Logitech Confirms FY 2016 Outlook with Q1 Sales of $470 Million

07/22/2015

Q1 Retail Sales Grow 7 Percent in Constant Currency: Company Transition to Growth on Track

NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2016.

  • Q1 sales were $470 million, down 2 percent compared to Q1 of the prior year. Q1 retail sales were $425 million and grew 7 percent in constant currency.
  • Q1 GAAP operating income was $7 million. This includes $13 million in restructuring costs. Q1 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) were $0.04, compared to $0.12 in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Q1 non-GAAP operating income was $31 million, with non-GAAP EPS of $0.16, compared to $0.22 in the same quarter a year ago.

“Our first quarter results are encouraging and put us strongly on track for FY 2016,” said Bracken P. Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “We are on the offensive, focusing on our retail business in order to accelerate our transition to growth – Q1 retail sales grew 7 percent in constant currency. We look forward to carrying good momentum into the rest of fiscal year 2016 as we unveil another fantastic portfolio of exciting, new products. As planned, we have made excellent progress in preparing the business for the year to come – we’re on course to exit OEM by the end of calendar year 2015; we’re reorganizing Lifesize around the cloud; and we continue to optimize our costs to invest even more in growth.”

Outlook

Logitech confirmed its FY 2016 outlook of $150 million in non-GAAP operating income and 7 percent growth for retail sales in constant currency.

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 Q1 FY 2016 on Jul. 23, 2015 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.

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 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 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 2016.

About Logitech

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: Logitech’s momentum, focus, transition to growth and its timing, progress during Fiscal Year 2016, exiting the OEM business, reorganizing Lifesize, strategic pricing adjustments, cost structure, investments in growth, new products, timing of new product introductions, and Fiscal Year 2016 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 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, 2015, 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.

Note that unless noted otherwise, comparisons are year over year.

2015 Logitech, Logicool, Logi and other Logitech marks are owned by Logitech and may be registered. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the company’s website at www.logitech.com.

       
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited

 
Three Months Ended
June 30,

GAAP CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

2015 2014
 
 
Net sales $ 470,320 $ 482,203
Cost of goods sold   298,591     300,450  
Gross profit   171,729     181,753  
% of net sales 36.5 % 37.7 %
 
Operating expenses:
Marketing and selling 87,427 91,045
Research and development 33,833 31,316
General and administrative 30,504 36,680
Restructuring charges, net   12,995      
Total operating expenses   164,759     159,041  
 
Operating income 6,970 22,712
 
Interest income, net 264 258
Other expense, net (1,121 ) (198 )
 
Income before income taxes 6,113 22,772
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   (1,324 )   3,096  
 
Net income $ 7,437   $ 19,676  
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.05   $ 0.12  
Diluted $ 0.04   $ 0.12  
Shares used to compute net income per share :
Basic 164,431 163,012
Diluted 166,895 165,833
 
         
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(In thousands)
 
June 30, March 31,
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 2015 2015
(Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 492,228 $ 537,038
Accounts receivable, net 221,580 179,823
Inventories 327,507 270,730
Other current assets   73,310   64,429
Total current assets $ 1,114,625 $ 1,052,020
Non-current assets:
Property, plant and equipment, net 101,669 91,593
Goodwill 218,251 218,213
Other intangible assets 1,164 1,866
Other assets   62,338   62,988
Total assets $ 1,498,047 $ 1,426,680
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 340,330 $ 299,995
Accrued and other current liabilities   213,971   194,912
Total current liabilities $ 554,301 $ 494,907
Non-current liabilities:   177,328   173,639
Total liabilities $ 731,629 $ 668,546
 
Total shareholders' equity 766,418 758,134
   
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,498,047 $ 1,426,680
 
         
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(In thousands) - Unaudited
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 2015

