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Spansion Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Last Updated: October 30, 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, today announced operating results for its third quarter ended September 28, 2014.

On a U.S. GAAP basis, Spansion reported third quarter net sales of $315.9 million, gross margin of 31.9%, operating loss of $2.9 million, net loss of $10.8 million and diluted net loss of $0.18 per share.

On a non‑GAAP basis, gross margin was 35.4%, operating income was $24.9 million and net income was $17.9 million.

For a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see accompanying tables "Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Third Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $315.9 million, a 14.9% year-over-year increase
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 35.4%
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $24.9 million or 7.9% of revenue
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $39.5 million or 12.5% of revenue
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.27
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $326.8 million

Note: Percentages may not calculate precisely due to rounding.

Third Quarter 2014 Business Highlights:

  • Maintained embedded market leadership
  • Strong momentum and demand of newer products (NAND, HyperFlash™ memory, MCUs and analog)
  • Continued strength in automotive
  • Increased licensing revenue with agreement to license Spansion's patent portfolio
  • Continued design win momentum
  • Launched new MCUs for "Internet of Things," automotive MCUs with HyperBus™ interface and human machine interface (HMI) technologies, and power management integrated circuits

"We executed well in the third quarter with gross margins, EPS and cash flow from operations exceeding our estimates," said John Kispert, CEO of Spansion. "Our product innovation and customer acceptance of newer products is accelerating with strong demand in flash, microcontroller, analog and system-on-chip solutions. With our robust product development pipeline and design win momentum, we are well positioned for growth across automotive, communications and industrial markets."

Quarterly Conference Call and Accompanying Slide Presentation

Spansion will host a conference call Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 1:30 PM PT/ 4:30 PM ET to discuss its third quarter 2014 results. A live webcast of the conference call, with an accompanying slide presentation, may be accessed through the investor relations section of Spansion's website at http://investor.spansion.com/.

Dial-in: 1-877-546-5018 (toll free), 1-857-244-7328 (International), Passcode: 62605061

An audio replay will be available within two hours of the call through November 6, 2014 and may be accessed via dial-in at 1-888-286-8010 (US), 1-617-801-6888 (International), with the Passcode 69772717 or by webcast on the investor relations section of Spansion's website at http://investor.spansion.com/.

Third Quarter 2014 Results

U.S. GAAP Results, in $millions except per share data and percentages


Q3 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2013

Net Sales

$315.9

$314.7

$273.4

Gross Margin

31.9%

29.5%

20.5%

Operating Loss

($2.9)

($8.0)

($43.0)

Operating Margin

(0.9%)

(2.5%)

(15.7%)

Net Loss

($10.8)

($12.0)

($36.9)

Diluted Net Loss Per Share

($0.18)

($0.20)

($0.63)


Non-GAAP Results, in $millions except per share data and percentages


Q3 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2013

 Net Sales

$315.9

$314.7

$274.9

Gross Margin

35.4%

33.2%

35.4%

Operating Income

$24.9

$22.1

$25.2

Operating Margin

7.9%

7.0%

9.2%

Net Income

$17.9

$15.6

$16.6

Diluted Net Income Per Share

$0.27

$0.24

$0.27

Note:

Percentages may not calculate precisely due to rounding.

 

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2014, Spansion estimates net sales in the range of $290 million to $325 million and GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.37 to $0.40. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be in the range of 35% to 37%, and non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.26 to $0.33. These estimates exclude amortization of intangibles of approximately $9 million, accretion of non-cash interest associated with convertible notes of $1 million to $2 million, and equity compensation expense of approximately $3 million in COGS and $9 million in Net Income. These estimates also exclude charges related to defensive litigation of up to $1 million, $1 million in inventory markup related to fair value accounting for the Fujitsu Microcontroller and Analog business, and $33 million to $34 million for gain on building sale offset by office relocation costs.

About Spansion

Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is a global leader in embedded systems solutions. Spansion's flash memory, microcontrollers, analog and mixed-signal products drive the development of faster, intelligent, secure and energy efficient electronics. Spansion is at the heart of electronics systems, connecting, controlling, storing and powering everything from automotive electronics and industrial systems to the highly interactive and immersive consumer devices that are enriching people's daily lives. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com.

Spansion®, the Spansion logo, MirrorBit®, HyperBus, HyperFlash, HyperRAM and combinations thereof, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our estimated net sales, net loss per share, non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP earnings per share, expectations regarding demand for and interest in our products, and the estimated amounts of certain expense items that are adjusted in the presentation of non-GAAP results, for the third quarter of 2014.  Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in such statements.  Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, those discussed under "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended by the Form 10-K/A filed July 8, 2014.  These risks include our ability to:  accurately forecast customer demand for our products; manage risks associated with our investment in new business strategies and acquisitions, such as our acquisition of the MCA business from Fujitsu; maintain our distribution relationships and channels in the future; manage risks associated with our global customer base and support structure; maintain and manage relations with third party manufacturers; maintain manufacturing efficiency; and protect our intellectual property and defend against infringement or other intellectual property claims.  We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect any events or circumstances that arise after the date of this report, or to conform such statements to actual results or changes in our expectations.

