Extreme Networks Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Earnings Q4 Revenue: $79.5 million, an increase of 16.5% quarter over quarter

GAAP EPS: $0.03, an increase of $0.05 quarter over quarter

Non-GAAP EPS: $0.07, up from $0.04 for the prior quarter

Cash and Investments: $205.6 million, an increase of $16.5 million quarter over quarter

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) (the "Company") today reported revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30, 2013 of $79.5 million. This represents a 16.5% increase compared to the prior quarter's revenues of $68.2 million and a 9.4% decrease compared to revenues of $87.7 million in Q4 2012. GAAP net income for Q4 was $3.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, an increase of $5.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share compared to Q3 2013 and a decrease from $7.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share for Q4 2012. Q4 non-GAAP net income was $6.7 million, or $0.07 per share, an increase of $3.4 million, or $0.03 per share compared to Q3 2013 and a decrease from Q4 2012 results of $7.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

For the full fiscal year, Extreme Networks reported 2013 revenues of $299.3 million, compared to $322.7 million for fiscal 2012.  GAAP net income was $9.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $15.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share for the prior year.  On a non-GAAP basis, net income for fiscal year 2013 was $16.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $21.7 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for fiscal 2012.  Cash and Investments ended fiscal year 2013 at $205.6 million compared to $153.5 million at the end of fiscal 2012.

"We are pleased with the significant sequential quarter over quarter growth in revenues and operating income, which is indicative of the strength of our product offering," said Chuck Berger, president and chief executive officer of Extreme Networks. "Our extensive line of Ethernet switches, reaching from the edge of the campus to data centers, all running on the most robust network operating system in the industry, have strong appeal to customers and partners.  That said, we continued to report year over year declines in revenues, which clearly indicates there is much to be done to improve our execution across the board.  We have identified the areas where changes are needed and are making solid progress, but it will take several quarters to realize the full benefit of these efforts.  Additionally, as in our third fiscal quarter, we were unable to fulfill a significant amount of orders due to reduced inventory levels and lengthening component lead times.  We will continue to face these shortages for the first half of the first quarter, but believe we will have caught up with demand as we go into September."

"During this past quarter we announced a global alliance with Lenovo.  We are a networking partner of theirs as they move strongly into the server market with a converged infrastructure solution.  Additionally we added a number of new customers and expanded our footprint with existing customers. Finally, yesterday we announced that Ed Carney has joined Extreme as our executive vice president, products and customer success.  Ed brings over three decades of experience in the networking industry, including most recently 15 years with Cisco.  Ed and his team will drive product innovation, development and quality with direct input from our customers.  We have a great deal of work to do, but I am encouraged after ending my first quarter with Extreme Networks with our progress and the tremendous potential of our technologies and market."

Fiscal Q4 2013 Financial Metrics:



Fourth Quarter





(in millions, except per share amounts and percentages)





(unaudited)





2013


2012


Change

Net Revenue









Product


$

64.5


$

72.6


$

(8.1)


(11.2)%

Service


$

15.0


$

15.1


$

(0.1)


(0.7)%

Total Net Revenue


$

79.5


$

87.7


$

(8.2)


(9.4)%

GAAP









Gross Margin


55.3%


55.7%


(0.4)%



Operating Margin/Loss


3.7%


6.2%


(2.5)%



Net Income


$

3.2


$

7.8


$

(4.6)



Earnings per diluted share


$

0.03


$

0.08


$

(0.05)



Non-GAAP









Gross Margin


55.3%


56.0%


(0.7)%



Operating Margin


8.2%


8.1%


0.1%



Net Income


$

6.7


$

7.6


$

(0.9)



Earnings per diluted share


$

0.07


$

0.08


$

(0.01)



