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Silicon Motion Announces Results for the Period Ended June 30, 2017

Financial Highlights

  2Q 2017 GAAP
  2Q 2017 Non-GAAP
• Net sales $132.7 million (4% Q/Q, -6% Y/Y)   $132.7 million (4% Q/Q, -6% Y/Y)
• Gross margin   48.7 %     48.7 %
• Operating margin   22.8 %     23.9 %
• Earnings per diluted ADS $ 0.67     $ 0.71  

Business Highlights

  • Embedded Storage1 sales increased approximately 5% Q/Q and accounted for about 80% of total sales, similar to the previous quarter
  • Client SSD controller sales decreased almost 10% Q/Q
  • eMMC controller sales increased almost 5% Q/Q
  • SSD solutions sales increased over 50% Q/Q
  • Began shipping our SATA3 SSD controller to Intel for the world’s first 64L 3D TLC NAND-based SSD, the Intel 545s

1 Embedded Storage comprises primarily eMMC and client SSD controllers and enterprise and industrial SSD solutions.

TAIPEI, Taiwan and MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS: SIMO) (“Silicon Motion” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  For the second quarter, net sales increased 4% sequentially to $132.7 million from $127.3 million in the first quarter. Net income (GAAP) increased to $24.0 million or $0.67 per diluted ADS (GAAP) from a net income (GAAP) of $23.5 million or $0.65 per diluted ADS (GAAP) in the first quarter.

For the second quarter, net income (non-GAAP) increased to $25.6 million or $0.71 per diluted ADS (non-GAAP) from a net income (non-GAAP) of $25.1 million or $0.70 per diluted ADS (non-GAAP) in the first quarter.

Second Quarter 2017 Review
“While NAND flash supply continued to improve modestly this quarter, supply remained very tight and was prioritized in favor of enterprise applications,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. “Separately, our eMMC NAND flash partner during the quarter was prebuilding inventory as part of their internal planning decisions.  As a result, our SSD solutions and eMMC controllers grew this quarter, while our client SSD controllers declined.”

Sales

(in millions, except percentages) 2Q 2017 1Q 2017 2Q 2016
Sales Mix Sales Mix Sales Mix
Mobile Storage*
   Q/Q
   Y/Y
$121.6
4%
-6%
92 % $116.5
-11%
12%
92 % $129.5
25%
83%
92 %
Mobile Communications** $ 10.0 7 % $ 9.3 7 % $ 9.7 7 %
Others $ 1.2 1 % $ 1.5 1 % $ 1.5 1 %
Total revenue
   Q/Q
   Y/Y
$132.7
4%
-6%
100 % $127.3
-12%
13%
100 % $140.7
25%
61%
100 %

* Mobile Storage products include Embedded Storage products (eMMC and client SSD controllers and enterprise and industrial SSD solutions) and Expandable Storage products (SD and USB flash drive controllers)  
** Mobile Communications products include mobile TV SoCs and handset transceivers

Key Financial Results

(in millions, except percentages and per ADS amounts) GAAP Non-GAAP
2Q 2017 1Q 2017 2Q 2016 2Q 2017 1Q 2017 2Q 2016
Revenue $ 132.7   $ 127.3   $ 140.7   $ 132.7   $ 127.3   $ 140.7  
Gross profit
   Percent of revenue
  $64.6
48.7

%
  $64.8
50.9

%
  $68.1
48.4

%
  $64.6
48.7

%
  $64.9
51.0

%
  $68.1
48.4

%
Operating expenses $ 34.3   $ 34.8   $ 31.9   $ 32.8   $ 31.2   $ 30.9  
Operating income
   Percent of revenue
  $30.3
22.8

%
  $30.0
23.6

%
  $36.2
25.7

%
  $31.8
23.9

%
  $33.6
26.4

%
  $37.2
26.5

%
Earnings per diluted ADS $ 0.67   $ 0.65   $ 0.82   $ 0.71   $ 0.70   $ 0.86  

Other Financial Information

(in millions) 2Q 2017 1Q 2017 2Q 2016
Cash and cash equivalents, and short-term investments $ 306.0 $ 304.4 $ 219.1
Bank loans $ 25.0 $ 25.0   --
Capital expenditures $ 2.1 $ 3.1 $ 4.9
Dividend payments $ 7.1 $ 7.1 $ 5.3
Loan repayments   --   --   --

During the second quarter, we had $2.1 million of capital expenditures for the routine purchase of software and design tools.

