SanDisk Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

MILPITAS, Calif.--()--SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2015. Second quarter revenue of $1.24 billion decreased 24 percent on a year-over-year basis and decreased 7 percent sequentially.

“During the second quarter, we strengthened our portfolio with several new product launches in both the retail and commercial channels”

On a GAAP(1) basis, second quarter net income was $81 million, or $0.38 per share, compared to net income of $274 million, or $1.14 per share, in the second quarter of 2014 and $39 million, or $0.17 per share, in the first quarter of 2015.

On a non-GAAP(2)(3) basis, second quarter net income was $136 million, or $0.66 per share, compared to net income of $329 million, or $1.41 per share, in the second quarter of 2014 and net income of $134 million, or $0.62 per share, in the first quarter of 2015. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP results, see accompanying financial tables and footnotes.

“During the second quarter, we strengthened our portfolio with several new product launches in both the retail and commercial channels,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer, SanDisk. “We are making steady progress on all operational fronts, and remain focused on enhancing our financial performance.”

KEY FINANCIAL RESULTS

(in millions, except percentages and per share amounts)   GAAP (1)       Non-GAAP (2)
  Q2’15     Q2’14     Q1’15       Q2’15     Q2’14     Q1’15
Revenue   $1,237     $1,634     $1,332       $1,237     $1,634     $1,332
Gross profit   $484     $760     $545       $518     $783     $574
percent of revenue   39%     46%     41%       42%     48%     43%
Operating income   $104     $417     $57       $191     $472     $198
percent of revenue   8%     25%     4%       15%     29%     15%
EPS (3)   $0.38     $1.14     $0.17       $0.66     $1.41     $0.62
                     

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(in millions)     Q2’15     Q2’14     Q1’15
Cash, cash equivalents, short and long-term marketable securities     $ 4,003       $ 6,249       $ 4,394  
Less aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes outstanding       (2,497 )       (2,500 )       (2,497 )
Net cash (4)     $ 1,506       $ 3,749       $ 1,897  
Net cash provided by operating activities     $ 29       $ 241       $ 309  
Less acquisition of property and equipment, net       (96 )       (44 )       (98 )
Change in investment and notes receivable activity with Flash Ventures       15                 (11 )
Free cash flow (5)     $ (52 )     $ 197       $ 200  
           

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • SanDisk announced the availability of its new Fusion ioMemoryTM PCIe application accelerators which utilize SanDisk NAND and dramatically improve performance compared to the previous generation ioDrive®2, enabling datacenter consolidation and lower total cost of ownership. These application accelerators also feature updated Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) data access acceleration software.
  • SanDisk announced its new CloudSpeed Eco™ Gen. II enterprise SATA SSD for cloud service providers, with up to 2TB* capacity, based on 15 nanometer NAND flash. The CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II delivers greater storage density with three times the streaming bandwidth versus hard disk drives (HDDs).
  • SanDisk announced the SanDisk Extreme® 500 and the SanDisk Extreme® 900 families of high-performance portable SSDs at capacities up to 480GB and 1.92TB respectively. These SSDs feature significantly faster transfer speeds than a portable hard drive.
  • SanDisk introduced the new SanDisk Z400s SSD, a cost-effective 15 nanometer-based SSD designed to replace HDDs in computing platforms and embedded applications, such as digital signage, security surveillance, and point of sale or kiosk environments.
  • SanDisk announced today a third quarter 2015 dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock, payable on August 25, 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 3, 2015.

CONFERENCE CALL

SanDisk’s second quarter 2015 conference call is scheduled for today at 2:00 P.M., Pacific Time, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The conference call will be on live webcast and can be accessed from SanDisk’s investor relations website at www.sandisk.com/IR. To dial into the live call, please dial 719-325-4800 and provide the password 3235993. Participants are encouraged to dial in at least 10 minutes before the call commences. Supplemental information and slides that accompany the web broadcast will be available on the SanDisk’s investor relations website at www.sandisk.com/IR after the prepared remarks. A copy of this press release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on a current report on Form 8-K and will be posted to SanDisk’s website prior to the conference call.

