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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

Santa Clara, California (May 22, 2014) – Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a global leader in integrated silicon solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended May 3, 2014.

Key First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Q1 FY 2015, $958 Million
  • GAAP Net Income: Q1 FY 2015, $99 Million
  • GAAP Diluted EPS: Q1 FY 2015, $0.19
  • Non-GAAP Net Income: Q1 FY 2015, $144 Million
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS: Q1 FY 2015, $0.27
  • Free Cash Flow: Q1 FY 2015, $211 Million

Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Outlook

Marvell’s financial outlook does not include the potential impact of future share repurchases, pending litigation matters, business combinations, asset acquisitions or other investments that may be completed after May 3, 2014.

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $940 to $980 Million.
  • GAAP Gross Margin is expected to be in the range of 49.7% +/- 100 bps. Non-GAAP Gross Margin is expected to be in the range of 50.0% +/- 100 bps.
  • GAAP Operating Expenses are expected to be in the range of $365 Million +/- $10 Million. Non-GAAP Operating Expenses to be in the range of $330 Million +/- $10 Million.
  • GAAP Diluted EPS expected to be in the range of $0.21 +/- $0.02. Non-GAAP Diluted EPS expected to be in the range of $0.28 +/- $0.02.

First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Summary

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $958 million, an increase of 3 percent from $932 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, ended February 1, 2014, and a 30 percent increase from revenue of $734 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, ended May 4, 2013.

GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $99 million, or $0.19 per share (diluted), compared with GAAP net income of $97 million, or $0.19 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, and $53 million, or $0.11 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP net income was $144 million, or $0.27 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with non-GAAP net income of $151 million, or $0.29 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and $98 million, or $0.19 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

“We delivered solid first quarter results, driven by better than expected demand for our LTE solutions,” said Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Marvell’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Looking forward, we continue to focus on increasing our share across all our end markets and are investing appropriately in advanced technologies that will drive our success.”

Marvell reports net income, basic and diluted net income per share, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and on a non-GAAP basis as outlined below. Reconciliations of GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income for the three months ended May 3, 2014, February 1, 2014 and May 4, 2013 appear in the financial statements below. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of share-based compensation, amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring and other exit related costs, and certain one-time expenses and benefits.

GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was 48.4 percent, compared to 48.8 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and 54.3 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was 48.8 percent, compared to 50.1 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and 54.6 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Shares used to compute GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were 521 million shares, compared with 510 million shares in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and 505 million shares in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were 530 million shares, compared with 523 million shares for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and 522 million shares for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Cash flow from operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $235 million, compared to the $100 million reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and the $84 million reported in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Free cash flow for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $211 million, compared to the $82 million reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and the $53 million reported in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Free cash flow as presented above is defined as cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures and purchases of technology licenses reported under investing and financing activities in the consolidated statement of cash flows.

Marvell paid a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share on March 27, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of March 13, 2014. Marvell intends to pay its next quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share on July 2, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of June 12, 2014.

The payment of future quarterly cash dividends on Marvell’s common shares is subject to, among other things, the best interests of its shareholders, its results of operations, cash balances and future cash requirements, financial condition, developments in ongoing litigation, statutory requirements of Bermuda law, and other factors that the board of directors may deem relevant.

Conference Call

Marvell will be conducting a conference call on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-877-415-3184 or 1-857-244-7327, pass-code 48465186. The call will be webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at the Marvell Investor Relations website at http://investor.marvell.com/ with a replay available following the call until June 21, 2014.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of share-based compensation expense, amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring and other exit-related costs, and certain one-time expenses and benefits that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to Marvell’s core operating performance. Non-GAAP net income per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income per share, the GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude the potential benefits of share-based compensation expected to be incurred in future periods but not yet recognized in the financial statements. The expected compensation costs are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method and also include the dilutive/anti-dilutive effects of common stock options and restricted stock units.

Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Marvell’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 Marvell’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 Investor Relations section at www.marvell.com.

Forward-Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including Marvell’s expectations and statements regarding: its financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2015; its dividend program including the declaration of, timing of, funding of, payment of and quarterly amount of dividends; and its use of non-GAAP financial measures as important supplemental information. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, Marvell’s reliance on a few customers for a significant portion of its revenue; costs and liabilities relating to current and future litigation; Marvell’s ability to develop and introduce new and enhanced products in a timely and cost effective manner and the adoption of those products in the market; seasonality in sales of consumer devices in which our products are incorporated; Marvell’s ability to compete in products and prices in an intensely competitive industry; uncertainty in the worldwide economic conditions; Marvell’s ability to recruit and retain skilled personnel; Marvell’s ability to generate cash flows; and other risks detailed in Marvell’s SEC filings from time to time. When Marvell files its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the financial statements may differ from the results disclosed in this press release because judgments and estimates that management used in preparing the financial results reported in this press release may need to be updated to the date of the filing. For other factors that could cause Marvell’s results to vary from expectations, please see the risk factors identified in the Marvell’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2014 as filed with the SEC, and other factors detailed from time to time in Marvell’s filings with the SEC. Marvell undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

About Marvell

Marvell is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.

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