Extreme Networks Reports Third Fiscal Quarter 2013 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced revenue of $68.2 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2013 ending March 31, 2013. This represents a 7.0% decrease compared to revenue of $73.4 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. GAAP net loss for the third quarter was $2.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, a decrease year-over-year compared to GAAP net income of $2.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $3.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 of $3.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share.

"Q3 non-GAAP earnings were in-line with the Company's targets even though revenue was slightly below the target range.  During the quarter we moved aggressively on our restructuring and the benefits are beginning to show in the workflow within the company as well as a $3.8M reduction in non-GAAP operating expenses and improved gross margins," stated John Kurtzweil, chief financial officer of Extreme Networks.  "We are glad to have Chuck Berger join Extreme Networks as our CEO and look forward to his leadership to focus on expanding our market positioning and growing our business.  He will be instrumental in driving the delivery of technology for our customers as well as increasing shareholder value."

Fiscal Q3 2013 Financial Metrics:



Third Quarter







(in millions, except per share amounts and percentages)







(unaudited)







2013


2012


Change


Net Revenue









Product


$

54.1



$

58.0



$

(3.9)



(6.8)%


Service


$

14.1



$

15.4



$

(1.3)



(8.0)%


Total Net Revenue


$

68.2



$

73.4



$

(5.2)



(7.0)%


GAAP









Gross Margin


55.6

%


56.2

%


(0.6)%




Operating Margin/Loss


(2.8)%



3.6

%


(6.4)%




Net Income


$

(2.2)



$

2.4



$

(4.6)




Earnings per diluted share


$

(0.02)



$

0.03



$

(0.05)




Non-GAAP









Gross Margin


55.9

%


56.4

%


(0.5)%




Operating Margin


5.3

%


5.6

%


(0.3)%




Net Income


$

3.3



$

3.8



$

(0.5)




Earnings per diluted share


$

0.04



$

0.04



$




Diluted Shares


94.3



94.6



(0.3)




 

  • GAAP operating margin includes $1.8 million of stock based compensation, legal fees and an associated litigation settlement of $2.6 million and $1.1 million from a previously announced restructuring charges associated with a plan to transition certain functions to a lower cost region and the reduction of certain facility related costs.  These items are excluded from our non-GAAP operating margin.
  • Cash and investments ended the quarter at $189.1 million, as compared to $196.2 million at Q2 of fiscal 2013.  Free Cash flow was a negative $2.5 million for the quarter and a positive $4.4 million when payments related to restructuring of $4.3M and the litigation settlement of $2.6 are excluded.  During the quarter, we repurchased 1.2 million shares for $4.2 million.  There remains $64 million in the previously announced three year $75 million buy-back program. 
  • Accounts receivable balance ending Q3 was $43.6 million, a (net) increase of $1.0 million from Q2 of fiscal 2013, with days sales outstanding (DSO) of 58, an increase of 6 days from Q2 of fiscal 2013. This increase was primarily due to receipt of customer orders and related shipments later in the quarter than normal.
  • Inventory ending Q3 was $15.7 million, a (net) decrease of $2.2 million from Q2 of fiscal 2013 and represents 56 days of inventory (DOI), sequentially up 1 day from Q2 of fiscal 2013.

Recent Business Highlights:                                                                 

  • Charles W. Berger was named Extreme Networks president and chief executive officer and was elected to the Board of Directors.
  • We began shipments of OpenFlow with the release of ExtremeXOS® 15.3 and SDN applications from Big Switch Networks.  We will be demonstrating our SDN solutions at Interop in May and generated our first SDN revenue in April.
  • We launched the Open Fabric Edge, a next generation campus edge architecture leveraging our open, high-performance, and resilient fabric technology.  The Open Fabric Edge offers convergence across Ethernet for WLAN, Unified Communications (UC), Physical Security, and Audio Video Bridging (AVB).  On the UC front we announced certification by Microsoft Lync, and we also announced with our partner Axis a unique method of IP camera control.
  • Our ExtremeXOS OS now supports AVB, a new set of protocols supporting the convergence of professional audio and video across Ethernet.  We support AVB across our product line, and have already generated first licensing revenue. Closely related to AVB is our work with Barco, where our Summit® X670 switch is the backbone of their new 'Operating Room over IP' operating room theater.
  • Key customer bookings for the quarter reflecting our global customer base included Tsagi Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute in Russia, one of the largest scientific research institutes in the world, DataChambers in the United States, the King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, the new headquarters for the largest SI in Korea, Samsung SDS, as well as a major subway deployment in India.

