The Company believes disclosure of non-GAAP gross margin has economic substance because the excluded expenses do not represent continuing cash expenditures and, as described above, the Company has little control over the timing and amount of the expenses in question.
Non-GAAP operating income. Non-GAAP operating income excludes share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, gain on sale of substantially all of our Bluetooth(R) assets and related restructuring charges, and adjustments associated with the discontinuation of our WLAN chipset development efforts. The Company believes that presentation of a measure of operating income that excludes amortization of intangible assets and share-based compensation expense is useful to both management and investors for the same reasons as described above with respect to our use of non-GAAP gross margin. The Company believes that the gain on sale of substantially all of our Bluetooth(R) assets and related restructuring charges, as well as the expenses and adjustments associated with the discontinuation of our WLAN chipset development efforts, do not constitute part of its ongoing operations and therefore, the exclusion of these costs provides management and investors with better visibility into the actual costs required to generate revenues over time and gives management and investors a more effective means of evaluating our historical and projected performance. The Company believes disclosure of non-GAAP operating income has economic substance because the excluded expenses are either non-recurring in nature or do not represent current cash expenditures.
Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share exclude the effects of share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, gain on sale of substantially all of our Bluetooth(R) assets and related restructuring charges, adjustments associated with the discontinuation of our WLAN chipset development efforts, investment impairment and also reflect an adjustment of income tax expense associated with the exclusion of certain of these non-GAAP adjustments. The Company believes that presentation of measures of net income and net income per diluted share that exclude these items is useful to both management and investors for the reasons described above with respect to non- GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating income. The Company believes disclosure of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share has economic substance because the excluded expenses are either non-recurring in nature, do not represent current cash expenditures, or are variable in nature and thus unlikely to become recurring expenses.
Limitations of non-GAAP financial measures. The primary material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share as compared to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures of gross margin, operating income, net income and net income per diluted share is (i) they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in the Company's industry, and (ii) they exclude financial information that some may consider important in evaluating our performance. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing full disclosure of the differences between these non-GAAP financial measures and the corresponding GAAP financial measures, including a reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, to enable investors to perform their own analysis of our gross margin, operating income, net income and net income per diluted share.
RF Micro Devices will conduct a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT today to discuss today's press release. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by any interested party at http://www.earnings.com or http://www.rfmd.com (under Investor Info). A telephone playback of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the call's completion by dialing 303-590-3000 and entering pass code 11087658.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications. RFMD's power amplifiers, transmit modules, cellular transceivers and system-on-chip (SOC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in current- and next-generation mobile handsets, cellular base stations, wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless personal area networks (WPANs) and global positioning systems (GPS). Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier enabling the world's leading mobile device manufacturers to deliver advanced wireless capabilities that satisfy current and future market demands.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001- certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at http://www.rfmd.com.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management's current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. RF Micro Devices' business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in quarterly operating results, the rate of growth and development of wireless markets, risks associated with the operation of our wafer fabrication facilities, molecular beam epitaxy facility, assembly facility and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, variability in production yields, our ability to reduce costs and improve gross margins by implementing innovative technologies, our ability to bring new products to market, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence on a limited number of customers, and dependence on third parties. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in RF Micro Devices' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward- looking statements.
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names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Tables To Follow RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 April 1, 2006 Total revenue $257,270 $225,885 Costs and expenses: Cost of goods sold(1) 166,704 149,902 Research and development(1) 47,095 52,034 Marketing and selling(1) 12,963 16,080 General and administrative(1) 8,448 9,505 Other operating expense (1) 625 53 Total costs and expenses(1) 235,835 227,574 Operating income (loss) 21,435 (1,689) Other income 2,047 654 Income (loss) before income taxes $23,482 $(1,035) Income tax benefit (expense) 6,651 (533) Net income (loss) $30,133 $(1,568) Net income (loss) per share, diluted $0.14 $(0.01) Weighted average outstanding diluted shares 228,937 189,599