STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial
PR No. C2714C
STMicroelectronics Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results
*First quarter net revenues $2.01 billion, gross margin 31.3%; in line with
*ST revenues excluding ST-Ericsson decreased 3% sequentially, better than
*Signed agreement with Ericsson to exit the ST-Ericsson joint venture
Geneva, April 22, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications, reported financial results for the first quarter ending March
Effective January 1, 2013, the segment reporting of ST's results reflects the
new strategy announced on December 10, 2012: Sense & Power and Automotive
Products (SPA) and Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS).
First quarter net revenues totaled $2.01 billion and gross margin was 31.3%.
Net loss attributable to ST was $171 million, mainly due to the 50% share in
ST-Ericsson operating loss and restructuring costs.
"First quarter sales and gross margin results were in line with the mid-point
of our guidance," said ST President and CEO Carlo Bozotti. "Importantly,
excluding ST-Ericsson, our businesses delivered revenues better than normal
seasonality despite the ongoing soft macro-economic environment, due to the
strong performance of Microcontrollers, Power and Smart Power for industrial
and automotive. We also achieved key design wins with leading customers for
28nm FD-SOI technology products and home-gateway applications.
"We continued to maintain a strong net financial position in the quarter,
while using some of our available cash to repay at maturity our outstanding
2013 Senior bonds. We have signed an agreement with Ericsson to split up the
ST-Ericsson joint venture. We have also begun to advance towards our first
quarter 2014 net operating expense goal, significantly reducing operating
costs in the quarter."
Summary Financial Highlights
U.S. GAAP Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q1 2012
Net Revenues ^(a) 2,009 2,162 2,017
Gross Margin 31.3% 32.3% 29.6%
Operating Income (Loss), as reported (281) (730) (352)
Net Income (Loss) attributable to parent company (171) (428) (176)
^(a)Net revenues include sales recorded by ST-Ericsson as consolidated by ST
Before impairment, restructuring and one-time items Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q1 2012
Operating Income (Loss) (180) (142) (280)
Operating Margin (8.9%) (6.5%) (13.9%)
Operating Margin - Attributable to ST (5.3%) (3.3%) (6.5%)
As announced on March 18, 2013, ST and Ericsson have agreed to the transfer of
certain ST-Ericsson employees and assets to the respective parent companies
and to the wind-down of the remaining joint venture. The formal transfer of
the relevant parts of ST-Ericsson to the parent companies is expected to be
completed during the third quarter of 2013, subject to regulatory approvals.
As agreed, from March 2, 2013 and until completion of the wind-down, Ericsson
is assuming the funding of the LTE Modem business, and ST is assuming the
funding of the existing products and related business as well as certain
assembly and test facilities. Both shareholders are assuming equal funding of
the wind-down related activities.
As previously disclosed, ST has estimated its total cash costs, including
covering ST-Ericsson's ongoing operations during the transition period and
restructuring costs related to the ST-Ericsson wind-down, at between $350
million and $450 million of which, during the 2013 first quarter, ST funded
$83 million under the ST-Ericsson parent facility.
ST-Ericsson's net revenues in the first quarter of 2013 decreased 28%
sequentially to $256 million reflecting, as anticipated, the drop of sales of
legacy products to its prior larger customer, seasonal factors, no revenues
from licensing and softer market conditions. ST-Ericsson's operating loss,
excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and restructuring
charges was $158 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to a loss of
$133 million and $297 million in the prior and year ago quarter, respectively
First Quarter Review
ST's first quarter revenues, excluding the Wireless product line, increased
1.3% year-over-year, and decreased 3.4% on a sequential basis, reflecting
better than normal seasonality. Overall, net revenues decreased 0.4% and 7.1%
on a year-over-year and sequential basis, respectively.
EMEA led all regions with 0.2% sequential revenue growth while the Americas
decreased by 3.3% and Japan & Korea were lower by 5.1%. Greater China & South
Asia revenues decreased 13.2% driven by business dynamics at certain key
(*)Operating income (loss) before impairment, restructuring and one-time
items, operating margin before impairment, restructuring and one-time items
and operating margin before impairment, restructuring and one-time items
attributable to ST are non-U.S. GAAP measures. Please refer to Attachment A
for additional information explaining why the Company believes these measures
are important and reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
First quarter gross profit was $628 million and gross margin was 31.3%. On a
year-over-year basis, gross profit increased 5.4% and gross margin improved
170 basis points. On a sequential basis, gross margin declined 100 basis
points and was in line with expectations, reflecting no revenues from
licensing at ST-Ericsson and the usual negative price pressure we experience
at the beginning of the year, offset in part by lower unsaturation charges.
