Motorola Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results
Jan. 28, 2010
- Fourth-quarter sales of $5.7 billion
- Fourth-quarter GAAP earnings of $0.06 per share, including net charges of $0.03 per share from highlighted items
- Full-year sales of $22.0 billion; full-year GAAP loss from continuing operations of $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.87 per share in 2008
- Total cash* of $8.0 billion, a sequential quarterly increase of $839 million
- Completed cost-reduction actions that generated more than $1.9 billion in cost savings for full-year 2009, with $1.5 billion in cost savings from Mobile Devices
- Enterprise Mobility Solutions sales of $2.0 billion; operating earnings of $368 million
- Home & Networks Mobility sales of $2.0 billion; operating earnings of $91 million
- Mobile Devices sales of $1.8 billion, excluding $200 million in deferred revenue on certain smartphones; shipped 12 million handsets, including 2 million smartphones; operating loss of $132 million
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – January 28, 2010 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today reported sales of $5.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009. The GAAP earnings in the fourth quarter of 2009 were $142 million, or $0.06 per share. The GAAP earnings include net charges of $0.03 per share from highlighted items, which are outlined at the end of this press release.
For the full year of 2009, sales were $22.0 billion. The full-year GAAP loss from continuing operations was $0.05 per share, which included net charges of $0.07 per share from items highlighted in the Company’s quarterly earnings releases. This compares to a GAAP loss from continuing operations of $1.87 per share in 2008, which included net charges of $1.89 per share from items highlighted in the Company’s quarterly earnings releases.
Consistent with the Company’s previously reported results, GAAP earnings per share include non-cash expenses for amortization of intangibles and stock-based compensation. These expenses totaled $0.04 per share in the fourth quarter and $0.16 per share for full-year 2009.
During the quarter, the Company generated positive operating cash flow of $877 million. For the full year, the Company generated positive operating cash flow of $629 million and ended the year with a total cash* position of $8.0 billion.
"We performed well in the face of a challenging environment in 2009. Our results demonstrate the strength of our market leadership and the resilience of these businesses and our people,” said Greg Brown, Motorola co-chief executive officer and CEO of Broadband Mobility Solutions. “As market growth returns, we are well positioned to take advantage of our investments in key global markets with a competitive cost structure."
“We are pleased with the meaningful progress we made in 2009 in further improving our cost structure and strengthening the operations of the Mobile Devices business,” said Sanjay Jha, Motorola co-chief executive officer and CEO of Mobile Devices. “Our first Android smartphone devices have been very well received. We look forward to broadening our handset portfolio in 2010 with the launch of at least 20 smartphone devices around the world and continued evolution of our MOTOBLUR™ service. With an aggressive product and brand strategy and our continued focus on operational efficiency, we are building on our momentum to further improve the financial performance of the Mobile Devices business.”
Mobile Devices segment sales were $1.8 billion, down 22 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. The GAAP operating loss was $132 million, including $18 million of highlighted items, compared to an operating loss of $595 million in the year-ago quarter. These current quarter results exclude deferred revenue of $200 million and the related gross margin for certain smartphones sold during the quarter. For the full year 2009, sales were $7.1 billion, compared to $12.1 billion in 2008, and the segment incurred a GAAP operating loss of $1.1 billion, compared to an operating loss of $2.2 billion in 2008. During the quarter, the Company shipped 12 million handsets and estimates its share of the global handset market was 3.7 percent.
Mobile Devices highlights:
- Successfully launched two smartphones powered by Android, including TIME magazine’s “Best new gadget of 2009” – DROID by Motorola/MILESTONE™, as well as CLIQ™ / DEXT™ with MOTOBLUR™
- Shipped 2 million smartphones to customers globally in more than 20 countries
- Announced four new smartphones powered by Android and shipping in the first quarter, bringing our total number of new Android-powered devices to six:
- CES 2010’s “Gadget of the Show” winner – BACKFLIP™ maximizes the multi-tasking potential of MOTOBLUR with a unique reverse-flip design and a stunning 3.1-inch screen
- MT710 with China Mobile, featuring a 3.7-inch FWVGA display screen, the most advanced version of the OPhone platform and 4GB of storage space
- XT800 with China Telecom, featuring a 16 million-color WVGA display, two SIM card slots, a 550MHz processor and Wi-Fi
- MOTOROI™, the first smartphone powered by Android available in Korea, featuring a full-touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and a 720p HD camcorder
- Announced SHOP4APPS store in China, offering consumers personalization for mobile experiences and developers a seamless path to market for their Android applications
Enterprise Mobility Solutions segment sales were $2.0 billion, down 12 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $368 million, compared with operating earnings of $466 million in the year-ago quarter. For the full year 2009, sales were $7.0 billion, compared to $8.1 billion in 2008, and the segment generated GAAP operating earnings of $1.1 billion, compared to $1.5 billion in 2008.
