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Monolithic Power Systems Announces Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

139 Days ago

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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, 2019.

  • Revenue was $141.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, a 7.9% decrease from $153.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 and a 9.5% increase from $129.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
     
  • GAAP gross margin was 55.2% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared with 55.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
     
  • Non-GAAP (1) gross margin was 55.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, excluding the impact of $0.5 million for stock-based compensation expense and $0.1 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, compared with 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.
     
  • GAAP operating expenses were $56.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared with $49.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
     
  • Non-GAAP (1) operating expenses were $39.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, excluding $15.5 million for stock-based compensation expense and $1.8 million for deferred compensation plan expense, compared with $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.
     
  • GAAP operating income was $21.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared with $22.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
     
  • Non-GAAP (1) operating income was $39.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, excluding $16.0 million for stock-based compensation expense, $0.1 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and $1.8 million for deferred compensation plan expense, compared with $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.
     
  • GAAP interest and other income, net was $3.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared with $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
     
  • Non-GAAP (1) interest and other income, net was $1.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, excluding $1.9 million for deferred compensation plan income, compared with $0.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, excluding $0.2 million for deferred compensation plan expense.
     
  • GAAP income before income taxes was $25.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared with $22.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
     
  • Non-GAAP (1) income before income taxes was $41.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, excluding $16.0 million for stock-based compensation expense, $0.1 million for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and $0.1 million for deferred compensation plan income, compared with $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.
     
  • GAAP net income was $26.2 million and GAAP earnings per share were $0.58 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Comparatively, 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.
     
  • Non-GAAP (1) net income was $37.9 million and non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.84 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net deferred compensation plan income and related tax effects, compared with non-GAAP net income of $35.0 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.79 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, 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 (in thousands):

    Three Months Ended March 31,
End Market   2019   2018
Computing and storage   $   39,188   $   30,970
Automotive     20,517     17,732
Industrial     21,340     17,554
Communications     22,182     15,750
Consumer     38,136     47,144
Total   $   141,363   $   129,150

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

    Three Months Ended March 31,
Product Family   2019   2018
DC to DC    $   132,711   $   119,268
Lighting Control      8,652     9,882
Total    $   141,363   $   129,150

“For the second half of the year, we still see some uncertainty in our end markets and remain cautious," said Michael Hsing, CEO and founder of MPS. "We will continue to adapt to the changing market conditions and execute as planned,"

Business Outlook

The following are MPS’ financial targets for the second quarter ending June 30, 2019:

  • Revenue in the range of $147.5 million to $153.5 million.
     
  • GAAP gross margin between 54.9% and 55.5%. Non-GAAP (1) gross margin between 55.3% and 55.9%, which excludes an estimated impact of stock-based compensation expenses of 0.4%.
     
  • GAAP research and development (“R&D”) and selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses between $55.5 million and $59.5 million. Non-GAAP (1) R&D and SG&A expenses between $38.5 million and $40.5 million, which excludes an estimate of stock-based compensation expenses in the range of $17.0 million to $19.0 million.
     
  • Total stock-based compensation expense of $17.6 million to $19.6 million.
     
  • Litigation expenses ranging between $300,000 and $500,000.
     
  • Interest and other income, net, of $1.4 million to $1.6 million before foreign exchange gains or losses.
     
  • Fully diluted shares outstanding between 45.1 million and 46.1 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. 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 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, May 2, 2019. 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 8052948. 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, interest and other income, and diluted shares outstanding, (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, 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 recently, being different than expected; our ability to efficiently and effectively develop new products and receive a return on our R&D expense investment; our ability to increase market share in our targeted markets; 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 such as tariffs on imports of foreign goods, 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, and our ability to adjust our operations to address such changes or developments; 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, 2019. 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,
    2019       2018  
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 181,769     $ 172,704  
Short-term investments   177,255       204,577  
Accounts receivable, net   58,889       55,214  
Inventories   142,543       136,384  
Other current assets   13,629       11,931  
Total current assets   574,085       580,810  
Property and equipment, net   205,497       150,001  
Long-term investments   3,290       3,241  
Goodwill   6,571       6,571  
Deferred tax assets, net   16,779       16,830  
Other long-term assets   41,987       35,979  
Total assets $ 848,209     $ 793,432  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 27,259     $ 22,678  
Accrued compensation and related benefits   18,969       18,799  
Other accrued liabilities   45,348       38,962  
Total current liabilities   91,576       80,439  
Income tax liabilities   34,375       34,375  
Other long-term liabilities   42,007       38,525  
Total liabilities   167,958       153,339  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders' equity:      
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.001 par value; shares authorized:      
150,000; shares issued and outstanding: 43,033 and 42,505, respectively   478,913       450,908  
Retained earnings   202,378       194,728  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,040 )     (5,543 )
Total stockholders’ equity   680,251       640,093  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 848,209     $ 793,432  
       

