Cavium™Announces Financial Results for Q4 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 1, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $226.2 million, a 34.5% sequential increase from the $168.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2016 and 124.0% from the $100.9 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Results
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $121.6 million, or ($1.82) per diluted share, compared to $14.4 million, or ($0.23) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016. Gross margins were 43.4% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 28.2% in the third quarter of 2016. GAAP operating loss (GAAP loss from operations as a percentage of revenue) was 12.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 56.1% in the third quarter of 2016. Total cash and cash equivalents were $221.4 million at December 31, 2016.

Non-GAAP Results
Cavium believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Cavium’s financial condition and results of operations. Cavium believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight into Cavium’s ongoing performance and core operational activities and has chosen to provide these measures for more consistent and meaningful comparison between periods. These measures should only be used to evaluate Cavium’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided in the financial statements portion of this release.

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Non-GAAP net income was $39.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted share. Non-GAAP gross margin was 65.0% and Non-GAAP operating margin (non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenue) was 21.6%.

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Cavium will broadcast its fourth quarter of 2016 financial results conference call today, February 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern time). The conference call will be available via a live web cast on the investor relations section of the Cavium website at Please access the website at least a few minutes prior to the start of the call in order to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived web cast replay of the call will be available on the web site for a limited period of time.

About Cavium
Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbp that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center, Broadband, Mobile and Service Provider Equipment, highly programmable switches which scale to 3.2Tbps and Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapters up to 100Gbps. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (408) 943-7417


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