Logitech Forecasts Strong FY18 Revenue and Profit Growth
Company Targets High Single-Digit Sales Growth for FY18 and New $250M Share Buyback Program
NEW YORK and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 7, 2017— Prior to a meeting to be held today with financial analysts and investors in New York, Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) announced:
● A Fiscal Year 2018 outlook of high single-digit retail sales growth in constant currency and $250 to $260 million in non-GAAP operating income.
● A new $250 million share buyback program as part of a three-year capital allocation framework.
The company also reaffirmed its FY 2017 outlook of 12 to 13 percent retail sales growth in constant currency and $225 to $230 million in non-GAAP operating income. At the meeting, Logitech will offer insight into the five capabilities that will be the engine of the company’s future growth.
"Our strategy is working,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “We have come a long way, and we’re just getting started. We have a powerful combination of design, engineering, marketing, go-to-market and operations capabilities that will drive sustainable growth over the long-term.”
Logitech's Analyst and Investor Day will be held today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast and replay of the meeting will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To facilitate comparisons to Logitech’s historical results, Logitech has included non-GAAP adjusted measures, which exclude primarily share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, purchase accounting effect on inventory, acquisition-related costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition, restructuring charges (credits), gain (loss) on equity-method investment, investigation and related expenses, non-GAAP income tax adjustment, and other items detailed under “Supplemental Financial Information” in our quarterly earnings press release and posted to our Website at http://ir.logitech.com. Historical GAAP and corresponding non-GAAP measures are provided with our earnings releases and presentations in the Investors section of our website. Logitech also presents percentage sales growth in constant currency to show performance unaffected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Percentage sales growth in constant currency is calculated by translating prior period sales in each local currency at the current period’s average exchange rate for that currency and comparing that to current period sales. Logitech believes this information, used together with the GAAP financial information, will help investors to evaluate its current period performance, outlook and trends in its business. With respect to outlook for non-GAAP operating income, most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to the GAAP amounts has been provided for Fiscal Years 2017 or 2018.
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. 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). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.
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