Xilinx Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2020 Results

Jan 28, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced revenues of $723 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, down 13% from the prior quarter and down 10% year over year. GAAP net income for the December quarter was $162 million, or $0.64 per diluted share.  Non-GAAP net income for the December quarter was $171 million, or $0.68 per diluted share. 

The Xilinx Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.37 per outstanding share of common stock payable on February 20, 2020 to all stockholders of record at the close of business on February 11, 2020.

Additional third quarter of fiscal year 2020 comparisons are provided in the charts below.

Q3 2020 Financial Highlights

(In millions, except EPS)     

 
   

GAAP

               
   

Q3

Q2

Q3

     
   

FY 2020

FY 2020

FY 2019

 

Q-T-Q

Y-T-Y

Net revenues*

 

$723

$833

$800

 

-13%

-10%

Operating income

 

$159

$204

$258

 

-22%

-38%

Net income

 

$162

$227

$239

 

-29%

-32%

Diluted earnings per share

 

$0.64

$0.89

$0.93

 

-28%

-31%

               
   

Non-GAAP

               
   

Q3

Q2

Q3

     
   

FY 2020

FY 2020

FY 2019

 

Q-T-Q

Y-T-Y

Net revenues*

 

$723

$833

$800

 

-13%

-10%

Operating income

 

$174

$217

$263

 

-20%

-34%

Net income

 

$171

$240

$237

 

-29%

-28%

Diluted earnings per share

 

$0.68

$0.94

$0.92

 

-28%

-26%

   

* No adjustment between GAAP and Non-GAAP

Xilinx also announced cost-saving measures designed to drive structural operating efficiencies across the company. Xilinx expects to reduce its global workforce by approximately 7% through a targeted reduction in force and meaningfully slower hiring to replace attrition. In addition to the targeted reduction in force, Xilinx is taking other measures to reduce operating expenses, including further reducing discretionary spend and targeting additional operating efficiencies across the business. As a result of these measures, Xilinx expects to generate non-GAAP cost and operating expense savings of approximately $17M to $20M in the fourth quarter.  Additionally, Xilinx expects to incur a GAAP pre-tax charge of approximately $25M to $30M in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 primarily related to severance pay expenses. 

"As expected, our fiscal third quarter was a challenging quarter and our revenue came in near the midpoint of our guidance. Given the revenue headwinds we experienced during the quarter, we took  actions to reduce our operating expenses which delivered earnings greater than our expectations.

"Fiscal fourth quarter revenue is expected to grow on a sequential basis as a result of strength in our core vertical markets and a moderate resumption of growth in our data center business. However, we are seeing greater than expected weakness in our wired and wireless business due to a slowdown in both 5G and wired infrastructure deployments, in addition to ongoing global trade headwinds.

"We expect some of these headwinds in our wired and wireless business to be persistent, resulting in revenue growth lower than our prior expectations.  We are, therefore, taking several actions to further reduce our operating expenses this quarter.

"These are difficult actions, but we believe the decisive steps we are taking to reset our operating expenses will allow us to drive our growth strategy and technology roadmap while enabling a more appropriate level of operating profitability.  We remain extremely focused on our mission and long-term growth opportunities as the leader in adaptable platforms from the cloud to edge to endpoints," said Victor Peng, president and chief executive officer.

Net Revenues by Geography:

             
 

Percentages

 

Growth Rates

 
 

Q3

Q2

Q3

       

FY 2020

FY 2020

FY 2019

Q-T-Q

Y-T-Y

 

North America

28%

28%

28%

 

-13%

-10%

 

Asia Pacific

48%

51%

46%

 

-19%

-6%

 

Europe

16%

15%

18%

 

-4%

-19%

 

Japan

8%

6%

8%

 

8%

-4%

 
               
               

Net Revenues by End Market:

             
 

Percentages

 

Growth Rates

 
 

Q3

Q2

Q3

     

FY 2020

FY 2020

FY 2019

Q-T-Q

Y-T-Y

 

A&D, Industrial and TME

40%

36%

40%

 

-5%

-10%

 

