Broad based growth across majority of Xilinx end markets driving strong quarter and full-year outlook
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oct. 24, 2018 -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced record revenues of $746 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, up 9% from the prior quarter and up 19% year over year. GAAP net income for September quarter was a record of $216 million, or $0.84 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for September quarter was a record of $221 million, or $0.87 per diluted share.
The Xilinx Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per outstanding share of common stock payable on December 4, 2018 to all stockholders of record at the close of business on November 13, 2018.
Additional second quarter of fiscal year 2019 comparisons are represented in the charts below. Due to the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, all fiscal 2018 results have been restated to conform to the new standard:
Q2 2019 Financial Highlights
(In millions, except EPS)
*No adjustment between GAAP and Non-GAAP
"I am very excited to report another record revenue and earnings quarter. Xilinx continues to execute on the new strategy I unveiled earlier this year, delivering strong results well ahead of our initial expectations. During the second fiscal quarter, we delivered revenues of $746 million, representing 19% year over year growth. In addition, we demonstrated strong profitability by posting approximately 30% growth in non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. Driven by broad-based strength across Communications, Data Center & TME as well as Automotive, Broadcast & Consumer businesses, we are raising our revenue guidance for the full year to approximately 20% growth, compared to the prior year," said Victor Peng, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Building on our history of innovation, we recently announced Versal, the industry's first Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform, or ACAP, that delivers powerful acceleration for any application. In addition, we launched Alveo, a portfolio of accelerator cards that dramatically increase performance in industry standard servers. Alveo, now shipping in production, provides customers with breakthrough performance improvement at low latency and unprecedented adaptability across key data center applications. Both innovations advance our mission of enabling an adaptable and intelligent world."
Net Revenues by Geography:
Net Revenues by End Market:
Net Revenues by Product:
Products are classified as follows:
- Advanced Products: Alveo, UltraScale+, Ultrascale and 7-series products.
- Core Products: Virtex-6, Spartan-6, Virtex‐5, CoolRunner‐II, Virtex-4, Virtex-II, Spartan-3, Spartan-2, XC9500 products, configuration solutions, software & support/services.
(Dollars in millions)
*Return on equity calculation: Annualized year to date net income/average stockholders' equity
Product and Financial Highlights – Fiscal Second Quarter 2019
- Data Center and Test, Measurement & Emulation (TME) revenues grew 28% year over year driven by strength in both Data Center and TME businesses. Data Center business momentum continued to strengthen with design wins from hyperscalers and other customers, such as Samsung, who recently announced a new product called SmartSSDs that leverages Xilinx FPGAs for near-data acceleration in storage devices. Recently, AWS doubled the availability of FPGA-as-a-Service (FaaS) to eight regions. In addition, Alibaba FaaS moved from Beta to General Access, joining AWS and Huawei. Further developing its platform ecosystem, the Company successfully executed Xilinx Developer Forums in the US and China, with each attracting over 1,100 attendees.
- Communications revenues increased 33% year over year, as both wireless and wired businesses benefitted from LTE upgrades, early 5G deployment in Korea and preparation for 5G deployment in both China and North America. Wireless business grew with broad strength across radio and baseband applications with OEM customers across multiple geographies. Customer transitions to next generation products across a range of applications, including OTN/Metro, Access and Data Center Interconnect, fueled the growth of our wired business.
- Zynq based revenues grew approximately 70% year over year driven by a broad set of applications across multiple end markets, including ADAS in Automotive, reflecting the Company's transformation to a platform company. RFSoC revenues grew strongly and were approximately 4x higher over the prior quarter. Customer momentum for the RFSoC product family continues to grow with over 100 customers in various stages of engagement. Additionally, RFSoC was used in trials during the 2018 World Cup to provide high bandwidth streaming over traditional LTE bands. The Zynq SoC Platform, which includes Zynq at 28nm and both MPSoC and RFSoC at 16nm, now represents 18% of total revenues.
