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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Super Micro Computer manufactures high-performance and high-efficiency server and storage systems based on open standard components (including Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA processors). In addition to its complete server and storage systems business, the company offers a large array of modular server subsystems and accessories, such as server boards, chassis, power supplies and other accessories. The company also sells a host of subsystems and accessories. Super Micro markets its products, sold directly and through distributors and resellers, to customers in over 110 countries; less than 60% of its sales are generated in the US. 

Operations

Super Micro offer a broad range of application-optimized server solutions, including storage, rackmount and blade server and storage systems and subsystems and accessories. The company's server systems account for about 80% of the total revenue.

The company's server subsystems and accessories products, over 20% of revenue, range from the entry-level single and dual processor server segment to the high-end multiprocessor market.

Geographic Reach

Super Micro is based in San Jose, California and has an office in Jersey City, New Jersey. Its European operations are centered in the Netherlands while it maintains a research and development operation in Taiwan with sales and service facilities in China.

The company generates nearly 60% of its sales from the US, with Europe and Asia contributing about 20% each.

Sales and Marketing

Super Micro Computer sells to indirect sales channels (about 55% of sales), directly to OEMs and end-users, which account for about over 45%% of sales, and through distributors, resellers, and systems integrators. In 2020, the company sold to over 820 direct customers in over 100 countries.

The company's total advertising and promotional expenses were $3.0 million, $2.4 million, and $3.5 million for the fiscal years 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Financial Performance

Net sales declined by 5% to $3.3 billion in the fiscal year 2020 as compared to the fiscal year 2019 with $3.5 billion.

The company's net income for fiscal 2020 increased to $84.3 million mainly due to lower cost of sales and a higher share of income from equity investee.

Cash held by the company at the end of 2020 decreased by $49.8 million to $212.4 million. Cash provided by financing activities was $23.8 million while cash used for operations and investing activities were $30.3 million and $43.6 million, respectively. Main use of cash was purchases of property, plant and equipment.

Strategy

Super Micro's objective is to be the world's leading provider of application-optimized, high-performance server, storage and networking solutions. Achieving this objective requires continuous development and innovation of its solutions with better price-performance and architectural advantages compared with its prior generation of solutions and with solutions offered by its competitors. Through its strategy, the company seeks to maintain or improve its relative competitive position in many product areas and pursue markets that provide the company with additional long-term growth opportunities. 

Key elements of Super Micro's strategy include executing upon the following: a strong internal research and development and internal manufacturing capability; introducing more innovative products, faster; capitalizing on new applications and technologies; driving software and services sales to the company's global enterprise customers;  and leveraging its global operating structure.

Super Micro Computer, Inc.

980 Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95131-1615
Phone: 1 (408) 503-8000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Publicly Owned
Stock Symbol: SMCI
Stock Exchange: , NASDAQ
CFO: Howard Hideshima
Chairman, President and CEO: Charles Liang
VP Operations, Treasurer and Director: Chiu-Chu Liu Liang
Employees (This Location): 2,281
Employees (All Locations): 3,987

Major Office Locations

San Jose, CA

Other Locations

Fremont, CA
San Jose, CA
Tulare, CA