Motorola Mobility on Thursday released its second quarter 2011 earnings and despite recent analyst downgrades, the company recorded a strong quarter. Motorola posted net revenues of $3.3 billion, up 28% from the same time period last year. In addition, mobile device revenues were $2.4 billion, up 41% from the second quarter of 2010. Motorola Mobility shipped a total of 11 million devices, including 4.4 million smartphones and 440,000 units of its XOOM Android tablet. That’s a large improvement over the 8.3 million mobile devices the firm shipped during the year-ago quarter. CEO Sanjay Jha also told CNET in a recent interview that the Verizon Wireless DROID BIONIC will finally launch in September. In addition, Motorola Mobility will introduce two new tablets and two 4G LTE smartphones. One of the tablets will have a 10-inch screen while the other will have a smaller display. “You’ll like the look of the tablet,” Jha said. “The consumer and carrier feedback has been positive. We want to compete. We think we have competitive products in the marketplace, and we’ve got good design wins in the U.S.” Read on for the full press release.
Motorola Mobility Announces Second-Quarter Financial Results
Second Quarter Financial Highlights
Net revenues of $3.3 billion, up 28 percent from second quarter 2010
GAAP net loss of $0.19 per share compared to net earnings of $0.27 per share in second quarter 2010
Non-GAAP earnings of $0.09 per share compared to $0.30 loss in second quarter 2010
Mobile Devices revenues of $2.4 billion, up 41 percent from second quarter 2010; GAAP operating loss of $85 million; non-GAAP operating loss of $31 million
Shipped 11.0 million mobile devices, including 4.4 million smartphones and 440,000 tablets
Home revenues of $907 million, up 2 percent from second quarter 2010; GAAP operating earnings of $62 million; non-GAAP operating earnings of $90 million
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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – July 28, 2011 – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today reported net revenues of $3.3 billion in the second quarter of 2011, up 28 percent from the second quarter of 2010. The GAAP net loss in the second quarter of 2011 was $56 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to net earnings of $80 million, or $0.27 per share, in the second quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, the net earnings in the second quarter of 2011 were $26 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to a loss of $87 million, or $0.30 per share, in the second quarter of 2010.
Total cash at the end of the quarter was $3.2 billion and includes cash, cash equivalents and cash deposits, and operating cash flow was breakeven for the quarter.
Details on non-GAAP adjustments and the use of non-GAAP measures are included later in this press release and in the financial tables.
“In the second quarter, Mobile Devices launched several new smartphones in the U.S. and markets around the world. Revenues grew over 40 percent driven largely by Latin America and China where sales more than doubled year over year. Our Home business delivered another strong performance, and we introduced several innovative products and services for next generation multi-screen video solutions,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility. “With a focus on profitable growth and delivering differentiated LTE smartphones and tablets, we expect to achieve profitability in Mobile Devices in the fourth quarter and for the full year 2011.”
Mobile Devices net revenues in the second quarter were $2.4 billion, up 41 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. The GAAP operating loss was $85 million compared to operating earnings of $87 million in the year-ago quarter. The non-GAAP operating loss was $31 million compared to an operating loss of $109 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company shipped a total of 11.0 million mobile devices, including 4.4 million smartphones and 440,000 Motorola XOOM™ tablets. In the second quarter of 2010, the company shipped 8.3 million mobile devices, including 2.7 million smartphones.
Mobile Devices highlights:
Expanded Motorola DROID family at Verizon Wireless with the introduction of DROID X2 and DROID 3 by Motorola both featuring a dual-core 1GHz processor, providing better gaming experiences, web browsing, multi-tasking, and Adobe® Flash® video performance.
Launched 4 new smartphones in China, including the Motorola XT883 with China Telecom, the newest and most advanced member of the powerful Milestone™ product family, and the XT316, Motorola’s first value priced smartphone for emerging market consumers.
