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Xyratex Ltd Announces Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010
Jun 30, 2010 (04:06 PM EDT)
HAVANT, England, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, today announced results for the second fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2010. Revenues for the second quarter were $455.9 million, an increase of 134.1% compared to revenues of $194.7 million for the same period last year.
For the second quarter, GAAP net income was $43.7 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $9.6 million, or $0.33 per share, in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $46.8 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $6.6 million, or $0.22 per share, in the same quarter a year ago (1).
Gross profit margin in the second quarter increased to 18.1%, compared to 12.9% in the same period last year, primarily due to significantly increased volumes of Storage Infrastructure products.
Revenues from our Networked Storage Solutions products were $343.9 million as compared to $184.3 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 86.6%. Gross profit margin in the Networked Storage Solutions business was 12.8% as compared to 12.7% a year ago. Revenues from our Storage Infrastructure products were $112.0 million as compared to $10.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. Gross profit margin in the Storage Infrastructure business was 34.6% as compared to 18.0% a year ago.
"Xyratex had an outstanding quarter with record revenue and earnings. We executed very well and were able to meet the strong demand from our customers, while continuing to invest in technologies and resources that will position us for growth going forward," said Steve Barber, CEO of Xyratex. "Our priorities for the remainder of 2010 include strategic investment in new growth opportunities and securing new customers. We feel we are well positioned to capitalize on the positive industry dynamics that are creating significant demand for our storage products."
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, June 30, 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) 383-8008 in the United States and +1 (617) 597-5341 outside of the United States, passcode 55518071. The press release will be posted to the company web site www.xyratex.com.
A replay will be available through July 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 69420917.
(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 third 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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