Press release

TI reports financial results for 4Q10 and 2010

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DALLAS (Jan. 24, 2011) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced fourth-quarter revenue of $3.53 billion, net income of $942 million and earnings per share of 78 cents. Earnings per share included 14 cents from the combination of the gain on the sale of a product line and a tax benefit that was primarily associated with the reinstatement of the federal R&D tax credit.

"Our strong financial results for the fourth quarter reinforce our view that the inventory-driven downturn that started in the second half of 2010 is now mostly complete," said Rich Templeton, TI chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We used this short and shallow downturn to replenish our inventory, return product lead times to normal and ramp three new factories. As markets start to grow again, we are well positioned with the products and manufacturing capacity that our customers need."

Templeton noted that the fourth quarter capped an important year in TI's transformation. "Strong revenue growth of 34 percent last year was led by our core businesses of Analog, Embedded Processing and the part of our Wireless segment that is focused on smartphones and tablets. Each of these core businesses grew more than 40 percent and gained significant market share. Success in these businesses let us again return cash to shareholders by repurchasing $2.5 billion of TI stock and paying dividends of nearly $600 million.

"As we enter 2011, Analog and Embedded Processing technologies are becoming even more pervasive in the electronics of everyday life. They are critical for the small form factors and long battery lives in tablets and smartphones, the safety and intelligence features in automobiles, and the reliability and energy-saving features of the smart grid. With our focused R&D and expanded manufacturing capacity, we're ready to deliver when and where our customers want."

4Q10 financial summary

TI's operating profit included $144 million from the gain on the sale of a product line. Net income also included a $78 million tax benefit, which was primarily associated with the reinstatement of the federal R&D tax credit that was retroactive to the beginning of 2010.

In addition, operating profit increased from a year ago due to higher gross profit from higher revenue. Compared with the prior quarter, operating profit was about even as lower gross profit, which resulted from lower revenue, offset the gain on sale and lower operating expenses.

4Q10 segment results

Note: 4Q09 has been restated to reflect the 1Q10 transfer of a low-power wireless product line from the Analog segment to the Wireless segment. For 2009, revenue from this product line was $68 million, and it operated at a loss of $17 million.

Analog: (includes high-volume analog & logic, high-performance analog and power management products)

  • Compared with a year ago, the increase in revenue was primarily due to high-performance analog products. High-volume analog & logic and power management products grew to a lesser extent.
  • Compared with the prior quarter, the decline in revenue was primarily due to power management products. The other two product areas declined to a lesser extent.
  • Operating profit increased from a year ago and declined from the prior quarter due to gross profit changes.

Embedded Processing: (includes digital signal processor and microcontroller catalog products that are sold across a wide variety of markets, as well as application-specific products that are used in communications infrastructure and automotive electronics)

  • Compared with a year ago, revenue grew primarily due to catalog products. Revenue from products sold into communications infrastructure also grew strongly, while revenue from automotive applications increased to a lesser extent.
  • Compared with the prior quarter, revenue declined due to catalog products. Revenue from products sold into communications infrastructure and automotive applications was about even.
  • Operating profit increased from a year ago and declined from the prior quarter due to gross profit changes.

Wireless: (includes connectivity products, OMAP™ applications processors and baseband products)

  • Compared with a year ago, revenue was about even as strength in connectivity products, and to a lesser extent applications processors, was offset by lower baseband revenue.
  • Compared with the prior quarter, revenue was even as growth in applications processors was offset by lower revenue from connectivity and baseband products.
  • Operating profit was about even with the year-ago and prior quarters.

Other: (includes DLP® products, custom ASIC products, calculators and royalties, as well as products sold under transitional supply agreements associated with recently acquired factories)

  • Compared with a year ago, revenue grew primarily as a result of transitional supply agreements associated with recently acquired factories and higher revenue from custom ASIC and DLP products. Royalties and calculator revenue increased to a lesser extent.
  • Compared with the prior quarter, revenue decreased due to the seasonal decline in calculator revenue. DLP product revenue declined and transitional supply revenue increased by similar amounts. Royalty revenue increased to a lesser extent and custom ASIC revenue was about even.
  • Operating profit increased both from a year ago and from the prior quarter primarily due to the gain on the sale of a product line. Higher gross profit also contributed to the year-ago increase. Lower gross profit partially offset the gain on sale compared with the prior quarter.

