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Skyworks Exceeds Q2 Fy16 Eps Guidance

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Delivers Revenue of $775.1 Million, In Line with Estimates

Expands Non-GAAP Gross Margin to 50.8% (50.4% GAAP), Up from 46.7% in Q2 FY15

Increases Year-over-Year Non-GAAP Operating Margin to 36.8% (33.2% GAAP)

Posts $1.25 of Non-GAAP Diluted EPS ($1.08 GAAP), Up 9% Year-over-Year

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today reported second fiscal quarter results for the period ending April 1, 2016. Revenue for the second fiscal quarter was $775.1 million, up 2 percent year-over-year and consistent with Company guidance.

On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2016 was $285.0 million, up 10 percent from $258.9 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter was $1.25, $0.01 better than guidance and up 9 percent from $1.15 in the second fiscal quarter of 2015. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2016 was $257.7 million and diluted earnings per share was $1.08.

“Skyworks delivered solid financial results in the second fiscal quarter of 2016 driven by our increasing diversification and differentiated product portfolio,” said David J. Aldrich, chairman and chief executive officer of Skyworks. “Looking ahead, we are well positioned to continue capitalizing on the powerful connectivity and Internet of Things trends as we deliver higher value solutions with superior performance and functionality across new markets, applications and customers.”

Q2 Business Highlights

Delivered world's first front-end solution optimized for LTE Cat-M (Machine-to-Machine) applications

Powered Cisco’s large enterprise access point system with 16 analog solutions

Enabled Iotera’s GPS industrial tracking devices

Leveraged connectivity modules to power Arris and Liberty Global set-top boxes

Partnered with leading infrastructure provider to deliver world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE system

Unveiled SkyBlue™, a revolutionary technology enhancing RF power capability and efficiency in front-end solutions

Powered Huawei’s P9 flagship LTE platform with 10 solutions

Expanded list of OEMs leveraging SkyOne® integrated platform

Increased blended content by 20 percent across Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones

Supported next generation launches at Lenovo, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE

Third Fiscal Quarter 2016 Outlook

“During the June quarter we expect to be impacted by an inventory adjustment at a large customer, partially offset with gains across broad markets and crisp operational execution,” said Donald W. Palette, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Skyworks. “Specifically, for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, we anticipate revenue of $750 million with a 200 basis point year-over-year improvement in gross margin driving non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.21.”

Dividend Payment

Skyworks’ Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.26 per share of the Company’s common stock, payable on June 2, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 12, 2016.

For further information regarding use of non-GAAP measures in this press release, please refer to the Discussion Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures set forth below.

Second Fiscal Quarter 2016 Conference Call

Skyworks will host a conference call with analysts to discuss its second fiscal quarter 2016 results and business outlook today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. To listen to the conference call via the Internet, please visit the investor relations section of Skyworks' website. To listen to the conference call via telephone, please call (800) 230-1074 (domestic) or (612) 234-9960 (international), confirmation code: 390893.

Playback of the conference call will begin at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 28, and end at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on May 5. The replay will be available on Skyworks' website or by calling (800) 475-6701 (domestic) or (320) 365-3844 (international), access code: 390893.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and service facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at:

www.skyworksinc.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of Skyworks (e.g., certain projections and business trends) and plans for dividend payments. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may," "will," or "continue," and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows.

These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainty regarding global economic and financial market conditions; the susceptibility of the semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by our, and our customers', products to economic downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of customer inventory adjustments; the availability and pricing of third-party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier components; changes in laws, regulations and/or policies that could adversely affect either (i) the economy and our customers’ demand for our products or (ii) the financial markets and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a highly price competitive and rapidly changing technological environment; economic, social, military and geo-political conditions in the countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in our manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing processes; delays or disruptions in production due to equipment maintenance, repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a large percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third-party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including potential disputes over intellectual property infringement and rights, as well as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability to rapidly develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; shorter-than-expected product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and

obtain needed licenses from third parties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their respective companies.

