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Semtech Announces Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today reported unaudited financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended July 27, 2014.

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 were $145.7 million, up 10 percent from the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 and down 12 percent from the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

Gross profit margin, computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 was 60.5 percent compared to 58.8 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 and 61.0 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $17.9 million or $0.26 per diluted share. This compares to GAAP net income of $7.9 million or $0.12 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 and GAAP net income of $19.1 million or $0.28 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

To facilitate the complete understanding of comparable financial performance between periods, Semtech also presents performance results net of certain non-cash and one-time items. Semtech's non-GAAP results exclude the following items:

  • Stock-based compensation expense
  • Acquisition related fair value adjustments
  • Intangible amortization and impairments
  • Transaction and other acquisition related expenses
  • Restructuring and integration related expenses
  • Acquisition debt refinancing expenses

Excluding the items listed above, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $28.3 million or $0.42 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $21.8 million or $0.32 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 and was $35.8 million or $0.52 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 was 60.8 percent. Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 was 59.8 percent and 61.3 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

As of July 27, 2014, Semtech had $239.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. This compares to $244.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Q2 was a very strong quarter for Semtech. Our 10% sequential net revenue growth was driven by strength from all end-markets and from all our main product groups. Our Signal Integrity and Power product groups exhibited the strongest growth as the insatiable demand for bandwidth at lower power in many systems including LTE base stations and datacenters drive demand for Semtech platforms.” Maheswaran added, “As we continue our recovery from headwinds faced in the second half of fiscal year 2014, our end-market and product diversity, along with our continued focus on delivering profitable growth, enabled the Company to deliver solid operating income growth and generate strong operating cash flow during the quarter.”

The results announced today are preliminary, as they are subject to the Company finalizing its closing procedures and customary quarterly review by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. As such, these results are subject to revision until the Company will have filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 Outlook

  • Net sales are expected to be in the range of $142 million to $152 million
  • GAAP gross profit margin is expected to be in the range of 60.2% to 60.8%
  • Non-GAAP gross profit margin is expected to be in the range of 60.5% to 61.0%
  • GAAP SG&A expense is expected to be in the range of $31.7 million to $32.5 million
  • GAAP R&D expense is expected to be in the range of $28.5 million to $29.1 million
  • Stock-based compensation expense, is expected to be approximately $8.6 million, categorized as follows: $0.4 million cost of sales, $5.2 million SG&A, and $3.0 million R&D
  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets is expected to be approximately $6.4 million
  • Interest and other expense is expected to be approximately $1.6 million
  • GAAP tax rate is expected to be in the range of 11% to 13%
  • Non-GAAP tax rate is expected to be in the range of 14% to 16%
  • GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $0.22 to $0.30
  • Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $0.42 to $0.48
  • Fully diluted share count is expected to be approximately 67.4 million shares
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $10.0 million

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP, this release includes a non-GAAP presentation of gross profit margin, net income and earnings per diluted share and free cash flow. To provide additional insight into the Company's third quarter outlook, this release includes a presentation of forward-looking non-GAAP measures including gross profit margin, tax rate and earnings per diluted share. The non-GAAP gross profit, net income and earnings per diluted share measures exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets and the other items detailed above. The non-GAAP presentation of free cash flow excludes capital expenditures. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of the Company's comparable financial performance between periods. In addition, the Company's management generally excludes the items noted above when managing and evaluating the performance of the business. The financial statements provided with this release include reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 and first quarter of fiscal year 2015, and a reconciliation of forward-looking earnings per diluted share to its most comparable GAAP measure for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015. These additional non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered substitutes for any measures derived in accordance with GAAP and may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our operations, industry, financial condition, performance, results of operations, and liquidity. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical information or statements of current condition and relate to matters such as future financial performance, future operational performance, the anticipated impact of specific items on future earnings, and our plans, objectives and expectations. Statements containing words such as “may,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “estimates,” “should,” “will,” “designed to,” “projections,” or “business outlook,” or other similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those projected. Potential factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: potential differences between the unaudited results disclosed in this release and the Company’s final results for the quarter when disclosed in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as a result of the completion of the Company’s financial closing procedures, final adjustments, review by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm and other developments arising between now and the disclosure of the final results; the continuation and/or pace of key trends considered to be main contributors to the Company's growth, such as demand for increased network bandwidth, demand for increasing energy efficiency in the Company's products or end-use applications of the products, and demand for increasing miniaturization of electronic components; shifts in demand among target customers, and other comparable changes or protracted weakness in projected or anticipated markets; competitive changes in the marketplace, including, but not limited to the pace of growth or adoption rates of applicable products or technologies; shifts in focus among target customers, and other comparable changes in projected or anticipated end-user markets; adequate supply of components and materials from our suppliers, and of our products from our third-party manufacturers, to include disruptions due to natural causes or disasters, weather, or other extraordinary events; the Company's ability to forecast and achieve anticipated revenues and earnings estimates in light of periodic economic uncertainty, to include impacts arising from European and global economic dynamics; the Company's ability to manage expenses to achieve anticipated amounts; and the amount and timing of expenditures for capital equipment deemed necessary or advisable by the Company. Additionally, forward-looking statements should be considered in conjunction with the cautionary statements contained in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 26, 2014, including, without limitation, information under the captions “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors,” in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in material incorporated therein by reference. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein that may cause actual performance and results to differ materially from those predicted, any such forward-looking information should not be regarded as representations or guarantees by the Company of future performance or results, or that its objectives or plans will be achieved or that any of its operating expectations or financial forecasts will be realized. Reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained herein, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly release the results of any update or revision to any forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated or future events, or otherwise.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit http://www.semtech.com.

