Diodes Incorporated Reports First Quarter Financial Results

(See the reconciliation tables of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income near the end of this release for further details.)

Included in first quarter 2019 GAAP net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income was approximately $3.5 million, net of tax, of non-cash share-based compensation expense. Excluding share-based compensation expense, both GAAP earnings per share (“EPS”) and non-GAAP adjusted EPS would have increased by $0.07 per diluted share for first quarter 2019, $0.10 for first quarter 2018 and $0.07 for fourth quarter 2018.

EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure), which represents earnings before net interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, in the first quarter 2019 was $69.9 million, or 23.1 percent of revenue, compared to $54.2 million, or 19.7 percent of revenue, in the first quarter 2018 and $70.5 million, or 22.4 percent of revenue, in the fourth quarter 2018. For a reconciliation of GAAP net income to EBITDA, see the table near the end of this release for further details.

For first quarter 2019, net cash provided by operating activities was $69.9 million. Net cash flow was a positive $60.5 million, and free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) was $51.2 million, which includes $18.6 million of capital expenditures.

Balance Sheet

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had approximately $308 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, long-term debt (including the current portion) totaled approximately $216 million, and working capital was approximately $525 million.

The results announced today are preliminary and unaudited, as they are subject to the Company finalizing its closing procedures and customary quarterly review by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. As such, these results are subject to revision until the Company files its Form 10-Q for the quarter ending March 31, 2019.

Business Outlook

Dr. Lu concluded, “We expect revenue in second quarter of 2019 to increase to approximately $322 million, plus or minus 2.0 percent. At the mid-point, this represents growth of 6.5 percent sequentially and up 5.9 percent over the prior year period, and reflects continued growth from Diodes organic business as well as revenue contribution from GFAB. We expect GAAP gross margin to be 38.0 percent, plus or minus 1 percent. Non-GAAP operating expenses, which are GAAP operating expenses adjusted for amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, are expected to be approximately 21 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. We expect net interest expense to be approximately $2.0 million. Our income tax rate is expected to be 24.5 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, and shares used to calculate diluted EPS for the second quarter are anticipated to be approximately 52 million.”

Purchase accounting adjustments related to amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of $3.7 million, after tax, for Pericom and previous acquisitions are not included in these non-GAAP estimates.

Conference Call

Diodes will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its first quarter 2019 financial results. Investors and analysts may join the conference call by dialing 1-855-232-8957 and providing the confirmation code 8919166. International callers may join the teleconference by dialing +1-315-625-6979 and entering the same confirmation code at the prompt. A telephone replay of the call will be made available approximately two hours after the call and will remain available until May 14, 2019 at midnight Central Time. The replay number is 1-855-859-2056 with a pass code of 8919166. International callers should dial +1-404-537-3406 and enter the same pass code at the prompt. Additionally, this conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties on the Investors’ section of Diodes' website at  http://www.diodes.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the investors’ section of Diodes’ website and click on the conference call link at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on Diodes' website for approximately 90 days.

About Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application-specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog, and mixed-signal semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes also has timing, connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan; Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Oldham, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Oldham and Greenock, Scotland and Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou, China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus, and Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan, with support offices throughout the world.

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