• Net Revenues for Q4 up 5% quarter-over-quarter and 7% year-over-year.
  • Q4 All-flash array annualized net revenue run rate of $1.70 billion, up almost 140% year-over-year.
  • Over an exabyte of flash shipped in fiscal year 2017.
  • $913 million returned to shareholders in share repurchases and cash dividends in fiscal year 2017.
  • First quarter fiscal year 2018 dividend to increase by 5% to $0.20 per share.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017, ended April 28, 2017.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 were $1.48 billion. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 was $190 million, or $0.68 per share,1 compared to GAAP net loss of $8 million, or $0.03 loss per share,2 for the comparable period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 was $239 million, or $0.86 per share,3 compared to non-GAAP net income of $157 million, or $0.55 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results
Net revenues for fiscal year 2017 were $5.52 billion. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2017 was $509 million, or $1.81 per share,1 compared to GAAP net income of $229 million, or $0.77 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2017 was $768 million, or $2.73 per share,3 compared to non-GAAP net income of $633 million, or $2.13 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year.

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments
NetApp ended the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 with $4.9 billion in total cash, cash equivalents and investments. During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, the Company generated $365 million in cash from operations and returned $180 million to shareholders through share repurchases and a cash dividend.

The Company will increase the first quarter fiscal year 2018 dividend by 5% to $0.20 per share. The quarterly dividend will be paid on July 26, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 7, 2017.

“Our continued focus and disciplined execution yielded yet another quarter of solid results. We have regained momentum, returning the company to revenue growth and delivering against all of our fiscal year 2017 commitments,” said George Kurian, chief executive officer. “By innovating to redefine traditional markets and to bring enterprise-grade technology to emerging areas of the market, we are gaining market share, expanding our addressable market, and creating new opportunities for NetApp.”

Q1 Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook
The Company provided the following financial guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018: 
 
 • Net revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.24 billion to $1.39 billion
 
 GAAPNon-GAAP
 • Earnings per share is expected to be in the range of:  $0.30 - $0.38$0.49 - $0.57
   
Full Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook
The Company provided the following financial guidance for the full fiscal year 2018:
   
 GAAPNon-GAAP
• Consolidated gross margin is expected to be in the range of:61% - 62%62% - 63%
• Operating margin is expected to be in the range of:14% - 16%18% - 20%
• Effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of:23% - 24%19% - 20%


Business Highlights

  • NetApp Expands Impact in Flash, Cloud, and Next-Generation Data Center
    - New NetApp All-Flash Innovations Improve Data Center Economics. New All Flash FAS A700s array delivers breakthrough performance in a compact form factor to modernize IT for demanding enterprise applications, analytic workloads and cloud integration.
    - NetApp Names Anthony Lye to Lead Cloud Business Unit. Cloud champion joins NetApp to accelerate hyperscaler and hybrid cloud progress. Lye, who reports to NetApp CEO George Kurian, drives the strategy and execution necessary to create a profitable cloud business for NetApp and establish the Company as the undisputed leader in managing data in a cloud-integrated world.
    - One-Year Anniversary: NetApp SolidFire Redefines Data Center Infrastructure. NetApp celebrated the one-year anniversary of its acquisition of SolidFire, fueling the advance of the next-generation data center that is transforming IT for enterprises and service providers.
  • Customers Team with NetApp to Drive Transformation and Improve Performance with Their Choice of Hybrid Cloud Deployment
    - NetApp Supports Vital Energi in Transforming Data into Energy Savings Throughout the UK. Sustainable energy company, Vital Energi, deployed a NetApp all-flash array to speed performance and NetApp AltaVault cloud-integrated storage to help the company meet mandatory back up requirements.
    - DARZ Drives DevOps Success with NetApp. German IT services leader fuels customers’ digital transformation by enabling agile software development through its Docker & Container as a Service offering.
    - neteffect Offers Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Solutions with NetApp. NetApp converged infrastructure gives neteffect technologies the flexibility to blend on-premises and cloud services for customers.
    - NetApp Helps Kaufman Hall Transform Businesses with Data-Driven Insight. Kaufman Hall takes critical first step toward a hybrid cloud future by consolidating on FlexPod to speed innovation as well as maximize performance and growth.
    - Contegix Accelerates Private Cloud Deployment and Cuts Service Costs in Half with NetApp SolidFire. The leading cloud host provider prepares for coming data deluge with high-performing, scalable NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage to meet customers’ demands for scalability and guaranteed performance to accelerate their private cloud deployments.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
NetApp will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the live webcast of this event, visit the NetApp Investor Relations website at investors.netapp.com. In addition, this press release, historical supplemental data tables, and other information related to the call will be posted on the Investor Relations website. An audio replay will also be available on the website after 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time today.