ABOUT SANDISK

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

©2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, ioDrive and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. CloudSpeed Eco and Fusion ioMemory are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including those regarding industry environment, our business prospects, our intended financial, operational and strategic plans and priorities, our future financial performance and market share, our customer base, customer qualifications and product mix, technology trends and adoption, and new products and technologies, that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate.

Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include, among others:

  • failure to effectively or efficiently execute on our financial, operational or strategic plans or priorities, which may change, may not have the effects that we anticipate or otherwise be successful on the timeline that we expect or at all or may have unanticipated consequences;
  • changes in industry supply and demand environment, and production and pricing levels being different than what we anticipate;
  • competitive pricing pressures or product mix changes, resulting in lower average selling prices, lower revenues and reduced gross margins;
  • excess or mismatched captive memory output, capacity or inventory, resulting in lower average selling prices, financial charges and impairments, lower gross margin or other consequences, or insufficient or mismatched captive memory output, capacity or inventory, resulting in lost revenue and growth opportunities;
  • weakness in demand in one or more of our product categories, such as embedded products or SSDs, or adverse changes in our product or customer mix;
  • potential delays in product development or lack of customer acceptance and qualification of our solutions, including on new technology nodes, particularly OEM products such as our embedded flash storage and SSD solutions;
  • failure to successfully sell enterprise solutions on the timelines or in the quantities we expect or transition our enterprise customers to our leading edge solutions;
  • failure or delays in making new products or technologies available in the manner and capacities we anticipate, whether due to technology or supply chain difficulties or other factors;
  • inability to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing or ramping with acceptable yields, new technologies or the failure of new technologies to effectively compete with those of our competitors;
  • our 15-nanometer process technology, our X3 NAND memory architecture, our 3D NAND technology or our solutions utilizing these new technologies may not be available when we expect or perform as expected;
  • failure to manage the risks associated with our ventures and strategic partnerships with Toshiba;
  • inability to achieve the expected benefits from acquisitions in a timely manner, or at all;
  • industry and technology trends not occurring in the timeline we anticipate or at all; and
  • the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 29, 2015.

All statements made in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

(1)

  GAAP represents U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

(2)

Non-GAAP represents GAAP excluding the impact of share-based compensation, amortization and impairment of acquisition-related intangible assets, non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible senior notes, non-cash change in fair value of the liability component of the convertible senior notes due to the conversion of a portion of the 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017 and related tax adjustments.

(3)

Non-GAAP shares are adjusted for the impact of expensing share-based compensation and include the impact of offsetting shares from the call options related to the convertible senior notes.

(4)

Net cash is defined as cash, cash equivalents, short and long-term marketable securities, minus the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding convertible senior notes.

(5)

Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less (a) acquisition of property and equipment, net, and (b) net investment and notes receivables activity with Flash Ventures.
* 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage may be less.
 
 
SanDisk Corporation
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
       
 
Three months ended Six months ended
June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014 June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014
 
Revenue $ 1,237,196 $ 1,634,011 $ 2,569,437 $ 3,145,956
 
Cost of revenue 723,995 854,640 1,486,478 1,595,679
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   28,822     19,721     53,578     39,337  
Total cost of revenue   752,817     874,361     1,540,056     1,635,016  
Gross profit 484,379 759,650 1,029,381 1,510,940
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 218,418 204,030 441,144 402,859
Sales and marketing 96,681 83,398 198,501 160,370
General and administrative 41,932 54,085 89,979 102,754
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 13,681 1,481 27,362 3,127
Impairment of acquisition-related intangible assets 61,000
Restructuring and other   9,746       50,287    
Total operating expenses   380,458     342,994     868,273     669,110  
Operating income 103,921 416,656 161,108 841,830
 
Other income (expense), net   (12,777 )   (13,579 )   (36,347 )   (29,214 )
Income before income taxes 91,144 403,077 124,761 812,616
 
Provision for income taxes   10,171     129,131     4,763     269,722  
Net income $ 80,973   $ 273,946   $ 119,998   $ 542,894  
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.39 $ 1.21 $ 0.57 $ 2.41
Diluted $ 0.38 $ 1.14 $ 0.55 $ 2.28
 
Shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic 206,737 225,544 209,083 225,694
Diluted 212,712 240,756 218,490 238,463
 
 
SanDisk Corporation
Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (1)
(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)
       
Three months ended Six months ended
June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014 June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014
 
SUMMARY RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME:
 
GAAP NET INCOME $ 80,973 $ 273,946 $ 119,998 $ 542,894
Share-based compensation (a) 44,422 34,449 85,832 64,479
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b) 42,503 21,202 80,940 42,464
Impairment of acquisition-related intangible assets (c) 61,000
Convertible debt interest (d) 22,603 21,125 44,737 42,089
Income tax adjustments (e)   (54,045 )   (22,023 )   (122,364 )   (33,197 )
NON-GAAP NET INCOME $ 136,456   $ 328,699   $ 270,143   $ 658,729  
 
GAAP COST OF REVENUE $ 752,817 $ 874,361 $ 1,540,056 $ 1,635,016
Share-based compensation (a) (5,022 ) (3,507 ) (9,084 ) (6,117 )
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b)   (28,822 )   (19,721 )   (53,578 )   (39,337 )
NON-GAAP COST OF REVENUE $ 718,973   $ 851,133   $ 1,477,394   $ 1,589,562  
 
GAAP GROSS PROFIT $ 484,379 $ 759,650 $ 1,029,381 $ 1,510,940
Share-based compensation (a) 5,022 3,507 9,084 6,117
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b)   28,822     19,721     53,578     39,337  
NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT $ 518,223   $ 782,878   $ 1,092,043   $ 1,556,394  
 
GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES $ 218,418 $ 204,030 $ 441,144 $ 402,859
Share-based compensation (a)   (22,309 )   (17,500 )   (43,352 )   (33,175 )
NON-GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES $ 196,109   $ 186,530   $ 397,792   $ 369,684  
 
GAAP SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES $ 96,681 $ 83,398 $ 198,501 $ 160,370
Share-based compensation (a)   (9,948 )   (7,204 )   (19,483 )   (13,461 )
NON-GAAP SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES $ 86,733   $ 76,194   $ 179,018   $ 146,909  
 
GAAP GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES $ 41,932 $ 54,085 $ 89,979 $ 102,754
Share-based compensation (a)   (7,143 )   (6,238 )   (13,913 )   (11,726 )
NON-GAAP GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES $ 34,789   $ 47,847   $ 76,066   $ 91,028  
 
GAAP TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES $ 380,458 $ 342,994 $ 868,273 $ 669,110
Share-based compensation (a) (39,400 ) (30,942 ) (76,748 ) (58,362 )
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (b) (13,681 ) (1,481 ) (27,362 ) (3,127 )
Impairment of acquisition-related intangible assets (c)       (61,000 )  
NON-GAAP TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES $ 327,377   $ 310,571   $ 703,163   $ 607,621  
 
GAAP OPERATING INCOME $ 103,921 $ 416,656 $ 161,108 $ 841,830
Cost of revenue adjustments (a) (b) 33,844 23,228 62,662 45,454
Operating expense adjustments (a) (b) (c)   53,081     32,423     165,110     61,489  
NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME $ 190,846   $ 472,307   $ 388,880   $ 948,773  
 
GAAP OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET $ (12,777 ) $ (13,579 ) $ (36,347 ) $ (29,214 )
Convertible debt interest (d)   22,603     21,125     44,737     42,089  
NON-GAAP OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET $ 9,826   $ 7,546   $ 8,390   $ 12,875  
 
GAAP NET INCOME $ 80,973 $ 273,946 $ 119,998 $ 542,894
Cost of revenue adjustments (a) (b) 33,844 23,228 62,662 45,454
Operating expense adjustments (a) (b) (c) 53,081 32,423 165,110 61,489
Other income (expense) adjustments (d) 22,603 21,125 44,737 42,089
Income tax adjustments (e)   (54,045 )   (22,023 )   (122,364 )   (33,197 )
NON-GAAP NET INCOME $ 136,456   $ 328,699   $ 270,143   $ 658,729  
 
