April 27, 2016

NETGEAR® Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

  • First quarter 2016 net revenue of $310.3 million, as compared to $309.2 million in the comparable prior year quarter, increase of 0.4%.
  • First quarter 2016 GAAP net income of $16.6 million, as compared to $8.0 million in the comparable prior year quarter.
    • First quarter 2016 non-GAAP net income of $24.6 million, as compared to $16.3 million in the comparable prior year quarter.
  • First quarter 2016 GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.50, as compared to $0.23 in the comparable prior year quarter.
    • First quarter 2016 non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.74, as compared to $0.46 in the comparable prior year quarter.
  • Company expects second quarter 2016 net revenue to be in the range of $290 million to $305 million, with non-GAAP operating margin in the range of 9.5% to 10.5%. Additionally, the Company expects the non-GAAP tax rate to be approximately 34%.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 April 3, 2016.

Net revenue for the first quarter ended April 3, 2016 was $310.3 million, as compared to $309.2 million in the first quarter ended March 29, 2015, and $360.9 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. Net income, computed in accordance with GAAP, for the first quarter of 2016 was $16.6 million, or $0.50 net income per diluted share. This compared to GAAP net income of $8.0 million, or $0.23 net income per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015, and GAAP net income of $21.8 million, or $0.66 net income per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net income was $0.74 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2016, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.46 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2015 and $0.83 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Operating margin, computed in accordance with GAAP, for the first quarter of 2016 was 8.3%, as compared to 5.7% in the year ago comparable quarter, and 8.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP operating margin was 11.9% in the first quarter of 2016, as compared to 9.2% in the first quarter of 2015 and 10.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The differences between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments, net of any tax effect, for amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring and other charges, losses on inventory commitments due to restructuring, litigation reserves, net, and gain on litigation settlements. 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, "We were pleased with our financial results for the first quarter of 2016, which came in slightly above the high end of our guidance for revenue and significantly above our guidance for operating margin. The Retail Business Unit and Commercial Business Unit both met our expectations, while the Service Provider Business Unit's revenue came in above what we had expected. Overall, our first quarter results reflect a strong start to the year for the Company."

Mr. Lo continued, "During the quarter we saw continued strength in North America, positive year-over-year and sequential growth in APAC, while EMEA was challenged primarily due to the step down in Service Provider revenue."

Christine Gorjanc, Chief Financial Officer of NETGEAR, added, "During the first quarter of 2016, we continued to be opportunistic buyers of NETGEAR equity and repurchased approximately 280,000 shares of common stock, which makes our total repurchase amount since Q4 2013 approximately 8.9 million shares. We continue to believe that stock repurchases are an effective way of returning capital to shareholders, and plan to be opportunistic buyers of our stock in the coming quarters."

Ms. Gorjanc continued, "Looking forward to the second quarter of 2016, we expect net revenue to be in the range of $290 million to $305 million. Our revenue outlook reflects seasonality for the Retail Business Unit, and the previously announced $75 million quarterly revenue run rate for the Service Provider Business Unit. Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be in the range of 9.5% to 10.5%. Our non-GAAP tax rate is expected to be approximately 34% for the second quarter of 2016."

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
NETGEAR will review the first quarter results and discuss management's expectations for the second quarter of 2016 today, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 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 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by telephone at (858) 384-5517 and via the web at http://investor.netgear.com. The account number to access the phone replay is 13635155.

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 (WiFi and LTE), 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 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 31,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. 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.

© 2016 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.

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, non-GAAP operating margin and tax rates; expectations regarding the timing, distribution, sales momentum and market acceptance of recent and anticipated new product introductions that position the Company for growth; expectations regarding  seasonal changes in the Company's business unit performance; 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 I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 10 through 30, in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2016.  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 adjustments, 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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-Financial Tables Attached-

 
NETGEAR, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$226,858  $181,945 
Short-term investments106,446  96,321  
Accounts receivable, net218,421  290,642 
Inventories215,307  213,118 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets35,431  39,117 
Total current assets802,463  821,143 
Property and equipment, net20,687  22,384 
Intangibles, net44,703  48,947 
Goodwill81,721  81,721 
Other non-current assets75,677  76,374 
Total assets$1,025,251  $1,050,569 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$75,134  $90,546 
Accrued employee compensation21,571  27,868 
Other accrued liabilities148,018  166,282 
Deferred revenue26,399  29,125 
Income taxes payable3,631  1,951 
Total current liabilities274,753  315,772 
Non-current income taxes payable14,694  14,444 
Other non-current liabilities11,439  11,643 
Total liabilities300,886  341,859 
Stockholders' equity:   
Common stock33  33 
Additional paid-in capital522,953  513,047 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(481) 3 
Retained earnings201,860  195,627 
Total stockholders' equity724,365  708,710 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,025,251  $1,050,569 
        


  
NETGEAR, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share and percentage data)
(Unaudited)
  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
      
Net revenue$310,256  $360,863  $309,157 
Cost of revenue209,691  255,447  220,877 
Gross profit100,565   105,416  88,280 
Gross margin32.4%  29.2% 28.6%
Operating expenses:     
Research and development22,137  23,373  20,452 
Sales and marketing37,277  39,256  37,602 
General and administrative12,849  12,121  11,023 
Restructuring and other charges2,678  14  4,394 
Litigation reserves, net10  8  (2,690)
Total operating expenses74,951  74,772  70,781 
Income from operations25,614  30,644  17,499 
Operating margin8.3% 8.5% 5.7%
Interest income234  111  52 
Other income (expense), net(366) (21) 475 
Income before income taxes25,482  30,734  18,026 
Provision for income taxes8,893  8,927  10,015 
Net income$16,589  $21,807  $8,011 
      
