MACOM Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

LOWELL, MA, November 12, 2019 - MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ("MACOM") (NASDAQ: MTSI), a leading supplier of semiconductor products, today announced its financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 27, 2019.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 GAAP Results

  • Revenue was $112.2 million, a decrease of 25.8% compared to $151.2 million in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and an increase of 3.6% compared to $108.3 million in the prior fiscal quarter;
  • Gross margin was 47.2%, compared to 46.9% in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and 31.2% in the prior fiscal quarter;
  • Operating loss was $12.0 million, compared to a loss of $17.5 million in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and a loss of $323.8 million in the prior fiscal quarter; and
  • Net income from continuing operations was $8.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $16.1 million, or $0.29 loss per diluted share, in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and net loss of $324.7 million, or $4.95 loss per diluted share, in the prior fiscal quarter. Fiscal fourth quarter 2019 net income includes an estimated $37.4 million tax benefit associated with an intercompany asset transfer.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Adjusted Non-GAAP Results

  • Adjusted gross margin was 53.0%, compared to 54.8% in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and 39.4% in the prior fiscal quarter;
  • Adjusted operating income was $8.5 million, or 7.6% of revenue, compared to adjusted operating income of $18.7 million, or 12.3% of revenue, in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and adjusted operating loss of $22.3 million, or 20.6% of revenue, in the prior fiscal quarter; and
  • Adjusted net income was $0.8 million, or $0.01 income per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $10.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and adjusted net loss of $27.7 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the prior fiscal quarter.

Fiscal Year 2019 GAAP Results

  • Revenue was $499.7 million, a decrease of 12.4%, compared to $570.4 million in fiscal year 2018;
  • Gross margin was 44.2%, compared to 43.1% in fiscal year 2018; and
  • Fully diluted net loss from continuing operations was $5.88 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.47 per share in fiscal year 2018.

Fiscal Year 2019 Adjusted Non-GAAP Results

  • Adjusted gross margin was 50.6%, compared to 53.5% in fiscal year 2018; and
  • Adjusted net loss was $19.2 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $27.8 million, or $0.42 per diluted share in fiscal year 2018.

Management Commentary

"We are making progress on all fronts," said Stephen G. Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are focused on profitability."

Business Outlook

For the fiscal first quarter ending January 3, 2020, MACOM expects revenue to be in the range of $113 million to $117 million. Adjusted gross margin is expected to be between 53% and 55%, and adjusted earnings per share is expected to be between $0.01 and $0.05 on an anticipated 67.5 million adjusted diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call

MACOM will host a conference call on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 financial results and business outlook. Investors and analysts may join the conference call by dialing 1-877-837-3908 and providing the passcode 8579324.

International callers may join the teleconference by dialing +1-973-872-3000 and entering the same passcode at the prompt. A telephone replay of the call will be made available beginning two hours after the call and will remain available for five business days. The replay number is 1-855-859-2056 with a passcode of 8579324. International callers should dial +1-404-537-3406 and enter the same passcode at the prompt.

Additionally, this conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties in the Investors section of MACOM's website at http://ir.macom.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the Investors section of MACOM's website and click on the conference call link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the conference call. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call and will remain available for approximately 30 days.

About MACOM

MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on MACOM management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about MACOM's strategic plans and priorities, our new organizational structure and operational enhancements, MACOM’s prospects and growth opportunities in our three primary markets, the estimated financial results for our fiscal first quarter and the stated business outlook and future results of operations.

These forward-looking statements reflect MACOM's current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause those events or our actual activities or results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including those factors described in "Risk Factors" in MACOM's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and MACOM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Discussion Regarding the Use of Historical and Forward-Looking Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") reporting, MACOM provides investors with financial measures that have not been calculated in accordance with GAAP, such as:  non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations and operating margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, non-GAAP income tax rate, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP interest expense and non-GAAP Free Cash Flow. From time to time in this release or elsewhere, we may alternatively refer to such non-GAAP measures as “adjusted” measures. This non-GAAP information excludes the effect, where applicable, of discontinued operations, intangible amortization expense, share-based and non-cash compensation costs, impairment and restructuring charges, changes in common stock warrant liability, financing and litigation costs, acquisition and integration related costs, equity investment gains and losses, divested business losses, other costs and the tax effect of each adjustment.

