Silicon Motion Announces Results for the Period Ended June 30, 2021

Friday, 30. July 2021 00:00

Financial Highlights

 2Q 2021 GAAP2Q 2021 Non-GAAP
  • Net sales
$221.1 million (+21% Q/Q, +62% Y/Y)$221.1 million (+21% Q/Q, +62% Y/Y)
  • Gross margin
  • Operating margin
  • Earnings per diluted ADS
$1.42  $1.50

Business Highlights

  • Achieved second consecutive all-time record quarterly revenue and earnings per share
  • Sales of SSD and eMMC+UFS controllers both reached new record quarterly highs
  • SSD controller sales increased 30% to 35% Q/Q and increased 105% to 110% Y/Y
  • eMMC+UFS controller sales increased 10% to 15% Q/Q and increased 25% to 30% Y/Y
  • SSD solutions sales increased 35% to 40% Q/Q and declined 15% to 20% Y/Y

TAIPEI, Taiwan and MILPITAS, Calif., July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS: SIMO) (“Silicon Motion” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. For the second quarter, net sales (GAAP) increased sequentially to $221.1 million from $182.4 million in first quarter 2021. Net income (GAAP) increased to $49.5 million or $1.42 per diluted ADS (GAAP) from net income (GAAP) of $34.4 million or $0.98 per diluted ADS (GAAP) in first quarter 2021.

For the second quarter, net income (non-GAAP) increased to $52.7 million or $1.50 per diluted ADS (non-GAAP) from a net income (non-GAAP) of $38.7 million or $1.11 per diluted ADS (non-GAAP) in first quarter 2021.

Second Quarter 2021 Review
“We delivered better than expected revenue in the second quarter, primarily because of our focus on sales of higher-value products,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. “This focus also led to higher than expected gross profitability.”

Key Financial Results

(in millions, except percentages and per ADS amounts)
2Q 20211Q 20212Q 20202Q 20211Q 20212Q 2020
Revenue$221.1 $182.4 $136.8 $221.1 $182.4 $136.8 
Gross profit
Percent of revenue 50.3% 50.0% 50.0% 51.0% 50.7% 50.0%
Operating expenses$50.7 $46.9 $38.3 $48.4 $43.9 $38.0 
Operating income
  $44.4  $30.1
  $64.5  $48.5
Percent of revenue 27.3% 24.3% 22.0% 29.2% 26.6% 22.2%
Earnings per diluted ADS$1.42 $0.98 $0.80 $1.50 $1.11 $0.81 

Other Financial Information

(in millions)2Q 20211Q 20212Q 2020
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments—end of period$412.3$371.0$379.7
Routine capital expenditures$4.9$3.3$4.1
Dividend payments$12.2$12.2$12.3

During the second quarter, we had $4.9 million of capital expenditures for the routine purchase of software, design tools and other items.

Returning Value to Shareholders
On October 26, 2020, our Board of Directors declared a $1.40 per ADS annual dividend to be paid in quarterly installments of $0.35 per ADS. On May 20, 2021, we paid $12.2 million to shareholders as the third installment of our annual dividend.

On November 21, 2018, we announced that our Board of Directors had authorized a new program for the Company to repurchase up to $200 million of our ADS over a 24-month period. On October 26, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized the extension of the expiration of this program to November 21, 2021. Since the start of this program, we have repurchased $84.8 million of our ADSs and $115.2 million remains available for repurchase under the program. There were no share repurchases in the second quarter.

Business Outlook
“We are upsizing our previous full-year revenue guidance as we expect to continue our focus of selling higher-value products,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. “We believe that this focused approach will also lead to better gross profitability and deliver strong SSD controller market share gains.”

For the third quarter of 2021, management expects:

 GAAPNon-GAAP AdjustmentNon-GAAP
Revenue$238m to $249m
+7.5% to 12.5% Q/Q
--$238m to $249m
+7.5% to 12.5% Q/Q
Gross margin48.5% to 50.5%Approximately $0.1m*48.5% to 50.5%
Operating margin25.2% to 27.7%Approximately $4.6m to $5.6m**27.5% to 29.5%

* Projected gross margin (non-GAAP) excludes $0.1 million of stock-based compensation.
** Projected operating margin (non-GAAP) excludes $4.6 million to $5.6 million of stock-based compensation.

