SOURCE: Intersil

Intersil

February 02, 2011 16:05 ET

Intersil Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter & Year-End Results

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2011) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL)

-- 2010 revenue increases 35% year-over-year
-- Achieves fourth quarter GAAP EPS of $0.21 per diluted share; Non-GAAP
   EPS of $0.17 per share
-- Achieves annual free cash flow of $122 million

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Results of Operations

Net revenues for the fourth quarter were $194.0 million, a 9% increase from $177.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, and an 11% decrease from $219.1 million in the third quarter of 2010. Changes to Intersil's product mix during the fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 are summarized below:


                          Q4 2010               2010                2009
                Q4 2010   Revenue     2010    Revenue     2009    Revenue
                Product     (in     Product     (in     Product     (in
End Market        Mix     millions)   Mix     millions)   Mix     millions)
--------------- --------  --------- --------  --------- --------  ---------
Industrial            32% $    61.7       31% $   252.1       20% $   123.5
--------------- --------  --------- --------  --------- --------  ---------
Computing             23% $    45.2       25% $   208.6       33% $   201.3
--------------- --------  --------- --------  --------- --------  ---------
Consumer              24% $    46.5       22% $   182.0       25% $   153.7
--------------- --------  --------- --------  --------- --------  ---------
Communications        21% $    40.6       22% $   179.7       22% $   132.9
--------------- --------  --------- --------  --------- --------  ---------
Total                     $   194.0           $   822.4           $   611.4
--------------- --------  --------- --------  --------- --------  ---------


For the year ended December 31, 2010, net revenue was $822.4 million, an increase of 35% compared with net revenue of $611.4 million reported for fiscal 2009.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 58.8%, compared with gross margin of 55.2% in the same quarter last year, and 58.9% in the third quarter of 2010. Year over year, gross margin increased 340 basis points from 54.8% to close the year at 58.2%, exceeding Intersil's target financial model.

Operating margin was 11.8% during the fourth quarter. Net income increased to $26.1 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with net income of $17.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year, and decreased sequentially from net income of $32.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2010. Excluding the effects of intangible amortization and one-time acquisition costs, fourth quarter 2010 operating income was $30.2 million, or 15.6% of revenue.

For the year ended December 31, 2010, net income was $26.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with net income of $38.6 million, or $0.32 per diluted share in fiscal 2009.

"Our fourth quarter results reflect the ongoing inventory correction that we saw in most of our end markets," said Dave Bell, Intersil's President and Chief Executive Officer. "However, distributor inventories are now at normal levels and bookings strengthened during the quarter. We have also made continued progress transforming our business by increasing our new products and sales into the industrial and communications end markets."

At the end of the fourth quarter, Intersil's cash and short-term investments totaled $383 million, and free cash flow was $27 million for the fourth quarter. Fiscal 2010 free cash flow was $122 million.

Intersil's Board of Directors has authorized the payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The payment of this dividend will be made on February 25, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2011.

First Quarter 2011 Outlook

-- Revenues are expected to be in the range of $192 million to $202 million
   (-1% to +4% sequentially)
-- Research and development expenses are expected to be approximately $49
   million
-- Selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to be
   approximately $37 million
-- Amortization of intangibles is expected to be approximately $7 million
-- GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of
   $0.09 to $0.12
-- Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share (excluding amortization of
   intangibles) are expected to be in the range of $0.13 to $0.16

"Although we expect most of our end markets to remain in a slow recovery during the first quarter of 2011, we expect the computing end market to recover sharply from prior levels. Our book-to-bill ratio so far this quarter has been well above one, and we're excited about a growing number of design wins resulting from new product introductions. The recovery in computing and an increase in many new design wins should contribute to growth during 2011," said Bell.

Intersil will discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 financial results during its scheduled conference call following the market close on February 2nd. Those wishing to participate in the conference call please dial (866) 783-2143, and international participants please dial +1 (857) 350-1602, using the password 31010844 at approximately 1:40 p.m. Pacific Time. Those wishing to listen to the call may also do so via webcast on Intersil's website: http://www.intersil.com/investor. A copy of the presentation accompanying the conference call is also available on Intersil's website.

