SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

October 28, 2015 16:02 ET

Pericom Semiconductor Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Achieved Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.26

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2015) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended September 26, 2015.

FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenues of $31.6 million
  • Achieved 45.4% gross margin (47.2% non-GAAP), a year-over-year increase of 310 bps
  • Net income was $0.16 per diluted share as compared with $0.11 in the year-ago quarter
  • Non-GAAP net income was $0.26 per diluted share as compared with $0.16 in the year-ago quarter
  • Paid quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share

"Continued execution on our strategic initiatives resulted in a solid first quarter of fiscal 2016, with non-GAAP gross margin improving 300 basis points and non-GAAP operating margin increasing 190 basis points over the prior year," said Alex Hui, President and CEO of Pericom. "Revenue during the quarter also reflected sequential improvement, primarily due to strength in the networking market. Looking forward, we expect to demonstrate additional leverage from our financial model as we further expand content in high-growth applications, such as USB Type-C connectors."

Net revenues for the fiscal first quarter 2016 were $31.6 million, down 5.1% from the $33.3 million reported in the year-ago quarter, and up 3.3% compared to $30.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

GAAP gross margin was 45.4% in the first quarter, a 310 basis point increase from 42.3% during the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and a 110 basis point decrease from 46.5% in the prior quarter. 

GAAP net income for the first quarter was $3.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with net income of $2.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2015, and net income of $3.2 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

To facilitate the complete understanding of comparable financial performance between periods, Pericom also presents performance results net of certain non-cash and one-time items as non-GAAP measures.

On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 47.2% in the first quarter, a 300 basis point increase compared to 44.2% during the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and a 120 basis point decrease from 48.4% in the prior quarter. 

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the first quarter was $6.0 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $4.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

New Products

In the fiscal first quarter of 2016, Pericom introduced a total of 16 new products in its Switching, Timing, and Signal Integrity product areas. All of these products are targeted at the Company's focus market segments and were sampled to key customers during the quarter.

Pericom introduced 11 new Switch products, consisting of universal level shifting switches for server, storage, data center, and networking applications; power management switches for mobility, embedded, and data centers; and USB Type-C connector detection switches aimed at mobility, computing, and embedded applications.

The Company also expanded its Timing solutions with 4 new products, including a high-performance PCI Express clock generator/buffer for enterprise, cloud computing, and networking platforms; a AEC-Q clock generator qualified for automotive applications; and a HX family of extended high-temperature range crystal oscillators targeting the automotive, Internet of Things ("IoT"), and networking markets.

For Signal Integrity, 1 new product was introduced -- a HDMI 2.0 multiple channel redriver/repeater targeted at consumer and computing applications.

Dividend

The Company's dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock for the quarter ended June 27, 2015 was paid on September 3, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 20, 2015. Due to the pending acquisition of Pericom, no future dividend payments have been authorized or scheduled. 

Share Repurchase

The Company repurchased 464,957 shares in the three months ended September 26, 2015 for an aggregate cost of $5.8 million at an average per share purchase price of $12.39. Due to the pending acquisition of Pericom, no future share repurchases are scheduled. As of October 9, 2015, Pericom had approximately 21.9 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Conference Call & Outlook

Due to the pending acquisition, the Company will not be conducting a conference call nor providing guidance on its future results.

About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with the industry's most complete solutions for the computing, communications, consumer and embedded market segments. Pericom's analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, along with its frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters is in Milpitas, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices globally. Pericom and the Pericom logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pericom Semiconductor Corp in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our website is http://www.pericom.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this announcement of operating results contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the statement of operations effects of share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring charges, asset write-offs, discrete adjustment to deferred tax assets and the corresponding tax effects and the effects of excluding share-based compensation upon the number of diluted shares used in calculating non-GAAP earnings per share.

We have excluded share-based compensation expense in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures. These expenses are non-cash in nature and rely on valuations of the future market price of our common stock that is difficult to predict and is affected by market factors that are largely not within the control of management. We have excluded amortization of intangible assets, amortization of fair value adjustments to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets, acquisition-related costs, restructuring charges, asset write-offs, discrete adjustment to deferred tax assets and the corresponding tax effects because we do not consider them to be related to our core operating performance. We also use non-GAAP data in calculating certain metrics such as non-GAAP cost of revenues in computing inventory days of supply.