Management believes that these excluded items are not reflective of our underlying performance. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our ongoing operating performance and compare it against prior periods, make operating decisions, forecast future periods, evaluate potential acquisitions, compare our operating performance against peer companies and assess certain compensation programs. The exclusion of these and other similar items from our non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual. We believe this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into our ongoing performance and have therefore chosen to provide this information to investors for a more consistent basis of comparison and to help them evaluate the results of our ongoing operations and enable more meaningful period-to-period comparisons. These non-GAAP measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial data attached to this press release. We have not provided a reconciliation with respect to any forward-looking non-GAAP financial data presented because we do not have and cannot reliably estimate certain key inputs required to calculate the most comparable GAAP financial data, such as the future price per share of our common stock for purposes of calculating the value of our common stock warrant liability, future acquisition costs, the possibility and impact of any litigation costs, changes in our GAAP effective tax rate and impairment charges. We believe these unknown inputs are likely to have a significant impact on any estimate of the comparable GAAP financial data.

Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on these non-GAAP financial measures and are urged to review and consider carefully the adjustments made by management to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to arrive at these non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures may have limited value as analytical tools because they may exclude certain expenses that some investors consider important in evaluating our operating performance or ongoing business performance. Further, non-GAAP financial measures may have limited value for purposes of drawing comparisons between companies because different companies may calculate similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures in different ways because non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.

Additional information and management’s assessment regarding why certain items are excluded from our non-GAAP measures are summarized below:

During the fiscal fourth quarter we determined that we would no longer present the non-GAAP revenue measure, and as such have adjusted current and prior periods to reflect this change.

Amortization Expense - is related to acquired intangible assets which are based upon valuation methodologies, and are generally amortized over the expected life of the intangible asset at the time of acquisition, which may result in amortization amounts that vary over time. The expense is not considered by management in making operating decisions, and is considered a non-cash expense.

Share-Based and Non-cash Compensation Expense - includes share-based compensation expense for awards that are equity and liability classified on our balance sheet. Share-based compensation expense is partially outside of our control due to factors such as stock price volatility and interest rates, which may be unrelated to our operating performance during the period in which the expense is incurred. It is an expense based upon valuation methodologies and assumptions that vary over time, and the amount of the expense can vary significantly between companies due to factors that can be outside of their control. Share-based and non-cash compensation expense amounts are not considered by management in making operating decisions.

Impairment-Related Charges - includes expenses associated with the impairment of property and equipment and intangible assets as a result of our decision in the third fiscal quarter 2019 to reduce certain development activities for one of our product lines, cease design and development of optical modules and subsystems for Data Center applications as well as close certain product development facilities (the "2019 Restructuring"). Additionally, on April 15, 2018, Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and certain affiliated entities (collectively "ZTE") were added to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security's List of Denied Persons. Fiscal year 2018 and the 2019 fiscal first quarter include amounts associated with the impairment of property and equipment, inventory and other assets associated with ZTE which were not expected to have any future value. We believe these amounts are one-time in nature and are not correlated to future business operations and including such charges does not reflect our ongoing operations.

Restructuring Charges - includes amounts primarily associated with approved plans to reduce staffing and manufacturing, research and development or administrative footprints, including amounts associated with the 2019 Restructuring and other restructuring plans. We believe these amounts are not correlated to future business operations and including such charges does not reflect our ongoing operations.

Warrant Liability Expenses (Gains) - are associated with mark-to-market fair value adjustments which are largely based on the value of our common stock, which may vary from period to period due to factors such as stock price volatility. We believe these amounts are not correlated to future business operations and including such charges does not reflect our ongoing operations.

Non-Cash Interest, Net - includes amounts associated with the amortization of certain fees associated with the establishment or amendment of our credit agreement and term loans that are being amortized over the life of the agreement. We believe these amounts are non-cash in nature and not correlated to future business operations and including such charges does not reflect our ongoing operations.

