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STMicroelectronics Reports 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

  • Fourth quarter net revenues up 3.5% sequentially and 11.5% year-over-year
  • Fourth quarter gross margin of 37.5%, above our guidance, drives operating margin before impairment and restructuring(1) to 8.2%
  • 2016 net revenues of $6.97 billion; net income of $165 million, free cash flow(1) of $312 million

Geneva, January 26, 2017 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth quarter net revenues totaled $1.86 billion, gross margin was 37.5%, and net earnings were $112 million or $0.13 per share.

"In the fourth quarter we continued to see sustained demand, resulting in revenues and gross margin better than the midpoint of our guidance. Net revenues grew 3.5% sequentially and 11.5% year-over-year; our gross margin of 37.5% increased substantially both sequentially and year-over-year," commented Carlo Bozotti, STMicroelectronics President and Chief Executive Officer.

"In 2016, revenues grew 1.1% compared to 2015. After a weak start to the year, reflecting both market and specific product transitions, revenues grew 6.5% in the second half of 2016 compared to the same period one year earlier. Importantly, by leveraging our strategic focus on Smart Driving and Internet of Things, we recorded year-over-year sales growth in the second half of 2016 across all of our product groups excluding discontinued businesses. Throughout 2016 we also further strengthened our technology and product portfolio, accelerating innovation and time-to-market to reinforce our leadership. Overall, we have improved our operating profitability through the combination of revenue growth, gross margin expansion and operating expense control."

U.S. GAAP

(Million US$)
Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4

2015
FY 2016 FY 2015
Net Revenues 1,859 1,797 1,668 6,973 6,897
Gross Margin 37.5 % 35.8 % 33.5 % 35.2 % 33.8 %
Operating Income 129 90 25 214 109
Net Income attributable to parent company 112 71 2 165 104
Net cash from operating activities 378 330 245 1,039 842


Non-U.S. GAAP(1)

(Million US$)
Q4

2016
Q3

2016
Q4
2015
FY

2016
FY

2015
Operating Income before impairment & restructuring charges 153 119 29 307 174
Free cash flow 135 100 148 312 327
Net financial position 513 464 494 513 494

(1) Non-U.S. GAAP measure. See Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP and additional information explaining why the Company believes these measures are important.

Quarterly Financial Summary by Product Group

Product Group Revenues
(Million US$)
Q4
2016
Q3
2016
Q4
2015
FY
2016
FY
2015
Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG) 716 704 637 2,813 2,731
Analog and MEMS Group (AMG) 436 403 370 1,584 1,671
Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG) 610 587 614 2,285 2,292
Others (a) 97 103 47 291 203
Total 1,859 1,797 1,668 6,973 6,897

(a) Net revenues of "Others" includes revenues from sales of Imaging Product Division, Subsystems, assembly services, and other revenue.

Fourth Quarter Review

Fourth quarter net revenues increased 3.5% sequentially to $1.86 billion, 30 basis points above the midpoint of the Company's guidance. Analog and MEMS Group (AMG) revenues increased 8.2% sequentially driven by MEMS and analog products. Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG) revenues increased 3.8% on a sequential basis driven by microcontrollers, memories and digital products. Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG) revenues increased 1.7% on a sequential basis driven by automotive microcontrollers and power discrete products.

On a year-over-year basis, fourth quarter net revenues increased 11.5% on strong growth across most product families. Analog and MEMS Group (AMG) revenues increased 17.8% compared to the year-ago period driven by both strong growth in MEMS and recovery in Analog. Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG) revenues increased 12.5% compared to the year-ago period driven by double-digit growth for both automotive and power discrete products. Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG) revenues decreased 0.8% mainly due to lower sales of secure microcontrollers and discontinued businesses.

By region of shipment, Asia Pacific and EMEA grew revenues sequentially 5.5% and 1.4%, respectively, while the Americas was lower by 1.1%. On a year-over-year basis, Asia Pacific and EMEA grew 18.2% and 5.7%, respectively, while the Americas decreased by 2.8%.

