Quantum Corporation Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Results

Published on Nov 9, 2017 in Quantum

This post was originally posted to the Quantum website.

Also Announces:

– CEO Transition – Adalio T. Sanchez Appointed Interim CEO, Replacing Jon Gacek

– Financing – Secured Additional $20 Million in Capital; On Track to Pay Off Convertible Notes on Nov. 15

– Executing Annualized Cost Savings of $15 Million in Fiscal 2018 and Up to $35 Million by End of Fiscal 2019

– Appointment of Eric Singer from VIEX Capital Advisors to Board of Directors

– Expected Strong Sequential Revenue and Profitability Growth in Second Half of Fiscal 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today reported results for the fiscal second quarter 2018 ended Sept. 30, 2017, and made a number of other announcements.

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Fiscal Second Quarter Results
For the fiscal second quarter 2018, Quantum reported the following (all comparisons are relative to the fiscal second quarter 2017 unless otherwise stated):

  • Total revenue of $107.1 million, down from $134.7 million in the prior year period which included approximately $15 million in revenue from a large public cloud deal. The year-over-year decline was greater than expected largely due to timing of closing deals at quarter end, third-party component supply shortages and softness in disk backup systems sales.
  • Scale-out tiered storage revenue1 of $33.8 million, a decline of $12.9 million, largely attributable to the public cloud deal a year earlier.
  • Total data protection revenue of $63.9 million, down from $78.4 million and consisting of:
    • $52.2 million in tape automation, devices and media revenue, compared to $59.7 million, with OEM revenue declining 24 percent and branded revenue declining 14 percent.
    • $11.7 million in disk backup systems revenue, down from $18.7 million in the comparable quarter which included several deals exceeding $1 million.
  • Royalty revenue of $9.3 million, a decline of $300,000.
  • GAAP net loss of $7.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.1 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss of $4.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to net income of $6.4 million.

“We’re disappointed that our results fell short of our expectations, but we’re taking aggressive action to improve our cost structure and generate consistent growth and profitability,” said Fuad Ahmad, senior vice president and CFO of Quantum. “We believe part of the challenge at quarter end involved timing of deals, and we’ve already shipped more than 50 percent of the revenue from deals that weren’t closed, including those delayed by third-party component supply shortages.

“Despite the difficulties we encountered in the quarter, there were some bright spots, including strong year-over-year growth in video surveillance, positive customer reception to our new StorNext 6-powered solutions and the increased market opportunities resulting from new partnerships.”

CEO Transition
Quantum has named board member Adalio T. Sanchez interim CEO to replace Jon Gacek, who has left the company. Sanchez is a 35-year IT industry veteran who spent most of his career at IBM, including 16 years in senior executive and global general management roles. The board also has formed a search committee which will be headed by Chairman Raghu Rau and has retained Korn Ferry International to commence a search for a permanent CEO.

“Adalio brings tremendous domain expertise in systems and storage, along with a proven track record of transforming businesses,” said Rau. “Since joining the board in May, Adalio has been leading our engagement with AlixPartners and will hit the ground running to drive improved execution at the company.”

Convertible Notes Repayment and Additional Financing
Quantum announced that it has secured a $20 million incremental delayed draw term loan financing facility from TCW Direct Lending. The new capital is being provided under amended credit agreements with TCW and PNC Bank and is on top of the $170 million financing package with the two lenders that the company announced in October of last year. This brings the total cash secured under delayed draw term loans to $40 million, including $20 million in previously committed funds. In addition to the incremental financing, the amended agreements include less restrictive covenants than the original agreements.

“We appreciate the continued support from our lenders,” said Ahmad. “The additional financing will give us more financial and operational flexibility to execute and puts us on track to pay off the remaining $57 million of the company’s convertible notes upon maturity next Wednesday, Nov. 15.”

