SOURCE: Micrel

Micrel

January 29, 2015 16:01 ET

Micrel Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL)

  • Full year revenues of $247.6 million, compared to $237.1 million in 2013
    • Full year revenues of $242.5 million without a one-time conversion of $5.1 million
  • Revenues of $57.9 million, compared to $67.5 million for the third quarter of 2014
    • Revenues of $62.4 million for the third quarter of 2014 without a one-time conversion of $5.1 million
  • GAAP net income of $3.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2014
  • Non-GAAP net income of $4.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2014
  • GAAP net income of $13.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share for 2014
    • Net income of $0.19 per diluted share without the one-time revenue conversion
  • Non-GAAP net income of $17.8 million, or $0.31 per diluted share for 2014
  • Gross margin of 51.1% and 51.7% for the fourth quarter and full year 2014, respectively
  • Repurchased 0.5 million shares of Micrel common stock for a total of $6.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2014
  • Repurchased 1.7 million shares of Micrel common stock for a total of $20.2 million for 2014
  • Declared 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 fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.

Revenues for 2014 for the total year were $247.6 million, compared to $237.1 million in 2013. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $57.9 million, a $9.6 million or 14.2% decrease, compared to $67.5 million for the third quarter of 2014. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, revenues were $2.1 million, or 3.5% lower. During the third quarter of 2014, the Company converted certain distributors to a sell-in revenue recognition model following changes to the terms of Micrel distribution agreements. Revenues for the third quarter of 2014 included a one-time increase of $5.1 million, which represented the amount of inventory at these distributors on June 30, 2014. This one-time increase in revenues and related income is excluded from non-GAAP results, as explained below, under "Non-GAAP Reporting."

GAAP net income was $3.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $4.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014, and net income of $3.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income was $0.04 per diluted share without the one-time revenue conversion for the third quarter of 2014. During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $0.5 million related to employee severances.

Non-GAAP net income was $4.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to non-GAAP net income of $4.2 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014, and non-GAAP net income of $4.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2013. 

GAAP net income was $13.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for 2014, compared to net income of $17.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for 2013. Non-GAAP net income was $17.8 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for 2014, compared to $23.0 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for 2013. GAAP gross margin was 51.7% for 2014, compared to 51.5% for 2013. 

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 net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share exclude the impact of revenues and the related cost of revenues from the conversion of distributors to a sell-in revenue recognition model as well as share-based compensation, restructuring charges, and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets with the related income tax effects and R&D tax credit. Beginning in the first quarter of 2014, the Company changed the presentation of non-GAAP net income from that previously reported to exclude the impact of the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the related tax effect. The non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 and for the twelve months of 2013 have been revised from previously reported amounts to exclude the impact of the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the related tax effect to conform with the current period presentation.

Commenting on the fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results, Micrel's President and CEO Ray Zinn said, "Fourth quarter revenues of $57.9 million declined on a sequential quarter basis, primarily due to a slowdown in LTE build-out and the seasonal weakness from the wireline communications end market in Asia. This was partially offset by improving revenues from our timing and communications products where we saw particularly strong demand for our products in the fiber optic market. Operationally, fourth quarter gross margin was 51.1%, and efforts to improve efficiencies and reduce costs resulted in a $1.4 million per quarter reduction in total operating expenses. Although the semiconductor industry faced a difficult global macroeconomic environment throughout 2014, Micrel generated solid full-year financial and operational results with year-over-year growth in revenues, improving gross margins and strong cash flow from operations. In addition, I am very happy with the record design win momentum and we are quite pleased with the traction that our new products continue to receive in the marketplace."

Outlook

Mr. Zinn continued, "Quarter one is typically a flat to down quarter for Micrel and the industry overall. With that in mind, we believe Micrel's revenue for the quarter will be in the range of down 2% to up 4% from the fourth quarter of 2014. First quarter gross margin is expected to be in the range of 50% to 51% and GAAP net income is projected to be in the range of $0.02 to $0.04 per share, with non-GAAP income projected to be in the range of $0.04 to $0.07."

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 February 25, 2015 to shareholders of record as of February 11, 2015.

