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Silicon Labs Beats Expectations

April 24, 2013

Company Reports Solid Top Line Results and Strong Earnings

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Labs (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today reported first quarter revenue of $145.4 million, a sequential decline of five percent and an increase of 16 percent compared to the same period a year ago. GAAP diluted earnings per share were up five percent sequentially and an impressive 39 percent year over year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share also increased by 37 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012.

Financial Highlights

First quarter revenue declined seasonally, but market share gains enabled significant year over year growth in all major product lines. Gross margin declined sequentially due to product mix and on a GAAP-basis was 60.1 percent. GAAP R&D investment increased to $37.6 million while GAAP SG&A expense decreased to $29.2 million. Resulting GAAP operating income declined to 14.2 percent. GAAP diluted earnings per share increased again to $0.46.

The following non-GAAP results exclude the impact of stock compensation and certain other items as set forth in the reconciliation table below. Gross margin declined sequentially to 60.3 percent for the quarter. Operating expenses increased modestly to 41.7 percent of revenue. R&D and SG&A remained relatively flat at $32.5 million and $28.0 million, respectively, due to disciplined spending. Operating income for the quarter was 18.6 percent. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were 59 cents.

Business Highlights

The company was able to grow all of its major product lines year over year through increased market share and expansion into new markets. The Broadcast products were up 7 percent sequentially, due to strong growth in both the video and audio products. The company secured record design wins with its market leading video products and grew sequentially as customers ramped up for the new model year.

In the first quarter, the broad-based products were up 15 percent year over year. A 10 percent sequential decline was due primarily to the decline of the touch controller business in handsets. Microcontrollers were down seasonally, and along with the timing and power products were impacted by softness in industrial markets. However, the company secured a record number of broad-based design wins driving confidence in the long-term prospects for continued market share gains.

"Our strategic products are all growing," said Tyson Tuttle, president and CEO of Silicon Labs. "We expect our historical headwinds will be a much smaller percent of our revenue as we exit the second quarter. We're also demonstrating good operating expense control and have a very active R&D pipeline — the right ingredients for another growth year."

Allowing for accelerated declines in legacy handset-related products, the company expects revenue for the second quarter to be $140 to $146 million.

Webcast and Conference Call

A conference call discussing the quarterly results will follow this press release at 7:30 a.m. Central time. An audio webcast will be available simultaneously on Silicon Labs' website under Investor Relations ( A replay will be available after the call at the same website listed above or by calling 1 (855) 859-2056 or +1 (404) 537-3406 (international) and by entering 39714733. The replay will be available through May 8.

About Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Silicon Labs' current expectations. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "will" and similar phrases as they relate to Silicon Labs are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Silicon Labs and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that Silicon Labs may not be able to maintain its historical growth; quarterly fluctuations in revenues and operating results; stock price volatility; average selling prices of products may decrease significantly and rapidly; difficulties developing new products that achieve market acceptance; dependence on a limited number of products and customers; intellectual property litigation risks; product liability risks; inventory-related risks; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; difficulties managing international activities; difficulties managing our distributors, manufacturers and subcontractors; risks that Silicon Labs may not be able to manage strains associated with its growth; credit risks associated with our accounts receivable; dependence on key personnel; geographic concentration of manufacturers, assemblers, test service providers and customers in Asia that subjects Silicon Labs' business and results of operations to risks of natural disasters, epidemics, war and political unrest; debt-related risks; capital-raising risks; information technology risks; conflict mineral risks; the competitive and cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and other factors that are detailed in the SEC filings of Silicon Laboratories Inc.Silicon Labs disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. References in this press release to Silicon Labs shall mean Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended
March 30,     March 31,
2013 2012
Revenues $ 145,375 $ 125,702
Cost of revenues   58,003     50,606  
Gross margin 87,372 75,096
Operating expenses:
Research and development 37,582 32,930
Selling, general and administrative   29,153     25,402  
Operating expenses   66,735     58,332  
Operating income 20,637 16,764
Other income (expense):
Interest income 335 497
Interest expense (842 ) (33 )
Other income (expense), net   (52 )   (111 )
Income before income taxes 20,078 17,117
Provision for income taxes   44     2,797  

