Press Release

Broadcom Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

First Quarter 2012

Net Revenue: $1.827 billion

GAAP Diluted EPS: $.15; Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $.65

Q1 GAAP Results

  • Total Revenue: $1.827 billion (up 0.6% year-over-year)
  • Product Gross Margin: 48.1%
  • Diluted EPS: $.15 (includes $.12 of net non-recurring charges)
  • Cash Flow from Operations: $368 million

Q1 Non-GAAP Results

  • Product Gross Margin: 52.0%
  • Diluted EPS: $.65

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

"Broadcom performed well in the first quarter, with revenue near the high end of the guided range and better-than-expected underlying profitability," said Scott McGregor, Broadcom's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We closed the NetLogic Microsystems transaction to expand our footprint in network infrastructure, extended our lead in 5G WiFi by beginning commercial shipments, and rounded out our PON portfolio with the acquisition of BroadLight to enable complete solutions for the fastest growing segment in broadband access."

Net revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $1.827 billion. This represents an increase of 0.4% compared with the $1.820 billion reported for the fourth quarter of 2011 and an increase of 0.6% compared with the $1.816 billion reported for the first quarter of 2011. Net income computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2012 was $88 million, or $.15 per share (diluted), compared with GAAP net income of $254 million, or $.45 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of 2011 and GAAP net income of $228 million, or $.40 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of 2011.

In addition to GAAP results, Broadcom reports adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share, referred to respectively as "non-GAAP net income" and "non-GAAP diluted net income per share." A discussion of Broadcom's use of these and other non-GAAP financial measures is set forth below. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, appear in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading "Unaudited Schedule of Selected GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments."

Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $387 million, or $.65 per share (diluted), compared with non-GAAP net income of $394 million, or $.68 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of 2011 and non-GAAP net income of $407 million, or $.68 per share diluted, for the first quarter of 2011.

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, Broadcom will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter 2012 financial results and current financial prospects today at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time (4:45 p.m. Eastern Time). The company will broadcast the conference call via webcast over the Internet. To listen to the webcast, or to view the financial and other statistical information required by Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G, please visit the Investors section of the Broadcom website at www.broadcom.com/investors. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 1, 2012.

The financial results included in this release are unaudited.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Broadcom reports the following measures in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis: (i) cost of product revenue, (ii) product gross profit, (iii) product gross margin, (iv) research and development and selling, general and administrative expense, (v) net income, (vi) weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) and (vii) diluted net income per share. Broadcom's presentation of non-GAAP cost of product revenue, non-GAAP product gross profit, and non-GAAP product gross margin excludes certain charges related to acquisitions, stock-based compensation expense and employer payroll tax expense on certain stock option exercises. Acquisition-related charges include the amortization of purchased intangible assets and the amortization of acquired inventory valuation step-up. Our non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expense excludes stock-based compensation expense and employer payroll tax expense on certain stock option exercises, non-recurring legal fees, and changes in contingent earn-out liabilities. In addition to the exclusions noted above, our non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share (EPS) also exclude settlement costs, charitable contributions, restructuring costs (reversals), impairment of long-lived assets, and tax benefits resulting from reductions in our U.S. valuation allowance on certain deferred tax assets due to the recording of net deferred tax liabilities for identifiable intangible assets under purchase accounting. Stock-based compensation expense primarily includes the impact of stock options and restricted stock units issued by Broadcom. Reconciliations of our GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 appear in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading "Unaudited Schedule of Selected GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments." Some totals or amounts may not add or conform to prior period presentations due to rounding.

Broadcom believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. Broadcom's management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability among and between results from prior periods or forecasts and future prospects, and also facilitates comparisons with other companies in our industry, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Broadcom's management has historically used these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating operating performance, because we believe that the inclusion or exclusion of the items described above provides insight into our core operating results, our ability to generate cash and underlying business trends affecting our performance. Broadcom has chosen to provide this information to investors to enable them to perform additional analyses of past, present and future operating performance and as a supplemental means to evaluate our ongoing core operations. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

