QLogic Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

1 Based on calendar year 2014 reports from the Dell’Oro Group and Crehan Research

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(unaudited — in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
March 29,   March 30, March 29,   March 30,
2015   2014   2015   2014  
Net revenues $ 133,043 $ 115,720 $ 520,198 $ 460,907
Cost of revenues   55,497   39,422     214,146   150,800  
Gross profit   77,546   76,298     306,052   310,107  
Operating expenses:
Engineering and development 36,157 36,598 144,260 147,010
Sales and marketing 16,690 16,410 64,330 68,367
General and administrative 7,238 9,399 32,512 32,097
Special charges   5,648   56,524     10,520   74,853  
Total operating expenses   65,733   118,931     251,622   322,327  
Operating income (loss) 11,813 (42,633 ) 54,430 (12,220 )
Interest and other income, net   594   1,492     763   3,260  
Income (loss) before income taxes 12,407 (41,141 ) 55,193 (8,960 )
Income taxes   1,259   5,638     4,600   9,306  
Net income (loss) $ 11,148 $ (46,779 ) $ 50,593 $ (18,266 )
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ 0.13 $ (0.54 ) $ 0.58 $ (0.21 )
Diluted $ 0.13 $ (0.54 ) $ 0.57 $ (0.21 )
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
Basic 87,298 87,017 87,584 87,612
Diluted 88,969 87,017 88,463 87,612

(unaudited — in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
March 29,   March 30, March 29,   March 30,
  2015     2014     2015     2014  
GAAP net income (loss) $ 11,148 $ (46,779 ) $ 50,593 $ (18,266 )
Items excluded from GAAP net income (loss):
Stock-based compensation 5,367 4,591 20,545 22,638
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 4,382 1,408 17,299 2,138
Amortization of license fee 718 133 2,828 133
Acquisition-related charges 1,517 1,226 1,517
Special charges 5,648 56,524 10,520 74,853
Gains recognized on previously impaired investment securities





Income tax effects   (2,412 )   3,783     (6,024 )   219  
Total non-GAAP adjustments   13,703     67,531     46,394     101,073  
Non-GAAP net income $ 24,851   $ 20,752   $ 96,987   $ 82,807  
Net income (loss) per diluted share:
GAAP net income (loss) $ 0.13 $ (0.54 ) $ 0.57 $ (0.21 )
Adjustments   0.15     0.78     0.53     1.15  
Non-GAAP net income $ 0.28   $ 0.24   $ 1.10   $ 0.94  
Number of shares used in non-GAAP per diluted share calculations  









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