                                                                                                                                  


Spansion Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended

September 28, 2014

Three Months
Ended
June 29,

2014

Three Months Ended

September 29, 2013

Net sales

$315,930

$314,666

$273,378

Cost of sales

215,102

221,844

217,209

Gross profit

100,828

92,822

56,169

Research and development

43,241

39,702

38,341

Sales, general and administrative

60,457

61,081

54,544

Restructuring charges

-

-

6,264

Operating loss

(2,870)

(7,961)

(42,980)

Interest income and other, net

453

5,941

3,578

Interest expense

(5,988)

(6,139)

(7,351)

Gain on acquisition of the Microcontroller and Analog business

-

-

8,205

Loss before income taxes

(8,405)

(8,159)

(38,548)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

2,441

3,815

(1,644)

Net loss

(10,846)

(11,974)

(36,904)

Net loss per common share




          Basic

$(0.18)

$(0.20)

$(0.63)

          Diluted

$(0.18)

$(0.20)

$(0.63)

Shares used in per share calculation




          Basic

61,543

60,799

58,785

          Diluted

61,543

60,799

58,785

 

Spansion Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands except par value and shares)


Assets

September 28, 2014

June 29, 2014

December  29, 2013

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$281,991

$268,930

$286,069


Short-term investments

44,778

35,843

25,428


Accounts receivable, net

164,933

177,958

177,838


Inventories

269,267

251,564

254,154


Deferred income taxes

9,282

5,275

4,592


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

56,154

53,642

52,756



               Total current assets


826,405

793,212

800,837








Property, plant and equipment, net

189,266

188,265

185,505

Intangible assets

140,835

150,118

167,949

Goodwill

166,334

166,508

166,422

Other assets


61,456

66,890

60,208

                               Total assets

$1,384,296

$1,364,993

$1,380,921








Liabilities and  Equity




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

153,785

147,606

126,680


Accrued compensation and benefits

44,441

39,281

57,876


Accrued liabilities and other

149,048

151,405

86,352


Income taxes payable

486

1,201

4,651


Deferred income

37,745

34,668

30,247


Current portion of long-term debt

22,285

2,390

97,320



               Total current liabilities


407,790

376,551

403,126








Deferred income taxes

4,917

4,331

3,675

Long-term debt, less current portion

387,284

406,593

404,612

Other long-term liabilities

50,385

53,058

32,048




Total liabilities


850,376

840,533

843,461

Stockholders' equity




Class A Common stock, $0.001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 61,819,732 shares issued and outstanding (61,118,304 shares as of June 29, 2014 and 58,882,949 shares as of December 29, 2013)

62

61

59

Class B common stock, $0.001 par value, 1 share authorized, 0 share issued and outstanding as of September 28, 2014 and June 29, 2014 (1 share issued and outstanding as of December 29, 2013)

-

-

 

 

-

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding

-

-

-

Additional paid-in capital

786,667

772,398

747,393

Accumulated deficit

(251,275)

(240,429)

(205,959)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,534)

(7,570)

(4,033)


                     Total stockholders' equity

533,920

524,460

537,460

                 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$1,384,296

$1,364,993

$1,380,921









 

Spansion Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)




Three Months
Ended
September 28, 2014

Three Months Ended

June 29, 2014

Three Months
Ended
September 29, 2013

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net Loss

$(10,846)

$(11,974)

$(36,904)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization

27,284

26,950

24,847


Benefit from deferred income taxes

(3,316)

(31)

(3,737)


Reserve reversal on final settlement of bankruptcy claims

-

(3,205)

-


Gain on pension assets

-

(2,494)

-


Net loss (gain) on sale and disposal of property,
plant and equipment

(22)

10

(2,126)


Gain on acquisition of microcontroller and analog business

-

-

(8,205)


Gain on recovery from impaired investments

(723)

(457)

(9,592)


Loss on repurchase of 7.875% Senior Unsecured Notes

-

-

2,280


Compensation recognized under employee stock plans

9,476

7,121

7,028


Changes in operating assets and liabilities 

12,828

11,647

80,934

           Net cash provided by operating activities

34,681

27,567

54,525

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:





Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

29

11

2,272


Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(12,271)

(12,270)

(18,048)


Purchase of marketable securities

(14,390)

(13,547)

(9,431)


Proceeds from sale and maturities of marketable securities

5,455

4,626

73,815


Proceeds from recovery of impaired investments

723

457

9,592


Acquisition, net of cash acquired

-

-

(148,144)

