CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, today announced record second quarter results for the period ended June 30, 2007. The company reported second quarter sales of $519.1 million and net income of $61.1 million, or $0.83 per diluted share.

For the second quarter of 2006, CommScope reported sales of $411.9 million and net income of $46.6 million, or $0.65 per diluted share. The reported second quarter 2006 net income included an after-tax gain of $18.6 million related to the recovery on a note receivable from OFS BrightWave, LLC and after-tax charges of $2.6 million related to restructuring costs. Excluding these special items, adjusted earnings were $30.6 million, or $0.43 per diluted share.

“We are pleased to deliver another record quarter as we expand our global leadership in infrastructure solutions for communications networks,” said CommScope Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Frank M. Drendel. “We believe that customer demand for bandwidth remains strong and we look forward to building upon positive industry fundamentals.

“We are also excited about the pending acquisition of Andrew Corporation, which we announced last month. We are moving forward and continue to expect the transaction to close before the end of 2007,” Drendel added.

Sales Overview

Sales for the second quarter of 2007 increased 26.0 percent year over year, driven by increased customer demand across all business segments and price increases in the Enterprise and Broadband segments due to higher material costs, which were implemented in the first half of 2006. The company experienced particularly strong sales growth in the Carrier segment. Below is a sales summary:

Enterprise segment sales rose 16.7 percent year over year to $239.4 million, primarily due to higher sales volume, favorable mix and price increases implemented in 2006 in response to higher costs. CommScope continues to experience success with its high-performance and industry-leading products, including the SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® X10D unshielded twisted pair cabling solution and the innovative iPatch® Real Time Infrastructure Management System, as enterprises upgrade their networks to manage expected bandwidth requirements. Enterprise sales grew in all geographic regions.

Broadband segment sales rose 19.7 percent year over year to $163.4 million, primarily due to higher sales volumes, price increases implemented in the first half of 2006 in response to higher material costs and the positive impact of the Signal Vision, Inc. acquisition, which closed on May 1, 2007. Competition between cable television and telephone companies has resulted in ongoing investment in their networks to support expanded video, data and voice services, which has stimulated Broadband sales. Broadband sales growth in the quarter was strongest in the Latin American and North American regions.

Carrier segment sales increased 64.4 percent year over year to $116.7 million. This robust growth is primarily the result of large domestic wireline carriers continuing to deploy broadband services to their customers. The Carrier segment has been CommScope’s fastest growing and most volatile segment.

Total international sales for the second quarter of 2007 rose 20.5 percent year over year to $160.1 million, or approximately 30.8 percent of total company sales.

External orders booked in the second quarter of 2007 were $548.3 million, up 12.2 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Andrew Acquisition

On June 27, 2007, CommScope and Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ: ANDW ) announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by their respective Boards of Directors, under which CommScope will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Andrew for $15.00 per share, at least 90 percent in cash. The combined company will be a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, including structured cabling solutions for the business enterprise; broadband cable and apparatus for cable television applications; and antenna and cable products, base station subsystems, coverage and capacity systems, and network solutions for wireless applications.

“With this acquisition, we are advancing CommScope’s position as a worldwide leader in ‘last mile’ solutions and are creating important cost reduction and growth opportunities that we believe will drive increased shareholder value,” Drendel stated. “We intend to build upon the complementary global product offerings to provide customers with a broader array of infrastructure solutions for video, voice, data and mobility.”

The total transaction value is approximately $2.6 billion, based on Andrew’s estimated 176 million shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis, which includes shares associated with Andrew’s existing convertible notes. CommScope expects to fund the cash portion of the purchase price through a combination of new credit facilities and available cash on hand. CommScope has obtained customary fully underwritten debt financing commitment letters from Bank of America and Wachovia Bank, N.A. (and their respective affiliates). The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2007 and is not conditioned on receipt of financing by CommScope.

The transaction is subject to completion of customary closing conditions, including effectiveness of a registration statement on Form S-4, approval by Andrew’s stockholders, clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and any other applicable laws or regulations. On July 16, 2007, CommScope and Andrew submitted their pre-merger notification filings as required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Other Second Quarter Highlights

• CommScope was added to the annual FORTUNE 1000 list of the largest corporations in the United States. With 2006 sales of $1.62 billion, CommScope was ranked No. 11 in the “Network and Other Communications Equipment” industry by FORTUNE magazine, alongside the nation’s other leading communication technology companies.