Our second quarter cash flows were as follows:

3 months ended Jun. 30, 2017
  (In $ millions)
Net income (GAAP) 24.0  
Depreciation & amortization 3.0  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (17.9 )
Others 1.2  
Net cash provided by operating activities 10.3  
Acquisition of property and equipment (2.1 )
Net cash used in investing activities (2.1 )
Dividend (7.1 )
Others -  
Net cash used in financing activities (7.1 )
Effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates on cash (0.1 )
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 1.0  
     

Returning Value to Shareholders
On October 24, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a $0.80 per ADS annual dividend to be paid in quarterly installments of $0.20 per ADS. On May 18, 2017, we paid $7.1 million to shareholders as the third installment of our annual dividend.

In addition, today, the Company announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new program for the Company to repurchase up to $200 million of its ADS over a 12 month period.   

Business Outlook
“We are now seeing material amounts of new 64L 3D NAND flash coming to market, with most still being directed towards the enterprise SSD market, which we believe will benefit our SSD solutions business,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion.  “Since NAND availability remains very tight, NAND pricing continues to be high, which will temporarily affect our SSD solutions and overall gross margins.  Separately, based on what we are seeing from our customers’ rolling forecasts, we anticipate that our client SSD controller sales will rebound meaningfully in the fourth quarter.  We believe our business will improve as NAND supply improvements accelerate over the next few quarters.”

For the third quarter of 2017, management expects:

  GAAP Non-GAAP Adjustment Non-GAAP
Revenue $122m to $129m
-8% to -3% Q/Q
-- $122m to 129m
-8% to -3% Q/Q
Gross margin 44.9% to 46.9% Approximately $0.1m* 45.0% to 47.0%
Operating margin 14.9% to 17.1% Approximately $4.9m to 5.0m** 19.0 to 21.0%

* Gross margin (non-GAAP) excludes $0.1 million of stock-based compensation.
** Operating margin (non-GAAP) excludes $0.5 million of amortization of intangible assets, and $4.4 million to $4.5 million of stock-based compensation.

For the full year 2017, management expects:

  GAAP Non-GAAP Adjustment Non-GAAP
Revenue $512m to $528m
-8% to -5% Y/Y
-- $512m to $528m
-8% to -5% Y/Y
Gross margin 47.4% to 48.9% Approximately $0.3m* 47.5% to 49.0%
Operating margin 18.6% to 20.7% Approximately $16.8m to 17.8m** 22.0% to 24.0%

* Gross margin (non-GAAP) excludes $0.3 million of stock-based compensation.
** Operating margin (non-GAAP) excludes $2.1 million of amortization of intangible assets, $0.3 million of litigation expense, and $14.4 million to $15.4 million of stock-based compensation.

Conference Call & Webcast:
The Company’s management team will conduct a conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on August 1st, 2017.

Speakers
Wallace Kou, President & CEO
Riyadh Lai, CFO
Jason Tsai, Senior Director of Investor Relations and Strategy

CONFERENCE CALL ACCESS NUMBERS:
USA (Toll Free): 1 866 519 4004
USA (Toll): 1 845 675 0437   
Taiwan (Toll Free): 0080 112 6920
Participant Passcode: 4923 5521

REPLAY NUMBERS (for 7 days):
USA (Toll Free): 1 855 452 5696
USA (Toll): 1 646 254 3697
Participant Passcode: 4923 5521

A webcast of the call will be available on the Company's website at www.siliconmotion.com

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s unaudited selected financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation and other items, including gross profit (non-GAAP), operating expenses (non-GAAP), operating profit (non-GAAP), net income (non-GAAP), and earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP). These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative to GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.  We believe that these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.  The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measure.  We compensate for the limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures by relying upon GAAP results to gain a complete picture of our performance.

