Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced financialresults for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2008. For the quarter, Novell reported net revenueof $236 million. This compares to net revenue of $232 million for the second fiscal quarter 2007.Income from operations for the second fiscal quarter 2008 was $2 million, compared to a loss fromoperations of $12 million for the second fiscal quarter 2007. Income from continuing operations inthe second fiscal quarter 2008 was $6 million, or $0.02 per share. This compares to a loss fromcontinuing operations of $1 million, or $0.00 loss per share, for the second fiscal quarter 2007.Foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted revenue by $8 million, unfavorably impactedoperating expenses by $9 million and negatively impacted income from operations by $1 million yearover-year.
On a non-GAAP basis, income from operations for the second fiscal quarter 2008 was $16 million.This compares to non-GAAP income from operations of $9 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations for the second fiscal quarter 2008 was $21 million, or$0.06 per share. This compares to non-GAAP income from continuing operations of $16 million, or$0.05 per share, for the second fiscal quarter 2007.
For the second fiscal quarter 2008, Novell reported $30 million of product revenue from OpenPlatform Solutions of which $29 million was from Linux* Platform Products, up 31% year-over-year.Product revenue from Identity and Security was $31 million of which Identity andAccess Management was $27 million, up 13% year-over-year. Product revenue from Systems andResource Management was $41 million, up 15% year-over-year. Workgroup product revenue of $92million was down 1% year-over-year.
“Our business continues to gain momentum, with strong product revenue growth in Linux, Identityand Systems and Resource Management,” said Ron Hovsepian, President and CEO of Novell. “Weare encouraged by our results and remain confident we will achieve our financial objectives for fiscal2008.”
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $1.4 billion at April 30, 2008, down from$1.8 billion in the year-ago quarter, primarily due to the acquisition of PlateSpin and the repurchase ofa portion of our debentures. Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable was 66 days at the end ofthe second fiscal quarter 2008, up from 64 days at the end of the year-ago quarter. Total deferredrevenue was $702 million at the end of the second fiscal quarter 2008, up from $700 million at the endof the year-ago quarter. Cash flow from operations was a negative $18 million for the second fiscalquarter 2008. This compares to negative cash flow from operations of $29 million in the second fiscalquarter 2007.
During the quarter, Novell repurchased a portion of its outstanding 0.5% senior convertible debenturesdue 2024. To date, $135 million of cash has been used for these activities. Novell has notrepurchased any shares of common stock under the share repurchase program that it announced onMay 13, 2008.
Full details on Novell's reported results, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP results, areincluded in the financial schedules that are a part of this release.
The call will be archived on the Novell Web site approximately two hours after its conclusion and willremain on the Web site until June 13, 2008. The call will also be available for telephone playbackthrough midnight ET, June 13, 2008. The domestic toll-free replay number is 800-642-1687, and theinternational replay number is +1-706-645-9291. Replay listeners must enter conference ID number45769805.
A copy of this press release is posted on Novell's Web site at: http://www.novell.com/company/ir/qresults/.
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