Net income

$ 20,034   $ 14,320  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.47 $ 0.34
Diluted $ 0.46 $ 0.33
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic 42,186 42,458
Diluted 43,110 43,850
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except per share data)
Non-GAAP Income Statement Items     Three Months Ended

March 30, 2013




Percent of Revenue


Compensation Expense

    Termination Costs and Impairments     Acquisition Related Items     Non-GAAP



Percent of Revenue

Revenues $ 145,375
Gross margin 87,372 60.1 % $ 253 $ -- $ -- $ 87,625 60.3 %
Research and


37,582 25.9 % 3,339 1,700 --


22.4 %
Selling, general and





2,668 1,187




19.3 %
Operating expenses 66,735 45.9 % 6,007 2,887 (2,750 ) 60,591 41.7 %
Operating income 20,637 14.2 % 6,260 2,887 (2,750 ) 27,034 18.6 %
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share       Three Months Ended

March 30, 2013




Compensation Expense

Termination Costs and Impairments Acquisition Related Items Non-GAAP


Net income $ 20,034 $ 5,512 $ 2,598 $ (2,750 ) $ 25,394
Diluted shares outstanding 43,110 -- -- -- 43,110
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.46 $ 0.59
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
    March 30,     December 29,
2013 2012
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 79,263 $ 105,426
Short-term investments 229,808 176,565
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of

$673 at March 30, 2013 and $670 at December 29, 2012

72,766 78,023
Inventories 56,949 49,579
Deferred income taxes 15,411 16,652
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   48,514     41,437  
Total current assets 502,711 467,682
Long-term investments 11,189 11,369
Property and equipment, net 135,761 135,271
Goodwill 130,265 130,265
Other intangible assets, net 87,910 90,750
Other assets, net   28,797     36,629  
Total assets $ 896,633   $ 871,966  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 31,279 $ 29,622
Current portion of long-term debt 5,000 5,000
Accrued expenses 36,886 40,410
Deferred income on shipments to distributors 29,661 30,259
Income taxes   978     1,087  
Total current liabilities 103,804 106,378
Long-term debt 92,500 95,000
Other non-current liabilities   19,419     20,615  
Total liabilities 215,723 221,993
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock--$0.0001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; no

shares issued and outstanding

-- --
Common stock--$0.0001 par value; 250,000 shares authorized;

42,401 and 41,879 shares issued and outstanding at

March 30, 2013 and December 29, 2012, respectively

4 4
Additional paid-in capital 20,954 10,122
Retained earnings 660,827 640,793
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (875 )   (946 )
Total stockholders' equity   680,910     649,973  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 896,633   $ 871,966  
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
    Three Months Ended
March 30,     March 31,
2013 2012
Operating Activities
Net income $ 20,034 $ 14,320
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation of property and equipment 3,297 3,543
Amortization of other intangible assets and other assets 2,840 2,280
Stock-based compensation expense 6,260 6,693
Income tax benefit (detriment) from employee stock-based awards (363 ) 2,656
Excess income tax benefit from employee stock-based awards (217 ) (2,426 )
Deferred income taxes 7,521 3,101
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 5,256 (6,074 )
Inventories (7,350 ) 447
Prepaid expenses and other assets 4,620 4,581
Accounts payable 2,356 4,209
Accrued expenses (4,330 ) (5,087 )
Deferred income on shipments to distributors (598 ) 3,307
Income taxes   (9,818 )   (5,403 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 29,508 26,147
Investing Activities
Purchases of available-for-sale investments (78,851 ) (82,845 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of available-for-sale investments 25,674 60,518
Purchases of property and equipment (3,898 ) (2,428 )
Purchases of other assets   (1,228 )   (850 )
Net cash used in investing activities (58,303 ) (25,605 )
Financing Activities
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of shares withheld for taxes 4,915 106
Excess income tax benefit from employee stock-based awards 217 2,426
Payments on debt   (2,500 )   --  
Net cash provided by financing activities   2,632     2,532  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (26,163 ) 3,074
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   105,426     94,964  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 79,263   $ 98,038  

Silicon Labs
Shannon Pleasant, 512-464-9254

Source: Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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