May 02, 2012 at 16:01 PM EDT
BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited Announces Financial Results for the Fiscal First Quarter of 2012

SHANGHAI, China, May 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited ("BCD Semiconductor" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BCDS), a leading analog integrated device manufacturer, or IDM, based in China, specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of power management integrated circuits, or ICs, today announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

The results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2012 were as follows:

  • Revenue was $31.0 million, a slight decrease from $31.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and approximately flat from $31.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • Gross margin was 23.6%, compared to 26.2% for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and 29.1% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • Operating expenses were $7.3 million, compared to $8.6 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $6.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Operating expenses for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 included $269 thousand in share-based compensation expenses, $0 in impairment loss on acquired intangible assets and $105 thousand in amortization of acquired intangible assets, as compared to $445 thousand, $798 thousand and $140 thousand, respectively, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, and $319 thousand in share-based compensation expenses for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • Income from operations after share-based compensation expenses, impairment loss on acquired intangible assets and amortization of acquired intangible assets was $4 thousand, compared to loss from operations of $(360) thousand for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and income from operations of $3.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • GAAP net income was $292 thousand, compared to $569 thousand for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $3.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $715 thousand, compared to $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $3.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • GAAP earnings per diluted American Depositary Share ("ADS") (EPS) was $0.02, compared to $0.03 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and a loss per ADS of $(0.40) for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per diluted ADS share (non-GAAP EPS) was $0.04, compared to $0.13 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $0.19 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • Number of weighted average fully diluted ADSs was 18,987,087.
  • Cash and cash equivalents balance was $53.0 million as of March 31, 2012, compared to $64.1 million as of December 31, 2011 and $81.8 million as of March 31, 2011.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $(2.9) million, compared to $5.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $(3.5) million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • Capital expenditures were $10.1 million, compared to $9.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 and $2.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
  • We used $279 thousand of cash to repurchase 59,001 ADSs at an average price of $4.69 per ADS under our authorized share re-purchase program.
  • We used approximately $1.6 million for an equity investment in an IC packaging services company in China.

"Our first quarter financial results caught the high end of our expectations and we are pleased to see market demand strengthening in our core communications, computing and consumer end markets in Asia," said Chieh Chang, Chief Executive Officer of BCD Semiconductor. "While market visibility remains limited, we are confident that we will continue to grow our business in the multi-billion dollar analog power management industry."

Business Outlook

Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 is expected to be in the range of $35 to $39 million, representing a growth of approximately 12.9% to 25.8% compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 and a decline of approximately 9.0% to a growth of 1.4% compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. Gross margins are expected to be in the range of 25.5% to 27.0% of revenue. Operating expenses exclusive of share based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets are expected to be approximately $7.6 million. We expect our effective income tax rate to range between 9.0% and 10.0%. We expect our capital expenditures to be approximately $8.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. The number of ADSs used to calculate GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 is anticipated to be approximately 19.4 million.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends, and anticipated product performance. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, projected revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, income tax rate, capital expenditures and shares used to calculate earnings per share under the section titled "Business Outlook," statements regarding market demand and our expectation of continuing to grow our business in the analog power management industry. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to introduce or develop new and enhanced products that achieve market acceptance; the actual product performance in volume production; the quality and reliability of our product; our ability to achieve design wins; general business and economic conditions; our ability to identify and consummate strategic transactions; the state of the semiconductor industry and seasonality of our markets; and other risks and uncertainties as described in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 filed on April 25, 2012, and other filings with the SEC. Underlying assumptions subsequently proving to be incorrect or other unknown or unpredictable factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and BCD Semiconductor undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Conference Call and Webcast

BCD Semiconductor plans to conduct an investor teleconference and live webcast to discuss the financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2012, its outlook for the second quarter of 2012 and other business matters today, May 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET.

