Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
Oct 27, 2014
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Monolithic Power Systems Announces Record Results For the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leader in high performance power solutions, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, which included record revenue and record non-GAAP(1) earnings per share.

The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 are as follows:

  • Net revenue was $78.3 million, a 14.5% increase from $68.4 million in the second quarter of 2014 and a 19.9% increase from $65.3 million in the third quarter of 2013.
  • GAAP gross margin was 54.2%, which included the impact of $0.2 million for stock-based compensation expenses and $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with 54.0% in the third quarter of 2013, which included the impact of $0.2 million for stock-based compensation expenses.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin(1) was 54.9%, which excluded the impact of $0.2 million for stock-based compensation expenses and $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with 54.3% in the third quarter of 2013, which excluded the impact of $0.2 million for stock-based compensation expenses.
  • GAAP operating expenses were $32.0 million, including $31.7 million for research and development (R&D) and selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses, which included $8.6 million for stock-based compensation expenses, $0.1 million of acquisition-related transaction costs and $(0.1) million of deferred compensation plan income, and $0.3 million for litigation expenses. Comparatively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, GAAP operating expenses were $26.6 million, including $26.5 million for R&D and SG&A expenses, which included $5.1 million for stock-based compensation expenses, and $0.1 million for litigation expenses.
  • Non-GAAP(1) operating expenses were $23.4 million, excluding $8.6 million for stock-based compensation expenses, $0.1 million of acquisition-related transaction costs and $(0.1) million of deferred compensation plan income, compared with $21.5 million, excluding $5.1 million for stock-based compensation expenses, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
  • GAAP net income was $11.2 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.28 per diluted share. Comparatively, GAAP net income was $7.4 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.19 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
  • Non-GAAP(1) net income was $18.3 million and non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.46 per diluted share, excluding stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related transaction costs, deferred compensation plan income and related tax effects, compared with non-GAAP net income of $12.8 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.33 per diluted share, excluding stock-based compensation expenses and related tax effects, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

The results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 are as follows:

  • Net revenue was $206.8 million, an 18.5% increase from $174.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
  • GAAP gross margin was 54.0%, which included the impact of $0.7 million for stock-based compensation expenses and $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with 53.6% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, which included the impact of $0.5 million for stock-based compensation expenses.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin(1) was 54.5%, which excluded the impact of $0.7 million for stock-based compensation expenses and $0.3 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with 53.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, which excluded the impact of $0.5 million for stock-based compensation expenses.
  • GAAP operating expenses were $85.5 million, including $93.6 million for R&D and SG&A expenses, which included $24.2 million for stock-based compensation expenses, $0.6 million of acquisition-related transaction costs and $(0.1) million of deferred compensation plan income, and $(8.1) million for net litigation benefit. Comparatively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, GAAP operating expenses were $77.7 million, including $78.2 million for R&D and SG&A expenses, which included $14.6 million for stock-based compensation expenses, and $(0.5) million for litigation benefit.
  • Non-GAAP(1) operating expenses were $60.8 million, excluding $24.2 million for stock-based compensation expenses, $0.6 million of acquisition-related transaction costs and $(0.1) million of deferred compensation plan income, compared with $63.1 million, excluding $14.6 million for stock-based compensation expenses, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
  • GAAP net income was $26.6 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.67 per diluted share. Comparatively, GAAP net income was $15.4 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.40 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
  • Non-GAAP(1) net income was $48.6 million and non-GAAP earnings per share were $1.23 per diluted share, excluding stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related transaction costs, deferred compensation plan income and related tax effects, compared with non-GAAP net income of $28.5 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.74 per diluted share, excluding stock-based compensation expenses, a one-time cash award and related tax effects, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

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



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

End Market


2014


2013


2014


2013

Communication


$ 16.2


$ 15.0


$   46.8


$   43.2

Storage and Computing


12.8


12.2


34.1


35.3

Consumer


35.5


28.1


90.2


70.8

Industrial


13.8


10.0


35.7


25.2

Total


$ 78.3


$ 65.3


$ 206.8


$ 174.5

 

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



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

Product Family


2014


2013


2014


2013

DC to DC 


$ 70.2


$ 57.8


$ 185.3


$ 154.8

Lighting Control 


8.1


7.5


21.5


19.7

Total 


$ 78.3


$ 65.3


$ 206.8


$ 174.5

 

"MPS continues to execute according to the plan established three years ago," said Michael Hsing, CEO and founder of MPS. "We are seeing positive early results and are optimistic about our future growth."

