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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, networking and connectivity semiconductor solutions, today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter of fiscal year 2018. Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $616 million, which exceeded the midpoint of the Company's guidance provided on August 24, 2017.

GAAP net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $149 million, or $0.30 per share. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $172 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the third quarter was $216 million.

"Our strong performance in the third quarter is a direct result of growth in our core businesses and improved execution across the company, enabling us to continue to unlock the earnings power of Marvell," said Matt Murphy, Marvell President and CEO.

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2018 Financial Outlook

  • Revenue is expected to be $595 million to $625 million.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be approximately 62%.
  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $240 million to $246 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $215 million to $220 million.
  • GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations is expected to be in the range of $0.23 to $0.29 per share.
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations is expected to be in the range of $0.29 to $0.33 per share.

On November 20, 2017, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. announced a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of the common stock of Cavium, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in mid-calendar 2018, subject to regulatory approval as well as other customary closing conditions, including the adoption by Cavium shareholders of the merger agreement and the approval by Marvell shareholders of the issuance of Marvell common shares in the transaction. For further information visit http://MarvellCavium.transactionannouncement.com.

Conference Call

Marvell will conduct a conference call on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-844-647-5488 or 1-615-247-0258, pass-code 4999449. The call will be webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at the Marvell Investor Relations website at http://investor.marvell.com/ with a replay available following the call until Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of share-based compensation expense, amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring and other related charges, litigation settlement, and certain expenses and benefits that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to Marvell's core business.

In fiscal 2018, Marvell began using a non-GAAP tax rate to compute the non-GAAP tax provision. This non-GAAP tax rate is based on Marvell's estimated annual GAAP income tax forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating Marvell's non-GAAP income, as well as the effects of significant non-recurring and period specific tax items which vary in size and frequency. Marvell's non-GAAP tax rate is determined on an annual basis and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events that may materially affect the non-GAAP tax rate such as tax law changes; significant changes in Marvell's geographic mix of revenue and expenses; or changes to Marvell's corporate structure. For the third quarter of fiscal 2018, a non-GAAP tax rate of 4% has been applied to the non-GAAP financial results.

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share from continuing operations is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income from continuing operations by non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude the potential benefits of share-based compensation expected to be incurred in future periods but not yet recognized in the financial statements. The expected compensation costs are treated as additional proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Marvell's financial condition and results of operations. While Marvell uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Marvell does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Consistent with this approach, Marvell believes that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance.

Externally, management believes that investors may find Marvell's non-GAAP financial measures useful in their assessment of Marvell's operating performance and the valuation of Marvell. Internally, Marvell's non-GAAP financial measures are used in the following areas:

  • Management's evaluation of Marvell's operating performance;
  • Management's establishment of internal operating budgets;
  • Management's performance comparisons with internal forecasts and targeted business models; and
  • Management's determination of the achievement and measurement of certain performance-based equity awards (adjustments may vary from award to award).

Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of Marvell's business as determined in accordance with GAAP. As a result, you should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Marvell's results as reported under GAAP. Marvell expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from Marvell's non-GAAP net income should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

Forward-Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve risks and uncertainties, including: the transaction between Marvell and Cavium, including statements regarding the anticipated timing of the transaction; Marvell's expectations regarding its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 financial outlook; and Marvell's use of non-GAAP financial measures as important supplemental information. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "can," "may," "will," "would" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the risk that the Cavium transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect Cavium's business and the price of its common stock and/or Marvell's business and the price of its common shares; the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the merger agreement by the stockholders of Cavium, the approval of the issuance of Marvell shares in the transaction by the shareholders of Marvell, and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals; the failure of Marvell to obtain the necessary financing pursuant to the arrangements set forth in the debt commitment letters delivered pursuant to the merger agreement or otherwise; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on Cavium's business relationships, operating results, and business generally; risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Cavium or Marvell and potential difficulties in Cavium employee retention as a result of the transaction; risks related to diverting management's attention from Cavium's ongoing business operations; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Marvell or against Cavium related to the merger agreement or the transaction; the ability of Marvell to successfully integrate Cavium's operations and product lines; the ability of Marvell to implement its plans, forecasts, and other expectations with respect to Cavium's business after the completion of the proposed merger and realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings in the time frame anticipated or at all, and identify and realize additional opportunities; the risk of downturns in the highly cyclical semiconductor industry; Marvell's dependence upon the storage, networking and connectivity markets, which are highly cyclical and intensely competitive; the outcome of pending or future litigation and legal and regulatory proceedings; Marvell's dependence on a small number of customers; severe financial hardship or bankruptcy of one or more of Marvell's major customers; Marvell's ability and the ability of its customers to successfully compete in the markets in which it serves; Marvell's reliance on independent foundries and subcontractors for the manufacture, assembly and testing of its products; Marvell's ability and its customers' ability to develop new and enhanced products and the adoption of those products in the market; decreases in gross margin and results of operations in the future due to a number of factors; Marvell's ability to estimate customer demand and future sales accurately; Marvell's ability to scale its operations in response to changes in demand for existing or new products and services; the impact of international conflict and continued economic volatility in either domestic or foreign markets; the effects of transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the risks associated with manufacturing and selling a majority of products and customers' products outside of the United States; risks associated with acquisition and consolidation activity in the semiconductor industry; the impact of any change in the income tax laws in jurisdictions where Marvell operates and the loss of any beneficial tax treatment that Marvell currently enjoys; the effects of any potential acquisitions or investments; Marvell's ability to protect its intellectual property; the impact and costs associated with changes in international financial and regulatory conditions; Marvell's maintenance of an effective system of internal controls; and other risks detailed in Marvell's SEC filings from time to time. For other factors that could cause Marvell's results to vary from expectations, please see the risk factors identified in Marvell's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 29, 2017 as filed with the SEC on August 31, 2017, and other factors detailed from time to time in Marvell's filings with the SEC. Marvell undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