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(in millions, except per share amounts)

April 1,

April 3,

Net revenue

1,701.9

1,567.6

Cost of goods sold

Gross profit

Operating expenses:

Research and development

Selling, general and administrative

Amortization of intangibles

Restructuring and other charges

Total operating expenses

Operating income

Other (expense) income, net

Merger termination fee

Income before income taxes

Provision for income taxes

Net income

Earnings per share:

Weighted average shares:

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in millions)

GAAP gross profit

Share-based compensation expense [a]

Acquisition-related expenses [b]

Non-GAAP gross profit

Non-GAAP gross margin %

GAAP operating income

Restructuring and other charges [c]

Litigation settlement gains, losses and expenses [d]

Non-GAAP operating income

Non-GAAP operating margin %

GAAP net income

Merger termination fee [e]

Interest expense on seller-financed debt [f]

Tax adjustments [g]

Non-GAAP net income

GAAP net income per share, diluted

Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Our earnings release contains some or all of the following financial measures that have not been calculated in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”): (i) non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, (ii) non-GAAP operating income and operating margin, (iii) non-GAAP net income, and (iv) non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. As set forth in the “Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” table found above, we derive such non-GAAP financial measures by excluding certain expenses and other items from the respective GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to each non-GAAP financial measure. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our operating performance and compare it against past periods, make operating decisions, forecast for future periods, compare our operating performance against peer companies and determine payments under certain compensation programs. These non-GAAP financial measures provide management with additional means to understand and evaluate the operating results and trends in our ongoing business by eliminating certain non-recurring expenses (which may not occur in each period presented) and other items that management believes might otherwise make comparisons of our ongoing business with prior periods and competitors more difficult, obscure trends in ongoing operations or reduce management’s ability to make useful forecasts.

We provide investors with non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income and operating margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share because we believe it is important for investors to be able to closely monitor and understand changes in our ability to generate income from ongoing business operations. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures give investors an additional method to evaluate historical operating performance and identify trends, an additional means of evaluating period-over-period operating performance and a method to facilitate certain comparisons of our operating results to those of our peer companies. We also believe that providing non-GAAP operating income and operating margin allows investors to assess the extent to which our ongoing operations impact our overall financial performance. We further believe that providing non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share allows investors to assess the overall financial performance of our ongoing operations by eliminating the impact of share-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, restructuring-related charges, litigation settlement gains, losses and expenses, certain deferred executive compensation, merger termination fees and certain tax items which may not occur in each period presented and which may represent non-cash items unrelated to our ongoing operations. We believe that disclosing these non-GAAP financial measures contributes to enhanced financial reporting transparency and provides investors with added clarity about complex financial performance measures.

We calculate non-GAAP gross profit by excluding from GAAP gross profit, share-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expenses. We calculate non-GAAP operating income by excluding from GAAP operating income, share-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, restructuring-related charges, litigation settlement gains, losses and expenses and certain deferred executive compensation. We calculate non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share by excluding from GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share, share-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, restructuring-related charges, litigation settlement gains, losses and expenses, certain deferred executive compensation, merger termination fees and certain tax items which may not occur in all periods for which financial information is presented. We exclude the items identified above from the respective non-GAAP financial measure referenced above for the reasons set forth with respect to each such excluded item below:

Share-Based Compensation

because (1) the total amount of expense is partially outside of our control because it is based on factors such as stock price volatility and interest rates, which may be unrelated to our performance during the period in which the expense is incurred, (2) it is an expense based upon a valuation methodology premised on assumptions that vary over time, and (3) the amount of the expense can vary significantly between companies due to factors that can be outside of the control of such companies.

