Brocade Reports Fiscal Q3 2013 Results


SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 27, 2013. Brocade reported third quarter revenue of $536.6 million, down 3% year-over-year and down slightly quarter-over-quarter. The company reported GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.26, which includes the A10 Networks litigation settlement, up from $0.09 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.19, up from $0.14 per diluted share in Q3 2012.

"In Q3, Brocade exceeded our guidance for revenue, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP EPS, and cash flow," said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade. "The storage market is recovering more quickly than we had anticipated entering our third quarter and, coupled with continued strong adoption of Gen 5 Fibre Channel, contributed to good Storage Area Networking (SAN) revenue results. In IP Networking, our Federal sales were disappointing while Brocade VDX™ switch revenue showed continued strong growth in Q3, underscoring our leadership in Ethernet fabrics. We are making great progress toward our spending-reduction goal, and are already seeing the benefits in our financial results and cash flow."

Summary of Q3 2013 results:

  • SAN business revenue, including products and services, was $369.2 million, down 2% year-over-year and 1% sequentially. In a continuing soft storage market that began in Q2 2013, end-user demand showed improvement in the third fiscal quarter. The quarter-over-quarter SAN revenue performance was better than expected. Gen 5 (16 Gbps) Fibre Channel products represented approximately 64% of director and switch revenue in the quarter, higher than the 29% reported in Q3 2012 and 52% in Q2 2013.

  • IP Networking business revenue, including products and services, was $167.3 million, down 6% year-over-year and up 2% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year decline was due to lower sales into the U.S. federal government as some expected orders moved out of the third fiscal quarter in a challenging budget environment. Estimated Federal revenue was $19.9 million in the quarter, down 42% year-over-year and 5% quarter-over-quarter. Non-Federal IP Networking revenue, including data center, enterprise and service provider customers, was $147.4 million in the third quarter, up 3% year-over-year and 3% quarter-over-quarter.

  • GAAP gross margin was 63.0% and non-GAAP gross margin was 65.6% in Q3 2013, compared with 61.3% and 63.7% respectively, in Q3 2012. The year-over-year improvement in gross margin was due in part to a more favorable product mix within the IP Networking segment and lower spending. Gross margin improved quarter-over-quarter, primarily due to lower spending. 

  • GAAP operating margin was 13.9% and non-GAAP operating margin was 21.6% in Q3 2013, compared with 12.6% and 19.5% respectively, in Q3 2012. The year-over-year improvement in operating margin was due to the higher gross margin noted above and lower operating expenses as the Company made progress on reducing spending in non-strategic areas. Non-GAAP operating expenses of $235.8 million were down 4% year-over-year and 5% quarter-over-quarter. Using Q1 2013 as a baseline, the Company has now reduced quarterly spending by more than $15 million, or more than $60 million on an annualized basis, and is on track to realize $100 million of annualized savings by February 2014. Operating margin also increased quarter-over-quarter due to higher gross margin and lower operating expenses.

     
  • Operating cash flow was $102.2 million in Q3 2013, down 10% year-over-year and 15% quarter-over-quarter in a seasonally softer quarter for cash generation. The lower operating cash flow year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter, respectively, was due to the payment of employee incentive compensation earned through the first half of fiscal 2013 in Q3 2013, while no payment was made in Q3 2012 or Q2 2013.

  • During Q3 2013, the Company recognized a gain of $76.8 million in Other Income related to the litigation settlement with A10 Networks, which increased GAAP EPS by $0.13 in the quarter. The settlement includes a $5.0 million cash payment received during Q3 2013, $70.0 million in notes receivable that are payable on or before January 2014, and the value of licensing rights granted to Brocade.

  • GAAP diluted EPS was $0.26 in Q3 2013, up 179% year-over-year, and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.19 was up 32% year-over-year. The company recorded a tax benefit of approximately $0.02 per share resulting from the final resolution of various tax audits and assessments during the quarter.

  • Average diluted shares outstanding for Q3 2013 were 461.3 million shares, down 2% year-over-year and 1% quarter-over-quarter. The company repurchased 17.9 million shares for $101.2 million at an average price of $5.64 during Q3 2013. Subsequent to the end of Q3 2013, the company has repurchased an additional 7.8 million shares for $52.6 million and has approximately $308 million remaining in the Board-authorized share repurchase program as of August 12, 2013.

