Broadcom Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results, Quarterly Dividend and Updated Guidance


Net revenue by segment

(Dollars in millions)

Q1 20

Q1 19


Semiconductor solutions

$  4,191


$  4,386



Infrastructure software






Total net revenue

$  5,858


$  5,789



The Company's cash and cash equivalents at the end of the first fiscal quarter were $6,444 million, compared to $5,055 million at the end of the prior quarter.

During the first fiscal quarter, the Company generated $2,322 million in cash from operations and spent $108 million on capital expenditures.

On December 31, 2019, the Company paid a cash dividend of $3.25 per share of common stock, totaling $1,297 million and a cash dividend of $20.00 per share of mandatory convertible preferred stock, totaling $75 million.

The differences between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP results are described generally under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below, and presented in detail in the financial reconciliation tables attached to this release.

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Business Outlook

In light of the uncertainties in the global business environment arising from the effects of COVID-19, the Company is withdrawing its prior annual guidance for fiscal year 2020, and providing guidance for its second fiscal quarter.

Based on current business trends and conditions, the outlook for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, ending May 3, 2020, including contributions from the Symantec enterprise security business, is expected to be as follows: 

  • Second quarter revenue guidance of $5.7 billion plus or minus $150 million
  • Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $3,135 million plus or minus $75 million, or 55% of revenue at the midpoint of guidance(1)

The guidance provided above is only an estimate of what the Company believes is realizable as of the date of this release. The Company is not readily able to provide a reconciliation of projected Adjusted EBITDA to projected net income without unreasonable effort. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. The Company undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these projections, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Quarterly Dividends

The Company's Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $3.25 per share. The common stock dividend is payable on March 31, 2020 to common stockholders of record at the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on March 23, 2020.

The Company's Board of Directors also approved a quarterly cash dividend on its 8.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A, of $20.00 per share. This dividend is payable on March 31, 2020 to preferred stockholders of record at the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on March 15, 2020.

Financial Results Conference Call

Broadcom Inc. will host a conference call to review its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, ended February 2, 2020, and to discuss the business outlook, today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Those wishing to access the call should dial (866) 310-8712; International +1 (720) 634-2946. The passcode is 5272427. A replay of the call will be accessible for one week after the call. To access the replay dial (855) 859-2056; International +1 (404) 537-3406; and reference the passcode: 5272427. A webcast of the conference call will also be available in the "Investors" section of Broadcom's website at

Basis of Presentation

The Company's financial results include contributions from the Symantec enterprise security business' continuing operations starting in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. The financial results from businesses that have been classified as discontinued operations in the Company's financial statements are not included in the results presented above, unless otherwise stated.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to GAAP reporting, Broadcom provides investors with net revenue, net income, operating income, gross margin, operating expenses, cash flow and other data on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring, impairment and disposal charges, acquisition-related costs, including integration costs, purchase accounting effect on inventory, litigation settlements, debt-related costs, gains (losses) on investments, income (loss) from discontinued operations and non-GAAP tax reconciling adjustments. Management does not believe that these items are reflective of the Company's underlying performance. Internally, these non-GAAP measures are significant measures used by management for purposes of evaluating the core operating performance of the Company, establishing internal budgets, calculating return on investment for development programs and growth initiatives, comparing performance with internal forecasts and targeted business models, strategic planning, evaluating and valuing potential acquisition candidates and how their operations compare to the Company's operations, and benchmarking performance externally against the Company's competitors. The exclusion of these and other similar items from Broadcom's non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual. Free cash flow measures have limitations as they omit certain components of the overall cash flow statement and do not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Investors should not consider presentation of free cash flow measures as implying that stockholders have any right to such cash. Broadcom's free cash flow may not be calculated in a manner comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies.

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