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Atmel Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
[July 31, 2012]

Atmel Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results


SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120712/MM39691LOGO) GAAP Non-GAAP Q2 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2011 Q2 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2011 Net revenue $368.2 $357.8 $478.6 $368.2 $357.8 $478.6 Gross margin 44.0% 42.6% 51.8% 44.6% 43.2% 52.3% Operating margin 2.2% 7.0% 23.2% 11.7% 9.9% 26.4% Net income $0.8 $20.4 $90.9 $37.4 $35.3 $124.3 Diluted EPS $0.00 $0.05 $0.19 $0.08 $0.08 $0.26 (In millions, except earnings per diluted share and percentages) Revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $368.2 million, a 3% increase compared to $357.8 million for the first quarter of 2012, and 23% lower compared to $478.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. GAAP net income, which includes $14.4 million of pre-tax charges primarily related to restructuring activities in Europe, totaled $0.8 million or $0.00 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2012. This compares to GAAP net income of $20.4 million or $0.05 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2012, and $90.9 million or $0.19 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2011.

Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2012 totaled $37.4 million or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $35.3 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012, and non-GAAP net income of $124.3 million or $0.26 per diluted share for the year-ago quarter. Refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table included in this release for more details.

GAAP gross margin was 44.0% in the second quarter of 2012, as compared to 42.6% in the first quarter of 2012 and 51.8% in the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP gross margin was 44.6% in the second quarter of 2012 compared to 43.2% in the immediately preceding quarter and 52.3% in the second quarter of 2011.


"The second quarter marked strong revenue growth for our core microcontroller business and company gross margin expanded at a healthy rate," said Steve Laub, Atmel's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our product pipeline remains excellent and positive secular trends, including the launch of Windows 8, will help drive our business over the longer-term." Second quarter 2012 income from operations on a GAAP basis was $8.2 million or 2.2% of revenue, compared to $25.0 million or 7.0% of revenue for the first quarter of 2012 and $111.0 million or 23.2% of revenue for the second quarter of 2011. Second quarter 2012 income from operations included $14.4 million of restructuring charges and $2.0 million in acquisition related charges, while first quarter 2012 income from operations included a $10.7 million benefit from the release of reserves related to a previously established foreign government grant and $2.0 million in acquisition-related charges.

Non-GAAP income from operations in the second quarter of 2012 was $43.0 million or 11.7% of revenue, compared to first quarter non-GAAP income from operations of $35.6 million or 9.9% of revenue, and second quarter 2011 non-GAAP income from operations of $126.3 million or 26.4% of revenue.

Income tax provision, on a GAAP basis, totaled $3.7 million for the second quarter of 2012. This compares to an income tax provision of $4.3 million for the first quarter of 2012 and a tax provision of $18.8 million for the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP income tax provision for the second quarter of 2012 was $1.8 million compared to $0.1 million for the first quarter of 2012 and a non-GAAP tax provision of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2011.

Cash provided from operations totaled approximately $7.9 million for the second quarter of 2012, compared to $60.6 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $42.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. Combined cash balances (cash and cash equivalents plus short-term investments) totaled $245.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2012, after spending $44.4 million during the quarter on stock repurchases.

Company Highlights Announced industry's highest density embedded flash Cortex-M4 processor-based microcontrollers First to achieve ZigBee® Light Link certification, the benchmark for design applications such as consumer lighting and control products Recent maXTouch smartphone introductions include: Samsung's Maestro, Mendel, Minuet, and Jaguar, HTC's One S, Nokia's 808 Pureview, Motorola's Defy XT535, Defy Pro, RAZR V XT889 and Atrix TV XT682, Fujitsu's Raku-Raku, Huawei's Ascend D1, Lenovo's K800 and ZTE's V8000 Multiple smartphone wins from Kyocera, BBK Communications, Gionee Communication, OPPO Electronics, Pantech, and YuLong (CoolPad) New tablets utilizing maXTouch include: Acer's Iconia A700, Lenovo's IdeaTab S2, Toshiba's Excite, and ZTE's T98, V9A and V11 Shipping maXTouch® family of automotive-qualified touchscreen controllers maXTouch selected by Ingenico for ultra-compact portable payment terminals Introduced two new families of serial EEPROM products with unique identity addresses for all Internet-connected devices Announced production availability of a low-frequency (LF) RFID transponder device for consumer and industrial identification applications Stock Repurchase During the second quarter of 2012, Atmel repurchased 6.1 million shares of its common stock in the open market at an average price of $7.29 per share.

