EMC Reports Record Second-Quarter Revenue; Quarterly Profit More Than Doubles
- Record second-quarter consolidated revenue up 24% year over year
- GAAP net income up 108% year over year
- Record second-quarter non-GAAP net income up 66% year over year
- All-time record year-to-date operating cash flow and free cash flow
- Strong year-over-year increase in gross and operating margins
HOPKINTON, Mass. July 21, 2010EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today reported record financial results for the second quarter of 2010. Consistently strong execution across the business and healthy customer demand across all geographies contributed to EMC achieving its third consecutive quarter of record revenue and reporting net income that more than doubled on a year-over-year basis.
For the second quarter, consolidated revenue was $4.02 billion, an increase of 24% compared with the year-ago quarter; GAAP net income attributable to EMC increased 108% year over year to $426 million; and GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.20, up 100% year over year. Non-GAAP1 net income attributable to EMC for the second quarter was $596 million, an increase of 66% compared with the year-ago quarter, and non-GAAP1 earnings per diluted share were $0.28, an increase of 56% year over year.
During the quarter, EMC expanded gross and operating margins substantially on a year-over-year basis. The company achieved all-time record year-to-date operating cash flow and free cash flow of $2.1 billion and $1.6 billion, which grew 44% and 47%, respectively, compared with the year-ago period. The company completed the quarter with $10.3 billion in cash and investments.
Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The strength and demand that we saw during the quarter is testament to the value our customers see in our information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure solutions and the massive opportunity before us. The IT industry is in the midst of a major transformation to cloud computing and, ultimately, to a more agile way to consume and deliver IT. Never in our history have we had a stronger team, more compelling vision, or more innovative set of technologies, services, and partnerships. As a result, EMC is in an excellent position to lead this dramatic shift in IT and provide our customers with a clear path forward on their journey to the cloud.”David Goulden, EMC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, “For the second consecutive quarter, EMC once again turned a ‘triple play’ by gaining market share while investing for the future and increasing profitability. With this, we also expanded gross and operating margins and generated all-time record year-to-date operating and free cash flow. Moving forward, we remain confident that we have the right business and operating model to continue delivering annual double-digit revenue and earnings growth over the long term.”
Second-quarter revenue highlights included strong customer demand and double-digit revenue growth for the market-leading high-end EMC Symmetrix storage product portfolio, which increased 32% compared with the year-ago quarter, and EMC’s mid-tier storage product portfolio2, which grew revenue 33% year over year. Within EMC’s fast-growing Backup and Recovery Systems Division (BRS), the combined second-quarter revenue run rate for EMC Data Domain and Avamar backup solutions exceeded the billion-dollar revenue run rate the company reported in the first quarter of 2010. VMware (NYSE: VMW), which is majority-owned by EMC, contributed second-quarter revenue of $673 million, increasing 48% compared with the year-ago quarter. Additional second-quarter highlights included strong customer demand for EMC’s RSA information security solutions, which grew revenue 18% year over year, and the company’s broad portfolio of consulting and professional services.
EMC consolidated second-quarter revenue from the United States reached $2.1 billion, an increase of 28% year over year, representing 53% of consolidated second-quarter revenue. Revenue from EMC’s business operations outside of the United States reached $1.9 billion, an increase of 19% year over year, representing 47% of consolidated second-quarter revenue. Within this, revenue increased 18%, 20% and 22% year over year, respectively, in EMC’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ); and Latin America regions.
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. These statements do not give effect to the potential impact of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or business combinations that may be announced or closed after the date hereof. These statements supersede all prior statements regarding 2010 financial results set forth in prior EMC news releases.
All dollar amounts and percentages set forth below should be considered to be approximations.
The following statements regarding 2010 financial results have been revised from the statements disclosed by EMC on April 21, 2010:
- For 2010, EMC expects to exceed its previous outlook of $16.5 billion in revenue, $0.84 in consolidated GAAP diluted earnings per share, and $1.18 in consolidated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which excludes the impact of restructuring and acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense, and intangible asset amortization.
- For 2010, consolidated restructuring and acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense, and intangible asset amortization are expected to be $0.02, $0.23 and $0.09 per diluted share, respectively.
- 2010 GAAP and non-GAAP research and development (“R&D”) expense is expected to increase between 18% and 19% over 2009. Excluded from the increase in non-GAAP R&D expense is stock-based compensation expense of $46 million and intangible asset amortization of $10 million.
- GAAP operating income is expected to be 14% to15% of revenues for 2010, and non-GAAP operating income is expected to be 20% to 21% of revenues for 2010. Excluded from non-GAAP operating income are restructuring and acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense, and intangible asset amortization, which account for less than 1%, 4% and less than 2% of revenues, respectively.
- The consolidated GAAP income tax rate is expected to be 19% for 2010. Excluding the impact of restructuring and acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense, and intangible asset amortization, which collectively impact the tax rate by 2%, the consolidated non-GAAP income tax rate is expected to be 21% for 2010. The expected annual GAAP and non-GAAP income tax rates assume that the U.S. research and development tax credit will be re-enacted in 2010.
The following statements regarding 2010 financial results remain unchanged from the statements disclosed by EMC on April 21, 2010:
- Transition costs to a more efficient cost structure are expected to be $50 million in 2010.
- Total non-operating expense, which includes investment income, interest expense, and other expense, is expected to be $90 million in 2010.
- EMC expects to repurchase up to $1.0 billion of the company’s common stock.
- EMC will host its second-quarter 2010 earnings conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET, which will be available on EMC’s web site at http://www.emc.com/about/investor-relations/index.htm
- Additional information regarding EMC’s financials, as well as a webcast of the conference call, will be available at 8:30 a.m. ET at http://www.emc.com/about/investor-relations/index.htm
- Visit http://ir.vmware.com for more information about VMware’s second-quarter financial results.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com
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⊃1; Items excluded from the non-GAAP results are restructuring and acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense and intangible amortization for the second quarter of 2010, and restructuring and other special charges, stock-based compensation expense and intangible amortization for the second quarter of 2009. See attached schedules for reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP.
2 Mid-tier platform products include hardware and software products from EMC CLARiiON, EMC Celerra, EMC Centera, EMC Data Domain, EMC Avamar and EMC Atmos.
EMC, Atmos, Avamar, Celerra, Centera, CLARiiON, Data Domain, RSA and Symmetrix are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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Where specified in the accompanying schedules for various periods entitled “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP,” certain items noted on each such specific schedule (including, where noted, amounts relating to restructuring and acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense, intangible amortization, and restructuring and other special charges) are excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures.
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This release also includes disclosures regarding free cash flow which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less additions to property, plant and equipment and capitalized software development costs. EMC uses free cash flow, among other measures, to evaluate the ability of its operations to generate cash that is available for purposes other than capital expenditures and capitalized software development costs. Management believes that information regarding free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available to make strategic acquisitions and investments, repurchase shares, service debt and fund ongoing operations. As free cash flow is not a measure of liquidity calculated in accordance with GAAP, free cash flow should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the analysis provided in the statement of cash flows.
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