Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Juniper Posts Preliminary Q1 Revenue of $762 Million, Down 7% YoY

Juniper Networks' Q1 2009 revenues declined 7% on a year-over-year basis to $764.2 million. The company posted GAAP net loss of $(4.5) million, or $(0.01) per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $91.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share. Net loss on a GAAP basis includes a non-recurring $61.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, non-cash charge related to the impairment of certain net deferred tax assets due to a change in California income tax law enacted during the first quarter of 2009.

In the Service Provider segment, US and EMEA revenue declines were partially offset by APAC growth. In the Enterprise segment, Juniper saw revenue growth in all theaters year-over-year.

"Juniper has responded well to the challenging macroeconomic environment. Our focus remains on balancing short-term market realities with our commitment to creating long-term shareholder value. We're doing that by aggressively and thoughtfully managing operating expenses to ensure that we maintain strong levels of investment in our innovation and customer focused initiatives," stated Kevin Johnson, Juniper's Chief Executive Officer. "Our March quarter results indicate that we're executing on this plan, as operating margin was better than expected and new product introductions in our EX, SRX and TX lines are gaining good traction with customers."

Juniper's operating margin for the first quarter of 2009 declined to 10.6% on a GAAP basis from 17.3% in the same quarter a year ago. Non-GAAP operating margin for the first quarter of 2009 declined to 16.4% from 23.5% in the first quarter of 2008.

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