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Diodes Incorporated Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

Achieves Record Gross Margin of 39.7% in Fourth Quarter; Record Annual Revenue of $1.8 Billion with 47% Growth, Record Gross Profit of $670 Million with 56% Growth and Record GAAP EPS of $5.00 with 166% Growth

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diodes Incorporated (DIODES™) (Nasdaq: DIOD) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Fourth Quarter and Recent Highlights

  • Revenue was a record $480.2 million, increasing 37.0 percent from $350.4 million in the fourth quarter 2020 and 1.9 percent from $471.4 million in the third quarter 2021;
  • GAAP gross profit was a record $190.7 million, increasing 55.4 percent from $122.7 million in the fourth quarter 2020 and 5.2 percent from $181.2 million in the third quarter 2021;
  • GAAP gross profit margin was a record 39.7 percent, an increase of 470 basis points from the 35.0 percent in the fourth quarter 2020 and 130 basis points from the 38.4 percent in the third quarter 2021;
  • GAAP net income was $65.5 million, compared to $29.7 million in the fourth quarter 2020 and $68.4 million in the third quarter 2021;
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income was a record $73.3 million, compared to $37.3 million in the fourth quarter 2020 and $67.3 million in the third quarter 2021;
  • GAAP EPS was $1.43 per diluted share, a 142 percent improvement from the $0.59 per diluted share in the fourth quarter 2020 and a 4.7 percent decrease compared to $1.50 per diluted share in the third quarter 2021;
  • Non-GAAP EPS was a record $1.60 per diluted share, a 116 percent improvement from the $0.74 per diluted share in the prior year quarter and an 8.8 percent increase from the $1.47 per diluted share last quarter;
  • Excluding $6.5 million, net of tax, of non-cash share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share would have increased by $0.14 per diluted share;
  • EBITDA was a record $139.0 million, or 28.9 percent of revenue, compared to $67.1 million, or 19.2 percent of revenue, in the fourth quarter 2020 and $114.5 million, or 24.3 percent of revenue, in the third quarter 2021; and
  • Achieved cash flow from operations of $77.6 million and $22.5 million of free cash flow, including $55.0 of capital expenditures. Net cash flow was a positive $82.0 million.

Year 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue grew to a record $1.81 billion, an increase of 46.9 percent over the $1.23 billion in 2020;
  • GAAP gross profit was a record $670.4 million, a 55.5 percent increase from $431.1 million in the prior year;
  • GAAP gross profit margin improved 200 basis points to 37.1 percent from 35.1 percent in 2020;
  • GAAP operating income increased 105.4 percent to a record $276.0 million, or 15.3 percent of revenue, compared to $134.3 million, or 10.9 percent of revenue, in 2020;
  • GAAP net income was a record $228.8 million, an increase of 133 percent from the $98.1 million last year;
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income was a record $237.2 million, an increase of 93.3 percent from the $122.7 million in 2020;
  • GAAP EPS was a record $5.00 per diluted share, a 166 percent improvement from the $1.88 per diluted share in 2020;
  • Non-GAAP EPS was a record $5.18 per diluted share, a 120 percent improvement from the $2.35 per diluted share in 2020;
  • Excluding $26.2 million, net of tax, non-cash share-based compensation expense, both GAAP net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income would have increased by $0.57 per diluted share;
  • EBITDA improved 82.1 percent to a record $434.6 million, or 24.1 percent of revenue, compared to $238.6 million, or 19.4 percent of revenue in 2020; and
  • Achieved a record $338.5 million cash flow from operations and a record $197.3 million of free cash flow, including $141.2 million of capital expenditures, or 7.8 percent of revenue. Net cash flow was a positive $46.3 million, which includes the pay down of $152.6 million of long-term debt.

Commenting on the results, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “DIODES had a record year in 2021, reflecting a culmination of sustained execution that consisted of five consecutive quarters of record revenue as well as seven consecutive quarters of adjusted earnings growth. In fact, full year revenue grew 47% with GAAP earnings per share expanding 166% and adjusted earnings per share expanding 120%, demonstrating the significant operating leverage in our model.

Additionally, gross margin expanded 610 basis points from the first quarter of 2021, the first full quarter after completing the LITE-ON Semiconductor (LSC) acquisition, to the fourth quarter of 2021. This increase was driven by a combination of product mix improvements, manufacturing efficiencies and improved loading. Also contributing to our ongoing margin expansion has been the achievement of five consecutive quarters of record Pericom revenue, three consecutive quarters of record industrial revenue as well as six consecutive quarters of record automotive revenue, which grew 59% in 2021 over the prior year and reached a record 12 percent of total revenue for the full year.