Executing on Strategic Review to Transform Quantum’s Business
In June, Quantum’s newly reconstituted board of directors initiated a comprehensive strategic review of the company’s business and engaged AlixPartners to assist in identifying cost savings to increase profitability, financial flexibility and growth investments. The cost reduction measures will result in $5 million of savings in the second half of this fiscal year (or $15 million on an annualized basis) and up to $35 million in annualized savings by the end of fiscal 2019.

Appointment of Eric Singer to Quantum Board
Quantum has appointed Eric Singer, founder and managing member of VIEX Capital Advisors and the company’s largest shareholder, to the board. Singer will bring a shareholder perspective to the board and will assist in creating increased value for all shareholders.

Guidance for Fiscal Third Quarter and Second Half of Fiscal 2018
Quantum provided the following guidance for the fiscal third quarter 2018:

  • Total revenue of $120 million to $125 million.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of 42-44 percent.
  • GAAP operating expenses of approximately $46 million to $47 million and non-GAAP operating expenses of approximately $45 million to $46 million.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP interest expense and loss on debt extinguishment of $6.3 million and $2.7 million, respectively, and taxes of $500,000.
  • GAAP earnings per share of $0.05 to $0.07 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.16 to $0.22.

The company also provided the following guidance for the second half of this fiscal year:

  • Total revenue of $250 million to $260 million.
  • GAAP earnings per share of $0.19 to $0.25 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.36 to $0.42.

Fiscal Second Quarter Business Highlights

  • Quantum announced general availability of StorNext 6, a major new release of the company’s award-winning StorNext® scale-out file system. It delivers a unique combination of new advanced data management features for on-premise, hybrid cloud and public cloud environments and industry-leading streaming performance. Now shipping with the company’s Xcellis workflow storage solutions, StorNext 6 enables users to overcome the limitations of traditional NAS systems in keeping up with the demands of large, rapidly growing data-intensive workloads and driving business value from that data.
  • The company introduced Xcellis Foundation, a high-performance, entry-level workflow storage system specifically designed to address the technical and budgetary requirements of small-to medium-sized postproduction facilities and corporate video departments. The new system delivers the benefits of enterprise-class Xcellis storage, including high performance and scalability, in a NAS appliance for under $25,000.
  • Quantum unveiled aiWARE™ for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone. By bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis enables users to leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications to extract new value from their on-premise video and audio content. The integrated solution is ideal for companies with significant investments in on-premise storage and/or latency, cost or security concerns about cloud storage because it puts powerful AI processing behind corporate firewalls.
  • Announced in late August, aiWARE for Xcellis quickly garnered a NewBay Best of Show Award at the IBC2017 show in September. Award criteria included innovation, feature set, ease of use, versatility and ROI. In addition, at the end of September, Quantum secured its first customer win for the new solution. FOX Sports Brazil, an existing StorNext customer, is deploying aiWARE for Xcellis to enrich and index both archived content and live video streams through cognitive analytics.

Conference Call and Audio Webcast Notification
Quantum will hold a conference call today, Nov. 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. PST to discuss its fiscal second quarter results. Press and industry analysts are invited to attend in listen-only mode.
Dial-in number: 503-343-6063
Participant passcode: 3998768
Replay numbers: 855-859-2056 U.S.; 404-537-3406 International
Replay passcode: 3998768
Replay expiration: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Webcast site: www.quantum.com/investors

About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing, managing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. Quantum’s end-to-end, tiered storage foundation enables customers to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, aiWARE, StorNext and Xcellis are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to: i) expected annualized cost savings for Fiscal 2018 and Fiscal 2019; ii) the aggressive actions we are taking to improve our cost structure and generate consistent growth and profitability; iii) our expectation that the additional financing will give us more financial and operational flexibility; iv) paying down the remaining $57 million of the company’s convertible notes upon maturity next Wednesday, Nov. 15; v) Board and leadership changes driving improved execution at the company and assisting in creating increased value for all shareholders; and vi) all of our statements under the heading “Guidance for Fiscal Third Quarter and Second Half of Fiscal 2018” are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 1, 2017 and in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2017. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Quantum believes that the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed above provide useful and supplemental information to investors regarding its quarterly financial performance. Quantum management and Board of Directors use these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the company’s business results and make operating decisions. For instance, Quantum management often makes decisions regarding staffing, future management priorities and how the company will direct future operating expenses on the basis of non-GAAP financial measures. In addition, compensation of our employees is based in part on the performance of our business based on non-GAAP operating income.