Fourth quarter gross profit was $698 million. The gross margin was 37.5%, 50 basis points above the midpoint of the Company's guidance, and included about 20 basis points of unused capacity charges. On a sequential basis, gross margin increased 170 basis points on improved manufacturing efficiencies, lower unused capacity charges and improved product mix partially offset principally by normal price pressure.

Combined R&D and SG&A expenses were $570 million, increasing by $28 million on a sequential basis, mainly due to seasonality and increased level of R&D activity.

Fourth quarter other income and expenses, net, registered income of $25 million compared to $18 million in the prior quarter mainly due to higher R&D funding.

Impairment and restructuring charges in the fourth quarter were $24 million compared to $29 million in the prior quarter, both mostly related to the set-top box restructuring plan announced in January 2016. The Company continued to make progress on its restructuring of the set-top box business. Exiting 2016, the restructuring plan was on track and achieved about $110 million of the total $170 million of targeted annualized savings expected upon completion.

Fourth quarter operating income was $129 million compared to $90 million and $25 million in the prior quarter and year-ago quarter.

Fourth quarter operating income and operating margin before impairment and restructuring charges(1) improved sequentially to $153 million and 8.2% of revenues, respectively, from $119 million and 6.6%, respectively, mainly due to higher revenues and gross profit partially offset by higher operating expenses. On a year-over-year basis, operating income before impairment and restructuring charges improved by $124 million mainly due to higher revenues, improved product mix, manufacturing efficiencies and fab loading.

Fourth quarter net income was $112 million, equivalent to $0.13 per share, compared to net income of $71 million in the prior quarter and net income of $2 million in the year-ago quarter.

Full Year 2016 Review

Net revenues for the full year 2016 increased 1.1% to $6.97 billion from $6.90 billion in 2015. Net revenues, excluding businesses undergoing a phase-out (mobile legacy products, camera modules and set-top box), increased 2.4% with strong growth in specialized image sensors and solid growth in automotive and microcontrollers partially offset by market softness earlier in the year in both analog and power discrete sales for the computer peripheral market, and in MEMS sales for the smartphone market.

Full year 2016 gross margin improved 140 basis points to 35.2% from 33.8% in 2015 mainly benefiting from manufacturing efficiencies, favorable currency effects, net of hedging, lower unused capacity charges and improved product mix partially offset by normal price pressure.

Operating income increased substantially in 2016 to $214 million from $109 million in 2015. Similarly, operating income before impairment and restructuring charges(1) also increased sharply to $307 million, compared to $174 million in 2015 reflecting favorable currency effects, net of hedging, manufacturing efficiencies, improved product mix, and lower operating expenses partially offset mainly by price pressure and lower R&D grants. By product group, in 2016 both ADG and MDG operating performance improved in comparison to 2015 while AMG operating result decreased mainly due to lower sales.

Combined R&D and SG&A expenses decreased 3.2% to $2.25 billion compared to $2.32 billion in 2015 mainly reflecting lower R&D costs due to favorable currency effects, net of hedging, the benefits of the set-top box restructuring plan, and the savings plan completed in 2015.

Other income and expenses, net, registered income of $99 million compared to $164 million in 2015 mainly due to a lower level of R&D grants.

Impairment and restructuring charges were $93 million in 2016 compared to $65 million in 2015 and principally related to the set-top box restructuring plan.

Full Year 2016 net income increased 58% to $165 million, equivalent to $0.19 per share, compared to net income of $104 million, or $0.12 per share for the full year 2015.

(1)Non-U.S. GAAP measure. See Appendix for additional information and reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights

Net cash from operating activities was $378 million and $1.04 billion for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively. Full Year 2015 net cash from operating activities was $842 million.

