Second-Quarter 2015 Summary:
HOPKINTON, Mass. - July 22, 2015 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today reported second-quarter 2015 financial results. Consolidated second-quarter GAAP revenue was $6 billion, up 2% year over year. GAAP revenue was reduced by the amount of a VMware settlement with the DOJ and the GSA, which was entered into and paid in cash by VMware in the second quarter. Consolidated second-quarter non-GAAP1 revenue was $6.1 billion, up 3% year over year and up 8% on a constant currency basis2. GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.25, down 11% year over year. Non-GAAP1 earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.43, flat compared with the year-ago quarter.
EMC generated $1 billion in operating cash flow and $647 million in free cash flow3 in the second quarter, and ended the quarter with $14.8 billion in cash and investments. EMC repurchased approximately $2 billion worth of its common stock year-to-date and returned $225 million to shareholders in the second quarter via a quarterly dividend.
Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and CEO, said, “While pleased with many aspects of the second quarter, especially with the market acceptance and rapid growth of our newer products, we also saw customers become more conservative around refreshing their traditional infrastructures as they plan their IT transformations. We also saw ongoing geo-political factors in China and Russia. To capture more opportunity we have honed our growth strategy around four pillars: best-in class products and solutions that are, or will be, offered as a service; an expanded focus on cloud services; tighter coordination of our federated go-to-market approach; and a leadership team that is second to none. We are confident in our strategy in becoming the most trusted partner to customers embarking on digital transformation and hybrid cloud journeys, and we remain laser focused on enhancing shareholder value.”
Zane Rowe, EMC CFO, said, “My thanks to the entire team for their hard work and execution in the second quarter. We are seeing success in the growth areas of our portfolio, while our traditional storage category was impacted by customers focusing on their short-term purchasing needs as they develop their digital agendas. We continue to drive growth, cost efficiency and business transformation, as well as additional alignment across our businesses.”
David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, said, “In an IT market that is changing rapidly, our new businesses are performing exceptionally well, with the Emerging Storage business now at nearly a $3 billion revenue run-rate, which we expect will grow more than 30% in 2015. We are focused on evolving our storage portfolio, delivering solutions, leading in high-growth areas and getting more aggressive on costs and are taking additional steps to manage the trends in our traditional storage business. Going forward, the favorable mix toward new applications and transformational spend will serve us well beyond 2015.”
EMC's consolidated second-quarter GAAP and non-GAAP1 revenue from North America was up 6% and 9% year over year, respectively. EMEA and Asia Pacific and Japan revenue in the second quarter was down 3% and 1% year over year, respectively, and up 8% and 5% on a constant currency basis2, respectively.
Details will be provided during today's 8:30 a.m. ET live webcast for investors, which is available on the EMC Investor Relations website (http://www.emc.com/ir).
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. These statements do not give effect to the potential impact of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or business combinations that may be announced or closed after the date hereof. These statements supersede all prior statements made by EMC regarding 2015 financial results.
All dollar amounts and percentages set forth below should be considered to be approximations.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.