EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, April 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2020, ended March 29, 2020.

“Consistent with our preannouncement on April 7, 2020, NXP delivered first quarter revenue of $2.02 billion, a 3 percent decline from the year ago period,” said Richard Clemmer, NXP Chief Executive Officer. “During this period of widespread societal disruption, our focus continues to be the long-term health and safety of all our NXP team members, and on assuring the utmost support for our customers and partners. I am extremely proud of the adaptability and engagement of all our teams during this challenging period. From a business perspective, we currently find ourselves navigating a challenging and very fluid environment. We are working diligently with our direct and distribution partners to determine accurate projections of customer demand, especially within the global automotive and industrial markets. Notwithstanding the current challenges, NXP continues to have the financial strength, the product portfolio and customer engagements to emerge strongly from the current unpredictable environment.”

Key Highlights

  • First-quarter revenue was $2.0 billion, down 3 percent year-on-year;
  • First-quarter GAAP gross margin was 49.3 percent, and GAAP operating margin was 3.4 percent;
  • First-quarter non-GAAP gross margin was 51.8 percent, and non-GAAP operating margin was 24.8 percent;
  • First-quarter cash flow from operations was $0.51 billion, with net capex investments of $143 million, resulting in non-GAAP free cash flow of $0.37 billion;
  • On March 5, 2020, the NXP Board of Directors approved the payment of an interim dividend for the first quarter 2020 of $0.375 per ordinary share;
  • In the first quarter of 2020 NXP returned $0.46 billion to shareholders through previously announced share repurchases and dividend payments;
  • On February 3, 2020, NXP announced the completion of the sale of the Company's Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) assets pursuant to the definitive agreement dated August 16, 2019 for a net gain of $110 million.

Summary of Reported First Quarter 2020 ($ millions, unaudited) (1)

 Q1 2020Q4 2019Q1 2019Q - QY - Y
Total Revenue$2,021 $2,301 $2,094 -12%-3%
GAAP Gross Profit$997 $1,209 $1,072 -18%-7%
Gross Profit Adjustments (i)$(50)$(39)$(32)  
Non-GAAP Gross Profit$1,047 $1,248 $1,104 -16%-5%
GAAP Gross Margin49.3%52.5%51.2%  
Non-GAAP Gross Margin51.8%54.2%52.7%  
GAAP Operating Income / (Loss)$68 $197 $54 -65%26%
Operating Income Adjustments (i)$(434)$(490)$(505)  
Non-GAAP Operating Income$502 $687 $559 -27%-10%
GAAP Operating Margin3.4%8.6%2.6%  
Non-GAAP Operating Margin24.8%29.9%26.7%  

Additional information     
Automotive$994 $1,097 $1,036 -9%-4%
Industrial & IoT$376 $415 $368 -9%2%
Mobile$247 $332 $241 -26%2%
Comm. Infra. & Other$404 $457 $449 -12%-10%
DIO113 102 113   
DPO83 81 74   
DSO28 26 35   
Cash Conversion Cycle58 47 74   
Channel Inventory (months)2.4 2.3 2.4   
Financial Leverage (ii)2.1x 2.0x 1.7x   

1. Additional Information for the First Quarter 2020:

  1. For an explanation of GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures”.
  2. Financial leverage is defined as net debt divided by trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA.
  • During the first quarter of 2020, NXP repurchased 2.9 million shares for a total cost of $355 million and paid cash dividends of $105 million.
  • Weighted average number of diluted shares for the three-month period ended March 29, 2020 was 279.9 million and as the company reported a net loss, it excludes the incremental impact of dilutive potential common shares of 3.5 million shares.
  • Cash paid for income taxes related to on-going operations was $28 million. Items not related to on-going operations resulted in additional cash payments of $11 million.

Guidance for the Second Quarter 2020: ($ millions) (1)

 Guidance Range
 GAAP Reconciliation non-GAAP
 Low Mid High   Low Mid High
Total Revenue$1,700  $1,800  $1,900    $1,700  $1,800  $1,900 
Q-Q-16% -11% -6%   -16% -11% -6%
Y-Y-23% -19% -14%   -23% -19% -14%
Gross Profit$768  $833  $900  $(31) $799  $864  $931 
Gross Margin45.2% 46.3% 47.4%   47.0% 48.0% 49.0%
Operating Income (loss)$(237) $(177) $(115) $(519) $282  $342  $404 
Operating Margin-13.9% -9.8% -6.1%   16.6% 19.0% 21.3%
Financial Income (expense)$(84) $(84) $(84) $(2) $(82) $(82) $(82)

Note (1) Additional Information:

  1. GAAP Gross Profit is expected to include Purchase Price Accounting (“PPA”) effects, $(20) million; Stock Based Compensation, $(11) million;
  2. GAAP Operating Income (loss) is expected to include PPA effects, $(403) million; Stock Based Compensation, $(106) million; Merger related costs $(3) million; Restructuring and Other Incidentals, $(7) million;
  3. GAAP Financial Income (expense) is expected to include Other financial expense $(2) million;
  4. Net cash paid for income taxes related to on-going operations is expected to be approximately $(17) million;
  5. Non-controlling interest is expected to be approximately $(6) million;
  6. Weighted average diluted share count is expected to be approximately 282 million.

