Synaptics Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

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Q3’21 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

  • Revenue of $325.8 million

  • GAAP gross margin of 47.7 percent

  • Record non-GAAP gross margin of 55.1 percent

  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.35

  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.03

  • Record Cash Flow from Operations of $136.4 million

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synaptics Incorporated (Nasdaq: SYNA), today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 27, 2021.

Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $325.8 million. GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $13.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $79.3 million, or $2.03 per diluted share.

“Synaptics started 2021 with a strong March quarter, driven by record gross margins, record PC revenue and net income and EPS near the upper end of our guidance range,” said Michael Hurlston, Synaptics’ president and CEO. “Our strategy to shift the company toward our IoT products where we see higher gross and operating margins is fundamentally improving the financial foundation of the company. That foundation enables us to be more aggressive in the market, growing share in our existing base while also engaging new markets and customers, better positioning us to drive revenue and earnings growth over the long haul.”

Business Outlook
Dean Butler, Chief Financial Officer of Synaptics, added, “For our fourth fiscal quarter, we expect revenue to outperform typical seasonality and our gross margin to strengthen as IoT continues to its growth trajectory. Our backlog remains strong with our customer demand continuing to outpace supply availability; we have factored in the current semiconductor supply chain constraints into our June quarter guidance.”

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, the company expects:

GAAP

Non-GAAP Adjustment

Non-GAAP

Revenue

$310M to $340M

N/A

N/A

Gross Margin*

50.0 percent to 52.0 percent

$18M

55.5 percent to
57.5 percent

Operating Expense**

$121M to $125M

$35M to $36M

$86M to $89M

*Projected Non-GAAP gross margin excludes $17 million of intangible asset amortization, and $1 million of stock-based compensation.

**Projected Non-GAAP operating expense excludes $23 million to $24 million of stock-based compensation, up to $1 million of restructuring costs, $2.5 million of prepaid development amortization, and $9 million of intangible asset amortization.

Earnings Call and Supplementary Materials
The Synaptics third quarter and fiscal 2021 teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET), on Thursday, May 6, 2021, during which the company will provide forward-looking information.

Speakers:

  • Michael Hurlston, President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Dean Butler, Chief Financial Officer

  • Jason Tsai, Head of Investor Relations

To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should dial 833-614-1539 (conference ID: 8343487). Supplementary slides, a copy of the prepared remarks, and a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s Website at https://investor.synaptics.com/.

About Synaptics Incorporated:
Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is changing the way humans engage with connected devices and data, engineering exceptional experiences throughout the home, at work, in the car and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative intelligent system providers who are integrating multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure and enjoyable. These customers are combining Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, vision, audio, speech and security processing. Follow Synaptics on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, or visit synaptics.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In evaluating its business, Synaptics considers and uses Non-GAAP Net Income, which we define as net income excluding share-based compensation, acquisition related costs, and certain other non-cash or recurring and non-recurring items the company does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance as a supplemental measure of operating performance. Non-GAAP Net Income is not a measurement of the company’s financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income. The company presents Non-GAAP Net Income because it considers it an important supplemental measure of its performance since it facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period by eliminating potential differences in net income caused by the existence and timing of share-based compensation charges, acquisition related costs, and certain other non-cash or recurring and non-recurring items. Non-GAAP Net Income has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the company’s GAAP net income. The principal limitations of this measure are that it does not reflect the company’s actual expenses and may thus have the effect of inflating its net income and net income per share as compared to its operating results reported under GAAP. In addition, the company presents components of Non-GAAP Net Income, such as Non-GAAP Gross Margin and Non-GAAP operating expenses, for similar reasons.

As presented in the “Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” tables that follow, Non-GAAP Net Income and each of the other Non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items:

Acquisition/divestiture related costs
Acquisition/divestiture related costs primarily consist of:

  • amortization of purchased intangibles, which includes acquired intangibles such as developed technology, customer relationships, trademarks, backlog, licensed technology, patents, and in-process technology when post-acquisition development is determined to be substantively complete,

  • inventory adjustments affecting the carrying value of inventory acquired in an acquisition,

  • transitory post-acquisition incentive programs negotiated in connection with an acquired business or designed to encourage post-acquisition retention of key employees, and

  • legal and consulting costs associated with acquisitions or divestitures, including non-recurring post-acquisition costs and services.

These acquisition/divestiture related costs are not factored into the company’s evaluation of its ongoing business operating performance or potential acquisitions, as they are not considered as part of the company’s principal operations. Further, the amount of these costs can vary significantly from period to period based on the terms of an earn-out arrangement, revisions to assumptions that went into developing the estimate of the contingent consideration associated with an earn-out arrangement, the size and timing of an acquisition/divestiture, the lives assigned to the acquired intangible assets, and the maturity of the business acquired. Excluding acquisition/divestiture related costs from Non-GAAP measures provides investors with a basis to compare Synaptics against the performance of other companies without the variability and potential earnings volatility associated with purchase accounting and acquisition/divestiture related items.

