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Logitech Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results for FY 2013

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  1. btarunr

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    Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of Fiscal Year 2013.

    Sales for Q4 FY 2013 were $469 million, down 12 percent from $532 million in Q4 FY 2012. Excluding the unfavorable impact of exchange rates, sales were down by 11 percent compared to the prior year. The Company posted an operating loss for the fourth quarter of $37 million compared to operating income of $24 million in the same quarter a year ago. The operating loss included $16 million in restructuring charges and $6 million related to the impairment of goodwill and other assets. The net loss for Q4 FY 2013 was $36 million ($0.23 per share) compared to net income of $28 million ($0.17 per share) in the prior year. Gross margin for Q4 FY 2013 was 33.5 percent, down from 36.4 percent a year ago.

    Logitech's retail sales for Q4 FY 2013 decreased by 10 percent year over year, up 2 percent in Asia, down 2 percent in the Americas and down 25 percent in EMEA. OEM sales decreased by 21 percent and sales for the LifeSize division decreased by 19 percent.

    For the full 2013 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2013, sales were $2.1 billion, compared to $2.3 billion in FY 2012. The Company posted an operating loss of $252 million. Excluding impairment and restructuring charges, FY 2013 non-GAAP operating income would have been $8 million. The net loss for the full fiscal year was $228 million ($1.44 per share) compared to net income of $71 million ($0.41 per share) in FY 2012. Gross margin for FY 2013 was 33.7 percent compared to 33.5 percent in FY 2012.

    "Regionally, with the exception of EMEA, our retail business has begun to stabilize," said Bracken P. Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. "In Europe, the combination of the difficult macro-economic environment and the very slow PC market stalled our business in Q4. For the rest of our retail business (Americas and Asia), sales of our mice and keyboards grew 6 percent, much better than the market for PCs, which was down globally nearly 14 percent year over year. I was also pleased with the strong momentum of our tablets accessories during the fourth quarter. We recently launched a version of our best-selling Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad mini as well as a range of new tablet folios."

    "In closing FY 2013, I believe we have taken appropriate actions to effect a turnaround," said Mr. Darrell. "We have narrowed our strategic focus; restructured the company, including our LifeSize division; and prioritized our resources to create great new products for tablets. While the PC market continues to weigh upon parts of our business, and the ongoing economic uncertainty in much of Europe shows no signs of improvement, our product portfolio and indications of stabilization in the Americas and Asia, combined with the cost savings resulting from our FY 2013 restructuring initiatives, position us for improved profitability in FY 2014."

    Outlook
    For Fiscal Year 2014, ending March 31, 2014, Logitech currently expects sales of approximately $2 billion, operating income of approximately $50 million and gross margin of approximately 34 percent.

    Prepared Remarks Available Online
    Logitech has made its prepared written remarks for the financial results teleconference available online on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com. The remarks are posted in the Calendar section on the Investor home page.

    Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast
    Logitech will hold a financial results teleconference to discuss the results for Q4 FY 2013 on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 14:30 Central European Summer Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com.
     
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    Exactly what one would expect from a company that has lost it's way and a lot of it's loyal customers. Maybe they'll wake up after a few more quarters of double digit million dollar losses? If not then they may end up as just a bootnote in PC history.
     
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    and what exactly is logitech's way?
     
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    Some of there products might suck balls but they have a damn good customer service.
    My logitech G500 mouse broke (cable spooned it) and i could not find my receipt, I decided to contact them anyway and now i have a new G500s on the way and they also gave me 35% discount on my next perchase.
     
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    a lot of people have been expecting an improved g27 wheel, probably g29. logitech have not delivered. I can't feel sorry for them...
     
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    Seems Logitech have not come up with anything new and excting in a while.
    Last thing I remember them releasing which seemed to be a big deal was their gaming headset.

    Now I see Logitech have released yet another round of the same mice but with higher dpi (not that any of us really need such high dpi.
    Releasing old products revamped is not necessarily a bad thing.
    Sometimes there is no point on adding to something when there is nothing better to add to it if all the idedas which have come up are only going to make it a bad product.
     

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