We use the non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and evaluate the Company's current operating performance. We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items is useful to investors because we do not consider these charges either part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company that are within the control of management or that are used to evaluate the Company's operating performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined under The Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements by our CEO concerning future additional leverage from our financial model and expanded content in high-growth applications. The Company's actual results could differ materially from what is set forth in such forward-looking statements due to a variety of risk factors, including softness in demand for our products, price erosion for certain of our products, unexpected difficulties in developing new products, customer decisions to reduce inventory, economic or financial difficulties experienced by our customers, or technological and market changes. All forward-looking statements included in this document are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Pericom assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. Parties receiving this release are encouraged to review our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 27, 2015, and in particular, the risk factors section contained in that report.

               
               
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
               
        Three Months Ended      
    September 26,   June 27,     September 27,
    2015   2015     2014
                     
Net revenues   $ 31,570   $ 30,564     $ 33,259
                     
Cost of revenues     17,229     16,360       19,179
                     
  Gross profit     14,341     14,204       14,080
                     
Operating expenses:                    
                     
  Research and development     4,452     4,261       4,588
                     
  Selling, general and administrative     7,415     7,444       7,300
                     
  Acquisition-related costs     1,651     -       -
                     
    Total operating expenses     13,518     11,705       11,888
                     
Income from operations     823     2,499       2,192
                     
Interest and other income, net     1,416     790       691
                     
Foreign exchange gain (loss)     1,829     (95 )     583
                     
Income before income tax expense     4,068     3,194       3,466
                     
Income tax expense     535     7       1,010
                     
Net income from consolidated companies     3,533     3,187       2,456
                     
Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates     26     27       39
                     
Net income   $ 3,559   $ 3,214     $ 2,495
                     
Basic income per share   $ 0.16   $ 0.14     $ 0.11
                     
Diluted income per share   $ 0.16   $ 0.14     $ 0.11
                     
Shares used in computing basic income per share     21,955     22,344       21,936
                     
Shares used in computing diluted income per share     22,523     22,928       22,262
                     
             
             
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Supplemental Information
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
             
        Three Months Ended    
    September 26,   June 27,   September 27,
    2015   2015   2014
                   
Share-based compensation                  
  Cost of revenues   $ 63   $ 112   $ 33
  Research and development     287     319     218
  Selling, general and administrative     610     671     458
    Share-based compensation expense   $ 960   $ 1,102   $ 709
                   
Amortization of intangible assets                  
  Cost of revenues   $ 479   $ 475   $ 478
  Selling, general and administrative     242     246     247
    Amortization of intangible assets   $ 721   $ 721   $ 725
                   
                   
                   
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation  
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income  
(In thousands)  
(unaudited)  
                   
          Three Months Ended        
    September 26,     June 27,     September 27,  
    2015     2015     2014  
GAAP net income   $ 3,559     $ 3,214     $ 2,495  
Reconciling items:                        
  Share-based compensation expense     960       1,102       709  
  Amortization of intangible assets     721       721       725  
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets     50       50       51  
  Acquisition-related costs     1,651       -       -  
  Write off of asset     44       -       -  
  Restructuring charge     -       -       112  
  Discrete adjustment to deferred tax assets     -       (278 )     -  
  Tax effect of adjustments     (1,035 )     (494 )     (377 )
    Total reconciling items     2,391       1,101       1,220  
Non-GAAP net income   $ 5,950     $ 4,315     $ 3,715  
                         
Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS  
(unaudited)  
                         