Amortization of Intangible Assets
This includes acquired intangibles such as purchased technology in connection with prior acquisitions which are included within other long-term assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. These expenses are not factored into management’s evaluation of potential acquisitions or Quantum’s performance after completion of the acquisitions because they are not related to Quantum’s core operating performance. In addition, the frequency and amount of such charges can vary significantly based on the size and timing of acquisitions and the maturities of the businesses being acquired. Excluding acquisition-related charges from non-GAAP measures provides investors with a basis to compare Quantum against the performance of other companies without the variability caused by purchase accounting.

Share-Based Compensation Expense
Share-based compensation expense relates primarily to equity awards such as stock options, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plan. Share-based compensation is a non-cash expense that varies in amount from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are often beyond Quantum’s control. Management believes that non-GAAP measures adjusted for share-based compensation provide investors with a basis to measure Quantum’s core performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by share-based compensation as a result of the variety of equity awards used by other companies and the varying methodologies and assumptions used.

Amortization of Debt Costs
Amortization of debt costs, included in interest expense, relates to the amortization of fees incurred and paid in connection with the issuance of our debt and convertible notes. Amortization of debt costs is a non-cash expense that is representative of a single transaction which occurred in prior periods. The amount is excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because it is not considered a core operating activity. Management believes that it is appropriate to exclude the amortization from interest expense in order to provide investors the ability to compare Quantum’s period-over-period results from continuing operations.

Restructuring Charges
Restructuring charges primarily relate to expenses associated with changes to Quantum’s operating structure. Restructuring charges are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not considered core operating activities. Although Quantum has engaged in various restructuring activities in the past, each has been a discrete event based on a unique set of business objectives. Management believes that it is appropriate to exclude restructuring charges from Quantum’s non-GAAP financial measures, as it enhances the ability of investors to compare Quantum’s period-over-period operating results from continuing operations.

Proxy Contest and Related Costs
Proxy contest and related costs are expenses incurred to respond to activities and inquiries of VIEX Capital Advisors, LLC, including their proxy solicitation and subsequent costs related to the identification and appointment of new board members. These costs are not considered core operating activities. Management believes that it is appropriate to exclude these costs in order to provide investors the ability to compare Quantum’s period-over-period operating results from continuing operations.

Litigation Costs
Litigation costs are expenses incurred to defend ourselves and perform other activities related to certain patent infringement lawsuits filed by third parties. These costs are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not considered core operating activities. Management believes that it is appropriate to exclude these costs in order to provide investors the ability to compare Quantum’s period-over-period operating results from continuing operations.

Business Transition Costs
Business transition costs were expenses incurred from a third party consulting firm to identify opportunities for reducing costs, achieving greater operational efficiencies and reinvesting to accelerate growth. These costs are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not considered core operating activities. Management believes that it is appropriate to exclude these costs in order to provide investors the ability to compare Quantum’s period-over-period operating results from continuing operations.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. They are limited in value because they exclude charges that have a material impact on the company’s reported financial results and, therefore, should not be relied upon as the sole financial measures to evaluate the company. The non-GAAP financial measures are meant to supplement, and be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as provided in the tables accompanying this press release.

1 All revenue figures for scale-out tiered storage, data protection, disk backup systems and tape automation in this press release include related service revenue.

