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Xyratex Ltd Announces Results for the Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013
Oct 03, 2013 (12:10 PM EDT)


HAVANT, United Kingdom, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced results for the third fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2013. Revenues for the third quarter were $217.3 million, a decrease of 21% compared to revenues of $275.7 million for the same period in the prior year. The decline year over year was principally related to the continued reduction in revenue from NetApp with the current program coming to an end in our current quarter as previously announced.

For the third quarter, GAAP net income was $2.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $7.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $5.9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $10.3 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the same quarter a year ago(1).

Gross profit margin in the third quarter was 20.9%, compared to 18.5% in the same period last year and 22.0% in the prior quarter. The increase from last year primarily reflected a favorable variation in customer and product mix in our Enterprise Data Storage Solutions product segment. The decrease from the prior quarter primarily reflected a variation in product mix in our Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capital Equipment segment.   

Today, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share, unchanged from the prior quarter. The dividend will be payable on November 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 17, 2013. This dividend represents a quarterly payout of approximately $2.1 million in aggregate, or $8.4 million on an annualized basis.

"Our third quarter results were at the higher end of our expectations, reflecting lower overall expenses and approximately $5 million of revenue from the HDD Capital Equipment business which had previously been planned for the fourth quarter. I am encouraged by the improvements in our customer relationships and our investments in technology, specifically around cloud and flash, and the opportunities that I believe will be created as a result. In our Enterprise Data Storage Solutions business, we recently introduced our 12Gb/s SAS technology into our Onestor line of enterprise class modular storage enclosure. This first-to-market technology has recently been accepted as the next generation technology by one of our significant Tier 1 customers, which is a significant opportunity for Xyratex," said Ernie Sampias, CEO. "Within our Clusterstor product line, we achieved a number of design wins during the third quarter in vertical markets including academia, oil and gas and the financial sector. Our HDD Capital Equipment business continues to work very closely with our HDD partners. I am encouraged with the opportunities that are being created as a result of these partnerships such as technologies that support higher capacity HDDs."

Business Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.  

  • Revenue in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2013 is projected to be in the range of $190 million to $220 million.
  • Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share is anticipated to be between a loss of $0.09 and earnings of $0.15 on a GAAP basis in the fourth quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings (loss) per share is anticipated to be between a loss of $0.04 and earnings of $0.20. Anticipated non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share in our fourth quarter excludes amortization of intangible assets, equity compensation expense, specified non-recurring items and related taxation expense.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call to discuss its results at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday October 3, 2013.

The conference call can be accessed online via the company's website www.xyratex.com/investors, or by telephone as follows:

United States

(866) 543-6403

Outside the United States 

(617) 213-8896  

Passcode 

90934976


A replay will be available via the company's website www.xyratex.com/investors, or can be accessed by telephone through October 10, 2013 as follows:

United States 

(888) 286-8010

Outside the United States 

(617) 801-6888

Passcode 

48412946

(1) Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share exclude (a) amortization of intangible assets, (b) equity compensation expense, (c) the tax effects related to (a) and (b), (d) the recognition of a Malaysia deferred tax asset in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and (e) the tax expense resulting from a reduction in the deferred tax asset caused by a fall in U.K. tax rates. Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share to GAAP net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share is included in a table immediately following the condensed consolidated statements of cash flow.

The intention in providing these non-GAAP measures is to provide supplemental information regarding the company's operational performance while recognizing that they have material limitations and that they should only be referred to with reference to, and not considered to be a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding GAAP measure. The financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measures should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by us may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The company believes that the provision of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors and investment analysts because it enables comparison to the company's historical operating results, those of competitors and other industry participants and also provides transparency to the measures used by management in operational and financial decision making. In relation to the specific items excluded: (a) intangible assets represent costs incurred by the acquired business prior to acquisition, are not cash costs and will not be replaced when the assets are fully amortized and therefore the exclusion of these costs provides management and investors with better visibility of the costs required to generate revenue over time; (b) equity compensation expense is non-cash in nature and is outside the control of management during the period in which the expense is incurred; (c) the exclusion of the related tax effects of excluding items (a) and (b) is necessary to show the effect on net income of the change in tax expense that would have been recorded if these items had not been incurred; (d) the recognition of the Malaysia deferred tax asset relates to the non-renewal of certain tax incentive arrangements in 2012, is non-recurring and will reverse if the incentive arrangements are renewed and (e) the impact of the reduction in U.K. tax rates is non-cash and not comparable across periods or with other companies due to the existence of a significant U.K. related deferred tax asset which is expected to reduce over time.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward–looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance, including our projected revenue and fully diluted earnings (loss) per share data (on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis) for the fourth quarter. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