For full year 2021, management expects:

 GAAPNon-GAAP AdjustmentNon-GAAP
Revenue$890m to $917m
+65% to 70% Y/Y
--$890m to $917m
+65% to 70% Y/Y
Gross margin49.1% to 50.2%Approximately $3.1m to $3.3m*49.5% to 50.5%
Operating margin24.9% to 27.2%Approximately $20.8m to $22.8m**27.5% to 29.5%

* Projected gross margin (non-GAAP) excludes $0.3 million to $0.5 million of stock-based compensation and $2.8 million of SSD solutions restructuring.
** Projected operating margin (non-GAAP) excludes $18.0 million to $20.0 million of stock-based compensation and $2.8 million of SSD solutions restructuring.

Conference Call & Webcast:

The Company’s management team will conduct a conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on July 30, 2021.

Wallace Kou, President & CEO
Riyadh Lai, CFO
Chris Chaney, Director of Investor Relations & Strategy

Conference Call Details
Participants must register in advance to join the conference using the link provided below and should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call start time. Conference access information (including dial-in numbers, the passcode, and a unique access pin) will be provided in the email received upon registration.

Participant Online Registration:

Replay Numbers (for 7 days):  
USA (Toll Free): 1 855 452 5696 
USA (Toll): 1 646 254 3697
Participant Passcode: 9533307

A webcast of the call will be available on the Company's website at

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s unaudited selected financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation and other items, including gross profit (non-GAAP), operating expenses (non-GAAP), operating profit (non-GAAP), net income (non-GAAP), and earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP). These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative to GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We believe that these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measure. We compensate for the limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures by relying upon GAAP results to gain a complete picture of our performance.

Our non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user’s overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors as these non-GAAP results exclude certain expenses, gains and losses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results and because they are consistent with the financial models and estimates published by many analysts who follow the Company. We use non-GAAP measures to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with our forecasts, and for benchmarking our performance externally against our competitors. Also, when evaluating potential acquisitions, we exclude the items described below from our consideration of the target’s performance and valuation. Since we find these measures to be useful, we believe that our investors benefit from seeing the results from management’s perspective in addition to seeing our GAAP results. We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:

  • the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s on-going operating results;
  • the ability to better identify trends in the Company’s underlying business and perform related trend analysis;
  • a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company’s underlying business; and
  • an easier way to compare the Company’s operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of our competitors that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.

The following are explanations of each of the adjustments that we incorporate into our non-GAAP measures, as well as the reasons for excluding each of these individual items in our reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures:

Stock-based compensation expense consists of non-cash charges related to the fair value of restricted stock units awarded to employees. The Company believes that the exclusion of these non-cash charges provides for more accurate comparisons of our operating results to our peer companies due to the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. In addition, the Company believes it is useful to investors to understand the specific impact of share-based compensation on its operating results.

SSD solutions restructuring are charges relate to the restructuring of our underperforming Shannon product lines and include goodwill impairment expenses, and the write-down of NAND flash and SSD inventory valuation.

Foreign exchange gains and losses consist of translation gains and/or losses of non-US$ denominated current assets and current liabilities, as well as certain other balance sheet items which result from the appreciation or depreciation of non-US$ currencies against the US$. We do not use financial instruments to manage the impact on our operations from changes in foreign exchange rates, and because our operations are subject to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, we therefore exclude foreign exchange gains and losses when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)