Diluted net income per share:
GAAP $ 0.38 $ 1.14 $ 0.55 $ 2.28
Non-GAAP $ 0.66 $ 1.41 $ 1.27 $ 2.84
 
Shares used in computing diluted net income per share:
GAAP 212,712 240,756 218,490 238,463
Non-GAAP (f) 208,093 232,808 212,351 231,570
 
 
SanDisk Corporation
Reconciliation of Preliminary GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (1)
(in thousands, unaudited)
     
Three months ended Six months ended
June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014 June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014
 
SUMMARY RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED SHARES:
 
GAAP 212,712 240,756 218,490 238,463
Adjustments for share-based compensation 89 336 107 266
Offsetting shares from call options (4,708 ) (8,284 ) (6,246 ) (7,159 )
Non-GAAP (f) 208,093   232,808   212,351   231,570  
 
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(1) To supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we use non-GAAP measures of operating results, net income and net income per share, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain expenses, gains and losses. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors as these non-GAAP results exclude certain expenses, gains and losses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results and because they are consistent with the financial models and estimates published by many analysts who follow us. For example, because the non-GAAP results exclude the expenses we recorded for share-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets related to acquisitions of Pliant Technology, Inc. in May 2011, FlashSoft Corporation in February 2012, Schooner Information Technology, Inc. in June 2012, SMART Storage Systems in August 2013 and Fusion-io, Inc. in July 2014, impairment of acquisition-related in-process research and development intangible assets, non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible senior notes, non-cash change in fair value of the liability component of the convertible senior notes due to the conversion of a portion of the 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017 and related tax adjustments, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency in our financial reporting. In addition, our non-GAAP diluted shares are adjusted for the impact of expensing share-based compensation and include the impact of the call options which, when exercised, will offset the issuance of dilutive shares from the convertible senior notes, while our GAAP diluted shares exclude the anti-dilutive impact of these call options. These non-GAAP results are some of the primary indicators management uses for assessing our performance, allocating resources, and planning and forecasting future periods. Further, management uses non-GAAP information that excludes certain non-cash charges, such as share-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, impairment of acquisition-related in-process research and development intangible assets, non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible senior notes, non-cash change in fair value of the liability component of the convertible senior notes due to the conversion of a portion of the 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017 and related tax adjustments, as these non-GAAP charges do not reflect the cash operating results of the business or the ongoing results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures may be different than the non-GAAP measures used by other companies.
 
(a) Share-based compensation expense.
 
(b) Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, primarily developed technology, customer relationships, and trademarks and trade names related to the acquisitions of Pliant Technology, Inc., FlashSoft Corporation, Schooner Information Technology, Inc., SMART Storage Systems and Fusion-io, Inc.
 
(c) Impairment of acquisition-related in-process research and development intangible assets related to the acquisition of Fusion-io, Inc.
 
(d) Incremental interest expense related to the non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible senior notes and the non-cash change in fair value of the liability component of the convertible senior notes due to the conversion of a portion of the 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017.
 
(e) Income taxes associated with certain non-GAAP to GAAP adjustments and the effects of one-time income tax adjustments recorded in a specific quarter for GAAP purposes are reflected on a forecast basis in the non-GAAP tax rate but not in the forecasted GAAP tax rate.
 
(f) Non-GAAP diluted shares are adjusted for the impact of expensing share-based compensation and include the impact of offsetting shares from the call options related to the convertible senior notes.
 
