Oh No Moto – Q4 figures released, another loss posted

Oh No Moto   Q4 figures released, another loss postedGoogle’s new baby, Motorola, are going through some tough times. After coming back from the dead thanks to Android they’ve posted a loss of $80 million for Q4. It seems that Motorola “shipped” 1 million tablets during the whole of 2011, with 42.4 million mobile devices sold in total.

The total yearly loss of $249 million didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, who stated..


In the fourth quarter, we received very positive consumer response to Motorola RAZR, which combined an iconic brand with ultra-thin in an innovative smartphone. Our Home business continues to be a leader in the industry’s transformation to all IP, with unique solutions that
enable rich media experiences across any screen We remain energized by the proposed merger with Google and continue to focus on creating innovative technologies.

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Motorola Mobility Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results
Jan. 26, 2012

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

•Net revenues of $3.4 billion
•Non-GAAP net earnings of $0.20 per share compared to net earnings of $0.37 per share in fourth quarter 2010; GAAP net loss of $0.27 per share compared to net earnings of $0.27 per share in fourth quarter 2010
•Mobile Devices net revenues of $2.5 billion, up 5 percent from fourth quarter 2010; Non-GAAP operating loss of $19 million; GAAP operating loss of $70 million
•Shipped 10.5 million mobile devices, including 5.3 million smartphones
•Home net revenues of $897 million, down 11 percent from fourth quarter 2010; Non-GAAP operating earnings of $84 million; GAAP operating earnings of $57 million

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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Jan. 26, 2012 – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today reported net revenues of $3.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, comparable to the fourth quarter of 2010. The GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $80 million, or $0.27 per share, compared to net earnings of $80 million, or $0.27 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings in the fourth quarter 2011 were $61 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to net earnings of $108 million, or $0.37 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.

For the full year, 2011 net revenues were $13.1 billion, up 14 percent compared to 2010. For the full year, the GAAP net loss was $0.84 per share compared to a loss of $0.29 per share in 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, net earnings were $0.33 per share compared to a loss of $0.28 per share in 2010.

The Company generated positive operating cash flow of $225 million and $357 million in the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. Total cash at the end of the quarter was $3.6 billion and includes cash, cash equivalents, and cash deposits.

Details on non-GAAP adjustments and the use of non-GAAP measures are included later in this press release and in the financial tables.

“In the fourth quarter, we received very positive consumer response to Motorola RAZR, which combined an iconic brand with ultra-thin in an innovative smartphone. Our Home business continues to be a leader in the industry’s transformation to all IP, with unique solutions that enable rich media experiences across any screen,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility. “We remain energized by the proposed merger with Google and continue to focus on creating innovative technologies.”

Operating Results

Mobile Devices net revenues in the fourth quarter, impacted by the increased competitive environment, were $2.5 billion, up 5 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. The GAAP operating loss was $70 million compared to operating earnings of $72 million in the year-ago quarter. The non-GAAP operating loss was $19 million compared to operating earnings of $56 million in the year-ago quarter. For the full year 2011, net revenues were $9.5 billion, an increase of 22 percent compared to 2010. The 2011 GAAP operating loss was $285 million compared to an operating loss of $76 million in 2010. The 2011 non-GAAP operating loss was $126 million compared to an operating loss of $198 million in 2010.

The Company shipped a total of 10.5 million and 42.4 million mobile devices in the fourth quarter and full year 2011, respectively. This included 5.3 million and 18.7 million smartphones and approximately 200 thousand and 1 million tablets in the fourth quarter and full year, respectively.

