EX-99.1 2 y29471exv99w1.htm EX-99.1: NEWS RELEASE EX-99.1
 

 

Exhibit 99.1
news release
(AGERE SYSTEMS LOGO)
     
Contacts:
   
Media Inquiries
  Investor Inquiries
Robert Guenther
  Sujal Shah
610-712-1514 (office)
  610-712-5471 (office)
rguenther@agere.com
  sujal@agere.com
AGERE REPORTS GAAP EARNINGS OF $16 MILLION, OR 9 CENTS PER SHARE
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2007
     ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR) today reported GAAP net income of $16 million, or $0.09 per share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2007 ended December 31, 2006, compared to a GAAP net loss of $19 million, or $0.11 per share, in the year ago quarter.
     Richard Clemmer, President and CEO of Agere, said, “Agere turned in solid bottom-line performance in the first quarter of fiscal 2007, reflecting a major turnaround from a year ago. During my 15 months as CEO, Agere has made tremendous strides as we executed on our three-phase turnaround plan. In phase one, we energized our three businesses through new leadership and developed a corporate vision and strategy. In phase two, we narrowed our investment areas, focused our resources on the markets where we have the technology and customers to win, and implemented and executed on a process to reduce costs throughout our business. As a result, we have improved profitability and have a solid baseline of products and design wins to generate future revenue growth for phase three and beyond, beginning in the June quarter.”
     On a Non-GAAP* basis, Agere’s net income was $32 million, or $0.19 cents per share, compared to $16 million, or $0.09 cents per share, in the comparable period in fiscal 2006. For the quarter ending December 31, 2006, Agere’s revenues were $372 million.
     The following chart shows quarterly revenue, including revenue from the licensing of intellectual property, by business segment:


 

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    Quarter Ended  
    Dec 31     Dec 31     Sep 30  
($ in millions)   2006     2005     2006  
Storage
  $ 128     $ 173     $ 146  
Mobility
    123       90       104  
 
                 
Consumer segment
    251       263       250  
Networking segment
    121       140       138  
 
                 
Total
  $ 372     $ 403     $ 388  
Company Highlights
     Recent highlights include:
    Agere entered into a definitive merger agreement with LSI Logic. In the merger, each share of Agere common stock would be converted into the right to receive 2.16 shares of LSI common stock. Agere believes the combined company, which will operate under the LSI name, will be better able to invest in its businesses, compete for new business, and create shareholder value than either company could on its own.
 
    Storage announced the new BluOnyx™ mobile content server, a new product category, that incorporates intellectual property from all three of Agere’s businesses.
 
    Mobility introduced the TrueNTRY™ X122 platform, a low-cost platform that makes CD-quality music possible on entry-level mobile phones.
 
    In Networking, Samsung chose Agere’s TrueONE™ solutions for its home media servers and gateways enabling mobile and broadband in the home.
Outlook
     Due to the pending merger, Agere is not providing detailed guidance for the March quarter. However, as a stand-alone entity, the company expects revenues and EPS in the March quarter to be roughly flat with the December quarter. The company continues to expect to be on target for phase three of the Agere turnaround with revenue growth beginning in the June quarter.


 

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Earnings Webcast
     Agere Systems will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss its financial results and outlook. To listen to the conference call via the Internet, visit http://www.agere.com/webcast. Subsequent to the conference call, a replay will be available at the same web address.
About Agere Systems
     Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors and software solutions for storage, mobility and networking markets. The company’s products enable a broad range of services and capabilities, from cell phones, PCs and hard disk drives to the world’s most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere’s customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics and communications and computing equipment. Agere works to transform the performance of networks and consumer electronics by integrating systems knowledge and leading technology that enable people to stay connected — perfecting the connected lifestyle.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
     * Non-GAAP financial measures exclude gain or loss from the sale of, and income or loss from, discontinued operations; restructuring-related charges included in costs; primarily increased depreciation; certain other non-cash charges including equity compensation; net restructuring and other charges; purchased in-process research and development charges, amortization of acquired intangible assets, net gain or loss from the sale of operating assets, certain tax adjustments, cumulative effect of accounting changes, and certain nonrecurring charges. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release to corresponding GAAP amounts are attached.
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Agere, Agere Systems, and the Agere Systems logo are registered trademarks and BluOnyx, TrueNTRY and TrueONE are trademarks of Agere Systems Inc.
This release contains forward-looking statements based on information currently available to Agere. Agere’s actual results could differ materially from the results stated or implied by those forward-looking statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our reliance on major customers and suppliers, our ability to keep pace with technological change, our dependence on new product development, price and product competition, availability of manufacturing capacity, customer demand for our products and services, and general industry and market conditions. For a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September


