Spansion Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Results

Company Posts Second Consecutive Profitable Quarter

Jan 15, 2010, 08:07 ET from Spansion Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spansion Inc. today announced operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 27, 2009.  Spansion reported fourth quarter of 2009 net sales of $307.1 million and its second consecutive profitable quarter with net income on a U.S. GAAP basis of $4.3 million, or diluted net income per share of $0.02.  Operating income for the quarter was $20.7 million and U.S. GAAP gross and operating margins were 33.1% and 6.7%, respectively.    

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U.S. GAAP Comparison


Q4 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2008

Net sales

$307.1 million

$327.6 million

$468.0 million

Net income (loss)

$4.3 million

$1.5 million

($2,076.9 million)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$0.02

$0.01

($12.90)

Operating income (loss)

$20.7 million

$20.0 million

($2,007.3 million)

Gross margin

33.1%

28.3%

(43.1%)

Operating margin

6.7%

6.1%

(429.0%)






"Spansion's core markets showed strength this quarter and helped the company easily surpass our expectations for revenue in 2009," said John Kispert, Spansion president and CEO.  "With our restructuring and reorganization activities largely behind us, we look forward to continued strong results in 2010."

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2009, excluding restructuring, reorganization, and other special charges and credits, was $29.8 million, or net income per share of $0.17. Reconciliation between U.S. GAAP operating results and non-GAAP operating results is provided following the financial statements in this release.



Non-GAAP Comparison


Q4 2009

Q3 2009

Q4 2008

Net income (loss)

$29.8 million

$17.6 million

($433.0 million)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$0.17

$0.10

($2.69)






The company increased its cash position by over $61 million and ended the fourth quarter of 2009 with $324.9 million in cash, compared to $263.6 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2009 and $116.4 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2008.  

"The continued margin improvement on lower net sales is a result of Spansion's strategy to focus on embedded and targeted wireless applications," said Randy Furr, Spansion CFO.  "The company's sound financial management, including operational expense control and working capital management, helped increase the cash position over $225 million since first quarter 2009, resulting in approximately $325 million of cash and equivalents at year-end."

Restructuring

Spansion's second amended disclosure statement and its plan of reorganization were approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on December 22, 2009.  A confirmation hearing for the plan of reorganization is scheduled for February 11, 2010.  

Prior to the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2009, the company may settle, in connection with the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, pre-petition claims of creditors.  Consequently, the company may be required, in accordance with U.S. GAAP, to record adjustments related to any such settlement of pre-petition claims.  These adjustments may change reorganization items and net income presented in the statement of operations, and liabilities subject to compromise presented in the balance sheet.  As a result, there could be a material change to the statement of operations and balance sheet reported in this release.

Spansion Japan

On March 3, 2009, Spansion Japan Limited commenced corporate reorganization proceedings under the Japanese Corporate Reorganization Law (Kaisha Kosei Ho) in the Tokyo District Court. As a result, and in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the financial results of Spansion Japan Limited are not included in the consolidated financial results of Spansion Inc. after March 3, 2009. On January 8, 2010, the company announced that it reached verbal agreements in principle with its former subsidiary, Spansion Japan, to acquire Spansion Japan's distribution business and to obtain foundry services, including wafer and sort services, from Spansion Japan.  Additional details can be read in Spansion's 8-K filing on January 11, 2010, which can be accessed at http://investor.spansion.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The non-GAAP and supplemental information provided in this press release is a supplement to, and not a substitute for or superior to, the company's financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  The non-GAAP financial measures presented by the company may be different than the non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies.

The non-GAAP and supplemental information is provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of the company's operating performance. Specifically, the company believes the non-GAAP information provides useful measures to investors regarding the company's financial performance by excluding certain costs and expenses that the company believes are not indicative of its core operating results. The presentation of non-GAAP and supplemental information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

About Spansion

Spansion (Pink Sheets: SPSNQ) is a leading Flash memory solutions provider dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in automotive, consumer electronics, networking and wireless applications. Spansion is focused exclusively on designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and licensing Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com.

