STMicroelectronics Reports 2010 First Quarter Financial Results

- Net revenues $2,325 million, up 40.1% year-over-year

(PRNewswire) — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) reported financial results for the 2010 first quarter ended March 27, 2010.

In a year-over-year comparison, net revenues increased 40.1% and were led by the Company's IMS and ACCI product segments with 60% and 47% growth, respectively. All regions and market segments posted double-digit revenues growth. Delivering the strongest regional results were Greater China-South Asia and America with revenues rising 60% and 49%, respectively.

President and CEO Carlo Bozotti commented, "Our first quarter revenues, well in-line with our expectations, reflected the significant rebound from the economic crisis and solid demand for our products. Although supply chain constraints somewhat limited our revenues opportunities, we fully participated in the market recovery with our new and innovative products.  

"The Company's Automotive and Computer market segments posted impressive results and were up sharply with 61% and 59% growth, respectively. Sequentially, Consumer, Industrial and Automotive were the best performers.

"Mainly driven by high fab loading, our first quarter gross margin increased 1,140 basis points year-over-year to 37.7%, and expanded 70 basis points sequentially in contrast to a historical seasonal decrease.

"Last year we focused on important strategic actions to reshape our product portfolio and improve the efficiency of our operations. As a result, we are very happy to have returned the Company to profitability in the first quarter of 2010. We achieved net income of $57 million or 6 cents per share on a diluted basis, despite first quarter revenues 20% lower than the "peak" of the Company and the losses incurred by ST-Ericsson, which is focused on achieving a competitive cost structure and is progressively introducing an impressive wave of new platforms.

"The Company's performance continues to improve quarter after quarter. Our first quarter financial results demonstrate the additional progress we have made to achieve sustainable profitability as our manufacturing machine is now loaded and ramping up, our gross margin is improving and we have positive earnings dynamics and strong cash flow."  


(*) Net operating cash flow is a non-U.S. GAAP measure. Please refer to Attachment A for additional information explaining why the Company believes these measures are important and for a  reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

First Quarter Review

ST's net revenues for the first quarter of 2010 totaled $2,325 million and included sales recorded by ST-Ericsson as consolidated by ST. Net revenues increased in comparison to the year-ago quarter in all market segments and in all regions. Net revenues decreased 10.0% sequentially, mainly reflecting fewer days in the fiscal first quarter compared to the prior quarter. ACCI and IMS product segments registered better than seasonal sequential revenues trends while the Company's Wireless segment decreased by 17.6%.

On a year-over-year basis, all market segments posted double-digit growth, with Automotive increasing by 61%, Computer by 59%, Industrial by 37%, Consumer by 24% and Telecom by 13%. Distribution, which is essentially back to pre-recession levels, increased 114%, reflecting strong global demand and improving market conditions. Sequentially, all market segments decreased with Computer down 21%, Telecom by 14%, Automotive by 4% and Industrial and Consumer both by 1%.  Distribution decreased sequentially by 9%.

Net Revenues By Market Segment / Channel (a)
(In %)

Q1 2010

Q4 2009

Q1 2009

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  Industrial & Other








Total OEM








(a) Sales recorded by ST-Ericsson and consolidat ed by ST are included in Telecom and Distribution.

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