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Intersil Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Fourth quarter revenue up by 10% year-over-year

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 30, 2016. Fourth quarter revenue increased by 10.4% year-over-year to $139.8 million, representing the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth. Full year revenue grew by 4% to $542.1 million.

Company Highlights

  • Consumer and Computing (C&C) revenue increased year-over-year again for the fifth consecutive quarter and grew by 4% sequentially in Q4 and 6% for the full year.
  • Industrial and Infrastructure (I&I) revenue increased on a year-over-year basis for the third consecutive quarter and grew by 3% for the full year.
  • Gross margin remained strong for the quarter and increased again for the full year by 60 basis points on a GAAP basis and 50 basis points on a non-GAAP basis.
  • The company delivered strong earnings leverage, with full year GAAP earnings per share of $0.35 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.74.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased for the 15th consecutive quarter to $307 million, a $59 million increase from a year ago.

Business Review
Revenue for the fourth quarter increased sequentially due to continued growth in C&C as well as strong, double-digit growth in automotive. For the full year, the company experienced growth in all investment areas, including automotive, industrial and infrastructure power, consumer, computing and aerospace. Automotive and aerospace achieved record annual revenues, contributing to gross margin strength.

The revenue breakdown by end market follows:


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


Q4 2015

End Market Revenue

$M


%


$M


%


$M


%

Industrial & Infrastructure

89.6


64%


90.8


65%


79.1


62%

Consumer & Computing

50.2


36%


48.2


35%


47.5


38%

Total Revenue

$139.8




$139.0




$126.6




Table 1. Intersil End Market Mix

 

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our employees for their contributions towards making our turnaround a success. Together, we demonstrated our ability to grow Intersil organically while reaching our profitability targets. I look forward to continuing to work together to strengthen our business as we move to the next chapter," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Intersil.

Financial Highlights
GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter was 59.7% and 59.6% for the full year. Total fourth quarter GAAP operating expenses decreased to $60.6 million and included R&D expense of $31.6 million and SG&A expense of $24.2 million. Fourth quarter GAAP operating income increased to $22.8 million and increased to $63.3 million for the full year. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter increased to $19.1 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.14. For the full year, GAAP net income increased to $48.1 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.35.

The following non-GAAP results exclude merger-related expenses, restructuring and related costs, amortization of purchased intangibles, equity-based compensation expense, acquisition-related charges, provision for the TAOS litigation, gain on recovery of auction rate securities, and related tax effects.

On a non-GAAP basis, fourth quarter gross margin was 59.8%. For the full year, non-GAAP gross margin increased by 50 basis points to 59.8%. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the fourth quarter increased slightly to $49.4 million and decreased to $200.4 million for the full year. Fourth quarter non-GAAP R&D expense was $28.8 million and non-GAAP SG&A expense was $20.6 million. Non-GAAP operating margin was 24.5% for the fourth quarter and increased by 230 basis points to 22.9% for the full year. Non-GAAP net income was $27.7 million for the quarter, resulting in non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.19. For the full year, non-GAAP net income increased to $103.9 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.74, an 8.8% increase over 2015.

For a complete reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results, please see the "Non-GAAP Results" tables included at the end of this release.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased by $59 million by year end to $307 million. Inventories declined in absolute dollars and channel inventory remained balanced.

Intersil's board of directors authorized payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The payment of this dividend will be made on or about February 24, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 14, 2017.

On September 12, 2016 Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil Corporation announced they had signed a definitive agreement for Renesas to acquire Intersil for US$22.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate equity value of approximately US$3.2 billion. Closing of the transaction is expected in the first calendar quarter of 2017, conditioned on approval by the relevant governmental authorities. The companies received China MOFCOM approval on January 25 and are awaiting U.S. regulatory approval, which is currently proceeding as expected.

