mpwr20180427_8k.htm

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):  
April 30, 2018

 


 

MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

000-51026

 

77-0466789

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

79 Great Oaks Boulevard,

San Jose, CA 95119

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(408) 826-0600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Emerging growth company  ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 



 

 

 

 

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

  

On April 30, 2018, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (“MPS”) issued a press release regarding its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

The information under this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto are being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the 1934 Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

  

Description

 

99.1

 

 

Press release issued on April 30, 2018, announcing the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: April 30, 2018

 

By:

 

/s/ T. Bernie Blegen

 

 

 

 

T. Bernie Blegen

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibit

  

Description

 

99.1

 

 

Press release issued on April 30, 2018, announcing the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

ex_111709.htm

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

79 Great Oaks Boulevard

San Jose, CA 95119 USA

T: 408-826-0600, F: 408-826-0601

www.monolithicpower.com

 

 


 

 

Monolithic Power Systems Announces Results

for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

 

SAN JOSE, California, April 30, 2018--Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high performance analog solutions, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

 

 

Revenue was $129.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, a 0.2% decrease from $129.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 and a 28.7% increase from $100.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

GAAP gross margin was 55.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared with 54.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

Non-GAAP (1) gross margin was 55.9% for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding the impact of $0.4 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with 55.5% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding the impact of $0.4 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.5 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.

 

GAAP operating expenses were $49.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared with $41.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

Non-GAAP (1) operating expenses were $35.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding $14.6 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.1 million for deferred compensation plan income, compared with $29.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding $11.3 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.8 million for deferred compensation plan expense.

 

GAAP operating income was $22.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared with $13.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

Non-GAAP (1) operating income was $37.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding $15.0 million for stock-based compensation expense, $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and $0.1 million for deferred compensation plan income, compared with $26.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding $11.7 million for stock-based compensation expense, $0.5 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and $0.8 million for deferred compensation plan expense.

 

GAAP interest and other income, net was $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared with $1.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

 

Non-GAAP (1) interest and other income, net was $0.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding $0.2 million for deferred compensation plan expense, compared with $0.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding $0.7 million for deferred compensation plan income.

GAAP income before income taxes was $22.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared with $15.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

  Non-GAAP (1) income before income taxes was $37.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding $15.0 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with $27.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding $11.7 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.5 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.
 

GAAP net income was $21.9 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.49 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Comparatively, GAAP net income was $14.5 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.33 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

Non-GAAP (1) net income was $35.0 million and non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.79 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net deferred compensation plan expense and related tax effects, compared with non-GAAP net income of $25.2 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.58 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding stock-based compensation income, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net deferred compensation plan expense and related tax effects.

 

 

 

 

The following is a summary of revenue by end market for the periods indicated, estimated based on MPS’s assessment of available end market data (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

End Market

 

2018

   

2017

 

Consumer

  $ 47,144     $ 35,611  

Computing and storage

    30,970       20,617  

Industrial

    17,554       15,354  

Automotive

    17,732       12,331  

Communications

    15,750       16,449  

Total

  $ 129,150     $ 100,362  

 

The following is a summary of revenue by product family for the periods indicated (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Product Family

 

2018

   

2017

 

DC to DC

  $ 119,268     $ 91,424  

Lighting Control

    9,882       8,938  

Total

  $ 129,150     $ 100,362  

  

“We continue to grow and continue to enhance shareholder value," said Michael Hsing, CEO and founder of MPS.

 

Business Outlook

 

The following are MPS’ financial targets for the second quarter ending June 30, 2018:

 

 

Revenue in the range of $135 million to $141 million.

 

 

GAAP gross margin between 54.9% and 55.9%. Non-GAAP (1) gross margin between 55.4% and 56.4%, which excludes an estimated impact of stock-based compensation expenses of 0.4% and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of 0.1%.

 

 

GAAP research and development (“R&D”) and selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses between $48.4 million and $53.4 million. Non-GAAP (1) R&D and SG&A expenses between $33.7 million and $36.7 million, which excludes an estimate of stock-based compensation expenses in the range of $14.7 million to $16.7 million.

 

 

Total stock-based compensation expense of $15.2 million to $17.2 million.

 

 

Litigation expenses of $300,000 to $500,000.

 

 

Interest and other income, net, of $600,000 to $700,000 before foreign exchange gains or losses.

 

 

Fully diluted shares outstanding between 43.9 million and 44.9 million.