   
SanDisk Corporation
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
 
June 28, 2015 December 28, 2014
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 685,790 $ 809,003
Short-term marketable securities 1,078,221 1,455,509
Accounts receivable, net 640,842 842,476
Inventory 780,773 698,011
Deferred taxes 160,935 180,134
Other current assets   310,795     214,992  
Total current assets 3,657,356 4,200,125
 
Long-term marketable securities 2,239,072 2,758,475
Property and equipment, net 804,764 724,357
Notes receivable and investments in Flash Ventures 936,392 962,817
Deferred taxes 158,506 161,827
Goodwill 831,328 831,328
Intangible assets, net 390,355 542,351
Other non-current assets   131,658     108,677  
Total assets $ 9,149,431   $ 10,289,957  
 
LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE SHORT-TERM DEBT CONVERSION OBLIGATION AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable trade $ 412,403 $ 404,237
Accounts payable to related parties 139,771 136,051
Convertible short-term debt (1) 892,054 869,645
Other current accrued liabilities 356,480 506,293
Deferred income on shipments to distributors and retailers and deferred revenue   236,352     274,657  
Total current liabilities 2,037,060 2,190,883
 
Convertible long-term debt 1,222,642 1,199,696
Non-current liabilities   163,080     245,554  
Total liabilities   3,422,782     3,636,133  
 
Convertible short-term debt conversion obligation (1) 104,666 127,143
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 5,141,172 5,236,982
Retained earnings 704,389 1,499,149
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (223,578 )   (208,072 )
Total stockholders' equity 5,621,983 6,528,059
Non-controlling interests     (1,378 )
Total equity   5,621,983     6,526,681  
Total liabilities, convertible short-term debt conversion obligation and equity $ 9,149,431   $ 10,289,957  
 
 
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(1) The 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017 were convertible through June 30, 2015 as a result of the Company’s common stock price exceeding the trigger price set forth in the indenture. Accordingly, the carrying value of the notes is reported as short-term debt as of June 28, 2015. Based upon the Company's stock price not exceeding the trigger price set forth in the indenture at June 30, 2015, the 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017 will not be convertible during the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2015. The Convertible short-term debt conversion obligation represents the difference between the carrying value of the convertible debt and the principal amount due in cash upon conversion.
 
       
SanDisk Corporation
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended Six months ended
June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014 June 28, 2015 June 29, 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 80,973 $ 273,946 $ 119,998 $ 542,894
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Deferred taxes (2,232 ) 641 (3,197 ) 7,592
Depreciation 70,074 61,364 139,155 121,453
Amortization 86,358 72,996 169,732 145,594
Provision for doubtful accounts 310 388 640 (159 )
Share-based compensation expense 44,422 34,449 85,832 64,479
Excess tax benefit from share-based plans (1,476 ) (10,552 ) (10,341 ) (28,012 )
Impairment and other 63,709
Other non-operating (2,909 ) (312 ) (7,096 ) 708
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (51,190 ) (163,687 ) 201,709 (76,998 )
Inventory (67,707 ) 48,562 (81,652 ) 6,445
Other assets (12,379 ) (55,066 ) (107,052 ) (519 )
Accounts payable trade 3,733 49,795 (22,357 ) 13,249
Accounts payable to related parties (8,099 ) (9,292 ) 3,720 4,280
Other liabilities   (111,014 )   (62,372 )   (215,071 )   (178,067 )
Total adjustments   (52,109 )   (33,086 )   217,731     80,045  
Net cash provided by operating activities   28,864     240,860     337,729     622,939  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of short and long-term marketable securities (580,930 ) (1,511,635 ) (1,273,586 ) (2,778,534 )
Proceeds from sales of short and long-term marketable securities 877,931 1,078,061 1,923,028 2,093,666
Proceeds from maturities of short and long-term marketable securities 106,811 249,875 206,692 379,495
Acquisition of property and equipment, net (95,562 ) (44,149 ) (193,849 ) (78,666 )
Investment in Flash Ventures (24,296 ) (24,296 )
Notes receivable issuances to Flash Ventures (71,347 ) (63,607 ) (171,846 ) (87,959 )
Notes receivable proceeds from Flash Ventures 86,463 87,952 176,156 112,304
Purchased technology and other assets (5,374 ) (684 ) (6,874 ) (1,553 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired 2,368
Other   (866 )     (866 )  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   317,126     (228,483 )   658,855     (383,175 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayment of debt financing (68 )
Proceeds from employee stock programs 4,855 51,682 35,699 103,564
Excess tax benefit from share-based plans 1,476 10,552 10,341 28,012
Dividends paid (62,596 ) (50,838 ) (127,099 ) (102,398 )
Share repurchases (1)   (253,576 )   (256,996 )   (1,037,475 )   (371,448 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (309,841 )   (245,600 )   (1,118,602 )   (342,270 )
Effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates on cash   (299 )   1,400     (1,195 )   1,375  
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 35,850 (231,823 ) (123,213 ) (101,131 )
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 649,940 1,116,938 809,003 986,246
               
