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Broadcom Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividend

March 7, 2024 4:15 PM
  • Revenue of $11,961 million for the first quarter, up 34 percent from the prior year period
  • Cash from operations of $4,815 million for the first quarter, less capital expenditures of $122 million, resulted in $4,693 million of free cash flow, or 39 percent of revenue
  • GAAP net income of $1,325 million for the first quarter; Non-GAAP net income of $5,254 million for the first quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $7,156 million for the first quarter, or 60 percent of revenue
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $2.84 for the first quarter; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $10.99 for the first quarter
  • Quarterly common stock dividend of $5.25 per share
  • Repurchased and eliminated 7.7 million shares for $8,290 million
  • Fiscal 2024 annual revenue guidance of approximately $50.0 billion including contribution from VMware, an increase of 40 percent from the prior year period
  • Fiscal 2024 annual Adjusted EBITDA guidance of approximately 60 percent of projected revenue (1)

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO), a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2024, ended February 4, 2024, provided guidance for its fiscal year 2024 and announced its quarterly dividend.

"We are pleased to have two strong drivers of revenue growth for Broadcom in the first quarter and fiscal year 2024. First, our acquisition of VMware is accelerating revenue growth in our infrastructure software segment, as customers deploy VMware Cloud Foundation. Second, strong demand for our networking products in AI data centers, as well as custom AI accelerators from hyperscalers, are driving growth in our semiconductor segment," said Hock Tan, President and CEO of Broadcom Inc. "We reiterate our fiscal year 2024 guidance for consolidated revenue of $50 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $30 billion."

"Consolidated revenue grew 34% year-over-year to $12.0 billion, including the contribution from VMware, and was up 11% year-over-year, excluding VMware. Adjusted EBITDA increased 26% year-over-year to $7.2 billion," said Kirsten Spears, CFO of Broadcom Inc. "Free cash flow, excluding restructuring in the quarter, continued to be strong at $5.4 billion. We have started to pay down debt, beginning with $3 billion to date in 2024, and expect to continue to pay down debt in fiscal year 2024."

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Highlights



GAAP


Non-GAAP

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)


Q1 24


Q1 23


Change


Q1 24


Q1 23


Change

Net revenue


$

11,961


$

8,915



+34

%

$

11,961


$

8,915



+34

%

Net income


$

1,325


$

3,774


-$

2,449



$

5,254


$

4,483


+$

771


Earnings per common share - diluted


$

2.84


$

8.80


-$

5.96



$

10.99


$

10.33


+$

0.66



(Dollars in millions)










































































Q1 24


Q1 23


Change

Cash flow from operations










































































$

4,815


$

4,036


+$

779

Adjusted EBITDA










































































$

7,156


$

5,678


+$

1,478

Free cash flow










































































$

4,693


$

3,933


+$

760


Net revenue by segment













































































(Dollars in millions)































































Q1 24


Q1 23


Change

Semiconductor solutions































































$

7,390


62

%

$

7,107


80

%

+4

%

Infrastructure software
































































4,571


38




1,808


20



+153

%

Total net revenue































































$

11,961


100

%


$

8,915


100

%




The Company's cash and cash equivalents at the end of the fiscal quarter were $11,864 million, compared to $14,189 million at the end of the prior quarter.

During the first fiscal quarter, the Company generated $4,815 million in cash from operations and spent $122 million on capital expenditures. The Company spent $8,290 million on share repurchases and eliminations, consisting of $7,176 million in repurchases of 6.7 million shares and $1,114 million of withholding tax payments related to net settled equity awards that vested in the quarter (representing approximately 1.0 million shares withheld).

On December 29, 2023, the Company paid a cash dividend of $5.25 per share, totaling $2,435 million.

The differences between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP results are described generally under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and presented in detail in the financial reconciliation tables attached to this release.

Fiscal Year 2024 Business Outlook

Based on current business trends and conditions, the outlook for continuing operations for fiscal year 2024, ending November 3, 2024, including the contribution from VMware, is expected to be as follows:

  • Fiscal year 2024 revenue guidance of approximately $50.0 billion; and
  • Fiscal year 2024 Adjusted EBITDA guidance of approximately 60 percent of projected revenue.

The guidance provided above is only an estimate of what the Company believes is realizable as of the date of this release. The Company is not readily able to provide a reconciliation of projected Adjusted EBITDA to projected net income without unreasonable effort. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. The Company undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these projections, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Quarterly Dividends

The Company's Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $5.25 per share. The dividend is payable on March 29, 2024 to stockholders of record at the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on March 21, 2024.

