IXYS Corporation Announces Results For The December 2015 Quarter

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), an international power semiconductor and IC company, today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended December 31, 2015.

Net revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 were $75.1 million, a decrease of $6.2 million, or 7.6%, as compared to net revenues of $81.3 million in the December 2014 quarter. For the nine months ended December 31, 2015, IXYS reported net revenues of $237.4 million, a decrease of $18.4 million, or 7.2%, as compared to net revenues of $255.8 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

"With the slowdown in the Chinese economy and other regions, quarterly revenues declined. However, with our diversified product lines and geographic reach, we expect to weather this period and increase revenues going forward. Importantly, we had no significant customer attrition; rather, the scope of product purchasing was slower during the holiday period, as is common in our industry," commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, Chairman, CEO and Founder of IXYS. "We expect that our ongoing R&D investments and the successful design wins of our existing and new products will result in improved revenues and profitability for IXYS in future periods."

Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $2.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, a decrease of $4.3 million, as compared to net income of $6.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

Net income for the nine months ended December 31, 2015 was $8.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, a decrease of $7.4 million, as compared to net income of $15.9 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

The December 2015 quarter non-GAAP net income, which excludes the impact of charges for the amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock compensation, was $3.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

For the nine months ended December 31, 2015, non-GAAP net income, which excludes the impact of charges for the amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock compensation, was $14.3 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $22.1 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

Gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $24.0 million, or 32.0% of net revenues, as compared to a gross profit of $25.5 million, or 31.4% of net revenues, for the same quarter in the prior fiscal year. Our gross profit margin increased by 60 basis points this quarter over the comparable period in the prior fiscal year.

Gross profit for the nine months ended December 31, 2015 was $75.6 million, or 31.9% of net revenues, as compared to a gross profit of $76.7 million, or 30.0% of net revenues, for the same period in the prior fiscal year. This is an increase of 190 basis points in gross profit margin over the comparable period in the prior fiscal year.

"Despite the difficult market environment, we have been able to achieve gross profit margin expansion over the prior year's comparable quarter and nine month period. We also held the line on our operating expenses despite a substantial increase in our R&D spending, which will encourage future product sales," stated Mr. Uzi Sasson, President and CFO of IXYS.

Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, was $10.8 million for the December 2015 quarter and $30.9 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2015.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $154.2 million at December 31, 2015, as compared to $121.2 million at March 31, 2015. IXYS generated $5.7 million in cash from operations during the December 2015 quarter.

In the December 2015 quarter, IXYS declared a $0.04 per share dividend, which is the thirteenth consecutive quarter of dividends.

"Due to global market volatility customers continue to rely on short-lead time product deliveries, which limit our visibility of buying patterns. We are constantly working with customers to increase their inventory and expect that our sales and marketing efforts will bear fruit in the coming quarters. Therefore, we expect revenues in the March 2016 quarter to be modestly higher when compared to those of the December 2015 quarter," said Mr. Sasson.

Non-GAAP Information

Included above and within the attached schedules are certain non-GAAP financial figures. During the quarter ended December 31, 2015, the company incurred charges, including those associated with amortization of intangible assets and stock compensation. Adjusting the net income in the December 31, 2015 quarter to exclude the impact of amortization of intangible assets and stock compensation expenses, net of applicable tax at the effective tax rate for the respective periods, results in a financial presentation for the company without the effect of these charges. Similarly, adjusted EBITDA for the December 31, 2015 quarter reflects the exclusion of depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expenses, as well as interest and taxes, and may serve as an indication of the company's ability to service its debt. Management believes non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share and adjusted EBITDA are useful measures of operating performance. However, the non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, net income and net income per share or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

These non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Other companies in our industry may calculate non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share and adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding in Silicon Valley, IXYS Corporation has been developing technology-driven products to improve energy conversion efficiency, generate clean energy, improve automation, and provide advanced products for the transportation, medical and telecommunications industries. IXYS, with its subsidiaries, is a worldwide pioneer in the development of power semiconductors, solid state relays, high voltage integrated circuits (HVIC), and microcontrollers that are necessary in conserving energy and in reducing the world's dependence on fossil fuels.

Diminishing natural resources, demand for renewable energy and environmental directives for energy efficiency represent a significant challenge. IXYS' power semiconductors and mixed-signal integrated circuits (IC) play a vital role in reducing energy costs and consumption by optimizing the energy efficiency of everyday products. With an end customer base of over 3,500 telecommunications, transportation, industrial, medical and consumer companies, IXYS is a worldwide recognized provider of advanced semiconductors.