Mobile Devices highlights:

•Launched Motorola RAZR™ extending the iconic RAZR brand around the world
•Announced DROID RAZR MAXX™, featuring twice as much battery life as the leading competitor and measuring only 8.99 millimeters
•Unveiled the award-winning DROID 4 by Motorola, the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone featuring a five-row keyboard and edge-lit keys
•Introduced two new 4G LTE tablets, the DROID XYBOARD 10.1™ and XYBOARD 8.2™.
•Announced the “life proof” Motorola DEFY™ MINI and slim MOTOLUXE™, two new value priced additions to Motorola’s growing budget-friendly portfolio
•Shipped award-winning MOTOACTV™, the world’s first combined GPS fitness tracker and MP3 player
•Launched two flagship devices in China – the TD-SCDMA Motorola MT917 and the Motorola XT928, a dual-core, dual-mode, dual-standby smartphone

Home segment net revenues in the fourth quarter were $897 million, down 11 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $57 million, compared to $54 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP operating earnings were $84 million compared to $90 million in the year-ago quarter. Fourth quarter set-top shipments were down 3 percent compared to the year-ago quarter. For the full year 2011, net revenues were $3.5 billion, compared to $3.6 billion in 2010. GAAP operating earnings increased to $226 million from $152 million in 2010. The 2011 non-GAAP operating earnings increased to $332 million from $272 million in 2010. Full year set-top shipments were up 6 percent compared to 2010.

Home highlights:

•Launched DreamGallery next-generation HTML-5 video navigation software in North America with Shaw Communications
•Expanded video leadership and paved the way for Canada’s move to all-MPEG-4 broadcast and On-Demand HD services with Eastlink
•Demonstrated market leadership with introduction of new carrier Ethernet product line for the deployment of cost-effective commercial services
•Introduced Motorola APEX3000, which delivers market-leading density to cost-effectively add greater demand for narrowcast services such as VOD and DVR
•Selected by Altibox AS in Norway to provide VAP 2400 HD wireless video bridge to enable multi-room TV services

Merger Update

As previously announced on August 15, 2011, Motorola Mobility and Google Inc. (“Google”) (NASDAQ: GOOG) entered into a definitive agreement for Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $12.5 billion. On November 17, 2011, Motorola Mobility stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with Google at the Company’s Special Meeting of Stockholders. The Company continues to work closely with Google to complete the proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility as expeditiously as possible.

The Company notes that the transaction remains subject to various closing conditions. Antitrust clearances, or waiting period expirations, are required by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), by the European Commission, and in Canada, China, Israel, Russia, Taiwan and Turkey. Requisite filings have been submitted to the appropriate regulatory body in each of these jurisdictions. Clearances have been received in Turkey and Russia. In Canada and the United States, the statutory waiting period for the transaction has expired although the parties have been informed that the reviewing agencies have not closed their respective investigations. In December 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce proceeded to phase two of its investigation. In February, the European Commission is expected to announce whether it will close its investigation or proceed to a phase two investigation.

The Company currently expects the transaction to close in early 2012 once all conditions have been satisfied and reminds stockholders that it is possible that the failure to timely meet such conditions or other factors outside of the Company’s control could delay or prevent completion of the transaction altogether.

For more information on the proposed merger, please visit http://investors.motorola.com.

Conference Call and Webcast

In light of the pending acquisition of the Company by Google, the Company does not conduct a financial analyst conference call or webcast following the release of its earnings information nor provide financial guidance. To access the fourth quarter results and other financial information, please visit http://investors.motorola.com.

Consolidated GAAP Results

A comparison of results from operations is as follows:

Fourth Quarter

Full Year

(In millions, except per share amounts)

2011

2010

2011

2010

Net revenues
$3,436
$3,425
$13,064
$11,460

Gross margin
854
915
3,317
2,965

Operating earnings (loss)
(78)
126
(142)
76

Earnings (loss) before income taxes
(78)
110
(148)
(4)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.
($80)
$80
($249)
($86)

Basic earnings (loss) per common share *
($0.27)
$0.27
($0.84)
($0.29)

Diluted loss per common share*
($0.27)
N/A
($0.84)
N/A

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic
300.2
294.3
297.1
294.3

Diluted
300.2
N/A
297.1
N/A

Non-GAAP Adjustments for fourth quarter and full year 2011 and 2010

Fourth Quarter

Per Share Impact

2011

2010

GAAP Earnings (Loss) per Common Share *
($0.27)
$0.27

Merger-related costs**
0.22
——

Reorganization of business charges
0.09
0.06

Stock-based compensation expense
0.12
0.14

Intangible assets amortization expense
0.04
0.05

Joint venture wind-down costs
——
0.03

IP settlement
——
(0.19)