With full year revenue of $1.8 billion and gross profit of $0.7 billion, 2021 represented a significant step toward our 2025 targets of $1 billion in gross profit on $2.5 billion revenue and 40% gross margin. In addition to the manufacturing synergies provided by the LSC acquisition over this past year, we expect to realize expanded synergies across our product portfolio, customers and end markets in the coming years to drive additional revenue growth and gross margin expansion.”

Fourth Quarter 2021

Revenue for fourth quarter 2021 was a record $480.2 million, increasing 37.0 percent from $350.4 million in the fourth quarter 2020 and 1.9 percent from $471.4 million in the third quarter 2021.

GAAP gross profit for the fourth quarter 2021 was a record $190.7 million, or a record 39.7 percent of revenue, increasing from $122.7 million, or 35.0 percent of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2020 and $181.2 million, or 38.4 percent of revenue, in the third quarter 2021.

GAAP operating expenses for fourth quarter 2021 were $104.7 million, or 21.8 percent of revenue, and on a non-GAAP basis were $100.1 million, or 20.8 percent of revenue, which excludes $4.1 million of amortization of acquisition-related intangible asset expenses and $0.6 million of acquisition-related costs. GAAP operating expenses in the fourth quarter 2020 were $82.9 million, or 23.7 percent of revenue, and in the third quarter 2021 were $104.0 million, or 22.1 percent of revenue.

Fourth quarter 2021 GAAP net income was $65.5 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income in the fourth quarter 2020 of $29.7 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, and GAAP net income of $68.4 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2021.

Fourth quarter 2021 non-GAAP adjusted net income was a record $73.3 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, which excluded, net of tax, $3.3 million of acquisition-related intangible asset costs, $0.4 million of acquisition-related costs, $13.5 million of costs related to certain LSC investments, and a $9.4 million gain on sale of a manufacturing subsidiary. This compares to non-GAAP adjusted net income of $37.3 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2020 and $67.3 million, or $1.47 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2021.

The following is an unaudited summary reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income and per share data, net of tax (in thousands, except per share data):

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2021
GAAP net income

$ 65,513

 

 
GAAP diluted earnings per share

$ 1.43

 

 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

3,329

 

 
Acquisition-related costs

435

 

 
LSC investments related

13,461

 

 
Gain on sale of manufacturing subsidiary

(9,446

)

 
Non-GAAP net income

$ 73,292

 

 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$ 1.60

 

Note: Throughout this release, we refer to “net income attributable to common stockholders” as “net income.”

(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 fourth quarter 2021 GAAP net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income was approximately $6.5 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 $0.14 per diluted share for the fourth quarter 2021, $0.10 for fourth quarter 2020 and $0.18 for the third quarter 2021.

EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure), which represents earnings before net interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, in fourth quarter 2021 was a record $139.0 million, or 28.9 percent of revenue, increasing from $67.1 million, or 19.1 percent of revenue, in fourth quarter 2020 and $114.5 million, or 24.3 percent of revenue, in third quarter 2021. For a reconciliation of GAAP net income to EBITDA, see the table near the end of this release for further details.

For fourth quarter 2021, net cash provided by operating activities was $77.6 million. Net cash flow was a positive $82.0 million. Free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) was $22.5 million, which includes $55.0 million of capital expenditures.

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $373 million in cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments. Total debt (including long-term and short-term) amounted to approximately $301 million and working capital was approximately $717 million.

The results announced today are preliminary and unaudited, as they are subject to the Company finalizing its closing procedures and completion of the Company’s 2021 annual audit by its independent registered public accounting firm. As such, these results are subject to revision until the Company files its Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Business Outlook

Dr. Lu concluded, “For the first quarter of 2022, we expect revenue to be approximately $480 million, plus or minus 3 percent, which at the mid-point is better than typical seasonality of down 5 percent. We expect GAAP gross margin on a consolidated basis to be 39.7 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 21.0 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. We expect net interest expense to be approximately $1.4 million. Our income tax rate is expected to be 18.4 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, and shares used to calculate diluted EPS for the first quarter are anticipated to be approximately 46.3 million.”

Purchase accounting adjustments related to amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of $3.3 million, after tax, for previous acquisitions is not included in these non-GAAP estimates.

