SanDisk Announces First Quarter Results

SanDisk Announces First Quarter Results

Delivers record first quarter revenue

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, announced today results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. First quarter revenue of $1.34 billion increased 11 percent on a year-over-year basis and decreased 13 percent on a sequential basis.


On a GAAP(1) basis, first quarter net income was $166 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to net income of $114 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and $214 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

On a non-GAAP(2) basis, first quarter net income was $207 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, compared to net income of $156 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and net income of $257 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. For reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP results, see accompanying financial tables and footnotes.

"Our SSD products drove 20 percent of sales and we delivered a record first quarter retail revenue," said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk. "Our strong results reflect an improved product mix and continued favorable industry supply and demand conditions. We believe our position in enterprise and client SSD markets, differentiated retail brand and continued focus on profitable growth provide us with solid momentum for continued gains in 2013."

FIRST QUARTER 2013 KEY FINANCIAL METRICS

Metric

GAAP

Non-GAAP

in millions, except percentages and per share amounts

Q113

Q112

Q412

Q113

Q112

Q412

Revenue

$1,341

$1,206

$1,542

$1,341

$1,206

$1,542

Gross Profit

$532

$417

$603

$543

$432

$615

percent of revenue

39.6%

34.5%

39.1%

40.5%

35.8%

39.9%

Operating Income

$254

$192

$336

$288

$227

$368

percent of revenue

18.9%

15.9%

21.8%

21.5%

18.8%

23.9%

Diluted EPS

$0.68

$0.46

$0.87

$0.84

$0.63

$1.05

At the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013, SanDisk's cash and short and long-term marketable investments totaled $6.19 billion. Cash flow from operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 totaled $474 million.

CONFERENCE CALL

SanDisk's first quarter of fiscal 2013 conference call is scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Pacific Time, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed live, and throughout the quarter, at SanDisk's website at www.sandisk.com/IR. To participate in the call via telephone, the dial-in number is 719-325-2348 and the dial-in password is 5944048. A copy of this press release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on a current report on Form 8-K and will be posted to our website prior to the conference call.

ABOUT SANDISK

SanDisk Corporation (NAS: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.

SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

© 2013 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements about our business prospects, our position in the SSD markets, our differentiated retail brand position and our intended financial plans, including our continued focus on profitable growth and our anticipated momentum for continued gains in 2013, that are based on our current expectations and subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate and significantly harm our business, financial condition and results of operations. We undertake no obligation to update the information contained in this press release. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others:

  • competitive pricing pressures, resulting in lower average selling prices and lower or negative product gross margins;

  • inability to reduce our manufacturing costs to keep pace with reductions in average selling prices;

  • potential delays in product development or lack of customer acceptance of our solutions, particularly OEM products such as our embedded flash storage solutions, and client and enterprise SSD solutions;

  • inability to continue to penetrate the client and enterprise SSD markets, or the failure of existing markets for flash memory to grow;

  • inability to enhance current products or develop new products on a timely basis or in advance of our competitors;

  • excess inventory or lost sales resulting from unpredictable or changing demand for our products;

  • excess, insufficient or mismatched captive memory output or capacity, which could result in lower average selling-prices, financial charges and impairments, lost sales and market growth opportunities, lower gross margins or other consequences; and

  • the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2012.

(1) GAAP represents U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

(2) Non-GAAP represents GAAP excluding the impact of share-based compensation expense, amortization and write-off of acquisition-related intangible assets, non-cash economic interest expense associated with our convertible debt and related tax adjustments.

SanDisk Corporation

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Three months ended

March 31, 2013

April 1, 2012

Revenues

$

1,340,729

$

1,205,561

Cost of revenues

799,383

775,320

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

9,830

13,731

Total cost of revenues

809,213

789,051

Gross profit

531,516

416,510

Operating expenses:

Research and development

171,125

140,957

Sales and marketing

59,127

49,035

General and administrative

45,104

32,591

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

2,369

2,063

Total operating expenses

277,725

224,646

Operating income

253,791

191,864

Other income (expense), net

(19,897

)

(25,316

)

Income before income taxes

233,894

166,548

Provision for income taxes

67,665

52,163

Net income

$

166,229

$

114,385

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.69

$

0.47

Diluted

$

0.68

$

0.46

Shares used in computing net income per share:

