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Semtech Announces Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 Results


CAMARILLO, Calif., Mar 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SEMTECH CORPORATION (NASDAQ: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today reported un-audited financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 that ended January 31, 2010. As previously announced, on December 9, 2009 Semtech completed its acquisition of Sierra Monolithics, Inc. (SMI), a leading supplier of high-performance ICs and solutions to the core communications infrastructure and leading edge defense markets. Financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 include the contribution from SMI during the stub period between December 10, 2009 and the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 were $85.0 million, up 35.6 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 and up 13.1 percent when compared to the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 driven by strong organic growth and the contribution from SMI.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), was $9.5 million or 15 cents per diluted share. GAAP net income was $6.3 million or 10 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 and was a loss of $20.9 million or 34 cents per share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010. The GAAP net loss for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 reflected the change in management's prior assertions regarding the amount of foreign subsidiary earnings considered to be permanently reinvested offshore as a result of the pending acquisition of SMI. This change in assertion resulted in a net increase of $32.8 million in the tax provision for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.

GAAP gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 was 53.9 percent compared to 53.2 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 and 55.1 percent in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, our provision for income taxes benefited from foreign exchange losses and the release of reserves for uncertain tax positions. The GAAP EPS impact of these items was approximately 3 cents per diluted share.

To facilitate the complete understanding of comparable financial performance between periods, many one-time items recorded this fiscal quarter are reported in this release and will be reported in future releases. The items below have been excluded from Non-GAAP results:

Excluding the items listed above, Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $18.9 million or 30 cents per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $8.3 million or 14 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 and was $16.2 million or 26 cents per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 was 56.6 percent. Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 was 53.5 percent and 55.4 percent in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Semtech had $162.2 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of January 31, 2010, which was down from $316.3 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 reflecting the $180.0 million cash payment in the quarter to acquire SMI.

Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Semtech continues to perform superbly. Q4 was another record quarter for us and 2010 was another very strong year despite the challenges of the first half. As we enter FY11, our 50th anniversary as a company, we see the demand across all our product groups and all target segments strengthen. We are excited about the opportunity that lays ahead for us to drive further top line growth, expand gross margins and accelerate our earnings and create a truly differentiated company."

The results announced today are preliminary, as the annual audit by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm is still underway. As such, these results are subject to revision until the audit is completed and the Company files its Annual Report on Form 10-K.

First Quarter Outlook

Semtech estimates net sales for the first quarter, which ends May 2, 2010, will increase 7 percent to 13 percent on a sequential basis. GAAP earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 are expected to be 13 to 16 cents per diluted share.

Non-GAAP earnings for the first quarter are expected to be 27 cents to 30 cents per diluted share. Non-GAAP earnings for the first quarter exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, fair value inventory adjustments, acquisition related costs, certain legal expenses and other discrete items.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP, this release includes a non-GAAP presentation of gross profit, net income and earnings per diluted share. All of these non-GAAP measures exclude stock-based compensation, acquisition related amortization of intangibles, and other items detailed above. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of the Company's comparable financial performance between periods. In addition, the Company's management generally excludes such items in managing and evaluating the performance of the business. A further discussion of these non-GAAP financial measures can be found above. Reconciliations of GAAP results for the fourth quarter and twelve months of fiscal years 2010 and 2009 appear with the financial statements later in this release. These additional financial measures should not be considered substitutes for any measures derived in accordance with GAAP and may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This report contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical information or statements of current condition and relate to matters such as future financial performance, future operational performance, the anticipated impact of specific items on future earnings, and our plans, objectives and expectations, including but not limited to our plans, objectives and expectations with respect to SMI and its business. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of such terms and phrases as "intends," "goal," "estimate, "expect," "project," "plans," "anticipates," "should," "will," "designed to," "believe," and other similar expressions which generally identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those projected. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the success of near and longer term integration efforts between the combined companies; competitive changes in the market place applicable to the products of SMI, including, but not limited to the pace of growth or adoption rates of applicable products or technologies, shifts in focus among target customers, and other comparable changes in projected or anticipated markets; the depth, extent and duration of current and anticipated world wide economic uncertainty, at both a macro level, and as it impacts both the Company's historical products, industry, and market sector, as well as those of SMI following closing of the transaction, and the Company's ability to forecast and achieve anticipated revenues and earnings estimates in light of continuing economic uncertainty, including estimates applicable to SMI, as well as resulting from the integration of SMI's financial performance and results into the Company's full financial results. Additionally, forward-looking statements should be considered in conjunction with the cautionary statements contained in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 25, 2009, in the Company's other filings with the SEC, and in material incorporated therein by reference. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, any such forward-looking information should not be regarded as representations by the Company that its objectives or plans will be achieved or that any of its operating expectations or financial forecasts will be realized. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained herein. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit http://www.semtech.com.

