SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

October 24, 2013 16:00 ET

Lattice Semiconductor Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC)

Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $87.2 million, an increase of 2.9% from $84.7 million in 2Q13 and an increase of 23.0% from $70.9 million in 3Q12.
  • Net income of $0.07 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $0.04 per basic and diluted share in 2Q13 and a net loss of $0.02 per basic and diluted share in 3Q12.
    • Gross margin of 52.4%, compared to 53.3% in 2Q13 and 54.4% in 3Q12.
    • Operating expenses of $37.5 million, compared to operating expenses of $38.1 million in 2Q13 and $38.9 million in 3Q12.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended September 28, 2013.

For the third quarter, revenue was $87.2 million, an increase of 2.9% from $84.7 million reported in the prior quarter, and an increase of 23.0% from the $70.9 million reported in the same quarter a year ago. FPGA revenue for the third quarter was $26.2 million, compared to $26.0 million in the prior quarter, and $26.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. PLD revenue for the third quarter was $61.0 million, compared to $58.7 million reported in the prior quarter, and $44.8 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Net income for the third quarter was $8.2 million ($0.07 per basic and diluted share), compared to the prior quarter net income of $5.0 million ($0.04 per basic and diluted share) and net loss of $2.2 million ($0.02 per basic and diluted share) reported in the same quarter a year ago.

Darin G. Billerbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "For the second consecutive quarter, the Company achieved record revenue levels, while maintaining a healthy gross margin and improving our net income per share. Growth was driven by our consumer end market and increased new product category sales. The broader communications market in Asia continues to rebound, while worldwide computing and industrial markets are lagging. Overall, we continue to be confident and encouraged by the successful execution of our business strategy, along with our customer and market diversification efforts."

Joe Bedewi, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added, "We continue to drive cost efficiencies organization-wide, as we leverage increasing unit volume. We are effectively managing inventory levels to meet customer demand and potential upsides. Our operations team is minimizing the impact of our fab transition at Fujitsu and is focused on keeping gross margins stable, despite anticipated seasonally lower revenue. We exited the third quarter with a debt-free balance sheet and approximately $210.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities, an increase of $36.5 million from the second quarter."

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Tiny, Ultra-Low Power iCE40™: Lattice announced its new, ultra-low density iCE40 FPGAs, delivering the world's smallest, most flexible, single chip sensor solution for ultra-low power mobile devices. The new additions to the iCE40 FPGA family allow customers to integrate functions into a smaller space.
  • Ultra-Low Density MachX03™: Lattice launched its ultra-low density MachXO3™ FPGA family, the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system capabilities and bridging emerging connectivity interfaces using both parallel and serial I/O.
  • New Reference Designs: Lattice introduced three new complete reference designs that will make it easier for electronic OEMs to deliver media-rich experiences to their end users by taking advantage of low-cost, industry-standard MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) camera, application processor, and display technologies.

Business Outlook - Fourth Quarter 2013:

  • In-line with recent annual demand trends, revenue is expected to be minus 5% to 9% on a sequential basis.
  • Gross margin percentage is expected to be approximately 53% plus or minus 2%.
  • Total operating expenses are expected to be approximately $37.5 million, including approximately $1.0 million of mask costs in support of growth opportunities.

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details:

Lattice Semiconductor will review the Company's financial results for the third quarter of 2013 and business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call-in number is 1-888-286-6281 or 1-706-643-3761 with conference identification number 75501489. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on Lattice's website at The Company's financial guidance will be limited to the comments on its public quarterly earnings call and the public business outlook statements contained in this press release.

