Pericom Semiconductor Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Annual 2012 Financial Results

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire -08/07/12)- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (PSEM)

  • Q4 revenues increased 14% sequentially.
  • Q4 non-GAAP gross margin increased by 90 bps sequentially.

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2012.

Net revenues for the fourth quarter were $37.9 million, an increase of 14% from the $33.4 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, and down 12% from the $43.3 million reported in the comparable period last year. The revenue increase from the prior quarter reflects strength from the networking and telecom, server, storage, and embedded end-market segments. Net revenues for the fiscal year 2012 were $137.1 million, a decrease of 18% from the $166.3 million reported last year. The book-to-bill ratio for the fiscal fourth quarter was greater than 1.0.

GAAP gross margin was 35.7% in the fourth quarter, an increase from 34.7% last quarter and an increase from 35.0% in the comparable period last year. On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 37.1% in the fourth quarter, which reflects exclusion of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and amortization of fair value adjustments from the PTI acquisition. The comparable non-GAAP gross margins were 36.2% last quarter and also in the comparable period last year. The GAAP gross margin was 35.5% for the full fiscal year of 2012, an increase of 200 basis points from the 33.5% reported for fiscal year 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, the fiscal year 2012 gross margin was 36.9%, and increased by 180 basis points from fiscal year 2011's gross margin of 35.1%.

GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter was $1.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $267,000, or $0.01 per diluted share in the third quarter, and net income of $1.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. GAAP net income for all periods included share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, amortization of fair value adjustments, and other PTI acquisition related expenses. The fiscal 2012 fourth quarter also included establishment of a $2.8 million deferred tax asset valuation allowance relating to California tax credits that may not be utilized in the future and a $0.6 million note receivable write off. Excluding these items, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $2.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $1.7 million or $0.07 per diluted share in the third quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $3.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. For the full fiscal year 2012, GAAP net loss was $2.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with the GAAP net income of $13.5 million, or $0.53 per diluted share in fiscal year 2011. For the full fiscal year 2012, non-GAAP net income was $7.0 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with $14.4 million, or $0.56 per diluted share in fiscal year 2011.

The balance sheet remained very strong with cash and investments in marketable securities of $128 million or $5.41 per diluted share at the end of the fourth quarter. Inventory decreased $0.6 million on a sequential basis to $16.6 million, which represents 63 days of supply based on non-GAAP cost of goods sold. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of inventory declines, and during this period inventory has decreased $14.4 million or 46.5% from $31.0 million. Trade accounts receivable increased by $2.6 million sequentially as a result of higher revenues, while DSO was flat at 58 days. At quarter-end, working capital was $128 million and the current ratio was 6.1.

"We were pleased with our fourth quarter results, especially since the end market increases were aligned with our strategic focus," said Alex Hui, President and CEO of Pericom. "Sequentially, our server and storage revenue increased 23%, networking and telecom increased 19% and embedded increased 18%. We initiated volume shipment of our USB 3.0 signal integrity solution in next generation Ivy Bridge computing platforms and we saw a nice ramp-up of our PCIe product revenue with our comprehensive switching, bridging, timing and signal integrity solution."

New Products

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, Pericom introduced a total of nine new products in our Signal Integrity, Connectivity, and Timing product areas.

We introduced 4 new products across our Connectivity product families targeting networking, server, storage, embedded, notebook and consumer segments, including PCIe GEN3 and USB switches, Hi-Flex consumer ASIC and microprocessor voltage supervisor.

We also expanded our Timing solutions for next generation platforms with 2 new products, including a specialized XO and a multi-output clock buffer optimized for networking applications.

For Signal Integrity, we introduced 3 new ReDriver products targeting PCIe GEN3 and 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet applications in server, storage, and networking applications.

Share Repurchase Update

On April 29, 2008, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $30 million of our common stock. Pursuant to the 2008 authorization, the Company repurchased 298,343 shares in the three months ended June 30, 2012 for an aggregate cost of $2.4 million and an average per share purchase price of $8.06. The remaining balance of potential share repurchases under the 2008 authorization is approximately $701,000. As Pericom has nearly completed the repurchase of shares pursuant to the 2008 authorization, the Board of Directors has authorized another repurchase program for up to an additional $25 million of shares of our common stock. Shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market or through private transactions, at the discretion of Pericom management. As of August 3, 2012, Pericom had approximately 23.6 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Fiscal Q1 2013 Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Below are the estimates for fiscal Q1 2013.

