SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

April 29, 2014 16:05 ET

Pericom Semiconductor Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) -  Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM)

  • Net revenues increased 1.0% year-over-year to $30.7 million.
  • Achieved 40.8% gross margin (42.5% non-GAAP) and year-over-year increase of 505 bps.
  • Net income improved to $0.07 per diluted share; $0.08 on a non-GAAP basis. 
  • Announces a $20 million increase in its share buyback program.

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended March 29, 2014.

Net revenues for the third quarter were $30.7 million, a decrease of 4.2% from the $32.0 million reported in the second quarter, and an increase of 1.0% from the $30.4 million reported in the comparable period last year. The revenue increase from the prior year is the result of volume increases in the consumer sector, notably digital media and ultramobility.

GAAP gross margin was 40.8% in the third quarter, an increase from 38.1% last quarter and an increase from 35.7% in the comparable period last year. On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 42.5% in the third quarter, which excludes share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and amortization of fair value adjustments on acquired fixed assets. The comparable non-GAAP gross margins were 39.8% last quarter and 37.5% in the comparable period last year. The improvement in gross margin primarily reflects improved product mix in target applications.

GAAP net income for the third quarter was $1.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the second quarter, and net loss of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for all periods excludes share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, and amortization of fair value adjustments, and the current quarter also excludes a restructuring charge and the benefit of a release of tax reserves. The resulting non-GAAP net income for the third quarter was $1.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $1.9 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the second quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. 

The balance sheet remained very strong with cash and cash equivalents and investments in marketable securities of $120.6 million or $5.39 per share outstanding ($5.27 per diluted share) at the end of the third quarter. At quarter-end, working capital was $114.5 million and the current ratio was 6.7.

"The strong improvement in gross margin has been driven by increased shipments into embedded, networking and high-end consumer markets and aligns with our strategy," said Alex Hui, President and CEO of Pericom. "We are introducing a wave of new products in timing, switching and connectivity. We believe these products strengthen our solution to target applications and will contribute significantly to our future revenue growth and margin improvement"

New Products 

In the third quarter of fiscal 2014, Pericom introduced a total of 18 new products targeted at our focus market segments that were also sampled to key customers during the quarter.

We introduced 10 new products across our Connectivity/Switching product families which included power management, USB chargers, analog switches, video decoders and UART bridges.

We also expanded our Timing solutions for next generation platforms with 3 new products, including high performance clock buffers and a low jitter clock generator.

For Signal Integrity, we introduced 5 new products, including PCIe GEN3 for cloud computing and advanced USB3 redrivers for next generation mobility platforms.

Share Repurchase Update and Additional Authorization

On April 26, 2012, the Board authorized a repurchase program for up to $25 million of shares of our common stock. Pursuant to this authorization, the Company repurchased 443,368 shares in the three months ended March 29, 2014 for an aggregate cost of $3,735,000 and an average per share purchase price of $8.42. The remaining balance of potential share repurchases under the authorization is approximately $11.1 million. Shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market or through private transactions, at the discretion of Pericom management. As of April 24, 2014, Pericom had approximately 22.2 million shares of common stock outstanding.

On April 24, 2014, the Board authorized an additional $20 million of share repurchases. We have had share repurchase programs in place since 2007, and through the quarter ended March 29, 2014 we have repurchased approximately 7.5 million shares under these programs.

Fiscal Q4 2014 Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially.

  • Revenues are expected to be in the range of $31.0 million to $34.0 million.

  • GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 38.5% and 41.5%, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately 1.5%, non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the 40.0% to 43.0% range.

  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $11.8 million and $12.4 million, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately $1.1 million, non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $10.7 million to $11.3 million.

  • Other income is expected to be between $0.5 million and $0.8 million on a GAAP basis and on a non-GAAP basis, and consists of interest income and realized gains on sales of marketable securities, other income and expenses, and currency exchange gains and losses.

  • The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 30-34% on a GAAP basis and 24-28% on a non-GAAP basis.

Conference Call

The press release will be followed by a conference call beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time on April 29, 2014. To listen to the call, dial (877) 377-7103 and reference "Pericom". A slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To view the slides, please visit the investor relations section of www.pericom.com.

The Pericom financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the web site at http://www.pericom.com. Access the web site 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for approximately 90 days.

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 income statement effects of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments on acquired fixed assets, write-off of property and equipment, restructuring charge, lease restructuring and moving costs, release of tax reserves, tax provision on intercompany transactions 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 on acquired fixed assets, write-off of property and equipment, restructuring charge, lease restructuring and moving costs, release of tax reserves, tax provision on intercompany transactions 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 goods sold 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 business and revenue growth and margin improvement and the statements under the captions "Fiscal Q4 2014 Outlook", which regard the anticipated revenues, gross margin, operating expenses, other income, and effective tax rate in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. 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 29, 2013, our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 28, 2013, and in particular, the risk factors sections contained in those reports.

