Exar Corporation Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

Second Quarter Non-GAAP Operating Profit of $2.9 Million and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.06

05 Nov, 2015, 16:05 ET from Exar Corporation

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR) a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal semiconductor components and system solutions serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, today announced financial results for the Company's second fiscal quarter of 2016, which ended on September 27, 2015. 

Richard Leza, Exar's chairman and interim president and CEO, commented, "As expected, while the September quarter was challenging with weakness persisting in China, we delivered solid non-GAAP results within our revenue and EPS expectation ranges. Non-GAAP gross margin was adversely affected by softness within our Industrial customers; however, we were able to implement cost controls to ensure we delivered improved profitability from a year ago." Mr. Leza continued, "We are engaged in multiple initiatives to restore focus, revenue growth and higher levels of profitability to Exar. This includes implementing a strategy built on Exar's core strengths, a restructuring of our sales and marketing efforts, and continuing to implement steps to target a reduction in our cost of goods."

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Highlights

The following highlights the Company's financial performance on both a GAAP and supplemental non-GAAP basis. The Company provides supplemental information regarding its operating performance on a non-GAAP basis that excludes certain gains, losses, and charges which occur relatively infrequently and which management considers to be outside our core operating results. Non-GAAP results are not in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to non-GAAP information provided by other companies. Non-GAAP information should be considered a supplement to, not a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. A complete reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results from continuing operations is attached to this press release.

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Highlights on a Non-GAAP Basis:

  • Quarterly revenues of $37.2 million decreased $6.1 million or 14% from $43.3 million reported a year ago and decreased $3.2 million or 8% from the previous quarter's revenue of $40.4 million.
  • Gross margin of 45.6% decreased from the 46.8% reported a year ago and the 49.5% from the previous quarter.
  • Operating expenses of $14.1 million decreased $3.7 million from the same quarter a year ago and $0.6 million from the previous quarter's expenses of $14.7 million.
  • Net income of $2.8 million increased $0.3 million or 11% from the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 and decreased $2.3 million or 45% from the previous quarter's net income of $5.1 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.06 per share increased $0.01 per share from a year ago and decreased $0.04 per share from the previous quarter.

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Highlights on a GAAP Basis:

  • Quarterly revenues for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 were $34.7 million.
  • Gross margin of 36.4% increased from the 9.6% reported in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 and decreased from the 43.1% reported a quarter ago.
  • Operating expenses of $17.9 million decreased $9.1 million from the same quarter a year ago and $1.9 million from the previous quarter's expenses of $19.8 million.
  • Net loss of $4.2 million compared to the previous quarter's $2.5 million net loss.
  • Loss per share of $0.09 compared with $0.05 a quarter ago.
  • GAAP results were impacted by charges of (i) $3.4 million related to amortization, (ii) $2.5 million for a dispute resolution related to our Data Compression products, which was classified as a reduction in revenue, (iii) $2.1 million related to ongoing restructuring activities and (iv) $1.5 million related to stock-based compensation. Additionally, GAAP results reflect credits of $1.5 million decrease in cost of goods sold due to proceeds from a legal settlement related to our Data Compression products, and $1.2 million due to the expiration of the statute of limitations related to certain U.S. federal tax reserves.

Third Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2016 Non-GAAP Guidance

Mr. Leza continued, "While the industry is bracing for a tough environment into the 2015 calendar year end, we are not anticipating any further decline in revenue. As we refocus Exar's resources on our core strengths, we expect full fiscal year profitability to be higher than the previous year."

For the third quarter ending December 27, 2015, the Company expects revenue to be flat to up 3% sequentially, non-GAAP gross margin to be in the range of 46% to 48%, and non-GAAP EPS on a fully diluted basis to be in the range of $0.06 to $0.08.  For fiscal year 2016 the Company expects non-GAAP revenue to be in the range of $153 million to $156 million and Non-GAAP EPS on a fully diluted basis to be in the range of $0.30 to $0.34.

Conference Call and Prepared Remarks

Exar is providing a copy of the prepared remarks in conjunction with its press release. These remarks are offered to provide stockholders and analysts with additional time and detail for analyzing results in advance of the Company's quarterly conference call. The remarks will be available at Exar's Investor webpage in conjunction with the press release.

As previously scheduled, the conference call will begin today, November 5, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. EST (1:45 p.m. PST). To access the conference call, please dial (719) 457-2628 or (888) 364-3108.  The passcode for the live call is 1680954.  In addition, a live webcast will be available on Exar's Investor webpage.

An archive of the conference call webcast will be available on Exar's Investor webpage after the conference call's conclusion.

About Exar

Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance integrated circuits and system solutions for the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets. Exar's broad product portfolio includes analog, display, LED lighting, mixed-signal, power management, connectivity, data management and video processing solutions. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support. 

For more information, visit http://www.exar.com.