About Marvell

Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the Company's storage, networking and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: www.marvell.com.

Marvell® and the Marvell logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


October 28,
2017


July 29,
2017


October 29,
2016


October 28,
2017


October 29,
2016

Net revenue

$

616,302


$

604,750


$

623,651


$

1,793,761


$

1,734,630

Cost of goods sold

238,533


239,572


266,757


705,303


777,117

Gross profit

377,769


365,178


356,894


1,088,458


957,513











Operating expenses:










Research and development

165,477


180,871


202,416


534,444


629,767

Selling, general and administrative

59,112


55,659


60,088


169,875


192,052

Restructuring related charges

3,284


4,285


1,164


8,455


6,326

Total operating expenses

227,873


240,815


263,668


712,774


828,145

Operating income from continuing operations

149,896


124,363


93,226


375,684


129,368

Interest and other income, net

6,200


7,188


5,470


16,721


13,242

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

156,096


131,551


98,696


392,405


142,610

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

6,759


(3,899)


15,523


8,026


4,263

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

149,337


135,450


83,173


384,379


138,347

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

50,851


29,809


(10,557)


87,689


(37,105)

Net income

$

200,188


$

165,259


$

72,616


$

472,068


$

101,242











Net income (loss) per share — Basic:










Continuing operations

$

0.30


$

0.27


$

0.16


$

0.77


$

0.27

Discontinued operations

$

0.11


$

0.06


$

(0.02)


$

0.17


$

(0.07)

Net income per share - Basic

$

0.41


$

0.33


$

0.14


$

0.94


$

0.20











Net income (loss) per share — Diluted:










Continuing operations

$

0.30


$

0.26


$

0.16


$

0.75


$

0.27

Discontinued operations

$

0.10


$

0.06


$

(0.02)


$

0.17


$

(0.07)

Net income per share - Diluted

$

0.40


$

0.32


$

0.14


$

0.92


$

0.20











Weighted average shares:










Basic

494,096


500,817


511,090


499,568


510,373

Diluted

504,903


510,309


522,091


510,935


516,476

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(In thousands)



October 28,
2017


January 28,
2017

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

800,099


$

814,092

Short-term investments

931,976


854,268

Accounts receivable, net

366,114


335,384

Inventories

173,741


170,842

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

49,920


58,771

Assets held for sale

36,571


57,077

Total current assets

2,358,421


2,290,434

Property and equipment, net

198,173


243,397

Goodwill and acquired intangible assets, net

1,993,668


1,996,880

Other non-current assets

131,942


117,939

Total assets

$

4,682,204


$

4,648,650





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

166,096


$

143,484

Accrued liabilities

108,007


143,491

Accrued employee compensation

129,035


139,647

Deferred income

74,943


63,976

Liabilities held for sale


5,818

Total current liabilities

478,081


496,416

Non-current income taxes payable

56,641


60,646

Other non-current liabilities

86,533


63,937

Total liabilities

621,255


620,999





Shareholders' equity:




Common stock

982


1,012

Additional paid-in capital

2,669,775


3,016,775

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(192)


23

Retained earnings

1,390,384


1,009,841

Total shareholders' equity

4,060,949


4,027,651

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

4,682,204


$

4,648,650

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


October 28,
2017


October 29,
2016


October 28,
2017


October 29,
2016

Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$

200,188


$

72,616


$

472,068


$

101,242

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization

21,383


27,188


62,569


81,168

Share-based compensation

18,873


28,263


65,312


89,912

Amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets

1,076


2,784


3,212


8,676

Restructuring related impairment charges

44


1,056


(402)