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 685,790   $ 885,115   $ 685,790   $ 885,115  
 
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(1) Share repurchases include cash used to repurchase common stock and cash used to settle employee tax withholding obligations due upon the vesting of restricted stock units.
                   
SanDisk Corporation
Preliminary Quarterly Metrics
 
 
Revenue Mix by Category (1)
% of revenue (unaudited)
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
 
Q1'14 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15 FY'14 FY'15 YTD
 
Embedded (2) 20 % 19 % 24 % 26 % 25 %

20

%

23 % 23 %
 
Removable (3) 40 % 40 % 38 % 33 % 38 %

44

%

38 % 41 %
 
Client SSD Solutions (4) 22 % 21 % 17 % 16 % 13 %

10

%

19 % 12 %
 
Enterprise Solutions (5) 6 % 8 % 10 % 15 % 14 %

14

%

10 % 14 %
 
Other (6) 11 % 12 % 11 % 10 % 10 %

11

%

11 % 11 %
 
Total Revenue 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

100

%

100 % 100 %
 

(1) Revenue by category is estimated based on analysis of the information the company collects in its sales reporting processes.

(2) Embedded includes products that attach to a host system board.

(3) Removable includes products such as cards, USB flash drives and audio/video players.

(4) Client SSD Solutions includes SSDs used in client devices and associated software.

(5) Enterprise Solutions includes SSDs, system solutions and software used in data center applications.

(6) Other includes wafers, components, accessories and license and royalty.

 
 
 
Revenue Mix by Channel
% of revenue (unaudited)
Q1'14 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15 FY'14 FY'15 YTD
 
Retail 35 % 33 % 32 % 31 % 35 %

39

%

33 % 37 %
 
Commercial (1) 65 % 67 % 68 % 69 % 65 %

61

%

67 % 63 %
 
Total Revenue 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

100

%

100 % 100 %
 

(1) Commercial includes revenue from OEMs, system integrators, value-added resellers, direct sales and license and royalties.

 
 
SanDisk Corporation
Preliminary Quarterly Metrics
(unaudited)
             
Q1'14 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15
 
Q/Q Change in Gigabytes Sold -10% +31% +9% +4% -15% -1%
 
Y/Y Change in Gigabytes Sold +20% +51% +43% +32% +24% -6%
 
Q/Q Change in ASP/Gigabyte -3% -16% -3% -4% -10% -6%
 
Y/Y Change in ASP/Gigabyte -7% -26% -26% -24% -29% -21%
 
Q/Q Change in Cost/Gigabyte(1) -3% -12% -3% +3% -6% -4%
 
Y/Y Change in Cost/Gigabyte(1) -23% -28% -23% -15% -17% -10%
 
Average Gigabyte/Unit Capacity 13.9 14.1 16.5 22.3 20.8 19.2
 
As of end of period:
Factory Headcount (2)(3) 1,366 2,874 3,276 3,284 3,149 3,149

Non-Factory Headcount(4)

4,490 4,664 5,461 5,412 5,490 5,371

(5)

Total Headcount 5,856 7,538 8,737 8,696 8,639 8,520
 

(1) Cost per gigabyte and cost reduction are non-GAAP and are computed from non-GAAP cost of revenue.

(2) Reflects SanDisk China and Malaysia factory employees, excluding temporary and contract workers.

(3) During 2014, 1,505 employees were converted from contractor to employee status in SanDisk's assembly and test facility in China.

(4) Reflects SanDisk non-factory employees, excluding temporary and contract workers.

(5) Headcount at the end of Q2’15 included 107 employees who had been notified of reduction-in-force but were still on the payroll as of the end of Q2’15.

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