Diodes Incorporated reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, including: Revenue was a record $323.7 million, an increase of 0.8 percent from the $320.9 million in the third quarter 2018 and an increase of 0.5 percent from the $322.0 million in the second quarter 2019;
GAAP gross profit remained a record at $122.0 million, compared to $115.2 million in the third quarter 2018 and $122.0 million in the second quarter 2019;
GAAP gross profit margin was 37.7 percent, compared to 35.9 percent in the third quarter 2018 and 37.9 percent in the second quarter 2019;
GAAP net income was a record $38.1 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to $30.9 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2018 and $36.3 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2019;
Non-GAAP adjusted net income was a record $41.9 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, compared to $34.5 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2018 and $40.0 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2019;
Excluding $4.4 million, net of tax, of non-cash share-based compensation expense, both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share would have increased by $0.09 per diluted share;
EBITDA was a record $78.3 million, or 24.2 percent of revenue, compared to $72.0 million, or 22.4 percent of revenue, in the third quarter 2018 and $77.1 million, or 23.9 percent of revenue, in the second quarter 2019; and
Achieved cash flow from operations of $67.2 million and $41.8 million free cash flow, including $25.4 million of capital expenditures. Net cash flow was a negative $17.1 million, which includes the pay-down of $52.6 million of long-term debt.
Commenting on the results, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Diodes achieved another quarter of record financials, resulting in increased profitability and cash flow from operations. Our nine-month revenue grew 5.4% over the same period last year, while earnings increased over 30%. This growth is especially notable at a time during which our served market was down more than 6.5%. EBITDA also set a new quarterly record and represents the second consecutive quarter to exceed a $300 million annualized run-rate as it approaches 25% of total revenue. Further, gross margin remains solidly above 37% of revenue as product mix continues to benefit from record revenue in the automotive end market as well as our Pericom-branded IC products.
"Overall, I am very pleased with our year-to-date performance as we carefully navigate the seasonal softness and inventory adjustments that are typical of our industry as we approach year-end. Longer-term, Diodes remains well positioned to continue delivering consistent profitability growth with an ongoing focus on content gains in high-growth areas such as connected cars, high-end servers and storage, 5G as well as IoT."
Dr. Lu concluded, "For the fourth quarter, we expect revenue to be approximately $300 million, plus or minus 2 percent, which at the mid-point represents annual growth of 2.8 percent even in the overall weak market environment and continued outperformance of our served market. We expect GAAP gross margin to be 36.5 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 22 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. We expect net interest expense to be approximately $2.0 million. Our income tax rate is expected to be 21 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, and shares used to calculate diluted EPS for the fourth quarter are anticipated to be approximately 52.5 million."