Net income per share:     
Basic$0.51  $0.68  $0.23 
Diluted$0.50  $0.66  $0.23 
      
Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share:     
Basic32,519  32,275  34,678 
Diluted33,269  33,110  35,285 


  
NETGEAR, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except percentage data)
(Unaudited)
  
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA: 
  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
      
GAAP gross profit$100,565  $105,416  $88,280 
Amortization of intangibles2,394  2,394  2,590 
Stock-based compensation expense439  376  496 
Losses on inventory commitments due to restructuring    407 
Non-GAAP gross profit$103,398  $108,186  $91,773 
Non-GAAP gross margin33.3% 30.0% 29.7%
      
GAAP research and development$22,137  $23,373  $20,452 
Stock-based compensation expense(866) (956) (845)
Non-GAAP research and development$21,271  $ 22,417  $19,607 
      
GAAP sales and marketing$37,277  $39,256  $37,602 
Amortization of intangibles(1,771) (1,771) (1,806)
Stock-based compensation expense(1,197) (1,184)  (1,393)
Non-GAAP sales and marketing$34,309  $36,301  $34,403 
      
GAAP general and administrative$12,849  $12,121  $11,023 
Stock-based compensation expense(1,909) (1,792) (1,614)
Non-GAAP general and administrative$10,940  $10,329  $9,409 
      
GAAP total operating expenses$ 74,951  $74,772  $70,781 
Amortization of intangibles(1,771) (1,771) (1,806)
Stock-based compensation expense(3,972) (3,932) (3,852)
Restructuring and other charges(2,678) (14) (4,394)
Litigation reserves, net(10) (8) 2,690 
Non-GAAP total operating expenses$66,520  $69,047   $63,419 
            


  
NETGEAR, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)
(In thousands, except percentage data)
(Unaudited)
  
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (CONTINUED): 
  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
       
GAAP operating income$25,614  $30,644  $17,499 
Amortization of intangibles4,165  4,165  4,396 
Stock-based compensation expense4,411  4,308  4,348 
Restructuring and other charges2,678  14  4,394 
Losses on inventory commitments due to restructuring    407 
Litigation reserves, net10  8  (2,690)
Non-GAAP operating income$36,878  $39,139  $28,354 
Non-GAAP operating margin11.9% 10.8% 9.2%
      
GAAP other income (expense), net$(366) $ (21) $475 
Gain on litigation settlements(5)    
Non-GAAP other income (expense), net$(371) $(21) $475 
      
GAAP net income$16,589  $21,807  $8,011 
Amortization of intangibles4,165  4,165  4,396 
Stock-based compensation expense4,411  4,308  4,348 
Restructuring and other charges2,678  14  4,394 
Losses on inventory commitments due to restructuring    407 
Litigation reserves, net10  8  (2,690)
Gain on litigation settlements(5)    
Tax effect(3,243) (2,800) (2,571)
Non-GAAP net income $24,605  $27,502  $16,295 
            


  
NETGEAR, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
  
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (CONTINUED): 
  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
      
NET INCOME PER DILUTED SHARE:    
GAAP net income per diluted share$0.50  $0.66  $0.23 
Amortization of intangibles0.13  0.13  0.12 
Stock-based compensation expense0.13  0.13  0.12 
Restructuring and other charges0.08  0.00  0.12 
Losses on inventory commitments due to restructuring    0.01 
Litigation reserves, net0.00  0.00   (0.08)
Gain on litigation settlements0.00     
Tax effect(0.10) (0.09) (0.06)
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share$0.74  $0.83  $0.46 
            


  
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, except per share data, DSO, inventory turns, weeks of channel inventory, headcount and percentage data)
(Unaudited)
  
  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 September 27,
 2015
 June 28,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
          
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments$333,304  $278,266  $263,848  $212,915  $247,405 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments per diluted share$10.02  $8.40  $8.16  $6.21  $7.01 
          
Accounts receivable, net$218,421  $290,642  $274,173  $246,493  $254,745 
Days sales outstanding (DSO)66 77 73 78 73
          
Inventories$215,307  $213,118  $170,013  $188,668  $200,948 
Ending inventory turns3.9 4.8 5.8 4.5 4.4
          
Weeks of channel inventory:         
U.S. retail channel8.8 8.4 9.2 7.0 7.7
U.S. distribution channel5.6 5.7 7.9 10.1 11.5
EMEA distribution channel4.4 4.6 5.3 4.8 4.4
APAC distribution channel6.3 7.0  7.3 7.1 7.4
          
Deferred revenue (current and non-current)$29,732  $33,331  $34,154  $31,116  $25,802 
          
Headcount937  963  959  967  979 
Non-GAAP diluted shares33,269  33,110  32,335  34,308  35,285 
               

NET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY

  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
Americas$193,850 62% $231,765 64% $173,786 56%
EMEA64,505 21% 86,887 24% 89,109 29%
APAC51,901 17% 42,211 12% 46,262 15%
Total$310,256 100% $360,863 100% $309,157 100%
                  

NET REVENUE BY SEGMENT

  
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
 2016
 December 31,
 2015
 March 29,
 2015
Retail$157,543 51% $197,520 54% $120,957 39%
Commercial68,432 22% 63,911 18% 72,731 24%
Service Provider84,281 27% 99,432 28%  115,469 37%
Total$310,256 100%  $360,863 100% $309,157  100%
                  

 

Contact:

NETGEAR Investor Relations

Christopher Genualdi

netgearIR@netgear.com

(408) 890-3520

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