4Q10 additional financial information

  • Orders were $3.13 billion, down 4 percent from a year ago and down 9 percent from the prior quarter.
  • Inventory was $1.52 billion at the end of the quarter, up $318 million from a year ago and up $96 million from the prior quarter.
  • Capital expenditures were $301 million in the quarter compared with $436 million a year ago and $396 million in the prior quarter. Capital expenditures in the quarter were primarily for assembly/test manufacturing equipment, as well as for analog wafer manufacturing equipment.
  • The company used $600 million in the quarter to repurchase 19.5 million shares of its common stock and paid dividends of $153 million.

Year 2010 financial summary

TI's operating profit increased in 2010 due to higher gross profit from higher revenue.

Year 2010 segment results

(1) Analog revenue increased due to strength across all three major product areas - high-volume analog & logic, power management and high-performance analog products.

(2) Embedded Processing revenue increased primarily due to catalog products. Revenue from products sold into communications infrastructure and automotive applications increased to a lesser extent.

(3) Wireless revenue increased primarily due to strength in connectivity products, and to a lesser extent, applications processors. Baseband revenue was about even.

(4) Other revenue increased primarily due to strength in DLP products and custom ASIC products, as well as higher royalties. Transitional supply revenue and calculator revenue grew to a lesser extent.

Restructuring charges negatively impacted each segment's operating profit as follows:

2010 additional financial information

  • Capital expenditures were $1.20 billion in 2010, up $446 million from 2009.
  • The company used $2.45 billion to repurchase 93.7 million shares of its common stock and paid dividends of $592 million.

     

Outlook

For the first quarter of 2011, TI expects:

  • Revenue: $3.27 - 3.55 billion
  • Earnings per share: $0.54 - 0.62

     

TI will update its first-quarter outlook on March 8, 2011.

For the full year of 2011, TI expects approximately the following:

  • R&D expense: $1.7 billion
  • Capital expenditures: $0.9 billion
  • Depreciation: $0.9 billion
  • Annual effective tax rate: 30%

* Reclassifications have been made as noted above to the unaudited statement of cash flows in our January 24, 2011, press release for 4Q10 and 2010 financial results. These reclassifications were made to conform to the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Certain amounts in prior periods' financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.

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We urge you to carefully consider the following important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations of TI or its management:

  • Market demand for semiconductors, particularly in key markets such as communications, computing, industrial and entertainment electronics;
  • TI's ability to maintain or improve profit margins, including its ability to utilize its manufacturing facilities at sufficient levels to cover its fixed operating costs, in an intensely competitive and cyclical industry;
  • TI's ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a rapidly changing technological environment;
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  • Changes in the tax rate applicable to TI as the result of changes in tax law, the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed, the outcome of tax audits and the ability to realize deferred tax assets;
  • Changes in laws and regulations to which TI or its suppliers are or may become subject, such as those imposing fees or reporting or substitution costs relating to the discharge of emissions into the environment or the use of certain raw materials in our manufacturing processes;
  • Losses or curtailments of purchases from key customers and the timing and amount of distributor and other customer inventory adjustments;
  • Customer demand that differs from our forecasts;
  • The financial impact of inadequate or excess TI inventory that results from demand that differs from projections;
  • Impairments of our non-financial assets;
  • Product liability or warranty claims, claims based on epidemic or delivery failure or recalls by TI customers for a product containing a TI part;
  • TI's ability to recruit and retain skilled personnel; and
  • Timely implementation of new manufacturing technologies, installation of manufacturing equipment and the ability to obtain needed third-party foundry and assembly/test subcontract services.

     

For a more detailed discussion of these factors, see the Risk Factors discussion in Item 1A of TI's most recent Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and TI undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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