Total Non-GAAP Adjustments ***
0.47
0.10

Non-GAAP Earnings per Common Share *
$0.20
$0.37

Full Year

Per Share Impact

2011

2010

GAAP Loss per Common Share *
($0.84)
($0.29)

Merger-related costs**
0.28
——

Reorganization of business charges
0.09
0.20

Stock-based compensation expense
0.52
0.55

Intangible assets amortization expense
0.20
0.19

Legal claim provision
0.07
——

Joint venture wind-down costs
——
0.03

Legal settlement
——
(0.77)

IP settlement
——
(0.19)

Total Non-GAAP Adjustments ***
1.16
0.01

Non-GAAP Earnings (Loss) per Common Share *
$0.33
($0.28)

Definitions

* The computation of basic earnings (loss) per share for all periods through December 31, 2010 is calculated using the number of shares of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. common stock outstanding on January 4, 2011, following the distribution of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. common stock. No measure of diluted earnings (loss) per share is presented for all periods through December 31, 2010.

** Merger-related costs primarily consisting of compensation costs as a result of an incentive plan adjustment and legal and banking fees

*** Earnings or loss per share (EPS) impact may not add up due to rounding.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the GAAP results included in this presentation, Motorola Mobility also has included non-GAAP measurements of results. Motorola Mobility has provided these non-GAAP measurements to help investors better understand Motorola Mobility’s core operating performance, enhance comparisons of Motorola Mobility’s core operating performance from period to period, and allow better comparisons of Motorola Mobility’s operating performance to that of its competitors. Among other things, the Company’s management uses these operating results, excluding the identified items, to evaluate the performance of its businesses and to evaluate results relative to certain incentive compensation targets. Management uses operating results, excluding these items, because it believes this measurement enables it to make better period-to-period evaluations of the financial performance of its core business operations. The non-GAAP measurements are intended only as a supplement to the comparable GAAP measurements and the Company compensates for the limitations inherent in the use of non-GAAP measurements by using GAAP measures in conjunction with the non-GAAP measurements. As a result, investors should consider these non-GAAP measurements in addition to, and not in substitution for or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP adjustments are comprised of the following items:

Reorganization of business charges and merger-related costs: The Company has excluded the effects of reorganization of business charges and merger-related costs from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements because the Company believes that these items do not reflect expected future operating earnings or expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the Company’s current operating performance or comparisons to the Company’s past operating performance.

Stock-based compensation expense: The Company has excluded stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees and the Company believes such compensation contributed to the revenue earned during the periods presented and also believes it will contribute to the generation of future period revenues – the Company continues to evaluate its performance excluding stock-based compensation expense primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense. Stock-based compensation expense will recur in future periods.

Intangible assets amortization expense: The Company has excluded intangible assets amortization expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements, primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense and because the Company evaluates its performance excluding intangible assets amortization expense. Amortization of intangible assets is consistent in amount and frequency but is significantly affected by the timing and size of the Company’s acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to the Company’s revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to the Company’s future period revenues as well. Intangible assets amortization expense will recur in future periods.

Details of the above non-GAAP adjustments and reconciliations of the non-GAAP measurements to the corresponding GAAP measurements can be found in the financial tables.

Business Risks

Motorola Mobility cautions the reader that this communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the expected closing date of the proposed Google transaction and the expected timeframe for regulatory decisions. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, the ability of the parties to consummate the proposed transaction and the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the proposed transaction, including the ability to secure regulatory and other approvals at all or in a timely manner; and the other risks and uncertainties contained and identified in Motorola Mobility’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Motorola Mobility undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances or update the reasons that actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

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  • Sanjay Jha will go when Google get this brand. Sad to see the demise of such pioneers due to the incompetence of Jha. Sony seem to be having their revival with good and meaningful innovation. All Moto can come up with is Razr again! This brand needs an enema, decent competition gives more choice to end users.Simple!