|1||For fiscal 2019, the income tax adjustments represent the difference in GAAP tax expense and projected non-GAAP tax expense which is based on projected cash taxes for fiscal 2019, excluding transition tax payments under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.|
|2||The tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments is calculated using the applicable tax rates in the jurisdictions where the adjustments occurred in the three and nine months ended December 31, 2017.|
Microchip will host a conference call today, February 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss this release. This call will be simulcast over the Internet at
www.microchip.com. The webcast will be available for replay until February 19, 2019.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 5, 2019 and will remain available until 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 19, 2019. Interested parties may listen to the replay by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering access code 9119657.
The statements in this release relating to the challenging economic backdrop, continued synergies from our Microsemi acquisition, the accretion run rate from the Microsemi transaction, our belief distributors are holding the amount of inventory needed to support end-market demand and that the inventory levels are in line with the levels maintained by our distributors for our historical business, that the integration of Microsemi with Microchip continues to progress at a rapid pace, that we are achieving synergies in the business units, sales, operations and support functions, while we relentlessly march toward the synergy targets we have outlined for our stockholders, that we will continue to use substantially all of our excess cash generation after dividends to reduce the amount of debt on our balance sheet as quickly as possible, that we continue to be cautious about the outlook for the March quarter, that we expect net sales for our products based on sell-in revenue recognition under the new GAAP standard to be between $1.251 billion and $1.403 billion in the March 2019 quarter, that compared to our December quarter sell-in based GAAP revenue recognition, our March net sales would be up 2% to down 9% sequentially, that we believe our end-market demand metric reflects true end-market demand based on when product is sold to our direct customers or by our distributors to an end customer, our fourth quarter fiscal 2019 guidance for GAAP net sales and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin, operating expenses, operating income, other expense, net, income taxes, net income, diluted common shares outstanding, earnings per diluted share, and inventory days in the March 2019 quarter expected to be in the range of 123 to 133 days, capital expenditures for the March 2019 quarter and for all of fiscal 2019, continuing to invest to support the growth of our production capabilities for fast-growing new products and technologies and to bring in-house more of the assembly and test operations that are currently outsourced, and assumed average stock price in the March 2019 quarter are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: any economic uncertainty due to monetary policy, political, trade or other issues in the U.S. or internationally, any unexpected fluctuations or weakness in the U.S. and global economies (including China), changes in demand or market acceptance of our products and the products of our customers; our ability to successfully integrate the operations and employees, retain key employees and customers and otherwise realize the expected synergies and benefits of our acquisitions (including our recent acquisition of Microsemi Corporation); the impact of current and future changes in U.S. corporate tax laws (including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017), foreign currency effects on our business; the mix of inventory we hold and our ability to satisfy short-term orders from our inventory; changes in utilization of our manufacturing capacity and our ability to effectively manage and expand our production levels; competitive developments including pricing pressures; the level of orders that are received and can be shipped in a quarter; changes or fluctuations in customer order patterns and seasonality; the impact of any future significant acquisitions that we may make; our ability to obtain a sufficient supply of wafers from third party wafer foundries and the cost of such wafers, the costs and outcome of any current or future litigation or other matters involving our Microsemi acquisition, the Microsemi business, intellectual property, customers, or other issues; the costs and outcome of any current or future tax audit or investigation regarding our business or the business of Microsemi, our actual average stock price in the March 2019 quarter and the impact such price will have on our share count; fluctuations in our stock price and trading volume which could impact the number of shares we acquire under our share repurchase program and the timing of such repurchases; disruptions in our business or the businesses of our customers or suppliers due to natural disasters (including any floods in Thailand), terrorist activity, armed conflict, war, worldwide oil prices and supply, public health concerns or disruptions in the transportation system; and general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.
For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to Microchip's filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You can obtain copies of Forms 10-K and 10-Q and other relevant documents for free at Microchip's website ( www.microchip.com) or the SEC's website ( www.sec.gov) or from commercial document retrieval services.
Stockholders of Microchip are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. Microchip does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this February 5, 2019 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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