Record Third Quarter in Sales and Operating Earnings
Sales of $2.1 billion, up 10 percent from third-quarter 2010
Government sales of $1.4 billion, up 9 percent from third-quarter 2010
Enterprise sales of $726 million, up 13 percent from third-quarter 2010
Cash flow from continuing operations during the quarter of $477 million and ended the quarter with total cash* of $6.3 billion
Repurchased $744 million of shares in the quarter
(In millions, except earnings per share)
GAAP operating earnings
Non-GAAP operating earnings
GAAP EPS from continuing operations**
Non-GAAP*** EPS from continuing operations**
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Oct. 27, 2011 –Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) announced today its third-quarter 2011 results highlighted by sales of $2.1 billion, up 10 percent from the third quarter of 2010 and driven by solid demand in all regions across both its Government and Enterprise segments.
“Our customers continue to invest in solutions that increase revenues and improve operating efficiency,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “In addition to our robust growth this quarter, we returned significant capital to shareholders. We repurchased $744 million of stock, initiated our dividend and generated very strong operating cash flow.”
GAAP operating earnings in the third quarter of 2011 were $253 million or 12 percent of sales, compared to $211 million or 11 percent of sales in the third quarter of 2010. GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations** were $0.45, compared to a GAAP loss of $0.04 in the third quarter of 2010.
Non-GAAP*** operating earnings in the third quarter of 2011 were $358 million or 17 percent of sales, compared to $289 million or 15 percent of sales in the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.65, compared to $0.54 in the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP financial information excludes after-tax benefits of approximately $0.20 per diluted share related to stock-based compensation expense, intangible assets amortization expense and highlighted items. Details on these Non-GAAP adjustments and the use of Non-GAAP measures are included later in this press release.
During the third quarter of 2011, the company generated $477 million in operating cash flow from continuing operations. The company ended the quarter with total cash* of $6.3 billion while returning $744 million to shareholders through share repurchases during the quarter.
Government segment sales were $1.4 billion, up 9 percent from the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $185 million or 13 percent of sales compared to $159 million or 13 percent of sales in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP operating earnings were $223 million or 16 percent of sales compared to $175 million or 14 percent of sales in the year-ago quarter.
Secured multi-million dollar public safety contracts with Jefferson County 911 Dispatch in Missouri; Morris County in New Jersey; the city of Cleveland; the state of Hessen, Germany; the National Police of Colombia; the Public Safety State Council of Jalisco, Mexico; and Shangdong Police in China
Renewed a $95 million managed services and support agreement with Airwave for its UK TETRA network, the largest TETRA network in the world with 250,000 subscribers and nationwide coverage
Shipped one millionth MOTOTRBO™ digital two-way radio, the first digital radio in the professional market that Motorola Solutions introduced in 2007
Continued to demonstrate leadership in public safety LTE with an agreement to help the Brazilian Army test 4G LTE technologies for mobile broadband applications for public security operating in the 700MHz frequency range; also released first devices for LTE, a vehicle modem and a USB modem, which allow public safety personnel to access a Band Class 14 Public Safety LTE network
Enterprise segment sales were $726 million, up 13 percent from the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $68 million or 9 percent of sales compared to $52 million or 8 percent of sales in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP operating earnings were $135 million or 19 percent of sales compared to $114 million or 18 percent of sales in the year-ago quarter.
Continued strong mobile computing growth in Europe with awards from customers such as Posten Logistik Group in Sweden, DHL Express in France, GDF Suez in France and Jumbo Supermarkets in the Netherlands
Completed the acquisition of Rhomobile, a mobile application development platform company, which reinforces Motorola Solutions’ commitment to enable its partner communities to deliver rich, highly tailored applications across multiple operating system environments that will help customers mobilize and connect across devices today and in the future
Secured a significant managed services win with Sears, and a WLAN contract that includes deployment and maintenance services with Raley’s grocery stores in western United States
Announced the sale of point-to-point (Orthogon) and point-to-multipoint (Canopy) businesses to Vector Capital
Results from Discontinued Operations
The third-quarter net loss from discontinued operations was $24 million, which substantially relates to an after-tax charge for an expected purchase price adjustment associated with the sale of the company’s Networks business in the second quarter of 2011.
Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Outlook
The company has raised its expected full-year revenue outlook to approximately 7 percent growth with operating earnings of approximately 16.5 percent of sales. Fourth-quarter sales are expected to grow between 2 and 3 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2010 and approximately 7 percent compared with the third quarter of 2011. Earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be $0.78 to $0.83. This outlook excludes stock-based compensation expense, intangible assets amortization expense and charges associated with items of the variety typically highlighted by the company in its quarterly earnings releases.
Consolidated GAAP Results
A comparison of results from operations is as follows:
(In millions, except per share amounts)
Earnings from continuing operations**
Net earnings **
Diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations: **
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding
Highlighted Items, Stock-Based Compensation Expense and Intangible Assets Amortization Expense
The table below includes highlighted items, stock-based compensation expense and intangible assets amortization expense for the third quarter of 2011.
