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Synaptics Reports Record Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Results
Apr 22, 2010 (04:04 PM EDT)


-- Record fiscal third quarter revenue, net income and EPS

-- Strong Notebook TouchPad(TM) and Mobile ClearPad(TM) performance

-- Additional $100 million approved for share repurchase program

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today reported record fiscal third quarter revenue, net income, and earnings per share for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010.  

Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 was $116.2 million, an increase of approximately 16% from net revenue of $100.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 and a decrease of approximately 13% from net revenue of $133.3 million for the previous quarter.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 was $11.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared with net income of $5.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 and net income of $12.2 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the previous quarter.  

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, which excludes non-cash share-based compensation and tax benefit from a loss carryback, was $16.3 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, compared with net income of $13.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 and net income of $21.7 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the previous quarter.  (See attached table for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results.)  

"Synaptics delivered record fiscal third quarter results and double-digit revenue growth on a year-over-year basis, reflecting better than seasonal trends in both notebook PC and mobile phone applications, coupled with strong acceptance of our technology," stated Tom Tiernan, President and CEO.  "We expect to end fiscal 2010 on a high note based on demand for our product offerings.  As an innovation leader, Synaptics continues to be at the forefront of the industry for touch-based human interface solutions."

PC revenue of $72.9 million represented 63% of total revenue for the quarter and increased 44% from the comparable period last year.  Synaptics benefited from better than expected demand from the notebook market and continued to drive increasing penetration of its multi-finger gesture enabled TouchPad and innovative ClickPad offerings.

Non-PC revenue of $43.3 million comprised 37% of total revenue for the quarter, with 36% generated by mobile phone applications.  Performance from the mobile market reflected increasing adoption of Synaptics' high-quality capacitive touchscreen solutions by a growing number of major mobile handset manufacturers.  Revenue from the portable digital entertainment market was down from the previous quarter, as expected.  

Cash and short-term investments at March 31, 2010 totaled $168.7 million compared with $140.0 million at December 31, 2009.  

Kathy Bayless, CFO, added, "Considering backlog of approximately $90 million entering the quarter, expected product mix, customer order patterns, and customer forecasts, we anticipate revenue in the June quarter to be between $136 million and $146 million, an increase of 18% to 26% over the comparable quarter last year.  This outlook reflects continuing positive trends in our core markets."

Synaptics' board of directors approved an additional $100 million for the stock repurchase program expiring in April 2012.  The $38.1 million remaining under the prior authorization, which was set to expire in July 2010 has been extended, such that $138.1 million remains available for the repurchase of company stock through April 2012.

Earnings Call Information

The Synaptics third quarter fiscal 2010 teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, April 22, 2010, during which the Company will provide forward-looking information. To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should dial 877-941-1427 at least ten minutes prior to the call.  Synaptics will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at www.synaptics.com.

About Synaptics Incorporated

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) is a leading developer of human interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications, and entertainment industries. The company creates interface solutions for a variety of devices, including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players, and mobile phones. The TouchPad, Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into a majority of today's notebook computers. Consumer electronics and computing manufacturers use Synaptics' solutions to enrich the interaction between humans and intelligent devices through improved usability, functionality, and industrial design. The Company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. www.synaptics.com

NOTE: Synaptics, TouchPad, ClickPad, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In evaluating its business, Synaptics considers and uses net income per share excluding share-based compensation, non-cash interest charges, and other items as a supplemental measure of operating performance.  Net income excluding share-based compensation, non cash interest charges, and other items is not a measurement of the Company's financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income. The Company presents net income excluding share-based compensation, non-cash interest charges, and other items because it considers it an important supplemental measure of its performance. The Company believes this measure facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period by eliminating potential differences in net income caused by the existence and timing of non-cash compensation charges, non-cash interest charges, and other items. Net income excluding share-based compensation, non-cash interest charges, and other items has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's GAAP net income.  The principal limitations of this measure are that it does not reflect the Company's actual expenses and may thus have the effect of inflating its net income and net income per share.  

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements about Synaptics, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. Synaptics intends such forward-looking statements to be subject to the safe harbor created by those laws. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the market's strong acceptance of Synaptics' technology, Synaptics' expectations to end fiscal 2010 on a high note based on demand for its product offerings, Synaptics' position as an innovation leader and its position in the industry for touch-based human interface solutions, the better than expected demand from the notebook market and Synaptics' ability to continue to drive increasing penetration of its multi-finger gesture-enabled TouchPad and innovative ClickPad offerings, Synaptics' anticipated revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2010, and the continuing positive trends Synaptics sees for its products within the markets in which it participates.  Synaptics cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein.  Such factors include, but are not limited to, (a) demand for Synaptics' products, (b) market demand for OEMs' products using Synaptics' solutions, (c) changing market demand trends in the markets Synaptics serves, (d) the success of customers' products that utilize Synaptics' product solutions, (e) the development and launch cycles of customers' products, (f) market pressures on selling prices, (g) changes in product mix, (h) the market acceptance of Synaptics' product solutions compared with competitors solutions, (i) general economic conditions, including consumer confidence and demand, and (j) other risks as identified from time to time in Synaptics' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Synaptics on the date hereof, and Synaptics assumes no obligation to update such statements.