2014

 
Operating activities:
Net income $ 7,437 $ 19,676
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 10,516 9,951
Amortization of other intangible assets 732 2,782
Share-based compensation expense 6,749 6,938
Impairment of investments 103
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 22
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (665 ) (381 )
Deferred income taxes and other (6,732 ) (1,832 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable, net (41,208 ) (36,663 )
Inventories (54,164 ) (18,463 )
Other assets (2,383 ) (2,063 )
Accounts payable 34,541 40,775
Accrued and other liabilities   19,475     7,016  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (25,599 ) 27,758
 
Investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (15,290 ) (11,243 )
Investment in privately held companies (240 ) (1,050 )
Purchase of trading investments (903 ) (454 )
Proceeds from sales of trading investments   840     506  
Net cash used in investing activities (15,593 ) (12,241 )
 
Financing activities:
Contingent consideration related to prior acquisition (100 )
Purchases of treasury shares (8,814 )
Proceeds from sales of shares upon exercise of options 4,066 574
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units (1,296 ) (695 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation   665     381  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (5,379 ) 160
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   1,761     (108 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (44,810 )   15,569  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 537,038     469,412  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 492,228   $ 484,981  
 
             
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited
 
 
NET SALES Three Months Ended
June 30,
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION   2015 2014 Change
 

Net sales by channel:

Retail $ 425,388 $ 423,814 %
OEM 22,298 32,632 (32 )
Video conferencing   22,634   25,757 (12 )

Total net sales

 

$ 470,320 $ 482,203 (2 )
 

Net retail sales by product family(*):

Mobile Speakers $ 40,544 $ 28,830 41
Gaming 43,670 46,876 (7 )
Video collaboration 21,176 15,225 39
Tablet & Other Accessories   18,809   31,716 (41 )

Growth

  124,199   122,647 1
Pointing Devices 116,985 113,042 3
Keyboards & Combos 105,829 105,489 0
Audio-PC & Wearables 45,699 48,548 (6 )
PC Webcams 21,681 20,463 6
Home Control   10,254   12,332 (17 )
Profit Maximization   300,448   299,874
Retail Strategic Sales   424,647   422,521 1
Non-Strategic   741   1,293 (43 )
Total net retail sales $ 425,388 $ 423,814
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* Certain products within the retail product families as presented in prior period have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation, with no impact on previously reported total net retail sales.
 
         
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited
 
GAAP TO NON GAAP RECONCILIATION (A) Three Months Ended
June 30,

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

2015 2014
 
Gross profit - GAAP $ 171,729 $ 181,753
Share-based compensation expense 605 538
Amortization of other intangible assets   508     550  
Gross profit - Non-GAAP $ 172,842   $ 182,841  
 
Gross margin - GAAP 36.5 % 37.7 %
Gross margin - Non-GAAP 36.7 % 37.9 %
 
Operating expenses - GAAP $ 164,759 $ 159,041
Less: Share-based compensation expense 6,137 6,400
Less: Amortization of other intangible assets 224 2,232
Less: Restructuring charges, net 12,995
Less: One time special charge   4,049   *   8,986  
Operating expenses - Non-GAAP $ 141,354   $ 141,423  
 
% of net sales - GAAP 35.0 % 33.0 %
% of net sales - Non - GAAP 30.1 % 29.3 %
 
Operating income - GAAP $ 6,970 $ 22,712
Share-based compensation expense 6,742 6,938
Amortization of other intangible assets 732 2,782
Restructuring charges, net 12,995
One time special charge   4,049   *   8,976  
Operating income - Non - GAAP $ 31,488   $ 41,408  
 
% of net sales - GAAP 1.5 % 4.7 %
% of net sales - Non - GAAP 6.7 % 8.6 %
 
Net income - GAAP $ 7,437 $ 19,676
Share-based compensation expense 6,742 6,938
Amortization of other intangible assets 732 2,782
Restructuring charges, net 12,995
One time special charge 4,049 * 8,976
Investment impairment, net 103
Provision for income taxes   (5,320 )   (2,104 )
Net income - Non - GAAP   26,738     36,268  
 
Net income per share:
Diluted - GAAP $ 0.04 $ 0.12
Diluted - Non - GAAP $ 0.16 $ 0.22
 
Shares used to compute net income per share:
Diluted - GAAP and Non GAAP 166,895 165,833
 

* These expenses include an increase of $3.5 million in the accrual for a proposed settlement of the SEC investigation and other expenses related to that investigation.

