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MACOM Reports Revenue of $114.9 Million With EPS $0.38 and Gross Margin of 53.7 Percent (Non-GAAP)

LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTSI) ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 2, 2015.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 GAAP Results

  • Revenue was $114.9 million, compared to $114.3 million in the prior fiscal quarter and $84.2 million in the previous year's fiscal first quarter;
  • Gross margin was 47.2 percent, compared to 49.2 percent in the prior fiscal quarter and 42.4 percent in the previous year's fiscal first quarter;
  • Operating income was $9.1 million, compared to $16.8 million in the prior fiscal quarter and operating loss of $9.2 million in the previous year's fiscal first quarter; and
  • Net loss was $6.3 million, or $0.13 loss per share, compared to net income of $14.5 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the prior fiscal quarter and net loss of $8.9 million, or $0.19 loss per share, in the previous year's fiscal first quarter.

Inclusive in the GAAP results is a change in estimate related to MACOM's distribution revenue recognition, the net effect of which was a one-time increase of $15.1 million in revenue, and a reduction in net loss of $8.5 million and a reduction of EPS loss per share of $0.18, as detailed in our Form 10-Q filed today.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Non-GAAP Results

  • Gross margin was 53.7 percent, compared to 54.1 percent in the prior fiscal quarter and 46.6 percent in the previous year's fiscal first quarter;
  • Operating income was $27.1 million, or 23.6 percent of revenue, compared to $26.7 million, or 23.3 percent of revenue, in the prior fiscal quarter and $16.2 million, or 19.4 percent of revenue, in the previous year's fiscal first quarter;
  • EBITDA was $30.6 million, compared to $30.0 million for the prior fiscal quarter and $19.2 million for the previous year's fiscal first quarter; and
  • Net income was $18.7 million, or $0.38 earnings per diluted share, compared to net income of $17.2 million, or $0.35 earnings per diluted share, in the prior fiscal quarter and net income of $12.1 million, or $0.25 earnings per diluted share, in the previous year's fiscal first quarter.

John Croteau, Chief Executive Officer of MACOM stated, "Revenue including BinOptics came in at $114.9 million, Non-GAAP gross margin was 53.7 percent, with EPS of 38 cents. Similar to last quarter, non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP EPS benefited from a favorable mix in sales weighted toward higher-margin products."

Mr. Croteau continued, "During the quarter, similar to our peers, we saw broad-based seasonal softness across many of our end markets. One notable exception was our 100G Optical business, which grew 35% sequentially excluding the contribution of BinOptics' stub quarter."

Business Outlook

For the fiscal quarter ending April 3, 2015, MACOM expects another quarter of solid execution with revenue expected to be in the range of $120 to $124 million. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be between 51 and 54 percent, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share between 39 and 42 cents based on 50 million shares outstanding.

Conference Call

MACOM will host a conference call today, Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fiscal first quarter financial results and fiscal second quarter business outlook. Investors and analysts may join the conference call by dialing 1-877-837-3908 and providing the confirmation code 58927416. International callers may join the teleconference by dialing +1-973-872-3000 and entering the same confirmation code at the prompt. A telephone replay of the call will be made available beginning two hours after the call and will remain available for 5 business days. The replay number is 1-855-859-2056 with a pass code of 58927416. International callers should dial +1-404-537-3406 and enter the same pass code at the prompt.