Spansion®, the Spansion logo, MirrorBit®, MirrorBit® Eclipse™, ORNAND™, EcoRAM™ and combinations thereof, are trademarks and registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Cautionary Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those statements. The risks and uncertainties include the company's ability to: manage costs; achieve adequate liquidity; complete the chapter 11 reorganization process; execute on its new strategic focus; reach a sustainable business model; survive as a stand-alone entity; reach operational efficiency; and reach and sustain profitability. The risks and uncertainties related to the chapter 11 cases include: the company's ability to finalize, execute and obtain necessary court approvals for the definitive agreements with Spansion Japan regarding the sale of the distribution business and foundry services; depend on Spansion Japan for wafer production and distribution of products in Japan, due to actions taken by either (i) Spansion Japan (at the direction of the Spansion Japan trustee or pursuant to orders of the Japanese court in the Spansion Japan corporate reorganization proceeding or otherwise) or (ii) the company or Spansion LLC (pursuant to the orders of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court or otherwise); the company's ability to transfer wafer production capacity to another location or to a third-party foundry, or to find alternative methods of distributing and selling its products in the event that Spansion Japan is not successful or has difficulties in reorganizing; any other actions or orders taken by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that may impact the company's operations; any negative impacts on the company's business, results of operations, financial position or cash management arrangements; the inability to freely deploy cash resources throughout the company's various geographical locations as all or part of the total worldwide cash may not be available in either the United States or for working capital as a result of limitations inherent in the chapter 11 cases in the United States or Spansion Japan's corporate reorganization proceeding or as a result of various restrictions in certain geographies; the negative impact on relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and contract manufacturers and other stakeholders; the failure of the company to obtain the U.S. Bankruptcy Court orders substantially on the terms applied for; the failure of the company to obtain the requisite approvals of affected creditors or the courts for the proposed plan or reorganization, or to successfully implement such a plan or obtain sufficient exit financing, if required, within the time granted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, leading to the likely liquidation of the company's assets; and that following the approval of the proposed plan of reorganization, the company's outstanding common stock will be cancelled. In addition, the instability of the global economy and tight credit markets could continue to adversely impact the company's business in several respects, including adversely impacting credit quality and insolvency risk of the company and its customers and business partners, including suppliers and distributors; bookings; and reductions and deferrals of demand for Spansion products. The company urges investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Unless otherwise required by applicable laws, the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Spansion Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Quarter Ended

Year Ended

Dec. 27

Sep. 27

Dec. 28

Dec. 27

Dec. 28

2009

2009

2008

2009

2008*

Net sales

$   307,146 

$  327,578 

$   467,951 

$ 1,410,653 

$  2,281,803 

Cost of sales

205,504 

234,952 

669,691 

1,103,757 

2,193,345 

Gross margin

101,642 

92,626 

(201,740)

306,896 

88,458 

Research and development

25,533 

28,281 

96,339 

136,449 

431,808 

Sales, general and administrative

41,661 

36,820 

56,756 

216,298 

253,878 

Acquisition related in-process research and development

10,800 

Restructuring charges

1,206 

7,492 

(138)

46,852 

11,161 

Asset impairment charges

12,538 

1,652,622 

12,538 

1,652,622 

Operating income (loss)

20,704 

20,033 

(2,007,319)

(105,241)

(2,271,811)

Interest and other income (expense), net

1,110 

532 

12,371 

4,038 

5,200 

Interest expense

(8,099)

(9,199)

(26,287)

(50,976)

(105,536)

Gain on deconsolidation of subsidiary

30,100 

Income (loss) before reorganization items and income taxes

13,715 

11,366 

(2,021,235)

(122,079)

(2,372,147)

Reorganization items

(9,736)

(9,348)

(391,383)

Income (loss) before income taxes

3,979 

2,018 

(2,021,235)

(513,462)

(2,372,147)

Benefit (provision) for income taxes

350 

(518)

(55,670)

(597)

(62,865)

Net income (loss)

$     4,329 

$    1,500 

$(2,076,905)

$  (514,059)

$ (2,435,012)

Net income (loss) per common share

Basic

$      0.03 

$     0.01 

$    (12.90)

$     (3.18)

$     (15.69)

Diluted

$      0.02 

$     0.01 

$    (12.90)

$     (3.18)

$     (15.69)

Shares used in per share calculation

-

Basic

162,239 

162,090 

161,000 

161,847 

155,162 

-

Diluted

174,139 

173,925 

161,000 

161,847 

155,162 

*

The Statement of Operations for the year ended December 28, 2008 is derived from the December 30, 2008 audited financial statements of Spansion Inc. and has been adjusted to reflect the change in accounting for the Company's Exchangeable Senior Subordinated Debentures.

