Net sales for the three months ended July 2, 2016, were $879 million, compared with $890 million for the second quarter of 2015. The net loss for the second quarter of 2016 was $49 million, or $0.95 per share, compared with $77 million, or $1.50 per share, for the second quarter of 2015.
Adjusted net sales were $882 million, compared to $894 million in the second quarter of 2015; and adjusted gross margin was 46.4% in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 44.5% in the second quarter of 2015. Both adjusted net sales and gross margin exclude the impact of purchase accounting adjustments in 2016 and 2015.
“Our solid second quarter results reflected sales in-line with our expectations, gross margin expansion, lower expenses, and improved profitability versus the prior year, against a challenging macro-economic backdrop. Furthermore, we continued to make steady progress on our integration of the Enterprise business,” said Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Zebra Technologies. “We are reiterating our full year outlook with the assumption of no material change to the macro environment, and we remain fully committed to our strategic priorities.”
Adjusted net sales in the Enterprise segment accounted for $577 million compared to $574 million in the second quarter of 2015. Legacy Zebra segment net sales were $305 million compared to $320 million in the second quarter of 2015. On a constant currency basis, and excluding the purchase accounting adjustments, second quarter year-over-year adjusted net sales declined 0.3%, with the Enterprise segment growing approximately 1%, and the legacy Zebra segment declining by approximately 3%.
Adjusted gross margin for the quarter was 46.4%, compared to 44.5% in the prior year period, and reflects an increase primarily due to favorable changes in sales mix, improved margin on services, product cost reduction initiatives, and reductions in other costs.
Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 was $144 million, or 16.3% of adjusted net sales compared to $131 million, or 14.6% of adjusted net sales for the second quarter of 2015, primarily due to higher gross margin and lower operating expenses, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency changes versus the prior year period.
As of July 2, 2016, the company had cash of $141 million and total long term debt of $2.9 billion. For the first half of 2016, the company made $99 million in scheduled cash interest payments and $145 million in term loan principal payments.
For the first half of 2016, the company generated $122 million of cash flow from operations and incurred capital expenditures of $35 million. The company expects to pay down $300 million of debt principal in 2016.