Avago will be meeting investors at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference on December 9, 2015 in San Francisco. Avago will also be meeting with investors on January 5-7, 2016, at the 2016 International CES and presenting at the J.P. Morgan Tech Forum CES 2016 and the Citi Internet, Media and Telecommunication Tech Forum CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Financial Results Conference Call
Avago Technologies Limited will host a conference call to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 1, 2015, and to provide guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Those wishing to access the call should dial (866) 310-8712; International +1 (720) 634-2946. The passcode is 77298772. A replay of the call will be accessible for one week after the call. To access the replay dial (855) 859-2056; International +1 (404) 537-3406; and reference the passcode: 77298772. A webcast of the conference call will also be available in the “Investors” section of Avago’s website at www.avagotech.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to GAAP reporting, Avago provides investors with net revenue, net income, operating income, gross margin, operating expenses and other data, on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information includes the effect of purchase accounting on revenues, and excludes amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expense, restructuring and asset impairment charges, acquisition-related costs, including integration costs, purchase accounting effect on inventory, write-off of debt issuance costs, gain on extinguishment of debt, income (loss) from and gain (loss) on discontinued operations and income tax effects of non-GAAP reconciling adjustments. Management does not believe that these items are reflective of the Company’s underlying performance. The presentation of these and other similar items in Avago’s non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual. Avago believes this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into the Company’s on-going performance and has therefore chosen to provide this information to investors for a more consistent basis of comparison and to help them evaluate the results of the Company’s on-going operations and enable more meaningful period to period comparisons. These non-GAAP measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial data attached to this press release.
About Avago Technologies Limited
Avago Technologies Limited is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound and CMOS based semiconductor design and processing. Avago’s extensive product portfolio serves four primary target markets: wireless communications, enterprise storage, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance, based on management’s judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include any loss of our significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; risks associated with our pending acquisition of Broadcom Corporation (“Broadcom”), including (1) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the transaction are not satisfied; (2) litigation challenging the transaction; (3) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the transaction and the ability of each party to consummate the transaction; (4) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts our current plans and operations; (5) our ability to retain and hire key personnel; (6) competitive responses to the proposed transaction; (7) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction; (8) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction; (9) our ability to realize the benefits of the acquisition of Broadcom, as well as delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating the businesses and the indebtedness planned to be incurred in connection with the transaction; and (10) legislative, regulatory and economic developments; delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating acquired companies with our existing businesses and our ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected from acquisitions we may make; our ability to increase our internal manufacturing capacity to meet customer demand; our ability to accurately estimate customers’ demand and adjust supply chain and third party manufacturing capacity accordingly; our ability to improve our manufacturing efficiency and quality; increased dependence on a small number of markets; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in our target markets; global economic conditions and concerns; our competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with our customers, as well as the timing of those design wins; rates of growth in our target markets; our dependence on contract manufacturing and outsourced supply chain and our ability to improve our cost structure through our manufacturing outsourcing program; prolonged disruptions of our or our contract manufacturers’ manufacturing facilities or other significant operations; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to maintain or improve gross margin; our ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; dependence on and risks associated with distributors of our products; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; the significant indebtedness incurred by us, including the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature. Our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on September 10, 2015 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or “SEC” (which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This document does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Pavonia Limited (“Holdco”) and Safari Cayman L.P. (“Holdco LP”) filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 which includes the joint proxy statement of Avago and Broadcom and also constitutes a prospectus of Holdco and Holdco LP. On or about September 29, 2015, each of Avago and Broadcom commenced mailing the joint proxy statement/prospectus in definitive form to its shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 25, 2015. Broadcom and Avago also plan to file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. This document is not a substitute for any prospectus, proxy statement or any other document which Broadcom and Avago has filed or may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF BROADCOM AND AVAGO ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.
You may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this transaction, free of charge, at the SEC’s website (
www.sec.gov). In addition, investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties on Broadcom’s Investor Relations website (
www.broadcom.com/investors) (for documents filed with the SEC by Broadcom) or Avago Investor Relations at (408) 433-8000 or
firstname.lastname@example.org (for documents filed with the SEC by Avago, Holdco or Holdco LP).