Exhibit 99.1
(LOGO)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Investor Relations
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Gene Skayne
  Anastasia Efstratios
508.323.1080
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  anastasia_efstratios@lpp.com
3Com Reports Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010
MARLBOROUGH, MASS.—March 30, 2010
—3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter, which ended February 26, 2010. Revenue in the quarter was $345.9 million, compared to revenue of $324.7 million in the corresponding period in fiscal year 2009, a 6.5 percent increase.
          All regions delivered double-digit revenue growth over the same fiscal year 2009 quarter, except China. Total revenue in our China based operations was down 1.3 percent from the same prior year period, primarily the result of a 77.9 percent decline in sales to Huawei, which were $12.4 million in the quarter. China direct sales were $165.9 million in the quarter, a 29.7 percent increase over the corresponding prior year period.
          3Com’s gross margin was 60.4 percent in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010, compared with gross margin of 57.2 percent in third quarter of fiscal year 2009. On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 60.5 percent in the third quarter, compared with 57.4 percent in the same prior year period.
          3Com’s operating profit margin was 6.5 percent in the quarter, up from 0.5 percent in the corresponding prior year period. On a non-GAAP basis, operating profit margin was 13.9 percent in the third quarter, compared with 11.3 percent in the third quarter of the prior year.
          Net income in the quarter was $41.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.9 million, or $0.00 per diluted share in the third quarter of the prior fiscal year. On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter fiscal year 2010 net income was $67.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with net income of $49.1 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the corresponding prior year period.
          3Com generated $89.7 million in cash from operations in the quarter. On a year-to-date basis, 3Com generated $224.8 million in cash from operations. 3Com’s cash and equivalents and short term investments balance at February 26, 2010 was $795.0 million.

 


The following information was filed by 3Com Corp on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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