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
(unaudited)  
                               
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    March 29,     December 28,     March 30,     March 29,     March 30,  
    2014     2013     2013     2014     2013  
                               
Net revenues   $ 30,681     $ 32,040     $ 30,366     $ 95,329     $ 97,548  
                                         
Cost of revenues     18,175       19,820       19,521       57,795       61,597  
                                         
  Gross profit     12,506       12,220       10,845       37,534       35,951  
                                         
Operating expenses:                                        
                                         
  Research and development     4,694       5,274       5,277       15,013       15,697  
                                         
  Selling, general and administrative     7,407       7,126       7,193       22,220       22,364  
                                         
    Total operating expenses     12,101       12,400       12,470       37,233       38,061  
                                         
Income (loss) from operations     405       (180 )     (1,625 )     301       (2,110 )
                                         
Interest and other income, net     802       1,047       1,318       2,336       2,748  
                                         
Income (loss) before income taxes     1,207       867       (307 )     2,637       638  
                                         
Income tax expense (benefit)     (421 )     (331 )     395       (521 )     5,652  
                                         
Net income (loss) from consolidated companies     1,628       1,198       (702 )     3,158       (5,014 )
                                         
Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliate     13       27       21       82       186  
                                         
Net income (loss)   $ 1,641     $ 1,225     $ (681 )   $ 3,240     $ (4,828 )
                                         
Basic income (loss) per share   $ 0.07     $ 0.05     $ (0.03 )   $ 0.14     $ (0.21 )
                                         
Diluted income (loss) per share   $ 0.07     $ 0.05     $ (0.03 )   $ 0.14     $ (0.21 )
                                         
Shares used in computing basic income (loss) per share     22,659       22,800       23,162       22,751       23,407  
                                         
Shares used in computing diluted income (loss) per share     22,880       23,019       23,162       22,950       23,407  
 
 
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Supplemental Information
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
                     
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 29,   December 28,   March 30,   March 29,   March 30,
    2014   2013   2013   2014   2013
                     
Share-based compensation                    
  Cost of revenues   $ 40   $ 50   $ 51   $ 126   $ 146
  Research and development     257     313     317     867     972
  Selling, general and administrative     420     388     474     1,204     1,425
    Share-based compensation expense   $ 717   $ 751   $ 842   $ 2,197   $ 2,543
                               
Amortization of intangible assets                              
  Cost of revenues   $ 483   $ 481   $ 482   $ 1,452   $ 1,440
  Research and development     -     17     51     67     156
  Selling, general and administrative     249     249     242     745     727
    Amortization of intangible assets   $ 732   $ 747   $ 775   $ 2,264   $ 2,323
                                   
                                   
   
   
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation  
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income  
(In thousands)  
(unaudited)  
                               
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    March 29,     December 28,     March 30,     March 29,     March 30,  
    2014     2013     2013     2014     2013  
GAAP net income (loss)   $ 1,641     $ 1,225     $ (681 )   $ 3,240     $ (4,828 )
Reconciling items:                                        
  Share-based compensation expense     717       751       842       2,197       2,543  
  Amortization of intangible assets     732       747       775       2,264       2,323  
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets     51       51       50       153       150  
  Restructuring charge     95       95       -       190       -  
  Write-off of property and equipment     -       210       -       210       -  
  Release of tax reserves     (1,035 )     (741 )     -       (1,776 )     -  
  Tax on intercompany transaction     -       -       382       15       5,369  
  Lease restructuring and moving costs     -       -       -       522       -  
  Tax effect of adjustments     (383 )     (452 )     (403 )     (1,378 )     (1,213 )
    Total reconciling items     177       661       1,646       2,397       9,172  
Non-GAAP net income   $ 1,818     $ 1,886     $ 965     $ 5,637     $ 4,344  
                                         
                                         
                             
                             
Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS  
(unaudited)  
                             
Diluted net income (loss) per share:                            
  GAAP diluted income (loss) per share $ 0.07     $ 0.05     $ (0.03 )   $ 0.14     $ (0.21 )
  Adjustments:                                      
  Share-based compensation expense   0.03       0.03       0.04       0.09       0.12  
  Amortization of intangible assets   0.03       0.03       0.03       0.10       0.09  
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets   -       -       -       0.01       -  
  Restructuring charge   0.01       0.01       -       0.01       -  
  Write-off of property and equipment   -       0.01       -       0.01       -  
  Release of tax reserves   (0.04 )     (0.03 )     -       (0.08 )     -  
  Tax on intercompany transaction   -       -       0.02       -       0.23  
  Lease restructuring and moving costs   -       -       -       0.02       -  
  Tax effect of adjustments   (0.02 )     (0.02 )     (0.02 )     (0.06 )     (0.06 )
  Difference in share count   -       -       -       -       0.01  
    Total adjustments   0.01       0.03       0.07       0.10       0.39  
  Non-GAAP diluted income per share $ 0.08     $ 0.08     $ 0.04     $ 0.24     $ 0.18  
                                       
