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Volterra Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:VLTR), a leading provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, today reported financial results for its quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was $42.1 million, a 3% decrease from $43.6 million in the second quarter of 2012, and a 2% increase from $41.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. GAAP net income was $6.1 million, or $0.23 per share (diluted), a 1% increase from $6.0 million, or $0.22 per share (diluted) in the second quarter of 2012, and a 13% decrease from $6.9 million, or $0.26 per share (diluted), in the third quarter of 2011.

Volterra also reported net income and diluted net income per share on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP net income excludes the effect of stock-based compensation expense. Non-GAAP net income was $8.7 million, or $0.33 per share (diluted), in the third quarter of 2012, a 2% increase from $8.5 million, or $0.32 per share (diluted), in the second quarter of 2012, and a 4% decrease from $9.1 million, or $0.35 per share (diluted), in the third quarter of 2011.

"We are pleased that we will have greater growth in 2012 than 2011 after another challenging year from a macro economic standpoint," said Volterra President and CEO Jeff Staszak. "I am optimistic that 2013 will bring more growth as the macro economic situation rebounds, our customers return to a normalized growth mode and as new product cycles materialize."

Earnings Conference Call

Volterra will be conducting a conference call today at 2:30 p.m. (PDT). To access the conference call, investors can dial (877) 941-0844 approximately ten minutes prior to the initiation of the teleconference. International and local participants can dial (480) 629-9835. Investors should reference Volterra. A digital replay of the conference call will be available until midnight on Monday, October 29, 2012. To access the replay, investors should dial (800) 406-7325 or (303) 590-3030 and enter access code 4567853#. A webcast of the conference call also will be available from the Investors section of the Company's website at: http://www.volterra.com until midnight on Monday, November 19, 2012.

About Volterra Semiconductor Corporation

Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, headquartered in Fremont, CA, designs, develops, and markets leading edge silicon solutions for low-voltage power delivery. The Company's product portfolio is focused on advanced switching regulators for the computer, datacom, storage, and portable markets. Volterra operates as a fabless semiconductor company utilizing world-class foundries for silicon supply. The Company is focused on creating products with high intellectual property content that match specific customer needs. For more information, please visit http://www.volterra.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Volterra provides all information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), but it believes that evaluating its financial results may be difficult if limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures. Volterra's management believes the non-GAAP information provided is useful to investors and other users of its financial information and its inclusion with our financial results is warranted for several reasons:

  • it can enhance the understanding of Volterra's financial performance by adjusting for special, non-recurring items that may obscure results and trends in our core operating performance, particularly in reconciling differences between reported income and actual cash flows;
  • it can provide consistency in reviewing Volterra's historical performance between periods, as well as allowing for better comparisons of Volterra's performance with similar companies in Volterra's industry;
  • it allows users to evaluate the results of the business using the same financial measures that management uses to evaluate and manage Volterra's internal planning, budgeting and operations; and
  • it provides investors with additional information used by management, its board of directors and committees thereof, to determine management compensation.

Volterra's management reports and uses calculations of (i) non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP gross margin as a percent of revenue, which represents gross margin excluding the effect of stock-based compensation; (ii) non-GAAP income from operations (and its components, non-GAAP research and development expense, non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expense, non-GAAP total operating expenses, and including non-GAAP gross margin as indicated above) as well as non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of revenue which represent income from operations and its components excluding the effect of stock-based compensation and special items such as restructuring charges; and (iii) non-GAAP net income (and its components listed above), non-GAAP net margin as a percent of revenue, and non-GAAP diluted net income per share, which represents net income and diluted net income per share excluding the effect of stock-based compensation expense and special items such as restructuring charges.

Investors should note that the non-GAAP financial measures used by Volterra may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as that of other companies. Whenever Volterra discloses such a non-GAAP financial measure, it provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to what it believes to be the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income is included in the financial statements portion of this release and at the Investors section of our website at www.volterra.com. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Volterra does not provide a non-GAAP reconciliation for non-GAAP estimates on a forward-looking basis, as it believes it is unable to provide a meaningful or accurate calculation or estimation of stock based compensation or other special items without unreasonable effort.

Volterra is a trademark of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation and is registered in certain jurisdictions. All other names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release regarding financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations of Volterra. The words "expect," "will," "should," "would," "anticipate," "project," "outlook," "believe," "intend," and similar phrases as they relate to future events are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Volterra but are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks related to our ability to maintain revenue growth or other financial results; risks related to our dependence on a limited number of customers; risks related to the limited markets we operate in and the limited number of products we sell; risks related to the quality of our products or the management of our inventory; risks related to our relationship with our vendors and contractors; intellectual property litigation risk; and other factors detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 6, 2012 and the quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed on August 1, 2012. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Volterra undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as required by law.