Acquisition-Related Expenses

including such items as, when applicable, amortization of acquired intangible assets, fair value adjustments to contingent consideration, fair value charges incurred upon the sale of acquired inventory, acquisition-related professional fees, deemed compensation expenses and interest expense on seller-financed debt , because they are not considered by management in making operating decisions and we believe that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to our future business operations and thereby including such charges does not accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Restructuring-Related Charges

because, to the extent such charges impact a period presented, we believe that they have no direct correlation to our future business operations and including such charges does not necessarily reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Litigation Settlement Gains, Losses and Expenses

including gains, losses and expenses related to the resolution of other-than-ordinary-course threatened and actually filed lawsuits and other-than-ordinary-course contractual disputes, because (1) they are not considered by management in making operating decisions, (2) such gains, losses and expenses tend to be infrequent in nature, (3) such gains, losses and expenses are generally not directly controlled by management, (4) we believe such gains, losses and expenses do not necessarily reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are recognized and (5) the amount of such gains or losses and expenses can vary significantly between companies and make comparisons less reliable.

Deferred Executive Compensation

including charges related to any contingent obligation pursuant to an executive severance agreement, because we believe the period over which the obligation is amortized may not reflect the period of benefit and that such expense has no direct correlation with our recurring business operations and including such expenses does not accurately reflect the compensation expense for the period in which incurred.

Merger Termination Fees

because we believe such non-recurring fees have no direct correlation to our business operations or performance during the period in which they are received or for any future period.

Certain Income Tax Items

including certain deferred tax charges and benefits that do not result in a current tax payment or tax refund and other adjustments, including but not limited to, items unrelated to the current fiscal year or that are not indicative of our ongoing business operations.

The non-GAAP financial measures presented in the table above should not be considered in isolation and are not an alternative for the respective GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to each such non-GAAP financial measure. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on these non-GAAP financial measures and are urged to review and consider carefully the adjustments made by management to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to arrive at these non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures may have limited value as analytical tools because they may exclude certain expenses that some investors consider important in evaluating our operating performance or ongoing business performance. Further, non-GAAP financial measures are likely to have limited value for purposes of drawing comparisons between companies because different companies may calculate similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures in different ways because non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles

Our earnings release contains forward-looking estimates of non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of our 2016 fiscal year (“Q3 2016”). We provide these non-GAAP measures to investors on a prospective basis for the same reasons (set forth above) that we provide them to investors on a historical basis.

The following table provides a reconciliation of our forward-looking estimate of non-GAAP gross margin to a forward-looking estimate of GAAP gross margin for Q3 2016:

Forward-looking non-GAAP gross margin estimate

Less: Share-based compensation expense

Forward-looking GAAP gross margin estimate

We are unable to provide a reconciliation of our forward-looking estimate of Q3 2016 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to a forward-looking estimate of Q3 2016 GAAP diluted earnings per share because certain information needed to make a reasonable forward-looking estimate of GAAP diluted earnings per share for Q3 2016 (other than estimated share-based compensation expense of $0.12 per diluted share, certain tax items of $0.11 per diluted share and estimated amortization of intangibles of $0.04 per diluted share) is difficult to predict and estimate and is often dependent on future events that may be uncertain or outside of our control. Such events may include unanticipated changes in our GAAP effective tax rate, unanticipated one-time charges related to asset impairments (fixed assets, inventory, intangibles or goodwill), unanticipated acquisition-related expenses, unanticipated litigation settlement gains, losses and expenses and other unanticipated non-recurring items not reflective of ongoing operations. We believe the probable significance of these unknown items, in the aggregate, to be in the range of $0.00 to $0.05 in quarterly earnings per diluted share on a GAAP basis. Our forward-looking estimates of both GAAP and non-GAAP measures of our financial performance may differ materially from our actual results and should not be relied upon as statements of fact.

[a]

These charges represent expense recognized in accordance with ASC 718 - Compensation, Stock Compensation. For the three months ended April 1, 2016, approximately $3.2 million, $6.7 million and $7.2 million were included in cost of goods sold, research and development expense and selling, general and administrative expense, respectively. For the

six months ended April 1, 2016, approximately $7.2 million, $16.2 million and $17.0 million were included in cost of goods sold, research and development expense and selling, general and administrative expense, respectively.