Diluted net income per share:                        
  GAAP diluted income per share   $ 0.16     $ 0.14     $ 0.11  
  Adjustments:                        
  Share-based compensation expense     0.04       0.04       0.03  
  Amortization of intangible assets     0.03       0.03       0.03  
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets     -       -       -  
  Acquisition-related costs     0.07       -       -  
  Write off of asset     -       -       -  
  Restructuring charge     -       -       0.01  
  Discrete adjustment to deferred tax assets     -       (0.01 )     -  
  Tax effect of adjustments     (0.04 )     (0.02 )     (0.02 )
    Total adjustments     0.10       0.04       0.05  
  Non-GAAP diluted income per share   $ 0.26     $ 0.18     $ 0.16  
                         
Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation:                        
  GAAP     22,523       22,928       22,262  
    Exclude the benefit of share-based compensation expense (1)     442       403       413  
  Non-GAAP     22,965       23,331       22,675  
                           
(1)   For purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the GAAP diluted weighted average shares
    outstanding is adjusted to exclude the benefits of unamortized stock compensation costs that are treated as proceeds
    assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.
     
                   
                   
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation  
Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit  
(In thousands)  
(unaudited)  
                   
          Three Months Ended        
    September 26,     June 27,     September 27,  
    2015     2015     2014  
GAAP gross profit   $ 14,341     $ 14,204     $ 14,080  
- % of revenues     45.4 %     46.5 %     42.3 %
Reconciling items:                        
  Share-based compensation     63       112       33  
  Amortization of intangible assets     479       475       478  
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets     10       10       10  
  Restructuring charge     -       -       84  
    Total reconciling items     552       597       605  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 14,893     $ 14,801     $ 14,685  
- % of revenues     47.2 %     48.4 %     44.2 %
                         
Reconciliation of GAAP R&D Expenses to Non-GAAP R&D Expenses  
(unaudited)  
                         
GAAP research and development expenses   $ 4,452     $ 4,261     $ 4,588  
- % of revenues     14.1 %     13.9 %     13.8 %
Reconciling items:                        
  Share-based compensation     (287 )     (319 )     (218 )
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets     (10 )     (10 )     (10 )
  Restructuring charge     -       -       (28 )
    Total reconciling items     (297 )     (329 )     (256 )
Non-GAAP research and development expenses   $ 4,155     $ 3,932     $ 4,332  
- % of revenues     13.2 %     12.9 %     13.0 %
                         
Reconciliation of GAAP SG&A Expenses to Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses  
(unaudited)  
                         
GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses   $ 7,415     $ 7,444     $ 7,300  
- % of revenues     23.5 %     24.4 %     21.9 %
Reconciling items:                        
  Share-based compensation     (610 )     (671 )     (458 )
  Amortization of intangible assets     (242 )     (246 )     (247 )
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets     (30 )     (30 )     (31 )
    Total reconciling items     (882 )     (947 )     (736 )
Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses   $ 6,533     $ 6,497     $ 6,564  
- % of revenues     20.7 %     21.3 %     19.7 %
                         
   
         
         
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
         
    As of   As of
    September 26, 2015   June 27, 2015
Assets        
             
Current assets:            
             
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 41,544   $ 38,773
  Short-term investments     78,958     90,304
  Accounts receivable - trade     26,756     23,962
  Inventories     15,183     13,613
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     6,114     5,887
  Deferred income taxes     311     438
    Total current assets     168,866     172,977
             
Property, plant and equipment-net     55,947     57,746
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates     2,289     2,311
Deferred income taxes non-current     2,594     2,601
Intangible assets     3,234     4,057
Other assets     7,739     8,031
    Total assets   $ 240,669   $ 247,723
             
             
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
             
Current liabilities:            
             
  Accounts payable   $ 10,763   $ 8,960
  Accrued liabilities     10,142     11,425
    Total current liabilities     20,905     20,385
             
Industrial development subsidy     5,010     5,377
Deferred tax liabilities     4,756     4,705
Other long-term liabilities     1,850     1,647
    Total liabilities     32,521     32,114
             
Shareholders' equity:            
  Common stock and paid in capital     109,455     114,248
  Retained earnings and other comprehensive income     98,693     101,361
    Total shareholders' equity     208,148     215,609
               
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 240,669   $ 247,723
             
             

Contact Information

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    Kevin Bauer
    Pericom Semiconductor
    Tel: 408 232-9100
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