  • GAAP operating margin includes $0.9 million of stock based compensation, CEO transition costs of $2.1 million and $0.6 million from a previously announced restructuring. These items are excluded from our non-GAAP operating margin.
  • Cash and investments ended the quarter at $205.6 million, as compared to $189.1 million at Q3 of fiscal 2013. Free Cash flow for the year was $19.5 million. During the quarter, we repurchased 1.0 million shares for $3.5 million and for the fiscal year repurchased 4.1 million shares for $14.5 million. There remains $61 million in the previously announced three year $75 million buy-back program.
  • Accounts receivable balance ending Q4 was $47.6 million, a (net) increase of $4.0 million from Q3 of fiscal 2013, with days sales outstanding (DSO) of 54, a decrease of 4 days from Q3 of fiscal 2013.
  • Inventory ending Q4 was $16.2 million, a (net) increase of $0.5 million from Q3 of fiscal 2013 and represents 47 days of inventory (DOI), sequentially down 9 days from Q3 of fiscal 2013.

Recent Business Highlights:                                                                 

  • Charles (Chuck) W. Berger was named Extreme Networks president and chief executive officer and was elected to our Board of Directors in April 2013. The Company also moved its corporate headquarters to San Jose, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and opened its new and expanded R&D facility within Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina.
  • Lenovo and Extreme Networks entered into a strategic global reseller alliance. Extreme Networks will enhance Lenovo's focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability with industry leading networking solutions. Extreme Networks' Open Fabric Ethernet switches uniquely address the challenges of cloud computing with scale, reliability and via SDN with support of the OpenStack™ cloud initiative.
  • EMC has certified Extreme Networks' Summit® X670 switch and can be used as part of a VSPEX-anchored implementation at data centers and cloud providers. EMC rolled out VSPEX in 2012; the initiative is a collection of server, storage and networking components that are certified to work together. Extreme Networks is one of only three EMC validated network switch vendors that can be considered in VSPEX deployments.
  • Edward (Ed) T. Carney joined Extreme Networks on July 29 as Executive Vice President, Products and Customer Success, where he will oversee the development of market leading network platforms and shape the customer experience by leading Extreme Networks' global service and support organizations.
  • Caixa, one of Brazil's leading financial institutions, added to its data center with follow-on orders and is the largest global installation to date of our flagship product, the BlackDiamond® X8. This is a strong endorsement for the product quality of this leading edge Open Fabric solution.

Business Outlook:

For its first quarter of fiscal 2014 ending September 31, 2013, Extreme Networks is targeting revenues in a range of $72 million to $77 million.  GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin targeted to be between 55% and 56%. GAAP net income is targeted at breakeven to $4.0 million, or $0.00 to $0.04 per diluted share.  Non-GAAP net income is targeted in a range of $2.0 million to $6.0 million, or $0.02 to $0.06 per diluted share. The GAAP and non-GAAP net income targets are based on an estimated 95 million diluted weighted average shares.  Targeted non-GAAP earnings exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation expense of approximately $1.7 million and restructuring charges of approximately $0.3 million.

The schedules attached hereto are an integral part of this release.

Conference Call:

Extreme Networks will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (2:00 p.m. Pacific) today to review the highlights of the fourth fiscal quarter 2013 and the business outlook for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, including significant factors and assumptions underlying the targets noted above. The conference call will be available to the public through a live audio web broadcast via the Internet at http://investor.extremenetworks.com and a replay of the call will be available on the website through August 15, 2013.  The conference call may also be heard by dialing 1-877-303-9826 and International callers' dial 1-224-357-2194, Conference ID: 93884800.  Supplemental financial information to be discussed during the conference call will be posted in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website www.extremenetworks.com including the non-GAAP reconciliation attached to this press release.