About NetApp
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store data. We help customers capitalize on the value of their data in the hybrid cloud through our Data Fabric strategy, data management expertise, portfolio and ecosystem. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, all of the statements made under the Q1 Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook section and the Full Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook section and statements ­­made about our ability to redefine traditional markets, address emerging markets and gain market share. All of these forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. Actual results may differ materially from these statements for a variety of reasons, including, without limitation, general global political, macroeconomic and market conditions, changes in U.S. government spending, revenue seasonality and matters specific to our business, such as our ability to understand, and effectively respond to changes affecting our market environment, product, technologies and customer requirements, including the impact of the cloud, customer demand for and acceptance of our products and services, our ability to reduce our cost structure, streamline the business and improve efficiency, our ability to effectively integrate the SolidFire acquisition, and our ability to manage our gross profit margins. These and other equally important factors are described in reports and documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the factors described under the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recently submitted Annual Report on Form 10-K. We disclaim any obligation to update information contained in this press release whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

NetApp and the NetApp logo and the marks listed at http://www.netapp.com/TM are trademarks of NetApp, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1GAAP net income per share is calculated using the diluted number of shares.
2GAAP net loss per share is calculated using the basic number of shares and excludes common stock equivalents because the impact would be anti-dilutive.
3Non-GAAP net income excludes, when applicable, (a) amortization of intangible assets, (b) stock-based compensation expenses, (c) acquisition-related expenses, (d) restructuring charges, (e) asset impairments, (f) gains/losses on the sale of properties, and (g) our GAAP tax provision, but includes a non-GAAP tax provision based upon our projected annual non-GAAP effective tax rate for the first three quarters of the fiscal year and an actual non-GAAP tax provision for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. NetApp makes additional adjustments to the non-GAAP tax provision for certain tax matters as described below. Non-GAAP earnings per share is calculated using the diluted number of shares for all periods presented. A detailed reconciliation of our non-GAAP to GAAP results can be found at http://investors.netapp.com. NetApp’s management uses these non-GAAP measures in making operating decisions because it believes the measurements provide meaningful supplemental information regarding NetApp’s ongoing operational performance.

NetApp Usage of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement NetApp’s condensed consolidated financial statement information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), NetApp provides investors with certain non-GAAP measures, including, but not limited to, historical non-GAAP operating results, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP effective tax rate and free cash flow, and historical and projected non-GAAP earnings per diluted share.

NetApp believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP effective tax rates, and non-GAAP earnings per share data when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. NetApp believes that the presentation of free cash flow, which it defines as the net cash provided by operating activities less cash used to acquire property and equipment, to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors because it reflects cash that can be used to, among other things, invest in its business, make strategic acquisitions, repurchase common stock, and pay dividends on its common stock. As free cash flow is not a measure of liquidity calculated in accordance with GAAP, free cash flow should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the analysis provided in the statement of cash flows.

NetApp’s management uses these non-GAAP measures in making operating decisions because it believes the measurements provide meaningful supplemental information regarding NetApp’s ongoing operational performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are used to: (1) measure company performance against historical results, (2) facilitate comparisons to our competitors’ operating results and (3) allow greater transparency with respect to information used by management in financial and operational decision making. In addition, in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 these non-GAAP financial measures are used to measure company performance for the purposes of determining employee incentive plan compensation. 

NetApp excludes the following items from its non-GAAP measures when applicable:

A. Amortization of intangible assets. NetApp records amortization of intangible assets that were acquired in connection with its business combinations. The amortization of intangible assets varies depending on the level of acquisition activity. Management finds it useful to exclude these charges to assess the appropriate level of various operating expenses to assist in budgeting, planning and forecasting future periods and in measuring operational performance.

B. Stock-based compensation expenses. NetApp excludes stock-based compensation expenses from its non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses. While management views stock-based compensation as a key element of our employee retention and long-term incentives, we do not view it as an expense to be used in evaluating operational performance in any given period.