VOLTERRA SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Net revenue $ 42,148 $ 41,336 $ 127,784 $ 117,210
Cost of revenue * 17,683 17,776 53,871 50,303
Gross margin 24,465 23,560 73,913 66,907
Operating expenses:
Research and development * 10,964 9,580 32,357 27,663
Selling, general and administrative * 6,499 6,281 20,213 20,044
Litigation 804 655 2,783 3,968
Total operating expenses 18,267 16,516 55,353 51,675
Income from operations 6,198 7,044 18,560 15,232
Non-operating expense (income), net 9 111 (21) 149
Income before income taxes 6,189 6,933 18,581 15,083
Income tax (benefit) expense 121 (9) 309 123
Net income $ 6,068 $ 6,942 $ 18,272 $ 14,960
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.24 $ 0.28 $ 0.72 $ 0.61
Diluted $ 0.23 $ 0.26 $ 0.68 $ 0.57
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 25,419 24,806 25,318 24,635
Diluted 26,638 26,198 26,770 26,168
* Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of revenue $ 174 $ 204 $ 596 $ 571
Research and development 1,132 865 3,125 2,469
Selling, general, and administrative 1,307 1,064 3,768 3,082
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 2,613 $ 2,133 $ 7,489 $ 6,122
VOLTERRA SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2012
Effect of
Stock-based
GAAP Compensation Non-GAAP
Gross margin $ 24,465 $ (174) $ 24,639
Gross margin % 58.0% -0.5% 58.5%
Operating expenses:
Research and development $ 10,964 $ 1,132 $ 9,832
Selling, general and administrative 6,499 1,307 5,192
Litigation 804 -- 804
Total operating expenses $ 18,267 $ 2,439 $ 15,828
Income from operations $ 6,198 $ (2,613) $ 8,811
Operating margin % 14.7% -6.2% 20.9%
Net income $ 6,068 $ (2,613) $ 8,681
Diluted net income per share $ 0.23 $ (0.10) $ 0.33
Three Months Ended September 30, 2011
Effect of
Stock-based
GAAP Compensation Non-GAAP
Gross margin $ 23,560 $ (204) $ 23,764
Gross margin % 57.0% -0.5% 57.5%
Operating expenses:
Research and development $ 9,580 $ 865 $ 8,715
Selling, general and administrative 6,281 1,064 5,217
Litigation 655 -- 655
Total operating expenses $ 16,516 $ 1,929 $ 14,587
Income from operations $ 7,044 $ (2,133) $ 9,177
Operating margin % 17.0% -5.2% 22.2%
Net income $ 6,942 $ (2,132) $ 9,074
Diluted net income per share $ 0.26 $ (0.09) $ 0.35
VOLTERRA SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
September 30, June 30, December 31,
2012 2012 2011
Assets
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 142,683 $ 146,792 $ 126,733
Accounts receivable, net 24,329 25,726 22,399
Inventories 20,192 16,978 14,687
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,173 2,712 2,933
Total current assets 190,377 192,208 166,752
Property and equipment, net 10,813 9,590 7,905
Other assets 265 743 1,059
Total assets $ 201,455 $ 202,541 $ 175,716
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 6,522 $ 6,879 $ 5,643
Accrued liabilities 9,499 9,818 8,299
Total current liabilities 16,021 16,697 13,942
Lease incentives 197 244 339
Other long-term liabilities 2,402 2,365 2,214
Total liabilities 18,620 19,306 16,495
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 29 29 28
Additional paid-in capital 170,213 166,447 152,644
Retained earnings 61,478 55,410 43,206
Treasury stock (48,885) (38,651) (36,657)
Total stockholders' equity 182,835 183,235 159,221
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 201,455 $ 202,541 $ 175,716
VOLTERRA SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL AND OTHER INFORMATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Q3 2012 Q2 2012 Q4 2011
Selected Cash Flow Information:
Depreciation $ 886 $ 787 $ 792
Capital spending $ (2,439) $ (2,014) $ (774)
Stock repurchase program $ (10,234) $ (997) $ (2,877)
Proceeds from sales of shares to employees $ 1,309 $ 2,379 $ 3,785
Stock Buyback:
Shares repurchased 436 34 140
Cumulative shares repurchased 4,779 4,343 4,275
CONTACT: For investor information contact: Heidi Flannery, Investor Relations (510) 743-1718 investor@volterra.comSource:Volterra Semiconductor Corporation