Share Repurchase Plan

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company repurchased 0.5 million shares for a total of $6.7 million at an average price of $12.33 per share. For the full year, the Company repurchased 1.7 million shares for a total of $20.2 million at an average price of $11.55 per share. On August 20, 2014, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had authorized the repurchase of an additional $25.0 million of the Company's common stock. This most recent authorization is in addition to the approximately $17.7 million of the Board of Directors' previous authorization remaining as of August 19, 2014. On December 31, 2014, Micrel had approximately $30.7 million remaining under its repurchase authorization. Stock 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, January 29, 2015, 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 2014 fourth quarter and full-year 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 on 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 February 5, 2015, by dialing (877) 870-5176 and entering the participant code 13597696. For international callers, please dial (858) 384-5517 and enter participant code 13597696. 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: 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, use of free cash flow, stock buyback and dividend programs, 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 Micrel products; customer decisions to cancel, reschedule, or delay orders for Micrel's products; the effect that lead times and channel inventories have on the demand for Micrel's products; distributor acceptance of changing contract terms; economic or financial difficulties experienced by Micrel 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 Micrel's 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, 2013. 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 because the Company believes it is helpful information for investors and financial analysts in their analysis of historical results and projections of the Company's future operating results. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share exclude the impact of revenues and the related cost of revenues from the conversion of certain distributors to a sell-in revenue recognition model, share-based compensation, restructuring charges and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets with the related income tax effects and R&D tax credit. Non-GAAP results without the one-time adjustment exclude the impact of revenues and the related cost of revenues from the conversion of distributors to a sell-in revenue recognition model with the related income tax effects. The Company believes this provides a better comparison of results in the current period to those in prior periods as well as provides information regarding the Company's on-going operating performance after exclusion of these items. The Company has reconciled such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the financial tables at the end of this press release.

References to these non-GAAP financial measures 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. The Company's non-GAAP financial measures may differ from non-GAAP financial measures 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; high performance communication, clock management, MEMs-based clock oscillators and crystal-less clock generators, 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
GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                               
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31, 2014     September 30, 2014     December 31, 2013     December 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
Net revenues   $ 57,918     $ 67,480     $ 60,007     $ 247,594     $ 237,080  
Cost of revenues *     28,308       33,072       29,594       119,566       115,034  
Gross profit     29,610       34,408       30,413       128,028       122,046  
Gross profit %     51.1 %     51.0 %     50.7 %     51.7 %     51.5 %
                                         
Operating expenses:                                        
  Research and development *     15,103       16,013       14,526       62,033       55,853  
  Selling, general and administrative *     11,721       12,218       11,325       48,351       45,803  
  Restructuring charges     508       484       1,376       992       1,376  
    Total Operating Expenses     27,332       28,715       27,227       111,376       103,032  
Income from operations     2,278       5,693       3,186       16,652       19,014  
  Interest and other (expense) income:                                        
  Interest income     84       80       109       359       482  
  Other expense     (97 )     (120 )     (34 )     (297 )     (264 )
    Interest and other (expense) income, net     (13 )     (40 )     75       62       218  
Income before (benefit from) provision for income taxes     2,265       5,653       3,261       16,714       19,232  
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes     (789 )     978       (103 )     3,167       1,584  
Net income   $ 3,054     $ 4,675     $ 3,364     $ 13,547     $ 17,648  
                                         
Net income per share:                                        
  Basic   $ 0.05     $ 0.08     $ 0.06     $ 0.24     $ 0.31  
  Diluted   $ 0.05     $ 0.08     $ 0.06     $ 0.24     $ 0.30  
                                         
Shares used in computing per share amounts:                                        
  Basic     56,490       56,642       56,908       56,508       57,803  
  Diluted     57,710       57,708       57,546       57,538       58,506  
                                         
* Share-based compensation expense included in:                                        
  Cost of revenues   $ 249     $ 271     $ 276     $ 997     $ 1,060  
  Research and development     800       874       867       3,197       2,875  
  Selling, general and administrative     895       864       878       3,430       3,162  
    $ 1,944     $ 2,009     $ 2,021     $ 7,624     $ 7,097  
                                         
 
MICREL, INCORPORATED
SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS
(In thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                               
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31, 2014     September 30, 2014     December 31, 2013     December 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
Net revenues   $ 57,918     $ 67,480     $ 60,007     $ 247,594     $ 237,080  
Revenue from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       (5,064 )     -       (5,064 )     -  
Net revenues without one-time adjustment   $ 57,918     $ 62,416     $ 60,007     $ 242,530     $ 237,080  
                                         
Cost of revenues   $ 28,308     $ 33,072     $ 29,594     $ 119,566     $ 115,034  
Cost of revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       (1,566 )     -       (1,566 )     -  
Cost of revenues without one-time adjustment   $ 28,308     $ 31,506     $ 29,594     $ 118,000     $ 115,034  
                                         