2,081

Gain from investments in privately-held companies

(1,751)



(2,501)


Amortization (accretion) of premium /discount on available-for-sale securities

(200)


(679)


603


1,697

Other non-cash expense (income), net

2,755


(251)


1,331


(677)

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


(5)



(10)

Deferred income taxes

7


201


2,797


(2,222)

Gain on sale of property and equipment

(190)



(473)


Gain on sale of discontinued operations

(46,219)



(88,406)


Gain on sale of business



(5,254)


Changes in assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable

5,583


(13,512)


(30,730)


(38,895)

Inventories

(1,327)


3,710


(16,039)


10,944

Prepaid expenses and other assets

5,268


6,256


13,122


(356)

Accounts payable

16,119


(29,818)


20,087


10,541

Accrued liabilities and other non-current liabilities

(7,046)


6,508


(40,462)


(23,735)

Carnegie Mellon University accrued litigation settlement (a)




(736,000)

Accrued employee compensation

(2,237)


25,537


(10,612)


10,419

Deferred income

3,865


(8,393)


5,149


7,934

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

216,191


121,461


451,371


(477,281)

Cash flows from investing activities:








Purchases of available-for-sale securities

(296,659)


(140,087)


(672,887)


(343,810)

Sales of available-for-sale securities

167,451


118,649


284,151


458,744

Maturities of available-for-sale securities

136,090


51,823


305,702


198,293

Return of investment from privately-held companies

3,701


274


6,089


274

Purchases of time deposits

(75,000)


(75,000)


(225,000)


(200,000)

Maturities of time deposits

75,000


50,000


225,000


50,000

Purchases of technology licenses

(3,555)


(394)


(5,256)


(8,439)

Purchases of property and equipment

(10,613)


(13,347)


(25,156)


(37,724)

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

249



1,988


Net proceeds from sale of discontinued operations

93,735



165,940


Net proceeds from sale of business

2,402



2,402


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

92,801


(8,082)


62,973


117,338

Cash flows from financing activities:








Repurchases of common stock

(140,017)


(56,531)


(527,574)


(56,531)

Proceeds from employee stock plans

39,614


11,277


137,424


11,836

Minimum tax withholding paid on behalf of employees for net share settlement

(1,120)


(899)


(25,934)


(16,281)

Dividend payments to shareholders

(29,470)


(30,699)


(89,556)


(91,835)

Payments on technology license obligations

(8,401)


(3,696)


(22,697)


(13,848)

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


5



10

Net cash used in financing activities

(139,394)


(80,543)


(528,337)


(166,649)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

169,598


32,836


(13,993)


(526,592)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

630,501


718,752


814,092


1,278,180

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

800,099


$

751,588


$

800,099


$

751,588



(a)

The Company paid $750.0 million to Carnegie Mellon University in connection with a litigation settlement agreement reached in February 2016.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)












Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


October 28,
2017


July 29,
2017


October 29,
2016


October 28,
2017


October 29,
2016

GAAP gross profit:

$

377,769



$

365,178



$

356,894



$

1,088,458



$

957,513


Special items:










Share-based compensation

1,747



1,810



2,189



4,983



6,693


Other cost of goods sold (a)



3,000





3,000




Total special items

1,747



4,810



2,189



7,983



6,693


Non-GAAP gross profit

$

379,516



$

369,988



$

359,083



$

1,096,441



$

964,206












GAAP gross margin

61.3

%


60.4

%


57.2

%


60.7

%


55.2

%

Non-GAAP gross margin

61.6

%


61.2

%


57.6

%


61.1

%


55.6

%































Total GAAP operating expenses

$

227,873



$

240,815



$

263,668



$

712,774



$

828,145


Special items:










Share-based compensation

(18,892)



(19,557)



(23,041)



(58,762)



(73,044)


Restructuring related charges (b)

(3,284)



(4,285)



(1,164)



(8,455)



(6,326)


Amortization of and write-off acquired intangible assets

(1,076)



(1,065)



(2,299)



(3,212)



(6,896)


Other operating expenses (c)

(120)



(1,687)





(4,110)



(1,229)


Total special items

(23,372)



(26,594)



(26,504)



(74,539)



(87,495)


Total non-GAAP operating expenses

$

204,501



$

214,221



$

237,164



$

638,235



$

740,650
































GAAP operating margin

24.3

%


20.6

%


14.9

%


20.9

%


7.5

%

Other cost of goods sold (a)

%


0.5

%


%


0.2

%


%

Share-based compensation

3.3

%


3.5

%


4.0

%


3.6

%


4.6

%

Restructuring related charges (b)

0.5

%


0.7

%


0.2

%


0.5

%


0.4

%

Amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets

0.2

%


0.2

%


0.4

%


0.2

%


0.3

%

Other operating expenses (c)

