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Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of Fiscal Year 2020, ended March 31, 2020.

For Fiscal Year 2020:

  • Sales were Logitech’s highest ever at $2.98 billion, up 7 percent in US dollars and 9 percent in constant currency compared to the prior year.
  • GAAP operating income grew 5 percent to $276 million, compared to $263 million a year ago. GAAP earnings per share (EPS) grew 75 percent to $2.66, compared to $1.52 a year ago.
  • Non-GAAP operating income grew 10 percent to $387 million, compared to $352 million a year ago. Non-GAAP EPS grew 7 percent to $2.15, compared to $2.01 a year ago.
  • Cash flow from operations was a record $425 million, compared to $305 million a year ago.

For Q4 Fiscal Year 2020:

  • Sales grew to $709 million, up 14 percent in US dollars and 15 percent in constant currency compared to Q4 of the prior year.
  • GAAP operating income was $32 million, down 24 percent primarily due to a one-time, acquisition-related charge. Non-GAAP operating income grew 23 percent to $79 million, compared to Q4 of the prior year.

“We have delivered five consecutive years at or near double-digit growth, and Logitech’s products have never been more relevant,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “Video conferencing, working remotely, creating and streaming content, and gaming are long-term secular trends driving our business. The pandemic hasn’t changed these trends: it has accelerated them.”

“We finished a solid year with a very strong fourth quarter,” said Nate Olmstead, Logitech chief financial officer. “The COVID-19 pandemic introduces operational challenges, yet our ability to execute and strong long-term growth drivers give us the confidence to maintain our financial outlook for Fiscal Year 2021.”

Outlook

Logitech confirmed its Fiscal Year 2021 outlook of mid single-digit sales growth in constant currency and $380 million to $400 million in non-GAAP operating income.

Prepared Remarks Available Online

Logitech has made its prepared written remarks for the financial results teleconference available online on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.

Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast

Logitech will hold a financial results teleconference to discuss the results for Q4 and the full Fiscal Year 2020 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 2:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information and Constant Currency

To facilitate comparisons to Logitech’s historical results, Logitech has included non-GAAP adjusted measures, which exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, purchase accounting effect on inventory, acquisition-related costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition, restructuring charges (credits), gain (loss) on investments in privately held companies, non-GAAP income tax adjustment, and other items detailed under “Supplemental Financial Information” after the tables below. Logitech also presents percentage sales growth in constant currency to show performance unaffected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Percentage sales growth in constant currency is calculated by translating prior period sales in each local currency at the current period’s average exchange rate for that currency and comparing that to current period sales. Logitech believes this information, used together with the GAAP financial information, will help investors to evaluate its current period performance and trends in its business. With respect to the Company’s outlook for non-GAAP operating income, most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to the GAAP amounts has been provided for Fiscal Year 2021.

About Logitech

Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. More than 35 years ago, Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Streamlabs, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird and Blue Microphones. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding: our preliminary financial results for the three months and full fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, momentum, product portfolio and its importance, long-term trends and the pace at which they develop, execution, long-term growth drivers, challenges related to COVID-19, and outlook for Fiscal Year 2021 operating income and sales growth. The forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Logitech’s actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: if our product offerings, marketing activities and investment prioritization decisions do not result in the sales, profitability or profitability growth we expect, or when we expect it; if we fail to innovate and develop new products in a timely and cost-effective manner for our new and existing product categories; if we do not successfully execute on our growth opportunities or our growth opportunities are more limited than we expect; the effect of pricing, product, marketing and other initiatives by our competitors, and our reaction to them, on our sales, gross margins and profitability; if we are not able to maintain and enhance our brands; if our products and marketing strategies fail to separate our products from competitors’ products; the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact; if we do not fully realize our goals to lower our costs and improve our operating leverage; if there is a deterioration of business and economic conditions in one or more of our sales regions or product categories, or significant fluctuations in exchange rates; changes in trade policies and agreements and the imposition of tariffs that affect our products or operations and our ability to mitigate; risks associated with acquisitions. A detailed discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from such forward-looking statements is included in Logitech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019, available at www.sec.gov, under the caption Risk Factors and elsewhere. Logitech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Note that unless noted otherwise, comparisons are year over year.

