Harmonic Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Strong Sequential Revenue Growth; Maintaining Technology Leadership

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT), a leading provider of broadcast and on-demand video delivery solutions, today announced its preliminary and unaudited results for the quarter ended July 3, 2009.

For the second quarter of 2009, the Company reported net sales of $81.3 million, compared to $89.3 million in the second quarter of 2008 and $67.8 million for the first quarter of 2009. For the first six months of 2009, net sales were $149.0 million, compared to $176.6 million in the same period of 2008.

The Company had strong sequential growth in quarterly sales and bookings, particularly in domestic markets, although lower year-over-year sales continued to reflect relative weakness in global customer spending. Domestic sales represented 57% of revenue for the second quarter of 2009, compared to 47% in the first quarter of 2009. Bookings for the second quarter were approximately $81.3 million, up from $56.6 million in the previous quarter.

The Company reported a GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2009 of $7.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $25.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the same period of 2008. GAAP results for the second quarter of 2009 include charges for restructuring and excess facilities related to the recent acquisition of Scopus Video Networks Limited. Excluding these charges and non-cash accounting charges for purchase accounting adjustments to inventory, stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of intangibles and certain tax adjustments, the non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2009 was $3.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to $15.0 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the same period of 2008. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliation” below.

As of July 3, 2009, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $252.8 million, compared to $261.8 million as of April 3, 2009.

In the second quarter of 2009, Harmonic recognized approximately $4.6 million of revenue related to the installation and deployment of a video headend project begun in 2008. While this project represented a significant competitive and technological achievement, it generated no gross profit, and reduced the Company’s GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins for the second quarter by approximately 2.5%.

“We’re pleased with our sequential growth in net sales and bookings and our continued execution in managing operating expenses,” said Patrick Harshman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Although we continue to see softness in global customer spending compared to last year, our customers are responding well to our new products and solutions and we remain confident in our long-term growth prospects.”

Business Outlook

Harmonic anticipates that net sales for the third quarter of 2009 will be in a range of $82.0 to $88.0 million. GAAP gross margins and operating expenses are expected to be in a range of 43% to 45% and $37.5 to $38.5 million, respectively. Non-GAAP gross margins and operating expenses for the third quarter, which exclude charges for stock-based compensation, the amortization of intangibles and additional charges related to the continuing integration of Scopus, are anticipated to be in a range of 48% to 50% and $33.0 to $34.0 million, respectively.

Conference Call Information

Harmonic will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific (5:00 p.m. Eastern). A broadcast of the conference call can be accessed on the Company’s website at www.harmonicinc.com or by calling +1.706.634.9047 (conference identification code 18003910). The replay will be available after 6:00 p.m. Pacific at the same website address or by calling +1.706.645.9291 (conference identification code 18003910).

Editor’s Note: Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

About Harmonic

Harmonic Inc. is a leading provider of versatile and high performance video solutions that enable service providers to efficiently deliver the next generation of broadcast and on-demand video services, including high definition, video-on-demand, network personal video recording and time-shifted TV. Cable, satellite, broadcast and telecom service providers can utilize Harmonic’s digital video, broadband optical access and software solutions to offer consumers a compelling and personalized viewing experience.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The Company’s customers, including many of the world’s largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to: our expectations regarding our final results for the second quarter ended July 3, 2009; our belief that our customers are responding well to our new products and solutions, our confidence in our long-term growth prospects, and our expectations regarding net sales, GAAP gross margins, GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP gross margins and non-GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter of 2009. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the possibility that we will not be able to integrate Scopus into our business as effectively or efficiently as expected; the possibility that Scopus does not provide Harmonic with the benefits and synergies that we currently expect from the acquisition; the possibility that the trends toward more high-definition, on-demand and anytime, anywhere video will not continue to develop at its current pace, or at all; the possibility that our products will not generate sales that are commensurate with our expectations; the mix of products sold and the effect it has on gross margins; delays or decreases in capital spending in the cable, satellite and telco industries; customer concentration and consolidation; general economic conditions, including the impact of recent turmoil in the global financial markets; market acceptance of new or existing Harmonic products; losses of one or more key customers; risks associated with Harmonic’s international operations; inventory management; the effect of competition; difficulties associated with rapid technological changes in Harmonic’s markets; the need to introduce new and enhanced products and the risk that our product development is not timely or does not result in expected benefits or market acceptance; risks associated with a cyclical and unpredictable sales cycle; and risks that our international sales and support center will not provide the operational or tax benefits that we anticipate or that expenses exceed our plans. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 3, 2009 and our current reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.