0.1

%


0.3

%


%


0.1

%


0.1

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

28.4

%


25.8

%


19.5

%


25.5

%


12.9

%



















































GAAP interest and other income, net

$

6,200



$

7,188



$

5,470



$

16,721



$

13,242


Special items:










Restructuring related items (d)

(2,286)



(3,085)





(5,371)




Total special items

(2,286)



(3,085)





(5,371)




Total non-GAAP interest and other income, net

$

3,914



$

4,103



$

5,470



$

11,350



$

13,242
































GAAP net income

$

200,188



$

165,259



$

72,616



$

472,068



$

101,242


Less: Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

50,851



29,809



(10,557)



87,689



(37,105)


GAAP net income from continuing operations

149,337



135,450



83,173



384,379



138,347


Special items:










Other cost of goods sold (a)



3,000





3,000




Share-based compensation

20,639



21,367



25,230



63,745



79,737


Restructuring related charges (b)

998



1,200



1,164



3,084



6,326


Amortization of and write-off acquired intangible assets

1,076



1,065



2,299



3,212



6,896


Other operating expenses (c)

120



1,687





4,110



1,229


Pre-tax total special items

22,833



28,319



28,693



77,151



94,188


Other income tax effects and adjustments (e)

(398)



(10,298)





(10,760)



(1,071)


Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

171,772



$

153,471



$

111,866



$

450,770



$

231,464
































Weighted average shares — basic

494,096



500,817



511,090



499,568



510,373


Weighted average shares — diluted

504,903



510,309



522,091



510,935



516,476


Non-GAAP weighted average shares — diluted (f)

512,676



519,438



531,831



518,423



526,883












GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share from continuing operations

$

0.30



$

0.26



$

0.16



$

0.75



$

0.27


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share from continuing operations

$

0.34



$

0.30



$

0.21



$

0.87



$

0.44




(a)

Other costs of goods sold in the three months ended July 29, 2017 and the nine months ended October 28, 2017 include charges for past intellectual property licensing matters.



(b)

Restructuring related charges include costs that are a direct result of restructuring. Such charges include employee severance, facilities related costs, contract cancellation charges and impairment of equipment.



(c)

Other operating expenses include costs of retention bonuses offered to employees who remained through the ramp down of certain operations due to the restructuring actions.



(d)

Interest and other income, net includes restructuring related items such as gain on sale of a business and foreign currency remeasurement related to restructuring related accruals.



(e)

Other income tax effects and adjustments in the three months ended October 28, 2017 and July 29, 2017 include adjustment to the tax provision based on a non-GAAP tax rate of 4%. Other income tax effects and adjustments in the nine months ended October 28, 2017 includes adjustment to the tax provision based on a non-GAAP tax rate of 4%.



(f)

Non-GAAP diluted share count excludes the impact of share-based compensation expense expected to be incurred in future periods and not yet recognized in the Company's financial statements, which would otherwise be assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

Quarterly Revenue Trend (Unaudited)

(In thousands)



Three Months Ended


% Change


October 28, 2017


July 29, 2017


October 29, 2016


YoY


QoQ

Storage (1)

$

315,338


$

311,501


$

328,960


(4)

%


1

%

Networking (2)

150,497


147,250


146,752


3

%


2

%

Connectivity (3)

102,662


98,571


86,424


19

%


4

%

Total Core

568,497


557,322


562,136


1

%


2

%

Other (4)

47,805


47,428


61,515


(22)

%


1

%

Total Revenue (5)

$

616,302


$

604,750


$

623,651


(1)

%


2

%


Three Months Ended

% of Total

October 28, 2017


July 29, 2017


October 29, 2016

Storage (1)

51

%


52

%


53

%

Networking (2)

24

%


24

%


24

%

Connectivity (3)

17

%


16

%


14

%

Total Core

92

%


92

%


91

%

Other (4)

8

%


8

%


9

%

Total Revenue

100

%


100

%


100

%


(1) Storage products are comprised primarily of HDD, SSD Controllers and Data Center Storage Solutions.


(2) Networking products are comprised primarily of Ethernet Switches, Ethernet Transceivers, Embedded ARM Processors and Automotive Ethernet, as well as a few legacy product lines in which we no longer invest, but will generate revenue for several years.


(3) Connectivity products are comprised primarily of WiFi solutions including WiFi only, WiFi/Bluetooth combos and WiFi Microcontroller combos.


(4) Other products are comprised primarily of Printer Solutions, Application Processors and others.


(5) Excludes the revenue of certain non-strategic businesses that were classified as discontinued operations.

For further information, contact:
T. Peter Andrew
Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations
408-222-0777
ir@marvell.com

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