Share-based compensation
Share-based compensation expense relates to employee equity award programs and the vesting of the underlying awards, which includes stock options, deferred stock units, market stock units, performance stock units, phantom stock units and the employee stock purchase plan. Share-based compensation settled with stock, which includes stock options, deferred stock units, market stock units, performance stock units and the employee stock purchase plan, is a non-cash expense, while share-based compensation settled with cash, which includes phantom stock units, is a cash expense. Settlement of all employee equity award programs whether settled with cash or stock varies in amount from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are often beyond the company’s control. As a result, the company excludes share-based compensation from its internal operating forecasts and models. The company believes that Non-GAAP measures reflecting adjustments for share-based compensation provide investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of peer companies without the variability created by share-based compensation resulting from the variety of equity-linked compensatory awards used by other companies and the varying methodologies and assumptions used.

Amortization of prepaid development costs
Amortization of prepaid development costs represents the amortization of the estimated cost to develop certain future roadmap devices designed in advance process nodes in connection with an acquisition. The amortization of prepaid development costs represents a non-cash charge. As a result, the company excludes amortization of prepaid development costs from its internal operating forecasts and models when evaluating its ongoing business performance. The company believes that Non-GAAP measures reflecting adjustments for amortization of prepaid development costs provide investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by the amortization of prepaid development costs.

Restructuring costs
Restructuring costs consist primarily of employee severance and office closure costs, including the reversal of such costs. These costs are cash-based and designed to address cost structure inefficiencies. As a result, the company excludes restructuring costs from its internal operating forecasts and models when evaluating its ongoing business performance. The company believes that Non-GAAP measures reflecting adjustments for restructuring costs provide investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by restructuring costs designed to address cost structure inefficiencies in its business.

Retention program costs
Retention program costs consist of employee retention arrangement costs designed to ensure operational continuity and support through employee retention. These costs are cash-based and designed to ensure retention of certain key engineering and management employees as we transition the company through senior level management and product focus changes. As a result, the company excludes retention program costs from its internal operating forecasts and models when evaluating its ongoing business performance. The company believes that Non-GAAP measures reflecting adjustments for retention program costs provide investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by retention program costs designed to ensure operational continuity and support through employee retention during a transition of senior level management and product focus changes.

In-process research and development
In-process research and development represents research and development that is not yet complete. In the context of a business combination, in-process research and development costs will be capitalized and subsequently amortized over an estimated life or impaired. In the context of an asset acquisition, in-process research and development costs will be expensed immediately unless there is an alternative future use. From time to time, we may acquire in-process research and development assets as part of an asset acquisition. If determined to have no alternative future use, these in-process research and development assets will be expensed in the period acquired. As a result, the company excludes in-process research and development costs from its internal operating forecasts and models when evaluating its ongoing business performance. The company believes that Non-GAAP measures reflecting adjustments for in-process research and development costs provide investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by in-process research and development costs.

Gain on sale of audio technology assets
Gain on sale of audio technology assets, includes the sale of certain intangible assets related to our audio business. From time to time, we may enter into a transaction to sell certain intangible assets from our intangible asset portfolio that we believe can be monetized in a manner that does not impact our product roadmap. Excluding the gain on sale of audio technology assets from our Non-GAAP measures provides investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by infrequent transactions that are not considered to be part of our core business.

Other non-cash items
Other non-cash items includes non-cash amortization of debt discount and issuance costs. These items are excluded from Non-GAAP results as they are non-cash. Excluding other non-cash items from Non-GAAP measures provides investors with a basis to compare Synaptics against the performance of other companies without the variability associated with other non-cash items.

Equity investment loss
Equity investment loss represents an adjustment in the book value of an equity investment in a minority owned company. The equity investment loss is a non-cash item. As a result, the company excludes equity investment loss from its internal operating forecasts and models when evaluating its ongoing business performance. The company believes that Non-GAAP measures reflecting adjustments for equity investment loss provide investors with a basis to compare the company’s principal operating performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by non-cash items.