Litigation Costs - includes gains, losses and expenses related to the resolution of other-than-ordinary-course threatened and actually filed lawsuits and other-than-ordinary-course contractual disputes and legal matters. We exclude these gains and losses because they are not considered by management in making operating decisions. We believe such gains, losses and expenses do not necessarily reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are recognized and the amount of such gains or losses and expenses can vary significantly between companies and make comparisons less reliable.

Acquisition, Integration and Restructuring-Related Costs - includes such items as professional fees incurred in connection with pre-acquisition and integration specific activities, post-acquisition employee retention amounts, contingent consideration adjustments, severance and other amounts accrued or paid to terminated employees of acquired businesses, costs including salaries incurred which are not expected to have a continuing contribution to operations or are expected to have a diminishing contribution during the integration or restructuring period and the amortization of the fair market step-up value of acquired inventory and fixed assets. Also included are severance costs associated with the departure of executive officers. We believe the exclusion of these items is useful in providing management a basis to evaluate ongoing operating activities and strategic decision making.

Production and Product Line Exits - includes costs associated with our decision to exit certain production facilities and product lines. The costs are primarily inventory reserves associated with products that are considered excess and may not be internally consumed due to the production process change, have potential reliability issues that will not be resolved due to our decision to exit production and or may not be sold to customers. In addition, there are certain other costs incurred associated with the production process that is being exited that are not expected to occur in the future. We believe the exclusion of these items is useful in providing management a basis to evaluate ongoing operating activities and strategic decision making.

Discontinued Operations - includes the profit and loss amounts of discontinued operations. We believe excluding gains and losses associated with historically divested businesses from our net income provides management with a comparable basis to our current ongoing operating activities.

Equity Investment and Sale of Business Gains and Losses - primarily includes losses associated with a non-marketable equity investment we have in a private business, as well as a $34 million loss associated with the  sale and transfer of certain assets associated with our Japan-based long-range optical subassembly business (the "LR4 Business") during the fiscal third quarter of 2018. The investment losses are non-cash in nature, and we believe the sale of our LR4 Business is not correlated to future business operations and including such amounts does not reflect our ongoing operations.

Tax Effect of Non-GAAP Adjustments - adjustments to arrive at an estimate of our adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate associated with our adjusted non-GAAP income over a period of time. We determine our adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate by using applicable rates in taxing jurisdictions and assessing certain factors including our historical and forecast earnings by jurisdiction, discrete items, cash taxes paid in relation to our adjusted non-GAAP net income before income taxes and our ability to realize tax assets. We generally assess this adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate quarterly and have utilized 8% for our fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Our historical effective income tax rate under GAAP has varied significantly from our adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate. Items that have historically resulted in significant difference between our effective income tax rate under GAAP and our adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate include changes in fair values of the common stock warrant liability, which are excluded from our adjusted net income and are neither deductible nor taxable for tax purposes, losses or gains associated with our equity method investment in a private business, income taxed in foreign jurisdictions at generally lower tax rates, intangible impairments, research and development tax credits and merger expenses, as well as a $37.4 million deferred income tax benefit from an intra-entity asset transfer recognized during our fiscal year 2019. We believe it is beneficial for our management to review our adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate on a consistent basis over periods of time.  Items such as those noted above may have a significant impact on our GAAP income tax expense and associated effective tax rate over time. Our adjusted non-GAAP income tax rate is an estimate, and may differ from our effective income tax rate determined under GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA - is a calculation that adds depreciation expense to our adjusted income from operations. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure that management reviews and utilizes for operational analysis purposes. We believe competitors and others in the financial industry utilize this non-GAAP measure for analysis purposes.

Free Cash Flow - is a calculation that starts with GAAP cash flow from operating activities, reduces this amount by our capital expenditures in the applicable period. Free Cash Flow is a measure that management reviews and utilizes for cash flow analysis purposes. We believe competitors and others in the financial industry utilize this non-GAAP measure for analyzing a company's cash flow.

Incremental Shares - is the number of potential shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and warrants which were not included in the calculation of our GAAP diluted shares. We believe competitors and others in the financial industry utilize this non-GAAP measure for analysis purposes.

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Contact:

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
Stephen Ferranti
Vice President of Investor Relations
P: 978-656-2977
E: stephen.ferranti@macom.com

 

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