For the first quarter of 2007, highlights include:
• Year-over-year product revenues up over 4 percent
• Year-over-year net income up approximately 34 percent
• Product revenue gross margins of approximately 40 percent
• Earnings per fully diluted share of $0.18
• Reduced our senior secured credit facility by $24 million to $175 million
• Reduced the interest rate of our senior secured credit facility by 50 basis points to 175 basis points over LIBOR and extended the maturity from 2009 to 2013
• Cash and cash equivalents at over $275 million
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Apr. 26, 2007 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN) today announced that total revenues in the first quarter of 2007 were $374.2 million, a decrease of approximately 7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2006. Total revenues during the first quarter included approximately $347.8 million of product revenues and approximately $26.4 million of manufacturing services revenues. During the first quarter of 2007, the company reported net income of $54.0 million, or $0.18 per share on a fully diluted basis. First quarter 2007 results include approximately $3.3 million associated with stock based compensation expense. During the fourth quarter of 2006, the company reported net income of $87.4 million, or $0.27 per share on a fully diluted basis. Fourth quarter 2006 results included approximately $3.0 million associated with stock based compensation expense and a gain of $10.2 million, or $0.03 per fully diluted share, from a favorable insurance settlement and idle real property sales.
On a mix-adjusted basis, average selling prices in the first quarter of 2007 were down approximately two percent from the fourth quarter of 2006. The company’s gross margin in the first quarter was 36.5 percent, a decrease of approximately 280 basis points as compared to the fourth quarter of 2006, primarily due to lower capacity utilization associated with manufacturing services and lower pricing, which we anticipated. Gross margins for product revenue were 39.9 percent during the first quarter of 2007 compared to 42.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2006.
EBITDA for the first quarter of 2007 was $83.6 million. EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $114.4 million and included the $10.2 million benefit from a favorable insurance settlement and idle real property sales. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the company’s net income and net cash provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP is set forth in the attached schedule.
“The first quarter of 2007 was a seasonally slower period for the semiconductor industry. Our consumer driven end-markets of Computing, Consumer Electronics and Wireless, in particular, experienced some headwinds as anticipated in the first quarter,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “Despite the weaker demand environment in the consumer driven end-markets during the first quarter of 2007, I am excited about how our overall business performed with product revenues at over $347 million and product revenue gross margins at approximately 40 percent. We believe the inventory correction that has taken place in the industry over the past two quarters is largely behind us and as we look into the second half, we are beginning to see our backlog fill in nicely. We continue to expect a strong second half of 2007.”
SECOND QUARTER 2007 OUTLOOK
“Based upon product booking trends, backlog levels, anticipated manufacturing services revenue and estimated turns levels, we anticipate that total revenues will be approximately $375 to $385 million in the second quarter of 2007,” Jackson said. “We also anticipate that approximately $25 million of our total revenues will come from manufacturing services revenue. While backlog levels at the beginning of the second quarter of 2007 were down slightly from backlog levels at the beginning of the first quarter of 2007, they still represent approximately 85 percent of our anticipated second quarter 2007 revenues. We expect that average selling prices for the second quarter of 2007 will be down approximately one to two percent sequentially. We expect our product gross margin in the second quarter to be approximately flat with the first quarter of 2007 and expect our manufacturing services gross margin to be similar to the first quarter of 2007. We currently expect our stock based compensation in accordance with FAS No. 123 (R) to be approximately $3 to $4 million in the second quarter of 2007.”
ON Semiconductor will hold a conference call for the financial community at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET) today to discuss the first quarter 2007 results and other related material information. The company will provide a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its website at https://www.onsemi.com. The webcast 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 through a telephone call by dialing (703) 639-1156. ON Semiconductor will provide a dial-in replay approximately one hour following the live broadcast that will continue through approximately May 3, 2007. The dial-in replay number is (703) 925-2533 and the access code is 1069982.
About ON Semiconductor
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