Capital expenditure payments, net of proceeds from sales, were $228 million and $607 million during the fourth quarter and full year of 2016, respectively. Full year 2015 capital expenditures were $467 million. Combined capital expenditures for the years 2015-2016 were 7.7% as a percentage of combined net revenues.

Free cash flow(1) was $135 million and $312 million (or $390 million before the NFC and RFID reader assets acquisition of $78 million) during the fourth quarter and full year of 2016, respectively. Full year 2015 free cash flow was $327 million.

Inventory was $1.17 billion at quarter end, down 5.3% from the prior quarter. Inventory in the fourth quarter of 2016 was at 4.0 turns or 90 days compared to 3.7 turns or 97 days in the third quarter.

The Company paid cash dividends to shareholders of $53 million and $251 million for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively.

ST's total financial resources equaled $1.96 billion and total financial debt was $1.45 billion at December 31, 2016. ST's net financial position(1) was $513 million at December 31, 2016 compared to $464 million at October 1, 2016.

Total equity, including non-controlling interest, was $4.60 billion at December 31, 2016.

(1)Non-U.S. GAAP measure. See Appendix for additional information and reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

First Quarter 2017 Business Outlook

Mr. Bozotti commented, "Based on market forecasts, a positive booking trend, and a strong point-of-sales performance at our distributors, we see the momentum of the second half of 2016 to continue entering 2017.

"Based on these factors, we expect our first quarter to reflect better than normal seasonality, with a sequential net revenues decline of about 2.4% at the midpoint. On a year-over year basis, this would translate into a net revenues growth of about 12.5% at the mid-point. We expect a gross margin of about 37.0% at the midpoint.

"In order to support ST's innovative product portfolio and to fuel significant revenue growth in 2017 and beyond, particularly from new specialized technologies and products, we expect to invest approximately $1 billion to $1.1 billion in 2017. Specifically, the Company is investing in 300mm front-end manufacturing and in back-end assembly and test to support new products. In particular, we anticipate a newly won program to ramp with substantial revenues in the second half of 2017."

The Company expects first quarter 2017 revenues to decrease about 2.4% on a sequential basis, plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Gross margin in the first quarter is expected to be about 37.0% plus or minus 2.0 percentage points.

This outlook is based on an assumed effective currency exchange rate of approximately $1.08 = €1.00 for the 2017 first quarter and includes the impact of existing hedging contracts. The first quarter will close on April 1, 2017.

Q4 2016 - Product and Technology Highlights

Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG)

  • Earned a design win for a surround-view ADAS system-on-chip with a top Japanese Tier1;
  • Landed an important win in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication from a global car maker;
  • Recorded numerous design wins for automotive-grade rectifiers and protection devices to be used in powertrain, on-board charging, safety, and high-speed data-line networks;
  • Captured wins for several 32-bit Power Architecture-based microcontrollers for a premium electric vehicle;
  • Awarded a win for a valve driver for transmission applications from a European market leader;
  • Continued good expansion of voltage-regulator business with a win in an alternator from an important Japanese customer and for a voltage regulator and power driver for engine management from a Korean customer;
  • Maintained growth in the 7th-generation VIPower family of high-side switches for body-control-module applications at major European Tier1s;
  • Earned major awards for low-voltage advanced trench MOSFETs from several European Tier1s;
  • Started production of Accordo2 for Bluetooth radios being manufactured by several major Tier1s to be used in entry-level cars by multiple OEMs;
  • Announced next-generation Accordo processor for in-vehicle infotainment applications covering applications such as head units, audio/video navigation, and digital cluster with smartphone-mirroring functionality;
  • Signed a strategic partnership with Valens around innovative high-speed in-car connectivity for infotainment, road safety, and automotive-control content;
  • Signed an important strategic agreement with a major global premium-audio maker;
  • Won a socket for intelligent power modules in a white-goods application;
  • Expanded penetration of very high voltage MDMesh MOSFETs in chargers for mobile applications and adapters for home appliances;
  • Registered important design wins for RF tunable capacitors from multiple Chinese smartphone markets leaders;
  • Collected wins in the air-conditioning market for ultrafast power diodes.

