Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

- Q4 Net Revenue: $798 million

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2021 — (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 January 30, 2021.

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $798 million, which exceeded the midpoint of the Company's guidance provided on December 3, 2020. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $17 million, or $0.02 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $201 million, or $0.29 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the fourth quarter was $158 million.

Net revenue for fiscal 2021 was $3.0 billion. GAAP net loss for fiscal 2021 was $(277) million, or $(0.41) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2021 was $627 million, or $0.92 per diluted share.

"Marvell ended fiscal year 2021 on a strong note with fourth quarter revenue exceeding the mid-point of guidance. We delivered outstanding fiscal year 2021 performance, with robust revenue growth of 10%, led by our networking business which grew 22% driven by strong 5G and Cloud product ramps," said Matt Murphy, Marvell's President and CEO. "The Marvell team has done an excellent job driving revenue growth, innovating to deliver new products, and positioning the company to emerge even stronger from the pandemic. We are excited about the numerous opportunities ahead in fiscal 2022. We anticipate strong growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, projecting revenue to grow approximately 15% year on year at the mid-point of guidance."

Marvell's first quarter guidance takes into account the U.S. Government's export restrictions on certain Chinese customers. Given the ongoing uncertainty associated with COVID-19 and related public health measures, we also have temporarily widened the guidance range on net revenue. 

First Quarter of Fiscal 2022 Financial Outlook

  • Net revenue is expected to be $800 million +/- 5%.
  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 52.5%.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 63.5%.
  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $391 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $300 million.
  • Basic weighted-average shares outstanding are expected to be 677 million.
  • Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding are expense to be 690 million.
  • GAAP diluted income (loss) per share is expected to be $(0.05) to $0.05 per share.
  • Non-GAAP diluted income per share is expected to be $0.23 to $0.31 per share.

Conference Call

Marvell will conduct a conference call on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021. Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-844-647-5488 or 1-615-247-0258, passcode 1390587. The call will be webcast and can be accessed at the Marvell Investor Relations website at with a replay available following the call until Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of share-based compensation expense, amortization of the inventory fair value adjustment associated with the Aquantia and Avera acquisitions, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and divestiture-related costs, restructuring and other related charges (including, but not limited to, asset impairment charges, employee severance costs, and facilities related charges), resolution of legal matters, 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 2021, a non-GAAP tax rate of 5.0% has been applied to the non-GAAP financial results.

Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides 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. The exclusion of the above items from our GAAP financial metrics does not necessarily mean that these costs are unusual or infrequent.

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