Logitech and other Logitech marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Logitech Europe S.A. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the company’s website at www.logitech.com.

LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS*

(In thousands, except per share amounts) - unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Fiscal Years Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

709,248

 

 

$

624,308

 

 

$

2,975,851

 

 

$

2,788,322

 

Cost of goods sold

 

428,080

 

 

388,028

 

 

1,838,685

 

 

1,737,969

 

Amortization of intangible assets and purchase accounting effect on inventory

 

4,292

 

 

3,305

 

 

14,785

 

 

13,342

 

Gross profit

 

276,876

 

 

232,975

 

 

1,122,381

 

 

1,037,011

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing and selling

 

141,186

 

 

119,628

 

 

533,324

 

 

488,263

 

Research and development

 

50,094

 

 

42,110

 

 

177,593

 

 

161,230

 

General and administrative

 

25,465

 

 

23,557

 

 

94,015

 

 

98,732

 

Amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related costs

 

4,666

 

 

3,913

 

 

17,563

 

 

14,290

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition (C)

 

23,247

 

 

 

 

23,247

 

 

 

Restructuring charges, net

 

74

 

 

1,540

 

 

144

 

 

11,302

 

Total operating expenses

 

244,732

 

 

190,748

 

 

845,886

 

 

773,817

 

Operating income

 

32,144

 

 

42,227

 

 

276,495

 

 

263,194

 

Interest income

 

2,614

 

 

2,666

 

 

9,619

 

 

8,375

 

Other income (expense), net (D)

 

35,360

 

 

493

 

 

38,212

 

 

(436

)

Income before income taxes

 

70,118

 

 

45,386

 

 

324,326

 

 

271,133

 

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes (A)

 

(143,802

)

 

3,265

 

 

(125,397

)

 

13,560

 

Net income

 

$

213,920

 

 

$

42,121

 

 

$

449,723

 

 

$

257,573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.28

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

2.70

 

 

$

1.56

 

Diluted

 

$

1.26

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

2.66

 

 

$

1.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

167,290

 

 

165,776

 

 

166,837

 

 

165,609

 

Diluted

 

169,981

 

 

168,956

 

 

169,381

 

 

168,965

 

LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS*

 

 

 

 

(In thousands) - unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

715,566

 

 

$

604,516

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

394,743

 

 

383,309

 

Inventories

 

229,249

 

 

293,495

 

Other current assets (D)

 

74,920

 

 

69,116

 

Total current assets

 

1,414,478

 

 

1,350,436

 

Non-current assets:

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

76,119

 

 

78,552

 

Goodwill

 

400,917

 

 

343,684

 

Other intangible assets, net

 

126,941

 

 

118,999

 

Other assets (A) (B) (D)

 

345,019

 

 

132,453

 

Total assets

 

$

2,363,474

 

 

$

2,024,124

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

259,120

 

 

$

283,922

 

Accrued and other current liabilities (B) (C)

 

455,024

 

 

433,897

 

Total current liabilities

 

714,144

 

 

717,819

 

Non-current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Income taxes payable

 

40,788

 

 

36,384

 

Other non-current liabilities (B)

 

119,274

 

 

93,582

 

Total liabilities

 

874,206

 

 

847,785

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Registered shares, CHF 0.25 par value:

 

30,148

 

 

30,148

 

Issued shares—173,106 at March 31, 2020 and 2019

 

 

 

 

Additional shares that may be issued out of conditional capitals — 50,000 at March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

Additional shares that may be issued out of authorized capital — 34,621 at March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

75,097

 

 

56,655

 

Shares in treasury, at cost— 6,210 and 7,244 shares at March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively

 

(185,896

)

 

(169,802

)

Retained earnings

 

1,690,579

 

