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Broadcom Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividends

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- Revenue of $5,821 million ; GAAP net income of $688 million ; Adjusted EBITDA of $3,342 million

- GAAP diluted EPS of $1.45 ; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $5.40

- $3,073 million of free cash flow from operations, defined as cash from operations of $3,178 million less capital expenditures of $105 million

- Quarterly common stock dividend of $3.25 per share

- Fourth quarter revenue guidance of $6.4 billion plus or minus $150 million

- Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA guidance of $3,744 million plus or minus $75 million , or 58.5% of revenue at the midpoint of guidance¹

SAN JOSE, Calif. , Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --   Broadcom Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO ), a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2020, ended August 2, 2020 , provided guidance for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2020 and announced its quarterly dividends.

"We delivered third quarter revenue results in-line with our expectations, driven by healthy demand from cloud and telecom customers, which more than offset the expected reset in wireless," said Hock Tan, President and CEO of Broadcom Inc. "Our outlook for the fourth quarter reflects a strong anticipated ramp in wireless, as well as the continuing surge in demand for networking from cloud and telecom customers, more than offsetting expected softness in enterprise."

"We generated record free cash flow of over $3 billion , which represented 33 percent growth on a year on year basis, and reduced total debt by $1.9 billion in the quarter," said Tom Krause , CFO of Broadcom Inc. "Looking ahead, our cash flow outlook remains robust and we plan to pay down an additional $3 billion in debt in the fourth quarter."

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights



 GAAP 


Non-GAAP

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)


Q3 20


Q3 19


Change


Q3 20


Q3 19


Change

Net revenue


$

5,821


$

5,515


+6%


$

5,821


$

5,515


+6%

Net income


$

688


$

715


-$      27


$

2,435


$

2,281


+$    154

Earnings per common share - diluted


$

1.45


$

1.71


-$   0.26


$

5.40


$

5.16


+$   0.24



















 

(Dollars in millions)









Q3 20


Q3 19


Change

Cash flow from operations










$

3,178


$

2,419


+$  759

Adjusted EBITDA










$

3,342


$

3,064


+$  278

Free cash flow










$

3,073


$

2,307


+$  766

 

Net revenue by segment


























(Dollars in millions)












Q3 20


Q3 19


Change

Semiconductor solutions












$

4,219


72%


$

4,375


79%


-4%

Infrastructure software













1,602


28



1,140


21


+41%

Total net revenue












$

5,821


100%


$

5,515


100%




The Company's cash and cash equivalents at the end of the third fiscal quarter were $8,857 million , compared to $9,207 million at the end of the prior quarter.

During the third fiscal quarter, the Company generated $3,178 million in cash from operations and spent $105 million on capital expenditures.

On June 30, 2020 , the Company paid a cash dividend of $3.25 per share of common stock, totaling $1,312 million and a cash dividend of $20.00 per share of mandatory convertible preferred stock, totaling $74 million .

The differences between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP results are described generally under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below, and presented in detail in the financial reconciliation tables attached to this release.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Business Outlook

Based on current business trends and conditions, the outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020, ending November 1, 2020 , is expected to be as follows: 

  • Fourth quarter revenue guidance of $6.4 billion plus or minus $150 million ; and

  • Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $3,744 million plus or minus $75 million , or 58.5% of revenue at the midpoint of guidance.

The guidance provided above is only an estimate of what the Company believes is realizable as of the date of this release. The Company is not readily able to provide a reconciliation of projected Adjusted EBITDA to projected net income without unreasonable effort. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. The Company undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these projections, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Broadcom Inc. will be presenting to investors at Deutsche Bank's Virtual Technology Conference on September 15, 2020 .

Quarterly Dividends

The Company's Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $3.25 per share. The common stock dividend is payable on September 30, 2020 to common stockholders of record at the close of business ( 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time ) on September 22, 2020 .

The Company's Board of Directors has also approved a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A, of $20.00 per share. This dividend is payable on September 30, 2020 to preferred stockholders of record at the close of business ( 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time ) on September 15, 2020 .

Financial Results Conference Call

Broadcom Inc. will host a conference call to review its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, ended August 2, 2020 , and to discuss the business outlook, today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time . Those wishing to access the call should dial (866) 310-8712; International +1 (720) 634-2946. The passcode is 8878889. A replay of the call will be accessible for one week after the call. To access the replay dial (855) 859-2056; International +1 (404) 537-3406; and reference the passcode: 8878889. A webcast of the conference call will also be available in the "Investors" section of Broadcom's website at www.broadcom.com .

Basis of Presentation

The Company's financial results include contributions from the Symantec enterprise security business' continuing operations starting in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. The financial results from businesses that have been classified as discontinued operations in the Company's financial statements are not included in the results presented above, unless otherwise stated.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to GAAP reporting, Broadcom provides investors with net revenue, net income, operating income, gross margin, operating expenses, cash flow and other data on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring, impairment and disposal charges, acquisition-related costs, including integration costs, purchase accounting effect on inventory, litigation settlements, loss on debt extinguishment, gain from lapse of indemnification, gains (losses) on investments, gain from sale of business, income (loss) from discontinued operations and non-GAAP tax reconciling adjustments. Management does not believe that these items are reflective of the Company's underlying performance. Internally, these non-GAAP measures are significant measures used by management for purposes of evaluating the core operating performance of the Company, establishing internal budgets, calculating return on investment for development programs and growth initiatives, comparing performance with internal forecasts and targeted business models, strategic planning, evaluating and valuing potential acquisition candidates and how their operations compare to the Company's operations, and benchmarking performance externally against the Company's competitors. The exclusion of these and other similar items from Broadcom's non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual. Free cash flow measures have limitations as they omit certain components of the overall cash flow statement and do not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Investors should not consider presentation of free cash flow measures as implying that stockholders have any right to such cash. Broadcom's free cash flow may not be calculated in a manner comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies.

