IXYS Announces Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

IXYS Announces Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IXYS Corporation (NAS: IXYS) , an international power semiconductor and IC company, today announced results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Net revenues in the quarter ended September 30, 2012 were $68.5 million, a decrease of $30.5 million, or 30.9%, as compared to net revenues of $99.0 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year.


For the six months ended September 30, 2012, IXYS reported net revenues of $149.3 million, a decrease of $51.5 million, or 25.6%, as compared with net revenues of $200.8 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

"Continued weakness in the industrial market has driven our revenues down. Our other traditional markets, which include the telecommunications and medical markets, have also shown weakness in demand. However, given our conservative approach to uncertainty, we braced IXYS for such conditions, refrained from any acquisition and concentrated on profitability, while continuing our focus on R&D and new products introductions," commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, Chairman and CEO of IXYS. "It is important to note that we continue to retain our strong customer base in the industrial, alternative energy, medical, telecom and transportation markets through a pipeline of new products and design wins. As these markets rebound from the current slowdown, we are poised to return to our growth pattern with higher profitability."

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $105.3 million at September 30, 2012, an increase of $6.1 million as compared to March 2012. The company had a profitable quarter, with record cash. During the quarter ended September 30, 2012, the company purchased about 221,000 shares of its common stock for about $2.1 million. IXYS can still purchase approximately 1.1 million shares under the current buyback programs.

"In addition to generating significant cash from operations, which resulted in another record quarter end cash balance, IXYS has been proactively monitoring its expenses, evidenced by the fact that our SG&A expenses, expressed in absolute dollars, have been the lowest in the last five quarters," noted Uzi Sasson, President and CFO of IXYS.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $2.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, as compared to a net income of $10.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the same quarter in the prior fiscal year. Net income for the six months ended September 30, 2012 was $8.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, as compared to a net income of $20.9 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

Gross profit was $20.5 million, or 30.0% of net revenues, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, as compared to gross profit of $31.5 million, or 31.8% of net revenues, for the same quarter in the prior fiscal year.

Gross profit for the six months ended September 30, 2012 was $47.7 million, or 31.9% of net revenues, as compared to a gross profit of $66.5 million, or 33.1% of net revenues, for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

"The credit constraints in Europe and the dramatic slowdown in Asia have adversely affected our performance," stated Uzi Sasson, President and CFO of IXYS. "The feedback that we get from our suppliers and customers indicates that market volatility still prevails; therefore, we expect revenues for the December 2012 quarter to be relatively flat as compared to the revenues for the September 2012 quarter."

About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding in Silicon Valley, IXYS Corporation has been developing technology-driven products to improve energy conversion efficiency, generate clean energy, improve automation, and provide advanced products for the transportation, medical and telecommunications industries. IXYS, with its subsidiaries, is a worldwide pioneer in the development of power semiconductors, solid-state relays, high voltage integrated circuits (HVIC) and microcontrollers that are necessary in conserving energy and in reducing the world's dependence on fossil fuels.

Diminishing natural resources, demand for renewable energy and environmental directives for energy efficiency represent a significant challenge. IXYS' power semiconductors and mixed-signal integrated circuits (IC) play a vital role in reducing energy costs and consumption by optimizing the energy efficiency of everyday products. With an end-customer base of over 2,000 telecommunications, transportation, industrial, medical and consumer companies, IXYS is a worldwide recognized provider of advanced semiconductors.

Additional information may be obtained by visiting IXYS' website at http://www.ixys.com, or by contacting the company directly.

Safe Harbor Statement

The foregoing press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to our customer base, new products, design wins, a rebound, a return to our growth pattern with higher profitability, feedback, market volatility and our expectations for revenues during the December 2012 quarter. Actual results may vary materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, due to adverse macroeconomic events in Europe, Asia or the United States, changes in customer delivery schedules, the cancellation of orders, an unanticipated decline in our business, increased competition, cash flow difficulties, unanticipated technological hurdles, adverse changes in customer demand and increasing product costs, among other things. Further information on other factors that could affect IXYS is detailed and included in reports IXYS filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. IXYS undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

IXYS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

September 30,

March 31,

2012

2012

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

105,251

$

99,113

Accounts receivable, net

38,130

48,420

Other receivables

2,039

853

Inventories, net

89,583

86,240

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

4,530

6,081

Deferred income taxes

8,410

8,450

Total current assets

247,943

249,157

Plant and equipment, net

52,760

56,071

Other assets

16,178

13,053

Deferred income taxes

25,415

25,629

Total assets

$

342,296

$

343,910

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of capitalized lease obligations

$

2,535

$

2,873

Current portion of notes payable to bank

961

1,696

Accounts payable

14,215

14,427

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

17,637

22,023

Total current liabilities

35,348

41,019

Capitalized lease and other long term obligations, net of current portion

31,664

33,783

Pension liabilities

14,288

15,001

Total liabilities

81,300

89,803

Common stock

379

378

Additional paid-in capital

142,299

141,445

Retained earnings

118,479

110,194

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(161

)

2,090

Stockholders' equity

260,996

254,107

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

342,296

$

343,910

IXYS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net revenues

$

68,461

$

99,004

$

149,318

$

200,782

Cost of goods sold

47,943

67,526

101,611

134,269

Gross profit

20,518

31,478

47,707

66,513

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering

6,752

6,504

13,401

13,437

Selling, general and administrative

9,905

10,186

21,092

21,315

Amortization of intangibles

484

603

1,124

1,245

Total operating expenses

17,141

17,293

35,617

35,997

Operating income

3,377

14,185

12,090

30,516

Other income (expense), net

56

1,460

584

851

Income before income tax provision

3,433

15,645

12,674

31,367

Provision for income tax

1,076

4,698

4,310

10,444

Net income

$

2,357

$

10,947

$

8,364

$

20,923

Net income per share - basic

$

0.08

$

0.35

$

0.27

$

0.67

Weighted average shares used in per share calculation - basic

31,310

31,383

31,331

31,445

Net income per share - diluted

$

0.07

$

0.34

$

0.26

$

0.64

Weighted average shares used in per share calculation - diluted

31,975

32,545

32,192

32,669



IXYS Corporation
Uzi Sasson, 408-457-9000
President & CFO

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