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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides storage area networking (SAN) and Internet protocol networking solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide. It operates through SAN Products, IP Networking Products, and Global Services segments. The SAN Products segment offers infrastructure products and solutions, such as fiber channel SAN backbones, directors, fabrics, and embedded switches that assist customers in the development and delivery of storage and server consolidation, disaster recovery and data security, and compliance issues regarding data management; and fabric extension, switching, and routing solutions. The IP Networking Products segment provides open systems interconnection reference model (OSI) Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers that are designed to connect users in an enterprise network enabling network connectivity, including access to the Internet, network-based communications, and collaboration through unified messaging applications and mobility. This segment also provides converged network products; a portfolio of software- and hardware-based platforms designed for service provider environments, as well as carrier Ethernet products; and OSI Layer 4—7 solutions, which are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing. The Global Services segment offers break/fix maintenance, installation, consulting, network management and software maintenance, and customer support services. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. serves various enterprises and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators, and mobile carriers. The company markets and sells its products and services to end-user customers directly, as well as through various distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, and value-added resellers. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

4,553 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/21/15
Founded in 1995

brocade communications sys (BCSA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director, Chairman o...
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Chief Financial Officer and senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $450.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $420.0K
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Total Annual Compensation: $400.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

brocade communications sys (BCSA) Key Developments

Brocade Appoints Srikanth Natarajan as Director of Channels and Alliances for India

Brocade announced the appointment of Srikanth Natarajan to the position of director of Channels and Alliances for India and the participating countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). In this newly created role, Natarajan is responsible for building Brocade's channel market strategy, establishing channel engagement operations, driving partner enablement and partner recruitment, and achieving business success for Brocade and its channel partners. The role will cover Brocade's portfolio across SAN, Campus Networks, Ethernet Fabrics, SDN and NFV. Natarajan will be based in Bangalore, and report to Edgar Dias, Brocade regional director for India and participating countries in the SAARC. Natarajan was most recently in a sales leadership role at Dimension Data India, and in the past has worked with multinational companies such as Cisco Systems and Thakral Computers, and Indian IT companies including Idea Device Technologies, Zenith Computers, and Microland Limited.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on July 2, 2015

The Board of Directors of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.045 per share of the company's common stock, a 29% increase from the prior dividend of $0.035 per share. The dividend payment will be made on July 2, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of market on June 10, 2015.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended May 2, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter, Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended May 2, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total net revenues of USD 546.575 million compared to USD 536.910 million a year ago. Income from operations was USD 114.205 million compared to USD 20.195 million a year ago. Income before income tax was USD 104.119 million compared to USD 10.941 million a year ago. Net income was USD 77.040 million compared to net loss of USD 13.684 million a year ago. Basic and diluted net income per share was USD 0.18 compared to basic and diluted loss per share of USD 0.03 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 201.874 million compared to USD 168.244 million a year ago. Operating cash flow was improved due to the increased profitability and lower capital expenditure. Purchases of non-marketable equity and debt investments were USD 0.150 million compared to USD 0.223 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were USD 17.577 million compared to USD 14.429 million a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income was USD 134.471 million compared to USD 124.477 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was USD 95.122 million compared to USD 86.913 million a year ago. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was USD 0.22 compared to USD 0.19 a year ago. For the six months, the company reported total net revenues of USD 1,122.814 million compared to USD 1,101.445 million a year ago. Income from operations was USD 253.610 million compared to USD 141.685 million a year ago. Income before income tax was USD 217.541 million compared to USD 121.899 million a year ago. Net income was USD 164.307 million compared to USD 67.200 million a year ago. Diluted net income per share was USD 0.38 compared to USD 0.15 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 212.267 million compared to USD 277.713 million a year ago. Purchases of non-marketable equity and debt investments were USD 0.150 million compared to USD 0.223 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were USD 34.091 million compared to USD 27.395 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was USD 7.750 million. The company's anticipate third quarter 2015 and fourth quarter 2015 revenue to be in the range of USD 5 million to USD 7 million per quarter, which is included in the outlook ranges above. The company expects third quarter 2015 non-GAAP gross margin to be between 67% to 68%, and non-GAAP operating margin to be between 24.0% to 26.0%, primarily reflecting the expected mix of SAN and IP revenues. The company assumed a structural non-GAAP tax rate of 25% to 27% for the third quarter of 2015, and expects non-GAAP EPS of USD0.21 to USD0.23 for the third quarter of 2015. Operating cash flow is expected to be within a range of USD25 million to USD45 million as it had both variable compensation payments and bond interest payments due in the fiscal third quarter. And as the company considers first half achievement and look at second half of fiscal 2015, its outlook for full year of 2015 operating margin has improved, and it now believes that it will deliver fiscal 2015 operating margins closer to the midpoint of the 2-year target range.


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