 

1,365,036

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(120,660

)

 

(105,698

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

1,489,268

 

 

1,176,339

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

2,363,474

 

 

$

2,024,124

 

LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands) - unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Fiscal Years Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

213,920

 

 

$

42,121

 

 

$

449,723

 

 

$

257,573

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

10,739

 

 

10,816

 

 

42,893

 

 

43,471

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

8,900

 

 

6,944

 

 

30,858

 

 

24,180

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

14,569

 

 

13,102

 

 

54,870

 

 

50,265

 

Loss (gain) on investments

 

(16

)

 

(227

)

 

756

 

 

(816

)

Deferred income taxes (A)

 

(160,333

)

 

(2,535

)

 

(159,853

)

 

(12,257

)

Change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition (C)

 

23,247

 

 

 

 

23,247

 

 

 

Gain on sale of investment in privately held companies (D)

 

(39,767

)

 

 

 

(39,767

)

 

 

Other

 

76

 

 

148

 

 

(936

)

 

(230

)

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

131,524

 

 

100,146

 

 

(15,768

)

 

(58,798

)

Inventories

 

75,558

 

 

47,612

 

 

60,388

 

 

(21,551

)

Other assets

 

15,453

 

 

2,298

 

 

18,319

 

 

(8,800

)

Accounts payable

 

(179,440

)

 

(152,791

)

 

(24,250

)

 

(19,134

)

Accrued and other liabilities

 

(13,584

)

 

(35,896

)

 

(15,480

)

 

51,278

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

100,846

 

 

31,738

 

 

425,000

 

 

305,181

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(10,817

)

 

(7,626

)

 

(39,484

)

 

(35,930

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

94

 

 

(91,569

)

 

(133,814

)

Investment in privately held companies

 

(35

)

 

(175

)

 

(345

)

 

(2,717

)

Proceeds from return of investments

 

 

 

124

 

 

 

 

124

 

Purchases of short-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,505

)

Proceeds from sales of property and plant

 

 

 

 

 

1,037

 

 

 

Purchases of trading investments

 

(8,893

)

 

(868

)

 

(11,964

)

 

(5,203

)

Proceeds from sales of trading investments

 

8,952

 

 

862

 

 

12,091

 

 

5,700

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(10,793

)

 

(7,589

)

 

(130,234

)

 

(173,345

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment of cash dividends

 

 

 

 

 

(124,180

)

 

(113,971

)

Purchases of registered shares

 

(35,310

)

 

(9,995

)

 

(50,437

)

 

(32,449

)

Proceeds from exercises of stock options and purchase rights

 

10,701

 

 

7,922

 

 

22,241

 

 

18,057

 

Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units

 

(1,184

)

 

(1,659

)

 

(24,280

)

 

(30,770

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(25,793

)

 

(3,732

)

 

(176,656

)

 

(159,133

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(4,740

)

 

(389

)

 

(7,060

)

 

(10,134

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

59,520

 

 

20,028

 

 

111,050

 

 

(37,431

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

656,046

 

 

584,488

 

 

604,516

 

 

641,947

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

 

$

715,566

 

 

$

604,516

 

 

$

715,566

 

 

$

604,516

 

 

LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands) - unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET SALES

 

Three Months Ended

 

Fiscal Years Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales by product category:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pointing Devices

 

$

135,226

 

 

$

131,640

 

 

3

%

 

$

544,519

 

 

$

536,890

 

 

1

%

Keyboards & Combos

 

147,659

 

 

132,356

 

 

12

 

 

571,720

 

 

536,619

 

 

7

 

PC Webcams

 

40,152

 

 

30,366

 

 

32

 

 

129,193

 

 

121,282

 

 

7

 

Tablet & Other Accessories

 

31,867

 

 

23,412

 

 

36

 

 

135,309

 

 

128,315

 

 

5

 

Video Collaboration

 

110,675

 

 

69,367

 

 

60

 

 

365,616

 

 

259,521

 

 

41

 

