Fourth quarter 2010 GAAP* net loss was $13 million or 2 cents per share, compared to fourth quarter 2009 GAAP net income of $65 million or 10 cents per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2010 GAAP results compare to third quarter 2010 GAAP net income of $23 million or 4 cents per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2010 GAAP net income included a net charge of $103 million from special items, consisting primarily of $48 million of net restructuring and other items, $40 million of amortization of acquisition-related items, and $15 million of stock-based compensation expense.
Fourth quarter 2010 non-GAAP** net income was $90 million or 14 cents per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2009 non-GAAP net income of $124 million or 18 cents per diluted share. Third quarter 2010 non-GAAP net income was $79 million or 13 cents per diluted share.
Cash and short-term investments totaled approximately $677 million at quarter end. The company completed fourth-quarter purchases of approximately 6 million shares of its common stock for approximately $32 million. In 2010, the company purchased approximately 51 million shares of its common stock for approximately $250 million, completing its repurchase program announced in March, 2010.
"We delivered solid quarterly revenue growth with revenues near the high end of our guidance range, reflecting seasonal strength in our storage systems and storage semiconductor businesses," said Abhi Talwalkar, LSI president and chief executive officer. "For the full year, our revenues grew substantially, driven by increased enterprise spending for IT infrastructure products that rely on our technology. As economic conditions continue to improve in 2011, we expect to benefit from higher enterprise spending levels and new product ramps with our tier one customers."
LSI recorded full-year 2010 revenues of $2.57 billion, a 16% increase compared to $2.22 billion in 2009. The company reported 2010 GAAP net income of $40 million or 6 cents per diluted share. Full-year 2010 GAAP results compare to full-year 2009 GAAP net loss of $48 million or 7 cents per share. Full-year 2010 GAAP net income included a net charge of $293 million from special items, consisting primarily of $161 million in the amortization of acquisition-related items, $66 million of stock-based compensation expense, $59 million of restructuring costs, and $7 million of net loss on the sale and write-down of investments.
Non-GAAP net income for 2010 was $333 million or 52 cents per diluted share, compared to 2009 non-GAAP net income of $232 million or 35 cents per diluted share.
Bryon Look, LSI CFO and chief administrative officer, said, "We delivered another quarter of solid operating performance, with operating cash flows growing 36% sequentially to $112 million. For the full year, our operating cash flows were $367 million, up 80% year over year. Our balance sheet further strengthened as we ended the year with $677 million of net cash while remaining debt free. On a full-year basis, our profitability also improved significantly as we continued to focus on making progress toward our business model targets."
||$605 million to $635 million
||$605 million to $635 million|
||41.5% – 45.5%
||$20 million to $30 million
||46.5% – 48.5%|
||$245 million to $265 million
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||$225 million to $235 million|
|Net Other (Loss)/Income
||Approximately $7 million
||Approximately $7 million|
|Net (Loss)/Income Per Share
||($0.03) to $0.07
||($0.06) to ($0.10)
||$0.07 to $0.13|
|Diluted Share Count
Capital spending is projected to be around $15 million in the first quarter and approximately $60 million in total for 2011.
Depreciation and software amortization is projected to be around $26 million in the first quarter and approximately $105 million in total for 2011.
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 2011 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.