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SanDisk Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

Jul 22, 2015

MILPITAS, Calif., July 22, 2015 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2015. Second quarter revenue of $1.24 billion decreased 24 percent on a year-over-year basis and decreased 7 percent sequentially.

On a GAAP(1) basis, second quarter net income was $81 million, or $0.38 per share, compared to net income of $274 million, or $1.14 per share, in the second quarter of 2014 and $39 million, or $0.17 per share, in the first quarter of 2015.

On a non-GAAP(2)(3) basis, second quarter net income was $136 million, or $0.66 per share, compared to net income of $329 million, or $1.41 per share, in the second quarter of 2014 and net income of $134 million, or $0.62 per share, in the first quarter of 2015. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP results, see accompanying financial tables and footnotes.

“During the second quarter, we strengthened our portfolio with several new product launches in both the retail and commercial channels,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer, SanDisk. “We are making steady progress on all operational fronts, and remain focused on enhancing our financial performance.”




  • SanDisk announced the availability of its new Fusion ioMemoryTM PCIe application accelerators which utilize SanDisk NAND and dramatically improve performance compared to the previous generation ioDrive®2, enabling datacenter consolidation and lower total cost of ownership. These application accelerators also feature updated Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) data access acceleration software.
  • SanDisk announced its new CloudSpeed EcoTM Gen. II enterprise SATA SSD for cloud service providers, with up to 2TB* capacity, based on 15 nanometer NAND flash. The CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II delivers greater storage density with three times the streaming bandwidth versus hard disk drives (HDDs).
  • SanDisk announced the SanDisk Extreme® 500 and the SanDisk Extreme® 900 families of high- performance portable SSDs at capacities up to 480GB and 1.92TB respectively. These SSDs feature significantly faster transfer speeds than a portable hard drive.
  • SanDisk introduced the new SanDisk Z400s SSD, a cost-effective 15 nanometer-based SSD designed to replace HDDs in computing platforms and embedded applications, such as digital signage, security surveillance, and point of sale or kiosk environments.
  • SanDisk announced today a third quarter 2015 dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock, payable on August 25, 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 3, 2015.


SanDisk’s second quarter 2015 conference call is scheduled for today at 2:00 P.M., Pacific Time, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The conference call will be on live webcast and can be accessed from SanDisk’s investor relations website at To dial into the live call, please dial 719- 325-4800 and provide the password 3235993. Participants are encouraged to dial in at least 10 minutes before the call commences. Supplemental information and slides that accompany the web broadcast will be available on the SanDisk’s investor relations website at after the prepared remarks. A copy of this press release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on a current report on Form 8-K and will be posted to SanDisk’s website prior to the conference call.


SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit

©2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, ioDrive and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. CloudSpeed Eco and Fusion ioMemory are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including those regarding industry environment, our business prospects, our intended financial, operational and strategic plans and priorities, our future financial performance and market share, our customer base, customer qualifications and product mix, technology trends and adoption, and new products and technologies, that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate.

Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include, among others:

  • failure to effectively or efficiently execute on our financial, operational or strategic plans or priorities, which may change, may not have the effects that we anticipate or otherwise be successful on the timeline that we expect or at all or may have unanticipated consequences;
  • changes in industry supply and demand environment, and production and pricing levels being different than what we anticipate;
  • competitive pricing pressures or product mix changes, resulting in lower average selling prices, lower revenues and reduced gross margins;
  • excess or mismatched captive memory output, capacity or inventory, resulting in lower average selling prices, financial charges and impairments, lower gross margin or other consequences, or insufficient or mismatched captive memory output, capacity or inventory, resulting in lost revenue and growth opportunities;
  • weakness in demand in one or more of our product categories, such as embedded products or SSDs, or adverse changes in our product or customer mix;
  • potential delays in product development or lack of customer acceptance and qualification of our solutions, including on new technology nodes, particularly OEM products such as our embedded flash storage and SSD solutions;
  • failure to successfully sell enterprise solutions on the timelines or in the quantities we expect or transition our enterprise customers to our leading edge solutions;
  • failure or delays in making new products or technologies available in the manner and capacities we anticipate, whether due to technology or supply chain difficulties or other factors;
  • inability to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing or ramping with acceptable yields, new technologies or the failure of new technologies to effectively compete with those of our competitors;
  • our 15-nanometer process technology, our X3 NAND memory architecture, our 3D NAND technology or our solutions utilizing these new technologies may not be available when we expect or perform as expected;
  • failure to manage the risks associated with our ventures and strategic partnerships with Toshiba;
  • inability to achieve the expected benefits from acquisitions in a timely manner, or at all;
  • industry and technology trends not occurring in the timeline we anticipate or at all; and
  • the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 29, 2015.

All statements made in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

(1) GAAP represents U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

(2) Non-GAAP represents GAAP excluding the impact of share-based compensation, amortization and impairment of acquisition-related intangible assets, non-cash economic interest expense associated with the convertible senior notes, non-cash change in fair value of the liability component of the convertible senior notes due to the conversion of a portion of the 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2017 and related tax adjustments.

(3) Non-GAAP shares are adjusted for the impact of expensing share-based compensation and include the impact of offsetting shares from the call options related to the convertible senior notes.

(4) Net cash is defined as cash, cash equivalents, short and long-term marketable securities, minus the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding convertible senior notes.

(5) Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less (a) acquisition of property and equipment, net, and (b) net investment and notes receivables activity with Flash Ventures.

* 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage may be less.

Q2 2015 Financial Tables

Investor Contacts:
Jay Iyer

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Media Contact:
Michael Diamond


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