For additional information on the items excluded by Broadcom from one or more of its non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release and the related conference call for analysts and investors, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, guidance provided on future revenue, gross product margin and operating expense targets for the second quarter of 2012 (on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis), and references to our anticipated growth compared to the overall semiconductor industry. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Our quarterly operating results may fluctuate significantly.
  • We depend on a few significant customers for a substantial portion of our revenue.
  • We face intense competition.
  • We face risks associated with our acquisition strategy.
  • We may fail to adjust our operations in response to changes in demand.
  • Our operating results may be adversely impacted by worldwide economic uncertainties and specific conditions in the markets we address.
  • Our stock price is highly volatile.
  • We may be required to defend against alleged infringement of intellectual property rights of others and/or may be unable to adequately protect or enforce our own intellectual property rights.
  • We are subject to order and shipment uncertainties.
  • We manufacture and sell complex products and may be unable to successfully develop and introduce
    new products.
  • We are exposed to risks associated with our international operations.
  • We depend on third parties to fabricate, assemble and test our products.
  • There can be no assurance that we will continue to declare cash dividends.
  • We may be unable to attract, retain or motivate key personnel.
  • Government regulation may adversely affect our business.
  • Our business is subject to potential tax liabilities.
  • Our articles of incorporation and bylaws contain anti-takeover provisions.
  • Our co-founders and their affiliates may control the outcome of matters that require the approval of
    our shareholders.

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements used in this release and the related conference call for analysts and investors speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

BROADCOM CORPORATION

Unaudited GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 


Three Months Ended
March  31,


2012

2011

Net revenue:



Product revenue

$ 1,770

$ 1,752

Income from Qualcomm Agreement

52

52

Licensing revenue

5

12




Total net revenue

1,827

1,816

Costs and expenses:



Cost of product revenue

918

894

Research and development

546

498

Selling, general and administrative

179

179

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

17

7

Settlement costs (gains), net

86

(5)

Impairments of long-lived assets

28

9

Restructuring costs

3

Total operating costs and expenses

1,777

1,582




Income from operations

50

234

Interest expense, net

(6)

Other expense, net

(1)

(1)




Income before income taxes

43

233

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

(45)

5




Net income

$     88

$  228




Net income per share (basic)

$ 0.16

$ 0.42




Net income per share (diluted)

$ 0.15

$ 0.40




Weighted average shares (basic)

548

539




Weighted average shares (diluted)

570

575




Dividends per share

$ 0.10

$ 0.09




The following table presents details of total stock-based compensation expense included in each functional line item in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income above:



Three Months Ended
March  31,


2012

2011

Cost of product revenue

$        9

$        7

Research and development

94

102

Selling, general and administrative

47

36

BROADCOM CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In millions)


Three Months Ended
March 31,


2012

2011

Operating activities



Net income

$          88

$    228

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:



Depreciation and amortization

28

23

Stock-based compensation expense:  



Stock options and other awards

27

41

Restricted stock units

123

104

Acquisition-related items:



Amortization of purchased intangible assets

54

22

Impairment of long-lived assets

28

9

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:



Accounts receivable

(51)

59

Inventory

38

48

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(11)

(28)

Accounts payable

52

(70)

Deferred revenue and income

(9)

(9)

Accrued settlement costs

87

Other accrued and long-term liabilities

(86)

(94)




Net cash provided by operating activities

368

333




Investing activities



Net purchases of property and equipment

(74)

(45)

Net cash paid for acquired company

(3,393)

Purchases of marketable securities

(334)

(654)

Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities

706

795




Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(3,095)

96




Financing activities



Repurchases of Class A common stock

(421)

Dividends paid

(55)

(48)

Payment of assumed contingent consideration

(53)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

62

112

Minimum tax withholding paid on behalf of employees for restricted
stock units

(48)

(57)




Net cash used in financing activities

(94)

(414)




Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(2,821)

15

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

4,146

1,622




Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$     1,325

$ 1,637





Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information

March 31,
2012

December 31,
2011


(In millions)

Cash and cash equivalents

$   1,325

$   4,146

Short-term marketable securities

350

383

Long-term marketable securities

388

676




Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

$   2,063

$   5,205




Decrease from prior period end

$ (3,142)





BROADCOM CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions)

 