  • Revenues in the first fiscal quarter are expected to be in the range of $36.0 million to $40.0 million.

  • GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 34.9% and 36.9%, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately 1.3%, non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the 36.2% to 38.2% range.

  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $12.6 million and $13.1 million, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately $1.2 million, non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $11.4 million to $11.9 million.

  • Other income is expected to be between $0.6 million and $0.8 million on a GAAP basis and on a non-GAAP basis.

  • The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 32-36% on a GAAP basis and 24-30% on a non-GAAP basis.

Conference Call

The press release will be followed by a conference call beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time on August 7, 2012. To listen to the call, dial (877) 377-7103 and reference "Pericom." A slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To view the slides, please visit the investor relations section of www.pericom.com.

The Pericom financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the web site at http://www.pericom.com. Access the web site 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for approximately 90 days.

A taped replay of the conference call will be made available for the period from this evening through midnight on Tuesday, August 14th. To listen to the replay, dial toll-free (855) 859-2056 and reference conference ID 15566967.

About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (PSEM) enables serial connectivity with the industry's most complete solutions for the computing, communications, consumer and embedded market segments. Pericom's analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, along with its frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters is in San Jose, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices globally. http://www.pericom.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this announcement of operating results contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the income statement effects of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, establishment of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance, note receivable write off, fair value adjustments of acquired inventory, acquisition-related expenses, a one-time gain on the previously held interest in PTI, and the effects of excluding share-based compensation upon the number of diluted shares used in calculating non-GAAP earnings per share.

We have excluded share-based compensation expense in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures. These expenses are non-cash in nature and rely on valuations of the future market price of our common stock that is difficult to predict and is affected by market factors that are largely not within the control of management. We have excluded amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, establishment of a deferred tax valuation allowance, note receivable write off, amortization of the fair value adjustments related to acquired inventory, acquisition related expenses, the gain on the previously held interest in PTI, and the corresponding tax effect because we do not consider them to be related to our core operating performance. We also use non-GAAP data in calculating certain metrics such as non-GAAP cost of goods sold in computing inventory days of supply.

We use the non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and evaluate the Company's current operating performance. We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items is useful to investors because we do not consider these charges either part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company that are within the control of management or that are used to evaluate the Company's operating performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined under The Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release include the statements under the captions "Fiscal Q1 2013 Outlook," which regard the anticipated revenues, gross margin, operating expenses, other income, and effective tax rate in the first fiscal quarter of 2013, and statements from our CEO regarding improving results and future deployment of our USB 3.0 and PCIe product solutions in next generation platforms, and other future expectations. The Company's actual results could differ materially from what is set forth in such forward-looking statements due to a variety of risk factors, including softness in demand for our products, price erosion for certain of our products, unexpected difficulties in developing new products, customer decisions to reduce inventory, economic or financial difficulties experienced by our customers, or technological and market changes. All forward-looking statements included in this document are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Pericom assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. Parties receiving this release are encouraged to review our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 2, 2011, subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and in particular, the risk factors sections contained in those reports.

 


Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
------------------------------ -------------------
June 30, March 31, July 2, June 30, July 2,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Net revenues $ 37,944 $ 33,378 $ 43,342 $137,135 $ 166,343

Cost of revenues 24,396 21,789 28,173 88,484 110,661
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Gross profit 13,548 11,589 15,169 48,651 55,682

Operating expenses:

Research and
development 5,460 5,669 5,535 21,722 20,230

Selling, general and
administrative 8,135 7,114 7,487 29,648 29,447
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Total operating
expenses 13,595 12,783 13,022 51,370 49,677
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Income (loss) from
operations (47) (1,194) 2,147 (2,719) 6,005

Interest and other
income, net 1,059 847 695 3,614 14,377
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Income (loss) before
income taxes 1,012 (347) 2,842 895 20,382

Income tax expense
(benefit) 2,974 (76) 1,281 3,097 7,619
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Net income (loss) from
consolidated companies (1,962) (271) 1,561 (2,202) 12,763

Equity in net income of
unconsolidated
affiliates 51 4 48 134 700
-------- --------- --------- -------- ---------

Net income (loss) $ (1,911) $ (267) $ 1,609 $ (2,068) $ 13,463
======== ========= ========= ======== =========