A replay of the call will be available for two weeks following the conference call on Intersil's website, or may be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010, international dial +1 (617) 801-6888, using the password 49445082.

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power management semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the fastest growing markets within the communications, computing, consumer and industrial industries. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at www.intersil.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Intersil Corporation press releases and other related comments may contain forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based upon Intersil's management's current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions and projections about Intersil's business and industry. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "potential," "continue," "goals," "targets" and variations of these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors. Intersil does not adopt and is not responsible for any forward-looking statements and projections made by others in this press release. Intersil's Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other Intersil filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (which you may obtain for free at the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this communication and Intersil undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

                           Intersil Corporation
                  Consolidated Statements of Operations
                                Unaudited
                (In US$ millions, except per share amounts)


                                  Quarter Ended             Year Ended
                          ----------------------------  ------------------
                          December  January   October   December  January
                            31,        1,        1,       31,        1,
                            2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
                          (Q4 2010) (Q4 2009) (Q3 2010)(YTD 2010)(YTD 2009)

Net revenues              $  194.0  $  177.7  $  219.1  $  822.4  $  611.4

  Cost of revenues            79.9      79.5      90.1     344.1     276.5
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

Gross profit                 114.1      98.1     129.1     478.3     334.9

Expenses
  Research and
   development                46.9      36.8      47.5     183.3     145.1
  Selling, general and
   administrative             36.9      33.0      33.4     137.5     122.6
  Amortization of
   purchased intangibles       7.3       2.8       9.3      27.7      12.7
  Acquisition-related
   costs                       0.1       0.3       0.4       8.0       0.9
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Operating income              22.8      25.2      38.4     121.8      53.6
  Gain on deferred
   compensation
   investments                 0.6       0.2       0.2       0.9       2.0
  Loss on investments,
   net                           -         -         -      (1.2)    (14.3)
  Interest income              0.8       1.1       0.8       3.1       5.4
  Interest expense and
   fees                       (5.3)     (0.1)     (4.2)    (12.9)     (0.6)
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Income before income
 taxes                        18.9      26.4      35.2     111.8      46.2
  Income tax expense
   (benefit)                  (7.2)      8.7       3.2      85.4       7.6
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Net income                $   26.1  $   17.7  $   32.1  $   26.4  $   38.6
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

Earnings per share:
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Basic                   $   0.21  $   0.14  $   0.26  $   0.21  $   0.32
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========
  Diluted                 $   0.21  $   0.14  $   0.26  $   0.21  $   0.32
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

Weighted average shares:
  Basic                      124.4     122.7     123.9     123.8     122.3
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========
  Diluted                    124.7     122.7     124.0     124.6     122.3
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========



Other financial metrics:         Quarter Ended              Year Ended
                          ----------------------------  ------------------
  Stock-based             December  January   October   December  January
   compensation expense      31,       1,        1,        31,       1,
   by classification:       2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Cost of revenues      $    0.5  $    0.5  $    0.6  $    2.1  $    2.4
    Research and
     development               4.8       2.3       4.2      16.0      11.6
    Selling, general and
     administrative            4.1       3.2       3.8      14.6      12.9

Note: Totals and percentages may not add or calculate precisely due to
      rounding.





                           Intersil Corporation
                          Additional Information
                                Unaudited
        (In US$ millions, except percentages and per share amounts)



                                  Quarter Ended             Year Ended
                          ----------------------------  ------------------
                          December  January   October   December  January
                            31,        1,        1,       31,        1,
                            2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
                          (Q4 2010) (Q4 2009) (Q3 2010)(YTD 2010)(YTD 2009)

Cash flow information:
  Cash from operations    $   33.8  $   49.2  $   44.5  $  142.4  $  129.2
  Net capital
   expenditures                7.2       5.0       6.5      20.5      11.0
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Free cash flow        $   26.6  $   44.2  $   38.0  $  121.9  $  118.2
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


