Intersil Corporation Reports First Quarter Results

Non-GAAP gross margin improved again for the eighth consecutive quarter to 60.2% due to favorable product revenue mix driven by lower revenue in computing and higher revenue from the company's I&I products. The company reported non-GAAP operating expenses of $52.1 million. Q1 non-GAAP operating income was $28.6 million resulting in a non-GAAP operating margin of 21.3%.  Fully diluted Q1 earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis were $0.17.

For a complete reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results, please see the "Non-GAAP Results" table included at the end of this release.

Cash and short-term investments increased and totaled $221 million at the end of the first quarter. Intersil's board of directors authorized payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The payment of this dividend will be made on or about May 29, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 19, 2015.

"New business began to ramp in Q1 as anticipated, and we are making steady progress on our turnaround," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Intersil. "While some customer platform delays and a weaker macro environment are moderating our near-term growth rate, we continue to enjoy strong interest in our new products."

Second Quarter 2015 Outlook

The following forward looking guidance is for the second quarter ending July 3, 2015, based on current business trends and conditions:


GAAP

Reconciling items

Non-GAAP

Revenue

Flat to Up 3%


Flat to Up 3%

Gross margin

Down 50 to 100 bps


Down 50 to 100 bps

Operating expenses

$63 million +/- $500K

$6 million equity-based compensation
$4 million amortization of purchased intangibles

$53 million +/- $500K

Earnings per share

$0.07 to $0.09


$0.15 to $0.17


Table 2. Intersil Q2 2015 Outlook

 

Earnings Call Webcast

Intersil will be hosting a webcast to discuss the quarterly results and outlook today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the webcast, please visit the investor relations page of the company's website at ir.intersil.com. Participants can also dial (877) 280-4962 or +1 (857) 244-7319 and enter the pass code 56077149. A replay of the webcast will be available for two weeks following the conference call on the company website, or may be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010, international dial +1 (617) 801-6888, using the pass code 38641605.

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The company's products form the building blocks of increasingly intelligent, mobile and power hungry electronics, enabling advances in power management to improve efficiency and extend battery life. With a deep portfolio of intellectual property and a rich history of design and process innovation, Intersil is the trusted partner to leading companies in some of the world's largest markets, including industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing, automotive and aerospace. For more information about Intersil, visit our website at www.intersil.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Intersil Corporation press releases and other related comments may contain forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based upon Intersil's management's current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions and projections about Intersil's business and industry. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "potential," "continue," "goals," "targets" and variations of these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors. Important factors that may affect our business, future operating results and financial condition include: any faltering in global economic conditions, the highly cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, intense competition in the semiconductor industry, unsuccessful product development or failure to obtain market acceptance of our products, downturns in the computing market, failure to make or deliver products in a timely manner, unavailability of raw materials, services, supplies or manufacturing capacity, delays in production or in implementing new production techniques, product defects or unreliability of products, adverse results in litigation matters, and other risk factors described in Intersil's Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other Intersil filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (which you may obtain for free at the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov). These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this communication and Intersil undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements. Intersil does not adopt and is not responsible for any forward-looking statements and projections made by others in this press release.

Non-GAAP Reporting

To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Intersil uses non-GAAP financial measures which are adjusted from the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to exclude certain items, as described in detail below. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional and useful way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed in conjunction with Intersil's GAAP results, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the various factors and trends affecting the Company's business and operations. It should also be noted that Intersil's non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures used by Intersil include:

  • Gross profit;
  • Operating expenses;
  • Provision (benefit) for income taxes;
  • Operating income (loss);
  • Net income (loss);
  • Diluted earnings (loss) per share; and
  • Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted.

The Company presents non-GAAP financial measures because the investor community uses non-GAAP results in its analysis and comparison of historical results and projections of the Company's future operating results. These non-GAAP results exclude acquisition related expense, restructuring and related costs, equity-based compensation expense, and certain other expenses and benefits. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to manage and assess the profitability of the business. These non-GAAP results are also consistent with the way management internally analyzes Intersil's financial results.

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