Non-GAAP Metrics Non-GAAP net income excludes charges related to restructuring activities, acquisitions, gain or loss on sale of assets, credit from reserved grant income, stock-based compensation, as well as the non-GAAP income tax adjustment and other non-recurring income tax items. A reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results is included following the financial statements below.

Conference Call Atmel will hold a teleconference at 2:00 p.m. PT today to discuss the second quarter 2012 financial results. The conference call will be webcast live and can also be monitored by dialing 1-800-374-0405 or 1-706-758-4519. The conference ID number is 93706331 and participants are encouraged to initiate their calls 10 minutes prior to the 2:00 p.m. PT start time to ensure a timely connection. The webcast and earnings release will be accessible at http://www.atmel.com/ir/ and will be archived for 12 months.

A replay of the July 31, 2012 conference call will be available the same day at approximately 5:00 p.m. PT and will be archived for 48 hours. The replay access numbers are 1-800-585-8367 within the U.S. and 1-404-537-3406 for all other locations. The access code is 93706331.

About Atmel Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

© 2012 Atmel Corporation. Atmel®, Atmel logo and combinations thereof, and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements Information in this release regarding Atmel's forecasts, business outlook, expectations, new product launches, and beliefs are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may include comments about our future operating and financial performance, including our outlook for 2012, our expectations regarding market share and product revenue growth, and Atmel's strategies. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Atmel as of the date of this release, which may change. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation, general economic conditions (including solvency issues affecting various European countries); the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; the inability to realize the anticipated benefits of transactions related to acquisitions, restructuring activities or other initiatives in a timely manner or at all; the impact of competitive products and pricing; disruption to our business caused by our increased dependence on outside foundries; industry and/or company overcapacity or undercapacity, including capacity constraints of our independent assembly contractors; timely design acceptance by our customers; timely introduction of new products and technologies (including, for example, our XSense and maXStylus products); ability to ramp new products into volume production; industry wide shifts in supply and demand for semiconductor products; financial stability in foreign markets and the impact of foreign exchange rates; adverse changes in tax laws; unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses which can be eliminated; the market price or volatility of our common stock; compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations by us and our distributors; ability to protect our intellectual property rights; litigation (including intellectual property litigation in which we may be involved or in which our customers may be involved, especially in the mobile device sector), and the possible unfavorable results of legal proceedings; and other risks detailed from time to time in Atmel's SEC reports and filings, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed on February 28, 2012, and our subsequent Form 10-Q reports. Atmel assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Contact: Peter Schuman Director, Investor Relations (408) 437-2026 Atmel Corporation Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30, 2012 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net revenue $ 368,200 $ 357,837 $ 478,642 $ 726,037 $ 940,069 Operating expenses Cost of revenue 206,313 205,470 230,842 411,783 456,884 Research and development 66,392 66,289 65,441 132,681 127,824 Selling, general and administrative 70,990 69,855 70,340 140,845 141,126 Acquisition-related charges 1,956 1,956 1,019 3,912 2,050 Restructuring charges 14,354 - - 14,354 21,210 Credit from reserved grant income - (10,689) - (10,689) - Gain on sale of assets - - - - (1,882) Total operating expenses 360,005 332,881 367,642 692,886 747,212 Income from operations 8,195 24,956 111,000 33,151 192,857 Interest and other (expense) income, net (3,716) (224) (1,309) (3,940) 1,182 Income before income taxes 4,479 24,732 109,691 29,211 194,039 Provision for income taxes (3,725) (4,345) (18,821) (8,070) (28,616) Net income $ 754 $ 20,387 $ 90,870 $ 21,141 $ 165,423 Basic net income per share: Net income $ 0.00 $ 0.05 $ 0.20 $ 0.05 $ 0.36 Weighted-average shares used in basic net income per share calculations 433,616 440,265 456,753 436,941 456,622 Diluted net income per share: Net income $ 0.00 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ 0.05 $ 0.35 Weighted-average shares used in diluted net income