March 31,
2012

December 31,
2011

ASSETS



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$            1,325

$            4,146

Short-term marketable securities

350

383

Accounts receivable, net

763

678

Inventory

475

421

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

141

124




Total current assets

3,054

5,752

Property and equipment, net

418

368

Long-term marketable securities

388

676

Goodwill

3,606

1,787

Purchased intangible assets, net

2,023

400

Other assets

84

57




Total assets

$            9,573

$            9,040




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities:



Accounts payable

$               518

$               442

Wages and related benefits

146

175

Deferred revenue and income

13

21

Accrued liabilities

511

461




Total current liabilities

1,188

1,099

Long-term debt

1,196

1,196

Other long-term liabilities

308

224

Commitments and contingencies



Shareholders' equity

6,881

6,521




Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$            9,573

$            9,040







BROADCOM CORPORATION

Unaudited Schedule of Selected GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments

(In millions)

 


Three Months Ended
March  31,


2012

2011

Product revenue

$ 1,770

$ 1,752

GAAP cost of product revenue

918

894




GAAP product gross profit

$    852

$    858




GAAP product gross margin

48.1%

49.0%

 

GAAP cost of product revenue

$    918

$    894

Stock-based compensation and related payroll taxes

(9)

(7)

Amortization of purchased intangible assets and step-up of acquired inventory

(59)

(20)




Non-GAAP cost of product revenue

$    850

$    867




 

Product revenue

$ 1,770

$ 1,752

Non-GAAP cost of product revenue

850

867




Non-GAAP product gross profit

$    920

$    885




Non-GAAP product gross margin

52.0%

50.5%

 

GAAP research and development and selling, general and   administrative expense

$    725

$    677

Stock-based compensation and related payroll taxes

(143)

(141)




Total GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments

(143)

(141)




Non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expense

$    582

$    536




 

GAAP net income

$      88

$   228

Stock-based compensation and related payroll taxes

152

148

 Amortization of purchased intangible assets and step-up of acquired inventory

76

27

 Settlement costs (gains), net

86

(5)

Impairment of long-lived assets

28

9

Restructuring costs, net

3

Income tax benefit associated with the establishment of certain deferred tax liabilities in purchase accounting

(46)




Total GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments

299

179




Non-GAAP net income

$    387

$    407




Shares used in calculation — diluted (GAAP)

570

575

Non-GAAP adjustment

24

23




Shares used in calculation — diluted (Non-GAAP)*

594

598




GAAP diluted net income per share

$   0.15

$   0.40




Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$   0.65

$   0.68




*   Represents the benefits of compensation costs attributable to future services and not yet recognized in the financial statements that are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

BROADCOM CORPORATION

Guidance for the Three Months Ending June 30, 2012

 


Three Months Ending
June 30, 2012

 

Total net revenue

~$1.9 billion to ~$2.0 billion



Product gross margin (GAAP)

Down from Q1'12 (due to acquisition-related charges)

 

Product gross margin (Non-GAAP)

Roughly flat from Q1'12



Research & development and selling, general, and administrative expenses (GAAP)

Up ~$30 million to ~$45 million from Q1'12

Research & development and selling, general, and administrative expenses (Non-GAAP)

 

Up ~$35 million to ~$50 million from Q1'12

Broadcom has based the preceding guidance for the three months ending June 30, 2012 on expectations, assumptions and estimates that we believe are reasonable given our assessment of historical trends and other information reasonably available as of May 1, 2012. Our guidance consists of predictions only, however, and is subject to a wide range of known and unknown business risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. The forecasts and projections contained in the table above should not be regarded as representations by Broadcom that the estimated results will be achieved. Projections and estimates are necessarily speculative in nature and actual results may vary materially from the guidance we provide today. The non-GAAP guidance presented above is consistent with the presentation of non-GAAP results included elsewhere herein.

The guidance set forth in the above table should be read together with the information under the caption, "Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" above, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and our other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, including the guidance set forth herein, to reflect future events or circumstances.



Broadcom Business Press Contact

Donnelle Koselka

Director, Corporate Communications

949-926-3248

dkoselka@broadcom.com

Broadcom Investor Relations Contact

Chris Zegarelli

Director, Investor Relations

949-926-7567

czegarel@broadcom.com

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