MILPITAS, Calif., January 12, 2015 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today provided preliminary revenue results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended December 28, 2014. The company estimates total revenue to be approximately $1.73 billion, lower than the previously forecasted revenue range of $1.80 billion to $1.85 billion. The lower revenue was primarily due to weaker than expected sales of retail and iNAND products. Non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth fiscal quarter is expected to be approximately 45% compared to the previously guided range of 47% to 49%.
On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, SanDisk will publish its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 financial results press release via business wire after the close of market, and will hold its earnings conference call at 2 p.m., Pacific time. To listen to the January 21, 2015 conference call, please dial 785-830-7989, password 9225981, at least 10 minutes before the call commences. The conference call will also be available on a listen-only mode webcast, and it can be accessed live from SanDisk’s website at www.sandisk.com/ir. A replay of the webcast will also be made available, on-demand, following the conclusion of the conference call.
A reconciliation of expected non-GAAP gross margin to expected GAAP gross margin for the fourth fiscal quarter is available on our website at www.sandisk.com/IR.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including those regarding our preliminary revenue and non-GAAP gross margin results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. The preliminary financial information provided in this press release is based on management’s initial review of operations for the quarter and is subject to our normal quarter- and year-end accounting review and the review and subsequent audit by our independent registered public accounting firm. The preliminary financial information is based on our current expectations and is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate.
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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 smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
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