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Pericom Semiconductor Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results


August 6, 2015 - MILPITAS, CA

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and year ended June 27, 2015.

FOURTH QUARTER OVERVIEW

  • Revenues were $30.6 million
  • Achieved 46.5% gross margin (48.4% non-GAAP), a year-over-year increase of 510 bp
  • Operating margin was 8.2% (14.3% non-GAAP) as compared to 2.0% in the same quarter last year
  • Net income was $0.14 per diluted share as compared to $0.04 in the same quarter last year
  • Non-GAAP net income was $0.18 per diluted share as compared to $0.12 in the same quarter last year
  • Paid quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share

"Continued execution on our strategic initiatives throughout the year resulted in fiscal 2015 non-GAAP gross margin improving 500 basis points, non-GAAP operating margin improving 650 basis points and non-GAAP net income increasing 100 percent over the prior year," said Alex Hui, President and CEO of Pericom. "Also during the year, we continued the strategic reshaping of our revenue and gross margin profile by growing our integrated circuit revenue by approximately 5% and selectively reducing our frequency control revenue by approximately 6%, while also expanding non-GAAP gross margin 200 basis points (IC) and 850 basis points (FCP), respectively. In the fourth quarter, revenue reflected sequential strength in our consumer and embedded end markets, but was more than offset by weakness in networking. However, we were still successful in delivering improved earnings, which highlights our progress as well as the operating leverage in our business model. Looking forward, we expect continued improvement in profitability as we further expand our content in high-growth applications."

Net revenues for the fiscal fourth quarter 2015 were $30.6 million, a decrease of 6.6% from the $32.7 million reported in the year-ago quarter and down 3.8% compared to $31.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Net revenues for the full fiscal year 2015 were $128.8 million, an increase of 0.6% from the $128.1 million reported last year.

GAAP gross margin was 46.5% in the fourth quarter, a 510 basis point increase from 41.4% during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, and a 20 basis point increase compared to 46.3% in the prior quarter. GAAP gross margin for fiscal year 2015 was 44.9%, an increase of 500 basis points from the 39.9% reported in fiscal year 2014.

GAAP operating income in the fourth quarter was $2.5 million, or 8.2% of revenue, compared with $0.7 million, or 2.0% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2014, and operating income of $2.5 million, or 7.9% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2015. GAAP operating income for fiscal 2015 was $10.0 million, or 7.7% of revenue, compared with $1.0 million, or 0.8% of revenue, for fiscal 2014.

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $3.2 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $0.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014, and net income of $2.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. GAAP net income for fiscal 2015 was $11.8 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, as compared with $4.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for fiscal 2014.

To facilitate the complete understanding of comparable financial performance between periods, Pericom also presents performance results net of certain non-cash and one-time items as non-GAAP measures.

On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 48.4% in the fourth quarter, a 540 basis point increase from 43.0% during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, and a 50 basis point increase compared to 47.9% in the prior quarter. For the full fiscal year 2015, non-GAAP gross margin was 46.6%, an increase of 500 basis points from the 41.6% reported in fiscal year 2014.

On a non-GAAP basis, fourth quarter operating income was $4.4 million, or 14.3% of revenue, compared to $2.9 million, or 8.9% of revenue, in the year-ago quarter, and operating income of $4.5 million, or 14.1% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2015. The non-GAAP operating income for fiscal 2015 was $17.1 million, or 13.3% of revenue, as compared with $8.8 million, or 6.8% of revenue, for fiscal 2014.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter was $4.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $3.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. For fiscal 2015, non-GAAP net income was $17.0 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, as compared with $8.5 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for fiscal 2014.

New Products

In the fiscal fourth quarter of 2015, Pericom introduced a total of 20 new products in Signal Integrity, Connectivity, Switching, and Timing product areas. All of these products are targeted at the Company's focus market segments and were sampled to key customers during the quarter.

The Company introduced 6 new Connectivity products -- including a new family of UART bridges, and a PCIe bridge -- targeting embedded, Internet of Things ("IoT"), networking, and PC applications.

Pericom introduced 1 new switch -- a wide range level shifting switch targeting server, storage/server, and embedded/IoT platform applications. The switch enables CPU chipsets to match low level outputs to the higher levels required by most other components.

