The FINANCIAL - Logitech's Q2 sales rose by 75% and operating income tripled

Logitech's Q2 sales rose by 75% and operating income tripled

Logitech's Q2 sales rose by 75% and operating income tripled

The FINANCIAL -- Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) announced financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2021.

  • Q2 sales were $1.26 billion, up 75 percent in US dollars and 73 percent in constant currency, compared to Q2 of the prior year. This was the first time ever that Logitech’s quarterly sales exceeded the billion-dollar mark.
  • Q2 GAAP operating income grew 372 percent to $322 million, compared to $68 million in the same quarter a year ago. Q2 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) grew 263 percent to $1.56, compared to $0.43 in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Q2 non-GAAP operating income grew 295 percent to $354 million, compared to $89 million in the same quarter a year ago. Q2 non-GAAP EPS grew 274 percent to $1.87, compared to $0.50 in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Cash flow from operations was $280 million, compared to $107 million in the same period a year ago.

“Our growth and profitability accelerated again this quarter, and we are raising our annual outlook,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “The growth trends that drive our business have accelerated as society adjusts to its new reality. The organization leaders I speak to envision people increasingly working from multiple locations, a hybrid work culture that is emerging as the norm. And at home, the rise of gaming as a spectator and participant sport continues with no end in sight. Our products are essential to helping customers work, play and create wherever they are. Logitech is well positioned for long-term growth.”

Outlook

Logitech raised its Fiscal Year 2021 annual outlook to between 35 and 40 percent sales growth in constant currency, and a range of $700 million to $725 million in non-GAAP operating income. The Company’s previous outlook was between 10 and 13 percent sales growth in constant currency, and a range of $410 million to $425 million in non-GAAP operating income.

Financial Results Videoconference and Livestream

Logitech will hold a financial results videoconference to discuss the results for Q2 FY 2021 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 2:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time.

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, purchase accounting effect on inventory, acquisition-related costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition, restructuring charges (credits), loss (gain) on investments in privately held companies, non-GAAP income tax adjustment, and other items detailed under “Supplemental Financial Information” after the tables below. Logitech also 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. 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 Fiscal Year 2021.

Author: The FINANCIAL