Microsemi Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

(PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,  today reported unaudited results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012 ended Jan. 1, 2012.

  • Record Net Sales of $240.9 Million, up 30.7 Percent Over Prior Year and 6.0 Percent Over Prior Quarter
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.39
  • Book-to-Bill Ratio Greater than 1:1

Net sales for Microsemi's first quarter of 2012 achieved a record $240.9 million, up 30.7 percent from the first quarter of 2011 and up 6.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011. These results include a partial quarter of contribution from the Zarlink acquisition.  

Non-GAAP gross margin was 54.7 percent, up 110 basis points from the prior year first quarter and down 260 basis points from the prior quarter.  Non-GAAP operating margin was 21.5 percent, down 150 basis points from the prior year first quarter and down 480 basis points from prior quarter.  Non-GAAP net income was $33.6 million or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to $31.1 million or $0.37 per diluted share in the prior year first quarter and $45.6 million or $0.53 per diluted share in the prior quarter.

GAAP results reflect the impact of acquisition costs, credit facility amendment costs and non-cash amortization expense.   GAAP gross margin, which included the effect of non-cash purchase accounting adjustments, was 52.2 percent, up 70 basis points from the prior year first quarter and down 490 basis points from the prior quarter.  GAAP operating margin was a loss of 0.3 percent, down 370 basis points from the prior year first quarter and down 1,300 basis points from the prior quarter.  GAAP net loss was $44.6 million or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $1.3 million or $0.02 per diluted share in the prior year first quarter and net income of $42.1 million or $0.49 per diluted share in the prior quarter.  Adjustments to reconcile Microsemi's GAAP and non-GAAP results are further discussed below.  

"We believe that 2012 will be a great year for Microsemi.  In a challenging environment we have transformed the company, adding more organic growth product capability than we have had at any time in the company's history," said James J. Peterson, president and chief executive officer for Microsemi.  "Our continuing operational focus as we streamline the business will provide the leverage necessary to drive our profitability to new heights and more dollars to the bottom line. To the benefit of our shareholders, Microsemi will remain focused on these goals."

Business Outlook

Microsemi expects that for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, net sales will increase to between 1 percent and 5 percent, sequentially.  On a non-GAAP basis, the company expects earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 to be $0.43 to $0.48.

Microsemi regularly announces a quarterly outlook in the form of issuing a news release and does not undertake to update any of this information between such public announcements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Please refer to the "SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT below for risks that may affect future actual results.

Information for First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast:



Date:

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Time:

4:45 p.m. EST (1:45 p.m. PST)



To access the webcast, log on to www.microsemi.com, go to the Investors section and then to Events and Presentations. To listen to the live webcast, visit this website approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live webcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the website for 90 days.

To participate in the conference call by telephone, call 877-264-1110 or 706-634-1357 at approximately 4:35 p.m. EST (1:35 p.m. PST). Please provide the following ID Number: 42222033.

A telephonic replay will be available from 6 p.m. EST (3 p.m. PST) on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. EST (8:59 p.m. PST) on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. To access the replay, call: 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406. Please enter the following ID Number: 42222033.

Non-GAAP Adjustments

Microsemi's GAAP results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 included $34.0 million in fees that increased our term loan facility from $375.0 million to $800.0 million, $7.8 million in restructuring and other charges,  $6.1 million in acquisition-related costs, as well as non-cash expenses of $24.9 million in amortization of acquired intangibles, $7.5 million in stock-based compensation, $6.1 million in manufacturing profit in acquired inventory, $3.5 million in fixed asset impairment and $5.1 million in income from adjustments to the fair value of its debt and derivative instruments, and their related tax effects. GAAP results are reconciled to non-GAAP results in the accompanying financial tables.

About Microsemi Corporation

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and communications; and medical, alternative energy and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF ICs, ultra low-power radios, customizable SoCs, FPGAs and complete subsystems. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING FACTORS THAT CAN MATERIALLY AFFECT MICROSEMI'S FUTURE RESULTS.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in the news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature are forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements concerning Microsemi's net sales, margins and earnings guidance, its resumption of growth in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, its driving of profitability of Zarlink in line with Microsemi's long term targets, and its surpassing of the $1 billion sales mark, all while delivering strong cash flow and bottom line results, and any other statements of belief or about the company's plans or expectations. These forward-looking statements are based on Microsemi's current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as continued negative or worsening worldwide economic conditions or market instability; downturns in the highly cyclical semiconductor industry; intense competition in the semiconductor industry and resultant downward price pressure; inability to develop new technologies and products to satisfy changes in customer demand or the development by the company's competitors of products that decrease the demand for Microsemi's products; unfavorable conditions in end markets; inability of Microsemi's compound semiconductor products to compete successfully with silicon-based products; production delays related to new compound semiconductors; variability of the company's manufacturing yields; the concentration of the factories that service the semiconductor industry; delays in beginning production, implementing production techniques, resolving problems associated with technical equipment malfunctions, or issues related to government or customer qualification of facilities; potential effects of system outages; the effect of events such as natural disasters and related disruptions on our operations, including, without limitation, the impact of recent flooding in Thailand ; inability by Microsemi to fulfill customer demand and resulting loss of customers; variations in customer order preferences; difficulties foreseeing future demand; rises in inventory levels and inventory obsolescence; potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog; failure to make sales indicated by the company's book-to-bill ratio; Microsemi's reliance on government contracts for a portion of its sales; risks related to the company's international operations and sales, including availability of transportation services, political instability and currency fluctuations; increases in the costs of credit and the availability of credit or additional capital only under more restrictive conditions or not at all; unanticipated changes in Microsemi's tax provisions or exposure to additional income tax liabilities; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; principal, liquidity and counterparty risks related to Microsemi's holdings in securities; environmental or other regulatory matters or litigation, or any matters involving contingent liabilities or other claims; the uncertainty of litigation, the costs and expenses of litigation, the potential material adverse effect litigation could have on Microsemi's business and results of operations if an adverse determination in litigation is made, and the time and attention required of management to attend to litigation; difficulties in determining the scope of, and procuring and maintaining, adequate insurance coverage; difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights; the hiring and retention of qualified personnel in a competitive labor market; acquiring, managing and integrating new operations, businesses or assets, and the associated diversion of management attention or other related costs or difficulties; uncertainty as to the future profitability of acquired businesses, and delays in the realization of, or the failure to realize, any accretion from acquisition transactions; any circumstances that adversely impact the end markets of acquired businesses; and difficulties in closing or disposing of operations or assets or transferring work, assets or inventory from one plant to another. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in Microsemi's most recent Form 10-K and any subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  Amounts reported in this release are preliminary and subject to finalization prior to the filing of our next Form 10-Q.

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