per share calculations 436,851 444,927 469,882 440,919 470,141 Atmel Corporation Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) (Unaudited) June 30, December 31, 2012 2011 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 240,908 $ 329,431 Short-term investments 4,743 3,079 Accounts receivable, net 239,842 212,929 Inventories 349,040 377,433 Prepaids and other current assets 96,271 116,929 Total current assets 930,804 1,039,801 Fixed assets, net 242,935 257,070 Goodwill 66,372 67,662 Intangible assets, net 16,053 20,594 Other assets 140,162 141,471 Total assets $ 1,396,326 $ 1,526,598 Current liabilities Trade accounts payable 85,695 76,445 Accrued and other liabilities 187,092 207,118 Deferred income on shipments to distributors 36,514 47,620 Total current liabilities 309,301 331,183 Other long-term liabilities 93,788 112,971 Total liabilities 403,089 444,154 Stockholders' equity 993,237 1,082,444 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,396,326 $ 1,526,598 ATMEL CORPORATION RECONCILIATION OF GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (in thousands, except per-share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30, 2012 2012 2011 2012 2011 GAAP gross margin $ 161,887 $ 152,367 $ 247,800 $ 314,254 $ 483,185 Stock-based compensation expense 2,314 2,255 2,347 4,569 4,640 Non-GAAP gross margin $ 164,201 $ 154,622 $ 250,147 $ 318,823 $ 487,825 GAAP research and development expense $ 66,392 $ 66,289 $ 65,441 $ 132,681 $ 127,824 Stock-based compensation expense (5,880) (6,763) (4,786) (12,643) (10,768) Non-GAAP research and development expense $ 60,512 $ 59,526 $ 60,655 $ 120,038 $ 117,056 GAAP selling, general and administrative expense $ 70,990 $ 69,855 $ 70,340 $ 140,845 $ 141,126 Stock-based compensation expense (10,288) (10,309) (7,124) (20,597) (17,738) Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expense $ 60,702 $ 59,546 $ 63,216 $ 120,248 $ 123,388 GAAP income from operations $ 8,195 $ 24,956 $ 111,000 $ 33,151 $ 192,857 Stock-based compensation expense 18,482 19,327 14,257 37,809 33,146 Acquisition-related charges 1,956 1,956 1,019 3,912 2,050 Restructuring charges 14,354 - - 14,354 21,210 Credit from reserved grant income - (10,689) - (10,689) - Gain on sale of assets - - - - (1,882) Non-GAAP income from operations $ 42,987 $ 35,550 $ 126,276 $ 78,537 $ 247,381 GAAP provision for income taxes $ (3,725) $ (4,345) $ (18,821) $ (8,070) $ (28,616) Adjustments for cash tax and other tax settlements (1,879) (4,274) (18,160) (6,153) (26,563) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes $ (1,846) $ (71) $ (661) $ (1,917) $ (2,053) GAAP net income $ 754 $ 20,387 $ 90,870 $ 21,141 $ 165,423 Stock-based compensation expense 18,482 19,327 14,257 37,809 33,146 Acquisition-related charges 1,956 1,956 1,019 3,912 2,050 Restructuring charges 14,354 - - 14,354 21,210 Credit from reserved grant income - (10,689) - (10,689) - Gain on sale of assets - - - - (1,882) Tax adjustments 1,879 4,274 18,160 6,153 26,563 Non-GAAP net income $ 37,425 $ 35,255 $ 124,306 $ 72,680 $ 246,510 GAAP net income per share - diluted $ 0.00 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ 0.05 $ 0.35 Stock based compensation expense 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.08 0.07 Acquisition-related charges 0.01 - - 0.01 - Restructuring charges 0.03 - - 0.03 0.04 Credit from reserved grant income - (0.02) - (0.02) - Gain on sale of assets - - - - - Tax adjustments - 0.01 0.04 0.01 0.06 Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.26 $ 0.16 $ 0.52 GAAP diluted shares 436,851 444,927 469,882 440,919 470,141 Adjusted dilutive stock awards - non-GAAP 5,102 10,865 8,149 4,696 8,149 Non-GAAP diluted shares 441,953 455,792 478,031 445,615 478,290 Notes to Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Atmel uses non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share, which are adjusted from the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to exclude certain items, as shown above and described below. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional and useful way of viewing aspects of Atmel's operations that, when viewed in conjunction with Atmel's GAAP results, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the various factors and trends affecting Atmel's business and operations.

Atmel uses each of these non-GAAP financial measures for internal purposes and believes that these non-GAAP measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding operational and financial performance. Management uses these non-GAAP measures for strategic and business decision making, internal budgeting, forecasting and resource allocation processes. Atmel may, in the future, determine to present non-GAAP financial measures other than those presented in this release, which it believes may be useful to investors. Any such determinations will be made with the intention of providing the most useful information to investors and will reflect information used by the company's management in assessing its business, which may change from time to time.