 

QUANTUM CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

September 30, 2017

March 31, 2017

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

9,504

$

12,958

Restricted cash

1,969

1,832

Accounts receivable

105,771

116,056

Manufacturing inventories

29,119

27,661

Service parts inventories

19,915

19,849

Other current assets

8,795

9,969

Total current assets

175,073

188,325

Long-term assets:

Property and equipment

10,745

11,186

Restricted cash

20,000

20,000

Other long-term assets

5,332

5,516

Total long-term assets

36,077

36,702

$

211,150

$

225,027

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

48,488

$

41,611

Accrued warranty

2,950

3,263

Deferred revenue

77,090

84,683

Accrued restructuring charges

1,743

869

Convertible subordinated debt

57,034

62,827

Accrued compensation

23,180

24,104

Other accrued liabilities

12,927

12,998

Total current liabilities

223,412

230,355

Long-term liabilities:

Deferred revenue

35,906

37,642

Accrued restructuring charges

423

481

Long-term debt

70,631

65,028

Other long-term liabilities

5,112

7,520

Total long-term liabilities

112,072

110,671

Stockholders’ deficit

(124,334)

(115,999)

$

211,150

$

225,027

QUANTUM CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

September 30,
2017

September 30,
2016

September 30,
2017

September 30,
2016

Revenue:

Product

$

63,606

$

88,575

$

135,224

$

160,401

Service

34,165

36,620

69,411

72,438

Royalty

9,280

9,547

19,274

18,187

Total revenue

107,051

134,742

223,909

251,026

Cost of revenue:

Product

48,561

64,352

99,510

114,484

Service

14,717

14,664

29,807

30,170

Total cost of revenue

63,278

79,016

129,317

144,654

  Gross margin

43,773

55,726

94,592

106,372

Operating expenses:

Research and development

10,190

11,402

20,795

22,459

Sales and marketing

26,179

26,145

54,003

52,513

General and administrative

12,158

12,572

24,667

25,532

Restructuring charges

31

15

2,366

2,067

Total operating expenses

48,558

50,134

101,831

102,571

  Income (loss) from operations

(4,785)

5,592

(7,239)

3,801

Other income

38

10

136

166

Interest expense

(2,617)

(1,485)

(5,175)

(2,993)

  Net income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)

(7,364)

4,117

(12,278)

974

Income tax provision (benefit)

499

45

(741)

422

  Net income (loss)

$

(7,863)

$

4,072

$

(11,537)

$

552

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share

$

(0.23)

$

0.12

$

(0.34)

$

0.02

Weighted average shares:

   Basic

34,561

33,804

34,337

33,549

   Diluted

34,561

34,048

34,337

33,699

Included in the above Statements of Operations:

Restructuring charges:

$

31

$

15

$

2,366

$

2,067

Loss on debt extinguishment

39

39

Amortization of intangibles:

Cost of revenue

36

48

72

95

Share-based compensation:

Cost of revenue

201

234

418

514

Research and development

245

333

531

736

Sales and marketing

633

606

1,153

1,218

General and administrative

638

477

1,228

1,180

1,717

1,650

3,330

3,648

Amortization of debt costs:

Interest expense

428

168

855

336

Proxy contest and related costs:

General and administrative

14

304

645

350

Litigation costs:

General and administrative

3

128

7

141

Business transition costs:

General and administrative

715

715

QUANTUM CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

September 30, 2017

September 30, 2016

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(11,537)

$

552

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation

2,525

2,710

Amortization and write off of debt issuance costs

855

336

Service parts lower of cost or market adjustment

2,319

2,659

Tax benefit from settlement

(1,656)

Non-cash interest expense

621

Deferred income taxes

144

17

Share-based compensation

3,330

3,648

Non-cash loss on debt extinguishment

9

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

10,284

(1,951)

Manufacturing inventories

(1,752)

2,429

Service parts inventories

(2,737)

(766)

Accounts payable

6,537

4,875

Accrued warranty

(313)

