Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
Apr 28, 2011
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Monolithic Power Systems Announces Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.

The results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 are as follows:

  • Net revenues of $44.5 million, a decrease from $47.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and $50.3 million in the first quarter of 2010.
  • Gross margin of 50.2%, a decrease from 50.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010 and 58.3% in the first quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP operating expenses of $20.4 million, including $19.6 million for research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses, which includes $2.9 million for stock-based compensation, and $0.8 million for litigation expenses.  Comparatively, for the three months ended March 31, 2010, GAAP operating expenses were $23.0 million, including $21.4 million for research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses, which includes $3.9 million for stock-based compensation and $1.6 million for litigation expenses.
  • Non-GAAP(1) operating expenses of $17.5 million, excluding $2.9 million for stock-based compensation, compared to $19.1 million, excluding $3.9 million for stock-based compensation for the three months ended March 31, 2010.
  • GAAP net income of $1.9 million, with GAAP earnings per share of $0.05 per diluted share.  Comparatively, GAAP net income was $6.4 million, with GAAP earnings per share of $0.17 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
  • Non-GAAP(1) net income of $4.7 million, with non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.13 per diluted share, excluding stock-based compensation and related tax effects.

"As I said last quarter, 2011 is a transition year, and as we head into Q2 2011, I am very pleased with our execution to our corporate initiatives", said Michael Hsing, CEO of MPS.   "We are on schedule with our CRM and SCM system software implementation and our technology and new product development, and our recent new customer engagement and design-wins validate our diversification strategy into higher-end, enterprise networking-storage and industrial-automotive markets."

Business Outlook

The following are MPS' financial targets for the second quarter ending June 30, 2011:

  • Revenues in the range of $49.0 million to $53.0 million.
  • Gross margin to be up slightly from the first quarter.
  • Research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses between $20.8 million and $22.2 million. Non-GAAP(1) research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses between $17.5 million and $18.5 million. This excludes an estimate of stock-based compensation expense in the range of $3.3 million to $3.7 million.
  • Litigation expense in the range of $0.7 million to $0.9 million.

(1) Non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expense differ from net income, earnings, operating expenses, and research and development and selling, general and administrative expense determined in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States). Non-GAAP net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 excludes the effect of stock-based compensation expense and its related tax effect. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 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 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. 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 an investor teleconference covering its quarter ended March 31, 2011 results at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET today, April 28, 2011. 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 617-801-6888, code number 47094498. 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, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among other things, (i) projected revenues, gross margin, GAAP and non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses, stock-based compensation expense, litigation expense and non-GAAP tax rate for the quarter ending June 30, 2011, (ii) our outlook for the long term prospects of the company, including the prospects of our new product families, (iii) our ability to penetrate new markets and expand our market share, (iv) our expected pricing practices in 2011, (v) the seasonality of our business, (vi) our ability to reduce our manufacturing costs, 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 within the past 18 months, being different than expected; competition generally and the increasingly competitive nature of our industry; any market disruptions or interruptions in MPS' schedule of new product release development; adverse changes in production and testing efficiency of our products; adverse changes in government regulations in foreign countries where MPS has offices or operations; the effect of catastrophic events; adequate supply of our products from our third-party manufacturer; the risks, uncertainties and costs of litigation in which the Company is 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; difficulty in predicting or budgeting for future customer demand and channel inventories, 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 4, 2011.

The forward-looking statements in this press release 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, 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.

www.monolithicpower.com

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands, except par value and share amounts)





March 31,

December 31,


2011

2010

ASSETS



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$   74,062

$          48,010

Short-term investments

101,957

129,709

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $0 in both 2011 and 2010

17,642

18,347

Inventories

23,117

25,789

Deferred income tax assets, net - current

205

204

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,686

2,314

Total current assets

219,669

224,373

Property and equipment, net

37,326

37,262

Long-term investments

17,270

19,180

Deferred income tax assets, net - long-term

39

39

Other assets

706

749

Total assets

$ 275,010

$        281,603




LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities:



Accounts payable

$   10,505

$            8,979

Accrued compensation and related benefits

5,723

8,792

Accrued liabilities

10,512

11,199

Total current liabilities

26,740

28,970




Non-current income tax liability

5,018

5,015

Other long-term liabilities

3

723

     Total liabilities

31,761

34,708

Stockholders' equity:



Common stock, $0.001 par value, $35 and $35 in 2011 and 2010, respectively; shares authorized: 150,000,000; shares issued and outstanding: 34,882,333 and 35,063,033 in 2011 and 2010, respectively

172,443

178,269

Retained earnings

68,540

66,647

Accumulated other comprehensive income

2,266

1,979

Total stockholders' equity

243,249

246,895

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 275,010

$        281,603



Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)






Three months ended March 31,



2011

2010









Revenue


$ 44,468

$ 50,250

Cost of revenue*


22,163

20,954





Gross profit


22,305

29,296

Operating expenses:




 Research and development*


10,086

11,040

 Selling, general and administrative*


9,490

10,393

 Litigation expense


813

1,567





Total operating expenses


20,389

23,000





Income from operations


1,916

6,296

Other income (expense):




 Interest and other income


271

347

 Interest and other expense


(88)

-





Total other income, net


183

347





Income before income taxes


2,099

6,643

Income tax provision


206

287





Net income


$   1,893

$   6,356

Basic net income per share


$     0.05

$     0.18

Diluted net income per share


$     0.05

$     0.17

Weighted average common shares outstanding:




 Basic


35,024

35,421

 Diluted


36,105

37,783





* Stock-based compensation has been included in the following line items:




   Cost of revenue


$        63

$        79

   Research and development


1,427

1,735

   Selling, general and administrative


1,497

2,210

       Total


$   2,987

$   4,024





Three months ended March 31,



2011

2010





RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(in thousands, except per share amounts)





Net income


$   1,893

$   6,356

  Net income as a percentage of revenue


4.3%

12.6%





Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income




   Stock-based compensation


$   2,987

$   4,024

   Tax effect


(175)

(513)

   Non-GAAP net income


$   4,705

$   9,867

       Non-GAAP net income as a percentage of revenue


10.6%

19.6%





Non-GAAP earnings per share, excluding stock-based compensation and related tax effects:

   Basic


$     0.13

$     0.28

   Diluted


$     0.13

$     0.26





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




   Basic


35,024

35,421

   Diluted


36,105

37,783


RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

(in thousands, except per share amounts)





Total operating expenses


$ 20,389

$ 23,000









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

   Stock-based compensation


$ (2,924)

$ (3,945)

   Non-GAAP operating expenses


$ 17,465

$ 19,055


RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME

(in thousands, except per share amounts)





Total operating income


$ 1,916

$ 6,296

  Operating income as a percentage of revenue


4.3%

12.5%





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

   Stock-based compensation


$ 2,924

$ 3,945

   Non-GAAP operating income


$ 4,840

$ 10,241

      Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue


10.9%

20.4%



2011 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, 2011


Low

High

R&D and SG&A

$ 20,800

$ 22,200




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



   Stock-based compensation

(3,300)

(3,700)

   Non-GAAP R&D and SG&A

$ 17,500

$ 18,500



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