Solid Fourth Quarter Performance with Improved Margins; Agrees to Acquire BCD Semiconductor
PLANO, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 13, 2013 — Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.
Fourth Quarter Highlights
- Agreed to acquire BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited (“BCD”) for approximately $151 million in cash (BCD 2012 revenue $143 million, net income $8 million);
- Revenue was $163.3 million, an increase of 14.0 percent over the $143.3 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2011, and a decrease of 2.0 percent from the $166.6 million in the third quarter of 2012;
- Gross profit was $43.2 million, compared to $35.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $43.6 million in the third quarter of 2012;
- Gross profit margin was 26.5 percent, compared to 24.8 percent in the fourth quarter 2011 and 26.2 percent in the third quarter of 2012;
- Operating expenses were $39.7 million or 24.3 percent of revenue, which included approximately $1.5 million of BCD acquisition; excluding acquisition costs, non-GAAP adjusted operating expenses were $38.2 million, or 23.4 percent of revenue, slightly below the midpoint of the Company’s guidance.
- GAAP net income was $4.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 of $3.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, and third quarter 2012 of $8.6 million, or $0.18 per diluted share;
- Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $6.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 of $4.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, and third quarter 2012 of $9.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share;
- Excluding $2.4 million of share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted net income would have increased by $0.05 per diluted share;
- Achieved $16.4 million cash flow from operations, negative ($11.1) million net cash primarily due to $16 million paid to acquire Power Analog Microelectronics (“PAM”), and free cash flow was a $1.1 million, which included $15.3 million of capital expenditures. Capital expenditures included $2.1 million associated with the Chengdu assembly test facility construction;
- Completed acquisition of PAM; and
- Completed $300 million Revolving Credit Line.
Commenting on the results, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diodes Incorporated, stated, “Diodes once again delivered solid financial results in 2012, a year in which the global markets remained challenging. Fourth quarter revenue grew 14 percent over the prior year period as we continued to gain momentum for our products used in smartphones and tablets. Our new product initiatives and increasing customer content remained key drivers of our market share gains throughout the year. Despite gold prices being up approximately 4 percent and the loading down from third quarter to fourth quarter, margins improved due mainly to additional copper wire conversion and productivity improvements, coupled with a small mix improvement. Also during the quarter, we began integrating Eris Technology Corporation (“Eris”) and PAM.”
“To further capitalize on market expansion opportunities and improve leverage through select acquisitions, we also recently announced the proposed acquisition of BCD Semiconductor, which we expect will greatly enhance our analog product portfolio by expanding our product offerings for standard linear and AC/DC solutions for switch-mode power supply chargers and adaptors. Combining manufacturing synergies and BCD’s established local market position in China with Diodes’ global customer base and sales channels provides enhanced profitability and growth opportunities for the Company in 2013 and beyond.”
Dr. Lu concluded, “As we look to the first quarter of 2013, we are expecting a slightly better than seasonal quarter with revenue ranging between $157 million and $170 million, or flat plus or minus 4 percent sequentially. We expect gross margin to be 25 percent, plus or minus 2 percent. Operating expenses are expected to be 23 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. We expect our income tax rate to range between 10 and 17 percent, and shares used to calculate GAAP EPS for the first quarter are anticipated to be approximately 47.0 million.”