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Semtech Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results


CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, which ended January 31, 2016.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 were $118.6 million, up 2 percent from the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 and down 9 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. Net sales for the full fiscal year 2016 were $490.2 million, down 12 percent from $557.9 million for the full fiscal year 2015.

Gross profit margin, computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was 58.6 percent compared to 60.1 percent in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 and 56.1 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. GAAP gross profit margin for the full fiscal year 2016 was 59.8 percent compared to 58.9 percent for the full fiscal year 2015.

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $1.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share. This compares to GAAP net income of $10.7 million or $0.16 per share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, and GAAP net loss of $15.4 million or ($0.23) per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.

GAAP operating results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 and third quarter of fiscal year 2016 reflected an after-tax benefit of $1.8 million and $9.4 million, respectively, as a result of the fair value re-measurement of the Triune Systems earn-out liability. Included in the GAAP operating results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 were charges that included $23.3 million for the restructuring and impairment-related costs associated with the Company's reduction of its investment in the defense and microwave communications infrastructure market and the further reduction of its investment in the optical long-haul markets.

For the full fiscal year 2016, GAAP net income was $11.5 million or $0.17 per diluted share compared to GAAP net income of $27.9 million or $0.41 per diluted share for the full fiscal year 2015.

To facilitate the complete understanding of comparable financial performance between periods, the Company also presents performance results net of certain non-cash items or items that are not considered reflective of the Company's core results over time. The Company's non-GAAP measures of gross profit margin, net income and earnings per diluted share exclude certain items as described below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Excluding such items, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $10.8 million or $0.17 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $12.1 million or $0.19 per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, and was $23.1 million or $0.34 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. Non-GAAP net income for the full fiscal year 2016 was $56.4 million or $0.86 per diluted share. This compares to Non-GAAP net income for the full fiscal year 2015 of $104.0 million or $1.54 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was 59.0 percent. Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 was 60.3 percent and 60.1 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the full fiscal year 2016 was 60.2 percent, which compares to 60.3 percent non-GAAP gross profit margin for the full fiscal year 2015.

As of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Company had $211.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities compared to $230.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at the end of fiscal year 2015.

Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated "While fiscal year 2016 proved challenging, we were pleased to deliver fiscal Q4 results that were ahead of our guidance. Demand from our Communication and Enterprise computing end markets strengthened throughout the quarter and record POS resulted in a 21% reduction in channel inventory." Maheswaran continued, "Overall demand strengthened throughout the quarter and recent strong bookings across several businesses lead us to believe that we can return to outperforming the industry in fiscal year 2017."

The results announced today are preliminary, as they are subject to the Company finalizing its closing procedures and annual audit by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. As such, these results are subject to revision until the Company will have filed its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2016.

First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017 Outlook

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 margin, net income and earnings per diluted share and free cash flow. The Company's measure of free cash flow excludes capital expenditures. The Company's non-GAAP measures of gross profit margin, net income and earnings per diluted share may exclude the following items, if any:

To provide additional insight into the Company's first quarter outlook, this release also includes a presentation of forward-looking non-GAAP measures including gross profit margin, effective tax rate and earnings per diluted share.

These non-GAAP financial measures are adjusted to exclude the items identified above because such items are either operating expenses which would not otherwise have been incurred by the Company in the normal course of the Company's business operations or are not reflective of the Company's core results over time. These items may include recurring as well as non-recurring items, and no inference should be made that all of these adjustments, charges, costs or expenses are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. For example: certain restructuring and integration related expenses (which consist of employee termination costs, facility closure or lease termination costs, and contract termination costs) may be considered recurring given the Company's ongoing efforts to be more cost effective and efficient; certain litigation expenses or dispute settlement charges or gains (which may include estimated losses for which we have established a reserve, as well as any actual settlements, judgments, or other resolutions against, or in favor of, the Company related to litigation, arbitration, disputes or similar matters, and insurance recoveries received by the Company related to such matters) may be viewed as recurring given that the Company may from time to time be involved in, and may resolve, litigation, arbitration, disputes, and similar matters; and certain acquisition-related adjustments or expenses may be deemed recurring given the Company's regular evaluation of potential transactions and investments.

Notwithstanding that certain adjustments, charges, costs or expenses may be considered recurring, in order to provide meaningful comparisons, the Company believes that it is appropriate to exclude such items because they are not reflective of the Company's core results and tend to vary based on timing, frequency and magnitude.

