NXP Semiconductors Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2021, ended April 4, 2021.

“NXP delivered first quarter revenue of $2.6 billion, an increase of 27 percent versus the year-ago period, and better than the mid-point of our guidance. Positive product mix and increased revenue helped deliver excellent operating profit in excess of our guidance. We continue to be encouraged by the long-term demand trends across all our end markets, which underpin our continued confidence of very robust growth throughout 2021,” said Kurt Sievers, NXP President and Chief Executive Officer.

Key Highlights

  • First-quarter revenue was $2.6 billion, up 27.0 percent year-on-year;
  • First-quarter GAAP gross margin was 52.8 percent, and GAAP operating margin was 19.2 percent;
  • First-quarter non-GAAP gross margin was 54.2 percent, and non-GAAP operating margin was 30.9 percent;
  • First-quarter cash flow from operations was $732 million, with net capex investments of $150 million, resulting in non-GAAP free cash flow of $582 million;
  • On March 4, 2021, the NXP Board of Directors approved the payment of an interim dividend for the first quarter 2021 of $0.5625 per ordinary share, reflecting an increase of 50 percent from the prior quarterly dividend;
  • In the first quarter of 2021 NXP returned $1.0 billion to shareholders through previously announced share repurchases and dividend payments;
  • On March 22, 2021, NXP was added to the S&P 500 index.

Summary of Reported First Quarter 2021 ($ millions, unaudited) (1)

 Q1 2021Q4 2020Q1 2020Q - QY - Y
Total Revenue$2,567  $2,507  $2,021  2%27%
GAAP Gross Profit$1,355  $1,288  $997  5%36%
Gross Profit Adjustments (i)$(37) $(38) $(50)   
Non-GAAP Gross Profit$1,392  $1,326  $1,047  5%33%
GAAP Gross Margin52.8% 51.4% 49.3%   
Non-GAAP Gross Margin54.2% 52.9% 51.8%   
GAAP Operating Income / (Loss)$492  $463  $68  6%624%
Operating Income Adjustments (i)$(300) $(301) $(434)   
Non-GAAP Operating Income$792  $764  $502  4%58%
GAAP Operating Margin19.2% 18.5% 3.4%   
Non-GAAP Operating Margin30.9% 30.5% 24.8%   

Additional information     
Automotive$1,229 $1,193 $994 3%24%
Industrial & IoT$571 $511 $376 12%52%
Mobile$346 $409 $247 -15%40%
Comm. Infra. & Other$421 $394 $404 7%4%
Cash Conversion Cycle323158  
Channel Inventory (months)  
Financial Leverage (ii)1.9x1.9x2.1x  
  1. Additional Information for the First Quarter 2021:
    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 2021, NXP repurchased 5.1 million shares for a total cost of $905 million and paid cash dividends of $105 million.
  • Weighted average number of diluted shares for the three-month period ended April 4, 2021 was 283.3 million.
  • Net cash paid for income taxes related to on-going operations was $40 million.

Guidance for the Second Quarter 2021: ($ millions) (1)

                Guidance Range
 GAAP Reconciliation non-GAAP
 Low Mid High   Low Mid High
Total Revenue$2,500   $2,570   $2,640     $2,500   $2,570   $2,640 
Q-Q-3%  0%  3%    -3%  0%  3%
Y-Y38%  41%  45%    38%  41%  45%
Gross Profit$1,346   $1,392   $1,439   $(35)  $1,381   $1,427   $1,474 
Gross Margin53.8%  54.2%  54.5%    55.2%  55.5%  55.8%
Operating Income (loss)$506   $542   $579   $(262)  $768   $804   $841 
Operating Margin20.2%  21.1%  21.9%    30.7%  31.3%  31.9%
Financial Income (expense)$(90)  $(90)  $(90)  $(3)  $(87)  $(87)  $(87)

Note (1) Additional Information:

  1. GAAP Gross Profit is expected to include Purchase Price Accounting (“PPA”) effects, $(18) million; Stock Based Compensation, $(12) million; Other Incidentals, $(5) million;
  2. GAAP Operating Income (loss) is expected to include PPA effects, $(159) million; Stock Based Compensation, $(92) million; Restructuring and Other Incidentals, $(11) million;
  3. GAAP Financial Income (expense) is expected to include Other financial expense $(3) million;
  4. Net cash paid for income taxes related to on-going operations is expected to be approximately $(55) million;
  5. Non-controlling interest is expected to be approximately $(9) million;
  6. Weighted average diluted share count is expected to be approximately 283 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
The company will host a conference call with the financial community on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to review the first quarter 2021 results in detail. Interested parties may join the scheduled conference call by dialing the following numbers:

Within the U.S.:1 - 888 - 603 - 7644
Outside the U.S.: 1 - 484 - 747 - 6631
Participant Passcode:9565176

The call will be webcast and can be accessed from the NXP Investor Relations website https://investors.nxp.com. A replay of the call will be available on the NXP Investor Relations website within 24 hours of the actual call.

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 $8.61 billion in 2020. 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.

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NXP Semiconductors
Table 1: Condensed consolidated statement of operations (unaudited)

($ in millions except share data)Three months ended
 April 4, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 29, 2020
Revenue$2,567  $2,507  $2,021 
Cost of revenue(1,212) (1,219) (1,024)
Gross profit1,355  1,288  997 
Research and development(461) (460) (425)
Selling, general and administrative(222) (221) (233)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets(180) (148) (381)
Total operating expenses(863) (829) (1,039)
Other income (expense)  4  110 
Operating income (loss)492  463  68 
Financial income (expense):     
Extinguishment of debt  (60)  
Other financial income (expense)(87) (77) (78)
Income (loss) before income taxes405  326  (10)
Benefit (provision) for income taxes(40) (5) (2)
Results relating to equity-accounted investees(1) (1) (1)
Net income (loss)364  320  (13)
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests11  11  8 
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders353  309  (21)
Earnings per share data:     
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to stockholders in $
Basic$1.27  $1.10  $(0.08)
Diluted$1.25  $1.08  $(0.08)
Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period (in thousands):
Basic277,526  280,484  279,933 
Diluted283,263  285,258  279,933 

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

 ($ in millions)As of
  April 4, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 29, 2020
Current assets:     
 Cash and cash equivalents$1,842 $2,275 $1,079
 Accounts receivable, net833 765 616
 Inventories, net1,056 1,030 1,227
 Other current assets293 254 327
Total current assets4,024 4,324 3,249
Non-current assets:     
 Other non-current assets1,039 1,013 712
 Property, plant and equipment, net2,304 2,284 2,397
 Identified intangible assets, net2,057 2,242 3,218
 Goodwill9,968 9,984 9,935
Total non-current assets15,368 15,523 16,262
Total assets19,392 19,847 19,511
Current liabilities:     
 Accounts payable1,033 991 895
 Restructuring liabilities-current42 60 26
 Other current liabilities1,190 966 910
Total current liabilities2,265 2,017 1,831
Non-current liabilities:     
 Long-term debt7,611 7,609 7,366
 Restructuring liabilities14 14 
 Deferred tax liabilities85 85 199
 Other non-current liabilities896 971 857
Total non-current liabilities8,606 8,679 8,422
 Non-controlling interests218 207 222
 Stockholders’ equity8,303 8,944 9,036
Total equity8,521 9,151 9,258
Total liabilities and equity19,392 19,847 19,511