Automotive, Broadcast and Consumer

19%

16%

15%

 

2%

10%

 

Wired and Wireless Group

31%

38%

35%

 

-29%

-18%

 

Data Center Group

9%

10%

8%

 

-16%

8%

 

Channel

1%

0%

2%

 

NM

NM

 
               

 

Net Revenues by Product:

             
 

Percentages

 

Growth Rates

 
 

Q3

Q2

Q3

     

FY 2020

FY 2020

FY 2019

Q-T-Q

Y-T-Y

 

Advanced Products

70%

74%

66%

 

-18%

-4%

 

Core Products

30%

26%

34%

 

1%

-21%

 
 

Advanced Products: Alveo, UltraScale+, UltraScale and 7-series products.

Core Products: Virtex-6, Spartan-6, Virtex‐5, CoolRunner‐II, Virtex-4, Virtex-II, Spartan-3, Spartan-2, XC9500 products, configuration solutions, software & support/services.

 

Key Statistics:  

(Dollars in Millions)

 
 

Q3

FY 2020

Q2

FY 2020

Q3

FY 2019

       

Annual Return on Equity (%)*

31

34

34

       

Operating Cash Flow

$324

$224

$314

       

Depreciation Expense (including software amortization)

$26

$22

$18

       

Capital Expenditures (including software)

$34

$34

$20

       

Inventory Days (internal)

124

104

104

       

Revenue Turns (%)

39

37

40

 

*Return on equity calculation: Annualized year to date GAAP net income/average stockholders' equity

Product and Financial Highlights – Fiscal Third Quarter 2020

  • Advanced Products constituted approximately 70% of total revenues in the third quarter, although revenues from the category decreased 4% year over year. Zynq-based revenues grew 26% year over year despite the impact of a weaker Wireless business, further validating Xilinx platform strategy. The Zynq SoC platform, which includes Zynq at 28nm and both MPSoC and RFSoC at 16nm, represented 23% of total revenues, higher than the year ago period.
  • In early December, Xilinx announced that Vitis AI, its AI inference development platform was available for download. Combined with the Vitis unified software platform, Vitis AI empowers software developers with deep learning acceleration. Vitis AI integrates a domain-specific architecture (DSA) and configures Xilinx hardware to be optimized and programmed using industry-leading frameworks such as TensorFlow and Caffe. Xilinx has cumulatively trained over 8,000 developers to date and has over 900 independent software vendors as part of the ecosystem.
  • Collaborating with Xilinx, Cortical.io a, leader in AI based natural language understanding , announced a new e-mail classification appliance. Using Supermicro servers and Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards, the appliance is expected to enable real-time filtering and classification of incoming and outgoing e-mails.
  • Xilinx announced that Automotive Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC is powering Baidu's production-ready Apollo Computing Unit (ACU)- an advanced platform for automated valet parking (AVP), the industry's first dedicated computing solution for AVP. Separately, Xilinx disclosed that SK Telecom adopted Xilinx Alveo Data Center Accelerator cards to power a real-time AI-based physical intrusion and theft detection service.
  • During the XDF Europe keynote, CERN, a European organization for nuclear research, joined Xilinx onstage to discuss a network of Xilinx FPGAs housed 100 meters underground designed to instantaneously filter and identify novel particle substructures as evidence of the existence of dark matter and other physical phenomena. CERN said that Xilinx enabled a fixed, extremely low latency AI inference capability of about three microseconds per event, a feat that could not be achieved by CPUs or GPUs.
  • During the XDF China keynote, Inspur Systems joined Xilinx onstage proclaiming that Xilinx ACAPs and FPGAs will be a cornerstone of Inspur's future technology. Alibaba Cloud also highlighted how Xilinx technology is not only powering Alibaba's own data center, but also that of its enterprise customers using Alibaba Cloud services. Alibaba noted that unprecedented traffic hosted during Singles Day in Asia has proven the reliability and security of its system platform running Xilinx FPGAs.
  • Xilinx repurchased 2.8 million shares of common stock at an average price of $93.70 per share and paid dividends of $93 million during the quarter.

