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Xyratex Ltd Announces Final Results for the First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010
Mar 31, 2010 (04:03 PM EDT)
HAVANT, United Kingdom, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, today announced final results for the first fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2010. Revenues for the first quarter were $319.0 million, an increase of 73.5% compared to revenues of $183.9 million for the same period last year.
For the first quarter, GAAP net income was $26.3 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $16.1 million, or $0.55 per share, in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $29.4 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $10.5 million, or $0.36 per share, in the same quarter a year ago (1).
Gross profit margin in the first quarter increased to 18.1%, compared to 11.4% in the same period last year, primarily due to significantly increased volumes and also changes in product and segment mix.
Revenues from our Networked Storage Solutions products were $271.0 million as compared to $165.7 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 63.5%. Gross profit margin in the Networked Storage Solutions business was 15.2% as compared to 11.1% a year ago. Revenues from our Storage Infrastructure products were $48.0 million as compared to $18.2 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 164%. Gross profit margin in the Storage Infrastructure business was 34.7% as compared to 15.2% a year ago.
"I am very pleased with the strong results for the quarter. We increased revenues by more than 30% over the prior quarter, and the results represent a very dramatic turnaround from the position faced 12 months ago. Given the strong demand and actions needed to secure additional supply of components, I felt we did a good job of executing to our customers' requirements," said Steve Barber, CEO of Xyratex. "I feel our continued strategic investments during 2009, a period of economic uncertainty, combined with our focus on strong execution, innovation and improved efficiencies, enabled our record revenues and profits. The fundamentals of the markets we serve continue to be very good and I believe we continue to improve on our competitive position and technology. We will continue to work with our customers to make them more competitive in their respective markets and remain flexible in meeting their technology and product demands."
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.
Conference Call/Webcast Information
Xyratex quarterly results conference call will be broadcast live via the internet at http://www.xyratex.com/investors on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time/4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also access the conference call by dialing +1 (866) 700-6293 in the United States and +1 (617) 213-8835 outside of the United States, passcode 21461915. The press release will be posted to the company web site www.xyratex.com.
A replay will be available through April 7, 2010 following the live call by dialing +1 (888) 286-8010 in the United States and +1 (617) 801-6888 outside the United States, replay code 58870632.
(1) Non-GAAP net income (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) per share excludes (a) amortization of intangible assets, (b) equity compensation expense, (c) specified non-recurring items such as restructuring costs and (d) the related tax effects. Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) per share to GAAP net income (loss) and GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share is included in a table immediately following the condensed consolidated statements of cash flow below.
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 the corresponding GAAP measure.
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, is outside the control of management during the period in which the expense is incurred; (c) restructuring costs are not comparable across periods or with other companies; (d) the exclusion of the related tax effects of excluding items (a) to (c) 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.
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 per share data (on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis) for the second 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 compete successfully in the competitive and rapidly changing marketplace in which we operate, failure to retain key employees, cancellation or delay of projects and adverse general economic conditions in the United States and internationally. 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. 000-50799). In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "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.
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology. The company designs and manufactures enabling technology that provides OEM and disk drive manufacturer customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols.
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 Europe, the United States and South East Asia.
For more information, visit www.xyratex.com.
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