(59)

Deferred revenue

(9,329)

(9,162)

Accrued restructuring charges

817

(219)

Accrued compensation

(1,236)

1,049

Other assets and liabilities

815

(3,737)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(304)

2,381

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(1,156)

(1,249)

(Increase) decrease in restricted cash

6

(5)

Return of capital from investments

278

Net cash used in investing activities

(872)

(1,254)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Borrowings of long-term debt

164,650

6,500

Repayments of long-term debt

(160,245)

(11,959)

Repayments of convertible subordinated debt

(6,000)

Payment of taxes due upon vesting of restricted stock

(1,775)

(673)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

1,010

658

Net cash used in financing activities

(2,360)

(5,474)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

82

5

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(3,454)

(4,342)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

12,958

33,870

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

9,504

$

29,528

QUANTUM CORPORATION

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30, 2017

Gross
Margin

Gross
Margin Rate

Loss
 From
Operations

Operating
Margin

Net Loss

Per Share
Net Loss,
Basic

Per Share
Net Loss,
Diluted

GAAP

$

43,773

40.9

%

$

(4,785)

(4.5)

%

$

(7,863)

$

(0.23)

$

(0.23)

Non-GAAP Reconciling Items:

Amortization of intangibles

36

36

36

Share-based compensation

201

1,717

1,717

Restructuring charges

31

31

Proxy contest and related costs

14

14

Litigation costs

3

3

Business transition costs

715

715

Loss on debt extinguishment

39

Amortization of debt costs

428

Non-GAAP

$

44,010

41.1

%

$

(2,269)

(2.1)

%

$

(4,880)

$

(0.14)

$

(0.14)

 Computation of basic and diluted net loss per share:

 GAAP

 Non-GAAP

 Net loss

$

(7,863)

$

(4,880)

Interest on dilutive convertible notes

Loss for purposes of computing net loss per diluted share

$

(7,863)

$

(4,880)

 Weighted average shares:

 Basic

34,561

34,561

 Dilutive shares from stock plans

 Dilutive shares from convertible notes

 Diluted

34,561

34,561

Six Months Ended September 30, 2017

Gross
Margin

Gross
Margin Rate

Loss
 From
Operations

Operating
Margin

Net Loss

Per Share
Net Loss,
Basic

Per Share
Net Loss,
Diluted

GAAP

$

94,592

42.2

%

$

(7,239)

(3.2)

%

$

(11,537)

$

(0.34)

$

(0.34)

Non-GAAP Reconciling Items:

Amortization of intangibles

72

72

72

Share-based compensation

418

3,330

3,330

Restructuring charges

2,366

2,366

Proxy contest and related costs

645

645

Litigation costs

7

7

Business transition costs

715

715

Loss on debt extinguishment

39

Amortization of debt costs

855

Non-GAAP

$

95,082

42.5

%

$

(104)

%

$

(3,508)

$

(0.10)

$

(0.10)

 Computation of basic and diluted net loss per share:

 GAAP

 Non-GAAP

 Net loss

$

(11,537)

$

(3,508)

Interest on dilutive convertible notes

Loss for purposes of computing net loss per diluted share

$

(11,537)

$

(3,508)

 Weighted average shares:

 Basic

34,337

34,337

 Dilutive shares from stock plans

 Dilutive shares from convertible notes

 Diluted

34,337

34,337

The non-GAAP financial information set forth in these tables is not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial information used by other companies.