Shares used in diluted net income (loss) per share calculation:                                      
GAAP   22,880       23,019       23,162       22,950       23,407  
  Change in diluted shares from GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net income   -       -       99       -       120  
  Exclude the benefit of share-based compensation expense (1)   526       426       523       447       446  
Non-GAAP   23,406       23,445       23,784       23,397       23,973  
                                       
(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 Margin to Non-GAAP Gross Margin  
(In thousands)  
(unaudited)  
                     
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
  March 29,   December 28,   March 30,   March 29,   March 30,  
  2014   2013   2013   2014   2013  
GAAP gross margin $ 12,506   $ 12,220   $ 10,845   $ 37,534   $ 35,951  
- % of revenues   40.8 %   38.1 %   35.7 %   39.4 %   36.9 %
Reconciling items:                              
  Share-based compensation   40     50     51     126     146  
  Amortization of intangible assets   483     481     482     1,452     1,440  
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets   10     10     10     30     30  
    Total reconciling items   533     541     543     1,608     1,616  
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 13,039   $ 12,761   $ 11,388   $ 39,142   $ 37,567  
- % of revenues   42.5 %   39.8 %   37.5 %   41.1 %   38.5 %
                               
                               
                             
                             
Reconciliation of GAAP R&D Expenses to Non-GAAP R&D Expenses  
(unaudited)  
                             
GAAP research and development expenses $ 4,694     $ 5,274     $ 5,277     $ 15,013     $ 15,697  
- % of revenues   15.3 %     16.5 %     17.4 %     15.7 %     16.1 %
Reconciling items:                                      
  Share-based compensation   (257 )     (313 )     (317 )     (867 )     (972 )
  Amortization of intangible assets   -       (17 )     (51 )     (67 )     (156 )
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets   (10 )     (10 )     (10 )     (30 )     (30 )
  Restructuring charge   (59 )     (78 )     -       (137 )     -  
  Write-off of property and equipment   -       (210 )     -       (210 )     -  
    Total reconciling items   (326 )     (628 )     (378 )     (1,311 )     (1,158 )
Non-GAAP research and development expenses $ 4,368     $ 4,646     $ 4,899     $ 13,702     $ 14,539  
- % of revenues   14.2 %     14.5 %     16.1 %     14.4 %     14.9 %
                                       
                             
                             
Reconciliation of GAAP SG&A Expenses to Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses  
(unaudited)  
                             
GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses $ 7,407     $ 7,126     $ 7,193     $ 22,220     $ 22,364  
- % of revenues   24.1 %     22.2 %     23.7 %     23.3 %     22.9 %
Reconciling items:                                      
  Share-based compensation   (420 )     (388 )     (474 )     (1,204 )     (1,425 )
  Amortization of intangible assets   (249 )     (249 )     (242 )     (745 )     (727 )
  Fair value adjustment to depreciation expense on acquired fixed assets   (31 )     (31 )     (30 )     (93 )     (90 )
  Restructuring charge   (36 )     (17 )     -       (53 )     -  
  Lease restructuring and moving costs   -       -       -       (522 )     -  
    Total reconciling items   (736 )     (685 )     (746 )     (2,617 )     (2,242 )
Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses $ 6,671     $ 6,441     $ 6,447     $ 19,603     $ 20,122  
- % of revenues   21.7 %     20.1 %     21.2 %     20.6 %     20.6 %
                                       
                                       
           
           
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
         
    As of   As of
    March 29, 2014   June 29, 2013
Assets        
         
Current assets:        
         
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 34,386   $ 30,844
  Short-term investments     57,677     29,447
  Accounts receivable - trade     22,765     22,105
  Inventories     13,281     14,844
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     6,209     5,886
  Deferred income taxes     425     585
    Total current assets     134,743     103,711
             
Property, plant and equipment-net     58,874     60,959
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates     2,614     2,525
Deferred income taxes non-current     3,187     3,411
Long-term investments in marketable securities     28,569     57,392
Intangible assets     7,708     9,944
Other assets     8,162     8,625
    Total assets   $ 243,857   $ 246,567
             
             
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
             
Current liabilities:            
             
  Accounts payable   $ 10,705   $ 12,184
  Accrued liabilities     9,491     8,731
    Total current liabilities     20,196     20,915
             
Industrial development subsidy     6,582     7,263
Deferred tax liabilities     5,848     5,798
Other long-term liabilities     1,948     3,700
  Total liabilities     34,574     37,676
             
Shareholders' equity:            
  Common stock and paid in capital     116,824     119,591
  Retained earnings and other comprehensive income     92,459     89,300
    Total shareholders' equity     209,283     208,891
             
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 243,857   $ 246,567
             
             

Contact Information

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    Kevin Bauer
    Pericom Semiconductor
    Tel: 408 232-9100
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