Factors that might cause such a difference include our inability to retain major customers and meet the required technical and performance specifications of our products in a timely manner or at all, the cyclical nature of the markets in which we operate, changes in our customers' volume requirements, our inability to compete successfully in the competitive and rapidly changing marketplace in which we operate, deterioration in global economic conditions, diminished growth in the volume of digital information, patent infringement claims and our inability to protect our intellectual property and the impact of natural disasters. These risks and other factors include those listed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 20-F as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (File No. 001-35766). In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "projects," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

About Xyratex

Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular solutions for the enterprise data storage industry, and HDD capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

Website: www.xyratex.com

 

XYRATEX LTD

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS














Three Months Ended,


Nine Months Ended,




August 31,


August 31,


August 31,


August 31,




2013


2012


2013


2012








(US dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)











Revenues


$ 217,282


$ 275,670


$ 629,064


$ 893,452

Cost of revenues 

171,783


224,653


499,098


736,121

Gross profit


45,499


51,017


129,966


157,331











Operating expenses: 









 Research and development 

23,610


25,308


73,805


77,231


 Selling, general and administrative 

16,418


17,192


51,133


50,925


 Restructuring costs 

1,073


-


2,815


-


 Amortization of intangible assets 

557


617


1,605


2,537



Total operating expenses 

41,658


43,117


129,358


130,693

Operating income

3,841


7,900


608


26,638

Interest income, net  

80


283


207


623

Income before income taxes 

3,921


8,183


815


27,261

Provision for income taxes

1,571


437


655


1,658

Net income


$ 2,350


$ 7,746


$ 160


$ 25,603











Net earnings per share:









Basic


$ 0.09


$ 0.29


$ 0.01


$ 0.93


Diluted


$ 0.08


$ 0.28


$ 0.01


$ 0.90











Weighted average common shares (in thousands), used in computing net earnings per share:









Basic


27,558


27,171


27,439


27,674


Diluted


27,876


27,764


27,855


28,423











Cash dividends declared per share

$ 0.08


$ 0.08


$ 2.23


$ 0.22











Comprehensive income (loss):








Net income


$ 2,350


$ 7,746


$ 160


$ 25,603

Unrealized gain (loss) on forward foreign currency contract

(259)


885


(2,308)


627

Reclassification of loss into net income

183


374


385


710











Total comprehensive income (loss)

$ 2,274


$ 9,005


$ (1,763)


$ 26,940

 

XYRATEX LTD

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



















August 31,


November 30,





2013


2012





(US dollars and amounts in thousands)








ASSETS





Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


$ 79,416


$ 117,174


Accounts receivable, net


127,580


132,917


Inventories


149,525


171,605


Prepaid expenses


5,233


3,134


Deferred income taxes


205


228


Other current assets


7,831


7,121



Total current assets


369,790


432,179


Property, plant and equipment, net


41,076


40,194


Intangible assets, net


14,725


14,975


Deferred income taxes


25,977


23,929



Total assets


$ 451,568


$ 511,277








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities:






Accounts payable


$ 87,393


$ 82,125


Employee compensation and benefits payable


16,637


17,961


Deferred revenue


13,390


18,521


Income taxes payable


938


369


Other accrued liabilities


18,713


17,767



Total current liabilities


137,071


136,743


Long-term debt


-


-



Total liabilities


$ 137,071


$ 136,743








Shareholders' equity






Common shares (in thousands), par value $0.01 per share







70,000 authorized, 27,558 and 27,024 issued and outstanding


$ 276


$ 270


Additional paid-in capital


313,887


354,593


Accumulated other comprehensive income (deficit)


