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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results


SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL), a leader in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and the full fiscal year, ended February 2, 2019. Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $745 million.

GAAP net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $(261) million, or $(0.40) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $168 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the fourth quarter was $107 million.

Revenue for fiscal 2019 was $2.9 billion. GAAP net loss from continuing operations for fiscal 2019 was $(179) million, or $(0.30) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations for fiscal 2019 was $716 million, or $1.19 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for fiscal 2019 was $597 million

"Marvell continued to improve its financial performance in fiscal 2019, while also increasing scale and diversifying its business through the acquisition of Cavium. While macroeconomic conditions are currently impacting our first quarter outlook, we expect growth to resume in the second quarter," said Matt Murphy, Marvell's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Looking ahead, we are excited about our expanding position in the 5G market, including our recently announced partnership with Samsung, which includes multiple generations of baseband and control plane processors for both LTE and 5G base stations."

First Quarter of Fiscal 2020 Financial Outlook

  • Revenue is expected to be $650 million +/- 3%.
  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 55%.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 64%.
  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $378 million to $388 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $295 million to $300 million.
  • GAAP diluted loss per share from continuing operations is expected to be $(0.09) to $(0.05) per share.
  • Non-GAAP diluted income per share from continuing operations is expected to be $0.12 to $0.16 per share.

Conference Call

Marvell will conduct a conference call on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019. Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-844-647-5488 or 1-615-247-0258, passcode 1885417. The call will be webcast and can be accessed at the Marvell Investor Relations website at with a replay available following the call until Friday, March 15, 2019.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of share-based compensation expense, amortization of the inventory fair value step up, amortization and write-off of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring and other related charges, litigation settlement, and certain expenses and benefits that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to Marvell's core business.

Marvell uses a non-GAAP tax rate to compute the non-GAAP tax provision. This non-GAAP tax rate is based on Marvell's estimated annual GAAP income tax forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating Marvell's non-GAAP income, as well as the effects of significant non-recurring and period specific tax items which vary in size and frequency. Marvell's non-GAAP tax rate is determined on an annual basis and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events that may materially affect the non-GAAP tax rate such as tax law changes; significant changes in Marvell's geographic mix of revenue and expenses; or changes to Marvell's corporate structure. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, a non-GAAP tax rate of 4% has been applied to the non-GAAP financial results.

Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Marvell's financial condition and results of operations. While Marvell uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Marvell does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Consistent with this approach, Marvell believes that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance.

Externally, management believes that investors may find Marvell's non-GAAP financial measures useful in their assessment of Marvell's operating performance and the valuation of Marvell. Internally, Marvell's non-GAAP financial measures are used in the following areas:

  • Management's evaluation of Marvell's operating performance;
  • Management's establishment of internal operating budgets;
  • Management's performance comparisons with internal forecasts and targeted business models; and
  • Management's determination of the achievement and measurement of certain performance-based equity awards (adjustments may vary from award to award).

Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of Marvell's business as determined in accordance with GAAP. As a result, you should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Marvell's results as reported under GAAP. Marvell expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from Marvell's non-GAAP net income should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

Forward-Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve risks and uncertainties, including: Marvell's expectations regarding its first quarter of fiscal 2020 financial outlook, Marvell's expectations regarding growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2020, Marvell's position in the 5G market and Marvell's use of non-GAAP financial measures as important supplemental information. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "can," "may," "will," "would" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the effect of the consummation of our acquisition of Cavium  on the combined company's business relationships, operating results, and business generally; potential difficulties in Cavium employee retention as a result of the transaction;  the ability of Marvell to successfully integrate Cavium's operations and product lines; the ability of Marvell to implement its plans, forecasts, and other expectations with respect to Cavium's business and realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings in the time frame anticipated or at all, and identify and realize additional opportunities; the risk of downturns in the highly cyclical semiconductor industry; Marvell's dependence upon the storage and networking markets, which are highly cyclical and intensely competitive; the outcome of pending or future litigation and legal and regulatory proceedings; Marvell's dependence on a small number of customers; severe financial hardship or bankruptcy of one or more of Marvell's major customers; Marvell's ability to define, design and develop products for the 5G market; Marvell's ability to market its 5G products to Tier 1 infrastructure customers; Marvell's ability and the ability of its customers to successfully compete in the markets in which it serves; Marvell's reliance on independent foundries and subcontractors for the manufacture, assembly and testing of its products; Marvell's ability and its customers' ability to develop new and enhanced products and the adoption of those products in the market; decreases in gross margin and results of operations in the future due to a number of factors; Marvell's ability to estimate customer demand and future sales accurately; Marvell's ability to scale its operations in response to changes in demand for existing or new products and services; the impact of international conflict and continued economic volatility in either domestic or foreign markets; the effects of transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the risks associated with manufacturing and selling a majority of products and customers' products outside of the United States; risks associated with acquisition and consolidation activity in the semiconductor industry; the impact of any change in the income tax laws in jurisdictions where Marvell operates and the loss of any beneficial tax treatment that Marvell currently enjoys; the effects of any potential acquisitions or investments; Marvell's ability to protect its intellectual property; the impact and costs associated with changes in international financial and regulatory conditions; Marvell's maintenance of an effective system of internal controls; and other risks detailed in Marvell's SEC filings from time to time. For other factors that could cause Marvell's results to vary from expectations, please see the risk factors identified in Marvell's  Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended November 3, 2018 as filed with the SEC on December 10, 2018, and other factors detailed from time to time in Marvell's filings with the SEC. Marvell undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

About Marvell

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