(per diluted common share)
GAAP Earnings per Common Share from Continuing Operations
Reorganization of business charges
Total Highlighted Items
Stock-based compensation expense
Intangible assets amortization expense
Stock-Based Compensation Expense and Intangible Assets Amortization Expense
Total Non-GAAP Adjustments
Non-GAAP Earnings per Common Share
Conference Call and Webcast
Motorola Solutions will host its quarterly conference call beginning at 7 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (8 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, Oct. 27. The conference call will be webcast live with audio and slides at www.motorolasolutions.com/investor.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to the GAAP results included in this presentation, Motorola Solutions also has included non-GAAP measurements of results. We have provided these non-GAAP measurements to help investors better understand our core operating performance, enhance comparisons of core operating performance from period to period and allow better comparisons of operating performance to our competitors. Among other things, management uses these operating results, excluding the identified items, to evaluate performance of the businesses and to evaluate results relative to certain incentive compensation targets. Management uses operating results excluding these items because it believes this measurement enables it to make better period-to-period evaluations of the financial performance of core business operations. The non-GAAP measurements are intended only as a supplement to the comparable GAAP measurements and the company compensates for the limitations inherent in the use of non-GAAP measurements by using GAAP measures in conjunction with the non-GAAP measurements. As a result, investors should consider these non-GAAP measurements in addition to, and not in substitution for or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Highlighted items: The company has excluded the effects of highlighted items (and any reversals of highlighted items recorded in prior periods) from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements because the company believes that these historical items do not reflect expected future operating earnings or expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company’s current operating performance or comparisons to the company’s past operating performance.
Stock-based compensation expense: The company has excluded stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees and the company believes such compensation contributed to the revenue earned during the periods presented and also believes it will contribute to the generation of future period revenues, the company continues to evaluate its performance excluding stock-based compensation expense primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense. Stock-based compensation expense will recur in future periods.
Intangible assets amortization expense: The company has excluded intangible assets amortization expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements, primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense and because the company evaluates its performance excluding intangible assets amortization expense. Amortization of intangible assets is consistent in amount and frequency but is significantly affected by the timing and size of the company’s acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to the company’s revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to the company’s future period revenues as well. Intangible assets amortization expense will recur in future periods.
Details of the above items and reconciliations of the non-GAAP measurements to the corresponding GAAP measurements can be found at the end of this press release.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable federal securities law. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and generally include words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimates” and similar expressions. We can give no assurance that any future results or events discussed in these statements will be achieved. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this release. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the timing and ability to repurchase shares under the share repurchase program, our ability to pay future dividends, and Motorola Solutions’ financial outlook for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011. Motorola Solutions cautions the reader that the risk factors below, as well as those on pages 12 through 25 in Item 1A of Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K, on page 46 in Item 1A of Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s First Quarter Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and in its other SEC filings available for free on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on Motorola Solutions’ website at www.motorolasolutions.com, could cause Motorola Solutions’ actual results to differ materially from those estimated or predicted in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties cannot be controlled by Motorola Solutions and 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 the separation into two independent, publicly traded companies, which may include: (i) diminished purchasing leverage and increased exposure to market fluctuations as a result of being a smaller, more focused company, (ii) ongoing obligations relating to certain debt and pension liabilities and certain corporate litigation matters retained by Motorola Solutions after the separation, and (iii) the ownership of certain logos, trademarks, trade names and service marks including “MOTOROLA” by Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.; (2) the economic outlook for the government and enterprise communications industries; (3) the level of demand for the company’s products, particularly if businesses and governments defer purchases in response to tighter credit; (4) the company’s ability to introduce new products and technologies in a timely manner; (5) unexpected negative consequences from the company’s restructuring and cost reduction activities; (6) negative impact on the company’s business from global economic conditions, 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) changes in the 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; and (vi) difficulties or increased costs for the company in obtaining financing; (7) the company’s ability to purchase sufficient materials, parts and components to meet customer demand, particularly in light of global economic conditions and the flooding that is currently occurring in Thailand; (8) risks related to dependence on certain key suppliers; (9) the impact on the company’s performance and financial results from strategic acquisitions or divestitures, including those that may occur in the future; (10) risks related to the company’s manufacturing and business operations in foreign countries; (11) the creditworthiness of the company’s customers and distributors, particularly purchasers of large infrastructure systems; (12) risks related to the fact that certain customers require that the company build, own and operate their systems, often over a multi-year period; (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 of the increased percentage of cash and cash equivalents held outside of the United States; (17) the ability of the company to repurchase shares under its repurchase program due to possible adverse market conditions or adverse impacts on the company’s cash flow; (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 Solutions 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 = Cash and cash equivalents + Sigma Fund (current and non-current) and short-term investments
** Amounts attributable to Motorola Solutions, Inc. common stockholders
*** Non-GAAP financial information excludes from GAAP results the effects of stock-based compensation expense, intangible assets amortization expense and highlighted items
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