- Revenue of $1,381.8 million
- GAAP gross margin of 34.4 percent and non-GAAP gross margin of 35.8 percent
- GAAP operating margin of (3.2) percent and non-GAAP operating margin of 13.0 percent
- GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.15 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.33
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 27, 2019 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) today announced that 2019 third quarter revenue was $1,381.8 million, down approximately 10 percent compared to 2018 third quarter revenue. 2019 third quarter revenue was up approximately three percent as compared to 2019 second quarter revenue. Third quarter 2019 GAAP financial results include a one-time charge of approximately $170 million to settle all pending intellectual property litigation with Power Integrations, Inc.
"Business conditions show modest signs of improvement as supply chain inventories have normalized and orders are trending along normal seasonality. However, global macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty still persists, and visibility into end-market demands remains limited," said Keith Jackson, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor. "Despite the current challenges, key drivers powering our business remain intact, and we are seeing strong traction in key areas of strategic thrust. We believe that with our investments in automotive, industrial, and cloud-power markets, and into our operations, we are well positioned to deliver strong revenue and margin performance."
FOURTH QUARTER 2019 OUTLOOK
Based on product booking trends, backlog levels, and estimated turns levels, the Company anticipates 2019 fourth quarter revenue to be approximately $1,350 to $1,400 million.
GAAP gross margin for fourth quarter of 2019 is expected to be between 35.7 percent and 36.7 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin for fourth quarter of 2019 is expected to be between 35.7 percent and 36.7 percent.
The 2019 fourth quarter outlook also includes anticipated stock-based compensation expense of approximately $17 million to $19 million. Net cash paid for income taxes is expected to be $14 million to $18 million.
The following table outlines ON Semiconductor's projected fourth quarter of 2019 GAAP and non-GAAP outlook.
* Convertible Notes, Non-cash Interest Expense is calculated pursuant to FASB's Accounting Standards Codification Topic 470: Debt.
** Diluted share count 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 September 27, 2019.
*** 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.
ON Semiconductor will host a conference call for the financial community at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Oct. 28, 2019 to discuss this announcement and ON Semiconductor’s 2019 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 https://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 2876804.