Record Revenue with Continued Gross Margin Improvement in Q2 for Diodes Inc.

August 07, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Diodes Incorporated reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 including revenue of $214.4 million, an increase of 21.1 percent from the $177.0 million in the first quarter 2013, and an increase of 34.6 percent from the $159.2 million in the second quarter 2012. GAAP gross profit for the current period was $61.3 million, including a $3.7 million inventory valuation adjustment related to the BCD acquisition, and GAAP gross margin was 28.6 percent.

The company realized GAAP net income of $8.6 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to first quarter 2013 GAAP net loss of $1.9 million, or ($0.04) per share, and second quarter 2012 GAAP net income of $6.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share and achieved $29.8 million cash flow from operations, $13.3 million net cash flow, and $22.0 million of free cash flow. As of June 30, 2013, the Company had approximately $214 million in cash and cash equivalents, and working capital was approximately $467 million.

Commenting on the results, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our past design win momentum and new product initiatives, combined with our first full quarter of BCD Semiconductor, contributed to the achievement of record quarterly revenue and increased market share despite the slowdown at certain major OEM customers and continued weakness in the PC market.

"During the quarter, we were also able to improve our non-GAAP gross margin to 30.3 percent, which excludes the BCD inventory valuation adjustment, due to improved product mix, lower gold prices, copper wire conversion, as well as our cost reduction efforts. Furthermore, the integration of BCD has been progressing as we move ahead of schedule in transferring BCD products into our Shanghai packaging facilities.

"Additionally, our continued revenue growth and improved cost controls are helping to move operating expenses toward our target model of 20 percent on a non-GAAP basis. As a result of these collective factors, we reported solid earnings growth and generated strong cash flow for the quarter. In summary, we expect to achieve further progress in the third quarter as we continue to successfully execute on our business model."

Dr. Lu concluded, "As we look to the third quarter of 2013, we expect continued revenue growth with revenue ranging between $220 million and $230 million, or up 3 to 7 percent sequentially. We expect GAAP gross margin to be 30.3 percent, plus or minus 2 percent. The BCD purchase price accounting adjustments in cost of goods sold were completed in the second quarter. Included in the third quarter gross margin guidance is the impact of a disruption in our manufacturing operations in one of our Shanghai wafer fabs due to an incident in our landlord's power station that caused a power outage to the fab.

"The power outage occurred on July 26 causing some work-in-progress inventory to be scrapped and approximately one-half month of output to be lost. Full power has been restored to the manufacturing operations. GAAP operating expenses are expected to be 22.5 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. Non-GAAP operating expenses, excluding amortization of intangible expenses and acquisition-related employee retention accruals, are expected to be 21.0 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. We expect our income tax rate to range between 18 and 24 percent, and shares used to calculate GAAP EPS for the third quarter are anticipated to be approximately 48.3 million."