Semtech and the Semtech logo are registered marks of Semtech Corporation.

SEMTECH CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Table in thousands - except per share amount)
           
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 27, April 27, July 28, July 27, July 28,
  2014       2014     2013     2014     2013  
Q2 2015   Q1 2015 Q2 2014 Q2 2015 Q2 2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Net sales $ 145,742 $ 132,859 $ 165,010 $ 278,601 $ 327,417
Cost of sales   57,521     54,775     64,302     112,296     129,422  
Gross profit 88,221 78,084 100,708 166,305 197,995
Operating costs and expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 31,547 31,696 33,315 63,243 68,109
Product development and engineering 28,173 27,813 33,125 55,986 67,684
Intangible amortization and impairments 6,444 6,425 9,811 12,869 17,667
Restructuring charges   -     1,001     -     1,001     -  
Total operating costs and expenses   66,164     66,935     76,251     133,099     153,460  
Operating income 22,057 11,149 24,457 33,206 44,535
Interest expense (1,588 ) (1,387 ) (10,584 ) (2,975 ) (14,644 )
Interest income and other (expense), net   (345 )   (278 )   (198 )   (623 )   (1,005 )
Income before taxes 20,124 9,484 13,675 29,608 28,886
Provision (benefit) for taxes   2,226     1,617     (5,437 )   3,843     (5,003 )
Net income $ 17,898   $ 7,867   $ 19,112   $ 25,765   $ 33,889  
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.27 $ 0.12 $ 0.28 $ 0.38 $ 0.50
Diluted $ 0.26 $ 0.12 $ 0.28 $ 0.38 $ 0.49
 
Weighted average number of shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 67,208 67,300 67,614 67,254 67,285
Diluted

67,850

67,970 69,090

67,888

68,812
 
SEMTECH CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Table in thousands)
   
July 27, January 26,
2014 2014
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 238,667 $ 243,194
Accounts receivable, net 68,468 66,333
Inventories 54,479 60,267
Deferred tax assets 2,998 2,946
Prepaid taxes 2,387 4,993
Other current assets   20,824   15,863
Total current assets 387,823 393,596
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 111,576 110,121
Long-term investments 550 3,674
Deferred income taxes 84 348
Goodwill 276,898 276,898
Other intangible assets, net 128,301 140,944
Other assets   29,124   23,359
Total assets $ 934,356 $ 948,940
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 37,819 $ 40,016
Accrued liabilities 40,519 44,148
Deferred revenue 6,427 7,267
Current portion - long term debt 18,539 18,529
Deferred tax liabilities   927   930
Total current liabilities 104,231 110,890
 
Deferred tax liabilities - non-current 6,802 3,626
Long term debt - less current 239,022 273,293
Other long-term liabilities 27,881 25,288
Stockholders’ equity   556,420   535,843
Total liabilities & stockholders' equity $ 934,356 $ 948,940

 
SEMTECH CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Table in thousands)
   
Six Months Ended
July 27, July 28,
  2014     2013  
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
 
