Jan 23, 2007

Seagate Technology Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2007 Results

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today reported revenue of $3.0 billion, GAAP net income of $140 million, and diluted earnings per share of $0.23 for the quarter ended December 29, 2006. Included in the $3.0 billion of revenue is approximately $200 million from legacy Maxtor designed products. Net income and diluted earnings per share includes approximately $76 million of charges directly associated with the Maxtor acquisition and $19 million for the early retirement of the 8% notes. Excluding these charges, non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share were $236 million and $0.39.

For the six months ended December 29, 2006 Seagate reported revenue of $5.8 billion, GAAP net income of $159 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.27. Net income and diluted earnings per share includes charges of approximately $158 million directly associated with the Maxtor acquisition, $19 million for the early retirement of the 8% notes and a $3 million favorable adjustment to the restructuring reserve. Excluding these charges, non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share were $333 million and $0.56.

Adjustments made to GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share can be found with the financial statements included with this press release.

“Seagate just delivered the industry’s first $3 billion quarter, and 30% growth over our year-ago quarter,” said Bill Watkins, Seagate’s chief executive officer.  “These results are driven by the explosive growth in digital content and the resulting growth in demand for storage, as well as by our ability to deliver a broadening suite of products to a growing set of customers. This solid quarter reflects better than expected desktop pricing during the quarter, the successful transition of Maxtor customers to more cost-effective, higher margin Seagate products, and continued operational excellence. With the Maxtor integration substantially complete and exciting new products hitting the market in the current quarter, Seagate is on a path to further increase profitability in the traditionally slower back half of the fiscal year.

“During the December quarter, we shipped a record 7 million disc drives for consumer electronics applications, increased our shipments into the mobile compute market by 52% year-over-year, and continued to solidify our substantial lead in the enterprise and desktop markets. Additional highlights of the quarter include the start of OEM qualification of Seagate’s 1.8-inch products; the successful launch of the re-branded Seagate and Maxtor external storage products which included four new Seagate external storage solutions; and the expansion of Seagate’s services business with the announced acquisition of EVault, Inc. Our employees have much to be proud of as I believe Seagate’s product and operational execution, as well as the company’s market presence and visibility, have never been stronger. We have laid the foundation for continued success and growing profitability in 2007.”

Additional information relating to the financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2007 can be found online at seagate.com.

Business Outlook
For fiscal year 2007, excluding acquisition related costs but including Maxtor’s operating results, Seagate expects $11.5-11.7 billion in revenue and $1.70-1.75 for Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. Including approximately $234 million of expected acquisition related costs, $19 million of fees associated with the early redemption of the 8% notes and a favorable adjustment to restructuring reserves of $3 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share would be $1.27-$1.32.

For the March quarter, Seagate expects to report revenue of $2.9-3.0 billion, and diluted earnings per share of $0.56-0.60, excluding acquisition and restructuring related costs. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the March quarter, including approximately $40 million of expected acquisition related costs would be $0.49-0.53.  

Dividend and Stock Repurchase
The company has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share to be paid on or before February 16, 2007 to all common shareholders of record as of February 2, 2007.

During the quarter ended December 29, 2006, the company purchased and took delivery of approximately 23 million of its common shares. Most of these shares were purchased late in the quarter and had a minimal affect on the average outstanding share calculation. Subsequent to December 29, 2006, the company took delivery of an additional 13 million common shares, which were paid for in the second fiscal quarter. The company has authorization to purchase approximately $1.4 billion of additional shares under the current stock repurchase program.

Conference Call

Seagate will hold a conference call to review the fiscal second quarter results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. The conference call can be accessed online at seagate.com or by phone as follows:

USA & Canada: (877) 223-6202
International: (706) 679-3742

Replay
A replay will be available beginning January 23 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time through January 30 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The replay can be accessed from seagate.com or by phone as follows:

USA: (800) 642-1687
International: (706) 645-9291
Conference ID: 5770893

Podcast
A podcast featuring Bill Watkins discussing Seagate’s performance during the quarter and the outlook going forward can be heard and downloaded from http://www.podtech.net/seagate  beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the company’s future financial performance, including expected revenue and earnings, price and product competition, customer demand for our products, and general market conditions. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Seagate as of the date of this press release. Current expectations, forecasts and assumptions involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include a variety of factors, some of which are beyond the company's control. In particular, such risks and uncertainties include the impact of the variable demand and the aggressive pricing environment for disc drives; dependence on the company’s ability to successfully qualify, manufacture and sell in increasing volumes on a cost-effective basis and with acceptable quality its disc drive products, particularly the new disc drive products with lower cost structures and which address the 1.8-inch form factor; the impact of competitive product announcements and possible excess industry supply with respect to particular disc drive products, particularly now that there are no material limitations on disc drive component supply for our competitors; the impact of the acquisition of Maxtor on the company’s financial results, including without limitation due to charges associated with restructuring, purchase accounting and other related transaction costs; and the possibility that the combination of Seagate and Maxtor will not provide the anticipated benefits to the combined company on the projected timeline, if at all. Information concerning additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements is contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on September 11, 2006 and in the company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2006. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the company's views as of any subsequent date and Seagate undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made.

