Avago Technologies Limited Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

  • Quarterly GAAP gross margin of 54 percent; Quarterly non-GAAP gross margin from continuing operations of 62 percent
  • Quarterly GAAP diluted EPS of $1.49; Quarterly non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $2.51


SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE, Dec. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading semiconductor device supplier to the wireless, enterprise storage, wired, and industrial end markets, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended November 1, 2015, and provided guidance for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016. 

Basis of Presentation

Avago’s financial results include results from LSI Corporation’s (“LSI”) continuing operations starting the third fiscal quarter of 2014, from PLX Technology Inc. starting in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, and from Emulex Corporation (“Emulex”) starting the third fiscal quarter of 2015, in each case from the date of their acquisition. The financial results from businesses that have been classified as discontinued operations in the Company’s financial statements are not included in the results presented below, unless otherwise stated.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 GAAP Results

Net revenue was $1,840 million, an increase of 6 percent from $1,735 million in the previous quarter and an increase of 16 percent from $1,590 million in the same quarter last year.

Gross margin was $997 million, or 54 percent of net revenue. This compares with gross margin of $884 million, or 51 percent of net revenue last quarter, and gross margin of $788 million, or 50 percent of net revenue in the same quarter last year.

Operating expenses were $483 million. This compares with $585 million in the prior quarter and $487 million for the same quarter last year.

Operating income was $514 million, or 28 percent of net revenue. This compares with operating income of $299 million, or 17 percent of net revenue, in the prior quarter, and $301 million, or 19 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year.

Net income, which includes the impact of discontinued operations, was $429 million, or $1.49 per diluted share. This compares with net income of $240 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the prior quarter, and $135 million, or $0.50 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. 

The Company’s cash balance at the end of the fourth fiscal quarter was $1,822 million, compared to $1,354 million at the end of the prior quarter.  

The Company generated $582 million in cash from operations and spent $106 million on capital expenditures in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015. In addition, during that quarter, the Company realized $47 million in net proceeds from the sale of Emulex’s prior headquarters building.

On September 30, 2015, the Company paid a cash dividend of $0.42 per ordinary share, totaling $116 million.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Non-GAAP Results From Continuing Operations

The differences between the Company’s GAAP and non-GAAP results are described generally under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below, and presented in detail in the financial reconciliation tables attached to this release.

Net revenue from continuing operations was $1,853 million, an increase of 6 percent from $1,750 million in the previous quarter, and an increase of 15 percent, from $1,610 million, in the same quarter last year.

Gross margin from continuing operations was $1,149 million, or 62 percent of net revenue. This compares with gross margin of $1,063 million, or 61 percent of net revenue, last quarter and gross margin of $939 million, or 58 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year. 

Operating income from continuing operations was $811 million, or 44 percent of net revenue. This compares with operating income from continuing operations of $733 million, or 42 percent of net revenue, in the prior quarter, and $636 million, or 40 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year.

Net income from continuing operations was $737 million, or $2.51 per diluted share. This compares with net income of $660 million, or $2.24 per diluted share last quarter, and net income of $556 million, or $1.99 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year.

           
Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Non-GAAP Results     Change
(Dollars in millions, except EPS)  Q4 15 Q3 15 Q4 14 Q/Q Y/Y
Net Revenue $1,853  $1,750  $1,610    +6%   +15%
Gross Margin  62%  61%  58%  +1ppt   +4ppt 
Operating Expenses $338  $330  $303   +$8M   +$35M 
Net Income $737   $ 660     $ 556       +$77M       +$181M  
Earnings Per Share - Diluted   $ 2.51     $ 2.24     $ 1.99       +$ 0.27       +$ 0.52  

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