• CommScope acquired substantially all the assets and assumed certain current liabilities of Signal Vision, Inc., a leading supplier of broadband radio frequency subscriber products. Signal Vision’s product lines include passives, indoor amplifiers and addressable taps. Signal Vision had revenues of less than $30 million in 2006.

• SYSTIMAX® Solutions™ extended its product portfolio through several product introductions, including the global launch of the SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® X10D FTP (Foiled Twisted Pair) solution. The GigaSPEED X10D FTP solution was developed for customers around the world with a strong preference for FTP solutions and is designed to support and exceed the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T (10 Gb/s Ethernet over twisted pair cabling) standard ratified last summer. Earlier in the quarter, SYSTIMAX® Solutions was the first to showcase a live 10GBASE-T demonstration over 100 meters using its GigaSPEED X10D UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cabling solution in concert with Solarflare Communications Solarstorm™ 10GBASE-T server adapters.

• CommScope successfully deployed the BrightPath™ system with three major broadband cable operators and has installations pending with three additional cable customers. BrightPath is an innovative Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) distribution system designed to work seamlessly with existing Hybrid-Fiber-Coax (HFC) networks. BrightPath is fully compatible with the existing DOCSIS-based headend and subscriber equipment, which allows operators to cost-effectively deliver their suite of analog, digital and interactive services over fiber to the home. It can be deployed selectively in new build applications to provide a competitive advantage with lower upfront cost and maintenance relative to a traditional passive optical network (PON).

• Gross margin for the second quarter of 2007 was 31.3 percent, up nearly 500 basis points year over year. The gross margin improvements were primarily due to higher sales levels, the impact of cost management efforts, favorable mix and the positive impact of price increases implemented in 2006 for certain products in response to increases in the cost of raw materials.

• SG&A for the second quarter of 2007 was $67.6 million or 13.0 percent of sales, compared to $58.3 million or 14.1 percent of sales in the year-ago quarter. SG&A declined as a percentage of sales primarily due to higher sales levels.

• Second quarter 2007 results include $2.4 million of pretax equity-based compensation expense in accordance with SFAS No. 123(R).

• Operating income for the second quarter of 2007 more than doubled year over year to $86.4 million, or 16.6 percent of sales. In the year-ago quarter, operating income was $38.1 million, or 9.2 percent of sales. Excluding restructuring costs, operating income would have been $42.1 million, or 10.2 percent of sales, for the year-ago quarter.

• Total depreciation and amortization expense was $12.5 million for the second quarter of 2007.

• Net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter of 2007 was $47.2 million. Capital spending in the quarter was $7.2 million.


CommScope management provided the following guidance for the third quarter and calendar year 2007, without giving effect to the proposed acquisition of Andrew.

Third Quarter 2007

• For the third quarter of 2007, revenue is expected to be $510 - $530 million and operating margin is expected to be 15.5 percent to16.5 percent, excluding special items.

Calendar Year 2007

• For calendar year 2007, the company has increased its revenue and operating margin guidance. CommScope now expects revenue in the range of $1.90 - $1.94 billion and operating margin of 15.25 percent to 15.50 percent, excluding special items.

• The effective tax rate is expected to be 31 percent to 33 percent.

The company’s previous calendar year 2007 guidance was sales of $1.84 - $1.89 billion and

operating margin of 13.5 percent to 14.5 percent, excluding special items.

“Our revised revenue guidance reflects expectations of continued strength across all of our business segments,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jearld L. Leonhardt. “However, material costs continue to rise and we may not be able to fully recover these costs in the short term. As a result of this volatility, we expect operating margin in the second half of 2007 to be lower than the first half of the year. Nonetheless, we are pleased to raise 2007 guidance and to be in a position to achieve record calendar year financial performance.”

Conference Call Information

CommScope plans to host a call today at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss second quarter results. You are invited to listen to the conference call or live webcast with Frank Drendel, Chairman and CEO; Brian Garrett, President and COO; and Jearld Leonhardt, Executive Vice President and CFO.