Financial Results Conference Call

Broadcom Inc. will host a conference call to review its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 and to discuss the business outlook today at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time.

To Listen via Internet: The conference call can be accessed live online in the Investors section of the Broadcom website at https://investors.broadcom.com/.

To Listen via Telephone: Preregistration is required by the conference call operator. Please preregister at https://register.vevent.com/register/BI6ca5b6701f3e42dfa51a334fd6672810. Upon registering, a link to the dial-in number and unique PIN will be emailed to the registrant.

Replay: An audio replay of the conference call can be accessed for one year through the Investors section of Broadcom's website at https://investors.broadcom.com/.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial data attached to this press release. Broadcom believes non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into the Company's on-going performance. Therefore, Broadcom provides this information to investors for a more consistent basis of comparison and to help them evaluate the results of the Company's on-going operations and enable more meaningful period to period comparisons.

In addition to GAAP reporting, Broadcom provides investors with net income, operating income, gross margin, operating expenses, cash flow and other data on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related costs, including integration costs, non-GAAP tax reconciling adjustments, and other adjustments. Management does not believe that these items are reflective of the Company's underlying performance. Internally, these non-GAAP measures are significant measures used by management for purposes of evaluating the core operating performance of the Company, establishing internal budgets, calculating return on investment for development programs and growth initiatives, comparing performance with internal forecasts and targeted business models, strategic planning, evaluating and valuing potential acquisition candidates and how their operations compare to the Company's operations, and benchmarking performance externally against the Company's competitors. The exclusion of these and other similar items from Broadcom's non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual.

Free cash flow measures have limitations as they omit certain components of the overall cash flow statement and do not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Investors should not consider presentation of free cash flow measures as implying that stockholders have any right to such cash. Broadcom's free cash flow may not be calculated in a manner comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a global technology leader that designs, develops, and supplies a broad range of semiconductor, enterprise software and security solutions. Broadcom's category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including cloud, data center, networking, broadband, wireless, storage, industrial, and enterprise software. Our solutions include service provider and enterprise networking and storage, mobile device and broadband connectivity, mainframe, cybersecurity, and private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Broadcom is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance, and other statements identified by words such as "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "intend," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "aim," and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of Broadcom's management, current information available to Broadcom's management, and current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.

Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include risks associated with: global economic conditions and concerns; government regulations and administrative proceedings, trade restrictions and trade tensions; global political and economic conditions; our acquisition of VMware, Inc., including employee retention, unexpected costs, charges or expenses, and our ability to successfully integrate VMware's business and realize the expected benefits; any acquisitions or dispositions we may make, including our acquisition of VMware, such as delays, challenges and expenses associated with receiving governmental and regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions, and with integrating acquired businesses with our existing businesses and our ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected by such acquisitions; dependence on and risks associated with distributors and resellers of our products; our significant indebtedness and the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; dependence on senior management and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; our ability to protect against cyber security threats and a breach of security systems; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in our target markets; any loss of our significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; our dependence on contract manufacturing and outsourced supply chain; our dependency on a limited number of suppliers; our ability to accurately estimate customers' demand and adjust our manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; our ability to continue achieving design wins with our customers, as well as the timing of any design wins; prolonged disruptions of our or our contract manufacturers' manufacturing facilities, warehouses or other significant operations; our ability to improve our manufacturing efficiency and quality; involvement in legal proceedings; demand for our data center virtualization products; customer and market acceptance of our products and services; compatibility of our software products with operating environments, platforms or third-party products; our ability to enter into satisfactory software license agreements; availability of third-party software used in our products; use of open source software in our products; ability of our software products to manage and secure IT infrastructures and environments; sales to government customers; our ability to manage products and services lifecycles; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; our competitive performance; our ability to maintain or improve gross margin; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product warranty and indemnification claims, or other undetected defects or bugs; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; our compliance with privacy and data security laws; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; our provision for income taxes and overall cash tax costs, legislation that may impact our overall cash tax costs, our ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions and potential tax liabilities as a result of acquiring VMware; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature.

Our filings with the SEC, which are available without charge at the SEC's website at https://www.sec.gov, discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. Actual results may vary from the estimates provided. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of the estimates and other forward-looking statements made in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact:
Ji Yoo
Broadcom Inc.
Investor Relations
650-427-6000
[email protected]

(AVGO-Q)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(1) The Company is not readily able to provide a reconciliation of the projected non-GAAP financial information presented to the relevant projected GAAP measure without unreasonable effort.