Mobile Speakers

 

21,174

 

 

22,688

 

 

(7

)

 

221,791

 

 

230,378

 

 

(4

)

Audio & Wearables

 

65,176

 

 

65,086

 

 

 

 

273,752

 

 

277,429

 

 

(1

)

Gaming

 

148,909

 

 

137,649

 

 

8

 

 

690,174

 

 

648,130

 

 

6

 

Smart Home

 

8,316

 

 

11,515

 

 

(28

)

 

43,404

 

 

49,344

 

 

(12

)

Other (1)

 

94

 

 

229

 

 

(59

)

 

373

 

 

414

 

 

(10

)

Total net retail sales

 

$

709,248

 

 

$

624,308

 

 

14

 

 

$

2,975,851

 

 

$

2,788,322

 

 

7

 

__________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Other category includes products that we currently intend to transition out of, or have already transitioned out of, because they are no longer strategic to our business.

LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP TO NON GAAP RECONCILIATION (E)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Fiscal Years Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit - GAAP

 

$

276,876

 

 

$

232,975

 

 

$

1,122,381

 

 

$

1,037,011

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

1,300

 

 

938

 

 

4,852

 

 

3,812

 

Amortization of intangible assets and purchase accounting effect on inventory

 

4,292

 

 

3,305

 

 

14,785

 

 

13,342

 

Gross profit - Non-GAAP

 

$

282,468

 

 

$

237,218

 

 

$

1,142,018

 

 

$

1,054,165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin - GAAP

 

39.0

%

 

37.3

%

 

37.7

%

 

37.2

%

Gross margin - Non-GAAP

 

39.8

%

 

38.0

%

 

38.4

%

 

37.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses - GAAP

 

$

244,732

 

 

$

190,748

 

 

$

845,886

 

 

$

773,817

 

Less: Share-based compensation expense

 

13,269

 

 

12,164

 

 

50,018

 

 

46,453

 

Less: Amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related costs

 

4,665

 

 

3,913

 

 

17,563

 

 

14,290

 

Less: Change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition (C)

 

23,247

 

 

 

 

23,247

 

 

 

Less: Restructuring charges, net

 

75

 

 

1,540

 

 

144

 

 

11,302

 

Operating expenses - Non-GAAP

 

$

203,476

 

 

$

173,131

 

 

$

754,914

 

 

$

701,772

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of net sales - GAAP

 

34.5

%

 

30.6

%

 

28.4

%

 

27.8

%

% of net sales - Non - GAAP

 

28.7

%

 

27.7

%

 

25.4

%

 

25.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income - GAAP

 

$

32,144

 

 

$

42,227

 

 

$

276,495

 

 

$

263,194

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

14,569

 

 

13,102

 

 

54,870

 

 

50,265

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

8,900

 

 

6,944

 

 

30,858

 

 

24,180

 

Purchase accounting effect on inventory

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

1,756

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

57

 

 

240

 

 

1,490

 

 

1,696

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition (C)

 

23,247

 

 

 

 

23,247

 

 

 

Restructuring charges, net

 

75

 

 

1,540

 

 

144

 

 

11,302

 

Operating income - Non - GAAP

 

$

78,992

 

 

$

64,087

 

 

$

387,104

 

 

$

352,393

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of net sales - GAAP

 

4.5

%

 

6.8

%

 

9.3

%

 

9.4

%

% of net sales - Non - GAAP

 

11.1

%

 

10.3

%

 

13.0

%

 

12.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income - GAAP

 

$

213,920

 

 

$

42,121

 

 

$

449,723

 

 

$

257,573

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

14,569

 

 

13,102

 

 

54,870

 

 

50,265

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

8,900

 

 

6,944

 

 

30,858

 

 

24,180

 

Purchase accounting effect on inventory

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

1,756

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

57

 

 

240

 

 

1,490

 

 

1,696

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition (C)

 

23,247

 

 

 

 

23,247

 

 

 

Restructuring charges, net

 

