Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NETGEAR Revenue Falls to $152 Million in Q1

Netgear reported Q1 net revenue of $152.0 million, compared to $198.2 million in the comparable prior year quarter. Net income (GAAP) was $42,000, or $0.00 per diluted share. This compared to net income of $11.2 million for the first quarter of 2008 and to a net loss of $7.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. The company issued second quarter 2009 net revenue guidance in the range of $135 million to $145 million, with non-GAAP operating margin guidance in the range of 3% to 5%.

Patrick Lo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NETGEAR, commented, "In the first quarter of 2009, as expected, we experienced continued weakening in the macroeconomic environment and end market demand. In light of this economic slowdown, we achieved net revenue of $152.0 million, a slight decline from the fourth quarter of 2008, but above our initial guidance of $135 million to $145 million. During the quarter, we experienced stabilization in consumer retail sales and an incremental decline in SMB sales. Product wise, we continued to see a strong market shift to 11n Wifi products. Our net revenue from service providers was approximately 27% of total net revenue, as compared to 18% in the fourth quarter of 2008, and 28% in the first quarter of 2008. We were pleased to add Telkom South Africa to our service provider customer list in the first quarter."

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