R&D expenses were $533 million and declined by 16% on a year over year basis
period. On a sequential basis, R&D expenses decreased $52 million or 9%
compared to the prior quarter, benefiting principally from the ongoing
restructuring initiatives at ST-Ericsson as well as, starting March 2, 2013,
the charge back to Ericsson of the LTE Modem expenses of $29 million.
SG&A expenses totaled $279 million in the first quarter, a reduction of 10%
compared to the year-ago period mainly due to cost reduction initiatives. On a
sequential basis, SG&A expenses decreased by 4% mainly due to seasonality.
Impairment, restructuring and other related closure costs for the first
quarter were $101 million, of which $87 million were related to ST-Ericsson.
Furthermore, ST recorded a charge of $8 million as loss on equity-method
investments related to ST-Ericsson JVD, which is accounted for under the
equity-method, primarily due to additional restructuring charges.
Operating margin before impairment, restructuring and one-time items
attributable to ST was a negative 5.3% in the 2013 first quarter compared to
negative 3.3% in the prior quarter.*
In the first quarter of 2013, net loss attributable to non-controlling
interest was $126 million, which mainly included the 50% owned by Ericsson in
the ST-Ericsson joint venture, as consolidated by ST. In the fourth quarter of
2012, the corresponding amount was $361 million.
First quarter net loss was $171 million or $(0.19) per share, compared to a
net loss of $(0.48) and $(0.20) per share in the prior and year-ago quarters,
respectively. On an adjusted basis, net of related taxes, ST reported non-U.S.
GAAP net loss per share of $(0.13) in the first quarter, excluding impairment
and restructuring charges and one-time items, compared to a net loss of
$(0.11) and $(0.14) per share in the prior and year-ago quarters,
For the first quarter of 2013, the effective average exchange rate for the
Company was approximately $1.31 to €1.00 compared to $1.30 to €1.00 for the
fourth quarter of 2012 and $1.33 to €1.00 for the first quarter of 2012.
Net Revenues by Market Channel
Net Revenues By Market Channel(%) Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q1 2012
Total OEM 75% 77% 79%
Distribution 25% 23% 21%
Revenues and Operating Results by ST Product Segment
Effective January 1, 2013, the segment reporting of ST's results reflects the
new strategy announced on December 10, 2012:
*Sense & Power and Automotive Products (SPA), including Analog and MEMS
(AMS), Automotive (APG), Industrial and Power Discrete (IPD) and Other
*Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS), comprised of Digital Convergence
Group (DCG), Microcontrollers, Memory and Security (MMS), Imaging, Bi-CMOS
ASIC and Silicon Photonics (IBP), Wireless (WPS) and Other EPS.
(*)Operating margin before impairment, restructuring and one-time items
attributable to ST and adjusted net earnings (loss) per share are non-U.S.
GAAP measures. For additional information and reconciliation to U.S. GAAP,
please refer to Attachment A.
As a result of the transition to the new strategy, Wireless, which is largely
related to ST-Ericsson as consolidated by ST, is included in ST's new Embedded
Processing Solutions product segment. ST has provided historical quarterly
information by Product Segment on page 6 of this press release.
Operating Segment Q1 2013 Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q1 2012
(Million US$) Net Operating Net Operating Net Operating
Revenues Income Revenues Income Revenues Income
(Loss) (Loss) (Loss)
Sense & Power and
Automotive Products 1,127 58 1,184 106 1,107 93
Solutions including 867 (210) 964 (182) 901 (294)
Others ^(b)(c) 15 (129) 14 (654) 9 (151)
TOTAL 2,009 (281) 2,162 (730) 2,017 (352)
^(a) Embedded Processing Solutions includes the Wireless product line which
includes a portion of sales and operating results of ST-Ericsson as
consolidated in the Company's revenues and operating results, as well as other
items affecting operating results related to the wireless business.