Business Outlook:

For its fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 ending June 30, 2013, the Company is targeting revenue in a range of $73 million to $77 million with GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin targeted to be between 54% and 55%. For both GAAP and non-GAAP, R&D expenses are targeted to be sequentially flat with Sales and Marketing expenses targeted to increase by $0.5 million to $1.0 million depending on revenue.  G&A expenses on a GAAP basis are targeted to increase by $1.0 million and non-GAAP G&A expenses are targeted to be sequentially flat; Restructuring charges are targeted to be $0.5 million.  GAAP net income is targeted at $1.0 million to $4.0 million, or $0.01 to $0.04 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income is targeted in a range of $4.0 million to $7.0 million, or $0.04 to $0.08 per diluted share. The GAAP and non-GAAP net income targets are based on an estimated 92.5 million diluted weighted average shares. Targeted non-GAAP earnings exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation expense of approximately $1.6 million, restructuring charges of approximately $0.5 million and $1.1 million of one-time CEO transition expenses.

The schedules attached are an integral part of the 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 third fiscal quarter 2013 business outlook, 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 May 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 technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks.  Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in over 50 countries.  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/(loss) and non-GAAP operating income/(loss). In preparing non-GAAP information, the Company has excluded, where applicable, the impact of restructuring charges, share-based compensation, litigation settlements, 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)






March 31, 2013


June 30, 2012





ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

77,592


$

54,596

Short-term investments

42,336


23,358

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,518 at March 31, 2013 and $1,646 at June 30, 2012

43,612


41,166

Inventories

15,658


26,609

Deferred income taxes

288


644

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

5,690


5,655

Assets held for sale


17,081

Total current assets

185,176


169,109

Property and equipment, net

11,220


25,180

Marketable securities

69,171


75,561

Intangible assets, net

4,273


5,106

Other assets, net

8,593


9,634

Total assets

$

278,433


$

284,590

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

10,336


$

19,437

Accrued compensation and benefits

10,882


13,409

Restructuring liabilities

1,774


463

Accrued warranty

2,896


2,871

Deferred revenue, net

32,400


31,769

Deferred distributors revenue, net of cost of sales to distributors

13,532


15,319

Other accrued liabilities

12,784


13,480

Total current liabilities

84,604


96,748

Deferred revenue, less current portion

8,007


7,559

Other long-term liabilities

1,401


643

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity

184,421


179,640

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

278,433


$

284,590

 

 

EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012

Net revenues:








Product

$

54,072


$

58,009


$

175,450


$

189,316

Service

14,131


15,359


44,431


45,758

Total net revenues

68,203


73,368


219,881


235,074

Cost of revenues:








Product

25,206


26,623


85,059


86,922

Service

5,060


5,534


16,171


17,137

Total cost of revenues

30,266


32,157


101,230


104,059

Gross profit:








Product

28,866


31,386


90,391


102,394

Service

9,071


9,825


28,260


28,621

Total gross profit

37,937


41,211


118,651


131,015

Operating expenses:








Research and development

9,381


20,657


30,954


65,512

Sales and marketing

20,644


10,376


64,764


33,866

General and administrative

6,288


7,553


18,292


21,777

Restructuring charge, net of reversals

1,076


(35)


6,242


1,357

Litigation Settlement

2,450



2,029


Gain on sale of facilities



(11,539)


Total operating expenses

39,839


38,551


110,742


122,512

Operating (loss) income

(1,902)


2,660


7,909


8,503

Interest income

256


294


786


929

Interest expense




(75)