- The Advanced Products category in the second quarter increased 43% year over year and constituted approximately 64% of total sales. Revenues from the 28nm node increased 16% and revenues from the 20nm node increased approximately 40% year over year. Revenue from the 16nm node continued its accelerated ramp with broad-based adoption, increasing approximately 3.5x during the same period.
- Enabling a new era of rapid innovation for any application by any developer, Xilinx recently announced Versal – the industry's first Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP). Built on TSMC's 7-nm FinFET process technology, the Versal portfolio is the first platform to combine software programmability with domain-specific hardware acceleration and the adaptability necessary to keep pace with today's rapid pace of innovation. Versal accelerates a broad range of applications, including machine learning inference, across multiple end markets ranging from the cloud to network to edge and endpoint.
- Xilinx also recently launched Alveo, a portfolio of powerful accelerator cards designed to dramatically increase performance in industry-standard servers across cloud and on-premise data centers. With Alveo, customers can expect breakthrough performance improvement at low latency when running key data center applications like real-time machine learning inference as well as video processing, genomics, and data analytics, among others. Huawei recently announced that they are integrating and deploying Alveo acceleration cards in its server product portfolio, and collaborating with Xilinx to jointly enable a unified ecosystem of applications partners in China. In addition, Inspur, a leading global data center and cloud computing solutions provider, announced that it is qualifying two Alveo cards for key server platforms.
Business Outlook – Fiscal Q3 2019 & Fiscal Year 2019
The following statements are based on current expectations, and as indicated, are presented on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially, as a result of, among other things, the important factors discussed at the end of this release.
Fiscal Q3 2019
Fiscal Year 2019
Notes regarding Non-GAAP Adjustments:
(1) Excludes an estimated amount of $5 million in M&A related expenses and amortization of acquired intangibles
(2) Excludes an estimated amount of $15 million in M&A related expenses and amortization of acquired intangibles
(3) Excludes an amount of approximately $7 million from a gain on investment
(4) Excludes income tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments reflected in Operating Expenses and Other Income as well as U.S. tax reform related items
A conference call will be held today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the September quarter financial results and management's outlook for the December quarter and full year of fiscal year 2019. The webcast and subsequent replay will be available in the investor relations section of the Company's web site at investor.xilinx.com. A telephonic replay of the call may be accessed later in the day by calling (855) 859-2056 and referencing confirmation code 8255409. The telephonic replay will be available for two weeks following the live call.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Fiscal quarter 2019 results and business outlook for the December quarter and full year of fiscal year 2019 include financial measures which are not determined in accordance with the United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as indicated. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures has been reconciled, in each case, to the most directly-comparable GAAP measure, as indicated in the accompanying tables. The Company's calculation of such non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.
Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed herein to evaluate the Company's financial results from continuing operations (excluding the impact of acquisitions) and compare to operating performance in past periods. Similarly, Management believes presentation of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors because it enables investors and analysts to evaluate operating expenses of the Company's core business, excluding the impact of non-core business expenses such as acquisition-related amortization and non-recurring items.
M&A related expenses: These expenses mainly consist of legal and consulting fees associated with due diligence review of acquired companies. We believe that these costs do not reflect the Company's current operating performance. Consequently, the non-GAAP adjustments exclude these charges to facilitate an evaluation of the Company's current operating performance and comparisons to its past operating performance.
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets consists of amortization of intangible assets such as developed technology acquired in connection with business combinations. The non-GAAP adjustments exclude these charges to facilitate an evaluation of the Company's current operating performance and comparisons to its past operating performance.
Gains on investment related to acquisition: The Company excludes the accounting gain resulting from revaluation of its prior minority investment in DeePhi Tech. The Company believes excluding this gain will facilitate a comparable evaluation of its current operating performance to its past operating performance.
Income taxes: The Company excludes the income tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments reflected in Operating Expenses and Other Income, as detailed above. It also excludes U.S. tax reform related items. The Company believes excluding U.S. tax reform related items will facilitate a comparable evaluation of its current performance to its past performance. The third quarter of fiscal 2019 and fiscal year 2019 outlook do not reflect other tax related items which we are not able to predict without unreasonable efforts due to their inherent uncertainty.
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.