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SGI Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., Apr. 30, 2013 - SGI (NASDAQ:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended Mar. 29, 2013. Total revenue for the third fiscal quarter was $233 million, which compares with $171 million in the previous quarter and $199 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2012.

GAAP net income for the third quarter was $9 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, which compares with net income of $1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the prior quarter, and a net loss of $1 million, or $(0.04) per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $6 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, which compares with non-GAAP net income of $3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the prior quarter and non-GAAP net income of $4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. GAAP net income includes the impact of an $8 million tax-related benefit, which is excluded from the non-GAAP results.

"We achieved another solid financial quarter with both revenue and non-GAAP net income at the high end of our guidance, while improving our net cash position by $25 million," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "As expected, in the third fiscal quarter we completed the last of the low-margin deals (LMDs), which represented approximately $50 million of revenue in the quarter and $65 million of revenue in the current fiscal year. With our emphasis on improved deal quality as well as cost reductions, we are now positioned to achieve consistent quarterly non-GAAP profitability and steady progress toward our medium-term non-GAAP operating margin target of at least 5% exiting calendar year 2013. In addition, although we still see near-term macro uncertainty related to both government and enterprise IT spending, we are investing to enhance our total solution in high-growth markets such as Big Data and high-performance Tier-2 storage, which positions SGI to grow profitably off of its current non-LMD baseline."

Recent Highlights

  • iVEC and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) announced on Apr. 29 that it has selected an SGI® InfiniteStorage and SGI UV 2000 based solution to address the scale and cost-efficiency requirements for the centre's initiatives to support the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and the Murchison Widefield Array radio astronomy facility.
  • On Apr. 22, SGI introduced SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway, a virtualized data management solution aimed at reducing the dependency on high-cost primary storage by creating a virtualized storage fabric that can include SSD, disk, tape, object, and cloud storage.
  • On Mar. 28, SGI was named as CRN's 5-Star partner for the fourth year in a row.
  • Total S.A., one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, announced on Mar. 25 that it has selected the SGI ICE X High Performance Computing (HPC) system as the platform for its new supercomputer named "Pangea."
  • SGI announced on Mar. 11 that it named Bob Braham as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
  • On Mar. 6, the company introduced SGI InfiniteStorage 5600, a next-generation high-performance storage platform perfectly suited for high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data workloads.
  • On Feb. 27, SGI announced that Alison Ryan, its Global Channel Sales Vice President, was named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs.
  • DownUnder GeoSolutions in Australia announced on Feb. 25 that it has selected SGI to provide upgraded high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to accelerate results for its customers in the global oil and gas industry.

Outlook for Fiscal Q4 2013
The company provides technical computing solutions to large government, public, and commercial customers. Any given customer deal can include a varying mix of compute and storage hardware, software, and services, and generally will carry terms that result in most of the product revenue associated with the deal being recognized upon final shipment or acceptance of the system. The timing of final delivery or acceptance of large deals is difficult to predict and can cause significant swings in quarterly revenue. Management provides guidance on quarterly revenue and other items based on its current expectations of the timing of revenue and associated costs; however there can be no assurance that revenues and associated costs will be recognized according to expected schedules and management assumes no obligation to update its guidance if the timing of revenues or other circumstances in the business differ from current expectations.

For the fourth quarter ending June 28, 2013, the company is providing the following guidance:

  • Revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter is expected to be $170 million to $185 million.
  • GAAP net loss per diluted share for the fourth fiscal quarter is expected to be $(0.34) to $(0.29), and is expected to reflect approximately $16 million of total adjustments, including restructuring and severance charges, stock-based compensation expense, and intangibles amortization.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the fourth fiscal quarter is expected to be $0.12 to $0.17 and is expected to exclude the $16 million of total adjustments mentioned above.

A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of SGI's website at The public can also listen to the earnings conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) by dialing (888) 463-5422 (toll-free) or (970) 315-0484 (international).

A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available until the next earnings call. An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available for five days and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (toll-free) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 33034465.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
The statements made in this press release regarding projected financial results, financial objectives, and strategic plans, including SGI's Q4 FY13 financial guidance, anticipated growth and profitability, and certain statements made in the earnings conference call, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. Actual results could differ materially from those described by these statements due to a number of uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • Fluctuations in the buying patterns and sizes of customer orders from one quarter to the next;
  • Increased competition causing SGI to sell products or services at lower margins than expected;
  • Lengthy acceptance cycles of SGI's products by certain customers, development or product delivery delays, and delays in obtaining necessary components from suppliers;
  • The addition of new customers or loss of existing customers;
  • Customer concentration risks;
  • Substantial sales to U.S. government entities, which are subject to the government's budgetary constraints;
  • Write-offs of excess and obsolete inventory;
  • Unexpected changes in the price for, and the availability of, components from SGI's suppliers;
  • SGI's ability to enhance its products with new and better designs and functionality;
  • Actions taken by competitors, such as new product announcements or introductions or changes in pricing; and
  • Market acceptance of newer products.

In addition, SGI's actual revenue, gross margin, earnings per share and other projections on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the fiscal quarter ending June 28, 2013 could differ materially from the targets stated under "Outlook for Fiscal Q4 2013" above for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to (i) application of the actual consolidated GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for such periods, or judgment by management to increase or decrease an income tax asset or liability, (ii) a determination by SGI that any portion of its goodwill or intangible assets have become impaired, (iii) changes in the anticipated amount of employee stock-based compensation expense recognized on SGI's financial statements, (iv) increases or decreases to estimated capital expenditures, (v) changes driven by new accounting or tax rules, regulations, interpretations or guidance, (vi) changes in the anticipated amounts and timing of restructuring charges to be incurred and cost savings expected to be realized from our restructuring actions in Europe, (vii) charges or gains resulting from litigation or dispute settlement, and (viii) other risks as detailed in SGI's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including those described in SGI's Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors" filed with the SEC on Sept. 10, 2012, which are available at the SEC's web site at You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement. SGI undertakes no obligation to update the information in this earnings release or the related earnings conference call, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release and the related earnings conference call include financial measures that are not determined in accordance with U.S. general accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), including non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share. These non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and management exercises judgment in determining which items should be excluded in the calculation of non-GAAP measures. In addition, these non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. While we believe that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP, we believe that non-GAAP measures are valuable in evaluating the company's operating performance and analyzing our business operations. Management excludes the following items from one or more of non-GAAP measures: (1) share-based compensation; (2) amortization of intangible assets; (3) restructuring and severance charges; and (4) other non-recurring costs, including settlements and other items. These measures are adjusted as described in the reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP numbers at the end of this release, but these adjustments should not be construed as an inference that all of these adjustments or costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

In addition, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate its review of the comparability of SGI's core operating performance on a period to period basis as well as to better understand the fundamental economics of a specific period's operational and financial performance. Management uses this view of SGI's operating performance for purposes of comparison with its business plan and individual operating budgets and allocations of resources.

Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating SGI's financial and operational performance in the same way that management evaluates the company's financial performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, as they exclude the financial impact of transactions necessary or advisable for the conduct of SGI's business, such as the granting of equity compensation awards and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Hence, to compensate for these limitations, management does not review these non-GAAP financial metrics in isolation from its GAAP results, nor should investors. Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, a detailed reconciliation between SGI's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided at the end of this press release. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this information as well as the GAAP financial results that are disclosed in SGI's SEC filings.

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