Harmonic said that its net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $133.4 million, compared with $136.7 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $143.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, net revenue was $530.5 million, compared with $549.3 million for 2011.
The company reported GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $4.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with a GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2012 of $8.2 million, or $(0.07) per share, and GAAP net income of $4.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, GAAP net loss was $10.9 million, or $(0.09) per share, compared to net income of $8.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for 2011.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $10.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with $8.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012, and $14.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year 2012, non-GAAP net income was $29.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with $47.5 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for 2011. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation” below.
Harmonic reported GAAP gross margins of 49% and GAAP operating margins of 2% for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 47% and 5%, respectively, for the same period of 2011. Non-GAAP gross margins were 53% and non-GAAP operating margins were 11% for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 51% and 13%, respectively, for the same period of 2011.
As of December 31, 2012, the company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $201.2 million, an increase from $192.0 million as of September 28, 2012. In the fourth quarter, the company generated approximately $20.6 million of cash from operations, and used approximately $8.3 million to repurchase 1.86 million shares of common stock under its previously announced share repurchase program.
The company also announced it will expand its existing share repurchase program by $75 million.
“During the fourth quarter we delivered our highest-ever revenue from international markets and our highest-ever gross margins, benefiting from the expansion of our global customer base and particularly strong demand for software products and follow-on licenses,” said Patrick Harshman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This progress has been against a backdrop of slower customer spending in US cable and European markets, and reflects Harmonic`s increasingly strong competitive position and expanding market share. During the fiscal year we generated a record level of cash and initiated a stock buyback program that we are now significantly expanding.
“Looking ahead, while we do not expect an immediate reversal of macro-economic and customer investment trends, the recent CES event makes clear that new waves of investment in video infrastructure are coming. Harmonic is in the pole position to take advantage of these transformational market trends as they unfold over the next 18 months, and we will press our competitive advantage and continue to invest in new growth initiatives, including emerging market expansion, Converged Cable Access Platform, new High Efficiency Video Codec technology, and new UltraHD technology.”
Harmonic anticipates net revenue in the range of $115 million to $125 million for the first quarter of 2013. GAAP gross margins and operating expenses for the first quarter of 2013 are expected to be in the range of 43% to 45% and $62 million to $63 million, respectively. Non-GAAP gross margins and operating expenses for the first quarter of 2013, which will exclude stock-based compensation and the amortization of intangibles, are anticipated to be in the range of 49% to 50% and $56 million to $57 million, respectively.