To listen to the live conference call, please dial 855-500-8701 (or +65 6723 9385 if dialing from outside the U.S.A.). The conference ID number is 64847332. A live webcast of the call will also be available in the "Event Calendar" section of the Company's investor relations website, http://ir.bcdsemi.com/. The webcast replay will be available for seven days after the live call on the same website. To listen to the webcast replay, please dial 866-214-5335 (or +61 2 8235 5000 if dialing from outside the U.S.A.) The conference ID number for the replay is 64847332.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our unaudited consolidated financial statements presented on a basis consistent with GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP EPS. These supplemental measures exclude share-based compensation expenses that are non-cash charges, gain or loss on valuation of warrant liabilities, impairment loss and amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of equity investments and related tax impact. We believe that non-GAAP financial measures can provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain non-cash expenses that are not indicative of our core operating results. In addition, our management uses non-GAAP measures to compare our performance relative to forecasts and to benchmark our performance externally against competitors. Our use of non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations in that the non-GAAP financial measures we use may not be directly comparable to those reported by other companies. For example, the term used in this press release, non-GAAP adjusted net income, does not have a standardized meaning. Other companies may use the same or similarly named measures, but exclude different items, which may not provide investors with a comparable view of our performance in relation to other companies. We seek to compensate for this limitation by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the tables attached to this press release. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

About BCD Semiconductor

BCD Semiconductor is a leading analog integrated device manufacturer, or IDM, based in China, specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of power management integrated circuits, or ICs. Our broad portfolio of power management ICs primarily targets rapidly growing, high volume markets such as mobile phones, LCD televisions and monitors, personal computers, adapters and chargers and other electronics products. As an IDM, BCD Semiconductor integrates product design and process technology to optimize product performance and cost. We offer system-level solutions with the quality, performance and reliability required by our customers. Our China-based operations provide proximity to the rapidly growing electronics industry in Asia, enabling us to align our product development efforts with customers and market trends and to provide timely and effective technical support. For more information, please visit http://www.bcdsemi.com.

The following consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").

BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - GAAP
(in thousands of US dollars)
(Unaudited)
As of
March 31,
2011
December 31,
2011
March 31,
2012
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $81,751 $64,137 $52,972
Restricted cash 5,487 7,702 6,762
Accounts receivable, net 17,295 20,444 20,931
Inventories 27,293 27,966 26,235
Excess value-added tax paid 1,701 2,414 2,717
Receivable from Zi Zhu  --  4,028 2,443
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,421 6,379 3,073
Total current assets137,948 133,070 115,133
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 33,882 66,421 71,220
LAND USE RIGHT, NET 3,011 3,081 3,067
ACQUIRED INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET  --  2,019 1,965
INVESTMENT IN EQUITY SECURITIES 1,603 1,115 2,705
GOODWILL  --  284 291
OTHER ASSETS 2,353 3,274 5,692
TOTAL$178,797 $209,264 $200,073
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Short-term bank loans $6,101 $8,300 $10,300
Accounts payable 18,514 17,004 16,382
Notes payable 13,803 21,449 14,402
Accrued expenses  4,022 3,791 2,990
Payable for purchase of property, plant and equipment 1,370 10,676 6,889
Withholding tax liability 1,992 1,828 1,859
Other current liabilities 2,645 2,126 2,652
Total current liabilities48,447 65,174 55,474
OTHER LIABILITIES
Deferred rent-noncurrent 127 121 117
Performance obligation 3,751 3,903 3,907
Obligation under capital lease - noncurrent 255 206 185
Deferred grant-noncurrent  172 411 357
Total other liabilities4,305 4,641 4,566
Total liabilities 52,752 69,815 60,040
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Ordinary shares 111 111 112
Additional paid-in capital 159,930  160,242  160,335
Accumulated other comprehensive income 9,118 12,568 12,766
Accumulated deficit (43,114) (33,470) (33,178)
Treasury stock  --  (2) (2)
Total shareholders' equity126,045 139,449 140,033
TOTAL$178,797 $209,264 $200,073
BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income - GAAP
(in thousands of US dollars, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2011
December 31,
2011
March 31,
2012
NET REVENUE
IC products  $28,446 $29,249 $29,723
Foundry services  2,507 2,100 1,305
Total net revenue30,953 31,349 31,028
COST OF REVENUE
IC products  20,648 22,081 22,862
Foundry services 1,285 1,053 832
Total cost of revenue21,933 23,134 23,694
GROSS PROFIT9,020 8,215 7,334
29.1%26.2%23.6%
OPERATING EXPENSES
Research and development  1,982 2,921 2,565
Selling and marketing  2,031 2,265 2,376
General and administrative  2,035 2,451 2,284
Amortization of acquired intangible assets -- 140 105
Impairment loss of acquired intangible assets -- 798 --
Total operating expenses6,048 8,575 7,330
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS2,972 (360) 4
9.6%-1.1%0.0%
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
Interest income and expenses 86 292 267
Impairment of equity investment -- (549) --
Other-net 1,014 1,168 50
Other income (expenses), net1,100 911 317
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)4,072 551 321
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT) 247 (18) 29
NET INCOME$3,825 $569 $292
BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited
Condensed Consolidated Cash Flows Statement - GAAP
(in thousands of US dollars)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
2011
December 31,
2011
March 31,
2012
NET INCOME$3,825 $569 $292
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Depreciation and amortization 1,216 1,628 2,409
Impairment loss of acquired intangible assets -- 798 --
Other adjustments to net income (448) 2,678 1,682
Changes in assets and liabilities (8,141) (547) (7,324)
Net cash provided by operating activities $(3,548) $5,126 $(2,941)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (2,701) (9,811) (10,106)
Investment in equity securities -- -- (1,587)
Financing to ZiZhu, receivable -- 3,219 1,585
Other cash flow from investing activities 765 2,213 151
Net cash used in investing activities $(1,936) $(4,379) $(9,957)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Share repurchase -- (425) (279)
Net borrowings (5,939) 2,300 2,000
Initial public offerings proceeds 49,085 -- --
Other cash flow from financing activities (1,160) 46 36
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities $41,986 $1,921 $1,757
Effects of exchange rate changes 532 191 (24)
CHANGE IN CASH$37,034 $2,859 $(11,165)
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD$44,717 $61,278 $64,137
CASH, ENDING OF PERIOD$81,751 $64,137 $52,972
BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Income and EPS
(in thousands of US dollars)
(Unaudited)
GAAP to Non-GAAP Net IncomeThree Months Ended
March 31,
2011
December 31,
2011
March 31,
2012
GAAP net income $3,825 $569 $292
Share-based compensation (Note A): 368 522 318
Amortization of acquired intangible assets -- 140 105
Impairment loss of acquired intangible assets -- 798 --
Impairment of equity investment -- 549 --
Gain or loss on valuation of warrant liability (745) -- --
Income tax impact in above items -- (137) --
Non-GAAP net income $3,448 $2,441 $715
EPS (ADS) fully diluted, GAAP (Note B): $(0.40) $0.03 $0.02
EPS (ADS) fully diluted, Non GAAP (Note B):  $0.19 $0.13 $0.04
Note A: Three Months Ended
Share-based compensationMarch 31,
2011
December 31,
2011
March 31,
2012
Cost of revenue $49 $77 $49
Research and development 52 83 48
Selling, general and administrative 267 362 221
Total share-based compensation $368 $522 $318
Note B (Three months ended March 31, 2011): 
The primary difference between the GAAP loss per share of $(0.40) and the non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.19 is that under GAAP, the 5 million ordinary shares at a fair value of $9.1 million issued to the Series C preference shareholders upon the IPO completion were accounted for as a deemed dividend thereby reducing the earnings available to ordinary shareholders, whereas no dividend was reflected in the calculation of non-GAAP earnings per share.
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