Intersil Corporation Reports Solid Second Quarter Results

MILPITAS, Calif., July 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced strong financial results for the second quarter ended July 4, 2014. Continued demand for industrial and infrastructure products and improving gross and operating margins resulted in top and bottom line growth.

Company Highlights

  • Revenue of $147.8 million was up 5.5% sequentially
  • Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin improved by more than 150 basis points sequentially
  • Operating margin increased to 14.0% on a GAAP basis and 21.5% on a non-GAAP basis
  • Earnings per diluted share also increased sequentially to $0.10 on a GAAP basis and $0.19 on a non-GAAP basis
  • Cash and investment balances increased to $201 million

Revenue for the second quarter of $147.8 million increased 5.5% sequentially and 2.1% compared to the same period last year. Intersil's industrial and infrastructure revenue increased by more than 8 percent sequentially due to growth across every major product category. Computing and consumer revenue remained flat sequentially during the quarter. The breakdown by end market was as follows:

Q2 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 2013
End Market: Revenue $M % of Revenue Revenue $M % of Revenue Revenue $M % of Revenue
Industrial & infrastructure $ 94.8 64% $ 87.4 62% $ 87.0 60%
Personal computing 30.0 20% 29.7 21% 28.6 20%
Consumer 23.0 16% 23.0 16% 29.2 20%
Revenue $ 147.8 $ 140.1 $ 144.8

Financial Results

The company continued to demonstrate strong financial results and improving profitability compared to the prior year. For the second quarter, GAAP operating expenses increased to $65.1 million, but declined 10% compared to the same period in 2013. Second quarter R&D expense was $32.5 million dollars, and SG&A expense was $27.1 million dollars. GAAP gross margin increased meaningfully to 58.1% compared to 55.2% in Q2 2013. Operating income improved again to $20.7 million, or 14% of revenue compared to 5% in Q2 2013. GAAP net income for the quarter increased to $13.6 million or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $0.01 per fully diluted share for the same period last year.

The non-GAAP results also showed meaningful improvement over prior periods. Non-GAAP gross margin improved to 58.3% in the second quarter, a 170 basis point sequential improvement. Second quarter non-GAAP operating expenses of $54.4 million increased sequentially as expected, but were 6.5% lower than the same period last year.

Second quarter non-GAAP operating income increased sequentially to $31.8 million, resulting in a 150 basis point sequential improvement in non-GAAP operating margin to 21.5%. Second quarter non-GAAP net income of $26.0 million resulted in $0.19 in earnings per diluted share, a 36% increase compared to the same period last year. For a complete reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results, please see the "Non-GAAP Results" table included at the end of this release.

Cash flow from operating activities was $13.2 million, contributing to a sequential increase in cash and short-term investments to $201 million. 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 August 29, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 19, 2014.

"Only one year into the strategic changes we began last July, Intersil is well on its way to delivering margins in line with its premium peers, which we view as a key indicator of our competitiveness in the market place," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Intersil. "We are seeing sustained growth in our investment areas and are at the early stages of benefiting from the re-focusing of our R&D investments last year."

Third Quarter 2014 Outlook

The following forward looking guidance is for the third quarter ending October 3, 2014, based on current business trends and conditions:

GAAP Reconciling items Non-GAAP
Revenue Flat to up 3% Flat to up 3%
Gross margin Flat Flat
Operating expenses

Flat to down slightly

$4.5 to $5.0 million

$5.6 million amortization
of purchased intangibles

Earnings per
$0.10 to $0.11

$0.19 to $0.20

Earnings Call Webcast

Intersil will be hosting a webcast to discuss the quarterly results and outlook today at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the conference call, please visit the company's investor relations website at Participants can also dial (866) 277-1184 or +1 (617) 597-5360 and enter the pass code 42634846. A replay of the webcast will be available for two weeks following the conference call on the company website, or may be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010, international dial +1 (617) 801-6888, using the pass code 34839042.

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


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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 net income (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 expense, 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 the accompanying press release.

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

Acquisition related. 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 expenses primarily include:

  • Amortization of acquisition related intangibles, which include acquired intangibles such as purchased technology, patents, customer relationships, trademarks, backlog and non-compete agreements.