C. Acquisition-related expenses. NetApp excludes acquisition-related expenses, including (a) due diligence, legal and other one-time integration charges and (b) write down of assets acquired that NetApp does not intend to use in its ongoing business, from its non-GAAP measures, primarily because they are not related to our ongoing business or cost base and, therefore, cannot be relied upon for future planning and forecasting.

D. Restructuring charges. These charges consist of restructuring charges that are incurred based on the particular facts and circumstances of restructuring decisions, including employment and contractual settlement terms, and other related charges, and can vary in size and frequency. We therefore exclude them in our assessment of operational performance. 

E. Asset impairments. These are non-cash charges to write down assets when there is an indication that the asset has become impaired. Management finds it useful to exclude these non-cash charges due to the unpredictability of these events in its assessment of operational performance.

F. Gains/losses on the sale of properties. These are gains/losses from the sale of our properties. Management believes that these transactions do not reflect the results of our underlying, on-going business and, therefore, cannot be relied upon for future planning or forecasting.

G. Income tax adjustments. NetApp’s non-GAAP tax provision is based upon a projected annual non-GAAP effective tax rate for the first three quarters of the fiscal year and an actual non-GAAP tax provision for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. The non-GAAP tax provision also excludes, when applicable, (a) tax charges or benefits in the current period that relate to one or more prior fiscal periods that are a result of events such as changes in tax legislation, authoritative guidance, income tax audit settlements and/or court decisions, (b) tax charges or benefits that are attributable to unusual or non-recurring book and/or tax accounting method changes, (c) tax charges that are a result of a non-routine foreign cash repatriation, (d) tax charges or benefits that are a result of infrequent restructuring of the Company’s tax structure, (e) tax charges or benefits that are a result of a change in valuation allowance, and (f) tax charges resulting from the integration of intellectual properties from acquisitions. Management believes that the use of non-GAAP tax provisions provides a more meaningful measure of the Company’s operational performance.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. NetApp believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. NetApp management compensates for these limitations by analyzing current and projected results on a GAAP basis as well as a non-GAAP basis. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The non-GAAP financial measures are meant to supplement, and be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures.

NETAPP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
  April 28,
2017
  April 29,
2016
 
         
ASSETS        
         
Current assets:        
Cash, cash equivalents and investments $4,921  $5,303 
Accounts receivable  731   813 
Inventories  163   98 
Other current assets  383   234 
Total current assets  6,198   6,448 
         
Property and equipment, net  799   937 
Goodwill and purchased intangible assets, net  1,815   1,856 
Other non-current assets  681   796 
Total assets $9,493  $10,037 
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
         
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $347  $254 
Accrued expenses  782   765 
Commercial paper notes  500    
Short-term loan     849 
Current portion of long-term debt  749    
Short-term deferred revenue and financed unearned services revenue  1,661   1,794 
Total current liabilities  4,039   3,662 
Long-term debt  744   1,490 
Other long-term liabilities  249   413 
Long-term deferred revenue and financed unearned services revenue  1,681   1,591 
Total liabilities  6,713   7,156 
         
Stockholders' equity  2,780   2,881 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $9,493  $10,037 

 

NETAPP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended  Year Ended 
  April 28,
2017
  April 29,
2016
  April 28,
2017
  April 29,
2016
 
                 
Revenues:                
Product $852  $757  $3,006  $2,986 
Software maintenance  242   234   965   949 
Hardware maintenance and other services  387   389   1,548   1,611 
Net revenues  1,481   1,380   5,519   5,546 
                 
Cost of revenues:                
Cost of product  444   424   1,614   1,558 
Cost of software maintenance  6   9   28   37 
Cost of hardware maintenance and other services  118   129   487   578 
Total cost of revenues  568   562   2,129   2,173 
  Gross profit  913   818   3,390   3,373 
                 
Operating expenses:                
Sales and marketing  405   434   1,633   1,792 
Research and development  191   201   779   861 
General and administrative  70   84   271   307 
Restructuring charges     80   52   108 
Acquisition-related expense     6      8 
Gain on sale of properties     (51)  (10)  (51)
Total operating expenses  666   754   2,725   3,025 
                 
Income from operations  247   64   665   348 
                 
Other income (expense), net  1   (4)     (3)
                 
Income before income taxes  248   60   665   345 
                 
Provision for income taxes  58   68   156   116 
                 
Net income (loss) $190  $(8) $509  $229 
                 
Net income (loss) per share:                
Basic $0.70  $(0.03) $1.85  $0.78 
                 
Diluted $0.68  $(0.03) $1.81  $0.77 
                 
Shares used in net income (loss) per share calculations:                
Basic  270   284   275   294 
                 
