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Silicom Hits It Out Of The Ballpark With Best Quarter & Year On Record - Q4 Sales Of $16.7M Yield $0.49 EPS (Non-GAAP); 2012 Sales Of $48.7M Yield $1.52 EPS (non-GAAP)

Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC) (TASE:SILC), an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions, today reported its strongest-ever revenues, operating profit, net income and EPS (earnings per share) for both the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

Financial Results

Financial results for Q4 2012: In the fourth quarter of 2012, Silicom generated record revenues of $16.7 million, a 51% increase compared with $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. This represents 45% sequential growth compared with sales of $11.5 million in the third quarter of 2012.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the quarter increased 26% to a record $3.0 million, or $0.43 per diluted share ($0.44 per basic share), compared with $2.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted share ($0.35 per basic share), in the fourth quarter of 2011.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the quarter increased 37% to a record $3.4 million, or $0.49 per diluted and basic share, compared with $2.5 million, or $0.36 per diluted and basic share, for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Financial results for 2012: For the full year, Silicom’s revenues increased by 23% to a record $48.7 million from $39.6 million in 2011.

On a GAAP basis, the Company’s net income for the year increased by 20% to a record $9.9 million, or $1.42 per diluted and basic share, compared with $8.2 million, or $1.18 per diluted share ($1.20 per basic share) for 2011.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the period increased by 22% to a record $10.6 million, or $1.52 per diluted share ($1.53 per ordinary share), compared with $8.7 million, or $1.24 per diluted share ($1.26 per basic share) for 2011.

Cash Position: As of December 31, 2012, the Company’s cash, cash equivalents, bank deposits and marketable securities totalled $56.9 million, or $8.12 per outstanding share, up $2.1 million compared with the end of the third quarter, and up $7.7 million compared with the end of 2011.

Comments of Management

Commenting on the results, Shaike Orbach, President and CEO, said, “We are extremely excited to report our best quarter and year so far - blowout results that demonstrate the extraordinary fit between Silicom’s strategy and some of the Networking and Data Infrastructure industry’s strongest forces. Our success with the world’s most respected suppliers of appliance solutions to major cloud/Internet, virtualization and other players continues to increase demand for all of our products, bringing us new strategic customers as well as new, high-volume, long-term deals with existing customers. With no end in sight to the growth of this demand, and with continued strong loyalty from our 90+ OEM customers throughout the world, we believe we are positioned to continue growing strongly in the years ahead.”

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