A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live call through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 7, 2013, by telephone at 1-404-537-3406. To access the replay, use conference identification number 75501489. A webcast replay will also be available on Lattice's investor relations website at

Forward-Looking Statements Notice:

The foregoing paragraphs contain forward-looking statements that involve estimates, assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to: the continuing rebound of the broader communications market in Asia and the lagging of computing and industrial markets; execution of our business strategy and our customer and market diversification efforts; continuing efforts to drive cost efficiencies organization-wide, as we leverage our increasing unit volume; our ability to manage our inventory; our operations' team ability to minimize the impact of our fab transition at Fujitsu and our ability to keep gross margins stable, despite anticipated seasonally lower revenue; and those statements under the heading "Business Outlook - Fourth Quarter 2013" relating to expected revenue, gross margin, total operating expenses, and projected costs associated with the Company's support of growth opportunities. Other forward-looking statements may be indicated by words such as "will," "could," "should," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "forecast," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "propose," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Lattice believes the factors identified below could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

Estimates of future revenue are inherently uncertain due to, among other things, the high percentage of quarterly "turns" business. In addition, revenue is affected by such factors as global economic conditions, which may affect customer demand, pricing pressures, competitive actions, the demand for our Mature, Mainstream and New products, and in particular our iCE™, MachXO™ and LatticeECP3™ devices, the ability to supply products to customers in a timely manner, changes in our distribution relationships, or the volatility of our consumer business. Actual gross margin percentage and operating expenses could vary from the estimates on the basis of, among other things, changes in revenue levels, changes in product pricing and mix, changes in wafer, assembly, test and other costs, including commodity costs, variations in manufacturing yields, the failure to sustain operational improvements, the actual amount of compensation charges due to stock price changes. Any unanticipated declines in revenue or gross margin, any unanticipated increases in our operating expenses or unanticipated charges could adversely affect our profitability.