Diluted  278   284   281   297 
                 
Cash dividends declared per share $0.190  $0.180  $0.760  $0.720 


NETAPP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended  Year Ended 
  April 28,
2017
  April 29,
2016
  April 28,
2017
  April 29,
2016
 
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income (loss) $190  $(8) $509  $229 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash
  provided by operating activities:
                
Depreciation and amortization  53   77   226   279 
Stock-based compensation  46   61   195   260 
Gain on sale of properties     (51)  (10)  (51)
Other items, net  19   31   84   (43)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions of
  businesses:
                
Accounts receivable  (127)  (206)  81   (16)
Inventories  (38)  5   (65)  49 
Accounts payable  81   60   94   (53)
Accrued expenses  35   108   (86)  30 
Deferred revenue and financed unearned services
  revenue
  111   238   (37)  186 
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net  (5)  30   (5)  104 
Net cash provided by operating activities  365   345   986   974 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Redemptions (purchases) of investments, net  (45)  103   (43)  982 
Purchases of property and equipment  (38)  (35)  (175)  (160)
Proceeds from sale of properties     102      102 
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired  (8)  (842)  (8)  (842)
Other investing activities, net  4   4   6   3 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities  (87)  (668)  (220)  85 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Issuance of common stock under employee stock award
  plans
  22      92   70 
Repurchase of common stock  (129)  (262)  (705)  (960)
Changes in commercial paper notes, net  107      499    
Proceeds from sale-leaseback financing transactions     148      148 
Proceeds from short-term loan     870      870 
Repayment of short-term loan     (20)  (850)  (20)
Dividends paid  (51)  (51)  (208)  (210)
Other financing activities, net     (4)  (7)  (7)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (51)  681   (1,179)  (109)
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  4   15   (11)  (4)
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  231   373   (424)  946 
Cash and cash equivalents:                
Beginning of period  2,213   2,495   2,868   1,922 
End of period $2,444  $2,868  $2,444  $2,868 


NETAPP, INC. 
SUPPLEMENTAL DATA 
(In millions except net income per share, percentages, DSO, DIO, DPO, CCC and Inventory Turns) 
(Unaudited) 
                     
                     
  Q4 FY'17  Q3 FY'17  Q4 FY'16  FY 2017  FY 2016 
                     
Revenues                    
Product (1) $852  $784  $757  $3,006  $2,986 
Strategic $596  $512  $481  $1,971  $1,682 
Mature $256  $272  $276  $1,035  $1,304 
Software Maintenance $242  $240  $234  $965  $949 
Hardware Maintenance and Other Services: $387  $380  $389  $1,548  $1,611 
Hardware Maintenance Support Contracts $313  $313  $318  $1,265  $1,316 
Professional and Other Services $74  $67  $71  $283  $295 
Net Revenues $1,481  $1,404  $1,380  $5,519  $5,546 
                     
                     
Geographic Mix                    
  % of Q4
FY'17
Revenue
  % of Q3
FY'17
Revenue
  % of Q4
FY'16
Revenue
  % of
FY 2017
Revenue
  % of
FY 2016
Revenue
 
Americas  54%  55%  54%  56%  55%
Americas Commercial  42%  44%  43%  43%  43%
U.S. Public Sector  12%  10%  12%  13%  12%
EMEA  32%  33%  33%  31%  32%
Asia Pacific  14%  13%  13%  13%  13%
                     
                     
Pathways Mix                    
  % of Q4
FY'17
Revenue
  % of Q3
FY'17
Revenue
  % of Q4
FY'16
Revenue
  % of
FY 2017
Revenue
  % of
FY 2016
Revenue
 
Direct  22%  21%  26%  22%  23%
Indirect  78%  79%  74%  78%  77%
                     
                     
Non-GAAP Gross Margins                    
  Q4 FY'17  Q3 FY'17  Q4 FY'16  FY 2017  FY 2016 
Non-GAAP Gross Margin  62.5%  61.5%  61.1%  62.3%  62.5%
Product  48.9%  45.7%  46.8%  47.4%  50.2%
Software Maintenance  97.5%  97.1%  96.2%  97.1%  96.1%
Hardware Maintenance and Other Services  70.3%  71.6%  67.9%  69.4%  65.7%
                     