NXP has based the guidance included in this release on judgments and estimates that management believes are reasonable given its assessment of historical trends and other information reasonably available as of the date of this release. Please note, the guidance included in this release consists of predictions only, and is subject to a wide range of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond NXP's control. The guidance included in this release should not be regarded as representations by NXP that the estimated results will be achieved. Actual results may vary materially from the guidance we provide today. In relation to the use of non-GAAP financial information see the note regarding "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below. For the factors, risks, and uncertainties to which judgments, estimates and forward-looking statements generally are subject see the note regarding "Forward-looking Statements." We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, including the guidance set forth herein, to reflect future events or circumstances.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In managing NXP's business on a consolidated basis, management develops an annual operating plan, which is approved by our Board of Directors, using non-GAAP financial measures. In measuring performance against this plan, management considers the actual or potential impacts on these
non-GAAP financial measures from actions taken to reduce costs with the goal of increasing our gross margin and operating margin and when assessing appropriate levels of research and development efforts. In addition, management relies upon these non-GAAP financial measures when making decisions about product spending, administrative budgets, and other operating expenses. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when coupled with the GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of the Company’s results of operations and the factors and trends affecting NXP’s business. We believe that they enable investors to perform additional comparisons of our operating results, to assess our liquidity and capital position and to analyze financial performance excluding the effect of expenses unrelated to operations, certain non-cash expenses and share-based compensation expense, which may obscure trends in NXP's underlying performance.  This information also enables investors to compare financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance,and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management.

These non-GAAP financial measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of these and other similar items in NXP’s non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.  Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are provided in the financial statements portion of this release in a schedule entitled “Financial Reconciliation of GAAP to
non-GAAP Results (unaudited).” Please refer to the NXP Historic Financial Model file found on the Financial Information page of the Investor Relations section of our website at https://investors.nxp.com for additional information related to our rationale for using these non-GAAP financial measures, as well as the impact of these measures on the presentation of NXP's operations.

In addition to providing financial information on a basis consistent with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), NXP also provides the following selected financial measures on a non-GAAP basis: (i) Gross profit, (ii) Gross margin, (iii) Research and development, (iv) Selling, general and administrative, (v) Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, (vi) Other income, (vii) Operating income (loss), (viii) Operating margin, (ix) Financial Income (expense), (x) adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and trailing 12 month adjusted EBITDA, and (xi) free cash flow and free cash flow as a percent of Revenue. The non-GAAP information excludes the amortization of acquisition related intangible assets, the purchase accounting effect on inventory and property, plant and equipment, merger related costs (including integration costs), certain items related to divestitures,
share-based compensation expense, restructuring and asset impairment charges, non-cash interest expense on convertible notes, extinguishment of debt, and foreign exchange gains and losses.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

NXP will host a conference call on April 28, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (2:00 p.m. Central European Time) to discuss its first quarter 2020 results and provide an outlook for the second quarter of 2020.

