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Skyworks Solutions Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: November 21, 2012 05:06PM
Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2012-09-28.
Highlight of Business Operations:We increased our gross profit by $163.5 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 as compared to the prior fiscal year, resulting in a 110 basis point expansion in gross profit margin to 43.7%. This increase was principally the result of enhanced product mix, lower manufacturing costs as a result of higher factory utilization, and the increase in net revenue.
The 26.0% increase in research and development expense in fiscal year 2012 when compared to fiscal year 2011 is primarily attributable to higher head count and related compensation, including share-based compensation expense, resulting from the acquisition of SiGe and AATI, and to a lesser extent, to increased internal product design and development activity for our target markets. This resulted in total research and development expense increasing as a percentage of net revenue.
The 25.7% increase in research and development expenses in fiscal year 2011 when compared to fiscal year 2010 is principally attributable to higher head count and related employee and share-based compensation costs including those related to the SiGe acquisition. In addition, we increased design activity and expense in support of increased product development for our target markets. Research and development expenses decreased as a percentage of net revenue for fiscal year 2011 as a result of the increase in net revenue between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 mentioned above.
The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses for fiscal year 2011 as compared to fiscal year 2010 is principally due to the growth in the number of employees and related compensation expense (including share-based compensation), and to a lesser extent the increase related to professional fees associated with completed and pending acquisitions and a settlement of a contractual dispute. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenue decreased for fiscal year 2011, as compared to fiscal year 2010, due to the increase in revenue between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 mentioned above.
The annual effective tax rate for fiscal 2011 of 22.9% was less than the United States federal statutory rate of 35% primarily due to benefits of 8.3% related to foreign earnings taxed at a rate less than the United States federal rate, benefits of 6.0% and 2.1% related to the research and development tax credits and domestic production activities deduction, respectively, which are partially offset by income tax expense of 3.2% related to a change in our tax reserves.