^(b)Net revenues of "Others" includes revenues from sales of Subsystems,
assembly services and other revenues.
^(c) Operating income (loss) of "Others" includes items such as unused
capacity charges, impairment, restructuring charges and other related closure
costs, phase out and start-up costs, NXP arbitration award and other
unallocated expenses such as: strategic or special research and development
programs, certain corporate-level operating expenses, patent claims and
litigations, and other costs that are not allocated to product groups, as well
as operating earnings of the Subsystems and Other Products Group. "Others"
includes $24 million, $66 million and $71 million of unused capacity charges
in the first quarter of 2013 and fourth and first quarters of 2012,
respectively; and $101 million, $588 million and $18 million of impairment,
restructuring charges and other related closure costs in the first quarter of
2013 and fourth and first quarters of 2012, respectively.
Sense & Power and Automotive Products (SPA) first quarter net revenues
decreased 4.8% sequentially, mainly due to, as expected, lower sales of MEMS
products partially offset by growth in Automotive and Industrial & Power
Discrete products. SPA revenues increased 1.8% compared to the year-ago
quarter driven by growth in MEMS and Industrial & Power Discrete products
partially offset by a decrease in Automotive. SPA operating margin was 5.1% in
the 2013 first quarter compared to 9.0% and 8.4% in the prior and year-ago
Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS) first quarter net revenues decreased 10.0%
sequentially due to a significant decrease in Wireless and Imaging revenues
related to the usual seasonal effect partially offset by growth of
Microcontrollers and Digital Convergence products. EPS segment revenues
decreased 3.8% compared to the year-ago quarter due to a decrease in Wireless
and Imaging related to certain wireless customers partially offset by growth
in Microcontrollers and Digital Convergence products. EPS segment operating
margin was negative 24.2% in the 2013 first quarter, compared to negative
18.9% and negative 32.6% in the prior and year-ago quarter, respectively.
Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights
Free cash flow was negative $65 million in the first quarter, principally
related to ST-Ericsson, compared to positive $145 million in the prior
Capital expenditure payments, net of proceeds from sales, were $111 million
during the first quarter of 2013 compared to $78 million in the prior quarter.
Inventory decreased by $47 million to $1.31 billion at quarter end. Inventory
in the first quarter of 2013 was at 4.2 turns or 86 days, compared to the
year-ago period of 3.8 turns or 95 days.
In the first quarter, the Company paid $455 million to redeem the entire
residual outstanding 2013 Senior bonds at maturity and paid to shareholders
quarterly cash dividends of $89 million.
(*)Free cash flow is a non-U.S. GAAP measure. For additional information and
reconciliation to U.S. GAAP, please refer to Attachment A.
ST continued to maintain a strong net financial position* with a net cash
position of $1.10 billion, as adjusted taking into account the $83 million of
ST-Ericsson's debt to our joint venture partner, at March 30, 2013 compared to
$1.19 billion at December 31, 2012. ST's financial resources equaled $1.91
billion and total debt was $0.90 billion at March 30, 2013.* During the first
quarter 2013, ST signed a new Euro 350 million loan, multi-currency agreement
with the European Investment Bank which was undrawn as at March 30, 2013.
Total equity, including non-controlling interest, was $5.95 billion at quarter
Second Quarter 2013 Business Outlook
Mr. Bozotti stated, "While there is still a high level of market volatility
and macro-economic uncertainties, bookings excluding Wireless, have continued
to improve during the course of the first quarter. We are encouraged by this
trend although we believe it is too early to assume this improvement is
sustainable. In any case, we believe we are well positioned to outperform the
market based on our new products within our five key growth drivers.
"Turning to the second quarter, in terms of revenue we expect broad-based
growth in our businesses, excluding Wireless, driven by Imaging,
Microcontrollers, Analog & MEMS products and leading again to better than
seasonal revenue performance, with a sequential increase of about 7% at the
midpoint. Including Wireless, we expect an overall revenue increase of about
3% at the midpoint of our guidance.