To participate on the conference call, domestic and international callers should dial +1-706-679-4510. Please plan to dial in 10-15 minutes before the start of the call to facilitate a timely connection. The live, listen-only audio of the conference call will be available through a link on the “Events/Presentations” tab of the Investor Relations section of CommScope’s website at

If you are unable to participate on the call and would like to hear a replay, you may dial 800-633-8284. International callers should dial +1-402-977-9140 for the replay. The replay ID is 21344668 and it will be available through Monday, August 6. A webcast replay will also be archived on CommScope’s website for a limited period of time following the conference call.

About CommScope

CommScope (NYSE: CTV – is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® SolutionsTM and Uniprise® Solutions brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the world’s largest manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with high-performance wired or wireless cabling solutions.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, the proposed business combination between CommScope and Andrew and the anticipated consequences and benefits of such transaction, and other financial and operational items relating to CommScope and Andrew. Statements made in the future tense, and statements using words such as “intend,” “goal,” “estimate,” “expect,” “expectations,” “project,” “projections,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believe,” “think,” “confident” and “scheduled” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are beyond the control of CommScope or Andrew. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements, and therefore should be carefully considered. Relevant risks and uncertainties relating to the proposed transaction include, but are not limited to: the risk that required regulatory review and approval may not be obtained in a timely manner, if at all; Andrew’s stockholders may not approve the proposed transaction; the anticipated benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction may not be realized; the integration of Andrew’s operations with CommScope could be materially delayed or may be more costly or difficult than expected; the proposed transaction may not be consummated; legal proceedings may be commenced by or against CommScope or Andrew. Relevant risks and uncertainties generally applicable to CommScope and Andrew include, but are not limited to: changes in cost and availability of key raw materials and the ability to recover these costs from customers through pricing actions; customer demand for products and the ability to maintain existing business alliances with key customers or distributors; concentration of sales among a limited number of customers or distributors; the risk that internal production capacity and that of contract manufacturers may be insufficient to meet customer demand for products; the risk that customers might cancel orders placed or that orders currently placed may affect order levels in the future; continuing consolidation among customers; competitive pricing and acceptance of products; industry competition and the ability to retain customers through product innovation; possible production disruption due to supplier or contract manufacturer bankruptcy, reorganization or restructuring; successful ongoing operation of our vertical integration activities; ability to achieve expected sales, growth and earnings goals; costs of protecting or defending intellectual property; ability to obtain capital on commercially reasonable terms; regulatory changes affecting us or the industries we serve. For a more complete description of factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available on CommScope’s website or at, and Andrew’s filings with the SEC, which are available on Andrew’s website or at In providing forward-looking statements, neither CommScope nor Andrew intends, and neither undertakes any duty or obligation, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Additional Information

In connection with the proposed merger, CommScope intends to file a registration statement with the SEC on Form S-4 and CommScope and Andrew expect to mail a proxy statement/prospectus to Andrew’s stockholders containing information about the merger. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

The registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus will contain important information about CommScope, Andrew, the merger, and related matters. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents through the web site maintained by the SEC at In addition to the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus, CommScope and Andrew file annual, quarterly, and special reports, proxy statements, and other information with the SEC. Printed copies of these documents can also be obtained free of charge (other than a reasonable duplicating charge for exhibits to our reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K) by any stockholder who requests them from either CommScope’s or Andrew’s Investor Relations Department:

CommScope, Inc.
Investor Relations
1100 CommScope Place, SE
P.O. Box 339
Hickory, North Carolina 28602 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-828-324-2200
Fax: 1-828-982-1708
Andrew Corporation
Investor Relations
3 Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite 900
Westchester, Illinois 60154 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-232-6767 or 1-708-236-6616
Fax: 1-708-492-3774

CommScope, Andrew and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Andrew stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about CommScope’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of CommScope common stock is set forth in the definitive proxy statement for CommScope’s 2007 annual meeting of stockholders, as filed by CommScope with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 16, 2007. Information about Andrew’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of Andrew common stock is set forth in the definitive proxy statement for Andrew’s 2007 annual meeting of stockholders, as filed by Andrew with the SEC on Schedule 14A on December 29, 2006. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

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