Brocade reported record first quarter revenue of $588.7 million for the period ended January 26, 2013, an increase of 5% year-over-year and 2% quarter-over-quarter. There was a GAAP loss per share of $(0.05), down from a profit of $0.12 per diluted share in Q1 2012.
"Brocade achieved record revenue in Q1 based on strong performances in both our storage and IP networking businesses," said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade. "As the new CEO, it is my top priority to ensure that the company continues to execute well in our core businesses to drive growth and shareholder value. Looking forward, I see new opportunities emerging in the networking industry due to disruptive IT market trends that are challenging the capabilities of today's networks. It is clear that customers are looking for new technologies and approaches in networking to meet these challenges. I am excited and honored to navigate the company forward, delivering on these customer requirements in a way that drives top-line revenue through both innovation and operational efficiency."
- Storage Area Networking (SAN) business revenue, including products and services, was a record $416.9 million, up 3% year-over-year and up 6% sequentially. SAN product revenue increased 3% year-over-year and increased 7% sequentially, led by higher switch and director product sales, in a seasonally strong quarter for the company. Brocade's Gen 5 (16 Gbps) Fibre Channel products represented approximately 42% of director and switch revenue in the quarter.
- IP Networking business revenue, including products and services, was $171.8 million, up 11% year-over-year and down 7% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year growth was driven by solid performances across all three IP Networking product groups and led by Ethernet switch revenue, which was up 18% year-over-year. Routing revenue was up 5% year-over-year and other IP Networking revenue was up 25% year-over-year driven by higher sales of the Brocade ADX Series of application delivery products. The sequential decline in IP Networking revenue was principally due to lower Ethernet switch sales into the U.S. federal government, which is typical in the company's first fiscal quarter.