Business Outlook – Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2020

The following guidance is based on current expectations and estimates, and as indicated, is presented on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. This guidance is forward-looking and actual results may differ materially, as a result of, among other things, the important factors discussed and referred to at the end of this release. 

 

GAAP

Non-GAAP
Adjustments

Non-GAAP

Revenues

$750M - $780M

 

$750M - $780M

Gross margin

67.5% - 69.5%

1% (1)

68.5% - 70.5%

Operating expenses

$351M - $355M

$35M (2,3)

$316M - $320M

Other income

~$8M

 

~$8M

Tax rate

7%-9%

 

7%-9%

       

Notes regarding Non-GAAP Adjustments:

   
 

(1)

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and inventory valuation adjustment

 

(2)

M&A related expenses and amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

 

(3)

Severance-related expenses

Conference Call

A conference call will be held today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the December quarter financial results and management's outlook for the March quarter and fiscal year 2020. The webcast and subsequent replay will be available in the investor relations section of the Company's web site at investor.xilinx.com.  A telephonic replay of the call may be accessed later in the day by calling (855) 859-2056 and referencing confirmation code 9868367. The telephonic replay will be available for two weeks following the live call. 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Fiscal third quarter 2020 results and business outlook for the March quarter include financial measures which are not determined in accordance with the United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as indicated.  Non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures has been reconciled, in each case, to the most directly-comparable GAAP measure, as indicated in the accompanying tables. The Company's calculation of such non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.

Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed herein to evaluate the Company's financial results from continuing operations (excluding the impact of acquisitions) and compare to operating performance in past periods.  Similarly, Management believes presentation of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors because it enables investors and analysts to evaluate operating expenses of the Company's core business, excluding the impact of non-core business expenses such as acquisition-related amortization and non-recurring items.

M&A related expenses: These expenses mainly consist of legal and consulting fees associated with acquisition activities.  The Company believes these costs do not reflect its current operating performance. Consequently, the non-GAAP adjustments exclude these charges to facilitate an evaluation of the Company's current operating performance and comparisons to its past operating performance.

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles:  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets consists of amortization of intangible assets such as developed technology acquired in connection with business combinations. The non-GAAP adjustments exclude these charges to facilitate an evaluation of the Company's current operating performance and comparisons to its past operating performance.

Inventory valuation adjustment: Business combination accounting principles require the Company to measure acquired inventory at fair value. The fair value of inventory reflects the acquired company's cost of manufacturing plus a portion of the expected profit margin. The non-GAAP adjustment to the Company's cost of revenues excludes the expected profit margin component that is recorded under business combination accounting principles associated with the Company's acquisitions. The Company believes the adjustment is useful to investors as an additional means to reflect cost of revenues and gross margin trends of its business.

Gain on investment related to acquisition: The Company excludes the accounting gain resulting from revaluation of its prior minority investment in DeePhi Tech. The Company believes excluding this gain will facilitate a comparable evaluation of its current operating performance to its past operating performance.

Income taxes: The Company excludes the income tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments reflected in Operating expenses and Other income, as detailed above. It also excludes U.S. tax reform related items and other significant tax effects of post-acquisition tax integration transactions.  The Company believes excluding U.S. tax reform and post-acquisition tax integration items will facilitate a comparable evaluation of its current performance to its past performance. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 outlook does not reflect other tax related items which the Company is not able to predict without unreasonable efforts due to their inherent uncertainty.

