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Xyratex Ltd Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010
Jan 06, 2011 (03:01 PM EST)


HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd. (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2010.  Revenues for the fourth quarter were $396.8 million, an increase of 63.3% compared to revenues of $243 million for the same period last year.

For the fourth quarter, GAAP net income was $32.3 million, or $1.02 per diluted share compared to a GAAP net income of $1.6 million in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income increased to $21.9 million, or a diluted earnings per share of $0.69, compared to non-GAAP net income of $7.9 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the same quarter a year ago(1).

Gross profit margin in the fourth quarter was 16.1%, compared to 15.6% in the same period last year and 17.6% in the prior quarter. The change from the prior quarter was primarily due to the decrease in the proportion of Storage Infrastructure (SI) revenues.   Gross profit margin for fiscal year 2010 was 17.5% compared to 14.4% in the previous year. The increase from the prior year was primarily due to the increase in SI revenues.

Revenues from sales of our Networked Storage Solutions (NSS) products were $326.8 million in the fourth quarter as compared to $203.4 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 60.6%. Gross profit margin in the NSS business was 13.3% as compared to 13.2% a year ago. Revenues from sales of our SI products were $70 million as compared to $39.5 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 77%. Gross profit margin in the SI business was 29.7% as compared to 28.7% a year ago.

Revenues for fiscal year 2010 were $1,601.9 million, an increase of 84.6%, compared to revenues of $867.9 million for fiscal year 2009. Revenues from sales of our NSS products were $1,258.9 million for the year as compared to $762 million in 2009, an increase of 65.2%. Revenues from sales of our SI products were $342.9 million as compared to $105.9 million in 2009, an increase of 223.9%.

GAAP net income for fiscal year 2010 was $139.4 million or $4.46 per diluted share compared to a GAAP net loss of $16.4 million for fiscal year 2009. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2010 increased to $135.7 million, or a diluted earnings per share of $4.34, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2009.

Board of Directors Approves Shareholder Dividend Program

Additionally, today the Company announced that it intends to initiate a quarterly dividend program commencing in the third fiscal quarter 2011 providing an annual yield of approximately 2%.

"Our results for Fiscal Year 2010 were outstanding and well above our original expectations. We achieved record revenue and earnings through excellent execution and meeting the strong demand from our customers in both businesses. The results for the year support our strong position in the industries we serve and our ongoing effort and focus in expanding our partnership with our existing customers and in developing partnerships with new customers. We have consciously increased our R&D investments during the year to ensure, in a competitive market place, that we are able to provide leading innovation and technology to benefit our customers' solutions. I continue to be encouraged by the industry dynamics and the demand environment we are seeing for 2011 and believe that our business strategies are aligned with the industry dynamics over the next few years," said Steve Barber, CEO of Xyratex. "Finally, I am pleased we have been able to announce our intention to pay dividends to our shareholders. This demonstrates our confidence in the long term strategy."

Business Outlook

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

  • Revenue in the first quarter of 2011 is projected to be in the range of $355 to $405 million.
  • Fully diluted earnings per share is anticipated to be between $0.04 and $0.40 on a GAAP basis in the first quarter. On a non-GAAP basis fully diluted earnings per share is anticipated to be between $0.12 and $0.48. Non-GAAP earnings per share excludes amortization of intangible assets, equity compensation expense, specified non-recurring items and related taxation expense.

Conference Call/Webcast 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, January 6, 2011.

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

United States

(866) 578-5784

Outside the United States

(617) 213-8056

Passcode

13939783



A replay will be available via the company's website www.xyratex.com/investors, or can be accessed by telephone through January 13, 2011 as follows:

United States

(888) 286-8010

Outside the United States

(617) 801-6888

Passcode

45592865



(1) Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share excludes (a) amortization of intangible assets, (b) equity compensation expense, (c) specified non-recurring items, such as restructuring costs and the release of the valuation allowance against a deferred tax asset and (d) the related tax effects. Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings 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 and 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 and the release of the valuation allowance against a deferred tax asset is non-recurring,  non-cash and is 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 first 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, changes in our customers' volume requirements, 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.

About Xyratex

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 manufacturers 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.

XYRATEX LTD

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


















Three Months Ended,


Year Ended,






November 30,


November 30,


November 30,


November 30,






2010


2009


2010


2009






(US dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)













Revenues:











Networked Storage Solutions


$ 326,808


$ 203,439


$ 1,258,940


$ 762,028


Storage Infrastructure


69,974


39,534


342,943


105,863

Total revenues



396,782


242,973


1,601,883


867,891













Cost of revenues



333,032


205,014


1,322,115


742,615

Gross profit:











Networked Storage Solutions


43,438


26,874


166,882


97,981


Storage Infrastructure


20,789


11,348


114,427


28,202


Equity compensation


(477)


(263)


(1,541)


(907)

Total gross profit



63,750


37,959


279,768


125,276

Operating expenses:










Research and development


28,750


17,560


92,705


71,062


Selling, general and administrative

17,226


13,538


60,002


56,463


Amortization of intangible assets

694


951


3,669


3,939


Restructuring costs


-


1,170


-


5,898



Total operating expenses


46,670


33,219


156,376


137,362

Operating income (loss)