BROADCOM INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - UNAUDITED

(IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)























Fiscal Quarter Ended



February 4,


October 29,


January 29,



2024


2023


2023

Net revenue


$

11,961


$

9,295


$

8,915

Cost of revenue:










Cost of revenue



3,114



2,449



2,374

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



1,380



438



535

Restructuring charges



92



1



2

Total cost of revenue



4,586



2,888



2,911

Gross margin



7,375



6,407



6,004

Research and development



2,308



1,388



1,195

Selling, general and administrative



1,572



418



348

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



792



348



348

Restructuring and other charges



620



13



10

Total operating expenses



5,292



2,167



1,901

Operating income



2,083



4,240



4,103

Interest expense



(926)



(405)



(406)

Other income, net



185



132



143

Income before income taxes



1,342



3,967



3,840

Provision for income taxes



68



443



66

Income from continuing operations



1,274



3,524



3,774

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



51



-



-

Net income


$

1,325


$

3,524


$

3,774











Basic income per share:










Income per share from continuing operations


$

2.82


$

8.53


$

9.03

Income per share from discontinued operations



0.11



-



-

Net income per share


$

2.93


$

8.53


$

9.03











Diluted income per share:










Income per share from continuing operations


$

2.73


$

8.25


$

8.80

Income per share from discontinued operations



0.11



-



-

Net income per share


$

2.84


$

8.25


$

8.80











Weighted-average shares used in per share calculations:










Basic



452



413



418

Diluted



467



427



429











Stock-based compensation expense included in continuing operations:








Cost of revenue


$

161


$

62


$

37

Research and development



863



448



267

Selling, general and administrative



548



128



87

Total stock-based compensation expense


$

1,572


$

638


$

391

BROADCOM INC.

FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION: GAAP TO NON-GAAP - UNAUDITED

(IN MILLIONS)























Fiscal Quarter Ended



February 4,


October 29,


January 29,



2024


2023


2023











Gross margin on GAAP basis


$

7,375


$

6,407


$

6,004

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



1,380



438



535

Stock-based compensation expense



161



62



37

Restructuring charges



92



1



2

Acquisition-related costs



6



-



-

Gross margin on non-GAAP basis


$

9,014


$

6,908


$

6,578











Research and development on GAAP basis


$

2,308


$

1,388


$

1,195

Stock-based compensation expense



863



448



267

Acquisition-related costs



1



-



(1)

Research and development on non-GAAP basis


$

1,444


$

940


$

929











Selling, general and administrative expense on GAAP basis


$

1,572


$

418


$

348

Stock-based compensation expense



548



128



87

Acquisition-related costs



285



69



42

Selling, general and administrative expense on non-GAAP basis


$

739


$

221


$

219











Total operating expenses on GAAP basis


$

5,292


$

2,167


$

1,901

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



792



348



348

Stock-based compensation expense



1,411



576



354

Restructuring and other charges



620



13



10

Acquisition-related costs



286



69



41

Total operating expenses on non-GAAP basis


$

2,183


$

1,161


$

1,148











Operating income on GAAP basis


$

2,083


$

4,240


$

4,103

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



2,172



786



883

Stock-based compensation expense



1,572



638



391

Restructuring and other charges



712



14



12

Acquisition-related costs



292



69



41

Operating income on non-GAAP basis


$

6,831


$

5,747


$

5,430











Other income, net on GAAP basis


$

185


$

132


$

143

(Gains) losses on investments



(33)



24



(44)

Other



-



(1)



-

Other income, net on non-GAAP basis


$

152


$

155


$

99











Provision for income taxes on GAAP basis


$

68


$

443


$

66

Non-GAAP tax reconciling adjustments



735



244



574

Provision for income taxes on non-GAAP basis


$

803


$

687


$

640











Net income on GAAP basis


$

1,325


$

3,524


$

3,774

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



2,172



786



883

Stock-based compensation expense



1,572



638



391

Restructuring and other charges



712



14



12

Acquisition-related costs



292



69



41

(Gains) losses on investments



(33)



24



(44)

Other



-



(1)



-

Non-GAAP tax reconciling adjustments



(735)



(244)



(574)

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



(51)



-



-

Net income on non-GAAP basis


$

5,254


$

4,810


$

4,483











Net income on GAAP basis


$

1,325


$

3,524


$

3,774

Non-GAAP Adjustments:










Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets



2,172



786



883

Stock-based compensation expense



1,572



638



391

Restructuring and other charges



712



14



12

Acquisition-related costs



292



69



41

(Gains) losses on investments



(33)



24



(44)

Other



-



(1)