Brocade management will host a conference call to discuss fiscal third quarter results and fiscal fourth quarter outlook today at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET). To access the webcast please go to www.brcd.com/events.cfm. A replay of the conference call, prepared comments and slides, as well as a written transcript, will be available at www.brcd.com.

Other Q3 2013 product, customer and partner announcements are available at http://newsroom.brocade.com/.

Brocade (www.brocade.com)
130 Holger Way
San Jose, CA. 95134
T. 408.333.8000
F. 408.333.8101

                   
                   
Financial Highlights and Additional Financial Information                  
                   
    Q3 2013     Q2 2013     Q3 2012  
Revenue   $ 537M     $ 539M     $ 555M  
GAAP net income   $ 119M     $ 47M     $ 43M  
Non-GAAP net income   $ 87M     $ 78M     $ 67M  
GAAP EPS -- diluted   $ 0.26     $ 0.10     $ 0.09  
Non-GAAP EPS -- diluted   $ 0.19     $ 0.17     $ 0.14  
GAAP gross margin     63.0 %     62.0 %     61.3 %
Non-GAAP gross margin     65.6 %     65.1 %     63.7 %
GAAP operating income   $ 74M     $ 57M     $ 70M  
Non-GAAP operating income   $ 116M     $ 103M     $ 108M  
GAAP operating margin     13.9 %     10.6 %     12.6 %
Non-GAAP operating margin     21.6 %     19.0 %     19.5 %
Adjusted EBITDA (1)   $ 213M     $ 120M     $ 131M  
Effective GAAP tax provision (benefit) rate     16.3 %     (0.4 )%     25.7 %
Effective Non-GAAP tax provision rate     18.2 %     15.9 %     30.1 %
Cash provided by operations   $ 102M     $ 120M     $ 113M  
Storage Area Networking (SAN) port shipments     1.0M       1.0M       1.1M  
                         
 
Please see important note of explanation on non-GAAP financial measures below, including a detailed reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information in the tables included herein.
 
(1) Adjusted EBITDA is as defined in the Term Debt Credit Agreement.
 
 
                   
                   
Financial Highlights and Additional Financial Information (Continued)                  
    Q3 2013     Q2 2013     Q3 2012  
As a% of total revenues:                  
OEM revenues   66 %   66 %   67 %
Channel/Direct revenues   34 %   34 %   33 %
10% or greater customer revenues   47 %   45 %   55 %
Domestic revenues   61 %   58 %   64 %
International revenues   39 %   42 %   36 %
SAN product revenues   59 %   59 %   58 %
IP Networking product revenues   25 %   25 %   26 %
Global Services revenue   16 %   16 %   16 %
SAN business revenues (2)   69 %   69 %   68 %
IP Networking business revenues (2)   31 %   31 %   32 %
Estimates as a% of IP Networking business revenues:                  
Enterprise, excluding Federal   55 %   49 %   52 %
Federal   12 %   13 %   19 %
Service Provider   33 %   38 %   29 %
             
    Q3 2013   Q2 2013   Q3 2012
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   $ 790M   $ 764M   $ 581M
Deferred revenues   $ 300M   $ 302M   $ 280M
Capital expenditures   $ 10M   $ 13M   $ 18M
Total debt, net of discount   $ 599M   $ 599M   $ 630M
Days sales outstanding     37 days     40 days     38 days
Employees at end of period     4,565     4,648     4,597
                   
2) SAN and IP Networking business revenues include product, support and services revenues.
 
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. In evaluating Brocade's performance, management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to supplement consolidated financial statements prepared under GAAP.

Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release allow management to gain a better understanding of Brocade's comparative operating performance both from period to period, and to its competitors' operating results. Management also believes these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate Brocade's baseline performance before gains, losses or charges that are considered by management to be outside ongoing operating results. Accordingly, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures for planning and forecasting of future periods and in making decisions regarding operations performance and the allocation of resources. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with Brocade's GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:

  • the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of Brocade's ongoing operating results;

  • the ability to make more meaningful comparisons of Brocade's operating performance against industry and competitor companies;

  • the ability to better identify trends in Brocade's underlying business and to perform related trend analysis;

  • a better understanding of how management plans and measures Brocade's underlying business; and

  • an easier way to compare Brocade's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Management excludes certain gains or losses and benefits or costs in determining non-GAAP net income that are the result of infrequent events or arise outside the ordinary course of Brocade's continuing operations. Management believes that it is appropriate to evaluate Brocade's operating performance by excluding those items that are not indicative of ongoing operating results or limit comparability. Such items include, but are not limited to: (i) legal provision or recovery associated with certain pre-acquisition litigation, (ii) call premium cost and original issue discount and debt issuance costs of debt related to lenders that did not participate in refinancing, (iii) settlement gain associated with certain pre-acquisition related litigation and (iv) specific non-cash and non-recurring tax benefits or detriments.