Business Outlook

The following are MPS's financial targets for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2014:

  • Revenue in the range of $72 million to $76 million.
  • GAAP gross margin between 53.6% and 54.6%.  Non-GAAP(1) gross margin between 54.4% and 55.4%.  This excludes an estimated impact of stock-based compensation expenses of 0.3% and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of 0.5%.
  • GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses between $30.2 million and $32.2 million. Non-GAAP(1) R&D and SG&A expenses between $22.0 million and $23.0 million. This excludes an estimate of stock-based compensation expenses in the range of $8.2 million to $9.2 million.
  • Total stock-based compensation expense of $8.5 million to $9.5 million.
  • Litigation expenses of $200,000 to $400,000.
  • Fully diluted shares outstanding between 40.0 million and 40.5 million before shares buyback.

(1) Non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per share, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses differ from net income, earnings per share, gross margin, operating expenses, and R&D and SG&A expenses determined in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States). Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related transaction costs, deferred compensation plan income, a one-time cash award and related tax effects. Non-GAAP gross margin for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expenses, acquisition-related transaction costs and deferred compensation plan income. Projected non-GAAP gross margin exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. Projected non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expenses. 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 quarter ended September 30, 2014 results at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, October 27, 2014. 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 18374672. 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 and diluted shares outstanding for the quarter ending December 31, 2014, (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) the seasonality of our business, (v) our ability to reduce our expenses, and (vi) statements of the assumptions underlying or relating to any statement described in (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v). 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; 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; 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 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; difficulty in predicting or budgeting for future customer demand and channel inventories, expenses and financial contingencies; and other important risk factors identified in MPS' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on July 29, 2014.

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 (MPS) is the leader in high performance power solutions.  Founded in 1997, MPS pioneered integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures.  MPS' mission is to provide innovative power solutions in Cloud Computing, Telecom, Industrial and Automotive, and Consumer market segments. MPS has over 1,000 employees worldwide, located in the United States, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and across Europe.

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.

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands, except par value)



September 30,


December 31,


2014


2013

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$         101,812


$        101,213

Short-term investments

126,849


125,126

Accounts receivable, net 

24,274


23,730

Inventories

41,587


39,737

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,788


2,280

Total current assets

297,310


292,086

Property and equipment, net

63,428


64,837

Long-term investments

9,795


9,860

Goodwill

6,571


-

Acquisition-related intangible assets, net

7,178


-

Deferred income tax assets, net

477


481

Other long-term assets

7,940


1,644

Total assets

$         392,699


$        368,908





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$           14,793


$          10,694

Accrued compensation and related benefits

6,607


10,419

Accrued liabilities

15,528


17,376

Total current liabilities

36,928


38,489

Income tax liabilities

4,746


5,542

Other long-term liabilities

9,364


1,478

        Total liabilities

51,038


45,509

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity:




    Common stock, $0.001 par value; shares authorized: 




    150,000; shares issued and outstanding: 38,804 and 38,291 as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

238,602


234,201

Retained earnings 

97,398


82,938

Accumulated other comprehensive income

5,661


6,260

Total stockholders' equity

341,661


323,399

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$         392,699


$        368,908

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Revenue 

$ 78,335


$ 65,347


$ 206,832


$ 174,531

Cost of revenue 

35,872


30,053


95,173


80,924

Gross profit 

42,463


35,294


111,659


93,607

Operating expenses:








  Research and development 

14,679


12,643


43,649


37,246

  Selling, general and administrative 

17,006


13,891


49,968


40,941

  Litigation expense (benefit), net

332


104


(8,093)


(455)

Total operating expenses 

32,017


26,638


85,524


77,732

Income from operations 

10,446


8,656


26,135


15,875

Interest and other income (expense), net

202


(59)


