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Polycom Reports Significantly Improved Operating Performance on Revenue of $332 Million in Second Quarter 2014

August 4, 2014

ENP Newswire - 04 August 2014

Release date- 23072014 - SAN JOSE, Calif. -Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) today reported second quarter 2014 revenues of $332 million, non-GAAP net income of $30 million and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of 21 cents.

GAAP net income for the second quarter was $9 million, or 6 cents per diluted share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the tables at the end of this press release.

'We are successfully executing on our goal to improve operating performance,' said Peter Leav, Polycom President and Chief Executive Officer. 'As a company, we are committed to developing the best solutions in the marketplace for our customers, to driving continuous improvement in our business, and to delivering on our commitment to provide enhanced value to our shareholders.'

'Operating margin improved on both a sequential and year-over-year basis as a result of better overall gross margin and steady expense control,' said Laura Durr, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. 'We are pleased to report a 40 percent year-over-year increase in non-GAAP earnings per share, driven by lower share count and improved operational performance.'

On a comparative basis, consolidated financial results were:

On a geographic basis, consolidated revenues were comprised of:

By product category, inclusive of its service component, consolidated revenues were comprised of:

In Q2 2014, Polycom generated a total of $62 million in operating cash flow. Operating cash flow on a trailing 12 month basis was $167 million. Cash and investments at the end of Q2 2014 totaled $640 million, of which approximately $234 million is located onshore. Net of existing debt, cash and investments at the end of Q2 2014 totaled $395 million.

Separately, Polycom also announced today that its board of directors approved a new $200 million share repurchase authorization. Polycom expects to execute this new authorization over the next two years and expects to fund the share repurchases through cash on hand and future cash flow from operations.

Earnings Call Details

Polycom will hold a conference call today, July 23, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT to discuss these second quarter 2014 financial results. You may participate by listening to the webcast at or, for callers in the U.S. and Canada, you may participate by calling 1.800.734.4208 and for callers outside of the U.S. and Canada, by calling The pass code for the call is 'Polycom.' A replay of the call will also be available at or, for callers in the U.S. and Canada, at 1.800.633.8284 and, for callers outside of the U.S. and Canada, at 1.402.977.9140. The access number for the replay is 21722011. A replay of the call will be available on for at least three months.

Forward Looking Statements and Risk Factors

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding improved operating performance, future solutions, enhanced shareholder value and future share repurchases. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the impact of competition on our product sales and for our customers and partners and any resulting loss of business; the impact of increased competition due to consolidation in our industry or competition from companies that are larger or that have greater resources than we do; potential fluctuations in results and future growth rates; risks associated with global economic conditions and external market factors; the market acceptance of our products and changing market demands, including demands for differing technologies or product and services offerings; our ability to successfully implement process improvements and cost containment initiatives; changes to our strategic areas of focus; our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions into our business; possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products due to engineering, manufacturing or other delays; increasing costs and the availability and differing uses of capital; changes in key personnel that may cause disruption to the business; the impact of restructuring actions; and the impact of global conflicts that may adversely impact our business. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2014, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliation

To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Polycom uses non-GAAP measures of operating results, net income and income per share, which are adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses, gains and losses we believe appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of our past financial performance and also our prospects for the future. These adjustments to our current period GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of Polycom's underlying operational results and trends and our marketplace performance. For example, the non-GAAP results are an indication of our baseline performance before gains, losses, or other charges that are considered by management to be outside of our core operating results. In addition, these adjusted non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators management uses as a basis for our planning and forecasting of future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or diluted net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more.

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Investor Contact:

Laura Graves

Polycom, Inc.

Tel: 1.408.586.4271

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