 

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30, 2006. Agere disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed transaction between Agere Systems Inc. (“Agere”) and LSI Logic Corporation (“LSI”). In connection with the proposed transaction, LSI has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which includes a preliminary proxy-statement/prospectus and related materials to register the shares of LSI common stock to be issued in the merger, and LSI and Agere plan to file with the SEC and mail to their respective stockholders a definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the proposed transaction. THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT CONTAINS, AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WHEN AVAILABLE WILL CONTAIN, IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LSI, AGERE, THE TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WHEN AVAILABLE, CAREFULLY. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Registration Statement, the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by LSI and Agere through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, free copies of the Registration Statement, the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents may be obtained on the Agere website at http://www.agere.com and on the LSI website at http://www.lsi.com. The Registration Statement, the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant documents may also be obtained free of charge from Agere by directing such request to Investor Relations, Agere Systems Inc., 1110 American Parkway N.E., Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109 and from LSI by directing such request to Investor Relations, LSI Logic Corporation, 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, California 95035. The contents of the websites referenced above are not deemed to be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement or the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus. Agere, LSI and their respective officers, directors and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their respective stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction. Information regarding the interests of these officers, directors and employees in the proposed transaction will be included in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this document include statements about future financial and operating results; benefits of the transaction to customers, shareholders and employees; potential synergies and cost savings resulting from the transaction; the ability of the combined company to drive growth and expand customer and partner relationships and other statements regarding the proposed transaction. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed herein. For example, if LSI and Agere do not each receive required shareholder approval or the parties fail to satisfy other conditions to closing, the transaction will not be consummated. In any forward-looking statement in which LSI or Agere expresses an expectation or belief as to future results, such expectation or belief


 

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is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that the statement or expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: failure of the LSI and Agere shareholders to approve the proposed merger; the challenges and costs of closing, integrating, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; the ability to retain key employees; and other economic, business, competitive, and/or regulatory factors affecting the businesses of LSI and Agere generally, including those set forth in the filings of LSI and Agere with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of their respective annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, their current reports on Form 8-K and other SEC filings. LSI and Agere are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter their forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


 

Agere Systems Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Dollars in millions except per share amounts)
                         
    Quarter Ended  
    Dec 31     Sep 30     Dec 31  
    2006     2006     2005  
Revenue
  $ 372     $ 388     $ 403  
Costs
    198       202       210  
 
                 
Gross profit — $
    174       186       193  
Gross profit — %
    46.8 %     47.9 %     47.9 %
Operating Expenses
                       
Selling, general and administrative
    45       48       61  
Research and development
    104       101       119  
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
    1       1       1  
Restructuring and other charges — net
    4       22       31  
Gain on sale of operating assets — net
                (1 )
 
                 
Total operating expenses
    154       172       211  
 
                 
Operating Income (Loss)
    20       14       (18 )
Other income — net
    5       7       6  
Interest expense
    6       6       7  
 
                 
Income (Loss) before income taxes
    19       15       (19 )
Provision for income taxes
    3       1       4  
 
                 
Income (Loss) from continuing operations
    16       14       (23 )
Income from operations of discontinued business
                4  
Cumulative effect of accounting change (net of tax)
          (1 )      
 
                 
Net Income (Loss)
  $ 16     $ 13     $ (19 )
 
                 
 
                       
Basic income (loss) per share information
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ 0.10     $ 0.08     $ (0.13 )
Income from discontinued operations
                0.02  
 
                 
Net income (loss)
  $ 0.10     $ 0.08     $ (0.11 )
 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding — (in millions)
    167       169       181  
 
                 
 
