STMicroelectronics Reports 2022 Second Quarter Financial Results

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STMicroelectronics reported U.S. GAAP financial results for the second quarter ended July 2, 2022. This press release also contains non-U.S. GAAP measures (see Appendix for additional information).

ST reported second quarter net revenues of $3.84 billion, gross margin of 47.4%, operating margin of 26.2%, and net income of $867 million or $0.92 diluted earnings per share.

Jean-Marc Chery, STMicroelectronics President & CEO, commented:

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  • “Q2 net revenues and gross margin came in above the mid-point of our business outlook range driven by continued strong demand for our product portfolio.
  • “On a year-over-year basis, Q2 net revenues increased 28.3%, operating margin increased to 26.2% from 16.3% and net income doubled to $867 million.
  • “First half net revenues increased 22.9% year-over-year, driven by growth in all product groups and sub-groups. Operating margin was 25.5% and net income was $1.61 billion.
  • “ST’s third quarter outlook, at the mid-point, is for net revenues of $4.24 billion, increasing year-over-year by 32.6% and sequentially by 10.5%; gross margin is expected to be about 47.0%.
  • “We will now drive the Company based on a plan for FY22 revenues in the range of $15.9 billion to $16.2 billion and gross margin to be about 47.0%.”

Quarterly Financial Summary (U.S. GAAP)

(US$ m, except per share data) Q2 2022 Q1 2022 Q2 2021 Q/Q Y/Y
Net Revenues $3,837 $3,546 $2,992 8.2% 28.3%
Gross Profit $1,819 $1,655 $1,212 10.0% 50.2%
Gross Margin 47.4% 46.7% 40.5% 70 bps 690 bps
Operating Income $1,004 $877 $489 14.4% 105.4%
Operating Margin 26.2% 24.7% 16.3% 150 bps 990 bps
Net Income (a) $867 $747 $412 16.1% 110.4%
Diluted Earnings Per Share (b) $0.92 $0.79 $0.44 16.5% 109.1%
  1. Second Quarter 2022 Summary Review
Net Revenues By Product Group (US$ m) Q2 2022 Q1 2022 Q2 2021 Q/Q Y/Y
Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG) 1,454 1,256 1,077 15.8% 35.1%
Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group (AMS) 1,127 1,087 1,013 3.7% 11.3%
Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG) 1,251 1,198 897 4.4% 39.5%
Others 5 5 5
Total Net Revenues 3,837 3,546 2,992 8.2% 28.3%

Net revenues totalled $3.84 billion, a year-over-year increase of 28.3%. On a year-over-year basis, the Company recorded higher net sales in its product groups and all sub-groups. Year-over-year net sales to OEMs and Distribution increased 31.7% and 22.2%, respectively. On a sequential basis, net revenues increased 8.2%, 240 basis points above the mid-point of the Company’s guidance. All product groups reported increases in net revenues on a sequential basis.

Gross profit totalled $1.82 billion, a year-over-year increase of 50.2%. Gross margin of 47.4% increased 690 basis points year-over-year, principally due to favorable pricing and improved product mix partially offset by inflation of manufacturing input costs and was 140 basis points above the mid-point of the Company’s guidance.

Operating income increased 105.4% to $1.0 billion, compared to $489 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company’s operating margin increased 990 basis points on a year-over-year basis to 26.2% of net revenues, compared to 16.3% in the 2021 second quarter.

By product group, compared with the year-ago quarter:

Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG):

  • Revenue increased in both Automotive and in Power Discrete.
  • Operating profit increased by 251.1% to $359.2 million. Operating margin was 24.7% compared to 9.5%.

 Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group (AMS):

  • Revenue increased in Analog, in MEMS and in Imaging.
  • Operating profit increased by 42.1% to $268.4 million. Operating margin was 23.8% compared to 18.6%.

 Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG):

  • Revenue increased in both Microcontrollers and in RF Communications.
  • Operating profit increased by 106.6% to $424.7 million. Operating margin was 34.0% compared to 22.9%.

Net income increased to $867 million and diluted earnings per share to $0.92 compared to $412 million and $0.44, respectively, in the year-ago quarter.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights

Trailing 12 Months
(US$ m) Q2 2022 Q1 2022 Q2 2021 Q2 2022 Q2 2021 TTM Change
Net cash from operating activities 1,056 945 602 3,777 2,591 45.8%
Free cash flow (non-U.S. GAAP) 230 82 125 1,046 873 19.8%

Capital expenditure payments, net of proceeds from sales, were $809 million in the second quarter. In the year-ago quarter, capital expenditures, net, were $438 million.

Inventory at the end of the second quarter was $2.31 billion, compared to $1.97 billion in the year-ago quarter. Day sales of inventory at quarter-end was 104 days compared to 101 days in the year-ago quarter.

Free cash flow (non-U.S. GAAP) was $230 million in the second quarter, compared to $125 million in the year-ago quarter.

In the second quarter, the Company paid cash dividends to its stockholders totaling $54 million and executed a $87 million share buy-back as part of its current share repurchase program.

ST’s net financial position (non-U.S. GAAP) was $924 million at July 2, 2022 compared to $840 million at April 2, 2022 and reflected total liquidity of $3.44 billion and total financial debt of $2.52 billion.

Business Outlook

 The Company’s guidance, at the mid-point, for the 2022 third quarter is:

  • Net revenues are expected to be $4.24 billion, an increase of 10.5% sequentially, plus or minus 350 basis points;
  • Gross margin of 47.0%, plus or minus 200 basis points;
  • This outlook is based on an assumed effective currency exchange rate of approximately $1.09 = €1.00 for the 2022 third quarter and includes the impact of existing hedging contracts; and
  • The third quarter will close on October 1, 2022.

 Conference Call and Webcast Information

 STMicroelectronics will conduct a conference call with analysts, investors and reporters to discuss its second quarter 2022 financial results and current business outlook today at 9:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET) / 3:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET). A live webcast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be accessible at ST’s website, http://investors.st.com, and will be available for replay until August 12, 2022.


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