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Logitech Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results for FY 2012

Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of Fiscal Year 2012.

Sales for Q4 FY 2012 were $532 million, down 3 percent from $548 million in Q4 FY 2011. Excluding the unfavorable impact of exchange rates, sales decreased by 2 percent compared to the prior year. Operating income was $24 million compared to $4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income for Q4 FY 2012 was $28 million ($0.17 per share) compared to net income of $3 million ($0.02 per share) in Q4 of FY 2011. Gross margin for the quarter was 36.4 percent compared to 32.8 percent in the same quarter one year ago.

Logitech’s retail sales for Q4 FY 2012 decreased year over year by 2 percent, with an increase in EMEA of 13 percent, an increase in Asia of 12 percent, and a decrease in the Americas of 17 percent. OEM sales decreased by 9 percent. Sales for the LifeSize division decreased by 10 percent.

For the full fiscal year, sales were $2.32 billion, compared to $2.36 billion in FY 2011. Operating income was $72 million, down 50 percent from $143 million a year ago. Net income for the full fiscal year was $71 million ($0.41 per share), down 44 percent from $128 million ($0.72 per share) in FY 2011. Gross margin for FY 2012 was 33.5 percent compared to 35.4 percent in FY 2011.

“I look forward to leading Logitech to improved performance,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president. “To get back to sustained, profitable growth, we need to be simpler, faster and more consumer-centric. Some of this transformation has already begun, with the management team’s work to reinvigorate the product portfolio. We now need to simplify the organization through restructuring. With board approval, I have eliminated a layer of business and sales executive management; the leaders of our business groups and sales regions now report directly to me. In addition, we will consolidate brand management and product portfolio management under the leadership of the business groups, and streamline most other functions. I expect most of this restructuring to be completed by the end of the current quarter, freeing up resources to pursue our growth opportunities. The restructuring should result in a reduction of approximately $80 million in annual operating costs.”

“I believe the organizational streamlining that Bracken is driving is a decisive step for Logitech’s future,” said Guerrino De Luca, Logitech chairman and chief executive officer. “Looking ahead, I am also excited about what I believe is a strong lineup of new products with a much clearer value proposition to consumers. We expect that increasingly differentiated products will provide strong up-sell opportunities across all of our businesses. The majority of these new products will launch in Q2.”

The company expects to benefit from a stronger product portfolio, the simplification of the organization and processes, and cost savings from the restructuring, resulting in improved financial performance in the second half of Fiscal 2013.

Prepared Remarks Available Online

Logitech has made its prepared written remarks for the financial results teleconference available online on the Logitech corporate Web site at The remarks are posted in the Calendar section on the Investor home page.

Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast

Logitech will hold a financial results teleconference to discuss the Q4 and full-year results for FY 2012 and its restructuring and simplification plans on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 14:30 Central European Summer Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at

About Logitech

Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including the statements regarding performance, sustainable and profitable growth, organizational structure, the timing of completing the restructuring, the availability of resources to pursue growth opportunities, the reduction in annual operating costs and the amount of those cost savings available in Fiscal Year 2013, the lineup of new products, the timing of their launches and their value propositions, up-sell opportunities and financial performance in the second half of Fiscal Year 2013. The forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Logitech’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: the demand of our customers and our consumers for our products and our ability to accurately forecast it; if our investment prioritization decisions do not result in the sales or profitability growth we expect, or when we expect it; the effect of pricing, product, marketing and other initiatives by our competitors, and our reaction to them, on our sales, gross margins and profitability; the sales mix among our lower- and higher-margin products and our geographic sales mix; if our product offerings and marketing activities do not result in the sales and profitability we expect, or when we expect it; if we fail to successfully develop and market products for mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets with touch interfaces, or if significant demand for peripherals to use with tablets and other mobile devices with touch interfaces does not develop; if there is a deterioration of business and economic conditions in one or more of our sales regions or operating segments, or significant fluctuations in currency exchange rates; if the sales growth in emerging markets for our PC peripherals and other products does not increase as much as we expect; in digital music, if we fail to introduce differentiated product and marketing strategies to separate ourselves from competitors; competition in the video conferencing and communications industry, including from companies with significantly greater resources, sales and marketing organizations, installed base and name recognition; if the restructuring fails to produce the intended performance and cost savings results or is not implemented in the contemplated timeframe; as well as those additional factors set forth in Logitech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011, available at Logitech does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, which speak as of their respective dates.

Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in Switzerland and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the company’s Web site at

(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited
Quarter Ended March 31,

Net sales $ 531,962 $ 547,618
Cost of goods sold 338,075 368,248
Gross profit193,887179,370
% of net sales36.4%32.8%
Operating expenses:
Marketing and selling 100,302 106,777
Research and development 40,948 38,119
General and administrative 28,896 30,836
Total operating expenses170,146175,732
Operating income23,7413,638
Interest income, net 466 621
Other income, net 6,481 2,679
Income before income taxes30,6886,938
Provision for income taxes 2,402 4,162
Net income$28,286$2,776
Shares used to compute net income per share:
Basic 169,387 178,562
Diluted 170,401 180,423
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.17 $ 0.02
Diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.02
(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited
Twelve Months Ended March 31,