About Extreme Networks:

Extreme Networks is a San Jose, CA-based leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks.  Extreme Networks is a trademark or registered trademark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

For additional product and company information, please refer to www.extremenetworks.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

Extreme Networks provides all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). To supplement its consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company is also providing with this press release non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP operating income. In preparing non-GAAP information, the Company has excluded, where applicable, the impact of restructuring charges, share-based compensation, litigation settlements, Chief Executive Officer transition expenses, gain on the sale of facilities and the currency loss from closing subsidiaries.  The Company believes that excluding these items provides both management and investors with additional insight into its current operations, the trends affecting the Company and the Company's marketplace performance. In particular, management finds it useful to exclude these items in order to more readily correlate the Company's operating activities with the Company's ability to generate cash from operations. Accordingly, management uses these non-GAAP measures, along with the comparable GAAP information, in evaluating the Company's historical performance and in planning its future business activities. Please note that the Company's non-GAAP measures may be different than those used by other companies. The additional non-GAAP financial information the Company presents should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for, the Company's financial information presented in accordance with GAAP.  The Company has provided a non-GAAP reconciliation of the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the periods presented in this release, which are adjusted to exclude restructuring charges, share-based compensation expense and litigation settlements for these periods. These measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures for comparable financial information and understanding of the Company's ongoing performance as a business. Extreme Networks uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures to evaluate and manage its operations.

Forward Looking Statements:

Actual results, including with respect to the Company's financial targets and general business prospects, could differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk that the Company may not obtain sufficient orders to achieve targeted revenues for the Company's products and services given both increasing price competition in key network switching equipment markets and the need to align the Company's cost structure to meet the Company's financial goals; the Company's effectiveness in controlling expenses, including the risk that the Company's restructuring efforts may not achieve as significant a reduction in operating expenses as anticipated, the risk that it or its distributors and other channel partners are not able to develop and expand customer bases and accurately anticipate demand from end customers, which can result in increased inventory and reduced orders as it experiences wide fluctuations in supply and demand; the risk that its results will suffer if it is  unable to balance fluctuations in customer demand and capacity; risks associated with the ramp-up of production of its new products and its entry into new business channels different from those in which it has historically operated; the risk that it may experience production delays that preclude it from shipping sufficient quantities to meet customer orders or that result in higher production costs and lower margins; ongoing uncertainty in global economic conditions, infrastructure development or customer demand that could negatively affect product demand, collectability of receivables and other related matters as consumers and businesses may defer purchases or payments, or default on payments; its ability to complete development and commercialization of products under development, such as its pipeline of new network switches and related software; its ability to lower costs; risks resulting from the concentration of business among few customers, including the risk that customers may reduce or cancel orders or fail to honor purchase commitments; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render its products obsolete; the potential lack of customer acceptance for new products; and risks associated with ongoing litigation; a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of the Company's products.

More information about potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the U.S. federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, Extreme Networks disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

 

EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)






June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012





ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

95,803


$

54,596

Short-term investments

43,034


23,358

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,252 at June 30, 2013 and $1,646 at June 30, 2012

47,642


41,166

Inventories

16,167


26,609

Deferred income taxes

386


644

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

5,749


5,655

Assets held for sale


17,081

Total current assets

208,781


169,109

Property and equipment, net

23,644


25,180

Marketable securities

66,776


75,561

Intangible assets, net

4,243


5,106

Other assets, net

7,980


9,634

Total assets

$

311,424


$

284,590

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

27,163


$

19,437

Accrued compensation and benefits

13,503


13,409

Restructuring liabilities

1,466


463

Accrued warranty

3,296


2,871

Deferred revenue, net

33,184


31,769

Deferred distributors revenue, net of cost of sales to distributors

17,388


15,319

Other accrued liabilities

16,502


13,480

Total current liabilities

112,502


96,748

Deferred revenue, less current portion

8,270


7,559

Other long-term liabilities

1,507


643

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity

189,145


179,640

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

311,424


$

284,590

 

 

EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended


Year Ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012

Net revenues:








Product

$

64,505


$

72,558


$

239,955


$

261,873

Service

14,957


15,091


59,388


60,849

Total net revenues

79,462


87,649


299,343


322,722

Cost of revenues:








Product

30,803


33,305


115,862


120,227

Service

4,684


5,511


20,855


22,648

Total cost of revenues

35,487


38,816


136,717


142,875

Gross profit:








