Exar Corporation Announces Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

Company Reports Sequential Growth In Sales and Profit

Oct 24, 2012, 16:05 ET from Exar Corporation

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR), a leading supplier of high performance, analog mixed-signal components and data management solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 ended September 30, 2012.

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Revenue for the quarter was $30.6 million, or 5% growth compared to the prior quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $2.9 million, or 98% growth compared to the prior quarter.  Non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share was $0.06 compared to $0.03 in the prior quarter.  Non-GAAP gross margin was 46.7%, and non-GAAP operating expenses were $12.1 million. GAAP net income for the quarter was $0.3 million compared to a net loss of $0.6 million in the prior quarter, and GAAP net income per fully diluted share was $0.01 compared to a net loss of $0.01 in the prior quarter.

"The second quarter of fiscal 2013 exceeded our expectations as both revenue and profit grew nicely.  Data Compression and Security products led revenue growth as our presence in the Big Data Analytics market supported 23% growth quarter-over-quarter.  Our component products, Power Management and Connectivity, also showed growth in the quarter; however this growth was muted by lower overall OEM demand and supply limitations," commented Louis DiNardo, president and CEO.

"During our second fiscal quarter our programmable power management products began to ship to both Intel and ARM based next generation server designs as well as in industrial equipment applications," continued Mr. DiNardo. "As more servers are deployed in data center applications energy monitoring is playing an increasingly important role.  Our programmable power management products provide critical information for data center management. Additionally, our PCIe solutions for Big Data Analytics are gaining momentum in large networking and storage environments as they provide increased system performance and lower overall system cost. We are pleased with our new product development efforts and progress in achieving our goal of consistent profitable growth," concluded Mr. DiNardo.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 the Company expects revenue growth in the range of 2% to 4% and non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 47% to 48%.  Non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.06 to $0.07.

GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 30, 

 JULY 1, 

 OCTOBER 2,  

 SEPTEMBER 30, 

 OCTOBER 2,  

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales

$               30.6

$               29.3

$               36.1

$               59.9

$               73.1

Gross margin

43.5%

44.0%

46.3%

43.8%

45.9%

Loss from operations

$               (0.4)

$               (1.2)

$               (1.5)

$               (1.5)

$               (3.6)

Net income (loss)

$                 0.3

$               (0.6)

$               (1.1)

$               (0.3)

$               (2.5)

Net income (loss) per share

  Basic 

$               0.01

$             (0.01)

$             (0.02)

$             (0.01)

$             (0.06)

  Diluted 

$               0.01

$             (0.01)

$             (0.02)

$             (0.01)

$             (0.06)

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 30, 

 JULY 1, 

 OCTOBER 2,  

 SEPTEMBER 30, 

 OCTOBER 2,  

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales

$               30.6

$               29.3

$               36.1

$               59.9

$               73.1

Gross margin

46.7%

47.2%

49.0%

47.0%

48.8%

Income from operations

$                 2.2

$                 0.9

$                 0.8

$                 3.1

$                 0.9

Net income

$                 2.9

$                 1.4

$                 1.4

$                 4.3

$                 2.1

Net income per share

  Basic 

$               0.06

$               0.03

$               0.03

$               0.09

$               0.05

  Diluted 

$               0.06

$               0.03

$               0.03

$               0.09

$               0.05

 

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 second quarter of fiscal year 2013, today, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. PDT.  To access the conference call, please dial 800-230-1059 after 1:20 p.m. PDT. In addition, a live webcast will be available on Exar's Investor Relations webpage.

To access the webcast, please go to the Company's Investor Relations Homepage at: http://www.exar.com/news/investornews.aspx.  A recorded replay of the conference call will be available starting at 3:00 p.m. PDT the day of the call until 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 31, 2012. To access the replay, please dial 800-475-6701 and use conference ID number 267782.

About Exar

Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance, analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for data communication, networking, storage, consumer, and industrial applications.  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 may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are based on management's current expectations or belief about the future events and financial, political and social trends and assumptions it has made based on information currently available to it.  Exar cannot assure that any expectations, forecasts or assumptions made by management preparing these forward-looking statements will prove accurate, or that any projections will be realized.  Such forward-looking statements may be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks or uncertainties.  Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein.  Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of this release.  Exar does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.  For factors that could cause actual results to vary, perhaps materially, from these forward-looking statements, please refer to Exar's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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 period ended July 1, 2012. 

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP.  Additionally, the Company supplements reported GAAP financials 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.  For the periods presented, we are disclosing non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income  per share, which are adjusted to exclude from our GAAP results all stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring charges and exit costs, and income tax effects.  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 following the semiconductor industry.  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.

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 30, 

 JULY 1, 

 OCTOBER 2,  

 SEPTEMBER 30, 

 OCTOBER 2,  

2012

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales

$               21,528

$   19,447

$       25,910

$          40,975

$         50,983

Net sales, related party

9,094

9,804

10,210

18,898

22,115

               Total net sales

30,622

29,251

36,120

59,873

73,098

Cost of sales:

  Cost of sales

12,054

10,870

13,661

22,924

26,998

  Cost of sales, related party

4,380

4,512

4,825

8,892

10,568

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

858

919

905

1,777

1,810

  Restructuring charges and exit costs

-

81

-

81

152

               Total cost of sales

17,292

16,382

19,391

33,674

39,528

Gross profit

13,330

12,869

16,729

26,199

33,570

Operating expenses:

  Research and development 

5,773

5,449

8,838

11,222

18,118

  Selling, general and administrative 

7,639

7,782

9,373

15,421

18,915

  Restructuring charges and exit costs

291

804

-

1,095

173

               Total operating expenses

13,703

14,035

18,211

27,738

37,206

Loss from operations

(373)

(1,166)

(1,482)

(1,539)

(3,636)

Other income and expense, net:

   Interest income and other, net

674

646

715

1,320

1,426

   Interest expense

(38)

(34)

(61)

(72)

(121)

              Total other income and expense, net

636

612

654

1,248

1,305

Income (loss) before income taxes

263

(554)

(828)

(291)

(2,331)

Provision for income taxes

-

22

249

22

172

Net income (loss)

$                   263

$      (576)

$       (1,077)

$             (313)

$         (2,503)

Net income (loss) per share:

  Basic

$                  0.01

$     (0.01)

$         (0.02)

$            (0.01)

$          (0.06)

  Diluted

$                  0.01

$     (0.01)

$         (0.02)

$            (0.01)

$          (0.06)

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

  Basic

45,720

45,388

44,759

45,554

44,676

  Diluted

46,046

45,388

44,759

45,554

44,676

 

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  

(In thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

SEPTEMBER 30,

APRIL 1,

2012

2012 (1)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$            10,423

$              8,714

Short-term marketable securities

187,629

187,668

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $755 and $781, respectively)

12,976

8,454

Accounts receivable, related party (net of allowances of $494 and $815, respectively)

3,762

2,918

Inventories

16,055

18,374

Other current assets

3,688

3,124

Total current assets

234,533

229,252

Property, plant and equipment, net

25,817

27,793

Goodwill

3,184

3,184

Intangible assets, net

7,740

9,755

Other non-current assets

1,404

1,668

Total assets

$           272,678

$           271,652

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities: 

Accounts payable

$              8,991

$              7,823

Accrued compensation and related benefits