These non-GAAP financial 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 the items noted above when managing and evaluating the performance of the business. The financial statements provided with this release include reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP results for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2016 and fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 along with a reconciliation of forward-looking earnings per diluted share to its most comparable GAAP measure for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. These additional non-GAAP 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 press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, based on the Company's current expectations, estimates and projections about its operations, industry, financial condition, performance, results of operations, and liquidity. 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, the prospects for newly-acquired businesses to be integrated and contribute to future growth and profit expectations, and the Company's plans, objectives and expectations. Statements containing words such as "may," "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "estimates," "should," "will," "designed to," "projections," or "business outlook," or other similar expressions constitute 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. Potential factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: potential differences between the unaudited results disclosed in this release and the Company's final results when disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K as a result of the completion of the Company's financial closing procedures, final adjustments, annual review by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, and other developments arising between now and the disclosure of the final results; the Company's ability to forecast its effective tax rates due to changing income in higher or lower tax jurisdictions and other factors that contribute to the volatility of the Company's effective tax rates and impact anticipated tax benefits; the Company's ability to manage expenses to achieve anticipated shifts in demand among target customers, and other comparable changes or protracted weakness in projected or anticipated markets; competitive changes in the marketplace 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 end-user markets; the Company's ability to integrate its acquisitions and realize expected synergies and benefits; the continuation and/or pace of key trends considered to be main contributors to the Company's growth, such as demand for increased network bandwidth, demand for increasing energy efficiency in the Company's products or end-use applications of the products, and demand for increasing miniaturization of electronic components; adequate supply of components and materials from the Company's suppliers, to include disruptions due to natural causes or disasters, weather, or other extraordinary events; the Company's ability to forecast and achieve anticipated revenues and earnings estimates in light of periodic economic uncertainty, to include impacts arising from European, Asian and global economic dynamics; and the amount and timing of expenditures for capital equipment. Additionally, forward-looking statements should be considered in conjunction with the cautionary statements contained in the risk factors disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 25, 2015, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in material incorporated therein, including, without limitation, information under the captions "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors". In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein that may cause actual performance and results to differ materially from those predicted, any such forward-looking information should not be regarded as representations or guarantees by the Company of future performance or results, or that its objectives or plans will be achieved or that any of its operating expectations or financial forecasts will be realized. Reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained herein, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly release the results of any update or revision to any forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated or future events, or otherwise.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise 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.

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SEMTECH CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Table in thousands - except per share amount)
           
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
January 31, October 25, January 25, January 31, January 25,
2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015 Q4 2016 Q4 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Net sales $ 118,609 $ 115,810 $ 130,394 $ 490,219 $ 557,885
Cost of sales   49,059     46,226     57,233     197,109     229,093  
Gross profit 69,550 69,584 73,161 293,110 328,792
Operating costs and expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 33,769 30,747 33,590 136,151 128,525
Product development and engineering 28,965 26,855 34,984 113,737 119,371
Intangible amortization and impairments 6,411 6,308 18,062 25,059 37,354
Changes in the fair value of contingent earn-out obligations (2,744 ) (14,186 ) - (16,362 ) -
Restructuring charges   -     962     284     4,526     1,285  
Total operating costs and expenses   66,401     50,686     86,920     263,111     286,535  
Operating income (loss) 3,149 18,898 (13,759 ) 29,999 42,257
Interest expense (2,121 ) (1,964 ) (1,490 ) (7,819 ) (5,927 )
Interest income and other (expense), net   (648 )   (777 )   572     (1,801 )   165  
Income before taxes 380 16,157 (14,677 ) 20,379 36,495
Provision (benefit) for taxes   (868 )   5,453     764     8,882     8,548  
Net (loss) income $ 1,248   $ 10,704   $ (15,441 ) $ 11,497   $ 27,947  
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.02 $ 0.16 $ (0.23 ) $ 0.18 $ 0.42
Diluted $ 0.02 $ 0.16 $ (0.23 ) $ 0.17 $ 0.41
 
Weighted average number of shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 64,934 65,117 66,763 65,657 67,108
Diluted 65,225 65,217 66,763 65,961 67,685
 
 
SEMTECH CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Table in thousands)
 
January 31, January 25,
2016 2015
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 211,810 $ 230,328
Accounts receivable, net 44,132 69,301
Inventories 63,875 73,668
Deferred tax assets - 2,478
Prepaid taxes 5,236 1,544
Other current assets   16,168     19,369  
Total current assets 341,221 396,688
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 101,006 115,471
Deferred income taxes 7,354 106
Goodwill 329,703 280,319
Other intangible assets, net 88,430 101,600
Other assets   43,803     35,247  
Total assets $ 911,517   $ 929,431  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 35,486 $ 32,448
Accrued liabilities 41,204 49,754
Deferred revenue 8,628 5,848
Current portion - long term debt 18,569 18,547
Deferred tax liabilities   -     1,444  
Total current liabilities 103,887 108,041
 
Deferred tax liabilities - non-current 6,802 2,477
Long term debt - less current 239,177 234,746
Other long-term liabilities 33,600 32,809
Stockholders' equity   528,051     551,358  
Total liabilities & stockholders' equity $ 911,517   $ 929,431  

