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Micrel

October 24, 2013 16:05 ET

Micrel Reports 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL)

  • Revenues of $58.2 million, compared to $59.2 million in the prior quarter
  • GAAP net income of $4.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share compared to a net income of $5.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share in the prior quarter
  • Non-GAAP net income of $5.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share compared to Non-GAAP net income of $6.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in the prior quarter
  • Gross margin of 50.7%, compared to 52.5% in the prior quarter
  • Re-purchased 855,000 shares of Micrel common stock for a total of $8.5 million
  • Micrel declares quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share

Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL), a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Third quarter revenues totaled $58.2 million, a decrease of $1.0 million, or 1.7%, from $59.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. Weaknesses in the industrial end market, primarily in China, led to the decline in revenues for the quarter. This decrease was partially offset by a solid sequential increase in revenues from the automotive and mobile end markets.

Third quarter 2013 GAAP net income of $4.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compares to second quarter 2013 GAAP net income of $5.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, and GAAP net income of $4.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share in the same period in 2012. Third quarter 2013 non-GAAP net income of $5.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compares to second quarter 2013 non-GAAP net income of $6.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $6.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the same period of 2012. A reconciliation of the GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income is provided in the financial tables at the end of this press release. Non-GAAP results exclude the impact of stock-based compensation expense with the related income tax effects.

Commenting on the third quarter 2013 results, Micrel's President and CEO Ray Zinn said, "At the top line, third quarter revenues of $58.2 million indicate a weakness in the industrial end market. This was partially offset by growth in sales in the automotive and mobile end markets, where revenues increased nicely on a sequential basis. While bookings were down from the second quarter, year-to-date our book to bill ratio remains above 1:1, reflecting the solid design win momentum Micrel has experienced over the past year. Although we remain pleased with our operational execution, gross margin declined sequentially in the third quarter to 50.7 percent from 52.5 percent. The lower gross margin in the third quarter resulted from a shift in mix from higher gross margin industrial products to lower gross margin mobile handset products. We remain focused on increasing shareholder value through our stock repurchase program and quarterly dividend payments. During this past quarter, Micrel spent $8.5 million to repurchase nearly 855,000 shares of common stock. The Board also authorized an additional $30.0 million in further stock repurchases and declared a cash dividend of $0.05 for the quarter."

Outlook
Mr. Zinn continued, "We expect that Micrel's design win momentum over the past year will result in the Company growing at or above the industry average in 2014. We are particularly excited with respect to the growth potential of our Timing and Communications product group, which was enhanced with the acquisitions of PhaseLink and, most recently, Discera. The integration of both acquisitions is progressing smoothly. These acquisitions include world class timing products that we believe can achieve an annual growth rate of more than 15 percent. We are confident in our ability to apply the technologies that we have acquired through these acquisitions to higher margin communication markets, thus improving our overall gross margins. Our LAN Solutions group is also beginning to generate good traction from our VoIP portfolio both in telephony and embedded applications, while our Linear and Power Solutions group, with its focus on high performance switcher modules, will help the Company diversify from its concentration in low drop out regulators to the higher margin, higher power current switcher market.

"Looking specifically to the fourth quarter, based upon current backlog, inventory levels and demand estimates, Micrel projects fourth quarter 2013 revenue growth will be in the range of 0 percent to +4 percent. In addition, the Company estimates that fourth quarter 2013 GAAP net income will be approximately $0.05 to $0.08 per diluted share," Mr. Zinn concluded.

Dividend
The Company announced today that Micrel's Board of Directors has authorized a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock. The payment of this dividend will be made on November 22, 2013, to shareholders of record as of November 8, 2013.

Increase in Share Repurchase Plan Authorization
The Company announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of an additional $30.0 million of the Company's common stock. This new authorization is in addition to the approximately $6.0 million of the Board of Director's previous authorization remaining as of September 30, 2013. The repurchases may occur from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions; provided that the repurchases are made in accordance with the terms of Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The timing and amount of any repurchase of shares will be determined by the Company's management, based on its evaluation of market conditions, cash on hand and other factors. The authorization will stay in effect until the aggregate authorized amount is expended or the authorization is modified by the Board of Directors.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call today, October 24, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). President and Chief Executive Officer, Raymond Zinn, and Chief Financial Officer, Bob DeBarr, will present an overview of the 2013 third quarter financial results, discuss current business conditions, and then respond to questions.