In addition to the foregoing, other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release include global economic uncertainty, overall semiconductor market conditions, market acceptance and demand for our new products, the Company's dependencies on its silicon wafer suppliers, the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological and product development risks, and the other risks that are described in this press release and that are otherwise described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the World's leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices, small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor. For more information, visit You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation  
Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 28, 2013   June 29, 2013     September 29, 2012     September 28, 2013   September 29, 2012  
Revenue   $ 87,154   $ 84,694     $ 70,889     $ 243,006   $ 213,381  
Costs and expenses:                                    
Cost of products sold     41,463     39,584       32,341       114,050     98,297  
Research and development     20,254     20,267       20,446       58,635     58,955  
Selling, general and administrative     16,385     17,072       17,720       49,955     55,048  
Acquisition related charges (1)     737     737       729       2,223     3,418  
Restructuring (2)     85     19       --       257     643  
      78,924     77,679       71,236       225,120     216,361  
Income (loss) from operations     8,230     7,015       (347 )     17,886     (2,980 )
Other income (expense), net     346     (54 )     88       240     846  
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes     8,576     6,961       (259 )     18,126     (2,134 )
Provision for income taxes (3)     417     1,921       1,916       3,037     20,297  
Net Income (loss)   $ 8,159   $ 5,040     $ (2,175 )   $ 15,089   $ (22,431 )
Net Income (loss) per share (4):                                    
Basic   $ 0.07   $ 0.04     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.13   $ (0.19 )
Diluted   $ 0.07   $ 0.04     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.13   $ (0.19 )
Shares used in per share calculations (4):                                    
Basic     116,055     115,733       116,785       115,730     117,612  
Diluted     117,349     117,109       116,785       117,093     117,612  
(1)   During the first nine months of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded consulting, legal costs, severance related integration costs and amortization of intangible assets associated with the acquisition of SiliconBlue. During the first nine months of 2013, Acquisition related charges consist of amortization of acquired intangible assets.
(2)   Represents costs and adjustments incurred primarily related to the corporate restructuring plans announced on October 12, 2012 and April 21, 2011.
(3)   The tax provision for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2012 reflects the nonrecurring impact of transactions required to implement our global tax structure and the resulting intercompany sale of inventory and fixed assets.
(4)   For the three and nine month periods in fiscal 2012, the computation of diluted earnings per share excludes the effects of stock options, restricted stock units and ESPP shares as they are antidilutive. For the three and nine month periods in fiscal 2013, the computation of diluted earnings per share includes the effects of stock options and restricted stock units as they are dilutive. ESPP shares are included if dilutive.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
    September 28,
  December 29,
Current assets:            
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities   $ 210,772   $ 183,401
Accounts receivable, net     52,991     46,947
Inventories     42,295     44,194
Other current assets (1)     14,631     12,527
Total current assets     320,689     287,069
Property and equipment, net     42,345     40,384
Long-term marketable securities     4,717     4,717
Other long-term assets     7,199     6,854
Intangible assets, net of amortization     13,220     15,430
Goodwill     44,808     44,808
Deferred income taxes (1)     13,746     15,357
    $ 446,724   $ 414,619
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities   $ 44,424   $ 42,540
Deferred income and allowances on sales to sell-through distributors     17,587     10,553
Total current liabilities     62,011     53,093
Other long-term liabilities (1)     5,011     3,976
Total liabilities     67,022     57,069
Stockholders' equity     379,702     357,550
    $ 446,724   $ 414,619
(1)   In June 2013 the company early adopted, with retrospective application, the requirements of ASU 2013-11 Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists. Accordingly, previous periods have been revised to conform with current period presentation. This resulted in both long-term taxes payable and deferred tax assets declining by approximately $14 million for all periods presented.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
- Supplemental Historical Financial Information -
    3Q13   2Q13   3Q12
Operations Information            
Percent of Revenue            
Gross Margin   52.4%   53.3%   54.4%
R&D Expense   23.2%   23.9%   28.8%
SG&A Expense   18.8%   20.2%   25.0%
Depreciation and amortization (in thousands)   5,210   4,894   5,892
Capital expenditures (in thousands)   3,400   3,783   3,156
Stock compensation expense (in thousands)   2,562   2,511   2,075
Restructuring and severance related charges (in thousands)   376   84   1,195
Taxes paid (cash, in thousands)   126   104   333
Balance Sheet Information            
Current Ratio   5.2   5.4   5.7
A/R Days Revenue Outstanding   55   68   71
Inventory Months   3.1   3.8   3.5
Revenue% (by Product Family)            
PLD   70%   69%   63%
FPGA   30%   31%   37%
Revenue% (by Product Classification) (1)            
New   51%   46%   26%
Mainstream   41%   42%   54%
Mature   8%   12%   20%
Revenue% (by Geography)            
Asia   76%   74%   69%
Europe (incl. Africa)   14%   14%   18%
Americas   10%   12%   13%
Revenue% (by End Market) (2)            
Communications   35%   38%   44%
Industrial & Other   20%   23%   32%
Computing   9%   8%   13%
Consumer   36%   31%   11%
Revenue% (by Channel)            
Sell-through distribution   41%   44%   56%
Direct   59%   56%   44%
(1)   New: LatticeECP3, MachXO2, Power Manager II, and iCE40 Mainstream: ispMACH 4000ZE, ispMACH 4000/Z, LatticeSC, LatticeECP2/M, LatticeECP, LatticeXP2, LatticeXP, MachXO, ispClock A/D/S, Software and IP Mature: ispXPLD, ispXPGA, FPSC, ORCA 2, ORCA 3, ORCA 4, ispPAC, isplsi 8000V, ispMACH 5000B, ispMACH 2LV, ispMACH 5LV, ispLSI 2000V, ispLSI 5000V, ispMACH 5000VG, all 5-volt CPLDs, ispGDX2, GDX/V, ispMACH 4/LV, iCE65, ispClock, Power Manager I, all SPLDs
    * Product categories are modified as appropriate relative to our portfolio of products and the generation within each major product family. New products consist of our latest generation of products, while Mainstream and Mature are older or based on unique late stage customer-based production needs. Generally, product categories are adjusted every two to three years, at which time prior periods are reclassified to conform to the new categorization. In the first fiscal quarter 2012 we reclassified our New, Mainstream and Mature product categories to better reflect our current product portfolio.
(2)   During the first quarter of 2013, the Company refined its methodology for assigning revenue to End Market categories. All periods presented have been revised to conform to this methodology.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Joe Bedewi
    Chief Financial Officer
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

    David Pasquale
    Global IR Partners