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Silicon Laboratories Results Exceed Expectations

July 25, 2012

Company Reports Strong Quarterly Performance and Outlook

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today reported second quarter revenue of $135.7 million, an impressive eight percent sequential increase. GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.47 and $0.51, respectively, also exceeded expectations and represented significant growth.

Financial Highlights

Second quarter revenue was a company record and resulted from growth across the company's major product categories. On a GAAP-basis, gross margin improved to 61.0 percent. R&D investment increased to $34.2 million and SG&A expense was $32.2 million. Resulting GAAP operating income was 12.1 percent. Diluted GAAP earnings per share increased by 42 percent sequentially to 47 cents, due in part to a tax reserve release.

The following non-GAAP results exclude the impact of stock compensation and other one-time items. Significant strength in the company's Broad-based products improved the gross margin mix, resulting in gross margin of 61.3 percent for the quarter. R&D increased to $31.3 million due to a record quarter of new product activity, and SG&A increased slightly to $24.4 million. Operating income, therefore, was better than expected at 20.2 percent of revenue. Strong revenue growth and margin expansion provided significant earnings leverage resulting in diluted earnings per share of 51 cents, a 19 percent sequential increase. Reconciling charges are set forth in the financial measures table included below.

The company ended the quarter with $323 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments due to continued healthy cash flow from operations.

Business Highlights

All three of the company's major product categories, Access, Broadcast and Broad-based, grew sequentially in the second quarter.

Within the Broad-based business, the company's timing and MCU products posted record quarters as the company began shipping into new applications in storage, security, and test and measurement. Both product lines also posted record design wins, indicating strength in the revenue pipeline and supporting the continued market share gains driving the outperformance versus the end markets.

The company's wireless products increased over 50 percent in the quarter and are expected to contribute meaningfully to future growth with the addition of the Ember products acquired early in the third quarter. When combined with the company's emerging 32-bit MCU portfolio, the company anticipates having the industry's strongest offering for embedded wireless devices.

The Broadcast business increased in the second quarter driven by audio products, which were up meaningfully due to seasonal builds of consumer radios. The video business was also solid, coming in about flat to the record high in the first quarter. The Access products saw growth across voice over IP, modems and Power over Ethernet applications.

"Our business is hitting on all cylinders, underscoring the strength of our portfolio and ability to gain market share," said Tyson Tuttle, president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories. "We're focusing on developing products that address some of the most significant trends impacting the industry. The global build-out of infrastructure to support growing bandwidth needs, the emergence of the Internet of Things, and the increasing importance of energy efficient and green technology all require analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs."

The company expects revenue for the third quarter to increase to $140 to $145 million.

Webcast and Conference Call

A conference call discussing the quarterly results will follow this press release at 7:30 a.m. central time. An audio webcast will be available simultaneously on Silicon Laboratories' website under Investor Relations ( A replay will be available after the call at the same website listed above or by calling 1 (855) 859-2056 or +1 (404) 537-3406 (international) and by entering 99916472. The replay will be available through August 8th.

About Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications. Silicon Laboratories' diverse portfolio of highly integrated, patented solutions is developed by a world-class engineering team with expertise in cutting-edge mixed-signal design. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales and applications offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Silicon Laboratories, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Silicon Laboratories' current expectations. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "will" and similar phrases as they relate to Silicon Laboratories are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Silicon Laboratories and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that Silicon Laboratories may not be able to maintain its historical growth; quarterly fluctuations in revenues and operating results; volatile stock price; average selling prices of products may decrease significantly and rapidly; difficulties developing new products that achieve market acceptance; dependence on a limited number of products and customers; intellectual property litigation risks; inventory-related risks; risks associated with acquisitions; difficulties managing international activities; difficulties managing our manufacturers and subcontractors; risks that Silicon Laboratories may not be able to manage strains associated with its growth; credit risks associated with our accounts receivable; dependence on key personnel; risks associated with divestitures; geographic concentration of manufacturers, assemblers, test service providers and customers in Asia that subjects Silicon Laboratories' business and results of operations to risks of natural disasters, epidemics, war and political unrest; the competitive and cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and other factors that are detailed in Silicon Laboratories' filings with the SEC. Silicon Laboratories disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Note to editors: Silicon Laboratories, Silicon Labs and the Silicon Labs logo are trademarks of Silicon Laboratories Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,