Restructuring and related costs. Restructuring charges primarily relate to changes in Intersil's infrastructure in efforts to reduce costs and rebalance its workforce. Restructuring charges (gains) are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not considered core operating activities. Although Intersil has engaged in various restructuring activities in the past, each has been a discrete event based on a unique set of business objectives. As such, management believes that it is appropriate to exclude restructuring charges (gains) from Intersil's non-GAAP financial measures as it enhances the ability of investors to compare the Company's period-over-period operating results from continuing operations. Restructuring-related charges (gains) primarily include:

  • Severance and retention costs directly related to a restructuring action.
  • Facility closure costs consist of ongoing costs associated with the exit of our leased and owned facilities.
  • Other write-offs such as intangibles related to a restructuring action.

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 this data allows investors to better compare Intersil's period-over-period performance without such expense, which Intersil believes may be useful to the investor community. Other adjustments primarily include:

  • Equity-based compensation expense.
  • Legal or governmental judgments, awards, fines or penalties
  • Income from IP agreement
  • Writeoffs (recoveries) related to Auction Rate Securities.
  • 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. During the second quarter of fiscal 2013 we revised our non-GAAP financial information to reduce the types of items excluded from our non-GAAP presentation in an effort to increase comparability of our results with published earnings estimates widely available on the Internet. In the past we excluded other items such as the compensation expense(benefit) associated with our non-qualified deferred compensation plan, CEO severance costs, loss on interest-rate swaps, and related tax effects of these items, from our non-GAAP financial information. As a result, a non-GAAP financial measure presented in the accompanying press release tables may be different from that presented in a prior press release.

