QLogic Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Annual revenue grows 13%; Non-GAAP EPS up 17%

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 30, 2015QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 29, 2015.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Net revenue: $133.0 million
  • GAAP net income: $11.1 million or $0.13 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net income: $24.9 million or $0.28 per diluted share
  • Cash and marketable securities: $316.4 million as of March 29, 2015
  • Cash generated from operations: $45.2 million

Fiscal Year Highlights

  • Net revenue: $520.2 million
  • GAAP net income: $50.6 million or $0.57 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net income: $97.0 million or $1.10 per diluted share
  • GAAP operating income: $54.4 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income: $106.8 million
  • Operating margin: 10.5% GAAP, 20.5% non-GAAP

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $133.0 million and increased 15% from $115.7 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue from Advanced Connectivity Platforms was $120.7 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 and increased 19% from $101.1 million in the same quarter last year.

Net income on a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased to $11.1 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, from a net loss of $46.8 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Net income on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 20% to $24.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, from $20.8 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Net revenue for fiscal 2015 was $520.2 million and increased 13% from $460.9 million in fiscal 2014. Revenue from Advanced Connectivity Platforms was $465.0 million during fiscal 2015 and increased 20% from $386.7 million in fiscal 2014. Net income on a GAAP basis for fiscal 2015 increased to $50.6 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, from a net loss of $18.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in fiscal 2014. Net income on a non-GAAP basis for fiscal 2015 increased to $97.0 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, from $82.8 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in fiscal 2014.

“I am very pleased with our achievements during the fourth quarter and for the full year of fiscal 2015. We accomplished a great deal, including expansion of our market share position for both our Fibre Channel and Ethernet products1. In addition, during fiscal 2015, we were the first to sample the next generation 25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet controllers to customers that serve the enterprise and Cloud markets,” said Prasad Rampalli, president and chief executive officer, QLogic. “From a financial perspective, our revenue during fiscal 2015 increased by 13% over fiscal 2014 and our operating income and earnings per share expanded at even higher growth rates. Our focus on server and storage connectivity provides us excellent leverage from both a product development and customer engagement standpoint. I believe that as we continue to execute on our strategy, we are well positioned to deliver on our top and bottom line growth plans in the coming year.”

QLogic uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to supplement financial statements based on GAAP. A summary of these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, as well as a description of the reasons that management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and the additional purposes for which management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, is presented in the accompanying financial schedules.

QLogic’s fourth quarter fiscal 2015 conference call is scheduled for today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Prasad Rampalli, president and chief executive officer, and Jean Hu, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host the conference call. The call is being webcast live via the Internet at http://ir.qlogic.com and will include certain prepared materials. Phone access to participate in the conference call is available at (800) 334-0872, passcode: 3610509.

The financial information and the prepared materials that the company intends to discuss during the conference call will be available on the company’s website at http://ir.qlogic.com for twelve months following the conference call. A replay of the webcast will be available at http://ir.qlogic.com for twelve months.

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