                       
Diluted income (loss) per share information
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ 0.09     $ 0.08     $ (0.13 )
Income from discontinued operations
                0.02  
 
                 
Net income (loss)
  $ 0.09     $ 0.08     $ (0.11 )
 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding — (in millions)
    170       170       181  
 
                 

 


 

Agere Systems Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to Unaudited GAAP Measures
(Dollars in millions except per share amounts)
                         
    Quarter Ended  
    Dec 31     Sep 30     Dec 31  
    2006     2006     2005  
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income to Net Income (Loss)
                       
Non-GAAP Net Income
  $ 32     $ 51     $ 16  
Restructuring related charges, including increased depreciation
          (1 )      
Stock-based compensation expenses (excludes $2 included in restructuring and other charges - net in Q1 2006)
    (11 )     (10 )     (8 )
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
    (1 )     (1 )     (1 )
Restructuring and other charges — net
    (4 )     (22 )     (31 )
Gain on sale of operating assets — net
                1  
Taxes excluded from Non-GAAP
          (3 )      
Income from operations of discontinued business
                4  
Cumulative effect of accounting change (net of taxes)
          (1 )      
 
                 
Net Income (Loss)
  $ 16     $ 13     $ (19 )
 
                 
 
                       
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share to Net Income (Loss) Per Share
                       
Non-GAAP Net Income per share- diluted
  $ 0.19     $ 0.30     $ 0.09  
Restructuring related charges, including increased depreciation
          (0.01 )      
Stock-based compensation expenses (excludes $0.01 included in restructuring and other charges - net in Q1 2006)
    (0.07 )     (0.06 )     (0.04 )
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
    (0.01 )     (0.00 )     (0.01 )
Restructuring and other charges — net
    (0.02 )     (0.13 )     (0.17 )
Gain on sale of operating assets — net
                0.00  
Taxes excluded from Non-GAAP
          (0.02 )      
Income from operations of discontinued business
                0.02  
Cumulative effect of accounting change (net of taxes)
          (0.00 )      
 
                 
Net Income (Loss) per share- diluted
  $ 0.09     $ 0.08     $ (0.11 )
 
                 

 


 

Agere Systems Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in Millions)
                 
    Dec 31     Sep 30  
    2006     2006  
ASSETS
               
CURRENT ASSETS
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 456     $ 406  
Accounts receivable
    242       243  
Inventories
    81       116  
Other current assets
    46       33  
 
           
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
    825       798  
Property, plant and equipment — net
    391       402  
Goodwill
    196       196  
Acquired intangible assets — net
    8       10  
Other assets
    69       91  
 
           
TOTAL ASSETS
  $ 1,489     $ 1,497  
 
           
 
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES
               
Accounts payable
  $ 127     $ 152  
Other current liabilities
    194       223  
 
           
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
    321       375  
Long-term debt
    362       362  
Other liabilities
    435       458  
 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES
    1,118       1,195  
 
           
 
               
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
    371       302  
 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
  $ 1,489     $ 1,497  
 
           

 


 

Agere Systems Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Dollars in Millions)
                 
    Quarter Ended  
    Dec 31     Sep 30  
    2006     2006  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
               
Net income
  $ 16     $ 13  
Less: Cumulative effect of accounting change
          (1 )
 
           
Income from Continuing Operations
    16       14  
 
               
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used by operating activities:
               
 
               
Restructuring and other charges — net of cash payments
    (7 )     5  
Depreciation and amortization
    25       29  
Pension plan contributions
          (31 )
Decrease (increase) in receivables
    1       (28 )
Decrease in inventories
    30       17  
Decrease in accounts payable
    (27 )     (18 )
Other operating activities — net
    (19 )     (14 )
 
           
NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
    19       (26 )
 
           
 
               
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
               
 
               
Capital expenditures
    (10 )     (7 )
Other investing activities — net
    13        
 
           
NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES
    3       (7 )
 
           
 
               
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
 
               
Purchase of treasury stock
          (55 )
Other financing activities — net
    28       4  
 
           
NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
    28       (51 )
 
           
 
               
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    50       (84 )
 
               
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    406       490  
 
           
 
               
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 456     $ 406