Power Integrations’ Q4 EPS of $5.28 includes $4.78 from Litigation SettlementJanuary 30, 2020 by Paul Shepard
Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. The results include the previously announced settlement of the company's patent disputes with ON Semiconductor, which resulted in a payment to the company of $175 million in October 2019. Fourth-quarter GAAP earnings were $5.28/diluted share; non-GAAP earnings were $5.60/diluted share; GAAP and non-GAAP earnings include benefit of $4.78/share from litigation settlement
Net revenues for the fourth quarter were $114.5 million, flat compared to the prior quarter and up 23 percent from the fourth quarter of 2018. Net income for the fourth quarter was $158.3 million or $5.28 per diluted share compared to $0.57 per share in the prior quarter and $0.77 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Cash flow from operations was $182.2 million for the fourth quarter.
In addition to its GAAP results, the company provided certain non-GAAP measures that exclude stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, the tax effects of these items, and a 2018 tax benefit stemming from U.S. tax-reform legislation. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $167.9 million or $5.60 per diluted share (including a benefit of $4.78 per share from the litigation settlement), compared with $0.78 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.54 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2018.
For the full year, net revenues were $420.7 million, an increase of one percent compared to 2018. Net income for the year was $193.5 million or $6.49 per diluted share compared to $2.32 per diluted share in 2018. Non-GAAP net income for the full year was $219.9 million or $7.38 per diluted share (including a benefit of $4.81 per share from the settlement) compared to $2.71 per diluted share in 2018. Cash flow from operations for the full year 2019 was $224.5 million.
Power Integrations paid a dividend of $0.19 per share on December 31, 2019. The next dividend of $0.19 will be paid on March 31, 2020 to stockholders of record as of February 28, 2020.
Commented Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations: "Revenues grew 23 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter driven by our continued success in rapid-charging for mobile devices and a return to growth in consumer appliances. While sales for the analog semiconductor industry fell in 2019, we delivered positive growth for the year, and we're entering 2020 with momentum fueled by innovative products such as our InnoSwitch™3 ICs - including our latest devices incorporating GaN technology - and a broad set of opportunities including rapid charging, connected homes, renewable energy and smarter, more efficient appliances."
The company issued the following forecast for the first quarter of 2020:
- Revenues are expected to be $110 million plus or minus $3 million.
- GAAP gross margin is expected to be between 50.5 percent and 51 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be between 51.5 percent and 52 percent. (The difference between the expected GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins comprises approximately 0.7 percentage points from amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and 0.3 percentage points from stock-based compensation.)
- GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $41.5 million; non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $35.5 million. (Non-GAAP expenses are expected to exclude approximately $5.8 million of stock-based compensation and $0.2 million of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.)