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Sun Microsystems Exceeds Profit Target; Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2007


Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) reported results today for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2007, exceeding its operating margin target, improving gross margin and delivering another sequential quarter of profit.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 were $3.835 billion. For the full fiscal year, the Company reported revenues of $13.873 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent over fiscal year 2006. Total gross margin as a percent of revenues for the fourth quarter was 47.2 percent, and gross margin for the full fiscal year was 45.2 percent, an increase of 2.1 percentage points over fiscal year 2006. Operating margin for the fourth quarter was 8.5 percent.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 on a GAAP basis was $329 million, or $0.09 per share on a diluted basis. For the full fiscal year, net income was $473 million, or $0.13 per share, on a diluted basis, as compared with a net loss of $864 million, or ($0.25) per share, for fiscal 2006.

Cash generated from operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 was $564 million, and cash and marketable debt securities balance at the end of the quarter was approximately $5.9 billion.

“With a solid strategy and consistent execution, we delivered on our commitment to achieve at least 4 percent operating margin in the fourth quarter. This milestone marks significant progress toward our longer-term growth plan of at least 10 percent operating margin for the full fiscal year 2009,” said Jonathan Schwartz, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems. “The Solaris 10 Operating System continues to fuel opportunity for us and our partners, allowing customers to leverage built-in virtualization to harvest more value from their datacenters, without the unnecessary expense of separate software licenses.”

Sun has scheduled a conference call today to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter fiscal year 2007 at 1:30 p.m. (PT), which is being broadcast live at

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A singular vision -- “The Network Is The Computer” -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world’s most important markets. Sun’s philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at


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