 
(A) Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, we use a number of financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing our overall business performance, for making operating decisions and for forecasting and planning future periods. We consider the use of non-GAAP financial measures helpful in assessing our current financial performance, ongoing operations and prospects for the future as well as understanding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations.
 
While we use non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance our understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance and to provide incremental insight into the underlying factors and trends affecting both our performance and our cash-generating potential, we do not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial measures. Consistent with this approach, we believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of our financial statements provides useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, can offer insight in the review of our financial and operational performance and enables investors to more fully understand trends in our current and future performance. In assessing our business during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, we excluded items in the following general categories, each of which are described below:
 

Share-based compensation expenses. We believe that providing non-GAAP measures excluding share-based compensation expense, in addition to the GAAP measures, allows for a more transparent comparison of our financial results from period to period. We prepare and maintain our budgets and forecasts for future periods on a basis consistent with this non-GAAP financial measure. Further, companies use a variety of types of equity awards as well as a variety of methodologies, assumptions and estimates to determine share-based compensation expense. We believe that excluding share-based compensation expense enhances our ability and the ability of investors to understand the impact of non-cash share-based compensation on our operating results and to compare our results against the results of other companies.

 

Amortization of other intangible assets. We incur intangible asset amortization expense, primarily in connection with our acquisitions of various businesses and technologies. The amortization of purchased intangibles varies depending on the level of acquisition activity. We exclude these various charges in budgeting, planning and forecasting future periods and we believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these various non-cash charges, as well as the GAAP measures, provides additional insight when comparing our operating expenses and financial results from period to period.

 

Restructuring and restructuring-related charges. These expenses are associated with re-aligning our business strategies based on current economic conditions. We have undertaken several restructurings in recent years. In connection with our restructuring initiatives, we incurred restructuring charges related to employee terminations, facility closures and early cancellation of certain contracts. Our restructuring initiatives also resulted in other costs related to restructurings not qualifying for inclusion in restructuring charges. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these charges, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such charges are not reflective of our ongoing operating results in the current period.

 
Investment impairment, net. We incur investment impairment, primarily related to our investments in various privately-held companies. The investment impairment varies depending on the operational and financial performance of the privately-held companies we invested in. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these charges, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such charges are not reflective of our ongoing operations.
 

One-time special charges: costs related to investigations and related expenses. These expenses are forensic accounting, audit, consulting and legal fees related to the Audit Committee’s investigation and the ongoing formal investigation by and settlement discussion with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), together with accruals based on settlement discussion with the SEC. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these charges, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such charges are one-time in nature and not reflective of our ongoing operations.

 
Other charges. We provided non-GAAP measures excluding the effect of certain charges and income that are not reflective of our ongoing operations.
 
 
In addition, Logitech presents percentage sales growth in constant currency, a non-GAAP measure, 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. Sales for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 grew 4 percent in constant currency and declined 2 percent in U.S. dollars. Retail sales for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to retail sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 grew 7 percent in constant currency and was flat in U.S. Dollars.
 
Each of the non-GAAP financial measures described above, and used in this press release, should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, a measure of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, investors are cautioned that there are inherent limitations associated with the use of each of these non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. In particular, these non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and many of the adjustments to the GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that are recurring and may be reflected in the Company’s financial results for the foreseeable future. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information in the reconciliation included in this press release regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures. In addition, as noted above, we evaluate the non-GAAP financial measures together with the most directly comparable GAAP financial information.
 
 
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited
         
 

SHARED BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE

Three Months Ended
June 30,
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2015 2014
 
Share-based Compensation Expense
Cost of goods sold $ 605 $ 538
Marketing and selling 2,118 2,556
Research and Development 787 844
General and administrative 3,232 3,000
Restructuring   7      
Income tax benefit   (1,337 )   (1,184 )
Total share-based compensation expense after income taxes $ 5,412   $ 5,754  
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