Fourth Quarter Earnings and First Quarter Outlook
Given the pending acquisition by Renesas, Intersil will not be holding a fourth quarter results conference call or providing guidance for the first quarter of 2017.

About Intersil
Intersil Corporation is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The company's products form the building blocks of increasingly intelligent, mobile and power hungry electronics, enabling advances in power management to improve efficiency and extend battery life. With a deep portfolio of intellectual property and a rich history of design and process innovation, Intersil is the trusted partner to leading companies in some of the world's largest markets, including industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing, automotive and aerospace. For more information about Intersil, visit our website at www.intersil.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. These forward-looking statements include statements that reflect the current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, and projections of our senior management about future events with respect to our business and our industry in general.  Statements that include words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "potential," "continue," "goals," "targets," and variations of these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions of a future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements in the quote from our CEO, references to the anticipated benefits of the proposed acquisition by Renesas and the expected date of closing of the acquisition, as well as discussion of our industry in general. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to many risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, there are or will be important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. We believe that the factors that may affect our business, future operating results, and financial condition include, but are not limited to, the following: the inability to complete the merger due to the failure to satisfy the remaining conditions to completion of the merger, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals related to the merger; uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the merger and the ability of each party to consummate the merger; risks that the proposed merger disrupts our current plans and operations, including our ability to retain and hire key personnel; competitive responses to the proposed merger; unexpected costs, charges, or expenses resulting from the merger; the outcome of any legal proceedings against us or our directors related to the merger agreement; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; and legislative, regulatory and economic developments; any faltering or uncertainty in global economic conditions; the highly cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; intense competition in the semiconductor industry; unsuccessful product development or failure to obtain market acceptance of our products; downturns in the end markets we serve; failure to make or deliver products in a timely manner; unavailability of raw materials, services, supplies, or manufacturing capacity; delays in production or in implementing new production techniques, product defects, or unreliability of products; and adverse results in litigation matters. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed merger, are more fully discussed in the definitive proxy statement that is included in the Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with the proposed merger on October 31, 2016, as supplemented on November 18, 2016, and the other documents that we have filed or may filed from time-to-time with the SEC.  These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this communication and Intersil undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Reporting
To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Intersil uses non-GAAP financial measures, which are adjusted from the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to exclude certain items, as described in detail below. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional and useful way of viewing aspects of the company's operations that, when viewed in conjunction with Intersil's GAAP results, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the various factors and trends affecting the company's business and operations. It should also be noted that Intersil's non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures used by Intersil include:

  • Gross profit;
  • Operating expenses;
  • Provision (benefit) for income taxes;
  • Operating income (loss);
  • Net income (loss);
  • Diluted earnings (loss) per share; and
  • Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted.

The company presents non-GAAP financial measures because the investor community uses non-GAAP results in its analysis and comparison of historical results and projections of the company's future operating results. These non-GAAP results exclude acquisition-related charges, restructuring and related costs, equity-based compensation expense, and certain other expenses and benefits. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to manage and assess the profitability of the business. These non-GAAP results are also consistent with the way management internally analyzes Intersil's financial results.

There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because they are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures supplement, and should be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures. Investors should review the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as provided in this press release.

As presented in the "Non-GAAP Results" tables in this press release, each of the non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items:

Acquisition-related charges. Acquisition-related charges are not factored into management's evaluation of potential acquisitions or Intersil's performance after completion of acquisitions, because they are not related to the company's core operating performance. Adjustments of these items provide investors with a basis to compare Intersil's performance to other companies without the variability caused by purchase accounting. Acquisition-related charges primarily include:

  • Amortization of purchased intangibles, which include purchased intangibles such as purchased technology, patents, customer relationships, trademarks, backlog and non-compete agreements.
  • One-time charges associated with completing an acquisition including contract termination costs.

