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Poly Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Poly (NYSE: PLT), a global outfitter of professional-grade audio and video technology, today announced fourth quarter and full fiscal year results for the period ended April 3, 2021.

Highlights for the fourth quarter include:

  • Poly sales momentum continues with fiscal Q4 revenues growing 17% year over year, driven primarily by Video, which more than doubled to a record high, and Professional Headsets, which grew 20%, from the prior year quarter, reflecting the continued shift towards reliable, high-fidelity solutions for hybrid work and video collaboration.
  • The Company announced Poly Voyager Focus 2, the next generation of Poly's most popular wireless headset and Poly Rove, a wireless DECT IP phone that is the first and only phone to exclusively feature built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection. In addition, Poly introduced the Savi 7300 Office Series of professional headsets with ultra-secure DECT connectivity to keep your private conversations private. Poly shipped its 30 millionth IP phone in the quarter.
  • The Poly Sync speakerphone and Studio P15 personal video bar won the prestigious Red Dot Awards for outstanding industrial design. The Poly Studio P15 also won the iF Design Award for design and technical excellence. TMCnet selected Poly Rove with Microban and the Poly Studio P Series as UC Products of the Year. Lastly the Poly Studio P Series and Poly Lens won the Compass Intelligence awards for Top B2B Workplace Device and Enterprise Software Innovation, respectively.
  • Exceptionally strong operating cash flow of $74M in the quarter allowed the Company to continue de-levering, retiring $100M of the outstanding Term Loan in the quarter.
  • Poly refinanced the outstanding $481M of 5.5% bonds due 2023 with $500M of 4.75% bonds due 2029, reducing the coupon and pushing its nearest-term maturity to 2025.

"We delivered record sales in headsets and video gear in a year that started with a pandemic-related factory shutdown and continued with a global health crisis and a fundamental change to the places and ways work gets done," said Dave Shull, Poly President and Chief Executive Officer. "Even as we turn 60 years old this month, we are poised to act aggressively as a new and audacious company, with a new management team and a new vision. The future of enterprise communications isn't just headsets, cameras and phones, it's comprehensive business infrastructure solutions, combining hardware, software and services, that support and connect the modern workforce."

"We executed well during an extraordinary time to complete Poly's turnaround and produce results," continued Chief Financial Officer Chuck Boynton. "We've strengthened our balance sheet and have given ourselves flexibility by refinancing and retiring debt; we've managed costs while investing in new products and technologies; and we're improving our supply chain. While we see new challenges ahead, including tightness in component markets which will affect near-term revenue, we believe we are better positioned today to manage these challenges. Everyone at Poly is focused on delivering growth."

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1 For further information on supplemental non-GAAP metrics, refer to the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information and Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures sections below.


Results Compared to February 4, 2021 Guidance

Q4 FY21 Results

Q4 FY21 Guidance Range2

GAAP Net Revenue


$438M - $468M

Non-GAAP Net Revenue


$440M - $470M

Adjusted EBITDA


$70M - $80M

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS


$0.80 - $1.00

2 The non-GAAP revenue guidance range shown here excludes the $1.8 million impact of purchase accounting related to recording deferred revenue at fair value at the time of the Polycom acquisition.

Business Outlook

The global semiconductor chip shortage has impacted companies worldwide and we expect we will continue to experience ongoing tightness in our supply chain. End market demand remains strong for Video and Headsets, while Voice demand is recovering. However, the Company's ability to execute on this demand is subject to availability of certain components.

Absent supply shortages, we believe demand would support sequential revenue growth off the March quarter. However, based on our current supply and expected availability of specific components, the Company expects the following range of financial results for Q1 fiscal 2022 (all amounts assume currency rates remain stable):

Q1 FY22 Guidance

GAAP Net Revenue

$410M - $430M

Adjusted EBITDA1

$50M - $60M

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS1,2

$0.35 - $0.55

1 Q1 Adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance excludes estimated intangibles amortization expense of $30.4 million. With respect to adjusted EBITDA and diluted EPS guidance, the Company has determined that it is unable to provide quantitative reconciliations of these forward-looking non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP measures with a reasonable degree of confidence in their accuracy without unreasonable effort, as items including stock-based compensation, litigation gains and losses, and impacts from discrete tax adjustments and tax laws are inherently uncertain and depend on various factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control.