Non-GAAP tax adjustments
The company forecasts its long-term Non-GAAP tax rate in order to provide investors with improved long-term modeling accuracy and consistency across financial reporting periods by eliminating the effects of certain items in our Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP net income per share, including the type and amount of share-based compensation, the taxation of post-acquisition intercompany intellectual property cross-licensing or transfer transactions, and the impact of other acquisition items that may or may not be tax deductible. The company intends to evaluate its long-term Non-GAAP tax rate annually for significant events, including material tax law changes in the major tax jurisdictions in which the company operates, corporate organizational changes related to acquisitions or tax planning opportunities, and substantive changes in our geographic earnings mix.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business, including our expectations regarding the potential impacts on our business of the COVID-19 pandemic, and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Such forward-looking statements may include words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “target,” “strategy,” “continue,” “may,” “will,” “should,” variations of such words, or other words and terms of similar meaning. All forward-looking statements reflect our best judgment and are based on several factors relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that our business, results of operations and financial condition and prospects may be materially and adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that significant uncertainties remain related to the impact of COVID-19 on our business operations and future results, including our third quarter fiscal 2021 business outlook; the risks as identified in the “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Business” sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2020 (including that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may also exacerbate the risks discussed therein); and other risks as identified from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission reports. Forward-looking statements are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and we do not have, and expressly disclaim, any obligation to publicly release any updates or any changes in our expectations, or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any forward-looking statement is based. Our actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions, or other business combinations that had not been completed as of the date of this release.

For more information contact:
Jason Tsai
Head of Investor Relations
jason.tsai@synaptics.com



SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions except share data)

(Unaudited)

March 31,

June 30,

2021

2020

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

756.2

$

763.4

Accounts receivables, net of allowances of $5.8 at March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020

233.7

195.3

Inventories

69.3

102.0

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

31.6

16.9

Total current assets

1,090.8

1,077.6

Property and equipment at cost, net

95.3

84.3

Goodwill

569.0

360.8

Purchased intangibles, net

327.1

93.4

Non-current other assets

98.8

77.7

Total assets

$

2,181.0

$

1,693.8

0.00

0.00

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

106.9

$

60.6

Accrued compensation

59.8

59.5

Income taxes payable

18.7

33.0

Other accrued liabilities

90.7

91.0

Total current liabilities

276.1

244.1

Long-term debt

895.3

586.6

Other long-term liabilities

77.0

44.0

Total liabilities

1,248.4

874.7

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock;

$.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized;

no shares issued and outstanding

-

-

Common stock;

$.001 par value; 120,000,000 shares authorized;

66,929,462 and 65,871,648 shares issued, and 35,180,267 and

34,122,453 shares outstanding, respectively

0.1

0.1

Additional paid in capital

1,393.1

1,340.2

Less: 31,749,195 treasury shares, at cost

(1,222.6

)

(1,222.6

)

Retained earnings

762.0

701.4

Total stockholders' equity

932.6

819.1

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,181.0

$

1,693.8


SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

March 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net revenue

$

325.8

$

328.1

$

1,011.8

$

1,056.3

Acquisition related costs (1)

23.2

8.1

86.5

31.6

Cost of revenue

147.1

184.4

484.9

603.6

Gross margin

155.5

135.6

440.4

421.1

Operating expenses

Research and development

77.5

75.8

235.7

235.1

Selling, general, and administrative

36.8

31.6

111.6

90.6

Acquisition related costs (2)

8.7

2.9

24.1

8.8

Restructuring costs (3)

0.9

6.3

7.1

26.2

Gain on sale of audio technology assets

-

-

(34.2

)

-

In-process research and development charge

-

-

-

3.7

Total operating expenses

123.9

116.6

344.3

364.4

Operating income

31.6

19.0

96.1

56.7

Interest and other income, net

(7.0

)

(3.2

)

(17.7

)

(9.1

)

Income before income taxes

24.6

15.8

78.4

47.6

Provision for income taxes

10.4

10.2

16.4

17.3

Equity investment loss

(0.4

)

(0.6

)

(1.4

)

(1.5

)

Net income

$

13.8

$

5.0

$

60.6

$

28.8

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.39

$

0.15

$

1.75

$

0.86

Diluted

$

0.35

$

0.14

$

1.62

$

0.83

Shares used in computing net income per share:

Basic

35.0

34.0

34.7

33.5

Diluted

39.1

35.0

37.5

34.5

(1

)

These acquisition related costs consist primarily of amortization of acquired intangible

assets and inventory fair value adjustments associated with acquisitions.

(2

)

These acquisition related costs, net consist primarily of amortization associated with certain

acquired intangible assets.

(3

)

Restructuring costs primarily include severance costs and facility consolidation

costs associated with operational restructurings and acquisitions.


SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED

Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In millions except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

March 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP gross margin

$

155.5

$

135.6

$

440.4

$

421.1

Acquisition related costs

23.2

8.1

86.5

31.6

Recovery on supply commitment

-

-

(0.6

)

(3.0

)

Share-based compensation

0.8

0.8

2.6

2.1

Retention costs

-

0.1

-

0.4

Non-GAAP gross margin

$

179.5

$

144.6

$

528.9

$

452.2

GAAP gross margin - percentage of revenue

47.7

%

41.3

%

43.5

%

39.9

%

Acquisition related costs - percentage of revenue

7.1

%

2.5

%

8.5

%

3.0

%

Recovery on supply commitment

-

-

-0.1

%

-0.3

%

Share-based compensation - percentage of revenue

0.2

%

0.2

%

0.3

%

0.2

%

Retention costs

-

0.0

%

-

0.0

%

Non-GAAP gross margin - percentage of revenue

55.1

%

44.1

%

52.3

%

42.8

%

GAAP research and development expense

$

77.5

$

75.8

$

235.7

$

235.1

Share-based compensation

(12.9

)

(9.0

)

(33.4

)

(24.6

)

Retention costs

(0.1

)

(2.2

)

(4.0

)

(6.6

)

Amortization prepaid development costs

(2.5

)

-

(6.7

)

-

Integration related costs

-

-

(0.9

)

-

Non-GAAP research and development expense

$

62.0

$

64.6

$

190.7

$

203.9

GAAP selling, general, and administrative expense

$

36.8

$

31.6

$

111.6

$

90.6

Share-based compensation

(11.4

)

(8.1

)

(34.0

)

(17.5

)

Acquisition/divestiture related costs

-

(0.3

)

(2.4

)

(1.7

)

Retention costs

-

(1.1

)

(1.1

)

(3.9

)

Non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expense

$

25.4

$

22.1

$

74.1

$

67.5

GAAP operating income

$

31.6

$

19.0

$

96.1

$

56.7

Recovery on supply commitment

-

-

(0.6

)

(3.0

)

Acquisition & integration related costs

31.9

11.3

113.9

42.1

Share-based compensation

25.1

17.9

70.0

44.2

Restructuring costs

0.9

6.3

7.1

26.2

Retention costs

0.1

3.4

5.1

10.9

Amortization prepaid development costs

2.5

-

6.7

-

Gain on sale of audio technology assets

-

-

(34.2

)

-

In-process research and development charge

-

-

-

3.7

Non-GAAP operating income

$

92.1

$

57.9

$

264.1

$

180.8

GAAP net income

$

13.8

$

5.0

$

60.6

$

28.8

Recovery on supply commitment

-

-

(0.6

)

(3.0

)

Acquisition & integration related costs

31.9

11.3

113.9

42.1

Share-based compensation

25.1

17.9

70.0

44.2

Restructuring costs

0.9

6.3

7.1

26.2

Retention program costs

0.1

3.4

5.1

10.9

Amortization prepaid development costs

2.5

-

6.7

-

Gain on sale of audio technology assets

-

-

(34.2

)

-

In-process research and development charge

-

-

-

3.7

Other non-cash items

5.0

4.7

14.7

14.0

Equity investment loss

0.4

0.6

1.4

1.5

Non-GAAP tax adjustments

(0.4

)

3.1

(14.9

)

(5.0

)

Non-GAAP net income

$

79.3

$

52.3

$

229.8

$

163.4

GAAP net income per share - diluted

$

0.35

$

0.14

$

1.62

$

0.83

Recovery on supply commitment

-

-

(0.02

)

(0.09

)

Acquisition/divestiture & integration related costs

0.82

0.32

3.04

1.22

Share-based compensation

0.64

0.51

1.87

1.28

Restructuring costs

0.02

0.18

0.19

0.76

Retention program costs

-

0.10

0.13

0.32

Amortization prepaid development costs

0.07

-

0.18

-

Gain on sale of audio technology assets

-

-

(0.91

)

-

In-process research and development charge

-

-

-

0.11

Other non-cash items

0.13

0.13

0.39

0.41

Equity investment loss

0.01

0.02

0.04

0.04

Non-GAAP tax adjustments

(0.01

)

0.09

(0.40

)

(0.14

)

Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted

$

2.03

$

1.49

$

6.13

$

4.74


SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FlOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Net income

$

60.6

$

28.8

Non-cash operating items

126.3

119.0

Changes in working capital

27.4

20.5

Provided by operations

214.3

168.3

Acquisitions & investments

(631.5

)

(2.5

)

Gain on sale of audio technology assets

34.2

-

Fixed asset & intangible asset purchases

(15.5

)

(11.7

)

Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments

95.8

-

Used in investing

(517.0

)

(14.2

)

Proceeds from debt, net of costs

394.1

-

Payment on credit line borrowings

(100.0

)

-

Treasury shares purchased

-

(30.1

)

Equity compensation, net

(0.1

)

20.5

Provided by/(Used in) financing

294.0

(9.6

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

1.5

(0.2

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(7.2

)

144.3

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

763.4

327.8

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

756.2

$

472.1

Cash paid for taxes

$

37.9

$

24.0

Cash refund on taxes

$

0.3

$

1.3



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