EBITDA:
  Operating income        $   22.8  $   25.2  $   38.4  $  121.8  $   53.6
  Depreciation                 5.5       5.1       5.4      21.0      20.8
  Intangible amortization      7.3       2.8       9.3      27.7      12.7
  Stock-based
   compensation                9.4       5.9       8.6      32.7      26.9
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    EBITDA                $   45.1  $   39.1  $   61.7  $  203.3  $  114.0
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


Effect of acquisition-
 related costs
  Operating income        $   22.8  $   25.2  $   38.4  $  121.8  $   53.6
  Acquisition-related
   costs                       0.1       0.3       0.4       8.0       0.9
  Intangible amortization      7.3       2.8       9.3      27.7      12.7
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Operating income
     excluding
     acquisition-related
     costs                $   30.2  $   28.3  $   48.2  $  157.5  $   67.2
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

  Revenues                $  194.0  $  177.7  $  219.1  $  822.4  $  611.4
    Operating margin
     excluding
     acquisition-related
     costs                    15.6%     15.9%     22.0%     19.2%     11.0%


Effect of tax reserves
 and acquisition-related
 costs
  Net income              $   26.1  $   17.7  $   32.1  $   26.4  $   38.6
  Non-cash and discrete
   tax adjustments           (12.8)      2.8      (7.3)     54.1      (4.4)
  Acquisition-related
   costs                       7.4       3.1       9.7      35.7      13.6
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Net income excluding
   tax adjustments and
   acquisition-related
   costs                  $   20.7  $   23.6  $   34.5  $  116.2  $   47.8
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


  Diluted shares
   outstanding               124.7     122.7     124.0     124.6     122.3
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


  Adjusted earnings per
   share                  $   0.17  $   0.19  $   0.28  $   0.93  $   0.39
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


Six-month backlog         $  166.3  $  157.4  $  167.2  $  166.3  $  157.4


Effect of certain noncash
 and discrete items:
  Amortization of
   intangibles (net of
   tax)                   $    5.8  $    2.2  $    7.2  $   21.8  $   10.1
  Stock-based
   compensation (net of
   tax)                        7.4       4.7       6.6      25.8      21.5
  Non-cash and discrete
   tax adjustments           (12.8)      2.8      (7.3)     54.1      (4.4)


Note: Totals and percentages may not add or calculate precisely
      due to rounding



                           Intersil Corporation
                        Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                Unaudited
                            (In US$ millions)


                                                  December 31,  January 1,
                                                      2010         2010
                                                  ------------ ------------
Assets
Current assets:
  Cash, cash equivalents and short-term
   investments                                    $      383.0 $      361.2
  Trade receivables, net                                  88.7         73.6
  Inventories, net                                       102.0         81.2
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets               17.1          9.4
  Deferred income taxes                                   19.2         27.4
                                                  ------------ ------------
    Total current assets                                 610.0        552.8
Other assets:
  Property, plant and equipment, net                     103.5        102.3
  Purchased intangibles, net                             139.0         26.6
  Goodwill                                               565.1        314.7
  Deferred income taxes                                   93.9         91.0
  Long-term investments                                   69.3         63.9
  Other                                                   88.1         14.5
                                                  ------------ ------------
    Total other assets                                 1,058.9        613.0
                                                  ------------ ------------
Total assets                                      $    1,668.9 $    1,165.8
                                                  ============ ============

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
  Trade accounts payable                          $       40.7 $       31.5
  Income taxes payable                                   163.3         30.7
  Deferred net revenue                                    13.0          9.7
  Other accrued items                                     96.6         62.8
                                                  ------------ ------------
    Total current liabilities                            313.5        134.7
Non-current liabilities:
  Long-term debt                                         275.0            -
  Deferred tax charge                                     36.2            -
                                                  ------------ ------------
    Total non-current liabilities                        311.2            -
                                                  ------------ ------------
Total shareholders' equity                             1,044.2      1,031.1
                                                  ------------ ------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity        $    1,668.9 $    1,165.8
                                                  ============ ============


Note: Totals and percentages may not add or calculate precisely due to
      rounding.