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Seagate Technology
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
December 29,
2006
December 30,
2005
December 29 ,
2006
December 30 ,
2005
Revenue
$
2,996
$
2,300
$
5,788
$
4,388
               
Cost of revenue
2,450
1,709
4,800
3,262
Product development
226
199
470
378
Marketing and administrative
141
108
320
195
Amortization of intangibles 12 23
Restructuring, net
1
(3)
4
  Total operating expenses
2,830
 
2,016
 
5,610
 
3,839
 
   
       
Income from operations
166
284
178
549
       
Interest income
25
14
44
29
Interest expense (55)   (11)   (74)   (24)  
Other, net
9
  4   11  
9
 
  Other income (expense), net (21)   7   (19)   14  
   
       
Income before income taxes
145
291
159
563
Provision for income taxes
5
4
4
 
Net income
$
140
$
287
$
159
$
559
 
Net income per share:  
  Basic
$
0.25
$
0.60
$
0.28
$
1.16
  Diluted
0.23
   
0.57
 
0.27
 
1.10
 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:  
  Basic
571
   
482
 
573
 
480
 
  Diluted
598
507
600
506
           


 

Seagate Technology
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

 
December 29,
2006
   
June
30,
2006(a)
Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,096
 
$
910
  Short-term investments
464
 
823
 
  Accounts receivable, net
1,251
 
1,445
 
  Inventories
771
 
891
 
  Other current assets
410
 
264
 
   
 
  Total Current Assets
3,992
 
4,333
 
               
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
2,240
 
2,106
 
  Goodwill
2,317
 
2,475
 
  Other intangible assets
231
 
307
 
  Other assets, net
498
 
323
 
   
 
  Total Assets
$
9,278
   
$
9,544
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
  Accounts payable
$
1,425
   
$
1,692
 
  Accrued employee compensation
188
 
385
 
  Accrued restructuring
52
 
210
 
  Accrued expenses, other
744
 
648
 
  Accrued income taxes
76
 
72
 
  Current portion of long-term debt
330
 
330
 
   
 
  Total Current Liabilities
2,815
 
3,337
 
         
  Accrued restructuring
21
 
23
 
  Other liabilities
327
 
332
 
  Long-term debt, less current portion
1,738
 
640
 
   
 
  Total Liabilities
4,901
 
4,332
 
       
  Shareholders' Equity
4,377
 
5,212
 
 
 
  Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
$
9,278
   
$
9,544
 
 
(a)
The information in this column was derived from the Company’s audited consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2006.





Seagate Technology
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Six Months Ended

December 29,
2006
December
30,
2005
Operating Activities        
Net income
$
159
   
$
559
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization
414
 
286
 
  Stock-based compensation 69   36  
  Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable 42    
  Redemption charges on 8% Notes 19    
  Tax benefit from stock options   (14)  
Other non-cash operating activities, net
1
 
4
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
    Current assets and liabilities  
(431)
     
(70)
 
  Other assets and liabilities  
28
     
(33)
 
   
 
  Net cash provided by operating activities
301
 
768
 
   
 
 
Investing Activities        
Acquisition of property, equipment and leasehold improvements  
(466)
     
(353)
 
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 28    
Purchase of short-term investments
(322)
 
(1,911)
 
Maturities and sales of short-term investments  
687
     
2,015
 
Other acquisitions, net of cash acquired         (28)  
Other investing activities, net
(29)
 
(105)
 
   
 
Net cash used in investing activities
(102)
 
(382)
 
   
 
               
Financing Activities        
Net proceeds from issuance of long-term debt   1,477        
Repayment of long-term debt   (400)      
(340)
 
Redemption premium on 8% Notes   (16)        
Issuance of common shares for employee stock plans
104
   
38
 
Dividends to shareholders
(104)
 
(76)
 
Tax benefit from stock options  
      14  
Repurchases of common stock   (1,075)        
Other financing activities, net  
1
       
   
 
Net cash used in financing activities
(13)
 
(364)
 
   
 
               
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
186
 
22
 
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period
910
 
746
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period
$
1,096
 
$
768
 





Seagate Technology
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Information
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
                         
  Three Months Ended December 29, 2006
line
  GAAP
line
Non-GAAP
Adjustments
line
Notes
line
Non-GAAP
line
Revenue
$
2,996
$
    $ 2,996  
         
Cost of revenue 2,450   (49)   A,B,C,D 2,401  
Product development 226   (10)     B,C 216  
Marketing and administrative 141   (7)   B,C 134  
Amortization of intangibles 12   (12)   A  
Restructuring, net 1   (1)   E  
    line     line  
   Total operating expenses 2,830   (79)     2,751  
        line           line  
Income from operations   166     79           245  
                         