About MACOM:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (www.macom.com) is a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products that enable next-generation internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on MACOM management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include, among others, information concerning our stated business outlook and future results of operations, and any statements regarding future trends, business strategies, competitive position, industry conditions, acquisitions and market opportunities. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and generally may be identified by terms such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "should," "will," "would" or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect MACOM's current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause those events or our actual activities or results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although MACOM believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot and does not guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including greater than expected dilutive effect on earnings of our outstanding indebtedness and related interest expense and other costs, lower than expected demand in any or all of our four primary end markets or from any of our large OEM customers based on seasonal effects, macro-economic weakness or otherwise, our failure to realize the expected economies of scale, lowered production cost and other anticipated benefits of our previously announced GaN intellectual property licensing program, the potential for defense spending cuts, program delays, cancellations or sequestration, failures or delays by any customer in winning business or to make purchases from us in support of such business, lack of adoption or delayed adoption by customers and industries we serve of GaN, InP lasers or other solutions offered by us, failures or delays in porting and qualifying GaN or InP process technology to our Lowell, MA fabrication facility or third party facilities, lower than expected utilization and absorption in our manufacturing facilities, lack of success or slower than expected success in our new product development or InP laser production capacity expansion efforts, loss of business due to competitive factors, product or technology obsolescence, customer program shifts or otherwise, lower than anticipated or slower than expected customer acceptance of our new product introductions, the potential for a shift in the mix of products sold in any period toward lower-margin products or a shift in the geographical mix of our revenues, the potential for increased pricing pressure based on competitive factors, technology shifts or otherwise, the impact of any executed or abandoned acquisition, divestiture, financing or restructuring activity, the impact of supply shortages or other disruptions in our internal or outsourced supply chain, the relative success of our cost-savings initiatives, the potential for inventory obsolescence and related write-offs, the expense, business disruption or other impact of any current or future investigations, administrative actions, litigation or enforcement proceedings we may be involved in, the potential loss of access to any in-licensed intellectual property or inability to license technology we may require on reasonable terms, and the impact of any claims of intellectual property infringement or misappropriation, which could require us to pay substantial damages for infringement, expend significant resources in prosecuting or defending such matters or developing non-infringing technology, incur material liability for royalty or license payments, or prevent us from selling certain of our products, as well as those factors described in "Risk Factors" in MACOM's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2014 as filed with the SEC on December 9, 2014. MACOM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to GAAP reporting, MACOM provides investors with non-GAAP financial information, including revenue, gross margin, operating margin, operating income, net income, earnings per share, EBITDA and other data calculated on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information excludes the operations of Nitronex prior to the date of acquisition, discontinued operations, the impact of fair value accounting in merger and acquisitions (M&A) of businesses, M&A costs, including acquisition and related integration costs, certain cost savings from synergies expected from M&A activities, income and expenses from transition services related to M&A activities, expected amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, share-based and other non-cash compensation expense, certain cash compensation, restructuring charges, litigation settlement and costs, changes in the carrying values of liabilities measured at fair value, contingent consideration, amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs, other non-cash expenses, earn-out costs, exited leased facility costs and certain income tax items. Management does not believe that the excluded items are reflective of MACOM's underlying performance. The exclusion of these and other similar items from MACOM's non-GAAP presentation should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual. These and other similar items are also excluded from EBITDA, which is non-GAAP earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. MACOM believes this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into MACOM's on-going performance and has, therefore, chosen to provide this information to investors for a consistent basis of comparison and to help them evaluate the results of MACOM's on-going operations and enable more meaningful period to period comparisons. These non-GAAP measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial data attached to this press release.

