Monolithic Power Systems Announces Record First Quarter Revenue and Operating Income
The operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 are as follows:
- Net revenues of $35.4 million, up 44.6% from $24.5 million in the
first quarter of 2007 and down 8.0% sequentially from $38.5 million in
the fourth quarter of 2007
Gross margin of 63.2%, compared to 63.4% in the first quarter of 2007
and 63.9% in the fourth quarter of 2007
GAAP operating expenses of $17.0 million, including $16.3 million for
research and development and selling, general and administrative
expenses, which includes $2.7 million for stock-based compensation,
and $0.7 million for patent litigation expenses
Non-GAAP(1) operating expenses of $14.3 million, excluding $2.7
million for stock-based compensation. GAAP operating margin of $5.3
million, or 15%, and Non-GAAP(1) operating margin of $8.1 million or
"We are pleased with the recent quarter's results; our strongest Q1 in MPS' history, and a testament to the strategy we have been putting in place over the past eighteen months," said Michael Hsing, Chief Executive officer and co-founder of MPS. "Our continued focus on rapidly introducing new high-performance products and expanding our global market presence is paying off, and we are well positioned for future growth."
"We are working to resolve and restate our 2006 and 2007 annual financial statements as quickly as possible," said Rick Neely, Chief Financial Officer of MPS. "We would like to note that the restatement relates to an error in recording the tax effect of stock-based compensation expense related to MPS's cost-share agreement with a foreign subsidiary, and will result in a reduction in reported book tax expense in both years and an increase in reported net income for 2007 and a reduction in net loss for 2006. There is no cash impact as a result of this correction. We look forward to providing these and our full quarter results as soon as possible."
The following are MPS' financial targets for the second quarter ending June 30, 2008:
-- Revenues in the range of $38 million to $41 million -- Gross margin in the mid to upper end of the company's target range of 60% to 63% -- Research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses between $16.7 million and $18.7 million. Non-GAAP(1) research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses between $13.7 million and $15.2 million. This excludes an estimate of stock-based compensation expense in the range of $3.0 million to $3.5 million -- Litigation expense in the range of $3.0 million to $3.5 million (1) Non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses differ from operating expenses, operating margin and research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses determined in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States). Non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense. Projected non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses exclude the effect of stock-based compensation. A schedule reconciling these amounts is included in this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. MPS utilizes both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures to assess what it believes to be its core operating performance and to evaluate and manage its internal business and assist in making financial operating decisions. MPS believes that the inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures, together with GAAP measures, provides investors with an alternative presentation useful to investors' understanding of MPS' core operating results and trends. Additionally, MPS believes that the inclusion of non-GAAP measures, together with GAAP measures, provides investors with an additional dimension of comparability to similar companies. However, investors should be aware that non-GAAP financial measures utilized by other companies are not likely to be comparable in most cases to the non-GAAP financials measures used by MPS. Conference Call
MPS plans to conduct a management teleconference covering its first quarter ended March 31, 2008 results at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET today, April 29, 2008. To access the conference call and following replay, go to http://ir.monolithicpower.com and click the webcast link. From this site, you can listen to the teleconference, assuming that your computer system is configured properly. In addition to the webcast replay, which will be archived for all investors for one year on the MPS website, a phone replay will be available for seven days after the live call at 617-801-6888, code number 97039398. This press release and any other information related to the call will also be posted on the website.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding targeted revenues, gross margin, GAAP and non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses, stock-based compensation expense and litigation expenses for the three months ending June 30, 2008, projected results of the restatements of the 2006 and 2007 fiscal periods and MPS' position for future growth. These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance or events, are based on current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, goals, and objectives, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from the results expressed by these statements. Readers of this press release and listeners to the accompanying conference call are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the risks, uncertainties and costs of litigation in which the company is involved; the outcome of any upcoming trials, hearings, motions, and appeals; any market disruptions or interruptions in MPS' schedule of new product release development; adverse change in production and testing efficiency; adverse changes in government regulations in foreign countries where MPS has offices; acceptance of, or demand for, MPS' products being lower than expected; unanticipated changes in the restatements of the tax provisions and their impact on our first quarter and prior financial results; the adverse impact on MPS' financial performance if its tax and litigation provisions are inadequate; difficulty in predicting or budgeting for future expenses and financial contingencies; and other important risk factors identified in MPS' SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K filed on March 11, 2008.
The forward-looking statements in this press release represent MPS' targets, not predictions of actual performance. MPS assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release or in the accompanying conference call.
About Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) develops and markets proprietary, advanced analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The company combines advanced process technology with its highly experienced analog designers to produce high-performance power management integrated circuits (ICs) for DC to DC converters, LED drivers, Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) backlight controllers, Class D audio amplifiers, and Linear ICs. MPS products are used extensively in computing and network communications products, LCD monitors and TVs, and a wide variety of consumer and portable electronics products. MPS partners with world-class manufacturing organizations to deliver top quality, ultra-compact, high-performance solutions through the most productive, cost-efficient channels. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has expanded its global presence with sales offices in Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, and Europe, which operate under MPS International, Ltd.
Monolithic Power Systems, MPS, and the MPS logo are registered trademarks of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and trademarked in certain other countries. Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Items (Unaudited, in thousands) March 31, December 31, 2008 2007 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $64,300 $83,114 Short-term investments 4,772 27,765 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $227 and $227 in 2008 and 2007 11,314 8,239 Inventories 16,390 17,487 Long-term investments 39,140 - Consolidated Statement of Operations Items (Unaudited, in thousands) Three Months ended March 31, 2008 March 31, 2007 (in thousands, except per share amounts) Revenue $35,409 $24,496 Cost of revenue* 13,044 8,963 Gross profit 22,365 15,533 Operating expenses: Research and development* 7,572 5,932 Selling, general and administrative* 8,728 6,197 Provision for litigation expense 736 2,847 Total operating expenses 17,036 14,976 Income from operations 5,329 557 Weighted average common shares outstanding 33,340 30,482 Stock options 2,551 3,277 Diluted weighted-average common equivalent shares outstanding 35,891 33,759 * Stock-based compensation has been included in the following line items: Cost of revenue $45 $111 Research and development 1,207 1,101 Selling, general and administrative 1,535 1,108 Total $2,787 $2,320 RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES (in thousands, except per share amounts) Total operating expenses $17,036 $14,976 Adjustments to reconcile total operating expenses to non-GAAP total operating expenses Stock-based compensation $(2,742) $(2,209) Non-GAAP total operating expenses $14,294 $12,767 2008 Second Quarter Outlook RECONCILIATION OF R&D AND SG&A EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP R&D AND SG&A EXPENSES (in thousands) Three months ended June 30, 2008 Low High R&D and SG&A $16,700 $18,700 Adjustments to reconcile R&D and SG&A to non-GAAP R&D and SG&A Stock-based compensation (3,000) (3,500) Non-GAAP R&D and SG&A $13,700 $15,200
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