Press Release: Microchip Technology Announces -5-
Microchip will host a conference call today, February 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss this release. This call will be simulcast over the Internet at www.microchip.com. The webcast will be available for replay until February 18, 2021.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 4, 2021 and will remain available until 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 18, 2021. Interested parties may listen to the replay by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering access code 5852363.
The statements in this release relating to supply constraints in the industry creating lots of challenges in meeting customer demand, that our global operations team is working hard at increasing production at our internal factories and working with our supply chain partners to get larger allocations of manufacturing capacity and materials, deferring spending for products that go into the office environment, rising demand in the automotive, industrial and consumer end market, that we expect the supply constraints we are currently seeing to continue through much of calendar year 2021, lead times stretching out for many of our products, increases in material and sub-contracted manufacturing costs, that we have taken steps to secure capacity for calendar year 2021 as well as adjust our pricing accordingly, that we have actively managed the working capital requirements for the business, our belief that these actions with our convertible bonds will continue to benefit our stockholders by significantly reducing share count dilution to the extent our stock price appreciates over time, record levels of backlog and long-term order visibility, supply constraints being a significant challenge as our internal and external manufacturing capacity is facing limitations, that we expect our net sales in the March quarter to be up between 5% and 10% sequentially, that we are guiding to a much stronger than seasonal March quarter and we expect significant revenue growth in calendar year 2021, our fourth quarter fiscal 2021 guidance for net sales and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin, operating expenses, operating income, other expense, net, income tax provision, net income, diluted common shares outstanding, earnings per diluted share, expected inventory days in the March 2021 quarter, capital expenditures for the March 2021 quarter and for all of fiscal 2021, continuing to invest in the equipment needed to support the growth of our production capabilities and to mitigate industry capacity constraints by bringing in-house some of our wafer fabrication, assembly and test operations that are currently outsourced, our belief that our end-market demand metric reflects true end-market demand based on when product is sold to direct customers or by our distributors to an end customer and our assumed average stock price in the March 2021 quarter are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: any continued economic uncertainty due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, actions taken or which may be taken by the Biden administration or the new U.S. Congress, monetary policy, political, geopolitical, trade or other issues in the U.S. or internationally, any further unexpected fluctuations or weakness in the U.S. and global economies (including China), changes in demand or market acceptance of our products and the products of our customers and our ability to meet any increases in market demand; our ability to successfully integrate the operations and employees, retain key employees and customers and otherwise realize the expected synergies and benefits of our acquisitions; the impact of current and future changes in U.S. corporate tax laws (including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017), foreign currency effects on our business; the mix of inventory we hold and our ability to satisfy short-term orders from our inventory; changes in utilization of our manufacturing capacity and our ability to effectively manage and expand our production levels to meet any increases in market demand; competitive developments including pricing pressures; the level of orders that are received and can be shipped in a quarter; changes or fluctuations in customer order patterns and seasonality; the impact of any future significant acquisitions that we may make; our ability to obtain a sufficient supply of wafers from third party wafer foundries and the cost of such wafers, the costs and outcome of any current or future litigation or other matters involving our Microsemi acquisition, the Microsemi business, intellectual property, customers, or other issues; the costs and outcome of any current or future tax audit or investigation regarding our business or the business of Microsemi, our actual average stock price in the March quarter and the impact such price will have on our share count; fluctuations in our stock price and trading volume which could impact the number of shares we acquire under our share repurchase program and the timing of such repurchases; disruptions in our business or the businesses of our customers or suppliers due to natural disasters (including any floods in Thailand), terrorist activity, armed conflict, war, worldwide oil prices and supply, public health concerns (including the COVID-19 pandemic) or disruptions in the transportation system; and general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.
For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to Microchip's filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You can obtain copies of Forms 10-K and 10-Q and other relevant documents for free at Microchip's website (www.microchip.com) or the SEC's website (www.sec.gov) or from commercial document retrieval services.
Stockholders of Microchip are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. Microchip does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this February 4, 2021 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs, which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company's solutions serve more than 113,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.
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