Basic income (loss) per
share $ (0.08) $ (0.01) $ 0.06 $ (0.09) $ 0.54
======== ========= ========= ======== =========

Diluted income (loss) per
share $ (0.08) $ (0.01) $ 0.06 $ (0.09) $ 0.53
======== ========= ========= ======== =========

Shares used in computing
basic income (loss) per
share 23,611 24,030 24,917 24,094 24,923
======== ========= ========= ======== =========

Shares used in computing
diluted income (loss)
per share 23,611 24,030 25,140 24,094 25,254
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Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
----------------------------- -------------------
June 30, March 31, July 2, June 30, July 2,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Share-based compensation
Cost of revenues $ 50 $ 60 $ 58 $ 211 $ 250
Research and development 335 371 372 1,434 1,536
Selling, general and
administrative 518 496 601 2,091 2,500
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Share-based
compensation expense $ 903 $ 927 $ 1,031 $ 3,736 $ 4,286

Amortization of intangible
assets
Cost of revenues $ 477 $ 334 $ 342 $ 1,596 $ 1,513
Research and development 57 201 246 585 246
Selling, general and
administrative 243 243 294 966 998
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Amortization of
intangible assets $ 777 $ 778 $ 882 $ 3,147 $ 2,757



Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

Twelve Months
Three Months Ended Ended
----------------------------- ------------------
June 30, March 31, July 2, June 30, July 2,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
GAAP net income (loss) $ (1,911) $ (267) $ 1,609 $ (2,068) $ 13,463
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation expense 903 927 1,031 3,736 4,286
Amortization of
intangible assets 777 778 882 3,147 2,757
Fair value adjustment
amortization on
acquired inventory - - - - 614
Gain on previously held
interest at PTI - - - - (11,004)
Acquisition-related
costs - - - - 598
Interest expense
accrual relating to
PTI acquisition
earnout - - 206 - 688
Fair value adjustment
to depreciation
expense on acquired
fixed assets 50 50 49 200 159
Compensation expense
accrual relating to
PTI acquisition - - 364 - 1,211
Restructuring charge - 460 - 460 118
Establishment of
deferred tax asset
valuation allowance 2,751 - - 2,751 -
Write off of note
receivable 556 - - 556 -
Tax effect of
adjustments (625) (285) (569) (1,816) 1,549
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Total reconciling
items 4,412 1,930 1,963 9,034 976
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Non-GAAP net income $ 2,501 $ 1,663 $ 3,572 $ 6,966 $ 14,439
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Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS
(unaudited)

Diluted net income (loss)
per share:
GAAP diluted income
(loss) per share $ (0.08) $ (0.01) $ 0.06 $ (0.09) $ 0.53
Adjustments:
Share-based
compensation expense 0.04 0.04 0.04 $ 0.15 0.17
Amortization of
intangible assets 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.13 0.09
Fair value adjustment
amortization on
acquired inventory - - - - 0.03
Gain on previously held
interest at PTI - - - - (0.43)
Acquisition-related
costs - - - - 0.02
Interest expense
accrual relating to
earnout - - 0.01 - 0.03
Fair value adjustment
to depreciation
expense on acquired
fixed assets - - - 0.01 0.01
Compensation expense
accrual relating to
PTI acquisition - - 0.01 - 0.04
Restructuring charge - 0.02 - 0.02 -
Establishment of
deferred tax asset
valuation allowance 0.11 - - 0.11 -
Write off of note
receivable 0.02 - - 0.02 -
Tax effect of
adjustments (0.03) (0.01) (0.02) (0.07) 0.06
Difference in share
count - - - - 0.01
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Total adjustments 0.18 0.08 0.08 0.37 0.03
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Non-GAAP diluted income
per share $ 0.10 $ 0.07 $ 0.14 $ 0.28 $ 0.56
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Shares used in diluted
net income (loss) per
share calculation:
GAAP 23,611 24,030 25,140 24,094 25,248
Change in diluted
shares from GAAP net
loss to non-GAAP net
income 182 105 - 123 -
Exclude the benefit
of share-based
compensation expense
(1) 379 370 369 376 332
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Non-GAAP 24,172 24,505 25,509 24,593 25,580
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(1) For purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the
GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding is adjusted to exclude
the benefits of unamortized stock compensation costs that are treated as
proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury
stock method.



Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Margin to Non-GAAP Gross Margin
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

Twelve Months
Three Months Ended Ended
----------------------------- ------------------
June 30, March 31, July 2, June 30, July 2,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
GAAP gross margin $ 13,548 $ 11,589 $ 15,169 $ 48,651 $ 55,682
- % of revenues 35.7% 34.7% 35.0% 35.5% 33.5%
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation 50 60 58 211 250
Amortization of
intangible assets 477 334 342 1,596 1,513
Fair value adjustment
amortization on
acquired inventory - - - - 614
Fair value adjustment
to depreciation
expense on acquired
fixed assets 10 10 10 40 30
Compensation expense
accrual relating to
PTI acquisition - - 106 - 352
Restructuring charge - 78 - 78 -
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Total reconciling
items 537 482 516 1,925 2,759
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 14,085 $ 12,071 $ 15,685 $ 50,576 $ 58,441
======== ========= ======== ======== ========
- % of revenues 37.1% 36.2% 36.2% 36.9% 35.1%

Reconciliation of GAAP R&D Expenses to Non-GAAP R&D Expenses
(unaudited)

GAAP research and
development expenses $ 5,460 $ 5,669 $ 5,535 $ 21,722 $ 20,230
- % of revenues 14.4% 17.0% 12.8% 15.8% 12.2%
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation (335) (371) (372) (1,434) (1,536)
Amortization of
intangible assets (57) (201) (246) (585) (246)
Fair value adjustment
to depreciation
expense on acquired
fixed assets (10) (10) (10) (40) (37)
Compensation expense
accrual relating to
PTI acquisition - - (119) - (395)
Restructuring charge - (164) - (164) -
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Total reconciling
items (402) (746) (747) (2,223) (2,214)
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Non-GAAP research and
development expenses $ 5,058 $ 4,923 $ 4,788 $ 19,499 $ 18,016
======== ========= ======== ======== ========
- % of revenues 13.3% 14.7% 11.0% 14.2% 10.8%

Reconciliation of GAAP SG&A Expenses to Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses
(unaudited)

GAAP selling, general and
administrative expenses $ 8,135 $ 7,114 $ 7,487 $ 29,648 $ 29,447
- % of revenues 21.4% 21.3% 17.3% 21.6% 17.7%
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation (518) (496) (601) (2,091) (2,500)
Amortization of
intangible assets (243) (243) (294) (966) (998)
Acquisition-related
costs - - - - (598)
Fair value adjustment
to depreciation
expense on acquired
fixed assets (30) (30) (29) (120) (92)
Compensation expense
accrual relating to
PTI acquisition - - (139) - (464)
Restructuring charge - (218) - (218) (118)
Write off of note
receivable (556) - - (556) -
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Total reconciling
items (1,347) (987) (1,063) (3,951) (4,770)
-------- --------- -------- -------- --------
Non-GAAP selling, general
and administrative
expenses $ 6,788 $ 6,127 $ 6,424 $ 25,697 $ 24,677
======== ========= ======== ======== ========
- % of revenues 17.9% 18.4% 14.8% 18.7% 14.8%



Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

As of As of
June 30, 2012 July 2, 2011
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Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $ 24,283 $ 30,023
Restricted cash - 2,947
Short-term investments 79,924 76,266
Accounts receivable - trade 24,010 28,185
Inventories 16,604 21,942
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,099 7,788
Deferred income taxes 1,549 2,564
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Total current assets 152,469 169,715

Property, plant and equipment-net 56,102 60,859
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates 2,474 2,596
Deferred income taxes non-current 2,447 4,324
Long-term investments in marketable securities 23,628 21,282
Goodwill 16,797 16,669
Intangible assets - net 12,831 15,690
Other assets 9,058 9,881
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Total assets $ 275,806 $ 301,016
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Short-term debt $ 1,364 $ 8,671
Accounts payable 14,860 12,221
Accrued liabilities 8,608 19,645
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Total current liabilities 24,832 40,537

Industrial development subsidy 8,577 9,075
Deferred tax liabilities 6,191 6,605
Other long-term liabilities 2,571 2,074
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Total liabilities 42,171 58,291

Shareholders' equity:
Common stock and paid in capital 123,362 130,960
Retained earnings and other comprehensive income 110,273 111,765
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Total shareholders' equity 233,635 242,725
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Total liabilities and shareholders'
equity $ 275,806 $ 301,016
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Contact:

Aaron Tachibana
Pericom Semiconductor
Tel: 408 435-0800
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