           Net cash used for investing activities

(20,454)

(20,723)

(89,944)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Proceeds from issuance of common stock due to options exercised

4,792

4,065

844

Payments on financing arrangements

(4,666)

(4,666)

(1,191)

Proceeds from issuance of 2.0% Senior Exchangeable Notes

-

-

150,000

Costs relating to issuance of 2.0% Senior Exchangeable Notes

-

-

(4,506)

Partial repurchase of 7.875% Senior Notes including costs

-

-

(106,779)

Purchase of capped call for the 2.0% Senior Exchangeable Notes

-

-

(15,375)

Refinancing costs on debt

-

-

(84)

            Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

126

(601)

22,909

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

(1,292)

214

-

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

13,061

6,457

(12,510)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period

268,930

262,473

205,535

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$281,991

$268,930

$193,025

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To provide investors and others with additional information regarding Spansion's operating results, we have disclosed in this press release certain non-GAAP financial measures, including gross profit, operating income, net income, and adjusted EBITDA. These non-GAAP financial measures are a supplement to, and not a substitute for or superior to, the company's results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of the company's operating performance. Specifically, the company believes the non-GAAP information provides useful measures to investors regarding the company's financial performance by excluding certain expenses that the company believes are not indicative of its core operating results. For more information on non-GAAP financial measures, please see the reconciliations of such measures in the tables of this release.

Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect Spansion's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparison and analysis of trends in Spansion's business, as they exclude expenses that are not reflective of ongoing operating results and provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating Spansion's operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management. During the quarter ended September 28, 2014, the presentation of non-GAAP financial information included the addition of intangible amortization, equity compensation expense, inventory markup amortization, acquisition and integration related costs, litigation reserve, financing arrangements related costs, gain on recovery from impaired investments and others, to net income as they are either non-cash or non-recurring in nature. The amounts in the U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation below for litigation reserves include the impact of actual expense incurred and adjustments to the accrual for estimated defensive litigation costs for the next 4 quarters per Company policy. Actual expense incurred for defensive litigation was $8.1 million in Q3 2014 and $3.0 million in Q2 2014.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Gross Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit





($ in millions)

Q3 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2013


GAAP gross profit

$100.8

$92.8

$56.2


Add: Intangibles amortization

8.9

8.9

9.5


Add: Inventory mark-up amortization relating to Microcontroller and Analog business acquisition

0.6

1.1

27.1


Add: Equity compensation expense

1.6

1.4

1.4


Add: Revenue lost on Microcontroller and Analog business due to purchase accounting

-

-

1.5


Add: Acquisition related costs

-

0.3

0.2


Add: Restructuring and others

-

-

1.4


Non-GAAP Gross Profit

$112.0

$104.6

$97.3








Operating Loss to Non-GAAP Operating Income



($ in millions)

Q3 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2013


GAAP operating loss

$(2.9)

$(8.0)

$(43.0)


Add: Intangibles amortization

8.9

8.9

9.5


Add: Inventory mark-up amortization relating to Microcontroller and Analog business acquisition

0.6

1.1

27.1


Add: Equity compensation expense

9.5

7.1

7.0


Add: Revenue lost on Microcontroller and Analog business due to purchase accounting


-

1.5


Add: Acquisition and integration related costs

3.6

1.2

7.4


Add: Litigation reserve

5.1

11.7

8.0


Add: Restructuring and others

-

-

7.7


Non-GAAP Operating Income

$24.9

$22.1

$25.2




Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA

($ in millions)

Q3 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2013

GAAP net loss

$(10.8)

$(12.0)

$(36.9)

Add: Intangibles amortization

8.9

8.9

9.5

Add: Inventory mark-up amortization relating to Microcontroller and Analog business acquisition

0.6

1.1

27.1

Add: Equity compensation expense

9.5

7.1

7.0

Add: Financing arrangements related costs

-

-

8.0

Add: Accretion of interest on 2.0% Senior Exchangeable Notes

1.2

1.2

-

Add: Litigation reserve

5.1

11.7

8.0

Add: Acquisition and integration related costs, net of gain on acquisition

3.6

0.5

(5.8)

Add: Revenue lost on Microcontroller and Analog business due to purchase accounting

-

-

1.5

Less: Reserve reversal on final settlement of bankruptcy claims

-

(3.2)

-

Less: Gain on recovery from impaired investment

(0.7)

(0.5)

(9.6)

Add: Restructuring and others

0.6

0.7

7.7

Non-GAAP Net Income

$17.9

$15.6

$16.6

Add: Interest income and other, net

4.5

4.5

6.5

Add: Taxes

2.4

2.0

2.1

Add: Depreciation

14.6

14.0

12.8

Adjusted EBITDA

$39.5

$36.1

$38.0










Note:

Totals may not add precisely due to rounding.

 

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