2 Non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance assumes approximately 44 million diluted average weighted shares and a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 14% to 16%.

Conference Call and Earnings Presentation

Poly is providing an earnings presentation in combination with this press release. The presentation is offered to provide shareholders and analysts with additional detail for analyzing results. The presentation will be available in the Investor Relations section of our corporate website at along with this press release. A reconciliation of our GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

We have scheduled a webcast to discuss fourth quarter fiscal year 2021 financial results. The webcast will take place today, May 13, 2021, at 2:00 PM (Pacific Time). All interested investors and potential investors in Poly stock are invited to join. To listen to the webcast, please access the webcast link from our Investor Relations website at

A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after its conclusion and can be accessed from our Investor Relations website at

Forward Looking Statements Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements relating to our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations that are subject to many risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements and the associated risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (i) our beliefs with respect to the length and severity of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and its impact across our businesses, our operations and global supply chain, including (a) our expectations that the virus has caused, and will continue to cause, a shift to a hybrid work environment and that the elevated demand we have experienced in certain product lines, including our Enterprise Headsets and Video devices, will continue over the long term, (b) our belief that we will continue to experience increased customer and partner demand in collaboration endpoints, and that we will be able to design new product offerings to meet the change in demand due to a global hybrid work environment, (c) our expectations related to our Voice product lines, as well as our Services attachment rate for such products, which have been, and may continue to be, negatively impacted as companies have delayed returning their workforces to offices in many countries due to the continued impact of COVID-19; and (d) the impact of the virus on our distribution partners, resellers, end-user customers and our production facilities, including our ability to obtain alternative sources of supply if our production facility or other suppliers are impacted by future shutdowns; (ii) our expectations related to global supply chain disruptions, including our belief that semiconductor chip shortages have impacted companies worldwide both within and outside of our industry, and that we will continue to experience a shortage of adequate component supply, including integrated circuits and manufacturing capacity, long lead times for raw materials and components, increased costs, increased purchase commitments and a delay in our ability to fulfill orders, which has had, and may continue to have, an adverse impact on our business and operating results; (iii) expectations related to our ability to fulfill the backlog generated by supply constraints and to timely supply the number of products to fulfill current and future customer demand; (iv) risks associated with our dependence on manufacturing operations conducted in our own facility in Tijuana, Mexico and through contract manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and suppliers to manufacture our products, to timely obtain sufficient quantities of materials, as well as finished products of acceptable quality, at acceptable prices, and in the quantities necessary for us to meet critical schedules for the delivery of our own products and services and fulfill our anticipated customer demand; (v) risks associated with our ability to secure critical components from sole source suppliers or identify alternative suppliers and/or buy component parts on the open market or completed goods in quantities sufficient to meet our requirements on a timely basis, affecting our ability to deliver products and services to our customers; (vi) our belief that consolidations of suppliers has occurred, and may continue to occur, which may negatively impact our ability to access certain parts and may result in higher prices which will impact our gross margins; (vii) risks related to increased cost of goods sold, including increased freight and other costs associated with expediting shipment and delivery of high-demand products to key markets in order to meet customer demand; (viii) continued uncertainty and potential impact on future quarters if sourcing constraints continue and/or price volatility occurs, which could continue to negatively affect our profitability and/or market share; (ix) our expectations regarding growth objectives related to our strategic initiatives designed to expand our product and service offerings, including expectations relating to our earnings guidance, particularly as economic uncertainty, including, without limitation, uncertainty related to the continued impact of component shortages and continued supply-chain disruptions; and (x) our expectations regarding our ability to control costs, streamline operations, and successfully implement our various cost-reduction activities and realize anticipated cost savings under such cost-reduction initiatives, in addition to other matters discussed in this press release that are not purely historical data. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

We do not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise.

For more information concerning these and other possible risks, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2020 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as recent press releases.

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