"We again expect significant reductions in operating expenses to be visible in
the second quarter as we make continued progress towards the completion of the
exit of the ST-Ericsson joint venture. In addition, we anticipate gross margin
to benefit from improved fab loading and manufacturing performance during the
The Company expects second quarter 2013 revenues to grow sequentially in the
range of about +3%, plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Gross margin in the
second quarter is expected to be about 32.7%, plus or minus 2.0 percentage
points, and assumes an improvement from the first quarter amount from fab
loading and manufacturing performance.
This outlook is based on an assumed effective currency exchange rate of
approximately $1.29 =€1.00 for the 2013 second quarter and includes the impact
of existing hedging contracts. The second quarter will close on June 29, 2013.
(*)Net financial position is a non-U.S. GAAP measure. For additional
information and reconciliation to U.S. GAAP, please refer to Attachment A.
Key Summary Financial Information
Revenues Q112 Q212 Q312 Q412 FY12 Q113
AMS 301 297 324 396 1,320 313
APG 391 404 391 368 1,554 385
IPD 415 455 459 420 1,747 429
Other SPA - - 1 - 1 -
SPA 1,107 1,156 1,175 1,184 4,622 1,127
DCG 208 229 234 217 888 225
IBP 128 124 85 100 437 83
MMS 275 284 296 293 1,147 299
WPS 290 344 359 351 1,345 260
Other EPS - - 6 3 9 -
EPS 901 981 980 964 3,826 867
Others 9 11 11 14 45 15
Total ST 2,017 2,148 2,166 2,162 8,493 2,009
Income (Loss): Q112 Q212 Q312 Q412 FY12 Q113
SPA 93 97 114 106 409 58
EPS (294) (233) (175) (182) (883) (210)
Others (151) (71) (731) (654) (1,607) (129)
Total ST (352) (207) (792) (730) (2,081) (281)
Recent Corporate Developments
*On March 11, ST re-asserted its MEMS technology and patent leadership with
the filing, by its U.S. subsidiary, STMicroelectronics, Inc., of a
complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC)
requesting an investigation into the alleged infringement of five ST
patents covering all of InvenSense, Inc.'s MEMS device offerings, as well
as products from two of InvenSense's customers, Black and Decker, Inc. and
Roku, Inc. As part of the filing, ST requested that the ITC issue an order
excluding InvenSense's infringing gyroscopes and accelerometers, as well
its customers' products that include those InvenSense devices, from
importation into the United States.
*On March 18, STMicroelectronics and Ericsson announced an agreement on the
way forward for their joint venture, ST-Ericsson, that maximizes their
respective future prospects and growth plans.
The main steps agreed upon to split up the JV are the following:
*Ericsson is taking on the design, development and sales of the
LTE multimode thin modem products, including 2G, 3G and 4G
*ST is taking on the existing ST-Ericsson products, other than LTE
multimode thin modems, and related business as well as certain
assembly and test facilities; and
*The parent companies are starting the close down of the remaining
parts of ST-Ericsson.
The companies have announced that the formal transfer of the relevant parts of
ST-Ericsson to the parent companies is expected to be completed during the
third quarter of 2013, subject to regulatory approvals. They have proposed
that Ericsson will assume approximately 1,800 employees and contractors, with
the largest concentrations in Sweden, Germany, India and China and also
proposed that ST will assume approximately 950 employees, primarily in France
and in Italy, to support ongoing business and new product development within
The companies also announced that Carlo Ferro was appointed President and
Chief Executive Officer of ST-Ericsson, effective April 1, succeeding Didier
Lamouche who left to pursue outside opportunities. Ferro is leading the work
in securing both business continuity of ST-Ericsson and effective completion
of the transition phase.
*On March 26, ST signed a new Euro 350 million loan agreement with the
European Investment Bank (EIB). The facility, which has not yet been drawn
by ST, is also available in the US$ equivalent amount and has an option
for disbursement until September 2014 with final maturity eight years
after disbursement. This new facility supports ST's activities in R&D and
innovation related to the design and realization of the next generation of
technologies and electronic devices. Furthermore, on March 17, 2013, ST
repaid with available cash the residual Euro 350 million floating-rate
senior bonds outstanding with a principal amount of Euro 500 million at
Q1 2013 - Product and Technology Highlights
During the quarter, ST made strong progress with important new-product
introductions and significant design wins.