Other adjustments. These items are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not related to the core operating activities and on-going future operating performance of Intersil. Excluding these items allows investors to better compare Intersil's period-over-period performance without such expense or benefit, which Intersil believes may be useful to the investor community. Other adjustments primarily include:

  • Equity-based compensation expense.
  • Legal judgments, awards, or governmental fines or penalties.
  • Income from IP agreements.
  • Restructuring and related costs, including asset impairment charges.
  • Write-offs (recoveries) related to Auction Rate Securities.
  • Merger-related expenses associated with the anticipated merger with Renesas Electronics.
  • Tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments.
  • Diluted weighted average shares non-GAAP adjustment - for purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, the GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding is adjusted to exclude the benefits of equity-based compensation expense attributable to future services not yet recognized in the financial statements that are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

Comparability. The above criteria has been consistently applied when calculating the non-GAAP financial measures for all periods presented in this press release and accompanying tables.     

 

Intersil Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

Unaudited

(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)












Quarter Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 30,


Sep. 30,


Jan. 1,


Dec. 30,


Jan. 1,


2016


2016


2016


2016


2016


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


Q4 2015















Revenue

$   139,806


$  139,045


$  126,626


$   542,139


$   521,616

Cost of revenue

56,387


54,825


53,707


218,952


213,820

Gross profit

83,419


84,220


72,919


323,187


307,796

Gross margin %

59.7%


60.6%


57.6%


59.6%


59.0%

Operating expenses:










Research and development 

31,642


31,315


29,983


130,846


126,350

Selling, general and administrative 

24,222


22,782


22,784


95,801


96,963

Amortization of purchased intangibles

2,670


2,669


4,261


11,734


17,625

Restructuring and related costs

(1,186)


14



12,336


Provision for the TAOS litigation




1,255


81,100

Merger-related expenses

3,265


4,639



7,904


Total operating expenses

60,613


61,419


57,028


259,876


322,038

Operating income (loss)

22,806


22,801


15,891


63,311


(14,242)

Other income (expense), net

179


114


(257)


(514)


(530)

Income before income taxes

22,985


22,915


15,634


62,797


(14,772)

Income tax expense (benefit)

3,871


7,032


(5,668)


14,660


(21,958)

Net income 

$     19,114


$    15,883


$    21,302


$     48,137


$      7,186











Earnings per share: 










Basic

$         0.14


$        0.12


$        0.16


$         0.36


$        0.05

Diluted

$         0.14


$        0.11


$        0.16


$         0.35


$        0.05











Weighted average shares outstanding:










Basic

137,272


135,908


132,608


135,281


131,793

Diluted

140,673


138,760


134,288


137,864


133,273

 

Intersil Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

Unaudited

(in thousands)








Dec. 30,


Sep. 30,


Jan. 1,


2016


2016


2016

Assets






Current assets:






  Cash and cash equivalents 

$    224,456


$    284,047


$    247,403

  Short-term investments

82,333



  Trade receivables, net

54,295


61,628


42,684

  Inventories

65,208


68,277


65,334

  Prepaid expenses and other current assets

10,293


9,332


7,176

  Income taxes receivable

534


4,529


7,584

  Assets held for sale


4,901


     Total current assets

437,119


432,714


370,181

Non-current assets:






  Property, plant and equipment, net

49,250


51,572


71,044

  Purchased intangibles, net

20,773


23,443


32,507

  Goodwill

571,770


571,770


571,770

  Deferred income tax assets

53,838


59,385


63,139

  Other non-current assets

32,591


31,255


29,977

     Total non-current assets

728,222


737,425


768,437

Total assets

$ 1,165,341


$ 1,170,139


$ 1,138,618







Liabilities and stockholders' equity






Current liabilities:






  Trade payables

20,970


21,912


23,382

  Deferred income

15,071


18,077


14,482

  Income taxes payable

3,570


3,301


3,270

  Provision for the TAOS litigation

78,105


78,317


77,988

  Other accrued expenses and liabilities

53,366


61,362


48,913

    Total current liabilities

171,082


182,969


168,035

Non-current liabilities:






