Cypress Reports Q3 2019 Results and Provides Update on Regulatory Approvals

October 28, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation announced its third quarter 2019 results with the following highlights:

  • $574.5 million in revenue, up 7.9% sequentially, and down 8.8% year-over-year after adjusting for the divestiture of our NAND business, which was completed on April 1, 2019
  • GAAP and Non-GAAP gross margins were 37.7% and 46.9%, respectively
  • GAAP and Non-GAAP operating margins were 7.9% and 21.8%, respectively
  • GAAP and Non-GAAP diluted EPS were $0.03 and $0.30, respectively

"Cypress had a solid third quarter with strong demand in our MCD division, where revenue was up 16% sequentially driven by IoT growth, particularly in our wireless, USB-C, and PSoC product families," said Hassane El-Khoury, Cypress’ president and chief executive officer. "Our Cypress 3.0 strategy remains on track as we deliver consistently strong operating margins, even in a soft market environment."

On October 16, 2019, the European Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of Cypress by Infineon Technologies AG without any conditions. The proposed transaction previously received antitrust clearances in the Philippines and South Korea.

As announced on June 3, 2019, Infineon and Cypress have entered into an agreement and plan of merger providing for Infineon to acquire Cypress for $23.85 per share in cash, corresponding to an enterprise value of approximately $10 billion.

The combination of the highly-complementary product portfolios opens up great potential in the high-growth areas of automotive and IoT. Due to the pending transaction, Cypress will not hold an earnings conference call and has suspended the practice of providing forward-looking guidance.