National Semiconductor Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2011

-- Q2 sales of $390.4 million decreased 5% from Q1 of fiscal 2011 but increased 13% from Q2 of fiscal 2010

-- GAAP earnings per share of 34 cents was down from 36 cents in Q1 but up from 20 cents one year ago

-- Gross margin of 68.9% decreased from 70.9% in Q1 but increased from the 65.3% posted in Q2 of last year

-- Sales outlook for Q3 of fiscal 2011 expected to be down 8 percent to 12 percent sequentially

Dec 09, 2010, 16:00 ET from National Semiconductor Corp.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today reported sales of $390.4 million and net income of $83.5 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended Nov. 28, 2010. 

National's second quarter sales were 5 percent lower than the $412.0 million in sales reported in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 due to lower demand from OEMs and distributors in all regions.  Sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were 13 percent higher than the $344.6 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.  

Second quarter net income of $83.5 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, was a decrease from the $88.8 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.  One year ago, National reported net income of $47.0 million, or 20 cents per diluted share.

Gross margin of 68.9 percent decreased from 70.9 percent in the first quarter of 2011, which had set a record for the company.  National reported gross margin of 65.3 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

"Revenues in our second quarter were impacted by two factors.  First, although distributor resales of our products were about flat sequentially, we shipped approximately $25 million less to them than in the preceding quarter.  Secondly, we saw, in aggregate, slower demand from mobile phone customers than we typically see in this seasonally strong, pre-holiday season quarter," said Don Macleod, National's chief executive officer.  "As this inventory correction by our customers and distributors works its way through our business this quarter, we will continue to invest in our revenue growth initiatives.  This should position us to show amplified revenue growth as we emerge from what we see as a temporary supply chain adjustment."

Bookings for Q2, Fiscal 2011

National's total company bookings decreased 24 percent sequentially in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.  Distributors reduced their order rates as lead times across the industry have generally declined, and product availability has improved.  Bookings were also down from wireless handset customers as they adjusted their backlog coverage to reflect lower build activity following the holiday season.  During the second quarter of fiscal 2011, billings exceeded bookings.

Notable Items in Q2, Fiscal 2011

Second quarter fiscal 2011 results included $6.5 million of pre-tax restructuring charges as the company incurred costs for process transfers and shutdown activities related to previously announced plant closures.

Outlook for Q3, Fiscal 2011

For the third quarter of fiscal 2011, National projects revenues to be between $344 million to $359 million, or a decrease of 8 percent to 12 percent sequentially.  Guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 is slightly below National's five-year average sequential decline of 9 percent, driven primarily by adjustments in the supply chain.

Company Declares Dividend

The company announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per outstanding share of common stock.  The dividend will be paid on Jan. 10, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 20, 2010.

Special Note

This release contains forward-looking statements dependent on a number of risks and uncertainties pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including management's expectations regarding future performance, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not restricted to, such factors as new orders received and shipped during the quarter, the degree of factory utilization, the sale of inventories at existing prices, and the ramp up and sale of new analog products.  Other risk factors are included in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 30, 2010 under the captions "Outlook," "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations" contained therein, and the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Aug. 29, 2010.

About National Semiconductor

National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National's high-performance analog products enable its customers' systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.42 billion for fiscal 2010. Additional information is available at www.national.com.

NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share amounts)

Q2 FY11

Q1 FY11

Q2 FY10

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Nov. 28,

2010

Aug. 29,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Nov. 28,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Net sales

$

390.4

$

412.0

$

344.6

$

802.4

$

659.0

Cost of sales

121.5

120.0

119.6

241.5

241.8

Gross margin

268.9

292.0

225.0

560.9

417.2

Research and development

69.5

71.3

68.2

140.8

133.5

Selling, general and administrative

69.4

70.0

81.0

139.4

154.0

Severance and restructuring expenses

6.5

9.8

0.7

16.3

6.4

Other operating expense (income), net

-

0.1

1.1

0.1

(0.9)

Operating expenses

145.4

151.2

151.0

296.6

293.0

Operating income

123.5

140.8

74.0

264.3

124.2

Interest income

0.6

0.6

0.4

1.2

0.9

Interest expense

(13.8)

(13.0)

(15.0)

(26.8)

(30.7)

Other non-operating income (expense), net

3.3

(2.4)

2.0

0.9

5.3

Income before taxes

113.6

126.0

61.4

239.6

99.7

Income tax expense

30.1

37.2

14.4

67.3

22.9

Net income

$

83.5

$

88.8

$

47.0

$

172.3

$

76.8

Earnings per share:

Basic

$

0.35

$

0.37

$

0.20

$

0.72

$

0.33

Diluted

$

0.34

$

0.36

$

0.20

$

0.70

$

0.32

Selected income statement ratios as a

percentage of sales:

Gross margin

68.9

%

70.9

%

65.3

%

69.9

%

63.3

%

Research and development

17.8

%

17.3

%

19.8

%

17.5

%

20.3

%

Selling, general and administrative

17.8

%

17.0

%

23.5

%

17.4

%

23.4

%

Net income

21.4

%

21.6

%

13.6

%

21.5

%

11.7

%

Effective tax rate

26.5

%

29.5

%

23.5

%

28.1

%

23.0

%

Percentage (decrease) increase in selected items:

