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Brocade Reports $2.26B Revenue, up 2%, Driven by New IP

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2015 ended October 31, 2015. Brocade reported fourth quarter revenue of $589 million, an increase of 4% year-over-year and 7% quarter-over-quarter. Revenue for fiscal year 2015 was $2,263 million, up 2% year-over-year. The resulting GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.20 for the fourth quarter and $0.79 for fiscal year 2015, up 6% and up 48% year-over-year, respectively. The fiscal year 2014 GAAP EPS included a non-cash goodwill impairment charge associated with the strategic repositioning of the Brocade ADX® product family. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.26 for the fourth quarter and $1.01 for fiscal year 2015, up 8% and up 12% year-over-year, respectively.

“Fiscal 2015 was a productive year in which we achieved many significant milestones,” said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade. “We delivered annual revenue growth in fiscal 2015, with a year-over-year revenue increase in each fiscal quarter. We grew our non-GAAP EPS by 12% for the fiscal year, delivering more than a dollar per share for the first time. We continued to expand our portfolio of software and hardware products through both technology innovation and strategic acquisitions. Looking forward, these investments create new opportunities for us to continue to grow revenue and EPS in 2016 and beyond.”

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD)

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