Silicon Laboratories Reports Record Revenue

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Silicon Laboratories Reports Record Revenue

Company Delivers Strong Quarterly Performance and Outlook

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NAS: SLAB) , a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today reported record third quarter revenue of $149.5 million, an impressive 25 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2011. The company believes market share gains across the portfolio and record design win activity are enabling the business to outperform the end markets.


Financial Highlights

Third quarter revenue was up ten percent sequentially due to both organic growth and the additional revenue from an acquisition completed during the quarter. On a GAAP-basis, gross margin was 57.9 percent, which included one-time charges associated with the acquisition. R&D investment increased to $34.8 million, and SG&A expense decreased to $24.5 million. SG&A expense declined primarily due to an $8.1 million gain from the purchase of the company's headquarters. Resulting GAAP operating income increased to 18.2 percent. Diluted GAAP earnings per share declined to $0.24 and included other charges related to the acquisition of Ember and a net gain from the purchase of the headquarters buildings.

The following non-GAAP results exclude the impact of stock compensation and other one-time items. Gross margin was 61.0 percent for the quarter. Operating expenses decreased to 39.1 percent of sales. R&D increased to $31.7 million, and SG&A increased to $26.7 million due to the acquisition and increased variable compensation. Operating income, therefore, was better than expected at 21.9 percent of revenue. Strong revenue growth and operating performance resulted in significant earnings leverage. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter was 61 cents, a 20 percent sequential increase. Reconciling charges are set forth in the financial measures table included below.

The company repurchased $14.9 million of stock and ended the quarter with $285 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments due to continued healthy cash flow from operations.

Business Highlights

All of the company's major product categories, Access, Broadcast and Broad-based, grew sequentially again in the third quarter. The company believes it is benefiting from growth trends in energy efficiency, the "Internet of Everything", and the explosion in demand for bandwidth, all of which drive an increasing need for mixed-signal ICs.

The Broad-based business was up 15 percent as the company's microcontroller (MCU) products posted record revenue. The increase, driven by both organic growth and the acquisition of ZigBee® wireless products, resulted from market share gains in communications infrastructure, consumer devices, smart energy, home automation and security. The company's power products benefited from customers' power system re-designs, growing 20 percent sequentially.

The Broadcast business increased in both audio and video as consumer equipment makers continued to build ahead of the holidays. Design win traction remains very strong, with the company's video products closing on the majority of 2013 TV models, enabling continued share gains into next year. The Access products also posted sequential growth due to new ramps in PBX systems, voice over cable and Power over Ethernet applications.

"Our Broad-based business has achieved critical mass, and with double-digit annual growth rates, it is on track to be the majority of our business as we exit the year," said Tyson Tuttle, president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories. "We've aligned our product focus to capitalize on the most important trends impacting mixed-signal ICs, and I feel good about extending the breadth and quality of the growth we're seeing in the business into 2013."

The company expects revenue for the fourth quarter to be in the range of $145 to $150 million.

Webcast and Conference Call

A conference call discussing the quarterly results will follow this press release at 7:30 a.m. Central time. An audio webcast will be available simultaneously on Silicon Laboratories' website under Investor Relations (www.silabs.com). A replay will be available after the call at the same website listed above or by calling 1 (855) 859-2056 or +1 (404) 537-3406 (international) and by entering 39712936. The replay will be available through November 7.

About Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications. Silicon Laboratories' diverse portfolio of highly integrated, patented solutions is developed by a world-class engineering team with expertise in cutting-edge mixed-signal design. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales and applications offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Silicon Laboratories, please visit www.silabs.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Silicon Laboratories' current expectations. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "will" and similar phrases as they relate to Silicon Laboratories are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Silicon Laboratories and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that Silicon Laboratories may not be able to maintain its historical growth; quarterly fluctuations in revenues and operating results; volatile stock price; average selling prices of products may decrease significantly and rapidly; difficulties developing new products that achieve market acceptance; dependence on a limited number of products and customers; intellectual property litigation risks; inventory-related risks; risks associated with acquisitions; difficulties managing international activities; difficulties managing our manufacturers and subcontractors; risks that Silicon Laboratories may not be able to manage strains associated with its growth; credit risks associated with our accounts receivable; dependence on key personnel; risks associated with divestitures; geographic concentration of manufacturers, assemblers, test service providers and customers in Asia that subjects Silicon Laboratories' business and results of operations to risks of natural disasters, epidemics, war and political unrest; the competitive and cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and other factors that are detailed in Silicon Laboratories' filings with the SEC. Silicon Laboratories disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Note to editors: Silicon Laboratories, Silicon Labs and the Silicon Labs logo are trademarks of Silicon Laboratories Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

    
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 29,

2012

  October 1,

2011

September 29,

2012

  October 1,

2011

Revenues$149,461$119,100$410,833$364,933
Cost of revenues 62,968  46,203  166,442  143,666 
Gross margin86,49372,897244,391221,267
Operating expenses:
Research and development34,76831,715101,943101,248
Selling, general and administrative 24,495  27,254  82,075  85,168 
Operating expenses 59,263  58,969  184,018  186,416 
Operating income27,23013,92860,37334,851
Other income (expense):
Interest income2433881,1031,432
Interest expense(234)(4)(299)(14)
Other income (expense), net (161) (81) 807  292 
Income before income taxes27,07814,23161,98436,561
Provision for income taxes 17,054  2,976  17,131  13,894 
 

Net income

$10,024 $11,255 $44,853 $22,667 
 
Earnings per share:
Basic$0.24$0.26$1.06$0.52
Diluted$0.24$0.26$1.04$0.50
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic41,73542,83442,27943,902
Diluted42,52043,91943,26145,305
 
 
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except per share data)
  
Non-GAAP Income Statement ItemsThree Months Ended

September 29, 2012

GAAP

Measure

  GAAP

Percent of Revenue

  Stock

Compensation Expense *

  Termination Costs  

Acquisition Related
Items

  Headquarters Purchase

Items

  Non-GAAP

Measure

  

Non-GAAP

Percent of Revenue

Revenues$149,461
 
Gross margin86,49357.9%$261$--$4,466$--$91,22061.0%
 
Research and

development

34,76823.3%3,039----

--

31,729

21.2%
 
Selling, general and

administrative

24,495

16.4

%

4,096

1,428

358

(8,113

)

26,726

17.9%
 
Operating expenses59,26339.7%7,1351,428358(8,113)58,45539.1%
 
Operating income27,23018.2%7,3961,4284,824(8,113)32,76521.9%
 
                   
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per ShareThree Months Ended

September 29, 2012

GAAP

Measure

Stock

Compensation Expense *

Termination Costs

Acquisition Related
Items

Headquarters Purchase

Items

Non-GAAP

Measure

Net income$10,024$6,595$1,136$13,651$(5,274)$26,132
 
Diluted shares outstanding42,52042,520
 
Diluted earnings per share$0.24$0.61

* Excludes stock compensation recognized in connection with terminations costs for our former CEO.

   
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
September 29,

2012

December 31,

2011

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$125,505$94,964
Short-term investments148,573212,526

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $789 at September 29, 2012 and $725 at December 31, 2011

75,74955,351
Inventories42,52334,778
Deferred income taxes15,87011,563
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 36,735  43,867 
Total current assets444,955453,049
Long-term investments11,41817,477
Property and equipment, net136,32125,141
Goodwill130,069115,489
Other intangible assets, net94,61160,005
Other assets, net 37,669  34,830 
Total assets$855,043 $705,991 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$35,476$26,354
Current portion of long-term debt5,000--
Accrued expenses41,44130,857
Deferred income on shipments to distributors30,90324,962
Income taxes 3,339  665 
Total current liabilities116,15982,838
Long-term debt95,000--
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