SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2009. Total third quarter revenue of $935 million increased 14% on a year-over-year basis and increased 28% on a sequential basis. Net income, in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), was $231 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of ($166) million or ($0.74) per share in the third quarter of 2008 and GAAP net income of $53 million, or $0.23 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2009.
On a non-GAAP basis, which excludes the impact of acquisition-related charges, share-based compensation expense, and non-cash economic interest expense associated with the cash-settled convertible note, third-quarter net income was $176 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of ($132) million or ($0.59) per share in the third quarter of 2008 and net income of $83 million or $0.36 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2009. For reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP results, see accompanying financial tables and footnotes.
"Our outstanding Q3 results reflect major gains in our OEM business with strong orders continuing into Q4. Product gross margin improved dramatically, driven by favorable pricing and strong product cost reductions. We are encouraged by improved industry fundamentals and our increasingly diversified global markets, which bode well for further growth in Q4 and in 2010," said Eli Harari, Chairman and CEO, SanDisk.
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