Fourth quarter 2009 GAAP* net income was $65 million or 10 cents per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2008 GAAP net loss of $606 million or 94 cents per share. Fourth quarter GAAP results included a $31 million tax benefit, or 5 cents per diluted share, primarily related to the settlement of a multi-year foreign tax audit. Fourth quarter 2009 GAAP results compare to third quarter 2009 GAAP net income of $52 million or 8 cents per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2009 GAAP net income included a net charge of $59 million from special items, consisting primarily of $43 million of amortization of acquisition-related items, $14 million of stock-based compensation expense, and $2 million in net restructuring and other items.
Fourth quarter 2009 non-GAAP** net income was $124 million or 18 cents per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2008 non-GAAP net income of $41 million or 6 cents per diluted share. Third quarter 2009 non-GAAP net income was $119 million or 18 cents per diluted share.
Cash and short-term investments totaled approximately $962 million at quarter end.
"With increasing signs in the fourth quarter that an early-stage recovery of enterprise IT spending is now underway, LSI achieved double-digit sequential revenue growth, with revenues coming in at the high end of our guidance range," said Abhi Talwalkar, LSI president and chief executive officer. "With more than 80% of our revenues tied to enterprise technology spending, we are well positioned to benefit as this recovery gains strength going forward."
LSI recorded full-year 2009 revenues of $2.22 billion, a 17% decrease compared to $2.68 billion in 2008. The company reported 2009 GAAP net loss of $48 million or 7 cents per share. Full-year 2009 GAAP results compare to full-year 2008 GAAP net loss of $622 million or 96 cents per share. Full-year 2009 GAAP results included an $83 million tax benefit, or 13 cents per share, primarily related to the settlement of multi-year foreign tax audits. Full-year 2009 GAAP net loss included a net charge of $280 million from special items, consisting primarily of $172 million in the amortization of acquisition-related items, $64 million of stock-based compensation expense, and $38 million of restructuring costs.
Non-GAAP net income for 2009 was $232 million or 35 cents per diluted share compared to 2008 non-GAAP net income of $283 million or 44 cents per diluted share.
Bryon Look, LSI CFO and chief administrative officer, said, "We demonstrated strong fourth quarter performance, with significant improvements in revenues, gross margin, operating income and cash flows. Our storage systems business achieved record quarterly revenues, growing 24% sequentially and contributing to a second-half consisting of two consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth. We ended the year with nearly $1 billion in cash and short-term investments while our net cash position increased to $612 million."
||$590 million to $620 million
||$590 million to $620 million|
||39% – 43%
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||$238 million to $258 million
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||$218 million to $228 million|
|Net Other (Loss)/Income
||Approximately $8 million
||Approximately $8 million|
|Net (Loss)/Income Per Share
||($0.06) to $0.03
||($0.07) to ($0.10)
||$0.04 to $0.10|
|Diluted Share Count
Capital spending is projected to be around $15 million in the first quarter and approximately $55 million in total for 2010.
Depreciation and software amortization is projected to be around $25 million in the first quarter and approximately $100 million in total for 2010.
LSI Conference Call Information
LSI will hold a conference call today at 2 p.m. PST to discuss fourth quarter financial results and the first quarter 2010 business outlook. Internet users can access the conference call at http://www.lsi.com/webcast. Subsequent to the conference call, a replay will be available at the same web address.
Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the current opinions and estimates of management. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause LSI’s actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: our reliance on major customers and suppliers; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; our ability to compete successfully in competitive markets; fluctuations in the timing and volumes of customer demand; the unavailability of appropriate levels of manufacturing capacity; and general industry and market conditions. For additional information, see the documents filed by LSI with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and specifically the risk factors set forth in the company’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. LSI disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.