GREENSBORO, NC – November 13, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced it expects revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 to be in the range of $800 million and $840 million, compared to its previous forecast of $880 million to $900 million, due to recent demand changes for flagship smartphones. Qorvo’s forecast of demand from China-based handset manufacturers remains measured and largely unchanged. Qorvo’s current forecast of demand across markets served by Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) segment are tracking within the range of its prior expectations.
Qorvo currently forecasts non-GAAP gross margin in the third quarter to be approximately 49.5%, compared to its original forecast of approximately 50%, due primarily to lower factory utilization. Non-GAAP operating expenses are projected to be approximately $161 million, down $4 million from the previous third quarter forecast, on expense control and lower incentive compensation. Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 is expected to be $1.70 at the midpoint of guidance, compared to the previous forecast of $1.95.
In the March 2019 quarter, Qorvo currently expects sequential revenue to be down less than 10%.
Qorvo’s revised GAAP expectation for revenue and non-GAAP expectations for gross margin and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, along with the prior guidance provided in Qorvo’s second quarter of fiscal 2019 earnings release, issued October 31, 2018, are provided in the table below.
Updated and prior expectations for the December 2018 quarter:
||Range of $800 million to $840 million||
||Range of $880 million to $900 million||
||Approximately 49.5%||Approximately 50%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$1.70 at the midpoint of guidance||$1.95 at the midpoint of guidance|
Qorvo’s actual quarterly results may differ from these expectations and projections, and such differences may be material.
Qorvo company executives are scheduled to present at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 11:30 am Pacific Time. A live audio webcast of the Barclays presentation will be available on Qorvo’s website, at http://www.qorvo.com (under “Investors”).
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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This press release contains forward-looking non-GAAP gross margin and diluted earnings per share financial measures. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures to investors on a prospective basis for the same reasons that we provide them to investors on a historical basis. We are unable to provide a reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures without unreasonable effort due to variability and difficulty in making accurate projections for items that would be required to be included in the GAAP measures, such as stock-based compensation, integration related costs, restructuring charges and the provision for income taxes. We believe such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors. For more information regarding our use of non-GAAP financial measures, see our earnings releases available on our website at www.qorvo.com.
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