Research In Motion
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Research In Motion

June 25, 2008 16:05 ET

Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Results

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - 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 31, 2008 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP).

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $2.24 billion, up 19% from $1.88 billion in the previous quarter and up 107% from $1.08 billion in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 82% for devices, 13% for service, 3% for software and 2% for other revenue. During the quarter, RIM shipped approximately 5.4 million devices.

Approximately 2.3 million net new BlackBerry® subscriber accounts were added in the quarter. At the end of the quarter, the total BlackBerry subscriber account base was over 16 million.

"We are pleased to report another record quarter with revenue increasing 107% as the popularity of the BlackBerry platform continued to spread in business, government and consumer segments. Our comprehensive technology and business strategies continue to reap strong results in the market and RIM is well positioned to build on its momentum throughout the remainder of fiscal 2009," said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "As we prepare this summer to ship our 40 millionth BlackBerry smartphone, we continue to steadily scale our business and partnerships to support the opportunities ahead in this thriving sector."

Net income for the quarter was $482.5 million, or $0.84 per share diluted, compared with net income of $412.5 million, or $0.72 per share diluted, in the prior quarter and net income of $223.2 million, or $0.39 per share diluted, in the same quarter last year.

Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 ending August 30, 2008 is expected to be in the range of $2.55-$2.65 billion. Net subscriber account additions in the second quarter are expected to be approximately 2.6 million. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be in the range of $0.84-$0.89 per share diluted.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.08 billion as at May 31, 2008, compared to $2.34 billion at the end of the previous quarter, a decrease of $267 million over the prior quarter. Uses of cash in the quarter included the payment of Canadian income tax of approximately $460 million and capital and intangible expenditures of approximately $293 million.

The replay of the company's Q1 conference call can be accessed after 7:00 pm (eastern), June 25, 2008 until midnight (eastern), July 10, 2008. It can be accessed by dialing 416-640-1917 and entering passcode 21252982#. The conference will also appear on the RIM web site, live at 5:00 pm (eastern) and 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 and earnings expectations for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, anticipated growth in subscribers and plans relating to RIM. The terms and phrases "momentum", "opportunities", "continue", "expected", 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: risks relating to the restatement of RIM's previously-filed financial statements as a result of the internal review of RIM's historical option granting practices, and regulatory investigations and litigation relating to those matters, including possible sanctions or penalties against the Company or its directors or officers; risks relating to RIM's intellectual property rights; RIM's ability to enhance current products and develop new products; RIM's reliance on carrier partners, 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) and RIM's other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulators. 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
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May 31, March 1, June 2,
2008 2008 2007
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Revenue $ 2,242,565 $ 1,882,705 $ 1,081,911
Cost of sales 1,105,208 914,483 521,841
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Gross margin 1,137,357 968,222 560,070
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Gross margin % 50.7% 51.4% 51.8%

Expenses
Research and development 127,776 104,573 74,934
Selling, marketing and
administration 326,592 267,881 177,483
Amortization 36,552 31,314 23,795
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490,920 403,768 276,212
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Income from operations 646,437 564,454 283,858

Investment income 18,977 20,114 16,447
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Income before income taxes 665,414 584,568 300,305
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Provision for income taxes
Current 225,658 178,579 130,166
Deferred (42,759) (6,512) (53,081)
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182,899 172,067 77,085

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Net income $ 482,515 $ 412,501 $ 223,220
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Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.86 $ 0.73 $ 0.40
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Diluted $ 0.84 $ 0.72 $ 0.39
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Weighted average number of common
shares outstanding (000's)
Basic 563,564 561,837 557,853
Diluted 574,650 573,851 571,062

Total common shares outstanding
(000's) 564,418 562,652 558,066



Research In Motion Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in thousands except per share data)(unaudited)

Consolidated Balance Sheets

As at May 31, 2008 March 1, 2008
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Assets
Current
Cash and cash equivalents $ 984,217 $ 1,184,398
Short-term investments 391,939 420,709
Trade receivables 1,427,101 1,174,692
Other receivables 98,491 74,689
Inventory 461,568 396,267
Other current assets 134,577 135,849
Deferred income tax asset 133,515 90,750
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3,631,408 3,477,354

Long-term investments 700,400 738,889
Capital assets 861,281 705,955
Intangible assets 550,428 469,988
Goodwill 114,455 114,455
Deferred income tax asset 5,367 4,546
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$ 5,863,339 $ 5,511,187
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Liabilities
Current
Accounts payable $ 302,526 $ 271,076
Accrued liabilities 837,218 690,442
Income taxes payable 135,149 475,328
Deferred revenue 51,978 37,236
Current portion of long-term debt 7,419 349
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1,334,290 1,474,431

Long-term debt - 7,259
Deferred income tax liability 62,247 65,058
Income taxes payable 30,448 30,873
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1,426,985 1,577,621
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Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 2,188,911 2,169,856
Retained earnings 2,135,609 1,653,094
Paid-in capital 96,915 80,333
Accumulated other comprehensive income 14,919 30,283
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4,436,354 3,933,566
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$ 5,863,339 $ 5,511,187
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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 31, 2008 June 2, 2007
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Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 482,515 $ 223,220

Items not requiring an outlay of cash:
Amortization 56,679 37,716
Deferred income taxes (42,751) (48,795)
Income taxes payable (425) 2,397
Stock-based compensation 9,900 5,300
Other (1,869) 3,047
Net changes in working capital items (498,533) 2,413
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Net cash provided by operating activities 5,516 225,298
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Cash flows from financing activities
Issuance of common shares 15,044 3,737
Excess tax benefits from stock-based
compensation 10,693 1,400
Repayment of long-term debt (83) (66)
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Net cash provided by financing activities 25,654 5,071
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Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of long-term investments (113,696) (114,807)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of long-term
investments 95,083 25,321
Acquisition of capital assets (195,650) (66,753)
Acquisition of intangible assets (96,892) (9,739)
Acquisition of short-term investments (173,905) (287,758)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of
short-term investments 251,849 260,718
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Net cash used in investing activities (233,211) (193,018)
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Effect of foreign exchange gain (loss)
on cash and cash equivalents 1,860 (2,251)
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Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash
equivalents for the period (200,181) 35,100

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
of period 1,184,398 677,144
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Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 984,217 $ 712,244
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As at May 31, 2008 March 1, 2008
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Cash and cash equivalents $ 984,217 $ 1,184,398
Short-term investments 391,939 420,709
Long-term investments 700,400 738,889
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$ 2,076,556 $ 2,343,996
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