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Avaya Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2013 Results

For Immediate Release:05 Feb 2013

First Quarter 2013
  • Revenue of $1.24 billion
  • Operating Income of $23 Million, Non-GAAP Operating Income(1) of $193 Million
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $251 Million
Santa Clara, CA. – Avaya Inc., a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, software and services, today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. For the first fiscal quarter, revenue was $1.24 billion, down 2.9% compared to the prior quarter, primarily due to seasonality and reduced demand in the U.S. Federal Government sector and the Americas International theater.  On a year over year basis revenue was down 10.6% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The revenue decline was primarily due to lower customer demand in a cautious spending environment.  Operating income was $23 million compared to operating income of $76 million for the prior quarter and $82 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. First quarter adjusted EBITDA was $251 million which compares to adjusted EBITDA of $267 million for the prior quarter and $279 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  Cash flow from operations was $6 million for the first quarter. Cash and cash equivalents was $285 million as of December 31, 2012 compared to $337 million as of September 30, 2012.
"Avaya's first quarter results evidenced continued operational discipline as revenue declined due to the current cautious economic environment," said Kevin Kennedy, President and CEO, Avaya.  "We continued to take the necessary actions to reduce our cost structure and improve our profitability. Avaya will continue to execute and deliver operational efficiencies and productivity improvements while maintaining our focus on growth, through product innovation and improved alignment of our go to market investments."
First Fiscal Quarter Highlights
  • Revenue of $1.24 billion decreased 2.9% compared to the prior quarter and decreased 10.6% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012
  • Gross margin was 53.7% compared to 50.6% for the prior quarter and 50.8% for the first quarter of fiscal 2012
  • Non-GAAP gross margin(1) was 55.6% compared to 54.7% for the prior quarter and 54.4% for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $251 million or 20.2% of revenue compared to $267 million or 20.9% of revenue for the prior quarter and $279 million or 20.1% of revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012
  • Global Communications Solutions revenue of $573 million decreased 2.6% compared to the prior quarter and decreased 14.1% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012
  • Networking revenue of $58 million decreased 9.4% compared to the prior quarter and decreased 29.3% compared to the first quarter of 2012
  • Avaya Global Services revenue of $609 million decreased 2.6% compared to the prior quarter and decreased 4.5% compared to the first quarter of 2012
  • For the first fiscal quarter, percentage of revenue by geography was, U.S. with 54%, EMEA with 27%, Asia – Pacific with 10% and Americas International with 9%.
  • The Company had $285 million in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2012
Conference Call and Webcast
Avaya will host a conference call to discuss these results at 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  To access the conference call, dial 800-882-9327 in the U.S. or Canada and 706-645-9730 for international callers and provide the operator the conference passcode number of 91163824.  To ensure you are on the call from the start, we suggest you access the call 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
                 
WEBCAST Information: Avaya will webcast this conference call live. To ensure that you are on the webcast, we suggest that you access our website (www.avaya.com/investors) 10-15 minutes prior to the start.  Supplementary materials accompanying the conference call are available at the same location.  Following the live webcast, a replay will be available on our archives at the same web address.
The following financial tables are presented in accordance with GAAP, unless otherwise specified: Avaya First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Tables.
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
 
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1Refer to Supplemental Financial Information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP numbers and for reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 see our Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 11,2012 at www.sec.gov.

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