For the three months ended April 3, 2015, approximately $3.8 million, $12.4 million and $10.6 million were included in cost of goods sold, research and development expense and selling, general and administrative expense, respectively. For the six months ended April 3, 2015, approximately $7.0 million, $22.3 million and $19.2 million were included in cost of goods sold, research and development expense and selling, general and administrative expense, respectively.

The acquisition-related expenses recognized during the three months and six months ended April 1, 2016, include $1.2 million and $3.9 million, respectively, in transaction costs included in general and administrative expenses primarily associated with acquisition related activities.

The acquisition-related expenses recognized during the six months ended April 3, 2015, include a $0.2 million charge to cost of sales related to the sale of acquired inventory. The acquisition-related expenses recognized during the three months and six months ended April 3, 2015, include $1.8 million and $5.1 million in transaction costs, respectively, included in general and administrative expenses associated with the purchase of an interest in a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation on August 1, 2014.

For additional information regarding the joint venture, please refer to the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 10, 2014 and August 7, 2014.

During the three months and six months ended April 1, 2016, the Company incurred $0.3 million in employee severance costs primarily related to restructuring plans that were implemented during the periods.

During the three months and six months ended April 3, 2015, the Company incurred $1.1 million and $2.4 million, respectively, in employee severance costs primarily related to restructuring plans that were implemented during the periods.

During the three months and six months ended April 1, 2016, the Company recognized a $0.1 million and $1.8 million charge, respectively, primarily related to general and administrative expenses associated with ongoing litigation(s).

During the three months and six months ended April 3, 2015, the Company recognized a $1.0 million and $1.1 million charge, respectively, primarily related to general and administrative expenses associated with ongoing litigation(s).

During the six months ended April 1, 2016, PMC-Sierra, Inc. (“PMC”), notified the Company on November 23, 2015, that it had terminated the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into between the parties in order to accept an acquisition proposal from Microsemi Corporation. As a result, on November 24, 2015, PMC paid the Company a $88.5 million merger termination fee.

During the three months and six months ended April 1, 2016, the Company recognized $0.4 million and $0.7 million, respectively, in interest expense associated with the accretion of the present value of the $76.5 million liability related to the future purchase of the remaining 34% interest in the joint venture between the Company and Panasonic.

During the three months and six months ended April 3, 2015, the Company recognized $0.3 million and $0.6 million, respectively, in interest expense associated with the accretion of the present value of the $76.5 million liability related to the future purchase of the remaining 34% interest in the joint venture between the Company and Panasonic.

During the three months and six months ended April 1, 2016, these amounts primarily represent the use of net operating loss and research and development tax credit carryforwards, deferred tax expense not affecting taxes payable, tax deductible stock compensation expense in excess of GAAP stock compensation expense, and non-cash expense (benefit) related to uncertain tax positions. Included in these amounts for the six months ended April 1, 2016 are an adjustment of $19.0 million related to the tax effect of the PMC merger termination fee and a net tax benefit of $21.4 million related to the release of previously reserved items which were included in the GAAP expense for uncertain tax positions that are no longer required as a result of the settlement of the IRS audits for our fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 federal tax returns.

During the three months and six months ended April 3, 2015, these amounts primarily represent the use of net operating loss carryforwards, deferred tax expense not affecting taxes payable, tax deductible stock compensation expense in excess of GAAP stock compensation expense, and non-cash expense related to uncertain tax positions.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

October 2,

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

1,177.5

1,043.6

Accounts receivable, net

Inventory

Other current assets

Property, plant and equipment, net

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

Other assets

Total assets

3,958.2

3,719.4

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

Accrued and other current liabilities

Other long-term liabilities

Stockholders’ equity

3,543.3

3,159.2

Total liabilities and equity

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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