The call is available, live, to any interested party, on a listen-only basis, by dialing (877) 407-0789. For international callers, please dial (201) 689-8562. A live webcast will also be available at the 'Investors' section of Micrel's website at: www.micrel.com. An audio replay of the conference call will be available for all interested parties through October 31, 2013, by dialing (877) 870-5176 and entering participant code 10000457. For international callers, please dial (858) 384-5517 and enter participant code 10000457. The webcast replay will also be available on the Company's website.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements about the following topics: integration of acquisitions, anticipated revenue growth and margins of acquired products, utilization and application of acquired technology; our expectations regarding future financial results, including revenues, customer demand and inventories, order lead times, backlog, turns-fill requirements, net income, earnings per share, gross margin, average selling prices, the effect of cost-control efforts, supply chain constraints, channel inventory levels and trends, capacity utilization, development of new products, design wins and customer order patterns, and the nature and extent of macro-economic and industry trends. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as: softness in demand for our products; customer decisions to cancel, rescheduling, or delayed orders for our products; the effect that lead times and channel inventories have on the demand for our products; economic or financial difficulties experienced by our customers; the effect of business conditions in the computing, wireless, telecommunications and industrial markets; the impact of any previous or future acquisitions; challenges involving integration of acquired businesses and utilization of acquired technology, market adoption, revenue growth and margins of acquired products; changes in demand for the Company's products; the impact of competitive products and pricing and alternative technological advances; the accuracy of estimates used to prepare the Company's financial statements and forecasts; the global economic situation; the ability of the Company's vendors and subcontractors to supply or manufacture the Company's products in a timely manner; the timely and successful development and market acceptance of new products and upgrades to existing products; softness in the economy and the U.S. stock markets as a whole; fluctuations in the market price of Micrel's common stock and other market conditions; the difficulty of predicting our future cash needs; the nature of other investment opportunities available to the Company from time to time; Micrel's operating cash flow, and economic and industry projections. For further discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the documents the Company files with the SEC from time to time, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and the Company disclaims any duty to update such statements.

Non-GAAP Reporting
The Company presents non-GAAP financial measures only because investors and financial analysts use non-GAAP results in their analysis of historical results and projections of the Company's future operating results. The Company's management uses non-GAAP measures on a limited basis, primarily for employee performance-based compensation. In order to facilitate the computation of non-GAAP results for the financial analyst community and investors, the Company makes reference to non-GAAP net income and earnings per share. These non-GAAP results exclude the impact of stock-based compensation expense with related income taxes. Micrel references those results to allow a better comparison of results in the current period to those in prior periods and to provide insight to the Company's on-going operating performance after exclusion of these items. The Company has reconciled such non-GAAP results to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the financial tables at the end of this press release.

Reference to these non-GAAP results should be considered in addition to results that are prepared under current accounting standards, but should not be considered a substitute for results that are presented in accordance with GAAP. It should also be noted that Micrel's non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.

About Micrel
Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high-performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors, as well as high-performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: www.micrel.com.

-Financial Tables to Follow-

                               
                               
                               
MICREL, INCORPORATED  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(In thousands, except per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
                               
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,     June 30,     September 30,  
    2013     2012     2013     2013     2012  
Net revenues   $ 58,169     $ 62,928     $ 59,171     $ 177,073     $ 187,778  
Cost of revenues*     28,698       29,661       28,089       85,440       86,201  
Gross profit     29,471       33,267       31,082       91,633       101,577  
Operating expenses:                                        
  Research and development*     14,055       15,341       13,501       41,327       42,585  
  Selling, general and administrative*     11,184       11,847       11,433       34,478       35,186  
    Total operating expenses     25,239       27,188       24,934       75,805       77,771  
Income from operations     4,232       6,079       6,148       15,828       23,806  
Interest and other income (expense):                                        
  Interest income     121       166       126       373       554  
  Interest expense     -       47       -       -       -  
  Other income (expense)     (87 )     2       (52 )     (230 )     (121 )
    Interest and other income (expense), net     34       215       74       143       433  
Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest     4,266       6,294       6,222       15,971       24,239  
Provision for income taxes     262       1,402       1,187       1,687       7,409  
Net income     4,004       4,892       5,035       14,284       16,830  
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest     -       (9 )     -       -       (13 )
Net income attributable to Micrel, Incorporated   $ 4,004     $ 4,883     $ 5,035     $ 14,284     $ 16,817  
                                         
