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Cypress Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Last Updated: July 28, 2016



  • Second quarter GAAP revenue and margin were $450.1 million and 35.3% respectively
  • Second quarter non-GAAP revenue and margin were $456.4 million and 37.8% respectively, in line with guidance
  • $165.5 million in realized annualized synergies from the Spansion merger, remaining ahead of our plan
  • Dividend payment of $34.3 million ($0.11 per share, equal to a 4.1% annualized yield as of July 1, 2016)
  • Completed acquisition of Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Business on July 5, 2016


SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2016—Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) today announced its second quarter 2016 results.

Revenue and earnings for the quarter are given below, compared with those of the prior quarter:


(In thousands, except per-share data)

1.     GAAP results reflect a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $488.5 million related to the Programmable Systems Division, as described in “Business Review,” below.

2.     See “Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

3.     Margin reflects revenue less cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue.

4.     Pre-tax operating margin reflects revenue less cost of revenue and operating costs as a percentage of revenue.


“Second quarter non-GAAP revenue, margin and EPS were in line with guidance,” said Thad Trent, Cypress’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Office of the CEO. “The acquisition of Broadcom’s wireless IoT business marks another key milestone in Cypress’s evolution and underscores our strategy to invest in high-growth markets. In the third quarter, we expect more than half our revenue will come from markets growing faster than the overall semiconductor industry.  

“The expansion of Cypress’s leadership position in embedded systems will accelerate our progress towards our target financial model,” Trent said. “Best-in-class wireless technology from Broadcom—combined with our standard and programmable microcontrollers, analog ICs and USB connectivity solutions—provides Cypress with a stake in some of the most exciting innovations in the automotive, industrial and IoT markets.”



+ Our GAAP and non-GAAP consolidated margins for the second quarter of 2016 were 35.3% and 37.8% respectively. Margins were higher as compared to the first quarter of 2016 owing to higher revenue and our margin-enhancing initiatives. Excluding our Emerging Technologies Division (ETD), our core semiconductor non-GAAP margin was 38.1%, up from 37.0% in the first quarter. Fab utilization was 53% in the second quarter, consistent with the previous quarter and our lean inventory initiative. We expect utilization to increase through the fourth quarter of 2016 as we ramp production levels to meet customer demand.  

+ Inventory at the end of the second quarter was $220.9 million, down 2.2% from the first quarter and down 26.6% from the second quarter of 2015. This year-over-year inventory reduction is the intended benefit of our lean inventory initiative.

+ Our GAAP results included a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $488.5 million related to our Programmable Systems Division. This charge had a $1.56 per share adverse impact on our GAAP results. The goodwill impairment charge resulted from a combination of factors, including decreases in our forecasted operating results when compared with the expectations of the Programmable Systems Division at the time of the merger, primarily in consumer markets as we increased our focus on the automotive and industrial segments. This non-cash charge has no direct effect on our current cash balance or operating cash flows. Our current long-term outlook for revenue and earnings for the company remains unchanged as we continue to position the company in high-growth markets such as automotive, industrial and IoT.

+ Cypress announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share, payable to holders of record of the company’s common stock as of the close of business on June 30, 2016. This dividend was paid on July 21, 2016.



(In thousands, except percentages)


1.     PSD, Programmable Systems Division; DCD, Data Communications Division; MPD, Memory Products Division.

2.     ETD, Emerging Technologies Division includes businesses outside our core semiconductor businesses named in Footnote 1. ETD includes subsidiaries AgigA Tech Inc., Deca Technologies Inc., and our Foundry Business Unit.

3.     Our GAAP revenue for the first and second quarters of 2016 excludes $6.25 million of non-GAAP licensing revenue in MPD, APAC region and direct channel.

4.     Prior quarter numbers have been revised to conform to current period presentation.

5.     See “Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.



For the third quarter of 2016, Cypress estimates non-GAAP financial results as follows: revenue in the range of $510 million to $540 million1, margin of 41%2, and diluted EPS in the range of $0.12 to $0.162. Third quarter non-GAAP financial outlook reflects the acquisition of Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Business.

The timing and amount of certain material items such as restructuring charges, asset impairments, changes in value of deferred compensation assets and liabilities and share-based compensation expense that are needed to estimate GAAP financial measures are either inherently unpredictable or outside the control of the Company. Accordingly, Cypress cannot provide a quantitative reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures included as part of the third quarter 2016 financial outlook to the most directly comparable GAAP measure without unreasonable effort. However, Cypress has qualitatively described below, under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” the anticipated differences between the non-GAAP financial measures and the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Reconciling items to GAAP measures that we are able to estimate at this point in time have been provided below in footnotes 1 and 2.

1. Estimated non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter of 2016 will include $6.25 million of non-GAAP licensing revenue.

2. These estimates exclude anticipated amortization of intangibles of approximately $36 million and anticipated depreciation and amortization related to accounting for the Spansion merger of approximately $28 million.



Cypress will host a conference call on July 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to discuss its second quarter 2016 results and provide an outlook for the third quarter of 2016.