Analog and MEMS Group (AMG)

In MEMS and Sensors:

  • Gained market share with our ultra-low-power 6-axis inertial measurement unit, gyroscope for optical image stabilization, and pressure sensors in Smartphones and Wearables worldwide;
  • Continued to grow in automotive and industrial MEMS Market with strong demand for multi-axis gyroscope for car navigation systems;
  • Introduced SensorTile, a miniaturized wireless multisensor module that eases and accelerates new IoT-application development;
  • Strengthened our position for new Android-Nougat-based products by earning Google DayDream and Tango certification for our latest-generation 6-axis inertial measurement unit;
  • Agreed with Microvision to co-market MEMS mirror-based laser beam scanning solution for Internet of Things and automotive applications.

In Analog:

  • Captured design wins with both SPIRIT1 subGHz and Bluetooth Low Energy wireless solutions for Smart Home and Smart Things applications, including infrared sensors, heater allocators, and presence sensors from manufacturers in Europe;
  • Ramped quickly Power Line Modems for the energy meter of a major European utility;
  • Benefited from strong customer engagement to gain share in HDD market with power solutions;
  • Revealed a cooperative effort with WiTricity to develop innovative IC solutions for resonant wireless power transfer;
  • Announced an economical, low-power high-reliable disposable wearable wireless biosensor platform we developed with HMicro;
  • Received Sigfox certification of a new low-power long-range radio chip in the SPIRIT1 family that extends the reach of the IoT;
  • Earned several design wins with fast battery chargers from Asian smartphone manufacturers.

Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG)

  • Unveiled the STM32H7 series of microcontrollers delivering record performance and advanced secure services for the IoT;
  • Introduced new STM32F7 lines and a new Discovery Kit, based on the STM32F769;
  • Extended the STM32F4 Access Lines targeting always-on sensor acquisition and general-purpose industrial applications with highly featured STM32F413 and STM32F423;
  • Began delivering STM32L0 to USI for their low-cost stand-alone LPWAN module supporting LoRaWAN;
  • Ramped production of the ST33G1M2 secure MCU for a leading smartphone manufacturer;
  • Expanded the STSAFE secure element family with latest Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs);
  • Received certification for the ST33J2M0 secure MCU from the CFA (China Financial Authentication) for mobile payments in China;
  • Won sockets for ST25 dynamic NFC tag in a Home Gateway and Wi-Fi Router at a major consumer OEM;
  • Started production ramp of a WLCSP EEPROM for a major Japanese smartphone camera module OEM;
  • Achieved record quarterly volume shipment of memory ICs;
  • Won multiple new designs in 55nm BiCMOS process technology at a leading optical module manufacturer for next-generation 400G on-board transceivers;
  • Landed first design win in 7nm FinFET technology from a leading long-haul optical-cable supplier;
  • Released 28-FD-SOI ASIC to production for a key customer.

Imaging Product Division (IMD)

  • Expanded market leadership in Time-of-Flight ranging sensors with additional design wins and growing volume shipments to multiple leading smartphone manufacturers.

Use of Supplemental Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains supplemental non-U.S. GAAP financial information, including operating income (loss) before impairment and restructuring charges, operating margin before impairment and restructuring charges, adjusted net earnings per share, free cash flow and net financial position.

Readers are cautioned that these measures are unaudited and not prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for U.S. GAAP financial measures. In addition, such non-U.S. GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled information from other companies.