QUANTUM CORPORATION

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

Gross
Margin

Gross
Margin Rate

Income
From
Operations

Operating
Margin

Net Income

Per Share
Net Income,
Basic

Per Share
Net Income,
Diluted

GAAP

$

55,726

41.4

%

$

5,592

4.2

%

$

4,072

$

0.12

$

0.12

Non-GAAP Reconciling Items:

Amortization of intangibles

48

48

48

Share-based compensation

234

1,650

1,650

Restructuring charges

15

15

Proxy contest and related costs

304

304

Litigation costs

128

128

Amortization of debt costs

168

Non-GAAP

$

56,008

41.6

%

$

7,737

5.7

%

$

6,385

$

0.19

$

0.19

 Computation of basic and diluted net income per share:

 GAAP

 Non-GAAP

 Net income

$

4,072

$

6,385

Interest on dilutive convertible notes

902

Income for purposes of computing net income per diluted share

$

4,072

$

7,287

 Weighted average shares:

 Basic

33,804

33,804

 Dilutive shares from stock plans

244

244

 Dilutive shares from convertible notes

5,313

 Diluted

34,048

39,361

Six Months Ended September 30, 2016

Gross
Margin

Gross
Margin Rate

Income
From
Operations

Operating
Margin

Net Income

Per Share
Net Income,
Basic

Per Share
Net Income,
Diluted

GAAP

$

106,372

42.4

%

$

3,801

1.5

%

$

552

$

0.02

$

0.02

Non-GAAP Reconciling Items:

Amortization of intangibles

95

95

95

Share-based compensation

514

3,648

3,648

Restructuring charges

2,067

2,067

Proxy contest and related costs

350

350

Litigation costs

141

141

Amortization of debt costs

336

Non-GAAP

$

106,981

42.6

%

$

10,102

4.0

%

$

7,189

$

0.21

$

0.21

 Computation of basic and diluted net income per share:

 GAAP

 Non-GAAP

 Net income

$

552

$

7,189

Interest on dilutive convertible notes

Income for purposes of computing net income per diluted share

$

552

$

7,189

 Weighted average shares:

 Basic

33,549

33,549

 Dilutive shares from stock plans

150

371

 Dilutive shares from convertible notes

 Diluted

33,699

33,920

The non-GAAP financial information set forth in these tables is not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial information used by other companies.

QUANTUM CORPORATION

FORECAST THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2018

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Dollars

Forecast operating expense on a GAAP basis

$

46.0

$

47.0

Forecast share-based compensation

(1.0)

Forecast operating expense on a non-GAAP basis

$

45.0

$

46.0

Dollars

Forecast interest expense on a GAAP basis

$6.3

Forecast amortization of debt costs

(0.2)

Forecast interest expense on a non-GAAP basis

$6.1

Dollars per Share

Forecast diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis

$

0.05

$

0.07

Forecast debt extinguishment costs

0.08

0.10

Forecast share-based compensation

0.01

0.03

Forecast amortization of debt costs

0.02

Forecast diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis

$

0.16

$

0.22

Estimates based on current fiscal 2018 projections.

The projected GAAP and non-GAAP financial information set forth in this table represent forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For risk factors that could impact these projections, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 31, 2017.  We disclaim any obligation to update information in any forward-looking statement.

The non-GAAP financial information set forth in this table is not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial information used by other companies.

QUANTUM CORPORATION

SECOND HALF OF FISCAL 2018

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Dollars per Share

Forecast diluted loss per share on a GAAP basis

$

0.19

$

0.25

Forecast debt extinguishment costs

0.10

Forecast share-based compensation

0.06

Forecast amortization of debt costs

0.01

Forecast diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis

$

0.36

$

0.42

Estimates based on current fiscal 2018 projections.

The projected GAAP and non-GAAP financial information set forth in this table represent forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For risk factors that could impact these projections, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 31, 2017.  We disclaim any obligation to update information in any forward-looking statement.

The non-GAAP financial information set forth in this table is not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial information used by other companies.

Contact:
Brad Cohen
Public Relations
Quantum Corp.
408-944-4044
brad.cohen@quantum.com

Brinlea Johnson or Allise Furlani
Investor Relations
The Blueshirt Group
212-331-8424 or 212-331-8433
brinlea@blueshirtgroup.com or allise@blueshirtgroup.com

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