Management also excludes the following non-cash charges in determining non-GAAP net income (i) stock-based compensation expense and (ii) amortization of purchased intangible assets. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types, management believes that the exclusion of stock-based compensation allows for more accurate comparisons of our operating results to our peer companies. Management also believes that the expense associated with the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets is appropriate to be excluded because a significant portion of the purchase price for acquisitions may be allocated to intangible assets that have short lives and exclusion of the amortization expense allows comparisons of operating results that are consistent over time for Brocade's newly acquired and long-held businesses.

Finally, management believes that it is appropriate to exclude the tax effects of the items noted above in order to present a more meaningful measure of non-GAAP net income.

Limitations These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations, however, because they do not include all items of income and expense that impact the Company. Management compensates for these limitations by also considering Brocade's GAAP results. The non-GAAP financial measures that Brocade uses are not prepared in accordance with, and should not be considered an alternative to measurements required by GAAP, such as operating income, net income and net income per share, and should not be considered measurements of Brocade's liquidity. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measures. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similar measurements reported by other companies.

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature, including statements regarding Brocade's strategy, business prospects, organizational and business alignment, profitability, expense management, cash flow, and market conditions. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this press release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ significantly from such estimates. The risks include, but are not limited to, changes in IT spending levels in one or more of our target markets including the data center, federal government and service provider sectors, customer acceptance of Brocade's Ethernet fabric solutions, Brocade's ability to continue to successfully innovate new products and services on a timely basis and achieve widespread market acceptance, and the effect of increasing market competition and changes in the industry. Certain of these and other risks are set forth in more detail in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Brocade's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 27, 2013 and in Brocade's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 27, 2012. Brocade does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise.

About Brocade

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

ADX, AnyIO, Brocade, Brocade Assurance, the B-wing symbol, DCX, Fabric OS, ICX, MLX, MyBrocade, OpenScript, VCS, VDX, and Vyatta are registered trademarks, and HyperEdge, The Effortless Network, and The On-Demand Data Center are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. Other brands, products, or service names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
  July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)
Net revenues                
  Product   $ 447,993     $ 467,281     $ 1,401,986     $ 1,399,687  
  Service     88,558       88,051       262,078       259,726  
    Total net revenues     536,551       555,332       1,664,064       1,659,413  
Cost of revenues                                
  Product     160,441       173,637       499,415       513,221  
  Service     37,908       41,217       118,410       123,863  
    Total cost of revenues     198,349       214,854       617,825       637,084  
Gross margin     338,202       340,478       1,046,239       1,022,329  
Operating expenses:                                
  Research and development     92,969       90,530       289,088       272,780  
  Sales and marketing     139,220       146,378       433,547       457,921  
  General and administrative     18,526       18,612       57,640       55,752  
  Amortization of intangible assets     13,124       14,737       41,131       44,467  
    Total operating expenses     263,839       270,257       821,406       830,920  
Income from operations     74,363       70,221       224,833       191,409  
Interest expense     (9,247 )     (12,029 )     (46,047 )     (37,804 )
Interest and other income (loss), net     76,684       103       76,781       (1,345 )
Income before income tax     141,800       58,295       255,567       152,260  
Income tax expense     23,104       14,995       111,177       11,080  
Net income   $ 118,696     $ 43,300     $ 144,390     $ 141,180  
Net income per share -- basic   $ 0.26     $ 0.09     $ 0.32     $ 0.31  
Net income per share -- diluted   $ 0.26     $ 0.09     $ 0.31     $ 0.30  
Shares used in per share calculation -- basic     449,446       457,147       452,474       455,727  
Shares used in per share calculation -- diluted     461,344       469,571       464,861       471,719  
                                 
                                 
 
