ADJUSTED NET INCOME (Non-GAAP)
This measure consists of generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) net income attributable to common stockholders (“net income”), which is then adjusted solely for the purpose of adjusting for retention costs, amortization of acquisition related intangible assets, inventory valuations, acquisition costs and tax payments related to tax audit, as discussed below. Excluding retention costs, inventory valuations, acquisition costs and tax payments related to tax audit provides investors with a better depiction of the Company’s operating results and provides a more informed baseline for modeling future earnings expectations. Excluding the amortization of acquisition related intangible assets allows for comparison of the Company’s current and historic operating performance. The Company excludes the above listed items to evaluate the Company’s operating performance, to develop budgets, to determine incentive compensation awards and to manage cash expenditures. Presentation of the above non-GAAP measures allows investors to review the Company’s results of operations from the same viewpoint as the Company’s management and Board of Directors. The Company has historically provided similar non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors an enhanced understanding of its operations, facilitate investors’ analyses and comparisons of its current and past results of operations and provide insight into the prospects of its future performance. The Company also believes the non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they provide additional information that research analysts use to evaluate semiconductor companies. This non-GAAP measure should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results and may differ from measures used by other companies. For example, we do not adjust for any amounts attributable to noncontrolling interest except for one-time non-cash items outside the course of ordinary business, such as impairment of goodwill. The Company recommends a review of net income on both a GAAP basis and non-GAAP basis be performed to get a comprehensive view of the Company’s results. The Company provides a reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income.
Detail of non-GAAP adjustments:
Retention costs – The Company excluded costs accrued within operating expenses in regard to the $5 million employee retention plan in connection with the BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited (“BCD”) acquisition. The retention payments are payable at the 12, 18 and 24 month anniversaries of the acquisition with the majority of the expense occurring in the first 12 months. Although these retention costs will be recurring every quarter until the final retention payment has been made, they are not part of the employees’ normal annual salaries and therefore are being excluded. The Company believes the exclusion of retention costs related to the BCD acquisition provides investors with a more accurate reflection of costs likely to be incurred in the absence of an unusual event such as an acquisition and facilitates comparisons with the results of other periods that may not reflect such costs.
Amortization of acquisition related intangible assets – The Company excluded the amortization of its acquisition related intangible assets including developed technologies and customer relationships. The fair value of the acquisition related intangible assets, which was recognized through acquisition accounting, is amortized using straight-line methods which approximate the proportion of future cash flows estimated to be generated each period over the estimated useful lives of the applicable assets. The Company believes the exclusion of the amortization expense of acquisition related assets is appropriate as a significant portion of the purchase price for its acquisitions was allocated to the intangible assets that have short lives and exclusion of the amortization expense allows comparisons of operating results that are consistent over time for both the Company’s newly acquired and long-held businesses. In addition, the Company excluded the amortization expense as there is significant variability and unpredictability among companies with respect to this expense.
Inventory valuations – The Company excluded cost incurred for inventory valuations. The Company adjusted the inventory acquired from the BCD acquisition to account for the reasonable profit allowance for the selling effort on finished goods inventory and the reasonable profit allowance for the completing and selling effort on the work–in-progress inventory. This non-cash adjustment to inventory is not recurring in nature, however it could be recurring to the extent there are additional acquisitions. The Company believes the exclusion of the BCD inventory valuation provides investors with a more accurate reflection of costs likely to be incurred in the absence of an usual event such as an acquisition and facilitates comparisons with the results of other periods that may not reflect such costs.
Acquisition costs – The
Company excluded costs associated with acquiring BCD, which consisted of
advisory, legal and other professional and consulting fees. These costs
were expensed in the first quarter of 2013 when the costs were incurred
and services were received, and in which the corresponding tax
adjustments were made for the non-deductible portions of these expenses.
The Company believes the exclusion of the acquisition related costs
provides investors with a more accurate reflection of costs likely to be
incurred in the absence of an usual event such as an acquisition and
facilitates comparisons with the results of other periods that may not
reflect such costs.