  July 2,


June 30,


  July 2,


Revenues $ 135,670 $ 126,197 $ 261,372 $ 245,833
Cost of revenues   52,868     49,985     103,474     97,463  
Gross margin 82,802 76,212 157,898 148,370
Operating expenses:
Research and development 34,245 34,173 67,175 69,533
Selling, general and administrative   32,178     26,055     57,580     57,914  
Operating expenses   66,423     60,228     124,755     127,447  
Operating income 16,379 15,984 33,143 20,923
Other income (expense):
Interest income 363 473 860 1,044
Interest expense (32 ) (5 ) (65 ) (10 )
Other income (expense), net   1,079     164     968     373  
Income before income taxes 17,789 16,616 34,906 22,330
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (2,720 )   3,244     77     10,918  

Net income

$ 20,509   $ 13,372   $ 34,829   $ 11,412  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.48 $ 0.30 $ 0.82 $ 0.26
Diluted $ 0.47 $ 0.29 $ 0.80 $ 0.25
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic 42,655 44,602 42,556 44,435
Diluted 43,423 45,951 43,637 45,998
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except per share data)

Non-GAAP Income
Statement Items

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2012

  GAAP   Stock     Acquisition     Non-GAAP
GAAP Percent of Compensation Termination Related Non-GAAP Percent of
Measure Revenue Expense * Costs Items Measure Revenue
Revenues $ 135,670
Gross margin 82,802 61.0 % $ 317 $ -- $ -- $ 83,119 61.3 %
Research and


34,245 25.2 % 2,954 -- --


23.1 %
Selling, general and









18.0 %
Operating income 16,379 12.1 % 6,611 3,946 483 27,419 20.2 %

Non-GAAP Diluted
Earnings Per Share

    Three Months Ended

June 30, 2012

Stock Acquisition Release of
GAAP Compensation Termination Related Unrecognized Non-GAAP
Measure Expense * Costs Items Tax Benefits Measure
Net income $ 20,509 $ 5,846 $ 2,729 $ 483 $ (7,265 ) $ 22,302
Diluted shares outstanding 43,423 43,423
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.47 $ 0.51

* Excludes stock compensation recognized in connection with terminations costs for our former CEO.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
June 30,


December 31,


Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 173,753 $ 94,964
Short-term investments 138,147 212,526
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of

$669 at June 30, 2012 and $725 at December 31, 2011

72,666 55,351
Inventories 35,977 34,778
Deferred income taxes 6,170 11,563
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   48,152     43,867  
Total current assets 474,865 453,049
Long-term investments 11,028 17,477
Property and equipment, net 23,468 25,141
Goodwill 115,489 115,489
Other intangible assets, net 55,447 60,005
Other assets, net   40,977     34,830  
Total assets $ 721,274   $ 705,991  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 36,383 $ 26,354
Accrued expenses 30,955 30,857
Deferred income on shipments to distributors 26,334 24,962
Income taxes   707     665  
Total current liabilities 94,379 82,838
Long-term obligations and other liabilities   9,700     24,214  
Total liabilities 104,079 107,052
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock--$0.0001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; no

shares issued and outstanding

-- --
Common stock--$0.0001 par value; 250,000 shares authorized;

41,941 and 42,068 shares issued and outstanding at

June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

4 4
Additional paid-in capital -- 14,749
Retained earnings 618,839 586,653
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,648 )   (2,467 )
Total stockholders' equity   617,195     598,939  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 721,274   $ 705,991  
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
Six Months Ended
June 30,


  July 2,


Operating Activities
Net income $ 34,829 $ 11,412
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation of property and equipment 6,749 6,680
Amortization of other intangible assets and other assets 4,559 6,077
Stock-based compensation expense 15,865 18,074
Income tax benefit from employee stock-based awards 2,627 2,083
Excess income tax benefit from employee stock-based awards (2,450 ) (1,963 )
Deferred income taxes 1,625 181
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (17,315 ) (23,562 )
Inventories (1,299 ) 2,022
Prepaid expenses and other assets 4,806 (1,021 )
Accounts payable 8,766 259
Accrued expenses (5,203 ) (2,841 )
Deferred income on shipments to distributors 1,372 5,157
Income taxes   (13,672 )   3,672  
Net cash provided by operating activities 41,259 26,230
Investing Activities
Purchases of available-for-sale investments (105,169 ) (75,856 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities 186,514 104,831
Purchases of property and equipment (5,095 ) (5,058 )
Purchases of other assets (7,919 ) (665 )
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired   --     (27,262 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 68,331 (4,010 )
Financing Activities
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of shares withheld for taxes 2,922 2,489
Excess income tax benefit from employee stock-based awards 2,450 1,963
Repurchases of common stock (36,173 ) (23,241 )
Payments on debt   --     (7,174 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (30,801 )   (25,963 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 78,789 (3,743 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   94,964     138,567  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 173,753   $ 134,824  

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
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