 
SEMTECH CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Table in thousands)
         
Twelve Months Ended
January 31, January 25,
2016 2015
(Unaudited)
 
 
Net (loss) income $ 11,497 $ 27,947
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 102,076 106,160
Net cash used in investing activities (66,827 ) (41,092 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (53,767 )   (77,934 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (18,518 ) (12,866 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   230,328     243,194  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 211,810   $ 230,328  
 
 
SEMTECH CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED GAAP STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Tables in thousands - except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
January 31, October 25, January 25, January 31, January 25,
2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
Stock-based Compensation Expense Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015 Q4 2016 Q4 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Cost of sales $ 484 $ 197 $ 512 $ 1,555 $ 1,621
Selling, general and administrative 4,048 2,933 5,255 10,054 17,387
Product development and engineering   2,538     1,987     2,806     8,858     10,621  
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 7,070   $ 5,117   $ 8,573   $ 20,467   $ 29,629  
 
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
January 31, October 25, January 25, January 31, January 25,
2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
Gross Profit - Reconciliation GAAP to Non-GAAP Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015 Q4 2016 Q4 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
GAAP gross profit $ 69,550 $ 69,584 $ 73,161 $ 293,110 $ 328,792
Adjustments to GAAP gross profit:
Stock-based compensation expense 484 197 512 1,555 1,621
Acquisition related fair value adjustments - - - 265 -
Restructuring charges - - - - 1,056
Impairment charges   -     -     4,740     -     4,740  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 70,034   $ 69,781   $ 78,413   $ 294,930   $ 336,209  
 
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
January 31, October 25, January 25, January 31, January 25,
2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
Net Income - Reconciliation GAAP to Non-GAAP Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015 Q4 2016 Q4 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
GAAP net income $ 1,248 $ 10,704 $ (15,441 ) $ 11,497 $ 27,947
 
Adjustments to GAAP net income:
Stock-based compensation expense $ 7,070 $ 5,117 $ 8,573 $ 20,467 $ 29,629
Transaction and integration related expenses 1,212 883 820 7,740 2,245
Acquisition related earn-out - compensation 819 1,164 1,758 4,095 830
Acquisition related earn-out - non-compensation (2,744 ) (14,186 ) - (16,200 ) -
Intangible amortization and impairments 6,567 7,363 18,062 26,270 37,354
Environmental reserve - - - 2,855 235
Restructuring charges - 962 284 4,526 1,251
Impairment charges - 600 11,378 600 12,464
         
Total before tax adjustment 12,924 1,903 40,875 50,353 84,008
Associated tax effect   (3,372 )   (511 )   (2,345 )   (5,449 )   (7,981 )
Total of supplemental information net of taxes   9,552     1,392     38,530     44,904     76,027  
Non-GAAP net (loss) income $ 10,800   $ 12,096   $ 23,089   $ 56,401   $ 103,974  
 
Diluted GAAP earnings per share $ 0.02 $ 0.16 $ (0.23 ) $ 0.17 $ 0.41
Adjustments per above   0.15     0.03     0.57     0.69     1.13  
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share $ 0.17   $ 0.19   $ 0.34   $ 0.86   $ 1.54  

           
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
January 31, October 25, January 25, January 31, January 25,
2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
Tax Impact Associated With Supplemental Information Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015 Q4 2016 Q4 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Adjustments to GAAP net income:
Stock-based compensation expense $ 1,607 $ 2,669 $ 2,213 $ 6,366 $ 5,392
Transaction and integration related expenses 352 (178 ) 275 669 769
Acquisition related earn-out - compensation 264 499 - 1,005 -
Acquisition related earn-out - non-compensation (898 ) (4,797 ) - (5,447 ) -
Intangible amortization and impairments 1,751 1,748 4,253 6,600 9,133
Restructuring charges - 336 87 1,589 421
Valuation allowance 296 234 (7,442 ) (6,275 ) (10,861 )
Environmental reserve - - - 942 84
Impairment charges   -     -     2,959     -     3,043  
Total of associated tax effect $ 3,372   $ 511   $ 2,345   $ 5,449   $ 7,981  
 
 
Three Months Ended
January 31, October 25, January 25,
2016 2015 2015
Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Free Cash Flow:
Cash Flow from Operations $ 34,460 $ 18,870 $ 11,631
Net Capital Expenditure   (2,321 )   (2,461 )   (6,296 )
Free Cash Flow: $ 32,139   $ 16,409   $ 5,335  
 
 
Q1FY17 EPS Guidance Range Reconciliation
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation (net of tax)

Low

High

GAAP EPS $ 0.09 $ 0.13
 
Stock based compensation expense 0.08 0.08
Transaction expense 0.01 0.01
Amortization of acquired intangibles   0.08     0.08  
Non-GAAP EPS $ 0.26   $ 0.30  

Semtech Corporation
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