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
  July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
    (In thousands)
Net income   $ 118,696     $ 43,300     $ 144,390     $ 141,180  
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:                                
  Unrealized gains (losses) on cash flow hedges:                                
    Change in unrealized gains and losses     (1,000 )     (3,518 )     (2,998 )     (7,800 )
    Net (gains) losses reclassified into earnings     (10 )     2,099       (214 )     5,022  
  Net unrealized gains (losses) on cash flow hedges     (1,010 )     (1,419 )     (3,212 )     (2,778 )
  Foreign currency translation adjustments     (1,470 )     (2,951 )     (3,612 )     (4,427 )
Total other comprehensive loss   $ (2,480 )   $ (4,370 )     (6,824 )     (7,205 )
Total comprehensive income   $ 116,216     $ 38,930     $ 137,566     $ 133,975  
                                 
                                 
 
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
 
    July 27,
2013
  October 27,
2012
    (In thousands, except par value)
Assets        
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 790,093     $ 713,226  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $638 and $833 at July 27, 2013, and October 27, 2012, respectively     218,462       233,139  
  Inventories     50,601       68,179  
  Deferred tax assets     44,405       91,539  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     121,026       49,496  
      Total current assets     1,224,587       1,155,579  
Property and equipment, net     487,944       518,940  
Goodwill     1,646,639       1,624,089  
Intangible assets, net     63,032       109,265  
Non-current deferred tax assets     68,138       136,175  
Other assets     31,391       37,213  
      Total assets   $ 3,521,731     $ 3,581,261  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 95,936     $ 117,350  
  Accrued employee compensation     116,089       182,597  
  Deferred revenue     224,628       216,283  
  Current portion of long-term debt     2,367       1,977  
  Other accrued liabilities     63,618       92,261  
      Total current liabilities     502,638       610,468  
Long-term debt, net of current portion     596,524       599,203  
Non-current deferred revenue     75,845       76,907  
Non-current income tax liability     36,495       55,387  
Other non-current liabilities     3,000       3,476  
      Total liabilities     1,214,502       1,345,441  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding     --       --  
  Common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000 shares authorized:                
    Issued and outstanding: 447,344 and 456,913 shares at July 27, 2013, and October 27, 2012, respectively     447       457  
  Additional paid-in capital     1,943,043       2,009,190  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (16,688 )     (9,864 )
  Retained earnings     380,427       236,037  
      Total stockholders' equity     2,307,229       2,235,820  
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,521,731     $ 3,581,261  
                 
                 
 
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
    (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:        
  Net income   $ 118,696     $ 43,300  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
    Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation     (1,469 )     (6 )
    Depreciation and amortization     45,647       47,159  
    Loss on disposal of property and equipment     984       108  
    Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount     272       1,141  
    Net gains on investments     --       (11 )
    Provision for doubtful accounts receivable and sales allowances     2,337       3,669  
    Non-cash compensation expense     18,769       13,069  
  Changes in assets and liabilities:                
    Accounts receivable     18,511       (16,986 )
    Inventories     2,310       5,280  
    Prepaid expenses and other assets     (67,303 )     2,375  
    Deferred tax assets     22       (11 )
    Accounts payable     (7,052 )     15,165  
    Accrued employee compensation     (28,294 )     (3,089 )
    Deferred revenue     (1,974 )     1,720  
    Other accrued liabilities     699       176  
      Net cash provided by operating activities     102,155       113,059  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Purchases of property and equipment     (10,381 )     (17,736 )
      Net cash used in investing activities     (10,381 )     (17,736 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Payment of principal related to the term loan     --       (40,000 )
  Payment of debt issuance costs related to senior unsecured notes     (443 )     --  
  Payment of principal related to capital leases     (561 )     (469 )
  Common stock repurchases     (101,181 )     (45,087 )
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock     35,959       29,211  
  Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation     1,469       6  
      Net cash used in financing activities     (64,757 )     (56,339 )
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents     (1,222 )     (2,697 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     25,795       36,287  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     764,298       544,339  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 790,093     $ 580,626  
                 
                 
 