M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
January 2,
2015
October 3,
2014
January 3,
2014
Revenue $ 114,864 $ 114,317 $ 84,154
Cost of revenue 60,663 58,128 48,432
Gross profit 54,201 56,189 35,722
Operating expenses:
Research and development 19,474 20,098 12,430
Selling, general and administrative 25,599 20,227 19,383
Restructuring charges (902) 13,090
Total operating expenses 45,073 39,423 44,903
Income (loss) from operations 9,128 16,766 (9,181)
Other income (expense):
Accretion of common stock warrant liability (10,608) 1,638 1,282
Interest expense (4,723) (4,529) (586)
Other income - related party 375 776 78
Total other income (expense) (14,956) (2,115) 774
Income (loss) before income taxes (5,828) 14,651 (8,407)
Income tax provision (benefit) 478 114 (1,591)
Income (loss) from continuing operations (6,306) 14,537 (6,816)
Loss from discontinued operations (2,105)
Net income (loss) $ (6,306) $ 14,537 $ (8,921)
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.13) $ 0.31 $ (0.15)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.05)
Income (loss) per share - basic $ (0.13) $ 0.31 $ (0.19)
Diluted:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.13) $ 0.30 $ (0.15)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.05)
Income (loss) per share - diluted $ (0.13) $ 0.30 $ (0.19)
Shares used to compute net income (loss) per share:
Basic 47,606 47,480 46,517
Diluted 47,606 48,873 46,517
M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS
(unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
January 2, 2015 October 3, 2014 January 3, 2014
Amount Amount Amount
Revenue - GAAP $ 114,864 $ 114,317 $ 84,154
Nitronex prior to acquisition (686)
Revenue – Non-GAAP $ 114,864 $ 114,317 $ 83,468
Amount % Revenue Amount % Revenue Amount % Revenue
Gross profit - GAAP $ 54,201 47.2% $ 56,189 49.2% $ 35,722 42.4%
Nitronex prior to acquisition 943 1.6
Amortization expense 5,359 4.7 4,495 3.9 1,247 1.5
Non-cash compensation expense 354 0.3 416 0.4 283 0.3
Equity-based compensation 58 13
Acquisition FMV step-up 835 0.7 168 0.1 536 0.6
Third-party engineering costs (4) 493 0.4
Integration costs and synergy savings 924 0.8 100 0.1 139 0.2
Gross profit - non-GAAP $ 61,727 53.7% $ 61,874 54.1% $ 38,870 46.6%
Research and Development - GAAP $ 19,474 17.0% $ 20,098 17.6% $ 12,430 14.8%
Nitronex prior to acquisition (985) (1.1)
Non-cash compensation expense (1,038) (0.9) (713) (0.6) (484) (0.6)
Equity-based compensation (519) (0.5) (112) (0.1)
Acquisition FMV step-up (204) (0.2) (204) (0.2) (72) (0.1)
Integration costs and synergy savings (171) (0.1) (898) (0.8) (36)
Third-party engineering costs 924 0.8 493 0.4
Research and Development - non-GAAP $ 18,466 16.1% $ 18,664 16.3% $ 10,853 13.0%
Selling, General and Administrative - GAAP $ 25,599 22.3% $ 20,227 17.7% $ 19,383 23.0%
Nitronex prior to acquisition (494) (0.3)
Amortization expense (1,053) (0.9) (432) (0.4) (366) (0.4)
Non-cash compensation expense (2,405) (2.1) (1,623) (1.4) (1,078) (1.3)
Equity-based compensation (317) (0.3) (106) (0.1)
Acquisition FMV step-up (28) (28) (11)
Litigation costs (717) (0.6) (1,035) (0.9) (964) (1.2)
Transaction expenses (4,636) (4.0) (4,222) (5.1)
Integration costs and synergy savings (296) (0.3) (485) (0.4) (415) (0.5)
Selling, General and Administrative - non-GAAP $ 16,147 14.1% $ 16,518 14.4% $ 11,833 14.2%
Total operating expenses - GAAP $ 45,073 39.2% $ 39,423 34.5% $ 44,903 53.4%
Nitronex prior to acquisition (1,479) (1.3)
Amortization expense (1,053) (0.9) (432) (0.4) (366) (0.4)
Non-cash compensation expense (3,443) (3.0) (2,336) (2.0) (1,562) (1.9)
Equity-based compensation (836) (0.7) (218) (0.2)
Acquisition FMV step-up (232) (0.2) (232) (0.2) (83) (0.1)
Restructuring charges 902 0.8 (13,090) (15.7)
Integration costs and synergy savings (467) (0.4) (1,383) (1.2) (451) (0.5)
Litigation costs (717) (0.6) (1,035) (0.9) (964) (1.2)
Transaction expenses (4,636) (4.0) (4,222) (5.1)
Third-party engineering 924 0.8 493 0.4
Total operating expenses - non-GAAP $ 34,613 30.1% $ 35,182 30.8% $ 22,686 27.2%
Income (loss) from operations - GAAP $ 9,128 7.9% $ 16,766 14.7% $ (9,181) (10.9)%
Nitronex prior to acquisition 2,422 2.9
Amortization expense 6,412 5.6 4,927 4.3 1,613 1.9
Non-cash compensation expense 3,797 3.3 2,752 2.4 1,845 2.2
Equity-based compensation 894 0.8 231 0.2
Restructuring charges (902) (0.8) 13,090 15.7
Acquisition FMV step-up 1,067 0.8 400 0.3 619 0.7
Litigation costs 717 0.6 1,035 0.9 964 1.2
Transaction expenses 4,636 4.0 4,222 5.1
Integration costs and synergy savings 463 0.6 1,483 1.3 590 0.7
Income from operations - non-GAAP $ 27,114 23.6% $ 26,692 23.3% $ 16,184 19.4%
Net income (loss) - GAAP $ (6,306) (5.5)% $ 14,537 12.7% $ (8,921) (10.6)%
Nitronex prior to acquisition 2,422 2.8
Amortization expense 5,258 4.6 3,769 3.3 1,234 1.5
Non-cash compensation expense 3,113 2.7 2,105 1.8 1,411 1.7
Equity-based compensation 733 0.6 177 0.2
Restructuring charges (690) (0.6) 10,014 12.0
Warrant liability (gain) expense 10,608 9.2 (1,638) (1.4) (1,282) (1.5)
Non-cash interest expense 360 0.3 291 0.3 91 0.1
Acquisition FMV step-up 875 0.8 306 0.3 474 0.6
Litigation costs 588 0.5 792 0.7 737 0.9
Integration costs and synergy savings 380 0.3 1,134 1.0 451 0.5
Transaction expenses 3,420 3.0 3,346 4.0
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (2,944) (2.6)
Transition services for divested business (308) (0.3) (593) (0.5)
Discontinued operations 2,105 2.5
Net income - non-GAAP $ 18,721 16.3% $ 17,246 15.1% $ 12,082 14.5%
Income from operations – non-GAAP $ 27,114 $ 26,692 $ 16,184
Depreciation expense 3,453 3,273 2,921
Other income, net 78
EBITDA $ 30,567 $ 29,965 $ 19,183
Interest expense GAAP $ 4,723 $ 4,529 $ 586
Non cash interest expense (439) (361) (119)
Interest expense non-GAAP $ 4,284 $ 4,168 $ 467
Three Months Ended
January 2, 2015 October 3, 2014 January 3, 2014