 

(1) Non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per share, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP interest and other income, net, non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP income before taxes differ from net income, earnings per share, gross margin, R&D and SG&A expenses, operating expenses, interest and other income, net, operating income and income before taxes determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP). Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, deferred compensation plan income/expense and related tax effects. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes the effect of stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense and deferred compensation plan income/expense. Non-GAAP interest and other income, net excludes the effect of deferred compensation plan income/expense. Non-GAAP operating income excludes the effect of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and deferred compensation plan income/expense. Non-GAAP income before taxes excludes the effect of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and deferred compensation plan income/expense. Projected non-GAAP gross margin excludes the effect of stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. Projected non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A schedule reconciling non-GAAP financial measures is included at the end of this press release. 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 financial measures used by MPS.

 

 

 

 

Conference Call

MPS plans to conduct an investor teleconference covering its financial results at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET, April 30, 2018. To access the conference call and the following replay of the conference call, go to http://ir.monolithicpower.com and click on 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 (404) 537-3406, code number 3469457. 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, and statements that will be made during the accompanying teleconference will contain, forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among other things, (i) projected revenues, GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin, GAAP and non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, litigation expenses, interest and other income, diluted shares outstanding and tax rate, (ii) our outlook for the long-term prospects of the company, including our performance against our business plan, revenue growth in certain of our market segments, our continued investment into R&D, expected revenue growth, customers' acceptance of our new product offerings, the prospects of our new product development, and our expectations regarding market and industry segment trends and prospects, (iii) our ability to penetrate new markets and expand our market share, (iv) the seasonality of our business, (v) our ability to reduce our expenses, (vi) the impact of the 2017 Tax Act on our tax rate and provision; and (vii) statements of the assumptions underlying or relating to any statement described in (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), or (vi). These forward-looking 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 significant 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, which speak only as of the date hereof. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, our ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers; acceptance of, or demand for, MPS' products, in particular the new products launched recently, being different than expected; our ability to efficiently and effectively develop new products and receive a return on our R&D expense investment; competition generally and the increasingly competitive nature of our industry; any market disruptions or interruptions in MPS' schedule of new product development releases; adverse changes in production and testing efficiency of our products; our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of companies and products that we acquire, and our ability to effectively and efficiently integrate these acquired companies and products into our operations; our ability to manage our inventory levels; adverse changes in laws and government regulations, including in foreign countries where MPS has offices or operations; adverse events arising from orders of governmental entities, including such orders that impact our customers, and adopting of new or amended accounting standards; the effect of catastrophic events; adequate supply of our products from our third-party manufacturing partners; the risks, uncertainties and costs of litigation in which we are involved; the outcome of any upcoming trials, hearings, motions and appeals; the adverse impact on MPS' financial performance if its tax and litigation provisions are inadequate; adverse changes or developments in the semiconductor industry generally, which is cyclical in nature; difficulty in predicting or budgeting for future customer demand and channel inventories, expenses and financial contingencies; the ongoing consolidation of companies in the semiconductor industry; and other important risk factors identified in MPS' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018. The forward-looking statements in this press release and statements made during the accompanying teleconference represent MPS' projections and current expectations, as of the date hereof, 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

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) provides small, highly energy efficient, easy-to-use power solutions for systems found in industrial applications, telecom infrastructures, cloud computing, automotive, and consumer applications. MPS' mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers' systems with green, practical, compact solutions. The company was founded by Michael Hsing in 1997 and is based in the United States. MPS can be contacted through its website at www.monolithicpower.com or its support offices around the world.

 

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.

 

Contact:

Bernie Blegen

Chief Financial Officer

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

408-826-0777

investors@monolithicpower.com

 

 

 

 

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands, except par value)

 

   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

ASSETS

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 76,016     $ 82,759  

Short-term investments

    231,243       216,331  

Accounts receivable, net

    48,241       38,037  

Inventories

    111,897       99,281  

Other current assets

    16,707       12,762  

Total current assets

    484,104       449,170  

Property and equipment, net

    153,770       144,636  

Long-term investments

    5,250       5,256  

Goodwill

    6,571       6,571  

Acquisition-related intangible assets, net

    701       951  

Deferred tax assets, net

    15,840       15,917  

Other long-term assets

    31,531       30,068  

Total assets

  $ 697,767     $ 652,569  
                 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

               

Current liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 27,511     $ 22,813  

Accrued compensation and related benefits

    13,060       15,597  

Accrued liabilities

    32,730       27,507  

Total current liabilities

    73,301       65,917  

Income tax liabilities

    31,900       31,621  

Other long-term liabilities

    34,260       33,024  

Total liabilities

    139,461       130,562  

Commitments and contingencies

               

Stockholders' equity:

               

Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.001 par value; shares authorized: 150,000; shares issued and outstanding: 42,145 and 41,614 as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

    401,007       376,586  

Retained earnings

    152,257       143,608  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

    5,042       1,813  

Total stockholders’ equity

    558,306       522,007  

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

  $ 697,767     $ 652,569  

 

 

 