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
  Nine Months Ended
  July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
  (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:      
  Net income $ 144,390     $ 141,180  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
    Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   (6,909 )     (1,338 )
    Non-cash tax charges   78,206       --  
    Depreciation and amortization   139,005       144,683  
    Loss on disposal of property and equipment   4,030       404  
    Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount   937       3,767  
    Original issue discount and debt issuance costs related to lenders that did not participate in refinancing   5,360       --  
    Net gains on investments   --       (35 )
    Provision for doubtful accounts receivable and sales allowances   6,897       9,533  
    Non-cash compensation expense   57,091       58,746  
  Changes in assets and liabilities:              
    Accounts receivable   7,950       8,454  
    Inventories   18,915       (2,099 )
    Prepaid expenses and other assets   (69,017 )     2,675  
    Deferred tax assets   344       181  
    Accounts payable   (21,744 )     8,476  
    Accrued employee compensation   (82,457 )     5,554  
    Deferred revenue   5,950       9,377  
    Other accrued liabilities   (7,688 )     (9,180 )
      Net cash provided by operating activities   281,260       380,378  
Cash flows from investing activities:              
  Proceeds from sale of subsidiary   --       35  
  Purchases of property and equipment   (41,949 )     (56,005 )
  Net cash paid in connection with acquisition   (44,629 )     --  
      Net cash used in investing activities   (86,578 )     (55,970 )
Cash flows from financing activities:              
  Proceeds from senior unsecured notes   296,250       --  
  Payment of principal related to senior secured notes   (300,000 )     --  
  Payment of principal related to the term loan   --       (160,000 )
  Payment of debt issuance costs related to senior unsecured notes   (992 )     --  
  Payment of principal related to capital leases   (1,536 )     (1,389 )
  Common stock repurchases   (187,360 )     (70,153 )
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock   71,858       76,472  
  Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   6,909       1,338  
      Net cash used in financing activities   (114,871 )     (153,732 )
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents   (2,944 )     (4,252 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   76,867       166,424  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   713,226       414,202  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 790,093     $ 580,626  
               
               
 
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    July 27,
2013
  July 28,
2012
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)
Net income on a GAAP basis   $ 118,696     $ 43,300  
Adjustments:                
  Stock-based compensation expense included in cost of revenues     3,858       3,074  
  Amortization of intangible assets expense included in cost of revenues     9,650       10,713  
  Legal recovery associated with certain pre-acquisition litigation     --       (414 )
    Total gross margin adjustments     13,508       13,373  
  Stock-based compensation expense included in research and development     4,020       3,110  
  Stock-based compensation expense included in sales and marketing     7,164       4,483  
  Stock-based compensation expense included in general and administrative     3,727       2,402  
  Amortization of intangible assets expense included in operating expenses     13,124       14,737  
    Total operating expense adjustments     28,035       24,732  
      Total operating income adjustments     41,543       38,105  
  Gain on A10 litigation settlement, net     (76,816 )     --  
  Income tax effect of non-tax adjustments     3,716       (14,012 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 87,139     $ 67,393  
Non-GAAP net income per share -- basic   $ 0.19     $ 0.15  
Non-GAAP net income per share -- diluted   $ 0.19     $ 0.14  
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculation -- basic     449,446       457,147  
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculation -- diluted     461,344       469,571  
                 
                 
 
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(Unaudited)
                 
     Nine Months Ended  
     July 27, 2013      July 28, 2012  
(In thousands, except per share amounts)                
Net income on a GAAP basis   $ 144,390     $ 141,180  
Adjustments:                
  Stock-based compensation expense included in cost of revenues     11,345       12,045  
  Amortization of intangible assets expense included in cost of revenues     30,081       35,516  
  Legal provision (recovery) associated with certain pre-acquisition litigation     3,460       (465 )
    Total gross margin adjustments     44,886       47,096  
  Stock-based compensation expense included in research and development     13,205       13,741  
  Stock-based compensation expense included in sales and marketing     23,321       24,946  
  Stock-based compensation expense included in general and administrative     9,220       8,014  
  Amortization of intangible assets expense included in operating expenses     41,131       44,467  
    Total operating expense adjustments     86,877       91,168  
      Total operating income adjustments     131,763       138,264  
  Call premium cost and original issue discount and debt issuance costs related to lenders that did not participate in refinancing     15,299       --  
  Gain on A10 litigation settlement, net     (76,816 )     --  
  Tax provision impact from passage of California Proposition 39 - Single Sales Factor apportionment     78,206       --  
  Income tax effect of non-tax adjustments     (29,385 )     (47,015 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 263,457     $ 232,429  
Non-GAAP net income per share -- basic   $ 0.58     $ 0.51  
Non-GAAP net income per share -- diluted   $ 0.57     $ 0.49  
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculation -- basic     452,474       455,727  
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculation -- diluted     464,861       471,719  
                 
                 



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