ON Semiconductor's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

ON Semiconductor (ONNN)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 02, 2012 4:30 pm ET


Ken Rizvi - Vice President of M&A, Real Estate & Investor Relations and Treasurer

Donald A. Colvin - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of SCI LLC and Executive Vice President of SCI LLC

Keith D. Jackson - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Components Industries LLC and President of Semiconductor Components Industries LLC


John Pitzer - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Craig A. Ellis - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division

Parag Agarwal - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Jonathan Steven Smigie - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

James Schneider - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Ross Seymore - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Bin Jiang

Tristan Gerra - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Christopher Rolland - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Ramesh Misra - Brigantine Advisors

Kevin Cassidy - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Patrick Wang - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Aalok K. Shah - D.A. Davidson & Co., Research Division

Betsy Van Hees - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division

Mark Lipacis - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division



Good afternoon. My name is Dimitrios, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I like to welcome everyone to the First Quarter 2012 Financial Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Thank you. Mr. Rizvi, you may begin your conference.

Ken Rizvi

Thank you. Good afternoon, and thank you for joining ON Semiconductor Corporation's first quarter 2012 conference call. I'm joined today by Keith Jackson, our President and CEO; and Donald Colvin, our CFO. This call is being webcast on the Investor Relations section of our website at onsemi.com, and a replay will be available for approximately 30 days following this conference call, along with our earnings release for the first quarter of 2012. The script for today's call is posted on our website.

Our earnings release in this presentation includes certain non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable measures under GAAP are in our earnings release and posted separately on our website in the Investor Relations section.

In the upcoming quarter, we will be attending the Deutsche Bank Semiconductor Day on May 9, and the D.A. Davidson Technology Conference on May 30.

During the course of this conference call, we will make projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the company. The words believe, estimate, anticipate, intend, expect, plan or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We wish to caution that such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially. Important factors relating to our business, including factors that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, are described in our Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs and other filings with the SEC. Additional factors are described in our earnings release for the first quarter of 2012. Our estimates may change, and the company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors.

Now let's hear from Donald Colvin, who will provide an overview of the first quarter 2012 results. Donald?

Donald A. Colvin

Thanks, Ken, and thanks to everyone joining us today. ON Semiconductor Corporation today announced that total revenues in the first quarter of 2012 were approximately $744.4 million, a decrease of approximately 3% from the fourth quarter of 2011. During the first quarter of 2012, the company reported GAAP net income of $28.2 million or $0.06 per fully diluted share. The first quarter 2012 GAAP net income included net charges of $29.3 million or $0.06 per fully diluted share from special items, which are detailed in schedules included in our earnings press release.

GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin in the first quarter was 32.9%. First quarter 2012 non-GAAP net income was $57.5 million or $0.12 per share on a fully diluted basis.

We exited the first quarter of 2012 with cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of approximately $892.3 million. Subsequent to the quarter end, we redeemed our $96 million 0 coupon convertible notes at par.

At the end of the first quarter, total days sales outstanding were approximately 52 days, down approximately 2 days compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. ON Semiconductor's internal inventories were approximately flat on a dollar basis and, on a days basis, were approximately 116 days. Included in our total inventory is approximately $69 million of bridge inventory or approximately 13 days, primarily related to the consolidation of certain factories.

Distribution inventories were down sequentially approximately 14% on a dollar basis in the first quarter and were approximately 11 weeks exiting the quarter. On a dollar basis, distribution inventories exited the quarter at the lowest level since the third quarter of 2010.

Cash capital expenditures during the first quarter were approximately $50 million.

Now I would like to turn it over to Keith Jackson for additional comments on the business environment.

Keith D. Jackson

Thanks, Don. Now for an overview of our end markets. During the first quarter of 2012, our end market splits were as follows: The automotive end market represented approximately 26% of sales. The consumer electronics end market represented approximately 22% of sales. Industrial, military, aerospace and medical end markets represented approximately 20% of sales. Computing end market represented approximately 18% of sales. And the communications end market, which includes wireless and networking, represented approximately 14% of sales.

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