Renesas Electronics Announces Consolidated Forecasts and Forecasts of Cash Dividends

07 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the consolidated financial forecasts for the full year ending December 31, 2019.

The Group reports its consolidated forecasts as a range because of the difficulty of forecasting full-year results with high accuracy due to the short-term volatility of the semiconductor market. Additionally, in order to provide useful information that will help to better understand the Group’s constant business results, figures such as revenue, gross margin and operating margin are presented in the non-GAAP format, which excludes or adjusts the non-recurring items related to acquisitions and other adjustments including non-recurring expenses or income from the figures based on GAAP (IFRS based) following a certain set of rules. The gross margin and operating margin forecasts are given assuming the midpoint in the net sales forecast.

1. Consolidated forecasts for the full year ending December 31, 2019

(January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019)

In millions of yen

  Non-GAAP Revenue Non-GAAP Gross Margin Non-GAAP Operating Margin
Original forecasts --- --- ---
Forecasts as of November 7, 2019 708,741
to 716,741
43.7% 12.3%
Increase (decrease) --- --- ---
Percent change --- --- ---
Reference:
Corresponding period of the previous year (January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018)
756,503 44.2% 13.8%

(Note) Non-GAAP figures are calculated by removing or adjusting non-recurring items and other adjustments from GAAP (IFRS based) figures following a certain set of rules. The Group believes non-GAAP measures provide useful information in understanding and evaluating the Group’s constant business results, and therefore results are provided in non-GAAP base. This adjustment and exclusion include the amortization of intangible assets recognized from acquisitions, other PPA (purchase price allocation) adjustments and costs relating to acquisitions, stock-based compensation, as well as other non-recurring expenses and income the Group believes to be applicable. In addition, as of the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, there has been a change in the Group’s auditor, and therefore, quarterly figures of the year ended December 31, 2018, provided under IFRS are not reviewed by the previous auditors. However, for each of the quarterly figures of the year ended December 31, 2018 provided under the generally accepted accounting principal in Japan (J-GAAP) have been reviewed by the Group’s previous auditor.

The figures of the consolidated forecasts for the full year ending December 31, 2019 above are sum of the results of the nine-month period ended September 30, 2019 and the forecasts of the three months ending December 31, 2019.

The consolidated forecasts for the full year ending December 31, 2019 are calculated at the rate of 109 yen per USD and 122 yen per Euro.

2. Forecasts of cash dividends for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019

  Cash dividends per share
  At the end of first quarter At the end of second quarter At the end of third quarter At the end of year Total
Previous forecasts Yen
Yen
Yen
Yen
Yen
Forecasts as of November 7, 2019     0.00 0.00
Results for the year ending December 31, 2019 0.00      
Results for the year ended December 31, 2018 0.00 0.00 0.00

The Group will divert its retained earnings for strategic investment opportunities that will enable the Group to respond to rapid environmental changes to thrive in the global marketplace and will aim to increase shareholder profit by improving corporate value. Based on a long-term standpoint, the Group aims to realize stable and sustained growth in profits to allow dividends to be reinstated. For the full year ending December 31, 2019, the Group suspends year-end dividend payment.

Refer to Renesas Electronics' earnings report “  Renesas Electronics Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019 (PDF: 1.48MB)” issued on November 7, 2019 for more details.

The statements with respect to the financial outlook of the Group are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions you in advance that actual results may vary materially from such forward-looking statements due to several important factors.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.

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