Greensboro, NC, September 8, 2020 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that it is updating the financial guidance provided for the company's fiscal 2021 second quarter in its earnings release and conference call on July 29, 2020.
During the September quarter, broad-based mobile demand for Qorvo’s advanced 4G and 5G mobile products is exceeding the company’s original expectations. Qorvo is providing revised non-GAAP expectations for revenue, gross margin and diluted earnings per share for the company’s fiscal 2021 second quarter, along with the prior guidance, in the table below.
|Revenue||Range of $1 billion to $1.03 billion||Range of $925 million to $955 million|
|Gross margin||Approximately 50%||Approximately 50%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$2.14 at the midpoint of guidance||$1.90 at the midpoint of guidance|
Qorvo is presenting today at Citi's 2020 Global Technology Virtual Conference at 5:10 p.m. ET. A live webcast of the virtual event will be available on the company's web site at the following URL: http://www.qorvo.com (under "Investors"). Qorvo plans to announce financial results for its fiscal 2021 second quarter on or about November 4, 2020.
Qorvo's actual quarterly results may differ from the expectations and projections shown above, and such differences may be material.
Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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This press release contains forward-looking non-GAAP revenue, gross margin and diluted earnings per share. We provide these non-GAAP measures to investors on a prospective basis for the same reasons that we provide them to investors on a historical basis. We are unable to provide a reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures without unreasonable effort due to variability and difficulty in making accurate projections for items that would be required to be included in the GAAP measures, such as stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration related costs, restructuring related charges, asset impairments and the provision for income taxes. We believe such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors. For more information regarding our use of non-GAAP financial measures, see our earnings releases available on our website at http://www.qorvo.com.
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