Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Results
Marvell Achieves Record Revenues for FY2008, Up 36 Percent on Prior Year
GAAP Net Income of $1.3 Million versus Net Loss of $141 Million in Prior Year
Santa Clara, California (March 6, 2008) – arvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2008.
Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was a record $845 million, an increase of 36% over net revenue of $622 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 and an 11% sequential increase from net revenue of $758 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Net income under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $1.3 million, or $0.00 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 compared with net loss under GAAP of $140.6 million, or $0.24 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 and net loss under GAAP of $6.4 million, or $0.01 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Shares used to compute GAAP net income per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter ended February 2, 2008 increased to 627 million shares compared with 587 million shares used to compute GAAP net loss per share (diluted) for the fourth quarter ended January 27, 2007 and 591 million shares used to compute GAAP net loss per share (diluted) for the third quarter ended October 27, 2007.
Marvell has reached a tentative settlement with the plaintiffs in the previously disclosed federal derivative lawsuits related to historical stock option practices. The Company has accrued $16 million in its fourth quarter 2008 financial statements related to anticipated payments pursuant to the tentative settlement. The tentative settlement requires court approval before it becomes final. Marvell anticipates that the parties will finalize and submit formal settlement documentation to the court in the next few months.
“We are pleased with our financial performance this quarter and believe we have turned the corner on improving our profitability,” stated Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Marvell’s President and CEO. “Marvell achieved record revenues during fiscal 2008, putting us on track to achieve a better than $3 billion annual run rate. Our improved operating margins and earnings per share on a pro forma basis demonstrate clear focus on controlling operating costs. The better than anticipated sales trends during the fourth fiscal quarter was due to strong demand for our system-on-a-chip products for the storage market, better than expected demand for our enterprise-class communication products and better than seasonal demand for our cellular products. The results demonstrate successful investment in a broad range of technologies and our ability to integrate these technologies into superior products across many markets.”
Net revenue for the year ended February 2, 2008 was $2,895 million, an increase of 29% over net revenue of $2,238 million for the year ended January 27, 2007. The increase in net revenue during fiscal 2008 is primarily attributable to sales of cellular and wireless communications products. Net loss under GAAP was $114.4 million or $0.19 per share (diluted) for the year ended February 2, 2008 compared with net loss under GAAP of $12.1 million or $0.02 per share (diluted) for the year ended January 27, 2007.
Marvell reports net income (loss) and basic and diluted net income (loss) per share in accordance with GAAP and additionally on a non-GAAP basis. A discussion of Marvell’s use of these non-GAAP financial measures is set forth below, and reconciliations of GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP net income for the three months ended February 2, 2008, October 27, 2007 and January 27, 2007 and year ended February 2, 2008 and January 27, 2007, respectively, appear in the financial statements portion of this release. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring costs and cumulative effect of change in accounting principle.
Non-GAAP net income increased to $122.9 million, or $0.20 per share (diluted) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, a 495% increase as compared with non-GAAP net income of $20.7 million, or $0.03 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 and an increase of 43% over non-GAAP net income of $86.2 million, or $0.14 per share (diluted) for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. The improvement in non-GAAP net income during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was primarily due to better than anticipated revenue growth of storage and Ethernet connectivity products. Shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was 627 million shares compared with 634 million shares for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 and 631 million shares for the third quarter of fiscal 2008.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was 48.7% as compared to non-GAAP gross margin of 48.3% for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and non-GAAP gross margin of 48.2% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.
Non-GAAP net income was $280.1 million, or $0.44 per share (diluted) for the year ended February 2, 2008, compared with non-GAAP net income of $359.0 million, or $0.56 per share (diluted) for the year ended January 27, 2007. The decline in non-GAAP net income during fiscal 2008 versus fiscal 2007 is primarily due to the integration of the Intel Communication-Applications Processor group into the Marvell organization. Shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share for the year ended February 2, 2008 decreased to 630 million shares compared with 638 million shares for the year ended January 27, 2007.
Non-GAAP gross margin for fiscal 2008 was 48.8% compared to non-GAAP gross margin for fiscal 2007 of 51.3%.
Marvell will be conducting a conference call today at 1:45 p.m. PST to discuss its fourth quarter business. The call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Marvell’s web site at www.marvell.com. The webcast is also being distributed through Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site. The conference call will also be available via the web at www.marvell.com. Please visit the Investor Events section. Replay on the Internet will be available until March 6, 2009.
Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Non-GAAP net income consists of net income (loss) excluding stock-based compensation expense as well as charges related to acquisitions and other charges and gains that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to the company’s core operating performance. Non-GAAP net income per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by adjusted GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income per share, the calculation of GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude the benefits of compensation costs attributable to future services and not yet recognized in the financial statements that are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method and also includes the dilutive/antidilutive effects of warrants, common stock options and restricted stock.
Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the company’s financial condition and results of operations. While Marvell uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Marvell does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial measures. Consistent with this approach, Marvell believes that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance. For further information regarding why Marvell believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors, the specific manner in which management uses these measures, and some of the limitations associated with the use of these measures, please refer to the company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed today with the SEC. The Form 8-K is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov as well as on the Marvell website in the Investors Relations section at www.marvell.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “Company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), Marvell Software Solutions Israel, Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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