Sense & Power and Automotive (SPA)
Analog & MEMS (AMS)
*Continued to collect multiple design wins for the low-power Spirit1 radio
to transmit sensor data in industrial applications.
*Started production of a 6-axis MEMS device, with 100% market share in the
flagship model of an Asian Smartphone manufacturer.
*Started production of an Accelerometer for Airbag.
*Began production of the Active Noise Cancelation chip developed with
SoundChip for an important Asian gaming manufacturer.
Industrial and Power Discrete (IPD)
*Secured wins with a major European consumer manufacturer for a
high-voltage gate driver for washing-machine applications and for
high-voltage converters to be used in coffee machines and washing machines
for several major European manufacturers.
*Achieved a major win with a top-tier Chinese networking manufacturer for
resonant controllers for a telecom power application.
*Earned design wins for electronic fuses with a major HDD manufacturer for
a high-volume platform and for advanced point-of-load controllers with an
important US computer manufacturer.
*Ramping a new LED lighting platform for a major US LED manufacturer, a new
printer device in the latest Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS smart-power (BCD8sp)
technology for a major US manufacturer and the newest AMOLED driver for a
market-leading Korean manufacturer.
*Quickly scored design wins for the RF-antenna tuner solution presented
during 2013 Mobile World Congress tradeshow with major mobile phone,
tablet and platform makers.
*Registered multiple wins for silicon-carbide power diodes in high-power
*Landed multiple wins for intelligent power modules from home-appliance
leaders in the US and Europe.
*Earned big design wins for very-high-voltage super-junction MOSFETs with a
European lighting leader and for high-voltage devices in Japan and Korea
for Switched-Mode Power Supply, Gaming and LED applications.
*Captured significant design wins for high-voltage IGBTs (Insulated-Gate
Bipolar Transistors) in Induction Heating, Inverter Drives, and Sewing
*Started production of a new MOSFET series for the low-power LED market in
*Ramped the STripFET VII DeepGATE technology program for a Server & Adapter
*Reinforced strong position in braking applications with the awarding of a
chip for a next-generation anti-lock braking system with one of the major
global Tier 1s.
*Launched production of a Teseo II-based active GNSS antenna for navigation
systems for a Japanese OEM and began production of an advanced telematics
systems using the multi-constellation positioning capabilities of Teseo II
for a major European car maker.
*Cemented standing as the market leader with the landing of an award for an
integrated parking-brake solution with the worldwide Tier 1 leader in
*Earned an award for a full chipset for a gasoline direct-injection engine
controller with an important Chinese OEM and landed a win, the first
resuting from a collaboration with a strategic Asian customer, for an
injector driver for a gasoline direct-injection engine controller.
*With ST's high-quality power-amplifier ICs having contributed to Alpine's
Audio/Video/Navigation systems winning the Auto Sound Grand Prix, ST is
now ramping production of the new power-amplifier ICs for the newest model
at Alpine and other major Japanese car-audio makers.
*Captured awards for high-content car body-control modules from several
global Tier 1s.
Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS)
Microcontrollers, Memory and Security (MMS)
*Increased STM32 design-in momentum with, among others, an automotive
voice-recognition system at a Japanese OEM, and a display card at a world
leader in digital security.
*Began shipping high-end STM32 microcontrollers to a leading supplier of
optical touch panels and touch-screen components.
*Earned strong adoption of the ST31, a secure 32-bit MCU, in contact and
contactless banking applications.
*Ramped production of an embedded Secure Element for a high-end Smartphone
at a key OEM.
*Landed a win for the 64k dual-interface EEPROM in a home appliance with a
major global OEM.
*Captured design wins for Serial EEPROM for storing NFC parameters with
several major Chinese cellular-phone manufacturers.
*Announced NEC CASIO Mobile Communications is using ST NFC controller IC in
the exciting G'zOne CA-201L smartphone.
Digital Convergence (DCG)
*Earned several design wins for ASICs to be manufactured in 28nm FD-SOI
*Captured a significant design win for Orly in a home-gateway application
for a large European manufacturer.
*Won designs for high-end multimedia monitor controllers and DisplayPort
transmitters for a 4kx2k project and for 24" daisy-chain monitors for a
large global computer manufacturer.