686


149

Income before income taxes 

10,648


8,597


26,821


16,024

Income tax provision (benefit)

(573)


1,187


186


625

Net income 

$ 11,221


$   7,410


$   26,635


$   15,399









 Net income per share:








          Basic

$     0.29


$     0.20


$       0.69


$       0.42

          Diluted

$     0.28


$     0.19


$       0.67


$       0.40

Weighted-average shares outstanding:








          Basic

38,785


37,910


38,646


37,079

          Diluted

39,727


39,009


39,618


38,419









Cash dividends declared per common share

$     0.15


$         -


$       0.30


$           -

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE

(Unaudited, in thousands)


Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Cost of revenue

$      246


$      163


$        669


$        465

Research and development

2,388


1,491


6,638


4,557

Selling, general and administrative

6,225


3,577


17,565


10,059

Total stock-based compensation expense

$   8,859


$   5,231


$   24,872


$   15,081











RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Net income 

$ 11,221


$   7,410


$   26,635


$   15,399

   Net income as a percentage of revenue

14.3%


11.3%


12.9%


8.8%









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








    Stock-based compensation expense

8,859


5,231


24,872


15,081

    Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

306


-


306


-

    Acquisition-related transaction costs

107


-


622


-

    Deferred compensation expense (income)

(110)


9


(110)


9

    Cash award

-


-


-


(266)

    Tax effect 

(2,059)


149


(3,752)


(1,689)

    Non-GAAP net income

$ 18,324


$ 12,799


$   48,573


$   28,534

        Non-GAAP net income as a percentage of revenue

23.4%


19.6%


23.5%


16.3%









Non-GAAP net income per share:








    Basic

$     0.47


$     0.34


$       1.26


$       0.77

    Diluted

$     0.46


$     0.33


$       1.23


$       0.74









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








    Basic

38,785


37,910


38,646


37,079

    Diluted

39,727


39,009


39,618


38,419











RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN TO NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

(Unaudited, in thousands)


Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Gross profit

$ 42,463


$ 35,294


$ 111,659


$   93,607

   Gross margin

54.2%


54.0%


54.0%


53.6%









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








   Stock-based compensation expense

246


163


669


465

   Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

306


-


306


-

Non-GAAP gross profit

$ 43,015


$ 35,457


$ 112,634


$   94,072

Non-GAAP gross margin

54.9%


54.3%


54.5%


53.9%











RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

(Unaudited, in thousands)


Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Total operating expenses

$ 32,017


$ 26,638


$   85,524


$   77,732









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





    Stock-based compensation expense

(8,613)


(5,068)


(24,203)


(14,616)

    Acquisition-related transaction costs

(107)


-


(622)


-

    Deferred compensation plan income (expense)

110


(3)


110


(3)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$ 23,407


$ 21,567


$   60,809


$   63,113



















RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME

(Unaudited, in thousands)


Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Total operating income

$ 10,446


$   8,656


$   26,135


$   15,875

   Operating income as a percentage of revenue

13.3%


13.2%


12.6%


9.1%









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






    Stock-based compensation expense

8,859


5,231


24,872


15,081

    Acquisition-related transaction costs

107


-


622


-

    Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

306


-


306


-

    Deferred compensation plan expense (income)

(110)


3


(110)


3

    Non-GAAP operating income

$ 19,608


$ 13,890


$   51,825


$   30,959

Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue

25.0%


21.3%


25.1%


17.7%

 

2014 FOURTH QUARTER OUTLOOK

RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN TO NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

(Unaudited)


Three Months Ending


December 31, 2014


Low


High

Gross margin

53.6%


54.6%

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




    Stock-based compensation expense 

0.3%


0.3%

    Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

0.5%


0.5%

    Non-GAAP gross margin

54.4%


55.4%







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

(Unaudited, in thousands)






Three Months Ending


December 31, 2014


Low


High

R&D and SG&A expenses

$ 30,200


$ 32,200

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




    Stock-based compensation expense

(8,200)


(9,200)

    Non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses

$ 22,000


$ 23,000

 

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