Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

- Q3 Revenue: $662 million

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —  Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020.

Marvell completed the acquisition of Aquantia Corp. ("Aquantia") on September 19, 2019 (the "acquisition date"), approximately 6 weeks before the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Marvell's results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 include the results of Aquantia from the acquisition date, while prior periods presented do not.

Subsequent to Marvell's third quarter end, on November 5, 2019, Marvell completed the acquisition of Avera Semiconductor ("Avera"), the Application Specific Integrated Circuit ("ASIC") business of GlobalFoundries.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $662 million, which exceeded the midpoint of the Company's guidance provided on August 29, 2019. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $(83) million, or $(0.12) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $112 million, or $0.17 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the third quarter was $66 million.

"Marvell delivered solid results for the third quarter and I am pleased that our storage business grew sequentially led by a strong performance from our enterprise and datacenter products. In addition, we ramped our first 5G product shipments in volume, successfully responding to our customer's aggressive schedule requests, ahead of the plan we had laid out early this year," said Matt Murphy, Marvell's President and CEO. "We also recently completed the strategic acquisitions of Aquantia, a pioneer in multi-gig ethernet, and Avera, a leader in custom ASICs. These acquisitions broaden our technology portfolio for infrastructure customers and expand our addressable market by approximately $4 billion."

Marvell's fourth quarter guidance includes expected results from the Aquantia and Avera acquisitions for the full quarter. This guidance also includes expected results for the full quarter from the Wi-Fi Connectivity Business. Once the Wi-Fi Connectivity Business is divested to NXP, Marvell will update its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter. Marvell's fourth quarter guidance also takes into account the U.S. Government's export restriction on certain Chinese customers.

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2020 Financial Outlook

  • Revenue is expected to be $750 million +/- 3%.
  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 45.5%.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 62%.
  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $445 million to $455 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be $315 million to $320 million.
  • GAAP diluted loss per share is expected to be $(0.23) to $(0.17) per share.
  • Non-GAAP diluted income per share is expected to be $0.15 to $0.19 per share.

Conference Call

Marvell will conduct a conference call on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1-844-647-5488 or 1-615-247-0258, pass-code 4437138. The call will be webcast and can be accessed at the Marvell Investor Relations website at with a replay available following the call until Tuesday, December 10, 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 adjustment associated with the Aquantia acquisition, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and divestiture-related costs, restructuring and other 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 third quarter of fiscal 2020, a non-GAAP tax rate of 4.5% 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. 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 risk that the proposed divestiture of Marvell's Wi-Fi Connectivity business to NXP will not be completed; the risk that the company may not realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisitions of Aquantia Corp. and the Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) business of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the divestiture to NXP (collectively, the "Transactions"); the effect of the consummation of the Transactions on the company's business relationships, operating results, and business generally; potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the Transactions; the ability of Marvell to successfully integrate operations and product lines related to the acquisitions; the ability of Marvell to implement its plans, forecasts, and other expectations with respect to the Transactions and realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings in the time frame anticipated or at all; the impact of international conflict and economic volatility in either domestic or foreign markets including risks related to trade conflicts, bans and tariffs; the risks associated with manufacturing and selling products and customers' products outside of the United States; 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; the effects of transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; 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 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; the impact and costs associated with changes in international financial and regulatory conditions; 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; risks associated with acquisition and consolidation activity in the semiconductor industry; the effects of any other potential acquisitions, divestitures or investments; Marvell's ability to protect its intellectual property;  Marvell's maintenance of an effective system of internal controls; severe financial hardship or bankruptcy of one or more of Marvell's major customers; 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 August 3, 2019 as filed with the SEC on September 4, 2019 , and other factors detailed from time to time in Marvell's filings with the SEC. Marvell undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly update any forward-looking statements.

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