Thursday, May 19, 2016

Brocade's Q2 Sales Dip to $523 Million, down 4% YoY

Brocade reported Q2 revenue of $523 million, down 4% year-over-year and down 9% quarter-over-quarter, along with GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.11, down from $0.18 in Q2 2015 and down from $0.23 in Q1 2016.

Some highlights from the quarterly report:

  • SAN product revenue was $297 million, down 5% year-over-year. The year-over-year decline was primarily the result of softer demand across the product portfolio, with Fibre Channel directors down 6%, fixed-configuration switches down 4%, and embedded server switches down 9%. Sequentially, SAN product revenue decreased 15%, with Fibre Channel directors declining 12%, fixed-configuration switches down 14%, and embedded server switches down 25%.
  • IP Networking product revenue of $132 million was down 9% year-over-year. The decline was primarily due to lower router sales, down 33%, partially offset by stronger Ethernet switch sales, up 9% from Q2 of 2015. The year-over-year decline was primarily the result of lower service provider and U.S. federal sales. Sequentially, IP Networking product revenue decreased 2% primarily due to lower Ethernet switch sales, which were down 3% from Q1 of 2016. The sequential revenue decline was primarily due to lower sales to enterprise customers as both service provider and U.S. federal revenue grew sequentially.

"Despite the challenging environment for both SAN and IP networking, Brocade had a productive second fiscal quarter," said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade. "We were excited to announce our intent to acquire Ruckus Wireless, a pioneer in wireless infrastructure solutions, in a transaction that we expect to close in our third fiscal quarter. In addition, we began shipping our industry-leading Gen 6 Fibre Channel switching solution, and garnered our first customer win for the New IP-based mobility platform, Brocade Virtual Core for Mobile, that we launched earlier in the quarter. Through achievements such as these, we continue to drive the strategic evolution of our business as a pure-play networking provider for the digital transformation era. Additionally, we expect our product roadmap to deliver further advancements across our portfolio that set the stage for expanded opportunities in the quarters to come."