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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 15, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Bermuda   000-30877   77-0481679

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

Canon’s Court

22 Victoria Street

Hamilton HM 12


(Address of principal executive offices)

(441) 296-6395

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report, including the accompanying Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18. The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.

On November 15, 2012, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (“Marvell”) issued a press release regarding its financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended October 27, 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), Marvell also reports non-GAAP financial measures. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, Marvell has provided reconciliations with the press release of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures included in the press release. Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs, and certain one-time expenses and benefits.

Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. While Marvell uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Marvell does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial measures. Consistent with this approach, Marvell believes that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance. Marvell has chosen to provide this information to investors to enable them to perform comparisons of operating results in a manner similar to how Marvell analyzes its operating results internally. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures may be used to facilitate comparisons of Marvell’s results with that of other companies in its industry.

Externally, management believes that investors may find Marvell’s non-GAAP financial measures useful in their assessment of Marvell’s operating performance and the valuation of Marvell. Internally, Marvell’s non-GAAP financial measures are used in the following areas:



Management’s determination of the achievement and measurement of certain performance-based equity awards (adjustments may vary from award to award);



Management’s evaluation of Marvell’s operating performance;



Management’s establishment of internal operating budgets; and



Management’s performance comparisons with internal forecasts and targeted business models.

Non-GAAP financial measures are adjusted by the exclusion of the following items:



Stock-based compensation. Stock-based compensation relates primarily to employee stock options, restricted stock units and the employee stock purchase plan. Stock-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense that is difficult to predict as its valuation is affected by changes in market forces, such as the price of Marvell’s common shares, which is not within the control of management. Accordingly, management excludes this item from its internal operating forecasts and models.




Amortization of acquired intangible assets. Purchased intangible assets relate primarily to existing and core technology, and customer relationships of acquired businesses. Management considers these charges non-cash in nature and unrelated to Marvell’s core operating performance.



Acquisition-related costs. Acquisition-related costs primarily include the step-up in fair value of acquired inventory that was sold during the period, and the amortization of retention bonuses required by the terms of the acquisition. Management believes these charges are unrelated to the core operating activities for Marvell, and the frequency and variability in the nature of the charges can vary significantly from period to period. Excluding this data provides investors with a basis to compare Marvell’s performance against the performance of other companies without this variability.



Restructuring. Restructuring represents charges that are not directly related to Marvell’s ongoing or core business results. Management regularly excludes such items from internal operating forecasts and models because they are not considered a core operating activity for Marvell and because the frequency and variability in the nature of the charges can vary significantly from period to period. Excluding this data provides investors with a basis to compare Marvell’s performance against the performance of other companies without this variability.



Other. From time to time, Marvell has other costs/benefits that are not directly related to Marvell’s ongoing or core business results. Excluding this data provides investors with a basis to compare Marvell’s performance against the performance of other companies without this variability.

The calculation of non-GAAP net income per share is adjusted for the following item:



Non-GAAP net income per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by non-GAAP weighted average shares (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income per share, the GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude the potential benefits of stock-based compensation expected to be incurred in future periods but not yet recognized in the financial statements. For GAAP purposes under the treasury stock method, this future stock-based compensation is treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares. Since Marvell’s non-GAAP net income does not include stock-based compensation, management believes the stock-based compensation effect on diluted shares outstanding using the treasury stock method should similarly not be included in the calculation of non-GAAP diluted shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of Marvell’s business as determined in accordance with GAAP. As a result, you should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Marvell’s results as reported under GAAP. Marvell expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from Marvell’s non-GAAP net income should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.


Item 8.01 Other Events.

Marvell today announced that it had declared the payment of its quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share to be paid on December 21, 2012 to all shareholders of record as of December 13, 2012. Marvell intends to pay a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common shares subject to, among other things, the best interests of its shareholders, its results of operations, cash balances and future cash requirements, financial condition, statutory requirements of Bermuda law, and other factors that the board of directors may deem relevant.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits.


99.1    Press Release dated November 15, 2012




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: November 15, 2012





/s/ Brad Feller


Brad Feller

Interim Chief Financial Officer





Exhibit No.    Description
99.1    Press Release dated November 15, 2012