*Started shipments of Advanced HDMI to DisplayPort converters to a large
*ST's Orly system-on-chip (SoC) has been selected by Sumitomo Electric
Networks, Inc., a major Japanese manufacturer for the advanced generation
of smart IPTV set-top boxes from NTT Plala Inc., a leading service
Imaging, Bi-CMOS ASIC and Silicon Photonics (IBP)
*Achieved volume deliveries to camera integrators of innovative image
sensors using ST's proprietary backside-illumination (BSI) technology and
to a leading smart-phone manufacturer of the matching high-performance
digital-imaging-processing chip to support the unique imaging capabilities
of some of their handsets.
Use of Supplemental Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Information
This press release contains supplemental non-U.S. GAAP financial information,
including operating income (loss) before impairment, restructuring and
one-time items, operating margin before impairment, restructuring and one-time
items, operating margin before impairment, restructuring and one-time items
attributable to ST, adjusted net earnings, adjusted net earnings per share,
free cash flow, net financial position and net financial position, adjusted to
account for 50% investment in ST-Ericsson.
Readers are cautioned that these measures are unaudited and not prepared in
accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for
U.S. GAAP financial measures. In addition, such non-U.S. GAAP financial
measures may not be comparable to similarly titled information by other
See Attachment A of this press release for a reconciliation of the Company's
non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to their corresponding U.S. GAAP financial
measures. To compensate for these limitations, the supplemental non-U.S. GAAP
financial information should not be read in isolation, but only in conjunction
with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance
with U.S. GAAP.
Some of the statements contained in this release that are not historical facts
are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements
(within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 or Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended) that are based on
management's current views and assumptions, and are conditioned upon and also
involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated by
such statements, due to, among other factors:
*uncertain macro-economic and industry trends;
*customer demand and acceptance for the products which we design,
manufacture and sell;
*unanticipated events or circumstances which may delay implementation as
planned of the recently announced split up of ST-Ericsson as agreed with
*our ability to execute the planned reductions in our net operating
*the loading and the manufacturing performances of our production
*variations in the foreign exchange markets and, more particularly, in the
rate of the U.S. dollar exchange rate as compared to the Euro and the
other major currencies we use for our operations;
*the impact of intellectual property ("IP") claims by our competitors or
other third parties, and our ability to obtain required licenses on
reasonable terms and conditions;
*restructuring charges and associated cost savings that differ in amount or
timing from our estimates;
*changes in our overall tax position as a result of changes in tax laws,
the outcome of tax audits or changes in international tax treaties which
may impact our results of operations as well as our ability to accurately
estimate tax credits, benefits, deductions and provisions and to realize
deferred tax assets;
*the outcome of ongoing litigation as well as the impact of any new
litigation to which we may become a defendant;
*natural events such as severe weather, earthquakes, tsunami, volcano
eruptions or other acts of nature, health risks and epidemics in locations
where we, our customers or our suppliers operate;
*changes in economic, social, political or infrastructure conditions in the
locations where we, our customers or our suppliers operate including as a
result of macro-economic or regional events, military conflict, social
unrest or terrorist activities;
*availability and costs of raw materials, utilities, third-party
manufacturing services, or other supplies required by our operations;
Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and
uncertainties, which may cause actual results and performance of our business
to differ materially and adversely from the forward-looking statements.
Certain forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward
looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "are expected to,"
"should," "would be," "seeks" or "anticipates" or similar expressions or the
negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, or by
discussions of strategy, plans or intentions.
Some of these risk factors are set forth and are discussed in more detail in
"Item 3. Key Information - Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form
20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012, as filed with the SEC on March 4,
2013. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or
should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary
materially from those described in this release as anticipated, believed or
expected. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update any
industry information or forward-looking statements set forth in this release
to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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conference call to discuss the Company's operating performance for the first
quarter of 2013.