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts) 

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Revenue $ 141,363     $ 129,150  
Cost of revenue   63,357       57,655  
Gross profit   78,006       71,495  
Operating expenses:      
Research and development   25,458       21,609  
Selling, general and administrative   30,553       27,318  
Litigation expense   278       531  
Total operating expenses   56,289       49,458  
Income from operations   21,717       22,037  
Interest and other income, net   3,341       440  
Income before income taxes   25,058       22,477  
Income tax expense (benefit)   (1,123 )     621  
Net income $ 26,181     $ 21,856  
       
Net income per share:      
Basic $ 0.61     $ 0.52  
Diluted $ 0.58     $ 0.49  
Weighted-average shares outstanding:      
Basic   42,749       41,922  
Diluted   45,232       44,282  
       
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Cost of revenue $ 531     $ 433  
Research and development   4,429       3,995  
Selling, general and administrative   11,050       10,602  
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 16,010     $ 15,030  
       
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Net income $ 26,181     $ 21,856  
Net income as a percentage of revenue   18.5 %     16.9 %
       
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:      
Stock-based compensation expense   16,010       15,030  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   51       250  
Deferred compensation plan expense (income)   (136 )     49  
Tax effect   (4,197 )     (2,214 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 37,909     $ 34,971  
Non-GAAP net income as a percentage of revenue   26.8 %     27.1 %
       
Non-GAAP net income per share:      
Basic $ 0.89     $ 0.83  
Diluted $ 0.84     $ 0.79  
       
Shares used in the calculation of non-GAAP net income per share:      
Basic   42,749       41,922  
Diluted   45,232       44,282  
       
RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN TO NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Gross profit $ 78,006     $ 71,495  
Gross margin   55.2 %     55.4 %
       
Adjustments to reconcile gross profit to non-GAAP gross profit:      
Stock-based compensation expense   531       433  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   51       250  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 78,588     $ 72,178  
Non-GAAP gross margin   55.6 %     55.9 %
       
RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Total operating expenses $ 56,289     $ 49,458  
       
Adjustments to reconcile total operating expenses to non-GAAP total operating expenses:      
Stock-based compensation expense   (15,479 )     (14,597 )
Deferred compensation plan income (expense)   (1,799 )     137  
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 39,011     $ 34,998  
       
       
RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Total operating income $ 21,717     $ 22,037  
       
Adjustments to reconcile total operating income to non-GAAP total operating income:      
Stock-based compensation expense   16,010       15,030  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   51       250  
Deferred compensation plan expense (income)   1,799       (137 )
Non-GAAP operating income $ 39,577     $ 37,180  
       
       
RECONCILIATION OF INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME, NET, TO NON-GAAP INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME, NET
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Total interest and other income, net $ 3,341     $ 440  
       
Adjustments to reconcile interest and other income to non-GAAP interest and other income:      
Deferred compensation plan expense (income)   (1,935 )     186  
Non-GAAP interest and other income, net $ 1,406     $ 626  
       
       
RECONCILIATION OF INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES TO NON-GAAP INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
Total income before income taxes $ 25,058     $ 22,477  
       
Adjustments to reconcile income before income taxes to non-GAAP income before income taxes:      
Stock-based compensation expense   16,010       15,030  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   51       250  
Deferred compensation plan expense (income)   (136 )     49  
Non-GAAP income before income taxes $ 40,983     $ 37,806  
       


2019 SECOND QUARTER OUTLOOK
RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN TO NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ending
  June 30, 2019
  Low   High
Gross margin   54.9 %     55.5 %
Adjustments to reconcile gross margin to non-GAAP gross margin:      
Stock-based compensation expense   0.4 %     0.4 %
Non-GAAP gross margin   55.3 %     55.9 %
       
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, 2019
  Low   High
R&D and SG&A expense $ 55,500     $ 59,500  
Adjustments to reconcile R&D and SG&A expense to non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expense:      
Stock-based compensation expense   (17,000 )     (19,000 )
Non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expense $ 38,500     $ 40,500  
       

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