Additional information may be obtained by visiting IXYS' website at http://www.ixys.com, or by contacting the company directly.

Safe Harbor Statement

The foregoing press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to future revenues and profitability, R&D investments, design wins, new products, customer buying patterns, sales and marketing efforts and our revenues in the March 2016 quarter. Actual results may vary materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, due to changes in customer delivery schedules, the cancellation of orders, an unanticipated decline in our business, increased competition, cash flow difficulties, unanticipated technological hurdles, manufacturing challenges and capacity limitations, adverse changes in customer demand, declining economic conditions or increasing product costs, among other things. Further information on other factors that could affect IXYS is detailed and included in reports that IXYS has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2015. IXYS undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.
 
IXYS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
            December 31,   March 31,
  2015     2015  
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 154,238 $ 121,164
Restricted cash 722 266
Accounts receivable, net 36,180 41,042
Inventories, net 89,664 82,005
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,876     3,413  
Total current assets 284,680 247,890
Property, plant and equipment, net 42,194 42,545
Other assets 64,612 51,463
Deferred income taxes   29,750     31,957  
 
Total assets $ 421,236   $ 373,855  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Current portion of capitalized lease obligations $ 19 $ 464
Current portion of notes payable to bank 2,725 45,790
Accounts payable 15,157 12,675
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   22,142     19,865  
Total current liabilities 40,043 78,794
Notes payable, net of current portion 91,777 10,528
Pension liabilities   16,394     17,232  
Total liabilities   148,214     106,554  
 
Common stock 382 381
Additional paid-in capital 153,211 152,874
Retained earnings 142,044 137,134
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)   (22,615 )   (23,088 )
Stockholders' equity   273,022     267,301  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 421,236   $ 373,855  
 

                 
IXYS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2015       2014     2015       2014
 
Net revenues $ 75,133 $ 81,326 $ 237,437 $ 255,841
Cost of goods sold   51,104       55,811     161,794       179,156
Gross profit   24,029       25,515     75,643       76,685
 
Operating expenses:
Research, development and engineering 7,280 6,289 22,767 20,487
Selling, general and administrative 9,158 10,191 29,595 31,668
Amortization of intangibles   1,329       1,419     4,282       4,545
Total operating expenses   17,767       17,899     56,644       56,700
Operating income 6,262 7,616 18,999 19,985
Other (expense) income, net   (88 )     (227 )   (2,400 )     1,510
Income before income tax provision 6,174 7,389 16,599 21,495
Provision for income tax   3,888       767     8,055       5,551
Net income $ 2,286     $ 6,622   $ 8,544     $ 15,944
 
Net income per share - basic $ 0.07     $ 0.21   $ 0.27     $ 0.51
 
Weighted average shares used in per share calculation - basic   31,487       31,585     31,626       31,488
 
Net income per share - diluted $ 0.07     $ 0.21   $ 0.26     $ 0.50
 
Weighted average shares used in per share calculation - diluted   32,343       32,231     32,483       32,173
 

 
Reconciliation of net income to Non-GAAP net income (in thousands, unaudited):
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2015     2014   2015     2014
 
Net income $ 2,286 $ 6,622 $ 8,544 $ 15,944
 
Amortization of intangible assets 1,329 1,419 4,282 4,545
Stock compensation expense   310   671   1,429   1,578
Non-GAAP net income $ 3,925 $ 8,712 $ 14,255 $ 22,067
 
 
Reconciliation of net income per share, diluted to Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted (unaudited):
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2015     2014   2015     2014
 
Net income per share, diluted $ 0.07 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.50
 
Amortization of intangible assets 0.04 0.04 0.13 0.14
Stock compensation expense   0.01   0.02   0.04   0.05
Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted $ 0.12 $ 0.27 $ 0.43 $ 0.69
 
Weighted average shares used in per share calculation, diluted   32,343   32,231   32,483   32,173
 

     
Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands, unaudited)
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Net income $ 2,286 $ 6,622 $ 8,544 $ 15,944
 
Add:
Income tax expense 3,888 767 8,055 5,551
Interest expense 432 392 1,030 1,124
Depreciation and amortization 3,333 4,083 10,478 13,231
Stock compensation expense   838   749   2,777   2,127
Adjusted EBITDA $ 10,777 $ 12,613 $ 30,884 $ 37,977
 

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