Spansion Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)

Dec. 27

Dec. 28

2009

2008*

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$   324,903 

$  116,387 

Auction rate securities

100,335 

Accounts receivable

129,174 

139,888 

Accounts receivable from related party

366,602 

117,575 

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(56,408)

(8,106)

Inventories

141,723 

379,157 

Deferred income taxes

13,332 

3,213 

Prepaid expenses and  other current assets

49,533 

35,225 

Total current assets

1,069,194 

783,339 

Property, plant and equipment, net

322,710 

795,030 

Auction rate securities

94,014 

Other assets

46,073 

101,489 

Total Assets

$ 1,437,977 

$1,773,872 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

Current liabilities:

Note payable to banks under revolving loans

$         - 

$  105,687 

Short term note

64,149 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

146,140 

554,787 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities to related party

221,211 

79,684 

Accrued compensation and benefits

21,630 

60,412 

Income taxes payable

83 

3,972 

Deferred income

62,958 

35,285 

Current portion of long-term debt

1,126,849 

Total current liabilities

516,171 

1,966,676 

Deferred income taxes

13,405 

3,267 

Long-term debt, less current portion

210,246 

Other long-term liabilities

9,825 

44,330 

Liabilities subject to compromise

1,756,269 

Stockholders' deficit

(857,693)

(450,647)

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

$ 1,437,977 

$1,773,872 

*

The Balance Sheet as of December 28, 2008 has been adjusted to reflect the change in accounting for the Company's Exchangeable Senior Subordinated Debentures.

Spansion Inc.

Debtor-in-Possession

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(In thousands)

Quarter Ended

YTD

December 27

December 27

2009

2009

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income (loss)

$4,329 

$(514,059)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation, amortization, and in-process research and development write-off

29,620 

169,908 

Asset impairment charges

14,045 

14,045 

Provision for deferred income taxes

18 

Provision for doubtful accounts

578 

19,055 

Net loss on sale and disposal of property, plant, and equipment

1,448 

76 

Compensation recognized under employee stock plans

1,976 

12,419 

Gain on deconsolidation of subsidiary

(30,100)

Gain on sale of Suzhou plant

(3,885)

(4,669)

Loss from write-off of rejected capital leases and various licenses

3,090 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of deconsolidation of subsidiary:

Increase in accounts receivable and other receivables

(66,724)

(247,576)

(Increase) decrease in inventories

(4,527)

180,569 

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

660 

(10,448)

(Increase) decrease in other assets

2,833 

(5,165)

Increase in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and accrued compensation

72,069 

629,431 

Decrease in income taxes payable

(381)

(2,708)

Increase in deferred income

6,663 

22,663 

Net cash provided by operating activities

58,710 

236,549 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

3,507 

4,352 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(14,066)

(29,713)

Loan made to an investee

(5,263)

Cash proceeds from PTI due to sale of Suzhou plant

15,539 

15,539 

Proceeds from redemption of ARS

4,150 

14,775 

Cash decrease due to deconsolidation of subsidiary

(52,092)

Cash decreases due to the sale of Suzhou plant

(10,431)

Net cash provided (used)  by investing activities

9,130 

(62,833)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs

117,758 

Payments on debt and capital lease obligations

(6,491)

(79,863)

Net cash (used) provided by financing activities

(6,491)

37,895 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(3,095)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

61,349 

208,516 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period

263,554 

116,387 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 324,903 

$ 324,903 

Spansion Inc.

Debtor-in-Possession

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to NON-GAAP Net Income (Loss)

Quarter Ended

December 27

September 27

December 28

2009

2009

2008

GAAP net income (loss)

$       4,329 

$        1,500 

$   (2,076,905)

Acquisition-related charges

79 

79 

2,676 

Restructuring charges

5,091 

7,492 

(138)

Reorganization charges

9,736 

9,348 

Impairment charges

14,431 

1,652,622 

Gain on divestiture

(3,885)

(784)

Impairment of marketable securities

(11,248)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$      29,781 

$       17,635 

$     (432,993)

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share

$        0.17 

$         0.10 

$        (2.69)

Shares used in diluted shares calculation

174,139 

173,925 

161,000 

Spansion Inc.

Debtor-in-Possession

SELECT ITEMS IN THE FINANCIALS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)

Quarter Ended

December 27

September 27

December 28

2009

2009

2008

Interest expense (income)

$       6,988 

$        8,667 

$       13,916 

Benefit (provision) for income taxes

(350)

518 

55,670 

Depreciation in cost of sales, R&D and SG&A

27,853 

31,032 

160,901 

Depreciation in restructuring charges

1,689 

2,328 

Impairment charges

14,431 

1,652,622 

Amortization

79 

79 

2,676 

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