Exar Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results Continued Gross Margin Expansion and Increased Profitability Highlight Quarter

FREMONT, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products and data management solutions, today announced financial results for the Company's fourth quarter of fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. Exar reported revenue of $31.2 million, compared to $31.0 million in the prior quarter.  Fourth quarter revenue increased 12% from $27.8 million in the same quarter a year ago.

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On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 53%, up four percentage points from 49% in the prior quarter, and an increase of thirteen percentage points from 40% in the same quarter a year ago. Non-GAAP net income of $4.8 million was up 18% versus $4.0 million in the prior quarter, an improvement of $9.4 million from a loss of $4.6 million in the same quarter a year ago.  Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share were $0.10, compared to $0.09 in the prior quarter, an improvement of $0.20 compared to a loss of $0.10 in the same quarter a year ago.

On a GAAP basis, gross margin was 49%, compared to 46% in the prior quarter and 32% in the same quarter a year ago.  Net income was $1.7 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.5 million in the prior quarter and a net loss of $20.8 million in the same quarter a year ago.  Earnings per fully diluted share were $0.04 in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared to $0.03 in the prior quarter and a net loss per share of $0.46 in the same quarter a year ago.

Exar President and CEO Louis DiNardo commented, "We continue to execute well in a difficult end market environment.  We maintained focus on high-value requirements for our differentiated products.  The improved product mix and continuing effort to reduce manufacturing cost both contributed to an excellent increase in gross margin and profitability.  Fourth quarter non-GAAP operating income represented 14% of revenue and non-GAAP net income was over 15% of revenue.

"As we end our first full year of operation after a major restructuring it is clear that our efforts have yielded significant favorable results as non-GAAP operating income increased $17.9 million from a loss of $6.9 million in fiscal year 2012 to a profit of $11.0 million in fiscal year 2013.  We ended the year with 53% non-GAAP gross margin in our fourth quarter versus 40% in the fourth quarter of last year.  We generated strong free cash flow of $3.7 million for the quarter, slightly up from last quarter, and an improvement of $8.8 million as compared to a year ago.  Most importantly we have hired outstanding engineering talent, increased the pace of new product development and completed an acquisition that provides new products and capabilities to support our existing presence in the big data analytics market," concluded Mr. DiNardo.

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Company expects revenue to grow sequentially 2% to 4% and non-GAAP gross margin to be in the range of 51% to 53%.

 

GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON

(In millions, except per share amounts)

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2013


2012


2012


2013


2012

Net sales


$  31.2


$   31.0


$   27.8


$  122.0


$  130.6

Gross margin


49.1%


45.8%


32.4%


45.6%


42.8%

Income (loss) from operations


$    1.3


$   (0.4)


$  (21.5)


$    (0.6)


$  (30.6)

Net income (loss)


$    1.7


$     1.5


$  (20.8)


$      2.9


$  (28.1)

Net income (loss) per share











  Basic 


$  0.04


$   0.03


$   (0.46)


$    0.06


$  (0.63)

  Diluted 


$  0.04


$   0.03


$   (0.46)


$    0.06


$  (0.63)

















NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON

(In millions, except per share amounts)

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2013


2012


2012


2013


2012

Net sales


$    31.2


$  31.0


$   27.8


$   122.0


$  130.6

Gross margin


52.7%


49.0%


40.0%


48.9%


46.8%

Income (loss) from operations


$      4.3


$    3.6


$   (5.4)


$     11.0


$    (6.9)

Net income (loss)


$      4.8


$    4.0


$   (4.6)


$     13.1


$    (4.5)

Net income (loss) per share











  Basic 


$    0.10


$   0.09


$  (0.10)


$     0.29


$  (0.10)

  Diluted 


$    0.10


$   0.09


$  (0.10)


$     0.28


$  (0.10)

 

Fiscal Year 2013 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call

The Company invites investors, financial analysts, and the general public to listen to its conference call discussing the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. PDT. To access the conference call, please dial 800-230-1074 after 8:20 a.m. PDT. In addition, a live webcast will be available on the Company's Investor webpage