                     
Non-GAAP Income from Operations, Income before Income Taxes & Effective Tax Rate                    
  Q4 FY'17  Q3 FY'17  Q4 FY'16  FY 2017  FY 2016 
Non-GAAP Income from Operations $306  $284  $185  $950  $751 
% of Net Revenues  20.7%  20.2%  13.4%  17.2%  13.5%
Non-GAAP Income before Income Taxes $307  $284  $181  $950  $748 
Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate  22.1%  18.6%  13.1%  19.2%  15.4%
                     
                     
Non-GAAP Net Income                    
  Q4 FY'17  Q3 FY'17  Q4 FY'16  FY 2017  FY 2016 
Non-GAAP Net Income $239  $231  $157  $768  $633 
Non-GAAP Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding, Diluted  278   281   287   281   297 
Non-GAAP Income per Share, Diluted $0.86  $0.82  $0.55  $2.73  $2.13 
                     
                     
Select Balance Sheet Items                    
  Q4 FY'17  Q3 FY'17  Q4 FY'16         
Deferred Revenue and Financed Unearned Services Revenue $3,342  $3,234  $3,385         
DSO (days)  45   39   54         
DIO (days)  26   21   16         
DPO (days)  56   42   41         
CCC (days)  15   17   28         
Inventory Turns  14   18   23         
                     
Days sales outstanding (DSO) is defined as accounts receivable divided by net revenues, multiplied by the number of days in the quarter. 
Days inventory outstanding (DIO) is defined as net inventories divided by cost of revenues, multiplied by the number of days in the quarter. 
Days payables outstanding (DPO) is defined as accounts payable divided by cost of revenues, multiplied by the number of days in the quarter. 
Cash conversion cycle (CCC) is defined as DSO plus DIO minus DPO.
 
Inventory turns is defined as annualized cost of revenues divided by net inventories.
 
          
                     
Select Cash Flow Statement Items                    
  Q4 FY'17  Q3 FY'17  Q4 FY'16  FY 2017  FY 2016 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $365  $235  $345  $986  $974 
Purchases of Property and Equipment $38  $45  $35  $175  $160 
Free Cash Flow $327  $190  $310  $811  $814 
Free Cash Flow as a % of Net Revenues  22.1%  13.5%  22.5%  14.7%  14.7%
                     
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment. 
                     
Some items may not add or recalculate due to rounding.         
                     
(1) Sales of certain products which should have been reported as strategic products were improperly reported as mature product revenues. All FY 2016 periods presented have been recast to reflect the appropriate classification. 


NETAPP, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION 
(In millions, except net income (loss) per share amounts) 
                     
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
NET INCOME (LOSS) $190  $146  $(8) $509  $229 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  13   13   25   48   67 
Stock-based compensation  46   46   61   195   260 
Asset impairment              11 
Restructuring charges     52   80   52   108 
Acquisition-related expense        6      8 
Gain on sale of properties     (10)  (51)  (10)  (51)
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments  (10)  (16)  (20)  (26)  (86)
Income tax expenses from integration of intellectual
  properties from acquisition
        64      64 
Settlement of income tax audit              23 
NON-GAAP NET INCOME $239  $231  $157  $768  $633 
                     
COST OF REVENUES $568  $553  $562  $2,129  $2,173 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  (8)  (8)  (20)  (29)  (61)
Stock-based compensation  (4)  (4)  (5)  (17)  (24)
Asset impairment              (11)
NON-GAAP COST OF REVENUES $556  $541  $537  $2,083  $2,077 
                     
COST OF PRODUCT REVENUES $444  $435  $424  $1,614  $1,558 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  (8)  (8)  (20)  (29)  (61)
Stock-based compensation  (1)  (1)  (1)  (4)  (5)
Asset impairment              (5)
NON-GAAP COST OF PRODUCT REVENUES $435  $426  $403  $1,581  $1,487 
                     
COST OF HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND OTHER SERVICES REVENUES $118  $111  $129  $487  $578 
Adjustments:                    
Stock-based compensation  (3)  (3)  (4)  (13)  (19)
Asset impairment              (6)
NON-GAAP COST OF HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND OTHER SERVICES REVENUES $115  $108  $125  $474  $553 
                     
GROSS PROFIT $913  $851  $818  $3,390  $3,373 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  8   8   20   29   61 
Stock-based compensation  4   4   5   17   24 
Asset impairment              11 
NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT $925  $863  $843  $3,436  $3,469 


