Cavium™Announces Financial Results for Q3 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Net revenue in the third quarter of 2017 was $252.0 million, a 4.1% sequential increase from the $242.1 million reported in the second quarter of 2017 and 49.9% from the $168.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2016.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Results
Net loss for the third quarter of 2017 was $6.2 million, or ($0.09) per diluted share, compared to $11.1 million, or ($0.16) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017. Gross margins were 54.6% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 53.5% in the second quarter of 2017. As a percentage of revenue, GAAP income from operations was 0.19% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to GAAP operating loss of 2.5% in the second quarter of 2017. Total cash and cash equivalents were $152.7 million at September 30, 2017.

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 third quarter of 2017, Non-GAAP net income was $55.8 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, Non-GAAP gross margin was 66.0% and Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenue was 24.8%.

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Cavium will broadcast its third quarter of 2017 financial results conference call today, November 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 is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit:

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