Exhibit 99.1
(3COM LOGO)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
     
Investor Relations
   Media Relations
Gene Skayne
   Kevin Flanagan
508.323.1080
   508.323.1101
gene_skayne@3com.com
   kevin_flanagan@3com.com
3Com Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results for Fiscal 2009
MARLBOROUGH, MASS.—July 9, 2009
—3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2009, which ended May 29, 2009. Revenue in the quarter was $295.1 million, compared to revenue of $321.3 million in the corresponding period in fiscal 2008, an 8.2 percent decrease.
     Net income in the quarter was $20.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $166.7 million, or $(0.41) per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Fiscal year 2008 fourth-quarter results included a $158.0 million goodwill impairment charge. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 was $37.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $35.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008.
     Revenue for the full fiscal year 2009 was $1,317.0 million, compared with $1,294.9 million in the prior year, a 1.7 percent increase. Fiscal year 2009 net income, on a GAAP basis, was $114.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $228.8 million, or $(0.57) per share, for the prior fiscal year. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for fiscal year 2009 was $176.7 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared with net income of $94.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2008.
     3Com generated $84.1 million in cash from operations in the fourth quarter and $280.5 million for the year. 3Com’s cash and short-term investment balance at May 29, 2009 was $644.2 million.
     “I am very pleased with 3Com’s performance in the fourth quarter as well as the full fiscal year 2009,” said Bob Mao, 3Com’s chief executive officer. “We had a very good year, delivering on all three of our key goals: revenue growth, operating margin improvement and positive cash generation from operations. We have a clear, articulated strategy that we are successfully implementing.”
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