Amount
Income (loss)
per diluted share

Amount
Income per
diluted share
Amount Income (loss)
per diluted share
Net income (loss) - GAAP $ (6,306) $ (0.13) $ 14,537 $ 0.30 $ (8,921) $ (0.19)
Net income – non-GAAP $ 18,721 $ 0.38 $ 17,246 $ 0.35 $ 12,082 $ 0.25
Diluted shares - GAAP 47,606 47,480 46,517
Incremental stock options, warrants, restricted stock and units 1,599 1,393 2,064
Diluted shares - non-GAAP 49,206 48,873 48,581
M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited and in thousands)
January 2,
2015
October 3,
2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 48,335 $173,895
Accounts receivable, net 79,452 75,156
Inventories 89,208 73,572
Deferred income taxes 35,956 79,257
Other current assets 25,851 14,769
Total current assets 278,802 416,649
Property and equipment, net 59,393 50,357
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 368,089 153,417
Deferred income taxes 46,381 41,329
Other assets 24,626 20,482
TOTAL ASSETS $777,291 $682,234
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 4,081 $ 3,478
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other 67,598 64,910
Deferred revenue 219 17,258
Total current liabilities 71,898 85,646
Long-term debt, less current portion 443,248 343,178
Common stock warrant liability 26,409 15,801
Deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities 8,714 9,042
Total liabilities 550,269 453,667
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity 227,022 228,567
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $777,291 $682,234
M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited and in thousands)
Three Months Ended
January 2,
2015
January 3,
2014
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net (loss) $ (6,306) $ (8,921)
Non-cash adjustments 25,716 5,975
Change in operating assets and liabilities (17,327) 5,284
Net cash from operating activities 2,083 2,338
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Acquisition of businesses, net (223,070) (232,028)
Purchases of property and equipment (2,956) (2,167)
Acquisition of intellectual property (1,056) (2,983)
Net cash used in investing activities (227,082) (237,178)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 100,000 220,000
Payment of assumed debt (32,864)
Capital contributions 2,100
Financing activities 1,395 1,584
Payments on capital leases (1,081)
Term note payments (875)
Net cash from financing activities 99,439 190,820
NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (125,560) (44,020)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS — Beginning of period 173,895 110,488
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS — End of period $ 48,335 $ 66,468

CONTACT: Company Contact: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. Robert J. McMullan Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer P: 978-656-2753 E: bobmcmullan@macom.com Investor Relations Contact: Shelton Group Leanne K. Sievers EVP, Investor Relations P: 949-224-3874 E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com

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