(1,060)


863


Accumulated income


1,394


18,808



Total shareholders' equity


314,497


374,534



Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$ 451,568


$ 511,277

 

XYRATEX LTD

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



















Nine Months Ended,





August 31,


August 31,





2013


2012





 (US dollars in thousands) 

Cash flows from operating activities: 





Net income


$ 160


$ 25,603

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





Depreciation


11,998


12,528

Amortization of intangible assets


1,605


2,537

Non-cash equity compensation


1,898


5,048

Loss on sale of assets


-


1,183

Deferred income taxes


(1,414)


171

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions and divestitures:






Accounts receivable 


5,337


57,537


Inventories


22,080


(44,928)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(3,960)


2,395


Accounts payable 


5,268


(63,823)


Employee compensation and benefits payable


(1,324)


(5,395)


Deferred revenue


(5,131)


16,658


Income taxes payable 


569


178


Other accrued liabilities 


(437)


(3,634)



Net cash provided by operating activities 


36,649


6,058








Cash flows from investing activities: 






Investments in property, plant and equipment 


(12,880)


(11,568)


Payment for acquisition of intangible assets


(1,355)


(3,500)



Net cash used in investing activities 


(14,235)


(15,068)








Cash flows from financing activities: 






Proceeds from issuance of shares


-


661


Repurchase of shares


-


(13,600)


Dividends to shareholders


(60,172)


(7,504)



Net cash used in financing activities 


(60,172)


(20,443)

Change in cash and cash equivalents 


(37,758)


(29,453)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


117,174


132,630

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$ 79,416


$ 103,177

XYRATEX LTD





SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION




























Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended




August 31,


August 31,


August 31,


August 31,

Summary Reconciliation Of GAAP Net Income To Non-GAAP Net Income

2013


2012


2013


2012




(US dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)


(US dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)











GAAP net income


$ 2,350


$ 7,746


$ 160


$ 25,603












Amortization of intangible assets


557


617


1,605


2,537


Equity compensation


1,226


1,203


1,898


5,048


Tax effect of above non-GAAP adjustments


(357)


(482)


(753)


(1,924)


Effect of changes in tax rates


2,104


1,239


2,104


1,239


Malaysia deferred tax asset recognized 


-


-


-


(1,489)











Non-GAAP net income


$ 5,880


$ 10,323


$ 5,014


$ 31,014





















Summary Reconciliation Of Diluted GAAP Earnings Per Share To Diluted Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share


















Diluted GAAP earnings per share


$ 0.08


$ 0.28


$ 0.01


$ 0.90












Amortization of intangible assets


0.02


0.02


0.06


0.09


Equity compensation


0.04


0.04


0.07


0.18


Tax effect of above non-GAAP adjustments


(0.01)


(0.02)


(0.03)


(0.07)


Effect of changes in tax rates


0.07


0.04


0.08


0.04


Malaysia deferred tax asset recognized 


-


-


-


(0.05)











Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share


$ 0.21


$ 0.37


$ 0.18


$ 1.09





















Segmental Information



















Revenues:










Enterprise Data Storage Solutions


$ 160,973


$ 223,380


$ 506,861


$ 773,908


HDD Capital Equipment


56,309


52,290


122,203


119,544


Total


$ 217,282


$ 275,670


$ 629,064


$ 893,452











Gross profit:










Enterprise Data Storage Solutions


$29,323


$34,370


$92,317


$126,839


HDD Capital Equipment


16,264


16,872


37,797


31,177


Equity compensation


(88)


(225)


(148)


(685)


Total


$45,499


$51,017


$129,966


$157,331





















Summary Of Equity Compensation




















Cost of revenues


$ 88


$225


$148


$685


Research and development


330


403


409


1,778


Selling, general and administrative


808


575


1,341


2,585












Total equity compensation


$ 1,226


$1,203


$1,898


$5,048

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd