Strong year-over-year revenue and earnings growth despite global trade actions
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 24, 2019 -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced record revenues of $850 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, up 3% from the prior quarter and up 24% year over year. GAAP net income for June quarter was $241 million, or $0.94 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for June quarter was $249 million, or $0.97 per diluted share.
The Xilinx Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.37 per outstanding share of common stock payable on August 27, 2019 to all stockholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2019.
Additional first quarter of fiscal year 2020 comparisons are provided in the charts below.
Q1 2020 Financial Highlights
(In millions, except EPS)
* No adjustment between GAAP and Non-GAAP
"I am pleased to report that we were able to achieve the mid-point of our revenue guidance for the first fiscal quarter, despite export control restrictions that impacted shipments to one of our customers in China. We were able to generate $850 million in revenues for the quarter, representing 24% year over year growth. This clearly demonstrates our focused execution and is strong evidence of the resilience and diversity of our business model. We also had strong profitability with 27% growth in earnings per share during the same period. Revenues from our Zynq products grew 68% year over year and represented nearly a quarter of overall revenues, as we continued our transformation to a platform company," said Victor Peng, president and chief executive officer, Xilinx.
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 GAAP net income/average stockholders' equity
Product and Financial Highlights – Fiscal First Quarter 2020
- The Advanced Products category increased 53% year over year and constituted approximately 69% of total revenues in the first quarter. Our 16nm node continued its accelerated ramp, with revenues increasing approximately four times year over year, primarily driven by customers in 5G as well as customers in the Data Center and Test, Measurement & Emulation end markets.
- Xilinx extended its Virtex UltraScale+ HBM family by adding 16GB HBM products which are ideally suited for workloads that process large datasets such as adaptable AI inference, database acceleration, data analytics, video transcoding, and security processing. Our 16GB HBM products are currently sampling to customers and are expected to go into production later this year.
- Our Zynq-based revenues grew 68% year over year, indicating significant progress in Xilinx's transformation into a platform company. The Zynq SoC platform, which includes Zynq at 28nm and both MPSoC and RFSoC at 16nm, now represents 23% of total revenues.
- Xilinx announced that it has started shipping its 7nm Versal™ AI Core series and Versal™ Prime series devices to key customers through its early access program. Versal is the industry's first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), a revolutionary new category of heterogeneous compute devices with capabilities that far exceed those of conventional CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs.
- During the first quarter, Xilinx entered into an agreement to acquire NGCodec, a powerful, differentiated video encoding technology provider that, when paired with a Xilinx acceleration platform delivers greater visual quality at lower bandwidth requirements than any other solution in the market. Twitch Interactive, an Amazon subsidiary and creator of a leading live streaming video platform, achieved 30X greater performance over CPUs with a Xilinx powered solution using a VP9 encoder IP from NGCodec. The transaction closed in the first week of the second quarter.
- Xilinx repurchased 3.0 million shares at an average price of $105.50 per share and paid dividends of $94 million during the quarter.
Business Outlook – Fiscal Second Quarter 2020
The following guidance is based on current expectations and estimates, and as indicated, are presented on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. This guidance is forward-looking and actual results may differ materially, as a result of, among other things, the important factors discussed and referred to at the end of this release.
Xilinx's fiscal second quarter guidance takes into account the estimated impact from the U.S. government's announced export restriction to one of our customers in China. Guidance does not include the financial impact related to the announced acquisition of Solarflare, which is expected to close during the fiscal second quarter.
(1) Amortization of acquisition related intangibles
(2) M&A related expenses and amortization of acquisition related intangibles
A conference call will be held today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the June quarter financial results and management's outlook for the September quarter. The webcast and subsequent replay will be available in the investor relations section of the Company's web site at www.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 7549615. The telephonic replay will be available for two weeks following the live call.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Fiscal first quarter 2020 results and business outlook for the September quarter 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 acquisition activities. We believe 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.
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 second quarter of fiscal 2020 outlook does 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.