JDSU's Q3 results show optical revenue up 16% sequentially

May 4, 2006 Milpitas, CA -- JDSU has reported its fiscal 2006 third quarter results, for the quarter ended March 31, 2006. The company reports that its optical communications net revenue grew 16% from the previous quarter, and 25% from the same quarter a year ago. Net revenue of $127.5 million represented 40% of total non-GAAP net revenue.

May 4, 2006 Milpitas, CA -- JDSU has reported its fiscal 2006 third quarter results, for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.

The company reports that growth in the optical communications and commercial and consumer segments more than offset anticipated seasonality in its communications test and measurement segment. The company's optical communications net revenue grew 16% from the previous quarter, and 25% from the same quarter a year ago. Net revenue of $127.5 million represented 40% of total non-GAAP net revenue.

Reflecting anticipated seasonality, the company's communications test and measurement net revenue declined 13% from last quarter. Net revenue of $126.8 million represented 40% of total non-GAAP net revenue. Commercial and consumer net revenue of $61.2 million was up 3% from last quarter, and down 5% from the same quarter a year ago. This segment represented 20% of total non-GAAP net revenue.

North American customers represented 60% of net revenue. European and Asia-Pacific customers represented 24% and 16% of net revenue, respectively. GAAP gross margin was 36.7% of net revenue, and non-GAAP gross margin was 37.5% of net revenue, the company's strongest performance in five years.

GAAP operating expenses were $154.7 million, or 49.1% of GAAP net revenue. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $125.4 million, or 39.7% of non-GAAP net revenue. The company held $847.3 million in cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments and restricted cash at the end of the third quarter. During the third quarter, cash and short-term investments increased by approximately $7.0 million.

"JDSU's ongoing investment in innovation has positioned the company well to benefit from the accelerating deployment of triple play services, with both our optical communications and communications test and measurement segments experiencing double digit revenue growth from the same quarter a year ago," comments Kevin Kennedy, JDSU's CEO. "Additionally, ongoing manufacturing consolidation and cost reduction programs continue to positively impact our results."

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, ending June 30, 2006, the company expects revenue to be between $302 and $322 million.

According to a press release issued by the company, net revenue for the third quarter was $314.9 million, and GAAP net income, including a one-time gain on the sale of investments of $37.7 million, was $3.7 million, or breakeven on a per share basis. This compares to net revenue of $312.9 million and a GAAP net loss of $42.1 million, or $0.03 per share, reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, and to net revenue of $166.3 million and a GAAP net loss of $38.6 million, or $0.03 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2005.

On a non-GAAP basis, revenue was $315.5 million, and net loss for the third quarter was $2.8 million, or $0.00 per share. This compares to non- GAAP net revenue of $315.0 million and a non-GAAP net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.00 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, and to non-GAAP net revenue of $166.3 million and a non-GAAP net loss of $23.5 million, or $0.02 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2005.

On a non-GAAP EBITDA basis non-GAAP earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, the Company earned $7.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2006, which compares to $8.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, and to a loss of $19.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2005.

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