Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Results
Company Achieves Annual Run Rate of $3 Billion, Record Revenues and Announces Cost Reduction Measures
Santa Clara, California (November 27, 2007) – arvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended October 27, 2007.
Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was a record $758.2 million, an increase of 46% over net revenue of $520.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and a 15% sequential increase from net revenue of $656.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2008. Net loss under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $6.4 million, or $0.01 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with net income under GAAP of $6.0 million, or $0.01 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. Shares used to compute GAAP net income per diluted share for the third quarter ended October 27, 2007 decreased to 591 million shares compared with 628 million shares for the third quarter ended October 28, 2006.
Net revenue for the nine months ended October 27, 2007 was $2,050 million, an increase of 27% over net revenue of $1,615.6 million for the nine months ended October 28, 2006. Net loss under GAAP was $115.7 million or $0.20 per share (diluted) for the nine months ended October 27, 2007 compared with net income under GAAP of $128.5 million or $0.20 per share (diluted) for the nine months ended October 28, 2006.
Marvell reports net (loss) income and basic and diluted net (loss) income 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 and nine months ended October 27, 2007 and October 28, 2006, 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 and cumulative effect of change in accounting principle. Non-GAAP net income was $86.2 million, or $0.14 per share (diluted) for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with non-GAAP net income of $75.6 million, or $0.12 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. Shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the third quarter ended October 27, 2007 and October 28, 2006 was 631 million shares, respectively.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the three months ended October 27, 2007, which included a portion of application and communication processor products at full purchase cost from Intel, was 48.3% compared to non-GAAP gross profit for the three months ended October 28, 2006 of 51.3%.
Non-GAAP net income was $157.2 million, or $0.25 per share (diluted), for the nine months ended October 27, 2007, compared with non-GAAP net income of $338.3 million, or $0.53 per share (diluted) for the nine months ended October 28, 2006. Shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share for the nine months ended October 27, 2007 decreased to 632 million shares compared with 639 million shares for the nine months ended October 28, 2006.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the nine months ended October 27, 2007, which included a portion of application and communication processor products at full purchase cost from Intel, was 48.9% compared to non-GAAP gross profit for the nine months ended October 28, 2006 of 52.5%.
“We are extremely pleased with our performance this quarter and see even greater opportunities in the fourth quarter,” stated Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Marvell’s President and CEO. “Marvell achieved record revenues, reached a $3 billion annual run rate and our operating margins and earnings per share on a pro forma basis have exceeded our expectations. The increasing sales trend is a result of our investments in a broad range of technologies and from our ability to efficiently integrate these technologies into superior products across many markets.”
Today, the Company also announced a plan to reduce operating expenses and help meet financial targets with a worldwide reduction in force of approximately 400 employees, or approximately 7% of the Company’s total workforce. The Company expects to incur a restructuring charge in connection with the plan of up to $8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 related to severance and other expenses. The workforce reduction will affect all functions of the Company’s global workforce, and in particular positions based in the United States and Israel, and to a lesser degree, other international locations. The plan is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
“It is difficult to announce changes to our workforce, but we have made this decision with the utmost care and respect for the hardworking and talented individuals involved,” continued Dr. Sutardja. “Marvell is making progress to reduce costs and streamline operations, and we view this as a necessary additional step towards achieving our long-term financial model.”
Marvell will be conducting a conference call today at 1:45 p.m. PST to discuss its third 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 November 27, 2008.
Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Non-GAAP net income consists of net income 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 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. 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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