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Consolidated Statements of Income
(in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data
Three Months Ended
March 30, March 31,
Net sales 2.003 2.010
Other revenues 6 7
NET REVENUES 2.009 2.017
Cost of sales (1.381) (1.421)
GROSS PROFIT 628 596
Selling, general and administrative (279) (310)
Research and development (533) (633)
Other income and expenses, net 4 13
Impairment, restructuring charges and other related
closure costs (101) (18)
Total Operating Expenses (909) (948)
OPERATING LOSS (281) (352)
Interest expense, net (7) (13)
Loss on equity-method investments (13) (7)
Gain on financial instruments, net - 3
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES (301) (369)
AND NONCONTROLLING INTEREST
Income tax benefit 4 34
NET LOSS (297) (335)
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling
interest 126 159
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT COMPANY (171) (176)
EARNINGS PER SHARE (BASIC) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT
COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS (0,19) (0,20)
EARNINGS PER SHARE (DILUTED) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT
COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS (0,19) (0,20)
NUMBER OF WEIGHTED AVERAGE
SHARES USED IN CALCULATING
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE 888,0 885,0
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As at March 30, December 31, March 31,
In millions of U.S. dollars 2013 2012 2012
(Unaudited) Audited (Unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents 1.718 2.250 2.059
Restricted cash - - 3
Short-term deposits 1 1 -
Marketable securities 187 238 154
Trade accounts receivable, net 1.025 1.005 971
Inventories 1.306 1.353 1.508
Deferred tax assets 141 137 170
Assets held for sale 37 - 22
Other current assets 501 518 589
Total current assets 4.916 5.502 5.476
Goodwill 140 141 1.064
Other intangible assets, net 208 213 608
Property, plant and equipment, net 3.275 3.481 3.826
Non-current deferred tax assets 439 414 371
Restricted cash 4 4 4
Long-term investments 110 119 116
Other non-current assets 540 560 420
4.716 4.932 6.409
Total assets 9.632 10.434 11.885
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Short-term debt 250 630 1.076
Trade accounts payable 862 797 781
Other payables and accrued liabilities 997 942 987
Dividends payable to stockholders - 89 -
Deferred tax liabilities 11 11 15
Accrued income tax 77 86 94
Total current liabilities 2.197 2.555 2.953
Long-term debt 647 671 366
Post-retirement benefit obligations 474 477 425
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 15 14 22
Other long-term liabilities 351 353 275
1.487 1.515 1.088
Total liabilities 3.684 4.070 4.041
Commitment and contingencies
Parent company stockholders' equity
Common stock (preferred stock:
authorized, not issued; common stock:
Euro 1.04 nominal
value, 1,200,000,000 shares authorized,
shares issued, 887,967,172 shares
outstanding) 1.156 1.156 1.156
Capital surplus 2.559 2.555 2.550
Retained earnings 1.788 1.959 3.328
Accumulated other comprehensive income 673 794 837
Treasury stock -239 -239 -271
Total parent company stockholders' equity 5.937 6.225 7.600
Noncontrolling interest 11 139 244
Total equity 5.948 6.364 7.844
Total liabilities and equity 9.632 10.434 11.885
SELECTED CASH FLOW DATA
Cash Flow Data (in US$ millions) Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q1 2012
Net Cash from operating activities 66 252 250
Net Cash from (used in) investing activities (81) (107) 113
Net Cash from (used in) financing activities (481) 406 (225)
Net Cash increase (decrease) (532) 564 147
Selected Cash Flow Data (in US$ millions) Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q1 2012
Depreciation & amortization 237 272 288
Net payment for Capital expenditures (111) (78) (125)
Dividends paid to stockholders (89) (89) (88)
Change in inventories, net 30 143 46
Supplemental Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Information
U. S. GAAP - Non-U.S. GAAP Reconciliation
In Million US$ Except Per Share Data
The supplemental non-U.S. GAAP information presented in this press release is
unaudited and subject to inherent limitations. Such non-U.S. GAAP information
is not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and
should not be considered as a substitute for U.S. GAAP measurements. Also, our
supplemental non-U.S. GAAP financial information may not be comparable to
similarly titled non-U.S. GAAP measures used by other companies. Further,
specific limitations for individual non-U.S. GAAP measures, and the reasons
for presenting non-U.S. GAAP financial information, are set forth in the
paragraphs below. To compensate for these limitations, the supplemental
non-U.S. GAAP financial information should not be read in isolation, but only
in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in
accordance with U.S. GAAP.