  Income taxes payable

2,068


1,653


1,609

  Other non-current liabilities

8,652


10,792


14,224

    Total non-current liabilities

10,720


12,445


15,833

Total stockholders' equity

983,539


974,725


954,750

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 1,165,341


$ 1,170,139


$ 1,138,618

 

Intersil Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Unaudited

(In thousands)












Quarter Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 30,


Sep. 30,


Jan. 1,


Dec. 30,


Jan. 1,


2016


2016


2016


2016


2016


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


Q4 2015





Operating activities:










Net income

$      19,114


$      15,883


$      21,302


$      48,137


$        7,186

   Depreciation

2,708


2,903


3,557


12,657


15,285

   Amortization of purchased intangibles

2,670


2,669


4,261


11,734


17,625

   Equity-based compensation

6,635


5,563


5,148


26,802


23,158

   Asset impairment charges

(1,119)




8,879


   Deferred income taxes

4,258


4,099


(2,247)


6,722


(6,285)

   Other

(1,140)


(1,071)


(2,300)


(3,037)


(4,194)

   Net changes in operating assets and liabilities

3,412


(6,777)


1,467


(7,221)


64,229

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

36,538


23,269


31,188


104,673


117,004











Investing activities:










   Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired





(15,948)

   Purchase of investments

(82,682)




(82,682)


   Proceeds from investments

367


865


150


1,302


1,198

   Net capital expenditures

(2,986)


(1,784)


(1,214)


(9,490)


(12,965)

   Net proceeds from disposition of fixed assets

5,289


2,422



7,711


Net cash flows provided by/ (used in) investing activities

(80,012)


1,503


(1,064)


(83,159)


(27,715)











Financing activities:










   Proceeds from equity-based awards, net

3,472


18,446


4,610


25,167


13,403

   Dividends paid

(17,179)


(16,338)


(16,008)


(68,382)


(64,860)

Net cash flows provided by/ (used in) financing activities

(13,707)


2,108


(11,398)


(43,215)


(51,457)











Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(2,410)


303


(221)


(1,246)


(1,645)











Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(59,591)


27,183


18,505


(22,947)


36,187











Cash and cash equivalents as of the beginning of the period

284,047


256,864


228,898


247,403


211,216











Cash and cash equivalents as of the end of the period

$    224,456


$    284,047


$    247,403


$    224,456


$    247,403

 

Intersil Corporation

Non-GAAP Results

Unaudited

(In thousands, except percentages)












Quarter Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 30,


Sep. 30,


Jan. 1,


Dec. 30,


Jan. 1,


2016


2016


2016


2016


2016


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


Q4 2015





Non-GAAP gross profit:










  GAAP gross profit

$    83,419


$    84,220


$    72,919


$ 323,187


$    307,796

  Equity-based compensation COS

207


207


268


1,156


1,400

Non-GAAP gross profit

$    83,626


$    84,427


$    73,187


$ 324,343


$    309,196











Non-GAAP gross margin:










GAAP gross margin

59.7%


60.6%


57.6%


59.6%


59.0%

  Excluded items as a percent of revenue

0.1%


0.1%


0.2%


0.2%


0.3%

Non-GAAP gross margin

59.8%


60.7%


57.8%


59.8%


59.3%











Non-GAAP R&D expenses:










  GAAP R&D expenses

$    31,642


$    31,315


$    29,983


$ 130,846


$    126,350

  Equity-based compensation

(2,817)


(2,779)


(2,368)


(12,533)


(10,167)

Non-GAAP R&D expenses:

$    28,825


$    28,536


$    27,615


$ 118,313


$    116,183











Non-GAAP SG&A expenses:










GAAP SG&A expenses

$    24,222


$    22,782


$    22,784


$   95,801


$      96,963

  Equity-based compensation

(3,611)


(2,577)


(2,512)


(13,113)


(11,591)