Interested parties may join the conference call by dialing 1 – 888 – 603 – 7644 (within the U.S.) or 1 – 484 – 747 - 6631 (outside of the U.S.). The participant pass-code is 3279125. To listen to a webcast of the event, please visit the Investor Relations section of the NXP website at
https://investors.nxp.com. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay shortly after the call concludes.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.88 billion in 2019. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This document includes forward-looking statements which include statements regarding NXP’s business strategy, financial condition, results of operations, and market data, as well as any other statements which are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected. These factors, risks and uncertainties include the following: the duration and spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, its severity, the actions to contain the virus or treat its impact, and how quickly and to what extent normal economic and operating conditions can resume; market demand and semiconductor industry conditions; the ability to successfully introduce new technologies and products; the demand for the goods into which NXP’s products are incorporated; trade disputes between the U.S. and China, potential increase of barriers to international trade and resulting disruptions to NXP's established supply chains; the ability to generate sufficient cash, raise sufficient capital or refinance corporate debt at or before maturity to meet both NXP's debt service and research and development and capital investment requirements; the ability to accurately estimate demand and match manufacturing production capacity accordingly or obtain supplies from third-party producers; the potential impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on NXP's business, operations, results of operations, financial condition, workforce or the operations or decisions of customers, suppliers or business customers; the access to production capacity from third-party outsourcing partners and any events that might affect their business or NXP’s relationship with them including the outbreak of COVID-19 or the requirements to suspend activities with customers or suppliers because of changing import and export regulations; the ability to secure adequate and timely supply of equipment and materials from suppliers; the ability to avoid operational problems and product defects and, if such issues were to arise, to correct them quickly; the ability to form strategic partnerships and joint ventures and to successfully cooperate with alliance partners; the ability to win competitive bid selection processes; the ability to develop products for use in customers’ equipment and products; the ability to successfully hire and retain key management and senior product engineers; and, the ability to maintain good relationships with NXP's suppliers. In addition, this document contains information concerning the semiconductor industry and NXP’s market and business segments generally, which is forward-looking in nature and is based on a variety of assumptions regarding the ways in which the semiconductor industry and NXP's market and business segments may develop. NXP has based these assumptions on information currently available, if any one or more of these assumptions turn out to be incorrect, actual results may differ from those predicted. While NXP does not know what impact any such differences may have on its business, if there are such differences, its future results of operations and its financial condition could be materially adversely affected. There can be no assurances that a pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of a contagious diseases, such as COVID-19, will not have a material and adverse impact on our business, operating results and financial condition in the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak to results only as of the date the statements were made. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by the United States federal securities laws, NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in our SEC filings. Copies of our SEC filings are available on our Investor Relations website, www.nxp.com/investor or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

For further information, please contact:

Jeff Palmer Jacey Zuniga
jeff.palmer@nxp.com jacey.zuniga@nxp.com
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NXP Semiconductors
Table 1: Condensed consolidated statement of operations (unaudited)

($ in millions except share data)Three months ended
 March 29,
 December 31,
 March 31,
Revenue$2,021  $2,301  $2,094 
Cost of revenue(1,024) (1,092) (1,022)
Gross profit997  1,209  1,072 
Research and development(425) (424) (415)
Selling, general and administrative(233) (225) (248)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets(381) (365) (357)
Total operating expenses(1,039) (1,014) (1,020)
Other income (expense)110  2  2 
Operating income (loss)68  197  54 
Financial income (expense):     
Other financial income (expense)(78) (93) (83)
Income (loss) before income taxes(10) 104  (29)
Benefit (provision) for income taxes(2) 20  9 
Results relating to equity-accounted investees(1) (1) 4 
Net income (loss)(13) 123  (16)
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests8  9  5 
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders(21) 114  (21)
Earnings per share data:     
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to stockholders in $
Basic$(0.08) $0.41  $(0.07)
Diluted$(0.08) $0.40  $(0.07)
Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period (in thousands):
Basic279,933  280,766  287,227 
Diluted279,933  285,518  287,227 

NXP Semiconductors
Table 2: Condensed consolidated balance sheet (unaudited)

 ($ in millions)As of
  March 29,
 December 31,
 March 31,
Current assets:     
 Cash and cash equivalents$1,079  $1,045  2,192 
 Accounts receivable, net616  667  800 
 Assets held for sale  50   
 Inventories, net1,227  1,192  1,241 
 Other current assets327  313  387 
Total current assets3,249  3,267  4,620 
Non-current assets:     
 Other non-current assets712  732  699 
 Property, plant and equipment, net2,397  2,448  2,407 
 Identified intangible assets, net3,218  3,620  4,094 
 Goodwill9,935  9,949  8,852 
Total non-current assets16,262  16,749  16,052 
Total assets19,511  20,016  20,672 
Current liabilities:     
 Accounts payable895  944  815 
 Restructuring liabilities-current26  32  66 
 Other current liabilities910  815  1,264 
 Short-term debt    1,117 
Total current liabilities1,831  1,791  3,262 
Non-current liabilities:     
 Long-term debt7,366  7,365  6,223 
 Restructuring liabilities    4 
 Deferred tax liabilities199  282  390 
 Other non-current liabilities857  923  862 
Total non-current liabilities8,422  8,570  7,479 
 Non-controlling interests222  214  190 
 Stockholders’ equity9,036  9,441  9,741 
Total equity9,258  9,655  9,931 
Total liabilities and equity19,511  20,016  20,672 

NXP Semiconductors
Table 3: Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows (unaudited)

