NXP Semiconductors Reports First Quarter 2017 Results


  1. Due to the Freescale Semiconductor (“Freescale”) Merger, NXP has included previously reported Freescale product group revenue into its various existing High Performance Mixed Signal (HPMS) and Standard Products (STDP) segments. As of the fourth quarter 2015, the NXP HPMS business lines include the following (1) Automotive, which includes revenue from Freescale’s Automotive MCU and Analog & Sensor product groups; (2) Secure Connected Devices, which includes revenue from Freescale’s Microcontroller product group; and (3) Secure Interface & Infrastructure, previously known as Secure Interface & Power which includes revenue from Freescale’s Digital Networking and RF product groups.  Additionally, certain portions of Freescale’s Analog & Sensor product group and Other revenue is apportioned to various NXP business lines consistent with NXP’s prior product and revenue classification approach, this included product-functionality alignment as well as intellectual property (IP) sales and licensing revenue.

Guidance and Conference Call

As previously announced, NXP will not hold an earnings call nor provide forward guidance for the second quarter of 2017 due to the pending acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In managing NXP's business on a consolidated basis, management develops an annual operating plan, which is approved by our Board of Directors, using non-GAAP financial measures. In measuring performance against this plan, management considers the actual or potential impacts on these non-GAAP financial measures from actions taken to reduce costs with the goal of increasing our gross margin and operating margin and when assessing appropriate levels of research and development efforts. In addition, management relies upon these non-GAAP financial measures when making decisions about product spending, administrative budgets, and other operating expenses. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when coupled with the GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of the Company’s results of operations and the factors and trends affecting NXP’s business. We believe that they enable investors to perform additional comparisons of our operating results, to assess our liquidity and capital position and to analyze financial performance excluding the effect of expenses unrelated to operations, certain non-cash expenses and share-based compensation expense, which may obscure trends in NXP's underlying performance.  This information also enables investors to compare financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management. 

These non-GAAP financial measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of these and other similar items in NXP’s non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.  Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are provided in the financial statements portion of this release in a schedule entitled “Financial Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results (unaudited).” Please refer to the NXP Historic Financial Model file found on the Financial Information page of the Investor Relations section of our website at www.nxp.com/investor for additional information related to our rationale for using these non-GAAP financial measures, as well as the impact of these measures on the presentation of NXP's operations. 

In addition to providing financial information on a basis consistent with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), NXP also provides the following selected financial measures on a non-GAAP basis: (i) Gross profit, (ii) Gross margin, (iii) Research and development, (iv) Selling, general and administrative, (v) Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, (vi) Other income, (vii) Operating income (loss), (viii) Operating margin, (ix) Financial Income (expense), (x) EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and trailing 12 month adjusted EBITDA, and (xi) non-GAAP free cash flow and free cash flow as a percent of Revenue. The non-GAAP information excludes the amortization of acquisition related intangible assets, the purchase accounting effect on inventory and property, plant and equipment, merger related costs (including integration costs), certain items related to divestitures, share-based compensation expense, restructuring and asset impairment charges, non-cash interest expense on convertible notes, extinguishment of debt, changes in the fair value of the warrant liability prior to January 1, 2016 and foreign exchange gains and losses.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This document includes forward-looking statements which include statements regarding NXP’s business strategy, financial condition, results of operations, and market data, as well as any other statements which are not historical facts.  By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected.  These factors, risks and uncertainties include the following: market demand and semiconductor industry conditions; the ability to successfully introduce new technologies and products; the end-market demand for the goods into which NXP’s products are incorporated; the ability to generate sufficient cash, raise sufficient capital or refinance corporate debt at or before maturity; the ability to meet the combination of corporate debt service, research and development and capital investment requirements; the ability to accurately estimate demand and match manufacturing production capacity accordingly or obtain supplies from third-party producers; the access to production capacity from third-party outsourcing partners; any events that might affect third-party business partners or NXP’s relationship with them;  the ability to secure adequate and timely supply of equipment and materials from suppliers; the ability to avoid operational problems and product defects and, if such issues were to arise, to correct them quickly; the ability to form strategic partnerships and joint ventures and to successfully cooperate with alliance partners; the ability to win competitive bid selection processes to develop products for use in customers’ equipment and products; the ability to successfully establish a brand identity; the ability to successfully hire and retain key management and senior product architects, our ability to complete merger and acquisition related activity including the divestiture of our Standard Products business and risks and uncertainties associated with the pending offer by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, to purchase all of NXP’s outstanding common shares; and, the ability to maintain good relationships with our suppliers.  In addition, this document contains information concerning the semiconductor industry and NXP’s business segments generally, which is forward-looking in nature and is based on a variety of assumptions regarding the ways in which the semiconductor industry, NXP’s market segments and product areas may develop.  NXP has based these assumptions on information currently available, if any one or more of these assumptions turn out to be incorrect, actual market results may differ from those predicted.  While NXP does not know, what impact any such differences may have on its business, if there are such differences, its future results of operations and its financial condition could be materially adversely affected.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak to results only as of the date the statements were made.  Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by the United States federal securities laws, NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise.  For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in our SEC filings. Copies of our SEC filings are available on our Investor Relations website, www.nxp.com/investor or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov

NXP Semiconductors  
Table 1: Condensed consolidated statement of operations (unaudited)
($ in millions except share data)   Three Months Ended  
    April 2, 2017   December 31, 2016   April 3, 2016  
Revenue   $     2,211     $     2,440     $     2,224    
Cost of revenue     (1,132 )     (1,251 )     (1,627 )  
Gross profit       1,079         1,189         597    
Research and development     (367 )     (362 )     (403 )  
Selling, general and administrative     (266 )     (292 )     (296 )  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets     (365 )     (363 )     (367 )  
Total operating expenses       (998 )       (1,017 )       (1,066 )  
Other income (expense)     1,598       1       (2 )  
Operating income (loss)       1,679         173         (471 )  
Financial income (expense):              
Extinguishment of debt     (41 )     -       (3 )  
Other financial income (expense)     (95 )     (96 )     (113 )  
Income (loss) before taxes       1,543         77         (587 )  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes     (230 )     456   1)   199    
Results relating to equity-accounted investees     5       4       1    
Net income (loss)     1,318       537       (387 )  
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests     13       17       11    
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders       1,305         520         (398 )  
Earnings per share data:                
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to stockholders in $:          
Basic   $ 3.88     $ 1.55     $ (1.16 )  
Diluted   $ 3.79     $ 1.51     $ (1.16 )  
Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period (in thousands):      
Basic     336,396       334,768       341,830    
Diluted     344,011       343,546       341,830    
1) On March 3, 2017 NXP filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Regarding the recognition of tax benefits related to its financial statements as of December 31, 2016, NXP is required to consider all available evidence, including events that occur after December 31, 2016 but prior to the issuance of the financial statements. Due to the completion of the Standard Products divestment on February 6, 2017, NXP concluded that a substantial tax benefit should be recognized as of December 31, 2016, as the Standard Products divestiture provided an objectively verifiable source of income against which tax losses can be utilized. The full-year 2016 results presented in the Annual Report on Form 20-F update the financial results previously reported on February 2, 2017 for the subsequent divestment of the Standard Products business and the recognition of the tax benefit.  

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