For the second quarter of 2007, highlights include:
• Product revenue gross margins up approximately 160bps to 41.5 percent
• Earnings per fully diluted share of $0.21
• EBITDA up over 12 percent sequentially to $93.9 million
• Repurchased approximately $55 million of common stock
• Cash and cash equivalents at over $255 million
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jul. 31, 2007 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN) today announced that total revenues in the second quarter of 2007 were $381.2 million, an increase of approximately 2 percent from the first quarter of 2007. Total revenues during the second quarter included approximately $355.8 million of product revenues and approximately $25.4 million of manufacturing services revenues. During the second quarter of 2007, the company reported net income of $63.3 million, or $0.21 per share on a fully diluted basis. Second quarter 2007 results include approximately $3.5 million associated with stock-based compensation expense. 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 included approximately $3.3 million associated with stock-based compensation expense.
On a mix-adjusted basis, average selling prices in the second quarter of 2007 were down approximately two to three percent from the first quarter of 2007. The company’s total gross margin in the second quarter was 38.3 percent, an increase of approximately 180 basis points as compared to the first quarter of 2007, primarily due to the sale of obsolete leaded parts which helped margins by approximately 100 basis points and improved product mix. Gross margins for product revenue were 41.5 percent, or an increase of approximately 160 basis points, during the second quarter of 2007 compared to 39.9 percent during the first quarter of 2007.
EBITDA for the second quarter of 2007 was $93.9 million. EBITDA for the first quarter of 2007 was $83.6 million. 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 second quarter of 2007 marks the tenth consecutive quarter of profitability for ON Semiconductor,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “As our ongoing cash generating capabilities have improved over the last few years, we continue pursuing shareholder friendly actions. In the second quarter of 2007, we used cash on hand to repurchase approximately $55 million of our common stock. On the business front, we continue to be positive about our prospects for the second half of 2007. Our beginning product backlog for the third quarter is up sequentially by over 10 percent driven by new product wins and product ramps in the Computing, Consumer Electronics and Wireless end-markets. These three end-markets also typically have stronger seasonal demand in the second half of the year driven by “back-to-school” and holiday platform builds.”
THIRD QUARTER 2007 OUTLOOK
“Based upon product booking trends, backlog levels and estimated turns levels, we anticipate that product revenues will be approximately $370 to $380 million in the third quarter of 2007,” Jackson said. “In addition, we anticipate approximately $23 million of manufacturing services revenue during the third quarter. Backlog levels at the beginning of the third quarter of 2007 were up from backlog levels at the beginning of the second quarter of 2007 and represent over 90 percent of our anticipated third quarter 2007 revenues. We expect that average selling prices for the third quarter of 2007 will be down approximately two percent sequentially. We expect our product gross margin and our total gross margin in the third quarter of 2007 to be approximately flat with the second quarter of 2007. We currently expect our stock-based compensation expense in accordance with FAS No. 123 (R) to be approximately $4 million in the third quarter of 2007.”
ON Semiconductor will hold a conference call for the financial community at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time (ET) today to discuss the second 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) 639-1369. ON Semiconductor will provide a dial-in replay approximately one hour following the live broadcast that will continue through approximately Aug. 7, 2007. The dial-in replay number is (703) 925-2533 and the access code is 1111490.
About ON Semiconductor
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