Severance-related expenses:  These expenses primarily consist of severance-related pay and benefits in connection with the targeted reduction in force.  The Company believes excluding these charges will facilitate a comparable evaluation of its current operating performance to its past and future performance.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and projections. Forward-looking statements and projections can often be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "expect," "believe," "may," "will," "could," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "intend," "project" or other similar expressions.  Statements that refer to or are based on projections, uncertain events or assumptions also identify forward-looking statements.  Such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the semiconductor market, the growth and acceptance of our products, expected revenue growth, the demand and growth in the markets we serve, opportunity for expansion into new markets, and our expectations regarding our business outlook for the March quarter.  Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements and projections, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.  Actual events and results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties including, among others, customer acceptance of our new products, current global economic conditions, our dependence on certain customers, trade and export restrictions, the condition and performance of our customers and the end markets in which they participate, our ability to forecast end customer demand, a high dependence on turns business, more customer volume discounts than expected, greater product mix changes than anticipated, fluctuations in manufacturing yields, our ability to deliver product in a timely manner, our ability to successfully manage production at multiple foundries, variability in wafer pricing, costs and liabilities associated with current and future litigation, our ability to generate cost and operating expense savings in an efficient and timely manner, our ability to realize the goals contemplated by our acquisitions and strategic investments, the impact of current and future legislative and regulatory changes, the impact of new accounting pronouncements and tax laws, including the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and interpretations thereof, and other risk factors described in our most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K.

About Xilinx

Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Zynq, Vivado, Alveo, Versal and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Xilinx, Inc.
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XILINX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

December 28, 2019

 

September 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

 

December 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

Net revenues

$                    723,499

 

$                     833,366

 

$                    800,057

 

$                 2,406,497

 

$                 2,230,678

Cost of revenues:

                 

Cost of products sold

233,324

 

287,372

 

247,903

 

804,197

 

686,411

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

6,697

 

5,734

 

-

 

15,699

 

-

Total cost of revenues

240,021

 

293,106

 

247,903

 

819,896

 

686,411

Gross margin

483,478

 

540,260

 

552,154

 

1,586,601

 

1,544,267

Operating expenses:

                 

Research and development

211,541

 

222,979

 

189,329

 

638,621

 

543,527

Selling, general and administrative

109,612

 

111,596

 

103,039

 

328,633

 

291,256

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

2,919

 

2,169

 

1,866

 

5,488

 

3,064

Total operating expenses

324,072

 

336,744

 

294,234

 

972,742

 

837,847

Operating income

159,406

 

203,516

 

257,920

 

613,859

 

706,420

Interest and other income (expense), net

6,437

 

12,329

 

(1,330)

 

30,378

 

2,231

Income before income taxes

165,843

 

215,845

 

256,590

 

644,237

 

708,651

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

3,831

 

(11,148)

 

17,230

 

13,774

 

63,542

Net income

$                    162,012

 

$                     226,993

 

$                    239,360

 

$                    630,463

 

$                    645,109

Net income per common share:

                 

Basic

$                          0.65

 

$                           0.90

 

$                          0.95

 

$                          2.50

 

$                          2.55

Diluted

$                          0.64

 

$                           0.89

 

$                          0.93

 

$                          2.47

 

$                          2.53

Cash dividends per common share

$                          0.37

 

$                           0.37

 

$                          0.36

 

$                          1.11

 

$                          1.08

Shares used in per share calculations:

                 

Basic

250,546

 

252,399

 

253,060

 

252,330

 

252,634

Diluted

252,808

 

255,269

 

256,374

 

255,758

 

255,227

 

XILINX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

December 28, 2019

 

March 30, 2019 *

 

(unaudited)

   

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

  Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$                 2,425,165

 

$              3,175,684

  Accounts receivable, net

253,548

 

335,165

  Inventories

328,209

 

315,358

  Other current assets

121,099

 

65,771

Total current assets

3,128,021

 

3,891,978

Net property, plant and equipment

378,242

 

328,929

Long-term investments

-

 

53,433

Other assets

1,444,959

 

877,008

Total Assets

$                 4,951,222

 

$              5,151,348

       
       

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

     

Current liabilities:

     

  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$                    515,880

 

$                 475,036

Long-term debt

1,246,000

 

1,234,807

Other long-term liabilities

548,180

 

579,996

Stockholders' equity

2,641,162

 

2,861,509

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$                 4,951,222

 

$              5,151,348

 

 

*Fiscal 2019 balances are derived from audited financial statements.