See the Appendix of this press release for a reconciliation of the Company's non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to their corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures. To compensate for these limitations, the supplemental non-U.S. GAAP financial information should not be read in isolation, but only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Forward-looking information

Some of the statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 or Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended) that are based on management's current views and assumptions, and are conditioned upon and also involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those anticipated by such statements, due to, among other factors:

  • Uncertain macro-economic and industry trends, which may impact end-market demand for our products;
  • Customer demand that differs from projections;
  • The ability to design, manufacture and sell innovative products in a rapidly changing technological environment;
  • Unanticipated events or circumstances, which may impact our ability to execute the planned reductions in our net operating expenses and / or meet the objectives of our R&D Programs, which benefit from public funding;
  • Changes in economic, social, labor, political, or infrastructure conditions in the locations where we, our customers, or our suppliers operate, including as a result of macro-economic or regional events, military conflicts, social unrest, labor actions, or terrorist activities;
  • The Brexit vote and the perceptions as to the impact of the withdrawal of the U.K. may adversely affect business activity, political stability and economic conditions in the U.K., the Eurozone, the EU and elsewhere. While we do not have material operations in the U.K. and have not experienced any material impact from Brexit on our underlying business to date, we cannot predict its future implications;
  • Financial difficulties with any of our major distributors or significant curtailment of purchases by key customers;
  • The loading, product mix, and manufacturing performance of our production facilities;
  • The functionalities and performance of our IT systems, which support our critical operational activities including manufacturing, finance and sales, and any breaches of our IT systems or those of our customers or suppliers;
  • Variations in the foreign exchange markets and, more particularly, the U.S. dollar exchange rate as compared to the Euro and the other major currencies we use for our operations;
  • The impact of intellectual property ("IP") claims by our competitors or other third parties, and our ability to obtain required licenses on reasonable terms and conditions;
  • The ability to successfully restructure underperforming business lines and associated restructuring charges and cost savings that differ in amount or timing from our estimates;
  • Changes in our overall tax position as a result of changes in tax laws, the outcome of tax audits or changes in international tax treaties which may impact our results of operations as well as our ability to accurately estimate tax credits, benefits, deductions and provisions and to realize deferred tax assets;
  • The outcome of ongoing litigation as well as the impact of any new litigation to which we may become a defendant;
  • Product liability or warranty claims, claims based on epidemic or delivery failure, or other claims relating to our products, or recalls by our customers for products containing our parts;
  • Natural events such as severe weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions or other acts of nature, health risks and epidemics in locations where we, our customers or our suppliers operate;
  • Availability and costs of raw materials, utilities, third-party manufacturing services and technology, or other supplies required by our operations; and
  • Industry changes resulting from vertical and horizontal consolidation among our suppliers, competitors, and customers.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results and performance of our business to differ materially and adversely from the forward-looking statements. Certain forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "are expected to," "should," "would be," "seeks" or "anticipates" or similar expressions or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions.

Some of these risk factors are set forth and are discussed in more detail in "Item 3. Key Information - Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC on March 16, 2016. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this release as anticipated, believed, or expected. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update any industry information or forward-looking statements set forth in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

STMicroelectronics Conference Call and Webcast Information

The management of STMicroelectronics will conduct a live webcast of its conference call on January 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET) / 3:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET) / 12:30 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time (PT), to discuss performance for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016.
The live webcast of the conference call will be available by accessing http://investors.st.com. Those accessing the webcast should go to the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the call, in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be available until February 10, 2017.

About STMicroelectronics
ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2016, the Company's net revenues were $6.97 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com

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STMicroelectronics N.V.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data ($))
Three Months Ended
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
December 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Net sales 1,846 1,664
Other revenues 13 4
NET REVENUES 1,859 1,668
Cost of sales (1,161 ) (1,109 )
GROSS PROFIT 698 559
Selling, general and administrative (230 ) (231 )
Research and development (340 ) (352 )
Other income and expenses, net 25 53
Impairment, restructuring charges and other related closure costs (24 ) (4 )
Total Operating Expenses (569 ) (534 )
OPERATING INCOME 129 25
Interest expense, net (5 ) (6 )
Income (loss) on equity-method investments (1 ) 1
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 123 20
AND NONCONTROLLING INTEREST
Income tax expense (9 ) (17 )
NET INCOME 114 3
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest (2 ) (1 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY 112 2
EARNINGS PER SHARE (BASIC) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS 0.13 -
EARNINGS PER SHARE (DILUTED) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS 0.13 -
NUMBER OF WEIGHTED AVERAGE
SHARES USED IN CALCULATING
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE 888.9 882.1