Announced plans to launch 10 devices in 2011 with Sprint, including Motorola Photon™ 4G, Sprint’s first international smartphone, the ready-for business Motorola XPRT™ smartphone, the Motorola TITANIUM™ smartphone featuring iDEN technology, and Motorola TRIUMPH™, a value priced smartphone for prepaid customers on Virgin Mobile USA Expanded distribution of the ATRIX™ 4G smartphone and Motorola XOOM tablets into Latin America, China, Korea, and Europe.
Named exclusive U.S. launch marketing partner for mobile devices and tablets by Spotify. Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives users on-demand access to one of the world’s largest music libraries.
Home segment net revenues in the second quarter were $907 million, up 2 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $62 million, compared to $29 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP operating earnings increased to $90 million from $58 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company maintained its leadership in key markets with set-top shipments up more than 10 percent as compared to the year-ago quarter.
Introduced Motorola Televation™, a broadband video device enabling consumers to watch live TV on a connected IP device anywhere around the home.
Launched the Medios Xperience platform which enables operators to merge video content with social networking, games and web-based content, and deliver more interactive functionality with broadcast television and video-on-demand services.
Selected by Time Warner Cable to develop a video gateway platform capable of delivering an advanced in-home entertainment experience and announced the DCX3600M, Motorola’s first video gateway device.
Selected by ESPN to transition all programming for ESPN and ESPN-2 networks to an MPEG-4 HD format using Motorola’s video distribution solution.
Third-Quarter and 2011 Outlook
The Company’s outlook for the third quarter and full year 2011 is the following:
Third-quarter net earnings per share of $0.00 to $0.10
2011 net earnings per share of $0.48 to $0.60
Excludes charges associated with items of the variety typically highlighted by the Company in its quarterly earnings results, stock-based compensation expense and intangible assets amortization expense
Consolidated GAAP Results
Conference Call and Webcast
Motorola Mobility will host its quarterly conference call beginning at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on Thursday, July 28. The conference call will be webcast live with audio and slides at http://investors.motorola.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to the GAAP results included in this presentation, Motorola Mobility also has included non-GAAP measurements of results. Motorola Mobility has provided these non-GAAP measurements to help investors better understand Motorola Mobility’s core operating performance, enhance comparisons of Motorola Mobility’s core operating performance from period to period, and allow better comparisons of Motorola Mobility’s operating performance to that of its competitors. Among other things, the Company’s management uses these operating results, excluding the identified items, to evaluate the performance of its businesses and to evaluate results relative to certain incentive compensation targets. Management uses operating results, excluding these items, because it believes this measurement enables it to make better period-to-period evaluations of the financial performance of its core business operations. The non-GAAP measurements are intended only as a supplement to the comparable GAAP measurements and the Company compensates for the limitations inherent in the use of non-GAAP measurements by using GAAP measures in conjunction with the non-GAAP measurements. As a result, investors should consider these non-GAAP measurements in addition to, and not in substitution for or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Highlighted items: The Company has excluded the effects of highlighted items (and any material reversals of highlighted items recorded in prior periods) from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements because the Company believes that these historical items do not reflect expected future operating earnings or expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the Company’s current operating performance or comparisons to the Company’s past operating performance.
Stock-based compensation expense: The Company has excluded stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees and the Company believes such compensation contributed to the revenue earned during the periods presented and also believes it will contribute to the generation of future period revenues – the Company continues to evaluate its performance excluding stock-based compensation expense primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense. Stock-based compensation expense will recur in future periods.
Intangible assets amortization expense: The Company has excluded intangible assets amortization expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements, primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense and because the Company evaluates its performance excluding intangible assets amortization expense. Amortization of intangible assets is consistent in amount and frequency but is significantly affected by the timing and size of the Company’s acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to the Company’s revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to the Company’s future period revenues as well. Intangible assets amortization expense will recur in future periods. Details of the above items and reconciliations of the non-GAAP measurements to the corresponding GAAP measurements can be found at the end of this press release.