Operating income (loss) before, impairment, restructuring and one-time items
is used by management to help enhance an understanding of ongoing operations
and to communicate the impact of the excluded items, such as impairment,
restructuring charges and other related closure costs. Adjusted net earnings
and earnings per share (EPS) are used by management to help enhance an
understanding of ongoing operations and to communicate the impact of the
excluded items like impairment, restructuring charges and other related
closure costs attributable to ST and other one-time items, net of the relevant
Operating income (loss) before impairment, restructuring and one-time items
attributable to ST is calculated as operating income (loss) before impairment,
restructuring and one-time items excluding 50% of ST-Ericsson operating
income (loss) before impairment, restructuring and one-time items as
consolidated by ST. Operating margin before impairment, restructuring and
one-time items attributable to ST is calculated as operating income (loss)
before restructuring attributable to ST divided by reported revenues excluding
50% of ST-Ericsson revenues as consolidated by ST.
The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful
information for investors and management because they measure the Company's
capacity to generate profits from its business operations, excluding the
effect of acquisitions and expenses related to the rationalizing of its
activities and sites that it does not consider to be part of its on-going
operating results, thereby offering, when read in conjunction with the
Company's GAAP financials, (i)the ability to make more meaningful
period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results,
(ii)the ability to better identify trends in the Company's business and
perform related trend analysis, and (iii)an easier way to compare the
Company's results of operations against investor and analyst financial models
and valuations, which usually exclude these items.
Q1 2013 Gross Operating Net
(US$ millions and cents per Profit Income (loss) Earnings Corresponding EPS
U.S. GAAP 628 (281) (171) (0.19)
Impairment & Restructuring 101 58
Estimated Income Tax Effect (3)
Non-U.S GAAP 628 (180) (116) (0.13)
Q4 2012 Gross Operating Net
(US$ millions and cents per Profit Income (loss) Earnings Corresponding EPS
U.S. GAAP 697 (730) (428) (0.48)
Impairment & Restructuring 588 307
Estimated Income Tax Effect (1)
Income Tax at ST Ericsson 26
Non-U.S GAAP 697 (142) (96) (0.11)
Q1 2012 Gross Operating Net Corresponding EPS
(US$ millions and cents per Profit Income (loss) Earnings (basic)
U.S. GAAP 596 (352) (176) (0.20)
Impairment & Restructuring 18 13
NXP Arbitration Award 53 54 56
Estimated Income Tax Effect (13)
Non-U.S GAAP 649 (280) (120) (0.14)
(Attachment A - continued)
Net financial position: resources (debt), represents the balance between our
total financial resources and our total financial debt. Our total financial
resources include cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, short-term
deposits and restricted cash, and our total financial debt includes short-term
borrowings, current portion of long-term debt and long-term debt, all as
reported in our consolidated balance sheet. We believe our net financial
position provides useful information for investors because it gives evidence
of our global position either in terms of net indebtedness or net cash
position by measuring our capital resources based on cash, cash equivalents
and marketable securities and the total level of our financial indebtedness.
Net financial position is not a U.S. GAAP measure.
Net Financial Position (in US$ March 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 March 31, 2012
Cash and cash equivalents 1,718 2,250 2,059
Marketable securities 187 238 154
Short-term deposits 1 1 -
Restricted cash - - 3
Non-current restricted cash 4 4 4
Total financial resources 1,910 2,493 2,220
Short-term borrowings and
current portion of (250) (630) (1,076)
Long-term debt (647) (671) (366)
Total financial debt (897) (1,301) (1,442)
Net financial position 1,013 1,192 778
Net financial position,
adjusted to account for 50% 1,096 1,192 1,267
investment in ST-Ericsson
Free cash flow is defined as net cash from operating activities minus net cash
from (used in) investing activities, excluding proceeds from the sale of
marketable securities. We believe free cash flow provides useful information
for investors and management because it measures our capacity to generate cash
from our operating and investing activities to sustain our operating
activities. Free cash flow is not a U.S. GAAP measure and does not represent
total cash flow since it does not include the cash flows generated by or used
in financing activities. In addition, our definition of free cash flow may
differ from definitions used by other companies.
Free cash flow (in US$ millions) Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q1 2012
Net cash from operating activities 66 252 250
Net cash from (used in) investing activities (81) (107) 113
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities (50) - (265)
Free cash flow (65) 145 98
ST Q1 2103 earnings
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