Conference Call

DIODES will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its fourth quarter and full year financial results. Investors and analysts may join the conference call by dialing 1-855-232-8957 and providing the confirmation code 5962018. 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 February 16, 2022 at midnight Central Time. The replay number is 1-855-859-2056 with a pass code of 5962018. 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, delivers high-quality semiconductor products to the world’s leading companies in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. We leverage our expanded product portfolio of discrete, logic, analog, and mixed-signal products and leading-edge packaging technology to meet customers’ needs. Our broad range of application-specific solutions and solutions-focused sales, coupled with worldwide operations of 31 sites, including engineering, testing, manufacturing, and customer service, enables us to be a premier provider for high-volume, high-growth markets. For more information visit www.diodes.com

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth above that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements containing forward-looking words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” and variations thereof, including without limitation statements, whether direct or implied, regarding expectations of that for the first quarter of 2022, we expect revenue to increase to approximately $480 million plus or minus 3 percent; we expect GAAP gross margin to be 39.7 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 21.0 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent; we expect non-GAAP net interest expense to be approximately $1.4 million; we expect our income tax rate to be 18.4 percent, plus or minus 3 percent; shares used to calculate diluted EPS for the first quarter are anticipated to be approximately 46.3 million. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as: the risk that the COVID-19 pandemic may continue and have a material adverse effect on customer demand and staffing of our production, sales and administration facilities; the risk that such expectations may not be met; the risk that the expected benefits of acquisitions may not be realized or that integration of acquired businesses may not continue as rapidly as we anticipate; the risk that the cost, expense, and diversion of management attention associated with the LSC acquisition may be greater than we currently expect; the risk that we may not be able to maintain our current growth strategy or continue to maintain our current performance, costs, and loadings in our manufacturing facilities; the risk that we may not be able to increase our automotive, industrial, or other revenue and market share; risks of domestic and foreign operations, including excessive operating costs, labor shortages, higher tax rates, and our joint venture prospects; the risks of cyclical downturns in the semiconductor industry and of changes in end-market demand or product mix that may affect gross margin or render inventory obsolete; the risk of unfavorable currency exchange rates; the risk that our future outlook or guidance may be incorrect; the risks of global economic weakness or instability in global financial markets; the risks of trade restrictions, tariffs, or embargoes; the risk that the coronavirus outbreak or other similar epidemics may harm our domestic or international business operations to a greater extent than we currently anticipate; the risk of breaches of our information technology systems; and other information, including the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in DIODES’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

DIODES is a trademark of Diodes Incorporated in the United States and other countries.

DIODES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31 December 31

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

2020

Net sales

$

480,171

 

$

350,370

 

$

1,805,162

 

$

1,229,215

 

Cost of goods sold

 

289,480

 

 

227,673

 

 

1,134,802

 

 

798,094

 

Gross profit

 

190,691

 

 

122,697

 

 

670,360

 

 

431,121

 

Operating expenses
Selling, general and administrative

 

70,951

 

 

52,829

 

 

257,710

 

 

185,067

 

Research and development

 

30,096

 

 

24,819

 

 

119,200

 

 

94,288

 

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

 

4,077

 

 

4,012

 

 

16,216

 

 

16,261

 

Loss (gain) on disposal of fixed assets

 

177

 

 

214

 

 

246

 

 

106

 

Other operating expense

 

(601

)

 

1,067

 

 

1,003

 

 

1,067

 

Total operating expense

 

104,700

 

 

82,941

 

 

394,375

 

 

296,789

 

Income from operations

 

85,991

 

 

39,756

 

 

275,985

 

 

134,332

 

Other income (expense)
Interest income

 

788

 

 

487

 

 

3,139

 

 

1,066

 

Interest expense

 

(1,193

)

 

(4,019

)

 

(7,491

)

 

(11,662

)

Foreign currency loss, net

 

(1,123

)

 

(3,671

)

 

(2,107

)

 

(9,814

)

Unrealized gain on investments

 

13,180

 

 

2,083

 

 

28,018

 

 

2,083

 

Other income

 

11,153

 

 

1,434

 

 

17,551

 

 

4,336

 

Total other income (expense)

 

22,805

 

 

(3,686

)

 

39,110

 

 

(13,991

)

Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest

 

108,796

 

 

36,070

 

 

315,095

 

 

120,341

 

Income tax provision

 

42,487

 

 

6,015

 

 

78,807

 

 

21,112

 

Net income

 

66,309

 

 

30,055

 

 

236,288

 

 

99,229

 

Less: net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(796

)

 

(320

)

 

(7,525

)

 

(1,141

)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

65,513

 

$

29,735

 

$

228,763

 

$

98,088

 

 
Earnings per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic

$

1.46

 

$

0.60

 

$

5.11

 

$

1.92

 

Diluted

$

1.43

 

$

0.59

 

$

5.00

 

$

1.88

 

 
Number of shares used in computation:
Basic

 

45,018

 

 

49,340

 

 

44,772

 

 

51,004

 

Diluted

 

45,942

 

 

50,418

 

 

45,781

 

 

52,133

 

Note: Throughout this release, we refer to “net income attributable to common stockholders” as “net income.”

