Broadcom plans workforce reduction of up to 1,150 employees

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 
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Broadcom Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

  • Record Revenue

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

“Broadcom delivered better-than-expected results across the board in the September quarter,” said Scott McGregor, Broadcom’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “With the Renesas transaction closed, the combined team is working diligently to deliver LTE revenue in early 2014. Looking forward, we are taking the necessary steps to tightly manage the business while focusing on strategic initiatives, including LTE, data center innovation and driving the next generation of home video with HEVC.”

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2013 was $2.15 billion. This represents an increase of 2.7% compared with the $2.09 billion reported for the second quarter of 2013 and an increase of 0.8% compared with the $2.13 billion reported for the third quarter of 2012. Net income computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the third quarter of 2013 was $316 million, or $0.55 per share (diluted), compared with a GAAP net loss of $251 million, or $0.43 per share (basic and diluted), for the second quarter of 2013 and GAAP net income of $220 million, or $0.38 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of 2012.

During the quarter Broadcom initiated a global restructuring plan to reduce expenses and better align its resources to areas of strategic focus. The plan includes a workforce reduction of up to 1,150 employees (some of whom originated from the Renesas acquisition). In connection with the plan, Broadcom recorded restructuring costs of $12 million in the third quarter of 2013 and anticipates that it will record approximately $20 million in restructuring costs in the fourth quarter of 2013.

GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2013 included a one-time, non-recurring settlement gain of $75 million, a charitable contribution to the Broadcom Foundation of $25 million and restructuring costs of $12 million as discussed above, for a total positive impact to GAAP net income per share of $0.07. GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2013 included a purchased intangible impairment charge of $501 million, or $.87 per share, which was primarily related to Broadcom’s acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.

In addition to GAAP results, Broadcom reports adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share, referred to respectively as “non-GAAP net income” and “non-GAAP diluted net income per share.” A discussion of Broadcom’s use of these and other non-GAAP financial measures is set forth below. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended September 30, 2013, June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2012, respectively, and the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 appear in the financial statements portion of this release under the heading “Unaudited Schedule of Selected GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments.”

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $460 million, or $0.76 per share (diluted), compared with non-GAAP net income of $436 million, or $0.70 per share (diluted), for the second quarter of 2013 and non-GAAP net income of $476 million, or $0.79 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of 2012.