 

XILINX, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

December 28, 2019

 

September 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

 

December 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

SELECTED CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

                 

Depreciation and amortization of software

$                      26,311

 

$                       22,438

 

$                      17,974

 

$                      68,882

 

$                      49,097

Amortization - others

15,276

 

12,965

 

7,984

 

37,326

 

23,461

Stock-based compensation

50,157

 

49,822

 

38,641

 

142,732

 

109,194

Net cash provided by operating activities

323,575

 

223,694

 

313,917

 

845,485

 

803,208

Purchases of property, plant and equipment and software

34,138

 

33,641

 

20,270

 

96,980

 

60,803

Payment of dividends to stockholders

92,931

 

93,484

 

91,108

 

280,376

 

272,860

Repurchases of common stock

260,939

 

32,250

 

1,015

 

738,184

 

161,551

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of restricted stock units, net of proceeds from issuance of common stock

3,565

 

47,857

 

2,515

 

55,541

 

23,593

                   
                   

STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION INCLUDED IN:

                 

Cost of revenues

$                        2,961

 

$                         2,812

 

$                        2,366

 

$                        8,386

 

$                        6,650

Research and development

31,543

 

29,702

 

22,352

 

86,119

 

63,329

Selling, general and administrative

15,653

 

17,308

 

13,923

 

48,227

 

39,215

 

XILINX, INC.

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP ACTUALS TO NON-GAAP ACTUALS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

December 28, 2019

 

September 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

 

December 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

GAAP gross margin

$                    483,478

 

$                     540,260

 

$                    552,154

 

$                 1,586,601

 

$                 1,544,267

Inventory valuation adjustment

2,114

 

1,741

 

-

 

3,856

 

-

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

6,697

 

5,734

 

-

 

15,699

 

-

Non-GAAP gross margin

$                    492,289

 

$                     547,735

 

$                    552,154

 

$                 1,606,156

 

$                 1,544,267

                   

GAAP operating income

$                    159,406

 

$                     203,516

 

$                    257,920

 

$                    613,859

 

$                    706,420

Inventory valuation adjustment

2,114

 

1,741

 

-

 

3,856

 

-

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

9,616

 

7,903

 

1,866

 

21,187

 

3,064

Acquisition-related costs

3,042

 

3,979

 

3,208

 

12,393

 

6,909

Non-GAAP operating income

$                    174,178

 

$                     217,139

 

$                    262,994

 

$                    651,295

 

$                    716,393

                   

GAAP net income

$                    162,012

 

226,993

 

$                    239,360

 

$                    630,463

 

$                    645,109

Inventory valuation adjustment

2,114

 

1,741

 

-

 

3,856

 

-

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

9,616

 

7,903

 

1,866

 

21,187

 

3,064

Acquisition-related costs

3,042

 

3,979

 

3,208

 

12,393

 

6,909

Gain on investment related to acquisition

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(6,503)

Income tax effect of changes in applicable U.S. tax laws

-

 

-

 

(6,949)

 

-

 

2,406

Income tax effect of intercompany integration transactions

(3,697)

 

1,859

 

-

 

(1,838)

 

-

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(2,316)

 

(2,395)

 

(559)

 

(6,133)

 

(719)

Non-GAAP net income

$                    170,771

 

$                     240,080

 

$                    236,926

 

$                    659,928

 

$                    650,266

                   

GAAP diluted EPS

$                          0.64

 

$                           0.89

 

$                          0.93

 

$                          2.47

 

$                          2.53

Inventory valuation adjustment

0.01

 

-

 

-

 

0.01

 

-

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

0.04

 

0.03

 

0.01

 

0.08

 

0.01

Acquisition-related costs

0.01

 

0.02

 

0.01

 

0.05

 

0.02

Gain on investment related to acquisition

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(0.02)

Income tax effect of changes in applicable U.S. tax laws

-

 

-

 

(0.03)

 

-

 

0.01

Income tax effect of intercompany integration transactions

(0.01)

 

-

 

-

 

(0.01)

 

-

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.01)

 

-

 

-

 

(0.02)

 

-

Non-GAAP diluted EPS

$                          0.68

 

$                           0.94

 

$                          0.92

 

$                          2.58

 

$                          2.55

 

 

SOURCE Xilinx, Inc.