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Silicon Labs Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2014. Revenue in the second quarter exceeded the top end of guidance and established a new record at $154.9 million, which included $5.0 million of patent sale revenue, up from $145.7 million as reported in the first quarter.

Financial Highlights

On a GAAP basis:

  • Gross margin was 63.7 percent
  • R&D expenses were $41.8 million
  • SG&A expenses were $36.0 million
  • Operating income as a percentage of revenue was 13.4 percent
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.32

On a non-GAAP basis (results exclude the impact of stock compensation, amortization from acquired intangible assets and certain other items as set forth in the reconciliation tables below):

  • Gross margin was 64.1 percent
  • R&D expenses were $34.4 million
  • SG&A expenses were $31.3 million
  • Operating income was 21.6 percent
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.58

Business Highlights

  • Broad-based revenue established a new record at $79.7 million, up 10 percent sequentially.
  • Broadcast revenue was $50.5 million for the quarter, which included $5.0 million from a patent sale. The patent sale revenue resulted from the acceleration of a royalty arrangement and was not forecasted.
  • Access revenue also exceeded expectations at $24.7 million.

Product Highlights

  • Introduced a new family of ultra-low-power capacitive sensing MCUs, the C8051F97x MCU family, offering fast and accurate capacitive touch control technology backed by Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio® development ecosystem.
  • Launched a new 32-bit hardware and firmware development kit that simplifies the process of developing “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” (MFi) accessories and accelerates time to market for MFi accessory developers.
  • Announced a comprehensive Wireless M-Bus software solution that simplifies the process of adding wireless connectivity to smart metering systems while enabling extended battery life.
  • Joined other industry leaders to form the Thread Group, leading the development of the next generation of IP-based wireless mesh networking for the Connected Home.
  • Won an EDN China Innovation Award in the category of “Innovation Excellence: Leading Technologies” for the EFM32™ Gecko family.

Business Outlook

The company expects revenue in the third quarter to be in the range of $153 million to $157 million and expects to establish another record in its Broad-based products. Third quarter diluted earnings per share are expected to be between $0.18 and $0.24 on a GAAP basis and between $0.45 and $0.51 on a non-GAAP basis.

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