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Achieves Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Non-GAAP Earnings per Share Growth of 22% Year over Year
- Net revenues for Q4 of $1.649 billion; $6.325 billion for fiscal year 2014
- Branded revenue for fiscal year 2014 grew 4% year over year
- Cash from operations for fiscal year 2014 of $1.350 billion; free cash flow 18% of revenue
Sunnyvale, CA—May 21, 2014—NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, ended April 25, 2014.
Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 were $1.649 billion. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $197 million, or $0.59 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $174 million, or $0.47 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $284 million, or $0.84 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $253 million, or $0.69 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year.
Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results
Net revenues for fiscal year 2014 were $6.325 billion. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 was $638 million, or $1.83 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $505 million, or $1.37 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 was $968 million, or $2.78 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $841 million, or $2.28 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year.
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Investments
NetApp ended fiscal year 2014 with $5.003 billion of total cash, cash equivalents, and investments and generated $1.350 billion in cash from operations. During fiscal year 2014, the Company returned $2.084 billion to shareholders through share repurchases and cash dividends.
The Company increased the next dividend to $0.165 per share to be paid on July 22, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 10, 2014.
“NetApp saw market share gains and delivered a solid operational performance in fiscal year 2014, highlighted by margin expansion and strong cash generation,” said Tom Georgens, Chairman and CEO. “With solutions like clustered Data ONTAP, our broad flash portfolio and differentiated approach to the cloud, customers are solving the challenges of today, with innovative solutions that pave the way for the future.”
Q1 Fiscal Year 2015 Outlook
The Company provides the following financial guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015:
- Net revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.420 billion to $1.520 billion
- GAAP earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.37 per share
- Non-GAAP earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.53 to $0.58 per share
In its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, NetApp continued to help global enterprises achieve success with one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of flash-accelerated, cloud-integrated storage and data management solutions. Its industry-leading enterprise storage systems and software meet customer needs across a wide range of application workloads. Highlights include:
- NetApp Introduces Unified Scale-Out Storage Systems for the Hybrid Cloud Era. The new FAS8000 series unified storage systems are NetApp’s most powerful and feature-rich scale-out storage systems with superior flexibility to simplify complex upgrades as IT needs change.
- NetApp Introduces FlexArray Virtualization Software. With new FlexArray virtualization software, NetApp® V-Series becomes a software option that can be licensed on the FAS8000 to virtualize and manage multivendor data storage platforms, paving the way for software-defined storage.
- NetApp Announces the Latest Release of Clustered Data ONTAP®. The latest release of the clustered Data ONTAP operating system, version 8.2.1, helps organizations seamlessly scale out operations and manage data consistently, without disruption across both private and public cloud environments.
- NetApp Teams with SAP to Set New Record for World's Largest Data Warehouse. SAP announced that it teamed with partners, including NetApp, to generate a world record for the largest data warehouse. The NetApp E5460 storage system was chosen for its ability to handle large data volumes, enormous throughput requirements, consistent high performance and availability demands, all at the same time.
- NetApp Again Honored as a Channel Champion. CRN’s 24th annual Channel Champions awards highlights vendor partners voted to be the best-of-the-best by the solutions providers for 2014. NetApp moved into the No. 2 position on this year's list in the Enterprise Network Storage category.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
NetApp will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the live webcast of this event, visit the NetApp Investor Relations website at investors.netapp.com. In addition, this press release and other information related to the call will be posted on the Investor Relations website. An audio replay will also be available on the website after 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.
Historical supplemental data tables, providing historical multi-period financial information, are also available on our Investor Relations website at investors.netapp.com.
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