 For Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
 Jun. 30,  Mar. 31,  Jun. 30,  Jun. 30,  Jun. 30,
 2020 2021 2021 2020 2021
  ($)  ($)  ($)  ($)  ($)
Net sales136,811  182,399  221,103  269,580  403,502 
Cost of sales68,417  91,140  109,969  137,294  201,109 
Gross profit68,394  91,259  111,134  132,286  202,393 
Operating expenses         
Research & development28,901  35,982  38,962  58,247  74,944 
Sales & marketing5,823  6,446  7,085  12,316  13,531 
General & administrative3,531  4,439  4,649  7,490  9,088 
Operating income30,139  44,392  60,438  54,233  104,830 
Non-operating income (expense)         
Interest income, net1,323  361  336  3,055  697 
Foreign exchange gain (loss), net(142) (808) 519  (623) (289)
Others, net6  3  -  22  3 
Subtotal1,187  (444) 855  2,454  411 
Income before income tax31,326  43,948  61,293  56,687  105,241 
Income tax expense3,115  9,548  11,748  2,561  21,296 
Net income28,211  34,400  49,545  54,126  83,945 
Earnings per basic ADS0.80  0.99  1.42  1.54  2.41 
Earnings per diluted ADS0.80  0.98  1.42  1.54  2.40 
Margin Analysis:         
Gross margin50.0% 50.0% 50.3% 49.1% 50.2%
Operating margin22.0% 24.3% 27.3% 20.1% 26.0%
Net margin20.6% 18.9% 22.4% 20.1% 20.8%
Additional Data:         
Basic ADS35,146  34,674  34,926  35,024  34,800 
Diluted ADS35,164  34,924  34,953  35,147  34,939 

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
(in thousands, except percentages and per ADS data, unaudited)

  For Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
  Jun. 30,  Mar. 31,  Jun. 30,  Jun. 30,  Jun. 30,
 2020 2021 2021 2020 2021
  ($)  ($)  ($)  ($)  ($)
Gross profit (GAAP)  68,394   91,259   111,134   132,286   202,393 
Gross margin (GAAP)  50.0%  50.0%  50.3%  49.1%  50.2%
Stock-based compensation (A)  3   54   52   41   106 
SSD solutions restructuring  -   1,131   1,679   -   2,810 
Gross profit (non-GAAP)   68,397   92,444   112,865   132,327   205,309 
Gross margin (non-GAAP)  50.0%  50.7%  51.0%  49.1%  50.9%
Operating expenses (GAAP)  38,255   46,867   50,696   78,053   97,563 
Stock-based compensation (A)  (243)  (2,961)  (2,312)  (2,687)  (5,273)
Operating expenses (non-GAAP)   38,012   43,906   48,384   75,366   92,290 
Operating profit (GAAP)  30,139   44,392   60,438   54,233   104,830 
Operating margin (GAAP)  22.0%  24.3%  27.3%  20.1%  26.0%
Total adjustments to operating profit  246   4,146   4,043   2,728   8,189 
Operating profit (non-GAAP)   30,385   48,538   64,481   56,961   113,019 
Operating margin (non-GAAP)  22.2%  26.6%  29.2%  21.1%  28.0%
Non-operating income (expense) (GAAP)  1,187   (444)  855   2,454   411 
Foreign exchange loss (gain), net  142   808   (519)  623   289 
Non-operating income (expense) (non-GAAP)   1,329   364   336   3,077   700 
Net income (GAAP)  28,211   34,400   49,545   54,126   83,945 
Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments  388   4,954   3,524   3,351   8,478 
Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments  2   (695)  (339)  (522)  (1,034)
Net income (non-GAAP)   28,601   38,659   52,730   56,955   91,389 
Earnings per diluted ADS (GAAP) $0.80  $0.98  $1.42  $1.54  $2.40 
Earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP)  $0.81  $1.11  $1.50  $1.62  $2.60 
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted ADS (GAAP)  35,164   34,924   34,953   35,147   34,939 
Non-GAAP adjustments  36   45   297   49   171 
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP)  35,200   34,969   35,250   35,196   35,110 
(A) Excludes stock-based compensation as follows:          
Cost of sales  3   54   52   41   106 
Research & development  118   2,056   1,203   1,773   3,259 
Sales & marketing  85   406   480   420   886 
General & administrative  40   499   629   494   1,128 

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheet
(In thousands, unaudited)