(Tables to Follow)





SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED








CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








(In thousands, except share data)








(Unaudited)

















March 31,


June 30,






2010


2009 *









Assets




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$ 168,665


$ 169,036


Short term investments

-


22,934



Total cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments

168,665


191,970


Receivables, net of allowances of $513 and $513, respectively

87,992


84,739


Inventories    

18,208


14,950


Prepaid expenses and other current assets  

3,723


3,094

Total current assets  

278,588


294,753









Property and equipment, net  

25,378


25,431

Goodwill      

1,927


1,927

Non-current auction rate securities

28,816


28,767

Other assets    

20,494


25,272

Total assets  

$ 355,203


$ 376,150





Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable  

$   48,204


$   32,210


Accrued compensation  

10,284


8,450


Income taxes payable

7,928


9,128


Current deferred tax liability

-


10,225


Other accrued liabilities    

15,483


11,813


Notes payable      

-


63,234

Total current liabilities  

81,899


135,060









Convertible senior subordinated notes

2,305


-

Other liabilities      

18,553


18,484









Commitments and contingencies












Stockholders' equity:





Preferred stock;






$.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized;







no shares issued and outstanding

-


-


Common stock;






$.001 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 44,461,849 and 43,779,011 shares issued, and 33,590,536 and 34,690,911  shares outstanding, respectively











44


44


Additional paid in capital

332,839


293,666


Less: 10,871,313 and 9,088,100 treasury shares,





 respectively, at cost

(281,932)


(237,387)


Retained earnings

199,791


166,154


Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,704


129

Total stockholders' equity    

252,446


222,606

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 355,203


$ 376,150

















*  Adjusted for retrospective application of ASC 470-20.  Refer to our earnings release dated October 23, 2009 for the impact of the retrospective application of ASC 470-20.







SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
























Three Months Ended


 Nine Months Ended




March 31, 


March 31, 




2010


2009*


2010


2009*











Net revenue  

$ 116,212


$ 100,595


$ 369,127


$ 357,975

Cost of revenue (1)

68,910


59,888


219,672


212,869

Gross margin  

47,302


40,707


149,455


145,106

Operating expenses









Research and development (1)    

21,212


17,286


63,629


49,031


Selling, general, and administrative (1)    

14,635


12,786


44,974


41,070

Total operating expenses  

35,847


30,072


108,603


90,101











Operating income

11,455


10,635


40,852


55,005

Interest income

200


538


772


2,770

Interest expense      

(4)


(1,374)


(2,395)


(5,654)

Loss on early retirement of debt

-


-


-


(1,053)

Net loss on investments

-


(2,894)


(443)


(9,403)

Income before income taxes                

11,651


6,905


38,786


41,665

Provision for income taxes (2)  

45


1,499


5,149


5,973

Net income    

$   11,606


$     5,406


$   33,637


$   35,692











Net income per share:









Basic    

$       0.35


$       0.16


$       0.99


$       1.05


Diluted    

$       0.33


$       0.15


$       0.95


$       1.01











Shares used in computing net income per share:









Basic      

33,526


34,062


33,826


33,845


Diluted  

35,095


35,243


35,371


35,291































(1) Includes share-based compensation charges of:




















Cost of revenue

$        553


$        437


$     1,816


$     1,250



Research and development

3,328


2,295


10,772


6,273



Selling, general, and administrative

4,314


3,371


14,751


10,117




$     8,195


$     6,103


$   27,339


$   17,640











(2) Includes tax benefit for share-based compensation charges of:





















$     1,735


$     1,712


$     7,042


$     5,449































Non-GAAP net income per share:










Basic

$       0.48


$       0.39


$       1.63


$       1.79



Diluted

$       0.46


$       0.38


$       1.56


$       1.72





















*    Adjusted for retrospective application of ASC 470-20.  Refer to our earnings release dated  

 October 23, 2009 for the impact of the retrospective application of ASC 470-20.  



SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED

Computation of Basic and Diluted Net Income Per Share

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)












































Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended




March 31,


March 31,




2010


2009*


2010


2009*











Numerator:









Basic and diluted net income

$ 11,606


$   5,406


$ 33,637


$ 35,692











Denominator:









Shares, basic

33,526


34,062


33,826


33,845


Effect of dilutive share-based awards

1,569


1,181


1,545


1,446


Shares, diluted

35,095


35,243


35,371


35,291











Net income per share:









Basic

$     0.35


$     0.16


$     0.99


$     1.05


Diluted

$     0.33


$     0.15


$     0.95


$     1.01





























































Computation of non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per share (unaudited):


















Numerator:









Reported net income

$ 11,606


$   5,406


$ 33,637


$ 35,692


Non-GAAP adjustments (net of tax):










Loss on early retirement of debt

-


-


-


643



Net loss on investments

-


2,894


443


9,403



Non-cash interest expense

-


680


1,192


2,774



Discrete tax items

(1,815)


-


(370)


-



Share-based compensation

6,460


4,391


20,297


12,191


Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income

$ 16,251


$ 13,371


$ 55,199


$ 60,703











Non-GAAP net income per share:









Basic

$     0.48


$     0.39


$     1.63


$     1.79


Diluted

$     0.46


$     0.38


$     1.56


$     1.72





















*  

Adjusted for retrospective application of ASC 470-20.  Refer to our earnings release dated


October 23, 2009 for the impact of the retrospective application of ASC 470-20.



For more information contact:


Jennifer Jarman

The Blueshirt Group

415-217-7722

jennifer@blueshirtgroup.com



SOURCE Synaptics, Inc.