About Exar

Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance, analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for the Networking & Storage, Industrial & Embedded Systems, and Communications Infrastructure markets.  Exar's product portfolio includes power management and connectivity components, communications products, and network security and storage optimization solutions.  Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support. For more information about Exar, visit http://www.exar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release and in related comments by our management, our use of the words "expect," "anticipate," "possible," "potential," "target," "believe," "commit," "intend," "continue," "may," "would," "could," "should," "project," "projected," "positioned" or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements that represent our current judgment about possible future events.  This may include statements about future financial and operating results, economic growth rates, industry and market conditions, potential synergies and cost savings, the ability to drive growth and expand customer and partner relationships, changes in gross margins, revenues and operating expenses, manufacturing yields or operations, product development initiatives, design win conversion and other such statements. These statements are not guarantees of any event or future performance, involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed herein. In any forward-looking statement in which the Company expresses an expectation or belief as to future results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis at the time expressed, but there can be no assurance that the statement or expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished.  Information concerning risk factors is detailed in the Company's SEC reports, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 1, 2012 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended July 1, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 30, 2012.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, the Company supplements reported GAAP financial results with non-GAAP measures which are included in related press releases and reports furnished to the SEC, copies of which are available at the Company's website: http://www.exar.com or the SEC's website at: http://www.sec.gov. In this press release and in related comments by management, we are disclosing non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income or loss, non-GAAP net income or loss, and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income or loss per share, which are adjusted to exclude from our GAAP results all stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring charges and exit costs, separation costs, merger and acquisition costs, provision for dispute resolution, certain income tax credits, and related income tax effects on certain excluded items. We are also disclosing the non-GAAP measure of free cash flow, which is derived from our net cash provided (used) by operations, less purchases of fixed assets and IP, plus proceeds from the sale of IP. These non-GAAP measures are presented in part to enhance the understanding of the Company's historical financial performance and comparability between reporting periods. The Company believes the non-GAAP presentation, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provide relevant and useful information to analysts, investors, management and other interested parties. For its internal purposes, the Company uses the foregoing non-GAAP measures to evaluate performance across reporting periods, determine certain employee benefits as well as plan for and forecast the Company's future periods. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP numbers to the most comparable GAAP numbers is provided in the tables included with this press release.

 

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

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2013


2012


2012 (1)


2013


2012 (1)












Net sales


$   22,646


$        22,235


$    18,256


$  85,856


$    89,988

Net sales, related party


8,508


8,764


9,533


36,170


40,578

               Total net sales


31,154


30,999


27,789


122,026


130,566












Cost of sales (2):











  Cost of sales


11,097


11,922


11,711


45,943


49,839

  Cost of sales, related party


3,819


4,005


5,021


16,716


19,888

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets


801


801


888


3,379


3,603

  Restructuring charges and exit costs


141


79


1,160


301


1,312

               Total cost of sales


15,858


16,807


18,780


66,339


74,642

Gross profit


15,296


14,192


9,009


55,687


55,924

Operating expenses:











  Research and development(3) 


5,781


5,376


8,017


22,379


35,006

  Selling, general and administrative (4)


8,572


8,645


9,774


32,638


38,023

  Restructuring charges and exit costs, net


(366)


524


12,740


1,253


12,913

  Separation costs


-


-


-


-


575

               Total operating expenses


13,987


14,545


30,531


56,270


86,517

Income (loss) from operations


1,309


(353)


(21,522)


(583)


(30,593)












Other income and expense, net:











   Interest income and other, net


535


586


784


2,441


2,803

   Interest expense


(37)


(56)


(34)


(165)


(215)

              Total other income and expense, net

498


530


750


2,276


2,588












Income (loss) before income taxes


1,807


177


(20,772)


1,693


(28,005)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes


135


(1,346)


48


(1,189)


51












Net income (loss)


$     1,672


$          1,523


$  (20,820)


$    2,882


$   (28,056)

Net income (loss) per share:











  Basic


$       0.04


$            0.03


$      (0.46)


$      0.06


$       (0.63)

  Diluted


$       0.04


$            0.03


$      (0.46)


$      0.06


$       (0.63)












Shares used in the computation of net income (loss) per share:











  Basic


46,219


45,925


45,012


45,809


44,796

  Diluted


47,379


46,438


45,012


46,476


44,796












(1)Due to the correction of an immaterial error in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, net loss for three and twelve months ended April 1, 2012 decreased by $741 thousand, respectively.

(2)Equity Compensation included in Cost of sales


$        180


$             106


$           69


$       400


$         301

(3)Equity Compensation included in R&D


352


328


(127)


790


1,239

(4)  Equity Compensation included in SG&A


1,246


968


414


3,511


2,210

 

 


EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  

(In thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)








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APRIL 1,



2013


2012 (1)

ASSETS










Current assets:





  Cash and cash equivalents


$       14,718


$     8,714

  Short-term marketable securities


190,587


187,668

  Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $944 and $781, respectively)


12,614


8,454

  Accounts receivable, related party (net of allowances of $346 and $815, respectively)


3,374


2,918

  Inventories


19,430


18,374

  Other current assets


3,177


3,124

Total current assets


243,900


229,252






Property, plant and equipment, net


24,100


27,793

Goodwill


10,616


3,184

Intangible assets, net


13,338


9,755

Other non-current assets


1,474


1,668






Total assets


$     293,428


$ 271,652






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY










Current liabilities: 





  Accounts payable


$         9,455


$     7,823

  Accrued compensation and related benefits


3,624


3,918

  Deferred income and allowances on sales to distributors


2,399


3,410

  Deferred income and allowances on sales to distributors, related party


9,475


9,608

  Other current liabilities


15,215


13,615

             Total current liabilities


40,168


38,374






Long-term lease financing obligations


1,342


3,771

Other non-current obligations 


11,204


6,215






Total liabilities


52,714


48,360






Stockholders' equity


240,714


223,292

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$     293,428


$ 271,652






 

(1) Due to the correction of an immaterial error in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the balances at April 1, 2012 of accumulated deficit decreased by $741 thousand and additional paid-in capital decreased by $741 thousand. Total Stockholders' equity remained the same.

