July 24, 2014

NETGEAR® REPORTS SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

  • Second quarter 2014 net revenue of $337.6 million, as compared to $357.7 million in the comparable prior year quarter, decrease of 5.6% year-over-year
  • Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP net income of $21.4 million, as compared to $24.4 million in the comparable prior year quarter, decrease of 12.0% year-over-year
  • Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.58, as compared to $0.62 in the comparable prior year quarter, decrease of 6.5% year-over-year
  • Company expects third quarter 2014 net revenue to be in the range of $345 million to $360 million, with non-GAAP operating margin in the range of 9.5% to 10.5%

SAN JOSE, California - July 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 second quarter ended June 29, 2014.

Net revenue for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014 was $337.6 million, as compared to $357.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, and $349.4 million in the first quarter ended March 30, 2014. Net income, computed in accordance with GAAP, for the second quarter of 2014 was $14.7 million, or $0.40 per diluted share. This compared to GAAP net income of $14.0 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013, and GAAP net income of $14.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2014.

Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis in the second quarter of 2014 was 29.7%, as compared to 29.8% in the year ago comparable quarter, and 28.9% in the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP operating margin was 10.1% in the second quarter of 2014, as compared to 10.3% in the second quarter of 2013, and 9.7% in the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income was $0.58 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2014, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.62 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013, and non-GAAP net income of $0.59 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014.

Our non-GAAP tax rate was 36.5% in the second quarter 2014, as compared to 32.9% in the second quarter of 2013, and 35.2% in the first quarter of 2014.

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, impact to cost of sales from acquisition accounting adjustments to inventory, 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.

Patrick Lo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NETGEAR commented, "Revenue for the second quarter came in at the low end of guidance due to continued difficulty in Europe. We are taking proactive measures to address this by realigning the Northern European RBU and CBU sales channels. We believe this should benefit NETGEAR in the long term with the goal of gaining market share and improving profitability in this region."

"Recently the Retail Business Unit released the Nighthawk X6, the world's first tri-band wireless router. Tri-band technology is an important step forward in enabling the Internet of Things within the home by grouping network traffic across three WiFi bands, each working at its optimal speed. In a mixed environment of many slow and high speed devices, the Nighthawk X6 can provide up to three times the combined speed compared to previous dual band 11ac routers. The Service Provider Business Unit recently launched the new low cost 4G LTE mobile hotspot with a usage meter. Our launch partner is Telstra in Australia. It is ideal for pre-paid and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) customers. We intend to roll it out to other geographies in the coming quarters for both the operator and retail channels."

Christine Gorjanc, Chief Financial Officer of NETGEAR, added, "During the second quarter of 2014, we continued to leverage our strong balance sheet and cash position by repurchasing approximately 841,000 shares of NETGEAR common stock for $27.2 million, at an average price of $32.37 per share. Over the last three quarters we have returned $106.2 million in cash to shareholders through our buyback program, which represents approximately 3.3 million shares repurchased. We continue to believe that returning cash to our shareholders in excess of our operating and strategic needs is important, and that a stock repurchase program is an effective means of accomplishing this. Furthermore, we believe in our long-term growth prospects and our cash flow generation capability. We plan to remain opportunistic buyers of our stock."

Mr. Lo continued, "For the third quarter of 2014, we are expecting net revenue to be in the range of $345 million to $360 million, with non-GAAP operating margin in the range of 9.5% to 10.5%."

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
NETGEAR will review the second quarter results and discuss management's expectations for the third quarter of 2014 today, Thursday, July 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, July 31, 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 13586575.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 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.

© 2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Contact:
NETGEAR Investor Relations
Christopher Genualdi
netgearIR@netgear.com
(408) 890-3520

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "will," "may," "should," "estimate," "project," "outlook," "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify such forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. The forward-looking statements represent NETGEAR, Inc.'s expectations or beliefs concerning future events based on information available at the time such statements were made and include statements regarding: expected net revenue and non-GAAP operating margin; expectations regarding the timing and market acceptance of recent and anticipated new product introductions that position the Company for growth; expectations regarding the Company's market share and leadership position in various product categories; and expectations regarding repurchases of the Company's common stock. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including the following: future demand for the Company's products may be lower than anticipated; consumers may choose not to adopt the Company's new product offerings or adopt competing products; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; the Company may be unsuccessful or experience delays in manufacturing and distributing its new and existing products; telecommunications service providers may choose to slow their deployment of the Company's products or utilize competing products; the Company may be unable to collect receivables as they become due; the Company may fail to manage costs, including the cost of developing new products and manufacturing and distribution of its existing offerings; the Company may fail to successfully continue to effect operating expense savings; changes in the level of NETGEAR's cash resources and the Company's planned usage of such resources, including potential repurchases of the Company's common stock; changes in the Company's stock price and developments in the business that could increase the Company's cash needs; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; and the actions and financial health of the Company's customers. Further, certain forward-looking statements are based on assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 44 through 65, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2014. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:
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.

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