  Jun. 30,  Mar. 31,  Jun. 30,
  2020 2021 2021
   ($)  ($)  ($)
Cash and cash equivalents 350,790 350,125 357,119
Short-term investments 3,876 - -
Accounts receivable (net) 93,825 136,244 145,583
Inventories 103,835 113,432 150,617
Refundable deposits – current 24,089 18,693 48,760
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 23,778 25,140 26,742
Total current assets 600,193 643,634 728,821
Long-term investments 5,000 5,000 6,500
Property and equipment (net) 102,156 103,948 106,841
Goodwill and intangible assets (net) 17,489 - -
Other assets 11,556 10,832 17,093
Total assets 736,394 763,414 859,255
Accounts payable 34,209 44,112 77,126
Income tax payable 3,642 12,817 19,071
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 78,244 85,533 86,559
Total current liabilities 116,095 142,462 182,756
Other liabilities 27,202 26,193 29,859
Total liabilities 143,297 168,655 212,615
Shareholders’ equity 593,097 594,759 646,640
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity 736,394 763,414 859,255

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)

  For Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
  Jun. 30,  Mar. 31,  Jun. 30,  Jun. 30,  Jun. 30,
  2020 2021 2021 2020 2021
   ($)  ($)  ($)  ($)  ($)
Net income 28,211  34,400  49,545  54,126  83,945 
Depreciation & amortization 3,363  3,886  4,059  6,600  7,945 
Stock-based compensation 246  3,015  2,364  2,728  5,379 
Investment impairment, losses & disposals 33  203  -  19  203 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (6,151) (24,132) 4,058  1,839  (20,074)
Others (1) -  -  (1) - 
Net cash provided by operating activities 25,701  17,372  60,026  65,311  77,398 
Purchase of property & equipment (4,134) (3,330) (4,926) (10,530) (8,256)
Purchase of long-term investments (2,000) -  (1,500) (2,000) (1,500)
Net cash used in investing activities (6,134) (3,330) (6,426) (12,530) (9,756)
Dividend payments (12,278) (12,199) (12,201) (24,556) (24,400)
Net cash used in financing activities (12,278) (12,199) (12,201) (24,556) (24,400)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents & restricted cash 7,289  1,843  41,399  28,225  43,242 
Effect of foreign exchange changes (550) (86) (57) (664) (143)
Cash, cash equivalents & restricted cash—beginning of period 369,075  369,211  370,968  348,253  369,211 
Cash, cash equivalents & restricted cash—end of period 375,814  370,968  412,310  375,814  412,310 

About Silicon Motion:

We are the global leader in supplying NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices.  We supply more SSD controllers than any other company in the world for servers, PCs and other client devices and are the leading merchant supplier of eMMC and UFS embedded storage controllers used in smartphones, IoT devices and other applications.  We also supply customized high-performance hyperscale data center and specialized industrial and automotive SSD solutions.  Our customers include most of the NAND flash vendors, storage device module makers and leading OEMs.  For further information on Silicon Motion, visit us at

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without limitation, statements about Silicon Motion’s currently expected third quarter of 2021 and full year 2021 expectations of revenue, gross margin and operating expenses, all of which reflect management’s estimates based on information available at the time of this press release. While Silicon Motion believes these estimates to be meaningful, these amounts could differ materially from actual reported amounts for the third quarter of 2021 and full year 2021. Forward-looking statements also include, without limitation, statements regarding trends in the semiconductor or consumer electronics markets and our future results of operations, financial condition and business prospects. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although such statements are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on them. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual market trends or our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the unpredictable volume and timing of customer orders, which are not fixed by contract but vary on a purchase order basis; the loss of one or more key customers or the significant reduction, postponement, rescheduling or cancellation of orders from one or more customers; general economic conditions or conditions in the semiconductor or consumer electronics markets; the effects on our business and our customer’s business taking into account the ongoing US-China tariffs and trade disputes together with the uncertainties associated with the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19; decreases in the overall average selling prices of our products; changes in the relative sales mix of our products; changes in our cost of finished goods; the payment, or non-payment, of cash dividends in the future at the discretion of our board of directors and any announced planned increases in such dividends; changes in our cost of finished goods; the availability, pricing, and timeliness of delivery of other components and raw materials used in the products we sell given the current raw material supply shortages being experienced in our industry; our customers’ sales outlook, purchasing patterns, and inventory adjustments based on consumer demands and general economic conditions; any potential impairment charges that may be incurred related to businesses previously acquired or divested in the future; our ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new or enhanced products in a timely manner; and the timing of new product announcements or introductions by us or by our competitors. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on May 12, 2021. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

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