Logitech Accelerates with Best Retail Sales Growth in Over Five Years, Up 13%
Company Raises Sales and Profit Outlook Following Better-Than-Expected Q1
NEWARK, Calif. — July 27, 2016 and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 28, 2016 — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today raised its outlook for sales and operating income following better-than-expected financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017.
- Q1 sales were $480 million, up 7 percent compared to Q1 of the prior year. Q1 retail sales grew 13 percent in constant currency, the highest quarterly growth in over five years.
- Q1 GAAP operating income almost doubled at $26 million compared to $14 million a year ago. Q1 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations were $0.13, compared to $0.08 in the same quarter a year ago.
- Q1 non-GAAP operating income was $38 million compared to $36 million a year ago, with non-GAAP EPS of $0.20, compared to $0.19 in the same quarter a year ago.
- Cash flow from operations in the quarter was $14 million, compared to a negative cash flow of $26 million a year ago.
“Our strategy is working, delivering 13 percent retail sales growth this quarter – our best in over five years,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “Our growth was better-than-expected and broad-based across regions and product categories. Virtually all our sales were in growing product categories and we grew in all our market opportunities – Creativity & Productivity, Gaming, Video Collaboration, Music, and Home – most in double digits. It’s a great start to the new year and gives us the confidence to raise our outlook.”
Logitech raised its FY 2017 outlook to 8 to 10 percent retail sales growth in constant currency, up from its previous forecast of growth in the mid-single digits. The Company also increased its non-GAAP operating income outlook for FY 2017 to between $195 million and $205 million, up from $185 million to $200 million.
Prepared Remarks Available Online
Logitech has made its prepared written remarks for the financial results teleconference available online on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.
Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast
Logitech will hold a financial results teleconference to discuss the results for Q1 FY 2017 on Thurs., July 28, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 2:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.
Annual Report and Other Information
Logitech has posted its Invitation, Proxy Statement and Annual Report for the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on its website at http://ir.logitech.com.
Logitech separated its Lifesize division from the Company on Dec. 28, 2015. Except as otherwise noted, all of the results reported in this press release as well as comparisons between periods are focused on results from continuing operations and do not address the performance of Lifesize, which is now reported in the Company’s financial statements under discontinued operations or total Logitech including discontinued operations. For more information on the impact of the Lifesize separation on Logitech’s historical results, please refer to the Financial Reporting section of Logitech’s Financial History, available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information and Constant Currency
To facilitate comparisons to Logitech’s historical results, Logitech has included non-GAAP adjusted measures, which exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, purchase accounting effect on inventory, acquisition-related costs, restructuring charges (credits), gain (loss) on equity-method investment, investigation and related expenses, non-GAAP income tax adjustment, and other items detailed under “Supplemental Financial Information” after the tables below. Logitech also presents percentage sales growth in constant currency to show performance unaffected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Percentage sales growth in constant currency is calculated by translating prior period sales in each local currency at the current period’s average exchange rate for that currency and comparing that to current period sales. Logitech believes this information, used together with the GAAP financial information, will help investors to evaluate its current period performance and trends in its business. With respect to the Company’s outlook for non-GAAP operating income, most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to the GAAP amounts has been provided for Fiscal Year 2017.
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation statements
regarding: our strategy and our outlook for Fiscal Year 2017 operating income and sales growth. The forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Logitech’s actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: if our product offerings, marketing activities and investment prioritization decisions do not result in the sales, profitability or profitability growth we expect, or when we expect it; the demand of our customers and our consumers for our products and our ability to accurately forecast it; if we fail to innovate and develop new products in a timely and cost-effective manner for our new and existing product categories; if we do not successfully execute on our growth opportunities or our growth opportunities are more limited than we expect; if sales of PC peripherals are less than we expect; the effect of pricing, product, marketing and other initiatives by our competitors, and our reaction to them, on our sales, gross margins and profitability; if our products and marketing strategies fail to separate our products from competitors’ products; if we do not fully realize our goals to lower our costs and improve our operating leverage; if there is a deterioration of business and economic conditions in one or more of our sales regions or product categories, or significant fluctuations in exchange rates. A detailed discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from such forward-looking statements is included in Logitech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, available at www.sec.gov, under the caption Risk Factors and elsewhere. Logitech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
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