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FINANCIAL COMPARISON

(In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)

Non-GAAP Results

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 

 JUNE 28, 2015 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 

Industrial

$             17,925

48%

$          20,575

51%

$          19,656

45%

$      38,500

50%

$               38,523

51%

High-End Consumer

13,163

35%

13,536

33%

16,362

38%

26,699

34%

21,694

28%

Infrastructure

6,154

17%

6,311

16%

7,304

17%

12,465

16%

15,732

21%

Net Sales

$             37,242

100%

$          40,422

100%

$          43,322

100%

$      77,664

100%

$               75,949

100%

Gross Profit

$             16,974

45.6%

$          19,992

49.5%

$          20,283

46.8%

$      36,966

47.6%

$               36,015

47.4%

Operating Expenses

$             14,072

37.8%

$          14,723

36.4%

$          17,797

41.1%

$      28,795

37.1%

$               32,837

43.2%

Income from operations

$               2,902

7.8%

$            5,269

13.0%

$            2,486

5.7%

$        8,171

10.5%

$                 3,178

4.2%

Net income

$               2,768

7.4%

$            5,078

12.6%

$            2,496

5.8%

$        7,846

10.1%

$                 3,356

4.4%

Net income per share

  Basic 

$                 0.06

$              0.11

$              0.05

$          0.16

$                   0.07

  Diluted 

$                 0.06

$              0.10

$              0.05

$          0.16

$                   0.07

GAAP Results

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 

 JUNE 28, 2015 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 

Industrial

$             15,425

44%

$          20,575

51%

$          19,656

46%

$      36,000

48%

$               38,523

52%

High-End Consumer

13,163

38%

13,536

33%

16,199

38%

$      26,699

35%

$               19,623

27%

Infrastructure

6,154

18%

6,311

16%

7,304

16%

$      12,465

17%

$               15,732

21%

Net Sales

$             34,742

100%

$          40,422

100%

$          43,159

100%

$      75,164

100%

$               73,878

100%

Gross Profit

$             12,656

36.4%

$          17,437

43.1%

$            4,132

9.6%

$      30,093

40.0%

$               15,088

20.4%

Operating Expenses

$             17,907

51.5%

$          19,776

48.9%

$          26,962

62.5%

$      37,683

50.1%

$               49,270

66.7%

Loss from operations

$              (5,251)

-15.1%

$           (2,339)

-5.8%

$         (22,830)

-52.9%

$      (7,590)

-10.1%

$             (34,182)

-46.3%

Net loss

$              (4,197)

-12.1%

$           (2,510)

-6.2%

$         (23,352)

-54.1%

$      (6,707)

-8.9%

$             (35,457)

-48.0%

Net loss per share

  Basic 

$                (0.09)

$             (0.05)

$             (0.50)

$        (0.14)

$                 (0.75)

  Diluted 

$                (0.09)

$             (0.05)

$             (0.50)

$        (0.14)

$                 (0.75)

Except for historical information contained herein, this press release and matters discussed on the conference call contain 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. In particular, the statements regarding the demand for our products and the anticipated trends in our sales and profits, future opportunities that are available to the Company, the Company's financial outlook expectations for the third quarter and year ending December 27, 2015 and March 27, 2016, respectively, existence of any viable strategic alternatives and whether any future decisions by the Company will enhance stockholder value, are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed herein. For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, the Company urges investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties and other factors described in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the "Risk Factors", "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of our public reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 29, 2015, which is on file with the SEC and available on our Investor webpage and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov, and the risks and uncertainties of whether any strategic alternative will be identified by the Board of Directors, whether it will be pursued, whether it will receive Board of Directors and stockholder approval if necessary, whether it will be consummated and, if consummated, whether it will enhance value for all stockholders of Exar.  The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

There can be no assurance that Exar's review of strategic alternatives will result in any specific action.  Exar does not currently intend to disclose further developments with respect to this process unless and until its Board of Directors approves a specific action or otherwise concludes the review of strategic alternatives.

The Company's non-GAAP measures exclude charges related to stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets and inventory step-up, impairment charges, technology licenses, restructuring charges and exit costs which include costs for personnel whose positions have been eliminated as part of a restructuring or are in the process of being eliminated as part of the discontinuation of a product line, provisions for & proceeds received from  dispute resolutions, merger and acquisition and related integration costs, certain income tax benefits and credits, certain warranty charges, net change in the fair value of contingent consideration, the write-down of deferred revenue under business combination accounting, and related income tax effects on certain excluded items. The Company excludes these items primarily because they are significant special expense and gain estimates, which management separates for consideration when evaluating and managing business operations. The Company's management uses non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share to evaluate its current operating results and financial results and to compare them against historical financial results.  Additionally, we disclose below 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.  Management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in evaluating the Company and provides further clarity on its profitability. 

