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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 26, 2020
 
Broadcom Inc.
(Exact name of registrants as specified in its charter)
  
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-38449
 
35-2617337
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission file Number)

 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1320 Ridder Park Drive
 
 
 
 
San Jose,
CA
95131-2313
 
 
 
 
(408)
433-8000
 
 
 
 
(Address, including zip code, of
principal executive offices and registrant’s
telephone number, including area code)
 
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
AVGO
The NASDAQ Global Select Market
Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A, $0.001 par value
AVGOP
The NASDAQ Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company



If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

Item 8.01     Other Events.
As previously disclosed in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Broadcom Inc. ("Broadcom" or the "Company") for the quarter ended February 2, 2020 (as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 13, 2020), effective November 4, 2019, the Company realigned its organizational structure and the composition of its reportable segments.
The Company is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K to update operating results for all periods covered in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 3, 2019 (the “2019 Form 10-K”) (as filed with the SEC on December 20, 2019), in order to give effect to the change in reportable segments. Specific information subject to update is as follows:
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, attached as Exhibit 23.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference; and
Part I, Item 1: Business, Part II, Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and Part II, Item 8: Financial Statements and Supplemental Data, included in Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does not reflect events occurring after December 20, 2019, the date that the Company filed the 2019 Form 10-K, and does not modify or update the disclosures therein in any way, other than as required to reflect the change in accounting methodology as described above and to incorporate the reclassifications to incorporate the change in reportable segments described above and set forth in Exhibit 99.1, attached hereto. For information on developments regarding the Company since the filing of the 2019 Form 10-K, please refer to the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended February 2, 2020, and May 3, 2020 and other subsequent SEC filings.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)         Exhibits




Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This report contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance and other statements identified by words such as “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “should”, “intend”, “plan”, “potential”, “predict” “project”, “aim”, and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of the management of Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s and management’s control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.
Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include risks associated with: the COVID-19 pandemic, which has, and will likely continue to, negatively impact the global economy and disrupt normal business activity, and which may have an adverse effect on our results of operations; any loss of our significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; our dependence on contract manufacturing and outsourced supply chain; our dependency on a limited number of suppliers; global economic conditions and concerns; international political and economic conditions; any acquisitions we may make, such as delays, challenges and expenses associated with receiving governmental and regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions, and with integrating acquired businesses with our existing businesses and our ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected by such acquisitions, including our recent acquisition of Symantec Corporation’s Enterprise Security business; government regulations and trade restrictions; our significant indebtedness and the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; dependence on and risks associated with distributors and resellers of our products; dependence on senior management and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; involvement in legal or administrative proceedings; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; our ability to accurately estimate customers’ demand and adjust our manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in our target markets; our competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with our customers, as well as the timing of any design wins; prolonged disruptions of our or our contract manufacturers’ manufacturing facilities, warehouses or other significant operations; our ability to improve our manufacturing efficiency and quality; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to maintain or improve gross margin; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; compatibility of our software products with operating environments, platforms or third-party products; our ability to enter into satisfactory software license agreements; sales to our government clients; availability of third party software used in our products; use of open source code sources in our products; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product warranty and indemnification claims; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; our compliance with privacy and data security laws; our ability to protect against a breach of security systems; changes in accounting standards; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; our provision for income taxes and overall cash tax costs, legislation that may impact our overall cash tax costs and our ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature. Many of the foregoing risks and uncertainties are, and will be, exacerbated by the outbreak of COVID-19 and any worsening of the global business and economic environment as a result.
Our filings with the SEC, which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. Actual results may vary from the estimates provided. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of the estimates and other forward-looking statements made in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.






SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 26, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
Broadcom Inc.
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Thomas H. Krause, Jr.
 
Name:
Thomas H. Krause, Jr.
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer





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