Avago Technologies Limited Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results

  • Net revenue up 18 percent sequentially to $428 million for the quarter
  • GAAP gross margin increased to 42 percent; Non-GAAP gross margin up to 45 percent for the quarter

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 3, 2009 — Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009, ended November 1, 2009, and provided guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2009 GAAP Results

Net revenue was $428 million, an increase of 18 percent compared with the previous quarter, and down 4 percent from the same quarter last year.

Gross margin was $178 million, or 41.6 percent of net revenue. Fourth quarter gross margin compares with gross margin of $141 million, or 38.8 percent of net revenue last quarter, and gross margin of $168 million, or 37.6 percent of net revenue in the same quarter last year.

Fourth quarter net loss was $21 million, or ($0.09) per diluted share. Included in the GAAP results was a $54 million advisory agreement termination fee paid to the Company’s sponsors in connection with its initial public offering. The fourth quarter net loss compares with net income of $2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share last quarter, and net income of $18 million, or $0.08 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.

Cash balances at the end of the quarter increased by $218 million from the end of the prior quarter to $472 million. The changes in cash include net proceeds of $296 million raised from the Company’s initial public offering, $46 million of cash generated from operations, and $112 million used for the Company’s debt tender offer completed in October 2009.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2009 Non-GAAP Results

Gross margin was $192 million, or 44.9 percent of net revenue. This compares with gross margin of $158 million, or 43.5 percent of net revenue last quarter, and gross margin of $184 million, or 41.2 percent of net revenue in the same quarter last year.

Net income was $72 million, or $0.29 per diluted share. This compares with net income of $40 million, or $0.18 per diluted share last quarter, and net income of $52 million, or $0.24 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.

Adjusted EBITDA, as defined in the indentures governing the Company’s outstanding debt securities, was $111 million, compared with $87 million in the last quarter and $88 million in the same quarter last year.

         
Fourth Quarter 2009 Non-GAAP Results Change
(Dollars in millions, except EPS) Q4 09 Q3 09 Q4 08 Q/Q Y/Y
Net Revenue $428 $363 $447 +18% -4%
Gross Margin 44.9% 43.5% 41.2% +140bps +370bps
Operating Expenses $103 $96 $114 +$7 -$11
Net Income $72 $40 $52 +$32 +$20
Earnings Per Share - Diluted $0.29 $0.18 $0.24 +$0.11 +$0.05
 

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