Our non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user’s overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors as these non-GAAP results exclude certain expenses, gains and losses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results and because it is consistent with the financial models and estimates published by many analysts who follow the Company.  We use non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with our forecasts, and for benchmarking our performance externally against our competitors.  Also, when evaluating potential acquisitions, we exclude the items described below from our consideration of the target’s performance and valuation.  Since we find these measures to be useful, we believe that our investors benefit from seeing the results from management’s perspective in addition to seeing our GAAP results.  We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:

  • the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s on-going operating results;
  • the ability to better identify trends in the Company’s underlying business and perform related trend analysis;
  • a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company’s underlying business; and
  • an easier way to compare the Company’s operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of our competitors that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.

The following are explanations of each of the adjustments that we incorporate into our non-GAAP measures, as well as the reasons for excluding each of these individual items in our reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures:

Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges related to the fair value of restricted stock units awarded to employees. The Company believes that the exclusion of these non-cash charges provides for more accurate comparisons of our operating results to our peer companies due to the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. In addition, the Company believes it is useful to investors to understand the specific impact of share-based compensation on its operating results.

Amortization of intangibles assets consists of non-cash charges that can be impacted by the timing and magnitude of our acquisitions.  The Company considers its operating results without these charges when evaluating its ongoing performance and forecasting its earnings trends, and therefore excludes such charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.  The Company believes that the assessment of its operations excluding these costs is relevant to its assessment of internal operations and comparisons to the performance of its competitors.

Litigation expenses consist of legal expenses relating to intellectual property disputes, commercial claims and other types of litigation. While litigation may arise in the ordinary course of our business, we nevertheless consider litigation to be an unusual and unplanned activity and therefore exclude this charge when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

Foreign exchange gains and losses consist of translation gains and/or losses of non-US$ denominated current assets and current liabilities, as well as certain other balance sheet items which result from the appreciation or depreciation of non-US$ currencies against the US$. We do not use financial instruments to manage the impact on our operations from changes in foreign exchange rates, and because our operations are subject to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, we therefore exclude foreign exchange gains and losses when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

 
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)
   
  For the Three Months Ended
  Jun. 30,  2016
($)
  Mar. 31, 2017
($)
  Jun. 30, 2017
($)
Net Sales   140,686       127,292       132,732  
Cost of sales   72,565       62,466       68,121  
Gross profit   68,121       64,826       64,611  
Operating expenses      
Research & development   21,234       24,338       24,476  
Sales & marketing   6,351       5,758       5,588  
General & administrative   3,797       4,220       3,750  
Amortization of  intangibles assets   526       526       526  
Operating income   36,213       29,984       30,271  
Non-operating income (expense)      
Interest income, net   441       759       958  
Foreign exchange gain (loss), net   (488 )     (347 )     (73 )
Others, net   20       (11 )     1  
Subtotal   (27 )     401       886  
Income before income tax   36,186       30,385       31,157  
Income tax expense   7,139       6,874       7,124  
Net income   29,047       23,511       24,033  
                       
Earnings per basic ADS $ 0.82     $ 0.66     $ 0.67  
Earnings per diluted ADS $ 0.82     $ 0.65     $ 0.67  
       
Margin Analysis:      
Gross margin   48.4 %     50.9 %     48.7 %
Operating margin   25.7 %     23.6 %     22.8 %
Net margin   20.6 %     18.5 %     18.1 %
       
Additional Data:      
Weighted avg. ADS equivalents2   35,273       35,446       35,741  
Diluted ADS equivalents   35,476       35,972       35,801  
       

2 Assumes all outstanding ordinary shares are represented by ADSs.  Each ADS represents four ordinary shares.

 
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
(in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)
   
  For the Three Months Ended
  Jun. 30,
2016
($)
  Mar. 31,
2017
($)
  Jun. 30,
2017
($)
Gross profit (GAAP)   68,121       64,826       64,611  
Gross margin (GAAP)   48.4 %     50.9 %     48.7 %
Stock-based compensation expense (A)   2       67       2  
Gross profit (non-GAAP)   68,123       64,893       64,613  
Gross margin (non-GAAP)   48.4 %     51.0 %     48.7 %
       
Operating expenses (GAAP)   31,908       34,842       34,340  
Stock-based compensation expense (A)   (470 )     (3,068 )     (982 )
Amortization of intangible assets   (526 )     (526 )     (526 )
Litigation expense   (9 )     -       -  
Operating expenses (non-GAAP)   30,903       31,248       32,832  
       
