“In the third quarter, we recorded the highest operating profit rate in Teradyne’s history driven by very strong System-on-Chip (SOC) test revenues”
Bookings in the third quarter of 2010 were $350 million of which $259 million were in Semiconductor Test and $91 million in the Systems Test Group.
Guidance for the fourth quarter of 2010 is revenue of $300 million to $325 million, with non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.21 to $0.28 and GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.14 to $0.20. Non-GAAP guidance excludes acquired intangible asset amortization, non-cash convertible debt interest and restructuring and other charges.
“In the third quarter, we recorded the highest operating profit rate in Teradyne’s history driven by very strong System-on-Chip (SOC) test revenues,” said Mike Bradley, Teradyne president and CEO. “Our memory test business was stable and we saw order growth in all segments of our Systems Test Group, led by Hard Disk Drive. After five quarters of sequential growth, SOC orders fell sharply as our customers digest the investments made over the last year. Regardless of the duration of this downturn in SOC orders, we’re confident our growing market share, lean operating model and strict cost discipline will deliver strong financial performance across the cycle."
A webcast to discuss third quarter results, along with management's business outlook will be held at 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, October 28, 2010. Interested investors should access the webcast at http://www.teradyne.com and click on "Investors" at least five minutes before the call begins. The webcast replay will be available on http://www.teradyne.com. In addition, a conference call replay will be available approximately two hours after the call. The replay number in the U.S. & Canada is 800-642-1687. The replay number outside the U.S. & Canada is 706-645-9291. The pass code for both numbers is 89233317. The replay will be available via phone and web site through November 14, 2010.
In addition to disclosing results that are determined in accordance with GAAP, Teradyne also discloses non-GAAP results of operations that exclude certain income items and charges. These results are provided as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP income/(loss) from operations and non-GAAP net income/(loss) exclude goodwill impairment, in-process research and development, non- cash convertible debt interest, write-off of credit line debt issue costs, restructuring and other, net, fair value inventory step-up related to Nextest and Eagle Test, (losses)/gains on marketable securities and acquired intangible asset amortization, as well as applicable adjustments to profit sharing (prior to January 1, 2010) and income taxes due to these exclusions. GAAP requires that these items be included in determining income/(loss) from operations and net income/(loss). Non-GAAP income/(loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income/(loss), non-GAAP income/(loss) from operations and non-GAAP net income/(loss) as a percentage of revenue, and non-GAAP net income/(loss) per share are non-GAAP measures presented to provide meaningful supplemental information regarding Teradyne's baseline performance before gains, losses or other charges that may not be indicative of Teradyne’s current core business or future outlook. These non-GAAP measures are used to make operational decisions, to determine employee compensation, to forecast future operational results, and for comparison with Teradyne’s business plan, historical operating results and the operating results of Teradyne’s competitors. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes charges related to the fair value inventory step-up recorded as part of acquisition purchase accounting. GAAP requires that this item be included in determining gross margin. Non-GAAP gross margin dollar amount and percentage are non-GAAP measures that management believes provide useful supplemental information for management and the investor. Management uses non-GAAP gross margin as a performance measure for Teradyne’s current core business and future outlook and for comparison with Teradyne’s business plan, historical gross margin results and the gross margin results of Teradyne’s competitors. Non-GAAP diluted shares include the impact of Teradyne’s call option on its shares. Management believes each of these non-GAAP measures provides useful supplemental information for investors, allowing greater transparency to the information used by management in its operational decision making and in the review of Teradyne’s financial and operational performance, as well as facilitating meaningful comparisons of Teradyne’s results in the current period compared with those in prior and future periods. A reconciliation of each available GAAP to non-GAAP financial measure discussed in this press release is contained in the attached exhibits and on the Teradyne website at http://www.teradyne.com by clicking on "Investors" and then selecting the "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" link. The presentation of non-GAAP measures is not meant to be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures or information provided in accordance with GAAP.
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) the leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2009, Teradyne had sales of $819 million and currently employs about 3,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.teradyne.com. Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All product names are trademarks of Teradyne, Inc. (including its subsidiaries) or their respective owners.