including any data, is provided without any guarantees of accuracy.

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About the author: Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Over his 20-year career, Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.

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Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Marc worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.

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