Net sales $ 2,316,203 $ 2,362,886
Cost of goods sold 1,539,614 1,526,380
Gross profit776,589836,506
% of net sales33.5%35.4%
Operating expenses:
Marketing and selling 423,854 420,580
Research and development 162,331 156,390
General and administrative 118,423 116,880
Total operating expenses704,608693,850
Operating income71,981142,656
Interest income, net 2,674 2,316
Other income, net 16,622 3,476
Income before income taxes91,277148,448
Provision for income taxes 19,819 19,988
Net income$71,458$128,460
Shares used to compute net income per share:
Basic 174,648 176,928
Diluted 175,591 178,790
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.41 $ 0.73
Diluted $ 0.41 $ 0.72
(In thousands) - Unaudited
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSMarch 31, 2012March 31, 2011

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 478,370 $ 477,931
Accounts receivable 223,104 258,294
Inventories 297,072 280,814
Other current assets 65,990 59,347
Total current assets 1,064,536 1,076,386
Property, plant and equipment 86,773 84,160
Intangible assets
Goodwill 560,523 547,184
Other intangible assets 53,518 74,616
Other assets 83,033 79,210
Total assets $ 1,848,383 $ 1,861,556
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 301,111 $ 298,160
Accrued liabilities 178,569 172,560
Total current liabilities 479,680 470,720
Other liabilities 218,462 185,835
Total liabilities 698,142 656,555
Shareholders' equity 1,150,241 1,205,001
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,848,383 $ 1,861,556
(In thousands) - Unaudited
Twelve Months Ended March 31,

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 71,458 $ 128,460
Non-cash items included in net income:
Depreciation 45,968 48,191
Amortization of other intangible assets 26,534 27,800
Inventory valuation adjustment 34,074 -
Share-based compensation expense 31,529 34,846
Gain on sale of investments (6,109 ) -
Gain on disposal of fixed assets (8,967 ) (838 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (37 ) (3,455 )
Deferred income taxes and other 137 (9,350 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 29,279 (54,684 )
Inventories (36,621 ) (60,482 )
Other assets (4,621 ) 5,825
Accounts payable 3,622 37,714
Accrued liabilities 13,090 2,715
Net cash provided by operating activities199,336156,742
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (51,001 ) (43,039 )
Acquisitions and investments, net of cash acquired (18,814 ) (7,300 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 8,967 2,688
Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities 6,550 -
Purchases of trading investments (7,505 ) (19,075 )
Sales of trading investments 7,399 6,470
Proceeds from cash surrender of life insurance policies - 11,313
Proceeds from sale of business - 9,087
Premiums paid on cash surrender value of life insurance policies - (5 )
Net cash used in investing activities(54,404)(39,861)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Purchases of treasury shares (156,036 ) -
Proceeds from sale of shares upon exercise of options and purchase rights 17,591 43,001
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units (966 ) (223 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 37 3,455
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(139,374)46,233
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (5,119 ) (5,127 )

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

439 157,987
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 477,931 319,944
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$478,370$477,931
(In thousands, except per share amounts) - Unaudited
Quarter EndedTwelve Months Ended
March 31,March 31,
Depreciation $ 10,767 $ 12,526 $ 45,968 $ 48,191
Amortization of other intangible assets 6,325 6,635 26,534 27,800
Operating income 23,741 3,638 71,981 142,656
Operating income before depreciation and amortization 40,833 22,799 144,483 218,647
Capital expenditures 19,584 11,204 51,001 43,039
Net sales by channel:
Retail $ 455,398 $ 463,232 $ 1,982,783 $ 2,005,210
OEM 40,993 45,026 185,959 223,775
LifeSize 35,571 39,360 147,461 133,901
Total net sales $ 531,962 $ 547,618 $ 2,316,203 $ 2,362,886
Net retail sales by product family:
Retail - Pointing Devices $ 147,567 $ 146,181 $ 619,505 $ 618,404
Retail - Keyboards & Desktops 108,586 104,037 447,991 386,968
Retail - Audio 112,676 96,079 483,485 466,927
Retail - Video 50,083 61,721 215,657 255,015
Retail - Gaming 19,170 23,007 111,480 104,545
Retail - Digital Home 17,316 32,207 104,665 173,351
Total net retail sales $ 455,398 $ 463,232 $ 1,982,783 $ 2,005,210
Quarter EndedTwelve Months Ended
March 31,March 31,
Share-based Compensation Expense 2012201120122011
Cost of goods sold $ 562 $ 1,313 $ 3,620 $ 4,223
Marketing and selling 3,371 3,747 12,716 12,030
Research and development 1,823 2,436 7,187 7,829
General and administrative 2,393 3,374 8,006 10,764

Income tax benefit

(1,699 ) (2,752 ) (6,294 ) (8,279 )
Total share-based compensation expense after income taxes $ 6,450 $ 8,118 $ 25,235 $ 26,567
Share-based compensation expense net of tax, per share (diluted) $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.14 $ 0.15

Constant dollar sales (sales excluding impact of exchange rate changes)

We refer to our net sales excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rates as constant dollar sales. Constant dollar sales are a non-GAAP financial measure, which is information derived from consolidated financial information but not presented in our financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our management uses these non-GAAP measures in its financial and operational decision-making, and believes these non-GAAP measures, when considered in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, facilitate a better understanding of changes in net sales. Constant dollar sales are calculated by translating prior period sales in each local currency at the current period's average exchange rate for that currency.



Logitech International
Joe Greenhalgh
Vice President, Investor Relations – USA
Nancy Morrison
Vice President, Corporate Communications – USA
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