DIODES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

For the three months ended December 31, 2021:

Operating Expenses Other Income (Expense) Income Tax Provision Net Income
Per-GAAP

$

65,513

 

 
Diluted earnings per share (Per-GAAP)

$

1.43

 

 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

4,077

 

(748

)

 

 

3,329

 

 
Acquisition-related costs

551

(116

)

 

435

 

 
LSC investments related

(13,181

)

26,642

 

 

13,461

 

 
Gain on sale of manufacturing subsidiary

(9,446

)

 

 

(9,446

)

 
Restructuring costs

 

 

 

 
Non-GAAP

$

73,292

 

 
Diluted shares used in computing earnings per share

 

45,942

 

 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

1.60

 

Note: Included in GAAP and non-GAAP net income was approximately $6.5 million, net of tax, non-cash share-based compensation expense. Excluding share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share would have improved by $0.14 per share.

DIODES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME – Cont.

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

For the three months ended December 31, 2020:

COGS Operating Expenses Other Income (Expense) Income Tax Provision Net Income
Per-GAAP

$

29,735

 

 
Diluted earnings per share (Per-GAAP)

 

0.59

 

 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:
 
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

4,012

(742

)

 

3,270

 

 
Acquisition-related financing costs

3,277

 

(721

)

 

2,556

 

 
Acquisition-related costs

306

1,397

59

 

(290

)

 

1,472

 

 
LSC investments related

(2,143

)

429

 

 

(1,714

)

 
Restructuring Cost

2,471

(462

)

 

2,009

 

 
Non-GAAP

$

37,328

 

 
Diluted shares used in computing earnings per share

 

50,418

 

 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

0.74

 

Note: Included in GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted net income was approximately $5.1 million, net of tax, non-cash share-based compensation expense. Excluding share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share would have improved by $0.10 per share.

DIODES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2021:

Operating Expenses Other Income (Expense) Income Tax Provision Net Income
Per-GAAP

$

228,763

 

 
Diluted earnings per share (Per-GAAP)

$

5.00

 

 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

16,216

(2,974

)

 

13,242

 

 
Acquisition-related costs

2,816

(591

)

 

2,225

 

 
LSC investments related

(28,018

)

29,609

 

 

1,591

 

 
Gain on sale of manufacturing subsidiary

(9,446

)

 

 

(9,446

)

 
Restructuring costs

961

(144

)

 

817

 

 
Non-GAAP

$

237,192

 

 
Diluted shares used in computing earnings per share

 

45,781

 

 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

5.18

 

Note: Included in GAAP and non-GAAP net income was approximately $26.2 million, net of tax, non-cash share-based compensation expense. Excluding share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share would have improved by $0.57 per share.

DIODES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME – Cont.

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2020:

COGS Operating Expenses Other Income (Expense) Income Tax Provision Net Income
Per-GAAP

$

98,088

 

 
Diluted earnings per share (Per-GAAP)

$

1.88

 

 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to non-GAAP net income:
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

16,261

(2,991

)

 

13,270

 

 
Acquisition-related financing costs

9,395

 

(2,064

)

 

7,331

 

 
Acquisition-related costs

306

2,521

59

 

(520

)

 

2,366

 

 
Restructuring Cost

2,471

(462

)

 

2,009

 

 
Board-member retirement costs

1,705

(358

)

 

1,347

 

 
LSC investments related

(2,143

)

429

 

 

(1,714

)

 
Non-GAAP

$

122,697

 

 
Diluted shares used in computing earnings per share

 

52,133

 

 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

2.35

 

Note: Included in GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted net income was approximately $18.6 million, net of tax, non-cash share-based compensation expense. Excluding share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share would have improved by $0.36 per share.

ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

The Company’s financial statements present net income and earnings per share that are calculated using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). The Company’s management makes adjustments to the GAAP measures that it feels are necessary to allow investors and other readers of the Company’s financial releases to view the Company’s operating results as viewed by the Company’s management, board of directors and research analysts in the semiconductor industry. These non-GAAP measures are not prepared in accordance with, and should not be considered alternatives or necessarily superior to, GAAP financial data and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures, even if they have similar names.

Contacts

Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated

Gurmeet Dhaliwal

Director, IR & Corporate Marketing

P: 408-232-9003

E: Gurmeet_Dhaliwal@diodes.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group

Leanne Sievers

President, Investor Relations

P: 949-224-3874

E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com

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