 


EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

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2013


2012


2012 (1)


2013


2012 (1)












 Net Sales


$  31,154


$  30,999


$  27,789


$ 122,026


$ 130,566












 GAAP gross profit


$ 15,296


$  14,192


$    9,009


$   55,687


$   55,924

 GAAP gross margin


49.1%


45.8%


32.4%


45.6%


42.8%

   Stock-based compensation


180


106


69


400


301

   Amortization of acquired intangible assets


801


801


888


3,335


3,603

   Restructuring charges and exit costs


141


79


1,160


301


1,312

Non-GAAP gross profit 


$ 16,418


$  15,178


$  11,126


$   59,723


$   61,140

Non-GAAP gross margin 


52.7%


49.0%


40.0%


48.9%


46.8%












GAAP operating expenses


$ 13,987


$  14,545


$  30,531


$   56,270


$   86,517

   Stock-based compensation - R&D


352


328


(127)


790


1,239

   Stock-based compensation - SG&A


1,246


968


414


3,511


2,210

   Amortization of acquired intangible assets


107


107


174


441


696

   Restructuring charges and exit costs, net


(366)


524


12,740


1,253


12,913

   Separation Costs


-


-


-


-


575

   Merger and acquisition costs


110


-


-


110


-

   Provision for dispute resolution


436


1,000


820


1,436


820

Non-GAAP operating expenses


$ 12,102


$  11,618


$  16,510


$   48,729


$   68,064












GAAP operating income (loss)


$   1,309


$     (353)


$(21,522)


$      (583)


$ (30,593)

   Stock-based compensation 


1,778


1,402


356


4,701


3,750

   Amortization of acquired intangible assets


908


908


1,062


3,776


4,299

   Restructuring charges and exit costs, net


(225)


603


13,900


1,554


14,225

   Separation Costs


-


-


-


-


575

   Merger and acquisition costs


110


-


-


110



   Provision for dispute resolution


436


1,000


820


1,436


820

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)


$   4,316


$    3,560


$  (5,384)


$   10,994


$   (6,924)












GAAP net income (loss)


$   1,672


$    1,523


$(20,820)


$     2,882


$ (28,056)

   Stock-based compensation 


1,778


1,402


356


4,701


3,750

   Amortization of acquired intangible assets


908


908


1,062


3,776


4,299

   Restructuring charges and exit costs, net


(225)


603


13,900


1,554


14,225

   Separation Costs


-


-


-


-


575

   Merger and acquisition costs


110


-


-


110



   Provision for dispute resolution


436


1,000


820


1,436


820

   Income tax effects


91


(1,389)


44


(1,343)


(71)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)


$   4,770


$    4,047


$  (4,638)


$   13,116


$   (4,458)












GAAP net income (loss) per share











  Basic


$     0.04


$      0.03


$     (0.46)


$       0.06


$     (0.63)

  Diluted


$     0.04


$      0.03


$     (0.46)


$       0.06


$     (0.63)












Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share 











  Basic


$     0.10


$      0.09


$    (0.10)


$       0.29


$     (0.10)

  Diluted


$     0.10


$      0.09


$    (0.10)


$       0.28


$     (0.10)























Net cash provided (used) by operations


$   3,712


$    3,611


$  (5,239)


$     7,366


$   (2,332)

   Less purchases of fixed assets and IP


(132)


(147)


119


(1,385)


(2,539)

   Add proceeds from sale of IP


125


125


-


375


170

Free cash flow


$   3,705


$    3,589


$  (5,120)


$     6,356


$   (4,701)

 

(1)Due to the correction of an immaterial error in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, net loss for three and twelve months ended April 1, 2012 decreased by $741 thousand, respectively.

 


EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL NET SALES INFORMATION




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By End Market


2013


2012


2012


2013


2012

Industrial & Embedded Systems


49%


52%


59%


52%


51%

Networking & Storage


30%


30%


14%


27%


21%

Communications Infrastructure


20%


17%


24%


20%


27%

Other


1%


1%


3%


1%


1%




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By Geography


2013


2012


2012


2013


2012

Asia


57%


59%


61%


60%


59%

Americas


30%


29%


22%


27%


26%

EMEA


13%


12%


17%


13%


15%

 

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP GUIDANCE




GUIDANCE FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 30, 2013





ADJUSTMENTS









AMORTIZATION









OF ACQUIRED







STOCK-BASED


INTANGIBLE





NON-GAAP


COMPENSATION


ASSETS


GAAP

Net Sales Increase


2% - 4%






2% - 4%

Gross Margin


51% - 53%


~0.1 million


~1.3 million


47% - 49%

 

SOURCE Exar Corporation



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