Product

33,702


39,253


124,093


141,646

Service

10,273


9,580


38,533


38,201

Total gross profit

43,975


48,833


162,626


179,847

Operating expenses:








Research and development

9,567


11,774


40,521


45,640

Sales and marketing

22,438


24,655


87,202


90,167

General and administrative

8,434


6,880


26,725


28,658

Restructuring charge, net of reversals

593


237


6,836


1,594

Litigation Settlement


(121)


2,029


(121)

Gain on sale of facilities



(11,539)


Total operating expenses

41,032


43,425


151,774


165,938

Operating income

2,943


5,408


10,852


13,909

Interest income

284


311


1,070


1,239

Interest expense




(75)

Other income (expense), net

243


2,049


(571)


1,995

Income before income taxes

3,470


7,768


11,351


17,068

Provision for income taxes

286


(44)


1,678


1,196

Net income

$

3,184


$

7,812


$

9,673


$

15,872

Basic and diluted net income per share:








Net income per share - basic

$

0.03


$

0.08


$

0.10


$

0.17

Net income per share - diluted

$

0.03


$

0.08


$

0.10


$

0.17

Shares used in per share calculation - basic

93,611


94,186


93,954


93,451

Shares used in per share calculation - diluted

94,894


95,225


95,044


94,490

 

 

EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Year Ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012





Net cash provided by operating activities

$

32,237


$

13,813

Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(12,737)


(5,237)

Purchases of investments

(57,712)


(75,851)

Proceeds from maturities of investments and marketable securities

16,367


30,295

Proceeds from sales of investments and marketable securities

28,528


40,658

Purchase of intangible assets

(625)


(275)

Proceeds from sales of facilities

42,659


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

16,480


(10,410)

Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from issuance of common stock

7,084


1,392

Repurchases of common stock

(14,475)


Deposit from sale of buildings


1,001

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(7,391)


2,393





Foreign currency effect on cash

(119)


(1,172)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

41,207


4,624

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

54,596


49,972

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

95,803


$

54,596

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Extreme Networks uses non-GAAP measure of certain components of financial performance.  These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses and free cash flow.

Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all historical non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included with this press release.  In this press release, Extreme Networks also presents its target for non-GAAP expenses, which is expenses less stock based compensation expense, litigation settlements, restructuring expenses, gains related to the sale of the Santa Clara campus, one-time CEO transition expenses and currency gains or losses related to closing of certain foreign subsidiaries.

Non-GAAP measures presented in this press release are not in accordance with or an alternative measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.  In addition these, non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.  Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Extreme Networks' results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP.  These non-GAAP measures should only be used to evaluate Extreme Networks' results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Extreme Networks believes that these non-GAAP measures when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures enhance investors' and management's overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and the Company's prospects for the future, including cash flows available to pursue opportunities to enhance shareholder value.  In addition, because Extreme Networks has historically reported certain non-GAAP results to investors, the Company believes that the inclusion of non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the Company's financial reporting. 

For its internal planning process, and as discussed further below, Extreme Network's management uses financial statements that do not include stock-based compensation expense, litigation settlement gains or losses, restructuring expenses , gains related to the sale of the Santa Clara campus and currency gains or losses related to closing of certain foreign subsidiaries.  Extreme Networks' management also uses non-GAAP measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the Company's financial results. 

As described above, Extreme Networks excludes the following items from one or more of its non-GAAP measures when applicable.   

Stock based compensation expense. This expense consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock and employee stock purchases through its ESPP.  Extreme Networks excludes stock based compensation expenses from its non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that the Company does not believe are reflective of ongoing cash requirement related to operating results. Extreme Networks expects to incur stock-based compensation expenses in future periods. 