 

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts) 

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Revenue

  $ 129,150     $ 100,362  

Cost of revenue

    57,655       45,520  

Gross profit

    71,495       54,842  

Operating expenses:

               

Research and development

    21,609       18,894  

Selling, general and administrative

    27,318       22,092  

Litigation expense

    531       286  

Total operating expenses

    49,458       41,272  

Income from operations

    22,037       13,570  

Interest and other income, net

    440       1,381  

Income before income taxes

    22,477       14,951  

Income tax provision

    621       474  

Net income

  $ 21,856     $ 14,477  
                 

Net income per share:

               

Basic

  $ 0.52     $ 0.35  

Diluted

  $ 0.49     $ 0.33  

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

               

Basic

    41,922       41,047  

Diluted

    44,282       43,268  
                 

Cash dividends declared per common share

  $ 0.30     $ 0.20  

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Cost of revenue

  $ 433     $ 358  

Research and development

    3,995       3,498  

Selling, general and administrative

    10,602       7,806  

Total stock-based compensation expense

  $ 15,030     $ 11,662  

 

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Net income

  $ 21,856     $ 14,477  

Net income as a percentage of revenue

    16.9 %     14.4 %
                 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:

               

Stock-based compensation expense

    15,030       11,662  

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

    250       513  

Deferred compensation plan expense

    49       71  

Tax effect

    (2,214 )     (1,566 )

Non-GAAP net income

  $ 34,971     $ 25,157  

Non-GAAP net income as a percentage of revenue

    27.1 %     25.1 %
                 

Non-GAAP net income per share:

               

Basic

  $ 0.83     $ 0.61  

Diluted

  $ 0.79     $ 0.58  
                 

Shares used in the calculation of non-GAAP net income per share:

               

Basic

    41,922       41,047  

Diluted

    44,282       43,268  

 

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN TO NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Gross profit

  $ 71,495     $ 54,842  

Gross margin

    55.4 %     54.6 %
                 

Adjustments to reconcile gross profit to non-GAAP gross profit:

               

Stock-based compensation expense

    433       358  

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

    250       513  

Non-GAAP gross profit

  $ 72,178     $ 55,713  

Non-GAAP gross margin

    55.9 %     55.5 %

 

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Total operating expenses

  $ 49,458     $ 41,272  
                 

Adjustments to reconcile total operating expenses to non-GAAP total operating expenses:

         

Stock-based compensation expense

    (14,597 )     (11,304 )

Deferred compensation plan income (expense)

    137       (804 )

Non-GAAP operating expenses

  $ 34,998     $ 29,164  

 

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Total operating income

  $ 22,037     $ 13,570  

Operating income as a percentage of revenue

    17.1 %     13.5 %
                 

Adjustments to reconcile total operating income to non-GAAP total operating income:

         

Stock-based compensation expense

    15,030       11,662  

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

    250       513  

Deferred compensation plan (income) expense

    (137 )     804  

Non-GAAP operating income

  $ 37,180     $ 26,549  

Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue

    28.8 %     26.5 %

 

RECONCILIATION OF INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME, NET, TO NON-GAAP INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME, NET

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Total interest and other income, net

  $ 440     $ 1,381  
                 

Adjustments to reconcile interest and other income to non-GAAP interest and other income:

         

Deferred compensation plan (income) expense

    186       (733 )

Non-GAAP interest and other income, net

  $ 626     $ 648  

 

RECONCILIATION OF INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES TO NON-GAAP INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

Total income before income taxes

  $ 22,477     $ 14,951  
                 

Adjustments to reconcile income before income taxes to non-GAAP income before income taxes:

         

Stock-based compensation expense

    15,030       11,662  

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

    250       513  

Deferred compensation plan expense

    49       71  

Non-GAAP income before income taxes

  $ 37,806     $ 27,197  

 

 

 

 

2018 SECOND QUARTER OUTLOOK

RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN TO NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

(Unaudited)

 

   

Three Months Ending

 
   

June 30, 2018

 
   

Low

   

High

 

Gross margin

    54.9 %     55.9 %

Adjustments to reconcile gross margin to non-GAAP gross margin:

               

Stock-based compensation expense

    0.4 %     0.4 %

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

    0.1 %     0.1 %

Non-GAAP gross margin

    55.4 %     56.4 %

 

RECONCILIATION OF R&D AND SG&A EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP R&D AND SG&A EXPENSES

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ending

 
   

June 30, 2018

 
   

Low

   

High

 

R&D and SG&A expense

  $ 48,400     $ 53,400  

Adjustments to reconcile R&D and SG&A expense to non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expense:

               

Stock-based compensation expense

    (14,700 )     (16,700 )

Non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expense

  $ 33,700     $ 36,700