For the third quarter of 2007, highlights include:
• Total revenues at $402.9 million
• Product revenues up over 7% sequentially to $381.1 million
• Total gross margin up 30 basis points to 38.6%
• Net Income of $63.8 million
• EBITDA of $95.5 million
• Cash and cash equivalents up over $71 million to $327.1 million
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 30, 2007 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN) today announced that total revenues in the third quarter of 2007 were $402.9 million, an increase of approximately 6 percent from the second quarter of 2007. Total revenues during the third quarter included approximately $381.1 million of product revenues and approximately $21.8 million of manufacturing services revenues. During the third quarter of 2007, the company reported net income of $63.8 million, or $0.20 per share on a fully diluted basis. Third quarter 2007 results include approximately $4.1 million associated with stock-based compensation expense and approximately $2.0 million, or $0.01 per fully diluted share, associated with restructuring, asset impairments and other. 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 included approximately $3.5 million associated with stock-based compensation expense.
On a mix-adjusted basis, average selling prices in the third quarter of 2007 were down approximately two to three percent from the second quarter of 2007. The company’s total gross margin in the third quarter was 38.6 percent, an increase of approximately 30 basis points as compared to the second quarter of 2007, primarily due to higher revenue which was partially offset by a $5 million reduction of internal inventories.
EBITDA for the third quarter of 2007 was $95.5 million and included approximately $2.0 million associated with restructuring, asset impairments and other. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2007 was $93.9 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.
“During the third quarter of 2007 we grew our cash and cash equivalents position by a record $71.3 million to a balance of $327.1 million,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “We will continue to review utilizing our cash position for potential shareholder friendly actions such as debt repurchases, common stock repurchases and strategic acquisitions. On the business front, product revenues grew by over 7 percent sequentially driven primarily by our Consumer Electronics and Computing end-markets. As we enter the fourth quarter of 2007, we remain cautiously optimistic about the overall consumer demand environment for the upcoming holiday season.”
FOURTH 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 flat to up 2 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2007,” Jackson said. “We also anticipate that approximately $22 million of our total revenues will come from manufacturing services revenue. Backlog levels at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2007 were up from backlog levels at the beginning of the third quarter of 2007 and represent over 90 percent of our anticipated fourth quarter 2007 revenues. We expect that average selling prices for the fourth quarter of 2007 will be down approximately two percent sequentially. We expect our product gross margin and our total gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2007 to be approximately flat with the third quarter of 2007. We currently expect our stock-based compensation expense in accordance with FAS No. 123 (R) to be approximately $5 million in the fourth 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 third 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) 639-1224. ON Semiconductor will provide a dial-in replay approximately one hour following the live broadcast that will continue through approximately Nov. 6, 2007. The dial-in replay number is (703) 925-2533 and the access code is 1152921.
About ON Semiconductor
With its global logistics network and strong portfolio of power semiconductor devices, ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ONNN) is a preferred supplier of power solutions to engineers, purchasing professionals, distributors and contract manufacturers in the power supply, computer, consumer, portable/wireless, automotive and industrial markets. For more information, please visit ON Semiconductor’s website at https://www.onsemi.com.
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