  Acquisition-related costs




(585)


Non-GAAP SG&A expenses:

$    20,611


$    20,205


$    20,272


$   82,103


$      85,372











Non-GAAP operating expenses:










GAAP operating expenses

$    60,613


$    61,419


$    57,028


$ 259,876


$    322,038

  Restructuring and related costs

1,186


(14)



(12,336)


  Provision for the TAOS litigation




(1,255)


(81,100)

  Equity-based compensation (excl. COS)

(6,428)


(5,356)


(4,880)


(25,646)


(21,758)

  Amortization of purchased intangibles

(2,670)


(2,669)


(4,261)


(11,734)


(17,625)

  Acquisition-related costs




(585)


  Merger-related expenses

(3,265)


(4,639)



(7,904)


Non-GAAP operating expenses

$    49,436


$    48,741


$    47,887


$ 200,416


$    201,555











Non-GAAP operating income:










GAAP operating income

$    22,806


$    22,801


$    15,891


$   63,311


$    (14,242)

  Restructuring and related costs

(1,186)


14



12,336


  Provision for the TAOS litigation




1,255


81,100

  Equity-based compensation

6,635


5,563


5,148


26,802


23,158

  Amortization of purchased intangibles

2,670


2,669


4,261


11,734


17,625

  Acquisition-related costs




585


  Merger-related expenses

3,265


4,639



7,904


Non-GAAP operating income

$    34,190


$    35,686


$    25,300


$ 123,927


$    107,641











Non-GAAP operating margin:










GAAP operating margin

16.3%


16.4%


12.5%


11.7%


(2.7%)

  Excluded items as a percent of revenue

8.2%


9.3%


7.5%


11.2%


23.3%

Non-GAAP operating margin 

24.5%


25.7%


20.0%


22.9%


20.6%

 

Intersil Corporation

Non-GAAP Results

Unaudited

(In thousands, except per share amounts)












Quarter Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 30,


Sep. 30,


Jan. 1,


Dec. 30,


Jan. 1,


2016


2016


2016


2016


2016


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


Q4 2015















Non-GAAP net income:










GAAP net income

$      19,114


$    15,883


$    21,302


$      48,137


$      7,186

  Restructuring charges (reversal) and related costs

(1,186)


14



12,336


  Provision for the TAOS litigation




1,255


81,100

  Equity-based compensation

6,635


5,563


5,148


26,802


23,158

  Amortization of purchased intangibles

2,670


2,669


4,261


11,734


17,625

  Acquisition-related costs




585


  Merger-related expenses

3,265


4,639



7,904


  Gain on recovery from auction rate securities

(71)


(135)


(150)


(276)


(1,198)

  Tax impact of non-cash and discrete items

(2,710)


2,683


(2,668)


(4,616)


(34,140)

Non-GAAP net income

$      27,717


$    31,316


$    27,893


$    103,861


$    93,731











GAAP weighted average shares - diluted

140,673


138,760


134,288


137,864


133,273

  Non-GAAP adjustment

2,776


2,583


4,314


2,876


3,795

Non-GAAP weighted average shares - diluted

143,449


141,343


138,602


140,740


137,068











Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share:










GAAP earnings per diluted share

$          0.14


$        0.11


$        0.16


$          0.35


$        0.05

  Excluded items per share impact

0.05


0.11


0.04


0.39


0.63

Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share

$          0.19


$        0.22


$        0.20


$          0.74


$        0.68











Equity-based compensation expense by classification:









Cost of revenue ("COS")

$           207


$         207


$         268


$        1,156


$      1,400

Research and development 

$        2,817


$      2,779


$      2,368


$      12,533


$    10,167

Selling, general and administrative 

$        3,611


$      2,577


$      2,512


$      13,113


$    11,591

 

 

SOURCE Intersil Corporation

For further information: Shannon Pleasant, Intersil Corporation, (512) 382-8444, spleasant@intersil.com
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