Operating profit (GAAP)   36,213       29,984       30,271  
Operating margin (GAAP)   25.7 %     23.6 %     22.8 %
Total adjustments to operating profit   1,007       3,661       1,510  
Operating profit (non-GAAP)   37,220       33,645       31,781  
Operating margin (non-GAAP)   26.5 %     26.4 %     23.9 %
       
Non-operating income (expense) (GAAP)   (27 )     401       886  
Foreign exchange loss (gain), net   488       347       73  
Non-operating income (expense) (non-GAAP)   461       748       959  
       
Net income (GAAP)   29,047       23,511       24,033  
Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments   1,495       4,008       1,583  
Income tax impact of non-GAAP
adjustments
  162       (2,386 )     (33 )
Net income (non-GAAP)   30,704       25,133       25,583  
       
Earnings per diluted ADS (GAAP) $ 0.82     $ 0.65     $ 0.67  
Earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP) $ 0.86     $ 0.70     $ 0.71  
       
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted ADS (GAAP)   35,476       35,972       35,801  
Non-GAAP Adjustments   63       79       51  
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP)   35,539       36,051       35,852  
       
(A)  Excludes stock-based compensation as follows:      
Cost of Sales   2       67       2  
Research & development   278       1,850       315  
Sales & marketing   159       609       596  
General & administrative   33       609       71  
                       


Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except percentages, and per ADS data, unaudited)
   
  For the Six Months Ended
  Jun. 30, 2016
($)
  Jun. 30,2017
(
$)
Net Sales   253,368       260,023  
Cost of sales   128,286       130,586  
Gross profit   125,082       129,437  
Operating expenses              
Research & development   40,432       48,814  
Sales & marketing   12,566       11,346  
General & administrative   7,146       7,970  
Amortization of  intangibles assets   1,052       1,052  
Operating income   63,886       60,255  
               
Non-operating expense (income)              
Interest income, net   866       1,717  
Foreign exchange gain (loss), net   (428 )     (420 )
Others, net   20       (10 )
Subtotal   458       1,287  
Income before income tax   64,344       61,542  
Income tax expense   12,283       13,998  
Net income   52,061       47,544  
               
Earnings per basic ADS $ 1.48     $ 1.34  
Earnings per diluted ADS $ 1.47     $ 1.32  
               
Margin Analysis:              
Gross margin   49.4 %     49.8 %
Operating margin   25.2 %     23.2 %
Net margin   20.6 %     18.3 %
               
Additional Data:              
Weighted avg. ADS equivalents   35,143       35,594  
Diluted ADS equivalents   35,444       35,887  
               

 

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
(in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)
   
  For the Six Months Ended
  Jun. 30, 2016
($)
  Jun. 30, 2017
($)
Gross profit (GAAP)   125,082       129,437  
Gross margin (GAAP)   49.4 %     49.8 %
Stock-based compensation expense(A)   45       69  
Gross profit (non-GAAP)   125,127       129,506  
Gross margin (non-GAAP)   49.4 %     49.8 %
     
Operating expenses (GAAP)   61,196       69,182  
Stock-based compensation expense (A)   (2,416 )     (4,050 )
Amortization of intangible assets   (1,052 )     (1,052 )
Litigation expense   (49 )     -  
Operating expenses (non-GAAP)   57,679       64,080  
     
Operating profit (GAAP)   63,886       60,255  
Operating margin (GAAP)   25.2 %     23.2 %
Total adjustments to operating profit   3,562       5,171  
Operating profit (non-GAAP)   67,448       65,426  
Operating margin (non-GAAP)   26.6 %     25.2 %
     
Non-operating income (expense) (GAAP)   458       1,287  
Foreign exchange loss (gain), net   428       420  
Non-operating income (expense) (non-GAAP)   886       1,707  
     
Net income (GAAP)   52,061       47,544  
Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP
adjustments
  3,990       5,591  
Income tax impact of non-GAAP
adjustments
  (1,042 )     (2,419 )
Net income (non-GAAP)   55,009       50,716  
     