Gross profit   $ 29,610     $ 34,408     $ 30,413     $ 128,028     $ 122,046  
Revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       (5,064 )     -       (5,064 )     -  
Cost of revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       1,566       -       1,566       -  
Gross profit without one-time adjustment   $ 29,610     $ 30,910     $ 30,413     $ 124,530     $ 122,046  
Gross profit % without one-time adjustment     51.1 %     49.5 %     50.7 %     51.3 %     51.5 %
                                         
Net income     3,054       4,675       3,364       13,547       17,648  
Revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       (5,064 )     -       (5,064 )     -  
Cost of revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       1,566       -       1,566       -  
Tax effect of one-time adjustments     -       1,088       -       1,088       -  
Net income without one-time adjustment     3,054       2,265       3,364       11,137       17,648  
                                         
Net income per share - diluted   $ 0.05     $ 0.08     $ 0.06     $ 0.24     $ 0.30  
Total adjustments to net income   $ -     $ (0.04 )   $ -     $ (0.05 )   $ -  
Net income per share without one-time adjustment - diluted   $ 0.05     $ 0.04     $ 0.06     $ 0.19     $ 0.30  
                                         
Shares used in computing net income per share:                                        
  Basic     56,490       56,642       56,908       56,508       57,803  
  Diluted     57,710       57,708       57,546       57,538       58,506  
                                         
   
Reconciliation to Full Non-GAAP Results:  
                               
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31, 2014     September 30, 2014     December 31, 2013     December 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
                                         
                                         
GAAP net income   $ 3,054     $ 4,675     $ 3,364     $ 13,547     $ 17,648  
Revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       (5,064 )     -       (5,064 )     -  
Cost of revenues from conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model     -       1,566       -       1,566       -  
Share-based compensation included in:                                        
  Cost of revenue     249       271       276       997       1,060  
  Research and development     800       874       867       3,197       2,875  
  Selling, general and administrative     895       864       878       3,430       3,162  
Restructuring charges     508       484       1,376       992       1,376  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets     295       301       330       1,327       1,186  
Tax effect of adjustments to GAAP net income     (961 )     219       (1,229 )     (2,233 )     (3,218 )
R&D tax credit     -       -       (1,062 )     -       (1,062 )
Non-GAAP net income*   $ 4,840     $ 4,190     $ 4,800     $ 17,759     $ 23,027  
                                         
GAAP net income per share - diluted   $ 0.05     $ 0.08     $ 0.06     $ 0.24     $ 0.30  
Total adjustments to GAAP net income   $ 0.03     $ (0.01 )   $ 0.02     $ 0.07     $ 0.09  
Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted   $ 0.08     $ 0.07     $ 0.08     $ 0.31     $ 0.39  
 
Shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share:                    
  Basic     56,490       56,642       56,908       56,508       57,803  
  Diluted     57,710       57,708       57,546       57,538       58,506  
 
* Non-GAAP net income was reached by excluding revenues and the related cost of revenues from the conversion of distributors to sell-in revenue recognition model, share-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets with related income tax effects and R&D tax credit. Non-GAAP results were 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, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
         
    December 31, 2014   December 31, 2013
ASSETS            
             
CURRENT ASSETS:            
  Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   $ 86,611   $ 88,593
  Restricted cash     44     1,116
  Accounts receivable, net     30,523     29,437
  Inventories     44,136     43,201
  Prepaid taxes     5,633     4,513
  Prepaid expenses and other     1,612     2,698
  Deferred income taxes     22,356     21,662
    Total current assets     190,915     191,220
             
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS     1,436     4,195
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET     60,453     57,779
LONG-TERM PREPAID TAXES     1,711     -
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES     2,707     1,581
GOODWILL     8,655     8,554
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET     9,792     11,749
OTHER ASSETS     1,511     1,046
TOTAL   $ 277,180   $ 276,124
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
             
CURRENT LIABILITIES:            
  Accounts payable   $ 17,376   $ 13,502
  Deferred income on shipments to distributors     22,947     27,026
  Accrued liabilities     12,869     12,874
    Total current liabilities     53,192     53,402
             
LONG-TERM INCOME TAXES PAYABLE     3,511     3,575
LONG-TERM DEFERRED INCOME TAXES     807     973
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES     162     201
             
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     219,508     217,973
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 277,180   $ 276,124
             
             

Contact Information

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