Research In Motion
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Research In Motion

June 18, 2009 16:05 ET

Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Results

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported first quarter results for the three months ended May 30, 2009 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where indicated).

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was $3.42 billion, comparable with $3.46 billion in the previous quarter and up 53% from $2.24 billion in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 81% for devices, 13% for service, 2% for software and 4% for other revenue. During the quarter, RIM shipped approximately 7.8 million devices.

Approximately 3.8 million net new BlackBerry® subscriber accounts were added in the quarter. At the end of the quarter, the total BlackBerry subscriber account base was approximately 28.5 million.

"We are starting fiscal 2010 with strong financial performance and impressive market share gains, including a 55% share of the U.S. smartphone market according to IDC's latest estimate," said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at RIM. "The industry leading BlackBerry product portfolio is driving strong customer demand around the world and our penetration of new market segments continues to expand. We are particularly excited about the strength of our product portfolio for fiscal 2010 and we are looking forward to driving continued growth and profitability in our business throughout the remainder of the year."

GAAP net income for the quarter was $643.0 million, or $1.12 per share diluted, compared with net income of $518.3 million, or $0.90 per share diluted, in the prior quarter and net income of $482.5 million, or $0.84 per share diluted, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted net income for the first quarter was $564.4 million, or $0.98 per share diluted. Adjusted net income excludes the impact of certain unusual items that were recognized in the quarter, including a charge to selling, marketing and administration expense of $96.4 million relating to the payment of certain employee tax liabilities relating to certain exercised stock options and the foreign exchange impact relating to the previously disclosed enactment of the functional currency tax rules in Canada that became effective in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. In addition, there was a benefit to RIM's income tax provision of $175.1 million primarily as a result of the enactment of the functional currency tax rules. These unusual items and their related impacts on net income, EPS and selling, marketing and administration expense are summarized in the table below:

Reconciliation of GAAP Net income to adjusted net income                  
 
 
        For the quarter ended May 30, 2009      
      (in thousands, except per share amounts)      
                             
  Selling, marketing and administration                
              Income before income taxes   Provision for income taxes     Net income     Diluted EPS
As reported $ 514,291            $ 699,197   $ 56,167   $ 643,030   $ 1.12
Foreign exchange impact of enactment                              
of functional currency tax rules   (54,300)       54,300     16,904     37,396     0.06
Provision for employee tax obligations                              
for stock options   (42,132)       42,132     13,180     28,952     0.05
Tax benefit recorded on enactment of                              
functional currency tax rules   -       -     145,000     (145,000)     (0.25)
Sub-total   (96,432)       96,432     175,084     (78,652)     (0.14)
Adjusted $ 417,859      $ 795,629   $ 231,251   $ 564,378   $ 0.98

Note: Adjusted selling, marketing and administration expense, adjusted income before taxes, adjusted provision for income taxes, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other issuers. The Company believes that the presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess RIM's operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP financial measures in the context of RIM's GAAP results.

Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 ending August 29, 2009 is expected to be in the range of $3.45-$3.70 billion. Gross margin for Q2 is expected to be approximately 43-44%. Net subscriber account additions in the second quarter are expected to be in the range of 3.8-4.1 million. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be in the range of $0.94-$1.03 per share diluted.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.42 billion as at May 30, 2009, compared to $2.24 billion at the end of the previous quarter, an increase of $180 million over the prior quarter. Cash flow from operations in Q1 was approximately $615 million which was offset primarily by capital asset and intangible asset acquisitions of approximately $310 million and business acquisitions of approximately $124 million.

A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 5 pm ET, June 18, 2009, which can be accessed by dialing 800-733-7571 (North America), 416-644-3415 (outside North America). The replay of the company's Q1 conference call can be accessed after 7 pm ET, June 18, 2009 until midnight ET, July 2, 2009. It can be accessed by dialing 416-640-1917 and entering passcode 21289979#. The conference call will also appear on the RIM website live at 5 pm ET and will be archived at http://www.rim.com/investors/events/index.shtml.

About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws, including statements relating to RIM's revenue, gross margin, earnings and net subscriber account additions expectations for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, customer demand, penetration of new markets, product initiatives and anticipated growth. The terms and phrases "continue", "expected", "driving strong customer demand", "looking forward" and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by RIM in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that RIM believes are appropriate in the circumstances including but not limited to general economic conditions, product pricing levels and competitive intensity, supply constraints and new product introductions. Many factors could cause RIM's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: reduced spending by customers and other risks relating to the uncertainty of economic and geopolitical conditions; risks relating to RIM's intellectual property rights; RIM's ability to enhance current products and develop new products and services; RIM's reliance on carrier partners, third-party manufacturers, third-party network developers and suppliers; risks relating to the efficient and uninterrupted operation of RIM's network operations center; risks related to RIM's international operations; and intense competition. These risk factors and others relating to RIM are discussed in greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of RIM's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F and RIM's MD&A (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on RIM's forward-looking statements. RIM has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Research In Motion Limited Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario

(United States dollars, in thousands except per share data)(unaudited)

        Consolidated Statements of Operations    
 
        For the three months ended  
        May 30, February 28,   May 31,
        2009   2009   2008  
 
  Revenue $ 3,423,510 $ 3,463,193 $ 2,242,565  
  Cost of sales     1,931,985   2,079,615   1,105,208  
  Gross margin     1,491,525   1,383,578   1,137,357  
      Gross margin %     43.6%   40.0%   50.7%  
 
  Expenses                
    Research and development     219,777   182,535   127,776  
    Selling, marketing and administration
  514,291   406,493   326,592  
    Amortization     67,396   61,595   36,552  
        801,464   650,623   490,920  
 
  Income from operations     690,061   732,955   646,437  
 
    Investment income     9,136   10,568   18,977  
 
  Income before income taxes     699,197   743,523   665,414  
  Provision for income taxes                
    Current     113,996   223,314   225,658  
    Deferred     (57,829)   1,950   (42,759)  
        56,167   225,264   182,899  
  Net income   $ 643,030 $ 518,259 $ 482,515  
 
  Earnings per share                
      Basic   $ 1.13 $ 0.92 $ 0.86  
      Diluted   $ 1.12 $ 0.90 $ 0.84  
 
  Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (000's)                
                 
      Basic     566,787   566,105   563,564  
      Diluted     573,259   572,753   574,650  
 
  Total common shares outstanding (000's)     567,368   566,219   564,418  

  Research In Motion Limited        
  Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario        
  (United States dollars, in thousands except per share data)(unaudited)        
 
  Consolidated Balance Sheets        
 
        May 30,   February 28,
  As at     2009     2009  
 
  Assets              
    Current              
      Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,135,325   $ 835,546  
      Short-term investments     619,914     682,666  
      Trade receivables     2,337,983     2,112,117  
      Other receivables     216,963     157,728  
      Inventory     634,057     682,400  
      Other current assets     178,964     187,257  
      Deferred income tax asset     226,247     183,872  
        5,349,453     4,841,586  
 
 
  Long-term investments     663,990     720,635  
  Capital assets     1,509,405     1,334,648  
  Intangible assets     1,171,551     1,066,527  
  Goodwill     141,067     137,572  
  Deferred income tax asset     -     404  
      $ 8,835,466   $ 8,101,372  
 
  Liabilities              
    Current              
      Accounts payable $ 612,784   $ 448,339  
      Accrued liabilities     1,496,676     1,238,602  
      Income taxes payable     92,323     361,460  
      Deferred revenue     63,916     53,834  
      Deferred income tax liability     -     13,116  
        2,265,699     2,115,351  
 
  Deferred income tax liability     53,965     87,917  
  Income taxes payable     27,470     23,976  
        2,347,134     2,227,244  
  Shareholders' Equity              
  Capital stock     2,225,158     2,208,235  
  Treasury Shares     (39,666)     -  
  Retained earnings     4,188,740     3,545,710  
  Additional paid-in capital     127,593     119,726  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (13,493)     457  
        6,488,332     5,874,128  
      $ 8,835,466   $ 8,101,372  

Research In Motion Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in thousands except per share data)(unaudited)
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 
        For the three     For the three  
        months ended     months ended  
        May 30, 2009     May 31, 2008  
 
 
  Cash flows from operating activities              
  Net income $ 643,030   $ 482,515  
               
  Items not requiring an outlay of cash:              
    Amortization     128,541     56,679  
    Deferred income taxes     (57,516)     (42,751)  
    Income taxes payable     3,494     (425)  
    Stock-based compensation     12,701     9,900  
    Other     (25,589)     (1,869)  
  Net changes in working capital items     (90,038)     (498,533)  
  Net cash provided by operating activities     614,623     5,516  
                 
  Cash flows from financing activities              
  Issuance of common shares     11,542     15,044  
  Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation     547     10,693  
  Purchase of treasury shares     (39,666)     -  
  Repayment of debt     (6,099)     (83)  
  Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (33,676)     25,654  
                 
  Cash flows from investing activities              
  Acquisition of long-term investments     (110,112)     (113,696)  
  Proceeds on sale or maturity of long-term investments     121,076     95,083  
  Acquisition of capital assets     (247,240)     (195,650)  
  Acquisition of intangible assets     (63,103)     (96,892)  
  Business acquisitions     (124,414)     -  
  Acquisition of short-term investments     (156,027)     (173,905)  
  Proceeds on sale or maturity of short-term investments     281,430     251,849  
  Net cash used in investing activities     (298,390)     (233,211)  
 
  Effect of foreign exchange gain on cash and cash equivalents     17,222     1,860  
  Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents for the period     299,779     (200,181)  
           
 
  Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     835,546     1,184,398  
  Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 1,135,325   $ 984,217  
 
 
 
  As at     May 30, 2009   February 28, 2009  
 
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,135,325   $ 835,546  
  Short-term investments     619,914     682,666  
  Long-term investments     663,990     720,635  
      $ 2,419,229   $ 2,238,847  

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