-

Non-GAAP tax reconciling adjustments



(735)



(244)



(574)

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



(51)



-



-

Other Adjustments:










Interest expense



926



405



406

Provision for income taxes on non-GAAP basis



803



687



640

Depreciation



139



124



127

Amortization of purchased intangibles and right-of-use assets



34



22



22

Adjusted EBITDA


$

7,156


$

6,048


$

5,678











Weighted-average shares used in per share calculations - diluted on GAAP basis



467



427



429

Non-GAAP adjustment (1)



11



8



5

Weighted-average shares used in per share calculations - diluted on non-GAAP basis


478



435



434











Net cash provided by operating activities


$

4,815


$

4,828


$

4,036

Purchases of property, plant and equipment



(122)



(105)



(103)

Free cash flow


$

4,693


$

4,723


$

3,933























Fiscal Quarter
Ending









May 5,







Expected average diluted share count:


2024

















Weighted-average shares used in per share calculation - diluted on GAAP basis


480







Non-GAAP adjustment (1)


12







Weighted-average shares used in per share calculation - diluted on non-GAAP basis

492








(1) Non-GAAP adjustment for the number of shares used in the diluted per share calculations excludes the impact of stock-based compensation
expense expected to be incurred in future periods and not yet recognized in the financial statements, which would otherwise be assumed to be used
to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

BROADCOM INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - UNAUDITED

(IN MILLIONS)



















February 4,


October 29,




2024


2023










ASSETS
















Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents


$

11,864


$

14,189


Trade accounts receivable, net



4,969



3,154


Inventory



1,920



1,898


Other current assets



8,439



1,606


Total current assets



27,192



20,847










Long-term assets:








Property, plant and equipment, net



2,662



2,154


Goodwill



97,586



43,653


Intangible assets, net



47,185



3,867


Other long-term assets



3,245



2,340


Total assets


$

177,870


$

72,861


















LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
















Current liabilities:








Accounts payable


$

1,496


$

1,210


Employee compensation and benefits



1,128



935


Current portion of long-term debt



2,433



1,608


Other current liabilities



15,312



3,652


Total current liabilities



20,369



7,405










Long-term liabilities:








Long-term debt



73,468



37,621


Other long-term liabilities



13,749



3,847


Total liabilities



107,586



48,873










Stockholders' equity:








Preferred stock



-



-


Common stock



-



-


Additional paid-in capital



70,077



21,099


Retained earnings



-



2,682


Accumulated other comprehensive income



207



207


Total stockholders' equity



70,284



23,988


Total liabilities and equity


$

177,870


$

72,861


BROADCOM INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - UNAUDITED

(IN MILLIONS)














Fiscal Quarter Ended




February 4,


October 29,


January 29,




2024


2023


2023


Cash flows from operating activities:











Net income


$

1,325


$

3,524


$

3,774


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:











Amortization of intangible and right-of-use assets



2,206



808



905


Depreciation



139



124



127


Stock-based compensation



1,582



638



391


Deferred taxes and other non-cash taxes



(294)



639



(573)


Non-cash interest expense



102



34



32


Other



38



27



(39)


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and disposals:











Trade accounts receivable, net



1,756



(231)



(276)


Inventory



(14)



(56)



26


Accounts payable



(74)



215



(80)


Employee compensation and benefits



(660)



103



(657)


Other current assets and current liabilities



(2,182)



(694)



570


Other long-term assets and long-term liabilities



891



(303)



(164)


Net cash provided by operating activities



4,815



4,828



4,036













Cash flows from investing activities:











Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired



(25,416)



(36)



-


Purchases of property, plant and equipment



(122)



(105)



(103)


Purchases of investments



(13)



(58)



-


Sales of investments



89



154



-


Other



(15)



(79)



-


Net cash used in investing activities



(25,477)



(124)



(103)













Cash flows from financing activities:











Proceeds from long-term borrowings



30,010



-



-


Payments on debt obligations



(934)



(143)



(260)


Payments of dividends



(2,435)



(1,904)



(1,926)


Repurchases of common stock - repurchase program



(7,176)



(123)



(1,188)


Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on vesting of equity awards



(1,114)



(454)



(333)


Issuance of common stock



-



59



-


Other



(14)



(5)



5


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities



18,337



(2,570)



(3,702)













Net change in cash and cash equivalents



(2,325)



2,134



231


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



14,189



12,055



12,416


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

11,864


$

14,189


$

12,647













Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:











Cash paid for interest


$

750


$

397


$

361


Cash paid for income taxes


$

904


$

191


$

273


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