Silicon Labs Announces Record IoT Revenue for Third Quarter 2021

Silicon Labs Announces Record IoT Revenue for Third Quarter 2021

Silicon Labs, a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world, reported strong financial results for the third quarter, which ended October 2, 2021. Revenue from continuing operations exceeded the top of the guidance range at $185 million, up 9% sequentially and 39% year-on-year.

Silicon Labs President Matt Johnson stated that he is really proud of what their team has accomplished. They brought the industry together, delivered significant innovation, and drove record revenue, all while navigating a uniquely challenging environment.

Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said that IoT solutions are being adopted at a rapid pace in large, diverse, and fast-growing home and industrial end markets. Ten years ago, Silicon Labs set its sights on being a leader in IoT. He is confident in Matt's ability to carry that vision forward, building on a strong foundation.

During the third quarter, Silicon Labs completed the divestiture of its Infrastructure and Automotive (I&A) business to Skyworks Solutions for $2.75 billion in an all-cash transaction. Accordingly, all information included below is to be considered from continuing operations unless explicitly noted as "discontinued operations."

Business Highlights

  • After completing a smooth transition of the infrastructure and automotive business to Skyworks Solutions, Silicon Labs returned capital to shareholders through a "modified Dutch auction" tender offer. The tender offer was successfully completed on August 30th.
  • Concurrent with the sale of the I&A business, Silicon Labs initiated its CEO succession plan as Tyson Tuttle announced his intention to retire at the end of this year. Company President Matt Johnson will succeed Tyson as CEO on January 2nd, 2022.
  • Their annual WorksWith developers' conference drew nearly eight thousand registrants, breaking last year's record. Featured speakers included representatives from Amazon, Google, IKEA, Landis + Gyr, and Schneider Electric in virtual keynotes and hands-on technology sessions.
  • Announced new sub-GHz SoCs, delivering the world's first sub-GHz wireless solutions that combine long-range RF and energy efficiency with certified Arm PSA Level 3 security to meet the global demand for high-performance, battery-powered IoT products.
  • Announced the new Unify Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides the common building blocks for connectivity across IoT ecosystems that allow cloud and platform developers to design their devices and gateways with the confidence of "design once, support all" capability. The Unify SDK offers a bridge to Matter, an industry-unifying connectivity standard anticipated in Spring 2022.
  • Announced new Security Services, supporting IoT companies with the implementation of Zero Trust security architectures to meet emerging cybersecurity standards and combat the rising tide of threats. The new security offerings complement Silicon Labs' industry-leading Secure Vault technologies with a first-of-its-kind Custom Part Manufacturing Service (CPMS) for wireless SoCs and modules.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights: Revenue increased to $185 million, up 9% sequentially and 39% year-on-year

Results on a GAAP basis:                                                                              

  • GAAP gross margin was 59.2%
  • GAAP R&D expenses were $73 million
  • GAAP SG&A expenses were $46 million
  • GAAP operating loss as a percentage of revenue was (5)%
  • GAAP diluted loss per share was $(0.45)

Results on a non-GAAP basis, excluding the impact of stock compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring charges, non-cash interest expense and other costs associated with convertible notes, and certain other items as set forth in the reconciliation tables were as follows:

  • Non-GAAP gross margin was 59.4%
  • Non-GAAP R&D expenses were $57 million
  • Non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $36 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue was 9%
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.34

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