Earnings per diluted ADS (GAAP) $ 1.47     $ 1.32  
Earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP) $ 1.55     $ 1.41  
     
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted ADS (GAAP)   35,444       35,887  
Non-GAAP Adjustments   89       65  
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP)   35,533       35,952  
     
(A)  Excludes stock-based compensation as follows:    
Cost of Sales   45       69  
Research & development   1,443       2,165  
Sales & marketing   609       1,205  
General & administrative   364       680  
     
     

 

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheet
(In thousands, unaudited)
           
  Jun. 30,
2016
 ($)
  Mar. 31,
2017
 ($)
  Jun. 30,
2017
 ($)
Cash and cash equivalents 203,420    302,462    303,612 
Short-term investments 15,691   1,900   2,354
Accounts receivable (net) 71,931   60,456   76,644
Inventories 81,542   75,934   81,767
Refundable deposits – current 19,149   44,269   44,119
Prepaid expenses and other current
assets
5,417   10,279   11,278
Total current assets 397,150   495,300   519,774
Long-term investments 133   120   120
Property and equipment (net) 48,336   48,292   48,910
Goodwill and intangible assets (net) 74,942   73,369   72,840
Other assets 8,501   5,708   5,593
Total assets 529,062   622,789   647,237
           
Accounts payable 48,315   30,860   32,949
Loans -   25,000   25,000
Income tax payable 16,362   24,909   21,355
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 49,359   52,937   50,750
Total current liabilities 114,036   133,706   130,054
Other liabilities 16,264   18,187   21,354
Total liabilities 130,300   151,893   151,408
Shareholders’ equity 398,762   470,896   495,829
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity 529,062   622,789   647,237
           

About Silicon Motion:
We are the global leader in supplying NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices and the merchant leader in supplying SSD controllers.  We have the broadest portfolio of controller technologies and solutions and ship over 750 million NAND controllers annually, more than any other company in the world.  Our controllers are widely used in embedded storage products such as SSDs and eMMCs which are found in smartphones, PCs and industrial and commercial applications.  We also supply specialized high-performance hyperscale datacenter and industrial SSD solutions.  Our customers include most of the NAND flash vendors, storage device module makers and leading OEMs.  For further information on Silicon Motion, visit us at www.siliconmotion.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without limitation, statements about Silicon Motion’s currently expected third  quarter of 2017 and full year 2017 expectations of revenue, gross margin and operating expenses, all of which reflect management’s estimates based on information available at this time of this press release.  While Silicon Motion believes these estimates to be meaningful, these amounts could differ materially from actual reported amounts for the third quarter of 2017 and full year 2017. Forward-looking statements also include, without limitation, statements regarding trends in the multimedia consumer electronics market and our future results of operations, financial condition and business prospects.  In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  Although such statements are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on them.  These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual market trends or our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward looking statements for a variety of reasons.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the unpredictable volume and timing of customer orders, which are not fixed by contract but vary on a purchase order basis; the loss of one or more key customers or the significant reduction, postponement, rescheduling or cancellation of orders from these customers; general economic conditions or conditions in the semiconductor or consumer electronics markets; decreases in the overall average selling prices of our products; changes in the relative sales mix of our products; our ability to continue to successfully integrate our 2015 acquisition of Shannon Systems; changes in our cost of finished goods; the payment, or non-payment, of cash dividends in the future at the discretion of our board of directors; the effect, if any, on the price of our ADS as a result of the implementation of the announced share repurchase program; changes in our cost of finished goods; the availability, pricing, and timeliness of delivery of other components and raw materials used in our customers’ products; our customers’ sales outlook, purchasing patterns, and inventory adjustments based on consumer demands and general economic conditions, its customers and consumers; our ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new or enhanced products in a timely manner; and the timing of new product announcements or introductions by us or by our competitors. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on April 28, 2017, as amended on May 2, 2017.  We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

Investor Contact:
Jason Tsai
Senior Director of IR and Strategy
E-mail: jtsai@siliconmotion.com

Investor Contact:
Selina Hsieh
Investor Relations
E-mail: ir@siliconmotion.com

Media Contact:
Sara Hsu
Project Manager
E-mail: sara.hsu@siliconmotion.com

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