PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct 31, 2020 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) today announced that 2020 third quarter revenue was $1,317.3 million, down approximately 5 percent compared to 2019 third quarter revenue. 2020 third quarter revenue was up approximately 9 percent as compared to 2020 second quarter revenue.
"We delivered strong third quarter results, driven by broad-based macroeconomic recovery and robust demand for our products. Our margins in the third quarter expanded significantly quarter over quarter due to normalization of our operations following the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and growth in our revenue. Gross margin expansion is the key strategic priority for the company, and we are making strong progress in optimizing our manufacturing footprint and qualifying our 300mm manufacturing processes," said Keith Jackson, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor. "Fundamentals of our business remain strong with accelerating momentum in automotive, industrial, and cloud-power end-markets and strong operating leverage from revenue growth.
"We expect to see above seasonal demand trends across most end-markets in the near term, as global business activity continues to normalize.”
FOURTH QUARTER 2020 OUTLOOK
Based on product booking trends, backlog levels, and estimated turns levels, the Company anticipates 2020 fourth quarter revenue to be approximately $1,300 million to $1,400 million.
GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2020 is expected to be between 32.9 percent and 34.9 percent.
The 2020 fourth quarter outlook also includes anticipated stock-based compensation expense of approximately $16 million to $18 million. Net cash paid for income taxes is expected to be $22 million to $28 million.
The following table outlines ON Semiconductor's projected fourth quarter of 2020 GAAP and non-GAAP outlook.
ON Semiconductor will host a conference call for the financial community at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on November 2, 2020 to discuss this announcement and ON Semiconductor’s 2020 third quarter results. The Company will also provide a real-time audio webcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its website at http://www.onsemi.com. The webcast replay will be available at this site approximately one hour following the live broadcast and will continue to be available for approximately 30 days following the conference call. Investors and interested parties can also access the conference call via telephone by dialing (877) 356-3762 (U.S./Canada) or (262) 558-6155 (International). In order to join this conference call, you will be required to provide the Conference ID Number, which is 2377135.
* Convertible Notes, Non-cash Interest Expense is calculated pursuant to FASB's Accounting Standards Codification Topic 470: Debt.
** Diluted shares outstanding can vary as a result of, among other things, the actual exercise of options or vesting of restricted stock units, the incremental dilutive shares from the Company's convertible senior subordinated notes, and the repurchase or the issuance of stock or convertible notes or the sale of treasury shares. In periods in which the quarterly average stock price per share exceeds $18.50, the non-GAAP diluted share count and non-GAAP net income per share include the impact of the Company’s hedge transactions issued concurrently with our 1.00% convertible notes. As such, at an average stock price per share between $18.50 and $25.96, the hedging activity offsets the potentially dilutive effect of the 1.00% convertible notes. In periods when the quarterly average stock price per share exceeds $20.72, the non-GAAP diluted share count and non-GAAP net income per share include the anti-dilutive impact of the Company’s hedge transactions issued concurrently with the 1.625% convertible notes. At an average stock price per share between $20.72 and $30.70, the hedging activity offsets the potentially dilutive effect of the 1.625% convertible notes. Both GAAP and non-GAAP diluted share counts are based on the Company’s stock price as of October 2, 2020.
*** Special items may include: amortization of acquisition-related intangibles; expensing of appraised inventory fair market value step-up; purchased in-process research and development expenses; restructuring, asset impairments and other, net; goodwill impairment charges; gains and losses on debt prepayment; non-cash interest expense; actuarial (gains) losses on pension plans and other pension benefits; and certain other special items, as necessary. These special items are out of our control and could change significantly from period to period. As a result, we are not able to reasonably estimate and separately present the individual impact or probable significance of these special items, and we are similarly unable to provide a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures. The reconciliation that is unavailable would include a forward-looking income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows in accordance with GAAP. For this reason, we use a projected range of the aggregate amount of special items in order to calculate our projected non-GAAP operating expense outlook.
**** We believe these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to investors. We use these measures, together with GAAP measures, for internal managerial purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. However, we do not, and you should not, rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. We believe that non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when taken together with GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures that we also provide in our releases, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures, even if they have similar names.
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