Thursday, September 9, 2010

Extreme Posts Revenue of $84 Million, up 26% YoY

Extreme Networks' net revenue increased 26 percent to $83.8 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2011, ended September 26, 2010. This compares with revenue of $66.3 million in the first quarter of last year. Previously issued guidance to investors was for net revenue of $81-$84 million.

Net income on a GAAP basis for quarter was $2.7 million or $0.03 per diluted share and compares to a net loss on a GAAP basis for the 2010 fiscal first quarter of $5.5 million or $0.06 loss per diluted share. In the 2010 fiscal fourth quarter, net income on a GAAP basis was $3.4 million or $0.04 per diluted share.

For the quarter, total net revenue in North America was $29.5 million, revenue in EMEA was $36.5 million, and revenue in APAC was $17.9 million. That compares to revenue of $36.3 million in North America, $36.8 million in EMEA, and $12.4 million in APAC in the 2010 fiscal fourth quarter.

"Both EMEA and APAC posted solid performance, as we benefited from improvement in orders for Service Providers in EMEA through our Strategic Alliance partners, and we closed large orders in Korea that we had mentioned on our fourth quarter earnings call," said Oscar Rodriguez, President & CEO of Extreme Networks. "While our over-all performance was solid, performance in North America did not meet our expectation, as we believe our decision to make changes in our sales organization affected our ability to execute within the quarter. We believe the changes we are making will result in a stronger North American sales organization."