SEMTECH CORPORATION

GAAP CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Table in thousands - except per share amount)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Jan 31, Jan 26, Oct 25 Jan 31, Jan 26,
2010 2009 2009 2010 2009
Q4 2010 Q4 2009 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q4 2009
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Net sales $ 85,019 $ 62,695 $ 75,147 $ 286,560 $ 294,820
Cost of sales 39,228 29,345 33,776 130,514 135,233
Gross profit 45,791 33,350 41,371 156,046 159,587
Operating costs and expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 25,129 16,124 18,471 77,448 72,890
Product development and engineering 13,707 9,771 10,467 44,847 41,405
Acquisition related items 1,440 273 303 2,348 1,091
Restructuring charges 88 - 50 486 2,310
Total operating costs and expenses 40,363 26,168 29,291 125,130 117,696
Operating income 5,428 7,182 12,080 30,916 41,891
Interest and other income, net 346 403 1,136 3,054 4,287
Income before taxes 5,774 7,585 13,216 33,970 46,178
Provision for taxes (credit) (3,705 ) 1,314 34,103 33,014 8,657
Net income (loss) $ 9,479 $ 6,271 $ (20,887 ) $ 956 $ 37,521
Earnings per share (loss) :
Basic $ 0.15 $ 0.10 $ (0.34 ) $ 0.02 $ 0.61
Diluted $ 0.15 $ 0.10 $ (0.34 ) $ 0.02 $ 0.61
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic 61,238 60,291 61,030 60,779 61,249
Diluted 62,501 60,611 61,030 61,676 61,999

SEMTECH CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Table in thousands)

Jan 31, Jan 26, Oct 25
2010 2009 2009
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 80,598 $ 147,666 $ 103,053
Temporary investments 55,462 98,735 167,540
Receivables, less allowances 31,163 27,467 25,501
Inventories 33,819 27,986 25,428
Deferred income taxes 11,808 4,287 -
Other current assets 5,964 7,561 8,101
Total Current Assets 218,814 313,702 329,623
Property, plant and equipment, net 38,063 31,786 34,472
Long-term investments 26,163 12,414 45,727
Deferred income taxes 7,153 25,544 9,894
Goodwill 129,651 25,540 25,540
Other intangibles 84,343 2,091 3,483
Other assets 10,107 9,718 9,771
Total Assets 514,294 $ 420,795 $ 458,510
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable 23,643 $ 10,653 $ 19,390
Accrued liabilities 35,656 15,915 16,971
Income taxes payable 8,512 2,108 2,595
Deferred revenue 3,276 2,808 2,368
Accrued taxes 2,609 727 3,247
Deferred income taxes 1,332 1,604 15,778
Total Current Liabilities 75,028 33,815 60,349
Deferred income taxes - non current 16,505 101 101
Accrued taxes 9,497 3,563 1,329
Other long-term liabilities 7,523 5,296 7,428
Shareholders' equity 405,741 378,020 389,303
Total Liabilities & Equity 514,294 $ 420,795 $ 458,510

SEMTECH CORPORATION

Supplemental Information - Notes to Consolidated GAAP Statements of Income

(Table in thousands)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Jan 31, Jan 26, Oct 25 Jan 31, Jan 26,
2010 2009 2009 2010 2009
Stock Based Compensation Expense Q4 2010 Q4 2009 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q4 2009
(in thousands) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Cost of sales $ 225 $ 221 $ 284 $ 1,168 $ 1,389
Selling, general and administrative $ 3,964 $ 1,541 $ 2,658 $ 13,566 $ 10,400
Product development and engineering $ 1,925 $ 872 $ 1,160 $ 5,201 $ 3,935
Total stock-based compensation $ 6,114 $ 2,635 $ 4,102 $ 19,935 $ 15,724

SEMTECH CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT

(Table in thousands)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Jan 31, Jan 26, Oct 25 Jan 31, Jan 26,
2010 2009 2009 2010 2009
Q4 2010 Q4 2009 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q4 2009
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Gross profit, as reported (GAAP) 45,791 $ 33,350 41,371 156,046 $ 159,587
Adjustments to GAAP gross profit:
Stock-based compensation expense 225 221 284 1,168 1,389
Fair value adjustment related to acquired inventory 2,088 0 0 2,088 0
Non-GAAP Gross profit 48,104 33,571 41,655 159,301 160,976

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Table in thousands - except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Jan 31, Jan 26, Oct 25 Jan 31, Jan 26,
2010 2009 2009 2010 2009
Supplemental Information Q4 2010 Q4 2009 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q4 2009
(in thousands) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Net Income (loss), as reported (GAAP) $ 9,479 $ 6,271 $ (20,887 ) $ 956 $ 37,521
Adjustments to GAAP net income:
Stock based compensation expense 6,114 2,635 4,102 19,935 15,724
Transaction and integration expenses 3,422 0 0 3,422 0
Option and restatement related expenses 2,185 491 1,078 3,332 1,592
Fair value adjustment related to acquired inventory 2,088 0 0 2,088 0
Acquisition related items 1,440 273 303 2,348 1,091
Restructuring cost 88 - 50 486 2,310
Business interruption insurance recovery (1,360 ) - - (1,360 ) -
Total before taxes 13,977 3,399 5,533 30,251 20,717
Associated tax effect (4,586 ) (1,407 ) 31,597 24,171 (5,729 )
Total of supplemental information net of taxes 9,391 1,992 37,130 54,422 14,988
Net Income on a Non-GAAP Basis $ 18,870 $ 8,263 $ 16,243 $ 55,378 $ 52,509
Diluted GAAP earnings per share $ 0.15 $ 0.10 $ (0.34 ) $ 0.02 $ 0.61
Adjustments per above $ 0.15 $ 0.03 $ 0.60 $ 0.88 $ 0.23
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share $ 0.30 $ 0.14 $ 0.26 $ 0.90 $ 0.85

SOURCE: Semtech Corporation

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