In addition, the Company believes that providing investors with these non-GAAP measurements enhances their ability to compare the Company's business against that of its many competitors who employ and disclose similar non-GAAP measures.  This financial measure may be different from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by the Company's competitors to the extent their non-GAAP measures include or exclude other items.  The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for net income or net income per diluted share or other measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 27, 

 JUNE 28, 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 

 SEPTEMBER 27, 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 

2015

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net sales

$               26,037

$          29,045

$              34,369

$           55,082

$             56,067

Net sales, related party

8,705

11,377

8,790

20,082

17,811

          Total net sales

34,742

40,422

43,159

75,164

73,878

Cost of sales:

     Cost of sales (1) 

16,447

15,601

19,747

32,048

32,100

     Cost of sales, related party

3,906

4,916

3,471

8,822

7,309

     Amortization of purchased intangible assets and inventory step-up costs

2,493

2,468

3,137

4,961

6,682

     Restructuring charges and exit costs

740

-

4,305

740

4,332

  Proceeds from legal settlement

(1,500)

-

-

(1,500)

-

  Impairment of intangibles

-

-

8,367

-

8,367

          Total cost of sales

22,086

22,985

39,027

45,071

58,790

Gross profit

12,656

17,437

4,132

30,093

15,088

Operating expenses:

     Research and development(2) 

7,499

9,477

10,369

16,976

18,612

     Selling, general and administrative (3)

9,092

10,299

11,597

19,391

21,674

     Restructuring charges and exit costs

1,316

-

2,265

1,316

2,634

     Merger and acquisition costs

-

-

2,726

-

6,776

     Impairment of intangibles

-

-

3,917

-

3,917

     Net change in fair value of contingent consideration

-

-

(3,912)

-

(4,343)

          Total operating expenses

17,907

19,776

26,962

37,683

49,270

Loss from operations

(5,251)

(2,339)

(22,830)

(7,590)

(34,182)

Other income and expense, net:

     Interest income and other, net

(19)

(14)

177

(33)

467

     Interest expense

(49)

(52)

(494)

(101)

(980)

          Total other income and expense, net

(68)

(66)

(317)

(134)

(513)

Loss before income taxes

(5,319)

(2,405)

(23,147)

(7,724)

(34,695)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(1,122)

105

107

(1,017)

799

Net loss before noncontrolling interest

(4,197)

(2,510)

(23,254)

(6,707)

(35,494)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

-

-

98

-

(37)

Net loss attributable to Exar

$               (4,197)

$           (2,510)

$            (23,352)

$           (6,707)

$            (35,457)

Net loss per share:

     Basic

$                 (0.09)

$             (0.05)

$                (0.50)

$             (0.14)

$                (0.75)

     Diluted

$                 (0.09)

$             (0.05)

$                (0.50)

$             (0.14)

$                (0.75)

Shares used in the computation of net loss per share:

     Basic

48,121

47,927

47,139

48,024

47,188

     Diluted

48,121

47,927

47,139

48,024

47,188

(1)Stock-based compensation included in cost of sales

$                      85

$                 87

$                   227

$                172

$                  487

(2)Stock-based compensation included in R&D

205

449

870

654

1,682

(3)Stock-based compensation included in SG&A

1,162

1,401

2,503

2,563

4,558

 

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

SEPTEMBER 27,

JUNE 28,

MARCH 29,

2015

2015

2015

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$            53,484

$       55,760

$       55,233

Accounts receivable, net

26,527

25,434

27,459

Accounts receivable, related party, net

5,520

541

1,663

Inventories

32,398

33,333

30,767

Other current assets

2,515

3,973

3,090

Total current assets

120,444

119,041

118,212

Property, plant and equipment, net

23,327

24,637

26,077

Goodwill

44,871

44,871

44,871

Intangible assets, net

79,327

82,732

86,102

Other non-current assets

790

7,821

7,838

Total assets

$          268,759

$     279,102

$     283,100

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities: 

Accounts payable

$            16,545

$       16,437

$       13,526

Accrued compensation and related benefits

3,601

4,736

5,649

Deferred income and allowances on sales to distributors

2,595

3,597

3,362

Deferred income and allowances on sales to distributors, related party

4,156

3,596

6,982

Other current liabilities

15,306

20,124

21,287

       Total current liabilities

42,203

48,490

50,806

Long-term lease financing obligations

4,188

4,629

5,069

Other non-current obligations 

3,364

4,420

4,393

Total liabilities

49,755

57,539

60,268

Stockholders' equity

219,004

221,563

222,832

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$          268,759

$     279,102

$     283,100

 

EXAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

SIX MONTHS ENDED

 SEPTEMBER 27, 

 JUNE 28, 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 

 SEPTEMBER 27, 

 SEPTEMBER 28, 

2015

2015

2014

2015

2014

GAAP net sales

$         34,742

$         40,422

$               43,159

$            75,164

$               73,878

   Provision for dispute

2,500

-

-

2,500

-

   Deferred revenue write-down

-

-

163

-

2,071

Non-GAAP net sales

$         37,242

$         40,422

$               43,322

$            77,664

$               75,949

 GAAP gross profit

$         12,656

$         17,437

$                 4,132

$            30,093

$               15,088

 GAAP gross margin

36.4%

43.1%

9.6%

40.0%

20.4%

   Provision for dispute

2,500

-

-

2,500

-

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets and inventory step-up costs

2,493

2,468

3,137

4,961

6,682

   Restructuring charges and exit costs

740

-

4,305

740

4,332

   Stock-based compensation

85

87

227

172

487

   Proceeds from legal settlement

(1,500)

-

-

(1,500)

-

   Deferred revenue write-down and associated costs

-

-

115

-

1,059

   Impairment of intangibles

-

-

8,367

-

8,367

Non-GAAP gross profit 

$         16,974

$         19,992

$               20,283

$            36,966

$               36,015

Non-GAAP gross margin 

45.6%

49.5%

46.8%

47.6%

47.4%

GAAP operating expenses

$         17,907

$         19,776

$               26,962

$            37,683

$               49,270

   Restructuring charges and exit costs, net

1,316

1,637

2,265

2,953

2,634

   Stock-based compensation - R&D

205

449

870

654

1,682

   Stock-based compensation - SG&A

1,162

1,401

2,503

2,563

4,558

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets 

908

898

796

1,806

1,209

   Legal settlement associated costs

201

-

-

201

-

   Merger and acquisition costs

43

668

2,726

711

6,776

   Impairment of intangibles

-

-

3,917

-

3,917

   Net change in fair value of contingent consideration

-

-

(3,912)

-

(4,343)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$         14,072

$         14,723

$               17,797

$            28,795

$               32,837

GAAP operating loss

$          (5,251)

$          (2,339)

$             (22,830)

$            (7,590)

$              (34,182)

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets and inventory step-up costs

3,401

3,366

3,933

6,767

7,891

   Provision for dispute

2,500

-

-

2,500

-

   Restructuring charges and exit costs, net

2,056

1,637

6,570

3,693

6,966

   Stock-based compensation 

1,452

1,937

3,600

3,389

6,727

   Merger and acquisition costs

43

668

2,726

711

6,776

   Proceeds from legal settlement and associated costs

(1,299)

-

-

(1,299)

-

   Deferred revenue write-down and associated costs

-

-

115

-

1,059

   Impairment of intangibles

-

-

12,284

-

12,284

   Net change in fair value of contingent consideration

-

-

(3,912)

-

(4,343)

Non-GAAP operating income 

$           2,902

$           5,269

$                 2,486

$              8,171

$                 3,178

GAAP net loss

$          (4,197)

$          (2,510)

$             (23,352)

$            (6,707)

$              (35,457)

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets and inventory step-up cost

3,401

3,366

3,933

6,767

7,891

   Provision for dispute

2,500

-

-

2,500

-

   Restructuring charges and exit costs, net

2,056

1,637

6,570

3,693

6,966

   Stock-based compensation 

1,452

1,937

3,600

3,389

6,727

   Merger and acquisition costs

43

668

3,181

711

7,678

   Proceeds from legal settlement and associated costs

(1,299)

-

-

(1,299)

-

   Deferred revenue write-down and associated costs

-

-

115

-

1,059

   Impairment Charges

-

-

12,284

-

12,284

   Net change in fair value of contingent consideration

-

-

(3,912)

-

(4,343)

   Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

-

-

98

-

(37)

   Income tax effects

(1,188)

(20)

(21)

(1,208)

588

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Exar

$           2,768

$           5,078

$                 2,496

$              7,846

$                 3,356

GAAP net loss per share

  Basic

$            (0.09)

$            (0.05)

$                 (0.50)

$              (0.14)

$                  (0.75)

  Diluted

$            (0.09)

$            (0.05)

$                 (0.50)

$              (0.14)

$                  (0.75)

Non-GAAP net income per share 

  Basic

$             0.06

$             0.11

$                   0.05

$                0.16

$                   0.07

  Diluted

$             0.06

$             0.10

$                   0.05

$                0.16

$                   0.07

Shares used in the computation of Non-GAAP net income per share:

  Basic

48,121

47,927

47,139

48,024

47,188

  Diluted

49,172

50,167

49,520

49,661

49,850

Net cash provided (used) by operations

$          (1,539)

$           1,562

$               (1,960)

$                   23

$              (10,097)

   Less purchases of fixed assets and IP

(462)

(105)

(105)

(567)

(656)

Free cash flow

$          (2,001)

$           1,457

$               (2,065)

$               (544)

$              (10,753)

 

SOURCE Exar Corporation



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