SanDisk Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Results

January 28, 2016

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 28 — SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 ended January 3, 2016.  Fourth quarter revenue of $1.54 billion decreased 11 percent on a year-over-year basis and increased 6 percent sequentially.  Annual revenue for 2015 was $5.56 billion, a decrease of 16 percent from 2014.

On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter net income was $135 million, or $0.65 per share, compared to net income of $202 million, or $0.86 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014 and net income of $133 million, or $0.65 per share, in the third quarter of 2015.  Annual net income for 2015 was $388 million, or $1.82 per share, compared to $1.01 billion, or $4.23 per share, in 2014.

On a non-GAAP basis, fourth quarter net income was $257 million, or $1.26 per share, compared to net income of $294 million, or $1.30 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014 and net income of $223 million, or $1.09 per share, in the third quarter of 2015.  Annual net income for 2015 was $750 million, or $3.61 per share, compared to $1.29 billion, or $5.60 per share, in 2014.  For a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP results, see accompanying financial tables and footnotes.

“I am pleased to report an excellent fourth quarter finish to 2015 driven by strong performance in enterprise and retail,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer, SanDisk.  “We made substantial progress in the second half of 2015 in reinvigorating our portfolio, improving our product execution and expanding our customer engagements.  We also achieved an important milestone in beginning our multi-year conversion to 3D NAND, with first retail product shipments and initial OEM customer sampling in the fourth quarter.”

News Highlights

  • SanDisk announced two ecosystem partnerships that leverage the SanDisk InfiniFlash System; one with Super Micro Computer, Inc. and Nexenta Systems, Inc. and another with Quanta Cloud Technology.
  • At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), SanDisk launched the SanDisk X400 client SSD, a 15-nanometer X3-based SSD which is the world’s thinnest one-terabyte M.2 SSD and the industry’s first single-sided one-terabyte SATA M.2 form factor with a mere 1.5mm height.
  • Also at CES, SanDisk introduced new retail products including the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD, a high-performance “all-terrain” portable SSD which is both durable and water-resistant, as well as the 200 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Connect™ Wireless Stick and the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0.

In light of the pending acquisition of SanDisk by Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital), SanDisk will not hold a conference call to discuss its financial results.  Concurrent with this press release, SanDisk has published prepared remarks from the CEO and CFO along with earnings presentation materials on its website at www.sandisk.com/ir.

Q4 2015 Financial Tables

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions.  For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry.  Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world’s largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs.  SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide.  For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

Source: SanDisk

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