SAN JOSE, California - April 24, 2014 - NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014.
Net revenue for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014 was $349.4 million, as compared to $293.4 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, and $356.6 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Net income, computed in accordance with GAAP, in the first quarter of 2014 was $14.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share. This compared to GAAP net income of $15.3 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013, and GAAP net income of $11.4 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis in the first quarter of 2014 was 28.9%, as compared to 30.5% in the year ago comparable quarter, and 29.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating margin was 9.7% in the first quarter of 2014, as compared to 10.0% in the first quarter of 2013, and 10.6% in the fourth quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income was $0.59 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.50 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013, and non-GAAP net income of $0.59 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Our non-GAAP tax rate was 35.2% in the first quarter 2014, as compared to 34.6% in the first quarter of 2013, and 39.6% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The differences between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments, net of any tax effect, for amortization of purchased intangibles, stock-based compensation, restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related expense and litigation reserves. The accompanying schedules provide a reconciliation of financial measures computed on a GAAP basis to financial measures computed on a non-GAAP basis.
"We are pleased with our results for the first quarter of 2014, which came in at the high end of our guidance range," said Patrick Lo, Chairman and CEO of NETGEAR. "The Service Provider Business Unit had a strong first quarter, while the Commercial Business Unit grew on a sequential and year-over-year basis. For the remainder of 2014, we plan to continue to hold our position as the worldwide market leader in 11ac WiFi routers and extenders, 4G LTE Advanced mobile hotspots and gateways, bonded channel cable and xDSL gateways, 10Gig and PoE SMB switches, and enterprise class SMB storage."
Christine Gorjanc, Chief Financial Officer of NETGEAR, added, "During the first quarter of 2014, we continued to leverage our strong balance sheet and cash position, and under our share repurchase program we bought approximately 495,000 shares of NETGEAR common stock for $15.9 million, or an average price of $32.09 per share. This leaves approximately 2.3 million shares remaining in our open buyback program, and we expect to continue to opportunistically repurchase shares during the second quarter of 2014."
Mr. Lo continued, "For the second quarter of 2014, we are expecting net revenue to be in the range of approximately $335 million to $350 million and non-GAAP operating margin to be in the range of 9% to 10%."
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
NETGEAR will review the first quarter results and discuss management's expectations for the second quarter of 2014 today, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT). The dial-in number for the live audio call is (201) 689-8471. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on NETGEAR's website at http://investor.netgear.com. A replay of the call will be available 2 hours following the call through midnight ET (9 p.m. PT) on Thursday, May 1, 2014 by telephone at (858) 384-5517 and via the web at http://investor.netgear.com. The account number to access the phone replay is 13579917.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR partner. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, NETGEAR uses non-GAAP financial measures, which are adjusted to exclude certain expenses and tax benefits, where applicable. We believe non-GAAP financial measures are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of our past financial performance and also our prospects for the future. These adjustments to our current period GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of NETGEAR's underlying operational results and trends and our marketplace performance. For example, the non-GAAP results are an indication of our baseline performance before charges that are considered by management to be outside of our core operating results. In addition, these adjusted non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators management uses as a basis for our planning and forecasting of future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.