Net income $ 25,765 $ 33,889
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 61,137 58,445
Net cash used in investing activities (13,731 ) (18,143 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (51,933 )   (26,434 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (4,527 ) 13,868
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   243,194     223,192  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 238,667   $ 237,060  
 
SEMTECH CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED GAAP STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Tables in thousands - except per share amounts)
           
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 27, April 27, July 28, July 27, July 28,
  2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
Stock-based Compensation Expense Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q2 2014 Q2 2015 Q2 2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Cost of sales $ 355 $ 363 $ 405 $ 718 $ 733
Selling, general and administrative 3,448 4,065 3,548 7,513 8,430
Product development and engineering   2,472     2,419     2,203     4,891     5,619  
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 6,274   $ 6,847   $ 6,156   $ 13,121   $ 14,782  
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 27, April 27, July 28, July 27, July 28,
  2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
Gross Profit - Reconciliation GAAP to Non-GAAP Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q2 2014 Q2 2015 Q2 2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
GAAP gross profit $ 88,221 $ 78,084 $ 100,708 $ 166,305 $ 197,995
Adjustments to GAAP gross profit:
Stock-based compensation expense 355 363 405 718 733
Acquisition related fair value adjustments - - - - 2,408
Impairment charges   -     1,056     -     1,056     -  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 88,576   $ 79,503   $ 101,113   $ 168,079   $ 201,136  
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 27, April 27, July 28, July 27, July 28,
  2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
Net Income - Reconciliation GAAP to Non-GAAP Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q2 2014 Q2 2015 Q2 2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
GAAP net income $ 17,898 $ 7,867 $ 19,112 $ 25,765 $ 33,889
 
Adjustments to GAAP net income:
Stock-based compensation expense $ 6,274 $ 6,847 $ 6,156 $ 13,121 $ 14,782
Acquisition related fair value adjustments 339 339 338 678 3,085
Transaction and integration related expenses 58 444 506 502 1,437
Intangible amortization and impairments 6,444 6,425 9,811 12,869 17,667
Writeoff of deferred financing cost - - 8,773 - 8,773
Restructuring charges - 1,001 - 1,001 -
Impairment charges - 1,052 - 1,052 -
         
Total before tax adjustment 13,115 16,108 25,584 29,223 45,745
Associated tax effect   (2,740 )   (2,212 )   (8,935 )   (4,952 )   (12,605 )
Total of supplemental information net of taxes   10,375     13,896     16,649     24,271     33,140  
Non-GAAP net income $ 28,273   $ 21,763   $ 35,761   $ 50,036   $ 67,028  
 
Diluted GAAP earnings per share $ 0.26 $ 0.12 $ 0.28 $ 0.38 $ 0.49
Adjustments per above   0.16     0.20     0.24     0.36     0.48  
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share $ 0.42   $ 0.32   $ 0.52   $ 0.74   $ 0.97  
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 27, April 27, July 28, July 27, July 28,
  2014     2014     2013     2014     2013  
Tax Impact Associated With Supplemental Information Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q2 2014 Q2 2015 Q2 2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Adjustments to GAAP net income:
Stock-based compensation expense $ 1,101 $ 1,364 $ 2,596 2,465 $ 3,799
Acquisition related fair value adjustments - - 66 - 636
Transaction and integration related expenses 183 138 194 321 477
Intangible amortization and impairments 1,552 1,499 2,877 3,051 4,491
Restructuring charges (30 ) 341 - 311 -
Impairment charges - 84 - 84 -
Valuation allowance (66 ) (1,214 ) - (1,280 ) -
Writeoff of deferred financing cost   -     -     3,202     -     3,202  
Total of associated tax effect $ 2,740   $ 2,212   $ 8,935   $ 4,952   $ 12,605  
 
 
Three Months Ended
July 27, April 27, July 28,
  2014     2014     2013  
Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q2 2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Free Cash Flow:
Cash Flow from Operations $ 38,368 $ 22,769 $ 41,296
Net Capital Expenditure   (6,283 )   (6,379 )   (12,815 )
Free Cash Flow: $ 32,085   $ 16,390   $ 28,481  
 
 
Q3 FY15 Earnings Per Share Guidance
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation (net of tax)

Low

High

GAAP EPS 0.22 0.30
 
Stock based compensation expense 0.11 0.10
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.09 0.08
   
Non-GAAP EPS   0.42     0.48  

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