Logitech Increases Profitability Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 Following Better-Than-Expected Q3 Results
Retail Sales Momentum Continues with 5 Percent Growth in Constant CurrencyNEWARK, Calif. — Jan. 21, 2015 and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2015 — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.
- Q3 sales were $634 million, up 1 percent compared to Q3 of the prior year, with retail sales up 2 percent. Excluding the unfavorable impact of currency exchange rates, Q3 retail sales grew 5 percent.
- Q3 GAAP operating income was $65 million, with GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.38, compared to $0.29 in the same quarter a year ago.
- Q3 non-GAAP operating income was $76 million, with non-GAAP EPS of $0.41, compared to $0.35 a year ago.
- Cash flow from operations in the quarter was $76 million. Cash flow from operations for the last twelve months was approximately $232 million, up 86 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
“I’m excited about our strong performance in Q3,” said Bracken P. Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “We almost doubled sales in Mobile Speakers and also posted healthy growth in PC Gaming and Video Collaboration. Overall, despite the U.S. dollar’s strengthening, our retail sales and profitability continued to grow and we generated robust cash flow. Based on these better-than-expected results and the strength of our product offerings, we have increased our full-year outlook for operating income for the second time this fiscal year.”
Despite the unfavorable impact of exchange rates, Logitech increased its profitability outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 from approximately $170 million to approximately $185 million in non-GAAP operating income. The Company adjusted its sales outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 from approximately $2.16 billion to approximately $2.11 billion to reflect the U.S. dollar’s appreciation compared to various other currencies.
Prepared Remarks Available Online
Logitech has made its prepared written remarks for the financial results teleconference available online on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com.
Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast
Logitech will hold a financial results teleconference to discuss the results for Q3 FY 2015 on Jan. 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and 14:30 Central European Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To facilitate comparisons to Logitech’s historical results, Logitech has included non-GAAP adjusted measures, which exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization of other intangible assets, restructuring charges (credits), other restructuring-related charges, investment impairment (recovery), benefit from (provision for) income taxes, one-time special charges and other items detailed under “Supplemental Financial Information” after the tables below. Logitech also presents percentage sales growth in constant currency, a non-GAAP measure, to show performance unaffected by fluctuations in foreign 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 will help investors to evaluate its current period performance and trends in its business. With respect to the Company’s outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 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 amount has been provided.
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. 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).
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation statements regarding: the Company’s product offerings, Fiscal Year 2015 revenue and operating income, and currency exchange rates. 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 in our new product categories 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 operating segments, or significant fluctuations in exchange rates; the effect of changes to our effective income tax 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, 2014, 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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