NETAPP, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION 
(In millions, except net income (loss) per share amounts) 
                     
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES $405  $381  $434  $1,633  $1,792 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  (5)  (5)  (5)  (19)  (6)
Stock-based compensation  (20)  (20)  (26)  (84)  (110)
NON-GAAP SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES $380  $356  $403  $1,530  $1,676 
                     
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES $191  $181  $201  $779  $861 
Adjustment:                    
Stock-based compensation  (13)  (14)  (20)  (59)  (84)
NON-GAAP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES $178  $167  $181  $720  $777 
                     
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES $70  $64  $84  $271  $307 
Adjustment:                    
Stock-based compensation  (9)  (8)  (10)  (35)  (42)
NON-GAAP GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES $61  $56  $74  $236  $265 
                     
RESTRUCTURING CHARGES $  $52  $80  $52  $108 
Adjustment:                    
Restructuring charges     (52)  (80)  (52)  (108)
NON-GAAP RESTRUCTURING CHARGES $  $  $  $  $ 
                     
ACQUISITION-RELATED EXPENSE $  $  $6  $  $8 
Adjustment:                    
Acquisition-related expense        (6)     (8)
NON-GAAP ACQUISITION-RELATED EXPENSE $  $  $  $  $ 
                     
GAIN ON SALE OF PROPERTIES $  $(10) $(51) $(10) $(51)
Adjustment:                    
Gain on sale of properties     10   51   10   51 
NON-GAAP GAIN ON SALE OF PROPERTIES $  $  $  $  $ 
                     
OPERATING EXPENSES $666  $668  $754  $2,725  $3,025 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  (5)  (5)  (5)  (19)  (6)
Stock-based compensation  (42)  (42)  (56)  (178)  (236)
Restructuring charges     (52)  (80)  (52)  (108)
Acquisition-related expense        (6)     (8)
Gain on sale of properties     10   51   10   51 
NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES $619  $579  $658  $2,486  $2,718 


NETAPP, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION 
(In millions, except net income (loss) per share amounts) 
                     
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS $247  $183  $64  $665  $348 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  13   13   25   48   67 
Stock-based compensation  46   46   61   195   260 
Asset impairment              11 
Restructuring charges     52   80   52   108 
Acquisition-related expense        6      8 
Gain on sale of properties     (10)  (51)  (10)  (51)
NON-GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS $306  $284  $185  $950  $751 
                     
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES $248  $183  $60  $665  $345 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  13   13   25   48   67 
Stock-based compensation  46   46   61   195   260 
Asset impairment              11 
Restructuring charges     52   80   52   108 
Acquisition-related expense        6      8 
Gain on sale of properties     (10)  (51)  (10)  (51)
NON-GAAP INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES $307  $284  $181  $950  $748 
                     
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES $58  $37  $68  $156  $116 
Adjustments:                    
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments  10   16   20   26   86 
Income tax expenses from integration of intellectual
  properties from acquisition
        (64)     (64)
Settlement of income tax audit              (23)
NON-GAAP PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES $68  $53  $24  $182  $115 
                     
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE $0.68  $0.52  $(0.03) $1.81  $0.77 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  0.05   0.05   0.09   0.17   0.23 
Stock-based compensation  0.17   0.16   0.21   0.69   0.88 
Asset impairment              0.04 
Restructuring charges     0.19   0.28   0.19   0.36 
Acquisition-related expense        0.02      0.03 
Gain on sale of properties     (0.04)  (0.18)  (0.04)  (0.17)
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments  (0.04)  (0.06)  (0.07)  (0.09)  (0.29)
Income tax expenses from integration of intellectual
  properties from acquisition
        0.23      0.22 
Settlement of income tax audit              0.08 
NON-GAAP NET INCOME PER SHARE $0.86  $0.82  $0.55  $2.73  $2.13 


RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
GROSS MARGIN 
($ in millions) 
            
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
Gross margin-GAAP  61.6%  60.6%  59.3%  61.4%  60.8%
Cost of revenues adjustments  0.8%  0.9%  1.8%  0.8%  1.7%
Gross margin-Non-GAAP  62.5%  61.5%  61.1%  62.3%  62.5%
                     