Restructuring expenses. Restructuring expenses primarily consist of cash severance and termination benefits. Extreme Networks excludes restructuring expenses since they result from events that often occur outside of the ordinary course of continuing operations. Extreme Networks expects to incur restructuring expenses in future periods

Gains related to the sale of facilities.  The one-time net gain related to the sale of the Santa Clara campus consist of the gross proceeds of the sale less the expenses directly related to the sale such as commissions, closing costs and legal fees.  Extreme Networks excludes this gain because it is a one-time event and does not believe that the gain is reflective of ongoing operations. 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) transition expenses.  This expense is related to the costs associated with the severance payments, both cash and stock based, for the Company's prior CEO and the cost of transitioning with a new CEO.  Extreme Networks excludes these costs as it does not believe it is reflective of ongoing operations. 

Currency gains or losses related to closing of certain foreign subsidiaries.  This is related to the closing of our Japanese subsidiary.  This has accumulated over time and has historically been included in Other Comprehensive Income.   Extreme Networks excludes these gains and losses as it is a one-time event and does not believe it is reflective of ongoing operations. 

In addition to the non-GAAP measures discussed above, Extreme Networks also uses free cash flow as a measure of operating performance.  Free cash flow represents operating cash flows less net purchase of property and equipment.  Extreme Networks considers free cash flows to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after the purchases of property and equipment, which can then be used to, among other things, invest in Extreme Networks business, make strategic acquisitions, strengthen the balance sheet and repurchase stock.  A limitation of the utility of free cash slows as a measure of financial performance is that it does not represent the total increases or decrease in the Company's cash balance for the period. 

 

EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)





Non-GAAP Gross Margin

Three Months Ended


Year Ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012









Gross profit - GAAP Basis

$

43,975


$

48,833


$

162,626


$

179,847

Gross margin - GAAP Basis percentage

55.3%


55.7%


54.3%


55.7%

Adjustments:








Stock based compensation expense

$

3


$

212


$

720


$

788

Gross profit - Non-GAAP Basis

$

43,978


$

49,045


$

163,346


$

180,635

Gross margin - Non-GAAP Basis percentage

55.3%


56.0%


54.6%


56.0%









Non-GAAP Operating Income

Three Months Ended


Year Ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012









GAAP operating income

$

2,943


$

5,408


$

10,852


$

13,909

GAAP operating income percentage

3.7%


6.2%


3.6%


4.3%

Adjustments:








Stock based compensation expense

$

886


$

1,537


$

6,511


$

6,189

Restructuring charge, net of reversals

$

593


$

237


$

6,836


$

1,594

Litigation Settlement

$


$

(53)


$

2,197


$

(53)

Gain on sale of facilities

$


$


$

(11,539)


$

One-time CEO transition expenses

$

2,086


$


$

2,086


$

Total adjustments to GAAP operating income

$

3,565


$

1,721


$

6,091


$

7,730

Non-GAAP operating income

$

6,508


$

7,129


$

16,943


$

21,639

Non-GAAP operating income percentage

8.2%


8.1%


5.7%


6.7%









Non-GAAP Net Income

Three Months Ended


Year Ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012









GAAP net income

$

3,184


$

7,812


$

9,673


$

15,872

Adjustments:








Stock based compensation expense

$

886


$

1,537


$

6,511


$

6,189

Restructuring charge, net of reversals

$

593


$

237


$

6,836


$

1,594

Litigation Settlement

$


$

(53)


$

2,197


$

(53)

Gain on sale of facilities

$


$


$

(11,539)


$

One-time CEO transition expenses

$

2,086


$


$

2,086


$

Currency loss from closing of a foreign subsidiary

$


$

(1,887)


$

465


$

(1,887)

Total adjustments to GAAP net income

$

3,565


$

(166)


$

6,556


$

5,843

Non-GAAP net income

$

6,749


$

7,646


$

16,229


$

21,715









Earnings per share








Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

0.07


$

0.08


$

0.17


$

0.23

Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation

94,984


95,225


95,044


94,490

















Free Cash Flow

Three Months Ended


Year Ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012









Cash flow provided by operations

$

25,235


$

7,406


$

32,237


$

13,813

Add: PP&E CapEx spending

$

(8,315)


$

(816)


$

(12,737)


$

(5,237)

Total free cash flow

$

16,920


$

6,590


$

19,500


$

8,576









 

SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.



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