The FINANCIAL — Logitech International on January 24 announced better-than-expected preliminary financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2017.
Q3 retail sales grew 13 percent in constant currency, reaching the highest level ever in the Company’s history. Q3 retail sales grew 12 percent in USD.
Q3 sales were $667 million, up 7 percent compared to Q3 of the prior year, which still included OEM sales.
Q3 GAAP operating income grew 41% to $96 million, compared to $69 million a year ago. Q3 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) were $0.59, compared to $0.41 a year ago.
Q3 non-GAAP operating income grew 34% to $99 million, compared to $74 million a year ago. Q3 non-GAAP EPS grew 37% to $0.56, compared to $0.41 a year ago.
Cash flow from operations for the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2017 was $234 million, compared to $151 million for same period a year ago, according to Logitech.
“This Q3, our results exceeded expectations and were outstanding, with broad-based growth across all our regions and almost all product categories,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “We delivered both the highest retail revenue and the highest non-GAAP gross margin in Logitech’s 35-year history. Our strategy is working, and we are just at the beginning of our path to deliver what we’re capable of. We have significantly raised our outlook on the back of this performance.”
Logitech raised its Fiscal Year 2017 outlook to 12 to 13 percent retail sales growth in constant currency, up from its previous range of 8 to 10 percent retail sales growth in constant currency. The Company also increased its non-GAAP operating income outlook for Fiscal Year 2017 to a range of $225 to $230 million, up from its prior range of $195 million to $205 million.