Atmel believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to the GAAP financial results, is useful to investors because the non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to see Atmel's results "through the eyes" of management as these non-GAAP financial measures reflect Atmel's internal measurement processes. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enable investors to better assess changes in each key element of Atmel's operating results across different reporting periods on a consistent basis. Thus, management believes that each of these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with another method for assessing Atmel's operating results in a manner that is focused on the performance of its ongoing operations. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may facilitate comparisons to Atmel's historical operating results and to competitors' operating results.

There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because they are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, non-GAAP financial measures may be limited in value because they exclude certain items that may have a material impact upon Atmel's reported financial results. Management compensates for these limitations by providing investors with reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for or superior to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures supplement, and should be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures. Investors should review the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as provided above.

As presented in the "Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" tables above, each of the non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items: Stock-based compensation expense.

Stock-based compensation expense relates primarily to equity awards such as stock options and restricted stock units. This includes stock-based compensation expense related to performance-based restricted stock units for which Atmel recognizes stock-based compensation expense to the extent management believes it probable that Atmel will achieve the performance criteria which occurs before these awards actually vest. If the performance goals are unlikely to be met, no compensation expense is recognized and any previously recognized compensation expense is reversed. Stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense that varies in amount from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are often beyond Atmel's control. As a result, management excludes this item from Atmel's internal operating forecasts and models. Management believes that non-GAAP measures adjusted for stock-based compensation provide investors with a basis to measure Atmel's core performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by stock-based compensation as a result of the variety of equity awards used by other companies and the varying methodologies and assumptions used.

Acquisition-related charges.

Acquisition-related charges include: (1) amortization of intangibles, which include acquired intangibles such as customer relationships, backlog, core developed technology, trade names and non-compete agreements and (2) contingent compensation expense, which include compensation resulting from the employment retention of certain key employees established in accordance with the terms of the acquisitions. In most cases, these acquisition-related charges are not factored into management's evaluation of potential acquisitions or Atmel's performance after completion of acquisitions, because they are not related to Atmel's core operating performance. In addition, the frequency and amount of such charges can vary significantly based on the size and timing of acquisitions and the maturities of the businesses being acquired. Excluding acquisition-related charges from non-GAAP measures provides investors with a basis to compare Atmel against the performance of other companies without the variability caused by purchase accounting.

Restructuring charges.

Restructuring charges primarily relate to expenses necessary to make infrastructure-related changes to Atmel's operating costs. Restructuring charges are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures because they are not considered core operating activities. Although Atmel has engaged in various restructuring activities in recent years, each has been a discrete event based on a unique set of business objectives. Atmel believes that it is appropriate to exclude restructuring charges from Atmel's non-GAAP financial measures, as it enhances the ability of investors to compare Atmel's period-over-period operating results from continuing operations.

Credit from reserved grant income.

Atmel recognized a credit from reserved grant income as a result of a ministerial decision executed by the Greek government providing for a partial refund of an outstanding state grant previously made. Based on the execution of this ministerial decision and the subsequent publication of that decision, management determined that it would not be required to repay the full amount of the outstanding grant. Atmel believes that it is appropriate to exclude credit from reserved grant income from Atmel's non-GAAP financial measures, as it enhances the ability of investors to compare Atmel's period-over-period operating results from continuing operations.

Gain on sale of assets.

Atmel recognizes gains resulting from the sale of certain non-strategic assets that no longer align with Atmel's long-term operating plan. Atmel excludes these items from its non-GAAP financial measures primarily because these gains are individually discrete events and generally not reflective of the ongoing operating performance of Atmel's business and can distort period-over-period comparisons.

Non-GAAP tax adjustment.

In conjunction with the implementation of Atmel's global structure changes which took effect January 1, 2011, the company changed its methodology for reporting non-GAAP taxes. Beginning in the first quarter of 2011, Atmel's non-GAAP tax amounts approximate operating cash tax expense, similar to the liability reported on Atmel's tax returns. This approach is designed to enhance the ability of investors to understand the company's tax expense on its current operations, provide improved modeling accuracy, and substantially reduce fluctuations caused by GAAP adjustments which may not reflect actual cash tax expense.

Atmel forecasts its annual cash tax liability and allocates the tax to each quarter in proportion to earnings for that period.

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