Other income (expense), net

(165)


(73)


(814)


(55)

(Loss) income before income taxes

(1,811)


2,881


7,881


9,302

Provision for income taxes

409


509


1,392


1,240

Net (loss) income

$

(2,220)


$

2,372


$

6,489


$

8,062

Basic and diluted net income per share:








Net (loss) income per share - basic

$

(0.02)


$

0.03


$

0.07


$

0.09

Net (loss) income per share - diluted

$

(0.02)


$

0.03


$

0.07


$

0.09

Shares used in per share calculation - basic

92,968


93,659


94,069


93,205

Shares used in per share calculation - diluted

92,968


94,600


95,094


94,245

 

EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012





Net cash provided by operating activities

$

7,003


$

6,407

Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(4,422)


(4,421)

Purchases of investments

(40,113)


(53,318)

Proceeds from maturities of investments and marketable securities

13,867


28,297

Proceeds from sales of investments and marketable securities

12,478


25,812

Purchase of intangible assets

(335)


(275)

Proceeds from sales of facilities

42,659


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

24,134


(3,905)

Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from issuance of common stock

2,539


753

Repurchases of common stock

(10,973)


Deposit from sale of buildings


1,001

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(8,434)


1,754





Foreign currency effect on cash

293


(905)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

22,996


3,351

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

54,596


49,972

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

77,592


$

53,323

 

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 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. 

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 OPERATIONS

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)





Non-GAAP Gross Margin

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012









Gross profit - GAAP Basis

$

37,937



$

41,211



$

118,651



$

131,015


Gross margin - GAAP Basis percentage

55.6

%


56.2

%


54.0

%


55.7

%

Adjustments:








Stock based compensation expense

$

179



$

140



$

717



$

575


Gross profit - Non-GAAP Basis

$

38,116



$

41,351



$

119,368



$

131,590


Gross margin - Non-GAAP Basis percentage

55.9

%


56.4

%


54.3

%


56.0

%









Non-GAAP Operating Income

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012









GAAP operating (loss) income

$

(1,902)



$

2,660



$

7,909



$

8,503


GAAP operating income percentage

(2.8)%



3.6

%


3.6

%


3.6

%

Adjustments:








Stock based compensation expense

$

1,841



$

1,476



$

5,625



$

4,652


Restructuring charge, net of reversals

$

1,076



$

(35)



$

6,242



$

1,357


Litigation Settlement

$

2,618



$



$

2,197



$


Gain on sale of facilities

$



$



$

(11,539)



$


Total adjustments to GAAP operating income

$

5,535



$

1,441



$

2,525



$

6,009


Non-GAAP operating income

$

3,633



$

4,101



$

10,434



$

14,512


Non-GAAP operating income percentage

5.3

%


5.6

%


4.7

%


6.2

%









Non-GAAP Net Income

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012










GAAP net (loss) income

$

(2,220)



$

2,372



$

6,489



$

8,062


Adjustments:









Stock based compensation expense

$

1,841



$

1,476



$

5,625



$

4,652


Restructuring charge, net of reversals

$

1,076



$

(35)



$

6,242



$

1,357


Litigation Settlement

$

2,618



$



$

2,197



$


Gain on sale of facilities

$



$



$

(11,539)



$


Currency loss from closing of a foreign subsidiary

$



$



$

465



$


Total adjustments to GAAP net income

$

5,535



$

1,441



$

2,990



$

6,009


Non-GAAP net income

$

3,315



$

3,813



$

9,479



$

14,071











Earnings per share









Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

0.04



$

0.04



$

0.10



$

0.15


Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation

94,254



94,600



95,094



94,245




















Free Cash Flow

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012


March 31, 2013


April 1, 2012










Cash flow provided by (used in) operations

$

(1,075)



$

2,451



$

7,003



$

6,407


Add: PP&E CapEx spending

$

(1,396)



$

(2,410)



$

(4,422)



$

(4,421)


Total free cash flow

$

(2,471)



$

41



$

2,581



$

1,986











 

SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.



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