STMicroelectronics N.V.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data ($))
Twelve Months Ended
(Unaudited) (Audited)
December 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Net sales 6,944 6,866
Other revenues 29 31
NET REVENUES 6,973 6,897
Cost of sales (4,518 ) (4,565 )
GROSS PROFIT 2,455 2,332
Selling, general and administrative (911 ) (897 )
Research and development (1,336 ) (1,425 )
Other income and expenses, net 99 164
Impairment, restructuring charges and other related closure costs (93 ) (65 )
Total Operating Expenses (2,241 ) (2,223 )
OPERATING INCOME 214 109
Interest expense, net (20 ) (22 )
Income (loss) on equity-method investments 7 2
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 201 89
AND NONCONTROLLING INTEREST
Income tax benefit (expense) (31 ) 21
NET INCOME 170 110
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest (5 ) (6 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY 165 104
EARNINGS PER SHARE (BASIC) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS 0.19 0.12
EARNINGS PER SHARE (DILUTED) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS 0.19 0.12
NUMBER OF WEIGHTED AVERAGE
SHARES USED IN CALCULATING
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE 886.3 880.6


STMicroelectronics N.V.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As at December 31, October 01, December 31,
In millions of U.S. dollars 2016 2016 2015
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Audited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 1,629 1,675 1,771
Restricted cash - - 4
Marketable securities 335 342 335
Trade accounts receivable, net 939 1,009 820
Inventories 1,173 1,238 1,251
Deferred tax assets 95 83 91
Assets held for sale - 1 1
Other current assets 311 377 407
Total current assets 4,482 4,725 4,680
Goodwill 116 119 76
Other intangible assets, net 195 199 166
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,287 2,289 2,321
Non-current deferred tax assets 437 465 436
Long-term investments 57 57 57
Other non-current assets 434 424 459
3,526 3,553 3,515
Total assets 8,008 8,278 8,195
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt 117 117 191
Trade accounts payable 620 674 525
Other payables and accrued liabilities 750 728 703
Dividends payable to stockholders 59 112 97
Deferred tax liabilities - - 2
Accrued income tax 42 45 42
Total current liabilities 1,588 1,676 1,560
Long-term debt 1,334 1,436 1,421
Post-employment benefit obligations 347 362 351
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 9 8 12
Other long-term liabilities 134 151 158
1,824 1,957 1,942
Total liabilities 3,412 3,633 3,502
Commitment and contingencies
Equity
Parent company stockholders' equity
Common stock (preferred stock: 540,000,000 shares authorized, not issued; common stock: Euro 1.04 nominal value, 1,200,000,000 shares authorized, 911,030,420 shares issued, 883,410,506 shares outstanding) 1,157 1,157 1,157
Capital surplus 2,818 2,806 2,779
Retained earnings 431 320 525
Accumulated other comprehensive income 371 540 460
Treasury stock (242 ) (243 ) (289 )
Total parent company stockholders' equity 4,535 4,580 4,632
Noncontrolling interest 61 65 61
Total equity 4,596 4,645 4,693
Total liabilities and equity 8,008 8,278 8,195


STMicroelectronics N.V.
SELECTED CASH FLOW DATA
Cash Flow Data (in US$ millions) Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015
Net Cash from operating activities 378 330 245
Net Cash used in investing activities (243 ) (230 ) (98 )
Net Cash used in financing activities (163 ) (107 ) (239 )
Net Cash decrease (46 ) (7 ) (98 )
Selected Cash Flow Data (in US$ millions) Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2015
Depreciation & amortization 161 172 194
Net payment for Capital expenditures (228 ) (143 ) (89 )
Dividends paid to stockholders (53 ) (53 ) (92 )
Change in inventories, net 35 30 (11 )