GAAP cost of revenues $568  $553  $562  $2,129  $2,173 
Cost of revenues adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  (8)  (8)  (20)  (29)  (61)
Stock-based compensation  (4)  (4)  (5)  (17)  (24)
Asset impairment              (11)
Non-GAAP cost of revenues $556  $541  $537  $2,083  $2,077 
                     
Net revenues $1,481  $1,404  $1,380  $5,519  $5,546 


RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
PRODUCT GROSS MARGIN 
($ in millions) 
            
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
Product gross margin-GAAP  47.9%  44.5%  44.0%  46.3%  47.8%
Cost of product revenues adjustments  1.1%  1.1%  2.8%  1.1%  2.4%
Product gross margin-Non-GAAP  48.9%  45.7%  46.8%  47.4%  50.2%
                     
GAAP cost of product revenues $444  $435  $424  $1,614  $1,558 
Cost of product revenues adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangible assets  (8)  (8)  (20)  (29)  (61)
Stock-based compensation  (1)  (1)  (1)  (4)  (5)
Asset impairment              (5)
Non-GAAP cost of product revenues $435  $426  $403  $1,581  $1,487 
                     
Product revenues $852  $784  $757  $3,006  $2,986 


RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND OTHER SERVICES GROSS MARGIN 
($ in millions) 
            
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
Hardware maintenance and other services gross margin-GAAP  69.5%  70.8%  66.8%  68.5%  64.1%
Cost of hardware maintenance and other services revenues adjustments  0.8%  0.8%  1.0%  0.8%  1.6%
Hardware maintenance and other services gross margin-Non-GAAP  70.3%  71.6%  67.9%  69.4%  65.7%
                     
GAAP cost of hardware maintenance and other services revenues $118  $111  $129  $487  $578 
Cost of hardware maintenance and other services revenues adjustments:                    
Stock-based compensation  (3)  (3)  (4)  (13)  (19)
Asset impairment              (6)
Non-GAAP cost of hardware maintenance and other services revenues $115  $108  $125  $474  $553 
                     
Hardware maintenance and other services revenues $387  $380  $389  $1,548  $1,611 


RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP 
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 
          
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
                     
GAAP effective tax rate  23.4%  20.2%  113.3%  23.5%  33.6%
Adjustments:                    
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments  (1.3)%  (1.6)%  (64.9)%  (4.3)%  (6.6)%
Income tax expenses from integration of intellectual
  properties from acquisition
  %  %  (35.4)%  %  (8.6)%
Settlement of income tax audit  %  %  %  %  (3.1)%
Non-GAAP effective tax rate  22.1%  18.6%  13.1%  19.2%  15.4%


RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 
TO FREE CASH FLOW (NON-GAAP) 
(In millions) 
            
  Q4'FY17  Q3'FY17  Q4'FY16  FY2017  FY2016 
Net cash provided by operating activities $365  $235  $345  $986  $974 
Purchases of property and equipment  (38)  (45)  (35)  (175)  (160)
Free cash flow $327  $190  $310  $811  $814 

Some items may not add or recalculate due to rounding.

NETAPP, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE TO GAAP 
EXPRESSED AS EARNINGS PER SHARE 
FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2018 
     
  First Quarter 
  Fiscal 2018 
     
Non-GAAP Guidance - Net Income Per Share $0.49 - $0.57 
     
Adjustments of Specific Items to Net Income    
Per Share for the First Quarter Fiscal 2018:    
Amortization of intangible assets  (0.05)
Stock-based compensation expense  (0.17)
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments  0.03 
Total Adjustments  (0.19)
     
GAAP Guidance - Net Income Per Share $0.30 - $0.38 


NETAPP, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE TO GAAP
FISCAL 2018
(Unaudited)
   
   
  GROSS MARGIN
   
Gross Margin - Non-GAAP Guidance 62% - 63%
Adjustment:  
Cost of revenues adjustments (1)%
Gross Margin - GAAP Guidance 61% - 62%
   
   
  OPERATING
MARGIN
   
Operating Margin - Non-GAAP Guidance 18% - 20%
Adjustments:  
Amortization of intangible assets (1)%
Stock-based compensation expense (3)%
Operating Margin - GAAP Guidance 14% - 16%
   
   
   
  EFFECTIVE TAX
RATE
   
Effective Tax Rate - Non-GAAP Guidance 19% - 20%
Adjustment:  
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments 4%
Effective Tax Rate - GAAP Guidance 23% - 24%

Some items may not add or recalculate due to rounding.

 

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NetApp
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NetApp
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