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Aviat Networks Raises Revenue Guidance Range For Q2FY13

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today updated its guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Revenues for the quarter are now expected to exceed the Company's prior guidance range.

Updated guidance for Q2FY13
  • Revenue in the range of $123M - $126M; prior guidance range was $115M - $120M
  • Non-GAAP gross margin and operating expenses are expected to be consistent with prior guidance announced on November 1, 2012
  • Although specific guidance for orders and cash were not previously provided, due to the timing of this press release, the Company is providing additional Q2FY13 guidance on these metrics
    • Orders greater than revenue
    • Closing cash balance of approximately $95 million

Today's announcement is based on management's preliminary analysis of operations for the quarter ended December 28, 2012. Aviat Networks will report complete second quarter fiscal 2013 financial results and provide guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 after the market closes on January 30, 2013. Other than the information in this press release, no further financial information for Q2FY13 is planned to be provided prior to that date.

The company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on January 30, 2013 to discuss its financial results. To listen to the live conference call, please dial 480-629-9760 or toll free at 877-941-4774, access code 4590206, by 4:20 p.m. ET. A replay also will be available starting approximately one hour after the completion of the call until February 6, 2013. To access the replay, dial 303-590-3030 or toll free at 800-406-7325, access code 4590206.

Investors are invited to listen via webcast, which will be broadcast live and via replay at http://investors.aviatnetworks.com/events.cfm.

Michael Pangia, president and CEO, and Ned Hayes, senior vice president and CFO, are presenting on January 15, 2013 at the 15 th Annual Needham & Company Growth Conference in New York City. A live webcast of the presentation will be available at 4:10 p.m. Eastern Time on January 15, 2013 and will be archived for 90 days. The webcast can be accessed from the Investor Relations page of Aviat Networks' Web site at http://investors.aviatnetworks.com/events.cfm.

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety, utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks' solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize their investments and solve their most challenging network problems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in 46 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act and Section 27A of the Securities Act. All statements, trend analyses and other information contained herein about the markets for the services and products of Aviat Networks, Inc. and trends in revenue, as well as other statements identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including "anticipates," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "will," "see," "continues," "delivering," "view," and "intend," or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates reflecting the current beliefs of the senior management of Aviat Networks. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should therefore be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth in this document. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in the forward-looking statements include the following:
  • continued price erosion as a result of increased competition in the microwave transmission industry;
  • the impact of the volume, timing and customer, product and geographic mix of our product orders;
  • our ability to meet projected new product development dates or anticipated cost reductions of new products;
  • our suppliers' inability to perform and deliver on time as a result of their financial condition, component shortages or other supply chain constraints;
  • customer acceptance of new products;
  • the ability of our subcontractors to timely perform;
  • continued weakness in the global economy affecting customer spending;
  • retention of our key personnel;
  • our ability to manage and maintain key customer relationships;
  • uncertain economic conditions in the telecommunications sector combined with operator and supplier consolidation;
  • the timing of our receipt of payment for products or services from our customers;
  • our failure to protect our intellectual property rights or defend against intellectual property infringement claims by others;
  • the effects of currency and interest rate risks; and
  • the impact of political turmoil in countries where we have significant business.

For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties for our business, see "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 4, 2012 as well as other reports filed by Aviat Networks, Inc. with the SEC from time to time. Aviat Networks undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.

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