75

 

 

1,540

 

 

144

 

 

11,302

 

Gain on investments (D)

 

(39,783

)

 

(227

)

 

(39,011

)

 

(816

)

Non-GAAP income tax adjustment (A)

 

 

(150,048

)

 

830

 

 

(156,524

)

 

(6,952

)

Net income - Non - GAAP

 

$

70,937

 

 

$

64,584

 

 

$

364,797

 

 

$

339,004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted - GAAP

 

$

1.26

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

2.66

 

 

$

1.52

 

Diluted - Non - GAAP

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.38

 

 

$

2.15

 

 

$

2.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used to compute net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted - GAAP and Non - GAAP

 

169,981

 

168,956

 

169,381

 

 

168,965

 

LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands) - unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE

 

Three Months Ended

 

Fiscal Years Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based Compensation Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

$

1,300

 

 

$

938

 

 

$

4,852

 

 

$

3,812

 

Marketing and selling

 

6,819

 

 

5,380

 

 

26,835

 

 

20,630

 

Research and development

 

2,629

 

 

2,073

 

 

9,273

 

 

7,368

 

General and administrative

 

3,821

 

 

4,711

 

 

13,910

 

 

18,455

 

Total share-based compensation expense

 

14,569

 

 

13,102

 

 

54,870

 

 

50,265

 

Income tax benefit

 

(1,451

)

 

(2,515

)

 

(14,109

)

 

(17,091

)

Total share-based compensation expense, net of income tax benefit

 

$

13,118

 

 

$

10,587

 

 

$

40,761

 

 

$

33,174

 

*Note: These preliminary results for the three months and fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 are subject to adjustments, including subsequent events that may occur through the date of filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

(A) Swiss Federal Tax Reform

The change in the effective income tax rate between fiscal years 2020 and 2019 was primarily due to the mix of income and losses in the various tax jurisdictions in which we operate and the income tax accounting impact from the enactment of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing ("TRAF") in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland on March 10, 2020 to take effect as of January 1, 2020. We have benefited from a longstanding tax ruling from the canton of Vaud through December 31, 2019. We reached an agreement with the Vaud Tax Administration that waiving the benefits of the tax ruling would allow for a tax step-up to be amortized over ten years beginning on January 1, 2020. TRAF generally permits a tax-free step-up of intangible assets, including goodwill created under a privileged tax regime or when assets are being transferred into Switzerland. We recorded an income tax benefit of $151.7 million, net of unrecognized tax benefits to account for the book and tax basis difference of the step-up upon enactment. The deferred income tax benefit from other temporary differences resulting from the Swiss tax reform, net of three-month amortization of the tax step-up amounted to $1.5 million. The aggregate deferred income tax impact in fiscal year 2020 as a result of the enactment of TRAF was $153.2 million.

(B) Adoption of ASC Topic 842

We adopted the new standards for leases under Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 842 using the modified retrospective approach as of April 1, 2019 and did not restate the financial statements of the comparative periods as is allowed by election of the transition option under ASC 842. Adoption of the standard resulted in the recognition of $25.6 million of right-of-use assets, $10.9 million of short-term lease liabilities and $19.5 million of long-term lease liabilities related to our leases on March 31, 2020.

(C) Change in Fair Value of Contingent Consideration

We recorded a $23.2 million change in fair value of contingent consideration due to Streamlabs performance, which we acquired on October 31, 2019.

(D) Gain on Sale of Investment in a Privately Held Company

We recorded a one-time gain of $39.8 million related to the sale of our investment in Lifesize, Inc. in exchange for cash plus an equity interest and subordinated note in another privately held company group as a result of its acquisition of Lifesize, Inc.

(E) Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, we use a number of financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing our overall business performance, for making operating decisions and for forecasting and planning future periods. We consider the use of non-GAAP financial measures helpful in assessing our current financial performance, ongoing operations and prospects for the future as well as understanding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations.