Enterprise Mobility Solutions highlights:
- Shipped the APX™ 7500 multi-band mobile radios, making Motorola the first and only company to offer a complete family of multiband radios
- Launched MC3100 – a mid-range mobile computer with industry-leading data capture and wireless technologies for indoor applications
- Launched Motorola’s first portfolio for voice-directed picking operations with the Voice Only Wearable computer (WT4090) and Rugged Headset (RCH50)
- Expanded integrated voice solutions with the CLP two-way radio, the smallest and lightest push-to-talk radio in its class, and the EWB100 TEAM Badge, a push-to-talk device that runs over wireless LAN (WLAN)
- Continued to broaden distribution channels for WLAN solutions with new strategic partnerships, including Brocade and Extreme Networks
Home & Networks Mobility segment sales were $2.0 billion, down 24 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $91 million, compared to $257 million in the year-ago quarter. For the full year 2009, sales were $8.0 billion, compared to $10.1 billion in 2008, and the segment generated GAAP operating earnings of $558 million, compared to $918 million in 2008.
Home & Networks Mobility highlights:
- Shipped 3.4 million digital entertainment devices, reaching milestone of shipping 100 millionth digital entertainment device
- Achieved 1 millionth fiber-to-the-home optical network terminal shipment
- Won contract to power the world’s first WiMAX-based electric utility smart metering for SP AusNet; shipped 10,000th WiMAX Access Point Base Site
- Selected to provide indoor TD-LTE broadband coverage at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai
- Announced intent to acquire BitBand Technologies Ltd., a company that specializes in video on demand for IPTV, and in January, acquired SecureMedia, Inc., a developer of software-based digital rights management and security systems for IP video
First-Quarter 2010 Outlook
The Company’s outlook for the first quarter of 2010 is a loss of $0.01 to $0.03 per share. This outlook excludes charges associated with items of the variety typically highlighted by the Company in its quarterly earnings releases. This outlook includes expenses related to non-cash amortization of intangibles and stock-based compensation expense of approximately $0.04 per share.
Consolidated GAAP Results
A comparison of results from operations is as follows:
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Operating earnings (loss)
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations **
Net earnings (loss) **
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share: **
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Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding
The table of highlighted items for the fourth quarter of 2009 is as follows:
EPS Impact Exp/(Inc)
Reorganization of business charges
Separation-related transaction costs
Gain on sale of investment
Conference Call and Webcast
Motorola will host its quarterly conference call beginning at 8 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on Thursday, January 28. The conference call will be webcast live with audio and slides at www.motorola.com/investor.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the timing and financial impact of the launch of new products and Motorola’s financial outlook for the first quarter of 2010. Motorola cautions the reader that the risk factors below, as well as those on pages 18 through 30 in Item 1A of Motorola’s 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other SEC filings, could cause Motorola’s actual results to differ materially from those estimated or predicted in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) possible negative effects on the Company’s business operations, financial performance or assets as a result of its plan to create two independent, publicly traded companies; (2) the economic outlook for the telecommunications and broadband industries; (3) the Company’s ability to improve financial performance in its Mobile Devices business; (4) the level of demand for the Company’s products, particularly in light of global economic conditions which may lead consumers, businesses and governments to defer purchases in response to tighter credit and negative financial news; (5) the Company’s ability to introduce new products and technologies in a timely manner; (6) unexpected negative consequences from the Company’s restructuring and cost reduction activities, including as a result of significant restructuring at the Mobile Devices business; (7) negative impact on the Company’s business from the global financial crisis, which may include: (i) the inability of customers to obtain financing for purchases of the Company’s products; (ii) the viability of the Company’s suppliers that may no longer have access to necessary financing; (iii) reduced value of investments held by the Company’s pension plan and other defined benefit plans; (iv) fair and/or actual value of the Company’s debt and equity investments differing significantly from the fair values currently assigned to them; (v) counterparty failures negatively impacting the Company’s financial position; (vi) difficulties or increased costs for the Company in obtaining financing; and (vii) the inability of the Company to sell accounts receivable and long-term receivables in volumes and on terms comparable to historical practices; (8) the Company’s ability to purchase sufficient materials, parts and components to meet customer demand, particularly in light of global economic conditions; (9) risks related to dependence on certain key suppliers; (10) the impact on the Company’s performance and financial results from strategic acquisitions or divestitures, including those that may occur in the future; (11) risks related to the Company’s high volume of manufacturing and sales in Asia; (12) the creditworthiness of the Company’s customers and distributors, particularly purchasers of large infrastructure systems; (13) variability in income received from licensing the Company’s intellectual property to others, as well as expenses incurred when the Company licenses intellectual property from others; (14) unexpected liabilities or expenses, including unfavorable outcomes to any pending or future litigation or regulatory or similar proceedings; (15) the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, including the negative impact of a strengthening U.S. dollar on the Company when competing for business in foreign markets; (16) the impact on the Company from continuing hostilities in countries where the Company does business; (17) the impact on the Company from ongoing consolidation in the telecommunications and broadband industries; (18) the impact of changes in governmental policies, laws or regulations; (19) the outcome of currently ongoing and future tax matters; and (20) negative consequences from the Company’s outsourcing of various activities, including certain manufacturing, information technology and administrative functions. Motorola undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
* Total cash equals Cash and cash equivalents plus Sigma Fund (current and non-current) plus Short-term investments
** Amounts attributable to Motorola, Inc. common shareholders
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