JDSU announces Q4 FY09 and year-end results

AUGUST 19, 2009 -- JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) has reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter and year ended June 27, 2009.

AUGUST 19, 2009 -- JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) has reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter and year ended June 27, 2009.

Net revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter was $276.1 million and the net loss was $(59.5) million, or $(0.28) per share, which included $18.5 million of restructuring charges. This compares to net revenue of $390.3 million and a net loss of $(29.8) million or $(0.13) per share for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

For the full fiscal year 2009, net revenue of $1,294.4 million decreased 15.4% from $1,530.1 million for fiscal 2008. The net loss for the year of $(866.4) million, or $(4.02) per share, increased from a net loss of $(21.7) million, or $(0.10) per share, for fiscal 2008. Fiscal year 2009 included impairments, primarily for goodwill and intangibles, totaling $759.8 million and restructuring and related charges totaling $38.7 million. Fiscal year 2008 included impairments, primarily for goodwill and intangibles, totaling $47.7 million and restructuring and related charges totaling $6.7 million.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the quarter was $(2.3) million or $(0.01) per share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $15.5 million or $0.07 per share for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. On a total year basis, fiscal 2009 non-GAAP net income was $39.0 million or $0.18 per share, which compares to $114.9 million or $0.50 per share for fiscal 2008.

On an adjusted EBITDA basis (adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) the company reported $12.1 million for the quarter, which compares to $25.1 million in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. For the total year, adjusted EBITDA was $94.9 million which compares to $142.9 million for fiscal 2008.

“We successfully navigated through the global economic turbulence that took place in fiscal 2009,” said Tom Waechter, JSDU’s president and CEO. “We begin fiscal 2010 with a stronger balance sheet, an improved business model and a stronger product portfolio, well positioned for growth when the economy rebounds.”

Financial Overview –Fourth Fiscal Quarter Ended June 27, 2009

  • Fourth quarter non-GAAP net revenue of $277.0 million decreased 1.3% when compared to the previous quarter and decreased 29.1% when compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
  • Non-GAAP gross margins were 42.3% compared to 41.8% for fiscal Q3 2009 and 40.9% for fiscal Q4 2008.
  • Non-GAAP operating margins were (1.4)% compared to (2.8)% in fiscal Q3 2009 and 2.2% in fiscal Q4 2008.
  • Communications Test and Measurement fourth quarter revenue of $135.5 million increased 4.9% from the previous quarter and decreased 20.5% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Fourth quarter revenue from this segment represented 48.9% of total non-GAAP net revenue.
  • Fourth quarter Communications and Commercial Optical Products revenue of $90.7 million decreased 9.8% when compared with the previous quarter and 45.8% when compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Fourth quarter revenue from this segment represented 32.8% of total non-GAAP net revenue.
    • Fourth quarter Optical Communications revenue of $79.3 million decreased 10.9% compared with the previous quarter and 45.3% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
    • The Commercial Lasers business reported revenue of $11.4 million, down 0.9% from the previous quarter and 48.4% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
  • Fourth quarter revenue from the Advanced Optical Technologies segment was $50.8 million, down 0.4% from the previous quarter and down 4.0% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Revenue from this segment represented 18.3% of total non-GAAP net revenue.
  • Americas’ customers represented 50.6% of total non-GAAP net revenue for the quarter. European and Asia-Pacific customers represented 28.7% and 20.7% of total non-GAAP net revenue, respectively.
  • During the fiscal year, the company incurred impairments primarily for goodwill and intangibles totaling $759.8 million due to the adverse impact of the current macroeconomic business environment on the company’s financial outlook and the overall decline in equity values resulting in a decline in our own market capitalization.
  • At the beginning of the quarter JDSU transferred its Shenzhen, China manufacturing operations to and entered into a supply agreement with Sanmina Corporation.
  • The company held $695.5 million in total cash and investments and was free cash flow positive $9.7 million for the fourth quarter.


Business Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal 2010, ending October 3, 2009, the company expects revenue to be in the range of $283 to $300 million.

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