All interested parties may dial 517-623-4671 and enter the passcode “Cypress” to listen to the quarterly conference call. The event will be broadcast over the Internet and may be accessed through Cypress’s website at The archived presentation will be available for two weeks immediately following the event.



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Founded in 1982, Cypress is the leader in advanced embedded system solutions for the world’s most innovative automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress’s programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable, high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products and get them to market first. Cypress is committed to providing customers with the best support and engineering resources on the planet enabling innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers to disrupt markets and create new product categories in record time. To learn more, go to



To supplement its condensed consolidated unaudited financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Cypress uses non-GAAP financial measures listed below, which are adjusted from the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to exclude certain items, as described in detail below.

  • Revenue;
  • Margin;
  • Research and development expenses;
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses;
  • Provision (benefit) for income taxes;
  • Operating income (loss);
  • Net income (loss); and
  • Diluted earnings (loss) per share.

Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional and useful way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed in conjunction with Cypress's GAAP results, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the various factors and trends affecting the Company's business and operations.

The Company presents non-GAAP financial measures because management uses these measures to analyze and assess the Company's financial results and to manage the business.

There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures including those discussed below. Moreover, the Company’s non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently than non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures supplement, and should be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures.

As presented in the "Non-GAAP Results" tables in this press release, each of the non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items:

Acquisition-related charges: Acquisition-related charges are not factored into management's evaluation of potential acquisitions or Cypress's performance after completion of acquisitions, because they are not related to the Company's core operating performance. However, a limitation of non-GAAP measures that exclude acquisition-related charges is that these charges may represent payments that reduce the cash available to the Company for other purposes.  Acquisition-related expenses primarily include:

  • Amortization of purchased intangibles, including purchased technology, patents, customer relationships, trademarks, backlog and non-compete agreements;
  • Amortization of step-up in value of inventory recorded as part of purchase price accounting; and
  • One-time charges associated with completing an acquisition including items such as contract termination costs, severance and other acquisition-related restructuring costs; costs incurred in connection with integration activities, and legal and accounting costs.

Share-based compensation expense: Share-based compensation expense relates primarily to employee stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units and the employee stock purchase plan. Share-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense that is affected by changes in market factors including the price of Cypress’s common shares, which are not within the control of management. In addition, the valuation of share-based compensation is subjective, and the expense recognized by Cypress may be significantly different than the expense recognized by other companies for similar equity awards, which makes it difficult to assess Cypress’s results compared to its competitors. Accordingly, management excludes this item from its internal operating forecasts and models. However, a limitation of non-GAAP measures that exclude share-based compensation expense is that they do not reflect the full costs of compensating employees.

Other adjustments: These items are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not related to the core operating activities and ongoing operating performance of Cypress. Excluding these items, which can vary significantly from quarter to quarter, allows management to better compare Cypress’s period-over-period performance. However, limitations of non-GAAP measures include that these adjustments are often subjective and may not be comparable to similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Other adjustments primarily include:

  • Revenue from an intellectual property license,
  • Changes in value of deferred compensation plan assets and liabilities,
  • Investment-related gains or losses, including equity method investments,
  • Restructuring and related costs,
  • Debt issuance costs, including imputed interest related to the equity component of convertible debt,
  • Asset impairments,
  • Tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments,
  • Certain other expenses and benefits, and
  • Diluted weighted average shares non-GAAP adjustment – for purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, the GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding is adjusted to exclude the benefits of share-based compensation expense attributable to future services not yet recognized in the financial statements that are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.



Statements herein that are not historical facts and that refer to Cypress or its subsidiaries’ plans and expectations for the future are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may use words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “future,” “continue” or other wording indicating future results or expectations to identify such forward-looking statements that include, but are not limited to: statements related to our estimated non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP EPS, net interest expense, tax expense, capital expenditures and depreciation for the third quarter of fiscal 2016; the expected benefits of our acquisition of Broadcom’s wireless IoT business, including revenue growth and margin improvement; sources of revenue for the third quarter; the expected impact of our lean inventory initiative on fab utilization, inventory levels, cash flow, pricing and profitability; estimates of certain GAAP to non-GAAP reconciling items for the third quarter; the demand environment for semiconductors; the expected impact of our margin improvement plan; the impact of seasonality on revenue; the CEO transition; cross-selling opportunities in the automotive business; our ability to meet our targeted range of inventory; the expected synergies related to our merger with Spansion; expected uses of cash flow, including to pay dividends; and plans to reduce excess inventory. Such statements reflect our current expectations, which are based on information and data available to our management as of the date of this press release. Our actual results may differ materially due to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: global economic and market conditions; business conditions and growth trends in the semiconductor market; our ability to compete effectively; the volatility in supply and demand conditions for our products, including but not limited to the impact of seasonality on supply and demand; our ability to develop, introduce and sell new products and technologies; potential problems relating to our manufacturing activities; the impact of acquisitions, including but not limited to the continuing integration of Spansion and the recent acquisition of Broadcom’s wireless IoT business; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; and other risks described in "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statements.

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.



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