Appendix
STMicroelectronics
Supplemental Financial Information

In the first quarter of 2016, ST realigned its product families into three product groups to better leverage the product synergies around its strategic focus on Smart Driving and Internet of Things applications: Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG); Analog and MEMS Group (AMG) and Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG). MDG includes ST's set-top-box business which is currently undergoing a restructuring targeting annualized savings of $170 million upon completion. All prior-period amounts have been retrospectively aligned to the 2016 reporting segments.

Product Group Data

(Million US$)
Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016 FY

2016
Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q2

2015
Q1 2015 FY 2015
Automotive & Discrete (ADG)
- Net Revenues 716 704 721 671 2,813 637 706 714 674 2,731
- Operating Income 53 58 61 39 211 44 68 46 36 194
Analog & MEMS (AMG)
- Net Revenues 436 403 376 369 1,584 370 411 445 445 1671
- Operating Income 41 23 1 2 67 8 34 30 37 109
Microcontrollers & Digital ICs (MDG)
- Net Revenues 610 587 556 532 2,285 614 590 558 530 2,292
- Operating Income (Loss) 59 44 9 (3 ) 108 36 22 (1 ) (28 ) 29
Others (a)
- Net Revenues 97 103 50 41 291 47 57 43 56 203
- Operating Income (Loss) (24 ) (35 ) (43 ) (71 ) (172 ) (63 ) (33 ) (63 ) (64 ) (223 )
Total
- Net Revenues 1,859 1,797 1,703 1,613 6,973 1,668 1,764 1,760 1,705 6,897
- Operating Income (Loss) 129 90 28 (33 ) 214 25 91 12 (19 ) 109

(a) Net revenues of "Others" includes revenues from sales of Imaging Product Division, Subsystems, assembly services, and other revenue. Operating income (loss) of "Others" includes items such as unused capacity charges, impairment, restructuring charges and other related closure costs, phase out and start-up costs, and other unallocated expenses such as: strategic or special research and development programs, certain corporate-level operating expenses, patent claims and litigations, and other costs that are not allocated to product groups, as well as operating earnings of the Imaging Product Division, Subsystems and other products. "Others" includes $4 million, $11 million, $8 million, $10 million, $30 million, $6 million, $9 million and $19 million of unused capacity charges in the fourth, third, second and first quarters of 2016 and 2015, respectively; and $24 million, $29 million, $12 million, $28 million, $4 million, $11 million, $21 million and $29 million of impairment, restructuring charges, and other related closure costs in the fourth, third, second and first quarters of 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016 FY

2016
Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q2

2015
Q1

2015
FY 2015
€/$ Effective Rate 1.10 1.12 1.12 1.10 1.11 1.11 1.16 1.17 1.23 1.17


Net Revenues By Market Channel(%) Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016 FY 2016 Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q2 2015 Q1 2015 FY 2015
Total OEM 67 % 67 % 66 % 67 % 67 % 67 % 67 % 67 % 70 % 68 %
Distribution 33 % 33 % 34 % 33 % 33 % 33 % 33 % 33 % 30 % 32 %

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STMicroelectronics
Supplemental Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Information
U. S. GAAP - Non-U.S. GAAP Reconciliation
In Million US$ Except Per Share Data

