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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Second Quarter of Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

Santa Clara, California (September 6, 2016) – Marvell (MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended July 30, 2016. Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $626 million, up approximately 16 percent from $541 million in the prior quarter and down approximately 12 percent from the same quarter of last year.

"We experienced a seasonally strong second quarter, driven by solid demand from customers across storage, networking, and wireless end markets," said Matt Murphy, President and CEO. "We are also beginning to see the benefits of improved focus on product cost as well as a more disciplined approach to spending, which resulted in better than expected earnings per share."

In the second quarter of fiscal 2017, storage revenue increased 13 percent sequentially, reflecting higher HDD and SSD demand. Networking revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 grew 12 percent sequentially due to continued strength in enterprise networking demand. Mobile and wireless revenue grew 21 percent sequentially, mainly driven by seasonal game console production ramps. Mobile handset-related revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $9 million, down from $22 million in the first quarter, reflecting the anticipated declines due to the restructuring actions announced on September 24, 2015.

Net income on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $51 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the second fiscal quarter of 2017 was $92 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017 Financial Outlook
Marvell's financial outlook does not include the potential impact of future share repurchases, pending litigation matters, business combinations, asset acquisitions or other investments that may be completed after September 5, 2016.

  • Revenue is expected to be flat to down 4 percent from the second quarter.
  • GAAP and Non-GAAP Gross Margins are expected to be in the range of 52 percent to 54 percent.
  • GAAP and Non-GAAP Operating Expenses are expected to be approximately flat from the second quarter.
  • GAAP Diluted EPS are expected to be in the range of $0.03 to $0.08.
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS are expected to be in the range of $0.08 to $0.13.

Adjustments to Reported Non-GAAP EPS for Q1 FY2017
In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, Marvell reported Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.01. Subsequent to our earnings release on July 27, 2016, the Company discovered an error in the calculation of reported Non-GAAP tax benefit for income tax for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 which resulted in an understatement of our Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP EPS (diluted). After correction of this error, Non-GAAP net income increased from $6.5 million, as reported, to $9.3 million, as adjusted, and Non-GAAP EPS (diluted) increased from $0.01 to $0.02 per share. This error had no effect on the Company's reported GAAP results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Refer to the Reconciliation from GAAP to Non-GAAP table and related footnotes at the end of the press release for more details.

Conference Call
Marvell will conduct a conference call on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time (5:15 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017. Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-844-647-5488 or 1-615-247-0258, pass-code 63627351. The call will be webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at the Marvell Investor Relations website at with a replay available following the call until October 6, 2016.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of share-based compensation expense, amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring and other related charges, litigation settlement, and certain expenses and benefits that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to Marvell's core operating performance. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share is calculated by dividing Non-GAAP net income by Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating Non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude the potential benefits of share-based compensation expected to be incurred in future periods but not yet recognized in the financial statements and to also include the dilutive/anti-dilutive effects of common stock options and restricted stock units, as applicable. The expected compensation costs are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

Marvell believes that the presentation of Non-GAAP financial measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Marvell's financial condition and results of operations. While Marvell uses Non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Marvell does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Consistent with this approach, Marvell believes that disclosing Non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance.

Externally, management believes that investors may find Marvell's Non-GAAP financial measures useful in their assessment of Marvell's operating performance and the valuation of Marvell. Internally, Marvell's Non-GAAP financial measures are used in the following areas:

  • Management's evaluation of Marvell's operating performance;
  • Management's establishment of internal operating budgets;
  • Management's performance comparisons with internal forecasts and targeted business models; and
  • Management's determination of the achievement and measurement of certain performance-based equity awards (adjustments may vary from award to award).

Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of Marvell's business as determined in accordance with GAAP. As a result, you should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Marvell's results as reported under GAAP. Marvell expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the Non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from Marvell's Non-GAAP net income should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

Forward-Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve risks and uncertainties, including: Marvell's expectations regarding its third quarter of fiscal 2017 financial outlook; and Marvell's use of Non-GAAP financial measures as important supplemental information. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "can," "may," "will," "would" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: actions that may be taken by Marvell as a result of the Audit Committee's investigation; adverse impacts of litigation or regulatory activities; Marvell's ability to hire a Chief Accounting Officer and Controller in a timely manner; Marvell's ability to compete in products and prices in an intensely competitive industry; Marvell's reliance on the hard disk drive and mobile and wireless markets, which are highly cyclical and intensely competitive; costs and liabilities relating to current and future litigation; Marvell's reliance on a few customers for a significant portion of its revenue; Marvell's ability to develop and introduce new and enhanced products in a timely and cost effective manner and the adoption of those products in the market; seasonality in sales of consumer devices in which Marvell's products are incorporated; uncertainty in the worldwide economic conditions; risks associated with manufacturing and selling a majority of Marvell's products and Marvell's customers' products outside of the United States; and other risks detailed in Marvell's SEC filings from time to time. For other factors that could cause Marvell's results to vary from expectations, please see the risk factors identified in Marvell's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2016 as filed with the SEC on August 10, 2016, and other factors detailed from time to time in Marvell's filings with the SEC. Marvell undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

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