Broadcom believes this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into the Company's on-going performance. Therefore, Broadcom provides this information to investors for a more consistent basis of comparison and to help them evaluate the results of the Company's on-going operations and enable more meaningful period to period comparisons. These non-GAAP measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial data attached to this press release.

About Broadcom Inc.

Broadcom Inc., (NASDAQ: AVGO), a Delaware corporation headquartered in San Jose, CA , is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom's category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including data center, networking, enterprise software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. Our solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise, mainframe and cyber security software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com .

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance and other statements identified by words such as "will", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "should", "intend", "plan", "potential", "predict" "project", "aim", and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of the management of Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's and management's control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include risks associated with:  the COVID-19 pandemic, which has, and will likely continue to, negatively impact the global economy and disrupt normal business activity, and which may have an adverse effect on our results of operations; any loss of our significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; our dependence on contract manufacturing and outsourced supply chain; our dependency on a limited number of suppliers; global economic conditions and concerns; international political and economic conditions; government regulations, trade restrictions and trade tensions; our significant indebtedness and the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; dependence on and risks associated with distributors and resellers of our products; dependence on senior management and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; any acquisitions we may make, such as delays, challenges and expenses associated with receiving governmental and regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions, and with integrating acquired businesses with our existing businesses and our ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected by such acquisitions; involvement in legal or administrative proceedings; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; our ability to accurately estimate customers' demand and adjust our manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in our target markets; our competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with our customers, as well as the timing of any design wins; prolonged disruptions of our or our contract manufacturers' manufacturing facilities, warehouses or other significant operations; our ability to improve our manufacturing efficiency and quality; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to maintain or improve gross margin; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; compatibility of our software products with operating environments, platforms or third-party products; our ability to enter into satisfactory software license agreements; sales to our government clients; availability of third party software used in our products; use of open source code sources in our products; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product warranty and indemnification claims; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; our compliance with privacy and data security laws; our ability to protect against a breach of security systems; changes in accounting standards; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; our provision for income taxes and overall cash tax costs, legislation that may impact our overall cash tax costs and our ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature. Many of the foregoing risks and uncertainties are, and will be, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and any worsening of the global business and economic environment as a result. 

Our filings with the SEC, which you may obtain for free at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov , discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. Actual results may vary from the estimates provided. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of the estimates and other forward-looking statements made in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact:
Broadcom Inc.
Beatrice F. Russotto
Investor Relations
408-433-8000
investor.relations@broadcom.com


1 The Company is not readily able to provide a reconciliation of the projected non-GAAP financial information presented to the relevant projected GAAP measure without unreasonable effort.

 

BROADCOM INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - UNAUDITED

(IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)



































Fiscal Quarter Ended


Three Fiscal Quarters Ended



August 2,


May 3,



August 4,


August 2,


August 4,



2020


2020


2019


2020


2019

















Net revenue


$

5,821


$

5,742


$

5,515


$

17,421


$

16,821

Cost of revenue:
















  Cost of revenue



1,537



1,592



1,651



4,765



4,935

  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



953



954



828



2,857



2,487

  Restructuring charges



15



7



2



30



68

 Total cost of revenue



2,505



2,553



2,481



7,652



7,490

Gross margin



3,316



3,189



3,034



9,769



9,331

Research and development



1,228



1,269



1,235



3,786



3,519

Selling, general and administrative



428



501



410



1,530



1,300

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



600



599



475



1,802



1,424

Restructuring, impairment and disposal charges



52



54



49



163



698

 Total operating expenses



2,308



2,423



2,169



7,281



6,941

Operating income



1,008



766



865



2,488



2,390

Interest expense



(464)



(487)



(362)



(1,357)



(1,083)

Other income, net



49



130



41



175



172

Income from continuing operations before income taxes



593



409



544



1,306



1,479

Benefit from income taxes



(96)



(159)



(171)



(331)



(410)

Income from continuing operations



689



568



715



1,637



1,889

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



(1)



(5)



-



(1)



(12)

Net income



688



563



715



1,636



1,877

Dividends on preferred stock (1)



(74)



(75)



-



(223)



-

Net income attributable to common stock


$

614


$

488


$

715


$

1,413


$

1,877

















Basic income per share attributable to common stock:
















  Income per share from continuing operations


$

1.53


$

1.23


$

1.80


$

3.53


$

4.73

  Loss per share from discontinued operations



(0.01)



(0.01)



-



(0.01)



(0.03)

  Net income per share


$

1.52


$

1.22


$

1.80


$

3.52


$

4.70

















Diluted income per share attributable to common stock (2) :
















  Income per share from continuing operations


$

1.46


$

1.18


$

1.71


$

3.37


$

4.50

  Loss per share from discontinued operations



(0.01)



(0.01)



-



(0.01)



(0.03)

  Net income per share


$

1.45


$

1.17


$

1.71


$

3.36


$

4.47

















Weighted-average shares used in per share calculations:
















  Basic



403



401