17,080


4,740


123,392


(12,086)

Interest income, net  



35


4


45


114

Income (loss) before income taxes


17,115


4,744


123,437


(11,972)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes


(15,140)


3,194


(15,991)


4,442

Net income (loss)



$ 32,255


$ 1,550


$ 139,428


$ (16,414)













Net earnings (loss) per share:










Basic



$ 1.07


$ 0.05


$ 4.63


$ (0.56)


Diluted



$ 1.02


$ 0.05


$ 4.46


$ (0.56)













Weighted average common shares (in thousands), used in









computing net earnings (loss) per share:









Basic



30,262


29,462


30,101


29,402


Diluted



31,703


30,588


31,270


29,402



XYRATEX LTD

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


















November 30,


November 30,








2010


2009








(US dollars and amounts in thousands)











ASSETS








Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents




$ 90,842


$ 51,935


Accounts receivable, net




209,044


124,715


Inventories





195,936


108,625


Prepaid expenses





3,154


4,784


Deferred income taxes




8,204


405


Other current assets




3,876


5,825



Total current assets




511,056


296,289


Property, plant and equipment, net



45,687


44,485


Intangible assets, net




9,326


7,207


Deferred income taxes




14,913


6,269



Total assets





$ 580,982


$ 354,250











LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:









Accounts payable




$ 155,792


$ 96,386


Employee compensation and benefits payable



22,638


8,580


Deferred revenue





17,958


10,620


Income taxes payable




730


2,013


Other accrued liabilities




16,533


17,413



Total current liabilities




213,651


135,012


Long-term debt





-


-



Total liabilities




213,651


135,012











Shareholders' equity








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







70,000 authorized, 30,276 and 29,461 issued and outstanding


303


295


Additional paid-in capital




382,684


370,925


Accumulated other comprehensive income



496


3,598


Accumulated deficit




(16,152)


(155,580)



Total shareholders' equity



367,331


219,238



Total liabilities and shareholders' equity



$ 580,982


$ 354,250













XYRATEX LTD

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
















Year Ended







November 30,


November 30,







2010


2009







(US dollars in thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net income (loss)




$ 139,428


$ (16,414)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash
  provided by operating activities:




Depreciation




18,440


18,197

Amortization of intangible assets



3,669


3,939

Non-cash equity compensation



9,654


5,625

Loss on sale of assets



796


-

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





Accounts receivable



(84,004)


16,164


Inventories




(86,917)


19,558


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


487


165


Accounts payable



59,178


(14,909)


Employee compensation and benefits payable


14,058


(1,165)


Deferred revenue




6,649


2,234


Income taxes payable



(1,283)


(560)


Deferred income taxes



(16,443)


3,021


Other accrued liabilities



(4,052)


3,433



Net cash provided by operating activities


59,660


39,288










Cash flows from investing activities:






Investments in property, plant and equipment


(20,332)


(15,453)


Acquisition of businesses



(4,908)


-



Net cash used in investing activities


(25,240)


(15,453)










Cash flows from financing activities:






Increase in checks outstanding



2,374


-


Proceeds from issuance of shares


2,113


87



Net cash provided by financing activities


4,487


87

Change in cash and cash equivalents


38,907


23,922

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


51,935


28,013

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$ 90,842


$ 51,935



XYRATEX LTD





SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION




























Three Months Ended


Year Ended

Summary Reconciliation Of GAAP Net Income (Loss)



November 30,


November 30,


November 30,


November 30,

To Non-GAAP  Net Income (Loss)


2010


2009


2010


2009









(US dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)


(US dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)











GAAP net income (loss)





$32,255


$1,550


$139,428


($16,414)

















Amortization of intangible assets





694


951


3,669


3,939


Equity compensation





2,922


1,758


9,654


5,625


Restructuring costs





-


1,170


-


5,898


Deferred tax on equity compensation




(93)


-


(3,241)


-


Release of deferred tax valuation allowance




(13,845)


2,460


(13,845)


2,460
















Non-GAAP net income (loss)





$21,933


$7,889


$135,665


$1,508































Summary Reconciliation Of Diluted GAAP Earnings (Loss) Per Share To Diluted Non-GAAP Earnings (Loss) Per Share





















Diluted GAAP earnings (loss) per share




$ 1.02


$ 0.05


$ 4.46


$ (0.56)

















Amortization of intangible assets





0.02


0.03


0.12


0.13


Equity compensation





0.09


0.06


0.31


0.19


Restructuring costs





-


0.04


-


0.20


Deferred tax on equity compensation




(0.00)


-


(0.10)


-


Release of deferred tax valuation allowance




(0.44)


0.08


(0.44)


0.08
















Diluted non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share




$0.69


$0.26


$4.34


$0.05































Summary Of Equity Compensation



























Cost of revenues






477


263


1,541


907


Research and development





962


571


3,107


1,856


Selling, general and administrative





1,483


924


5,006


2,862

















Total equity compensation





2,922


1,758


9,654


5,625



SOURCE Xyratex Ltd