The Company also expanded its Timing solutions for next generation enterprise, cloud computing, and networking platforms with 9 low power clock generators and high performance buffers.

For Signal Integrity, 4 new products were introduced, including additions to the USB3 5Gb, and PCIe3/SATA3 'combo' redrivers to support mobility chipsets and platforms, and an HDMI/DP level shifting redriver aimed at consumer and computing applications.

Dividend

In January 2015, the Company initiated a quarterly cash dividend program, commencing with a dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock for the quarter ended December 27, 2014. The Company's Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock for the quarter ended June 27, 2015, payable on September 3, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 20, 2015.

Share Repurchase Update

The Company repurchased 441,117 shares in the three months ended June 27, 2015 for an aggregate cost of $5.8 million at an average per share purchase price of $13.25. The remaining balance of potential share repurchases under the authorization is approximately $15.7 million. Shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market or through private transactions, at the discretion of Pericom management. As of August 3, 2015, Pericom had approximately 21.9 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Fiscal Q1 2016 Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially. For the fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2015 guidance is as follows:

  • Revenues are expected to be in the range of $30.5 million to $32.5 million.

  • GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 44.5% and 46.5%, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately 1.5%, non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the 46.0% to 48.0% range.

  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $12.0 million, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately $1.4 million, non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $10.6 million.

  • Other income is expected to be approximately $1.3 million on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.

  • The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 20% on a GAAP basis and approximately 22% on a non-GAAP basis.

Conference Call

The press release will be followed by a conference call beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time on August 6, 2015. To listen to the call, dial (877) 377-7103 and provide the operator with conference ID 90114676. A slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To view the slides, please visit the investor relations section of www.pericom.com.

The Pericom financial results conference call will also be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the website at http://www.pericom.com. Access the website 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the website for approximately 90 days.

About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with the industry's most complete solutions for the computing, communications, consumer and embedded market segments. Pericom's analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, along with its frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters is in Milpitas, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices globally. Pericom and the Pericom logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pericom Semiconductor Corp in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our website is http://www.pericom.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this announcement of operating results contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the income statement effects of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments on acquired fixed assets, restructuring charges, asset write-offs, discrete adjustment to deferred tax assets, release of tax reserves, write off of government subsidy, lease restructuring and moving costs, the corresponding tax effects and the effects of excluding share-based compensation upon the number of diluted shares used in calculating non-GAAP earnings per share.

We have excluded share-based compensation expense in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures. These expenses are non-cash in nature and rely on valuations of the future market price of our common stock that is difficult to predict and is affected by market factors that are largely not within the control of management. We have excluded amortization of intangible assets, amortization of fair value adjustments on acquired fixed assets, restructuring charges, asset write-offs and the corresponding tax effects because we do not consider them to be related to our core operating performance. We also use non-GAAP data in calculating certain metrics such as non-GAAP cost of goods sold in computing inventory days of supply.

We use the non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and evaluate the Company's current operating performance. We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items is useful to investors because we do not consider these charges either part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company that are within the control of management or that are used to evaluate the Company's operating performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined under The Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements by our CEO concerning future business and continued improvement in profitability and the statements under the captions "Fiscal Q1 2016 Outlook", which regard the anticipated revenues, gross margin, operating expenses, other income, and effective tax rate in the first fiscal quarter of 2016. The Company's actual results could differ materially from what is set forth in such forward-looking statements due to a variety of risk factors, including softness in demand for our products, price erosion for certain of our products, unexpected difficulties in developing new products, customer decisions to reduce inventory, economic or financial difficulties experienced by our customers, or technological and market changes. All forward-looking statements included in this document are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Pericom assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. Parties receiving this release are encouraged to review our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 28, 2014, the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 28, 2015, and in particular, the risk factors section contained in those reports.



Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
------------------------------- -------------------
June 27, March 28, June 28, June 27, June 28,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Net revenues $ 30,564 $ 31,757 $ 32,739 $ 128,835 $ 128,068

Cost of revenues 16,360 17,054 19,188 71,021 76,983
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Gross profit 14,204 14,703 13,551 57,814 51,085

Operating expenses:

Research and
development 4,261 4,614 4,782 17,853 19,795

Selling, general and
administrative 7,444 7,573 8,100 29,998 30,320
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Total operating
expenses 11,705 12,187 12,882 47,851 50,115
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Income from operations 2,499 2,516 669 9,963 970

Interest and other
income, net 790 1,039 742 3,266 2,803

Foreign exchange gain
(loss) (95) (492) (286) 1,186 (11)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Income before income
taxes 3,194 3,063 1,125 14,415 3,762

Income tax expense
(benefit) 7 635 291 2,765 (230)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Net income from
consolidated
companies 3,187 2,428 834 11,650 3,992

Equity in net income
of unconsolidated
affiliates 27 35 50 175 132
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Net income $ 3,214 $ 2,463 $ 884 $ 11,825 $ 4,124
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Basic income per share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.04 $ 0.53 $ 0.18
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Diluted income per
share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.04 $ 0.52 $ 0.18
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Shares used in
computing basic
income per share 22,344 22,436 22,123 22,206 22,594
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Shares used in
computing diluted
income per share 22,928 23,049 22,338 22,716 22,797
========= ========= ========= ========= =========



Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Supplemental Information
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
----------------------------- -------------------
June 27, March 28, June 28, June 27, June 28,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Share-based compensation
Cost of revenues $ 112 $ 41 $ 37 $ 242 $ 163
Research and development 319 365 229 1,201 1,096
Selling, general and
administrative 671 804 329 2,528 1,533
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Share-based
compensation expense $ 1,102 $ 1,210 $ 595 $ 3,971 $ 2,792
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Amortization of intangible
assets
Cost of revenues $ 475 $ 473 $ 478 $ 1,899 $ 1,930
Research and development - - - - 67
Selling, general and
administrative 246 244 247 985 992
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Amortization of
intangible assets $ 721 $ 717 $ 725 $ 2,884 $ 2,989
========= ========= ========= ========= =========



Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
------------------------------- --------------------
June 27, March 28, June 28, June 27, June 28,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
GAAP net income $ 3,214 $ 2,463 $ 884 $ 11,825 $ 4,124
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation
expense 1,102 1,210 595 3,971 2,792
Amortization of
intangible assets 721 717 725 2,884 2,989
Write off of
equipment - - - 109 210
Fair value
adjustment to
depreciation
expense on
acquired fixed
assets 50 50 51 203 204
Restructuring
charge - - 44 112 234
Discrete adjustment
to deferred tax
assets (278) - - (278) -
Release of tax
reserves - - - - (1,776)
Write off of
government subsidy - - 843 - 843
Tax on intercompany
transaction - - - - 15
Lease restructuring
and moving costs - - - - 522
Tax effect of
adjustments (494) (521) (321) (1,853) (1,699)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Total reconciling
items 1,101 1,456 1,937 5,148 4,334
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP net income $ 4,315 $ 3,919 $ 2,821 $ 16,973 $ 8,458
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS
(unaudited)

Diluted net income
per share:
GAAP diluted income
per share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.04 $ 0.52 $ 0.18
Adjustments:
Share-based
compensation
expense 0.04 0.05 0.03 $ 0.17 0.12
Amortization of
intangible assets 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.12 0.12
Write off of
equipment - - - - 0.01
Fair value
adjustment to
depreciation
expense on
acquired fixed
assets - - - 0.01 0.01
Restructuring
charge - - - - 0.01
Discrete adjustment
to deferred tax
assets (0.01) - - (0.01) -
Release of tax
reserves - - - - (0.08)
Write off of
government subsidy - - 0.04 - 0.04
Tax on intercompany
transaction - - - - -
Lease restructuring
and moving costs - - - - 0.02
Tax effect of
adjustments (0.02) (0.02) (0.02) (0.08) (0.07)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Total adjustments 0.04 0.06 0.08 0.21 0.18
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP diluted
income per share $ 0.18 $ 0.17 $ 0.12 $ 0.73 $ 0.36
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Shares used in
diluted net income
per share
calculation:
GAAP shares 22,928 23,049 22,338 22,716 22,797
Exclude the
benefit of
share-based
compensation
expense (1) 403 441 486 435 457
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP shares 23,331 23,490 22,824 23,151 23,254
========= ========= ========= ========= =========

(1) For purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the
GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding is adjusted to exclude
the benefits of unamortized stock compensation costs that are treated as
proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury
stock method.


Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Margin to Non-GAAP Gross Margin
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
------------------------------- --------------------
June 27, March 28, June 28, June 27, June 28,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
GAAP gross margin $ 14,204 $ 14,703 $ 13,551 $ 57,814 $ 51,085
- % of revenues 46.5% 46.3% 41.4% 44.9% 39.9%
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation 112 41 37 242 163
Amortization of
intangible assets 475 473 478 1,899 1,930
Fair value
adjustment to
depreciation
expense on
acquired fixed
assets 10 10 10 40 40
Restructuring
charge - - - 84 -
Total reconciling
items 597 524 525 2,265 2,133
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 14,801 $ 15,227 $ 14,076 $ 60,079 $ 53,218
========= ========= ========= ========= =========
- % of revenues 48.4% 47.9% 43.0% 46.6% 41.6%

Reconciliation of GAAP R&D Expenses to Non-GAAP R&D Expenses
(unaudited)

GAAP research and
development expenses $ 4,261 $ 4,614 $ 4,782 $ 17,853 $ 19,795
- % of revenues 13.9% 14.5% 14.6% 13.9% 15.5%
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation (319) (365) (229) (1,201) (1,096)
Amortization of
intangible assets - - - - (67)
Write off of
equipment - - - - (210)
Fair value
adjustment to
depreciation
expense on
acquired fixed
assets (10) (10) (10) (40) (40)
Restructuring
charge - - (28) (28) (165)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Total reconciling
items (329) (375) (267) (1,269) (1,578)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP research and
development expenses $ 3,932 $ 4,239 $ 4,515 $ 16,584 $ 18,217
========= ========= ========= ========= =========
- % of revenues 12.9% 13.3% 13.8% 12.9% 14.2%

Reconciliation of GAAP SG&A Expenses to Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses
(unaudited)

GAAP selling, general
and administrative
expenses $ 7,444 $ 7,573 $ 8,100 $ 29,998 $ 30,320
- % of revenues 24.4% 23.8% 24.7% 23.3% 23.7%
Reconciling items:
Share-based
compensation (671) (804) (329) (2,528) (1,533)
Amortization of
intangible assets (246) (244) (247) (985) (992)
Fair value
adjustment to
depreciation
expense on
acquired fixed
assets (30) (30) (31) (123) (124)
Restructuring
charge - - (16) - (69)
Lease restructuring
and moving costs - - - - (522)
Write off of
government subsidy - - (843) - (843)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Total reconciling
items (947) (1,078) (1,466) (3,636) (4,083)
--------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP selling,
general and
administrative
expenses $ 6,497 $ 6,495 $ 6,634 $ 26,362 $ 26,237
========= ========= ========= ========= =========
- % of revenues 21.3% 20.5% 20.3% 20.5% 20.5%


Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

As of As of
June 27, 2015 June 28, 2014
------------- -------------
Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $ 38,773 $ 33,020
Short-term investments 90,304 86,104
Accounts receivable - trade 23,962 24,036
Inventories 13,613 12,288
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,723 5,336
Deferred income taxes 438 726
------------- -------------
Total current assets 172,813 161,510

Property, plant and equipment-net 57,438 58,537
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates 2,311 2,445
Deferred income taxes non-current 2,601 2,460
Intangible assets - net 4,057 7,009
Other assets 8,031 8,118
------------- -------------
Total assets $ 247,251 $ 240,079
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable $ 8,488 $ 8,927
Accrued liabilities 11,425 9,934
------------- -------------
Total current liabilities 19,913 18,861

Industrial development subsidy 5,377 6,354
Deferred tax liabilities 4,705 5,460
Other long-term liabilities 1,647 1,912
------------- -------------
Total liabilities 31,642 32,587

Shareholders' equity:
Common stock and paid in capital 114,248 113,118
Retained earnings and other comprehensive
income 101,361 94,374
------------- -------------
Total shareholders' equity 215,609 207,492
------------- -------------

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 247,251 $ 240,079
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Contact:
Kevin Bauer
Pericom Semiconductor
Tel: 408 232-9100
Email Contact

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