Research In Motion
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Research In Motion

April 02, 2009 16:10 ET

Research In Motion Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2009

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported results for the three months and fiscal year ended February 28, 2009 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP).

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $3.46 billion, up 24.5% from $2.78 billion in the previous quarter and up 84% from $1.88 billion in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 83% for devices, 12% for service, 2% for software and 3% for other revenue. Revenue for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2009 was $11.07 billion, up 84% from $6.01 billion last year. RIM shipped approximately 7.8 million devices in the fourth quarter and approximately 26 million devices during fiscal 2009.

Approximately 3.9 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 25 million.

"We are very pleased to report another record quarter with standout subscriber growth that speaks volumes about the early success and momentum of our new BlackBerry products," said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at RIM. "RIM experienced an extraordinary year in fiscal 2009, shipping our 50 millionth BlackBerry smartphone and generating $11 billion in revenue. Looking ahead into fiscal 2010, we see exceptional opportunities for RIM and its partners to leverage the investments and success of the past year to continue growing market share and profitability."

Net income for the quarter was $518.3 million, or $0.90 per share diluted, compared with net income of $396.3 million, or $0.69 per share diluted, in the prior quarter and net income of $412.5 million, or $0.72 per share diluted, in the same quarter last year. There was no material foreign exchange impact on RIM's tax rate in the quarter. For the fiscal year 2009, net income was $1.89 billion, or $3.30 per share diluted, up 46.3% over fiscal 2008.

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 ending May 30, 2009 is expected to be in the range of $3.3-$3.5 billion. Gross margin for Q1 is expected to be approximately 43-44%. Net subscriber account additions in the first quarter are expected to be between 3.7 - 3.9 million. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be in the range of $0.88-$0.97 per share diluted.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments and long-term investments was $2.24 billion as at February 28, 2009, compared to $2.49 billion at the end of the previous quarter, a decrease of $250 million over the prior quarter. Uses of cash in the quarter included capital expenditures of $252 million and the acquisition of intangible assets of $222 million.

A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 5 pm ET, April 2, 2009, which can be accessed by dialing 800-733-7571 (North America), 416-915-5761 (outside North America). The replay of the company's Q4 conference call can be accessed after 7 pm ET, April 2, 2009 until midnight ET, April 16, 2009. It can be accessed by dialing 416-640-1917 and entering passcode 21252988#. 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 and earnings expectations for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and anticipated growth in subscribers. The terms "continue", "opportunities", and "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: 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 For the year ended
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February 28, November 29, March 1, February 28, March 1,
2009 2008 2008 2009 2008
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Revenue $ 3,463,193 $ 2,782,098 $ 1,882,705 $ 11,065,186 $ 6,009,395
Cost of
sales 2,079,615 1,512,592 914,483 5,967,888 2,928,814
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Gross margin 1,383,578 1,269,506 968,222 5,097,298 3,080,581
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Gross
margin % 40.0% 45.6% 51.4% 46.1% 51.3%

Expenses
Research and
development 182,535 193,044 104,573 684,702 359,828
Selling,
marketing and
administration 406,493 382,968 267,881 1,495,697 881,482
Amortization 61,595 53,023 31,314 194,803 108,112
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650,623 629,035 403,768 2,375,202 1,349,422
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Income from
operations 732,955 640,471 564,454 2,722,096 1,731,159

Investment
income 10,568 31,554 20,114 78,267 79,361
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Income
before
income taxes 743,523 672,025 584,568 2,800,363 1,810,520
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Provision
for income
taxes
Current 223,314 298,646 178,579 948,536 587,845
Deferred 1,950 (22,917) (6,512) (40,789) (71,192)
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225,264 275,729 172,067 907,747 516,653

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Net income $ 518,259 $ 396,296 $ 412,501 $ 1,892,616 $ 1,293,867
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Earnings per
share
Basic $ 0.92 $ 0.70 $ 0.73 $ 3.35 $ 2.31
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Diluted $ 0.90 $ 0.69 $ 0.72 $ 3.30 $ 2.26
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Weighted
average
number of
common
shares
outstanding
(000's)
Basic 566,105 565,687 561,837 565,059 559,778
Diluted 572,753 573,514 573,851 574,156 572,830

Total common
shares
outstanding
(000's) 566,219 565,998 562,652 566,219 562,652



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

Consolidated Balance Sheets


February 28, March 1,
As at 2009 2008
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Assets
Current
Cash and cash equivalents $ 835,546 $ 1,184,398
Short-term investments 682,666 420,709
Trade receivables 2,112,117 1,174,692
Other receivables 157,728 74,689
Inventory 682,400 396,267
Other current assets 187,257 135,849
Deferred income tax asset 183,872 90,750
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4,841,586 3,477,354

Long-term investments 720,635 738,889
Capital assets 1,334,648 705,955
Intangible assets 1,066,527 469,988
Goodwill 137,572 114,455
Deferred income tax asset 404 4,546
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$ 8,101,372 $ 5,511,187
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Liabilities
Current
Accounts payable $ 448,339 $ 271,076
Accrued liabilities 1,238,602 690,442
Income taxes payable 361,460 475,328
Deferred revenue 53,834 37,236
Deferred income tax liability 13,116 -
Current portion of long-term debt - 349
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2,115,351 1,474,431

Deferred income tax liability 87,917 65,058
Income taxes payable 23,976 30,873
Long-term debt - 7,259
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2,227,244 1,577,621
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Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 2,208,235 2,169,856
Retained earnings 3,545,710 1,653,094
Additional paid-in capital 119,726 80,333
Accumulated other comprehensive income 457 30,283
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5,874,128 3,933,566
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$ 8,101,372 $ 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
months ended For the year ended
February 28, 2009 February 28, 2009
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Cash flows from operating
activities
Net income $ 518,259 $ 1,892,616

Items not requiring an outlay of
cash:
Amortization 116,125 327,896
Deferred income taxes 3,291 (36,623)
Income taxes payable (456) (6,897)
Stock-based compensation 8,900 38,100
Other 5,598 5,867
Net changes in working capital
items (360,975) (769,114)
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Net cash provided by operating
activities 290,742 1,451,845
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Cash flows from financing
activities
Issuance of share capital 2,183 27,024
Excess tax benefits from
stock-based compensation (52) 12,648
Repayment of debt (14,061) (14,305)
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Net cash (used by) provided by
financing activities (11,930) 25,367
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Cash flows from investing
activities
Acquisition of long-term
investments (67,326) (507,082)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of
long-term investments 127,048 431,713
Acquisition of capital assets (251,932) (833,521)
Acquisition of intangible assets (221,964) (687,913)
Business acquisitions (48,425) (48,425)
Acquisition of short-term
investments (250,018) (917,316)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of
short-term investments 170,178 739,021
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Net cash used in investing
activities (542,439) (1,823,523)
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Effect of foreign exchange loss
on cash and cash equivalents (2,541) (2,541)
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Net decrease in cash and cash
equivalents for the
period (266,168) (348,852)

Cash and cash equivalents,
beginning of period 1,101,714 1,184,398
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Cash and cash equivalents, end of
period $ 835,546 $ 835,546
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As at February 28, 2009 November 29, 2008
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Cash and cash equivalents $ 835,546 $ 1,101,714
Short-term investments 682,666 574,279
Long-term investments 720,635 812,638
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$ 2,238,847 $ 2,488,631
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