While we use non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance our understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance and to provide incremental insight into the underlying factors and trends affecting both our performance and our cash-generating potential, we do not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial measures. Consistent with this approach, we believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of our financial statements provides useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, can offer insight in the review of our financial and operational performance and enables investors to more fully understand trends in our current and future performance. In assessing our business during the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and previous periods, we excluded items in the following general categories, each of which are described below:

Share-based compensation expenses. We believe that providing non-GAAP measures excluding share-based compensation expense, in addition to the GAAP measures, allows for a more transparent comparison of our financial results from period to period. We prepare and maintain our budgets and forecasts for future periods on a basis consistent with this non-GAAP financial measure. Further, companies use a variety of types of equity awards as well as a variety of methodologies, assumptions and estimates to determine share-based compensation expense. We believe that excluding share-based compensation expense enhances our ability and the ability of investors to understand the impact of non-cash share-based compensation on our operating results and to compare our results against the results of other companies.

Amortization of intangible assets. We incur intangible asset amortization expense, primarily in connection with our acquisitions of various businesses and technologies. The amortization of purchased intangibles varies depending on the level of acquisition activity. We exclude these various charges in budgeting, planning and forecasting future periods and we believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these various non-cash charges, as well as the GAAP measures, provides additional insight when comparing our gross profit, operating expenses, and financial results from period to period.

Purchase accounting effect on inventory. Business combination accounting principles require us to measure acquired inventory at fair value. The fair value of inventory reflects the acquired company’s cost of manufacturing plus a portion of the expected profit margin. The non-GAAP adjustment excludes the expected profit margin component that is recorded under business combination accounting principles associated with our business acquisitions. We believe the adjustment is useful to investors because such charges are not reflective of our ongoing operations.

Acquisition-related costs and change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition. We incurred expenses and credits in connection with our acquisitions which we generally would not have otherwise incurred in the periods presented as a part of our continuing operations. Acquisition related costs include all incremental expenses incurred to effect a business combination. Fair value of contingent consideration is associated with our estimates of the value of earn-outs in connection with certain acquisitions. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these costs and credits, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such costs are not reflective of our ongoing operating results.

Restructuring charges (credits). These expenses are associated with re-aligning our business strategies based on current economic conditions. We have undertaken several restructuring plans in recent years. In connection with our restructuring initiatives, we incurred restructuring charges related to employee terminations, facility closures and early cancellation of certain contracts. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these charges, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such charges (credits) are not reflective of our ongoing operating results in the current period.

Loss (gain) on investments. We recognized loss (gain) related to our investments in various companies, which varies depending on the operational and financial performance of those companies in which we invested, and sales of these investments. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these charges, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such charges are not reflective of our ongoing operations.

Non-GAAP income tax adjustment. Non-GAAP income tax adjustment primarily measures the income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments excluded above and other events; the determination of which is based upon the nature of the underlying items, the mix of income and losses in jurisdictions and the relevant tax rates in which we operate.

Each of the non-GAAP financial measures described above, and used in this press release, should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, a measure of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, investors are cautioned that there are inherent limitations associated with the use of each of these non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. In particular, these non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and many of the adjustments to the GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that are recurring and may be reflected in the Company’s financial results for the foreseeable future. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information in the reconciliation included in this press release regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures. In addition, as noted above, we evaluate the non-GAAP financial measures together with the most directly comparable GAAP financial information.

Additional Supplemental Financial Information - Constant Currency

In addition, Logitech presents percentage sales growth in constant currency to show performance unaffected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Percentage sales growth in constant currency is calculated by translating prior period sales in each local currency at the current period’s average exchange rate for that currency and comparing that to current period sales.

(LOGIIR)

Contact information

Ben Lu, CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations - USA
(510) 713-5568

Krista Todd
Vice President, Global Communications - USA
(510) 713-5834

Nicole Kenyon
Head of Global Corporate & Employee Communications - USA
(510) 988-8553

Ben Starkie
Corporate Communications - Europe
+41 (0) 79-292-3499

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