Basic

242,519

242,883

Diluted

245,577

247,102

SanDisk Corporation

Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results(1)

(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

Three months ended

March 31, 2013

April 1, 2012

SUMMARY RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME

GAAP NET INCOME

$

166,229

$

114,385

Share-based compensation (a)

21,734

19,080

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b)

12,199

15,794

Convertible debt interest (c)

23,577

21,887

Income tax adjustments (d)

(16,842

)

(14,830

)

NON-GAAP NET INCOME

$

206,897

$

156,316

GAAP COST OF REVENUES

$

809,213

$

789,051

Share-based compensation (a)

(1,717

)

(1,537

)

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b)

(9,830

)

(13,731

)

NON-GAAP COST OF REVENUES

$

797,666

$

773,783

GAAP GROSS PROFIT

$

531,516

$

416,510

Share-based compensation (a)

1,717

1,537

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b)

9,830

13,731

NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT

$

543,063

$

431,778

GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

$

171,125

$

140,957

Share-based compensation (a)

(11,640

)

(10,027

)

NON-GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

$

159,485

$

130,930

GAAP SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

$

59,127

$

49,035

Share-based compensation (a)

(3,871

)

(3,629

)

NON-GAAP SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

$

55,256

$

45,406

GAAP GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

$

45,104

$

32,591

Share-based compensation (a)

(4,506

)

(3,887

)

NON-GAAP GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

$

40,598

$

28,704

GAAP TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

$

277,725

$

224,646

Share-based compensation (a)

(20,017

)

(17,543

)

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b)

(2,369

)

(2,063

)

NON-GAAP TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

$

255,339

$

205,040

GAAP OPERATING INCOME

$

253,791

$

191,864

Cost of revenues adjustments (a) (b)

11,547

15,268

Operating expense adjustments (a) (b)

22,386

19,606

NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME

$

287,724

$

226,738

GAAP OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET

$

(19,897

)

$

(25,316

)

Convertible debt interest (c)

23,577

21,887

NON-GAAP OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET

$

3,680

$

(3,429

)

GAAP NET INCOME

$

166,229

$

114,385

Cost of revenues adjustments (a) (b)

11,547

15,268

Operating expense adjustments (a) (b)

22,386

19,606

Convertible debt interest (c)

23,577

21,887

Income tax adjustments (d)

(16,842

)

(14,830

)

NON-GAAP NET INCOME

$

206,897

$

156,316

Diluted net income per share:

GAAP

$

0.68

$

0.46

Non-GAAP

$

0.84

$

0.63

Shares used in computing diluted net income per share:

GAAP

245,577

247,102

Non-GAAP

245,596

247,192

SanDisk Corporation

Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (1)

(1)

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we use non-GAAP measures of operating results, net income and net income per share, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain expenses, gains and losses. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors as these non-GAAP results exclude certain expenses, gains and losses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results and because they are consistent with the financial models and estimates published by many analysts who follow the Company. For example, because the non-GAAP results exclude the expenses we recorded for share-based compensation, amortization and write-off of acquisition-related intangible assets related to acquisitions of Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. in January 2006, Pliant Technology, Inc. in May 2011, FlashSoft Corporation in February 2012 and Schooner Information Technology, Inc. in June 2012, non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible debt and related tax adjustments, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency in our financial reporting. These non-GAAP results are some of the primary indicators management uses for assessing our performance, allocating resources and planning and forecasting future periods. Further, management uses non-GAAP information that excludes certain non-cash charges, such as amortization and write-off of acquisition-related intangible assets, share-based compensation, non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible debt and related tax adjustments, as these non-GAAP charges do not reflect the cash operating results of the business or the ongoing results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures may be different than the non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

(a)

Share-based compensation expense.

(b)

Amortization and write-off of acquisition-related intangible assets, primarily core technology, developed technology, customer relationships and trademarks related to the acquisitions of Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. (January 2006), Pliant Technology, Inc. (May 2011), FlashSoft Corporation (February 2012) and Schooner Information Technology, Inc. (June 2012).

(c)

Incremental interest expense relating to the non-cash economic interest expense associated with the Company's 1% Sr. Convertible Notes due 2013 and 1.5% Sr. Convertible Notes due 2017.

(d)

Income taxes associated with certain non-GAAP to GAAP adjustments.

SanDisk Corporation

Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, unaudited)

March 31, 2013

December 30, 2012