Intersil Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)
Quarter Ended
Jul. 4, Apr. 4, Jul. 5,
2014 2014 2013
Q2 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 2013
Revenue $ 147,761 $ 140,056 $ 144,834
Cost of revenue 61,953 61,151 64,941
Gross profit 85,808 78,905 79,893
Gross margin % 58.1% 56.3% 55.2%
Research and development 32,491 31,799 34,400
Selling, general and administrative 27,076 22,767 28,950
Amortization of purchased intangibles 5,561 5,561 6,442
Provision for export compliance settlement -- 4,000 --
Restructuring and related costs -- -- 2,793
Total expenses 65,128 64,127 72,585
Operating income 20,680 14,778 7,308
Gain on investments 495 364 498
Interest expense and fees, net (384) (488) (436)
Income before income taxes 20,791 14,654 7,370
Income tax expense 7,146 4,649 6,368
Net income $ 13,645 $ 10,005 $ 1,002
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.11 $ 0.08 $ 0.01
Diluted $ 0.10 $ 0.08 $ 0.01
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 129,021 127,819 127,223
Diluted 132,214 129,389 127,230
Intersil Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
Jul. 4, Apr. 4, Jan. 4,
2014 2014 2014
Current assets:
Cash and short-term investments $ 201,241 $ 197,336 $ 194,787
Trade receivables, net 59,121 52,830 49,466
Inventories 65,077 61,877 62,408
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,966 9,378 9,752
Income taxes receivable 2,839 976 1,091
Deferred income tax assets 15,590 15,808 22,328
Total current assets 353,834 338,205 339,832
Non-current assets:
Property, plant and equipment, net 75,798 77,958 81,867
Purchased intangibles, net 45,520 51,081 56,641
Goodwill 565,424 565,424 565,424
Deferred income tax assets 55,186 56,543 73,008
Other non-current assets 73,143 73,413 74,624
Total non-current assets 815,071 824,419 851,564
Total assets $ 1,168,905 $ 1,162,624 $ 1,191,396
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Trade payables $ 28,330 $ 25,901 $ 26,248
Deferred income 10,965 10,048 11,936
Income taxes payable 8,370 11,036 14,588
Other accrued expenses 70,165 76,030 77,117
Total current liabilities 117,830 123,015 129,889
Non-current liabilities:
Income taxes payable 72,367 71,703 90,102
Other non-current liabilities 10,528 12,065 13,603
Total non-current liabilities 82,895 83,768 103,705
Total shareholders' equity 968,180 955,841 957,802
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,168,905 $ 1,162,624 $ 1,191,396
Intersil Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
Quarter Ended
Jul. 4, Apr. 4, Jul. 5,
2014 2014 2013
Q2 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 2013
Operating activities:
Net income $ 13,645 $ 10,005 $ 1,002
Depreciation 4,785 4,810 4,708
Amortization of purchased intangibles 5,561 5,561 6,442
Equity-based compensation 5,585 3,710 5,586
Other (55) (585) 1,210
Deferred income taxes 1,575 22,985 1,085
Net changes in operating assets and liabilities (17,891) (28,629) 4,687
Net cash flows from operating activities 13,205 17,857 24,720
Investing activities:
Proceeds from investments -- 268 2,625
Net capital expenditures (2,066) (784) (7,030)
Net cash flows from investing activities (2,066) (516) (4,405)
Financing activities:
Proceeds from (and tax payments on) equity-based awards, net 8,957 488 (1,884)
Dividends paid (16,220) (15,371) (15,932)
Net cash flows from financing activities (7,263) (14,883) (17,816)
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents 29 91 (71)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents 3,905 2,549 2,428
Cash and cash equivalents as of the beginning of the period 197,336 194,787 156,488
Cash and cash equivalents as of the end of the period $ 201,241 $ 197,336 $ 158,916
Intersil Corporation
Non-GAAP Results
(In thousands, except percentages)
Quarter Ended
Jul. 4, Apr. 4, Jul. 5,
2014 2014 2013
Q2 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 2013
Non-GAAP gross profit:
GAAP gross profit $ 85,808 $ 78,905 $ 79,893
Equity-based compensation COS 394 319 393
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 86,202 $ 79,224 $ 80,286
Non-GAAP gross margin:
GAAP gross margin 58.1% 56.3% 55.2%
Equity-based compensation COS 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Non-GAAP gross margin 58.3% 56.6% 55.4%
Non-GAAP operating expenses:
GAAP operating expenses $ 65,128 $ 64,127 $ 72,585
Restructuring and related costs -- -- (2,793)
Provision for export compliance settlement -- (4,000) --
Equity-based compensation (excl. COS) (5,191) (3,391) (5,193)
Amortization of purchased intangibles (5,561) (5,561) (6,442)
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 54,376 $ 51,175 $ 58,157
Non-GAAP operating income:
GAAP operating income $ 20,680 $ 14,778 $ 7,308
Restructuring and related costs -- -- 2,793
Provision for export compliance settlement -- 4,000 --
Equity-based compensation 5,585 3,710 5,586
Amortization of purchased intangibles 5,561 5,561 6,442
Non-GAAP operating income $ 31,826 $ 28,049 $ 22,129
Non-GAAP operating margin:
GAAP operating margin 14.0 % 10.6 % 5.0 %
Excluded items as a percent of revenue 7.5 % 9.4 % 10.3 %
Non-GAAP operating margin 21.5 % 20.0 % 15.3 %
Intersil Corporation
Non-GAAP Results
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter Ended
Jul. 4, Apr. 4, Jul. 5,
2014 2014 2013
Q2 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 2013
Non-GAAP net income:
GAAP net income $ 13,645 $ 10,005 $ 1,002
Tax adjustments from non-cash and discrete items 1,232 (855) 3,169
Restructuring and related costs -- -- 2,793
Provision for export compliance settlement -- 4,000 --
Gain on recovery from auction rate securities -- (268) (625)
Equity-based compensation 5,585 3,710 5,586
Amortization of purchased intangibles 5,561 5,561 6,442
Non-GAAP net income $ 26,023 $ 22,153 $ 18,367
GAAP weighted average shares - diluted 132,214 129,389 127,230
Non-GAAP adjustment 3,527 2,431 3,207
Non-GAAP diluted shares outstanding 135,741 131,820 130,437
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share:
GAAP earnings per diluted share $ 0.10 $ 0.08 $ 0.01
Excluded items per share impact 0.09 0.09 0.13
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.14
Equity-based compensation expense by classification:
Cost of revenue ("COS") $ 394 $ 319 $ 393
Research and development $ 2,046 $ 1,955 $ 2,136
Selling, general and administrative $ 3,145 $ 1,436 $ 3,057

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Shannon Pleasant Intersil Corporation (512) 382-8444 spleasant@intersil.comSource:Intersil Corporation