($ in millions)Three months ended
 March 29,
 December 31,
 March 31,
Cash flows from operating activities:     
Net income (loss)$(13) $123  $(16)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:     
Depreciation and amortization540  522  502 
Stock-based compensation107  89  86 
Amortization of discount on debt  8  11 
Amortization of debt issuance costs1  3  3 
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets(110)    
Results relating to equity-accounted investees1  1  (4)
Deferred tax expense (benefit)(75) (49) (63)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     
(Increase) decrease in receivables and other current assets27  144  (42)
(Increase) decrease in inventories(35) (7) 38 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities64  (35) (250)
(Increase) decrease in other non-current assets4  7  20 
Exchange differences(4) 9  6 
Other items5  (1) 5 
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities512  814  296 
Cash flows from investing activities:     
Purchase of identified intangible assets(45) (30) (28)
Capital expenditures on property, plant and equipment(143) (138) (144)
Purchase of interests in businesses, net of cash acquired(10) (1,698)  
Proceeds from sale of interests in businesses161    37 
Purchase of investments    (2)
Proceeds from sale of investments    1 
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities(37) (1,866) (136)
Cash flows from financing activities:     
Payment of cash convertible note  (1,150)  
Proceeds from settlement of cash convertible note hedge  144   
Payment of bond hedge derivatives - convertible option  (144)  
Dividends paid to common stockholders(105) (105) (73)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock through stock plans29  14  32 
Purchase of treasury shares and restricted stock unit withholdings(355) (74) (715)
Cash paid on behalf of shareholders for tax on repurchased shares  (128)  
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities(431) (1,443) (756)
Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash positions(10) 3  (1)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents34  (2,492) (597)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period1,045  3,537  2,789 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period1,079  1,045  2,192 
Net cash paid during the period for:     
Interest53  95  25 
Income tax39  34  209 
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets:     
Cash proceeds from the sale of assets161    37 
Book value of these assets(51)   (34)
Non-cash investing activities:     
Non-cash capital expenditures78  133  89 

NXP Semiconductors
Table 4: Financial Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results (unaudited)

($ in millions)Three months ended
 March 29,
 December 31,
 March 31,
Revenue$2,021  $2,301  $2,094 
GAAP Gross Profit$997  $1,209  $1,072 
PPA Effects(36) (28) (17)
Restructuring(3)   (4)
Stock Based Compensation(11) (11) (10)
Merger-related costs    (1)
Non-GAAP Gross Profit$1,047  $1,248  $1,104 
GAAP Gross margin49.3% 52.5% 51.2%
Non-GAAP Gross margin51.8% 54.2% 52.7%
GAAP Research and development$(425) $(424) $(415)
Restructuring(4)   (11)
Stock based compensation(40) (38) (35)
Merger-related costs(1) (1) (3)
Non-GAAP Research and development$(380) $(385) $(366)
GAAP Selling, general and administrative$(233) $(225) $(248)
PPA effects(2) (1) (1)
Restructuring(4) 1  (10)
Stock based compensation(56) (40) (41)
Merger-related costs(3) (3) (9)
Other incidentals(3) (4) (6)
Non-GAAP Selling, general and administrative$(165) $(178) $(181)
GAAP amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets$(381) $(365) $(357)
PPA effects(381) (365) (357)
Non-GAAP amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets$  $  $ 
GAAP Other income (expense)$110  $2  $2 
Other incidentals110     
Non-GAAP Other income (expense)$  $2  $2 
GAAP Operating income (loss)$68  $197  $54 
PPA effects(419) (394) (375)
Restructuring(11) 1  (25)
Stock based compensation(107) (89) (86)
Merger-related costs(4) (4) (13)
Other incidentals107  (4) (6)
Non-GAAP Operating income (loss)$502  $687  $559 
GAAP Operating margin3.4% 8.6% 2.6%
Non-GAAP Operating margin24.8% 29.9% 26.7%
GAAP Financial Income (expense)$(78) $(93) $(83)
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes  (8) (11)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)(1) (4) (7)
Other financial expense(2) (4) (4)
Non-GAAP Financial income (expense)$(75) $(77) $(61)

NXP Semiconductors
Table 5: Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow (unaudited)

($ in millions)Three months ended
 March 29,
 December 31,
 March 31,
Net income (loss)$(13) $123  $(16)
Reconciling items to adjusted net income     
Financial (income) expense78  93  83 
(Benefit) provision for income taxes2  (20) (9)
Depreciation133  131  124 
Amortization407  391  378 
Adjusted net income$607  $718  $560 
Reconciling items to adjusted EBITDA     
Results of equity-accounted investees1  1  (4)
Purchase accounting effect on inventory17  8   
Restructuring11  (1) 25 
Stock based costs107  89  86 
Merger-related costs4  4  13 
Other incidental items(107) 4  6 
Adjusted EBITDA$640  $823  $686 
Trailing twelve month adjusted EBITDA$3,054  $3,100  $3,111 
($ in millions)Three months ended
 March 29,
 December 31,
 March 31,
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities$512  $814  $296 
Net capital expenditures on property, plant and equipment(143) (138) (144)
Non-GAAP free cash flow$369  $676  $152 
Non-GAAP free cash flow as percent of Revenue18% 29% 7%