The supplemental non-U.S. GAAP information presented in this press release is unaudited and subject to inherent limitations. Such non-U.S. GAAP information is not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered as a substitute for U.S. GAAP measurements. Also, our supplemental non-U.S. GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled non-U.S. GAAP measures used by other companies. Further, specific limitations for individual non-U.S. GAAP measures, and the reasons for presenting non-U.S. GAAP financial information, are set forth in the paragraphs below. To compensate for these limitations, the supplemental non-U.S. GAAP financial information should not be read in isolation, but only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Operating income (loss) before impairment and restructuring charges and one-time items is used by management to help enhance an understanding of ongoing operations and to communicate the impact of the excluded items, such as impairment, restructuring charges and other related closure costs. Adjusted net earnings and earnings per share (EPS) are used by management to help enhance an understanding of ongoing operations and to communicate the impact of the excluded items like impairment, restructuring charges and other related closure costs attributable to ST and other one-time items, net of the relevant tax impact.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information for investors and management because they measure the Company's capacity to generate profits from its business operations, excluding the effect of acquisitions and expenses related to the rationalizing of its activities and sites that it does not consider to be part of its on-going operating results, thereby offering, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, (i) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results, (ii) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's business and perform related trend analysis, and (iii) an easier way to compare the Company's results of operations against investor and analyst financial models and valuations, which usually exclude these items.

Q4 2016

(US$ millions, except per share data ($))
Gross Profit Operating Income Net Earnings Corresponding EPS
U.S. GAAP 698 129 112 0.13
Impairment & Restructuring 24 24
Estimated Income Tax Effect 1
Non-U.S GAAP 698 153 137 0.15


Q3 2016

(US$ millions, except per share data ($))
Gross Profit Operating Income Net Earnings Corresponding EPS
U.S. GAAP 643 90 71 0.08
Impairment & Restructuring 29 29
Estimated Income Tax Effect (4 )
Non-U.S GAAP 643 119 96 0.11


Q4 2015

(US$ millions, except per share data ($))
Gross Profit Operating Income Net Earnings

Corresponding EPS
U.S. GAAP 559 25 2 0.00
Impairment & Restructuring 4 4
Estimated Income Tax Effect (4 )
Non-U.S GAAP 559 29 2 0.00


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Net financial position: resources (debt), represents the balance between our total financial resources and our total financial debt. Our total financial resources include cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, short-term deposits and restricted cash, and our total financial debt includes short-term borrowings, current portion of long-term debt and long-term debt, all as reported in our consolidated balance sheet. We believe our net financial position provides useful information for investors and management because it gives evidence of our global position either in terms of net indebtedness or net cash position by measuring our capital resources based on cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities and the total level of our financial indebtedness. Net financial position is not a U.S. GAAP measure.

Net Financial Position (in US$ millions) December 31, 2016 October 1, 2016 December 31, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents 1,629 1,675 1,771
Marketable securities 335 342 335
Total financial resources 1,964 2,017 2,106
Short-term debt (117 ) (117 ) (191 )
Long-term debt (1,334 ) (1,436 ) (1,421 )
Total financial debt (1,451 ) (1,553 ) (1,612 )
Net financial position - Non-U.S. GAAP 513 464 494

Free cash flow is defined as net cash from operating activities minus net cash from (used in) investing activities, excluding payment for purchases (proceeds from the sale of) marketable securities and short-term deposits, restricted cash and net cash variation for joint ventures deconsolidation. We believe free cash flow provides useful information for investors and management because it measures our capacity to generate cash from our operating and investing activities to sustain our operating activities. Free cash flow is not a U.S. GAAP measure and does not represent total cash flow since it does not include the cash flows generated by or used in financing activities. In addition, our definition of free cash flow may differ from definitions used by other companies.

Free cash flow (in US$ millions) Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016 FY 2016 Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q2 2015 Q1 2015 FY 2015
Net cash from operating activities 378 330 191 141 1,039 245 225 223 149 842
Net cash used in investing activities (243 ) (230 ) (144 ) (110 ) (727 ) (98 ) (120 ) (190 ) (108 ) (516 )
Payment for purchase and proceeds from sale of marketable securities, investment in short-term deposits, restricted cash and net cash variation for joint ventures deconsolidation - - - - - 1 (20 ) 20 - 1
Free cash flow - Non-U.S. GAAP 135 100 47 31 312 148 85 53 41 327

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