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

($ in millions)Three months ended
 April 4, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 29, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:     
Net income (loss)$364  $320  $(13)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:     
Depreciation and amortization341  316  540 
Stock-based compensation91  89  107 
Amortization of debt issuance costs2  2  1 
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets  (4) (110)
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt  60   
Results relating to equity-accounted investees1  1  1 
(Gain) loss on equity securities, net(3) (21)  
Deferred tax expense (benefit)12  (75) (75)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     
(Increase) decrease in receivables and other current assets(95) (50) 27 
(Increase) decrease in inventories(26) 34  (35)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities51  333  64 
(Increase) decrease in other non-current assets(8) 23  4 
Exchange differences(1) 10  (4)
Other items3  (9) 5 
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities732  1,029  512 
Cash flows from investing activities:     
Purchase of identified intangible assets(37) (35) (45)
Capital expenditures on property, plant and equipment(150) (104) (143)
Proceeds from the disposals of property, plant and equipment  1   
Purchase of interests in businesses, net of cash acquired  (13) (10)
Proceeds from sale of interests in businesses, net of cash divested    161 
Purchase of investments(2) (15)  
Proceeds from the sale of investments8  2   
Proceeds from return of equity investments  1   
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities(181) (163) (37)
Cash flows from financing activities:     
Repurchase of long-term debt  (1,809)  
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests  (1)  
Dividends paid to common stockholders(105) (105) (105)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock through stock plans31  8  29 
Purchase of treasury shares and restricted stock unit withholdings(905) (257) (355)
Other, net  (1)  
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities(979) (2,165) (431)
Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash positions(5) 8  (10)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(433) (1,291) 34 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period2,275  3,566  1,045 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period1,842  2,275  1,079 
Net cash paid during the period for:     
Interest56  125  53 
Income taxes, net of refunds40  45  39 
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets:     
Cash proceeds from the sale of assets  2  161 
Book value of these assets  2  (51)
Non-cash investing activities:     
Non-cash capital expenditures121  119  78 

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

($ in millions)Three months ended
 April 4, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 29, 2020
Revenue$2,567  $2,507  $2,021 
GAAP Gross Profit$1,355  $1,288  $997 
PPA Effects(18) (21) (36)
Restructuring    (3)
Stock Based Compensation(12) (12) (11)
Other incidentals(7) (5)  
Non-GAAP Gross Profit$1,392  $1,326  $1,047 
GAAP Gross margin52.8% 51.4% 49.3%
Non-GAAP Gross margin54.2% 52.9% 51.8%
GAAP Research and development$(461) $(460) $(425)
Restructuring  (22) (4)
Stock based compensation(40) (41) (40)
Merger-related costs    (1)
Other incidentals(1) (1)  
Non-GAAP Research and development$(420) $(396) $(380)
GAAP Selling, general and administrative$(222) $(221) $(233)
PPA effects  (2) (2)
Restructuring  (16) (4)
Stock based compensation(39) (36) (56)
Merger-related costs    (3)
Other incidentals(3)   (3)
Non-GAAP Selling, general and administrative$(180) $(167) $(165)
GAAP amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets$(180) $(148) $(381)
PPA effects(180) (148) (381)
Non-GAAP amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets$  $  $ 
GAAP Other income (expense)$  $4  $110 
Other incidentals  3  110 
Non-GAAP Other income (expense)$  $1  $ 
GAAP Operating income (loss)$492  $463  $68 
PPA effects(198) (171) (419)
Restructuring  (38) (11)
Stock based compensation(91) (89) (107)
Merger-related costs    (4)
Other incidentals(11) (3) 107 
Non-GAAP Operating income (loss)$792  $764  $502 
GAAP Operating margin19.2% 18.5% 3.4%
Non-GAAP Operating margin30.9% 30.5% 24.8%
GAAP Financial income (expense)$(87) $(137) $(78)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)  (6) (1)
Gain (loss) on extinguishment of long-term debt  (60)  
Other financial income (expense)  19  (2)
Non-GAAP Financial income (expense)$(87) $(90) $(75)

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

($ in millions)Three months ended
 April 4, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 29, 2020
Net income (loss)$364  $320  $(13)
Reconciling items to adjusted net income     
Financial (income) expense87  137  78 
(Benefit) provision for income taxes40  5  2 
Depreciation132  139  133 
Amortization209  177  407 
Adjusted net income$832  $778  $607 
Reconciling items to adjusted EBITDA     
Results of equity-accounted investees1  1  1 
Purchase accounting effect on inventory    17 
Restructuring  38  11 
Stock based costs91  89  107 
Merger-related costs    4 
Other incidental items 1)11  1  (107)
Adjusted EBITDA$935  $907  $640 
Trailing twelve month adjusted EBITDA$3,087  $2,792  $3,054 
1) Excluding amortization related to:     
- other incidental items$  $2  $ 
($ in millions)Three months ended
 April 4, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 29, 2020
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities$732  $1,029  $512 
Net capital expenditures on property, plant and equipment(150) (103) (143)
Non-GAAP free cash flow$582  $926  $369 
Non-GAAP free cash flow as percent of Revenue23% 37% 18%

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