PHOENIX, Ariz. – May 3, 2021 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) today announced results for the first quarter of 2021 with following highlights:
- Revenue of $1,481.7 million increased 16 percent year-over-year
- GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.20 as compared to $(0.03) in the quarter a year ago
- Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.35 as compared to $0.10 in the quarter a year ago
- GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of 35.2 percent increased 80 basis points quarter-over-quarter and 370 basis points year-over-year
- Cash provided by operating activities of $218.5 million as compared to $166.0 million in the quarter a year ago
- Free cash flow of $141.5 million, as compared to $33.7 million in the quarter a year ago
- Record automotive revenue of $515 million increased 5 percent quarter-over-quarter
“We delivered strong results driven by disciplined execution in a strong demand environment across our focus end-markets. Our gross margin initiatives are beginning to show early results with first quarter gross margin expanding by 80 basis points quarter-over-quarter. We remain confident in our ability to further expand our margins as we continue to make structural changes to the business,” said Hassane El-Khoury, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor.
“The momentum in our strategic automotive and industrial end-markets is accelerating. During the first quarter, we secured key platform design wins for our Silicon Carbide and Silicon based power products, further solidifying our market leadership in vehicle electrification.”
Selected financial results for the quarter are shown below with comparable periods:
* Convertible Notes, Non-cash interest expense is calculated pursuant to FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification Topic 470: Debt.
** Diluted shares outstanding can vary as a result of, among other things, the actual exercise of options or vesting of restricted stock units, the incremental dilutive shares from the Company’s convertible senior subordinated notes, and the repurchase or the issuance of stock or convertible notes or the sale of treasury shares. In periods when the quarterly average stock price per share exceeds $20.72, the non-GAAP diluted share count and non-GAAP net income per share include the anti-dilutive impact of the Company’s hedge transactions issued concurrently with the 1.625% convertible notes. At an average stock price per share between $20.72 and $30.70, the hedging activity offsets the potentially dilutive effect of the 1.625% convertible notes. In periods when the quarterly average stock price exceeds $30.70 for the 1.625% Notes, the dilutive impact of the warrants issued concurrently with such notes is included in the diluted shares outstanding. Both GAAP and non-GAAP diluted share counts are based on the Company’s stock price as of April 2, 2021.
*** Special items may include: amortization of acquisition-related intangibles; expensing of appraised inventory fair market value step-up; purchased in-process research and development expenses; restructuring, asset impairments and other, net; goodwill impairment charges; gains and losses on debt prepayment; non-cash interest expense; actuarial (gains) losses on pension plans and other pension benefits; and certain other special items, as necessary. These special items are out of our control and could change significantly from period to period. As a result, we are not able to reasonably estimate and separately present the individual impact or probable significance of these special items, and we are similarly unable to provide a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures. The reconciliation that is unavailable would include a forward-looking income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows in accordance with GAAP. For this reason, we use a projected range of the aggregate amount of special items in order to calculate our projected non-GAAP operating expense outlook.
**** We believe these non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to investors. We use these measures, together with GAAP measures, for internal managerial purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. However, we do not, and you should not, rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. We believe that non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when taken together with GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures that we also provide in our releases, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures, even if they have similar names.
ON Semiconductor will host a conference call for the financial community at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 3, 2021 to discuss this announcement and ON Semiconductor’s 2021 first quarter results. The Company will also provide a real-time audio webcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its website at http://www.onsemi.com. The webcast replay will be available at this site approximately one hour following the live broadcast and will continue to be available for approximately 30 days following the conference call. Investors and interested parties can also access the conference call via telephone by dialing (833) 303-2043 (U.S./Canada) or: (236) 714-3942 (International). In order to join this conference call, you will be required to provide the Conference ID Number – which is 5398970.
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