Net income per share attributable to Micrel, Incorporated:                                        
  Basic   $ 0.07     $ 0.08     $ 0.09     $ 0.25     $ 0.28  
  Diluted   $ 0.07     $ 0.08     $ 0.09     $ 0.24     $ 0.28  
                                         
Shares used in computing per share amounts:                                        
  Basic     57,752       59,242       58,303       58,107       60,096  
  Diluted     58,440       59,889       59,007       58,826       60,774  
                                         
                                         
* Includes amortization of stock-based compensation as follows:                                        
  Cost of revenues   $ 270     $ 274     $ 270     $ 784     $ 840  
  Research and development     704       646       652       2,008       2,203  
  Selling, general and administrative     789       719       772       2,284       2,287  
                                           
                                           
   
   
                               
MICREL, INCORPORATED  
SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS  
(In thousands, except per share amounts)  
(Unaudited)  
                               
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,     June 30,     September 30,  
    2013     2012     2013     2013     2012  
                                         
GAAP net income attributable to Micrel, Incorporated   $ 4,004     $ 4,883     $ 5,035     $ 14,284     $ 16,817  
  Adjustments -                                        
    Stock-based compensation included in:                                        
      Cost of revenues     270       274       270       784       840  
      Research and development     704       646       652       2,008       2,203  
      Selling, general and administrative     789       719       772       2,284       2,287  
      Tax effect of adjustments to GAAP income     (565 )     (558 )     (552 )     (1,667 )     (1,863 )
  Total adjustments to GAAP net income     1,198       1,081       1,142       3,409       3,467  
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Micrel, Incorporated*   $ 5,202     $ 5,964     $ 6,177     $ 17,693     $ 20,284  
                                         
                                         
Shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share attributable to Micrel, Incorporated:                                        
  Basic     57,752       59,242       58,303       58,107       60,096  
  Diluted     58,440       60,177       59,007       58,826       61,060  
                                         
GAAP net income per share - basic   $ 0.07     $ 0.08     $ 0.09     $ 0.25     $ 0.28  
Total adjustments to GAAP net income     0.02       0.02       0.02       0.05       0.06  
Non-GAAP net income per share - basic   $ 0.09     $ 0.10     $ 0.11     $ 0.30     $ 0.34  
                                         
GAAP net income per share - diluted   $ 0.07     $ 0.08     $ 0.09     $ 0.24     $ 0.28  
Total adjustments to GAAP net income     0.02       0.02       0.01       0.06       0.05  
Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted   $ 0.09     $ 0.10     $ 0.10     $ 0.30     $ 0.33  
                                         
                                         
* Non-GAAP results were reached by excluding the stock-based compensation expense with related income tax effects. Non-GAAP results are presented to supplement our GAAP consolidated financial statements to allow a better comparison of results in the current period to those in prior periods and to provide meaningful insight to the Company's on-going operating performance after exclusion of these items.  
                                         
                                         
 
 
         
         
MICREL, INCORPORATED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
         
    September 30,   December 31,
    2013   2012
ASSETS            
             
CURRENT ASSETS:            
  Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   $ 98,232   $ 103,630
  Restricted cash     1,099     291
  Accounts receivable, net     31,894     27,683
  Inventories     45,102     42,256
  Income taxes receivable     4,367     4,090
  Other current assets     1,602     2,355
  Deferred income taxes     22,369     19,811
    Total current assets     204,665     200,116
             
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS     4,212     4,159
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET     58,764     60,692
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES     697     16
GOODWILL     8,501     6,076
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET     11,795     7,906
OTHER ASSETS     1,194     2,489
TOTAL   $ 289,828   $ 281,454
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
             
CURRENT LIABILITIES:            
  Accounts payable   $ 16,075   $ 21,936
  Deferred income on shipments to distributors     32,493     25,768
  Other current liabilities     11,742     8,833
    Total current liabilities     60,310     56,537
             
LONG-TERM INCOME TAXES PAYABLE     3,064     2,759
LONG-TERM DEFFERRED INCOME TAXES     1,283     1,054
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES     55     -
             
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:            
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     225,116     221,104
TOTAL   $ 289,828   $ 281,454
             
             
             

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Bob DeBarr
    Micrel, Incorporated
    2180 Fortune Drive
    San Jose, CA 95131
    Phone: (408) 944-0800