Interest income   25               25  
Interest expense   (55)     20     F,G     (35)  
Other, net   9               9  
        line           line  
   Other income (expense),    net   (21)     20           (1)  
        line           line  
Income before income taxes
145     99           244  
Provision for income tax   5     3     H     8  
      line         line  
Net income
$
140
$
96  
  $ 236  
        line           line  
Net income per share:                        
  Basic
$
0.25
     
$ 0.41  
  Diluted
0.23
       
    0.39  
Number of shares used in per share calculations:                        
  Basic   571                 571  
Diluted
598     0   I     598  
                           
The non-GAAP financial measures provided herein exclude the impact of the following
- amortization of intangibles acquired in the Maxtor acquisition;
- amortization of unearned stock-based compensation related to the Maxtor acquisition;
- integration and retention costs related to the Maxtor acquisition;
- settlement of customer compensatory claims relating to Legacy Maxtor products;
- restructuring charges;
- charges related to the redemption of Seagate’s $400 million 8% Notes;
- interest expense related to purchase accounting treatment for fair market value lease amortization and the related tax effects of these items.

We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they provide an alternative method for measuring the operating performance of the Company’s business and for enhancing comparability to prior periods, excluding the impact of the factors identified above.  These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.  Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
                           
Footnotes
A   To exclude amortization of intangibles acquired in the Maxtor acquisition ($28 million in Cost of revenue and $12 million in Amortization of intangibles)
B To exclude unearned stock-based compensation expense related to the acquisition of Maxtor ($1 million in Cost of revenue; $4 million in Product development and $2 million in Marketing and administrative)
C To exclude integration and retention costs related to the Maxtor acquisition ($2 million in Cost of revenue; $6 million in Product development and $5 million in Marketing and administrative)
D To exclude the settlement of $18 million in customer compensatory claims relating to legacy Maxtor products
E To exclude restructuring charges
F To exclude charges of $19 million related to the redemption of Seagate’s $400 million 8% Notes
G To exclude interest expense related to purchase accounting treatment for fair market value lease amortization
H To exclude the tax effects of footnote C
I To adjust dilutive shares calculated using the treasury stock method
                           





Seagate Technology
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Information
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
                         
  Six Months Ended December 29, 2006
line
  GAAP
line
Non-GAAP
Adjustments
line
Notes
line
Non-GAAP
line
Revenue
$
5,788
$
    $ 5,788  
         
Cost of revenue 4,800   (91)   J,K,L,M 4,709  
Product development 470   (32)     K,L 438  
Marketing and administrative 320   (20)   K,L 300  
Amortization of intangibles 23   (23)   J  
Restructuring, net (3)   3   N  
    line     line  
   Total operating expenses 5,610   (163)     5,447  
        line           line  
Income from operations   178     163           341  
                         
Interest income   44               44  
Interest expense   (74)     22     O,P     (52)  
Other, net   11               11  
        line           line  
   Other income (expense),    net   (19)     22           3  
        line           line  
Income before income taxes
159     185           344  
Provision for income tax       11     Q     11  
      line         line  
Net income
$
159
$
174  
  $ 333  
        line           line  
Net income per share:                        
  Basic
$
0.28
     
$ 0.58  
  Diluted
0.27
       
    0.56  
Number of shares used in per share calculations:                        
  Basic   573                 573  
Diluted
600     0   R     600  
                           
The non-GAAP financial measures provided herein exclude the impact of the following
- amortization of intangibles acquired in the Maxtor acquisition;
- amortization of unearned stock-based compensation related to the Maxtor acquisition;
- integration and retention costs related to the Maxtor acquisition;
- settlement of customer compensatory claims relating to Legacy Maxtor products;
- restructuring charges;
- charges related to the redemption of Seagate’s $400 million 8% Notes;
- interest expense related to purchase accounting treatment for fair market value lease amortization and the related tax effects of these items.

We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they provide an alternative method for measuring the operating performance of the Company’s business and for enhancing comparability to prior periods, excluding the impact of the factors identified above.  These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.  Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
                           
Footnotes
J To exclude amortization of intangibles acquired in the Maxtor acquisition ($52 million in Cost of revenue and $23 million in Amortization of intangibles)
K To exclude unearned stock-based compensation expense related to the acquisition of Maxtor ($3 million in Cost of revenue; $12 million in Product development and $6 million in Marketing and administrative)
L To exclude integration and retention costs related to the Maxtor acquisition ($18 million in Cost of revenue; $20 million in Product development and $14 million in Marketing and administrative)
M To exclude the settlement of $18 million in customer compensatory claims related to legacy Maxtor products
N To exclude restructuring charges
O To exclude charges of $19 million related to the redemption of Seagate’s $400 million 8% Notes
P To exclude interest expense related to purchase accounting treatment for fair market value lease amortization
Q To exclude the tax effects of footnote L
R To adjust dilutive shares calculated using the treasury stock method