Logitech Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Results
SIX Swiss Exchange Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced preliminary unaudited financial results ranges for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 ended on December 31, 2022.
- Preliminary third quarter net sales are between $1.26 billion and $1.27 billion, down between 22 and 23 percent in US dollars and 17 and 18 percent in constant currency, compared to Q3 of the prior fiscal year.
- Preliminary GAAP operating income is between $171 million and $176 million, down between 33 and 35 percent, compared to $263 million in the same quarter a year ago. Preliminary GAAP operating margin is expected to be between 13.5 and 13.8 percent.
- Preliminary non-GAAP operating income is between $198 million and $203 million, down between 33 and 34 percent, compared to $302 million in the same quarter a year ago. Preliminary non-GAAP operating margin is between 15.7 and 16.0 percent.
- Preliminary GAAP gross margin is between 37.5 and 37.6 percent. Preliminary non-GAAP gross margin is between 37.8 and 37.9 percent.
- Preliminary GAAP operating expenses are between $301 million and $303 million. Preliminary non-GAAP operating expenses are between $278 million and $280 million, down between 22 and 23 percent.
“We are disappointed in these preliminary third-quarter results. They reflect challenging macroeconomic conditions including a slowdown in sales to enterprise customers in the quarter. Based on the softer than expected third quarter results, and uncertainty in supply availability related to the current Covid outbreak in China, we are reducing our full-year outlook,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “We will continue to manage our costs to drive solid operating performance and will provide more detail on our earnings call later this month. We remain confident in our strategy and the long-term trends that fuel our business.”
Logitech adjusted its Fiscal Year 2023 outlook to between negative 15 percent and negative 13 percent sales growth in constant currency, and between $550 million and $600 million in non-GAAP operating income. The company had previously provided an outlook of between negative 8 percent and negative 4 percent sales growth in constant currency, and between $650 million and $750 million in non-GAAP operating income.
Financial Disclosure Advisory
These preliminary results ranges presented herein for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 are an estimate, based on information available to management as of the date of this release, and are subject to further changes upon completion of the company’s quarter-end procedures. This press release does not present all necessary information for an understanding of Logitech’s financial condition as of the date of this release, or its results of operations for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2023.
Financial Results Videoconference and Webcast
As previously communicated, Logitech expects to announce full financial results for Q3 Fiscal Year 2023 on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 3:00 a.m. Central European Time. Logitech will hold a financial results videoconference to discuss the results on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and 2:30 p.m. Central European Time. A livestream of the event 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, acquisition-related costs, and restructuring charges. A preliminary reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP operating income, gross profit, and operating expenses is included in the table below.
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 the Fiscal Year 2023 outlook.
Logitech also presents percentage sales growth in constant currency, a non-GAAP measure, 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 helps all people pursue their passions and is committed to doing so in a way that is good for people and the planet. We design hardware and software solutions that help businesses thrive and bring people together when working, creating, gaming and streaming. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Streamlabs, Blue Microphones and Ultimate Ears. 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 ranges for the three months ended December 31, 2022, industry trends, operational performance, and outlook for Fiscal Year 2023 sales growth and non-GAAP operating income, and related assumptions. The forward-looking statements in this press 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: completion of the company’s quarter-end procedures, macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions and other factors and their impact, including the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in the COVID-19 pandemic controls and infection levels in China, the war in Ukraine, changes in inflation levels and monetary policies; 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 demand variability, supply shortages and other supply chain challenges; 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; if we do not efficiently manage our spending; our expectations regarding our restructuring efforts, including the timing thereof; 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 regulations, policies and agreements and the imposition of tariffs that affect our products or operations and our ability to mitigate; if we do not successfully execute on strategic acquisitions and investments; risks associated with acquisitions; and the effect of changes to our effective income tax rates. 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 SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, and our subsequent reports filed with the SEC, 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.
(In thousands) - unaudited
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Three Months Ended
Three Months Ended
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (A)
Net Sales - GAAP
Gross profit - GAAP
Share-based compensation expense
Amortization of intangible assets
Gross profit - Non-GAAP
Gross margin - GAAP
Gross margin - Non-GAAP
Operating expenses - GAAP
Less: Share-based compensation expense
Less: Amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related costs
Less: Restructuring charges, net
Operating expenses - Non-GAAP
% of net sales - GAAP
% of net sales - Non-GAAP
Operating income - GAAP
Share-based compensation expense
Amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related costs
Restructuring charges, net
Operating income - Non-GAAP
% of net sales - GAAP
% of net sales - Non-GAAP
*Note: These preliminary results for the three months ended December 31, 2022 are subject to adjustments, including subsequent events that may occur through the date of filing our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
(A) 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 December 31, 2022, we excluded items in the following general categories, each of which are described below:
Share-based compensation expense. 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.
