MILPITAS, Calif. -- Rackable Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ:RACK) a provider of servers and storage products for scale out data center deployments, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2007.
Total revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 was $72.0 million, down 15% from $84.4 million in the first quarter of 2006. GAAP gross margin for the first quarter was 12.5% compared to 23.1% in the same period a year ago. GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $10.2 million or ($0.36) per share, compared to GAAP net income of $6.0 million or $0.23 per diluted share in the same period a year ago.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter was 13.5% compared to 23.9% in the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $3.6 million or ($0.13) per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $7.9 million or $0.30 per diluted share in the same period a year ago. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss), gross margin and net income (loss) per share is provided in the financial tables accompanying this press release.
While our first quarter revenue was within the range we provided on our fourth quarter 2006 earnings call, we experienced a challenging quarter from a margin and bottom-line perspective, said Tom Barton, Chief Executive Officer of Rackable Systems. As we noted on our April 5th conference call, the key factor affecting our performance during the quarter was aggressive pricing from competitors for orders at our top three accounts. However, we are encouraged by the progress weve made over the past thirty days in assessing our long-term business model. These steps include a newly-defined plan for handling business at our largest accounts, a strategy for diversifying our sources of revenue, and a focus on higher gross margin products. We believe we have the right team and strategy in place to stabilize gross margin attainment and improve long-term profitability."