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Logitech Delivers Best Annual Retail Sales Growth in Five Years

 
FY 2016 Retail Sales Grow 9 Percent in Constant Currency and Profitability Beats Expectations; FY 2017 Outlook Confirmed

NEWARK, Calif. - April 27, 2016 and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 28, 2016 - Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of Fiscal Year 2016.

Q4 closed a strong fiscal year with sales for the quarter reaching $431 million. Q4 retail sales (total sales excluding OEM and Lifesize) grew 6 percent in constant currency, GAAP operating income was $10 million and non-GAAP operating income was $22 million.

For the full Fiscal Year 2016, ended March 31, 2016:

  • Sales were $2.02 billion, up 1 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. Full-year retail sales were $1.95 billion and grew 9 percent in constant currency.
  • GAAP operating income was $129 million, with GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.77, compared to $0.89 a year ago.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $179 million, with non-GAAP EPS of $0.98, down from $1.10 a year ago.
  • Cash flow from operations was $183 million, and the Company returned $156 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases.

“In FY 2016, we delivered our best annual retail sales growth in five years and better-than-expected profitability,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “Sales in our Gaming category grew 23 percent, Mobile Speakers grew 37 percent and Video Collaboration grew 51 percent, all in constant currency. Together, our Mice and Keyboard categories also grew 6 percent in constant currency. This demonstrates our ability to innovate across a diverse portfolio - strong innovation that, when combined with disciplined cost management, drives profitable growth.

“Looking forward to Fiscal Year 2017, we now have a strong foundation upon which to build. We will continue to develop our balanced portfolio of businesses and brands to address a number of big and growing markets - Gaming, Home, Music, Video Collaboration and Creativity & Productivity. We look forward to delivering another year of fantastic new products and are optimistic for the solid growth and profitability they will generate.”

Outlook

Logitech confirmed its FY 2017 outlook of $185 million to $200 million in non-GAAP operating income and constant currency retail sales growth in the mid-single digits.

Prepared Remarks Available Online

Logitech has made its prepared written remarks for the financial results teleconference available online on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.

Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast

Logitech will hold a financial results teleconference to discuss the results for Q4 and full-year FY 2016 on Thurs., April 28, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 2:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.

Continued Operations

Logitech separated its Lifesize division from the Company on Dec. 28, 2015. Except as otherwise noted, all of the results reported in this press release as well as comparisons between periods are focused on results from continuing operations and do not address the performance of Lifesize, which is now reported in the Company’s financial statements under discontinued operations or total Logitech including discontinued operations. For more information on the impact of the Lifesize separation on Logitech’s historical results, please refer to the Financial Reporting section of Logitech’s Financial History, available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To facilitate comparisons to Logitech’s historical results, Logitech has included non-GAAP adjusted measures, which exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization of other intangible assets, restructuring charges (credits), investment impairment (recovery), benefit from (provision for) income taxes, one-time special charges and other items detailed under “Supplemental Financial Information” after the tables below. Logitech also presents percentage sales growth in constant currency, a non-GAAP measure, to show performance unaffected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Percentage sales growth in constant currency is calculated by translating prior period sales in each local currency at the current period’s average exchange rate for that currency and comparing that to current period sales. Logitech believes this information, used together with the GAAP financial information, will help investors to evaluate its current period performance and trends in its business. With respect to the Company’s outlook for non-GAAP operating income, most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to the GAAP amounts has been provided for Fiscal Year 2017.

 

About Logitech

Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation statements regarding: innovation, portfolio diversity, business and brand development, cost management, growth, profitability, market growth, new products, and outlook for Fiscal Year 2017 operating income and sales growth. The forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Logitech’s actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: if our product offerings, marketing activities and investment prioritization decisions do not result in the sales, profitability or profitability growth we expect, or when we expect it; the demand of our customers and our consumers for our products and our ability to accurately forecast it; if we fail to innovate and develop new products in a timely and cost-effective manner for our new and existing product categories; if we do not successfully execute on our growth opportunities in our new product categories or our growth opportunities are more limited than we expect; if sales of PC peripherals are less than we expect; the effect of pricing, product, marketing and other initiatives by our competitors, and our reaction to them, on our sales, gross margins and profitability; if our products and marketing strategies fail to separate our products from competitors’ products; if we do not fully realize our goals to lower our costs and improve our operating leverage; if there is a deterioration of business and economic conditions in one or more of our sales regions or product categories, or significant fluctuations in exchange rates. A detailed discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from such forward-looking statements is included in Logitech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015, available at www.sec.gov, under the caption Risk Factors and elsewhere. Logitech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

 

Note that unless noted otherwise, comparisons are year over year.

 

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