Acquisition-related costs. 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. 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, net. These expenses are associated with restructuring plans, and will vary based on the initiatives in place during any given period. Restructuring charges may include costs related to employee terminations, facility closures and early cancellation of certain contracts as well as other costs resulting from our restructuring initiatives. We believe that providing the non-GAAP measures excluding these items, as well as the GAAP measures, assists our investors because such charges are not reflective of our ongoing operating results.
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.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Nate Melihercik, Head of Global Investor Relations - email@example.com
Nicole Kenyon, Head of Global Corporate & Employee Communications - USA (510) 988-8553
Ben Starkie, Corporate Communications - Europe +41 (0) 79-292-3499
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
RevBits Endpoint Security Fully and Successfully Deployed, in a government-based entity PoC, for a True Air-Gapped Environment6.2.2023 15:30:00 CET | Press release
RevBits announces that it has successfully deployed its endpoint security solution in a true air-gapped environment for a federal government entity. RevBits Endpoint Security (RB/EPS) is a fully featured, robust next-generation endpoint security solution. Its detection and blocking capabilities are based on a three-phased analysis engine that utilizes traditional AV signature scanning, a sophisticated machine learning model, and an advanced behavioral analysis protocol. The solution's Phoenix module monitors for common exploit methods to provide additional protection. The solution's EDR module enhances endpoint security and threat mitigation, offering the market the most feature-rich forensics and control capability imaginable. Malicious endpoint investigations are limitless, with a forensics selection menu of over seventy different artifacts collected on schedule or demand and partial and full memory dumps. US Patented technology in the EDR module offers Windows kernel-level security
Rimini Street to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results on March 1, 20236.2.2023 15:01:00 CET | Press release
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced it will report earnings after the market close on March 1, 2023. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on that date to discuss the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 results, and the 2023 outlook, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 p.m. Pacific time. A live webcast of the event will be available on Rimini Street’s Investor Relations site at https://investors.riministreet.com/news-events/events. Dial-in participants can access the conference call by dialing (888) 999-2501 or (848) 280-6480. A replay of the webcast will be available for one year following the event. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a Russell 2000® Company, is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Or
Taulia Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Aramco to Explore Supplier Financing Solutions6.2.2023 11:45:00 CET | Press release
Taulia, a leading provider of working capital management solutions, today announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aramco, one of the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, to discuss Taulia providing supplier financing solutions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230206005330/en/ As part of its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program, which strives to accelerate digital transformation efforts domestically, Aramco recently signed over 100 agreements to help advance a diverse, sustainable and globally competitive industrial ecosystem (please see here for further details). Taulia is undertaking the program in collaboration with J.P. Morgan and Manafa Capital. Cedric Bru, CEO of Taulia, comments: “Through this program, we are paving the way for thousands of businesses worldwide to access affordable financing options and manage their liquidity as they continue to naviga
Ambassador Carlos dos Santos appointed as Executive Chairman of Compass Group Holdings.6.2.2023 10:49:00 CET | Press release
Compass Group Holdings, a leading Energy Project Management, and Integrated Services company operating in East Africa, and headquartered in Maputo, Mozambique, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ambassador Carlos dos Santos to the Board as Executive Chairman with immediate effect. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230206005124/en/ Ambassador Carlos dos Santos appointed as Executive Chairman of Compass Group Holdings. (Photo: Business Wire) Ambassador Carlos dos Santos is a career Diplomat with distinctive business experience and most recently served as The Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States and High Commissioner for Canada (2015-2022). Prior to this prominent role, his extensive and renowned career included serving as the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Ambassador to Ireland and Governor at the Commonwealth Board of Governors (2011-2015), and Ambassador of Mozambique to Germany, Aus
SYNTAGMA CAPITAL enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire Nexans’ LAN/data center (“LAN/DC”) and Telecom /Fibre (“FTTx”) division.6.2.2023 08:30:00 CET | Press release
Syntagma Capital today announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Nexans SA to acquire its LAN/data center (“LAN/DC”) and Telecom /Fibre (“FTTx”) division. The business designs, manufactures, and distributes smart connectivity solutions based on optical fibre and copper technologies to data centers, smart buildings, and telecom operators. The business is headquartered in Paris, France and employs ca. 680 people across its 8 sites located in France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Morocco and China, and it generated ca. €200m in revenues across 100+ countries. The proposed transaction, which is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions, including the information and consultation of works councils and other regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2023. “We are pleased to partner with management to continue to grow the business. Providing the backbone for data management is an exciting prospect. Despite a challenging