Broadcom Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Broadcom believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. Broadcom's management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability among and between results from prior periods or forecasts and future prospects, and also facilitates comparisons with other companies in its industry, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Broadcom's management has historically used these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating operating performance, because they believe that the inclusion or exclusion of the items described above provides insight into core operating results, the ability to generate cash and underlying business trends affecting performance. Broadcom has chosen to provide this information to investors to enable them to perform additional analysis of past, present and future operating performance and as a supplemental means to evaluate ongoing core operations. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

For additional information on the items excluded by Broadcom from one or more of its non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today to the SEC.

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on Broadcom's current expectations, estimates and projections about its business and industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by Broadcom, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the the transaction with Avago and guidance provided on future revenue, product gross margin and operating expenses for the third quarter of 2015 (on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis). These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Broadcom's quarterly operating results may fluctuate significantly.
  • The announcement and pendency of Broadcom's agreement to be acquired by Avago may have an adverse effect on Broadcom's business and share price.
  • Litigation challenging the Avago Agreement may prevent the Transaction from being consummated at all or within the expected timeframe.
  • The failure of Broadcom's pending acquisition by Avago to be completed may adversely affect Broadcom's business and share price.
  • Broadcom depends on a few significant customers for a substantial portion of its revenue.
  • Broadcom may fail to appropriately adjust its operations in response to changes in its strategy or market demand.
  • Broadcom faces intense competition.
  • Broadcom's operating results may be adversely impacted by worldwide economic uncertainties and specific conditions in the markets it addresses.
  • Broadcom may be unable to attract, retain or motivate key personnel.
  • Broadcom manufactures and sells complex products and may be unable to successfully develop and introduce new products.
  • Broadcom is exposed to risks associated with its international operations.
  • Broadcom's stock price is highly volatile.
  • Broadcom's business is subject to potential tax liabilities.
  • Broadcom may be required to defend against alleged infringement of intellectual property rights of others and/or may be unable to adequately protect or enforce its own intellectual property rights.
  • Broadcom is subject to order and shipment uncertainties.
  • Broadcom depends on third parties to fabricate, assemble and test its products.
  • Broadcom's systems are subject to security breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.
  • Broadcom faces risks associated with its acquisitions.
  • Government regulation may adversely affect Broadcom's business.
  • Broadcom's future ability to return capital to shareholders in the form of dividends may be impacted by the availability of U.S. cash.
  • Broadcom's articles of incorporation and bylaws contain anti-takeover provisions.
  • Broadcom's co-founders and their affiliates may strongly influence the outcome of matters that require the approval of Broadcom's shareholders, such as the approval of the Avago Agreement and the Transaction.

Broadcom's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings, discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect Broadcom's business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements used in this release speak only as of the date they are made. Broadcom undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.

Additional Information and Where to Find It
This document does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The proposed transaction will be submitted to the shareholders of each of Broadcom and Avago for their consideration.  On July 29, 2015, Pavonia Limited ("Holdco") and Safari Cayman L.P. ("Holdco LP") filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 which includes the preliminary joint proxy statement of Avago and Broadcom and also constitutes a prospectus of Holdco and Holdco LP.  Each of Broadcom and Avago will provide the joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective shareholders.  These materials are not yet final and will be amended.  Broadcom and Avago also plan to file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction.  This document is not a substitute for any prospectus, proxy statement or any other document which Broadcom and Avago has filed or may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.  INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF BROADCOM AND AVAGO ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. You may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this transaction, free of charge, at the SEC's website (  In addition, investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties on Broadcom's Investor Relations website ( (for documents filed with the SEC by Broadcom) or Avago Investor Relations at (408) 435-7400 or Email Contact (for documents filed with the SEC by Avago, Holdco or Holdco LP).

Participants in the Solicitation
Broadcom, Avago, Holdco and Holdco LP and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees, under SEC rules may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Broadcom and Avago shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction.  Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Broadcom and Avago shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction are set forth in the above-referenced joint proxy statement/prospectus. You can find more detailed information about Broadcom's executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 27, 2015. You can find more detailed information about Avago's executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on February 20, 2015.   Additional information about Broadcom's executive officers and directors and Avago's executive officers and directors can be found in the above-referenced Registration Statement on Form S-4.

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