Q2 FY11

vs

Q1 FY11

Q2 FY11

vs

Q2 FY10

YTD FY11

vs

YTD FY10

Net sales

(5.2) %

13.3%

21.8%

Net income

(6.0) %

77.7%

124.3%

Diluted earnings per share

(5.6) %

70.0%

118.8%

NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In millions)

Nov. 28,

2010

May 30,

2010

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

878.8

$

1,027.0

Receivables

99.8

98.2

Inventories

136.4

118.6

Deferred tax assets

69.7

70.3

Other current assets

147.0

156.8

Total current assets

1,331.7

1,470.9

Net property, plant and equipment

407.6

390.1

Goodwill

68.3

66.1

Deferred tax assets, net

239.6

245.5

Other assets

105.9

102.2

Total assets

$

2,153.1

$

2,274.8

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

$

-

$

276.5

Accounts payable

60.9

49.8

Accrued liabilities

142.7

204.5

Income taxes payable

3.2

17.6

Total current liabilities

206.8

548.4

Long-term debt

1,044.4

1,001.0

Long-term income taxes payable

181.4

175.3

Other non-current liabilities

134.1

124.2

Total liabilities

1,566.7

1,848.9

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity:

Common stock of $0.50 par value

120.6

119.5

Additional paid-in-capital

219.0

188.3

Retained earnings

379.5

250.3

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(132.7)

(132.2)

Total shareholders' equity

586.4

425.9

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,153.1

$

2,274.8

NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(In millions)

Six Months Ended

Nov. 28,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

172.3

$

76.8

Adjustments to reconcile net income with net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

39.7

46.4

Share-based compensation

27.3

32.7

Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements

(2.1)

(0.1)

Tax expense associated with stock options

(11.2)

(4.4)

Gain on investments

(3.7)

(5.3)

Non-cash restructuring recovery

(0.5)

(5.7)

(Gain) loss on disposal of equipment

(0.5)

0.8

Impairment of equipment and other assets

4.0

-

Other, net

6.3

2.6

Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net:

Receivables

(1.5)

(17.5)

Inventories

(17.4)

17.9

Other current assets

0.2

(5.0)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(54.5)

15.8

Current and deferred income taxes

(2.0)

(10.7)

Other non-current liabilities

9.7

15.3

Net cash provided by operating activities

166.1

159.6

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(46.9)

(14.4)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

4.1

0.1

Business acquisition, net of cash acquired

(4.1)

(4.8)

Funding of benefit plan

(3.2)

(1.1)

Redemption of benefit plan

0.3

1.3

Other, net

(0.1)

(1.4)

Net cash used in investing activities

(49.9)

(20.3)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Repayment of bank borrowing

(250.0)

(31.2)

Proceeds from liquidation of derivative instrument in fair value hedge

13.0

-

Payment on software license obligations

(3.4)

(3.2)

Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements

2.1

0.1

Minimum tax withholding paid on behalf of employees for net share settlements

(0.2)

(1.6)

Issuance of common stock

17.2

56.7

Cash payments in connection with stock option exchange program

-

(1.1)

Cash dividends declared and paid

(43.1)

(37.6)

Net cash used in financing activities

(264.4)

(17.9)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(148.2)

121.4

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,027.0

700.3

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

878.8

$

821.7

PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

EARNINGS PER SHARE (Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share amounts)

Q2 FY11

Q1 FY11

Q2 FY10

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Nov. 28,

2010

Aug. 29,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Nov. 28,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Net income used in basic and diluted

earnings per share calculation

$

83.5

$

88.8

$

47.0

$

172.3

$

76.8

Earnings per share:

Basic

$

0.35

$

0.37

$

0.20

$

0.72

$

0.33

Diluted

$

0.34

$

0.36

$

0.20

$

0.70

$

0.32

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

Basic

239.9

238.8

236.6

239.3

235.1

Diluted

244.8

244.6

241.0

244.7

239.5

OTHER FINANCIAL STATEMENT DETAIL

(In millions)

Q2 FY11

Q1 FY11

Q2 FY10

YTD 2011

YTD 2010

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Nov. 28,

2010

Aug. 29,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Nov. 28,

2010

Nov. 29,

2009

Other operating expense (income), net:

Litigation settlement

$

-

$

-

$

1.5

$

-

$

(0.5)

Other

-

0.1

(0.4)

0.1

(0.4)

Total other operating expense (income), net

$

-

$

0.1

$

1.1

$

0.1

$

(0.9)

Other non-operating income (expense), net:

Gain on investments

$

3.7

$

-

$

2.0

$

3.7

$

5.3

Net gain (loss) on derivative instrument in

fair value hedge

0.3

(2.4)

-

(2.1)

-

Loss on liquidation of derivative instrument

in fair value hedge

(0.7)

-

-

(0.7)

-

Total other non-operating income (expense), net

$

3.3

$

(2.4)

$

2.0

$

0.9

$

5.3

Media Contact:

Financial:

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(408) 721-2440

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